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‘Sri Lanka Week at Carrefour Oman’ ceremonially opened at Muscat City Centre

Views - 44 Wednesday, 16 October 2019 00:00

‘Sri Lanka Week at Carrefour Oman’, an in-store Sri Lankan food promotion organised by the Sri Lanka Embassy in Oman, in collaboration with Sri Lanka Export Development Board, was ceremonially opened at Carrefour Hypermarket in Muscat City Centre


Keells Food Products inaugurates state-of-the-art factory for Keells Krest Ezy Rice

Views - 237 Wednesday, 16 October 2019 00:00

Keells Food Products Plc, the pioneer in processed meat manufacturing, ceremoniously opened its newest state-of-the-art factory located within the Makandura Industrial Zone premises in Pannala. Deployed with modern customised machinery, the factory


Hilton Colombo Kids Club celebrates Children’s Day with Mega Robotics Competition

Views - 19 Monday, 14 October 2019 00:00

With “Gen Z” entering the world of technology, Hilton Colombo Kids Club, together with the Gateway School of Computing organised a Mega Robotics Championship to celebrate International Children’s Day. The event, which was on 6 October at the h


Wickramarachchi Opticians & Hearing Care celebrates World Children’s Day

Views - 16 Monday, 14 October 2019 00:00

Sri Lanka’s pioneering sight and hearing care service provider Wickramarachchi Opticians & Hearing Care recently celebrated World Children’s Day with a series of activities at its branches. The events and activities were centred on the company’


Wellawatte Nithyakalyani Jewellery helps Apeksha Hospital

Views - 25 Monday, 14 October 2019 00:00

Wellawatte Nithyakalyani Jewellery, a leading jeweller in Sri Lanka that has earned a glittering name for quality and innovation, celebrated International Children’s Day in collaboration with the Lions Club District 306 B1 in a special program at A


Nations Trust Bank celebrates International Children’s and Elders’ Day

Views - 22 Monday, 14 October 2019 00:00

Nations Trust Bank celebrated Children’s Day and Elders’ Day with the participation of two generations at its branch network island wide. The bank invited groups of senior citizens and their grandchildren to visit Nations Trust Bank branches to m


INSEE Cement supports Pottuvilluwa Vidyalaya with safe and clean drinking water

Views - 15 Monday, 14 October 2019 00:00

INSEE Cement, Sri Lanka’s premier manufacturer of cement that has contributed to building one third of the family homes in the country, celebrated World Children’s Day on 1 October with a valuable and lasting gift for more than 300 children at Po


Munchee celebrates World Children’s Day with creative twist

Views - 29 Monday, 14 October 2019 00:00

Munchee, the flagship brand of Ceylon Biscuits Ltd., celebrated World Children’s Day 2019 in a new and innovative way by organising some exciting activities for kids, including the launch of a special children’s book. The company organised a numb


Zonta celebrates 100 years by honouring and empowering women

Views - 126 Friday, 11 October 2019 00:10

Zonta International, a leading global organisation of professionals empowering women worldwide through service and advocacy, celebrates a milestone 100 years at its 15th Biennial District 25 Conference, scheduled to be held in Colombo. This two-day


WCIC signs MOU with PIM Genesis Incubator

Views - 353 Friday, 11 October 2019 00:05

The Women’s Chamber of Industry and Commerce (WCIC), the premier chamber dedicated to supporting women entrepreneurs and professionals, partnered with PIM Genesis incubator and signed an MOU on 2 October. Established in 1985 as the first women-on


Wasundara, a pioneer Uber female driver partner

Views - 49 Friday, 11 October 2019 00:05

Ride hailing apps have not only transformed mobility in Sri Lanka, but also created employment opportunities for persons who have hitherto had no means of being financially independent in a safe and dignified manner. Women especially have enjoyed an


Women In Management launches Asia Top 50 Awards

Views - 36 Friday, 11 October 2019 00:05

Women In Management (WIM) launched its Asia Top 50 Awards, the initiative of WIM founder Dr. Sulochana Segera, at the Shangri-La Hotel, backed by Australian Aid and the IFC. Present were WIM members and Sri Lanka’s leading business women and men. H


NDB Araliya organises non-financial service forum in Anuradhapura

Views - 26 Friday, 11 October 2019 00:04

As a responsible financial intermediary, NDB always strives towards delivering the best, most empowering and highly development oriented financial solutions to its customers. As a part of its strategy, the bank is dedicated to empowering women custom


LIIN empowers over 100 women entrepreneurs in Jaffna

Views - 131 Thursday, 10 October 2019 00:42

The Emerging Women’s Summit (EWS) wrapped up in Jaffna with more than 100 women entrepreneurs from the North participating in the dialogue held on 29 September at the Jaffna Library Auditorium. EWS is an initiative created by the Lanka Impact Inve


Unilever’s ‘Project Saubhagya’ marks 16 years of providing opportunities for women

Views - 29 Thursday, 10 October 2019 00:40

Unilever Sri Lanka recently held its annual Diriya Pranama Awards to reward its top Saubhagya performers for their efforts. Unilever Sri Lanka’s Project Saubhagya has consistently remained a strong symbol advocating the empowerment of women in rura


Sri Lankan food sector companies meet with their counterparts in Oman

Views - 70 Monday, 7 October 2019 08:50

The Sri Lanka Embassy in Oman organised a B2B meeting between Sri Lankan food sector companies and their counterparts from the Omani business community on 1 October at Al-Falaj Hotel in Muscat.


