The history of purpose: Why it matters to PR

Published : 12:25 am  April 30, 2013  |  Category: Marketing  |  Leave a Comment  |  479 views  |  

By Yacoff Sarkovas From philanthropic activities to today’s sustainability agenda, companies worldwide have certainly come a long way. For centuries, a company’s basic social role was understood simply as providing jobs and paying taxes. More generous entrepreneurs added charity work to this mix, and some of them sought to generate greater social impact by utilizing corporate resources. In doing so, they created the foundations of corporate social investment, as companies supplied not just funds, but principles and management tools to increase NGO efficiency.  Read More →


Fly to Mattala and enjoy adventurous Yala or serenity in Kataragama

Published : 12:25 am  April 30, 2013  |  Category: Travel / Tourism  |  Leave a Comment  |  1,350 views  |  

Fly to the newly commissioned Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport (MRIA) with SriLankan Holidays to be a part of an adventurous Yala safari or to experience the serenity of Kataragama.  Read More →


SLCB, SriLankan Airlines make bid for MICE tourism in Gurgaon

Published : 12:24 am  April 30, 2013  |  Category: Travel / Tourism  |  1 Comment  |  492 views  |  

Sri Lanka Convention Bureau together with SriLankan Airlines in their strategy to establish new clientele for corporate meetings and incentive travel from India addressed the clients of the leading Indian outbound MICE operator in the industrial city of Gurgaon.  Read More →


ExpoAir rebrands as FitsAir

Published : 12:23 am  April 30, 2013  |  Category: Travel / Tourism  |  Leave a Comment  |  1,398 views  |  

By Shabiya Ali Ahlam Expo Aviation Ltd., announced a major rebranding recently of the company and its ExpoAir brand. In this move the company Expo Aviation Ltd., has been renamed as Fits Aviation, while the marketing name ‘ExpoAir’ will now be known as FitsAir and carries the slogan of ‘friend in the skies’.  Read More →


Sri Lanka visa waiver for Seychelles nationals comes into force

Published : 12:22 am  April 30, 2013  |  Category: Travel / Tourism  |  Leave a Comment  |  938 views  |  

The Seychelles Ministry of Foreign Affairs has confirmed to the Seychellois public that the Visa Waiver Agreement signed between the Seychelles and Sri Lankan Governments has come into effect as of 22 April.  Read More →


Little hope of more survivors as Bangladesh toll nears 400

Published : 12:00 am  April 30, 2013  |  Category: International  |  Leave a Comment  |  696 views  |  
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DHAKA,(Reuters): Rescue officials in Bangladesh said on Monday they were unlikely to find more survivors in the rubble of a factory building that collapsed last week burying hundreds of garment workers in the country’s worst industrial accident.  Read More →


Obama pokes fun at critics, media at annual press dinner

Published : 12:00 am  April 30, 2013  |  Category: International  |  Leave a Comment  |  430 views  |  
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Reuters: The US President Barack Obama poked fun at the media, his critics and himself on Saturday at the annual White House Correspondents’ Association dinner, a star-filled event where journalists and celebrities mixed with the Washington elite.  Read More →


Taliban vow suicide and ‘insider’ attacks in new spring offensive

Published : 12:00 am  April 30, 2013  |  Category: International  |  Leave a Comment  |  216 views  |  
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KABUL (Reuters): The Taliban in Afghanistan vowed on Saturday to start a new campaign of mass suicide attacks on foreign military bases and diplomatic areas, as well as damaging ‘insider attacks’, as part of a new spring offensive this year.  Read More →


Etihad, Jet forge alliance for bigger growth

Published : 3:07 am  April 29, 2013  |  Category: Shipping / Aviation  |  Leave a Comment  |  1,155 views  |  

Etihad Airways of the United Arab Emirates and Jet Airways of India recently announced that the UAE national carrier has agreed to subscribe for 27,263,372 new shares in Jet Airways at a price of INR. 754.74 per share. The value of this equity investment is US$ 379 million and will result in Etihad Airways holding 24% of the enlarged share capital of Jet Airways. Etihad Airways’ wider overall commitment to Jet Airways includes the injection of US$ 220 million to create and strengthen a wide-ranging partnership between the two carriers.  Read More →


DHL rewards exceptional solutions with Innovation Award

Published : 3:06 am  April 29, 2013  |  Category: Shipping / Aviation  |  Leave a Comment  |  393 views  |  

Deutsche Post DHL distinguishes most innovative customer, scientist and employee for the fifth time Award ceremony honours pioneering solutions and innovative spirit for future logistics For the fifth time, Deutsche Post DHL honoured outstanding inventions with its annual DHL Innovation Award for scientists and entrepreneurs, customers and employees. Volvo was honoured for the most innovative customer solution, whereas Harald Lemke from Deutsche Post DHL’s MAIL division won the award in the category most innovative employee.  Read More →