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Sri Lanka Insurance successfully concludes environment enhancement of 100 needy schools

Views - 0 Thursday, 17 October 2019 00:33

Sri Lanka Insurance successfully concluded its CSR initiative ’Pasal Piriyatha Surakimu’ school enhancement drive on 12 October at 100 underprivileged schools located across the country. Sri Lanka Insurance extended assistance to develop infrastr

Day of German Unity hosted by Ambassador Rohde

Views - 49 Wednesday, 16 October 2019 00:13

The Day of German Unity was celebrated recently with German Ambassador Jorn Rohde and his wife Sonia Lapointe hosting cocktails at the Ambassador’s residence in Colombo – Pix by Upul Abayasekara

Scrum and Tackle 2019 Sahara Night

Views - 61 Tuesday, 15 October 2019 00:00

The Annual Dinner Dance of CR & FC, ‘Scrum and Tackle 2019 Sahara Night’, was held recently at the Kings Court, Cinnamon Lakeside Colombo – Pix by Ruwan Walpola

People’s Bank Achievers Award 2019

Views - 52 Monday, 14 October 2019 00:00

People’s Bank Achievers Award 2019 was recently held at Hotel Hilton Colombo with the participation of People’s Bank Chairman Nissanka Nanayakkara, PC and CEO/GM Rasitha Gunawardana – Pix by Ruwan Walpola

National engineering and technology exhibition ‘techno 2019’ launched

Views - 35 Saturday, 12 October 2019 00:00

‘techno 2019’, the national engineering and technology exhibition, was ceremoniously opened yesterday at the Sirimavo Bandaranaike Memorial Exhibition Centre under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena. The exhibition will bring togethe

K & D Group of Companies holds Annual Awards Ceremony

Views - 62 Friday, 11 October 2019 00:01

The Annual Awards Ceremony of K & D Group of Companies was held recently at Cloves Banquets Resorts Kelaniya

Lanka Realty Investments launches HQ Colombo

Views - 177 Thursday, 10 October 2019 00:03

Lanka Realty Investments PLC launched its newly-refurbished head office – HQ Colombo – and held cocktails recently at 464A, T. B. Jayah Mawatha, Colombo 10. The property comprises eight floors of high-end office space – Pix by Ruwan Walpola

CameraLK Award Ceremony 2019

Views - 80 Thursday, 10 October 2019 00:00

The CameraLK Award Ceremony 2019 was recently held at the ICBT Campus Auditorium. The keynote speaker at the event was Rear Admiral Dr. Lalitha Ekanayake, and the event was followed by basic and advanced photography course certificate distribution an

CIMA Business Leaders Summit 2019

Views - 90 Wednesday, 9 October 2019 00:00

The inauguration of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) Business Leaders Summit 2019 was held recently at Shangri-La Colombo, in the presence of Chief Guest State Minister of Finance Eran Wickramaratne – Pix by Upul Abayaseker

Bandaranaike Memorial Oration

Views - 66 Tuesday, 8 October 2019 00:00

The Bandaranaike Memorial Oration was delivered by Ambassador Shivshankar Menon, former National Security Advisor, Foreign Secretary and Ambassador of India, at the Jasmine Room of the BMICH recently. He spoke on ‘Emerging International Order in th

Colombo Tea Traders’ Association launches ‘Tea Men’ holds AGM

Views - 138 Monday, 7 October 2019 01:39

The Colombo Tea Traders’ Association launched the book ‘Tea Men’ in commemoration of its 125th anniversary and held its Annual General Meeting at the Grand Ballroom, Shangri-La Hotel Colombo recently.

‘Shilpa Abhimani 2019’ Presidential Handicraft Awards Ceremony

Views - 96 Saturday, 5 October 2019 00:10

The ‘Shilpa Abhimani 2019’ Presidential Handicraft Awards Ceremony organised by the Ministry of Industry and Commerce and National Crafts Council (NCC), was launched on Thursday (3) at the BMICH under the patronage of Minister Rishad Bathiudeen a

7th annual Cyber Security Summit CEO Forum 2019

Views - 191 Friday, 4 October 2019 00:00

The seventh annual Cyber Security Summit CEO Forum 2019 co-organised by the Daily FT and CICRA Consultancies was held at the Cinnamon Grand last week – Pix by Upul Abayasekara and Ruwan Walpola

The Most Admired Companies of Sri Lanka

Views - 248 Thursday, 3 October 2019 01:02

The Most Admired Companies of Sri Lanka awards ceremony was held at the BMICH yesterday. The awards are organised by the International Chamber of Commerce, Sri Lanka (ICCSL) together with the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) Sri L

Citi Alumni 40th anniversary fellowship

Views - 131 Wednesday, 2 October 2019 00:00

Citi Bank held its Citi Alumni 40th anniversary fellowship evening recently at the Junior Ballroom, Shangri-La Colombo

SAGT celebrates 20th anniversary at Cinnamon Lakeside

Views - 153 Monday, 30 September 2019 00:00

South Asia Gateway Terminals (SAGT), the first public-private partnership container terminal in Sri Lanka, celebrated 20 years of maritime excellence on 7 September at Cinnamon Lakeside Colombo with the participation of Minster of Ports, Shipping, an

Sri Lanka Tourism marks World Tourism Day 2019

Views - 122 Saturday, 28 September 2019 00:01

Sri Lanka Tourism marked World Tourism Day 2019 with a two-day celebration on the UNWTO’s theme ‘Tourism and Jobs: A Better Future for All’ yesterday at Independence Arcade. Tourism

