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Cooking with SILVERMILL Real Coconut Milk
28-April-2015

Carefully extracted using state-of-the-art technology, SILVERMILL Real Coconut Milk is rich in nutrients and is full of wholesome goodness. Coconut milk has many health benefits and contains a variety of essential vitamins and minerals. Aside from calming nerve cells, strengthening bones, helping the body fight off infections and regulating blood sugar levels, coconut milk also has several other benefits and helps you maintain a healthy glow. With SILVERMILL Real Coconut Milk which is packaged in Tetra Pak® cartons, you can now enjoy the great taste and benefits of coconut milk, without any hassle.

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Unbeatable ‘Anniversary Package’ from Ceylinco Diabetes Centre this May
28-April-2015

A comprehensive, literally head-to-toe medical check for diabetes and associated health complications is to be offered at an unbeatable concessionary rate throughout May by the Ceylinco Diabetes Centre to celebrate its 11th anniversary. Comprising of a series of blood, urine and other diagnostic tests, physical examinations and an assessment by a doctor, the anniversary package also entitles the purchaser to several free checks and discounts, the Centre said.

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Oman Air Launches Codeshare With KLM
27-April-2015

Oman Air is has launched a new codeshare agreement with KLM Royal Dutch Airlines. The agreement came into effect on Wednesday 15th April 2015 and will enable Oman Air’s customers to book onto flights operated by KLM between Muscat and Amsterdam v.v. KLM will operate five flights per week between the two cities and will utilise Airbus A330 wide-body aircraft on the route.

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Sri Lankan shares close steady, political woes weigh
27-April-2015 Reuters

Sri Lankan shares ended steady on Monday, hovering near their more than six-week closing high hit in the previous session, while investors waited for cues on the political front as the country's parliament started a two-day debate on proposed constitutional reforms. Investors have been cautious due to political uncertainty as Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe's party does not have a majority in the parliament and President Maithripala Sirisena promised to dissolve the parliament after the end of his 100-day programme on April 23.

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WATERS EDGE PARTNERS WITH SIMPLIFLY
27-April-2015

Civilian helicopters have been cleared to land at the Waters Edge complex in Battaramulla, domestic helicopter operator Simplifly said yesterday in details released by the company to the media. According to airline officials, a dedicated helipad will soon be constructed in the near future, and until such time helicopters will be landing on a designated space adjacent to the existing seaplane dock used by airlines including a seaplane operated by Simplifly.

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International thought leaders to share best practices in finance transformation
27-April-2015

The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA – Sri Lanka) and the Sri Lanka Association of Software and Service Companies (SLASSCOM) will conduct a unique thought leadership forum addressing the opportunities and best practices relevant to finance business partners in light of global development in technology, data analytics and global business development strategies on 14th May 2015 at The Stables, Park Street Mews from 7:30am to 12noon.

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CDB Contributes Towards IT Literacy, Donates IT Lab To Kadayamotte Sinhala Vidyalaya
27-April-2015

Citizens Development Business Finance PLC (CDB) recently presented Kadayamotte Sinhala Vidyalaya- Madurankuliya with a much-needed new IT lab as part of their flagship Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) project, “Pariganaka Piyasa”.

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3rd phase of Embark’s Sigiriya project receives wide community support
27-April-2015

Sigiriya, the most visited historic site in Sri Lanka and its environs have become the latest example of responsible management of community canines, following the completion of the third phase of the Sigiriya Animal Protection Project by Embark.

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Hutch joins the Mobitel mCash platform
27-April-2015

Hutchison Telecommunications (Hutch) joins the mCash mobile money platform, empowering customers to make their bill payments to Hutch and reload through their own mCash Wallets or through any mCash retailer Island wide.

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Nature's Secrets - You & Me / Tour of Romance, conducts successfully
26-April-2015

Sri Lanka's no.01 herbal cosmetic brand Nature's Secrets' You & Me / Tour of Romance  progran has been conducted successfully recently. This vessel tour was organised in line with Valentine day and Women's day of this year to facilitate Nature's Secrets valuable customers. Thousand of Nature's Secrets fans have been applied for the program and winning sixty (60) couples were selected by the raffle drew, to experience the remarkable tour of Romance.

