Sunday 20th April 2014

Good demand at tea auctions

Published : 12:03 am  March 29, 2014  |  Category: Business  |  Leave a Comment  |  226 views  |  

By Forbes and Walker Tea Brokers A total of 7 M/kgs came under the hammer this week. There was good general demand. This week’s ex-estate offerings showed an increase on last and totalled 1.2 M/kgs vis-à-vis 1 M/kgs on offer the previous week. The quality of teas on offer from the Western Planting district showed a general decline, whilst other regions showed no significant change. There were fewer airmail bids and majority of the best western BOP/BOPF’s declined irregularly in value. In the below best category teas in the higher price bracket declined Rs. 5 to Rs. 10 per kg and more, whilst others sold around last. At the lower end of the market BOP’s declined Rs. 5 to Rs. 10 per kg and... 


Country Style Foods gets ISO 22000, HACCP and GMP certified

Published : 12:05 am  March 28, 2014  |  Category: Business  |  Leave a Comment  |  344 views  |  

Country Style Foods Ltd., the manufacturers and distributors of the popular SMAK brand products was awarded with three prestigious international standardisation certificates; ISO 22000, HACCP (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points) and GMP (Good Manufacturing Practices) by the Sri Lanka Standards Institution (SLSI) which is the National Standards body of Sri Lanka. The certificates were received by the Joint Managing Directors of Country Style Foods Ltd., Dharmasiri Alahakoon, Daya Kumanayake and Sarath Alahakoon from Dr. L.N. Senaweera, the Director General of Sri Lanka Standards Institution. Obtaining these certificates is a milestone for the company and further proof of the company’s... 


Commercial Bank cards offer big ‘Avurudu’ discounts at 32 retailers

Published : 12:04 am  March 28, 2014  |  Category: Business  |  Leave a Comment  |  1,220 views  |  

Thirty-two popular retailers of clothing, footwear and textiles are partnering with the Commercial Bank of Ceylon this year to ensure that the Bank’s Credit and Debit cardholders can save as they celebrate the ‘Avurudu’ in style. Discounts of 10% to 25% will apply on purchases by Commercial Bank Credit cards, and from 10% to 20% on Debit cards under this promotion, on specified days between 2 and 13 April 2014, the bank announced this week. Participating in this annual cardholder promotion are Ashee Collection, Beverly Street, CIB Shopping Centre, Cool Planet, Crocodile, Diliganz, DSI, Fashion Bug, Glitz, Hameedia, Planet Fashion, Adidas, The Raymond Shop, Envoy Mansion at Bagatale Road,... 


EGB refreshes Indian beauties with its unique Sri Lankan taste

Published : 12:03 am  March 28, 2014  |  Category: Business  |  Leave a Comment  |  213 views  |  

One of Sri Lanka’s iconic beverage brands, Elephant House Ginger Beer, or EGB as it is widely referred to, partnered with Femina Miss India 2014 as the beverage sponsor of the week-long pre-pageant tour of Sri Lanka. Hosted by Cinnamon Hotels and Resorts, the hospitality partner for the tour, the Femina Miss India finalists visited several exotic locations around the island. They were delighted to savor a selection of quintessentially Sri Lankan delicacies including EGB during their tour. Relishing the rush of fresh ginger in each bottle, the guests from India were charmed by EGB’s delectable taste. Created from a recipe that is over a century old, EGB’s taste is derived from 100% natural... 


Paan Paan opens on Parliament Road

Published : 12:02 am  March 28, 2014  |  Category: Business  |  Leave a Comment  |  224 views  |  

Paan Paan has opened a new outlet on Parliament Road in Rajagiriya which carries its full range of bread, sandwiches and patisserie products. The bread selection includes its popular health range, along with European breads, local bread, buns and dinner accompaniments. The health range has the multi-seed low Glycaemic Index (GI) bread, wholemeal bread, brown sandwich bread, kurrakkan roast paan and rye bread to name a few. A selection of European breads such as the French baguette, a soft Italian ciabatta and a crispy old-style ciabatta and the Spanish bartusa bread are also available. The local ‘kade paan’ which is made with butter and a regular roast paan, regular white sandwich bread and... 