Palm Oil Industry Association AGM

Views - 150 Thursday, 26 September 2019 01:33

The Palm Oil Industry Association (POIA) held its first Annual General Meeting and launched a new logo at the Spice Room of Shangri-La Hotel, Colombo recently. The Chief Guest at the event was Economic Reforms and Public Distribution Non-Cabinet Mini

Cyber Security Summit 2019

Views - 300 Wednesday, 25 September 2019 00:00

The 7th annual Cyber Security Summit 2019 organised by the Daily FT and CICRA Consultancies was held at the Cinnamon Grand yesterday. Commander of the Sri Lanka Army Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva attended the Summit as the Guest of Honour - P

National Day of Brazil

Views - 241 Monday, 23 September 2019 00:37

The National Day of Brazil was celebrated recently at the Kingsbury Hotel. Some of the distinguished officials in attendance included the Embassy of Brazil in Sri Lanka’s Chargé d’Affaires Winston Alexander Silva, ministers and dignitaries - Pix

Colombo Intl. Book Fair 2019

Views - 107 Saturday, 21 September 2019 00:01

The Colombo International Book Fair 2019 organised by the Sri Lanka Book Publishers Association was launched at the BMICH in Colombo yesterday. The annual exhibition will be held till 29 September from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. The organisers encourage all vi

HNB recognises Field Officers at 30th anniversary of Gami Pubuduwa scheme

Views - 74 Friday, 20 September 2019 00:00

Sri Lanka’s leading private sector bank, HNB PLC celebrated the 30th anniversary of its flagship microfinance scheme Gami Pubuduwa recently, with a ceremony recognising its drivers of rural economic development, its 150-strong team of field offi

AMCHAM Annual General Meeting

Views - 134 Thursday, 19 September 2019 00:00

The Annual General Meeting of the American Chamber of Commerce (AMCHAM) in Sri Lanka was held at Mövenpick Hotel recently. US Ambassador to Sri Lanka and the Maldives, Alaina Teplitz, attended the AGM as the Chief Guest, while Presantha Jayamaha was

Sri Lanka Economic Summit 2019

Views - 184 Wednesday, 18 September 2019 00:00

The Sri Lanka Economic Summit 2019, a two-day conference organised by the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce, was held at the Cinnamon Grand Colombo yesterday. Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe was the Chief Guest at the event - Pix by Upul Abayasekera and

AdStudio launches

Views - 105 Tuesday, 17 September 2019 00:00

Adstudio, Sri Lanka’s first Programmatic Advertising Eco System, was launched at an event held recently

Port of Colombo Awards Night 2019

Views - 215 Monday, 16 September 2019 01:28

Sri Lanka Ports Authority (SLPA) Chairman Kavan D. Ratnayaka together with the Management of JCT, SAGT and CICT organised the ‘Port of Colombo Awards Night 2019’ recently at the Shangri-La Hotel Colombo – Pix by Sameera Wijesinghe


Views - 58 Friday, 13 September 2019 00:00

The premier international packaging, processing, printing and plastic exhibition in Sri Lanka, LANKAPAK 2019 which was opened for the public on Wednesday and will conclude today at the BMICH, Colombo for the 21st spectacular time. This event was init

UFTAA holds mid-year forum and gala dinner

Views - 70 Thursday, 12 September 2019 00:00

The United Federation of Travel Agents Association (UFTAA) held its midyear forum and gala dinner at 8 Degrees on the Lake, Cinnamon Lakeside Colombo recently – Pix by Ruwan Walpola

Spices and Allied Products Producers’ and Traders’ Association AGM

Views - 97 Wednesday, 11 September 2019 00:00

The Spices and Allied Products Producers’ and Traders’ Association (SAPPTA) AGM was held at the Main Ballroom of the Ramada Hotel Colombo recently. The Chief Guest was Department of Export Agriculture Director General Dr. A. P. Heenkende and Gues

Colombo International Logistics Conference

Views - 358 Tuesday, 10 September 2019 01:14

The first-ever Colombo International Logistics Conference (CILC) was organised by the Sri Lanka Ports Authority (SLPA) with the participation of over 400 delegates and speakers at the Galadari Hotel recently. The Chief Guest for the occasion was Spea

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Facing the chill wind: Decline in agricultural exports in Sri Lanka

Thursday, 17 October 2019

During the past two years, there is a marked increase in the export revenue as indicated in table 1. The export earnings from January to July 2019 also grew by 2.8% compared to the corresponding period of the previous year, despite the uncertainties

The ‘Strategic Blueprint’ of your firm: Articulating your competitive strategy

Thursday, 17 October 2019

Why do many firms fail to achieve their ambitions and growth targets in revenue and profitability? Several reasons can be found and one of the fundamental issues lies with the firm’s leadership not being able to articulate its competitive strategy

Innovation conundrum: We do or don’t do!

Thursday, 17 October 2019

It is perhaps important to highlight the need for seriously considering an aspect that we need to embrace and embed if we are ever to transform our economy from a dependent deprived status to a one worthy of emulation. The aspect in question is innov

Palaly comes to life again

Thursday, 17 October 2019

Today, 17 October, Sri Lanka is scheduled to re-open the Palaly Airport as its third international aerodrome. There will be many who will applaud and give praise for the refurbishment and upgrading of the new airport; and there will be others who wil

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