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Emirates cabin crew now 20,000 strong
23-April-2015

Emirates celebrates a milestone in its employee history in April 2015, with its cabin crew team crossing 20,000 staff. Instantly recognizable all around the world, Emirates cabin crew is a vibrant group that comprises over 135 nationalities that speak over 55 languages. Reflective of the cosmopolitan DNA of Dubai, the multi-cultural mix is also core to the personality of Emirates and its crew.

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Sri Lanka shares rise to over 6-week high on banks
23-April-2015 Reuters

Sri Lankan shares rose to over six-week high on Friday, despite foreign outflow from risky assets, as investors picked up shares of finance companies on expectations of better earnings, with positive sentiment continuing due to lower interest rates. The main stock index ended 0.22 percent or 15.39 points firmer at 7,129.78, its highest close since March 10. It has, gained 3.31 percent since the central bank cut key rates on April 15, while yields on t-bills have fallen 26-36 basis points since then.

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Nestlé Lanka celebrates Avurudu!
23-April-2015

Nestlé Lanka PLC celebrated the Sinhala Tamil New Year Festival recently at the head office premises.

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SLASSPA requests business community to have patience over holiday period
23-April-2015

President, Sri Lanka Security Service Providers Association [ SLASSPA ], Major Tissa Aluwihare voiced the concerns of the members of SLASSPA over the numerous holidays which have greatly impacted the security industry.

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SriLankan Airlines launches knowledge management system
23-April-2015

SriLankan Airlines, in a ground breaking initiative has introduced a knowledge management system, one of the first in the corporate sector in Sri Lanka; branded as yoULink and themed—“connect, collaborate, share and learn.” yoULink is a knowledge portal, a type of knowledge management system that strives to provide a ‘one-stop knowledge shop’, which is a single point of access to the knowledge available in an organization (or even beyond), reused in such a way that it is useful and applicable for a knowledge-seeking user.

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Sri Lanka shares close at 6-week high; financials lead
22-April-2015 Reuters

Sri Lankan shares closed at their highest in more than a month on Wednesday, led by financials on hopes of better earnings, with positive sentiment continuing due to lower interest rates, dealers said. The main stock index ended 0.26 percent up 7,117.13, its highest close since March 10. It had gained 3.13 percent since the central bank cut key rates on April 15, while yields on government securities have fallen 26-36 basis points since then.

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ETA Melco poised to sustain its market leadership in vertical transportation solution in 2015
22-April-2015

ETA Melco, the global giant in providing end-to-end solutions in vertical transportation requirements, successfully held its fourth global business strategy planning summit in Sri Lanka recently. The event, which was attended by the key representatives heading the global operations, marked the conclusion with key decisions taken to assure the growth expected for the current year in progress.

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A millionaire in 3 to 6 years? Commercial Bank shows how
22-April-2015

A new, aspiration targeted investment plan that enables account holders to build up a minimum balance of Rs 1 million within a specific period without a high initial investment, has been launched by the Commercial Bank of Ceylon, the largest private sector bank in Sri Lanka.

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From punch card machines to compute sticks
22-April-2015 By Indika De Zoysa

Would you believe it if I told you that the first use of the word ‘computer’ dates back to the 1600s? I kid you not. ‘The Young Man’s Gleanings’ by English author, Richard Braithwait, states, “I have read the truest computer of Times, and the best Arithmetician that ever breathed, and he reduceth thy days into a short number.”

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Lowe LDB Takes Pride in Nurturing Country’s Most Loved Brands
21-April-2015

A jubilant Lowe LDB was elated to see three of its long standing clients, Dialog, Elephant House and Unilever Sri Lanka win the hearts and minds of Sri Lankan consumers at the recently concluded SLIM-Nielsen People’s Awards 2015. The event saw Elephant House Cream Soda bag the ‘FMCG beverage brand of the year’ award while Dialog won ‘Telecom service provider of the year’ and ‘Internet service provider of the year’ awards. Unilever Sri Lanka stole the show with its brands winning 4 awards.

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Sri Lankan shares close at over 1-mth high ahead of earnings season
21-April-2015 Reuters

Sri Lankan shares closed at their highest in more than one month on Tuesday, led by banks as investors picked select stocks on expectation of better earnings ahead of the results season, brokers said. The main stock index ended higher 0.26 percent, or 18.22 points, at 7,098.60, its highest close since March 16. It had gained 2.8 percent since the central bank cut rate on Wednesday, while yields on government securities have fallen 30-50 basis points.

