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Colombo Port achieves historic growth

The Port of Colombo achieved a year on year container throughput growth, of 10 per cent in December 2007. This is a record achievement given the fact that the traditional leaders of the container port league have only managed single digit growth during last year.

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Tourism can still be Lanka's number one forex earner

Tourism can still be a number one forex earner to Sri Lanka said Pacific Asia Travel Association Chairman Board of Directors, Brian Deeson. Speaking to 'Daily News Business' after the conclusion of the 57th PATA AGM and Board Meeting in Colombo he said Sri Lankan tourism peaked in 1973 and it was the number one tourist destination in the region.

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Providence gains int'l reputation

The Sri Lankan-based software and web application development company, Providence is rapidly gaining a global reputation. The company's most successful project, GPnotebook was recently mentioned in two leading British publications, and they also participated in CeBIT 2008, world's leading ICT exhibition in Germany.

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crafts: The National Crafts Council organised a trade fair at the National Arts Gallery to coincide with the Avurudu season. The Handicrafts Fair displayed crafts made by rural craftsmen ranging brassware, wood carvings, rush and reed, cane and bamboo, pottery, lace, embroidery, patchwork, coconut fibre and leather. A customer browsing through the stall at the fair. Picture by Sumanachandra Ariyawansa

Gamin Gamata - Presidential Community & Welfare Service
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