Business

Sharing of success stories of doing business in the Greater Mekong sub-region: Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam

Views - 50 Tuesday, 19 March 2019 01:51

The Sri Lanka Greater Mekong Business Council of the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce will be organising an event entitled “Sharing of Success Stories of doing business in the Greater Mekong Sub-region: Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam” on Thursday, 21 Ma


Lanka Impact Investing Network to hold “Emerging Women’s Summit” on 10 April

Views - 56 Tuesday, 19 March 2019 01:51

Lanka Impact Investing Network, the very first impact investing company of Sri Lanka, is hosting the “Emerging Women’s Summit (EWS): Female leadership in social entrepreneurship and impact investing”, on April 10th at Hatch in Colombo. The even


Govt. faces $810m penalty if dairy cow import agreement cancelled

Views - 190 Tuesday, 19 March 2019 01:51

By Ashwin Hemmathagama – Our Lobby Correspondent Early termination of the agreement to import cattle from Australia will result in the Government having to pay a penalty of $810 million, Agriculture, Rural Economic Affairs, Livestock Development, I


NCE conducts productive Post-Budget Exporters’ Forum

Views - 30 Tuesday, 19 March 2019 01:36

The National Budget for 2019 presented by the Minister of Finance on 5 March is generally considered by many as progressive from an economic point of view, in spite of 2019 being an election year. In this context the Minister of Finance has commendab


“Sri Lanka will see more mid-cap M&A deals”: MTI

Views - 305 Tuesday, 19 March 2019 00:00

According to MTI’s Corporate Finance and Investment Banking practice, over the next two years Sri Lanka is likely to witness a strong pipeline of mid-cap M&A deals. Commenting on what is driving this, MTI CEO Hilmy Cader said, “There is a multitu


Dialog and NIMB partner to establish National Innovation Centre

Views - 89 Monday, 18 March 2019 00:00

Dialog Axiata PLC, Sri Lanka’s premier connectivity provider, and the National Institute of Business Management (NIBM) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to establish a National Level Big Data Analytic Lab at the National Innovation Centre


8th EU-SL investor dialogue consolidates economic relations and resolves important matters

Views - 54 Monday, 18 March 2019 00:00

The Eighth EU-Sri Lanka investor dialogue was held at the Ministry of Development Strategies and International Trade recently. Many of the earlier outstanding matters had been resolved through dialogue and the joint efforts of the Sri Lanka and EU au


Linda and Jayomi selected for E&Y Entrepreneurial Winning Women Asia-Pacific program

Views - 728 Monday, 18 March 2019 00:00

Coinciding with International Women’s Day, EY Sri Lanka has announced the selection of two prominent local women entrepreneurs, Linda Speldewinde and JayomiLokuliyana, for the 2019 EY Entrepreneurial Winning Women Asia-Pacific class. The program is


Spices industry welcomes Budget 2019

Views - 34 Monday, 18 March 2019 00:00

The Spices and Allied Products Producers’ and Traders’ Association (SAPPTA), in a statement, has expressed satisfaction at the reduction of the Economic Service Charge for corporates paying concessionary taxes to 0.25% as against the 0.5% charged


ITI to hold Open Day tomorrow

Views - 40 Monday, 18 March 2019 00:00

By Charumini de Silva The Industrial Technological Institute (ITI) — the pioneer scientific research and development (R&D) organisation will open its doors on 19 March to investors, entrepreneurs, university students and general public to create aw


SLAMERP welcomes 2019 Budget proposals on rubber sector

Views - 52 Monday, 18 March 2019 00:00

The Sri Lanka Association for Manufacturers and Exporters of Rubber Products (SLAMERP) welcomes the focus given by the Finance Minister and the Ministry on a key value-added export sector at the Budget 2019. The rubber industry currently exports $ 1


Dr. Kapila Ranasinghe appointed Chairman Skills Development Fund

Views - 276 Monday, 18 March 2019 00:00

Academic Dr. Kapila Ranasinghe has been appointed as the Chairman of the Skills Development Fund Ltd. (SDFL) by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe. The SDFL was established as a pilot project in 1998 on the recommendation of Presidential Task Force


Daraz Express Hubs create wider opportunities for sellers and customers

Views - 82 Saturday, 16 March 2019 00:28

Online retail is fast capturing the local market and expanding to regions beyond the city centres. The leading e-commerce online shopping platform Daraz recognised the importance of decentralising operations and establishing regional hubs as early as


JLanka Technologies leadership recognised at Sri Lankan Entrepreneur Awards 2019

Views - 27 Saturday, 16 March 2019 00:27

JLanka’s visionary leadership that is paving the way for an energy revolution across Sri Lanka was recognised and lauded by the Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry of Sri Lanka (FCCISL) at the 23rd Sri Lankan Entrepreneur of the Year Aw


Three Sinha Group of Companies receives 2 FCCISL Gold Awards

Views - 14 Saturday, 16 March 2019 00:27

Three Sinha Group of Companies, an organisation that constantly strives to break new barriers in the roller door industry won the Gold Award of National Level, Extra Large Category at the Sri Lankan Entrepreneur of the Year Award 2018 organised by th


Deen Brothers shines in Gold and Silver at FCCISL Awards

Views - 23 Saturday, 16 March 2019 00:26

Deen Brothers Imports Ltd., who earned a name as importers of agricultural, industrial, mechanical and technical tools and electric appliances became the proud recipient of two coveted awards at the ‘Entrepreneur of the Year Awards’ ceremony orga


