EGUARDIAN conducted a Fortinet partner conference at Colombo in December 2019 to open new business opportunities for partners in securing new network edges.
Sri Lanka’s history is one which is rich with notable individuals who have done great contributions to our country. Their commitment and the passion to revolutionize technology and engineering is deeply rooted in Sri Lanka,
Sri Lanka Telecom (SLT) is proud to announce that the company will be powering EDEX 2020, Sri Lanka’s largest education exhibition and job fair as the Telecommunication Services Provider.
The start of a new year is often a time to reflect on the past and look to the future. It is a moment when we take stock of our challenges and opportunities and begin to chart a path forward.
National carrier of Morocco, Royal Air Maroc, will join the oneworld alliance effective from 1 April 2020, becoming its first full member in the African continent and bringing even more destinations and benefits for oneworld’s frequent flyers.
This festive season, NDB Wealth invites everyone to celebrate the joy and abundance of Thai Pongal, the first harvest of the season in its full measure.
Reiterating its pledge in leading Sri Lanka towards an info com and knowledge rich society, Mobitel, Sri Lanka’s National Mobile Service provider, has partnered with CareerMe, a fully-fledged career guidance app and web platform developed by a local company in partnership with an Australian body, to aid students, teachers, parents and other industry professionals alike to obtain career guidance.
Under a new agreement with BOI, SANDS ACTIVE (PRIVATE) LIMITED to manufacture a wide range of pharmaceutical products »
The Board of Investment of Sri Lanka signed an Agreement with Sands Active (Private) Limited to set up a project for the manufacture of pharmaceutical products for the local market to meet the current National requirement of imports substitution of medicinal drugs.
The Commercial Bank of Ceylon has committed more than Rs 2 Million to encourage the Bank’s Credit Card holders to do their bit for the planet by opting for electronic statements instead of printed statements.
Dialog Axiata PLC, Sri Lanka’s premier connectivity provider, announced the launch of ‘SAVIYA’, a mobile based advisory service for dairy farmers to improve dairy production capacity, quality of milk produced, and health of livestock.
MillenniumIT ESP walked away with three out of three winning awards under the ‘Best Innovation in Internal Process’ category at SLASSCOM’s Innovation Awards and Gala 2019.
UnionPay International (UPI) has partnered with CH17 Loyalty (CH17) to manage and promote hybrid loyalty payment schemes in Sri Lanka, focusing on some of the most dynamic sectors that contribute towards economic growth of the country.
Cinnamon Dhonveli Maldives has been recognised as the leading surf resort in Maldives by the prestigious Maldives Travel Awards at Crossroads Maldives last month.
Coloma, a contemporary brand of stylishly crafted sanitary ware with cutting edge technology, was launched recently at a gala evening at the Lanka Tiles showroom in Nawala.
Ceyline on behalf of Ceylon Shipping Corporation (CSC), successfully delivered six (6) locomotives and twenty four (24) train carriages to Sri Lanka Railways.
Sri Lanka’s participation for the first time at the “Indusfood – Tech 2020 India” Trade Fair witnessed positive responses for SMEs »
The Ceylon Chamber of Commerce in association with the Trade Promotion Council of India (TPCI) and the Sri Lanka High Commission in India organised Sri Lanka’s participation for the first time, at the “Indusfood - Tech 2020” Trade Fair, held from 8th to 10th January, 2020 in India to showcase Sri Lanka’s processed food and beverage industry.
The Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE) has decided to discontinue the current industry classification used to categorize its listed companies and adopt the Global Industry Classification Standard (GICS) along with S&P/CSE co-branded sector indices with effect January 20 2020.
Crystal Property Group Ltd. (CPG), the developers of Sri Lanka’s first boutique condo hotel Crystal Sands – Villas in the Sky (www.crystalsands.lk), successfully raised a Rs. 180 million equity investment from a Singapore-based investment firm focused on coastal real estate development.
The Port City Colombo has successfully achieved 12 million safe work hours with zero accidents, according to the ‘2018-2019 Social Responsibility Report’ of Port City Colombo, launched at a ceremony on Monday, 13 January.
