Under SWITCH - Asia program :
Five-hundred SMEs to receive financial help for four years
Sri Lanka was among 13 countries selected for the
four-year supportive program SWITCH-Asia, initiated by the European
Commission. It is a public-private partnership that will benefit the
food and beverage industry, Senior Assistant Secretary General
Ceylon Chamber of Commerce Chandrarathna Vithanage told the
inaugural ceremony of the program launch in Colombo yesterday.
Removing language barriers in computer
President commends ICTA
President Mahinda Rajapaksa said that the step
taken by the Information and Communication Technology Agency of Sri
Lanka (ICTA) for the removal of language barriers in computer
applications is highly commendable.
Deposits grow 29 percent:
Nations Trust Bank PAT grows 16 percent to Rs. 331 million
In the interim results released to the Colombo
Stock Exchange, Nations Trust Bank PLC reported that the Group had
achieved an Operating Profit before Income Tax and Value Added Tax
on Financial Services of Rs. 788.11 Mn for the six months ended June
30, 2009 against Rs. 571.10 Mn for the corresponding period last
year reflecting a 38 percent growth.