Sunquick ‘Drink & Win’ rewards 40 loyal customers with refrigerators

Published : 12:46 am  March 14, 2015  |  Category: Business  |  Leave a Comment  |  402 views  |  

Sunquick ‘Drink and Win’ promotion, happening for the fourth time, rewarded another 20 of its loyal customers with double-door Sisil refrigerators. Held in three rounds, this year’s Sunquick Drink & Win will reward a total of 75 loyal customers with Sisil double-door refrigerators. The promotion began on 20 January and 20 winners from the first round received their gifts at the Sisil showroom in Union Place on 17 February while the second round awarding ceremony was held on 10 March at the same premises. The promotion continues till 16 March. The 20 winners of the second round of the Sunquick Drink and Win promotion were, A.M.P.G. Senevirathna – Udispaththuwa, R.D. Munasinghe –... 

Indian Premier feels close to home at Taj Samudra Colombo

Published : 12:44 am  March 14, 2015  |  Category: Business  |  Leave a Comment  |  365 views  |  

Prime Minister of India Shri Narendra Modi received a truly Sri Lankan welcome complete with a bouquet of flowers and pageantry. Taj Samudra Colombo Area Director and General Manager Rohit Khosla personally welcomed the Prime Minister and his delegation on arrival. Speaking on this momentous occasion Khosla noted, “The Taj Samudra Colombo is indeed proud to be a part of this significant event in the history of two neighbouring countries that have such close economic and cultural ties. It was indeed an honour to have Prime Minister Modi stay at the Taj Samudra and enjoy not only our signature hospitality, but also some of the latest additions to our property in Colombo.” Modi will definitely... 

Free paint from ‘Mr. Robbialac’ for the New Year

Published : 12:41 am  March 14, 2015  |  Category: Business  |  Leave a Comment  |  298 views  |  

Lankem Paints Ltd; manufacturers, marketers and owners of the international flagship brand ‘Robbialac’ treats its customers island wide with a novel pre-Sinhala and Tamil New Year promotion. Commencing on Saturday 14 March and operative until Tuesday 31 March, an unidentified mystery visitor called ‘Mr. Robbialac’ will be present at various times, on various days and at different outlets island wide. He will be silently observing all those customers who ask to purchase a Lankem Robbialac product. If Mr. Robbialac appears while one is in the process of purchasing a Lankem Robbialac Emulsion or Weathercoat product, the lucky customer will automatically win a four litre bucket of Robbialac... 

Surging EU e-economy comes forward to support Lanka GSP redux

Published : 12:40 am  March 14, 2015  |  Category: Business  |  Leave a Comment  |  429 views  |  

Baltic hub & gateway to renew trade, investments ‘10 firm strong tourism delegation in April’: Estonian Ambassador Lubi ‘Loss of GSP Plus affected our apparel revenues’: Rishad ‘Want to invest in tourism, logistics and ICT: Ambassador Lubi Also pioneering e-economy Closely on the heels of last week’s revelation on support for Lanka’s trade issues by Brussel’s powerful EU Trade committee follows the latest open support offer on Lanka’s GSP Plus redux by a steadily growing high-tech EU economy, as revealed on 11 March. “We closely follow Sri Lankan trade issues with EU as well as all related reports on it. Recovery of GSP Plus can help Sri Lanka greatly! Let us give the... 

COYLE appoints Navein as new Chairman

Published : 2:28 am  March 13, 2015  |  Category: Business  |  Leave a Comment  |  588 views  |  

  The Chamber of Young Sri Lankan Entrepreneurs (COYLE) appointed Navein Perera as their new Chairperson at the 16th AGM held on Tuesday (10 March). Navein takes over the reins from Sanjaya Jayaratne, who served from 2014 to 2015. The AGM was followed by a gala event held at the Cinnamon Grand in Colombo. Navein is the Managing Director of Sparklink Travels Ltd. He is one of the founding members of COYLE and has served as the Senior Vice Chairman from 2014 to 2015 and a member of the committee of management for over six years. Navein was also actively involved in taking COYLE to greater heights through the various local and international programs held throughout his representations. “COYLE... 

