Swadeshi Khomba illuminates Sabaragamuwa Maha Saman Devalaya for 10th consecutive year 30-September-2011
The Swadeshi Industrial Works PLC, the market leader in Sri Lanka for herbal personal care products, has sponsored the “Aloka Poojawa” of the historic Sabaragamuwa Maha Saman Devalaya for the 10th consecutive year. The pooja took place from 07th to 11th September 2011.
SriLankan Airlines’ statement re flight UL 564 29-September-2011
Due to certain technical deviations identified by Safety Assessment for Foreign Aircraft (SAFA) in Charles De Gaulle Airport in Paris, it necessitated the holding of UL 564 on 23rd September ex Paris for rectification prior to departure.
CBL - Ritzbury to spearhead an awareness campaign on Wetlands' in Sri Lanka 29-September-2011
CBL-Ritzbury, the no. 1 selling brand of chocolates in Sri Lanka is partnering with the Central Environment Authority to spearhead an awareness campaign on the importance of conserving 'Wetlands' in Sri Lanka. This is the first time a Sri Lankan company has extended its corporate social responsibility assistance towards this cause.
Ceylinco Life to present Rs 8.4 mn. as 164 ‘Pranama’ scholarships in 2012 29-September-2011
A batch of 164 high achieving young Sri Lankans is to be recognised and rewarded with scholarships totalling Rs 8.4 million at the 11th annual edition of the Ceylinco Life ‘Pranama’ scholarships programme, the life insurance leader has announced.
Connecting a World of Opportunity through the ‘1Mx15’ Health Program 26-September-2011
Intel® announced the 1Mx15 Health Program which will bring ICT training to one million healthcare workers in developing countries by the end of 2015. The program will enable healthcare workers with technology, education tools and 21st century ICT skills to help accelerate progress toward better health primarily for women and children.
Commercial Bank reduces interest on Gold Loans to 0.91% per month 26-September-2011
The Commercial Bank of Ceylon has slashed its interest rate on Gold Loans by three percentage points, significantly enhancing the value of this precious metal as a means of raising funds at short notice for any business or personal purpose.
Coca-Cola enriches Kattankudy with Sustainability Project 25-September-2011
The Coca-Cola system in Sri Lanka, , in a joint partnership with the United Nations Foundation, dedicated to the local community a new water and sanitation project at Kattankudy, Batticaloa. The project aims to provide clean drinking water and hygienic sanitation conditions to 350 households in the region.
Access the September Issue of Marketer Pulse E-Magazine 25-September-2011
The Marketer Pulse Magazine, an innovative Sri Lankan monthly marketing magazine has transformed into a more innovative approach with its all new Digital version which is a strategic move from its traditional model.
MARKSS Healthcare opens its first regional distribution hub and warehousing complex in Galle 23-September-2011
MARKSS Healthcare (MARKSS HLC) one of the fastest growing pharmaceutical companies in Sri Lanka, is in the process of establishing an island wide regional distribution hubs and warehousing complexes for their pharmaceutical, neutraceutical items, medical equipments, devices and utensils.
Sampath Leasing and Factoring continues its Rapid expansion 21-September-2011
With the cessation of the 30-year ethnic war and with the economic stability the growth momentum in the country was maintained and the economy grew by as much as 8%. The Central Bank of Sri Lanka has been positive in continuously reviewing and bringing interest rates and inflation levels under control.
Emirates strengthens its support to Mauritius 20-September-2011
In an important move to support the growing number of tourists to Mauritius, Emirates airline will introduce two additional flights between Dubai and the Paradise Island, escalating the service to 11 weekly flights.
‘Securing the Future with Winning Strategies’ 19-September-2011
Having earned a distinct and widely acknowledged reputation as one of the fastest growing and most successful finance companies in the country today, Commercial Credit once again demonstrated its indomitable spirit and growth potential with the launch of a motivated and aspiring Strategic Growth Plan.
Sri Lanka’s Gateway partners with University of Canterbury 18-September-2011
Sri Lanka’s pioneering private education establishment- Gateway Graduate School unveiled two new facilities in the country’s commercial capital- Colombo and Negombo, in a bid to provide new study opportunities to Sri Lankan youth, joining hands with the University of Canterbury; New Zealand's prestigious University that is ranked among the top 200 in the world, to provide structured pathways for students to begin their Undergraduate Degrees in Sri Lanka and graduate in New Zealand.
