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Geocycle launches ‘Green Bank’

Published : 12:11 am  October 30, 2012  |  Category: Other Sectors  |  Leave a Comment  |  364 views  |  

Geocycle, the professional waste management solutions provider launched a new concept of ‘Green Bank’ recently at a simple functions held at its head office at R.A. de Mel Mawatha, Colombo 3, under the patronage of the Swiss Ambassador and many other distinguished guests.  Read More →


Amitha demystifies Melstacorp

Published : 12:16 am  October 18, 2012  |  Category: Other Sectors  |  Leave a Comment  |  802 views  |  

By Antoinette Ludowyk Q: The firms that come under Melstacorp have been independently run so far. Why is it that they are now being brought under a holding company structure?  Read More →


IMF, World Bank take stock of global economy, suggest way forward

Published : 12:00 am  October 15, 2012  |  Category: Other Sectors  |  Leave a Comment  |  337 views  |  

Members of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank (WB) on Saturday during their annual meetings in Tokyo reviewed the status of the global economy and suggested the way forward for greater stability and progress midst challenging times. The meetings also discussed institutional reforms and made several recommendations.  Read More →


Mobitel launches five new projects with University of Colombo

Published : 12:00 am  October 13, 2012  |  Category: Other Sectors  |  Leave a Comment  |  432 views  |  

Initiatives launched towards uplifting higher education in Sri LankaThe National Mobile Service Provider, Sri Lanka Telecom Mobitel recently announced the launch of several new initiatives with the University of Colombo. The new projects will not only further strengthen the long-standing relationship Mobitel has with the University, but also becomes part of its efforts to build an ICT-enhanced knowledge economy.  Read More →


University of Rajarata wins Inter-University Enterprise Mobility Solutions Development Competition 2012

Published : 12:00 am  October 13, 2012  |  Category: Other Sectors  |  2 Comments  |  1,075 views  |  

University of Kelaniya emerged 1st Runner-Up and University of Sri Jayawardenapura 2nd Runner-UpThe team from University of Rajarata emerged the overall winner for their Computerised Vehicle Terminal Management System developed aiming the Sri Lanka Ports Authority at the Inter-University Enterprise Mobility Solutions Development Competition organised by Motorola Solutions and Sri Lanka Association of Software and Services Companies (SLASSCOM).  Read More →


Award of Mahatma Gandhi Scholarship

Published : 12:00 am  October 13, 2012  |  Category: Other Sectors  |  2 Comments  |  378 views  |  

At a ceremony organised at the Ministry of Education recently, 150 meritorious students were awarded the prestigious Mahatma Gandhi Scholarship with Bandula Gunawardena, Minister of Education, as the Chief Guest in the presence of Ashok K. Kantha, High Commissioner of India in Sri Lanka.  Read More →


Commercial Bank takes English to rural Sri Lanka

Published : 12:00 am  October 13, 2012  |  Category: Other Sectors  |  1 Comment  |  501 views  |  

Launches national scale English education program, supplementing ongoing IT education projectThe Commercial Bank of Ceylon has embarked on a second national scale community initiative to take English language education to children in rural Sri Lanka, in a significant adjunct to the Bank’s country-wide IT education programme.  Read More →


Jobs are a cornerstone of development: World Development Report 2013

Published : 12:01 am  October 12, 2012  |  Category: Other Sectors  |  Leave a Comment  |  574 views  |  

In developing countries, jobs are a cornerstone of development, with a pay off far beyond income alone. They are critical for reducing poverty, making cities work, and providing youth with alternatives to violence, says a new World Bank report released recently.  Read More →


First-ever ‘The Ray’ Award for invention to be powered by Commercial Bank

Published : 12:01 am  October 12, 2012  |  Category: Other Sectors  |  Leave a Comment  |  487 views  |  

Invention has received a revitalising shot in the arm with the Commercial Bank of Ceylon coming forward to partner the inaugural ‘The Ray’ Award presented by the Ray Wijewardene Charitable Trust to help a recognised Sri Lankan inventor to commercialise his or her invention. As principal sponsor of this prestigious lifetime award, which is to be presented biennially, the bank has undertaken to extend a credit line of Rs. 1 million to enable the winner prepare the award-winning invention for commercialisation.  Read More →


Sendai Dialogue advances global consensus on disaster risk management

Published : 12:01 am  October 12, 2012  |  Category: Other Sectors  |  Leave a Comment  |  260 views  |  

 Economic losses from natural hazards have more than tripled over the last three decades and amount to $3.5 trillion says World Bank The World Bank and the Government of Japan, together with global policymakers, today called for greater efforts to integrate disaster risk management into national development planning and international development assistance.  Read More →


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