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* CA Sri Lanka, SEC honours top corporate leaders for demonstrating leadership excellence

Dec 18 (CP) Colombo- In a renewed effort aimed at fostering a stronger culture of corporate governance and sustainable corporate performance in the country, the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka (CA Sri Lanka) together with the Securities and Exchange Commission of Sri Lanka (SEC), recently paid tribute to ten distinguished Chairpersons of Public Listed Companies for demonstrating visionary leadership and governance in achieving sustainable corporate performance.
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* Senok Automobiles introduces Audi A3

Dec 18 (Island) Senok Automobiles Private Ltd. introduced the New Audi A3 to local motor enthusiasts at the Hilton Colombo Residencies, Tuesday. The Audi A3, the premium compact bestseller from the brand with the four rings, is the 2014 World Car of the Year.
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* CA Sri Lanka holds inaugural convocation for Chartered Tax Advisors

Dec 18 (DM) The inaugural convocation of the Chartered Tax Advisor programme of the Faculty of Taxation of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka (CA Sri Lanka) was held recently where students who had completed the course were awarded the distinguished Chartered Tax Advisor status.
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* Sri Lanka's NDB Investment Bank facilitates Hemas Power acquisition

Dec 17 (CP) Colombo- NDB Investment Bank (Pvt) Limited (NDBIB), was instrumental in the acquisition of Hemas Power PLC (HPWR) by a consortium comprising of NDB Capital Holdings PLC (NCAP),ACL Cables PLC (ACL) and Trydan Partners (Private) Limited (Trydan) in a deal worth approximately Rs. 1.7 billion.
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* Sri Lankan stocks fall for fifth day; hit near 3-wk low

Dec 17 (Reuters) Sri Lankan stocks fell for a fifth straight session on Wednesday, hitting a near three-week low, as investors cautiously bought risky assets amid political uncertainty ahead of the Jan. 8 presidential poll.
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* Rs 900m Suriya Resort Hotel opens in Negombo

Dec 17 (DN) Heralding a new chapter in the Sri Lanka leisure industry the Rs 900 mn five star plus Suriya Resort Hotel was opened at Waikkal, Negombo last Friday.
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* BOC To Improve Environs Of National Hospital Colombo

Dec 17 (DM) The National Hospital of Sri Lanka, Colombo (NHSL) serves over 10,000 outpatients daily and accommodates 3500 resident patients.
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* Sri Lanka's Singer PLC's debenture oversubscribed

Dec 18 (CP) Colombo- Sri Lanka's Singer PLC's issue of 10 million listed, rated, senior, unsecured, redeemable debenture at Rs. 100 each was oversubscribed, the company said in a stock exchange filling. Singer issued further 5 million debentures at an issue price of Rs. 100 rupees in the event of oversubscription.
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* Air China, China Eastern airlines to call Colombo

Dec 18 (DN) Two leading Chinese airlines; Air China and China Eastern are set to add Colombo to their direct flights radar and will take to the air by mid February 2015. These two additions will be added to form part of the four direct flight destinations between Sri Lanka and China, done through Sri Lankan Airlines.
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* Seductive Sri Lanka lures with rich cultural heritage

Dec 18 (Stuff) Women sashay past, saris fluttering and hips swaying rhythmically to the thumping drums. The high-pitched whining of a wind instrument draws me like the call of the Pied Piper. I'm swept along by the crowd of spiritual devotees circling a massive white stupa at Anuradhapura in Sri Lanka's Cultural Triangle.
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* Expat Lunchbox: What to Eat in Colombo, Sri Lanka

Dec 17 (WSJ) COLOMBO— If you don’t have a doting parent, devoted spouse or a dutiful domestic at home, chances are you will spend most weekday afternoons in a bit of a bind.
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* Sri Lanka’s Sanasa Development Bank’s right issue oversubscribed

Dec 17 (LBO) The right issue of the Sanasa Development Bank PLC was oversubscribed raising about one billion rupees the company said in a stock exchange filling.
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* Falck introduces globally acclaimed medical clinics

Dec 17 (Island) Falck, the specialist in Emergency Medical Services (EMS) has once again paved way to revolutionise Sri Lanka’s EMS industry with their expansion to Negombo.
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