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* UK seafood importers criticize EU ban on Sri Lanka, willing to help government to improve the industry

Oct 20 (CP) Colombo: UK seafood importers have slammed the European Union's decision to slap a ban on Sri Lanka's fish imports which will go into effect from January 2015. UK seafood processors Icelandic Seachill, Direct Seafoods and New England Seafood have expressed disappointment over the EU's red card decision...
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* Sri Lanka's turn to shine

Oct 20 (BP) New infrastructure being built across the country is the most visible evidence of the peace dividend Sri Lanka has been enjoying since the end of nearly three decades of conflict.
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* Ceylon Tea in prominence at Dubai, Sharjah airports

Oct 20 (Island) An ambitious and eye-catching Ceylon Tea advertising program targeting the Middle East/Gulf Region was launched by Mahinda Samarasinghe, Minister of Plantation Industries at both Dubai and Sharjah International Airports recently.
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* Room for further cuts in domestic petroleum prices

Oct 19 (Island) International oil prices have been falling through the year despite various attempts by the OPEC to drive prices up, industry statistics reveal, with prices of Brent crude oil down to 83.56 USD/BBL in October from 94.72 in September 2014.
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* UB Finance to boost SME growth

Oct 19 (SO) UB Finance will open avenues to improve the SME sector and the personal aspirations and lifestyles of the people, UB Finance Ltd, Chairman Alexis Lovell told the Annual General Meeting of the company at the Post Graduate Institute of Management recently.
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* INFOTEL ICT exhibition in Sri Lanka to focus on creating a 'Knowledge Hub'

Oct 19 (CP) Colombo- INFOTEL, the popular Sri Lankan ICT exposition organized by the Federation of Information Technology Industry Sri Lanka (FITIS) will be held this year from 24 to 26 October at the BMICH. The 2014 edition will be held under the theme 'A Smarter Tomorrow'.
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* Ansell completes second biomass boiler at Sri Lanka facility

Oct 20 (BFD) Ansell has completed its second biomass boiler at the Ansell factory complex in Biyagama, Sri Lanka. The new boiler has a capacity of 12.5MW and will be the largest hot water boiler in Sri Lanka.
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* Trinco Port to become industrial harbour

Oct 20 (DN) The Sri Lanka Ports Authority (SLPA) is now planning to transform the Trincomalee Port, which is one of the biggest natural harbours in the world, into an industrial port. “As the port is not seeing much exploitation as of current, we have decided to bring into existence a strategy ...
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* Tourism stumped by northern travel ban

Oct 19 (ST) Sri Lanka’s tourism industry was caught unawares after the Government announced restrictions on travel to the north for foreigners. While one industry body said they had received news of the restriction and noted that henceforth it would take 2-3 days to get clearance for foreigners to visit the north, at least two other associations were unaware and expressed surprise.
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