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‘MS Empress’ arrives at Hambantota with 1,600 passengers onboard

Sailing into Paradise: Advantis Welcomes Cordelia Cruises at Hambantota Advantis and Cordelia Cruises partner to pioneer cruise sailing operations around the island The MS Empress arrives with 1,600 passengers onboard Anticipates 80,000 tourist arrivals in the first 4 months alone Advantis appointed General Sales Agent and Port Agent in Sri Lanka for Cordelia Cruises Ushering…

(0) Comments | June 7, 2023 1:05 pm


Rate of ransomware attacks decline slightly across APJ in 2022: Sophos

68% of APJ organisations surveyed reported they were a victim of ransomware compared to 72% the year before Sophos, a global leader in innovating and delivering cybersecurity as a service, today released its annual “State of Ransomware 2023” report, which found that the rate of ransomware attacks declined slightly in Asia Pacific and Japan (APJ)…

(0) Comments | June 7, 2023 4:46 pm

Microsoft Imagine Cup 2023 World Finalists from Sri Lanka meet U.S. Ambassador Julie Chung

Her Excellency Julie J. Chung, United States Ambassador to Sri Lanka, met the two Sri Lankan teams that advanced to the World Finals of Microsoft Imagine Cup 2023, during her visit to the Microsoft Office recently. Team Sipsara and The Green Tycoon were among the 48 teams to compete at the world stage of Microsoft…

(0) Comments | June 7, 2023 4:39 pm

Vision Care opens newest branch at Asiri Surgical Hospital

Vision Care, Sri Lanka’s largest vision and eye wear solutions provider, expanded its islandwide network with the opening of its latest branch located at Asiri Surgical Hospital, Colombo 05. Asiri Surgical Hospital is one of the pioneers in private healthcare offering a wide range of specialized surgical services and latest medical treatments with modern, advanced…

(0) Comments | June 7, 2023 4:36 pm

Sampath Bank commits to oceanic ecosystem conservation through ‘A Breath to the Ocean’ programme

Sampath Bank, as one of the leading banks in Sri Lanka, is taking a significant stride towards preserving marine biodiversity and combating climate change with its groundbreaking initiative, ‘A Breath to the Ocean.’ Launched as part of their corporate social responsibility efforts, this program aims to restore and protect the oceanic ecosystem of Sri Lanka,…

(0) Comments | June 7, 2023 4:33 pm

Softlogic Life launches Sri Lanka’s first-ever TV commercial powered by AI, featuring all-time music legends

Sri Lanka’s 2nd largest life insurer Softlogic Life launched Sri Lanka’s first artificial intelligence (AI) TV commercial, recreating four of the most iconic music legends of the country; H.R.Jothipala, Milton Mallawarachchi, Clarence Wijewardena and Sunil Perera using “deepfake” technology. The creative campaign, which shows the four artists performing Softlogic Life’s iconic ‘Leda Leda’ tune, is…

(0) Comments | June 7, 2023 4:29 pm

ComBank celebrates Poson with ‘Pahan Gee’ recital by Bank staff

The Commercial Bank of Ceylon recently celebrated Poson with a traditional ‘Pahan Gee’ recital performed by a 30-member choir comprising of staff of the Bank. The event held at the Navarangahala, was attended by many present and past staff members and their families. Representatives of the Bank’s corporate and senior management, including Chairman Prof. Ananda…

(0) Comments | June 7, 2023 3:26 pm

Institute of Analytics UK Launches in Sri Lanka, Paving the Way for Data-Driven Innovation

Sri Lanka witnessed a momentous occasion as the Institute of Analytics UK was officially launched in a grand ceremony held at Courtyard by Marriot, Colombo City Center on 5th of June evening. The event marked a significant milestone in the country’s journey towards harnessing the power of data analytics to drive innovation, growth, and societal…

(0) Comments | June 7, 2023 3:24 pm

HNBF opens all-new Gold Loan Unit at Norochcholai branch

HNB FINANCE PLC, Sri Lanka’s leading integrated financial services provider, launched a new Gold Loan Unit at its Norochcholai branch located at Kalpitiya Rd, Norochcholai. The launch event was attended by key executives, including MD/CEO Chaminda Prabhath along with AGMs, product heads, and branch managers. The 58th Gold Loan Unit was established in response to…

(0) Comments | June 7, 2023 11:54 am

eArrow partnered with DIMO to Digitize their Vocational Training Arm, Paving the Way for a New Era in Skills Development

The partnership between eArrow (Pvt) Ltd and DIESEL & MOTOR ENGINEERING PLC (DIMO) to digitize their vocational training arm is a significant step forward in the training and development of DIMO Academy for Technical Skills. DIMO Academy for Technical Skills has been renowned for its exceptional service in providing highly employable technical qualifications in the…

(0) Comments | June 7, 2023 9:20 am

SLASSCOM to hold the  “EmTech Conference 2023” this June

SLASSCOM is excited to announce the return of the EmTech Conference 2023. Slated for June 7th and 8th, the theme this year conference is “Driving Innovation and Sustainable Growth.” The conference will spotlight the transformative potential of emerging technologies in catalyzing business innovation and fostering sustainable societal progress that will be outlined by an impressive…

(0) Comments | June 7, 2023 9:01 am


Joint Apparel Association Forum : ‘Maintaining GSP+ is Critical to Sri Lanka’s Apparel Sector’

With the current GSP+ regulation set to expire by the end 2023, it is imperative that Sri Lanka takes measures to secure concessionary access to the European market. Securing GSP+ depends on Sri Lanka upholding the already ratified conventions spanning human rights, labour, environment and governance. If Sri Lanka is to lose GSP+, the combined…

(0) Comments | June 6, 2023 6:36 am

Business confidence takes a downturn following last month’s 12 month high

Business Sentiment – Index Comes Under Pressure At best, there’s been a lull in the psyche of businesspeople; as a worst case, the time to take stock following the IMF’s US$ 3 billion Extended Fund Facility (EFF) approval on 20 March has resulted in a reality check of what Sri Lanka will have to endure…

(0) Comments | June 5, 2023 1:26 pm

Creating a Shangri la (Utopia) for Investors

By Prof Samitha Hettige Asia’s foremost defense summit is the Shangri la Dialogue held in Singapore. SL’s Galle dialogue is expected to go on same lines. Senior defense officials come there to debate region’s security challenges & take fresh approaches together. A review of the past indicates that some members use it to teach others about…

(0) Comments | June 5, 2023 10:41 am
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