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Tuesday, 6 March 2012


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AASL to promote Mattala Int’l Airport in Berlin

For the first time the Mattala International Airport would be marketed at the Travel Trade Show Berlin (ITB) as a strong team from the Aviation Authority is attending it. In addition a strong Sri Lankan contingent would be participating at the ITB which will begin tomorrow in Berlin, Germany. Speaking to Daily News Business, Airports and Aviation Services Limited (AASL), Chairman Prasanna Wickramasuriya said “ITB is the world's leading travel trade show and we intend to market passenger, cargo, courier and charter segments of the Mattala International Airport in Germany and other international markets in general through this year's ITB in Berlin.”

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SriLankan on strategic plan for profitability

SriLankan Airline while playing the important role as the national career and supporting the national economy will embark on a pathway to enhance both top line and bottom line in keeping with its five year strategic plan. “We see a huge growth opportunity in Asia. All market indications by International Air Transport Association (AITA) point out Asia being the future in the aviation industry. We are well placed to exploit the emerging opportunities,” SriLankan Airlines Chief Executive Officer Kapila Chandrasena told Daily News Business.

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‘Banks must benefit from Asia’s emergence’

The local banking industry needs to reap maximum possible benefits in the face of Asia's emergence as a global economic giant whilst rapidly expanding its footprints across the region, DFCC Bank Chief Executive Officer Nihal Fonseka said at the CEO's forum organized by the Institute of Charted Accounts of Sri Lanka yesterday.

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The National Healthcare Exhibition, ‘Medicare’, concluded yesterday at the BMICH. Thousands visited the event which displayed a large number of medical equipment and products. Here, two enthusiastic visitors inspecting a product at a stall. Picture by Nissanka Wijerathne

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