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Best Corporate Citizen Sustainability Awards today

Views - 35 Tuesday, 28 November 2017 00:00

The awards ceremony of the ‘Best Corporate Citizen Sustainability Award 2017’ (BCCS 2017), will take place at the Cinnamon Grand, Colombo this evening (28 November) amidst a gathering of 350 high profile corporate executives. The event will be gr


SL hosts AGXA/APRIL International Enterprise Annual Channel Partner Event

Views - 19 Tuesday, 28 November 2017 00:00

agxa, an AG International Company organised its Annual Channel Partner Event on 1 November at the Victorian Ballroom of Kingsbury Hotel to coincide with the visit of the principals; APRIL International Enterprise from Singapore. agxa is an internat


JLanka Technologies clinches gold and silver at Techno Sri Lanka 2017

Views - 19 Tuesday, 28 November 2017 00:00

The leader in next generation energy technologies and Solar PV systems, JLanka Technologies proved its mettle at Techno Sri Lanka 2017 by clinching two awards at the awards ceremony held at the Kingsbury Hotel in the presence of Chief Guest Minister


Arpico Mattresses extends operation overseas with Indian entry

Views - 25 Tuesday, 28 November 2017 00:00

Arpico Mattresses, Sri Lanka’s pioneer and leader in mattress manufacturing, recently extended its operations to the international market by launching the Arpico Mattress range in India. As the preliminary step in this pursuit, the product range w


Nestlé fights back after Sri Lankan President rages over sugar content in Milo

Views - 301 Tuesday, 28 November 2017 00:00

Food Navigator Asia.com: Nestlé has hit back after the Sri Lankan President slated the manufacturer over the level of sugar in its Milo drink. President Maithripala Sirisena recently launched an outspoken attack on the firm, claiming it had increa


National Chamber seminar on Budget 2018 today

Views - 32 Monday, 27 November 2017 01:00

The National Chamber of Commerce of Sri Lanka will hold a half-day seminar on the ‘Budget 2018 Highlights’, on Monday, 27 November from 9.00 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. at the National Chamber Auditorium, No. 450 D.R. Wijewardena Mawatha, Colombo 10.


Construction work on Ganemulla Flyover nearing completion

Views - 87 Monday, 27 November 2017 00:16

Access Engineering Plc, the foremost engineering company in Sri Lanka, is nearing completion of construction work on the Ganemulla Flyover, a much-needed solution to the heavy traffic at the Ganemulla Railway Crossing.


SEIC 2017 Colombo: An investment seminar to highlight Sri Lanka’s exceptional potential

Views - 101 Monday, 27 November 2017 00:00

Sri Lanka Economic and Investment Conclave (SEIC 2017) Organising Committee Chairman Dr. Palitha Kohona, former Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Sri Lanka to the United Nations and former Foreign Secretary, shares some key insights on


Unilever and Sathosa launch Season 2 of Idam Nidanaya mega land giveaway

Views - 38 Saturday, 25 November 2017 00:19

Unilever Sri Lanka together with the nation’s largest state-owned retail network, Lanka Sathosa, unveiled the second phase of the ‘Idam Nidanaya’ mega land giveaway promotion at Water’s Edge, Battaramulla, recently.


NCE conducts Exporters Post-Budget Forum 2018

Views - 30 Saturday, 25 November 2017 00:00

The National Chamber of Exporters (NCE) conducted a post-Budget Forum on 15 November at the Kingsbury Hotel, attended by a large number of participants from the exporter community.


Odiliya Homes’ Next Colombo-01 to make luxury living affordable

Views - 77 Saturday, 25 November 2017 00:00

Odiliya Homes and Real Estate Company Ltd, a proud member of the Odiliya Group of Companies, will launch its latest project, Next Colombo-01, soon.


Good Karma’s Corporate Sustainability Global Expert to give keynote at ‘Best Corporate Citizen Susta

Views - 69 Friday, 24 November 2017 00:00

David Bent, world-leading advisor on sustainable business based in the UK, specialist member of Good Karma Consultants


Minister Amunugama Chief Guest at first Asia-Pacific Executives Forum

Views - 78 Friday, 24 November 2017 00:00

Minister Dr. Sarath Amunugama will be the Chief Guest at the first ‘Asia-Pacific Executives Forum’ held at Hilton, Colombo on 26 November at 3 p.m.


Chengdu Characteristic Product Promotion Conference bids to increase investment and trade

Views - 34 Friday, 24 November 2017 00:00

With the aim of promoting its products, Chengdu, a highly innovative city in Western China, held the Chengdu Characteristic Product Promotion Conference at the Sri Lanka Exhibition and Convention Centre on 22 November.


