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BOI inked US$ 3. 4 bn deals in ‘12
The Board of Investment signed agreements to the
tune of over US $ 3.4 billion worth foreign direct investments in
2012, which was an all time record. The new Minister of Economic
Development, Lakshman Yapa Abeywardane, said that in the previous
LAUGFS enters hospitality industry with Star-Class hotels
LAUGFS Leisure Ltd, a subsidiary of diversified
Sri Lankan conglomerate, LAUGFS Holdings, laid the foundation for
its 110-room luxury hotel in Pasikudah. Construction is currently
underway and the company would invest Rs. 2.5 billion for this
Malaysian Airlines in countdown towards joining oneworld airline
Malaysia Airlines had begun the final countdown
towards joining the ‘oneworld’ global airline alliance from Friday,
February 1, said Ismadi bin Mohd Yusuff, Controller Media Relations
Strategic Communications Malaysia Airlines.
New eyewear store
from Wickramarachchi Opticians: Wickramarachchi
Opticians opened an exclusive luxury eyewear store at
Ward Place, Colombo 07. To coincide with this event, a
glamorous eyewear show featuring Roberto Cavalli and
Just Cavalli along with other world’s famous Italian
brands such as Bulgari, Dolce and Gabbana, Prada and
Chopard lenses. This will be a lead for their senses to
support and build up medical tourism in Sri Lanka. This
will help to elevate the standards of the local market
and increase employment opportunities, technology and
scientific development in the healthcare sector.
Ministry of Health will join hands to develop
this project since it would encourage foreigners to
visit Sri Lanka to get their vision checked, hearing
aid, dental care, cosmetics and many more.
Wickramarachchi said that he will join to buildup a
project of this sort to create a new market economy.
Here CEO Wickramarachchi, Mihira Wickramarachchi trying
on a pair of spetacles on actress Nadeesha Hemamali.
Picture by Saliya Rupasighe