Fintrex rolls out finance options for three-wheel drivers

Views - 18 Tuesday, 12 March 2019 00:00

Fintrex Finance Ltd., rolled out an island wide campaign focusing on empowering Sri Lanka’s youth to be economically independent through self-employment. Specifically targeting three-wheel drivers, the campaign, titled ‘saadarayen piliganimu’ t

HNB signs MoU with AMW Suzuki to offer customers exclusive leasing packages

Views - 25 Tuesday, 12 March 2019 00:00

Sri Lanka’s premier financial solutions provider HNB PLC, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with AMW Ltd. to offer exclusive leasing packages with attractive interest rates and benefits for customers who intend to purchase Suzuki cars. HNB

Daimler, BMW autonomous alliance seeks to define self-driving rules

Views - 20 Tuesday, 12 March 2019 00:00

GENEVA (Reuters): Daimler and BMW are teaming up to develop autonomous driving technology to cut costs and set an industry standard that can help to shape future regulation for self-driving cars, senior executives said on Wednesday. “It is a chicke

Porsche Centre Sri Lanka launches loyalty program

Views - 20 Tuesday, 12 March 2019 00:00

Porsche Centre Sri Lanka marked yet another milestone when it launched its much-awaited Porsche Loyalty Program on 8 February at One Galle Face amidst Porsche’s most loyal customers. It was an evening of glamour and grace where Porsche customers an

Autogroup International appoints Chamath Tennekoon as MD to position group for global expansion

Views - 42 Friday, 1 March 2019 00:00

The Chairman, Peter Hill of Autogroup International, a global leader in the conversion and re-manufacture of high-value American vehicles from left to right hand drive, has appointed Chamath Tennekoon as its new Managing Director to drive its global

BOC Leasing and Motor Vehicle Carnival comes to Gatambe MC Grounds

Views - 16 Friday, 1 March 2019 00:00

Bank of Ceylon (BOC) has organised its unique ‘Leasing Pola’, a leasing promotion campaign on the Gatambe MC Grounds – Central Province from 1 to 2 March. This will be held together with motor vehicle companies such as TATA, DIMO, AMW, DPMC and

LAUGFS unveils second solar-powered fuel station in Sri Lanka

Views - 30 Friday, 1 March 2019 00:00

Setting another benchmark in the fuel retailing industry in Sri Lanka, LAUGFS’s Southern Petroleum launched the country’s second solar-powered fuel filling station at Waskaduwa, Kalutara with a 46.1 kW solar-panelled roof. The iconic solar-powe

DSI Tyres launches GenX with enhanced safety and innovative design for motorcycle riders

Views - 82 Friday, 1 March 2019 00:00

For the first time in Sri Lanka, DSI Tyres, the revolutionary leader of the tyre world and one of the most trusted name for quality tyres, has introduced GenX, a superb tyre with a glowing neon strip to enhance the safety of motorcycle riders. Accor

Peugeot 3008: The most produced car in France in 2018

Views - 22 Friday, 1 March 2019 00:00

The PEUGEOT 3008 was the most produced car in France in 2018, having been manufactured in 258,460 units. Produced at the PSA Group’s Sochaux plant, the SUV has carried the ‘Origine France Garantie’ certification since the launch in October 2016

ComBank and Ideal Motors offer special deal on lease of Mahindra commercial vehicles

Views - 18 Monday, 25 February 2019 00:00

The Commercial Bank of Ceylon and Ideal Motors Ltd. have joined hands to offer attractive discounts, reduced lease rentals and other benefits to customers leasing Mahindra branded commercial vehicles. The discounts offered by Ideal Motors will be ap

DIMO partners with HNB Finance to offer exclusive leasing packages for Tata vehicles

Views - 38 Monday, 25 February 2019 00:00

Diesel and Motor Engineering PLC (DIMO) and HNB Finance Ltd. once again partnered to foster the Tata Commercial vehicle range which includes a rich product portfolio starting from the mini trucks (payload below 1 ton), single cabs, intermediate and l

Special discounted chauffer service for AAC members by Drink Drive

Views - 17 Monday, 25 February 2019 00:00

OMBC Solutions (Drink Drive) enters into a strategic partnership with the Automobile Association of Ceylon, to provide a safe and affordable option for consumers to get back home safely, without driving under the influence, at a special discounted ra

Tyre House Trading Awards Night 2019

Views - 24 Monday, 25 February 2019 00:00

Tyre House Trading Ltd. of Tyre House Group, had their Awards Night 2019 in a very grand scale on 9th Feb 2019 at Taj Samudra Hotel Colombo. Sunil Fonseka The Managing Director of Tyre House Group was the Chief Guest and Gayan Fonseka the Group Direc

Uber posts $ 50 billion in annual bookings as profit remains elusive ahead of IPO

Views - 22 Monday, 25 February 2019 00:00

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters): Uber Technologies Inc had $50 billion in total bookings for its ride-service and food-delivery businesses last year, a testament to the size and global reach of the company as it prepares to woo investors in one of the bigges

DIMO strengthens Olympic Tyre House partnership with new premium Michelin concept store

Views - 44 Wednesday, 13 February 2019 00:00

Diesel & Motor Engineering PLC (DIMO) cemented two decades of successful partnership with Olympic Tyre House Ltd., by sponsoring their new tyre shop dedicated to Michelin products recently. This new branch of Olympic Tyre House, located at No. 128,