Keells Food Products clinches Gold Awards at National Convention of Quality and Productivity 2019

Views - 18 Monday, 7 October 2019 08:49

Keells Food Products PLC (KFP) won two Gold Awards at the recently-held National Convention of Quality and Productivity 2019 at Nelum Pokuna, competing among over 240 public and private sector organisations.


Culinary Art Food Expo 2019 Competition and Exhibition to be held in October

Views - 180 Monday, 7 October 2019 08:45

Chefs from the hospitality industry of Sri Lanka are preparing to exhibit their culinary skills in several cooking competitions at the 19th edition of Culinary Art Food Expo 2019 (CAFE) and Exhibition which is to be held from 21 to 23 October at the


Sunquick introduces evolutionary 2-litre canister

Views - 71 Monday, 7 October 2019 08:43

Loved by millions all across the country, Sunquick has retained its position as the leading fruit drink in Sri Lanka for decades, and recently the brand introduced yet another novelty for the enjoyment of its loyal fans.


Tiara wins coveted Gold accolade at National Quality Awards

Views - 29 Monday, 7 October 2019 08:41

Tiara Cakes marketed by CBL Foods International Ltd., a subsidiary of CBL Group, achieved prestige and acclaim, winning the highest accolade – the Gold award for Large Scale Manufacturing – at the National Quality Awards (NQA) held recently.


AFC sustainability efforts internationally recognised for 3rd time in a row

Views - 53 Wednesday, 25 September 2019 00:00

Alliance Finance Company PLC has been internationally recognised for the third consecutive time since 2018, for its genuine commitment and contributions towards sustainable value creation at the Karlsruhe Sustainable Finance Awards held in Germany, o


Leo Burnett continues to be carbon neutral

Views - 17 Wednesday, 25 September 2019 00:00

Leo Burnett Sri Lanka, part of the globally-acclaimed agency Leo Burnett Worldwide, was recently certified as a Carbon Neutral business for the second consecutive year, following a thorough evaluation that was conducted by The Carbon Consulting Compa


Teenager Thunberg angrily tells UN climate summit ‘you have stolen my dreams’

Views - 16 Wednesday, 25 September 2019 00:00

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters): Teenage activist Greta Thunberg angrily denounced world leaders on Monday for failing to tackle climate change, unleashing the outrage felt by millions of her peers in the heart of the United Nations by demanding: “How dar


Changing what we eat to be ‘climate smart’

Views - 68 Saturday, 21 September 2019 00:10

The key strategy for sustainable ‘climate smart’ agriculture involves changing the food we eat, because we need to adapt our diet to suit the challenges faced by climate change. According to the Meteorological Department, prolonged droughts and e


Harmony Quote

Views - 14 Saturday, 21 September 2019 00:01

“The control of the palate is a valuable aid for the control of the mind.”


Sri Lanka ships Lion beer in exchange for rugby players to Fiji!

Views - 85 Tuesday, 10 September 2019 00:18

Relations between Sri Lanka and Fiji go back decades and is rooted in rugby. Over the years Sri Lankans witnessed some of the finest Fijian rugby players in the likes of Nagata and Salusalu carry up to three local players across the tri-line to touc


Sri Lanka participates in World Food Istanbul Fair 2019

Views - 31 Tuesday, 10 September 2019 00:17

The State Minister of Industry and Commerce, Resettlement of Protracted Displaced persons, Co- Operative Development and Vocational Training and Skills Development Buddhika Pathirana attended the World Food Istanbul 2019 Fair which commenced on 4 Sep


Iconic beverage brands Cream Soda, Necto and Orange Crush launch frozen treats

Views - 107 Tuesday, 10 September 2019 00:16

Sri Lanka’s beloved, iconic beverage brands Cream Soda, Necto and Orange Crush have combined with the classic taste of ice cream and launched a novel range of ice cream popsicles - Cream Soda ICE, Necto ICE, and Orange Crush ICE, recently. Manufact


CIC Chicken introduces 3 new packs rebranded ‘Besto’

Views - 67 Tuesday, 10 September 2019 00:15

In a move to be more customer-friendly with more convenience, CIC chicken (www.cic.lk), the ‘trusted broiler chicken with real taste’, has been rebranded ‘Besto’ chicken a couple of years ago. Advanced technology and international food safety


Some possible strategies for sustainable climate smart agriculture

Views - 52 Saturday, 7 September 2019 00:10

Climate change is here to stay and it is seriously impacting the ecosystem. There are much less insects – very little if any Christmas Flies (Meru) in December, the Murunga trees not covered by caterpillars during the season and many creatures that


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Monday, 17 February 2020

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Monday, 17 February 2020

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Doing bigger and better

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