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The Varsity Connect: Do we really have a skills shortage in Sri Lanka?

One of the biggest challenges faced in Sri Lanka’s economy has been reduced to a simple tagline: jobs without people and people without jobs. Variations of this tagline are seen scattered across government pamphlets, industry white papers and economic reports, all aiming to get to the bottom of a pervasive question: do we really have…

(0)Comments | May 29, 2015 6:22 pm

The Palmyrah Restaurant introduces a Lunchtime Special

The Palmyrah restaurant, reputed for its impeccable traditional Sri Lankan cuisine was recently re-launched after a full renovation and upgrade of facilities. Located at the Renuka City Hotel, the Palmyrah is best known for its wide selection of Sri Lankan dishes and authentic Jaffna specialties. As a part of its re-launch, the Palmyrah announced the…

(0)Comments | May 29, 2015 6:17 pm

Amãna Bank walks away with the most number of accolades at SLIBFI Awards 2015

Sri Lanka’s foremost provider of Islamic financial services, Amãna Bank strengthened its industry leadership status by being awarded the most number of accolades at the recently concluded Sri Lankan Islamic Banking and Finance Industry (SLIBFI) Awards Night. The Bank was successful in winning the Gold Award for Islamic Finance Product of the Year (Gold Certificate…

(0)Comments | May 29, 2015 6:03 pm

Asian Alliance Insurance strengthens Senior Management, steps up Talent Drive

* Aspires to become the country’s most preferred employer in the insurance industry Asian Alliance Insurance PLC has embarked on a comprehensive talent management strategy that includes retaining and attracting the best professional talent in its quest towards being the most preferred Insurance Employer Brand in the country. The Talent Drive is being launched at…

(0)Comments | May 29, 2015 5:42 pm

Citrus Waskaduwa resort awarded the Certificate of Excellence by TripAdvisor

Citrus Waskaduwa, the luxurious beach resort along the unspoilt beaches of the South Western Coast has been recognized by TripAdvisor with a Certificate of Excellence, the first time a 5 star property in Sri Lanka has received the recognition in its very first year of operation.  The Certificate of Excellence is awarded to accommodations, attractions…

(0)Comments | May 27, 2015 10:42 am

EMC Launches the EMC Academic Associate Recognition in Sri Lanka

* Also launches Best-Selling Big Data Analytics Textbook  EMC today launched the new EMC Academic Associate recognition that would validate skills of EMC Academic Alliance (EAA) students in the high demand areas of Information Storage Management and Cloud Computing. EMC will evaluate the skills and industry readiness of the students and provide this information to…

(0)Comments | May 27, 2015 10:37 am

Emirates inspires you to ‘Be there’

Emirates, a global connector of people, passions and places, has launched ‘Be There’, a global campaign that celebrates curiosity, wanderlust, and the adventure that comes with travel. For this digital and social media campaign, Emirates has turned to its own “globalistas” – the airline’s dynamic and passionate employees hailing from over 130 nationalities – and…

(0)Comments | May 26, 2015 6:09 pm

Pathfinder Economic Proposals Presented to JVP General Secretary Mr. Tilvin Silva

The Pathfinder Foundation (PF) which has completed developing a comprehensive economic policy reform road map ‘ Charting the way forward: Prosperity for All’ commenced handing over its copies yesterday. Bernard Goonetilleke Chairman Pathfinder Foundation handed over this document to Tilvin Silva General Secretary of JanathaVimukthiPeramuna yesterday (Monday 25th May) morning at the JVP – Head…

(0)Comments | May 26, 2015 10:07 am

Mobitel Partners ‘One Million Tree Stories’ Project by empowering people to sponsor a tree via mCash

The National Mobile Service Provider, Mobitel recently partnered with Rotary and the Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau in the ‘One Million Tree Stories’ project, which aims to plant one million trees in the country. Mobitel is supporting this worthy cause of protecting the country’s flora by offering the opportunity for people to sponsor one or…

(0)Comments | May 26, 2015 12:49 am

Galle Face Weddings – An ‘enchanting’ ever after….

The Galle Face Hotel, having witnessed many wedding ceremonies in its hallowed halls over centuries, is now introducing a new wedding experience, giving emphasis to its deep-rooted vintage Ceylonese history. With years of experience in creating luxury wedding experiences from across the world, the hotel’s management team, namely Mr. Antony Paton – General Manager, has…

(0)Comments | May 25, 2015 12:12 pm