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Dilukshi Dalpethado
The latest organization to join the
exclusive and elite corporate seg-
ment of Microsoft Dynamics ERP
(Enterprise Resource Planning) is
the exporters of coir based substrates
worldwide, Tropicoir Lanka (Pvt) Ltd.
Tropicoir stands tall after being in the
industry for 17 years as the leader in
quality and innovation with over 200
dedicated employees who are fully
committed to the company’s vision.
They maintain a close relationship
with their clients in order to keep up
with the fast changing technologies
in the global horticulture market.
As the company grew each day, we
saw the increasing need to streamline
processes to improveproductivityand
reduce costs, stated the Managing Di-
rector of Tropicoir Lanka (PVT) Ltd
Dinesh Fernando. To improve opera-
tions in their organization, Tropicoir
group wanted to replace its existing
systemwhich until then used manual
Microsoft Dynamics is a fully in-
tegrated business system solution
which carries the capability of cut-
ting across areas of finance, manu-
facturing, trading, supply chain man-
agement, inventory management,
service management and many other
critical business modules. This is
when Jinasena Info Tech (PVT) Ltd
was chosen to do the implementation
of Microsoft Dynamics NAV 2009.
“We were thoroughly comfortable
with Jinasena InfoTech as our ERP
partner during the selection process
as they have successfully completed
the Microsoft Dynamics AX ERP
implementation which is the most
advance version of Dynamics ERP
family within the Jinasena group
and many other organizations in Sri
Lanka. We were very keen on work-
ing with them due to the enthusiasm
shown and as they have done their
research and development activi-
ties at “ONAK” another subsidiary
company of Jinasena InfoTech that
is dedicated for ERP training and Re-
search and Development activities.
This energetic team of young local
talent worked very hard until the suc-
cess of the project. We didn’t have
any doubts selecting them for our
project as they have the genetics from
the well-established mother company
Jinasena’’ said Fernando.
Managing Director of Jinasena
InfoTech (Pvt) Ltd Senaka Attygalle
stated that to make an ERP imple-
mentation successful, it is very
important to do a comprehensive
process mapping with the required
Business Process Reengineering.
The BPR work done during the pro-
cess finalization stages will bring
greater benefits to the organization.
Attygalle said that he was proud
to announce the entire project was
successfully completed by our very
own local talent.
‘’Our dynamic team worked tire-
lessly day in and day out to get the
implementation going smoothly. We
identified Tropicoir Lanka as the
market leader in exporting environ-
ment friendly coir substrates rec-
ognized globally, their main buyer
being Europe and Australia. Our
prime vision was to venture in this
project while preserving the core
values of the 110 years old mother
company, Jinasena Engineering
group. As a strong and stable or-
ganization in Sri Lanka we have
diverse plans in our IT ventures
to provide total business solutions
with quality service and support
levels for our customers,” he pointed
Tropicoir Lanka (Pvt) Limited Managing Director Dinesh Fernando (L) and
Managing Director of Jinasena InfoTech (Pvt) Ltd. Senaka Attygalle
Tropicoir ERP business
model a success
Chevron Lubricants Lanka PLC
recently partnered the Ceylon Ger-
man Technical Training Institute
(CGTTI) for the 12th consecutive
year to conduct its highly informa-
tive technical course on “Lubrica-
tion essentials and future trends
in the automotive industry” for
over 150 final year automotive stu-
dents registered for CGTTI’s main
Diploma program.
As the leader in the local fin-
ished lubricant business, Chev-
ron has developed a successful
relationship with CGTTI over the
years with the mutual aim of gear-
ing future generation automobile
engineers with the essential in-
dustry knowledge and training on
automotive and industrial lubri-
cant technology, and latest indus-
try trends.
Reiterating the organization’s
global vision ‘to be the global en-
ergy company most admired for
its people, partnerships and per-
formance’, Chevron formed a vital
alliance with CGTTI in February
2001, introducing a number of spe-
cial training programs for CGTTI
students that are aspiring to be
hands-on professionals in the au-
tomotive sector.
The technical courses con-
ducted by senior Caltex lubricant
technology experts are designed to
provide CGTTI final year students
a more practical and insightful
understanding of the lubricant in-
dustry dynamics, both locally and
As a socially responsible orga-
nization, Caltex is aware of its
responsibility towards the society.
The organization believes that ‘the
students of today are the future
leaders of tomorrow’ and hence
need to be groomed and molded to
take up the challenges in the au-
tomotive industry. As a result, the
company is continuously involved
in technical seminars, presenta-
tions and education campaigns
for various industry stakeholder
groups including channel part-
ners, direct and indirect custom-
ers, and technical students.
