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Lanka Property Show 2018 unveils new investment opportunities

Views - 84 Saturday, 17 February 2018 00:00

The Lanka Property Show 2018 featuring prominent apartment developers in the country was declared open yesterday, unveiling investment opportunities to potential buyers.


John Keells Consumer Food sector shines at the 53rd Annual Report Awards

Views - 45 Saturday, 17 February 2018 00:00

Market leader in the processed meat industry Keells Food Products PLC recently won the Gold award in the Food and Beverages category at the 53rd Annual Report Awards competition, organised by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka (CA Sr


Jenika Senani of Senani Products wins Woman Entrepreneur of the Year Award 2017

Views - 33 Saturday, 17 February 2018 00:00

Senani Products, Sri Lanka’s leader of Goraka Cream was recently recognised by Sri Lanka Chamber of Small and Medium Industries as the winner of the Woman Entrepreneur award for ‘National Excellence’, at Hotel Ramada where Central Bank of Sri L


Panther presented with National Excellence Award by SLCSMI

Views - 12 Saturday, 17 February 2018 00:00

Panther, Sri Lanka’s leading educational toy and stationery manufacturer, was recently recognised by the Sri Lanka Chamber of Small and Medium Industries (SLCSMI) as the winner of the Silver Award for National Excellence.


Sunquick consumers ‘Drink & Win’ again!

Views - 18 Saturday, 17 February 2018 00:00

One of the most anticipated consumer promotions in the island, ‘Sunquick Drink & Win’ recently concluded yet another successful segment. With valuable gifts being awarded every year, the campaign awarded 100 lucky customers with Gold Coins this y


MTI enables Link Natural’s breakthrough into Vietnam and Myanmar

Views - 171 Friday, 16 February 2018 00:00

MTI Consulting, through their proven international market-entry methodology (and backed by extensive cross-border


National Print Conference on 15 March

Views - 22 Friday, 16 February 2018 00:00

Sri Lanka Association of Printers will hold their biennial Print Conference on 15 March at Waters Edge, Battaramulla from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Softlogic progresses despite challenging times

Views - 230 Friday, 16 February 2018 00:00

Softlogic Holdings Plc has been progressive in the third quarter ended 31 December 2017 despite challenging times.


Holyrood achieves all time record price

Views - 37 Friday, 16 February 2018 00:00

Holyrood Estate, Talawakele achieved an all time record price of Rs. 820 for a BOPsp grade in the western high grown category


Colombo Fort Land becomes Lankem’s parent

Views - 70 Friday, 16 February 2018 00:00

Lankem Ceylon Plc said yesterday that consequent to the recently concluded Rights Issue and the change in shareholding structure


SLEMEA - SLEDB Business Conference 2018 for electronics and electrical sector

Views - 41 Friday, 16 February 2018 00:00

Sri Lanka Electronics Manufacturers and Exporters Association (SLEMEA), in collaboration with Sri Lanka Export Development Board


CHINT: On a quest to empower Sri Lanka

Views - 47 Friday, 16 February 2018 00:00

A renowned world-class player in the energy industry, CHINT is committed to providing secure, reliable and high quality domestic and industrial electrical switchgear and equipment across the country.


Piramal Glass Ceylon posts Rs. 5 b turnover for 9 months, gross profit tops Rs. 1 b

Views - 50 Thursday, 15 February 2018 00:54

For the nine months ended 31 December 2017, the overall turnover of Piramala Glass Ceylon Plc was on par with the previous year’s sales of Rs. 5 billion mark. The domestic sale for the period was Rs. 3.375 billion as against the previous year’s R


India International Textile Expo in Colombo from 21-23 Feb

Views - 67 Thursday, 15 February 2018 00:53

IIT Expo-Colombo 2018, a three-day event, showcasing the incredible textiles of India, is being held from 21-23 February at the Grand Ballroom, Galadari Hotel, Colombo. Over 40 Indian fabric manufacturers and exporters will be displaying varieties o


Singaporean companies exploring investment opportunities in Sri Lanka

Views - 373 Wednesday, 14 February 2018 00:00

Accenture, the Singapore business mission to Sri Lanka organised by the Singapore Business Federation (SBF), together with International Enterprise Singapore


Dhananath Fernando wins $ 10,000 for Sri Lanka in Think Tank Shark Tank in Asia

Views - 1577 Wednesday, 14 February 2018 00:00

Advocata Chief Operating Officer Dhananath Fernando won the Asia Think Tank Shark Tank championship in Jakarta


Magline Switch Boards wins National Platinum Award

Views - 29 Wednesday, 14 February 2018 00:00

Magline Switch Boards, a leading company engaged in low voltage power distribution panels, won the national platinum


ICC Sri Lanka, NHRDC host forum to highlight lessons from Germany’s dual vocational training system

Views - 209 Tuesday, 13 February 2018 00:00

International Chamber of Commerce Sri Lanka (ICCSL) together with National Human Resource Development Council (NHRDC) will be hosting a joint discussion forum where the keynote presentation will be delivered by German Ambassador to Sri Lanka Jörn Ro


