Honda rolls out new Accord

Views - 923 Tuesday, 18 July 2017 00:00

Jeff Conrad, Senior Vice President of the Automobile Division of American Honda Motor, introduces the 2018 Honda Accord at the Garden Theater in Detroit, Michigan, US, 14 July – Reuters     DETROIT (Reuters)

McLarens Lubricants receives ExxonMobil Gold and Silver Circle of Excellence Awards

Views - 890 Tuesday, 18 July 2017 00:00

From left: The Sri Lankan team from McLarens Lubricants – Director Lalith De Silva, Director Chaminda Gunarathne, with McLarens Group Joint Managing Director Dinesh Jayawardana, Managing Director Hemantha Varnasooriya and Head of Marketing D

Hyundai Lanka appoints Millennium Motors as authorised Colombo city dealer

Views - 794 Tuesday, 18 July 2017 00:00

Hyundai Lanka has appointed Millennium Motors Ltd., as its authorised Colombo City Dealer with effect from 13 July. This is to increase its footprint in the country and make the Hyundai brand even more accessible to the public. At present, Hyundai

Mahindra showcases full range of mobility solutions

Views - 702 Tuesday, 18 July 2017 00:00

  Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd., a part of the $ 19 billion Mahindra Group, over the weekend showcased its full range of global mobility solutions at Ideal Vision, Driven by Mahindra, a first of a kind lifestyle auto show.&nbs

Audi seeks to eclipse emissions scandal with new technology-packed A8 car

Views - 772 Thursday, 13 July 2017 00:00

  Barcelona (Reuters): Battered by its emissions scandal, Audi launched its latest technology-packed A8 luxury saloon on Tuesday, aimed at overtaking rivals Mercedes-Benz and BMW as it struggles to overcome its biggest-ever

Super-power Maxx Power battery empowered with German technology embarks on market journey 

Views - 756 Thursday, 13 July 2017 00:00

Samson Rubber Industries Ltd. prefaced their upcoming domination in the world of vehicle batteries in the Sri Lankan market with the heavy-duty Maxx Power battery recently. The launching ceremony saw its memorable and distinguished staging at Hilt

Seylan Colombo Motor Show unveils on 18 August at BMICH

Views - 812 Thursday, 13 July 2017 00:00

From left: Puritas Sectional Head – Carbon Products Channa Wijethunga, Ironman Team Managing Director Sam Chandrasoma, Seylan Bank Chief Manager – Marketing Gamika De Silva, Seylan Bank Deputy General Manager – Consumer

Honda confirms 11th US death tied to ruptured Takata air bag inflator

Views - 717 Thursday, 13 July 2017 00:00

WASHINGTON (Reuters): Honda Motor Co said on Monday it had confirmed an 11th US death involving one of its vehicles tied to a faulty Takata Corp air bag inflator. The Japanese automaker said the incident occurred in Florida in June 2016 when an

Dialog launches Car Connect on-board diagnostic device and smartphone app

Views - 751 Thursday, 13 July 2017 00:00

Dialog Axiata Plc recently announced the launch of Car Connect, an advanced Vehicle On-Board Diagnostics (OBD) device and smartphone app providing vehicle performance and driving diagnostics. Car Connect is to be one of the many revolutionary solu

Detailing made easy with Tsemach Global and Chemical Guys

Views - 769 Wednesday, 12 July 2017 10:07

Honeydew Snow Foam Auto Wash     The US has remained in the forefront of global vehicle production and sales, and thus also created the need for vehicle accessories and other by-products to the vehicle in

Geely’s Volvo to go all electric with new models from 2019

Views - 599 Wednesday, 12 July 2017 10:04

To launch five new electric cars in 2019-2021  All new models to be electric or hybrids from 2019 STOCKHOLM (Reuters): All Volvo car models launched after 2019 will be electric or hybrids, the Chinese-owned company sa

