Motor

CMSC celebrates 85 years

Views - 9 Wednesday, 11 December 2019 01:35

1934 saw the birth of the Ceylon Motor Sports Club, believed to be the oldest motoring club east of the Suez. To mark the event, the Club organized a gala dinner evening at the Ramada Hotel in Colombo.


Ceylon Electricity Board opts for TATA Prima Tippers from DIMO

Views - 15 Wednesday, 11 December 2019 01:34

The only authorised distributor for TATA vehicles in Sri Lanka Diesel & Motor Engineering PLC (DIMO) recently delivered four TATA Prima tippers to Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) – Lakvijaya Power Plant, Norochcholai recently.


Flying cars could lure investors away from ground-based services: Survey

Views - 5 Wednesday, 11 December 2019 01:31

Electric air taxis known colloquially, if somewhat misleadingly, as “flying cars” could draw millions of investor dollars away from ground-based transportation start-up firms in 2020, according to a study released on Monday.


Honda Motorcycles –best choice for corporate fleets

Views - 11 Wednesday, 11 December 2019 01:27

The executive range of Honda bikes offered by Stafford Motor Company Sri Lanka, including CB Shine 125CC and CD Dream 110CC, is markedly the number one choice in Sri Lanka for corporate and bulk buying.


Access Motors and Council for Business with Britain fundraiser felicitates Kumar Sangakkara

Views - 20 Wednesday, 4 December 2019 00:49

Access Motors, together with The Council for Business with Britain (CBB), which is part of the Chamber of Commerce, hosted a fundraising event to felicitate Sri Lankan cricketing icon Kumar Sangakkara at the Shangri-La Hotel, Colombo recently. The ev


DSI Tyres becomes ‘Turnaround Brand of the Year 2019’ at SLIM Brand Excellence Awards

Views - 13 Wednesday, 4 December 2019 00:47

DSI Tyres, the revolutionary leader of the tyre world was named in glittering gold ‘The Turnaround Brand of the Year 2019’ at the SLIM Brand Excellence Awards which is undoubtedly the most prestigious celebration of brand excellence in the island


New Nissan CEO pledges better performance, cooperation with Renault

Views - 12 Wednesday, 4 December 2019 00:47

Yokohama (Reuters): Nissan Motor Co chief executive Makoto Uchida said on Monday that he would work to improve the automaker’s financial performance and co-operate closely with alliance partner Renault SA, while maintaining Nissan’s independence.


AMW receives ultimate hallmark of sales excellence at SLIM NASCO Awards 2019

Views - 15 Wednesday, 4 December 2019 00:44

Associated Motorways Ltd. (AMW) was in the spotlight again, with the conclusion of SLIM NASCO Awards 2019; which is one of the most anticipated events in Sri Lanka’s annual corporate calendar. Organised by the Sri Lanka Institute of Marketing (SLI


CMTA appeals Customs to take action for Rs. 160 m duty loss on 13 Audi vehicles

Views - 15 Wednesday, 4 December 2019 00:43

The Ceylon Motor Traders Association (CMTA) wishes to clarify that Drive One Ltd., the sole authorised dealer for Audi in Sri Lanka, was not the importer of the 13 units of mis-declared Audi A5 cars. The importation was done by certain parallel impor


Swedish Cars introduces most-awarded urban SUV Volvo XC 40

Views - 26 Monday, 2 December 2019 00:24

Europe’s most awarded compact SUV Volvo XC40 was officially launched today by Swedish Cars Ltd. at their state-of-the-art 3S facility in Kandy road, Peliyagoda. The Volvo XC40 is a compact urban SUV brim with Scandinavian style and innovation. Crea


DSI Tyres recognised among Sri Lanka’s Most Loved Brands, unveils new innovative website

Views - 10 Monday, 2 December 2019 00:23

The revolutionary leader in the tyre world, DSI Tyres, unveiled its new and innovative trilingual website www.dsityre.lk offering a fresh and comprehensive user-friendly interface. The website has been designed ensuring customers have easy access and


CMTA warns public to be wary of purchasing vehicles that are under investigation

Views - 14 Monday, 2 December 2019 00:22

The Ceylon Motor Traders Association (CMTA) in a statement said that it was recently informed that 13 Audi A5 motor vehicle units had been imported under Customs Declaration number CBMV1 2019 I 4730, which wrongfully declares 2,000 CC petrol engine c


The magic of Pure Hybrid: Kia’s all-new 2020 Niro debuts in Sri Lanka

Views - 24 Thursday, 28 November 2019 03:07

The machismo of the ride is rarely as well paired with world-record-setting fuel economy and guilt-easing eco credentials as in the all-new 2020 Kia Niro unveiled to media in Colombo on Tuesday by Kia Motors (Lanka) Ltd. Think 141 horse power, zero t


Toyota Corolla KE 10/20/30/50/55 Car Owners Club meet

Views - 17 Thursday, 28 November 2019 03:05

Toyota Corolla KE 10/20/30/50/55 Car Owners Club The Toyota Corolla KE 10/20/30/50/55 Car Owners Club held its fifth meet-up recently, with vintage Japanese car enthusiasts gathering with their Toyota Corolla models from the 1970s for a car rally in


Prestige Automobiles: First in Asia to roll out BMW’s online service platform

Views - 17 Thursday, 28 November 2019 03:03

Prestige Automobiles Ltd., the sole authorised dealer for BMW in Sri Lanka, has launched an online service platform, which allows customers to book a maintenance service at their convenience using a computer or a smart phone device. This initiative,


