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Thursday, 18 November 2010



Magampura ready

Port eyeing global shipping lines:

The Magampura Port is negotiating with several international shipping lines to attract more vessels. Four shipping lines have already shown interest in obtaining the services of the port.

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Hotels ready for season

The country’s tourism industry is continuing its growth momentum maintaining the upward trend in tourist arrivals. Tourist arrivals in October recorded 52,370 an increase of 39.38 percent compared to last year’s 37,575 arrivals.

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Magampura Port second phase begins today

To cost around US $ 800 million:

Construction work of the second phase of the Hambantota Magampura Port begins today. The project duration is 39 months. Authorities have not finalized the total cost of the second phase of the project and are still at discussion level to determine the total cost, Magampura Port Chief Engineer Agil Hewageegana said.

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The Economic Development Ministry with the Sri Lanka Samurdhi Authority launched a program to provide Dimo Batta vehicles to payment vendors in the Colombo district. Dimo Company Chairman A. Ranjith Pandithage presented a key of a vehicle to Minister Basil Rajapaksa at the Presidential Secretariat yesterday. Picture by Chaminda Hittatiya

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