- Many Corporate Companies, organizations contribute to the Health Ministry for Corona prevention and control.
- Hutch Pays Heed to Customer Feedback offering 100% Anytime Data without Night Time Quotas
- The apparel sector equips healthcare workers in the fight against COVID-19
- FCCISL initiates medical donation through CICCPS in Beijing
In a significant announcement made today, Hutch has started offering its subscribers 100% Anytime Data packages without any night time quotas. Customers will no longer have to wait till midnight to access their night time quotas and be worried of running out of quotas to use during the day time.
During this time of crisis in our land, as well as globally, Sri Lanka’s apparel sector has taken up arms to equip our brave healthcare workers with the appropriate clothing as they serve in the frontlines of our battle against COVID-19.
Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry of Sri Lanka (FCCISL) arranged a donation of medical items through China International Chamber of Commerce for the Private Sector (CICCPS) in Beijing with the support of the Xiangyuan County in Shanxi Province in China.
Working in strict alignment with guidelines set by health officials to combat the COVID-19 pandemic, the Hayleys Plantations sector initiated several measures to ensure that the daily needs of all its employees were met, while rolling out a set of strict health and safety regulations to be followed in the field, factories and estate premises.
When Hatch opened in 2018, it quickly became a hub for innovators. It enriched the entrepreneurial spirit within its walls by offering generously curated regular programmes of mentoring sessions, learning workshops and events.
The year 2020 has forced all people living around the world with one of the biggest challenges since World War 2. This crisis of the Covid 19 pandemic, or more commonly known as the Corona Virus is a threat which is unprecedented and whilst the health impacts and casualty rates increase globally,
The Covid-19 pandemic is affecting individuals & organizations across the globe. Over the last few days, the author of this article has been speaking to a number of Company Owners & CEO's across Sri Lanka & Asia.
In the wake of current COVID -19outbreak, following the government directive vivo, the global smartphone brand has closed all of its service centers in Sri Lanka until further notice. This strict measure has been taken to ensure the safety of customers and employees.
Sri Lanka Telecom (SLT), identifying its duty as the national telecommunication provider, has taken the initiative to offer a host of benefits to SLT customers during this difficult time.
As a local company dedicated to support the community, Hemas FMCG, understands that helping those who are directly fighting this virus is critical and has responded to this crisis, by providing hand sanitizer to those who need it the most.
PR Wire, a leading public relations consultation and services company in Sri Lanka, has shifted its operations to a remote working model in order to serve its customers through these difficult times.
Emirates Skywards, the loyalty programme of the world’s largest international airline, is supporting its 27+ million members by understanding their needs, relaxing policies, adding flexibility, and including extensions – in short, giving members the reassurance they need during the global pandemic.
A new low-cost easily scalable medical ventilator is designed and developed by Vega Innovations, a subsidiary of CodeGen Group of Companies. This is now been tested in Sri Lanka under the supervision of Dr Chandana Karunarathna, Consultant in Anesthesiology, Intensive Care and Pain Medicine at Ministry of Health of Sri Lanka
MackCare, subsidiary of Macksons, Directress Amaani Mizver donates to Sri Lanka Police hand sanitizers for the use of the front lines who are working hard in containing the Coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak in Sri Lanka.
In an effort to raise awareness on Cancer, Airtel Lanka held a Cancer Awareness Week for employees in commemoration of World Cancer Day 2020. According to the World Cancer Day initiative, 9.6 million people die of cancer every year. However, at least 1/3rd of common cancers are preventable.
Business News: Huawei released its 2019 Annual Report today, detailing a solid business performance. The company’s global sales revenue in 2019
Kitchen & Bedroom, a leading innovative interior designing studio based in Colombo specializing in contemporary and modern kitchenette and bedroom spaces, recently commemorated two years of progressive success with more than 1,000 clients and embarks on a highly ambitious plan for expansion in the near future.
In a constructive move toward the fourth industrial revolution, Bartleet Innovative Technologies (BIT), the IT platform of the leading local conglomerate, the Bartleet Group, has announced an exciting new joint venture with FINAP (Fintechnology Asia Pacific Lanka Pvt Ltd).
The Nation’s leader in human resource management announced that they have started online delivery of CIPM Business School Study Courses as well as Seminars and Workshops from the CIPM Consultancy Division.
Today is World Backup Day. You knew that already, didn’t you? So you’re way ahead of us here, with your backups neatly done and safely stored away.
