National program to develop 2,000 exporters by EDB awareness seminar in North Western Province

Views - 1 Wednesday, 22 August 2018 00:00

The Government’s national program for the establishment of 2,000 new exporters during the 2017-2020 period was launched

Gamage explores investment opportunities in Romania, seeks to strengthen ties

Views - 1 Wednesday, 22 August 2018 00:00

Minister Daya Gamage recently met Stefan-Radu Oprea, Minister for Business Environment, Commerce and Entrepreneurship

5th International Conference on Fisheries and Aquaculture on 23-24 Aug.

Views - 4 Wednesday, 22 August 2018 00:00

The International Institute of Knowledge Management (TIIKM) ( is an entity that facilitates the purpose

Lankapak 2018: Celebrating 37 years of excellence in packaging and printing technology

Views - 3 Wednesday, 22 August 2018 00:00

The Sri Lanka Institute of Packaging, supported by professional event partner CDC Events together with the support

MCA ‘G’ Division league tournament reaches quarterfinal stage

Views - 2 Wednesday, 22 August 2018 00:00

Amana Takaful Insurance, MAS Linea Aqua, Fairfirst Insurance, Bimputh Finance, Mobitel, Nor Lanka, Deutsche Bank AG and Sri Lanka

Samaposha champions young Sri Lankan athletes

Views - 2 Wednesday, 22 August 2018 00:00

Samaposha, the leading nutrition brand of Plenty Foods Ltd., a subsidiary of Ceylon Biscuits Ltd., committed to helping

UK prosecutors drop charges against ex-police chief over Hillsborough crush

Views - 2 Wednesday, 22 August 2018 00:00

LONDON (Reuters) - A former British police chief constable accused of lying over his role in the 1989 Hillsborough soccer

TAD Lanka official event partner for ‘Round Table International World Meeting 2018’

Views - 26 Tuesday, 21 August 2018 00:00

TAD Lanka, which was set up by visionary entrepreneurs to create investment opportunities for Japanese investors, has partnered Round Table Sri Lanka as the official Event Partner for the upcoming ‘World Meeting’. The event which is scheduled to

SL-Korea Business Council holds 24th AGM

Views - 28 Tuesday, 21 August 2018 00:00

By Charumini de Silva Sri Lanka-Korea Business Council (SLKBC) of the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce held its 24th Annual General Meeting (AGM) recently in Colombo, where Mahen Kariyawasan, the Chairman of Andrew the Travel Company Ltd., was re-elected P

Accelerating future outcomes: Driving trade, investment and services

Views - 47 Tuesday, 21 August 2018 00:00

In shaping a fast track to a turnaround, focus areas driving the future of trade, investment and services will require great planning, execution and synchronisation. In this light, on Day 2 of the Sri Lanka Economic Summit 2018, a session titled ‘A

CIMA Business Leaders’ Summit 2018: Disruptive business models in Sri Lanka

Views - 183 Tuesday, 21 August 2018 00:00

The CIMA Business Leaders’ Summit 2018, the annual flagship event organised by CIMA Sri Lanka will unfold on 28 and 29 August at Shangri La Colombo under the theme ‘From insight to impact: Unlocking opportunities’. The inauguration will be hel

Applications for 54th Annual Report Awards now open

Views - 50 Monday, 20 August 2018 00:00

The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka (ICASL) on 14 August deemed submission of entries open for the 54th Annual Report Awards competition, scheduled to be held on 4 December, with the Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE) serving as its strateg

Deloitte Sri Lanka appointed Knowledge Partner for CIMA-ICC-Daily FT Fireside Chat

Views - 67 Monday, 20 August 2018 00:00

Deloitte Sri Lanka, a leading financial and business consulting firm serving global clients, has been appointed as the Knowledge Partner for the flagship event CIMA-ICC-Daily FT Fireside Chat.

Future of finance, global trends in transforming biz in focus at CIMA Business Leaders’ Summit

Views - 47 Monday, 20 August 2018 00:00

CIMA Business Leaders’ Summit 2018, the annual flagship event organised by CIMA Sri Lanka, will unfold on 28 and 29 August at Shangri-La Colombo under the theme ‘From insight to impact: Unlocking opportunities’.

Sadaharitha transforms to business excellence with highest-ever sales revenue

Views - 32 Saturday, 18 August 2018 00:10

Recognising employees who have contributed towards business excellence, Sadaharitha Plantations Ltd. held its annual Forestry Awards ceremony recently. Under the theme ‘Transformation to Business Excellence’ the gala event was held at the Grandee

Combank conducts financial literacy program for Green Leaf suppliers

Views - 22 Saturday, 18 August 2018 00:10

Two financial literacy programs were conducted by the Commercial Bank of Ceylon in collaboration with Central Bank of Sri Lanka in Nawalapitiya recently for Green Leaf suppliers. A group of 463 Green Leaf suppliers of the Harangala Tea Factory parti

Central Industries clinches Top Ten Award and Merit Award at ‘CNCI Industrial Excellence 2018’

Views - 74 Saturday, 18 August 2018 00:10

Central Industries PLC is the manufacturer of Sri Lanka’s foremost water-pipe and accessories brand ‘National PVC’ and electrical items and switches with the ‘Krypton’ brand name. The company won the ‘CNCI Top Ten Award (Extra-large categ