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Lions Innovation teams with R/GA to launch Start-up Academy
21-April-2015

This year’s Lions Innovation Festival programme will include a unique Start-up Academy, developed in partnership with pioneering global digital agency, R/GA. Places will be awarded to two representatives from up to ten hand-picked start-ups. They'll receive complimentary accommodation and passes to the Festival, take part in a programme of intensive mentorship and get an exclusive introduction to the community of leading creatives, senior marketers and high-level decision-makers that the Festival attracts.

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“CELLSCAPES”
21-April-2015

"CELLSCAPES" will be on at the Lionel Wendt Art Gallery from the16th -18th of May 2015, with an exclusive preview on the 15th of May.

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Sri Lankan shares slip on profit taking
20-April-2015 Reuters

Sri Lankan shares slipped on Monday from their more than one-month closing high hit in the previous session, as investors booked profits after three straight sessions of gains, brokers said. The main index slipped 0.09 percent, or 6.03 points, to 7,080.38, after closing at its highest since March 16 on Friday. It had gained 2.7 percent as of Friday since the central bank cut rate on Wednesday, while yields on government securities have fallen 30-50 basis points.

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Commercial Bank’s ATMs set new records this ‘Avurudu’
20-April-2015

If withdrawals from the ATMs of Commercial Bank in the ‘Avurudu’ season are anything to go by, Sri Lankans celebrated their New Year on a grand scale in 2015, establishing new records for cash dispensed from the largest automated teller network owned by a single bank in the country.

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Brandix celebrates excellence with scintillating ‘Rasadiya Mangalya’
20-April-2015

Apparel sector associates from Sri Lanka, India and Bangladesh united by their employer Brandix, were honoured at a spectacular celebration of excellence when Sri Lanka’s single largest apparel exporter hosted its annual ‘Rasadiya Mangalya’ in Colombo recently. The group, which employs more than 48,000 people, felicitated and rewarded 41 Employees of the Year (EOYs), seven Supervisors of the Year (SOYs) and four executives from Brandix factories in the three countries at a day-long event at the Sugathadasa Indoor Stadium.

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Brandix crowns its Singing & Dancing Stars at sparkling finals of Group-wide talent contest
28-April-2015

Transcendent talent was on abundant display when non-executive employees of Brandix took to the stage to showcase their proficiency in singing and dancing at the finals of two spectacular talent competitions conducted recently by Sri Lanka’s single largest apparel exporter.

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Dr. Harsha De Silva Addressed The South Asian Investment Conference
27-April-2015

 

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OTARADEL.COM GOES LIVE
27-April-2015

The newly revamped website of entrepreneur and philanthropist Otara Gunewardene was launched on the 20th of April 2015. Unveiling a sleek re - design combined with a responsive layout, it features an innovative, user-friendly interface that seamlessly moves the user through sequenced pages and material. Detailing her journey from selling garments out of the boot of her car twenty five years ago, to building retail giant Odel which comprised of twenty stores across the island when she moved on to focus on her fashion retail brand Embark, pursuing her lifelong passion of doing her best to create a better world for animals and humans – the site features never seen before images and insight into the life of the visionary synonymous with Sri Lankan Fashion Retail.

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COCA-COLA AND CARGILLS FOOD CITY HOST ISLAND-WIDE CRICKET MANIA PROMOTION
27-April-2015

Coca-Cola Beverages Sri Lanka (CCBSL) recently partnered with Cargills Food City to host an exciting island-wide ‘Celebrate the Season of Cricket’ scratch card competition. The promotion culminated in nine lucky winners walking away with television sets and nearly 25,000 consumers winning concessionary prizes. The company recently held a prize-giving at the Coca-Cola office in Tekkawatta, Biyagama to present the television sets to the winners.

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The ‘Around the Pearl’ journey comes to a successful end in Colombo
27-April-2015

The 22 cyclists who participated in the ‘Around the Pearl’ (ATP) initiative were recently received by family, friends and supporters at the MJF Centre in Katubedda, Moratuwa, where they celebrated the successful completion of their journey around Sri Lanka. After cycling for ten days to raise funds for the Cerebral Palsy Lanka Foundation, the ‘Around the Pearl’ team members completed the final phase of their journey from Chilaw to Colombo.