Wayamba Printpack (Pvt) Ltd, has been awarded the Gold Award in Printing and related services sector, a special category Gold Award for Excellence in Business performance and the 1st runner up amongst the medium scale companies in the country, at the National Business Excellence Awards 2019 held at Colombo Hilton recently, organized by the National Chambers of Commerce Sri Lanka.
The revolutionary eyewear brand, Spexbay continued its expansion drive with the opening of its latest store in Nugegoda recently. Having established its credentials as an accessible, fashionable and youthful brand, Spexbay’s inclusive approach empowers customers to afford fashionable eyewear at attractive price points.
Bairaha Farms PLC, recently launched the 2nd phase of their “Help to Learn” welfare project benefiting more than 575 students - who are the school going children of 450 Bairaha employees working in their Breeder Farms, Broiler Farms, Hatchery and the Chicken Processing Factory, located at different parts of the country.
Huawei, innovative smartphone manufacturer, freshly unveiled their extensive and impressive collection of wearables for the year 2020, including the Huawei Watch GT 2, Huawei FreeBuds 3, Huawei Band 4 and Huawei Band 4E. The first sales event of the wearables was conducted at the Huawei Experience Centerin One Galle Face Mall, recently.
Quire Sri Lanka – Sri Lanka’s only consulting-agency (cagency) founded in 2017 and News Publisher – the corporate communications agency credited with Sri Lanka’s first and only press release distribution system recently partnered with CeyEndurance, the international triathlon series for 2020, at the event launch press conference held on January 6 2020, at Shangri-La, Colombo.
Daraz Sri Lanka partnered with the Department of Samurdhi Development to enhance the economic engagement and success of entrepreneurs in rural Sri Lanka. Apart from just leading the tech industry with mobile phone brands and other tech related products, Daraz also works to empower the small scale businesses and help grow their potential
The website of premier financial institution HNB Finance garnered major international recognition when it claimed silver in the Financial Services category at the prestigious W3 Awards ceremony, held in the United States.
Truly Sri Lankan venture that can be introduced as going one step beyond E commerce, harivaasi.lk was launched recently and registration open for shops to upload products thus enabling everyone to have his / her own e shop.
The key to shaping a better future lies with the youth and how they progress. In this increasingly connected world, one way of bringing about greater development of youth is by building cross-cultural understanding between Nations.
CeyEndurance, the triathlon series of Divinsan Pvt Ltd announced the launch of Sri Lanka’s first international and national series of triathlons commencing in early 2020. The press conference was held at Shangri-La, Colombo on January 6 2020, under the leadership of Divinsan Pvt Ltd, Managing Director - Dinesh Fernando.
eMarketingEye (www.emarketingeye.com), the award-winning Digital Marketing Agency and a pioneer in the Asian region specializing in the hospitality industry, has officially launched giftsEye, an eGift Certificate System designed and developed in-house for the Travel and Hospitality industry.
Iconic Sri Lankan diversified conglomerate Hayleys PLC’s leading tea export brand, Mabroc Teas, announced the recent completion of a the refurbishment of the Men’s Ward at the Kiribathgoda Base Hospital.
EDEX Expo, Sri Lanka’s Premier and Largest Education Exhibition and Job Fair, will once again take center stage from 17th to 19th January 2020 at BMICH Colombo and on 24th and 25th January 2020 at KCC Kandy.
Lankatiles collaborates with Chinese company and American counterpart to export mosaic tiles to USA »
Lankatiles, the pioneering wall and floor tile manufacturer in Sri Lanka, announced that it would be entering the globally-competitive mosaic tiles segment.
Compact SUV, Hyundai Venue was recently presented with two extremely impressive titles – the Indian Car of the Year (ICOTY) 2020 award and Viewer’s Choice Car of the Year award.
Following over a decade of successful operation of helping people find, sell and rent property in Sri Lanka, LankaPropertyWeb.com which has become the most popular place for properties along with House.lk started a new chapter in its journey by establishing a ‘Property Centre (PC)’ in Colombo.
