Lankapage Logo CP 18 YEARS
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* Prime Minister visits Thomas De La Rue Lanka currency printing facility at the Biyagama EPZ
Fri, Dec 15, 2017, 06:53 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Dec 15, Colombo: Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe visited the Thomas De La Rue Lanka currency printing facility at the Biyagama Export Processing Zone (EPZ) on Thursday on an inspection tour.

The Premier recalled that the UK-based Thomas De La Rue Currency and Security Print company was one of the companies started in Sri Lanka when he started the Biyagama Investment Zone in 1986.

In the next few months the facility will be printing Sri Lanka's new passports with a microchip, which will include fingerprint, photo and a number of other information.

During the visit, the Prime Minister also inspected the new 70th anniversary banknote which will be printed by De La Rue at their facility.

The Premier said the government is working not only to bring new foreign investment, but also to strengthen the existing companies to face the competitiveness of the market to drive the export of our products.

De La Rue is the world's largest commercial security printer and a leading provider of cash sorting equipment and software solutions to central banks worldwide.

De La Rue opened the Biyagama facility with state-of-the art equipment in printing with an investment of 30 million dollars in 2010.

State Minister of Defense Ruwan Wijewardene and British High Commissioner James Dauris also participated in the occasion.


ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories ::
Sri Lankan President says people need to identify politicians who only think of power not the country
-- [7 hours ago]
Sri Lankan President congratulates President Putin on his election
-- [8 hours ago]
UNHRC adopts Sri Lanka's UPR report
-- [8 hours ago]
SLFP General Secretary personally opposes JO's no-confidence motion against PM
-- [9 hours ago]
Sri Lanka Finance Minister hopes to promote business climate with new tax system
U.S. terminates anti-dumping investigations on rubber products from Sri Lanka
Malaysian police rescue two Sri Lankan engineers duped into forced labor
Sri Lanka's delegation to the 37th Session of the UNHRC include three ministers
Arrest warrants issued against MPs Wimal Weerawansa & Jayantha Samaraweera
No UNP MP will support the no-confidence motion against PM - MP

Copyright © 2000, 2016 by (LLC) :
The news and other contents on ColomboPage are copyrighted property of, LLC. Any unauthorized use of any information on ColomboPage may constitute a violation of copyright laws. You need written permission to reproduce, republish, post, transmit, broadcast or distribute, material from this site from, LLC. However, news organizations or broadcasters in Sri Lanka may republish the news items in ColomboPage with proper acknowledgment to ColomboPage.