GSP+ Business Guide for Sri Lankan exporters

Views - 107 Thursday, 23 November 2017 00:00

The European Union-Sri Lanka Trade Related Assistance project has published a GSP+ Business Guide which provides an overview of relevant information for exporters from Sri Lanka. This publication was prepared within the framework of the EU-Sri Lanka


Exporters Association welcomes 2018 Budget

Views - 41 Thursday, 23 November 2017 00:00

Exporters Association of Sri Lanka (EASL) Chairman Harin de Silva in a statement yesterday welcomed the 2018 Budget under Vision 2025 and its proposals to revamp Sri Lanka’s trade policies to enable an export-driven economy. Following is the


China Products Exhibition kicks off in Colombo for 3rd consecutive year

Views - 68 Thursday, 23 November 2017 00:00

By Shannon Jayawardena With the aim of increasing trade as well as to help drive the domestic market in Sri Lanka, returning for the third year, the China Products Exhibition was declared open on 22 November at the Sri Lanka Exhibition and Convention


Light Rail project to kick off in December 2018

Views - 187 Thursday, 23 November 2017 00:00

By Skandha Gunasekara The construction of the Light Rail system to be introduced to Colombo City and its suburbs will commence at the end of 2018, Megapolis and Western Development Minister Champika Ranawaka revealed yesterday. Ministry Secretary Ni


SEC approves Citrus Group restructure

Views - 82 Thursday, 23 November 2017 00:00

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has approved the restructure of the Citrus Group, which includes Citrus Leisure Plc, Hikkaduwa Beach Resort Plc, Waskaduwa Beach Resort Plc, Kalpitiya Beach Resort Plc and Passikuddah Beach Resorts Ltd. Ci


CPC gets Cabinet nod for storage tank

Views - 40 Thursday, 23 November 2017 00:00

By Chathuri Dissanayake Cabinet this week gave its assent to the Ceylon Petroleum Cooperation to award the contract for the much-discussed fuel storage tank needed to increase storage facilities to 30 days. The bid to construct the tank, designed to


Inflation at 8.8% in Oct.

Views - 45 Wednesday, 22 November 2017 12:00

The year-on-year inflation based on NCPI has been compiled as 8.8% for October, slightly higher than the 8.6% recorded in the previous month.


Harin, Rosy at leading Smart City summit in Barcelona

Views - 126 Wednesday, 22 November 2017 00:00

Minister Harin Fernando, Deputy Chief of Staff at the Prime Minister’s Office Rosy Senanayake and Dinesh Weerakkody of the Colombo City Development Committee participated in the Huawei Smart City Summit in Barcelona


Malik opens up on the economy

Views - 67 Wednesday, 22 November 2017 00:00

Minister of Development Strategies and International Trade Malik Samarawickrama on Monday in Parliament identified the Budget 2018 as the first step the Unity Government will follow to establish a solid foundation to


STAX relocates to Access II

Views - 303 Wednesday, 22 November 2017 00:00

STAX, Sri Lanka’s leading strategy consulting firm, recently moved into a new office within the heart of the Central Business District (CBD) in Colombo.


Sri Lankan trade delegation visits Riyadh

Views - 39 Wednesday, 22 November 2017 00:00

A Sri Lankan trade delegation organised by the Embassy of Sri Lanka and the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce (CCC) visited Riyadh from 29 October to 1 November.


Business Today presents TOP 30 2016-2017 and Passionate awards

Views - 212 Wednesday, 22 November 2017 00:00

Business Today on Monday recognised the TOP 30 best performing corporates in Sri Lanka for the financial year 2016-2017.


PM makes compelling case for greater liberalisation

Views - 66 Wednesday, 22 November 2017 00:00

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe on Monday made a compelling case why Sri Lanka should further open up and pointed to the apparel sector’s success following the entry of foreign firms in the 1980s.


Nuzreth Jalaldeen appointed Executive Director of AmCham

Views - 2146 Tuesday, 21 November 2017 00:00

The American Chamber of Commerce in Sri Lanka has appointed Nuzreth Jalaldeen as its new Executive Director with effect from November.


China Products Exhibition kicks off tomorrow

Views - 48 Tuesday, 21 November 2017 00:00

The China Products (Colombo Sri Lanka) Exhibition from 22-24 November at the Sri Lanka Exhibition & Convention Centre (SLECC),


FPS Alfa to represent Akzo Nobel as exclusive agent for protective coatings

Views - 31 Tuesday, 21 November 2017 00:00

FPS Alpha Ltd, a recently started joint venture company established between FPS Projects Ltd. and Optimus Alpha Ltd,


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Kodak moments for Sri Lanka Tourism

Wednesday, 13 December 2017

It was quite disheartening to see the tourism numbers for November 2017 dropping to 167,511 visitors at 0.2% growth against


Liberalising shipping and logistics: Cat out of the bag on THC too

Wednesday, 13 December 2017

At the 2017 Sri Lanka Shippers’ Council AGM as the outgoing chairman, I urged the Government on the need for fully liberalising the shipping sector to reap the long-term benefits for Sri Lanka.


A universal good: How increased health coverage can help beat back antimicrobial resistance

Wednesday, 13 December 2017

Ensuring all people everywhere have access to health services that are affordable, of good quality and within reach is a public health imperative.


Towards sustainable green automobile beyond 2018

Wednesday, 13 December 2017

In the National Budget proposals for the year 2018, the Government has taken positive steps to promote the electric car segment


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