Evolving its products and services to amplify and enhance customer experiences and convenience, Seylan Bank introduced ‘Seylan Merchant Portal’, the first fully-fledged multipurpose Digital Payment Platform in Sri Lanka. The payment platform is fully customizable to suit individual needs and can be enabled within a day- taking digital transaction platforms in Sri Lanka to new heights.
Premier luxury fashion retailer, Aviraté, has announced that it is partnering with global supply chain service provider, EFL to avail its wide portfolio of 3PL services in order to ensure a seamless brand experience for its consumers.
SriLankan Airlines, the largest carrier into the Maldives, won the coveted title of ‘Leading International Airline of 2019’ at the MATATO Travel Awards in the Maldives, polling the most number of votes from the travelling public ahead of many of the world’s best reputed airlines.
INSEE Ecocycle inaugurates Resource Recovery Center in massive initiative to transform industrial waste into valuable resources »
INSEE Ecocycle, the pioneer in professional waste management in the country, inaugurated the first-ever novel Resource Recovery Center with the aim of transforming industrial waste into valuable resources. INSEE Ecocycle has embarked on this great initiative in collaboration with local FMCG giant, Unilever Sri Lanka.
The newly established preschool Footsteps which gained reputation within a very short time span has now stepped foot with the opening of their first corporate staff kids’ crèche at WSO2.
Beginning the year 2020 with a fresh start, Huawei, innovative smartphone manufacturer, held an exclusive preview for its new additions of smartphones to the Y series,
Dialog Axiata PLC, Sri Lanka’s premier connectivity provider, introduced ‘4G Video Blaster’ - Sri Lanka’s first-ever prepaid and postpaid mobile data plan offering Unlimited Data to Access the YouTube Platform.
Sri Lanka Sotheby’s International Realty has proved its resilience since it opened its doors for business in Sri Lanka in 2018, to coincide with the launch of Sapphire Residences, for which it holds an exclusive Marketing and Sales mandate.
Marina Square Uptown Colombo, Sri Lanka’s first and largest harbor front development project, attracted the attention of outstanding entrepreneurs, representatives of the real estate industry and people of all circles in China at the recently held Sri Lanka Investment Opportunity and Real Estate Investment Forum.
Alumex celebrates big wins at CA Sri Lanka Annual Report Awards and SAFA Best Presented Annual Report Awards »
Sri Lanka’s largest aluminium extrusion manufacturer, Alumex PLC, is celebrating big wins this year after being conferred top honours by two of the most notable corporate awarding bodies in the region.
SriLankan Airlines, the National Carrier of Sri Lanka and a member of the oneworld alliance, welcomed aboard the global media icon Richard Quest of CNN during his journey from London to Colombo recently.
Bairaha awards foreign trips to their Best Performers in the breeding farms for the year 2018/2019 »
Bairaha Farms PLC, the pioneer poultry Integrator in Sri Lanka has recently selected two of their employees as the best performers in the Company’s in the year 2018/2019 since they achieved best performance and productivity compared to other farms in the Group.
The Logistics & Transport Foundation Program offered by CINEC caters to those who want to follow the B. Sc in International Transportation Management and Logistics. It is an eight months program.
Spiralation, a tech-startup supportive program organized by the Information and Technology Agency of Sri Lanka (ICTA) facilitated 16 tech startups through seed funding, comprehensive training, workshops and guidance.
At the recently concluded HP Awards Night 2019 held at Weligama Bay Marriott Resort & Spa on the Theme ‘Gentlemen Beyond The Boundary,’ Trident Corporation was crowned with glory as they swept the board with five awards including the Best Distributor 2019 – Consumer Personal Systems, Best Distributor 2019 – Print Supplies and Best Service Partner 2019.
Huawei, a leading global provider of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) infrastructure and smart devices, recently sponsored the fourth batch of top ICT undergraduates studying at local universities of Sri Lanka, providing them with an opportunity to study and gain work experience at Huawei’s headquarters in China, under their global CSR flagship program Seeds for the Future.
Cargills was awarded with an Excellence Silver award in the Service Sector for the Polonnaruwa District recently, at the Lak Rakiya Harasara National Award Ceremony, instituted to award employers who generate employment to visibly uplift the standard of living.
