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Nanoparticles derived from tea leaves kill lung cancer cells

2018-08-27

Nanoparticles derived from tea leaves kill lung cancer cells

Nanoparticles derived from tea leaves could be the key to a leap forward in treating lung cancer, scientists have "accidentally" discovered.Nanoparticles produced from tea leaves inhibit the growth of lung cancer cells, destroying up to 80% of them, new research by a joint Swansea University and Indian team has shown.

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Sri Lanka’s Wellness Tourism Industry: Inspired by History and Tradition

2018-08-21

Sri Lanka’s Wellness Tourism Industry: Inspired by History and Tradition

The growing interest in and demand for wellness services is a favourable global trend for the development of this industry in Sri Lanka. Many countries and cities are defining themselves as wellness tourism destinations but few could match Sri Lanka’s rich cultural and wellness lifestyle-based heritage.

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Sri Lanka’s boat and ship building industry - Big opportunities on the horizon

2018-08-17

Sri Lanka’s boat and ship building industry - Big opportunities on the horizon

Sri Lanka possesses the capabilities required to build quality boats that are on par with those made by the world leaders in boat building. Since France, Italy, Belgium, Scandinavia, Finland, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, and the UK are competing boat building nations, Sri Lanka needs to aggressively market and canvass for opportunities to grow its position in the world market. Mr Gamini Herath, Managing Director of Boat Building Technology Improvement Institute (BTI) believes the industry shows great promise.

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The current landscape of Sri Lanka’s Gem & Jewellery industry and its future

2018-08-16

The current landscape of Sri Lanka’s Gem & Jewellery industry and its future

For centuries, the gem and jewellery industry of Sri Lanka has been playing a central role in the country’s cultural, social and economic development. Growing from strength to strength, the industry presents tremendous opportunities of investment and value addition. There are two principal ways by which the gem and jewellery industry contributes to the Sri Lankan economy. 

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Six Trends for the Print Industry in 2018

2018-08-10

Six Trends for the Print Industry in 2018

Even if we’re a little more than halfway through 2018, we can’t help facing the fact that there’re some significant trends and forces shaping, influencing and disrupting the printing industry. So it’ll be in the best interests of Sri Lankan printing, pre-press and packaging services providers to learn what’s really going on in order to tailor their businesses to fit the shifts in the landscape.

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Sri Lanka’s ICT and BPM Services Industry: Vision 2022

2018-08-06

Sri Lanka’s ICT and BPM Services Industry: Vision 2022

Come 2022, earn US $5 billion in annual revenue; create a total of 200,000 direct jobs; help launch 1000 ICT/ BPM startups. By any standard, to borrow Jim Collins’s phrase, it’s a Big Hairy Audacious Goal (BHAG) in a national context, but, in the opinion of industry veterans, it’s quite within our reach. Sri Lanka Association of Software and Service Companies (SLASSCOM) that came up with this bold vision in 2016 too believes strongly in the country’s ability to realize it.

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