Double the gifts this Avurudu with Maliban Assortment Gifts

Published : 12:02 am  March 28, 2014  |  Category: Business  |  Leave a Comment  |  177 views  |  

Celebrate this Sinhala and Tamil New Year with the much-loved Assortment gift pack range from Maliban Biscuit Manufactories, Sri Lanka’s premier biscuit manufacturer. Available in four different pack sizes, the gift range contains a variety of delicious biscuits to delight all biscuit lovers and to suit different occasions—be it a festive or family get together. An ideal gift, the biscuit range includes all-time favourites as well as unique ones that are not available in the market to be purchased separately. As such the assortment range is not only ideal for gifting but also for family tea times and get-togethers as well. “The gift packs are unique and has a variety,” explained Ravi... 


Appollo to distribute Furata instant fruit drink

Published : 12:02 am  March 28, 2014  |  Category: Business  |  Leave a Comment  |  357 views  |  

Appollo Distributors Ltd. and J.A.S. Marketing Ltd. have delivered a much needed product to Sri Lanka’s instant fruit drink market in the form of Furata. The launch of Furata was held on 7 March 2014. Furata, meaning ‘sweet drink’ in Arabic, is a powdered fruit mixture that is produced in the United Arab Emirates and packaged in Sri Lanka, using premium quality fruit pulp imported from Germany. The feeling of natural freshness is infused in every drink of Furata, which is a HACCP certified beverage. Appollo Distributors together with J.A.S. Marketing introduced Furata for Sri Lankan consumers to enjoy an affordable, instant beverage in nine fruity flavours and in a range of convenient sizes.... 


IDB to open three more industrial estates

Published : 12:01 am  March 28, 2014  |  Category: Business  |  Leave a Comment  |  92 views  |  

The Industrial Development Board (IDB) is planning to open and operate three model industrial estates in the near future in the Eastern province said IDB Chairman Nawaz Rajabdeen. He said that the industrial estates will have dairy-based, food processing and light metal and cement based industries. With infrastructure in the north and the east having been improved since 2009, transporting raw materials as well as finished products via road and rail is now possible. It will support the creation of employment opportunities in the industrial estates and the youth in those areas will get an opportunity to start self employed microindustries in the region. He said that in the last 45 years 19 industrial... 


Sri Lanka’s Plex educational toys move into global market

Published : 12:01 am  March 28, 2014  |  Category: Business  |  Leave a Comment  |  92 views  |  

Educational toys have always been commended by parents and childcare experts for the engaging manner, in which they retain the attention of children. Plex, an innovative range of educational toys developed and manufactured in Sri Lanka by Kiddies & Toys International (KTI), has been able to reinvent the power of the educational toy in Sri Lanka, by offering a range of products that invite children to think, create, experiment and get involved in. Available at leading supermarkets, departmental stores and toy stores, Plex has today grown into a range that is also exported to the Maldives. Plex holds a unique position as a toy chosen by parents and liked by children. As all intelligent and... 


Singer makes households feel brand new this Avurudu

Published : 12:01 am  March 28, 2014  |  Category: Business  |  Leave a Comment  |  143 views  |  

Sri Lankans from all walks of life look forward to the auspicious times at Avurudu to spruce up their homes and give gifts to loved ones. As always, Singer is there to support the people in performing such rituals by providing incredible bargains and offers on the latest consumer durable products. Singer, Singer Plus, Singer Homes, Sisil World and Singer Mega stores and dealers island-wide are geared up to deliver an Avurudu shopping bonanza for the entire family from now until the end of April. There is no better time than Avurudu for families to set up their homes with the world’s best range of goods. This Avurudu, Singer brings peace of mind to their customers by providing discounts, giveaways,... 


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