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USD 50 million from ADB to support rooftop solar power project

The Enterprise Sri Lanka projects which was launched by the Ministry of Finance and Mass media to inspire, assist and create a minimum of 100,000 new entrepreneurs has received Rs 8 billion (USD 50 Million) from the Asian Development Bank for the rooftop solar power generation project.

The loan agreement signed by Dr. R H S Samaratunga, Secretary, Ministry of Finance and Mass Media and Ms. Sri Widowati, Country Director of ADB Sri Lanka Resident Mission  on Tuesday, 18 at the Ministry of Finance and Mass Media.
USD 50 million from ADB to support  rooftop solar power project
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VAT on imported fabric reduced to 5 percent

Minister Mangala Samaraweera after considering requests by stakeholders in the fabric industry decided to reduce the VAT on fabric to 5 percent.

Minister Mangala Samarweera.
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300 million Indian grant assistance for a cold storage in Dambulla

India and Sri Lanka signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) today for construction of a 5000-metric ton temperature controlled warehouse in Dambulla, Central Province. Indian grant assistance of SLR 300 million will be utilized for this purpose.

300 million Indian grant assistance for a cold storage in Dambulla
300 million Indian grant assistance for a cold storage in Dambulla
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AAPI-QLI, IALI Help Build Restrooms In Chennai Schools

AA America Tamil Sangam and Shri Vari Foundation, New York have adopted two corporation schools in Chennai and constructed 10 restrooms partly with donations from American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (AAPI) QLI and Indian Association of Long Island (IALI) New York.

Prakash M Swamy, Sivasankari, Dr. Natraj, Dr Saroja, Dr. Maithreyan and Dr. Jayavardhan
AAPI-QLI, IALI Help Build Restrooms In Chennai Schools
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Sri Lankan Police undergo Traffic Management Training in India

A team of Sri Lankan Police Officers is participating in a comprehensive training program on Road Safety and Traffic Management at the Institute of Road Traffic Education (IRTE) in Faridabad, India. The course is being organized from 3rd -14th of September.

Sri Lankan Police undergo Traffic Management Training in India
Sri Lankan Police undergo Traffic Management Training in India
Sri Lankan Police undergo Traffic Management Training in India
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Opening of Tourist VAT Refund Scheme Counter at Bandaranayake International Airport

Minister of Finance Mangala Samaraweera has brought yesterday, Tuesday (11th) another budget proposal to fruition by opening up a special VAT refund counter at the Departure Terminal of Katunayake International Airport to serve international travelers.

Opening of Tourist VAT Refund Scheme Counter at Bandaranayake International Airport
Opening of Tourist VAT Refund Scheme Counter at Bandaranayake International Airport
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Retail Prices of Auto Fuel increased

The Retail Prices of Fuel have been revised with effect from midnight of September 10, 2018, based on the Fuel pricing formula, the Finance Ministry said.

Retail Prices of  Auto Fuel increased
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Nirupama Rao joins Columbia Univ’s George W. Ball Professor

Nirupama Menon Rao, who served as foreign secretary of India from 2009 to 2011 and as India’s ambassador to the United States from 2011 to 2013, will join Columbia SIPA’s faculty as the George W. Ball Adjunct Professor for the fall 2018 semester.

Nirupama Rao joins Columbia Univ’s George W. Ball Professor
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Special counter for VAT refund to tourists at BIA from Tuesday

Sri Lanka has introduced a procedure for re-payment of 15% VAT to the foreign tourists on their departure, for the goods purchased by them during their stay in Sri Lanka which will be implemented with effect from (Tuesday - 11) today.

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Football with a mission: Roko Angami

As other parts of the world, the Naga people in this tiny State, Nagaland love football. Literally, one will find a local ground in every village in the State and this they will not only use for other villager activities but also for footfall tournaments – be it village level or inter-village level or village-school level. There is no dearth of football fans even in the far-flung areas. In fact, the football is one of the most popular games in the State. " class="caption" align="right" />

Roko Angami - Naga International Football Coach and Player
Roko Angami - Naga International Football Coach and Player2
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