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Access Engineering share price rises fivefold

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By Hiran H.Senewiratne 

Access  Engineering PLC share prices at the CSE increased fivefold yesterday  following a Cabinet decision to award the company a contract to build a new housing scheme in Borella at Rs. 9.37 billion, market analysts said.

The Elliot Place Housing Project with 400 housing units planned by the Urban Development Authority for middle income earners in the public and private sectors was based on a proposal presented by Minister of Urban Development and Housing on the recommendation of the Cabinet appointed standing procurement committee.

During the day, an Access Engineering share began to be priced at Rs. 23.52 and at the end of the day it moved up by Rs. 24.70, which was a Rs. 1.20 increase.

However, banking sector counters witnessed a slight drop in share prices due to selling pressure. 

Amid those developments, lower interest rates attracted new investors into the CSE, which has created some buying interest. All Share Price Index went down by 8.84 points and S and P SL20 declined by 1.73 points.

 

The turnover stood at  Rs. 2.15 billion with four crossings. Those crossings were reported in DFCC, which crossed one million shares to the tune of Rs. 70 million; its shares traded at Rs. 70, Union Bank 3.7 million shares crossed for Rs. 41.4 million; its share price traded at Rs. 11.30, Watawala Plantations one million shares crossed for Rs. 34 million; its shares trading at Rs. 34 and LMF 200,000 shares crossed for Rs. 20.4 million, its share trading at Rs. 102.

 

In the retail market top five companies that mainly contributed to turnover were,  Access Engineering Rs. 154.4 million (6.3 million shares traded), Kelani Tyre Rs. 118.4 million (1.5 million shares traded), DFCC Rs. 102.5 million (1.47 million shares traded), LIOC Rs. 101.7 million (3.9 million shares traded) and Tokyo Cement (Non Voting) Rs. 92.9 million (2.8 million shares traded). During the day, 156 million share volumes changed hands in 21236 transactions.

It is said that Commercial Leasing and Finance announced a debenture issue. 



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Cabraal briefs Chief Incumbents on Port City Project Commission Bill

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On the instructions of the President and the Prime Minister, State Minister of Finance Ajith Nivard Cabraal on April 19 visited the Asgiriya Chapter, the Malwathu Chapter and the Chief Prelates of the Amarapura and Ramanna Maha Nikayas and briefed them on the relevant draft commission bill on Port City Project.

Cabinet Minister Prasanna Ranatunga, Minister of State Lohan Ratwatte, Minister of State Kanaka Herath, MP Wasantha Yapa Bandara and MP Kokila Gunawardena were also present on the occasion.

 

 

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Growing importance of training for nurses taking care of patients with NCDs

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To keep pace with the rapid expansion and increasing complexity of elderly home healthcare, training needs of home healthcare nurses must be identified and subsequent training programs implemented. English Nursing Care conducts training sessions on a weekly basis covering a variety of care needs for Non-Communicable Diseases (NCD) such as diabetes. The World Health Organisation (WHO) record that NCDs are estimated to account for 75% of total deaths in Sri Lanka.

Furthermore, according to the Sri Lankan Ministry of Health “although people are living longer, they live more years suffering from disease and disability, mainly from NCDs; life expectancy at birth in Sri Lanka is 74.9 years but healthy life expectancy at birth is only 67.0 years.” This has a significant impact on quality of life.

English Nursing Care Sri Lanka works towards improving the quality of life of the elderly living with NCD’s by training nurses on the most advanced and developed methodologies brought through years of experience internationally and locally. Being responsible for the well-being of your loved ones is pivotal in the service they provide.

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SriLankan Airlines welcomes Indian delegation to Sri Lanka

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SriLankan Airlines in a bid to recommence Indian tourist arrivals to Sri Lanka under the proposed bio-bubble tourist arrival concept successfully completed a familiarization tour for Indian media and travel trade professionals recently. A delegation of tour operators, agents, and senior editors representing influential media institutions concluded a familiarization tour in Sri Lanka.

The delegation spent six nights and seven days touring the country while being subjected to mandatory PCR testing and other health guidelines imposed by the Ministry of Health. Upon arriving in Sri Lanka, the delegation toured the most sought-after local tourist sites including Dambulla, Kandy, Nuwara Eliya, and Bentota. The tour was initiated by SriLankan Holidays and the ground arrangements for the tour were handled by Jetwing Travels, Aitken Spence, Sri Lanka Convention Bureau (SLCB), and Hamoos Travels.

The main purpose of their participation in this fam tour was to restore confidence in visiting Sri Lanka, especially among the Indian tourists to provide them in-depth knowledge on how the country’s tourism industry operates under the bio-bubble concept. Apart from visiting various places, they experienced the stringent health and safety protocols adopted by the country in resuming tourism under the “bio-bubble” concept allowing tourists to roam around without mixing with the local population.

During their stay here, the delegation was hosted for a virtual meet-and-greet with SriLankan Airlines Chairman Ashok Pathirage, Chief Executive Officer Vipula Gunathilleka, and Head of Worldwide Sales & Distribution Dimuthu Tennakoon. The discussion focused on the airline’s operations to India, vaccination and quarantine travel arrangements between the two countries, current safety measures, and guidelines pertaining to the bio-bubble concept. They lauded the effort taken by officials to make their trip a memorable one.

The Indian delegation was highly impressed with the opportunities they were given to travel and explore the country and its exclusive holiday prospects for the enthusiastic traveller. This fam tour was a manifestation of the immense potential of Sri Lanka as a post-covid travel destination enticing the Indian traveller.

 

 

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