World famous photographer Shahidul Alam expresses his views on resistance and furthering the social movement through the medium of photography
Colombo Art Biennale has taken the city by storm this week and while attending one of the ‘Art Talks’ sessions titled ‘Building Bridges – The South Asian Context’ held in the picturesque setting of Nuga Gama at the Cinnamon Grand yesterday, it was a pleasant surprise to find renowned photographer Shahidul Alam on the panel alongside CAB 2012 Co-Curator Suresh Jeyaram.
Indian Education Fair 2012 is now at the BMICH. It opened yesterday and will continue over the weekend. EdCil, a Government of India enterprise, organised the exhibition with the endorsement and support of the High Commission of India – Pix by Daminda Harsha Perera
Global Park, the logistics centre of Sri Lankan logistics giant Global Transportation Logistics, is the current regional hub chosen by the UK retail fashion giant Marks & Spencer (M&S), as the international logistics hub for all garments manufactured under the M&S label in Sri Lanka, India and Bangladesh. M&S with an annual turnover of nearly GBP 10 billion has a retail operation of 700 stores in the UK and 300 retail stores including Franchised Stores in over 40 countries.
“The world is moving away from mass media, Companies are looking beyond the obvious. They are scoping below the surface, in search of new ideas – groundbreaking solutions,” says Hammer BTL’s newly appointed Director Viraj Pathirane adding that, “we are now at a day and age where a comprehensive range of below the line solutions can give any product that much needed new lease of life.”
The third edition of Jaffna International Trade Fair 2012 was held recently at Durayappah Stadium, Jaffna. This event showcased a wide range of products and services from various industries and brought together the business community in the Northern territory. The Nations Express Centre offered visitors an opportunity to experience a range of financial products such as savings and investments, pawning, loans, remittances, leasing and access to the American Express card membership.
The award ceremony for the winners of the Innovative Teachers & Students Competition was held on 15 February at the Galadari Hotel Main Ballroom and was graced by Minister of Education Bandula Gunawardena.
The competition was a joint initiative between the Ministry of Education, the Education for Knowledge Society Project and Microsoft.
The winners of this year’s competition will participate in the Regional Innovative Teachers & Students Competition to be held in New Zealand later this year.
The United Kingdom this week said changes to student visas, announced last year and which come into force in April will cut abuse of the student visa route and ensure only the brightest and the best students can stay and work in the UK.
Trinity College, Kandy, won the first place of the ‘IT Mastermind 2011’ Inter School Quiz tournament organised by the Computer Society of Sri Lanka (CSSL) and fully sponsored by ESOFT Computer Studies Pvt Ltd.
The Ceylon Chamber of Commerce (CCC), the foremost business chamber in Sri Lanka, caters to the business needs of over 3,000 establishments through its direct and indirect membership.
The service needs of these organisations are met by the CCC in numerous ways. They include, introduction of local and overseas business links, facilitation of export/import procedures, expansion of trade and investment promotion opportunities, advisory services on trade related issues economic updates, seminars, networking sessions and many more.
In celebrating the third anniversary of the revolutionary Upahara Package, which extended unparalleled benefits to State Sector employees, the National Mobile Services Provider, Sri Lanka Telecom Mobitel conducted a raffle draw, ‘UpaharayataUpaharayak’ in which three lucky customers were each offered a house worth Rs. 4 million.The winners received their prizes at the Mobitel Flagship Store at a ceremony held on 30 January.