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Gem and jewellery exports increase

*Gemstone export revenue tops Rs 1,635 million

*Jewellery exports record Rs 301 million

Sri Lanka’s gem, diamond and jewellery export sector has recorded an overall growth of more than 50 percent as at end of 2012. Revenue has increased significantly in comparison to the corresponding year’s figure of Rs.24,459 million in 2011.

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Maldivian airlines to fly Colombo from August

Male Wednesday: Maldivian airlines will operate direct flights to Colombo from August 7 this year. The airline owned and operated by Island Aviation Services Ltd is the leading domestic carrier of the country.

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Trade Finance and Investments posts Rs 147 m profit

Trade Finance and Investments PLC (TFI) which has been an active medium scale finance company in Sri Lanka has completed its financial year successfully. TFI has accounted for a sound gross Income of Rs. 295 million,

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The Culinary Challenge event held as a part of of the Hotel Asia Show is gathering momentum and this year saw some of the famed chefs in the Maldives participating. Here three internationally reputed judges, Allan Palmer, Trevin Gomez and Rohan Fernadopulle are seen talking to one of the competitors of a resort at the event. Picture by Saliya Rupasinghe. See also page xvi for more on the Hotel Asia Show.

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