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Sri Lanka’s oDoc wins Rs. 42 million grant from The GSMA Ecosystem Accelerator Innovation Fund

Home-grown video medical consultation platform, oDoc is gearing up for a rapid expansion in the scale of its domestic operations having recently secured over Rs. 40 million in equity-free grant funding from the GSMA Ecosystem Accelerator Innovation Fund. The platform has facilitated more than 6,000 consultations since launch and signed up over 20 corporates covering…

(0) Comments | January 19, 2019 10:03 pm

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Does your interior wooden furniture have the best protection money can buy?

For tropical countries like Sri Lanka where weather patterns are constantly changing, taking care of your household can become a cumbersome task. This is why our homes, offices and buildings need paint, wood coatings and other products that are acclimatized and long-lasting. Since 1954, Sayerlack, based in Italy has constantly provided the most innovative and…

(0) Comments | January 19, 2019 9:54 pm

Chithral Somapala introduces a brand new inspirational music video

A brand new music video by popular musician, Chithral Somapala was launched on the 16th of January at the Colombo City Center. Titled ‘Sinha Lokaye Sinhaya’, this is the seventh music video by Chithral Somapala. The music video is a follow up of the song ‘Sinha Lokaye Sinhaya’, which was launched in August 2017. Written…

(0) Comments | January 19, 2019 9:38 pm

eZ Cash Partners PickMe to Facilitate Easy Subscription Fee Payments for Drivers

Sri Lanka’s first and largest Mobile Money and Payment Service, eZ Cash, announced its latest partnership with PickMe, the country’s most innovative and largest taxi hailing service, in order to enable daily subscription payments via eZ Cash. All PickMe Driver Partners can now make payments using the eZ Cash mobile app from anywhere, at any…

(0) Comments | January 18, 2019 3:01 pm

Launch of Blog Space – “HELAWOOD POPCORN”

It is the beginning of a new virtual place to discuss and connect equal minds to explore “NOW” & “THEN” of our Cinema and its journey ahead at a click of your fingertips. We are getting ready to unveil our Brand New Cinema Story “HELAWOOD POPCORN” on Cyberspace, on 23rd January at 3.30 p.m. at…

(0) Comments | January 18, 2019 10:07 am

SLT Training Centre and students recognized at City & Guilds Learning Excellence Awards 2018

Sri Lanka Telecom (SLT) Training Centre, the training arm of the national ICT solutions provider in the country, affiliated with City & Guilds UK, together with several of its lecturers and students were recognized at the inaugural City & Guilds Learning Excellence Awards 2018 held recently. Mr. Jeremy Dahdi, Executive Director International, City & Guilds…

(0) Comments | January 17, 2019 4:34 pm

A Success story of a marketing oriented entrepreneur

In the present Sri Lankan context more emphasis is on startup businesses due to the fact that the SME sector can help people thrive while enhancing the GDP of the country. Although there is a breed of potential entrepreneurs in Sri Lanka, some struggle to survive in the marketplace due to the lack of marketing…

(0) Comments | January 17, 2019 3:46 pm

Ceylinco Life premium payments now accepted at Cargills Food City outlets

Ceylinco Life policyholders can now make their premium payments at over 350 Cargills Food City outlets island-wide, consequent to an agreement between the life insurance leader and Cargills Bank. The initiative is driven by “Cargills Cash” service provided by Cargills Bank and the facility will be available 365 days of the year, from 8am to…

(0) Comments | January 17, 2019 3:41 pm

www.di.lk scores two awards at SLT ZeroOne Awards

Second important digital excellence award for the website, which previously won at WebAwards 2018    Ceylon Leather Products Limited’s innovative website has been honored with two important accolades at the second annual SLT Zero One Awards. www.di.lk was adjudged the winner in the prestigious “Best Website or Microsite – Retail Sector” category, while also being recognized with…

(0) Comments | January 17, 2019 3:39 pm

SLASSCOM publishes IT/BPM Industry Annual Compensation and Benefits Study for 2018

The Sri Lanka Association of Software and Services Companies (SLASSCOM) released the Compensation and Benefits Study for the IT and BPM industry for the eighth successive year. The study was conducted during September through December with the participation of 54 SLASSCOM member companies. This year’s study was conducted by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), who have partnered with…

(0) Comments | January 17, 2019 3:38 pm

EDEX Expo 2019 – Celebrating 16 years of Excellence in Education and Career Guidance

EDEX Expo, Sri Lanka’s Premier and Largest Education Exhibition and Job Fair, will once again take center stage from 18th to 20th January 2019 at BMICH Colombo and on 25th&26th January 2019 at KCC Kandy. Held for the 16th consecutive year, EDEX over the years has become a household name for the youth when deciding…

(0) Comments | January 17, 2019 3:36 pm

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Central Bank warns public on Malicious phishing attempt impersonating Central Bank

It has been reported to the Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CBSL) that a phishing attempt  has been initiated targeting mainly the financial institutions of Sri Lanka and the phishing emails appear to be sent from the Employees Provident Fund (EPF) Department of  CBSL with the subject “Notice From Central Bank Of Sri Lanka EPF”….

