More brokers going rural

Published : 12:00 am  February 13, 2012  |  Category: Front Page  |  2 Comments  |  537 views  |  

Despite bearish market conditions, more stock brokers are expanding their reach to tap prospective investors in rural areas with a strong belief in the longer term. New entrant DNH Financial Ltd., has opened a service centre in Jaffna whilst NDB Stockbrokers has set up a promotional desk in NDB Bank Plc’s Jaffna Branch.  Read More →


Sri Lanka Ukraine ties get big boost

Published : 12:00 am  February 13, 2012  |  Category: Business  |  Leave a Comment  |  567 views  |  

Sri Lanka-Ukraine Business Council signs MoU with Ukraine’s second largest business chamberThe Sri Lanka-Ukraine Business Council (SLUBC) and Donetsk Chamber of Commerce and Industry (DCCI) of Ukraine signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on 13 January at DCCI in Donetsk, Ukraine, starting a new stage of business relations between Sri Lanka and Ukraine.  Read More →


NDB Aviva Wealth Management selects Advent’s solution to support growth

Published : 12:00 am  February 13, 2012  |  Category: Financial Services  |  Leave a Comment  |  996 views  |  

Advent Software, Inc., a leading provider of software and services for the global investment management industry, last week announced that NDB Aviva Wealth Management has selected Advent’s wealth management solution, which covers portfolio, client relationship and trade order management.  Read More →


Gavaskar formally inducted into ICC Hall of Fame

Published : 12:00 am  February 13, 2012  |  Category: Sports  |  Leave a Comment  |  269 views  |  

Former India captain Sunil Gavaskar was formally inducted into the International Cricket Council (ICC) Cricket Hall of Fame last week, in Dubai. Gavaskar received his commemorative cap from one-time teammate and fellow Hall of Famer Kapil Dev. Gavaskar is one of the initial 55 inductees in the Hall of Fame, which was launched in January 2009 in association with the Federation of International Cricketers’ Associations (FICA) as part of the ICC’s Centenary Year.  Read More →


Transpacific container shippers back March rate rise

Published : 12:00 am  February 13, 2012  |  Category: Shipping / Aviation  |  Leave a Comment  |  325 views  |  

COPENHAGEN (Reuters): Transpacific container shippers have recommended a general rate rise of $300 per 40-foot unit (FEU) to take effect on March 15 and further increases in May to restore rates from loss-making levels, their organisation said last week.  Read More →


Stone N’ String creates beautiful memories this February

Published : 12:00 am  February 13, 2012  |  Category: Leisure  |  Leave a Comment  |  423 views  |  

Stone N’ String, a leading brand specialising in designer, precious and semi-precious jewellery, has introduced an exclusive lovers’ day promotion, which allows customers the chance to personalise their gift with a name, a signature or even a heartfelt message in their own handwriting and can also combine it with an image.  Read More →


Med1 named official emergency medical services partner for Ironman 70.3 Sri Lanka

Published : 12:00 am  February 13, 2012  |  Category: Business  |  Leave a Comment  |  771 views  |  

Organizers of Ironman 70.3 Sri Lanka has announced that Med1 (Pvt) Limited will serve as the Official Emergency Medical Services Partner of Sri Lanka’s inaugural event scheduled for Sunday, February 19. Med1 will provide all race day, on-location medical coverage for the registered athletes representing 35 countries competing in Sri Lanka’s first ever Ironman 70.3 triathlon.  Read More →


Boeing to showcase 787 Dreamliner at 2012 Singapore Airshow

Published : 12:00 am  February 13, 2012  |  Category: Shipping / Aviation  |  Leave a Comment  |  273 views  |  

The Boeing 787 Dreamliner will make its Singapore debut as part of a formidable lineup of Boeing commercial and defense products at the 2012 Singapore Airshow. The Boeing exhibit at the biennial show, which runs from February 14 to 19, features the new 737 MAX, the new-engine variant of the 737; the 747-8 Intercontinental in distinctive Sunrise livery; the F-15 advanced cockpit simulator; and the Virtual Maintenance Trainer, which integrates advanced multimedia technology for training in support of fixed- and rotary-wing platforms.  Read More →


South African bank notes to bear Mandela’s image

Published : 12:00 am  February 13, 2012  |  Category: International  |  Leave a Comment  |  329 views  |  
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Reuters: Nelson Mandela’s face will feature on all South Africa’s bank notes to honour the former president’s role in fighting apartheid, President Jacob Zuma said on Saturday.  Read More →


Capital Trust Securities extends branch network to Moratuwa

Published : 12:00 am  February 13, 2012  |  Category: Financial Services  |  1 Comment  |  643 views  |  

Capital Trust Secu-rities (Pvt) Ltd., a member of the Colombo Stock Exchange, entered the city of Moratuwa by opening its eighth branch at Rawathawatta, Moratuwa. The branch was ceremonially opened by Chairman Moksevi Prelis with the participation of Executive Director Sarath Rajapakse and Managing Director Tushan Wickramasinghe recently.  Read More →


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