- 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
The state administration has taken up the challenge of re-rooting the path of the major economic indicators of the country, Eran Wickramaratne, State Minister for Finance and Media said the 60th AGM of the National Chamber of Commerce of Sri Lanka recently.
The final draft of the National Policy for Maritime and Logistics Sectors presented to Minister of Ports and Shipping and Southern Development Sagala Ratnayaka by Ministry Secretary Dr. Parakrama Dissanayake in an event held at the Ministry yesterday.
The Health Ministry on the 29th said that the color coding system also is known as the ‘traffic light system’ of red, orange and green would be introduced to solid food items available in the market by 1 April. The Ministry said that the system had been introduced to define the content of sugar in fizzy drinks and cordials from 2017 onwards as the first step to stop the spread of non-communicable diseases (NCDs).
The maiden flight to Colombo, the Thai Lion Airbus arrived at the Bandaranayake International Airport, on 30.01.19.Several officials including the Chairman of Airport Aviation Sri Lanka Limited Mr. Dammika Ranatunga were presented at the occasion to welcome the maiden flight including its travelers and flight crew members.
Bank of Ceylon’s mobile banking services is further expanded by adding four “branches on wheels” recently. These mobile branches are used in Western Province-South, Eastern, Central and North Central Provinces. They support communities of respective provinces to reach Bank of Ceylon’s Banking services conveniently.
The 60th AGM of the National Chamber of Commerce was held on January 19 at the Kingsbury Hotel. Former President of the Chamber, Speaker Karu Jayasuriya was the Chief Guest. The State Minister for Finance and Media, Eran Wickramaratne was Guest of Honour.
In a bid to promote exports to the North, the National Institute of Exports (NIOE), the professional training affiliate of the National Chamber of Exporters (NCE), signed an MOU with the Chamber of Commerce and Industries of Yarlpanam (CCIY) in Jaffna, during the Jaffna International Trade Fair.
In recent years, retail customers have got their demands for a simple and seamless digital experience answered. With a click, they get to choose from almost an endless selection of items, and with another click, they complete the purchase by paying with a digital wallet, mobile payment app, or stored value card.
If we can introduce a new Constitution through the present Parliament, it would be a remarkable political achievement for the country. If we fail in that effort and pass it over to the next generation, it would be a great sin, Speaker Karu Jayasuriya said.
According to the Logistics Performance Index compiled by the World Bank
Sri Lankan based JLanka International is a leading solar and renewable energy technology solutions provider in South Asia.
Footwear and Leather Product exports have risen by 300 percent in the 10 year period of 2008
Under industrial exports, export earnings from textiles and garments increased
Ceylinco General Insurance Ltd., showed excellent results for the financial year ended December 31, 2018, recording yet another noteworthy year.
Ayurveda chain Spa Ceylon was awarded prestigious Asia’s Greatest Brands 2018
Nawaloka Hospitals added a new aspect to Sri Lanka’s private healthcare sector with the opening of the largest and most advanced medical diagnostics laboratory complex.
The Commercial Bank of Ceylon has started 2019 on a winning note, with the Bank being named one of “Asia’s Greatest Brands” and its Managing Director Mr. S. Renganathan being honored as one of “Asia’s Greatest Leaders” by the Asian Business & Social Forum (ABSF).
HUAWEI, the largest telecom infrastructure maker in the world recently launched the sequel to its celebrated Y series. Huawei Y series 2019 was launched in Sri Lanka at an event held in Hilton, Colombo.
Sri Lanka will obtain US$ 200 million from the International Bank for Reconstruction
The U.S. Navy has begun a temporary cargo transfer initiative that promotes Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka’s apparel industry earned US$ 5.32 billion from exports in 2018. Hence it becomes the first industry in the island to cross the US$ 5 billion mark.
HNB PLC partnered with the world’s largest global card network, Visa to offer Infinite and Signature cardholders a broad array of personalized concierge services for the very first time in Sri Lanka.
Sanmik Food Group of Companies in Australia and Sri Lanka jointly invested Rs. 700 million to open Sanmik Food and desiccated coconut dehydration unit at Ipologama in Anuradhapura.
NDB has become the first company in Sri Lanka to obtain EDGE Gender certification joining more than 200 leading companies, in
A Chinese cement manufacturer will set up a plant in the Hambantota Export
Sri Lanka will maintain economic growth of around 3.75% in 2019, said Central Bank Governor Dr. Indrajit Coomaraswamy at the Sri Lanka Economic Association (SLEA) annual session held in Colombo last Friday.
