Aitken Spence posts profit of Rs 5.5 bn
Blue chip conglomerate Aitken Spence PLC
reported a profit from operations of Rs 5.5bn billion, an increase
of 14.4% over the previous year’s profit from operations of Rs 4.81
billion excluding the reported capital gains on the sale of the
shares of Colombo International Container Terminals Ltd. (CICT).
Access Engineering records YOY Growth of 37%
Access Engineering recorded an impressive profit
attributable to equity holders of Rs. 2,367 million for the
financial year ending 31-03-2013, when compared to a profit of Rs.
1,725 million to the equity holders of last year.
‘Increase of exports a must’
Deputy Minister of Finance and Minister of
International Monetary Cooperation, Dr. Sarath Amunugama, stressed
the importance of adopting new strategies to increase exports, as
the country has a very dismal record of exports. The minister said
that the export oriented sectors including apparel, tea, gem and