Constancy Tyres launched in Sri Lanka

Published : 2:57 am  July 3, 2014  |  Category: Business  |  Leave a Comment  |  284 views  |  

Constancy Automobile Tyres were launched recently by Reliance Lanka Ltd., a company in the automotive tyre and battery market for over 25 years. Constancy is a high performance and comfortable tyre manufactured by Shandong Longyue Rubber Co. Ltd. with excellent raw material and high technology. The first tyre was sold to D.C. Kapila the proprietor of Goldwing, Mirihana by Lasith Gunaratne and Limesh Marasinghe. Reliance Lanka is also the sole agent for GS car battery and Shinko/Golden Boy Motorcycle Tyres.  Read More →


Eardley Perera appointed to United Motors Board

Published : 2:56 am  July 3, 2014  |  Category: Business  |  Leave a Comment  |  461 views  |  

United Motors Lanka PLC announced the appointment of Eardley Perera as a Director of the company with effect from end May 2014.   Eardley Perera Perera is a Chartered Marketer and a Graduate of the Chartered Institute of Marketing, UK, with over 40 years of experience in management. He has undergone management training in Sweden, UK, South Korea, India, Philippines and Singapore. His management experience includes Sales and Marketing, Commercial and General Management. He now serves as a Non-Executive Director in several public companies including Janashakthi Insurance PLC, Keells Food Products PLC, ODEL PLC, Dunamis Capital PLC, and First Capital Holdings PLC as well as private companies... 


DSI Group buys PVC firm for Rs. 137 m

Published : 2:52 am  July 3, 2014  |  Category: Business  |  Leave a Comment  |  475 views  |  

DSI Group’s Samson International Plc announced yesterday it intends to purchase assets of Okta PVC Lanka Ltd., at Ampegama, Baddegama for Rs. 137.1 million. The purchase includes fixed assets comprising land, building, plant and machinery and office equipment. The total liabilities Samson International will incur is Rs. 113.3 million and will pay the current owner Rs. 23.8 million. In addition Samson International intends to buy Rs. 25 million worth of finish goods and raw material stocks from Okta PVC Lanka. Therefore the total direct payment to the current owner will be Rs. 48.8 million. Samson International deals with manufacture and export of unhardened vulcanised rubber products. Okta... 


NCE seminar on proposed Sri Lanka China FTA

Published : 2:52 am  July 3, 2014  |  Category: Business  |  Leave a Comment  |  264 views  |  

The National Chamber of Exporters of Sri Lanka (NCE) the only private sector chamber which exclusively serves exporters will conduct an awareness creating and knowledge dissemination seminar on the proposed Sri Lanka China Free Trade Agreement (FTA). This event will be held on 15 July at Crystal Ballroom, Taj Samudra from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. followed by lunch. The rapidly changing world economic scenario has brought into focus China as an economic power house, and her dominance of world trade. It is opportune for developing countries especially in the Asian region, like Sri Lanka to exploit the benefits of trading with China, particularly related to the export of products and services. Trade... 


Sri Lanka in global women biz breakthrough

Published : 1:53 am  July 3, 2014  |  Category: Business  |  Leave a Comment  |  182 views  |  

     Commonwealth Business Council and CW Business Women Senior Advisor, Corporate Governance and South Asia Arif Zaman (right) breaks the good news to Minister of industry and Commerce Rishad Bathiudeen yesterday in Colombo   Sri Lanka’s women biz was on the verge of a breakthrough on 2 July with the Commonwealth saying it has picked the country to be its pioneering training point for its international women entrepreneurship push. “What we are looking at is Sri Lanka to be the hub for face to face delivery of training – whether it’s a hub for South Asia or Asia. But this is the first time for Commonwealth business training that a facility of this nature being established.... 


Nestlé South Asian VP visits JF Packaging

Published : 1:49 am  July 3, 2014  |  Category: Business  |  Leave a Comment  |  330 views  |  

     Executive Vice President of the Supply Chain for Nestlé South Asia, Luca Ficherra (fourth from right) with JF Packaging team   JF Packaging Ltd. marked yet another milestone and achievement as the company is recognised and elevated to the ‘Global Supplier’ ranks as well as a major supplier of flexible packaging requirements by Nestlé Lanka PLC. “It is no small feat for a local company to get the opportunity to supply flexible packaging requirements to Nestlé companies worldwide,” JF Packaging said in a statement. In recognition of JF Packaging becoming a global supplier to Nestlé, the Executive Vice President of the Supply Chain for Nestlé South Asia,... 


ACCIMT signs MoU with HIST

Published : 12:02 am  July 2, 2014  |  Category: Business  |  Leave a Comment  |  213 views  |  

By Waruni Paranagamage The Arthur C. Clarke Institute for Modern Technologies (ACCIMT) recently signed a MoU with the International Centre on Space Technologies for Natural and Cultural Heritage (HIST). The MoU was signed by Eng. Sanath Panawennage, Director General, ACCIMT, and Prof. Guo Huadong, Director, HIST and Director, RADI. The aim of this understanding is using of space technologies in identification, monitoring, conservation, management and development of cultural and natural heritage sites in Sri Lanka. Established in 1994, ACCIMT operates within the purview of the Ministry of Technology and Research and specialises in the disciplines of electronics, micro-electronics, telecommunications,... 


Global Shapers Hub under World Economic Forum in Kandy

Published : 12:01 am  July 2, 2014  |  Category: Business  |  Leave a Comment  |  266 views  |  

On 29 June 2014 the Kandy Global Shapers Hub was established and the inaugural meeting was held with the participation of the Founding Curator of the Colombo Hub Asanga Abeyagoonasekera with the founder members of the Kandy Hub Prof. Daya Amarasekara, Thusitha Nimalsiri (Deputy Curator), Dakshitha Choliya Bandara, Darshani Chandrasekara, Chamod Dharmadasa, Udara Amarathunga and Pradeepa Anthony. This is the second hub in Sri Lanka; the Colombo Hub has been in operation since 2012. There are 344 hubs around the world with 3,843 members. During the inaugural meeting Abeyagoonasekera congratulated all the members and stressed the importance of youth connecting with the rest of the world as two... 


Orient Garments CEO quits

Published : 12:00 am  July 2, 2014  |  Category: Business  |  Leave a Comment  |  342 views  |  

Orient Garments Plc said yesterday its Director/CEO Saliya Perera has resigned with effect from 30 June. No reasons were given for the resignation in the company’s filing to the Colombo Stock Exchange. He first appointed as CEO in January this year after being made an Executive Director. Perera is a double-qualified Chartered Accountant and also a Graduate in Business Management of University of Sri Jayewardenepura. He has over 18 years of experience in working in different industries such as telecommunications, apparels and construction and engineering.  Read More →


Dialog sets new benchmark in sustainable reporting

Published : 12:00 am  July 2, 2014  |  Category: Business  |  Leave a Comment  |  282 views  |  

Dialog Axiata PLC published its sixth successive Sustainability Report this year, which is Sri Lanka’s first such report to be compliant with the Global Reporting Initiative’s (GRI) G4 ‘Comprehensive’ reporting guidelines. This report is unique in many ways, as it is also Sri Lanka’s first-ever Sustainability Report with an augmented-reality feature, allowing readers to view video excerpts of the Dialog values and itssustainability functions using their mobile phones. The G4 version of GRI’s reporting guidelines which is the latest version was launched last year.  Dialog has been one of the very few early adopters globally of the G4 version of GRI’s reporting guidelines, which... 


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