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HNB takes 274 Singithi depositors on guided tour of Ratmalana Airport and Colombo Port

Views - 4 Saturday, 23 September 2017 00:06

Seeking to cultivate the savings habit in young Sri Lankans, Hatton National Bank rewarded 274 selected winners of the HNB Singithi Depositors competition together with their parents for a special educational tour around a series of landmark location


LECS partners Metropolitan as Gold Partner for ‘Office 2017’

Views - 4 Saturday, 23 September 2017 00:05

Workplace solutions leader Metropolitan Holdings Ltd. partnered as the Gold Sponsor for Office 2017, an exclusive exhibition showcasing the complete workplace solutions to be held in September.


British Way Academy rewarded at MASSCO Business Excellency Awards 2017

Views - 6 Saturday, 23 September 2017 00:04

In recognition of the dedicated service of uplifting the knowledge of English among the youth in Sri Lanka British Way English Academy was awarded at the recently concluded MASSCO Business Excellency Awards 2017 held at Hotel Ramada. Here British Way


SOLAKRO Paints receives Bronze at CNCI Achiever Awards

Views - 3 Saturday, 23 September 2017 00:04

GB Coatings Ltd., one of the leading companies who manufacture interior and exterior paints and related products won the Bronze Award in National Level Manufacturing Sector – Medium Category at Achiever Awards Ceremony 2017 organised by the Ceylon


Mobitel Official Mobile Partner for Future of Tourism Summit 2017

Views - 3 Saturday, 23 September 2017 00:03

The National Mobile Service Provider, Mobitel is the Official Mobile Partner for ‘Cinnamon Future of Tourism Summit 2017’ to be held on 26 September, hosted by Cinnamon Hotels & Resorts. The summit is expected to attract 400 participants from the


Mobitel partners with Fairfirst InsuranceThe National Mobile Service Provider Mobitel, has partnered

Views - 5 Saturday, 23 September 2017 00:03

The National Mobile Service Provider Mobitel, has partnered with Fairfirst Insurance to offer customers an innovative micro-insurance cover that provides customers financial assistance when the insured is confined to bed due to physical disablement o


Parliament discusses Sustainable Development Bill

Views - 2 Saturday, 23 September 2017 00:01

The Government moved the Sri Lanka Sustainable Development Bill on Thursday in Parliament to provide for the development and implementation of a national policy and strategy for sustainable development of the country and for the establishment of a Su


SriLankan Catering wins another Presidential Export Award

Views - 19 Friday, 22 September 2017 00:00

SriLankan Catering Ltd. (SLC), a fully-owned subsidiary of National Carrier SriLankan Airlines, was named the winner of yet another Presidential Export Award, the third such award in recent years, as recognition for its steadfast commitment to suppor


CIMA President calls on Mangala

Views - 12 Friday, 22 September 2017 00:00

Chartered Institute of Management Accountant (CIMA) President David Stanford paid a courtesy call on Minister of Finance and Mass Media Mangala Samaraweera yesterday at the Treasury.


Sri Lanka to produce ornamental fish of high standard

Views - 17 Friday, 22 September 2017 00:00

The construction of the maiden fish breeding centre in Sri Lanka commenced recently at Sevanapitiya in Polonnaruwa.


Hub status brings regional consultations for National Export Strategy to Galle

Views - 12 Friday, 22 September 2017 00:00

Regional Consultations as part of the design of Sri Lanka’s National Export Strategy (NES) took place in Galle on 22 September.


First round of Regional Consultations for National Export Strategy kicks off in Kandy

Views - 20 Friday, 22 September 2017 00:00

Regional Consultations as part of the design of Sri Lanka’s National Export Strategy (NES) took place in Kandy on 18 September.


Packing it right!: Printcare takes Sri Lanka to pinnacle of print

Views - 41 Thursday, 21 September 2017 00:00

The Chairman of Sri Lanka’s premier printing and packing company, Printcare, opines that the local industry must make better use of its competitive advantages to take on global markets, whilst the Government must work harder to improve business inf


Oxo-Biodegradable additives to transform Sri Lanka’s plastic industry  

Views - 75 Thursday, 21 September 2017 00:00

The Sri Lankan polythene industry, which was under threat after the implementation of several bans, will gain a lifeline with New Nawaloka Trading Company’s newest product Oxo-Biodegradable (OBD) additives, an ingredient which causes plastics to de


British High Commission Colombo celebrates Britain’s creative industries

Views - 29 Thursday, 21 September 2017 00:00

20th Century Fox, together with the British High Commission and Skyline Entertainment Ltd., celebrated Britain’s creative industries during a reception to launch the film ‘Kingsman: The Golden Circle’.


Sri Lanka unleashes support for world class porcelain, red clay and glass layers

Views - 46 Wednesday, 20 September 2017 00:00

Sri Lanka has begun boosting its world class porcelain, glass and red-clay industry segments with a host of new initiatives – and has also realised that the red-clay sector that is now surging as a result of next year’s Asbestos ban, packs consid


Mahinda visits second biggest shipping line MSC to woo more biz to Colombo Port

Views - 37 Wednesday, 20 September 2017 00:00

Minister Ports and Shipping Mahinda Samarasinghe and Sri Lanka Ports Authority Chairman Dr. Parakrama Dissanayake paid a courtesy visit to the Head Office of Mediterranean Shipping Company S.A (MSC), based in Geneva, Switzerland.