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South Asian Exchanges formulate roadmap for the future, at regional conference in Colombo
27-April-2015

The South Asian Investment Conference (SAIC) organised by the Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE) in association with the South Asian Federation of Exchanges (SAFE), took place today (27th April) at the Galadari Hotel, Colombo. The Minister of Finance Hon. Ravi Karunanayake, the Deputy Minister of Policy Planning, Economic Affairs, Child, Youth and Cultural Affairs Dr. Harsha De Silva, the Chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission of Sri Lanka Mr.Tilak Karunaratne, Chairman of SAFE and Chairman of CSE Mr. Vajira Kulatilaka and  outgoing Chairman of SAFE Dr. Muhammad Abdul Mazid addressed the audience at the inaugural ceremony.

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Revolutionary state-of-the-art Mobitel Innovation Centre launched at TRACE Expert City
27-April-2015

The National Mobile Service Provider Mobitel held the inaugural opening of the revolutionary state-of-the-art Mobitel Innovation Centre which was ceremoniously launched by Hon. President Maithripala Sirisena at the TRACE Expert City Colombo, the City of Innovation, Research & Development. TRACE Expert City comprises of a group of successful businesses and experts who aspire to transform Sri Lanka into an economically sound, knowledge rich, techno-centric, sustainable business hub by promoting innovation, entrepreneurship and professionalism through technology.

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‘Indian Trade Fair 2015’ unveils on 07 May in Colombo
26-April-2015

Bringing into focus the diverse trade opportunities that exist between India and Sri Lanka, the ninth Indian Trade Fair will open on Thursday 07 May 2015 at the Sri Lanka Exhibition and Convention Centre, Colombo. Organised by MP Events Lanka and partnered by PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry, India, it will continue until Saturday 09 May with nearly 80 Indian exhibitors showcasing their products and looking to establishing partnerships with Sri Lankan entrepreneurs. The Indian Trade Fair 2015 has been described as the biggest meeting place for buyers and sellers of Indian products and services and is the ideal B2B platform for Indians to explore the Sri Lankan market.

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Cinnamon Hotels & Resorts powers its way into the 25 most valuable brands listing
23-April-2015

In a historic achievement, Cinnamon Hotels & Resorts was anointed the No. 1 Emerging Brand in Sri Lanka and also ranked 23rd with a brand value of Rs. 4.9 billion in the Most Valuable Brands list released by Brand Finance recently. This accomplishment marks the first time Cinnamon Hotels & Resorts has made it to the Most Valuable Brands listing and that too by surpassing many other established brands and all other leisure brands. This unique feat has been achieved by adopting a structured approach to brand positioning and brand building that has been strongly sustained over the last decade.

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JLanka launches Sri Lanka’s first ever Electricity Monitoring ePRO1000 Smart System
23-April-2015

The pioneer in Sri Lanka’s residential solar power electrification, JLanka Technologies introduced the company’s latest innovation – e Pro1000. Sri Lanka’s first Smart meter device, ePro1000 helps every home and office to monitor and manage the electricity consumption and all other electricity parameters.

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Sri Lanka shares end steady; President's speech awaited
23-April-2015 Reuters

Sri Lankan shares ended steady in thin trade on Thursday, hovering around their highest in more than six weeks hit in the previous session with investors offloading telecom and diversified shares, as they awaited President Maithripala Sirisena's address to the nation later in the day. Analysts expect Sirisena, who promised to dissolve parliament after 100 days from his election, to explain his policies for political stability and implement the promised constitutional and electoral reforms.

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Fortinet Reports Strong First Quarter 2015 Financial Results
23-April-2015

Fortinet® (NASDAQ: FTNT), a global leader in high performance cyber security solutions, today announced financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2015.

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CNE launches Warner brothers licensing to Sri Lanka via local agent  RAINCO
23-April-2015

Rainco who are the official representatives of Cartoon Network CNE in Sri Lanka, together with Cartoon Network Enterprises South Asia conducted an awareness program and media briefing regarding regional licensing   trends, the property portfolio on offer, the importance of licensing in Sri Lanka and the advantages of tying up with global brands for local manufactures.

