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May 1, 2014

James Packer's expansion plans for his resorts business in Sri Lanka have suffered a setback, with the government refusing to grant a casino license for a planned $400-million (€288.3 million) development in Colombo.

James Packer's expansion plans for his resorts business in Sri Lanka have suffered a setback, with the government refusing to grant a casino license for a planned $400-million (€288.3 million) development in Colombo.

Since 2007, the billionaire – a third gen of the Australian media dynasty behind Consolidated Press Holdings – has been moving away from his family's traditional interests to focus on developing his casinos and resorts company, Crown Limited.

November 12, 2013

Sri Lanka’s main opposition party has called for police to take legal action against James Packer, saying his family business, Crown Limited, doesn’t have the proper license to go ahead with its plans to build a $400 million (€335 million) casino in Colombo.

Sri Lanka’s main opposition party has called for police to take legal action against James Packer, saying his family business, Crown Limited, doesn’t have the proper license to go ahead with its plans to build a $400 million (€335 million) casino in Colombo.

Harsha de Silva, a lawmaker for the United National Party, said police had been cracking down on small time casinos and should be applying the same law to big players like Packer.

April 16, 2013

Whether you fancy Sri Lanka or Loch Lomond, there are plenty of top-notch getaways to enjoy the sunshine. 

Whether you fancy Sri Lanka or Loch Lomond, there are plenty of top-notch getaways to enjoy the sunshine.   

HIGHLAND FLING
Stuckgowan House
Loch Lomond, UK

July 29, 2008

Family-owned Al-Futtaim Group, the Dubai-based automotive, retail, electronics and financial services conglomerate, is to acquire a majority shareholding in Associated Motorways (AMW), one of the “crown jewels” of Sri Lanka's corporate sector.

Family-owned Al-Futtaim Group, the Dubai-based automotive, retail, electronics and financial services conglomerate, is to acquire a majority shareholding in Associated Motorways (AMW), one of the “crown jewels” of Sri Lanka's corporate sector.

The deal, which is worth in excess of $65 million, means Al-Futtaim will acquire the 51% held by Associated Electrical Corporation and the 20% held by John Keells – both investment holding companies.

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