Wattala keyed up for grand ODEL opening 15-September-2011
Excitement is mounting in Wattala as ODEL puts the finishing touches to a stand-out five story edifice that will soon serve the fashion and lifestyle needs of the residents of this bustling suburb and draw visitors from towns on the northern outskirts of Colombo.
Intel CEO Outlines Company’s Plans to Lead Future of Computing 14-September-2011
Intel Corporation today announced a new effort with Google* that aims to accelerate Intel’s business in smartphones.
The company also revealed that Intel’s engineers are working on a new class of platform power management for Ultrabooks™ that will aid in the delivery of always-on-always-connected computing.
Emirates Announced as Title Sponsor of Australian Open 14-September-2011
The Australian Open is set to soar to even greater heights with the announcement that Emirates will partner the championship as the new naming rights sponsor for the next three years in an agreement with event promoters World Sport Group.
GSK brings relief to Allergic Rhinitis patients in Sri Lanka 12-September-2011
‘Avamys,’ an improved solution to allergic rhinitis with a remarkable record in combating this common condition associated with irritating symptoms mainly in the eyes and the nose, has been launched in Sri Lanka by GlaxoSmithKline (GSK).
Enjoy Watching MTV's Channels now on SLT PEO TV 09-September-2011
For the first time since its inception, MTV Channel (Pvt) Ltd joins hands with a Pay TV service provider and being first to air MTV's channels, SLT PEO TV wishes to proudly announce to its customers the launch of the three MTV channels Sirasa TV, Channel One MTV and Shakthi TV on the PEO TV platform from now onwards.
Renuka Holdings PLC in Forbes Asia‘s “Best under a US$ Billion” 09-September-2011
Renuka Holdings PLC was one of the four Sri Lankan companies selected by Forbes Asia for the great honour of being the “Best under a US$ Billion”. Forbes Asia’s “Best under a Billion” companies are Asia Pacific’s top, small and mid-size listed companies.
JAFFNA INTERNATIONAL TRADE FAIR 2012 08-September-2011
The countries northern most peninsula - Jaffna will witness the 3rd consecutive Jaffna International Trade Fair (JITF) on the 20th, 21st and 22nd of January 2012 at the former open air stage area adjoining Jaffna Public Library in the heart of the city.
Sri Lanka’s Gateway Graduate School to unveil two new Study Centres 08-September-2011
Sri Lanka's leading educational establishment, Gateway, will join hands with the University of Canterbury, New Zealand's prestigious University that is ranked among the top 200 in the world to provide structured pathways for students to begin their Undergraduate Degrees in Sri Lanka and Graduate in New Zealand.
A two day workshop supported by the Sri Lanka Bank’s Association (SLBA), Financial Architects and Providence Networks and Solutions began today at the Taj Samudra where close to 180 participants from the local banking sector came together to learn how to tackle the January 1, 2012 deadline set by the Central Bank, in implementing the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS).
Sri Lanka’s first Code Camp Completed with Great Success 05-September-2011
The Colombo Code Camp, Sri Lanka’s very first code camp, was held with great success in Colombo recently. The event brought together some of the best IT geeks in Sri Lanka in a highly interactive and informative programme facilitated by Ragnar Harper, one of the world’s most renowned architects on Microsoft based technologies.
Inauguration of IFRS Academy for Banks in Sri Lanka 01-September-2011
On September 6 and 7, local banks will be given a leg up by Providence Networks and Solutions who have organised a two-day workshop on with International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) with renowned international guest speakers and consultants to boot.
PCH breaks new ground by providing IT help desk for Sabaragamuwa University 30-September-2011
PC House PLC once again raises the bar for ICT in Sri Lanka by becoming the first ICT solutions provider to open a free service and repair help desk at the Sabaragamuwa University in Belihuloya. The help desk which serves over 2000 students as well as the faculty provides free maintenance for all the computer labs, and offers training along with free demonstrations of hardware and software for all students.
Sri Lanka’s promising Peace Collection boosted by UNESCO backing 30-September-2011
The Sri Lanka Peace Collection project has been boosted by backing from UNESCO. “The promising Peace Collection project is now strengthened by support and facilitation from UNESCO” announced Rishad Bathiudeen, Minister of Industry & Commerce of Sri Lanka on September 22.
