Holcim Lanka clarifies story based on Cabinet spokesman’s comments

Published : 12:20 am  September 3, 2014  |  Category: Business  |  1 Comment  |  303 views  |  

Right of Reply With reference to the Daily FT article of 15 August 2014 titled ‘Cabinet approves $ 107 m solid waste disposal system for Colombo,’ Holcim (Lanka) Ltd. has sent the following statement, which has been copied to Cabinet Spokesman Minister of Mass Media and Information Keheliya Rambukwella, Ministry of Urban Development and Defence Additional Secretary Rohan Seneviratne and Government Information Department Director General Dr. Ariyarathna Athugala: The Metro Colombo Municipal Solid Waste Engineering Land Filling Project will be commissioned by the Ministry of Urban Development and Defence at a land which belongs to Cement Corporation in Wanathawilluwa and currently leased to... 


‘Our trade future looks good!’: Seychelles

Published : 12:19 am  September 3, 2014  |  Category: Business  |  Leave a Comment  |  187 views  |  

New air-connectivity boosts exports, transit travel: Seychelles ‘Proposing first Lanka-Seychelles Jt. Committee!’: Rishad ‘Accepted! You also get COMESA market!’: Minister Laporte Enhanced trade cooperation cemented by a new Joint Trade Committee will open Sri Lanka’s anticipated trade volumes with Africa said Seychelles on 27 August. Lankan exports to Africa’s top blue economy as well as transit passenger volumes to Colombo is now on the increase as a result of recent air connectivity. “The prospective Joint Trade Committee between Sri Lanka and Seychelles will be Sri Lanka’s platform for accessing the huge African market. Almost all the issues regarding quarantine of certain... 


Dr. Toru Takehara new Chairman of Colombo Dockyard

Published : 2:03 am  September 2, 2014  |  Category: Business  |  Leave a Comment  |  291 views  |  

Dr. Toru Takehara (PhD) has been appointed as the Chairman of the Colombo Dockyard from 1 September. He takes over from Akihiko Nakauchi, who relinquished his duties as the Chairman of the company from 31 August. Nakauchi retires after five successful years at the helm. Dr. Takehara holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering (1974) from the Osaka University, Japan and obtained his Doctorate in Mechanical Engineering in March 2000, conferred by Nagaoka University of Technology, Japan. Soon after his graduation he joined the Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding Co. Ltd., as a Design Engineer of Crane Division at Tamano Works Japan. From  1999-2012, he has served at Paceco Corp., located... 


Holcim Lanka shines at SLIM NASCO awards 2014

Published : 2:02 am  September 2, 2014  |  Category: Business  |  Leave a Comment  |  209 views  |  

Holcim (Lanka) recently announced that two of its sales personnel were adjudged winners in the Industrial and Agricultural category at the recently concluded SLIM NASCO awards 2014. The awards won were a Silver award by Indika Geekiyanage, Regional Sales Manager of Holcim (Lanka) in the Territory Manager segment and a Bronze award by Asantha Fernando, Area Sales Officer of Holcim (Lanka) in the Front Line segment, both under the category of Industrial and Agricultural. Commenting on their achievement Sujeewa Perera, National Sales Manager of Holcim (Lanka) Ltd. said: “We are very proud that two of our valued employees have won this distinction at a national level and we hope that their success... 


BASF Lanka appoints Panduka as new MD

Published : 2:01 am  September 2, 2014  |  Category: Business  |  1 Comment  |  296 views  |  

Effective 28 August 2014, BASF has appointed Panduka Weerasingha as the Managing Director of BASF Lanka Ltd. He succeeds S. Ramnath. Weerasingha has also been appointed as a Director on the Board of BASF Lanka Ltd. He holds a Master of Business Administration degree from University of Los Angeles, California. He has more than 15 years of experience in leadership roles and has previously worked with companies such as Brown & Company PLC, Singer Sri Lanka, Nivasie Developers Ltd and Lanka Walltiles. Weerasingha’s alma mater is St. Thomas’ College, Mt. Lavinia. BASF has had an association with Sri Lanka for almost 75 years. With 45 employees, and a state-of-the-art warehousing complex at... 