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Samsung partners with E FM, Shakthi FM and Shree FM to host island-wide caller competitions
23-April-2015

Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. recently partnered with E FM, Shakthi FM and Shree FM to host three exciting island-wide caller competitions and give away an array of free products including three Joy Plus TVs and three Samsung microwaves. The competitions took place during the morning drive time shows and listeners were able to call in and answer a range of fun questions about Samsung products. Two winners were selected from each station and a special prize giving was held for them at the Samsung Brand Shop at No. 515 Darley Road, Colombo 10, in the presence of Youngmin Shin, Managing Director of Samsung in Sri Lanka, the Samsung team and the marketing teams of all three stations.

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Singhe Hospitals Limited Opens for Trading
23-April-2015

Singhe Hospitals Limited (Code: SINH) was listed on the DiriSavi Board of the Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE) on April 21st, 2015. Chairman/CEO of Singhe Hospitals Limited Mr. A.M. Weerasinghe rang the ceremonial opening bell, to begin trading for the day.

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zMessenger launches "Arambuma" to empower social enterprises and non-profit organizations
22-April-2015

With 12 years of excellence in service as the country’s first integrated mobile marketing company, zMessenger has been a catalyst in driving the fourth screen revolution in the country. From multinational consumer brands to local retailing giants, media channels and government services have launched industry first mobile initiatives together with zMessenger which has tremendously enabled the transformation of  influencing consumer behavior to match brand’s needs to  aligning brand’s needs to match consumer behavior.

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Calamander Unawatuna Beach  Sri Lanka’s first CarbonNeutral® Beach Resort
22-April-2015

Unawatuna’s best known destination resort, Calamander Unawatuna Beach, took a bold green step by emphasizing its strong commitment towards reducing the hotel’s environmental impact towardsbecoming a responsible corporate citizen by achieving international recognition as a certified  ‘CarbonNeutral’ Hotel.

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Mobitel launches the WiFi Zone at the Kaduruwela-Colombo main bus stand in Polonnaruwa
21-April-2015

The National Mobile Service Provider Mobitel declared open the WiFi zone of the Kaduruwela-Colombo main bus stand in Polonnaruwa which is another initiative in line with the ongoing Government programme of providing free WiFi to key public locations in the country. In order to use the WiFi network users need to first visit the nearest Mobitel branch, SLT Teleshop or Dealer point in order to register for the service where a password will be issued. The user is entitled to 100 MB per month on the WiFi network at any of the WiFi facilitated zones islandwide.

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OnTV.lk, Sri Lanka’s No. 1 TV guide, offers fast and easy streaming
21-April-2015

Ontv.lk, Sri Lanka’s first and the only website offering local TV program schedules, information and descriptions is now all geared up to offer fast, simple and easy to access streaming of all the popular TV shows running on all the major local TV channels. In-addition to being updated on when everyone’s favorite TV shows – may it be political shows, educational shows, life style shows, tele dramas or movies – are on, people can now enjoy them without ever having to miss a single episode.

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CEAT Racing Team revs up with 16 podium finishes at Foxhill
21-April-2015

In its first competitive outing of the 2015 season, the CEAT Racing Team secured 16 podium finishes at the Foxhill Supercross in Diyatalawa, signaling its intent to continue the form that gave it the car team championship last year. Members of the CEAT Racing Team were placed second in two events, third in three events, fourth in eight and fifth in three at this race meet, with nine of the 11 racers securing podium finishes in their events.

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DHL hosts Rugby Carnival for children in ‘RWC Match Ball Delivery’ Campaign
21-April-2015

DHL Express, the world’s leading express international service provider and the Official Logistics Partner of Rugby World Cup 2015, hosted a Rugby Carnival for children today at the Race Course grounds, following an overwhelming response towards the DHL RWC Match Ball Delivery campaign, a nationwide competition that will present one Sri Lankan child the opportunity to deliver the official match ball onto the field of play at a World Cup 2015 Tournament match.

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Oman Air’s Inaugural Flight To Goa Takes Off
20-April-2015

Oman Air’s inaugural flight to Goa departed Muscat recently. The aircraft took off with a full complement of VIPs, stakeholders and media representatives, who were joined by Oman Air Chief Executive Officer Paul Gregorowitsch and members of his senior management team. The Chief Guest on the flight was His Excellency Dr Mohammed bin Nasser Al Zaabi, Chief Executive Officer of Oman’s Public Authority for Civil Aviation (PACA).