SLT LAUNCHES AN EXCITING BROADBAND PROMOTION 30-September-2011
Sri Lanka Telecom (SLT) announces a unique and exciting offer for SLT Broadband. The initial broadband connection fee has been waived and bundled with a free email account as a special offer. Participation in this promotion stands you the chance of winning upto 24 desktop PCs, 3 laptops and 6-month free rental for 10 lucky winners! The offer is valid upto 31st October 2011 and subject to certain terms and conditions.
SLBFE & SLANA tie-up with Microsoft Sri Lanka to Empower Migrant Worker Community with ICT Skills Training 29-September-2011
Microsoft Sri Lanka in partnership with the Sri Lanka Anti Narcotics Association (SLANA) and the Sri Lanka Bureau of Foreign Employment (SLBFE) under the patronage of the Sri Lanka Foreign Employment Promotion and Welfare Ministry announced a grant aimed at supporting the migrant worker community in Sri Lanka. The occasion was graced by Minister of Foreign Employment Promotion and Welfare, Hon. Dilan Perera MP and saw the renewal of the organizations’ pledge towards empowering migrant workers through ICT.
HORIZON CAMPUS-MALABE INVITES APLICATIONS FOR THE TEACHER TRAINING AND PSYCHOLOGY COURSES 29-September-2011
The Horizon Campus is a private Institution of Higher Education Conducting Internationally recognized Teacher Training and Psychology courses prepared according to prescribed standards. It is an affiliate of the Karnataka University India and which is also approved by the university grants commission.
All-new Kia Picanto arrives in town 29-September-2011
Revolutionary motoring design combined with superlative performance has raised the bar in the local compact ‘City Car’ segment with the launch of the new generation ‘Kia Picanto,’ the new global automotive sensation from the top Korean car manufacturer.
SriLankan Airlines reduces loss and targets return to profitability 28-September-2011
SriLankan Airlines Limited has greatly reduced its losses and is targeting a return to profitability within two years while driving the transformation of Sri Lanka into a regional hub for Tourism and Aviation. SriLankan Airlines’ Net Loss After Tax was reduced to Rs. 202 million in 2010/11, compared to Rs. 6,034 million in 2009/10. Nishantha Wickremasinghe, Chairman of SriLankan Airlines, said: “SriLankan Airlines came out of the global recession by transforming itself and investing heavily - to secure the future of the National Carrier and in supporting the nation’s economic growth.”
EDEX Expo 2012, Sri Lanka’s Largest Education and Careers Exhibition,
returns for 9th outing 28-September-2011
Sri Lanka's premier higher education and careers expo is back for its 9th consecutive year, and its largest showing ever. Edex Expo 2012, once again organised by the Royal College Union, will be the largest showcase of higher education, vocational training and skills development options to date, with the greatest participation of foreign and local education providers. The event will be held on the 20, 21 & 22 January 2012 in Colombo and will also grace the hills of Kandy on the 27 & 28 January 2012.
Sri Lanka-Iran trade at $ 800 Mn, both mull B2B contacts 27-September-2011
H.E. Mahmoud Rahimi Gorji, Iranian Ambassador to Sri Lanka (left) and Rishad Bathiudeen, Minister of Industry and Commerce (right) greet each other on 22 September in Colombo when H.E. Rahimi Gorji made a courtesy call on Minister Bathiudeen.
ODEL to focus on 4 endemic species to mark World Animal Day 23-September-2011
Four endangered or threatened species endemic to Sri Lanka -- the Sri Lankan Elephant, the Sri Lankan Leopard, the Chestnut-backed Owlet and the Purple-faced Langur -- will be the focus of a creative awareness campaign to be conducted by ODEL to mark World Animal Day 2011.
Shaw Wallace Ceylon forges ahead in business and market achievements 21-September-2011
Creating unprecedented achievements for the year 2010/2011, Shaw Wallace Ceylon recorded impressive results by achieving a turnover of Rs. 2.4 billion and a profit after tax of Rs. 189 million. Shaw Wallace Ceylon, a subsidiary of Renuka Holding PLC, is at the forefront of manufacturing, distributing and marketing of Automotive Products, FMCG (Food & Beverage, Personal Care & Household), Food Service and Industrial Solutions.
