Multi Finance enters into MoU with Micro Cars, offers 6-hour leasing approvals

Views - 18 Friday, 21 September 2018 00:00

Multi Finance PLC (MFPLC) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Micro Cars Ltd. recently, to offer special leasing facilities on a wide variety of vehicles available at Sri Lanka’s first and only national automobile manufacturer. MFPLC

SML Frontier Automotive announces business strategy for Jaguar Land Rover in SL

Views - 43 Wednesday, 19 September 2018 00:00

SML Frontier Automotive, the sole agent of Jaguar Land Rover in Sri Lanka, yesterday announced its business growth strategy for the coming year at a press conference, together with the Jaguar Land Rover Asia Pacific management based in Singapore. Th

CEAT marks 25 years in Sri Lanka with ‘Good Drivers Save Lives’ campaign

Views - 11 Wednesday, 19 September 2018 00:00

After two and a half decades in Sri Lanka, leading tyre brand CEAT has a message for the country’s motorists, and has taken to the streets to deliver it. “Good Drivers Save Lives” is the theme of an emotive new campaign that seeks to persuade d

Audi launches electric SUV

Views - 14 Wednesday, 19 September 2018 00:00

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters): German luxury car brand Audi on Monday staged the global launch of a new electric sport utility vehicle on the home turf of rival Tesla Inc., and highlighted a deal with Inc. to make recharging its forthcoming e-tr

Goodyear re-launch by Benedictsons, a subsidiary of Tyre House Group

Views - 19 Friday, 14 September 2018 00:00

Goodyear founded in 1898 named the company after Charles Goodyear who discovered the process of vulcanisation for the first time in 1839. Goodyear is the largest rubber company in the world. It is one of the world’s top four tyre manufacturers as w

TVS Motor Company launches stylish, sporty, smart scooter: TVS NTORQ 125 in Sri Lanka

Views - 231 Friday, 14 September 2018 00:00

TVS Motor Company, a reputed manufacturer of two-wheelers and three-wheelers in the world, has launched its stylish 125cc scooter TVS NTORQ 125 in Sri Lanka. The scooter also marks the launch of an exclusive technology platform – TVS SmartXonnect*,

Porsche 911 T Carrera: Less really is more!

Views - 14 Friday, 14 September 2018 00:00

By Daminda Harsha Perera Driving the 2018 Porsche 911 Carrera T is pure inspiration and a memorable experience. With an acceleration from 0 to 60 mph in 4.3 seconds, sitting behind the wheel on the Carrera T is exhilarating. Driving through the stree

Looking to the future of E-mobility

Views - 37 Wednesday, 12 September 2018 00:00

With well over 20 years of experience in the Sri Lankan automobile industry, Micro Cars is Sri Lanka’s only car manufacturer/assembler with the facilities to assemble vehicles on home soil, with a modern automated assembly line at BOI EPZ Polgahawe

Showing you the right way on the highway

Views - 160 Wednesday, 12 September 2018 00:00

As a responsible corporate citizen and in order to educate people and road users on deteriorating civic values, Ceylinco General Insurance has planned a series of awareness programs to be conducted island-wide. Deterioration of moral values in our so

MRF aims to transform tyre retail and customer experience in Sri Lanka

Views - 31 Wednesday, 12 September 2018 00:00

Tyre & Service Centre (T&S) is the latest offering in Sri Lanka from MRF – one of the leading global brands. This outlet provides fully-fledged tyre services such as wheel alignment, wheel balancing and automatic tyre fitment using the latest impor

Prestige Automobile successfully concludes X1 Open House

Views - 35 Wednesday, 12 September 2018 00:00

BMW is known as the trendsetter in the automobile world with its innovative, elegant looking high-performance machines. Be it luxury, sport, or off-road trudges, BMW has set its pedigree with high standards reflecting on build quality, value for mone

Suzuki to start testing EV prototype in India from October

Views - 14 Monday, 10 September 2018 00:06

New Delhi (Reuters): Japan’s Suzuki Motor Corp will start testing prototypes of electric vehicles in India by October, its chairman said on Friday.

Toyota Lanka says big demand for SUV ‘Rush’

Views - 45 Monday, 10 September 2018 00:05

Toyota Lanka Ltd., the sole authorised distributor for Toyota vehicles in Sri Lanka proudly announces the success of its recently introduced SUV, the Toyota ‘Rush’. The 7-seater vehicle which was launched in Sri Lanka a few months ago has seen ex

Seylan Colombo Motor Show 2018 from 19-21 October at BMICH

Views - 88 Monday, 10 September 2018 00:03

Sri Lanka’s largest international automotive event, the ‘Seylan Colombo Motor Show 2018’ will be held over three days from 19 to 21 October at the Sirimavo Bandaranaike Memorial Exhibition Centre, BMICH.

CEAT treats 14 dealers and distributors to breathtaking tour of Switzerland

Views - 15 Monday, 10 September 2018 00:01

Twelve truck dealers and two motorcycle distributors who excelled in a promotion by CEAT were treated to a five-day tour of Switzerland, by Sri Lanka’s leading tyre brand. The tour included visits to Switzerland’s iconic sights such as the Rhine

Eicher rolls out BSIV range in Sri Lanka

Views - 31 Monday, 10 September 2018 00:00

VE Commercial Vehicles Ltd., (VECV), a Volvo Group and Eicher Motors joint venture, last week launched an all-new range of trucks and buses, complying with environmentally friendly BSIV emission norms in Sri Lanka.

