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Tesla’s Musk laments Singapore electric vehicle stance

Views - 26 Wednesday, 6 June 2018 00:00

SINGAPORE (Reuters): Elon Musk, chief executive of US electric vehicle (EV) maker Tesla Inc, defended his view that Singapore


Moratuwa Uni team of innovators developing electric motor car discuss project with Amunugama

Views - 23 Friday, 1 June 2018 00:00

A team of student innovators of the University of Moratuwa together with their academic advisers met Minister Dr. Sarath


DIMO hosts Mercedes-Benz SEAII After-Sales Management Meeting

Views - 20 Friday, 1 June 2018 00:00

Diesel & Motor Engineering PLC (DIMO), one of the leading automobile companies in Sri Lanka, successfully hosted


LAUGFS Lubricants Brand Ambassador Ushan Perera excels at Fox Hill and Walawe Supercross 2018

Views - 104 Friday, 1 June 2018 00:00

LAUGFS Lubricants announced the latest achievements of its Brand Ambassador Ushan Perera, who secured his place


Prestige Automobile launches ‘The Mini Elite’ novel loyalty program

Views - 84 Friday, 1 June 2018 00:00

Prestige Automobile Ltd. has announced the launch of ‘The Mini Elite’ at an event held at the Botanik Bistro & Bar.


Mercedes-Benz to make Tesla-rivalling electric compact car

Views - 29 Friday, 25 May 2018 00:00

FRANKFURT (Reuters): Daimler will invest 500 million euros ($589 million) in Hambach, France, to start producing a small


Peugeot’s All-New 5008 Storms the Sri Lankan Market

Views - 291 Friday, 25 May 2018 00:00

Peugeot’s multiple award-winning premium SUV, the 5008 was launched in Sri Lanka recently.


Fast-expanding CEAT raises dealer stakes with comprehensive loyalty program

Views - 21 Friday, 25 May 2018 00:00

Sri Lanka’s top tyre brand CEAT has elevated its relationship with the country’s tyre dealers to a new level with the launch


NDB official Banking and Leasing Partner for Auto Vision Motor Show 2018

Views - 73 Friday, 25 May 2018 00:00

NDB will be the Official Banking and Leasing Partner for Auto Vision Motor Show 2018 exhibition to be held from 25 to 27 May at the BMICH.


Uber pulls up in Japan with taxi-hailing service

Views - 23 Friday, 25 May 2018 00:00

TOKYO (Reuters): Uber Technologies plans to launch its first taxi-hailing pilot service in Japan that will connect passengers


Remote control parking to become legal in Britain

Views - 15 Friday, 25 May 2018 00:00

London (Reuters): British motorists will be able to use an app on their phone or a key fob to park their cars remotely


AMW unveils new motorcycle tyre range ‘MorMax’

Views - 107 Wednesday, 16 May 2018 00:00

Associated Motorways Ltd. (AMW) recently unveiled the latest motorcycle tyre portfolio, ‘MorMax’, at a grand launch ceremony held at the Blue Water Hotel, Wadduwa.


‘LB Big Wheels Motor Show 2018’ at Nelum Pokuna from 18 May

Views - 530 Wednesday, 16 May 2018 00:00

LB Finance PLC, one of Sri Lanka’s most trusted financial companies and renowned for its innovative financial solutions


Special offers at Jaguar Open Day with SML Frontier Automotive

Views - 38 Wednesday, 16 May 2018 00:00

SML Frontier Automotive, sole agents for Jaguar in Sri Lanka invites customers to experience sheer driving pleasure


Maruti Suzuki now controls half of India’s auto market

Views - 25 Wednesday, 16 May 2018 00:00

Nikkei Asian Review/New DELHI -- Every second car sold in India is manufactured by Maruti Suzuki India, after the automaker


Lanka Ashok Leyland ends FY18 with remarkable growth

Views - 184 Wednesday, 9 May 2018 00:00

Driven by the increased acceptance and demand for Lanka Ashok Leyland Vehicles, Lanka Ashok Leyland caps the fiscal year with turnover


Formula E partners voestalpine for European races

Views - 30 Wednesday, 9 May 2018 00:00

Formula E has announced a new partnership with voestalpine – global leading technology and capital goods group – for select events next season


70 years of Land Rover, one unique broadcast

Views - 30 Wednesday, 9 May 2018 00:00

Land Rover marked its 70th anniversary with a global broadcast celebrating the world’s favourite 4x4s and the people who love them.


