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Last Updated = Wed, Feb 10, 2016, 12:37 pm SL Time

* Litro Gas posts Rs. 6 billion profits in 2015

Feb 10 (CP) Colombo- Litro Gas, the largest importer and market leader of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) in Sri Lanka marks 2015 as a record year posting gross profits of over Rs. 6 billion with significant increases in volumes (22 percent) and market growth (acquiring a total 485,548 new connections).
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* Celebrity Chef Marco Pierre White acclaims Cinnamon Air

Feb 10 (DM) Cinnamon Air, Sri Lanka’s premier domestic airline,is glad to have had world-famous culinary legend Marco Pierre White on board during his visit to Sri Lanka organised by Cinnamon Hotels & Resorts in collaboration with the British High Commission and SriLankan Airlines.
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* Commercial Bank of Sri Lanka makes history winning coveted 'Asia's Best Integrated Report' Award

Feb 09 (CP) Colombo- The Commercial Bank of Ceylon PLC won another accolade on the international stage recently when its 2014 Annual Report was adjudged 'Asia's Best Integrated Report' at the Asia Sustainability Reporting Awards in Singapore.
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* Sri Lanka to ink oil exploration deal with France's Total

Feb 09 (ECONOMYNEXT) Total S.A., of France, one of six 'super major' oil and gas firms, will sign an agreement next week with the Sri Lankan Government to explore for offshore oil and gas, an official said.
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* Sri Lankan stocks end at over 1-wk low; large-cap shares lead fall

Feb 09 (Reuters) Sri Lankan shares fell for the second straight session on Tuesday, hitting a more than one-week low in thin trade, as global stock markets came under pressure and on investor concern over rising domestic interest rates, analysts said.
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* Doing Business officials between ‘devil and deep blue sea’

Feb 09 (Island) Ease of Doing Business Forum held in Colombo last week undoubtedly reflected the fact that government officials working to facilitate private sector business are between the devil and the deep blue sea.
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* Plans for dollar listings on CSE

Feb 10 (Island) The Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE) is now in the process of allowing foreign companies/investors to invest in US dollar denomination instruments in the stock market to make the market attractive globally, its chairman Vajira Kulathilaka said.
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* Distilleries Company posts Rs. 1.78 bn profit in Q3,2015

Feb 10 (DN) Distilleries Company of Sri Lanka (DCSL) posted Rs. 1.78 billion profits for third quarter of 2015.This is an increase of 10.7% as against same corresponding period last year. Revenue from spirits increased to Rs 18.9 billion which saw a 37% increase.
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* Finnish business delegation in Sri Lanka to explore investment potential

Feb 09 (CP) Colombo- A eight-member business delegation of leading Finnish enterprises and banks has visited Sri Lanka's investment promotion agency, Board of Investment (BOI), to study the island nation's Business climate and examine the potential for investment by Finnish enterprises in the country.
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* Chinese restaurants in Sri Lanka gear up for Spring Festival

Feb 09 (Xinhua) COLOMBO- China has been a key partner and friend of Sri Lanka since ancient times and with bilateral ties never better and with a large Chinese community now living in Sri Lanka, Sri Lankans have embraced Chinese culture including the cuisine.
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* FinMin to set up two committees to resolve tariff and tax-related issues

Feb 09 (DM) Sri Lanka’s Finance Ministry will be reviving two advisory committees to look into customs tariffs and tax-related issues, top officials said. “We will set up two committees: the Tax Advisory Committee and the Customs Advisory Committee, and we will try to resolve the tariff and tax-related issues,”
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* Lanka Hydraulic Institute completes project in Algeria

Feb 09 (DN) Lanka Hydraulic Institute Ltd (LHI), has completed another coastal engineering project in Algeria. A 2.5km long coastal segment in Mostaganem, in west Algeria has been studied to develop sufficient beach fronts
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