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Sri Lanka ranked low at 103

The Ceylon Chamber of Commerce Bio Diversity platform conference targeting the SME sector of the hospitality industry Co sponsored by the Sri Lanka Tourism Promotions Bureau( SLTPB) together with United Nations Development Programme( UNDP), the Chairman SLTPB Rohantha Athukorala announced that after three months of deliberation with the private sector Sri Lanka Tourism Promotions 2015 master plan has been firmed up which includes a clear direction on how to practice environmental sustainability which has been ranked dangerously low at 103 by the World Tourism Index 2015.

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Tax concessions for gem exports

Minister Ravi Karunanayake says that he is prepared to provide tax concessions when exporting gems to develop the gem industry. The Minister mentioned this while addressing the 16th International Gem Summit in Colombo.

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Switzerland declares support for 19A

Switzerland, the nation with richest households in the world, threw its support behind the 19 Amendment to the Lankan Constitution on 13 May-while Swiss investors in Colombo chorused in unison for long-term Swiss investments here. “I am very much impressed by the democratic process of Sri Lanka displayed this 08 January-it’s a unique event, and a very good start and passing of 19-Amendment shows that the spirit of reform is very much alive in Sri Lanka. We, the Swiss, would like to support this Lankan reform spirit” said (HE) Swiss Ambassador to Sri Lanka Mr. Heinz Walker-Nederkoorn on 13 May in Colombo.

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