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Women in Logistics and Transport (WiLAT) Sri Lanka Forum held its AGM on April 30, 2015 at the National Chamber of Commerce Auditorium amidst a large gathering, the highest ever recorded in an AGM for WiLAT. Founding Chairperson Ms Gayani de Alwis was reelected as the Chairperson for the second term. The two of the three Vice Chairpersons, Ms Anoma Ranasinghe and...

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Expo 2015 was launched amidst a distinctive world gathering by the Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi on May 1 at the open air stage at World Expo site in Milano, Italy. This year’s event which is expected to attract over a twenty million people into the beautiful city of Milano will be on show until October 31, 2015 under the theme Feed the world...

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Beko, the global brand of Arçelik A. S., hosted 1240 authorized dealers from different corners of Turkey and the globe at its 6th Annual Beko Authorized Dealers Meeting in Istanbul, Turkey recently.  The 2015 event marked the brand’s 60th anniversary. The Beko brand has captured the highest growth rate in Europe for seven consecutive years, and maintains its successful position as...

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The Annual Meeting of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Banking Commission was held in Singapore from April 20th to 23rd, 2015. During these sessions in Singapore National Development Bank PLC (NDB) won the award - The Leading Partner Bank in Sri Lanka for Asian Development Bank under their Trade Finance Program. The award acknowledges NDB’s significant efforts in contributing...

 

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The National Mobile Service Provider Mobitel’s mCash launched an innovative Mobile Wallet App for both Apple iOS and Android Smartphone users, who now can utilize the App as an all-in-one solution to suit their daily needs in a technologically sophisticated and convenient manner. mCash customers could download the mCash App free of charge to...

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Lankem Paints Ltd, manufacturers and marketers of Robbialac Paints recently launched the Robbialac Painters Academy which will henceforth train Sri Lankan paint applicators and empower them with a scientific skill for life.  The first-ever of its kind in Sri Lanka, the Robbialac Academy is the latest CSR initiative of Lankem Paints and offers a professional course in painting completely free...

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CIMA Sri Lanka officially announced the organization’s participation in Rotary Lanka’s flagship initiative, One Million Tree Stories Project on Tuesday. One million trees will be planted through this project which speaks of helping Sri Lanka grow back its forests to support future generations.  CIMA will partner Rotary Sri Lanka to initially support planting 5,000 trees with the support of students and...

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A new educational website that will bring the universe of knowledge closer to Sri Lankan children has been launched by the Commercial Bank of Ceylon as a community initiative that builds on the Bank’s on-going commitments on a national scale, in the spheres of IT literacy and online education. A unique pilot project linking ‘Sipnena’ the new website, with 10 schools...

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Brown & Company PLC’s Veterinary Pharmaceuticals division recently conducted the second, in a series of monthly educational programs for farmers island-wide. Held in Galmuruwa, Dummalasooriya – the program saw the participation of around fifty farmers. Topics covered current farming-related matters, chronic farm animal diseases, methods on increasing productivity and disease prevention, latest trends in the broiler and layer industries.

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At a recently held gathering at the Trace Expert City Colombo to mark the launch of Mobitel’s Innovation Centre, the telecommunications giant celebrated their 22nd Anniversary.  To signify the momentous occasion, Mobitel commended 23 staff members for their unwavering service over the past two decades. The National Mobile Service Provider, which commenced operations back in 1993, has no doubt become a game...

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Commercial Leasing & Finance PLC partnered with HNB to introduce ATM facilities to its customers. The launching ceremony was recently held at the CLC Head Office at No. 68, Bauddhaloka Mawatha, Bambalapitiya, Colombo 04. It is the first time that HNB is partnering with a financial institution and now, customers of CLC can access their savings and deposits at any of the 450+ HNB or...

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Hatton National Bank (HNB) received an award for ‘Excellence & Leadership in Branding & Marketing’ at the Golden Globe Tigers Summit Awards 2015 held recently in Malaysia. The Golden Globe Tigers awards is organized by the Asian Confederation of Business and presented by CMO Asia and CMO Council.
HNB won the ‘Marketing Campaign of The Year’ category award for the...

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Overseas Realty (Ceylon) PLC, owner and manager of the World Trade Center is displaying a gigantic Vesak lantern at its entrance lobby for this year’s Vesak festival. The spectacular ‘Shakya-Sinha’ Vesak lantern is 27 feet high with 54 accessory lanterns and can be viewed from 3 levels of the WTC building at different angles. The main lantern and the 54 accessory lanterns are all...

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Exactly five years after the “flash crash” suddenly wiped nearly a trillion dollars from the markets, the US authorities are largely pointing at one man - a 36-year-old trader from Hounslow in west London. But could one man really be responsible for the single biggest upheaval to trading in a decade? Becoming a financial master of the...

 

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Land Rover, the iconic British brand will showcase its luxury line-up of SUV’s including the all new Land Rover Discovery Sport, at the upcoming Ceylon Motor Show 2015 (CMS). The CMS, known to be the biggest event for automobile franchise holders in Sri Lanka will be held from May 8 to 10, 2015 at the BMICH.
Speaking about the Ceylon Motor Show, Managing...

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Sri Lanka’s presence at the Expo 2015 took a head start with the Minister of Tourism and Sports Navin Dissanayake closing on a charter worth 1.3 million dollars for Sri Lanka Tourism with the market leadership tour operator in Italy - Alpitours. The deal will attract 8,000 travellers in a business partnership with a blue chip company Aitken Spence Limited announced the Commissioner General...

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The drastic fall in local tea and rubber prices – which has led to major losses for Regional Plantation Companies – is part of a broader global trend of decline in commodity prices, which is not expected to reverse in the near future, the Planters’ Association of Ceylon points out. The Association – which represents 22 Regional Plantation Companies (RPCs) collectively employing nearly 200,000...

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The tea industry in Sri Lanka is in a serious conundrum. The management companies believe that the cost of wages is too high and that they cannot be further increased without losing financial sustainability. The unions state that the workers wage received is hardly able to get them upto the poverty line, even when both husband and wife of a...

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Sri Lanka’s Merrill J. Fernando, the Founder of the Dilmah Tea was one the five honorees of the 2015 Business for Peace award of the Oslo-based Business for Peace Foundation. Nominated by the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce through the International Chamber of Commerce, Merrill J was bestowed with this honor on May 2, which consequently happened to be his 85th birthday.

 

 

 

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The stress of the workplace can bring out plenty of feelings in all of us. As an executive coach, I see joy, sadness, frustration, and disappointment on a daily basis. But while we may experience an array of emotions at work, there’s a general consensus that we shouldn’t see anyone reduced to tears, hopelessness, or defeat on the...

 

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