Multiple initiatives are under way by Fonterra Brands Sri Lanka, the company behind Anchor, to support the country’s efforts to combat the COVID-19 pandemic and help sustain affected communities.
As the global pandemic crisis intensifies, Dialog Axiata PLC, Sri Lanka’s premier connectivity provider, remains committed to keeping Sri Lanka connected during these challenging times.
While Airport and Services Service (Sri Lanka) is taking every measure to fight against the COVID – 19 Virus, Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) is facilitating the airlines for cargo movements.
Sri Lankans across the country will get a glimpse to the future of technology with the Live 5G Showcase by Dialog Axiata PLC, Sri Lanka’s premier connectivity provider, which commenced its cross-country tour at Kegalle Balika Vidyalaya showcasing the latest in global technology advancements and 5G capabilities.
A number of issues that emerged in the apparel industry following the COVID-19 pandemic were discussed at yesterday's meeting of the Presidential Task Force on Continuous Supply, Operation and Coordination of Essential Services, led by Basil Rajapaksa.
Akbar Brothers Pvt Ltd handed over the contribution cheque of Rs 50 Million to Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa for Covid19 Health Care & Social Security Fund.
To assist people who are looking for accurate health information, the chatbot is available in English, Arabic, Russian, and soon to be translated into 20 more languages. It highlights the most commonly asked questions and the latest news related to the pandemic.
The kits were moved from Guangzhou via Dubai by the air cargo carrier on the first of two such flights operated to transport supplies to Sao Paulo. During the same week,
The government of Sri Lanka and Uber are joining forces to deliver essential supplies as part of efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19 in the country.
Joining in Sri Lanka’s battle against COVID-19 and aware of the negative health and economic impact it will have, Akbar Brothers has pledged Rs. 100 million through a number of relief measures to ensure that its employees and the local community are sustained and supported during this difficult time.
The National Chamber of Exporters (NCE) yesterday said it offers services on its digital platform, a facility operational for several years to provide Certificates of Origin (COs) and related documents.
In support of the Sri Lanka Navy’s contribution to contain the spread of novel coronavirus within the country, the Lalan Rubbers (Pvt) Ltd. handed over 20,000 latex gloves to Sri Lanka Navy at the Naval Headquarters today
The National Chamber of Exporters (NCE), the Chamber of the Nation’s exporters, being proactive as always, offers the services of its digital platform which has been operational for several years to provide Certificates of Origin (COs) and related documents.
Stepping up its efforts to combat the COVID-19 pandemic, Hayleys Group subsidiaries - Haycarb PLC, Dipped Products PLC (DPL) and Eco Solutions delivered Rs. 10.6 million worth of urgently required medical and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), towards the expansion of the Intensive Care Unit- the central facility to treat COVID-19 patients- of the National Institute of Infectious Diseases Hospital (IDH).
Essential medical apparatus worth Rs. 16 million consisting of Intensive Care Unit (ICU) Ventilators, Non-Invasive Ventilators (BiPAP) and High Flow Oxygen Therapy systems were presented to the Ministry of Health by Lakdhanavi Ltd. last Friday.
SriLankan Airlines, continuing to answer the call of the Nation, uplifted a consignment of medical aid from Shanghai, China today (March 28,2020).
The John Keells Group, through John Keells Foundation and in collaboration with South Asia Gateway Terminals (Pvt) Ltd (SAGT) and Deutsche Bank, funded the establishment of a Molecular Virology Laboratory at National Institute of Infectious Diseases (IDH), to increase testing capacity of Sri Lanka.
In assistance to the Navy’s quarantine programme to control the spread of coronavirus in the country, the DSI Samson Group donated a stock of healthcare equipment to the Navy.
Leo Burnett Sri Lanka, part of Publicis Groupe Sri Lanka, celebrated its commendable victory at the inaugural Epica Awards, organized by the 4As (Accredited Advertising Agencies Association) on 6th March 2020 at Taj Samudra.
People are always in search of happiness and leading a healthy lifestyle is one the key factors that enables it. A strong and sound body and mind, rid of illness is a paramount need.
Wurth Lanka (Pvt) Ltd – the subsidiary of Wurth Gmbh of Germany celebrated its 20th year of operations in Sri Lanka by sponsoring and organizing a Golf Tournament followed by cocktails for its valued customers at the RCGC recently. The tournament attracted over 200 players.
