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SriLankan Airlines resumes an award-winning marketing campaign to support Sri Lanka’s revival of tourism

SriLankan Airlines, the National Carrier of Sri Lanka and a member of the oneworld alliance, in its endeavor to support the country’s revival of tourism in the context of para and post-pandemic travel, has resumed one of its award-winning marketing campaigns ‘Sri Lanka, the Next Door Neighbor’ appealing to the discerning Indian traveller. During its…

(0) Comments | October 25, 2021 6:28 pm

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Nations Trust Bank Launches Smart ATM With Fully Digital Remote Withdrawal Transaction for the First Time in Sri Lanka

Bringing together smart transportation and smart banking at Sri Lanka’s first Multimodal Transport Center, Minister of Transport, Pavithra Wanniarachchi and Nations Trust Bank Chief Executive Officer & Director, Priyantha Talwatte inaugurated the Nations Trust Bank Smart ATM at the Makumbura Multimodal Center – Kottawa (MMC) on the 23rd of October, 2021. The Minister unveiled the…

(0) Comments | October 26, 2021 11:37 am

Truly Ceylon Tea expands to global markets

Truly Ceylon Tea (Pvt) Ltd – a premium Ceylon tea brand recently announced the launch of their range of tea products for the international markets in a bid to boost the sales of premium quality Ceylon tea, the world over. Having presented their first audited report by Ernst & Young to the Bank Of Ceylon…

(0) Comments | October 26, 2021 11:11 am

MAGA to design and build new Faculty of Technology at the Rajarata University

MAGA has been awarded the contract for the design and construction of a Faculty of Technology at the Rajarata University of Sri Lanka (RUSL) in Mihintale, Anuradhapura. The new faculty valued at approximately LKR 3 Billion will be developed on a 2-acre land and feature an 800-seat capacity auditorium, a large 3-storey library, multiple lecture…

(0) Comments | October 25, 2021 4:37 pm

CIPM to Host World HR Congress 2021 from December 6 – 8 in Virtual Mode

CIPM Sri Lanka – the Nation’s leader in human resource management together with the World Federation of People Management Associations (WFPMA) and Asia Pacific Federation of Human Resource Management (APFHRM) announced that the world’s most premier people event “World HR Congress 2021” will be held from December 6 to 8 2021 as a virtual conference…

(0) Comments | October 25, 2021 4:31 pm

ZENGAGE transforming young STARTUP owners beyond borders

ZENGAGE has expanded its wings in the UK with Scores Consultancy Group after helping over 500 startups and entrepreneurs in seven countries, including Sri Lanka, India, Malaysia, the United Arab Emirates, Bangladesh, Pakistan, and the Maldives. ZENGAGE takes pride in announcing the appointment of Dilrukshan Fernando as Advisor to Scores Consultancy Group (SCG), an independent…

(0) Comments | October 25, 2021 2:32 pm

Ceylinco Healthcare surpasses 12,000 Radiation treatments for cancer

Sri Lanka’s pioneer private sector cancer treatment provider Ceylinco Healthcare Services Ltd. (CHSL) has announced it has crossed the milestone of treating 12,000 cancer patients via a combination of cutting-edge radiation therapy and other forms of treatment. This milestone in care was reached in September 2021; 14 years after CHSL introduced radiation treatment via Linear…

(0) Comments | October 25, 2021 2:13 pm

ComBank to reward young artists with return of ‘Arunalu Siththam’ art competition

Picasso’s view that ‘Every child is an artist’ is reflected in an island-wide children’s art competition just announced by the Commercial Bank of Ceylon to invite young artists to express their thoughts through drawings, and to encourage, recognise and reward their talent. The ‘Arunalu Siththam Children’s Art Competition 2021’ conducted under the banner of the…

(0) Comments | October 25, 2021 2:06 pm

Huawei launches the productivity powerhouse Matebook X Pro 2021 in Sri Lanka

Huawei, the leading technology solutions provider launched the newly upgraded Huawei MateBook X Pro 2021 in Sri Lanka with a full range of advanced features. This elegant looking, classic laptop is tailor-made to deliver an efficient performance, all scenario intelligence and a superior user experience. The key attributes to the new MateBook X Pro are…

(0) Comments | October 25, 2021 2:04 pm

LSEG Foundation extends COVID-19 support with essential medical equipment

LSEG (London Stock Exchange Group) Foundation announced the donation of medical equipment valued at approximately LKR 18 million (GBP 63,500) to the Ministry of Health (MoH) in Sri Lanka. Facilitated by UNICEF Sri Lanka, the funds were utilised to procure and supply oxygen-related equipment and supplies such as oxygen concentrators, oxygen cylinders and high-flow oxygen…

(0) Comments | October 25, 2021 1:59 pm

“OCL Sewa Abhiman 2021” Rewards Long Serving Employees

Ocean Lanka Pvt Ltd, Sri Lanka’s largest weft knitted fabric manufacturer, recently acknowledged the unwavering loyalty of its employees with the ‘OCL Sewa Abhiman 2021’ Loyalty Awards, where gold coins were presented to 50 employees who have served for more than 10 years. Addressing the gathering, Dr. Austin Au, Managing Director of Ocean Lanka said,…

(0) Comments | October 25, 2021 1:56 pm

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Pandemic to Endemic – Implications for Sri Lankan Economy

Key Takeaways Increasingly, many experts feel transitioning to an endemic is a realistic endpoint for the current pandemic. Endemic means the governments will have to deal with COVID in a more localised fashion while the public will have to continue with the current pandemic-induced lifestyles to some degree. Tourism may resume but we are likely…

(0) Comments | October 25, 2021 5:47 pm

Extensive Investment Promotion Activities in China for Hambantota Port’s Industrial Park