Caltex trains auto students
Students of the recently concluded course at the CGTTI training auditorium
The Colombo Motor Show
held for the 6th consecutive
time at the BMICH premises
from September 6 to 8 was, as
always, an extravagant sym-
phony of the best of the motor
The Show creates a unique
opportunity for motor enthu-
siasts, vehicle lovers, vehicle
accessory buyers, vehicle and
related service users and sell-
ers to meet under one roof. As
almost all brands are repre-
sented, it creates the perfect
environment for buyers and
potential buyers to discuss,
and compare different ven-
Associated Motorways (Pvt)
Ltd (AMW) was this years’ of-
ficial motor car partner and
featured its entire repertoire
of brands – Nissan, Suzuki,
Suzuki Maruti, Piaggio, BP
Castrol and Good year- under
one roof.
amongst these brands was the
all new Suzuki Alto, launched
recently. This charismatic
car which is available in six
shiny metallic colours, comes
equipped with stylish front
bumper and grille, a wave-
front design and chrome ac-
centuated front grille. The
two tone interior gives a cosy
and intimate look and feel and
rear passengers have gener-
ous leg space. Comfort levels
are high with all the essential
and decorative elements such
as the coin holder, cup holder,
power windows, power steer-
ing and remote opener for the
fuel lid and tailgate and inte-
rior adjustable side mirrors
in place.
The five speed transmission
comes with an all new cable
type gear shift, whilst the sus-
pension system is a gas filled
McPherson strut Torsion roll
control device for the front
and coil spring - gas filled
shock absorbers with three
link rigid axle and isolated
trailing arm setup at the rear.
Its attractive price and
trendy look ensured that the
most number of inquiries for
a vehicle at the Colombo Mo-
tor Show was regards to the
new Suzuki Alto.
With three days of impres-
sive crowds, the Colombo Mo-
tor Show was as always a suc-
cess and a pleasurable event
for the whole family.
Suzuki Alto
shines at Colombo
Motor Show
Sri Lanka’s leading tyre manufac-
turer, CEAT Kelani Holdings, has
been honored with the prestigious
2013 National Quality Award in the
‘Manufacturing – Large’ category
presented by the Sri Lanka Standards
Institution (SLSI) on October 14 at the
The coveted award, which recog-
nizes quality excellence based on the
world renowned Malcolm Baldrige
model, was judged by panel of indus-
try experts/business leaders against
an in-depth scoring criteria covering
seven key areas such as Leadership,
Strategic Planning, Customer Focus,
Management, Workforce Engage-
ment, Operational Focus and Results.
Commenting on the company’s
achievement, Managing Director of
CEAT Kelani Raman Rajagopalan
said, “This is truly a fitting acknowl-
edgement of the giant strides CEAT
Kelani has taken over the last few
years. Robust expansions in grow-
ing categories, introduction of new
products across segments, leveraging
on the international R&D strengths
of the parent company and custom-
izing products to suit the needs of
Sri Lankan roads and consumers are
a few of the key drivers for growth
across categories and our leadership
Substantial recent investments
of over Rs.950 million in expanding
production capabilities and volumes
have resulted in the company offer-
ing the full spectrum of tyres to the
market, from motorcycle and three-
wheeler tyres to tyres for large trucks
and buses, and radials for passenger
cars, vans and SUVs.
The Sri Lanka National Qual-
ity Award is the second prestigious
award won by the company in the
past two months. In September,
CEAT Kelani won the Merit Award
in the ‘Manufacturing - Extra Large’
category, and was ranked among the
Top 10 at the 2013 Achievers Awards
presented by the Ceylon National
Chamber of Industries (CNCI).
CEAT honored at National
Quality Awards 2013
CEAT winning team at the National Quality Awards 2013
MOBIL Lubricants Limited, Sole Distribu-
tor for ExxonMobil in Sri Lanka, announced
its new partnership with Carlton Sports Net-
work (CSN), where CSN was appointed as
the sole authorized channel to televise the
program “Mobil 1 The Grid” in Sri Lanka.
ExxonMobil is the world’s largest publicly
traded international oil and gas company,
and CSN, Sri Lanka’s premier Sports, Life-
style and Business TV channel providing a
quality sports entertainment channel with
island-wide coverage using the best techni-
cal knowledge and state of the art technol-
The highly rated motor racing program,
“Mobil 1 The Grid” which is currently shown
on Cable TV will be televised every Monday,
Wednesday and Friday on CSN at 10am and
will feature everything the world of motors-
ports has to offer! If it has four wheels and
moves at serious speed; we will be there to
bring you the best access, the best videos
and the top motorsports personalities.
Throughout theseries, Mobil 1 The Grid
goes behind the scenes to reveal the technol-
ogy and design that goes into creating and
maintaining the world’s top cars at peak
power. Every week personalities are met on
the scene going deep into the world of grass-
roots racing to meet the fans who turn their
passion into action.
Dinesh Jayawardana, Director of McLar-
ens Lubricants Limited said that Motor Rac-
ing has developed into a recognized motor
sport within a short span of time and, it is
an honor to team up with CSN who share
common values and objectives to take the
Sport to the next level in Sri Lanka.
MOBIL ties up
with CSN
1995–2004 (France, United
Kingdom),1995–2008 (Egypt)
1996–2003 (Italy, coupé)
Sochaux, France (Sochaux
Ryton, United Kingdom (Ryton
Val di Sangro, Italy
Cairo, Egypt (AAV)
Laurent Rossi (sedan)
DavideArcangeli and Lorenzo
Ramciotti at Pininfarina (coupé)
Body and chassis
Large family car / Mid-size
Body style
4-door sedan
5-door stationwagon
2-door coupé
Front-engine, front-wheel-drive
Related Citroën Xantia
1.6 L I4 (petrol)
1.8 L I4 (petrol)
2.0 L I4 turbo (petrol)
2.2 L I4 (petrol)
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