Sri Lanka Ceramics and Glass Symposium 5 and 6 March

Views - 97 Monday, 12 February 2018 00:12

An eminent panel of local and foreign speakers are billed to speak at the technical sessions of the Sri Lanka Ceramics and Glass Symposium on 6 March, while the inauguration ceremony on 5 March will be graced by President of the Democratic Socialist


India’s Petronet, Japanese co. to set up $ 300 m LNG terminal in Sri Lanka

Views - 159 Monday, 12 February 2018 00:12

New Delhi: India’s largest importer of liquefied natural gas (LNG), Petronet LNG Ltd, and its Japanese partners will invest $ 300 million to set up Sri Lanka’s first LNG terminal near Colombo, its CEO Prabhat Singh has said. The Indo-Japanese par


Haycarb records turnover of Rs. 10.9 b and profit before tax of Rs. 564 m at Q3 2017/18

Views - 65 Monday, 12 February 2018 00:12

Haycarb PLC, the Sri Lankan multinational of Hayleys PLC has reported revenue of Rs. 10.9 billion and profit before tax of Rs. 564 million for nine months ending 31 December 2017. The profit after tax stood at Rs. 473 million the Company said in a st


Debug Group, Schneider Electric host ‘Reliability, Sustainability and Energy Efficiency’ conference

Views - 75 Monday, 12 February 2018 00:07

The Debug Group of Companies and Schneider Electric Conference was held recently in Colombo, under the theme of ‘Reliability, Sustainability and Energy Efficiency’ where more than 100 professionals from a multitude of industries attended this ev


Aitken Spence 9-month PBT up by 14%

Views - 137 Monday, 12 February 2018 00:00

Aitken Spence Plc in a statement said it has recorded a steady financial performance for the nine months ending 31 December 2017 with a 14.1% year-on-year growth in profits before tax from Rs. 2.8 billion to Rs. 3.3 billion. The leading conglomerate


Pangolin found inside freezer: Tourism authority launches immediate inquiry

Views - 98 Saturday, 10 February 2018 00:19

The Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority has launched an inquiry into the restaurant where a pangolin was found inside a freezer.


Sri Lankan envoy calls for boosting ties with Turkey

Views - 29 Saturday, 10 February 2018 00:00

ANADOLU: Sri Lankan Ambassador in Ankara Pakeer Mohideen Amza said it was time to revive the deep-rooted relations Turkey and Sri Lanka have enjoyed. Speaking to Anadolu Agency Amza said: “This is vital and important for our people to know each oth


Sri Lankan Consul General stresses need for strengthening ties with Pakistan

Views - 17 Saturday, 10 February 2018 00:00

(DT) KARACHI: There is great scope for increasing bilateral trade and economic cooperation between Sri Lanka and Pakistan, and to further strengthen a seven-decade old political and cultural relationship of the two countries.


Huawei overtakes Apple as C-NPS customers’ most recommended brand in China’s mobile phone industry 2

Views - 32 Saturday, 10 February 2018 00:00

Recently, China’s leading brand rating organisation Chnbrand released China Net Promoter Score Index (C-NPS) research results for 2018. With a score of 17.8 points, Huawei has overtaken Apple for the first time as the C-NPS Customers’ ‘Most Rec


Asia Pacific Daily takes Sri Lanka news to world mobile users

Views - 27 Saturday, 10 February 2018 00:00

Asia Pacific Daily is a multilingual new media platform launched in July, 2012 by the Asia-Pacific Regional Bureau of the Xinhua News Agency. Headquartering in Hong Kong, the agency has branch offices in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Shenzhen as well


Third annual Japanese Fair at Waters Edge on Sunday

Views - 49 Saturday, 10 February 2018 00:00

The annual Japanese Fair will be held for the 3rd time on Sunday 11th February at Waters Edge, Battaramulla from 4.00 pm onwards. The event will be presented by Waters Edge in partnership with the Embassy of Japan in Sri Lanka.


Affordable medical test packages to all from Pannipitiya Private Hospital

Views - 33 Saturday, 10 February 2018 00:00

Pannipitiya Private Hospital has introduced a series of medical test packages that offers special discounts to its patients. These special medical packages have been designed separately to cater to the needs of people of different age groups and diff


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Tamil actor Kamal Haasan stars in new role as political leader

Saturday, 24 February 2018

Srinivasan Kamal Haasan is one of India’s foremost film actors. Known popularly as Kamal, the talented and versatile thespian has not only excelled as an actor onscreen, but has successfully engaged in other cinematic spheres too. The multi-faceted


Yameen’s economic offensive to counter political adversity ahead of presidential poll

Saturday, 24 February 2018

The embattled Maldivian President Abdulla Yameen, who is facing intense political opposition both in and out of the country, hopes to win the September, 2018 presidential election using a combination of political belligerence and a strong economic pr


In the end, there was nothing

Saturday, 24 February 2018

Much more than a storm in a tea cup! To a non-discerning person, it all seemed like the final battle of the counter revolution. President Sirisena was up in smoke trying to oust Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe for no articulated reason. He asked


Shouldn’t Govt. prevent parliamentary system from decay and destruction?

Friday, 23 February 2018

The wrong people teach us the best lessons. As a clever nation, we had always used our ballot and chased the wrong people


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