Hayleys Advantis recognised as Seatrade Shipping Agent of the Year

Published : 12:00 am  May 22, 2013  |  Category: Other Sectors  |  Leave a Comment  |  533 views  |  

The Transportation and Logistics arm of diversified blue-chip conglomerate Hayleys Group, Hayleys Advantis Limited, won the ‘Shipping Agent of the Year’ award at the Seatrade Sri Lanka Ports, Trade and Logistics Awards held recently. “It is indeed an honour for us to be recognised as the Ship Agent of the Year at such a distinguished forum,” Hayleys Advantis Managing Director said Ruwan Waidyaratne said, speaking after the event.  Read More →


Lumiere’s fabric orders surpasses expectations

Published : 12:00 am  May 22, 2013  |  Category: Other Sectors  |  Leave a Comment  |  648 views  |  

Sri Lanka’s record setting knitted fabric manufacturing facility, Lumiere, has achieved another rare feat within six months of commercial production. This is by achieving an order intake in excess of US$ 1 million for the month of April. The one building mill often tagged as ‘Hybrid fabric engine’ has expanded its product range rapidly, after commencing operations with ‘lycra jersey’ production for briefs. The company is already in bulk production of single jersey, interlock and rib fabric for briefs, bras (both mouldable and non-mouldable), vests, T-shirts, baby wear and so on.  Read More →


Bangladesh factory banned by Wal-Mart still makes Wrangler shirts

Published : 12:00 am  May 22, 2013  |  Category: Other Sectors  |  Leave a Comment  |  582 views  |  

Reuters: A Bangladesh factory where Wal-Mart Stores Inc and Inditex SA inspectors spotted cracks in the wall this month is still making Wrangler shirts for the world’s largest apparel maker, U.S.-based VF Corp.  Read More →


Surgeon Ekanayake’s new wildlife book launch and exhibition

Published : 12:00 am  May 16, 2013  |  Category: Other Sectors  |  Leave a Comment  |  780 views  |  

Award winning wildlife and nature photographer and surgeon Rear Admiral Lalith Ekanayake USP, MBBS, MD, FCCP, DDHM (Australia) is having his second wildlife book launch and exhibition from 16 to 19 May 2013, at the Harold Peiris gallery, Lionel Wendt Memorial Art Centre Colombo 7. Lalith launched his first book titled ‘The untamed road’ along with an exhibition in 2010.  Read More →


Industry experts partner Cinnamon Junior City Naturalist Award Program

Published : 12:00 am  May 16, 2013  |  Category: Other Sectors  |  Leave a Comment  |  602 views  |  

Keeping in line with key brand attributes of Cinnamon Hotels & Resorts, Cinnamon Nature Trails has developed a Junior City Naturalist Award Program (JCNA) to enhance nature-based learning and spread a message of environmental consciousness in children aged seven to 15.    Read More →


2013 Intl. Antarctic Expedition: An experience of a lifetime

Published : 12:00 am  May 16, 2013  |  Category: Other Sectors  |  Leave a Comment  |  1,421 views  |  

While not everyone gets the opportunity to visit Antarctica which is the only place on earth that is protected from human inhabitation, Nishadi Malalgoda was one of the lucky individuals to bag the golden ticket to being a part of the 2013 International Antarctic Expedition.  Read More →


Inventor par excellence

Published : 12:00 am  May 13, 2013  |  Category: Other Sectors  |  Leave a Comment  |  993 views  |  

Manju Gunawardene has brought great recognition to Sri Lanka with his inventionsManju Gunawardene is a person who has continuously brought great recognition to the country with his inventions. Having a passion for putting things together since his school days, Gunawardene is the Director and Research Scientist for Hybrid Technologies.    Read More →


Expo Freight bags ‘Logistics Company of the Year’ award

Published : 12:01 am  May 10, 2013  |  Category: Other Sectors  |  Leave a Comment  |  655 views  |  

Expo Freight (EFL) was adjudged the ‘Logistics Company of the year’ at the recently concluded Sri Lanka Ports, Trade and Logistics Conference awards ceremony in Colombo.  Read More →


Logiventures expands operations in H’tota

Published : 12:01 am  May 10, 2013  |  Category: Other Sectors  |  Leave a Comment  |  525 views  |  

 Accounts for 70% of new vehicles transported from Magam Ruhunupura Mahinda Rajapaksa Port Logiventures, the logistics services subsidiary of the Hayleys Group, has invested in eight acres of land in close proximity to the Magam Ruhunupura Mahinda Rajapaksa Port in Hambantota to build a state-of-the-art logistics hub to support its vehicle transit facility, which opened there in June last year. The expansion of the company’s automotive logistics operations in Hambantota will enable Logiventures to offer vehicle importers a wide range of services ranging from pre-dispatch inspection to closed storage, in addition to comprehensive transport solutions, the company said.  Read More →


Improved South-South East Asia connectivity key to boosting trade, rebalancing economy

Published : 12:01 am  May 10, 2013  |  Category: Other Sectors  |  Leave a Comment  |  382 views  |  

NEW DELHI, INDIA: Better connectivity between South Asia and South East Asia – through hardware and associated software – can unlock the full benefits of closer economic ties between the two sub-regions and help rebalance Asian growth toward domestic and regional markets, delegates at the 46th Annual Meeting of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) were told.  Read More →


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