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Aug 26, 2014 2:30:42 PM - www.ft.lk
e-Volve Technologies Ltd. has been appointed as sole agent to distribute F-Secure internet and mobile security products in Sri Lanka.  Abans Plc is the authorised reseller, making the products are available at Abans showrooms and retail outlets islandwide. “We are honoured to be part of a high-end Internet and Mobile security distribution network,” e-Volve Technologies ...
Aug 26, 2014 2:30:39 PM - www.ft.lk
On Monday, 25 August, the John Keells Foundation’s English Scholarship Program held its English Day 2014 at the Bishops College Auditorium. The event provides a platform for the John Keells English scholars from all over Sri Lanka to showcase their talents through performance, therefore building self-confidence as well as interacting with students from various parts ...
Aug 26, 2014 2:30:39 PM - www.ft.lk
Many retail industry leaders imparted their wisdom on how to face the myriad of changes that have taken place in the industry at the CIM conference held at the Hilton Hotel, Colombo, recently. The forum organised by the Chartered Institute of Marketing Sri Lanka Region (CIMSLR) and based on the theme ‘Ignite the Magic in ...
Aug 26, 2014 2:30:38 PM - www.ft.lk
 CSSL creates platform for Commonwealth nations to deliberate on role of ICT in citizen-centric development By Senuri De Silva The 32nd National Information Technology Conference 2014 (NITC) was inaugurated on Monday with the attendance of many Commonwealth delegates and guest speakers focusing on ‘ICT for Inclusive Development’. The event organised by the Computer Society of ...
Aug 26, 2014 2:30:38 PM - www.ft.lk
The Chartered Institute of Marketing announced the international appointments of senior marketers who brought prestige to the regional institute as well to the country. These included the re-election of Shiraz Latiff as a member of the Board of Trustees – CIM UK and appointments of Nadi Dharmasiri as a member of the Membership and Professional ...
Aug 26, 2014 2:30:35 PM - www.ft.lk
By Wealth Trust Securities The overall activity in secondary bond markets remained moderate yesterday as limited buying interest curtailed further upward pressure on yields ahead of today’s weekly Treasury bill auction. A limited amount of activity was witnessed on the 1 July 2019 and 1 July 2022 maturities within the range of 7.68% to 7.80% and 8.45% ...
Aug 26, 2014 2:30:33 PM - www.ft.lk
Nations Trust Bank, one of Sri Lanka’s leading commercial banks and American Express announced the launch of Nations Trust Bank American Express Travel Card in Sri Lanka. The new card is targeted at a growing segment of international travellers in Sri Lanka, travelling for education, business or leisure. Convenient and hassle free, the prepaid card ...
Aug 26, 2014 2:30:31 PM - www.ft.lk
The Hisham Abdeen Rugby Football Association (HARFA) annual rugby extravaganza will take place on 30 and 31 August at the Havelock Sports Club grounds for the fifth successive year commencing at 9 a.m. on both days. Six teams from each age group comprising over 500 players from several leading schools will be participating in this ...
Aug 26, 2014 2:30:31 PM - www.ft.lk
Huawei, a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider, was today awarded ‘European Consumer Smartphone 2014-2015’ by the European Imaging and Sound Association (EISA) for its latest flagship smartphone, Huawei Ascend P7. This is the second consecutive year that Huawei has been recognised by EISA after receiving the award for ‘European Consumer Smartphone ...
Aug 26, 2014 2:30:29 PM - www.ft.lk
ROME (Reuters): The euro zone’s growing fears of deflation will be stirred again on Friday when preliminary consumer price data for August is issued, with signs the European Central Bank could be looking at bolder steps to help the region’s stagnant economy. Analyst polled by Reuters forecast the annual inflation rate to slip to 0.3% ...
Aug 26, 2014 2:30:28 PM - www.ft.lk
First-ever Sri Lankan ‘Ready to Eat’ baby food, ‘bellybees’ was formally launched at the inaugural day of Pro Food Pro Pack & Agbiz 2014 exhibition at the Sirimavo Bandaranaike Memorial Exhibition Centre on 22 August under the patronage of Economic Development Minister Basil Rajapaksa. bellybees, a product of the newly formed Quebee Den Ltd., is ...
Aug 26, 2014 2:30:27 PM - www.ft.lk
Sri Lanka Telecom (SLT), the National ICT Solutions Provider together with the Ministry of Education (MoE) and Ministry of Telecommunications and Information Technology launched ‘Sisu-Connect,’ an especially architected virtual telephone platform to bridge the much-needed ‘children-parent’ communication gap that occurs when children are away from their parents. The ‘Sisu-Connect’ communication ser...
Aug 26, 2014 2:30:25 PM - www.ft.lk
A first-of-its-kind fashion pool party at Cinnamon Bey Beruwala Access Engineering PLC will be joining Cinnamon Hotels & Resorts to present ‘WAVE’ – a unique pool side fashion event which will be held on 30 August at Cinnamon Bey Beruwala. The swimwear fashion show will be the highlight of the Miss Universe China 2014 pre-pageant ...
Aug 26, 2014 2:30:25 PM - www.ft.lk
A forum on public-private partnership was organised by the Postgraduate Institute of Management (PIM) recently to discuss and highlight the importance of public private partnerships in Sri Lanka’s strategic development roadmap and to create a public platform to share ideas, different viewpoints and to provide valuable insights from respected academic, public and private sector officials. ...
