Business

Nihal Hettiarachchi & Co. hosts HLB International Asia Pacific Regional Conference delegates

Views - 55 Friday, 15 June 2018 00:26

Nihal Hettiarachchi and Company, a leading chartered accountants firm, in affiliation with HLB International, London, is this week hosting the ‘HLB International Asia Pacific Regional Conference’ under the theme ‘Excellence through Unity’.


PIM trains managers of Lanka Hospitals

Views - 41 Friday, 15 June 2018 00:17

The Postgraduate Institute of Management (PIM) as the nation’s management mentor is engaging with the Lanka Hospitals Corporation PLC (LHC), in conducting a tailored program on executive development. The program commenced recently with the particip


Panadol ranked as Sri Lanka’s 2nd ‘Most Loved Brand’

Views - 43 Friday, 15 June 2018 00:00

Panadol, the flagship brand of SmithKline Beecham (GlaxoSmithKline) and the nation’s most sought-after pain reliever, was recently ranked as Sri Lanka’s second ‘Most Loved Brand’ according to Brand Finance’s 2018 ranking.


Daraz.lk Mobile Week 2018 kicks off on 18 June

Views - 69 Friday, 15 June 2018 00:00

Daraz.lk has announced its second edition of Mobile Week 2018 from 18 to 30 June promising to bring bigger and better offers. Daraz.lk an online shopping destination tha


Int’l Business Council President to meet Chengdu Dialogue organisers

Views - 15 Friday, 15 June 2018 00:00

International Business Council President Kosala Wickramanayake will be meeting the organisers of Chengdu Dialogue on South Asia Production Capacity Cooperation headed by Joy Assistance Secretary General of Chengdu Association for Foreign Trade and Ec


All time record price for Ceciliyan Tea Factory

Views - 32 Friday, 15 June 2018 00:00

Ceciliyan Tea Factory managed by Ceciliyan Associates Ltd. situated in Kalawana, Ratnapura established an all time record price for a Low Grown BOP grade which was sold at Rs. 980 per kg at the weekly tea auction concluded on 13 June.


Great offers in BigDeals.lk for household appliances and electronics

Views - 39 Thursday, 14 June 2018 00:00

Online shopping has become increasingly popular in Sri Lanka over the past decade due to its easy accessibility and inexpensive prices. Yet, fake products, high delivery charges, and unsafe paywalls are prevalent issues associated with local e-commer


Bakamuna to launch Pop-up Store incubated by MTI’s idea2fund

Views - 414 Thursday, 14 June 2018 00:00

Bakamuna’s first ever Pop-up Store will be hosted by the Hilton Colombo from 23 June till 1 July. The lifestyle store is an exciting launch for Bakamuna, a mixed media lifestyle brand powered by MTI’s idea2fund for aspiring entrepreneurs. Having


Rocell introduces ‘Franke’: World’s kitchen sink specialist

Views - 73 Thursday, 14 June 2018 00:00

Establishing a spectacular partnership in the world of stylish interiors, Rocell, Sri Lanka’s interior design connoisseur, ties up with ‘Franke’ – the world’s leading brand of kitchen sinks, bringing a new standard of beauty and inspiration


Council for Business with Britain to discuss GDPR over breakfast

Views - 49 Wednesday, 13 June 2018 09:22

There’s a lot of talk about GDPR buzzing around and most people think it won’t affect them. They’re probably right if they don’t do business with anyone or any company in Europe. But you, who are engaged in doing business be it UK, France, Ge


Norwegian Embassy to host conference on potential of the blue economy in Sri Lanka

Views - 45 Wednesday, 13 June 2018 09:22

On 22 June, the Royal Norwegian Embassy will be hosting a business conference about the potential of the blue economy in Sri Lanka. This conference, geared towards the private sector of Sri Lanka and Norway, is organized in collaboration with the Ce


President SAARC CCI and FCCISL meets Pakistan High Commissioner

Views - 17 Wednesday, 13 June 2018 09:22

Ruwan Edirisinghe, President of SAARC Chamber of Commerce and Industry and Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry of Sri Lanka paid a courtesy call on Pakistan High Commissioner in Colombo recently. Here (from left): FCCISL Strategy Committe


IMF’s Lagarde says global economic outlook darkening by the day

Views - 40 Wednesday, 13 June 2018 09:22

Berlin (Reuters): International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde led an attack by global economic organisations on US President Donald Trump’s “America First” trade policy on Monday, warning that clouds over the global economy “are getti


Young entrepreneurs motivated by purpose, not just profit

Views - 35 Wednesday, 13 June 2018 09:20

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation): The new generation of global entrepreneurs is going into business motivated by purpose rather than just profit, according to research by the HSBC banking group released on Tuesday. One in four entrepreneurs aged u


Sajith Premadasa meets COYLE biz leaders

Views - 35 Wednesday, 13 June 2018 09:00

Cabinet Minister of Housing and Construction Sajith Premadasa, together with State Minister of National Policies and Economic Affairs Dr. Harsha De Silva, met several of the country’s key business leaders of the Chambe


Tehran springs August surprise on Colombo

Views - 16 Wednesday, 13 June 2018 08:00

Buoyed by the outcome of a recently-concluded Sri Lankan state visit, Iran has now called for pivotal Joint Economic Commission talks to be held in Tehran as early as this August. “As per our own assessment, the May 2018 state visit by the Lankan d


Omentra.com to launch corporate talk show series

Views - 82 Wednesday, 13 June 2018 00:03

Setting themselves apart from the masses of e-commerce companies that have swarmed the country over the last couple of years, Omentra.com with their capacity to constantly evolve to stay ahead of the pack, by pushing boundaries and testing limits, an


Plans underway for BDO Investment Roadshow in China

Views - 56 Wednesday, 13 June 2018 00:01

BDO Sri Lanka has partnered OSL Global Ltd. to create a unique platform for Sri Lankan entrepreneurs and project owners to showcase their businesses or projects to overseas investors looking for outbound investment opportunities.


