Experience the world with HSBC Premier

Published : 12:00 am  May 20, 2013  |  Category: Financial Services  |  Leave a Comment  |  565 views  |  

HSBC Premier keeps gaining momentum as a global product with its versatile features and exclusive services that go beyond boundaries, for the global minded customer. As the demand for HSBC Premier continues to grow in Sri Lanka, HSBC has taken a more personal approach to managing the immediate lifestyle needs of its customers and thus introduced an enhanced concierge service.  Read More →


Facebook, Twitter apps come to Glass, Google’s wearable computer

Published : 12:00 am  May 20, 2013  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  1 Comment  |  595 views  |  

Reuters: Social networking services Facebook Inc and Twitter are coming to Google Glass, the wearable computer made by the Internet search company.  Read More →


“This land will remain ours; there is no room for separation”: President

Published : 12:00 am  May 20, 2013  |  Category: Special Report  |  1 Comment  |  557 views  |  
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“We will not allow a single inch of the land that you won by the sacrifice of your life to be taken away. There will be no room for separation. I believe that the feeling that we should all live together in a single country is once again emerging in the hearts of the Tamil people,” President Mahinda Rajapaksa said, addressing the humanitarian victory parade on Saturday.    Read More →


SLFFA, SLFFA Cargo Services, CCN to develop e-airfreight in Sri Lanka

Published : 12:00 am  May 20, 2013  |  Category: Shipping / Aviation  |  Leave a Comment  |  930 views  |  

SLFFA Cargo Services Ltd., the commercial arm of Sri Lanka Freight Forwarders’ Association (SLFFA), has partnered with Cargo Community Network (CCN) to launch their flagship product CCNhub in Sri Lanka. The launch ceremony was held at the Auditorium of Ceylon Chamber of Commerce amidst a large gathering of the airline and freight forwarding industry.  Read More →


Global securities regulatory agencies meet this week

Published : 12:00 am  May 20, 2013  |  Category: Financial Services  |  Leave a Comment  |  323 views  |  

By Lakmal Sooriyagoda The global securities regulatory agencies that aim to establish and maintain worldwide standards for efficient, orderly and fair markets will conduct their mid-year consultative meeting in Toronto Canada from 21 to 23 May, 2013. The Sri Lanka Securities and Exchange Commission will represent by its Commissioner Dr. Prathiba Mahanamahewa. This year’s two-day program will cover the International Organisation of Securities Commission (IOSCO) principles relating to firm supervision, inspections and enforcement securities markets.  Read More →


Apple and Samsung supplier overlaps

Published : 12:00 am  May 20, 2013  |  Category: IT / Telecom  |  Leave a Comment  |  1,089 views  |  

Apple and Samsung supplier overlaps  Read More →


Russia asks for Sri Lanka’s support in winning the bid for Expo 2020

Published : 12:00 am  May 20, 2013  |  Category: News  |  1 Comment  |  369 views  |  

The Russian Federation has asked Sri Lanka to support its bid for hosting the Expo 2020 which will be decided at a vote this year by the Bureau of International Expositions (BIE) in Paris.  Read More →


Consumer stocks shine in emerging market gloom

Published : 12:00 am  May 20, 2013  |  Category: Financial Services  |  Leave a Comment  |  382 views  |  

LONDON (Reuters): A broad collapse of company profits in the developing world shows no sign of abating, forcing investors to tilt portfolios towards sectors such as healthcare or consumer goods where margins are more robust. What is evolving is in effect, a two-speed asset class.  Read More →


SLSI to introduce standards for vegetarian food

Published : 12:00 am  May 20, 2013  |  Category: Business  |  Leave a Comment  |  539 views  |  

The national standards body of Sri Lanka Standard Institution (SLSI) has taken measures to introduce standards for the vegetarian food, the Ministry of Technology, Research and Atomic Energy said recently.  Read More →


Dredging operation at KKS harbour completed

Published : 12:00 am  May 20, 2013  |  Category: Shipping / Aviation  |  Leave a Comment  |  883 views  |  

Joint Post Dredging Survey chart handed over to SLPAMaking ‘Mahinda Chinthana’ development policy of the present Government of President Mahinda Rajapaksa a reality, to build  Sri Lanka the Regional Maritime Hub with the  advantage of its unique geographical location, Sri Lanka Ports Authority led by its Chairman  Dr. Priyath B. Wickrama, under the instructions by Minister of  Port and Highways (Project) Rohitha Abegunawardhane, has taken all key measures in time  to develop the ports around the country. Accordingly, development drive of the Kankasanthurai (KKS) Harbour commenced in parallel to the ‘Uthuru Wasanthaya’ program.   Read More →