Brisk business at city shopping malls, supermarkets
In most supermarkets and shopping malls in the
city of Colombo business is picking up during the festive season.
However, there is some anxiety on high electricity prices and
narrower profit margins, industry sources said.
Hoteliers slam Western double standards
Leading travel personalities yesterday slammed
some Western countries for imposing travel restrictions on their
citizens wishing to visit Sri Lanka.
Proposal to step-up Lanka - Madagascar gem trade
The National Gem and Jewellery Authority (NGJA)
has requested the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to assign a permanent
diplomatic mission to Madagascar to facilitate the gem and jewellery
trade between the two countries.