Policymakers deploy new tactics to create green growth globally

Published : 12:08 am  March 6, 2013  |  Category: Other Sectors  |  Leave a Comment  |  593 views  |  

Capacity auctions to allocate projects becoming preferred policy mechanism Rising clean energy stars include South Africa, Morocco and Chile Offshore wind predicted to grow significantly in 2013 As governments seek to better manage their fiscal budgets, by taking control of their future renewable energy purchases, capacity auctions are becoming an increasingly preferred policy mechanism according to Ernst & Young’s latest quarterly global Renewable energy country attractiveness indices report, released last week.  Read More →


MLH goes beyond the hour to celebrate Earth Hour 2013

Published : 12:07 am  March 6, 2013  |  Category: Other Sectors  |  Leave a Comment  |  421 views  |  

As the largest environmental event in history, Earth Hour asked people and communities around the world to switch off their lights for one hour as a silent but powerful statement about the effects of human-accelerated climate change.  Read More →


Cinnamon Grand advises buy wisely, cook carefully and eat it all

Published : 12:05 am  March 6, 2013  |  Category: Other Sectors  |  Leave a Comment  |  1,573 views  |  

The Cinnamon Grand held a seminar on food waste management and its importance, for associates recently. Organised by the hotel’s sustainability team, the seminar focused on the current situation with regard to food waste and the future consequences, if monitoring and management is not implemented.    Read More →


next Sourcing celebrates 19 years of operation

Published : 12:01 am  March 6, 2013  |  Category: Other Sectors  |  Leave a Comment  |  1,519 views  |  

Recognises long standing team contribution in Sri Lanka and India next Sourcing, a wholly owned subsidiary of next Plc, UK, the retail clothing and accessory giant, hosted the Long Service Awards 2013 in Sri Lanka recently. The company organised an employee recognition awards program which was held at the Grand Ballroom, Hilton Colombo amidst a gathering of next team members, and was graced by Chanaka Perera, Regional Director for Sri Lanka, South India and Pakistan, Hugh McConnell, Senior Technical Manager and Wilhelm Elias, Senior Merchandise Manager.  Read More →


Lumiere opens doors to fashion orders

Published : 12:00 am  March 6, 2013  |  Category: Other Sectors  |  Leave a Comment  |  1,452 views  |  

Lumiere, the state-of-the-art knitted fabric manufacturing facility in Sri Lanka which commenced operations a few months ago, has provided a unique opportunity to all garment manufacturers serving fashion orders.  Read More →


Geocycle celebrates 10 years of excellence

Published : 12:03 am  March 5, 2013  |  Category: Other Sectors  |  1 Comment  |  2,653 views  |  

Geocycle, the waste management arm of Holcim Lanka completes 10 years in the sustainable waste management field this month. Waste management arm of Holcim Lanka, the nation’s leading supplier of cement and related products and services, Geocycle is a waste specialist, whose core business is to provide environmental responsible waste management solutions to industries.  Read More →


Samsung showcases a world of possibilities

Published : 12:00 am  March 4, 2013  |  Category: Other Sectors  |  Leave a Comment  |  356 views  |  

By Marianne David Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. last week unveiled a range of new and innovative products and services at its Southwest Asia Forum 2013 in Hyderabad, demonstrating its understanding and insights into consumer needs of the region with its new line-up of products. Designed to enable consumers to discover a world of possibilities, Samsung’s new products were unveiled last Friday to media from Southwest Asia, including the Daily FT.  Read More →


Sri Lanka and its critics: Bloody secrets

Published : 12:01 am  March 1, 2013  |  Category: Other Sectors  |  Leave a Comment  |  474 views  |  

The Economist: NEARLY four years after its civil war ended, Sri Lanka is far from at peace over its recent history. Despite denials by the country’s leaders, notably its powerful defence secretary, Gotabaya Rajapaksa, that Sri Lanka’s army committed war crimes in the final weeks of fighting, in 2009, troubling new evidence keeps on appearing.  Read More →


Asian Paints treats visitors to video mapping fun at ‘Architect 2013’

Published : 12:01 am  March 1, 2013  |  Category: Other Sectors  |  Leave a Comment  |  883 views  |  

Visitors to the Asian Paints stall at ‘Architect 2013’ had the rare opportunity to use the latest in projection techniques to explore the interplay between colours and effects, as the India-headquartered coatings giant put on a characteristically interactive show to present its ‘Royale Play’ range of paints. Using 3D video projection mapping, an exciting new projection technique that can turn virtually any surface into a dynamic video display, the company enabled visitors to change the colours and textures of walls, furniture and fittings in a created living space to demonstrate how its products can be used creatively to best effect.  Read More →


Cummins Power Generation Generators power Mattala airport

Published : 12:01 am  March 1, 2013  |  Category: Other Sectors  |  Leave a Comment  |  968 views  |  

As Sri Lanka goes full steam ahead on its infrastructure development drive, one of the mega projects which is expected to enhance economic growth is the International Airport at Mattala, Hambantota. Ensuring the smooth operation of the project, Trade Promoters Limited (TPL) is providing standby power generation with two 935 KVA Cummins Power Generation standby generators.  Read More →


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