Sri Lanka set to benefit greatly from Mahindra’s success

Views - 50 Thursday, 3 May 2018 00:00

With the shares of the Anand Mahindra-led, Mumbai-headquartered Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. surging more than 2% to hit an all-time high, steering the automaker to join the club of Rs. 1 lakh crore market capitalisation on the Bombay Stock Exchange, Sri


Wurth Lanka and Auto Miraj sponsor Hellibees

Views - 27 Tuesday, 24 April 2018 00:00

Two leaders in Sri Lanka’s automotive sector, Wurth Lanka Ltd. and Auto Miraj Ltd., joined hands recently to sponsor Hellibees, the cutting edge motor racing team in Sri Lanka. This partnership will help position motorsports in Sri Lanka as one of


VW names new boss to steer sweeping overhaul

Views - 22 Tuesday, 24 April 2018 00:00

Berlin (Reuters): Volkswagen has chosen Herbert Diess as its new Chief Executive in an overhaul that includes streamlining the company’s multiple car brands into just three groups while preparing its truck business for a potential listing. The plan


VW Beetle Owners’ Club 19th Annual Pride of Ownership Drive a roaring success

Views - 44 Tuesday, 24 April 2018 00:00

The VW Beetle Owners’ Club held the 19th Annual Pride of Ownership Drive on Sunday 25 March. This year’s drive was a resounding success with over 60 VW Beetles, vans, the much-admired Karman Ghias, VW variants and a rare Trekker joined the event


Classic Car Club of Ceylon delights participants with Annual Mana J Rally

Views - 40 Tuesday, 24 April 2018 00:00

The Classic Car Cub of Ceylon hosted yet another successful iteration of the annual Mana Jayawardena Rally on 18 March. The rally commenced with the participation of over 40 classic sports and saloon cars in the early hours of the morning from the Na


Prestige Automobile partners Commercial Bank to offer leasing packages on BMW and Hyundai vehicles

Views - 142 Thursday, 19 April 2018 00:57

Prestige Automobile Ltd., the only authorised importer and distributor of BMW and Hyundai vehicles in Sri Lanka joined hands with Commercial Bank of Ceylon, to fuel the festive spirit by enabling customers to purchase their dream vehicles at an affor


Casons to expand services to meet increasing demand

Views - 52 Thursday, 19 April 2018 00:00

For those looking for a highly personalised service when renting a vehicle, one doesn’t have to look further than Casons-Rent-a-car. The leading car rental service provider in Sri Lanka is now equipped to expand its services with an increased workf


Toyota to launch ‘talking’ vehicles in United States in 2021

Views - 13 Thursday, 19 April 2018 00:00

Washington (Reuters): Toyota Motor Corp plans to start selling US vehicles that can talk to each other using short-range wireless technology in 2021, the Japanese automaker said on Monday, potentially preventing thousands of accidents annually.


Nissan launches all new Altima sedan

Views - 36 Thursday, 19 April 2018 00:00

Reuters: Japanese automaker Nissan Motor Co Ltd. has unveiled an all-new Altima sedan, and demonstrated the auto industry’s problem adjusting new-model investments fast enough to keep pace with shifts in consumer demand.


Abans Auto launches the all-new TVS King Deluxe+ three-wheeler

Views - 275 Thursday, 19 April 2018 00:00

Following on the heels of its recent TVS King Deluxe launch in December 2017, Abans Auto, a leading retailer of two- and three-wheelers in Sri Lanka, released the TVS King Deluxe+which is “simply the best 200 cc three-wheeler in Sri Lanka.”


LAUGFS Car Care continues rapid expansion with launch of new service station in Galle

Views - 76 Tuesday, 10 April 2018 00:00

Marking another momentous milestone, LAUGFS Car Care enters the Southern Province with the launch of its first brand-new service station in Galle. Renowned for its commitment to delivering uncompromising service standards for clients of all vehicle t


Volvo XC60 wins World Car of the Year 2018

Views - 16 Tuesday, 10 April 2018 00:00

The new Volvo XC60 midsize SUV has been named World Car of the Year 2018 at the New York Auto Show, adding another accolade to Volvo’s growing list. The XC60 also scooped the prestigious North American Utility of the Year Award earlier this year, w


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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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