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Bank of Ceylon to extend wings to Seychelles

Bank of Ceylon, in its quest to expand its global foot print is looking at opening a branch in Seychelles. The bank hopes mainly to woo the fisheries and the tourism segment in the country. Dr. Gamini Wickramasinghe, Chairman, Bank of Ceylon who met Seychelles President James Michel at the State House in Seychelles during the visit also discussed this proposal while the BOC team spoke with officials of government ministries, other banks and the private sector. The meeting follows the President’s state visit to Sri Lanka in August this year, where discussions were held to strengthen economic cooperation between the two countries.

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Hilton signs landmark agreement

Hilton Worldwide (Hilton) signed an agreement with Hotel Developers (Lanka) PLC (HDL) for the management of the Hilton Colombo. The agreement reiterates that Hilton will continue to operate and manage the Hilton Colombo.

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Exilesoft deploys Microsoft Office 365

Exilesoft, a global software development company, has become one of the first small and medium business partners of Microsoft to move to the cloud by deploying Office 365. A quality-driven, people-centric and technology-focused software-outsourcing company whose mission is to enable business transformation through the use of advanced cutting edge tools, Exilesoft has offices spread in Scandinavia, Asia and Australia.

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SLITHM to set up state-of-the-art laundry and pastry shop

A state-of-the-art laundry and pastry shop would be set up at the Sri Lanka Institute of Tourism and Hotel Management (SLITHM), said its Chairman Chandra Mohotti. The main objective of this move is to give students a real life situation and not to earn money.

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Indresri Karunatilaka wins ‘The Ray’ award

The Commercial Bank of Ceylon has extended a grant of Rs 1 million to award-winning Sri Lankan inventor Indresri Karunatilaka, to commercialise his invention of a wave-less boat that can traverse inland waters without disturbing riverbeds.

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Economic Development Minister Basil Rajapaksa on Saturday declared open the fully-refurbished mini pavilion of the old Racecourse Grounds in Colombo which has been turned into a fully equipped modern shopping and restaurant complex.
Minister opened the complex in the presence of
Defence and Urban Development Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa, who initiated the programme. The Rs.125 million development project will also include an international rugby
stadium, gymnasium and a jogging track. Pix by Chaminda Hittatiya



 
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