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The next big event of the world after the Olympics being Expo 2015 that will be launched on the 1st of May has attracted two hundred key private sector entities with some wanting to be in the Sri Lanka pavilion right across six months said the Commission General for Sri Lanka Rohantha Athukorala when he addressed the tourism sector participants at...

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The World Bank, which released its South Asia Economic Focus Spring 2015 report recently, says Sri Lanka’s growth is expected to decelerate to 6.9 % year-on-year in 2015 due to slowing construction activity, as the new government reassesses the country’s growth model. This biannual economic update presenting recent economic developments and a near term economic outlook for South Asia titled ‘Making the most of...

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In the intellectual battlefield of development, access to credit is repeatedly touted as a panacea to end poverty and transform societies. The 52nd Open Forum of the Centre for Poverty Analysis (CEPA) took a closer look at whether access to microcredit for the poor actually fulfills these promises. In an environment where donors have enthusiastically jumped on the bandwagon and...

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“Technology is nothing. What’s important is that you have a faith in people, that they’re basically good and smart, and if you give them tools, they’ll do wonderful things with them.” Steve Jobs Free Wi-Fi with a 100MB limit in urban areas and villages may cast the impression progress in the field of ICT engagement and the public. However, strategic...

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At the recently concluded AdFest 2015, TBWA\Sri Lanka was recognized for their work on AIA Insurance, Mawbima Elders Day project and Sparks Electric Vehicles Radio campaign.
The AIA ‘Space to Pray’ ad was recognized with a SILVER Lotus in the Media category competing with 213 entries whilst it also won a BRONZE Lotus in the Direct category competing with 205 entries. The Mawbima ‘Big...

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The National Mobile Service Provider Mobitel declared open the WiFi zone of the Kaduruwela-Colombo main bus stand in Polonnaruwa which is another initiative in line with the ongoing Government program of providing free WiFi to key public locations in the country. In order to use the WiFi network users need to first visit the nearest Mobitel branch, SLT...

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Google has detailed its plan to run a mobile phone network in the US.The firm will rent voice and data capacity from two existing operators - Sprint and T-Mobile - and use existing wi-fi hotspots, rather than build new infrastructure from scratch. Initially, Project Fi will only be offered to Nexus 6 handset owners. Google Fiber, the firm’s “ultra-fast” broadband...

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Abans flagship brand LG is the market leader for Air Conditioners and Refrigerators with a strong demand for other home appliances, IT equipment, and mobile phones.  LG Double Door Refrigerators equipped with LGs Smart Inverter Compressor automatically adjusts its speed to deliver the precise cooling required according to the quantity of food stored inside the refrigerator and generates...

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If withdrawals from the ATMs of Commercial Bank in the ‘Avurudu’ season are anything to go by, Sri Lankans celebrated their New Year on a grand scale in 2015, establishing new records for cash dispensed from the largest automated teller network owned by a single bank in the country. The previous record of Rs.2.05 billion for cash withdrawals in a single...

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Sri Lanka’s premier connectivity provider, Dialog Axiata PLC, partnered ‘Vision 2020’, a joint program by the World Health Organization and the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness to eliminate avoidable blindness amongst citizens. The Global Vision 2020 program consists an international membership of government agencies, non-governmental organizations, professional associations, eye-care institutions and corporates around the world. In Sri Lanka, the program is spearheaded...

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Unawatuna’s best known destination resort, Calamander Unawatuna Beach, took a bold green step by emphasizing its strong commitment towards reducing the hotel’s environmental impact towards becoming a responsible corporate citizen by achieving international recognition as a certified ‘Carbon Neutral’ Hotel.
Issued by the CarbonNeutral Company of the UK, the world’s leader in carbon...

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AIA Sri Lanka partnered with Wayamba University of Sri Lanka to offer a scholarship for Excellence in Insurance Studies to the most outstanding final year student in the Insurance and Valuation Department of the University, for the sixth consecutive year. This year the scholarship was awarded to Waruni Nilwala who received a 6-month internship program at the Company together...

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The whale watching business is worth $2 billion but unfortunately successive policymakers have not focused on the development of this market just like the cruise business said Chairman Sri Lanka Tourism Promotions Bureau Rohantha Athukorala at the unique partnership between Sri Lanka Tourism and Sri Lanka Airlines sponsored whale watching workshop. Athukorala explained how the cruise travel business was currently bringing...

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Thiruvananthapuram: Sri Lanka and Kerala are to collaborate in the tourism sector. In addition to developing existing tourist locations, the move would also seek to enhance the flow of tourists to the two destinations. A team led by minister A P Anilkumar is to meet Sri Lankan tourism minister Naveen Dissanayake in the coming two days. A road show of...

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In an age where contemporary cuisine evolves in the blink of an eye, the Galle Face Hotel has remained ever popular by serving scrumptious traditional Sri Lankan delicacies to all its customers both local and international. German Executive Chef, Jan Seibold, the newest addition to the Galle Face Hotel portfolio, has proven himself to be a remarkable culinary artiste as...

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President Maithripala Sirisena awarded 18 vegetable and dairy farmers from across Sri Lanka the Cargills ‘Saru Bima’ Farmer Citizens award at a ceremony held at the BMICH, Colombo last week. The occasion also saw over 200 students receiving scholarships towards higher education while 500 farmers received medical insurance policies during the ceremony. Issuing a message ahead of the ceremony the President...

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SONAX car care products have scored exceptionally well in a recent customer satisfaction survey. SONAX Sri Lanka conducted the survey amongst a cross-section of customers, with 82% of them rating the SONAX Shampoo and Waxes as excellent. In addition, a further 75% had bestowed the highest rating on SONAX’s interior cleaning and protectant range as well. The SONAX Shampoo and Wax range...

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Kelani Cables PLC recognized its exceptional retail sales promotion officers who interact directly with the massive sales agents’ network of the company. Sales excellence awards ceremony held at the Taj Samudra hotel was graced by Kelani Cables PLC CEO, Mahinda Saranapala.  Dharshana Gamlath of Western Zone -2 clinched the award for the best Area Sales Manager while Sameera Sanjeewa from...

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At the legendary Old Billingsgate, London’s renowned arts and fashion venue, Huawei Consumer Business Group unveiled the Huawei P8 smartphone, a perfect blend of technology, sleek styling, usability and revolutionary low light camera features. The Huawei P8 is the culmination of the P series’ rich heritage of style and functionality, and is once again redefining the smartphone market with easy-to-use...

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Have you ever stopped to consider that your day-to-day meals, particularly the packaged/processed food, contain varieties of added substances, which are made of synthetic chemicals? When you read the list of ingredients in the food labeling/packages, you can see different substances named with ‘INS’ or ‘E’ numbers, some of them you may have never heard of or some names are...

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