Surgeon Ekanayake’s new wildlife book launch and exhibition

Published : 12:00 am  May 16, 2013  |  Category: Other Sectors  |  Leave a Comment  |  893 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  |  627 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  |  1,444 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  |  1,027 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  |  680 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  |  547 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  |  401 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 →


Japan has always been our friend, asserts Karannagoda

Published : 12:00 am  May 6, 2013  |  Category: Other Sectors  |  Leave a Comment  |  565 views  |  

Having enjoyed 60 years of bilateral friendship, Sri Lanka and Japan have strengthened ties over the years and Japan has supported Sri Lanka in its attempt to develop and rise up to create an image of economic prosperity after years of civil unrest, says Sri Lanka’s Ambassador to Japan Admiral Wasantha Karannagoda.    Read More →


Electricity price hike a necessary evil and must stay on course

Published : 4:46 am  April 26, 2013  |  Category: Other Sectors  |  1 Comment  |  1,054 views  |  

Why not double Samurdhi payments? Commendable action The Government is to be commended for its highly courageous decision to adjust electricity prices towards cost reflectivity. The political leadership and pragmatic policymakers have to be given considerable credit for setting aside short term political expedience and addressing a fundamentally unstable situation that could eventually have had a very negative impact on the financial viability of the two State banks and consequently the entire financial system.  Read More →


Emission testing brings motorists happy returns

Published : 12:00 am  April 23, 2013  |  Category: Other Sectors  |  Leave a Comment  |  1,209 views  |  

An emission test comes once a year, like a birthday, when the revenue licence needs renewing. However, some smart motorists are using it to improve engine efficiency and raking in substantial savings in fuel costs.  Read More →


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