Land Rover announces 70th anniversary celebrations with Defender Outline on top of mountain

Views - 13 Friday, 22 June 2018 00:00

Stretching over 250 metres, the spectacular Defender outline was imprinted on the side of a mountain in the French Alps

NDB Leasing in partnership with DIMO

Views - 13 Friday, 22 June 2018 00:00

NDB Leasing recently tied up with Diesel & Motor Engineering PLC (DIMO), providing a great opportunity for NDB clients

United Motors Lanka launches Valvoline Lubricants for high performance bikes in Sri Lanka

Views - 12 Friday, 22 June 2018 00:00

United Motors Lanka PLC, the sole distributor for Valvoline Lubricants in Sri Lanka recently launched Sri Lanka’s first dedicated

Wasana Trading ties up with LB Finance for low-priced vehicle bonanza

Views - 30 Tuesday, 19 June 2018 00:00

Wasana Trading Company Ltd., who owns the largest vehicle yard in Sri Lanka, has introduced a mid-year promotion bonanza that will offer special benefits to customers. Accordingly, customers will get the opportunity to purchase vehicles of selected m

DIMO holds awareness session on Automobile Mechatronics course

Views - 14 Tuesday, 19 June 2018 00:00

Second institute in Asia to offer a category “A” certificate by German Chamber of commerce

With intelligent transport systems, Asia can beat traffic and boost growth

Views - 14 Wednesday, 13 June 2018 09:34

By Susan Lim An intelligent transport system (ITS) utilises vehicle and transport infrastructure data to manage and distribute information to improve transport outcomes. Developing such systems to connect multiple modes of transport an

Hyundai Motor says reviews investing in contract manufacturing

Views - 12 Wednesday, 13 June 2018 09:34

Seoul (Reuters): Hyundai Motor on Monday conducted due diligence on a contract car manufacturing plant site for possible investment, as the South Korean firm seeks ways to cut costs and conserve capital to develop new technologies such as electric ve

DIMO launches its first digital venture, ‘PickMyLoad’

Views - 38 Wednesday, 13 June 2018 09:33

Diesel & Motor Engineering PLC (DIMO), one of the leading automobile companies in Sri Lanka, recently launched ‘PickMyLoad,’ a unique mobile application that will enable the general public to easily find a way to deliver or transport goods from o

CMTA urges for policy to take automotive industry to next level

Views - 87 Wednesday, 13 June 2018 09:28

By Maleesha Sulthanagoda To be on par with the rapidly changing dynamics of the ever-changing automotive industry, the Ceylon Motor Traders Association (CMTA) called on the Government for a policy to take the country’s motor industry to the next l

DIMO joins HNB to foster Tata Vehicle and DIMO Agri Machinery sales

Views - 18 Tuesday, 12 June 2018 00:49

Diesel and Motor Engineering Plc(DIMO) and Hatton National Bank (HNB) have once again partnered to foster Tata Commercial and Passenger Vehicles together with DIMO Agri Machinery sales while providing a host of benefits to all customers. This exclus

Porsche celebrates 70th birthday

Views - 25 Tuesday, 12 June 2018 00:49

Porsche Centre Sri Lanka celebrated Porsche’s 70th birthday this week with a host of fun festivities for its customers and other Porsche enthusiasts. The leading global sports car brand world renowned for its luxury performance and technological i

Flipkart founder-backed Indian start-up launches subsidised electric scooter

Views - 18 Tuesday, 12 June 2018 00:48

Bengaluru (Reuters): Bengaluru-based start-up Ather Energy opened pre-orders for its flagship electric scooters on Tuesday (5 June), hoping to build a beachhead in the world’s largest two-wheeler market that will allow it to launch a mass-market ve

Porsche to name all-electric model Taycan

Views - 13 Tuesday, 12 June 2018 00:46

Stuttgart (Reuters): Sport car maker Porsche will name its first all-electric car model the Taycan, it said on Friday (8 June), a year before it plans to launch serial production of a vehicle that will compete with Tesla’s (TSLA.O) Model S. The nam

IFC invests in PickMe to improve access to affordable transportation in Sri Lanka

Views - 106 Wednesday, 6 June 2018 00:00

IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, yesterday announced its foray into venture capital in Sri Lanka with a $2.5 million

Tesla’s Musk laments Singapore electric vehicle stance

Views - 20 Wednesday, 6 June 2018 00:00

SINGAPORE (Reuters): Elon Musk, chief executive of US electric vehicle (EV) maker Tesla Inc, defended his view that Singapore

Moratuwa Uni team of innovators developing electric motor car discuss project with Amunugama

