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Sri Lanka banks to join small business loan scheme

Ten Sri Lankan public and private sector banking institutions are to sign up for a government loan scheme to give start-up capital or funds for expansion to small and medium enterprises. The programme implemented by the government with the aim of securing funds for capital and working capital requirements of …

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Excise Ordinance amended

Parliament approved amendments to the Excise Ordnance on Thursday prohibiting the tapping of coconut and palmyrah trees without obtaining licences and allowed tapping only the kithul tree for toddy without a licence. The new law will come into effect from 1 April 2018. Moving to the second reading debate on …

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Normalcy returns to Kandy

Public life in Kandy which had been disrupted over the past couple of days due to ethnic tensions is now returning to normalcy. Businesses which had been shut for the last three days, opened yesterday, after Police curfew was lifted at 6.00am yesterday and transportation services were also seen to …

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Social media blockade in Sri Lanka ends today

State Minister of National Policies and Economic Affairs Dr. Harsha De Silva said in parliament yesterday that the access for social media platforms was restricted only for 72 hours and the access to the social networking sites would be restored by Saturday. The government had to block the social media …

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