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BOI holds talks with British HC to attract more FDI from UK

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Sanjaya Mohottala, the Direct General (DG) of BOI met with Sarah Hulton OBE the British High Commissioner at the High Commissioners residence recently to discuss investment promotion strategies in order to attract more FDI from the United Kingdom.

Michael Fernandopulle, Head of Trade & Investment and Asanthi Fernando, Deputy Head of Trade & Investment also jointed the discussion from the British High Commission along with Nilupul De Silva, Director (Investment Promotion), BOI.

The objective of this meeting was to brief the High Commissioner regarding the current investment promotion initiatives/ programmes conducted by the BOI and to request the assistance of the British High Commission in Colombo to target potential British companies in the selected target sectors, already identified by the BOI.

The High Commissioner and the team at the British High Commission agreed to assist the BOI via the respective British Chambers of Commerce and other counter part organizations.

During the meeting arrangements for a proposed virtual Sri Lanka forum to be held was discussed. This forum will be a good event initially to encourage potential British investors to invest in Sri Lanka. The forum will also be a follow up to the road show organized by the Sri Lanka High Commission in the UK at London Stock Exchange (LSE) in close collaboration with the BOI in October 2019.

The DG, BOI requested to work towards a bilateral trade agreement between UK & Sri Lanka to promote more trade & investment. As well as the UK Government’s assistance to promote the proposed Textile /Fabric Park to be established at Eravul in the Eastern Province andPharmaceutical Zone to be established at Hambantota, by the Government of Sri Lanka.

The DG BOI also informed that the BOI’s happy to make arrangements to organize a facilitation forum for the existing British investors to discuss their pending matters/issues and encourage them to expand their operations and re-invest in Sri Lanka.

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Sandas Aura offers ‘cosmic energy’ treatment for ailments

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Sandas Aura and Natural Healing centres in Battaramulla, Kurunegala and Gampaha offer the opportunity to experience the healing properties of this energy.

This programme is run by astrologer, Reiki master and spiritual treatment advisor K. A. U. Sarathchandra.

“Since the trinity of the mind, the spirit and the body are treated through universal cosmic energy treatment, not only physical diseases but also psychological and spiritual ailments too can be cured through this. This is a unique feature not found in other treatments,” he says.

“There are many universal cosmic energy based treatments in the world such as Reiki, Pranic, Cosmic, Anglican and Jore. Majority of the illnesses we get including non-communicable diseases, and the resultant suffering, can be cured through universal cosmic energy. You can get your your aura checked through the latest 3D aura machine and obtain universal cosmic energy treatments at the centre”, he says.

“Through Reiki treatment, not only can the curing of disease and suffering be alleviated but physical regeneration, reinvigoration and reimmunization can be developed. Through the immunity that results, the contracting of communicable diseases and viral diseases can be prevented”, Sarathchandra says.

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Dwaraka vegetarian spot opens in Mount Lavinia

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Dwaraka, a pure vegetarian spot for authentic North and South Indian flavors opened their second restaurant at No.10, Old Quarry Road, Mount Lavinia recently. The fully air conditioned restaurant has a spacious dining area that comfortably accommodates 100 diners with all modern facilities. In a move to be truly Indian in what is prepared, Dwaraka employs a set of chefs brought from India specialized in South Indian and North Indian cuisines. It offers more than a fine dining experience for a family with convenience and comforts .The location is ideal for spending more time with family or friends. Dwaraka – Mount Lavinia is open from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. The main branch of Dwaraka situated at No 37, Jaya Road, Colombo 04, is open from 7 a.m. to 10.30 p.m.

Naan, parata, masala, rotty, chettinad cuisine, paneer, dosai, string hoppers ,rice, noodles ,fried rice, kottu, vadai, soup, biriyani, short-eats, salads, raita, starters, fruit juice, lassi, soft drinks, tea, coffee etc. are available at Dwaraka.

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Union Assurance makes way for kids to dream big

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The Union Assurance Sisumaga+ stall was abuzz at the Colombo International Book Fair with kids dreaming big about what they wanted to be when they grow up.  An interactive photo booth had aspiring kids posing as doctors, graduates, pilots, engineers and even YouTubers. The event was a hive of activity with raffle draws, scratch and win competitions and advisors educating parents on the possibilities for securing and protecting their children’s higher education aspirations. 

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