LAUGFS Car Care unveils ultimate car care specialist

Views - 597 Wednesday, 12 July 2017 10:02

LAUGFS Car Care, a leader in Sri Lanka’s automotive service industry, launched its ultimate car care product range at an event held in Colombo, recently. The range comprises of six do-it-yourself products of premium quality which offers user

Mahindra goes digital

Views - 592 Wednesday, 12 July 2017 10:01

Commits to bring new digital innovation with Ideal Motors in Sri Lanka At the $ 19 billion Mahindra Group, digitisation is emerging as a key differentiator for business transformation and connected vehicle technology. Connected vehicle te

Tesla releases pix of first Model 3 to roll off the line

Views - 594 Wednesday, 12 July 2017 09:59

First production model of Tesla Model 3 out the assembly line in Fremont, California , US is seen in this undated handout photo from Tesla Motors obtained by Reuters 10 July      Reuters: Tesla Inc C

Report on fine revision for road rule violations presented to President

Views - 589 Wednesday, 12 July 2017 09:55

The final report on the revision of fines for road rule violations, formulated by the committee appointed by the President, was handed over to the President yesterday at the Presidential Secretariat. Secretary to the Ministry of Transpo

People’s Leasing initiates innovative leasing partnership with Senok Commercial Vehicles

Views - 423 Tuesday, 11 July 2017 00:00

The leading non-bank finance company in Sri Lanka, People’s Leasing & Finance PLC tied up with Senok Commercial Vehicles Ltd. for an innovative leasing partnership. Senok Commercial Vehicles is the authorised distributor in Sr

Toyota unveils latest Camry

Views - 380 Tuesday, 11 July 2017 00:00

President of Toyota’s mid-size vehicle company Moritaka Yoshida and chief engineer of Toyota’s Camry Masato Katsumata, pose with the Toyota Camry sedan at a news conference for the car’s unveiling in Japan, in Tokyo, Jap

Sri Lanka’s largest heavy vehicle supplier stamps islandwide presence

Views - 378 Tuesday, 11 July 2017 00:00

Having launched the Lanka Ashok Leyland East Centre, Minister of Industry and Commerce Rishad Bathiudeen signs LAL East’s guestbook joined by LAL Chairman Dr. Siraz Meerasahib (standing second from left) and LAL CEO Umesh Gautam (standing fa

“Government must establish clear policy for vehicle importation and emission standards”

Views - 296 Monday, 10 July 2017 00:27

Nalin Welgama is the Founder and Chairman of the Ideal Group. An old boy of S. Thomas’ College Mt. Lavinia, he is a Chartered Accountant by profession. Welgama functions as a Senior Consultant to Baker Tilly Merali’s, while also chairi

DIMO introduces newest edition of the legendary Mercedes-Benz SL

Views - 379 Thursday, 6 July 2017 00:00

  Mercedes-Benz enthusiasts in Sri Lanka now have the opportunity to be infatuated all over again. The iconic two-door Mercedes-Benz sports coupe – SL is back again with its newest generation. As an automotive icon the

Prestige Automobile’s trade-in weekend sets new trend in automobile industry

Views - 334 Thursday, 6 July 2017 00:00

  Prestige Automobile Ltd., the sole authorised importer and distributor of premium BMW and MINI automobile brands in Sri Lanka, successfully concluded its trade-in weekend and the BMW service clinic on 17 and 24 June. The

Jaguar Land Rover cars closer to driving city streets autonomously

Views - 305 Thursday, 6 July 2017 00:00

  Jaguar Land Rover yesterday demonstrated prototype autonomous technology called Autonomous Urban Drive that can enable a vehicle to operate autonomously through a city, obeying traffic lights as well as negotiating T-juncti

Tesla, others seek ways to ensure drivers keep their hands on the wheel

Views - 392 Monday, 3 July 2017 00:00

New Autopilot features are demonstrated in a Tesla Model S during a Tesla event in Palo Alto, California 14 October 2015 – Reuters Reuters: Automakers are using tiny cameras, sensors to track drooping heads, steering wheel monitors a