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Huawei Launches the P8; A Revolutionary Light Painting Smartphone that Breaks New Ground in Fashionology by Combining the Best of Fashion and Technology
20-April-2015

At the legendary Old Billingsgate, London’s renowned arts and fashion venue, Huawei Consumer Business Group unveiled the Huawei P8 smartphone, a perfect blend of technology, sleek styling, usability and revolutionary low light camera features. The Huawei P8 is the culmination of the P series’ rich heritage of style and functionality, and is once again redefining the smartphone market with easy-to-use features that amaze and inspire consumers.

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Zuhair double gives EZY Racing winning start at FoxHill
20-April-2015

Sri Lanka’s foremost motor racing team EZY Racing, were given a winning start for the 2015 season when Sajaad Zuhair resumed business from where he left in 2014 by winning yet another double in his pet event SLH 1600 at the Foxhill  Supercross in Diyatalawa. EZY Racing, who were last seen in action in China where their International driver Dinesh Deheragoda driving the ER88 finished 2nd in the Chinese Rally in the Asia Cup of the Asia Pacific Rally Championship, were seen back in action after a 5 month break from motor racing. The Black and Red team who retained their driver duo of Sajaad Zuhair and Dilan Seneviratne for a third successive season were given a perfect return when the duo won 4 podium finishes in 5 races in what is considered to be the glamour grounds of motor racing in Sri Lanka.

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Oracle Hosts Cloud Application forum for CIMA Members
19-April-2015

Oracle recently organized an event for CIMA Members; the event titled “Modern Business in the Cloud” was a collaboration between, Oracle, CIMA and EZY Corporation Sri Lanka.  The event aimed at highlighting how Mobile, social, and cloud are redefining the way business gets done. This event also highlighted how ERP Cloud and BI Cloud Services can help Sri Lankan businesses to succeed with modern business platforms.

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Lankan Angel Network (LAN) funds US$ 5 million for 20 startups
28-April-2015

With the Lankan Angel Network having already raised US$ 5 million in funding for 20 startups across a number of industries vital to Sri Lanka’s future, there was no better time for the recent launch of the new Lankan Angel Network Incubation Centre for startups. Providing much-needed support services for fledgling ventures, while also being likely to be their first offices, this newly unveiled incubation centre, located at 33 Lauries Road, Colombo 3, offers an array of support services and facilities for start ups.

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Senok continues to rev up the automobile industry in Sri Lanka
27-April-2015

With a history that extends over 40 years, Senok Trade Combine (Pvt). Ltd has become one of the country’s leading providers of quality automobiles and commercial vehicles. The company offers a range of diversified solutions in the areas of travel, aviation, energy, mining and tea, however the company’s automobile division, Senok Automobile Pvt. Ltd has created a name for itself amongst motor enthusiasts as the sole agent of world famous vehicle brands such as Audi, Volkswagen, Subaru and Skoda in Sri Lanka.

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Ladies’ College to Launch BTEC Extended Diploma in Hospitality
27-April-2015

Opening a new dimension in further education, Ladies’ College will launch the Edexcel BTEC Extended Diploma in Hospitality as a parallel option to the Advanced Level qualifications. This launch event is to take place on May 6 at 5 pm at the Ladies’ College Hall.

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CA Sri Lanka facilitates the setting up of a professional accountancy body in Bhutan
27-April-2015

In an effort aimed at developing the accounting profession further in the South Asian region, President of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka (CA Sri Lanka), Mr. Arjuna Herath, in his capacity as the President of the South Asian Federation of Accountants (SAFA), the apex accounting body of SAARC, along with a team of experts from CA Sri Lanka visited Bhutan recently to facilitate the setting up of a professional accountancy body and to also introduce International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) to public and corporate sectors in Bhutan.

