Parakrama to address 39th PMTA Conference in Niue Islands

Published : 12:17 am  October 27, 2014  |  Category: Business  |  Leave a Comment  |  229 views  |  

Dr. Parakrama Dissanayake, Chairman/CEO of Aitken Spence Maritime, Logistics and Cargo and Director of Aitken Spence PLC, has been invited to address the 39th Pacific Maritime Transport Alliance to be held at Alofi, Niue Islands, off New Zealand, from 28 to 31 October 2014. His presentation will be on ‘3rd Industrial Revolution and its Implications on Asian Shipping’. Pacific Maritime Transport Alliance (PMTA) is an association comprising of Ports Authorities within South Pacific Islands and includes countries such as, Australia, New Zealand, PNG, Fiji and Canada. Dr. Dissanayake who serves on the UN/UNCTAD Panel as an expert on Ports and Shipping, is the first Sri Lankan to have obtained... 


Belarus MPs to focus on economic ties during next month’s visit to Sri Lanka

Published : 12:14 am  October 27, 2014  |  Category: Business  |  Leave a Comment  |  178 views  |  

Senior officials of the House of Representatives of the National Assembly of Belarus will pay an official visit to Sri Lanka in November, the Belarusian Parliament announced. The Belarusian Parliamentary delegation led by the Chairman of the House of Representatives Vladimir Andreichenko will visit Sri Lanka on 17-21 November. During its four-day visit, the delegation will focus on the trade and economic matters, the leader of the delegation Vladimir Andreichenko told BelTA, the national news agency of Belarus. “The MPs will discuss, first of all, trade and economic cooperation between our countries. The MPs help establish not only political, but also economic contacts,” Andreichenko noted. He... 


7 main advantages of using used shipping containers in building

Published : 12:11 am  October 27, 2014  |  Category: Other Sectors  |  Leave a Comment  |  279 views  |  

By Jason Markin Building homes with used shipping containers is one of the most cost-effective ways to get a roof for your family. These containers are also very versatile and come with numerous benefits as discussed below. The trend of using used shipping containers for building a house has picked up pace very quickly and many people are benefiting from the low cost component of using them. Designers are taking the used box like structures and turning them into beautiful homes that make all eyes turn for a second look. Let’s take a look at other advantages of using used shipping containers:   Used containers are more affordable The most obvious benefit of using old shipping containers... 


Multilac sponsors feature wall painting competition at Golden Flame Awards 2014

Published : 12:09 am  October 27, 2014  |  Category: Other Sectors  |  Leave a Comment  |  180 views  |  

Golden Flame Awards, organised by the Asia Pacific Hair Dressers and Cosmetologist Association was held in Sri Lanka for the second consecutive year on 16 and 17 September. The event was graced by Pradeepa Dharmadasa, who participated as the Chief Guest. The award show comprised of 10 categories, namely ladies/gents hair cut and colour, evening hair style, bridal makeup, fantasy makeup, nail art, wedding cake structure decoration, birthday cake decoration, bridal bouquet competition, table flower decoration competition and the feature wall painting competition. Playing a key role in the event, Multilac, the innovator sponsored the category ‘Feature Wall Painting Competition – Creative Paint... 


Wall Art launches new designer upholstery, curtaining fabric range

Published : 12:08 am  October 27, 2014  |  Category: Other Sectors  |  Leave a Comment  |  643 views  |  

Wall Art, the first exclusive retailer of European and US wallpaper brands in Sri Lanka, has launched a complementary line of upholstery and curtaining designer fabric range in Sri Lanka. The fabric range has over 1,000 designs from classic to modern designs offering selections for homes and offices. Wall Art Ltd. Managing Director Kishani Weerasekera said: “We have always been focused on introducing the latest products in the interior décor space to the local market. Wall Art was the first to introduce residential wallpaper and 3D tiles to Sri Lanka nearly three years ago. Today the concept has been adopted by many architects, interior design companies, corporates and households.  Last year... 