Sri Lanka Insurance Motor Plus – Ceylon Motor Show 2019 to be staged in March

Views - 268 Wednesday, 13 February 2019 00:00

The premier motor show of Sri Lanka, the Sri Lanka Insurance Motor Plus – Ceylon Motor Show will be staged at the Bandaranaike International Conference Hall from 15 to 17 March this year. Ceylon Motor Traders Association (CMTA) and Classic Car Club

Toyota Lanka signs MOU with HNB

Views - 41 Monday, 11 February 2019 00:09

In another pioneering venture in Sri Lanka’s motor industry, Toyota Lanka Ltd., the sole authorised dealer for Toyota vehicles and spare parts in the country partnered with Hatton National Bank to introduce a range of specialised services for mutua

Automobile Association of Ceylon Secretary felicitated

Views - 13 Monday, 11 February 2019 00:08

Automobile Association of Ceylon’s Staff Welfare Society felicitated the Association’s Secretary Devapriya Hettiarachchi for being elected as a member of the Federation Internationale de I’Automobile (FIA) Mobility Services Commission at the re

DIMO organises Industry Networking Night to uplift vocational education of SL’s automobile sector

Views - 24 Monday, 11 February 2019 00:08

Diesel & Motor Engineering PLC (DIMO) recently organised a forum for representatives of the vocational training sector in Sri Lanka under the patronage of DIMO Group CEO Gahanath Pandithage. Ministry of Skills Development and Vocational Training Add

Tata Motors posts record $4 b loss on Jaguar woes, shares crash

Views - 34 Monday, 11 February 2019 00:07

BENGALURU/NEW DELHI (Reuters): Jaguar Land Rover’s owner Tata Motors Ltd. stunned markets by posting the biggest-ever quarterly loss in Indian corporate history of about $4 billion on slumping China sales, sending its shares crashing as much as 30%

Mag City expands service to Nugegoda

Views - 24 Tuesday, 5 February 2019 00:53

Mag City, Sri Lanka’s premier automobile maintenance chain with the ability to service over 300 vehicles at any given moment has now opened a state-of-the-art facility in Nugegoda, adding to an already well-established network of service points acr

Euro Motors hands over JAC trucks fleet to ACL Cables and Kelani Cables

Views - 27 Tuesday, 5 February 2019 00:51

Euro Motors Ltd. (JAC sole agent), a leading automobile company in the forefront of providing economical solutions to Sri Lanka’s transportation needs, symbolically handed over a fleet of trucks recently to ACL Cables PLC and Kelani Cables PLC, two

Fuel up and witness the Northern Lights with Nations Trust Bank American Express

Views - 26 Tuesday, 5 February 2019 00:50

Few natural phenomena are as captivating as the Northern Lights; a naturally occurring display of colourful dancing lights in the night sky, also known as ‘Aurora Borealis’. Witnessing the Northern Lights in person is a dream shared by many. That

Ashshar and Andrew at helm of Southern Motor Sports Club for another year

Views - 59 Friday, 1 February 2019 00:00

Ashshar Hameem was re-elected as the President while Andrew Silva was re-elected as the Secretary of the Southern Motor Sports Club at its 23rd Annual General Meeting held at the Dutchman’s Street Hotel recently. The Office bearers of the Southern

AMW partners Ceylinco General Insurance to protect three-wheeler, motorcycle and scooter users

Views - 33 Friday, 1 February 2019 00:00

Associated Motorways (AMW), one of Sri Lanka’s leading companies offering world-class automotive brands, announced a new partnership with Ceylinco General Insurance that will enhance the safety of AMW customers by offering complimentary insurance c

VirTrans Capital partners cricket legends to bring superior transport services to Sri Lanka

Views - 214 Friday, 1 February 2019 00:00

The Lotus Room at the Shangri-La (Colombo) was abuzz with eager anticipation on Wednesday as cricketing legends Mahela Jayawardena and Kumar Sangakkara announced their partnership with VirTrans Capital, the latest player in the island’s e-transport

Ghosn says arrest was result of ’plot and treason’: Nikkei

Views - 11 Thursday, 31 January 2019 00:00

TOKYO, AFP: Detained auto tycoon Carlos Ghosn believes his arrest and the charges against him are the result of a “plot and treason” at his former employer Nissan, he told the Nikkei newspaper Wednesday. The Japanese business daily quoted Ghosn

Renault-Nissan group sold most cars last year, but VW’s No.1 including trucks

Views - 26 Thursday, 31 January 2019 00:00

TOKYO (Reuters): Volkswagen Group has held on to its position as the world’s top-selling automaker for the fifth year in a row, although the German group was edged out again by the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi alliance in the light-duty vehicles segme

BMW plant named ‘Lighthouse of Fourth Industrial Revolution’

Views - 18 Thursday, 31 January 2019 00:00

BERLIN: The World Economic Forum (WEF) has named BMW Group Plant Regensburg a ‘Lighthouse of the Fourth Industrial Revolution’, acknowledging its pioneering role in the digitalisation of industrial production. The honour was bestowed after an in-

Dead end for world’s cheapest car

Views - 34 Thursday, 31 January 2019 00:00

MUMBAI, (AFP): It was billed as the world’s cheapest car and shaped like a jelly bean – but after a bumpy 10-year ride India’s Tata Nano is nearing the end of the road. Tata Motors, India’s top automaker, said last week that it could stop ma

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