Fevicol steals attention at Sri Lanka Wood Expo 2013

Published : 12:15 am  October 1, 2013  |  Category: Other Sectors  |  Leave a Comment  |  1,899 views  |  

Fevicol, one of the largest selling adhesive brands in Asia, attracted hundreds of consumers at the Sri Lanka Wood Expo 2013 which was held at the BMICH recently. Fevicol is manufactured by Pidilite Industries Ltd., one of the largest adhesives manufacturers in Asia and distributed in Srilanka by Macbertan Ltd. Fevicol has continuously been ranked amongst the most trusted brands in household care in India and has won the hearts of millions globally. Synonymous with adhesives to millions in India, some of the major Fevicol brands are Fevicol SH, Fevicol 1K PUR, Fevicol F S 203, Fevicol Foamfix, Fevicol Supreme, Fevicol SR 998 and Fevicol 505, just to name a few. Pidilite Industries Ltd. President... 


World leaders inaugurate new UN forum to boost sustainable development efforts

Published : 12:00 am  September 26, 2013  |  Category: Other Sectors  |  Leave a Comment  |  738 views  |  

World leaders at the United Nations on Tuesday inaugurated a High-level Political Forum that aims to inject new energy into the global effort to boost development for all the world’s peoples in a manner that is sustainable for future generations. The Forum replaces the UN’s Commission on Sustainable Development (CSD), which concluded its work on 20 September. The Commission was formed after the 1992 Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, to generate action on a range of issues, including energy, oceans and sustainable consumption and production. At the 2012 UN Conference on Sustainable Development – known as Rio+20 – Member States called for the change from the CSD to the High-level... 


SMEs encouraged to invest in greener, energy efficient solutions

Published : 12:00 am  September 26, 2013  |  Category: Other Sectors  |  Leave a Comment  |  938 views  |  

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) together with the Ministry of Finance and Planning recently organised a workshop for representatives from Government Ministries, authorities, private institutions and banks on possibilities of becoming more competitive by introducing greener solutions into the SME sector. The need to invest in green economy and green growth was emphasised by GIZ consultant Thomas Finkel. “It is widely believed that climate change is largely a result of manmade greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and if no action is taken, is likely to intensify. Other environmental challenges like water quality and availability, deforestation, loss of biodiversity, worsening... 


10th Sri Lanka Festival in Tokyo

Published : 12:00 am  September 26, 2013  |  Category: Other Sectors  |  Leave a Comment  |  716 views  |  

The 10th Sri Lanka Festival was organised by the Embassy of Sri Lanka in Japan at the Yoyogi Park in Shibuya, Tokyo by the Embassy of Sri Lanka in Japan on 21 and 22 September 2013. The annual Sri Lanka Festival in Tokyo which provides the Japanese public an opportunity to experience a taste of Sri Lankan culture in the heart of Tokyo was held under the theme “Sri Lanka-Wonder of Asia”. The festival which entertained around 200,000 visitors, showcased tourism, trade, culture, food and investment and promoted Sri Lankan products at more than 100 trading stalls. At the opening ceremony on 21 September, Sri Lankan Ambassador Admiral Wasantha Karannagoda stressed the importance of the strong... 


Commercial diplomacy as a contributor to FDI

Published : 12:00 am  September 26, 2013  |  Category: Other Sectors  |  Leave a Comment  |  1,324 views  |  

By Tanya Goonewardene Colombo witnessed a business awakening in the form of diplomacy recently, when a number of 12 business delegates were hosted by Ambassador to the Netherlands Buddhi Athauda, in order to explore the commercial landscape of Sri Lanka. Traditional diplomacy, with once vested in interests pertaining to foreign policy, is now shifting towards bilateral trade that impact international commerce. Several macro environmental factors have contributed to the possibility of Sri Lanka being ripe for commercial diplomacy. In the post war era of accelerated economic growth, the Sri Lankan commercial landscape is making great endeavours to be receptive to foreign direct investment by fostering... 