Petform wins two Silver Awards from FCCISL

Views - 15 Saturday, 16 March 2019 00:25

Petform Ltd., the giant of the plastic and paper based packaging industry bagged two Silver Awards from the ‘Entrepreneur of the Year’ Awards Ceremony organised by the Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industries in Sri Lanka. Petform Ltd. M


Home Lands rewards Derana Dream Star winner with biggest prize in Sri Lankan reality arena

Views - 51 Saturday, 16 March 2019 00:24

Home Lands Skyline Ltd., being the Official Real Estate Partner for popular Sri Lankan reality series – Derana Dream Star, awarded the Winner of Season VIII of the series at the Grand Finale event held recently at the Sugathadasa Indoor Stadium, Co


US Ambassador meets Malik

Views - 44 Friday, 15 March 2019 00:00

Ambassador of The United States of America in Sri Lanka Alaina B. Teplitz paid a courtesy call on the Development Strategies and International Trade Minister Malik Samarawickrama at the Ministry. Discussions were held towards further strengtheni


Interactive session on ‘Driving towards Global Success’

Views - 69 Friday, 15 March 2019 00:00

The Coffee with CEO Talk Series hosted by the Young Leaders, a Steering Committee of the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce, will be organising their third interactive session with Expolanka Group CEO Hanif Yusoof. Building on the success of the past two eve


Deloitte’s Vishwas to speak at Fireside Chat 2019

Views - 61 Friday, 15 March 2019 00:00

Vishwas Udgirkar, Deloitte’s Head of Government Practice in India, will participate in the Fireside Chat as a panellist in the closing session. His areas of expertise include business planning, Public Private Partnerships (PPPs), bankability studie


University of Colombo MBA Alumni partners with Fireside Chat 2019

Views - 78 Friday, 15 March 2019 00:00

Following the success of Fireside Chat 2018, with six bold and daring Sri Lankan entrepreneurs, ICC Sri Lanka and CIMA Sri Lanka will come together again to jointly host Fireside Chat 2019, featuring leading foreign envoys in Sri Lanka. The theme of


Emovyz partners with Fireside Chat 2019

Views - 108 Friday, 15 March 2019 00:00

Following the success of ‘Fireside chat 2018 with Six Bold and Daring Sri Lankan Entrepreneurs’, ICC Sri Lanka and CIMA Sri Lanka will come together again to jointly host ‘Fireside Chat 2019: Featuring leading foreign envoys in Sri Lanka’. Th


High powered team from Michelin holds discussions with BOI Chairman and Director General

Views - 80 Friday, 15 March 2019 00:00

A delegation from Michelin, the French tyre manufacturing giant met with BOI Chairman Hemasiri Fernando and BOI Director General Champika Malalgoda. Michelin Group Director for Public Affairs Eric Le Corre was accompanied by Zone Head – Legal Afric


ICC Sri Lanka leads delegation to 5th Asia Pacific CEO Forum

Views - 40 Friday, 15 March 2019 00:00

ICC Sri Lanka was represented at the 5th Asia Pacific CEO forum, hosted by ICC together with ICC Indonesia, held on 12 March at Shangri-La Hotel Jakarta, Indonesia. ICCSL Secretary Shanil Fernando led the delegation to the conference together with


Cargills obtains Enjoining Order against ‘Harshini Food Super City’

Views - 180 Thursday, 14 March 2019 00:32

‘Cargills Food City’, Cargills (Ceylon) PLC in line with a strong stance taken in protecting their Intellectual Property Rights pertaining to the nationwide supermarket chain, successfully obtained an Enjoining Order against ‘Harshini Food Supe


Built Element shareholders institute legal proceedings for alleged mismanagement of company proceeds

Views - 467 Thursday, 14 March 2019 00:32

Mahenthiran Subramaniam, Amirtha Gowrie Mahenthiran, Nirja Mahenthiran and Javier Ewing, shareholders of Built Element Ltd., recently instituted two actions before the Commercial High Court in respect of Built Element Ltd., a company with a total ass


Lankapak 2019: A hands-on exhibition for packaging, processing, printing and plastic industries

Views - 74 Thursday, 14 March 2019 00:00

Lankapak 2019 held its media launch at Hotel Galadari Bougainvillea Ballroom, in readiness to address the Packaging, Processing, Printing and Plastic industries to be held from 11 to 13 September at the BMICH. The 21st edition of Lankapak is organise


NCC cautiously optimistic on 2019 Budget

Views - 39 Wednesday, 13 March 2019 00:00

The National Chamber of Commerce of Sri Lanka yesterday hailed Government efforts to maintain policy consistency and the ongoing reform agenda in the Budget 2019, while emphasising the need to maintain close monitoring on achieving the goals set. The


SLINTEC signs agreement with Dynawash to commercialise new dyeing technology

Views - 287 Wednesday, 13 March 2019 00:00

Sri Lanka Institute of Nanotechnology (SLINTEC) signed a research commercialisation agreement with Dynawash Ltd. on 31 January to introduce a new natural textile dyeing technology using biomass pigments. Green manufacturing is more than a phraseolog


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No more stones to break Sri Lankan bones

Friday, 19 April 2019

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What 5G could be to Game of Thrones (and vice versa)

Friday, 19 April 2019

We will be hearing a lot about these two seemingly unrelated topics this month. In a hurriedly but meticulously organised event, Dialog Axiata recently demonstrated 5G applications for the first time in South Asia. 5G will be commercially available


On time – Only for a week! A must-change!

Thursday, 18 April 2019

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