Thursday 24th April 2014

CJ Bandaranayake says she is “fearless”; slams impeachment move

Published : 12:00 am  November 26, 2012  |  Category: News  |  Leave a Comment  |  1,018 views  |  

AFP: Colombo: Sri Lanka’s chief justice has described herself a “fearless judge” and vowed to fight charges of financial and professional misconduct, according to a leaked response to her impeachment. Shirani Bandaranayake, whose case has raised concerns that the government is trying to control the courts, told a parliamentary committee last week there was not an “iota of consideration of the facts” in the allegations.  Read More →


Brandix and SAC aim for global commerce excellence

Published : 12:00 am  November 26, 2012  |  Category: Other Sectors  |  Leave a Comment  |  493 views  |  

Shippers’ Academy Colombo conducts corporate training on trade and transport for BrandixIn the quest to be globally competitive, Brandix Lanka Ltd. has initiated a program along with the Shippers’ Academy Colombo (SAC) to train its group companies on various aspects of global commerce. The Shippers’ Academy has specialised with its consultants and dedicated academic staff to develop customised programs to corporate clients who are involved in global trade and transportation.  Read More →


Hemas opens 35th Piyawara pre-school in resettled village of Silawathei, Mullaitivu

Published : 12:00 am  November 26, 2012  |  Category: CSR / Events  |  Leave a Comment  |  1,212 views  |  

Hemas Holdings recently opened its 35th Pre-School in the resettled village of Silawathei, Mullaitivu Town. This is the second such Community Pre-School, the first one being at Ambalnagar. This was also a dream come true for the 50 little children of Silawathei, who along with their grateful parents, came to witness the opening of their own little pre-school. After years of deprivation, they were all ready to embark on a new journey that would take them through the exciting world of learning, the joys of learning the letters of the alphabet, numbers on a counting frame and much more.  Read More →


Encouraging banks to engage in responsible lending activities

Published : 12:00 am  November 26, 2012  |  Category: Financial Services  |  Leave a Comment  |  330 views  |  

At the post-Budget breakfast seminar held earlier this month, the Secretary to the Treasury Dr. Jayasundara did not mince his words in being highly critical of the bankers, who resort to lending backed by gold jewellery of the downtrodden rural masses. He was very correct in saying that the bankers should not consider this ‘pawning business’ as bank lending.  Read More →


Grant Group sweeps the board with most awards at Effie 2012

Published : 12:00 am  November 26, 2012  |  Category: Marketing  |  Leave a Comment  |  4,207 views  |  

At a glittering Effie awards ceremony, the Grant Group (Response Marketing and Grant McCann Erickson) once again, stood tall taking home an amazing collection of three Silver and four Bronze awards re-iterating the fact that they have mastered the perfect combination of creative and effective excellence that go to make outstanding campaigns that perform in the marketplace.  Read More →


TNT Express sells airlines operations ahead of UPS takeover

Published : 12:00 am  November 26, 2012  |  Category: Shipping / Aviation  |  Leave a Comment  |  1,786 views  |  

Dutch delivery group TNT Express, which has agreed to be bought by the US rival United Parcel Service (UPS), has conditionally sold its airlines operations to ASL Aviation Group.  Read More →


Building a life through studies in Australia

Published : 12:00 am  November 26, 2012  |  Category: Business  |  Leave a Comment  |  544 views  |  

By Tennyson Rodrigo The telegram delivery boy tracked me down on his bicycle at a tennis court in Colombo in 1952, carrying the envelope with news that would change my life. I tore it open to discover I had won one of the first Colombo Plan scholarships for Asian students to study at an Australian university.  Read More →


Australian Delegation visits Trincomalee Naval Dockyard

Published : 12:00 am  November 26, 2012  |  Category: News  |  Leave a Comment  |  1,018 views  |  

An Australian delegation accompanied by Australian High Commissioner to Sri Lanka, Her Excellency Robyn Louise Mudie visited the Sri Lanka Naval Dockyard in Trincomalee on 23rd November 2012.  Read More →


Sri Lanka emerging as regional air freight hub

Published : 12:00 am  November 26, 2012  |  Category: Shipping / Aviation  |  Leave a Comment  |  955 views  |  

Cathay Pacific Cargo’s choice of Sri Lanka for its latest air freight expansion highlights not only the company’s continued focus on new markets in Asia, but the potential for Sri Lanka to increase its air freight role. BMI has previously highlighted our positive view of Sri Lanka in the shipping sector, with the country well placed to develop as a global transshipment hub for the container shipping sector, and we believe that similar growth opportunities are available in the country’s air freight market.  Read More →


Bentota Beach Hotel goes green with environmentally friendly paper bags

Published : 12:00 am  November 26, 2012  |  Category: CSR / Events  |  Leave a Comment  |  380 views  |  

The Bentota Beach Hotel sealed its commitment to being an environmentally friendly organisation as it introduced yet another green initiative to its operations. On 12 November, the hotel launched a project where newspapers were recycled to make environmentally friendly paper bags. The initiative was the brain child of Bentota Beach Hotel General Manager of Sanjeeva Perera.  Read More →