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The Sri Lanka Export Development Board with the cooperation of Fair Trade Assistance of the Netherlands conducted a series of workshops for Sri Lanka’s handicraft, giftware and toy producers in Colombo and Galle. Over 75 producers participated in the seminars. The objective of conducting the workshops was to enhance the knowledge on Export Market requirements and to develop a new range of products with new designs to meet the market needs. Here Dutch Expert Marian Vrijburg helps a participant to develop new designs.

10 to 30 percent loss on WB financed projects due to corruption, frauds

By Channa Kasturisinghe

Corruption and frauds in World Bank financed projects lead to an annual loss of 10 to 30 percent of funds allocated mainly for poverty alleviation projects internationally, Christina Ashton-Lewis, Senior Institutional Intergrity Officer of the World Bank said.The visiting senior WB official made an awareness presentation on how the WB investigates allegations of fraud and corruption in the Bank Group projects at the World Bank Conference Room, Colombo on Wednesday. Full story

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