Toyota to invest $ 500 m in Uber for self-driving cars

Views - 21 Thursday, 30 August 2018 01:12

Reuters: Toyota Motor Corp. will invest $500 million in Uber to jointly work on developing self-driving cars, the companies said on Monday, a bid by both to catch up to rivals in the hotly competitive autonomous driving business. Toyota, one of the w

Sathosa Motors deploys IFS Applications in 6 months

Views - 86 Thursday, 30 August 2018 01:12

IFS, the global enterprise applications company, announces that Sathosa Motors PLC, Sri Lanka’s number one distributor of Isuzu commercial vehicles, has successfully gone live with IFS Applications following a rapid six-month implementation project

Micro offers greater convenience for MG owners with broader service partner network in Colombo

Views - 188 Thursday, 30 August 2018 01:11

Micro Cars Ltd., authorised agents in Sri Lanka for the iconic British brand MG, today’s best-selling SUV, has focused on uplifting the after-sales service via greater convenience and affordability for the brand. Thus, the company has partnered wi

Jaguar Land Rover migrates from global warranty to regional warranty in Sri Lanka

Views - 29 Wednesday, 29 August 2018 00:00

SML Frontier Automotive, sole agents of Jaguar and Land Rover (JLR) has announce the official migration of global warranty to regional warranty in compliance with the Asia Pacific Region.

Lyft surpasses 5,000 self-driving rides with Aptiv fleet

Views - 14 Monday, 27 August 2018 00:00

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Lyft has completed more than 5,000 self-driving rides through its ride-hailing app, the company said on Tuesday, as it aims to become a serious competitor in autonomous driving while its biggest rival, Uber, retrenches.

Tesla CEO Musk drops pursuit of $72 b take-private deal

Views - 13 Monday, 27 August 2018 00:00

Reuters - Tesla Inc Chief Executive Elon Musk said late on Friday he would heed shareholder concerns and no longer pursue a $72 billion deal to take the luxury electric car maker private, abandoning an idea that stunned investors and drew regulatory

Jaguar Land Rover approves launch of electric E-type

Views - 14 Monday, 27 August 2018 00:00

REUTERS: Britain’s biggest carmaker, Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) has given the go-ahead to the production of an electric version of its E-type sports car with first deliveries planned for the summer of 2020, the Company said on Thursday.

Drive One geared to steer Audi to unparalleled heights in Sri Lanka

Views - 39 Monday, 27 August 2018 00:00

Since taking over the dealership of Audi in October last year, Drive One Ltd. has taken steps to catapult the Audi brand to unparalleled heights in Sri Lanka.

SML Frontier Automotive enters reconditioned automobile market

Views - 67 Monday, 27 August 2018 00:00

Entering the re-conditioned automobile market, SML Frontier Automotive, the sole agents of Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) in Sri Lanka, on Thursday launched the new certified pre-owned program, branded as ‘Approved’, to develop and grow its customer bas

Browns opens care centre for hybrids

Views - 79 Friday, 24 August 2018 00:00

Browns Group’s Battery Division has ventured into servicing the hybrid and electric vehicle market with the launch of its latest state-of-the-art facility

CEAT celebrates 25 years and market leadership in Sri Lanka with dazzling awards night

Views - 24 Friday, 24 August 2018 00:00

Reminiscence and futurism morphed in a magnificent celebration of the 25-year journey of CEAT in Sri Lanka when 125 leading

Toyota Tsusho on the lookout for potential vehicle market

Views - 29 Friday, 24 August 2018 00:00

Toyota Lanka Ltd., the sole authorised distributor for Toyota vehicles in Sri Lanka recently had a team of high-profile visitors

Bopitiya Auto Enterprises wins Asia Pacific Entrepreneur Award 2018

Views - 47 Friday, 24 August 2018 00:00

The founder of Bopitiya Auto Enterprises, a leading pioneer in manufacturing, distributing and exporting motor spare

TATA positive on expanding in Sri Lankan market despite heavy custom tariffs

Views - 26 Thursday, 23 August 2018 00:00

By Chathuri Dissanayake TATA Motors is positive on growing their passenger vehicle market in Sri Lanka, despite continuous changes in Government policy slapping duty on vehicle imports, TATA Passenger Vehicles Business Unit Head Mayank Pareek said.

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Buddhism, sustainability and Sri Lanka

Wednesday, 24 October 2018

Sustainability is fast becoming a very relevant and essential aspect of our lives. This has come about as a response to the high degree of consumerism that prevails in the world today, and the resulting overuse of fast-depleting natural resources, gi

The Hindu mess and N. Ram’s tweet on the raw (or RAW) matter

Wednesday, 24 October 2018

A.S. Panneerselvan ran a story this morning in The Hindu (00.00am, 22 October) titled ‘Don’t blame the messenger,’ referring to the controversial front page report of the same newspaper five days ago by Meera Sirinivasan on ‘Sri Lankan Presid

Can humans and animals coexist in increasingly limited spaces?

Wednesday, 24 October 2018

Many wildlife species are close to extinction, or at least threatened, because of human impact. The usual strategies of co-existence are to confine more and more the habitat of wildlife to smaller reserves, parks or other fenced areas, to protect the

Reinvent yourself before reinventing your industry

Tuesday, 23 October 2018

For the last 19 years Interbrand has been carrying out its Best Global Brands report. This year, the theme of the study is ‘Activating Brave’, which examines the role that brand strength plays in the transformation of the world’s leading busi

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