Lanka Aluminium gets design, installation deal for Mövenpick Hotel Colombo

Published : 12:00 am  June 18, 2014  |  Category: Business  |  Leave a Comment  |  384 views  |  

Lanka Aluminium Industries PLC recently announced that it has been awarded a contract by Softlogic City Hotels Ltd – the franchise holder of Mövenpick Hotels Corporation – to design, supply and install the Façade and Window systems for the new Mövenpick Hotel which is currently under construction in Colombo 3. The Mövenpick Hotel Colombo is a 200 room business hotel spread over 24 storeys. The unique framing structure for the Front Facade which ranges from the 6th to the 22nd floor is being developed by Lanka Aluminium in collaboration with an overseas Systems Design House to bring to life the vision of well-known Architect Murad Ismail of MICD, and will probably be the first such intricately... 

Lassana Flora celebrates 16 years of touching lives on every occasion

Published : 12:00 am  June 17, 2014  |  Category: Business  |  Leave a Comment  |  301 views  |  

Lassana Flora, Sri Lanka’s premier florist would bloom brighter as it celebrates its 16th anniversary by giving away 16,000 free gift vouchers worth a staggering Rs. 16 million, to all customers in celebration of its excellent track record of successfully spreading happiness for over a decade and a half. Lassana Flora announced that gift vouchers that are redeemable online for the purchase of flowers and gifts would be presented to all customers who subscribe to its newsletter via the Lassana Flora Facebook fan page. The products available for online purchasing include flower arrangements, potted plants, cakes, chocolates, soft toys and other items. Lassana Flora offers the largest free delivery... 

Printcare continues strong export-led growth

Published : 12:00 am  June 17, 2014  |  Category: Business  |  Leave a Comment  |  356 views  |  

Printcare Plc, Sri Lanka’s global player in the printing and packaging industry, continued its export led growth recording a Turnover of Rs. 4,344 million for the year ended 2013/14 compared with a corresponding figure of Rs. 3,842 million for the previous year, a growth of 13%. Profit before Tax grew to Rs. 358 million in 2013/14 from Rs. 309 million in the previous year, a 16% growth. The group achieved strong innovation driven growth in its carton, tea bags, and security print businesses. “Again, our products won all three prizes in the packaging segment of the national printing awards in 2014, endorsing our position as the most discerning packaging company in the country,” commented... 

3M celebrates innovation milestone

Published : 12:00 am  June 17, 2014  |  Category: Business  |  Leave a Comment  |  209 views  |  

3M, the $ 30.8 billion global innovation giant, recently reached another innovation milestone with the issuance of their 100,000th patent. Fundamentally a diversified technology company 3M employs these patents to address a myriad of needs across industry segments. “We celebrate this important milestone, and honour all of the scientists whose inventions have contributed to the success of 3M and the products it brings to companies, homes, and people,” said 3M Sri Lanka Vice President Suren Rajanathan. In Sri Lanka these patents have been used to accelerate the advancement of Sri Lanka’s businesses as well as Sri Lankan lives. 3M Sri Lanka works with government agencies and private businesses... 

Kalhari Group 1st in plastics and rubber

Published : 12:00 am  June 16, 2014  |  Category: Business  |  Leave a Comment  |  323 views  |  

Wins National Award at SMIDEX 2014 The Kalhari Group once again proved its leadership in the plastics and rubber industry winning another national award. The recognition came when the company was placed first in the rubber and plastic based products category at SMIDEX 2014, held to endorse successful small & medium scale enterprises and the self-employed in the industrial sector. Kalhari, a pioneering Sri Lankan company, which has come forward to ensure the safe and environment-friendly waste disposal, is expanding its operations countrywide. “This is a significant recognition for Kalhari,” said Kaushal Rajapaksa, CEO of the company. “It is recognition of our expertise in the plastics... 

Nature’s Secrets Research Award 2013

Published : 12:00 am  June 16, 2014  |  Category: Business  |  1 Comment  |  365 views  |  

Recognises and rewards innovation from University of Peradeniya Nature’s Beauty Creations Ltd (NBC), manufacturer of Sri Lanka’s No. 01 herbal cosmetics brand ‘Nature’s Secrets’, strongly believes that ‘Sri Lankans can be innovative and productive’ and plays a dynamic role in uplifting and strengthening the national economy. NBC, a 100% local entity dedicated to promoting Sri Lanka’s herbal heritage has embarked on a journey to create a global herbal cosmetics brand by 2020. Their acclaimed brand is presently exported to many countries in Europe, South & South East Asia, Middle East and Oceania. Being increasingly aware of its responsibility to society, NBC has gone beyond... 

Kosala speaks at South Asian Sichuan Business Promotion Round Table

Published : 12:00 am  June 16, 2014  |  Category: Business  |  Leave a Comment  |  334 views  |  

International Business Council President Kosala Wickramanayake addressed the 5th South Asian Business Promotion Round-Table Conference held in China on 10-11 June on ‘Investment Opportunities in Sri Lanka’  Read More →

Viper Networks gets LED light order from Ministry of Fisheries

Published : 12:00 am  June 16, 2014  |  Category: Business  |  Leave a Comment  |  148 views  |  

TROY, Mich., Viper Networks, Inc., an intelligent LED lighting solutions provider, has announced that the company has received its first order of LED lights on behalf of the Ministry of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources for one of the country’s sea harbour ports. This initial order represents the commencement of LED light manufacturing in partnership with Apollo Metro Solutions for delivery to one of Sri Lanka’s 29 established or newly-constructed harbours. Once installation is complete for this first relatively smaller order, the company expects to receive larger orders from the Ministry of Fisheries to eventually facilitate manufacturing and delivery of LED lights to a majority of the remaining... 

An adventure in Yala with Land Rover and Cinnamon Nature Trails: ‘Trailing Bears’

Published : 12:34 am  June 14, 2014  |  Category: Business  |  Leave a Comment  |  510 views  |  

Yala National Park was the destination of choice for the ‘Explorations’ series in Land Rover and Cinnamon Nature Trails partnership. Seven Land Rover vehicles, carrying their owners, set off from Colombo to the wilderness of Yala. The goal was to track and find the reclusive sloth bear during the three-day adventure. Cinnamon Wild Resort was home to the Land Rover owners during this period of time with a very luxurious agenda mixed in with the wild. The explorations series had a unique itinerary, specially planned by the Land Rover and Cinnamon Nature Trails team, for the owners. They started with a photography workshop, taught by renowned wildlife naturalist Chitral Jayatilake, with an array... 

Thinetha TV launches new website

Published : 12:31 am  June 14, 2014  |  Category: Business  |  Leave a Comment  |  579 views  |  

The satellite transmitted television channel of Sri Lanka Thinetha TV’ this week launched its official website at the Ministry of Mass Media and Information. Ministry Secretary Dr. Charitha Herath, Director General of Department of Information Prof. Ariyarathne Athugala and Director of Department of Information Wasanthapriya Ramanayake graced this occasion as chief guests. Launching the website, Rohan Weliwita, Chairman of Thinetha TV and also a senior journalist in Sri Lanka, said that the objective of Thinetha TV is to promote patriotism and to inform the development activities taking place in Sri Lanka to other countries. Speaking at the launch, Dr. Charitha Herath outlined... 

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