(0) Comments | January 18, 2019 9:04 pm

Kavan Ratnayaka assumes duties as the Chairman, Sri Lanka Ports Authority

Mr.Kavan Ratnayaka has been appointed the new Chairman of Sri Lanka Ports Authority (SLPA). Mr.Ratnayaka assumed duties as the Chairman of Sri Lanka Ports Authority (SLPA) today, 17.01.2019 with blessings of the Triple Gem at the Chairman’s office of SLPA. Speaking at the event, Hon.Minister of Port, Shipping and Southern Development Sagala Ratnayaka remarked of…

(0) Comments | January 18, 2019 10:10 am

Sri Lanka rupee, stocks rise after IMF statement

Reuters – ** Sri Lanka’s rupee and shares closed firmer on Thursday, a day after the International Monetary Fund (IMF) said it would resume discussions with the island nation for further disbursal of part of a $1.5 billion loan. ** After a meeting with Sri Lanka’s Finance Minister Mangala Samaraweera, the global lender said the…

(0) Comments | January 18, 2019 10:04 am

Stage II of South Asia’s leading e-company registration opens Monday

The second stage of South Asia’s most sophisticated, national scale electronic company registration will commence when Sri Lanka’s Company Registrar activates it on Monday 21. “I commend the Registrar of Companies for completing the second stage of hi-tech registration system on time just as we promised in April 2018. My effort is to support PM…

(0) Comments | January 17, 2019 4:31 pm

State vehicles are not exempted from the carbon tax – Finance Ministry

The Carbon Tax, which came into effect from January this year, is applicable to all vehicles and the registered owners of every motor vehicle specified in the Act will have to pay this levy. Only the electric vehicles are exempted from the Carbon Tax, but all other vehicles including the State owned vehicles are liable…

(0) Comments | January 17, 2019 3:26 pm

Sri Lanka’s President Maithripala Sirisena Visits ADB, Discusses Development Challenges

Sri Lanka’s President Mr. Maithripala Sirisena made his first visit to the Asian Development Bank (ADB) headquarters today while conducting a state visit to the Philippines and met with ADB President Mr. Takehiko Nakao. During the visit, Mr. Sirisena and Mr. Nakao discussed development challenges faced by Sri Lanka and ADB’s role in helping address…

(0) Comments | January 17, 2019 1:23 pm

Hathurusingha’s charges for Assessment Report tops Rs. 11 Mn or US $ 60,000 from Sri Lanka Cricket – Cricketage Report

A recent report written by N. Krishnamurthy from India’s famous Cricket news site cricketage.in reveals that  Sri Lanka’s high profile Cricket Coach – Chandika Hathurusingha has charged Sri Lankan Cricket Board (SLC) a whopping US $ 60,000 or over Sri Lankan Rs. 11 million for his annual statistical and assessment report on the national team. The…

(0) Comments | January 17, 2019 12:32 pm

Huawei CEO and Founder expects Revenue to touch US $ 125 Bn in 2019

Says company intends to spend US $ 100 Bn for R&D in total for next 5 years Ren Zhengfei, CEO and founder of Huawei, recently said that 2019 could be a difficult year for Huawei, and however the company, is targeting US $ 125 billion in revenue for the whole year. Huawei has not released…

(0) Comments | January 17, 2019 11:05 am
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Perceived Economic Opportunity PEO: Third Quarter 2018

This brief report of the Perceived Economic Opportunity (PEO) presents the analysis of a random survey carried out using a random sample of 400 men and women covering all districts in Sri Lanka on their expectations of economic prospects in the ensuing twelve months.   STATUS OF JOB PROSPECTS OR BUSINESS PERFORMANCE   Analysis of…

(0) Comments | January 17, 2019 9:24 am

The fight for Enterprise IT sovereignty in 2019: Who Will Win?

In a way, 2018 has been like the TV series of Ninja Warrior for emerging technologies with AI, automation, data and blockchain the key competitors trying to surmount the many obstacles and challenges in their way. And, like the programme, so far these technologies have played hard and achieved much, but failed to win the…

(0) Comments | January 7, 2019 11:11 am

Political uncertainty is extracting a heavy toll on business confidence in Sri Lanka

Business Sentiment – Index Takes A Hit In Hard Times Profits of Sri Lanka’s listed companies declined by as much as 10 percent year on year in the quarter ended 30 September 2018, according to a report filed by First Capital Holdings, which also points to lower consumer spending during this period. The report notes…

(0) Comments | January 2, 2019 2:43 pm
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