TVS Motor Company partners with Abans for three-wheeler exports to Sri Lanka

Views - 596 Monday, 3 July 2017 00:00

TVS Motor Company – India Senior Vice President for International Business R. Dilip TVS Motor Company, a leading two-wheeler and three-wheeler manufacturer in India announced its partnership with Abans Auto, a leading automotive reta

Mercedes-Benz celebrates 50 years of exhilarating driving performance

Views - 299 Monday, 3 July 2017 00:00

AMG – these three letters stand worldwide for supreme automotive performance, exclusivity, efficiency and high driving dynamics. The company founded by Hans-Werner Aufrecht and Erhard Melcher in 1967 is celebrating its 50th annivers

LAUGFS International launches Fujitsu dry cell batteries in Sri Lanka

Views - 407 Thursday, 29 June 2017 00:00

LAUGFS Holdings Group Chairman W.K.H. Wegapitiya, Managing Director Thilak De Silva and Fujitsu Group Executive Vice President Hiroyuki Okamoto, together with the LAUGFS International team at the launching ceremony   LAUGFS In

Lakshman Consolidated appointed by Ashok Leyland as authorised spare parts distributor

Views - 476 Thursday, 29 June 2017 00:00

Lakshman Consolidated Ltd. has been appointed as an Authorised Spare Parts distributor by Ashok Leyland Ltd.  This is the first time in Ashok Leyland’s history a company outside India has been appointed as an authorised spares parts d

Vespa and Aprilia SR 150 debut in Sri Lanka

Views - 406 Thursday, 29 June 2017 00:00

Piaggio Vehicles 2w business regional sales manager S. Suresh, piaggio vehicles 2w business Head Ashish Yakhmi and Colonial Motors Ceylon MD Mohan Ratnayake and models posing the new Vespa 150 Scooter - Pix by Upul Abayasekara  

Ideal Motors revs up offerings with mega auto show

Views - 440 Thursday, 29 June 2017 00:00

 From left: Ideal Group Director Automotive Chaminda Wanigaratne, Fairfirst Insurance GM Sales and Marketing Niranjan Nagendran, Ideal Group Chairman Nalin Welgama, Ideal Group Deputy Chairman Aravinda De Silva, Ideal Wheels & Tyres CEO J

Japanese airbag maker Takata files for bankruptcy, gets US sponsor

Views - 385 Thursday, 29 June 2017 00:00

Reuters: Japan’s Takata Corp, the firm at the centre of the auto industry’s biggest ever product recall, filed for bankruptcy protection in the United States and Japan and said it would seek $1.6 billion in aid from US-based Key Safety

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Is Sri Lanka ready for the 2025 growth agenda?

Tuesday, 19 September 2017

The other day the President and Prime Minister launched the 2025 vision for Sri Lanka which was incidentally the third policy statement of the Government since coming to power in 2015. My view is that the continuous changes to policy is important and

Venerable villainy of mercenary monks

Tuesday, 19 September 2017

The picture says it all. The ‘Silredi Sirakaruwan Mudaganime Aramudala’ was not demonstration of piety. It was a bold repudiation of the rule of law by a cabal of venerable villains, brazenly insisting that we Sinhala Buddhists submit to a rule b

Government has accepted jurisdiction of the International Court of Justice over Sri Lanka

Tuesday, 19 September 2017

At the ongoing September 2017 sessions of the UN Human Rights Council, the UK has written to the President of the Council to assert that a long standing dispute it has with the Mauritius cannot be referred to the International Court of Justice becaus

Vision 2025: Part 1: Need for moving from a wish list to a concrete plan

Monday, 18 September 2017

The Unity Government released its newest economic policy statement titled V2025 – the marketing tag for the goals it has set for realisation from 2017 to 2025 – two weeks ago.

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