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Port of Colombo Awards Night 2019

Views - 38 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


LANKAPAK 2019

Views - 21 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 - 49 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 - 48 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 - 272 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


73rd Indian Independence Day commemorative dinner

Views - 109 Monday, 9 September 2019 00:00

To commemorate the 73rd Independence Day of India, the President and Executive Committee of Sri Lanka – India Society organised a dinner on 1 September at the Taj Samudra Hotel Colombo – Pix by Sameera Wijesinghe


Buildcon & Wood International Expo 2019

Views - 60 Saturday, 7 September 2019 00:10

Minister of Megapolis and Western Development Patali Champika Ranawaka and High Commissioner of India Taranjit Singh Sandhu inaugurated the 8th Sri Lanka Buildcon International Expo and 7th Wood International Expo 2019 at the Sirimavo Bandaranaike


‘Italy Love Sri Lanka’  charity concert 

Views - 59 Friday, 6 September 2019 00:00

A charity concert was held recently in aid of families of the victims and the reconstruction of the churches following the tragic Easter Sunday attacks at the Archbishop’s House. The event was a collaborative initiative between the Italian Embassy


Colombo Rubber Traders’ Association holds 100th AGM

Views - 128 Thursday, 5 September 2019 00:15

The 100th Annual General Meeting of the Colombo Rubber Traders’ Association was held at Galle Face Hotel recently. C.W. Mackie PLC Chairman and CEO W. T Ellawala was the Chief Guest at the event, which was attended by key industry personnel – Pix


Thwarted Coup Attempt 3rd anniversary commemoration at Turkish Embassy

Views - 49 Wednesday, 4 September 2019 00:00

The commemoration ceremony for the third anniversary of the Thwarted Coup Attempt was held recently at the Official Residence of the Turkish Embassy Colombo. The ceremony was graced by members of the Sri Lankan Parliament, the Armed Forces, diplomati


Cathay Pacific Airways Agent Awards

Views - 79 Wednesday, 4 September 2019 00:00

The Cathay Pacific Airways Agent Awards ceremony was held recently at Galle Face Hotel, with the participation of Cathay Pacific Airways Country Lead for Sri Lanka and the Maldives Vishnu Rajendran – Pix by Upul Abayasekara


AAT Sri Lanka Conference 2019 kicks off

Views - 107 Tuesday, 3 September 2019 01:00

The AAT Sri Lanka Conference 2019 kicked off at the Cinnamon Grand last evening, with the ceremonial inauguration followed by fellowship. Minister of Megapolis and Western Development Champika Ranawaka was the Chief Guest, while Minister of Economic


HNB Millennium Trophy Golf Tournament 2019

Views - 103 Tuesday, 3 September 2019 00:00

For the 11th consecutive year, HNB sponsored the Millennium Trophy Golf Tournament 2019, a leading event in the Sri Lankan golfing calendar. The event which was held at the Royal Colombo Golf Club recently attracted more than 240 golfers. Damith Wi


EASL 22nd AGM Post-Business Session

Views - 105 Monday, 2 September 2019 00:05

The Exporters’ Association of Sri Lanka (EASL) 22nd Annual General Meeting Post-Business Session was held at the Auditorium, The Ceylon Chamber of Commerce recently. The Chief Guest was EASL Founder Member and Past Chairperson Dawn S. Austin - Pix


Sri Lanka-Korea Business Council holds 25th AGM

Views - 77 Monday, 2 September 2019 00:03

The Sri Lanka-Korea Business Council held its 25th Annual General Meeting at the Movenpick Hotel recently – Pix by Sameera Wijesinghe


Batik Lanka exhibition

Views - 64 Saturday, 31 August 2019 00:10

The Batik Lanka exhibition which showcases Sri Lankan and foreign batik apparel and other products organised by the Ministry of Primary Industries was opened by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe on 29 August. Minister of Primary Industries Daya G


International Gem and Jewellery Show at BMICH

Views - 51 Saturday, 31 August 2019 00:05

The International Gem and Jewellery Show opened on Thursday at the Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall (BMICH) with the patronage of State Industry and Commerce Minister Buddhika Pathirana and Guest of Honour Lewis Allen. The exhibit


International gem and jewellery show ’’Facets’’ opens

Views - 73 Friday, 30 August 2019 00:00

The International Gem and Jewellery Show ’’FACETS 2019’’ opened yesterday at the Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall (BMICH).Lewis Allen was Guest of Honour. The exhibition will be held until Sunday, 1 September. It features h


APB Member Felicitation Awards

Views - 134 Thursday, 29 August 2019 00:23

Association of Professional Bankers Sri Lanka (APB) felicitated three of their members who were elevated to the position of Chief Executive Officer of their respective banks recently – Pix by Indraratne Balasuriya