Upbeat KIA Motors (Lanka) to invest Rs 1 billion on service facilities 21-September-2011
KIA Motors (Lanka) Limited has announced plans to invest an estimated Rs 1 billion over the next three years to expand service infrastructure in Sri Lanka, following phenomenal sales and the growing demand for and popularity of its vehicles. Sales of KIA SUVs ‘Sorento’ and ‘Sportage’ exceeded 1,500 units in the first six months of the year, the company said, making the design-driven Korean brand one of the most popular in the new vehicle segment.
Lanka’s Northern Province to get vital first ever full cancer treatment facility through Lions 21-September-2011
A fully fledged cancer treatment facility for the Northern Province is on the cards. “An MoU between the Northern Provincial Council and Dehiwela Metro Lions Club for this first ever treatment facility for the Northern Province is now approved by the Vavuniya District Coordinating Committee (DCC). This will enormously help more than 700000 northerners” announced Rishad Bathiudeen, Minister of Industry and Commerce on Monday 19 September.
Airtel Lanka takes Fort Railway Station by storm 20-September-2011
Bharti Airtel Lanka took Fort Railway Station by storm on the morning of Friday September 16th, 2011 with what is termed to be the first ever attempt at a flash mob performed to their catchy new Friends Campaign theme song, ‘Hama Friendama Wedagath Machang’. Sung to youthful lyrics to capture the interest of the youth the song is proving to be smash hit with the flash mob video alone generating a magnitude of 10,000 plus views on YouTube and other multi platforms within just 3 days. Pictured here is a scene from the flash mob performance.
Logiwiz commended by Chevron President for logistics support 19-September-2011
The extensive logistics services support rendered by Logiwiz to the local operations of Chevron Lubricants in Sri Lanka was commended by Chevron Lubricants President Danny Roden during his recent visit to the country.
Appointment of WealthTrust Securities Limited as a Primary Dealer in terms of the Registered Stock and Securities Ordinance and the Local Treasury Bills Ordinance 16-September-2011
The general public is informed that the Central Bank of Sri Lanka has appointed a company named WealthTrust Securities Limited of No.32, Castle Street, Colombo 08 as a Primary Dealer in Government Securities and that the Company will commence its business as a Primary Dealer in Government Securities on 21 September, 2011.
Ten Powerful Names in the IT Industry Emerge Triumphant at the Microsoft Partner Conference 16-September-2011
Ten prominent names in the IT industry emerged victorious at the “Quality Partners Quality Solutions Awards 2011”, Microsoft Sri Lanka’s annual Partner Conference and Award ceremony, held on the 13th of September, 2011 at the Galadari Hotel celebrating outstanding performance by Microsoft partners in Sri Lanka and the Maldives.
Softlogic Information Technologies introduce a range of mobile products in Sri Lanka 15-September-2011
Softlogic Information Technologies (Pvt) Ltd one of the premier IT companies in Sri Lanka and a pioneering subsidiary of Softlogic Holdings announced that the company has introduced a range of mobile products designed to provide people the best “on-the-go” entertainment, social connection, and navigation experience. The company appointed Dialog Axiata as the official mobile service provider further adding value to the tablet and smartphone market in Sri Lanka.
CDB launches ‘Sisu Diri Season 04’ with Rs. 5 Mn worth scholarships for needy students 15-September-2011
Citizens Development Business Finance PLC (CDB) recently launched its “CDB Sisu Diri Season 04” for the fourth batch of children of three-wheeler owners who obtained the highest results at the Grade 05 scholarship exam and the GCE O/L examination.
Greenwich wins Microsoft Partner Award for Outstanding Performance in Unified Communications Solutions 14-September-2011
Greenwich, a leading systems integrator in advanced ICT solutions in Sri Lanka, was recognized as a Quality Partner for 2011 at the Microsoft Sri Lanka annual Partner Conference. This prestigious award was given for their outstanding contribution towards the IT ecosystem in Sri Lanka by introducing Unified Communication Solutions and continued support towards Microsoft Sri Lanka.
S.Korea’s Hyundai, LG keenly studying Sri Lanka,
fact finding mission to Colombo next 14-September-2011
Hyundai and LG, the two reputed South Korean brand giants are currently studying Sri Lanka for the “feasibility of commencing manufacturing operation in the country.” Also, other Korean firms too are keen on a variety of projects in Sri Lanka, revealed H.E. Jongmoon Choi, Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to Sri Lanka. H.E. Jongmoon Choi revealed this during a courtesy call on the Minister on Rishad Bathiudeen, Minister of Industry and Commerce on Tuesday September 06.
