Rs 6 b for SME sector loans
The government has taken measures to allocate Rs
6 billion to provide immediate loans for the SME sector to empower
Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs). The government has received the
money from the World Bank aid programme. It has already disbursed
the money to seven banks to provide loans for required enterprises.
Lanka to be showcased at UN-ESCAP parley
Sri Lanka will get the opportunity to showcase
itself as an ideal investment hub when the United Nations - Economic
and Social Commission for Asia Pacific (ESCAP) hosts-Asia Pacific
Business Forum confab gets under way in Bangkok on July 26 and 27.
Browns mulls leisure, healthcare sectors
The Brown and Company PLC will diversify its
portfolio further expanding into healthcare, real estate and modern
trade retailing, while enhancing the other sectors such as power and
energy, agriculture and leisure industry. Brown and Company Group
Managing Director and CEO Murali Parkash said the company is focused
aggressively on leveraging core competencies.