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Ceylon Chamber starts evaluation of ‘Best Corporate Citizen Sustainability Award 2017’ applications

Views - 23 Thursday, 12 October 2017 00:48

The Evaluation Panel of the ‘Best Corporate Citizen Sustainability Award 2017’ (BCCS Award 2017) commenced its work to select the corporate sustainability champions of the country, as accepting of applications for the competition was closed on 4


JLanka to introduce future energy trends, technologies and solutions at Techno 2017

Views - 34 Thursday, 12 October 2017 00:47

JLanka Technologies, Sri Lanka’s leading solar solutions provider will be showcasing their pioneering renewable energy solutions together with innovative ideas and technologies from 13-15 October at the BMICH at Techno 2017, the largest and only en


Boost for SMEs via National Trade Facilitation Agreement

Views - 108 Thursday, 12 October 2017 00:38

Implementation of the National Trade Facilitation Agreement (NTFA) with the World Trade Organisation will be a big boost to the competitiveness of Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) to face local and global challenges and opportunities.


EDB organises seminar for women entrepreneurs in Monaragala

Views - 19 Thursday, 12 October 2017 00:36

The EDB organised a seminar for women entrepreneurs on Thursday, 21 September in District Secretariat, Monaragala with the objective of development of women entrepreneurs to enter the international market. The seminar focused on Introduction of fem


BDO Sri Lanka organises roadshow in China in December to showcase local opportunities

Views - 75 Wednesday, 11 October 2017 00:00

As part of the global road show series BDO intends exposing Sri Lankan projects and opportunities to the business community of China


Prime Group, Singer and Tokyo Cement to power 38th National Conference of Chartered Accountants

Views - 55 Wednesday, 11 October 2017 00:00

The National Conference of Chartered Accountants, recognised as one of Sri Lanka’s largest annual business summits


China, S’pore FTAs can transform two-thirds of Sri Lanka imports, says WTO

Views - 53 Wednesday, 11 October 2017 00:00

No less than two-thirds of annual imports to Sri Lanka will enter the country duty free when FTAs with China and Singapore are wrapped up, said a visiting top official from WTO in Colombo yesterday.


Singer Sri Lanka launches Singer GEO Smart refrigerators

Views - 77 Wednesday, 11 October 2017 00:00

Singer Sri Lanka Plc, the country’s premier consumer durables retailer, has launched the Singer GEO Smart, one of the most intelligent and energy efficient refrigerators in Asia.


Hydropower plant to be built under the lower Malwathu Oya Project

Views - 32 Wednesday, 11 October 2017 00:00

Minister of Irrigation and Water Resources Management Palitha Range Bandara says it is planned to build a power plant under the lower Malwathu Oya reservoir project in addition to constructing the Malwathu Oya Reservoir


Consul General in Mumbai promotes SL among Indian electrical and electronic manufacturers

Views - 41 Tuesday, 10 October 2017 00:00

The Annual Convention of the Indian Electrical and Electronic Manufacturers’ Association (IEEMA) was held on 22 September in Mumbai on the theme of ‘Make in India’ with the participation of the Union Minister for Heavy Industries and Public Ent


NCE presents budget proposals for 2018 to Ministry of Finance

Views - 39 Tuesday, 10 October 2017 00:00

The National Chamber of Exporters of Sri Lanka (NCE), which is the only private sector chamber which exclusively serves Sri Lankan exporters and represents them with relevant state authorities, has formulated and presented budget proposals related to


Industrial Association of Sri Lanka holds 26th AGM

Views - 25 Tuesday, 10 October 2017 00:00

The Industrial Association of Sri Lanka held its 26th Annual General Meeting recently. The Chief Guest for the event was Minister of Industry and Commerce Rishad Bathiudeen MP.


Morison makes brand change

Views - 78 Tuesday, 10 October 2017 00:00

Sri Lanka’s leading pharmaceutical manufacturing company Morison Plc partnered Brand Finance and Landor to capture its new vision for the future by codifying the DNA of its organisation and signifying a rejuvenated course of direction.


UNIDO visits Moratuwa IDB

Views - 22 Tuesday, 10 October 2017 00:00

India-based United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) Regional Representative Dr. Rene Van Berkel who was here on the invitation of Industry and Commerce Minister Rishad Bathiudeen,


Sri Lanka to operationalise WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement

Views - 64 Tuesday, 10 October 2017 00:00

As a step towards boosting Sri Lankan trade via operationalising the WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement, the National Trade Facilitation Committee (NTFC) in collaboration with the International Trade Centre (ITC) and the World Bank will convene a two-d


Govt. to expedite national policy for SMEs; draft available online

Views - 41 Tuesday, 10 October 2017 00:00

The Government has expressed its commitment to expedite the national policy for Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) given their catalyst role in socioeconomic development.