PUCSL grants CEB conditional approval to year-old Long Term Generation Plan

Views - 102 Tuesday, 12 June 2018 01:03

By Chathuri Dissanayake The Public Utilities Commission Sri Lanka (PUCSL) yesterday granted conditional approval for the Long Term Generation Plan submitted by the Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB), ending months of tug-of-war between the two entities,


World’s top authority on intelligent leadership John Mattone arrives in Sri Lanka

Views - 49 Tuesday, 12 June 2018 01:02

The world’s number one authority on Intelligent Leadership and the coach of Steve Jobs, John Mattone, arrived yesterday in Sri Lanka to deliver his expertise at a workshop organised by Sri Lanka institute of Marketing (SLIM), the apex marketing bod


UDA to open mobile unit at Arcade to celebrate 40th anniversary

Views - 37 Tuesday, 12 June 2018 01:02

By Skandha Gunasekara To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Urban Development Authority a mobile unit will be opened at the Arcade Centre by Megapolis and Western Development Minister Patali Champika Ranawaka, to fast-track approval for constructi


Sri Lanka gem and jewellery to be showcased at tourism events

Views - 81 Tuesday, 12 June 2018 01:01

Members of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Sri Lanka associated with the Sri Lanka Gem and Jewellery Association met with Minister of Tourism Development John Amaratunga to discuss opportunities to promote Sri Lanka gems and jewellery at


Daily FT readers win free tickets to leadership guru John Mattone’s The Knowledge Forum

Views - 39 Tuesday, 12 June 2018 01:01

Ten lucky readers of Daily FT have won a rare chance to secure an opportunity to be empowered by world-famous “intelligent leadership” guru John Mattone today at the Sri Lanka Institute of Marketing-organised forum. Since last Thursday, Daily FT


US Special Delegation visits Port of Colombo

Views - 42 Tuesday, 12 June 2018 01:00

A special delegation from the United States visiting the Port of Colombo recently. From left: Congressman Henry Cuellar, SLPA Chief Manager (Marketing and Business Development) Upul Jayatissa, US Ambassador to Sri Lanka and the Maldives Atul Keshap,


Development Lotteries rewards Piyaratna with fifth super luxury Wagon R motor car

Views - 25 Tuesday, 12 June 2018 00:58

The Development Lotteries Board (DLB), at the 278th special draw of Kotipathi Shanida, proudly presented five lucky winners with super luxury Wagon R motor cars. One of these cars was won by A. V. S. Piyaratna. The winning ticket was sold to him by A


Sri Lanka Economic Summit 2018 ‘On the Fast Track to a Turnaround’ in Sept.

Views - 44 Tuesday, 12 June 2018 00:29

The country’s foremost economic event, the Sri Lanka Economic Summit 2018, organised by the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce, Sri Lanka’s premier business chamber, is to take place from 12-14 September at Cinnamon Grand Colombo. The theme for this year


Chemanex harnesses strategic restructuring to successfully meet future challenges

Views - 182 Tuesday, 12 June 2018 00:22

Leading importer and distributor of industrial chemicals and intermediaries Chemanex PLC underwent a strategic restructuring, in a bid to position the Company to effectively meet future challenges. Chemanex recorded Rs. 724 million group turnover dur


S&T Interiors Sri Lanka on schedule to debut first overseas project at Marriott Maldives

Views - 78 Monday, 11 June 2018 00:00

Sri Lanka’s most exclusive turnkey contracting and interior fit-out company, S&T Interiors Sri Lanka is rapidly nearing completion on its milestone project for the Marriott Maldives Resort and Spa.


Brown University selects ‘Gammadda’ for advanced research forum

Views - 29 Monday, 11 June 2018 00:00

The ‘Gammadda’ initiative will be presented at the prestigious Brown University’s Advanced Research Institute, as a successful example of the changing nature of rural development around the world.


High tech Swiss electronic company considers investing in Sri Lanka

Views - 195 Monday, 11 June 2018 00:00

Manuel Inauen, Head of Business Development at KUK Electronics AG, a high-tech Swiss electronics manufacturer,


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Great ‘Gamperaliya’: A great novel made into a great film by a great director

Saturday, 23 June 2018

‘Gamperaliya’ (Changes in the Village/Changement au Village) was the third feature film made by ace director Lester James Peries. It was released on 20 December 1963.The film was based on the famous novel of the same name written by the doyen of


Thushani takes Todos to new heights

Saturday, 23 June 2018

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Confusion in Maldivian opposition is to Yameen’s advantage

Saturday, 23 June 2018

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Implications of inward FDI on China: Lessons to be learnt

Saturday, 23 June 2018

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