Top achievers dazzle at Janashakthi’s Mid-Year Awards 2011 14-September-2011
Man’s thrilling passion for speed and the indomitable challenge to outperform oneself took pride of place at Janashakthi’s recent annual Mid-Year Awards 2011.
In keeping with the theme, the entire Grand Ballroom of the Water’s Edge was magically transformed into a racing event with a racing track running around the entire ballroom with motivational videos keeping the guests transfixed.
Shaw Wallace to enhance distribution network with sales force automation Partners with Axienta Ltd for IT Solutions
Shaw Wallace Ceylon Ltd, a subsidiary of Renuka Holding PLC, is transforming its sales distribution process to a fully automated and integrated distribution system to further enhance its sales efficiency and cater to the growing demands of the industry.
Mobile Applications for Human Resources Humair Ghauri , Senior Director, Human Capital Management Strategy at Oracle
We all remember our first mobile device. The anticipation of getting this little device made us giddy with excitement with the mere thought of how it would make our lives easier and more productive by allowing us to be continuously connected and reachable. It made that $599 price tag or $299 with a 2 year contract with your mobile provider appear cheap and there is little doubt that in the past couple of years these devices have finally delivered on the value we expected.
FACETS 2011 takes-off as gem exports continue its turnaround through 1H 2011 10-September-2011
The gem mining sub-sector grew by 7.9% in 2010. The gem and jewellery exports too reported 1.56% positive growth in 2010. Even in the first-half of 2011, increased earnings from mineral exports were led by higher exports of gems which increased by 35.5% in the first half of 2011, according to the Central Bank.
Greenwich becomes Enterprise Class Solutions Provider for Cloud Software 09-September-2011
Greenwich Lanka, a leading systems integrator in advanced ICT infrastructure development in Sri Lanka reached another milestone in its quest to achieve supremacy in delivering efficient enterprise solutions by graduating to the Enterprise partnership level from VMware the global leader in virtualization and cloud software.
Launch of “SLT RAINBOW PAGES Tourist Directory 2011/12” in collaboration with
Sri Lanka Tourism 09-September-2011
Rainbow Pages, Sri Lanka’s premiere directory dissemination provider backed by Sri Lanka Telecom the flagship telecommunication provider to the nation and the Sri Lanka Tourism recently teamed up on one platform to produce a top class Tourist Directory to cater to the country’s ever increasing tourist market.
Intel Celebrates 10 Million Teachers Trained 08-September-2011
Intel Corporation today celebrated 10 million teachers trained through Intel® Teach, a professional development program that enables educators to effectively integrate technology into their lessons to promote problem solving, critical thinking and collaboration skills among their students.
Asia Securities celebrates 20 years of premier broking 08-September-2011
Asia Securities (Pvt) Limited celebrated 20 years of premier broking at a gala event held at Hilton Colombo recently attended by its valued customers, top corporates, investors, brokers, the media and other well wishers.
On the sidelines of commemorating the 145th anniversary of the Sri Lanka police service, the Police Department, in collaboration with the ICT Agency of Sri Lanka (ICTA), took a major step recently to make the police service more people-friendly.
This occurred when IGP N.K. Ilangakoon clicked the mobile phone to launch the police clearance certificate status track SMS service project at police headquarters in the presence of a large gathering including those from the Police, ICTA, the Government Information Centre and the media.
Commercial Bank becomes first bank to offer online EPF payments 07-September-2011
Corporate institutions can now make Employees’ Provident Fund (EPF) payments in a convenient manner via ‘Paymaster,’ the innovative electronic total payment solution of the Commercial Bank of Ceylon, the Bank rated internationally as Sri Lanka’s best.
Two eminent directors strengthen First Capital Board 06-September-2011
First Capital Holdings PLC has announced the appointment of Deshamanya Lalith de Mel as non-executive Chairman subject to approval by shareholders and the appointment of Mr. Eardley Perera as an independent non-executive director.
