Fresh Bet

From left: Dr. Fernando Im, Senior Country Economist for Sri Lanka and the Maldives, The World Bank, Hon. Eran Wickramaratne, State Minister, Ministry of Finance and Mass Media, Dr. W A Wijewardana, Former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka, Prof. Indralal de Silva, Former (Chair) of Demography, University of Colombo, Prof. Amala de Silva, Department of Economics, University of Colombo at the panel discussion on "Demographic Change in Sri Lanka" moderated by Dr. Ramani Gunatilaka, International Centre for Ethnic Studies.

The Mahapola Trust Fund will test its luck at the lotteries game again, with a court injunction against its partnership with US lotteries operator GTECH Holdings withdrawn in August. The Mahapola Trust Fund will test its luck at the lotteries game again, with a court injunction against its partnership with US lotteries operator GTECH Holdings withdrawn in August. GTECH officials on Tuesday said the Fund “will, following the settlement and dismissal of all court disputes, and withdrawal of the injunction that halted its operations in March, resume with the implementation of its lottery games in the country.”

GTECH Lanka Private Limited, a fully owned subsidiary of the US lotteries giant has a ten year contract from the Mahapola Trust Fund to operate an instant and online lottery games.

A GTECH statement quoted the local operation’s General Manager Sergei Korovin saying, “we are very pleased to move forward with the relaunch of Mahapola’s Lottery in Sri Lanka.

The online lottery system will be handled through an advanced networked environment and will provide a viable new business opportunity for approximately 1,000 retailers initially throughout the country.

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