Dongsung Bio introduces Hot6 Nutritious energy drink to Sri Lankan market

Views - 21 Saturday, 18 August 2018 00:10

Hot6 Nutritious energy drink manufactured by Chilsung Beverage Co. Ltd., a subsidiary of South Korea’s Lotte Group, has been introduced to the Sri Lankan market by Dongsung Bio Ltd. Dongsung Bio is the only aut

Emirates introduces new range of toys on board bringing back customer favourites

Views - 11 Saturday, 18 August 2018 00:10

Emirates has introduced new toys from the Emirates Fly with Me collection and Lonely Planet Kids activity kit bags for children travelling in all classes. The new range of toys will come in the top four favourite characters, as voted by customers and

Rose Cooray honoured at ‘Top 50 Professional and Career Women Awards 2018’

Views - 61 Friday, 17 August 2018 00:10

Recognising her leadership and significant contribution to the financial sector in Sri Lanka, Rose Cooray, Chairperson of HNB Assurance PLC, HNB General Insurance Ltd., Ceylon Guardian Investment Trust PLC, Ceylon Investment PLC, Ceylon Investment PL

EDB Chairperson recognised for top award in the State and Government sector

Views - 27 Friday, 17 August 2018 00:10

When public sector officials are hardly recognised for their contribution to the national development, particularly management of public organisations and meeting set goals, Women in Management (WIM), in partn

Judy of Rocco’s receives ‘Woman Entrepreneur of the Year’ Gold Award in Large Category

Views - 25 Friday, 17 August 2018 00:10

The Women’s Chamber of Industry and Commerce (WCIC) presented Judy Wikkramatillake of Rocco’

Prof. Dilkushi Wettewe wins WIM ‘Inspirational Woman of the Year Gold Award’

Views - 15 Friday, 17 August 2018 00:10

Women in Management (WIM), in partnership with International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, has recognised and awarded the prestigious ‘Inspirational Woman of the Year’ Award (Gold) for her exceptional leadership in

Anusha David receives PR Gold Award at WIM Awards

Views - 25 Friday, 17 August 2018 00:10

Headlines PR Chairperson and Interbrand Sri Lanka Director Anusha David received the Gold Award in the Advertising and PR category at the recently held Women in Management ‘Top 50 Professional and Career Wom

Sri Lanka, Oman sign deal on Avoidance of Double Taxation and Prevention of Fiscal Evasion

Views - 34 Friday, 17 August 2018 00:10

An Agreement on the Avoidance of Double Taxation and Prevention of Fiscal Evasion between the Sri Lankan Government and the Sultanate of Oman was signed by the leaders of the respective delegations during th

Sri Lanka Export Development Board holds 15th Exporters’ Forum

Views - 63 Thursday, 16 August 2018 00:50

The 15th Exporters’ Forum chaired by State Minister of International Trade Sujeewa Senasinghe was held on Tuesday 14 August at the EDB Auditorium. The session provided a platform for the exporters representing a cross-section of industries to inte

Panasian Power continues successful 2018 with 1,380% growth in PAT

Views - 48 Thursday, 16 August 2018 00:48

Panasian Power PLC, one of Sri Lanka’s leading green energy solutions providers, posted a consolidated net profit of Rs. 99 million for the quarter ending 30 June. This represented an incredible growth of 1,380% compared to the same period last yea

Wang Yanguo leads Chinese investor delegation to Sri Lanka

Views - 51 Thursday, 16 August 2018 00:47

Wang Yanguo, President and Secretary General of China International Chamber of Commerce for the Private Sector (CICCPS) in Beijing, China, is leading 20-member strong business delegation to Sri Lanka next week. The visit will be to participate at the

‘Ayubowan Bangladesh’ today in Colombo to lure Lankan corporates

Views - 167 Thursday, 16 August 2018 00:47

NDB Investment Bank Sri Lanka, in collaboration with NDB Capital (Bangladesh), both market leaders for investment banking services in their respective countries, is organising Sri Lanka’s first ever investor forum ‘Ayubowan Bangladesh’ to facil

Two term contracts signed with Gulf Petrochem

Views - 36 Thursday, 16 August 2018 00:45

The Ceylon Petroleum Corporation this week received Cabinet approval to sign contracts to purchase petroleum products for a period of 10 months. The Petroleum Ministry, presenting the Cabinet paper, sought approval to sign term contracts with Gulf P

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Identifying traitors: I cannot wait until Dr. Padeniya presents his point scheme

Tuesday, 21 August 2018

Cause for excitement I am excited! A way of identifying and measuring a traitor is soon to be unveiled; by no less than the President of the GMOA! Hasn’t he also qualified in some department of neurology? All the more reason to justify my excitemen

The evils of translocating wild elephants

Tuesday, 21 August 2018

The subject of translocating wild elephants has been a much-debated topic recently, after the Department of Wildlife Conservation (DWLC), acting on the orders of the Minster for Wildlife, wanted to move the only two wild elephants habituating the Sin

Climate scientists cheating us to a $ 12 b/year economic loss in 2050

Monday, 20 August 2018

Local news media carried the disturbing pronouncement by World Bank economists to the effect that Sri Lanka will become an extremely hot territory with 30C temperature rise and $ 12 billion per year economic loss by 2050.

Singapore miracle – How SL could benefit from trade with Singapore

Monday, 20 August 2018

According to a media report released by President’s Media Division, a committee of experts has been appointed by the President to examine and report on ‘the practical impact and use of the proposed officer policy guidelines and recommendations on

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