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HNB partners with Tudawe Trading for special offers on Karcher commercial cleaning machines

Views - 1 Thursday, 17 October 2019 01:45

Sri Lanka’s leading private sector bank HNB PLC, announced a breakthrough partnership with mechanised cleaning technology market leaders, Tudawe Trading, to offer exclusive leasing packages and attractive benefits for commercial cleaning machines.


Honda Dio generates highest recorded sales in local scooter market

Views - 1 Thursday, 17 October 2019 01:44

The Honda Dio scooter, imported and marketed locally by Stafford Motor Company, has achieved a recorded market share of around 60% in the overall scooter market of Sri Lanka. According to the sales records of Stafford Motor Company, around 500,000 Ho


Mahindra eyes Sri Lanka as growth market in global strategy, calls for consistent policy

Views - 20 Tuesday, 15 October 2019 00:00

By Darshana Abayasingha Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd., part of the diversified Mahindra Group, recently strengthened its association with Sri Lanka with the inauguration of an automotive assembly part in the Kalutara District. The plant at Welipenna will


Toyota’s latest Corolla, Rav4 and HIACE hit the streets

Views - 28 Tuesday, 15 October 2019 00:00

Toyota Lanka Ltd., the sole authorised dealer for Toyota vehicles and spare parts in Sri Lanka, launched the newest version of its signature Toyota Corolla, Rav4 SUV and the HIACE Van. The launch was held at the Toyota Plaza in Wattala under the patr


‘Seylan Colombo Motor Show’ set to take stage

Views - 11 Tuesday, 15 October 2019 00:00

Seylan Colombo Motor Show is the largest and most anticipated automobile exhibition in Sri Lanka, organised annually by Asia Exhibitions. The Motor Show is once again set to create unprecedented advancements in the local automobile industry from 8 to


ComBank and AMW announce special leasing offer for Suzuki vehicles

Views - 17 Tuesday, 15 October 2019 00:00

The Commercial Bank of Ceylon and Associated Motorways Ltd. (AMW) have joined forces to offer exclusive discounts of up to Rs. 375,000, attractive leasing packages and other benefits to customers leasing Suzuki vehicles. This special promotion will


DIMO Total Marine Solutions arm successfully completes complex MTU engine repairs in the Maldives

Views - 17 Wednesday, 9 October 2019 00:00

The Total Marine Solutions (TMS) team of Diesel and Motor Engineering PLC (DIMO), one of the leading engineering companies in Sri Lanka, successfully concluded a complex repair of two MTU engines, on a super-luxury yacht based in a remote island in t


BMW – A prestigious partnership: Growing from strength to strength

Views - 142 Wednesday, 9 October 2019 00:00

German auto giant BMW reaffirmed its commitment to the Sri Lankan market and its decades long partnership with Prestige Automobile Ltd. (PAPL) – the only authorised importer in Sri Lanka to sell, service and repair BMW and MINI vehicles – with a


Jeep Club Expedition 2019: ‘Route to our Roots’

Views - 80 Wednesday, 9 October 2019 00:00

Jeep Club of Sri Lanka (JCSL), with its commitment to explore the great outdoors, meet extraordinary people, and appreciate the global symbol of ‘freedom, capability and versatility’, concluded its annual expedition recently for the fifth consecu


Access Motors debuts; investing $ 8 m to boost Jaguar Land Rover in Sri Lanka

Views - 646 Friday, 4 October 2019 00:00

Access Motors, formerly known as SML Frontier Automotive yesterday announced a change of its company name to align with its holding company, the Access Group. The announcement was made in the presence of Access Motors Chairman Sumal Perera, Managing


DIMO launches Third Generation Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Van

Views - 31 Thursday, 3 October 2019 01:49

Diesel & Motor Engineering PLC (DIMO), the only authorised General Distributor for Mercedes-Benz in Sri Lanka, officially launched the all new Mercedes-Benz Sprinter van at the ‘Cinnamon Future of Tourism 2019 Summit at Cinnamon Grand Hotel. The la


Ford, Mahindra agree $275 million deal for India, emerging markets

Views - 21 Thursday, 3 October 2019 01:48

Mumbai/New Delhi (Reuters): Ford Motor Co. and Mahindra & Mahindra will form a joint venture in India valued at $275 million to produce and sell vehicles in the country and export to emerging markets, the two companies said on Tuesday. The two compan


Truck & Route strengthens fleet purchasing Mahindra Blazo Prime Mover trucks from Ideal Motors

Views - 20 Thursday, 3 October 2019 01:47

As a $ 20.7 billion global enterprise, India’s Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd., through its Sri Lankan partner Ideal Motors Ltd., has supplied Truck & Route, a premier transportation entity, with a fleet of its technologically-advanced Mahindra Blazo Prim


Maserati to invest at least 1.6 b euros to launch new models

Views - 14 Thursday, 3 October 2019 01:45

Milan (Reuters): Fiat Chrysler’s luxury brand Maserati will invest at least 1.6 billion euros ($ 1.75 billion) to produce its first hybrid and electric models, including a new super sports car and a new sport utility vehicle, it said on Thursday. T


Hyundai and Abans Auto unveil all-new Venue at Colombo City Centre

Views - 51 Thursday, 26 September 2019 02:17

Abans Auto, the automotive dealership arm of the majestic conglomerate Abans Group, announced the release of Hyundai Venue, the latest model from the one of the largest automotive manufacturers and distributors in the world – Hyundai Motor Company.