Lanka’s fledgling bamboo industry gets UNIDO backing, aims 10000 Ha coverage by 2018 06-September-2011
Sri Lanka’s fledgling bamboo industry is boosted by a wave of support from UNIDO. “Sri Lanka has now begun to realize the value of promoting Bamboo as an industry thanks to the efforts of UNIDO. With its initial support funds of US $ 20 million, we are aiming at developing a bamboo supply chain and product industry in the country” announced Rishad Bathiudeen, Minister of Industry & Commerce.
Land Rover & Martin Corry to help Yoshitha Rajapaksa develop schools rugby 06-September-2011
An exciting rugby development programme is to be introduced to schools in Sri Lanka’s Southern Province in an initiative by Frontier Automotive, sole agent in Sri Lanka for the iconic British motoring brand Land Rover.
SriLankan Catering wins sixth environmental award 05-September-2011
SriLankan Catering’s stunning success story in protecting the environment was rewarded yet again when His Excellency the President, Mahinda Rajapaksa, presented the company with a Gold Award at the first ever National Green Awards.
This was the sixth environmental accolade won in a little over one year by the company.
Commercial Bank only Sri Lankan bank in World’s Top 1,000 05-September-2011
Sri Lanka is once again represented in the top 1,000 banks in the world, with the inclusion of the Commercial Bank of Ceylon to this prestigious annual ranking by the UK based ‘The Banker’ magazine. Commercial Bank is the only Sri Lankan Bank in this ranking by the premier magazine serving the world’s investment, retail and commercial banking sectors.
Pizza Home Delivery Leader -
Domino’s Pizza, opens in Colombo! 02-September-2011
Jubilant FoodWorks Lanka Pvt Limited (JFLL), master franchisee of Domino’s Pizza brand announced its entry in Sri Lanka with the opening of first Domino’s Pizza store in Colombo. With the beginning of this new journey in Sri Lanka, Domino’s Pizza continues to expand its global footprint, winning more and more customer hearts across countries through its tasty Pizza offerings, unmatched Delivery promise and warm customer service approach. Domino’s Pizza in Srilanka would focus on Pizza home delivery but would also offer all day dine-in option to consumers at the store.
Shaw Wallace Ceylon and McLarens Holdings
form joint venture in the automotive sector 02-September-2011
Two of Sri Lanka’s oldest companies - Shaw Wallace Ceylon Ltd (subsidiary of Renuka Holdings PLC) and McLarens Holdings Ltd signed a joint venture agreement today (01 September 2011) by forming McShaw Automotive Ltd to create an island wide extensive automotive distribution channel.
Nestlé Lanka Receives Highest Number of Awards with first time entry at Achievers Awards 01-September-2011
Nestlé Lanka, the Country’s leading Nutrition, Health and Wellness Company, received the highest number of awards at the Ceylon National Chamber of Industries’ (CNCI) “Achievers of Industrial Excellence” Awards 2011.
Commercial Bank first to support national development with IFA loan 01-September-2011
The Commercial Bank of Ceylon has become the first bank in Sri Lanka to support national development initiatives with concessionary long term lending from its Investment Fund Account (IFA) set up in accordance with a proposal by President Mahinda Rajapaksa in the 2011 budget.
Etisalat Supports Sri Lanka’s premier off-road trail racing event this year 30-September-2011
The Taprobana 4x4 challenge, the country’s premier off-road race, this year powered by Etisalat will see 30 participants test their limits through some of the toughest terrains of the Uva Province. Come race day on 7th October through to the 14th, this flagship race organized by the Four Wheel Drive (FWD) Club of Sri Lanka will have local and international adventure sport enthusiasts compete in a 4 night, 5 day grueling 800km drive on the less traveled trails of Sri Lanka.
Micromax launches its latest innovation the Van Gogh X450 30-September-2011
Micromax Informatics Limited (“Micromax”), which is the largest Indian domestic mobile handsets company, in terms of units shipped during the quarter ended March 31, 2010 and the third largest mobile handset seller as at March 31, 2010 (Source: IDC's India Quarterly Mobile Handsets Tracker, 1Q 2010, June 2010 release) today announced the launch of its new phone the Van Gogh X450- A stylish phone that integrates a Bluetooth hands-free headset in its sleek design.
"Share the Bill" with Arpico, an innovative concept in modern trade promotions 28-September-2011
Arpico Supercentre, Sri Lanka's leading large-format retailer - in living up to its brand promise of bringing clientele "Fresh Ideas Everyday” recently launched an innovative campaign "Share the Bill" at all its outlets islandwide.
