Thursday 24th April 2014

UK Deputy Prime Minister announces new jobs and investment for UK Advanced Engineering Excellence

Published : 12:18 am  November 1, 2012  |  Category: Other Sectors  |  Leave a Comment  |  548 views  |  

The UK’s Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg announced a series of deals by UK companies that will lead to hundreds of jobs in the engineering, aerospace and automotive sectors during the keynote address at the British Business Embassy on advanced engineering excellence held at Lancaster House on the sidelines of the Olympic Games.  Read More →


Doing business and beyond: Looking deeper at Sri Lanka’s rankings

Published : 12:17 am  November 1, 2012  |  Category: Other Sectors  |  Leave a Comment  |  521 views  |  

The International Finance Corporation (IFC), and the World Bank, last week launched the latest Doing Business report, ‘Doing Business 2013: Smarter Regulations for Small and Medium-Size Enterprises’. The report finds that from June 2011 to June 2012, Sri Lanka implemented the most regulatory reforms among eight economies in South Asia, helping to create a better environment for local entrepreneurs.  Read More →


Standard Chartered to launch Green Cover Project

Published : 12:14 am  October 30, 2012  |  Category: Other Sectors  |  Leave a Comment  |  529 views  |  

Standard Chartered is set to launch its Green Cover Project, an initiative to reduce paper wastage, whereby the bank will pledge to plant a tree for every customer signing up for an eStatement.  Read More →


John Keells Hotels Group creates exemplary waste management system

Published : 12:12 am  October 30, 2012  |  Category: Other Sectors  |  Leave a Comment  |  927 views  |  

The World Tourism Organisation declared 2012 as the year of ‘Tourism and Sustainable Energy’. Conforming to the criteria and its commitment of sustainability under the pledge of ‘I will be Green,’ John Keells Hotels Group initiated a project to install a biogas plant at Chaaya Village, Habarana.  Read More →


Softlogic partners with Think Green for e-waste recycling

Published : 12:11 am  October 30, 2012  |  Category: Other Sectors  |  Leave a Comment  |  273 views  |  

The Softlogic Group policy on environment is to encourage environmentally friendly practices within all Group companies in order to protect ecosystems, land, air and water. The Group policy is also to do the best it can to conserve energy, and be dutiful citizens in the management of waste.  Read More →


Geocycle launches ‘Green Bank’

Published : 12:11 am  October 30, 2012  |  Category: Other Sectors  |  Leave a Comment  |  366 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  |  805 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  |  338 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  |  433 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  |  1,097 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 →


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