Frontline workers battling COVID-19 receive close to half a million serves of Nestlé food and beverage products, worth Rs. 15 million »
Lieutenant General Shavendra Silva, Head of the National Operations Center for Prevention of COVID-19, Chief of Defence Staff and Commander of the Sri Lankan army, accepting Nestlé’s donation from Fabrice Cavallin, Managing Director of Nestlé Lanka.
As parts of the Sri Lanka have been set curfews to combat the spread of COVID-19, there isn’t a single citizen in the world who has not been impacted by the current crisis.
Allows free medical consultation for 6 months through the Stay safe shop at home campaign Providing a much needed service under the prevailing health situation in the country, Daraz partnered with oDoc Sri Lanka, the virtual doctor consultation platform, to offer a range of medical services to the general public.
Industry leading local dairy milk processor, Pelwatte Dairy Industries Ltd., while being highly concerned of the ongoing COVI19 situation in the country, has ensured that they would continue to collect milk from the local dairy farmers.
Huawei, the innovative smartphone manufacturer, recently introduced Huawei Nova 7i adding yet another feature packed device to the Nova line of smartphones that offer more value for a convenient price.
Sri Lanka is facing one of the greatest challenges in its history as it battles the threat of COVID-19. The Government of Sri Lanka is leading the national effort, strongly supported by the nation’s health care workers,
Hemas FMCG donated a large quantity of personal care items to the Sri Lanka Army recently. Over 10,000 assorted bars of Shield soap, and other personal care products including Clogard toothpaste, Clogard smart toothbrushes and Kumarika shampoo were donated to the Sri Lanka Army towards the comfort of the individuals in the Quarantine centers located across the country.
Leading Technology solutions provider Yara Technologies has officially launched ‘Talkative Parents’, a digital platform which connects educational institutes such as schools and pre-schools with parents.
It is vital to ensure the business continuity of the government during the lock-down situation. Real time information sharing and communication among all key public sector entities, connecting multiple government agencies and employees is an essential need of the hour.
Aitken Spence’s holding company Melstacorp PLC has donated medical equipment worth LKR 25 million for a Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) Laboratory at the National Institute of Infectious Diseases (IDH).
While Sri Lanka is in the midst of a battle to get the COVID-19 disease under control, Serendib Flour Mills, one of the most trusted wheat flour suppliers in Sri Lanka, has assured the general public of its commitment to ensure that there are ample stocks of wheat flour available in the market
After a continuous and ongoing assessment of the situation in the country with relation to the current COVID-19 (new Coronavirus) outbreak, Allianz Life Insurance Lanka Limited has enhanced their care during this time of need.
Hutch offers free daily relief reload of Rs. 15 to all its subscribers to help in mitigating the COVID 19 risk »
Keeping true to its long devotion to the best interests of their customers, HUTCH has today introduced another key initiative ensuring continuity and access to telecommunication services at a time when the country is grappling with the COVID -19 crisis.
Sri Lanka’s preferred bottled water brand, Aquafresh – a product of Access Natural Waters, announced a benchmark partnership with Eco-spindles, a leading local monofilament producer, in a concerted effort to reduce, recycle and reuse the plastic waste in Sri Lanka.
As the global pandemic crisis intensifies, Dialog Axiata PLC, Sri Lanka’s premier connectivity provider, remains committed to keeping Sri Lanka connected during these challenging times.
Online shopping has become a global trend and an integral part of many people’s lives. Both sellers and customers have identified it to be very convenient, as it provides the luxury of ordering items to one’s doorstep and running an e-commerce store at home.
Having marked its initial presence at the Lower Ground Level of the One Galle Face Mall, Shangri-La, Colombo, on November 8, 2019, Beard Papa’s launched its second outlet at Level 3, West Tower, World Trade Centre (WTC), Colombo, on February 14, 2020.
The 7th Annual International TISSL (The International Schools of Sri Lanka) Conference for Heads of Schools; the only annual conference of the nature in Sri Lanka concluded at Marriot Resort and Spa Hotel, Weligama in November.
The 7th Annual International TISSL (The International Schools of Sri Lanka) Conference for Heads of Schools; the only annual conference of the nature in Sri Lanka concluded successfully at Marriot Resort and Spa Hotel, Weligama in November.
Lanka Hospitals, held a certificate awarding ceremony for a group of youth who completed the professional caregiver training programme at the Lanka Hospitals Training Academy. The students who completed the programme are now eligible for employment as professional, independent caregivers in Japan.