HSBC revolutionizes Rewards in Sri Lanka

Views - 137 Thursday, 29 August 2019 00:22

HSBC unveiled its latest Rewards Credit Card partnering with Colombo’s largest shopping mall, Colombo City Centre (CCC) that was converted to a giant Rewards Hotspot. Customers were given a firsthand experience of the new Rewards card through the a


Sri Lanka-Australia-New Zealand Business Council 24th AGM

Views - 101 Wednesday, 28 August 2019 00:00

The 24th Annual General Meeting of the Sri Lanka-Australia-New Zealand Business Council was held at the Ivy Room, Cinnamon Grand Hotel Colombo recently. Australia High Commissioner David Holly attended the AGM as the Chief Guest, where Delano Dias wa


‘Women Top 50’

Views - 231 Tuesday, 27 August 2019 00:00

The ‘Women Top 50’ Professional and Career Women Annual Conference 2019 organised by Women in Management (WIM) was held at the Galle Face Hotel recently – Pix by Upul Abayasekara


Sri Lanka Shippers Council holds 49th AGM

Views - 170 Monday, 26 August 2019 00:16

The Sri Lanka Shippers Council held its 49th Annual General Meeting at Jetwing Colombo 7, followed by the Post Business session and cocktails – Pix by Sameera Wijesinghe


Construction Expo 2019

Views - 55 Saturday, 24 August 2019 00:10

Construction Expo 2019, the annual construction and building material exhibition, was launched by President Maithripala Sirisena Yesterday. Minister Champika Ranawaka and MP Mahinda Amaraweera were also present at the launch. The exhibition which inc


Empowering the female workforce

Views - 117 Friday, 23 August 2019 00:00

The American Chamber of Commerce in Sri Lanka recently held the second of the ‘Modern Workplaces’ series for 2019 titled ‘Empowering the Female Workforce’ at the Mövenpick Hotel Colombo – Pix by Sameera Wijesinghe


Annual General Meeting of Sri Lanka Association of NVOCC Agents

Views - 107 Thursday, 22 August 2019 00:29

The Chairman and Executive Committee of the Sri Lanka Association of NVOCC Agents (SLANA) held its Annual General Meeting recently at Mövenpick Hotel in Colombo – Pix by Upul Abayasekara


Avindra Rodrigo PC hosts reception

Views - 195 Wednesday, 21 August 2019 00:00

An evening reception was hosted by Avindra Rodrigo PC recently at the Shangri-La Ballroom, Colombo to mark his swearing-in as President’s Counsel – Pix by Ruwan Walpola


SLFFA holds 38th AGM

Views - 188 Tuesday, 20 August 2019 00:00

The 38th Annual General Meeting of the Sri Lanka Logistics and Freight Forwarders’ Association (SLFFA) was held at Hilton Colombo Residences recently. Roshan Silva was elected as its Chairman and Chief Guest for the occasion was Expolanka Internati


WISTA Sri Lanka AGM 2019 at Kingsbury Hotel

Views - 140 Monday, 19 August 2019 00:04

The Sri Lankan arm of the Women’s International Shipping and Trading Association (WISTA) held its Annual General Meeting and fifth Anniversary at the Kingsbury Hotel recently, electing office bearers for the year 2019/20. Minister of Ports, Shippin


‘Kedella 2019’ at BMICH

Views - 92 Saturday, 17 August 2019 03:48

The most exclusive home related exhibition of the year, the ‘Kedella 2019’ exhibition, was launched yesterday at the BMICH. The exhibition, which mainly focuses on house designing and construction.....


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Industry 4.0, disruptive technology and MAS Matrix: An example for way forward in Sri Lanka

Monday, 16 September 2019

Technology has always been disruptive. When a new technology is introduced, it changes the way the humankind lives, behaves, earns, interacts and communicates. Some 10,000 years ago, when agriculture and animal breeding were domesticated through the


Radically reinvented reality: Relevance to Sri Lanka

Monday, 16 September 2019

I am delighted to be involved in the National HR Conference 2019, the largest HR event in South Asia. This time it is on the theme ‘Radically Reinvented Reality’. We need to take another look at the way we act institutionally and nationally, in u


Boeing in MAX-imum trouble

Monday, 16 September 2019

Boeing, America’s mighty aircraft manufacturer, is in deep trouble. The controversy surrounding the best-selling 737 MAX has refused to go away. The Federal Aviation Administration, the US aviation regulator, has spent over 110,000 hours addressing


Gotabaya Rajapaksa at Viyathmaga: Vision with an authoritarian zeal!

Monday, 16 September 2019

Gotabaya Rajapaksa has unveiled his national strategy or vision as a presidential candidate with an authoritarian zeal. This is clear from his Viyathmaga speech. He should be commended however for his fairly clear expression of views and objectives.


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