Asian Paints to support national project to promote Sri Lanka’s nature sites

Published : 12:00 am  September 26, 2013  |  Category: Other Sectors  |  Leave a Comment  |  762 views  |  

A state initiative to promote awareness and conservation of 50 significant nature sites in Sri Lanka has received funding support from Asian Paints, the India-headquartered multinational coatings company. Asian Paints Lanka Limited has confirmed exclusive sponsorship of the National Corporate Social Responsibility Management Project (NCSRMP) of the Ministry of Social Welfare, under which 50 hoardings are to be erected at 13 national parks, 22 waterfalls and 15 reservoirs. Each hoarding of 14 x 7 feet will provide valuable information to visitors to these sites, including historical and geographical data, and their significance from ecological and social standpoints. The three-year sponsorship... 


A tree for a lease

Published : 12:00 am  September 26, 2013  |  Category: Other Sectors  |  Leave a Comment  |  562 views  |  

In keeping with the company’s ‘Triple Bottom Line’ business philosophy, Alliance Finance Co PLC (AFC) launched a new initiative which seeks to negate the ill effects of harmful emissions from motor vehicles that impact the environment. AFC, a leading  player in the non-banking financial services sector has pledged to plant a tree for every lease issued for a motor vehicle, further strengthening the company’s commitment to its business ethos of being mindful of  ‘People, Planet and Profit’. Elaborating on the project, AFC Chief Operating Officer Suresh Amarasekera said: “We will ensure a tree is planted in lieu of every lease Alliance Finance issues for a motor vehicle, throughout... 


LBCHA to help biz rise to HIV, AIDS challenge

Published : 12:01 am  September 18, 2013  |  Category: Other Sectors  |  1 Comment  |  1,277 views  |  

By Sarah Hannan Outgoing Chairman for LBCH and CEO of Chevron Lubricant Lanka Plc Kishu Gomes and the Board of Directors of LBCH held their Annual General Meeting (AGM) at Cinnamon Lakeside last Friday. Prior to the AGM, Gomes presented an overview on LBCH’s journey to the audience, during which he also recognised the support and contribution that LBCH had received during his tenure. Certificates of appreciation were presented to the team behind LBCH and special awards were presented to two individuals and one organisation: Secretary, International Labour Organisation Ruth Thamel; Director, Spear International Ltd. Sharmini Mendis and Bates Strategic Alliance and Strategic Alliance PR for which... 


What is the Lanka Business Coalition for HIV and AIDS?

Published : 12:00 am  September 18, 2013  |  Category: Other Sectors  |  Leave a Comment  |  1,594 views  |  

The Lanka Business Coalition for HIV and AIDS is a coalition of individual corporates who have partnered with organisations such as the National STD/AIDS Control Programme of the Ministry of Health, Ministry of Labor, ILO, UNAIDS, Chambers of Commerce, and Employers Federation to address the critical issue of HIV and AIDS awareness and prevention. In Sri Lanka, individual corporates have partnered organisations such as the National STD/AIDS Control Programme of the Ministry of Health, Ministry of Labour, ILO, UNAIDS, Chambers of Commerce, and Employers Federation to address this critical issue. In addition a National AIDS Committee has finalised the National AIDS Policy, a National Tripartite... 


Delmege enters ‘Instant Noodles’ market

Published : 12:39 am  September 17, 2013  |  Category: Other Sectors  |  Leave a Comment  |  1,606 views  |  

Delmege Forsyth and Co Ltd. added yet another product to its portfolio by launching the ‘Delmege Instant Noodles’ recently. Delmege introduced its new product range in two delicious flavours as ‘curry’ and ‘chicken,’ which is noted to be the preferred taste for the Sri Lankan palate. The ‘curry’ instant noodle comes in an 80g pack and the ‘chicken flavour in an 82g pack. Delmege Instant Noodles, the latest in the Delmege range of food products, will be made available at over 60,000 outlets directly through the company’s well established island wide network of distributors and another 6000 through partnerships. The new products were launched at a ceremony, at which Delmege... 


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