EGB Platinum Sponsor of Pro Foods Pro Pack & Ag Biz 2014

Published : 12:05 am  September 1, 2014  |  Category: Business  |  Leave a Comment  |  235 views  |  

Elephant House Ginger Beer (EGB) offered its support to the Pro Food Pro Pack & Ag Biz 2014 exhibition held at the Sirimavo Bandaranaike Memorial Exhibition Hall recently. This marks the fourth consecutive year that EGB has been the platinum sponsor of the exhibition. Being the only carbonated beverage in the local market that uses natural ginger, this partnership is part of EGB’s efforts to encourage local agriculture and the use of home grown agro products in the manufacturing of food items. Visiting the EGB stall, the chief guest of the event Minister of Economic Development Basil Rajapaksa, relished an EGB that was served to him. “As a home grown brand, we actively promote the use... 


Unipower honoured at National Agribusiness Awards 2014

Published : 12:05 am  September 1, 2014  |  Category: Business  |  Leave a Comment  |  260 views  |  

Unipower Ltd., Sri Lanka’s leader of the speciality agri input business for the last 25 years once again proved their excellence when they received special appreciation for their contribution towards the development of modern agri technology in large category in Sri Lanka at the National Agribusiness Awards 2014 at the Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall (BMICH) recently. National Agribusiness Awards 2014 was held concurrently with the Ag-Biz & Profood Trade fair at BMICH and was sponsored by the Ministry of Agriculture, organised by the National Agribusiness Council for the ninth consecutive year. Unipower, which was solely established by Jayantha Rajapakse in 1988 with... 


Not just projects, link to value chain development key for Sri Lanka

Published : 12:04 am  September 1, 2014  |  Category: Business  |  Leave a Comment  |  303 views  |  

What Sri Lanka requires is not just projects executed by donor agencies and voluntary organisations but how each of these projects get connected to the mainstream economy of Sri Lanka, commented the 1st Lady Governor of Rotary Sri Lanka and Maldives Gowri Rajan at the installation ceremony of the new President PHF Rtn Jayampathi Mawilmada at the Rotary Club of Colombo Regency at Taj Samudra. Rotary Sri Lanka has invested over a $ 200 million in projects in the country today and the Governor added that almost all of these projects have been focused on linking it to the value chain of that respective system using a private-public-people modality which was a strategy that connects that makes it... 


SLID presents Cornell University Professor on ‘Strategy Transformation at Board Level’

Published : 12:04 am  September 1, 2014  |  Category: Business  |  1 Comment  |  260 views  |  

Dr. Phil Young, a finance and strategy expert and a Professor at Cornell, University of California, Columbia one of the world’s most prestigious business schools, will address the director community on developing strategy, business and financial acumen throughout the organisation at a Power Evening on 16 September organised by the Sri Lanka Institute of Directors.    Dr. Young, a Consultant to the CEOs of Fortune 100 companies, specialising in custom executive education in strategy, finance and business acumen  brings work experience at IBM, Google, Microsoft, Citibank, American Express, HSBC, Emirates Bank, MasterCard International, GE, ABB, Colgate, Reckitts, Siemens, Dow Chemical, AT&T,... 


Champika to discuss proposed ‘Research and Development Investment Framework’

Published : 12:03 am  September 1, 2014  |  Category: Business  |  Leave a Comment  |  207 views  |  

Minister of Technology and Research Patali Champika Ranawaka will address the National Chamber members on the proposed National Research & Development Investment Framework 2015-2020 on Friday 5 September 2014 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the National Chamber Auditorium, No 450 D.R. Wijewardene Mawatha, Colombo-10. The framework was compiled by ten expert groups and was adopted by scientists and engineers who attended the 7th Biennial Conference on Science & Technology (BICOST –VII) held on 7 July 2014 at the Waters Edge. The conference had a participation of 340 delegates comprising researchers, scientists, non-academic institutions, engineers, private sector stakeholders, civil... 


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