Scales up Diviyata Diriya initiative for women and members of other marginalised communities To mark International Women’s Day, Uber Eats today pledged to scale up the number of Sri Lankan women entrepreneurs on its platform from 100 to over 1,000, by the end of 2020 as part of its Diviyata Diriya initiative, which enables equal access to flexible economic opportunities for women and other marginalised communities.
HUTCH supports the Government in Encouraging Work from Home introducing a number of Special Initiatives »
The Government has recognized the importance of isolating the population to stop the spread of the COVID-19 virus by driving Work from Home initiatives.
Since the COVID-19 outbreak began, Emirates and dnata have been adapting operations in line with regulatory directives as well as travel demand.
The Lankan Angel Network (LAN) has launched Sri Lanka’s first Angel Fund, established with the support of ecosystem development partner Ford Foundation, to catalyse the growth of Sri Lanka’s startup ecosystem.
Leading infrastructure developer Iconic Developments, developer of Iconic 110 and Iconic Galaxy in Rajagiriya, successfully concluded its stint as the Gold Partner for the largest real estate event the Lanka Property Show 2020.
The Postgraduate Institute of Management (PIM), the Nation’s Management Mentor, strengthened its long-standing relationship with Hemas Manufacturing by conducting an Executive Development Programme (EDP) focusing on the areas that mattered a lot for the company’s overall productivity.
H One (Pvt) Ltd. -Sri Lanka’s leading full-service digital solutions provider, and IT arm of textile powerhouse Hirdaramani- has announced the launch of the newest module of the Res.Q product suite; an end-to-end program that sets out to optimise the operations of Sri Lanka’s booming apparel manufacturing industry.
Rakuten Viber is doubling the maximum number of group call to 10 participants at once in the wake of coronavirus in Sri Lanka »
With the growing pandemic in the world due to the Covid 19 epidemic, countless people are being quarantined after exposure. Government organizations, health ministries have requested companies to consider adapting a work-from-home scheme to control the spread of the virus, and several have followed suit.
UiPath Named the Market Leader in Zinnov Zones for Hyper Intelligent Automation (HIA) – 2020 Rating »
UiPath, the Robotic Process Automation (RPA) giant, announced today that it has been rated as the market leader in the overall Hyper Intelligent Automation segment by Zinnov in their Zinnov Zones for Hyper Intelligent Automation – 2020 rating. UiPath has also been rated in the Leadership Zone in Use Case Discovery, Intelligent Document Processing, RPA Platforms, and Attended RPA segments.
Sri Lanka’s largest digital learning content platform Guru.lk has announced it is offering access to its vast resource of digitised material to schools and private tuition institutes whose regular classes have been suspended to retard the spread of the COVID-19 virus.
Trico Logistics Limited (TLL), partnering with Strategic Insurance Brokers (SIB), announced the launch of a Marine Risk Insurance portal (tricologi.net) for all TLL customers who hail from a wide-ranging international client base. TLL will be the platform provider for the online solutions.
Business leader Dhammika Perera has joined the battle against the spread of new coronavirus (COVID-19), with a pledge to donate from his personal funds Rs. 70 million worth of urgent healthcare facilities.
Seven Media created history once again emerging extremely successful at the recent SLT Zero One Awards for Digital Excellence 2018/19. For the second consecutive year, Seven Media dominated the award ceremony held in honor and recognition of excellence in digital initiatives over the past 12 months, racking up an impressive event-high 9 awards.
John Keells Holdings has offered the 81-room Trinco Blu by Cinnamon in the east as a centre for quarantine to the Government if the need arises.
Three Sinha has ventured in to yet another important sector to provide world class Pre-Engineered & Pre-Fabricated Steel Solutions with launching their new subsidiary, IKLO Industries. Today Pre-Engineered Steel Buildings and Polyurethane Injected Sandwich Panels are widely used in the world.
Hemas Holdings Plc has offered Club Hotel Dolphin in Negombo as a quarantine centre to the Government if the need arises, as part of wider public-private sector efforts to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.
ICTA hosts virtual meeting of the IT Industry to leverage Digital Technology for COVID-19 Management »
Information & Communication Technology Agency (ICTA) hosted a virtual meeting on 19th March, with the IT community of Sri Lanka to engage their expertise in leveraging digital technology in the management of Covid-19 response in Sri Lanka.
The Board of Directors of Citrus Waskaduwa (Waskaduwa Beach Resort PLC) took into account the current crisis faced by the Nation and the world at large.
