‘Wait, our B2B list coming!’: Belarus

Published : 1:25 am  July 12, 2014  |  Category: Business  |  Leave a Comment  |  376 views  |  

‘Historic Belarus-Lanka JEC prepares for future B2B’: Rybakov First State B2B efforts between a foreign economy and Sri Lanka ‘We are keen and ready’: Rishad Lankan biz invited to top Belarusian trade events      Minister of Industry and Commerce Rishad Bathiudeen (left) meets Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus Valentin B. Rybakov (centre) on 9 July in Colombo as Delhi-based Belarusian Ambassador for Sri Lanka Vitaly Prima (right) looks on   For the first time, no less than a stream of State-owned businesses of a foreign economy are eyeing direct B2B contacts with the Lankan private sector. “Most of our business enterprises... 


Work on 9th Deyata Kirula Development Exhibition gets underway

Published : 1:23 am  July 12, 2014  |  Category: Business  |  Leave a Comment  |  306 views  |  

 At a cost of fifteen billion rupees Fifteen billion rupees will be spent on the ninth Deyata Kirula Development Exhibition and related development projects disclosed Minister for Telecommunication and information Technology Ranjith Siyambalapitiya Wednesday (9th). Work on the ninth Deyata Kirula exhibition got underway with the laying of the foundation stone at Kotawila by Hambanthota District parliamentarian Namal Rajapakse in the presence of a large gathering of ministers and government officials. A foundation stone was also laid at the premises adjacent to Mahinda Rajapaksa College in Wellamada which will be a venue for part of the exhibition. “It is only now that there is Peace, Democracy... 


Sri Lanka Plast: Platinum sponsor of PRISL Awards Night for third consecutive year

Published : 1:20 am  July 12, 2014  |  Category: Business  |  Leave a Comment  |  276 views  |  

     Sri Lanka Plast – Platinum sponsor of PRISL Awards Night 2014 for the third consecutive year. Enterprising Fairs India Managing Director B. Swaminathan (left) with PRISL President Rangith E. Samarasinghe   Enterprising Fairs India Ltd, a leader in B2B exhibitions and trade fairs and the organiser of Sri Lanka Plast and RUBEXPO 2014, came forth as the Platinum Sponsor for the Annual Awards Night of the Plastics and Rubber Institute of Sri Lanka (PRISL), held at the Grand Ballroom, Galadari Hotel Colombo recently. Enterprising Fairs India Ltd believes that exhibitions act as a catalyst for the growth of business in a given vertical, be it plastics, packaging, solar,... 


UltraTech: Cementing relationships between India and Sri Lanka

Published : 1:17 am  July 12, 2014  |  Category: Business  |  Leave a Comment  |  262 views  |  

     India Investrade – 2014 – UltraTech Cement greeting Minister for Economic Development in SL, at the Exhibition   With its geographical proximity and a legacy of relationships spanning over 2500 years, Sri Lanka and India enjoy a vibrant relationship encompassing varied spheres. Its commercial and economic partnership in particular, is one that has been growing and thriving over the last decade. ‘India Investrade 2014’ was an apt initiative by the Indian Chamber of Commerce and various bodies in Sri Lanka, with a special focus on realty construction and construction materials, to create a space for dialog and engagement between interested parties and... 


Cairn India acknowledged as ‘Superbrand’

Published : 1:16 am  July 12, 2014  |  Category: Business  |  Leave a Comment  |  270 views  |  

Cairn India, the largest independent oil and gas producer in India and the parent company of Cairn Lanka, has been accorded the prestigious ‘Superbrand’ status. The company contributes approximately 30% of India’s crude oil production and operates the Mangala field, one of India’s largest onshore oil discoveries. Cairn India was conferred the Superbrand status following an evaluation by the Superbrands Council, an independent body comprising leading advertising, marketing, research and media gurus. As recognition of its achievements, the company is being featured in a special publication and a weekly television series. The special superbrands show will be telecast on ET Now at 1600 hours... 


