Audi win Formula E teams’ title

Views - 11 Tuesday, 17 July 2018 00:00

NEW YORK (Reuters): New champion Jean-Eric Vergne won the final race of the all-electric Formula E season in New York on Sunday but Audi took the team title. The ex-Formula One driver, who races for the Chinese-owned Techeetah team, had clinched the

AAC holds 113th Annual General Meeting

Views - 15 Tuesday, 17 July 2018 00:00

The 113th Annual General Meeting of the Automobile Association of Ceylon was held on 29 June at 6.00 p.m. at the auditorium of the AAC headquarters. The association’s President Dhammika Attygalle chaired the meeting which was well attended by sev

HNB Grameen Finance signs MoU with Indra Traders

Views - 20 Tuesday, 17 July 2018 00:00

HNB Grameen Finance Ltd., Sri Lanka’s premier leasing solutions provider, recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Indra Traders Ltd., one of the leading distributors of renowned automobile brands in Sri Lanka. The agreement betwee

EuroSports Auto Lanka promotes MG ZS SUV

Views - 76 Tuesday, 17 July 2018 00:00

The Legendary “MG“ is an Iconic British Automobile Brand that is closely associated with Sri Lankan car enthusiasts with classic British sport cars that offered thrilling, open-air motoring dating back to 1924. After a hiatus of some time, the MG

The new Jaguar I-Pace: Electrifying design

Views - 24 Tuesday, 17 July 2018 00:00

By putting the extraordinary I-Pace Concept into production virtually unchanged, the Jaguar I-Pace will transform the Electric Vehicle (EV) design. The new I-Pace will be available through SML Frontier Automotive, sole agents for Jaguar in Sri Lanka.

VW to launch car-sharing with electric vehicles in 2019

Views - 16 Tuesday, 10 July 2018 00:00

FRANKFURT (Reuters): Volkswagen plans to start offering car-sharing services using fully electric vehicles in German cities next year as part of efforts to serve consumers who do not want to buy their own vehicles. Its offering will compete in its ho

Prestige Automobile invites all BMW and MINI owners to patronise official aftersales service

Views - 21 Tuesday, 10 July 2018 00:00

As the sole authorised importer and distributor of BMW, BMWi, iPerformance and MINI vehicles in Sri Lanka for nearly 20 years, Prestige Automobile Ltd. has evolved with innovation and state of the art technology to serve its customers better. Continu

VW’s record attendance at World VW Day Celebrations

Views - 16 Tuesday, 10 July 2018 00:00

The Volkswagen Beetle Owners’ Club held its Annual World Volkswagen Day celebration on Sunday 1 July. VW Beetles of all ages flocked to location of the start of the celebration, the Galle Face Hotel. The hotel was swarming with VWs in an array of

Hot wheels and a world champ for Autobahn

Views - 25 Tuesday, 10 July 2018 00:00

Boutique car dealership, Autobahn hosted Olympian and three-time World Champion Liam Tancock, to a stunning meet and greet evening, at their showroom located at 146/4 Havelock Rd, Colombo 5. Autobahn is a premium European vehicle dealership which off

Kundasale Auto Service celebrates quarter century in process excellence innovation

Views - 393 Tuesday, 3 July 2018 00:00

By Tanya Goonewardena Kundasale Auto Service Ltd. is inextricably bound to the vision of its founder Ravi L.W. Mediwake. Each of his milestones was a personal mission which became the objective to motivate his team at Kundasale Auto Service Ltd. whic

Chevron Sri Lanka donates vehicle engine to Sri Lanka German Training Institute in Kilinochchi

Views - 25 Tuesday, 3 July 2018 00:00

Chevron Lubricants Lanka PLC the leader in the lubricant market in Sri Lanka recently donated an Isuzu 4JBI diesel engine to the Sri Lanka German Training Institute (SLGTI) in Kilinochchi. The donated cutaway working engine can be used to show studen

TeamSHARK of University of Moratuwa to compete in Formula Student 2018

Views - 66 Tuesday, 3 July 2018 00:00

By Maleesha Sulthanagoda Diesel and Motor Engineering PLC (DIMO) and TeamSHARK of the University of Moratuwa (UoM) unveiled the DI-MORA P2 race car built by the university students which will take part in the Formula Student UK 2018 competition at a

Historic drive by Saudi woman as driving ban lifts

Views - 32 Tuesday, 26 June 2018 00:16

Female racing driver Aseel Al Hamad on Sunday celebrated the end of the ban on women drivers with a lap of honour in a Jaguar F-TYPE.

VW Beetle Owners Club to hold World VW Day celebrations on Sunday

Views - 24 Tuesday, 26 June 2018 00:14

The Volkswagen Beetle Owners’ Club have come up with a fun-filled day of activities to celebrate this year’s Annual World Volkswagen Day to be held on Sunday 1 July.

Hyundai’s IONIQ Hybrid joins SIXT Rent a Car fleet

Views - 32 Tuesday, 26 June 2018 00:13

Taking the rent a car service to new heights, Hyundai Lanka Ltd., the sole authorised importer and distributor of Hyundai Vehicles in Sri Lanka added its latest IONIQ Hybrid, to the SIXT Rent a Car fleet.

‘Zero’ chance of Renault taking over Nissan, Mitsubishi: Ghosn

Views - 26 Tuesday, 26 June 2018 00:11

TOKYO (Reuters): Renault SA absorbing Nissan Motor Co. and Mitsubishi Motors Corp is not an option as the carmakers look to strengthen their partnership while retaining their autonomy, alliance chairman Carlos Ghosn said on Friday.

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

Views - 28 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 - 34 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 - 30 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 - 74 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 - 21 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 - 22 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 - 15 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 - 49 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 - 112 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 - 25 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 - 47 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 - 23 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 - 14 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 - 130 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

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Identifying traitors: I cannot wait until Dr. Padeniya presents his point scheme

Tuesday, 21 August 2018

Cause for excitement I am excited! A way of identifying and measuring a traitor is soon to be unveiled; by no less than the President of the GMOA! Hasn’t he also qualified in some department of neurology? All the more reason to justify my excitemen

The evils of translocating wild elephants

Tuesday, 21 August 2018

The subject of translocating wild elephants has been a much-debated topic recently, after the Department of Wildlife Conservation (DWLC), acting on the orders of the Minster for Wildlife, wanted to move the only two wild elephants habituating the Sin

Climate scientists cheating us to a $ 12 b/year economic loss in 2050

Monday, 20 August 2018

Local news media carried the disturbing pronouncement by World Bank economists to the effect that Sri Lanka will become an extremely hot territory with 30C temperature rise and $ 12 billion per year economic loss by 2050.

Singapore miracle – How SL could benefit from trade with Singapore

Monday, 20 August 2018

According to a media report released by President’s Media Division, a committee of experts has been appointed by the President to examine and report on ‘the practical impact and use of the proposed officer policy guidelines and recommendations on

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