‘Sri Lanka – The Way Ahead’ by British High Commissioner

Published : 2:27 am  March 13, 2015  |  Category: Business  |  Leave a Comment  |  248 views  |  

A public lecture titled ‘Sri Lanka – The Way Ahead’ will be delivered by British High Commissioner to Sri Lanka and the Maldives John Rankin on Wednesday, 18 March at 5:30 p.m. at the Auditorium of Organisation of Professional Associations of Sri Lanka, Prof. Stanley Wijesundera Mawatha, Colombo 7. The lecture is organised by the British Scholars Association of Sri Lanka and open to the public. Kindly confirm attendance to Secretary, BSASL at  Read More →

ICTA launches triple e-service for motor vehicles

Published : 2:27 am  March 13, 2015  |  Category: Business  |  Leave a Comment  |  294 views  |  

  In a further step to making lives easy through Information and Communication Technology (ICT), three motor vehicle related e-services were launched recently (3). The ICT Agency of Sri Lanka (ICTA) and the Department of Motor Traffic (DMT) came together in launching this triple e-service. The three e-services will provide information on the following: Details of the vehicle, last registration number of a given vehicular category and the period of validity and date of expiry of the vehicle revenue license. This threefold information could be obtained by visiting the DMT website and the Sri Lanka country portal, The same service could be obtained... 

CEMS-Global’s 3 intl. expos for textile and garment sector kick off

Published : 2:26 am  March 13, 2015  |  Category: Business  |  Leave a Comment  |  246 views  |  

From left: Sri Lanka Convention Bureau, CEO Vipula Wanigasekera, Sri Lanka Apparel Brands Association Chairman Indradatta Dharmawardena, CEMS-Global USA & Asia-Pacific Group CEO S.S. Sarwar, Industry and Commerce Minister Rishad Bathiudeen, CEMS Lanka Country Director Ejaz Sarwar and EDB Chairman Bandula Egodage at the Ribbon cutting ceremony   CEMS-Global USA’s three comprehensive international exhibitions focused on the entire textile and garment sector of Sri Lanka – ‘6th Textech Sri Lanka 2015 International Expo,’ an international exhibition on textile garment technology and machinery,’ along with concurrent exhibitions ‘20th Dye+Chem Sri Lanka 2015 Int’l Expo,’... 

Property tycoon S.P. Tao conferred Outstanding Business Pioneer Award

Published : 2:15 am  March 13, 2015  |  Category: Business  |  Leave a Comment  |  252 views  |  

Visionary property tycoon Shing Pee Tao was honoured and conferred the prestigious Outstanding Chinese Business Pioneer Award by the Singapore Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCCI) for his spirit of entrepreneurship and charity. S.P. Tao is the Founder of the Shing Kwan Group. A naturalised citizen of Singapore of Chinese origin, Tao has extensive worldwide business experience and is widely regarded as a visionary entrepreneur in the commodities, shipping and real estate sectors. Tao left Shanghai, armed with a Confucian upbringing, a Jesuit education, and the proverbial ‘5 silver coins’ from his father. He was a stowaway on a Jardine Matheson ship bound for Indo-China. Some 50... 

CNBC launches on Dialog Television in Sri Lanka

Published : 2:15 am  March 13, 2015  |  Category: Business  |  Leave a Comment  |  264 views  |  

CNBC, First in Business Worldwide, announced a new carriage deal with Sri Lanka’s biggest direct-to-home platform, Dialog Television. The business news channel is now available on Dialog Television’s channel 41. “We’re excited to bring CNBC’s first in class content to Sri Lanka through Dialog Television,” said Jacqueline Lam, Vice President of International Distribution, CNBC.  “Our focus is on delivering accurate and actionable business and financial news to our global audience. Being on Dialog Television not only expands our pan-Asia distribution, but gives our Sri Lankan viewers access to the invaluable content that only CNBC can provide.” Dialog Axiata’s Group Chief Operations... 

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