Porsche Asia Pacific debuts new Taycan

Views - 27 Wednesday, 27 November 2019 08:13

Two legendary icons, Porsche and Star Wars, joined forces at the Porsche Asia Pacific premiere of the new all-electric Taycan in Singapore, ahead of its regional market launch in 2020. A spectacular drone show was orchestrated during the premiere of


Mahindra & Mahindra partners Ideal Motors to launch Mahindra Furio range of ICV trucks in Sri Lanka

Views - 82 Wednesday, 27 November 2019 08:12

Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd., part of the $ 20.7 billion Mahindra Group, in association with its Sri Lankan partner Ideal Motors Ltd., part of the Ideal Group, launched the Mahindra Furio, its intermediate commercial trucks, in Sri Lanka recently.  Mah


New Peugeot 508 set to revolutionise Sri Lanka’s premium car market

Views - 29 Wednesday, 27 November 2019 08:12

Peugeot’s all-new premium sports saloon is now in Sri Lanka. The latest Peugeot 508 is a radical departure for the saloon-car segment, with aggressive styling and sleek design elements combined into a scintillating package. The new 508 promises to


Drive One cruises into second year as authorised dealer of Audi

Views - 24 Monday, 25 November 2019 00:23

Drive One recently celebrated two years of its partnership with Audi, an undeniably premium brand with a loyal customer base around the island and worldwide. Drive One Ltd., founded by three loyal Audi owners, was appointed the sole authorised dealer


Browns Batteries crowns best dealers in grand style

Views - 9 Monday, 25 November 2019 00:22

Browns Batteries, a Strategic Business Unit (SBU) of Brown and Company Plc, successfully concluded its dealer convention at the Shangri-La Hotel, Colombo recently. The convention saw the participation of over 650 participants, including Browns batte


About 150,000 orders thus far for Tesla Cybertruck

Views - 13 Monday, 25 November 2019 00:21

Reuters: Tesla Inc Chief Executive Elon Musk said on Saturday that there have been about 150,000 orders thus far for the electric carmaker’s Cybertruck, which was unveiled late on Thursday. “146k Cybertruck orders so far, with 42% choosing dual,


Tesla unveils first-ever electric pickup truck

Views - 15 Monday, 25 November 2019 00:21

Reuters: Tesla Inc last week unveiled its first pickup truck, delivering on a promise by Chief Executive Elon Musk to build an electric version of America’s favourite vehicle and one that threatens the heart of Detroit automakers’ profits. At a l


Nissan recalls nearly 400,000 vehicles over braking system defect

Views - 8 Monday, 25 November 2019 00:20

Reuters: Japan’s Nissan Motor Co Ltd has said it is recalling 394,025 cars in the United States over a braking system defect, causing concerns that a brake fluid leak could potentially lead to a fire. The leak into internal circuit boards will trig


Oxypura Partners with Colombo Motor Show 2019 for 4th consecutive time

Views - 22 Tuesday, 19 November 2019 00:00

Puritas, a fully owned subsidiary of Haycarb PLC – part of the Hayleys Group – partnered with the ‘Colombo Motor Show 2019’ as the Personal Protection Partner for the fourth consecutive year. As one of the largest and most anticipated automob


Ideal First Choice drives multi-brand vehicle servicing experience across Sri Lanka

Views - 32 Tuesday, 19 November 2019 00:00

Ideal First Choice, the multi brand total after-care arm of the Ideal Group, is making rapid progress in Sri Lanka’s total after-care market since the launch of the very first Ideal First Choice in July 2018. The Ideal Group of Companies is one of


AMW launches Yamaha NMAX 125 premium scooter in Sri Lanka

Views - 139 Tuesday, 19 November 2019 00:00

Associated Motorways Ltd. continues to drive the spirit of innovation with the launch of the new Yamaha NMAX 125 premium scooter. This revolutionary scooter was unveiled by AMW Managing Director Brandon Morris, AMW Director Passenger Vehicles Yohann


Caltex Havoline Pro DS Eco 5 SAE OW-16 launched in Sri Lanka

Views - 102 Tuesday, 19 November 2019 00:00

Chevron Lubricants Lanka PLC, marketer of ‘Caltex’, ‘Havoline’, ‘Delo’ and ‘Lanka’ brands, launched its latest ultra-low viscosity passenger motor car oil – Caltex Havoline Pro DS Eco 5 SAE OW-16, at the fifth annual meet up of the


Transporters endorse SyTrans as the future of the trucking industry

Views - 74 Wednesday, 6 November 2019 00:00

An exclusive gathering was organised by SyTrans at the River Face Hotel, Rajagiriya on 15 October, as an occasion to express appreciation for the existing registered truck fleet owners and to introduce the system to potential transporters of the comp


PickMe launches islandwide, announces ‘Self-Registration App’

Views - 312 Wednesday, 6 November 2019 00:00

In line with the company’s endeavours to broaden opportunities whilst delivering more value to its driver partners and customers alike, PickMe, Sri Lanka’s own technology driven digital mobility solutions provider announced the launch of a ‘Sel


Chevron & German Tech (CGTTI) collaborate for 18th consecutive year

Views - 17 Wednesday, 6 November 2019 00:00

Chevron Lubricants Lanka PLC, the front-runner in the Sri Lankan lubricant market recently conducted a training program on Lubricant technology for the final year students of Ceylon-German Technical Training Institute (CGTTI) in Ratmalana. This year


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Roots of the crisis

Saturday, 14 December 2019

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Friday, 13 December 2019

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Friday, 13 December 2019

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How to select top officials to public corporations

Friday, 13 December 2019

It is commendable that the President wants to select suitable decision-makers to public corporations without them being mere and ad hoc political appointments. However, the process thus far seems somewhat weak. Various people are complaining about th


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