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WealthTrust Corporation promotes prudent investments - Chairman

WealthTrust Corporation (Pvt) Ltd, a wealth management company is involved in correcting anomalies in Sri Lanka’s savings and investment structure, said its Chairman Ranjit Fernando.

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SriLankan in joint effort to tap tourism markets in Eastern Europe

The lucrative East European tourism markets are being explored through a joint effort between SriLankan Airlines, the Sri Lanka Tourism Promotions Bureau (SLTPB) and a dozen members of the Sri Lanka Association of Inbound Tour Operators (SLAITO).

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Growth will pick up despite global crisis - ILO Labour Economist

The impact of the global crisis will be severe this year in Asia and the situation will be very uncertain in many aspects.

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Longest vessel calls at Colombo Port : Gerd Maersk celebrated the arrival of the Danish-flagged Gerd Maersk last week at the Port of Colombo with 15 customers and Maersk Lanka staff. There was a plaque exchanging ceremony between Captain Maersk Lanka officials and port officials to mark the occasion. This is the longest vessel to call at the Colombo Port. Gerd Maersk was built in 2005 by Odense Steel Shipyard, Denmark, length 367 metres, width 43 metres and TEU capacity up to 9,000 including 900 Reefer plugs. Gerd Maersk was the fifth vessel in a new series of technologically advanced container vessels operated with extensive automation. She has a 12-cylinder Warsila RT-flex diesel engine from Doosan Engine Co., which develops 93,000 BHP.

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