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Development Lotteries Board records highest profit in 2022

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Some highlights of the event. Test and pictures by H.L. Sunil Shantha, Kalutara Central  Special  Corr.
Some highlights of the event. Test and pictures by H.L. Sunil Shantha, Kalutara Central  Special  Corr.

The Development  Lotteries Board, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer  Ajith  Gunarathna  Naragala stated that in  the  year  2022, the Development  Lotteries   Board (DLB ) recorded  the  highest  profit  of  rupees three billion. Thanks  to  the  hard  work  and  the  commitment  of all  DLB  Sales  Agents  in  the Kalutara District.

He stated that the  Kalutara District  Sales Agents  and  Sub -Agents  together  with the District  Agents  tirelessly  worked  and  devoted  their full  strength  in  selling  lottery  tickets, during the covid-19  pandemic. DLB Chairman addressing the Kalutara District  DLB  Sales  Agents Felicitation  ceremony  ‘Sanwardhana  Abhiman 2023’, held  at  Laya Beach Hotel, Wadduwa recently.

When  the  DLB recorded  a  profit of rupees 19 billion in 2022, ten billion was  destributed among  winners island-wide, ten billion was  remitted to  the State as Tax Money,  while  four billion was  distributed to Sales Agents island-wide.

Naragala further stated that the cost of  a DLB lottery ticket remains  the same  although the  prices  of raw  materials and other  expenses  related  to  the printing of the DLB tickets has increased.

The Chairman  also mentioned that DLB  is heading for a new look with modern technology, the  tickets  would also  be digitalized  and  the  name  ‘Development Lottery Board’  to be changed  in  accordance  to  the  modern  technological world  which  will be appropriate with  the  ideas  of  the younger  generation.

Gunarathna highly appreciated and awarded the Sales Agents U.G. Ruwan  Anuradha, R. Inoka Udayangani Ratnaweera and  S.N. Udaya Kumara were appreciated awarded for their dedicated service and sales contribution marking a large profit in 2022.In  addition eight more Sales Agents, representing  several  DS Divisions in the Kalutara District, were  also  awarded by the  Chairman and Management  of DLB.

Secretaries  of  several  LG Institutes SSP of  Panadura Police Kapila Premadasa, Wadduwa Police OIC and  high  ranking  officials  from the Kalutara District and Development  Lotteries Board officials were present at the event.


Monday, June 12, 2023 – 01:00

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