Home-grown video medical consultation platform, oDoc is starting a rapid expansion in the scale of its domestic operations
The Central Bank of Sri Lanka is currently in the process of raising $5 billion over the next two months.
Orel IT was awarded the most outstanding exporter of the year at the National Chamber of Exporters (NCE) Awards in 2018.
India and Sri Lanka recently signed a MoU to develop modern infrastructural facilities to the Swami Vipulananda Institute of Aesthetic Studies, Eastern University in the Batticaloa.
New priority areas have been identified for greater cooperation between Sri Lanka and Australia under the Trade and Investment Framework Arrangement
In a move to make drivers sit comfortably with correct posture, Darley Butler & Company offers very good discounts for world-famous BackJoy posture corrector seats.
Landmark Group, Sri Lanka’s new property has introduced their latest innovative solution with the launch of BOX IT recycled shipping container living space.
Sri Lankan specialty fish exports will receive a major boost.
Dialog Axiata PLC announced the launch of Sri Lanka’s first Augmented Reality (AR) calendar. This a showcasing of the Company’s commitment to introducing cutting-edge technology.
CEO and Founder of Huawei, Ren Zhengfei, recently said that 2019 could be a difficult year for Huawei.
The Sri Lanka’s premier Footwear & Leather Fair will be organized by the Sri Lanka Footwear & Leather Products Manufacturers Association
Sri Lanka Insurance industry was able to achieve a growth of 9.96%
The World Economic Forum website estimated that the broad market for smart cities’ products and services will value over $2.57 trillion by 2025.
Private sector credit for the month of November 2018 amounted to Rs. 79.3 billion.
Sri Lanka has maintained the record of paying debts on time. They re-payed the 2014 International Sovereign Bond (ISB) issuance of US$ 1 billion onetime.
The International Air Travel Association (IATA) has renewed the IATA Operational Safety Audit
Eight Garments manufacturers from Sri Lanka will take part in the Texworld - Apparel Sourcing exhibition.
The Western Provincial Council (WPC) and Colombo Municipal Council (CMC) had made plans to make Colombo an environmental-friendly city.
President Maithripala Sirisena left Sri Lanka on the 15th January for a five-day official visit to the Philippines
The meeting between Finance and Mass Media Minister Mangala Samaraweera
The Commercial Bank of Ceylon has enabled its entire network of ATMs and CRM for customers.
SriLankan Airlines has opened a new Virtual Reality (VR) cinema at its Business Class lounge on 10th January.
The locally manufactured and newly-developed ballistic rubber sample for firing introduced follows upon a series of scientific researches.
Siddhalepa Group won an award at the International Innovation Awards ceremony in the product category.
Minister of Finance and Mass Media Mangala Samaraweera will leave for Washington on Friday to get the IMF External Fund Facility (EFF) back on track.
The Telecommunications Regulatory Commission of Sri Lanka (TRCSL), requested the public not to contact them directly on lost or stolen phones.
The prestigious Euromoney Magazine recently awarded HNB as the ‘Market Leader in Trade Finance’.
Grand Opening Ceremony of SPAR Super Market today at Kalubowila, with good music, free giveaways, and many more exciting experiences!! Done forget to drop into "Sri Lanka's Only true Global Supermarket!"
Amãna Bank has strengthened its reach with the establishment of 14 Self Banking Centres island-wide.
President Maithripala Sirisena officially launched “Videsa”, a series of educational TV channels on PEO TV, Sri Lanka Telecom’s (SLT) interactive entertainment television service, provided through SLT’s fully owned subsidiary, SLT VisionCom
The Suraksha Insurance scheme, which was launched by the Ministry of Education in October 2017, has already proved to be very beneficial for Sri Lankan children.
Mastercard announced that it is dropping its name from its iconic brand mark in select contexts.
Seylan Bank recently signed an agreement with Union Pay International (UPI). This is with regards to enable UnionPay Credit and Debit cardholders to
Guruge Gems (Pvt) Ltd, one of the leading companies in the gem and jewelry sector recently received two coveted awards at the Presidential Awards Ceremony.
Thai Sumedha, the country’s leading manufacturer, distributor and exporter of quality hand rolled, machine made and hand dipped incense sticks, incense powder, and incense products in Sri Lanka
Arimac would be launching Nero PC game to the Sri Lankan market soon. The Founder and CEO of Arimac Lanka, Chamira Jayasinghe, said that Arimac will be launching Nero (third-person shooting) PC game soon in Sri Lanka.
The Commercial Bank of Ceylon recently conducted a Financial Literacy Programme for a group of small entrepreneurs in Matugama area. This was in collaboration with the Central Bank of Sri Lanka.