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Singer Sri Lanka appoints Ranil De Silva to Board of Directors
27-April-2015

Singer (Sri Lanka) PLC, recently announced the appointment of D.T. Ranil De Silva to the Company’s Board of Directors as an Independent Non-Executive Director with effect from 1st April 2015. De Silva already serves on the Boards of the associate companies of Singer (Sri Lanka) PLC, namely Singer Industries (Ceylon) PLC, and Regnis (Lanka) PLC. He is also the Managing Director of Serendib Hotels PLC and holds directorships in Dolphin Hotels PLC and Hotel Sigiriya PLC.

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SAIC to feature international technology partners
27-April-2015

The South Asian Investment Conference (SAIC) organised by the Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE) in association with the South Asian Federation of Exchanges (SAFE), will take place today (27th April) at the Galadari Hotel, Colombo. The Minister of Finance Hon. Ravi Karunanayake, the  Deputy Minister of Policy Planning, Economic Affairs, Child, Youth and Cultural Affairs Dr. Harsha De Silva, the Chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission of Sri Lanka Mr.Tilak Karunaratne and Chairman of the Colombo Stock Exchange Mr. Vajira Kulatilaka, will address the audience at the inaugural ceremony.

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TURKISH FRIGATE ARRIVES ON GOODWILL VISIT
26-April-2015

Turkish Navy frigate TCG Gediz will arrive at Colombo Port on Sunday, 26th April 2015. The goodwill visit of the ship (from April 26 to 28) to Sri Lanka is part of the commemoration activities of the 125th anniversary of the voyage of Frigate Ertuğrul to Japan. During its 122-day mission which started on April 1 from the Port of Aksaz, TCG Gediz will visit 18 ports in 14 countries and cover 20.300 nautical miles.

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TBWA\Sri Lanka, creates history at GoaFest 2015
23-April-2015

Delivering yet again, TBWA\Sri Lanka created history in the Sri Lankan advertising industry when their work was recognized with 3 Golds, 1 Silver, 1 Bronze and 12 finalists, across 5 campaigns at the recently concluded Abby Awards in Goa. Taking the honours at the Awards was the “Big on Respect” Elders Day project; a tribute to our nation’s elders where they benefitted from effortlessly reading their daily paper, when a leading Media Group printed their entire edition – both Sinhala and English, with 70% larger fonts on that particular day. This project was recognized in the Media Abby with a Gold and in the Creative Abby with 2 Golds and a Silver.

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CA Sri Lanka Faculty of Taxation to felicitate new Tax Chief Ms. Kalyani Dahanayake
23-April-2015

The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka (CA Sri Lanka) together with its Faculty of Taxation will felicitate newly appointed Commissioner General of the Department of Inland Revenue Ms. Kalyani Dahanayake at a ceremony which will be attended by chartered accountants, tax professionals and senior officers of the department.

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Commercial Bank extends lending and multirole support to northern revival
23-April-2015

The Commercial Bank of Ceylon has lent nearly Rs 250 million to small businesses and farmers in Sri Lanka’s northern region in the past four months, as part of a multifaceted on-going engagement to play a catalytic role in the economic and social resurgence of the area.

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Amãna Takaful Life rewards ‘Who Wants to be a Millionaire’ achievers
23-April-2015

Amãna Takaful Life (ATL Life) recently rewarded achievers of ‘Who Wants to be a Millionaire’ - an achievement based reward scheme for employees who excel and perform beyond targets. As part of the programme, seven levels of new business in the ‘Prosper’ segment have been outlined and a variety of rewards were set for each level. The special programme was launched in 2014 and is running for the second consecutive year in 2015.

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When dreams become real!
23-April-2015

Avurudu 2015 proved extra special for dozens of travellers on buses departing Colombo for Anuradhapura and Matara during this festive time of year, as a spectacular Shree FM Avurudu Promo resulted in every single person travelling on these two buses receiving what they wished for during this Sinhala and Tamil New Year.

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Chandhani Bandara Salons and 4ever Skin Naturals support women entrepreneurs in the North
23-April-2015

Chandhani Bandara salons, a pioneer in the beauty culture industry and the developer of 4ever Skin Naturals recently partnered with the Nucleus Foundation to provide assistance to women in Vavuniya, Mannar, Jaffna, and Killinochchi. A program, held in honor of International Women’s Day, aimed to enhance the entrepreneurial capabilities of women in these areas, making it possible for them to enhance their livelihoods through beauty culture.