Views - 22 Friday, 1 June 2018 00:00

A team of student innovators of the University of Moratuwa together with their academic advisers met Minister Dr. Sarath

DIMO hosts Mercedes-Benz SEAII After-Sales Management Meeting

Views - 17 Friday, 1 June 2018 00:00

Diesel & Motor Engineering PLC (DIMO), one of the leading automobile companies in Sri Lanka, successfully hosted

LAUGFS Lubricants Brand Ambassador Ushan Perera excels at Fox Hill and Walawe Supercross 2018

Views - 77 Friday, 1 June 2018 00:00

LAUGFS Lubricants announced the latest achievements of its Brand Ambassador Ushan Perera, who secured his place

Prestige Automobile launches ‘The Mini Elite’ novel loyalty program

Views - 59 Friday, 1 June 2018 00:00

Prestige Automobile Ltd. has announced the launch of ‘The Mini Elite’ at an event held at the Botanik Bistro & Bar.

Mercedes-Benz to make Tesla-rivalling electric compact car

Views - 26 Friday, 25 May 2018 00:00

FRANKFURT (Reuters): Daimler will invest 500 million euros ($589 million) in Hambach, France, to start producing a small

Peugeot’s All-New 5008 Storms the Sri Lankan Market

Views - 64 Friday, 25 May 2018 00:00

Peugeot’s multiple award-winning premium SUV, the 5008 was launched in Sri Lanka recently.

Fast-expanding CEAT raises dealer stakes with comprehensive loyalty program

Views - 16 Friday, 25 May 2018 00:00

Sri Lanka’s top tyre brand CEAT has elevated its relationship with the country’s tyre dealers to a new level with the launch

NDB official Banking and Leasing Partner for Auto Vision Motor Show 2018

Views - 62 Friday, 25 May 2018 00:00

NDB will be the Official Banking and Leasing Partner for Auto Vision Motor Show 2018 exhibition to be held from 25 to 27 May at the BMICH.

Uber pulls up in Japan with taxi-hailing service

Views - 18 Friday, 25 May 2018 00:00

TOKYO (Reuters): Uber Technologies plans to launch its first taxi-hailing pilot service in Japan that will connect passengers

Remote control parking to become legal in Britain

Views - 13 Friday, 25 May 2018 00:00

London (Reuters): British motorists will be able to use an app on their phone or a key fob to park their cars remotely

AMW unveils new motorcycle tyre range ‘MorMax’

Views - 86 Wednesday, 16 May 2018 00:00

Associated Motorways Ltd. (AMW) recently unveiled the latest motorcycle tyre portfolio, ‘MorMax’, at a grand launch ceremony held at the Blue Water Hotel, Wadduwa.

‘LB Big Wheels Motor Show 2018’ at Nelum Pokuna from 18 May

Views - 505 Wednesday, 16 May 2018 00:00

LB Finance PLC, one of Sri Lanka’s most trusted financial companies and renowned for its innovative financial solutions

Special offers at Jaguar Open Day with SML Frontier Automotive

Views - 31 Wednesday, 16 May 2018 00:00

SML Frontier Automotive, sole agents for Jaguar in Sri Lanka invites customers to experience sheer driving pleasure

Maruti Suzuki now controls half of India’s auto market

Views - 22 Wednesday, 16 May 2018 00:00

Nikkei Asian Review/New DELHI -- Every second car sold in India is manufactured by Maruti Suzuki India, after the automaker

Lanka Ashok Leyland ends FY18 with remarkable growth

Views - 176 Wednesday, 9 May 2018 00:00

Driven by the increased acceptance and demand for Lanka Ashok Leyland Vehicles, Lanka Ashok Leyland caps the fiscal year with turnover

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Crisis-ridden Sri Lanka economy: Time for economics to prevail on politics

Monday, 25 June 2018

Sri Lanka’s official statistics bureau, Department of Census and Statistics or DCS, has released the country’s 2018 first quarter provisional economic growth data in its website (available at:

In defence of State banks – The Basel III phobia is the sword of Damocles over their heads!

Monday, 25 June 2018

Time and again over the last year, and more recently in fact, the sceptre of Basel III has raised its head in the print and electronic media.

Great ‘Gamperaliya’: A great novel made into a great film by a great director

Saturday, 23 June 2018

‘Gamperaliya’ (Changes in the Village/Changement au Village) was the third feature film made by ace director Lester James Peries. It was released on 20 December 1963.The film was based on the famous novel of the same name written by the doyen of

Thushani takes Todos to new heights

Saturday, 23 June 2018

Thushani Rodrigo has always amazed me. From the very first day I met her, I have been in awe of her strength, courage and grace and constantly impressed by her creativity. The discipline and commitment she brings to her work, her farsightedness and h

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