PIM signs MOU with New South Wales University

Published : 12:05 am  October 27, 2014  |  Category: HR  |  Leave a Comment  |  168 views  |  
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By Inshira Shainaz The Postgraduate Institute of Management (PIM) signed an MOU with the University of New South Wales, Canberra for research collaboration last week. Postgraduate Institute of Management Acting director Ajantha Dharmasiri exchanging the MOU with University of New South Wales Head, School of business Michael O’Donnell. Postgraduate Institute of Management senior consultant Travis Perera, University of New South Wales senior lecture Sue Williamson is also presented – Pic by Upul Abayasekara   PIM is a semi-autonomous body affiliated to the University of Sri Jayewardenepura and is the first and only self-financed postgraduate institution in Sri Lanka obtaining ISO 9001:... 


Nawaloka Holdings, Swinburne University launch Nawaloka College of Higher Studies

Published : 12:03 am  October 27, 2014  |  Category: Youth / Careers / Higher Education  |  Leave a Comment  |  372 views  |  
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By Waruni Paranagamage One of Sri Lanka’s most highly diversified corporations Nawaloka Holdings further cemented its presence within Sri Lanka’s higher education sphere when it launched the Nawaloka College of Higher Studies (NCHS) campus in Colombo 3 last week, in collaboration with Swinburne University of Technology, Australia. UGC Chairperson Prof Kshanika Hirimburegama (1ST from left), Nawaloka College of Higher Studies Chairman Jayantha Dharmadasa, Nawaloka College of Higher Studies Deputy Chairman Victor Ramanan, Minister of Higher Education S.B Dissanayake and Secretary to the Minister of Higher Education Dr Sunil Jayantha Nawarathna at the opening ceremony of Nawaloka College of... 


Rashmi shines at ACCA

Published : 12:02 am  October 27, 2014  |  Category: Youth / Careers / Higher Education  |  Leave a Comment  |  228 views  |  
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Rashmi Fernando receives two All Island Awards from the Chief Guest Dinesh Weerakkody, Chairman HR Cornucopia Lanka Ltd at the ACCA Prizewinners Ceremony 2014 held at the Kingsbury Hotel on Thursday 16 October 2014. She attained the highest marks by a student in Sri Lanka in papers Foundations in Taxation (FTX) and Foundations in Financial Management (FFM). She is the daughter of Capt. Rohith and Jacintha Fernando  Read More →


Janashakthi introduces education policy with Mercury Institute

Published : 12:00 am  October 27, 2014  |  Category: Youth / Careers / Higher Education  |  Leave a Comment  |  164 views  |  
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Janashakthi Insurance has tied up with the Mercury Institute in order to offer a revolutionary product in the field of education. Under the terms of this unique policy, a one-off payment for tuition and exam fees will be paid from Janashakthi to the Mercury Institute. The Mercury Institute of Management, established in 2001, is synonymous with quality tertiary tuition and is a recognised tuition provider for ACCA, CIMA, CFA and University of London degrees. “At Janashakthi, we do a lot of work to develop Sri Lankan youth, helping them to realise their dreams. This new product aims to give every child the right to education, even if they find themselves unable to pay their fees due to tragic... 


Landmark partnership between LAUGFS and Yamaha Motor Company

Published : 12:00 am  October 27, 2014  |  Category: Motor  |  Leave a Comment  |  373 views  |  

LAUGFS International, a subsidiary of diversified conglomerate LAUGFS Holdings, recently entered in to a landmark partnership with global giant Yamaha Motor Company to be the primary distributor of Yamaha power products in Sri Lanka.   With this collaboration LAUGFS International becomes a part of one of the world leaders of power products and one of the most reputed brands in the world. Sri Lankan consumers can now easily access original Yamaha products such as inverters, generators, water pumps and multipurpose engines from LAUGFS appointed dealers islandwide. Customers can enjoy the unparalleled customer service of LAUGFS when purchasing Yamaha power products. The products are sold with... 


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