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Tiara wins coveted Gold accolade at National Quality Awards

Views - 8 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 - 33 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 - 13 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 - 11 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 - 26 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 - 13 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 - 48 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 - 29 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 - 32 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 - 26 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 - 42 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

Harmony Quote

Views - 23 Saturday, 7 September 2019 00:01

Meditation is the regular, systematic training or attention to turn inward and dwell continuously on a single focus within consciousness. With practice we can become so absorbed in the object of our contemplation that while we are meditating we forge

SLFFA sponsors university students for logistics conference

Views - 25 Friday, 6 September 2019 00:00

The Sri Lanka Logistics and Freight Forwarders Association (SLFFA) together with its commercial arm SLFFA Cargo Services Ltd. came forward to sponsor 12 top ranking university students who are pursuing higher studies in logistics, to attend the Colom

Data centres and international conferences: Steering NES Logistics Sector Strategy

Views - 91 Friday, 6 September 2019 00:00

In an evolving regional and global context, progress has been made through the National Export Strategy (NES) on Sri Lanka’s aspirations to become South Asia’s leading maritime, logistics and distributions hub. The country is geographically well-

Abans champions environmental protection with LG Inverter R32 Air Conditioner line-up

Views - 90 Friday, 6 September 2019 00:00

Through the launch of Sri Lanka’s first green LG Inverter Air Conditioner in Sri Lanka, Abans is taking strong steps towards ensuring a greener future for the next generation. Each LG R32 Inverter Air Conditioner possesses R32 refrigerant, a revol

Samsung Sri Lanka shows remarkable growth in Smart TVs

Views - 27 Friday, 6 September 2019 00:00

Samsung Sri Lanka has witnessed remarkable growth in the Smart TV category in Sri Lanka’s premium consumer market segment, posting a solid 206% growth year on year for 2019 in comparison to the previous year. Samsung’s top-of-the-line Smart TVs e

Singer joins green revolution with Green Inverter Air Conditioners

Views - 34 Friday, 6 September 2019 00:00

Singer Sri Lanka PLC reiterated it’s positioning of adding eco-friendly products by introducing the Singer Green Inverter range to the local air conditioner industry. The Green Inverter range of the Singer Air Conditioners portrays the Singer visio

Keells celebrates a journey of excellence with the opening of its 100th store

Views - 130 Thursday, 5 September 2019 01:00

Recognised for its trailblazing journey to change the landscape of modern trade in Sri Lanka and adjudged the most valuable supermarket brand of the year, Keells marks another impressive milestone as its 100th store opened in Miriswatta Gampaha on 31

LTL Holdings CEO to deliver annual IESL Ray Wijewardene Memorial lecture

Views - 54 Monday, 2 September 2019 00:28

I am going to talk about a business model which, despite opposition and political interference, became successful by promoting a different culture of entrepreneurship.

Tackling forest fires wisely

Views - 59 Saturday, 31 August 2019 00:10

In the backdrop of the Amazon forest fires, last week also saw Elle rock and the Moneragala Maragala rock forest reserve going up in flames. In July this year over 500 acres were burnt down in Sri Lanka in the Moneragala District. We spoke to Dr. Ra

WNPS lecture on 12 Sept. to focus on engaging in biodiversity conservation

Views - 54 Saturday, 31 August 2019 00:10

Wildlife and Nature Protection Society (WNPS) public lecture on 12 September at 6.00 p.m. at the Jasmine Hall, BMICH will deal with the issue of whether people are engaging in biodiversity conservation. The lecture will be delivered by expert Dr. Sr

Saving snakes, saving the eco system; the story of a unique human

Views - 75 Saturday, 31 August 2019 00:05

In a backdrop where the current education system has failed to bring children and youth close to the natural world and to the many creatures that we share the space of this earth with, there is one man, of humble means and little formal education who

Three Sinha Group distributes 10,000 plants

Views - 31 Saturday, 31 August 2019 00:05

Three Sinha Group of companies successfully held a plant distribution program recently in their factory complex at Madinnagoda, Rajagiriya. The event held under the patronage of Three Sinha MD Manjula Ariyakumara saw the distribution of 10,000 saplin

India set to outlaw six single-use plastic products on 2 October

Views - 32 Saturday, 31 August 2019 00:05

New Delhi (Reuters): India is set to impose a nationwide ban on plastic bags, cups and straws on 2 October, officials said, in its most sweeping measure yet to stamp out single-use plastics from cities and villages that rank among the world’s most

Hayleys Fabric completes second phase of reforestation campaign

Views - 44 Saturday, 31 August 2019 00:02

Working in collaboration with the Environment Protection Division of the Sri Lanka Police, Central Environmental Authority, Kalutara and the Water Board, Hayleys Fabric PLC commenced the third phase of its ongoing reforestation campaign with the plan

That one I love who is incapable of ill will

Views - 34 Saturday, 31 August 2019 00:01

It is in the darkest of nights that the stars shine their brightest: Audrey Kitagawa 

Views - 59 Saturday, 24 August 2019 00:10

This Eid al-Adha dinner acknowledges an auspicious Islamic festival, and we are honoured to celebrate this moment together as representatives of different faith communities. It presents a paradigm of engagement that is at once respectful in its recog

The tragedy of the ongoing fires in the Ella Rock region in Sri Lanka and Amazon rainforest

Views - 271 Saturday, 24 August 2019 00:05

The Amazon rainforest fires have been raging for three weeks, largely out of media focus. This is one of the most devastating fires in the Amazon rainforest located in Brazil and is seen as a climate emergency. Pictures published by NASA on Thursday

Snapshot of US-SL ties

Views - 89 Wednesday, 21 August 2019 00:00

Acting Assistant Secretary for South and Central Asian Affairs Alice Wells on her recent visit sat down with the Daily FT to discuss a range of issues that span different aspects of US engagement with Sri Lanka that included counter terrorism coope

Interreligious peacebuilding as an enabler of spiritual growth

Views - 343 Saturday, 17 August 2019 00:58

It is now almost four months since the tragic and horrendous attacks on Easter Sunday in Sri Lanka which penetrated the core of our beings, setting in motion a series of emotions, beyond the initial shock.

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Elpitiya test market: Implications for brands Gota and Sajith

Wednesday, 23 October 2019

In the traditional world of marketing, we tend to test market a product before going national with it. There are three test marketing areas that are normally selected by FMCG companies - Gampaha, Kandy and Negombo. The logic behind this is that the c

An efficient energy sector for economic growth

Tuesday, 22 October 2019

When I saw the advertisement about an Energy Forum organised by PUCSL for a Policy Dialogue on the importance of an efficient energy sector for economic and investment growth, I was very happy as I have been interested in this relationship for more t

Will the rule of law, ethics, and morality be above family rule and crony rule?

Tuesday, 22 October 2019

The two main contenders for the Presidency of Sri Lanka are Gotabaya Rajapaksa and Sajith Premadasa. That is stating the obvious. No doubt, some others may have a limited impact on the outcome. Minority votes may benefit Premadasa, while the Sinhala

Addressing past harm

Tuesday, 22 October 2019

The approach towards an inclusive and equal society, where all human beings are to be treated equally before the eye of law and every human being should have the right to remedy for the harm done to them, seems nothing but a façade when our memories

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