Motor

Demak recommends Motul as exclusive lubricant partner

/ Thursday, 17 August 2017 00:08

Demak Sales and Services Lanka Ltd. announces world renowned French lubricant brand Motul as the recommended lubricant brand for their range of mot...


PickMe expands operations to Kandy

/ Thursday, 17 August 2017 00:07

In a strategic move to expand its presence across the country, Sri Lanka’s leading taxi-hailing app PickMe officially launched its brand in t...


B2B meetings with Chinese companies engaged in automotive spare parts and machinery items

/ Thursday, 17 August 2017 00:07

A Chinese business delegation will hold B2B meetings with their Lankan counterparts on 18 August in Colombo, in a bid to find opportunities in the ...


Prestige Automobile rolls out futuristic BMW G30 5 series plug-in hybrid

/ Monday, 14 August 2017 00:01

The all new BMW 5 series plug-in hybrid was unveiled to the Lankan market last week by Prestige Automobile Ltd., the sole authorised importer and d...


Tata Motors first-quarter profit up 42%

/ Thursday, 10 August 2017 00:08

Reuters: Tata Motors Ltd has posted a 42% rise in quarterly profit on Wednesday. Profit was Rs. 31.82 billion ($ 498.73 million) in the first qua...


Nissan agrees to $ 98 m settlement on Takata economic loss claims

/ Thursday, 10 August 2017 00:01

Washington (Reuters): Nissan Motor Co on Tuesday agreed to pay $ 97.7 million to settle class-action claims of consumer economic loss in the United...


Micro cars rolls out newest SsangYong SUV: ‘G4 Rexton’

/ Thursday, 10 August 2017 00:01

Micro Cars last week unveiled the all new SsangYong ‘G4 Rexton SUV’ the iconic Korean SUV at Park Street Mews Colombo 02.  The n...


BMW’s 5-series launch helps drive forecast-beating Q2 profit

/ Thursday, 10 August 2017 00:01

BMW brand car sales rise 5.3% to 534,585 Sales of motorcycles up 12.3 pct at 52,753   Frankfurt (Reuters): Ger...


Lanka Ashok Leyland turnover tops Rs. 3.3 b in 1Q

/ Wednesday, 9 August 2017 00:00

Lanka Ashok Leyland’s top line for the first quarter of 2017/18 stood at Rs. 3.3 billion, a 59% increase over the 1st quarter of 2016/17. Thi...


Mazda announces breakthrough in long-coveted engine technology

/ Wednesday, 9 August 2017 00:00

  Says will be first to commercialize compression ignition tech Automakers have been working on compression ign...


CEAT honours top dealers in style at Shangri - La weekend

/ Wednesday, 9 August 2017 00:00

The beauty and harmony evoked by the name ‘Shangri La’ was much in evidence when Sri Lanka’s leading tyre brand CEAT recently fel...


DIMO and Vallibel Finance initiate ground-breaking Mercedes-Benz and Jeep deals

/ Thursday, 3 August 2017 00:04

Proving its commitment to deliver the best powerhouses speedily and conveniently, Diesel & Motor Engineering PLC (DIMO) recently signed a speci...


‘Seylan Colombo Motor Show 2017’ unveils for 3rd consecutive year

/ Thursday, 3 August 2017 00:02

18-20 August at BMICH   Seylan Bank PLC, one of Sri Lanka’s long-standing private banks, renowned across the country for...


Best of the best: Top DPMC dealers rewarded

/ Thursday, 3 August 2017 00:02

David Pieris Motor Company (DPMC) held its annual dealers meeting and get-together recognising the best of the best within its 337 strong dealer ...


Tesla’s Musk hands over first Model 3 electric cars to early buyers

/ Thursday, 3 August 2017 00:01

Over a half million reservations, Musk estimates $35,000 base price, goes 220 miles on a charge $44,000 version goes 310 miles on a charge ...


Nissan logs profit drop in April-June quarter

/ Thursday, 3 August 2017 00:01

AFP: Nissan reported a drop in quarterly net profit, hit by higher costs and weak sales in key markets, although it left its annual forecasts uncha...


Test driving the Macan Turbo on the streets of Singapore

/ Thursday, 27 July 2017 00:05

By Malik Gunatilleke When Porsche first announced its foray into the world of Sports Utility Vehicles (SUVs), many doubted whether the global spo...


Peugeot and Carmart donate two brand new cars for automobile engineering students

/ Tuesday, 25 July 2017 00:08

The two brand new Peugeot 508 diesel cars which will be used by the students of the Ceylon German Technical Institute, Moratuwa and Automo...


DIMO breaks new ground with delivery of Mercedes-Benz Actros 6x4 Prime Movers

/ Tuesday, 25 July 2017 00:06

Diesel and Motor Engineering Plc (DIMO) recently delivered a fleet of Mercedes-Benz Actros trucks to Melwire Rolling Ltd. to help with their most c...


DIMO introduces the new Jeep Renegade, latest addition to the off-road icon

/ Wednesday, 19 July 2017 00:00

The 2017 Renegade puts a new spin on iconic Jeep brand styling. It combines great looks with outstanding capability and smart technology, all in a ...


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Sri Lanka must move from politics to business

17 August 2017

Last week, the Yahapalana Government, which came on the promise of good governance and weeding out corruption, had its first blow, when a senior minister and deputy leader of the party had to resign over allegations of corruption. Whilst the sha...


Failures in education drag the country down

17 August 2017

When the country received independence in 1948, the administration and education was of extremely high standard. In 1956, the S.W.R.D. Bandaranaike Government made Sinhala the Official Language and converted education to Swabasha, includi...


Three things to ponder on the 150th Anniversary of the World’s Finest Tea

16 August 2017

The Colombo International Tea Convention 2017 concluded on Friday, elegantly supported by our most accomplished cricketer and commended by several of the international delegates as the most significant gathering of the global tea industry. For ma...


Ravi K’s altruistic suicide!

15 August 2017

Ravi Karunanayake sacrificed his pride and position by tendering his resignation to save the Maithri-Ranil Government cabal. He could have faced and defeated the no confidence motion against him if Maithri (who owes his presidency to Ravi) and Ran...


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