A comprehensive promotional plan has been put in place by the Hambantota International Port Group (HIPG) to position the Port and its industrial zone as a haven of opportunity for setting up light industries. Many potential investors have been reached and discussions are ongoing for direct investment into the zone. HIPG’s expert Port Investment team…

(0) Comments | October 25, 2021 4:22 pm

Sri Lanka Tourism kicks off film tourism promotions within Indian Cinema to attract more Indian tourists to the island

The Indian Cinema is considered to be one of the busiest entertainment industries in the world by making over 2000 films per annum.   While Mumbai based ‘’Bollywood ’’ leading the table (15 % from all Indian film productions), collectively Southern Indian Cinema contributing a higher proportion of film productions (Telugu 14%, Tamil 12%, Kannada 12%,…

(0) Comments | October 25, 2021 4:17 pm

Swisstek Aluminium switches to Green Energy through Mega Roof Solar Project

Completes 1,500 kWh solar generation project with Rs. 156 mn investment Swisstek Aluminium Limited, an aluminium product manufacturer that has grown into an industry mainstay in Sri Lanka over the past 12 years, and caters to both local and international markets, announced its contribution towards the national sustainability drive through the installation of solar power…

(0) Comments | October 25, 2021 4:11 pm

Pacific Textiles Chairman Masaru Okutomi appointed Director of Teejay Lanka PLC

Teejay Lanka PLC has announced the appointment of Mr Masaru Okutomi, the Chairman and CEO of Pacific Textile Holdings Limited of Hong Kong, as a non-executive Director of the Company with immediate effect. Mr Okutomi replaces Mr Wan Wai Loi on the Board of Teejay Lanka PLC, consequent to a change in the latter’s role…

(0) Comments | October 25, 2021 1:57 pm

STEM Education Startup Magicbit raises USD 120,000 from Angel Fund

Magicbit, an easy-to-use STEM education platform, announced that it has raised USD 120,000 in its pre-seed financing round led by Sri Lanka’s Angel Fund. Magicbit allows students as young as 10-years to build inventions using technologies like IoT, robotics, programming, electronics and AI. With the support of the Angel Fund and the funding raised, the…

(0) Comments | October 25, 2021 1:21 pm

Equity in Recovery: Addressing Sri Lanka’s Social Protection and Food Security Needs

By Thilini Bandara Sri Lanka’s social protection and food insecurity amidst COVID-19 came into focus at the third and final session of a webinar series held recently to mark the release of the ‘Sri Lanka: State of Economy 2021’ report, the annual flagship publication of the Institute of Policy Studies of Sri Lanka (IPS). The…

(0) Comments | October 25, 2021 12:18 pm

Adani to meet President Gotabaya in Colombo

They are likely to discuss projects related to ports, power and renewable energy The Hindu – Gautam Adani, chairman of the Adani Group that was chosen to develop a major port terminal project in Sri Lanka, is scheduled to meet President Gotabaya Rajapaksa in Colombo on Monday, according to official sources in Colombo and New Delhi. “It…

(0) Comments | October 25, 2021 7:43 am
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Pandemic to Endemic – Implications for Sri Lankan Economy

Key Takeaways Increasingly, many experts feel transitioning to an endemic is a realistic endpoint for the current pandemic. Endemic means the governments will have to deal with COVID in a more localised fashion while the public will have to continue with the current pandemic-induced lifestyles to some degree. Tourism may resume but we are likely…

(0) Comments | October 25, 2021 5:47 pm

Equity in Recovery: Addressing Sri Lanka’s Social Protection and Food Security Needs

By Thilini Bandara Sri Lanka’s social protection and food insecurity amidst COVID-19 came into focus at the third and final session of a webinar series held recently to mark the release of the ‘Sri Lanka: State of Economy 2021’ report, the annual flagship publication of the Institute of Policy Studies of Sri Lanka (IPS). The…

(0) Comments | October 25, 2021 12:18 pm

Necessity of Recommended Agro Chemicals for Sustainable Tea Cultivation

By Dr Roshan Rajadurai Since herbicides spraying was introduced as a form of weed management in the 1960s with Paraquat, plantations have used pre-emergent, residual, post-emergent, broad spectrum, systemic, translocated, and contact herbicides for weed management depending on bush cover, rainfall pattern, growth stage of weeds and Tea bush. Plantations have not exclusively depended on…

(0) Comments | October 25, 2021 6:28 am
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SLT-MOBITEL clarifies misinformation regarding the management of the Lanka Government Cloud and providing services to NMRA

SLT-MOBITEL’s attention has been drawn to recent media reports citing its management of the Lankan Government Cloud (LGC) server and provision of services to the National Medicines Regulatory Authority (NMRA). Several media reports published have stated that NMRA data which included confidential information on the formulation of drugs and other supporting documents had been allegedly…

(0) Comments | September 15, 2021 3:35 pm

Oxford College of Business ranked 9th ‘Best Workplaces in Asia’ for SMEs in 2021

Oxford College of Business, bagged the 9th spot in the “Best 100 Small and Medium Business” category, global firm Great Place to Work. The survey conducted by the global firm Great Place to Work reached out to 3.3 million employees from over 1,000 companies across 16 countries in Asia and the Middle East. It involves…

(0) Comments | September 9, 2021 12:02 pm

Union Assurance Disrupts the Future of Life Insurance with ClickLife

Colombo, Monday 7th December 2020; Union Assurance PLC, a John Keells Company announces the launch of ClickLife, a turnkey product that offers protection plans in a secure, streamlined, and user-friendly digital environment, providing users the unprecedented experience of obtaining protection in just a few clicks. “ClickLife reinforces our core philosophy and commitment to Protect the…

(0) Comments | August 25, 2021 9:06 am

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