Saturday 19th April 2014

Alpha promotes Night Drop Safes

Published : 12:01 am  February 11, 2014  |  Category: Business  |  Leave a Comment  |  397 views  |  

Alpha Industries, the leader and pioneer in manufacturing of security equipment exceeding 50 years of experience in Sri Lanka, announced that the company markets a series of Night Drop Safes that provide secure storage for overnight cash especially for businesses that carry out night transactions. The company said Alpha Night Drop Safes are ideal for fuel stations ensuring safer storage of cash. The unique design of the Alpha Night Drop Safes includes a part that is exposed to the outside of the building where the cash can be dropped in with ease. The deposited cash falls into the main safe that is securely installed within the building. This night drop safe is mainly for temporary storage of... 

Head of IndustriALL Global Union to visit Sri Lanka on a five-day tour

Published : 12:01 am  February 11, 2014  |  Category: Business  |  Leave a Comment  |  295 views  |  

General Secretary of the IndustriALL Global Union, Jyrki Raina will arrive in Sri Lanka on 15 February on a five-day visit. The Geneva-based IndustriALL Global Union, representing 50 million workers in 140 countries, is identified as the world’s single largest trade union federation. Raina will visit Sri Lanka on a fact-finding mission regarding issues faced by local workers, including those unjustly terminated by their employers. Palitha Atukorale of the National Union of Metal and Migrant Workers’ Sri Lanka (NUMMWS) has said that Raina will hold discussions with affiliates and take note of issues faced by local workers in the manufacturing sector. He said that Raina’s observations will... 

Dr. Senthilverl appointed to Orient Garments Board

Published : 12:01 am  February 11, 2014  |  Category: Business  |  Leave a Comment  |  240 views  |  

High networth investor Dr. T. Senthilverl has been appointed as a Non Executive Director to the Board of Orient Garments Plc with effect from 10 February. He owns a 15% stake in Orient Garments, control of which was recently acquired by Adam Investments Ltd., with a 40% stake. Dr. Senthilverl is also a Director of many quoted companies including Vidullanka Plc, C.W. Mackie Plc, Amana Takaful Plc, SMB Leasing Plc, the Finance Plc, FLC Hydro Power Plc and Nawaloka Hospitals Plc. He is also engaged in projection, construction and management of irrigation tanks, development, industrial turnkey projects, air and sea cargo, logistics and trading.  Read More →

Intrad Expo 2014 and Arogaya 2014 launch on Wednesday

Published : 12:01 am  February 11, 2014  |  Category: Business  |  Leave a Comment  |  200 views  |  

The National chamber of Commerce of Sri Lanka is pleased to announce the official launch of “Intrad Expo 2014”, the International Industrial Trade Exhibition, and “Arogya 2014” Healthcare Exhibition on Wednesday, 12 February 2014 at 4 p.m. at Hilton Colombo. The Chief Guest will be Minister of Industry & Commerce Rishad Bathiudeen, whilst the Guests of Honour are Minister of Traditional Industries and SME Development Douglas Devananda and Deputy Minister of Health Lalith Dissanayake. In addition, distinguished guests and invitees from the Government and the private sector will also grace the occasion. Intrad and Arogya are a trade and industrial exhibition to provide an opportunity... 

UNDP’s Asia Pacific Chief holds discussions with Secretary, Treasury

Published : 12:01 am  February 11, 2014  |  Category: Business  |  Leave a Comment  |  149 views  |  

Haoliang Xu, the visiting UN Assistant Secretary-General and Director and UNDP’s Regional Bureau for Asia and the Pacific met with Dr. P.B. Jayasundara, Secretary to the Treasury, Ministry of Finance and Planning and Secretary, Ministry of Economic Development, and discussed Sri Lanka’s development priorities in relation to macro-economic planning. He commended the Secretary for his leadership role during the preparation of the United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) 2013-2017, and for the Government’s full ownership of the framework. Making note of the forthcoming National Human Development Report (NHDR) 2014 on Youth and Development, Xu expressed hope that the Report will... 