Maliban recently has won the reputed World Class Award for the third year at the Global Performance Excellence Awards (GPEA) – being the only organization to do so. The awards ceremony was organized by the Asia Pacific Quality Organization (APQO) and held at the Jumeirah Etihad Towers Hotel in Abu Dhabi.
Comfortable, Luxurious and Stylish eye wear from Victoria’s Secret hits the streets of Colombo. Exclusively available at Wickramarachchi Opticians, One Galle Face the latest collection was launched at a star-studded event held recently.
JAT Holdings, recently bagged four astounding awards at the National Business Excellence Awards 2019. Presented by the National Chamber of Commerce, the awards ceremony was held in Colombo recently, in order to recognize and reward organizations that have excelled in their business processes.
LAUGFS Corporation (Rubber) Ltd. (LAUGFS Rubber) recently unveiled the latest addition to its product portfolio with its Super Solid Loader Grip Tyre, the largest tyre to be manufactured in Sri Lanka.
CIPM Sri Lanka – the nation’s leader in human resources management teamed up with the Enable the Disabled (ETD) Foundation to upgrade the children’s park at the BRC Grounds – Park Road in Colombo 5 on Wednesday, December 10, 2019 to cater to the special requirements of differently-able children.
Pan Asia Bank recently signed an agreement with LOLC Life Assurance Limited to offer its customers across Sri Lanka, a wide range of insurance products. As part of this strategic tie-up, insurance Officers from LOLC Life Assurance Company will work closely with selected set of Pan Asia Bank Branches and offer insurance products to Pan Asia Bank customers.
Ethiopian Airlines (EAL) will operate flights to Colombo from April. The airline wholly owned by the Ethiopian government is looking at operating four flights per week.
Colombo International Container Terminals (CICT) has announced it handled a total of 2.9 million TEUs in 2019, achieving an 8.6 percent increase in its throughput and accounting for 40 percent of the volume of the Port of Colombo in the 12 months ending 31st December 2019.
The Plastics and Rubber Institute of Sri Lanka has signed an MOU with the Plastics and Rubber Institute of Singapore. This was announced by the President of the PRISL, Kaushal Rajapaksa at the Institute’s Annual Awards Night held recently at the Taj Samudra Hotel.
An updated version of the official mobile application launched by the Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE) is now available for download for Android and IOS users. The updated app features a modern interface and aims to offer users greater access to information on the stock market and scope for personalization.
ISM APAC, the regional arm of Netherlands based e-commerce company ISM e-Group, marked the dawn of a new era as it announced the appointment of its first Sri Lankan Managing Director, Priyantha Bethmage as the two Dutch General Managers of the company bid farewell.
Wayamba Printpack (Pvt) Ltd, has been awarded the Gold Award in Printing and related services sector, a special category Gold Award for Excellence in Business performance and the first runner up among the medium scale companies in the country,
Sri Lanka Telecom, the leading ICT and digital solutions provider in the country successfully concluded the company’s SME Solutions Partnership Day 2019, at Taj Saumudra, Colombo.
Boosting the revival of the tourism industry in Sri Lanka, Aitken Spence Maritime-facilitated Marella Cruises sailed its largest super-luxury cruise ship, Marella Discovery of the Marella fleet, to the Port of Colombo.
Sarvodaya Development Finance and MegaPay partnership to offer Pay&Go doorstep service to Sarvodaya customers »
Sarvodaya Development Finance (SDF), a licensed Finance Company approved by the Central Bank of Sri Lanka, has entered into an agreement with MegaPay (Pvt) Limited.
The investment opportunities in Sri Lanka’s property development sector generated significant interest at the 2019 Luxury Properties Showcase Ltd. (LPS) exhibition in Shanghai, China, according to Altair, one of the leading participants from South Asia at the invitation-only event, which attracted a record 12,500 elite property investors from around the world.
The National Carrier of Sri Lanka and a member of the oneworld alliance, reaffirming the success of its marketing communication endeavors, concludes the year with seven global awards.
