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Poverty alleviation through sustainable agriculture - New CTC Chairman

Ceylon Tobacco Co PLC’s new Chairman, Jayampathi Divale Bandaranayake will amalgamate his responsibilities, fully conscious of the sensitivities and emotions associated with the tobacco trade. He succeeds Ken Balendra who steps down from the CTC Board after nine years as Director of which the last five years has been as its Chairman.

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Sri Lanka can make brain drain a brain gain

 “At a time when skilled labour migration and brain drain is happening, Sri Lanka can make brain drain an opportunity in the medium term to have brain gains. Countries like the Philippines and India have done this.

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MTNL likely to offload 50% stake in Suntel

Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Ltd (MTNL) which has been shortlisted as the preferred bidder to acquire Sri Lankan telco Suntel, is already in talks with partners to offload a 50% stake in the company (Suntel).

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Via E mail: More funds needed to purchase paddy


The quantity of tea arriving at the Colombo Auction this week. High grown BOP and better westerns gained where as others were irregular. CIS and Japanese buyers were active whilst UK continent and the North African buyers were selective in their buying patterns. See page ii for the story.

Gamin Gamata - Presidential Community & Welfare Service
Ceylinco Banyan Villas

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