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Bangladesh beat Sri Lanka

Bangladesh’s Mushfiqur Rahim led by example, smashing an unbeaten 72 off 35 balls to help his team pull off a stunning chase in a Twenty20 Tri-Series match on Saturday. Chasing 215 to win, Bangladesh made a flying start before enduring a mid-innings slump when Mushfiqur took the onus on himself …

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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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