CashWagon Sri Lanka, a leading FinTech Company, was awarded the prestigious ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System Certificate covering all its operations. The certificate was presented to CashWagon Sri Lanka Chief Executive Officer Samila Fernando by Alcumus ISOQAR Lanka Country Manager Supun Rajapaksa.
In November 2019, Sri Lanka's vehicle registrations dropped to 24,472 units, the lowest since June 2013, according to a study compiled by JB Securities.
CHINT Sri Lanka Celebrates the 10th anniversary and Plans to Empower Sri Lanka through Smart Energy »
CHINT Sri Lanka is celebrating 10 years of operations in the country and marked the occasion with a special ceremony that was held recently at the Cinnamon Grand Colombo.
MAGA ONE, Sri Lanka’s tallest A-grade office complex developed by the country’s largest construction company, Maga Engineering, has reached full occupancy within its first year of operations, making it the leading choice for global and local corporates.
Access Motors, a member of the Access Group and Sole Agent for Jaguar in Sri Lanka, is giving Jaguar I-PACE customers an early Christmas present in the form of a complementary update for the award-winning all-electric SUV model that will provide an increased real-world range. All I-PACE customers can now take their vehicles to Access Motors to receive the complimentary update.
Citizens Development Business Finance PLC (CDB) triumphed with gold at the national business excellence awards in the non-banking financial institutions’ sector for the 04th consecutive year, further establishing its commitment towards business excellence and sustainability.
Airtel Lanka’s continuous investments in training and skills development led to two of their best sales team members winning Gold and Bronze Awards at the recently concluded SLIM NASCO Awards 2019.
Mercantile Investments & Finance PLC’s (MI), the annual report was recognized highly among the top ten corporates at the 55th Annual Reports Award Ceremony, which was held at the Shangri La Hotel in Colombo on the 4th December 2019.
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) signed a $5 million financing facility with PT SASL and Sons Indonesia (PTSASL), a subsidiary of the Silvermill Group (Silvermill)—one of Sri Lanka’s largest manufacturers and exporters of coconut-based products—to expand the group’s operations in Indonesia.
Colombo Dockyard Plc Successfully Enters Into A Contract With Kowa Company Ltd Of Japan To Supply A Pilot Boat »
Colombo Dockyard PLC (CDPLC) has successfully entered into a contract with Kowa Company Ltd (KOWA) of Japan to supply a pilot boat. The contract was signed on 16th of December 2019 at CDPLC Head Office.
To give impetus to the Government of Sri Lanka’s New Economic Policy, “Vistas of Prosperity and Splendour”, the Embassy of Sri Lanka in Beijing, under the Economic Diplomacy Program of the Ministry of Foreign Relations of Sri Lanka, hosted “Think Investment: Think Sri Lanka” an ‘Investment, Trade and Tourism Seminar’ on 17 December 2019.
‘Miracle in a Manger’ was the evocative theme of the annual carol service of the Commercial Bank of Ceylon at the Bishop's College Auditorium recently. The service brought together senior management, staff and their families in a celebration of the birth of Christ and the festive season.
The Commercial Bank of Ceylon recently felicitated 86 members of its staff in recognition of 25 years of loyal service, at the Bank’s annual Seniority Awards ceremony for 2019.
Two more awards were added to Classic Travel as the company continues its excellent services and goes on to claim a Gold Award at the National Business Excellence Awards (NBEA) 2019 for the third consecutive year while they also won a Silver Award at the recently held prestigious SLIM Business Excellence Awards 2019.
With digitization expected to have profound implications on Small and Medium-Sized Practices (SMPs), the South Asian Federation of Accountants (SAFA) together with the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka (CA Sri Lanka) and the Institute of Certified Management Accountants of Sri Lanka (CMA Sri Lanka) launched the Digital Competency Maturity Model (DCMM) in Colombo recently.
Diesel & Motor Engineering PLC (DIMO), one of Sri Lanka’s leading diversified companies has successfully launched its own power panel manufacturing plant in Weliweriya DIMO Logistics Centre.
As the holiday cheer begins to fill the air, Nations Trust Bank presents its American Express Cardmembers an opportunity to savor world-class dining experiences with family and friends to celebrate the season and the New Year festivities.