Aug 26, 2014 2:30:22 PM - www.ft.lk
Seylan Bank is currently conducting a one-week intensive training program for the staff of the Oman-based Asia Express Exchange in Colombo. The 13-member team arrived in Sri Lanka on Tuesday 26 August and will undergo comprehensive training sessions by a team of banking professionals from Seylan Bank until Monday 1 September. Among the wide ranging ...
Aug 26, 2014 2:30:21 PM - www.ft.lk
Singer has been adjudged the ‘Most Respected Consumer Electronics Company’ in Sri Lanka and has been placed amongst the top 15 Most Respected Entities in the country, according to the results of a survey conducted by Nielsen on behalf of LMD. Speaking to LMD, Singer Director Marketing and Commercial Mahesh Wijewardene said that it was ...
Aug 26, 2014 2:30:20 PM - www.ft.lk
Ceylon Tobacco Company (CTC) has been ranked amongst the top 10 most respected entities in Sri Lanka in the annual LMD rankings 2014. CTC was up by 14 positions from last year, ranking as the ninth most respected entity in the country. Companies were evaluated based on financial performance, quality consciousness, management profile, honesty, innovation, ...
Aug 26, 2014 2:30:20 PM - www.ft.lk
By K. Berman CIMA last week held its 2014 CFO Forum on the topic ‘Risk in the Boardroom Agenda’. Reyaz Mihular, the immediate past Chairman CIMA Sri Lanka Board and KPMG Managing Partner, shared a few thoughts about the evening’s topic before he introduced the main speaker of the event CIMA Education Executive Director Dr. ...
Aug 26, 2014 2:30:19 PM - www.ft.lk
The private sector has called on Japanese small and medium enterprises to set up shop in Sri Lanka to focus on exports to the Indian and Pakistan markets, utilising the Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) with Sri Lanka. The invitation follows one of Japan’s largest banks, the Bank of Tokyo Mitsubishi, UFJ becoming the first bank ...
Aug 26, 2014 2:30:18 PM - www.ft.lk
In a landmark event held at Saegis Capus in Nugegoda, Inspiro Business School launched its logo, website and introduced its experienced lecture panel to the distinguished gathering present there recently. CA Sri Lanka President Arjuna Herath unveiled the logo of the Inspiro Business School in the presence of Chairman Bandara Dissanayake and other distinguished gathering. ...
Aug 26, 2014 2:30:16 PM - www.ft.lk
BANGALORE (Reuters): India’s economy likely grew at its fastest in two years between April and June, according to a Reuters poll, as improved sentiment after Narendra Modi’s election victory in the middle of the quarter coincided with a rebound in investment, manufacturing and construction. Prime Minister Modi is expected to deliver major reforms, but the ...
Aug 26, 2014 2:30:14 PM - www.ft.lk
Asserting that appointing a common candidate is the path to victory, UNP MP Ravi Karunanayake said that as a UNPer, he would be delighted to see a UNP nominee accepted by all Opposition parties; however, if that is not acceptable, there must be a sharing of opinion on how to pick that common candidate. “Anybody ...
Aug 26, 2014 2:30:11 PM - www.ft.lk
The 20th Annual General Meeting of the Sri Lanka-Korea Economic Co-operation Committee of the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce was held on 7 August at the Hilton Colombo. The Council focuses on promoting investment, trade and joint ventures between Sri Lanka and Korea. Andrew The Travel Company Ltd. Chairman/Managing Director Mahen Kariyawasan was elected to continue ...
Aug 26, 2014 2:30:11 PM - www.ft.lk
‘The English Hub’ is a novel approach to learning the English language in Sri Lanka. Commencing operations in 2013, the venture has focused not only on teaching the language but also allowing students to think, speak and experience English. Founded by Chairman and Managing Director Mohamed Hilmy Hassan and Chief Executive Officer Zara Zain, ‘The ...
Aug 26, 2014 2:30:11 PM - www.ft.lk
PepsiCo and its franchise partner Varun Beverages Lanka Ltd. announced the launch of Aquafina in Sri Lanka.  Aquafina is a renowned brand in the bottled drinking water arena and currently sold in more than 20 countries including the US. Launched nationally, Aquafina will be available in 20 litre bulk water jars and PET packs of ...
Aug 26, 2014 6:24:33 AM - LBO.com
Buffett to help finance Burger King deal: report
Aug 26, 2014 4:20:56 AM - dailymirror.lk
S-lon Lanka Pvt Ltd, the pioneers of potable water piping systems in Sri Lanka for 57 years reached yet another milestone with the unveiling of the Vito range of chrome plated faucets and accessories by His Excellency President Mahinda Rajapakse at the Construct Exhibition 2014, Sri Lanka's largest, most prestigious and most influential Construction Industry related exhibition
Aug 26, 2014 3:06:30 AM - LBO.com
Sri Lanka launches Rs150ml floating market in Colombo
Aug 26, 2014 2:00:51 AM - www.ft.lk
Democratic Party Leader Sarath Fonseka observes a protest in Fort yesterday by people calling on the Government to provide relief to the poor – Pic by Waruna Wanniarachchi
Aug 26, 2014 1:52:30 AM - www.ft.lk
Reuters: Stocks fell on Monday, ending a five-day gaining streak, to slip from a three-year high hit in the previous session as investors booked profits in conglomerate John Keells Holdings Plc, brokers said. The main stock index ended down 0.34%, or 23.99 points, at 6,984.03, easing from its highest close since 18 August 2011 hit ...
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