New Chairman and Deputy at Kotagala Plantations

Published : 12:00 am  May 17, 2013  |  Category: Business  |  1 Comment  |  611 views  |  

Kotagala Plantations Plc recently announced that S.D.R. Arudpragasam has been appointed as Chairman and Chrisantha Perera as the Deputy Chairman. Both were existing members of the Board of Directors.  Read More →


Basil opens Kandy SLITHM Provincial Campus

Published : 12:01 am  May 16, 2013  |  Category: Travel / Tourism  |  1 Comment  |  1,105 views  |  

Economic Development Minister Basil Rajapaksa declared opened the SLITHM Provincial campus in Kundasale Kandy yesterday, at 10 a.m. The well furbished institute is meant to train personnel, required for the program of attracting 2.5 million tourists to Sri Lanka by 2016.  Read More →


Lee Kuan Yew School, Ministry of Finance and Planning to build stronger relationships

Published : 12:01 am  May 16, 2013  |  Category: HR  |  Leave a Comment  |  942 views  |  
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A Memorandum of Co-operation was signed between the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy and the Ministry of Finance and Planning, towards building stronger relationships between the Singapore and Sri Lanka targeted towards training Public Sector Officials.  Read More →


BBDO adjudged Asia’s most effective for marketing

Published : 12:01 am  May 16, 2013  |  Category: Marketing  |  Leave a Comment  |  1,264 views  |  

Text and Pix by Nisthar Cassim in Shanghai World renowned advertising solutions giant BBDO was last week adjudged as Asia’s best for marketing effectiveness, a title vied by firms in 14 countries. At the Asian Marketing Effectiveness Awards 2013 held in Shanghai, China, BBDO won the Gold for the ‘Asian Marketing Effectiveness Network of the Year’ whilst Clemenger BBDO Melbourne, won the ‘Asian Marketing Effectiveness Agency of the Year’.  Read More →


Bates to explore ‘The Power of Social Media’

Published : 12:00 am  May 16, 2013  |  Category: Marketing  |  1 Comment  |  1,268 views  |  

Driving its pioneering evangelism in the transition to digital communication, Bates Strategic Alliance is set to organise a roundtable on ‘The Power of Social Media’ for CEOs, marketers, media and citizen journalists on 12 June from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Park Street Mews. The event will feature Sri Lankan born author Angelo Fernando who recently launched his perceptive and informative book,  Read More →


Janashakthi bags platinum for Annual Report 2012

Published : 12:00 am  May 16, 2013  |  Category: Financial Services  |  Leave a Comment  |  1,166 views  |  

Janashakthi Insurance’s Annual Report 2012 – ‘A Transformative Spirit’ garnered the company a global ranking of 11th and a Platinum award at the 2012/13 Spotlight Awards by the League of American Communications Professionals (LACP).  Read More →


Swiss money laundering probe reveals Lankan links

Published : 12:00 am  May 16, 2013  |  Category: News  |  Leave a Comment  |  991 views  |  

Investigations carried out by Switzerland last year into money laundering and terror funding had revealed that money had also come from Sri Lanka to fund terrorism.  Read More →


DIMO commits to protecting future of Yala National Park

Published : 12:00 am  May 16, 2013  |  Category: Travel / Tourism  |  Leave a Comment  |  897 views  |  

The Yala National Park is one of the oldest and best known national parks in Sri Lanka. Yala covers an area of more than 979 square km (97,880 ha). The multifarious ecosystems ranging from moist monsoon forest, to dry monsoon forests, semi deciduous forests, thorn forests, grasslands, fresh water and marine wetlands and sandy beaches possess a large number of important plant species and smaller animals.  Read More →


EAP Holdings mulls more listings; goes for RAM Ratings

Published : 12:00 am  May 16, 2013  |  Category: Front Page  |  Leave a Comment  |  1,250 views  |  

One of Sri Lanka’s leading diversified conglomerates, EAP Holdings Ltd. has appointed RAM Ratings (Lanka) Ltd. as its credit ratings agency. The agreement was signed between both parties yesterday at the head office of EAP Holdings Ltd.EAP Holdings is the holding company of ETI Finance Ltd., Swarnamahal Financial Services PLC, EAP Films and Theaters Ltd., EAP Networks Ltd. and Swarnamahal Jewellers Ltd.  Read More →


US urged to take tougher line on Indian trade practices

Published : 12:00 am  May 16, 2013  |  Category: International  |  Leave a Comment  |  482 views  |  
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WASHINGTON (Reuters): A US think tank on Tuesday recommended Congress suspend trade benefits for India, in the latest sign of US frustration over Indian policies that block American exports and ‘free ride’ on costly US research to develop new medicines and other forms of valuable intellectual property.  Read More →