UN SDGs key criteria for evaluation at Best Corporate Citizen Sustainability Award 2017

Views - 8 Wednesday, 20 September 2017 00:00

‘Best Corporate Citizen Sustainability Award 2017’ will take into consideration the sustainable work done by local firms in line with the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals, when evaluating applications forwarded by companies for this year’s c


Sri Lanka and Viet Nam deepen collaboration in electronic/electrical sector

Views - 37 Tuesday, 19 September 2017 00:19

A 12-member delegation initiated by the Sri Lanka Export Development Board (SLEDB) visited Viet Nam from 4 to 6 September comprising representatives from Global Market – Tos Lanka Co. Ltd., Lanka Harness Co. Ltd., Noratel International Ltd., Hitech


National Chamber to host Indonesian Ambassador

Views - 7 Tuesday, 19 September 2017 00:17

Indonesian Ambassador to Sri Lanka Gusti Ngurah Ardiyasa will be the special guest speaker on ‘Bilateral Trade between Sri Lanka and Indonesia’ on September at the National Chamber of Commerce from 3.00 p.m. to 4.30 p.m. at No. 450 D.R. Wijewarde


SL-Indonesia Friendship Society Charity Bazaar

Views - 26 Tuesday, 19 September 2017 00:00

To mark its silver jubilee, the Sri Lanka Indonesia Friendship Society will hold a Charity Bazaar in partnership with the Embassy of Indonesia on Saturday 30 September at the Embassy premises at 400/50, Sarana Road, Off Bauddhaloka Mawatha, Colombo 7


Gowri Rajan invited to India

Views - 236 Tuesday, 19 September 2017 00:00

One of Sri Lanka’s Top 50 business women of World Banks (IFC)/WIM award winners Gowri Rajan has been invited by Rotary Indian (District 3212) as the Chief Guest to address the youth of India in the world of Rotary.


MTI idea2fund’s Bakamuna featured at AOD’s Design Sense

Views - 52 Tuesday, 19 September 2017 00:00

Chief Bakamuna/CEO Rochelle Bibile presented a design talk at AOD’s Design Sense on 10 September at the AOD International Design Campus.


Teejay honoured at CNCI Achiever Awards 2017

Views - 18 Tuesday, 19 September 2017 00:00

Teejay Lanka PLC, the region’s largest multinational textile manufacturer, was honoured at the recently concluded CNCI Achiever Awards 2017, the prestigious ceremony organised by the Ceylon National Chamber of Industries. The company established i


Advantis Projects leverages expertise to improve national transport infrastructure

Views - 62 Monday, 18 September 2017 00:50

Transportation has always played an important role in the prosperity of a nation. As Sri Lanka takes its first steps onto the world stage with a focus on ambitious economic goals, a solid transportation infrastructure will continue to be key.


Brandix reinforces dominance in export excellence

Views - 35 Monday, 18 September 2017 00:49

The Brandix Group has topped Sri Lanka’s ranking of exporters for the fifth consecutive year in 2016 to be declared the country’s Exporter of the Year by the Export Development Board (EDB) at a ceremony presided over by President Maithripala Siri


Six new Central Bank Assistant Governors appointed

Views - 1025 Monday, 18 September 2017 00:00

The Monetary Board at a meeting held on 31 August 2017 has promoted K.M.A.N. Daulagala, S. Gunaratne, N.W.G.R.D. Nanayakkara, T.M.J.Y.P. Fernando, J.P.R. Karunaratne and K. Gunatilake, six Staff Class Grade IV officers, to the post of Assistant Gover


Amunugama to woo youth for jobs

Views - 10 Saturday, 16 September 2017 00:01

A program for introducing employment opportunities available in the investment zones of the BOI and companies registered in those zones, to unemployed youth, will be conducted on Saturday 16 September commencing at 10 a.m., at the Galagedara Primary


Uber integrates emergency helpline number in app

Views - 26 Saturday, 16 September 2017 00:00

Uber, the world’s largest on-demand ride sharing company, today announced the integration of emergency helpline numbers in the rider app.


CEMS-Global’s 3 international exhibitions for textile and garment sector and logistic sector kick of

Views - 21 Saturday, 16 September 2017 00:00

CEMS-Global USA’s three comprehensive international exhibitions focused to the entire textile and garment sector of Sri Lanka in names of 9th Colombo International Yarn and Fabric Show and Sri Lanka International Airfreight and Shipping Logistics E


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Turkey could be an additional player in South Asian affairs

Saturday, 23 September 2017

With improvement of ties with Bangladesh after the standoff over the 1971 war crimes trials, and with the strengthening of relations with Pakistan, an economically resurgent and politically ambitious Turkey may become a factor in South Asian affairs


Media Freedom: alive and not so well… is it?

Friday, 22 September 2017

Today the only corpses in sight are those lining the bullpen – critics and social commentators who have fallen asleep at their desks, lulled by a democracy that offers peace but pre-empts justice. Oscar Wilde,


Rise of sustainable electric automobiles and the end of petrol and diesel vehicles

Friday, 22 September 2017

The past three years have been the hottest in recorded history and 2017 is already projected to be hotter than 2016! The cause for this heating up of the planet is clearly due to the excessive burning of fossil fuels.


The cry of ‘export or perish’ becoming real to Sri Lanka

Friday, 22 September 2017

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe speaking at the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) Annual Committee held in Colombo said for Sri Lanka to promote exports and investment, the Government will soon introduce several laws in


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