CA Sri Lanka members Tishan Subasinghe and V. Kanagasabapathy appointed to top committees of regional accounting body CAPA »
Two high profile members of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka (CA Sri Lanka), Mr. Tishan Subasinghe and Mr. V. Kanagasabapathy have been appointed to top committees of the Confederation of Asian and Pacific Accountants (CAPA), the regional organisation representing nearly 2 million accountants across Asia and Pacific.
Northshore Campus held its first Board of Governors meeting on the 03rd of March to exchange views and discuss its highly ambitious plans for the future to be a top ranked higher educational institute in the country for graduate employability, academic and research excellence.
Daraz, one of Sri Lanka’s leading e-commerce platforms, is offering an opportunity to do your avurudu shopping in the safety and comfort of your home with the exciting avurudu promotion ‘Avurudu Waasi’.
A sub brand of LAUGFS Supermarkets, Crimson Bakery recently opened the doors to its first standalone outlet in the neighbourhood of Bellanthara, welcoming customers to experience freshly made sweet and savoury creations.
SLIIT, a leading non-state higher education institute held its inauguration ceremony recently, marking an important milestone for students who began their new academic life.
A national campaign on Safe Labour Migration was launched in January 2019 by the Ministry of Foreign Employment and the Sri Lanka Bureau of Foreign Employment, with the support of the Embassy of Switzerland in Sri Lanka.
IDEAL Motors (Pvt) Ltd, Sri Lanka’s no. 1 company in the pickup market, especially in the above one tonne truck category, has introduced the newly Mahindra Maxi Truck complete with an improved Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) to the local market recently.
The British Council Sri Lanka hosted an awards ceremony recently, to recognize the top Cambridge Assessment English registration centers for their valuable contribution.
With the country facing growing challenges similar to that of many others parts in the world as the expanding coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) continues, Arpico Insurance PLC,
The Confederation of Micro, Small and Medium Industries (COSMI) said that they welcomed President Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s initiative to differ the recovery of loans to businesses and SMEs by banks by six month.
The Securities and Exchange Commission of Sri Lanka (SEC) this yesterday had a meeting with the Board of Directors of the Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE)
We hereby release the contents of the letter addressed to H.E the President on Wednesday 18th March by the following Chambers of Commerce.
Sysco LABS recently celebrated “Blueprint 2020,” a special event bringing together more than 450 employees at the Hilton Colombo Residences. The organization reflected on the achievements and transformation it has seen over the past few years since its acquisition by foodservice leader Sysco, as well as its plans for the future.
Hemtours (Private) Limited, a 100% owned sub-subsidiary of Hemas Holdings PLC (HHL), has divested 80.1% stake in its Forbes Leisure Services (Private) Limited to Acorn Partners (Pvt)) Ltd, on March 13,2020 at a total consideration of Rs. 201 million, according to a stock filing.
BMICH, Sri Lanka’s iconic landmark facilitated a programme on human resource management and personal etiquette on 11th February 2020 for the 3rd and 4th year undergraduates following the HR degree at the University of Colombo.
SIEMENS – DIMO consortium signed the contract with CEB recently for Package 04 Lot A of the National Transmission and Distribution Network Development and Efficiency Improvement Project funded by Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and it was the largest ever consortium based project awarded to DIMO.
Royal Fernwood Porcelain Limited, a large-scale manufacturer of high quality white and decorated porcelain tableware and figuring ornaments that enjoys a global reputation in the porcelain tableware industry as a reliable supplier to many premium brands recently announced that the company was the recipient the SLS 122:2001 quality certification. Royal Fernwood is the first and only manufacturer of porcelain tableware to receive this accreditation.
Raigam Telees Secretariat announces that, considering the concerns on the prevailing situation in the Island due to the coronavirus spread and the measures taken by the government to control the situation, the Raigam Telees - 2019 Award Festival to be taken place on March, 21 at the Nelum Pokuna Theatre, Colombo, has been postponed.
Onestep Solutions (Pvt) Ltd a pioneering and leading provider of accounting software solutions for small and medium organizations recently expanded its product portfolio with the introduction of world renowned Odoo ERP Solutions.
“SINGER” Peoples No. 1 Brand of the Year for 14th consecutive year also wins Consumer Durables Brand of the year »
The people of Sri Lanka have once again voted for the country’s premier consumer durables retailer “Singer”, as the “Peoples Brand of the Year” for the 14th consecutive time at the recently concluded SLIM Nielson Peoples awards ceremony held at Waters Edge.