Farmers in North to get pension from this week

Published : 12:01 am  February 11, 2014  |  Category: Business  |  Leave a Comment  |  86 views  |  

The Government will distribute pension payments to the farmers in the Northern Province from Monday under the new Farmers’ Pension Scheme, an official said. Paying pensions to the farmers in the districts of Jaffna, Kilinochchi, Manner, Mullaitivu and Vavuniya will commence on Monday, Director General of Agrarian Insurance Board Pandula Weerasinghe has said. The official told media that Rs. 178 million is needed monthly to pay the pension to the farmers under the new scheme which, according to the official, will be gazetted shortly. The Treasury has allocated 2.51 billion rupees for the farmer pension scheme this year, according to the official. The program is being jointly launched by the... 

Häfele empowers inaugural Forum for Woodworking Professionals in Sri Lanka

Published : 12:01 am  February 11, 2014  |  Category: Business  |  Leave a Comment  |  85 views  |  

The ‘Forum for Woodworking Professionals in Sri Lanka,’ a proud initiative by global giant Häfele, was inaugurated by a collective assembly of wood working professionals with the purpose of reviewing and reviving the local woodwork industry with the assistance of international expertise. The program was held recently with over 30 leading Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) kitchen and furniture firms and nearly 80 distinguished guests whose attendance cemented the support for the program, showing tremendous effort towards emphasising and assisting the importance of uplifting the local woodworking industry. Key speakers present at the inauguration were Colonel Ganegoda of the 6th Engineer... 

Excellence in Action 2014: A series of presentations with distinction

Published : 12:01 am  February 11, 2014  |  Category: Business  |  Leave a Comment  |  173 views  |  

The Royal College Class of ‘72 once again presents ‘Excellence in Action 2014’- an inspiring Career Development Seminar. It will be held on 19 February 2014 in Colombo. The previous seminars in 2012 and 2013 were addressed by distinguished speakers who shared their experiences with those present. Both seminars were well organised and there was large audience present coming from different walks of life. This year’s seminar will be presented at the Oak Room, Cinnamon Grand and will feature some of the most successful and eminent personalities involved in  different sectors in  Sri Lanka such as CT Holdings PLC Managing Director and Cargills ( Ceylon) PLC Deputy Chairman/CEO Ranjit Page,... 

ILO Assistant Director General and Regional Director for Asia and the Pacific visits Colombo

Published : 12:01 am  February 11, 2014  |  Category: Business  |  Leave a Comment  |  74 views  |  

The International Labour Organization’s (ILO) Assistant Director General and Regional Director for Asia and the Pacific, Yoshiteru Uramoto, visited Sri Lanka from 5 to 6 February 2014, at the invitation of the Ministry of Labour and Labour Relations. During his visit Uramoto met the Prime Minister, D.M. Jayaratne, and discussed ILO’s support for Sri Lanka in a number of areas, including labour law, human resources development, industrial relations and ILO projects in the north supporting swifter, better  reconciliation. The Prime Minister voiced his appreciation of the ILO’s support for Sri Lanka, and its  work in helping to create employment opportunities. Uramoto also held discussions... 

Brunswick Estate establishes all-time record price for a BP Grade

Published : 12:00 am  February 10, 2014  |  Category: Business  |  Leave a Comment  |  301 views  |  

At the recently concluded Tea Auctions of 22 January 2014, Brunswick Estate had the proud distinction of establishing an all-time record price of Rs. 570 for a BP Grade in the Western High Grown Category. This line of tea was purchased by Mabroc Teas Ltd. Brunswick Estate is situated at an elevation of 4,100 feet above mean sea level on the Maskeliya Range of mountains on the western slopes of the central hills. Brunswick enjoys both monsoons and the decennial average rainfall is about 3,900 mm. Temperature varies between 18 degrees centigrade to 23 degrees centigrade. The Maskeliya Oya meanders through the estate. It is a tributary of the Mousakellie Reservoir, which downstream forms the Kelani... 

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