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National Lotteries Board
Address: National Lotteries Board No. 234/2, Galle Road Colombo, Sri Lanka
Internet: N/A
E-mail Address:
Phone: +94 1 421 891
Fax: +94 1 421 897
Population: 20,222,240 (est. 2006)
General Manager:
Cyril Gunapala
M.S. Karunaratne
Year Lottery Founded: N/A
Sales FY 1999: R953.1 Million (Local currency)
Number of Employees: N/A
On-line Vendor: N/A
Internet Gaming System: N/A
Instant Ticket Vendor: Oberthur Gaming Technology (OGT)
Games Offered: Passive - Lotto - Sports Toto
Beneficiaries: N/A
Jurisdiction: Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka

News 2014
March 20, 2014 JVP Asks Government to Disclose Details of New Online Lottery Scheme

News 2013
September 12, 2013 Sri Lanka Approves Crown's $350 Million Deal with Casino
August 14, 2013 Sri Lanka State Lottery Expects Revenue to grow 16-pct in 2013
August 14, 2013 The National Lotteries Board Introduces Mega 50
July 14, 2013 Minister Denies Licenses for Casinos have been Granted
February 24, 2013 Sri Lankan National Lotteries Board Producing at Least Five Millionaires Per Week

News 2012
September 13, 2012 National Lotteries Board Signs Long Term Agreement with Local Instant Ticket Printer
August 1, 2012 Government Introduces Two New Lottery Draws
July 20, 2012 Development Lotteries Board to Introduce New Jackpot Game “Super Ball”.
April 21, 2012 National Lotteries Board Records Best Ever Turnover During 1Q 2012
March 7, 2012 No Separate Street For Gambling: Deputy Finance Minister Says

News 2011
October 26, 2011 Parliamentary Committee Reveals Massive Loss as a Result Investment in Online Lottery
September 27, 2011 Auditor General’s Report Reveals Financial Irregularities, Operating Inefficiencies and Idle and Underutilized Assets at Lotteries Board
August 17, 2011 National Lotteries Board Registers Record Income
June 23, 2011 Lotteries Board Plans to Double Its Revenue with New Innovations and Expansion of Business Activities
June 15, 2011 National Lotteries Board Organizes New Year Bonus Draw
March 5, 2011 Sri Lanka Approves the Installation of Casinos
January 9, 2011 Erroneous New Year Lottery Incurs Heavy Loss for National Lotteries Board

News 2010
Dec 24. 2010 Department Store to Begin Selling Lotteries on December 26
Nov 12, 2010 Gaming Act will be Used to Regulate and Control Casinos
Nov 10, 2010 Sri Lanka Legalizes Gambling
August 25, 2010 Largest Development Lotteries Board Contribution to President’s Fund
February 16, 2010 National Lottery Launches Jathika Sampatha
January 17. 2010 National Lotteries Board Chief Accused of Abusing Election Guidelines

Lottery News 2009

Decision to Grant Pensions to Lottery Dealers and Distributors on Eve of Elections Greeted with Skepticism
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (December 13, 2009) –According to reports that the Development Lotteries Board (DLB) has decided to grant pensions to its island-wide lottery dealers and distributors from December.......................Subscribers

Super Lottery Prize Highest in the Country
SRI LANKA (October 21, 2009) - The super prize of the Mahajana Sampatha Lottery has now exceeded 50 million rupees, according to local news service...................Subscribers

District Judge Issues Notice on National Lotteries Board and Lottery Seller
Colombo, Sri Lanka (September 8, 2009) -- The  Colombo District Court issued notice of interim injunction with regard to a civil suit filed by a resident of Weligama who complained against the National Lotteries Board (NLB) and a lottery seller that he was tricked of his winning a prize.......................Subscribers

National Lotteries Board Seeks Explanation Concerning Gradual Profit Decline
COLUMBO, Sri Lanka (August 24, 2009) - According to the report compiled by the Parliamentary Committee on Public Enterprises (COPE) and reported in local news sources, COPE had summoned the officials of the National Lotteries Board on November 20 and enquired about the gradual decline of its profit...................Subscribers

Lotteries Board Runs Out Of Luck, Incurred Huge Losses
SRI LANKA (May 3, 2009) -- The Development Lotteries Board(DLB) has incurred huge losses amounting to several millions of rupees from the recently suspended Deyata Kirula lottery.....................Subscribers

Lotteries Board Introduces Janajaya Lottery for New Year
SRI LANKA (April 11, 2009) -- The Development Lotteries Board (DLB), will launch a novel lottery titled Janajaya with an attractive array of prizes for the New Year.....................Subscribers


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