Pan Asia Bank recently organized an evening of Christmas Carols to celebrate the spirit of the season.
Crescat Boulevard, the premier shopping mall in Sri Lanka, celebrates this years’ Christmas with a Carnival theme. Crescat, being one of the premier shopping malls in Colombo provides a Christmas shopper with its comforts and conveniences making it a one-stop shopping experience that offers everything from clothing, jewelry, shoes and accessories, books & stationary, groceries, pharmaceuticals, confectionery, vines & spirits, souvenirs to services like hair care, grooming, and massages.
Pussalla Meat Producer (Pvt) Ltd emerged as the Gold Award winner for thirrd consecutive year under the livestock and fisheries sector at the 16th Edition of National Business Excellence Awards (NBEA) 2019, hosted by the National Chamber of Commerce- Sri Lanka.
For the third consecutive year, iconic diversified multinational conglomerate Hayleys PLC was ranked number one on the prestigious LMD Top 100, further consolidating the group’s position as one of the largest and most dynamic Sri Lankan corporates.
Sri Lanka’s National Mobile Service Provider, Mobitel, reiterated its dominance as an enabler of the nation that strives to digitally empower the society through info-com and knowledge, when its subsidiaries, mCash and eChannelling, walked away with honours at the 2019 SLIM Brand Excellence Awards,
With a growing customer base and ambitious plans to reach greater heights, Arpico Finance Company PLC (AFCP), the second oldest financial institution in the country with a presence of over six decades, owned by Associate Motor Finance Company PLC (AMF), was recently awarded the ISO 27001:2013 certification for its continuous efforts to improve its digital infrastructure.
ZILLIONe, a pioneer in the Sri Lankan ICT industry, joined hands with the Federation of Information Technology Industry (FITIS) as a Corporate Partner in a bid to broaden its collaborative and industrial reach.
Airtel Lanka received the ‘Runner Up’ award in the ‘Other Services/Other Sectors’ category and was the only mobile telecom operator to be recognised at the 16th National Business Excellence Awards (NBEA) 2019.
IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, has joined hands with Ceylon Biscuits Limited (CBL) Group to provide training and business development opportunities to strengthen and increase female participation in retail supply chains in Sri Lanka.
Zilingo “has long” been a client of nCinga, she said. Retailers continue to struggle with meeting consumer demand for fast, responsibly produced products due to inefficiencies and information asymmetry, said Zilingo, which is steps away from becoming the latest Southeast Asian unicorn. The acquisition will enable it to help customers in the United States, Europe and Australia, where brands traditionally lack transparency over supply chain and manufacturing processes, it said. Zilingo will also help to expand the reach of nCinga’s software to core fashion manufacturing markets, such as Bangladesh, India, Vietnam, Indonesia, Thailand and Turkey. In a statement, nCinga chief executive Imal Kalutotage said the startup “hopes to do great things together.” The announcement today comes weeks after Zilingo said it planned to invest $100 million to expand its supply chain in the U.S. It’s unclear how much capital nCinga had raised prior to today’s announcement. According to Crunchbase, nCinga’s last financing was its seed round five years ago.
GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare Sri Lanka (GSK) bagged three awards at the coveted SLIM Brand Excellence Awards held at the Shangri–La Hotel, Colombo recently. GSK’s Iodex brand clinched silver and bronze in the “International Brand of the Year” and “Turnaround Brand of the Year” categories while GSK’s Eno brand claimed bronze in the “International Brand of the Year” category.
Capitol TwinPeaks, the flagship residential venture of the Sanken Group, located at the up-and-coming, high-end investment location - the Beira Lakefront in Colombo 2, was awarded the Green Certification by the Green Building Council of Sri Lanka, on December 14 2019 at The Earl’s Regency, Kandy.
With infinite love and passion towards the world of precious pearls, the country’s first-ever pearl-oriented jewelry brand Pearl Studio recently unveiled its designer flagship store at the newly opened One Galle Face Mall, Colombo’s first internationally developed and managed integrated lifestyle destination.