Inter - University Enterprise Mobility Software Development Competition 2011 Finals to take centre stage 29-September-2011
Sri Lanka Association of Software of Services Companies ( SLASSCOM ) and Motorola Solutions will organize the Inter-University Enterprise Mobility Software Development Competition finals on 6th October 2011 at Prof. V. K. Samaranayake Auditorium of University of Colombo School of Computing (UCSC) with the participation of Chief Guest Hon. Minister of Information Technology & Telecom Mr. Ranjith Siyambalapitiya and H. E Patricia A. Butenis U.S. Ambassador to the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka and the Republic of Maldives as the Guest of Honor for the opening ceremony.
Toshiba announces new breakthrough technology notebook PCs for business! 29-September-2011
Toshiba Singapore Pte Ltd through its Toshiba Mobile Computing Partner in Sri Lanka John Keells Office Automation launched its new high-performance TECRA R840 business notebooks today. Powered by Intel® Core™ 2nd Generation processors, the new TECRA R840 redefines mobility for business professionals, offering full performance and amazing connectivity, all within a thin, light and durable chassis.
SLT Manpower Solutions (Pvt) Ltd. Recieves Asian Leadership Award for best in Recruitment and Consulting 28-September-2011
Sri Lanka Telecom Manpower Solutions (Pvt) Ltd. was privileged to be awarded with the Asian leadership award for best in recruitment and consulting last Sunday, 25h September 2011. Ranjith G. Rubasinghe, Chief Executive Officer of the organization, received the Award from the organizers at an awards ceremony held in Dubai.
CSE to Introduce Progressive Risk Management Model 28-September-2011
The Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE) has appointed the National Stock Exchange of India (NSE) to act as a consultant for the implementation of a Risk Management System and a Delivery Versus Payment (DVP) system for the settlement of all secondary market transactions in equity securities traded on the CSE.
Bartleet Finance opens 18th branch in Anuradhapura 26-September-2011
Bartleet Finance Ltd, a leader in the financial services sector and a member of the Bartleet Group recently opened its 18th branch in Anuradhapura under the patronage of Retired Magistrate P. Wijerathne, Director of Bartleet Finance.
SriLankan Airlines’ launches flights to Moscow 26-September-2011
Establishing a landmark in Sri Lanka’s aviation history, SriLankan Airlines’ made its maiden flight to the historic city of Moscow, with a twice-weekly scheduled service between Colombo’s Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) and Moscow’s Domodedovo Airport on 17th September 2011.
Sri Lanka steps in to tap from Int’l rubber surge 25-September-2011
Sri Lanka is moving to reap dividends from the uptrend in the international rubber market. The country is also attempting to promote value added rubber exports and to reduce rubber imports to the country.
Sri Lanka’s Very Own Cola Brand Joins Hands with Naadro 23-September-2011
As their name suggests, their music has everything to do with sound and rhythm and currently they have a magnitude of fans who follow them for their exhilarating moments of reverberating beats and sound, influenced by Sri Lankan percussion spheres.
HSBC GALLE LITERARY FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES ITS AUTHOR LIST, PRELIMINARY PROGRAMME AND SPONSORS 21-September-2011
The Galle Literary Festival is one of the most anticipated annual events in the international literary circuit. It will take place from January 18th –22nd 2012. The event will be partnered by HSBC, who will act as the title sponsor of the festival.
The 27th All Island National Rowing Championships held at Bolgoda Lake 20-September-2011
The All Island National Rowing Championships, the only annual rowing event which is conducted at national level, which is participated by all the affiliated institutions of The Amateur Rowing Association of Sri Lanka (ARASL) was held on Saturday September 17th 2011.
Nestlé Lanka PLC, Sri Lanka’s forerunner in delivering Nutrition, Health and Wellness, was honoured at the National Chamber of Exporters Awards 2011 with two golds and a silver award for its excellence in the export of its premium quality Coconut Milk Powder.
The Automated Trading System (ATS) experienced a hardware failure in the database servers shortly after the Open Auction today (19th September 2011).
The system recovery is taking much longer than expected, hence we regret to inform you that trading would not take place today.
In view of the above, all orders entered and trades executed today will not be valid.
