article James Packer closer to getting approval for casino in Colombo
(Sri Lanka) -- JAMES Packer has reportedly been given approval by the Sri Lankan government to build a $350 million casino and resort complex in the island state's...
article Why James Packer is interested in setting up a gambling business in Sri Lanka?
(Sri Lanka) -- Sri Lanka’s close proximity to India, lack of a developed gambling sector, the government’s move to introduce legalized gambling zones and...
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article Seven casinos to be re-located to Colombo casino zone
(Sri Lanka) -- All casinos located in Colombo – seven in all – are to be re-located to the special casino zone declared by the Government at the D.R....
article No casinos will be allowed in Sri Lanka
(Sri Lanka) -- The Mahanayake of the Asgiriya Chapter, Most Ven. Udugama Sri Buddharakkhita Thera, have threatened to take to the streets with the Maha Sangha in protest...
article Sri Lanka gaming tax to be on par with the rest of the world: minister
(Sri Lanka) -- Sri Lanka's gaming taxes could be made to be on par with the rest of the world, investment promotions minister Lakshman Abeywardena said amid queries...
article Australian Casino kingpin role in SL bussiness questioned
(Sri Lanka) -- The Government today denied that the 400 room mixed facility building that is beings set up along D.R.Wijewardena Mawatha in Colombo is not for a casino...
article Australian gaming tycoon Packer eyes $350 mln Sri Lanka resort
(Sri Lanka) -- James Packer's Crown Ltd is in talks with a Sri Lankan partner to build a $350 million hotel and leisure resort in the Indian Ocean island nation, as...
article Packer's $350m Sri Lanka gamble confirmed
(Sri Lanka) -- Gambling tycoon James Packer is teaming up with a Sri Lankan partner for a $350 million investment in the country's tourism industry, including a...
article Sri Lanka Marxist party questions government over casino business projects
(Sri Lanka) -- Sri Lanka's Marxist party Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) today questioned the government whether it has identified casino businesses as strategic...
article Govt. breaking laws, nurturing casinos at people’s expense
(Sri Lanka) -- The UNP yesterday (26) warned the government that it would take appropriate action if it continued to violate laws governing fiscal management and...
article 36-story casino palace to come up in Sri Lankan capital Colombo
(Sri Lanka) -- A 36-story skyscraper will be built in the heart of Sri Lankan capital Colombo for a casino and gaming enterprise, Sri Lanka business sources said.
article Packer to turn Sri Lanka into casino hub
(Sri Lanka) -- James Packer, who is ranked in the top 200 richest people in the world, has ambitious plans of expanding his gambling empire.
article Sri Lanka gaming tax proposal under fire
(Sri Lanka) -- A proposal to lift a series of taxes from casinos and impose only a five percent tax has drawn fire from Sri Lanka’s main opposition, as basic goods...
article Australian gaming tycoon Packer eyes Sri Lanka bet
(Sri Lanka) -- Australian gambling tycoon James Packer may be lining up a bet on Sri Lanka, scouting the Indian Ocean island for potential investments as he seeks to...
article Sri Lanka Wary Of Loss Making Global Casino Brands
(Sri Lanka) -- Business Development managers representing global casino operators regularly scour the world for new markets to expand their operations.
article Editorial: Gambling politics and political gambling
(Sri Lanka) -- Poor people buy lotteries. Poverty can also be measured by the bets placed on horses or, in these match-fixing, spot-fixing times, on what might transpire...
article Government to impose heavy taxes on casinos
(Sri Lanka) -- Sri Lanka is to increase taxes on casinos and gambling centres targeting additional revenue from new casinos that are to be set up in exclusive zones in...
article Sri Lankan tourism takes to gambling
(Sri Lanka) -- You’ve done the elephant safari. You’ve been on the snorkelling trip. Now what you want is a few hours at a blackjack table. Or so believes...
article The Impact Of Casinos And Gambling On Sri Lankan Society
(Sri Lanka) -- This column dedicated to the notion of making Sri Lanka the Wonder of Asia turns its spotlight today on the cancer of casinos and gambling which is...
article Jury Out In Match-Fixing Case
(Sri Lanka) -- Jurors hearing the trial of two Pakistan cricketers accused of match-fixing retired to begin considering their verdicts. Former Test captain Salman Butt,...
article Hilton will continue to run hotel, talk to the parties
(Sri Lanka) -- The management agreement between Hilton Hotels and Resorts to manage the Colombo Hilton Hotel on behalf of Hotel Developers (Lanka) PLC, the owning...
article Lost tribes: 'We haven't eaten anyone for years...'
(Sri Lanka) -- New photographs of a hitherto unknown Brazilian tribe have caused great excitement around the world – and not just among anthropologists.
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