Cocotech Exhibition, International Conference & Coconut Festival

Published : 1:15 am  July 12, 2014  |  Category: Business  |  1 Comment  |  382 views  |  

The 46th Asian Pacific Coconut Community (APCC) Cocotech 2014 Exhibition, International Conference and Coconut Festival were held under the patronage of Economic Development Minister Basil Rajapaksa at BMICH on 7 July 2014. The Ministry of Coconut Development and Janatha Estate Development organised the Cocotech 2014 Exhibition, International Conference and Coconut Festival. The event was held with the participation of 156 representatives of 27 member countries of Asia Pacific region. The event held for the 46th time will feature coconut and coconut-based product manufacturers and exporters, kernel product manufacturers/exporters: (desiccated coconut, coconut oil, virgin coconut oil, coconut... 


Head of HSBC India to speak at Sri Lanka Economic Summit

Published : 1:19 am  July 11, 2014  |  Category: Business  |  Leave a Comment  |  184 views  |  

Head of HSBC India Naina Lal Kidwai will deliver the key note address during the 5th session of the Sri Lanka Economic Summit. The 5th session will take place under the title of ‘Banking in the New World’. Naina Lal Kidwai is also an Executive Director on the board of HSBC Asia-Pacific and a Non-Executive Director of Nestle S.A. She is also the Immediate Past President of the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) and currently functions in as a member of various government committees for trade and industry etc. The Sri Lanka Economic Summit, which is organised by the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce will take place on 5 and 6 August in Colombo, while Kidwai will speak on... 


Colombo Toastmasters Club presents ‘Morning with CK’ on Sunday

Published : 1:18 am  July 11, 2014  |  Category: Business  |  Leave a Comment  |  213 views  |  

The Colombo Toastmasters Club will present a highly useful ‘Morning with CK’ on Sunday at the Royal College Skills Centre from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Chendil Kumar or CK as he is affectionately known is a civil engineer, a corporate trainer and a Toastmaster. His two sessions on Sunday will be on ‘Assertive techniques to win your business deals’ and ‘Add a sparkle to your speech using humour’. CK has been trained at Harvard Law School on teaching negotiations in organisations and he had the recent honour of speaking at the Wharton Business School Campus in Philadelphia to the Wharton MBA Class of 2013. His clients include Toyota, Samsung, Volvo, Cisco, Bosch, Nokia and Tata. Participation... 


‘Lankapak 2014’ showcases Sri Lanka’s packaging excellence to markets overseas

Published : 1:17 am  July 11, 2014  |  Category: Business  |  Leave a Comment  |  232 views  |  

The Sri Lanka Institute of Packaging (SLIP) together with MP Events Lanka announced the forthcoming ‘Lankapak 2014’ exhibition scheduled to be held from 18-20 July at the Sirimavo Bandaranaike Exhibition Centre. Lankapak 2014 will uncover the vast potential of Sri Lanka’s packaging industry and parallely unveil the latest international products to a growing international clientele. It is organised by SLIP, the key organisation representing the Sri Lankan packaging industry, and its ‘technical arm,’ the Packaging Development Centre. This exhibition is supported by the Ministry of Industry and Commerce and two global and regional packaging organisations – The World Packaging Organisation... 


Lucky Lanka IPO crosses Rs. 300 m mark

Published : 1:17 am  July 11, 2014  |  Category: Business  |  1 Comment  |  244 views  |  

Demand for non-voting shares as voting shares lag The Initial Public Offering of Lucky Lanka Milk Processing Company has crossed the Rs. 300 million mark with high demand for non-voting shares but poor response for voting stock. The IPO is for 38.0 million ordinary voting shares at Rs. 6 per share (Rs. 228 million) and 24 million ordinary non-voting shares at Rs. 3 per share (Rs. 72 million). As of close of business on 9 July, the voting shares offer had raised only Rs. 91.3 million worth of shares from 1,090 applications. However the non-voting had drawn Rs. 211.3 million worth of shares via 1,500 applications. The IPO officially opened on 7 July. The shares will be listed on the Diri Savi... 


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