A Return to Sri Lanka 16-September-2011
Covering nearly 300 years of Sri Lankan history, A Return to Sri Lanka is a rare opportunity to see a unique selection of over 150 images drawn from the collections of the British Library, the Victoria and Albert Museums, the Natural History Museum, London and the National Museum, Colombo.
Cargills Quality Confectionaries (Pvt) Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of Cargills Ceylon PLC today formally launched a brand new range of biscuits, under the Group's highly credible flagship brand KIST.
AKCENT, SASHA LOPEZ, MATTYAS AND EDDY WATA LIVE IN CONCERT 16-September-2011
This October, get ready for a night of pure Romanian house with Akcent, Sasha Lopez, Mattyas and Eddy Wata – all live in concert at the CR&FC, on the 1st of October, 6:00pm onwards. Listen to SUN FM on 98.8 in Colombo or 92.8 island-wide and win free tickets.
Dulux launches new interactive Website & Facebook page 15-September-2011
'Creative through colour has a transformative power"' is the philosophy of AkzoNobel Paiints Lanka makers of Dulux paints. A leader in innovation and technology the company took another step towards involving their customers and stakeholders in this process by loaunching a website (www.dulux.lk) and Facebook page (www.facebook.com/dulux.lk) on the 14th September at King's Court, Cinnamon Lakeside.
Hurry up!! Few more plots available, reserve your plot today… 14-September-2011
CT Properties Limited, the property development arm of CT Holdings PLC, its township development project, CT Gardens, Piliyandala. The company, in a press release, said this scheme will provide an opportunity for potential home makers to visit and experience first-hand, an ideal setting for their dream homes to be a reality where a fast loan scheme could be obtained by Commercial bank.
Ceylinco Life draws first batch of ‘Family Savari 5’ winners 14-September-2011
Good news travels fast, and five families living hundreds of kilometers apart were celebrating their good fortune this week when they learnt that they are the first winners of a fully-paid-for holiday in Singapore, courtesy of Ceylinco Life.
EDEX launches “Live your Dream” for next generation of Sri Lanka 13-September-2011
EDEX the national higher education and careers expo which is also the annual social responsibility program of the Royal College Union, launched an innovative program themed “Live your Dream” coinciding the EDEX Exhibition in 2012.
Samaposha, that has won the trust of the nation endowed with SLS certification 08-September-2011
Samaposha, a native Sri Lankan brand that has maintained high quality in production, nutrition value generation and original taste from the very moment it entered the Sri Lankan market, has been endowed with the prestigious Sri Lanka Standards certification. Samaposha is the first local cereal brand to receive the SLS certification in Sri Lanka.
Anchor sponsors Movie that says ‘I know I can’ 07-September-2011
In keeping with the pledge of promoting the realization of dreams and goals in children, Anchor has come on board as sponsor of the soon- to- be- released children’s movie ‘Mouse’, directed and produced by Wasantha Moragoda.
Hayleys sweeps AgBiz awards 2011 with record 10 awards 07-September-2011
Companies in the agriculture sector of the Hayleys Group have secured a record 10 awards including four Golds, four Silvers and two Bronze awards at the National Agri Business Awards 2011, underlining the Group’s continuing dominance at this annual event.
Asian Paints dealers tour Italy & Malaysia 06-September-2011
Italy, one of the top tourist attractions in Europe, and Malaysia, a famous Asian tourist and shopping paradise were the destinations that top dealers of Asian Paints toured this year under the company’s all-expenses paid annual trip scheme.
OMAN AIR RANKED TOP FOR ON-TIME PERFORMANCE AT HEATHROW 05-September-2011
Figures just released by the British Airport Authority for the month of July 2011 show that, for the third time in six months, Oman Air has been ranked top for on-time performance at London Heathrow, with 100% of its flights taking off on schedule.
Colourful Maori Welcome for Rugby World Cup Trophy in Auckland 02-September-2011
The Webb Ellis Cup, the tangible symbol of world rugby supremacy, arrived in style in Auckland on board an Emirates Airbus A380 superjumbo to an unforgettable welcome from a traditional Maori haka group ahead of the Rugby World Cup 2011 tournament.
DSL Celebrates 25 Years of Success 01-September-2011
Douglas & Sons (Pvt.) Ltd., popularly known as DSL among its trade partners, celebrates 25 years of success this year with religious observances held at the Corporate Head Office, CSR projects and a gala dealer awards ceremony.