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Ceylinco Life moves into own buildings in Kandy and Matara
22-April-2015

Life insurance leader Ceylinco Life has relocated its branch offices in Kandy and Matara to company-owned buildings to better serve customers in these two key cities and their suburbs. The company’s new Kandy office occupies a three-storey building at No 65, Kings Street, and comprises of 11,250 square feet of space. Besides dedicated areas for staff and customers, the building has a multifunction room that can accommodate 80 people, and has adequate customer parking. A viewing gallery offers a vantage point to observe the annual Kandy perahera.

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Ceyoka inks landmark Distributor Agreement with energy giant Schneider Electric for lighting automation
22-April-2015

Ceyoka (Pvt) Ltd announced that it had entered into a landmark distributor agreement with Schneider Electric, the global specialist in energy management for its lighting control products. Ceyoka, through its Engineering Division, is recognized as a leading supplier of professional lighting solutions. This groundbreaking Agreement enhances Ceyoka’s market offering as a one-stop comprehensive and dynamic solution provider of both professional lighting and lighting control products for installations across residential, hospitality, commercial and industrial sectors.

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Emirates steps into the wild to sponsor ‘The Last Wilderness of the UAE’
21-April-2015

Emirates, a global connector of people, places and passions, has signed up to sponsor ‘The Last Wilderness of the UAE’, a documentary series that will feature the United Arab Emirates’ remarkably rich biodiversity. It will also provide insight into the natural adaptations that have enabled many species to survive in the Arabian Peninsula’s harsh and ever-changing habitats as well as showcase some of the most important conservation accomplishments over recent years.

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New Data Center and Endpoint Solutions make Fortinet the Only Network Security Provider to Protect Enterprises Against Threats at Every Possible Entry Point
21-April-2015

Fortinet® (NASDAQ: FTNT) - a global leader in high-performance cyber security solutions, is protecting customers at every entry point into the network with its expanded Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) framework, which extends from endpoint devices all the way to the data center. The company today announced enhancements to its FortiClient solution, which enables every device - local or remote, stationary or mobile – to be protected anytime, anywhere. In addition, Fortinet’s two new FortiGate 3000 series high-performance firewalls, ideally suited for top-of-rack applications, help protect internal traffic and prevent threats from moving laterally within an organizations’ network.

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Sierra IT awarded ISO 9001:2008 – A milestone in progressive journey
21-April-2015

Sierra Information Technologies Ltd (Sierra IT) has been awarded the ISO 9001:2008 Certification, recognising the company's commitment to the highest standards of quality and service. The Sri Lankan owned global solutions provider offers a comprehensive range of IT solutions and has reached this milestone through outstanding quality, service and on-time delivery.

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Softlogic Finance opens branches in Senkadagala and Pamankada
20-April-2015

Softlogic Finance PLC has affirmed its aggressive expansion strategy by opening two fully-fledged branches in Senkadagala, Kandy and Pamankada, Colombo 6 within a single week. The opening of the two branches at strategic and convenient locations expands Softlogic Finance’s network across the country to 31 locations – 19 branches and 12 standalone gold loan centres.

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School children in Mutur now cycle to school
20-April-2015

Berendina Development Services (BDS) donated bicycles to needy school children in the Mutur area of Trincomalee district at a  ceremony held at Al Mina Maha Vidyalayam, Periyapalam, Mutur recently. The Divisional Secretary of Mutur, Mr. A Yoosuf, Additional Divisional Secretary, Mr. A. Thahir, Ms. Akila Kanagasooriyam, Zonal Director of Education, Mr. K. Kandeepan, Asst. Director-Dept.of Social Services, Eastern Province and Mr. A. H. Haris, Chairman of the Mutur Pradeshiya Sabha participated at the handing over ceremony. Mr. Vijinthan Shanmugalingam, BDS Manager for Trincomalee District was also present at the event.

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PURITAS COMMISSIONS PIONEERING WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT FOR THE COIR INDUSTRY IN SRI LANKA
19-April-2015

Sri Lanka’s coir industry reached an important milestone last month, with the commissioning of a pioneering wastewater treatment plant for the Botanicoir (Pvt) Ltd factory in Dankotuwa. The wastewater produced in the process of removing unwanted elements in the coir substrate manufacturing process, if not managed properly, can become a threat to the local environment.

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