DIMO to revolutionise luxury with the introduction of the new Mercedes Benz A-class sedan

Views - 30 Thursday, 26 September 2019 02:16

Boasting an interior that is both modern and luxurious, the new Mercedes A-Class luxury sedan will launch in Sri Lanka this week. With an initial introductory price of just Rs. 10.9 million, the A-Class incorporates leading-edge technology such as t


HNBGI enters into MOU with Micro Cars

Views - 17 Thursday, 26 September 2019 02:15

HNB General Insurance Ltd. (HNBGI), the fully-owned subsidiary of HNB Assurance PLC (HNBA), stood together with Micro Cars Ltd., as it was announced that the two entities have agreed upon a Memorandum of Understanding, to promote the MG range of vehi


DIMO revolutionises luxury with entry of Mercedes-Benz A-Class Sedan at Taste of Europe festival

Views - 32 Tuesday, 24 September 2019 01:41

The latest Diesel & Motor Engineering PLC (DIMO) offering – Mercedes-Benz A-Class sedan, premiered in Sri Lanka on 21 and 22 September, at the Taste of Europe, European food festival. The event took place at the Arcade Independence Square with DIMO


Toyota Lanka goes digital with Toyota Sure and improved service app for customer convenience

Views - 33 Tuesday, 24 September 2019 01:40

Toyota Lanka Ltd., the sole authorised distributor for Toyota vehicles and genuine spare parts in Sri Lanka, recently launched a comprehensive website for Toyota Sure certified vehicles which are approved by Toyota Motor Corporation and exported to S


India’s Tata Motors to launch new EV in 2020

Views - 25 Tuesday, 24 September 2019 01:39

MUMBAI (Reuters): Indian automaker Tata Motors will launch an electric vehicle (EV) early next year based on a new powertrain technology it has developed to grow its portfolio of clean energy cars, the company’s chief executive said last week. The


Jaguar charges ahead with new All-Electric I-PACE in Sri Lanka

Views - 1115 Monday, 23 September 2019 01:09

SML Frontier Automotive, a member of the Access Group and sole agent for Jaguar in Sri Lanka, launched its first New All-Electric I-PACE ceremoniously at a high-profile event to herald a new era and revolutionise the eco-friendly vehicles industry in


‘DSI Tyres Super Dealer 2018’ winners get tours to Spain, Malaysia and Phuket

Views - 12 Monday, 23 September 2019 01:03

DSI Tyres, the revolutionary leader in the Sri Lankan tyre market who has come a long way exceeding three decades keeping customers’ faith on top, successfully conducted its special promotional campaign ‘DSI Tyres Super Dealer 2018’ aimed at mo


Micro Cars unveils new Mighty MG HS

Views - 62 Monday, 23 September 2019 01:01

Morris Garages (MG), a strong brand with a 95-year history, has enthralled the global automotive industry during the last few years through its dynamic new range of products. Shanghai Automotive International Corporation (SAIC) Motors, ranked 39th i


Abans Auto to launch Hyundai Experience Centre at Colombo City Centre

Views - 23 Monday, 23 September 2019 01:00

As part of their milestone partnership with Hyundai Motor Company, Abans Auto will be launching a Hyundai Experience Centre at Colombo City Centre on 8 November. This embodies Abans Auto’s aim to offer a transformative dealership experience that s


DIMO 800 assures ‘Star’ class expert care for Mercedes-Benz patrons

Views - 23 Tuesday, 17 September 2019 00:00

As the only authorised General Distributor for Mercedes-Benz in Sri Lanka, Diesel & Motor Engineering PLC (DIMO) 800 offers state-of-the-art Mercedes-Benz servicing facilities on par with international standards. In keeping with its stance towards p


Volkswagen Beetle Owners’ Club hold Beetle Pageant 2019

Views - 14 Thursday, 12 September 2019 00:00

Sunday 18 August was a day to remember to most Volkswagen Beetle owners, who flocked their way to the Excel World to be greeted by a grand façade depicting the Wolfsburg emblem, welcoming the participants and well-wishers to the Volkswagen Beetle Pa


The new Land Rover Defender debuts in SL

Views - 35 Thursday, 12 September 2019 00:00

This is the new Land Rover Defender. An icon reimagined for the 21st century, it is clever, capable and safe for all the family, and in a category of its own. The new Defender is built for adventurous hearts and curious minds, for those who know the


HNB announces ground-breaking new partnership with Toyota Lanka

Views - 44 Thursday, 12 September 2019 00:00

Sri Lanka’s most awarded bank, HNB PLC, announced another landmark partnership with the island’s leading automotive giant, Toyota Lanka, to launch a unique co-branded credit card packed with a host of special benefits to reward their sizeable bas


Sportscar Together Day celebrated with the launch of the new Macan

Views - 53 Thursday, 5 September 2019 01:04

Porsche Sri Lanka unveiled the new Macan for the first time in Sri Lanka at Colombo City Centre on 30 August. It was unveiled by the IWS Holdings Chairman Arthur Senanayake and Porsche Asia Pacific Managing Director Arthur Willmann in the presence of


Toyota Lanka opens modern showroom with service facility in Ampara

Views - 41 Wednesday, 4 September 2019 00:00

Toyota Lanka Ltd., the sole authorised dealer for Toyota vehicles and spare parts in Sri Lanka has declared open its latest showroom with service facility in the Ampara city. Making its presence felt in the rapidly booming eastern coast, the modern f


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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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