National Chamber hosts Iranian Ambassador on Wednesday

Views - 29 Monday, 9 October 2017 00:00

Ambassador of Iran to Sri Lanka Mohammed Zaeri Amirani will be the special guest speaker at a session on ‘Bilateral Trade between Sri Lanka & Iran’ organised by the National Chamber of Commerce of Sri Lanka, on Wednesday 11 October from 3 p.m. to


Minister Amunugama will be Chief Guest at annual conference of AAT Sri Lanka tomorrow

Views - 16 Monday, 9 October 2017 00:00

Minister of Special Assignments Dr. Sarath Amunugama will be the Chief Guest at the annual conference of Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) of Sri Lanka to be inaugurated on 10 October at 6 p.m. at the Hotel Waters Edge, Battaramulla


Sri Lanka country pavilion at Anuga International Food Fair in Cologne, Germany

Views - 23 Monday, 9 October 2017 00:00

Sri Lanka Export Development Board, the country’s apex body for promoting the export products and services, in collaboration with Sri Lankan Embassy in Germany, is organising Sri Lanka country pavilion at Anuga International Food Fair to be held in


Orange LED successfully carries out island-wide promotion to raise awareness on energy saving

Views - 30 Monday, 9 October 2017 00:00

In a bid to spread awareness about the importance of saving energy and the use of LED bulbs, Orange LED recently carried out a special promotion by directly engaging with consumers across the country.


Shippers’ Academy Colombo sector workshop on new Inland Revenue Act on Friday

Views - 66 Monday, 9 October 2017 00:00

Shippers’ Academy Colombo will hold a workshop on the new Inland Revenue Act and its impact on shippers, logistics providers, freight forwarding companies, exporters, importers, and the shipping community, on 13 October from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the


World Crafts City in Sri Lanka mooted

Views - 64 Monday, 9 October 2017 00:00

The largest and most active segment of the global crafts entity, the World Crafts Council (WCC), has heaped praise on the Lankan crafts sector saying that it is proud to have influential members like Sri Lanka’s National Crafts Council with it.


Hambantota District Chamber of Commerce holds District Best Traders Association 2017

Views - 22 Monday, 9 October 2017 00:00

For the second time, the Hambantota District Chamber of Commerce organised the ‘Hambantota District Best Traders Association 2016-2017’ to select winners from 18 trade associations.


Sri Lanka Ports Authority joins Food Production National Program 2017

Views - 20 Saturday, 7 October 2017 00:46

The Food Production National Program 2017 of the Sri Lanka Ports Authority (SLPA) was held yesterday at its Chaithya Premises inaugurated by SLPA Acting Chairman P. G. Dasanayake with the participation of SLPA Managing Director H. D. A. S. Premachand


AAT Sri Lanka passed finalists to be awarded certificates today

Views - 14 Saturday, 7 October 2017 00:00

The Passed Finalists Certificate Awarding Ceremony of the Association of Accounting Technicians of Sri Lanka (AAT Sri Lanka) will be held today at the BMICH Main Hall in Colombo.


Sarvodaya Finance partners Mobitel to offer next generation mobile financial services via mCash plat

Views - 129 Saturday, 7 October 2017 00:00

Sarvodaya Development Finance Ltd., the pioneer in microfinance in Sri Lanka, recently entered into a technology partnership with the national mobile service provider, Mobitel. Keeping abreast with emerging technologies, the synergy was drawn between


Sampath Bank partners with Colombo International Book Fair

Views - 22 Saturday, 7 October 2017 00:00

Continuing to help nurture the habit of reading, Sampath Bank joined hands with the Colombo International Book Fair as the event’s official banking partner for the 13th consecutive year.


Carolina Estate sets all time record price

Views - 32 Saturday, 7 October 2017 00:00

Carolina Estate managed by Watawala Plantations PLC established an ‘all time record’ price of Rs. 700 for a line of CTC Medium Grown PF1 grade at this week’s tea auction held on 3 October. The purchase was made by Uniworld Teas Ltd. and the sal


All time record price for Dunsinane Estate

Views - 26 Saturday, 7 October 2017 00:00

Dunsinane Estate which comes under the purview of Elpitiya Plantations PLC established an ‘all time record’ price for a CTC High Grown PF1 grade at Rs. 660 per kg at the weekly tea auction concluded on 8 March. This line of tea was purchased by U


Save Your Monkey partners with Uber Sri Lanka to offer customers value added services

Views - 44 Saturday, 7 October 2017 00:00

Save Your Monkey, Sri Lanka’s pioneering insurtech company, recently partnered with Uber Sri Lanka to offer their customers a variety of exciting value added services. As a result of this latest tie-up between two of the country’s most trending s


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A SME policy finally in Sri Lanka

Wednesday, 18 October 2017

The other day there was a communiqué that Sri Lanka must have a SME policy as per the direction from the leadership of the Yahapalanaya Government. It sure gave breath to the economy that is currently nose diving with a growth at 4.7% and all banks


How can Sri Lanka gain from Asia’s ‘noodle bowl’ of regional infrastructure?

Wednesday, 18 October 2017

China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) – a web of intercontinental road, rail and port links – is a hot topic in Sri Lanka


What is more important? Fixing the Constitution or fixing the economy?

Tuesday, 17 October 2017

The Steering Committee of the Constitutional Assembly has produced an Interim Report on six key issues after 73 sessions between April 2016 and September 2017, without basic consensus among the key partners of political party representatives in the C


Top 10 tourist source markets and marketing of Sri Lanka tourism niches

Tuesday, 17 October 2017

The tourism sector is a significant that contribute to the economy of the country. Sri Lanka received over two million arrivals in 2016. This was 14% increase compared to last year 2015. In the case of foreign exchange earnings, Sri Lanka’s earning


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