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Dialog Group revenue up

Dialog Telekom PLC recorded a mobile subscriber base of 4.8 million customers as at the end of Q2 2008, representing 31 per cent growth Year on Year (YoY). Revenue growth over the same period was however relatively modest at six per cent.

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Lanka Tiles records Rs. 313m profit

Lanka Tiles turnover increased by 21.6% to Rs. 2,501 million whilst the gross profit showed a healthy increase of 20.6% to Rs. 726 million.

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Tea industry laments lack of support from authorities

Tea is one of Sri Lanka’s most lucrative exports that has vast scope and opportunity for growth in the international market.

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Superbrands paid tribute to their latest line up of Business Superbrands yesterday (August 12, 2008) at a prestigious Tribute Event where the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce became the first Chamber of Commerce to be awarded Business Superbrand status. The awards were handed out by Superbrands International Chief Operating Officer, Steve Dodgson. The Ceylon Chamber of Commerce was recognised with this status due to its untiring and committed efforts in many fields. Chief among them are the projects that have gained recognition, such as the Ten Best Corporate Citizen Awards, the Sri Lanka Economic Summit, Promotion of Eco-Efficient Productivity project, GTZ supported SAARC and Trade promotion projects, Rain Forest Ecolodge, Career Guidance project, the Sri Lanka-Norway Industrial Co-operation (matchmaking) programme, IMEXPRO, and SME guidance. Chief Operating Officer Superbrands International Steve Dodgson, Secretary General/CEO Ceylon Chamber of Commerce Prema Cooray and Director Marketing, Superbrands Lanka Sharmila Cassim.

The male contribution to foreign employment had been persistently increasing over the years. The share of male workers had further risen to 47 per cent in 2007 from that of 44 per cent in 2006. This increase was due to high demand for skilled and unskilled jobs for males from the Gulf.Central Bank Annual Report 2007

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