Standard Chartered appointed its first Sri Lankan Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Bingumal Thewarathanthri on January 1, 2019.
To mark its 50th anniversary, LB Finance PLC will plant and maintain 50,000 trees under its “Mission Thuru wawamu, 50-50Thousand” by 2021.
Cooray and Fernando revealed that the benefits of GSP Plus must be taken. Hence, the industry stakeholders had submitted reports to the government requesting to source fabrics from Indonesia and South Korea, last year.
One of Sri Lanka’s frontline construction firms, International Construction Consortium (Pvt) Ltd., has entered on aRs.4 billion apartment complex in Galle.
Professor Michael Bourne an expert on Business Performance from Cranfield University will be in Sri Lanka.
The Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE) has amended the Listing Rules to facilitate the listing of the shares by foreign companies. This is on the Multi-Currency Board (MCB) of the CSE, under the Alternate Market Segment.
South Asia Gateway Terminals (SAGT) commits itself to responsible and sustainable operations. It had joined the World Ocean Council (WOC), the global Blue Economy Business Organization with this regard.
The Bourse ended the week on a mixed note as the ASPI increased by 52.43 points (or +0.87%) to close at 6,067.66 points,
Dr. Pathmanathan Niranjan was appointed as the new CEO of Bimputh Finance PLC.
The chairman of Balasooriya Private Hospital Priyanthalal Balasooriya received the Gold Award in the Medium Category, Service Sector, National Level at Social Dialog & Workplace Cooperation Awards 2018.
The Sri Lankan government on Friday said it is aiming to attract 3 billion U.S. dollars worth of foreign direct investments in 2019.
Nations Trust Bank has won an award at the recent Global SME Finance Awards in Madrid, Spain.
Sri Lanka’s No.1 Bank, Bank of Ceylon opened its second state-of-the-art self-serving BOC Digi at World Trade Centre (WTC) Colombo.
Taprobane Capital Plus Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of Ambeon Holdings PLC recently selected MTI Consulting to conduct a strategizing exercise.
ACL Cables PLC has experienced a market rise according to LMD 100-Sri Lanka’s leading 100 listed companies 2017/2018.
Munchee recently stepped forward to initiate a timely island-wide campaign aptly named - ‘One Book’.
With the dawn of 2019, the Hambantota harbor has started several new services to ships anchored in the harbor.
Founder and Executive Chairman of Laugfs Holdings, H. K. Wegapitiya was recognized for his entrepreneurial skills.
Moody’s Investors Service has affirmed Indian Oil Corporation Ltd’s (IOCL) Baa2 issuer and senior unsecured ratings.
Fitch Ratings has assigned Seylan Bank PLC’s (A-(lka)/Stable) proposed Basel III compliant subordinated debentures an expected National Long-Term Rating of ‘BBB+(lka)(EXP)’.
Hayleys Advantis Limited (Advantis), the transportation and logistics arm of Hayleys PLC, has entered into a deal with Dubai-based Trustworthy. ae Group.
(CBSL) entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Securities and Exchange Commission of Sri Lanka (SEC) and the Insurance Regulatory Commission of Sri Lanka (IRCSL) on December 31, 2018, at CBSL.
ICC Green Energy, an arm of a reputable general contractor, International Construction Consortium Pvt Ltd (ICC) introduces a range of garbage composter machines that can convert organic waste into compost within just 24 hours.
The “Enterprise Sri Lanka - BOC ThurunuDiriya” loan scheme has distributed loans worth over Rs.180 million.
Direct flights from Colombo to Don Mueang International Airport in Bangkok, Thailand was launched by Air Asia from Wednesday.
SriLankan Airlines, the National Carrier of Sri Lanka and a member of the Oneworld alliance, won the prestigious ‘World’s Leading Airline to the Indian Ocean’ title once again at the Grand Final Gala Ceremony of World Travel Awards, in Lisbon, Portugal recently.
Hayleys Advantis Limited ceremonially opened Sri Lanka’s largest distribution hub – Advantis 3PL Plus Logistics City – in Kotugoda, Ja-Ela recently.
Information and Communication Technology Agency (ICTA) announced the launching of the National Spatial Data Infrastructure (NSDI) system,
Dialog Axiata becomes the first provider in Sri Lanka to be approved certification under the GSMA’s Mobile Money Certification initiative operation.
Bank of Ceylon was recognized as the Gold Award winner in the State Bank Category for its 2017 Annual Report “ABC of BOC” in the 54th Annual Report Awards Ceremony organized by Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka.