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Last Updated = Thu, Sep 3, 2015, 01:09 pm SL Time

* Facets Sri Lanka 2015 gem and Jewellery show opens today

Sept 03 (CP) Colombo- Facets Sri Lanka 2015, the 25th International Gem & Jewellery Show will open today at the he BMICH Exhibition and Convention Centre in Colombo. The largest gem and jewellery show, sponsored by the Sri Lanka export Development Board (EDB) and the National Gem and Jewellery Authority (NGJA) will be held from 3rd - 6th September 2015.
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* Lanka Telcos in high risk category

Sept 03 (DN) Standard & Poor's ratings agency in a report on emerging Asia's telecom industry has stated that Sri Lanka, along with Pakistan has the highest country risk followed by Indonesia and Bangladesh
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* Industrial development essential for economic growth in Sri Lanka - ADB study

Sept 02 (CP) Colombo- For South Asian countries including Sri Lanka to grow at continuously high rates, industrial development, particularly the growth of manufacturing is critical, a recent study by the Asian Development Bank shows.
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* Sri Lankan rupee steady amid importer dollar demand

Sept 02 (Reuters) The Sri Lankan rupee ended steady for a second straight session on Wednesday amid importer dollar demand as a state-run bank, through which the central bank usually directs the market, sold the greenback at a flat rate of 134.50.
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* SLT strengthens ties as Telecom Partner of Sri Dalada Maligawa

Sept 02 (Island) Sri Lanka Telecom (SLT) has strengthened its partnership as the official Telecommunications Service Provider of the Sri Dalada Maligawa. A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was signed recently to provide ultra-high-speed broadband internet services
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* Sri Lanka accounting body urges govt to maintain & publish accounts

Sep 02 (LBO) Sri Lanka’s Institute of Chartered Accountants, a professional accounting, body urged the government to maintain accounts and publish them, as the government is answerable to the public for how they use income.
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* SLIIT joins hands with ACL Cables

Sept 03 (Island) ACL Cables PLC, the number one cable company in Sri Lanka recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Engineering Faculty of the Sri Lanka Institute of Information Technology (SLIIT), offering the company’s expertise in product engineering to one of the country’s fastest growing universities.
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* Young Sri Lankan women seeking jobs in IT, Finance and Telecommunication industries - report

Sept 02 (CP) Colombo- The younger generation of women in Sri Lanka's workforce are defining career differently by increasingly pursuing job roles that in previous generations were dominated by men, a recently released report on career trends reveals.
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* Private sectors of Sri Lanka, Pakistan urged to forge deeper links to boost trade

Sept 02 (CP) Colombo- The High Commissioner of Pakistan in Sri Lanka Syed Shakeel Hussain said that Pakistan and Sri Lanka are important partners not only in promoting bilateral trade and economic interactions but also enhancing regional economic integration through SAARC and SAFTA (South Asian Free Trade Area).
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* Sri Lankan shares hit 1-week closing low on profit-taking

Sept 02 (Reuters) Sri Lankan shares closed at a one-week low on Wednesday, falling for a third straight session on profit-taking, as investors waited for cues on short-term interest rates from a weekly auction of government securities, stock brokers said.
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* Life Insurance policies to surge to Rs 50 b

Sept 02 (DN) Insurance Board of Sri Lanka (IBSL) estimates that value of Lift insurance polices is likely to increase to Rs.50 billion by end of 2015. This was at Rs. 43 billion in 2014.
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