HUAWEI CLOUD CONTINUES TO BUILD STRONG ECOSYSTEM FOUNDATIONS FOR PARTNERS TO DRIVE GROWTH AND CARVE NEW OPPORTUNITIES IN INDUSTRY DIGITISATION

Artificial Intelligence (AI), deep partner collaboration, and building a strong ecosystem foundation were championed as next-level growth engines to new opportunities in industry digitisation at the recent Huawei Cloud APAC Partner Connection Summit 2024. Huawei Cloud Asia Pacific hosted approximately 500 participants comprising partners from over 13 countries at its invitation-only partner event, held under…

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Notice On Rotating Chairman Tenure

In accordance with Huawei’s Rotating Chairman system, Mr. Xu Zhijun (Eric Xu) will assume the position of Rotating and Acting Chairman of Huawei from April 1, 2024 to September 30, 2024. During his term, Mr. Xu will serve as the company’s top leader, and head the Board of Directors and its Executive Committee. Biography of…

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Celebrating Great Place to Work Certification at Neptune Recyclers

Neptune Recyclers proudly announces its official achievement of the Great Place to Work Certification, a significant recognition grounded in the valuable feedback from our dedicated employees. This certification not only symbolizes a milestone for our company but reinforces our unwavering commitment to establishing a workplace where individuals are not just employees but valued contributors who…

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Swadeshi Khomba celebrates Sri Lanka’s cultural heritage with digital  “Avurudhu Litha” for the first time in Sri Lanka.

The Swadeshi Industrial Works PLC, the No. 01 herbal personal care product company in Sri Lanka, and a company that is committed to preserving the country’s rich cultural heritage through the innovative Swadeshi Khomba Avurudhu Litha initiative. As a Sri Lankan company deeply rooted in traditional values and customs, The Swadeshi Industrial Works PLC understands…

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DIMO Academy Celebrates 32nd Convocation Graduates Secure Overseas Job Opportunities

DIMO Academy, the educational arm of DIMO, recently hosted its 32nd convocation ceremony, recognizing the achievements of 50 graduates who completed the German Diploma in Automobile Mechatronics Program and Certificate course in Automobile Mechatronics. The ceremony highlighted the exceptional performance of three graduates who received gold, silver, and bronze medals for their outstanding academic accomplishments.…

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A Brand New AML-Compliance Toolkit: Made in Sri-Lanka, Powered By AI

Do you really Know Your Customer? Dossiers ensures that you do. Anagha Smrithi Bridging The Gap: The need to keep up with strict AML (anti-money-laundering) regulations is often challenging for financial institutions. Consistently steering clear of regulatory fines can become costly, demanding and time intensive. A new Sri-Lankan start-up called Dossiers recognizes this challenge and…

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Neptune Recyclers and Elephant House Unite Forces to Combat Plastic Pollution and Foster Sustainable Practices

Neptune Recyclers, Sri Lanka’s leading enabler in recyclable waste management, and Elephant House, trading as Ceylon Cold Stores (CCS), have joined hands in a ground-breaking partnership to launch an eco-friendly recycling project aimed at reducing plastic pollution and fostering sustainable practices. This strategic alliance, established in September 2023, brings together Neptune Recyclers’ expertise in collecting,…

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Industry Pioneers Launch the Level 4 Autonomous Networks Initiative at the Autonomous Networks Summit

TM Forum held the Autonomous Networks Summit during the Mobile World Congress (MWC). At the summit, industry leaders including George Glass, the CTO of TM Forum; Li Huidi, the Executive Vice President of China Mobile; Yang Chaobin, Huawei’s Board Member and President of ICT Products & Solutions; Juan Manuel Caro, Telefónica’s director of Autonomous Networks…

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Raychem RPG achieves significant milestone to facilitate faster execution in electricity distribution projects

Raychem RPG, established in 1989, is a 50:50 joint venture between TE Connectivity, U.S.A., and RPG Enterprises, India. Raychem RPG is the imprint of a successful Indo-US bilateral relationship that has lasted for nearly four decades, the longest of its kind. Raychem RPG has added another significant feather to its already decorated portfolio, by completing…

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Classic Wild Leads the Charge: Principal Sponsor for WNPS Small Cats Project

Classic Wild, the premier provider of immersive wildlife experiences, proudly announces its latest conservation initiative, the sponsorship of the “Small Cats Project” conducted by the Wildlife & Nature Protection Society (WNPS). With a mission to safeguard the Rusty-spotted Cat, Jungle Cat, and Fishing Cat, ensuing their overall commitment to preserving these elusive feline species and…

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Innovative Solution Eases Parental Book Covering Woes: Introducing Printcare Agile’s “Book Wonders”

Printcare Digital Solutions (Pvt) Limited, operating under the brand name Printcare Agile, is proud to announce the launch of a groundbreaking solution aimed at alleviating one of the primary challenges faced by busy parents – covering their children’s schoolbooks. Titled “Book Wonders,” this innovative product promises to revolutionize the traditional book-covering process, making it faster,…

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PEPSI® WELCOMES SUMMERS WITH A NEW CAMPAIGN AND A BRAND-NEW LOOK WITH JACQUELINE FERNANDEZ

Pepsi® unveils new summer campaign; recreates iconic international commercial with Jacqueline Fernandez, emphasizing the ‘Refreshing Pepsi, Bold New Look’ in Sri Lanka Pepsi®, the iconic beverage brand, is gearing up to embrace the summer season in Sri Lanka with its latest film starring the charismatic Jacqueline Fernandez. Aligned with the campaign positioning ‘Refreshing Pepsi, Bold…

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Baby Cheramy Partners with Sri Lanka College of Paediatricians conducted a program educating Early Childhood Development Officers and introduced a booklet on Creating Safe Home for Children

Baby Cheramy, the premier and beloved baby brand from Hemas Consumer Brands, is dedicated to ensuring the safety of children nationwide. Taking yet another stride in this ongoing commitment, the Sri Lanka College of Paediatricians and Baby Cheramy have united their efforts to foster a secure environment for the children of our nation. A recent…

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DIVA Felicitates Awardees of ‘DIVA Karathitku Valimai’ Entrepreneurial Skills Development Program in Jaffna

DIVA, a proud Sri Lankan laundry care brand with over 20 years of heritage, celebrated the victors of the ‘DIVA Karathitku Valimai’ (‘Diva Daathata Diriyak’) Entrepreneurial Skills Development Program in Jaffna on 19 February 2024. This initiative encompassed comprehensive training sessions centred around women’s entrepreneurship and skill enhancement. Post a thorough evaluation process, four highest…

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A first! Oceanswell and Greenpeace South Asia conduct cetacean surveys in the high seas of the Indian Ocean

Greenpeace South Asia and Sri Lankan marine conservation organisation Oceanswell have just returned to Colombo following the successful completion of cetacean visual and acoustic surveys in the high seas of the Indian Ocean aboard the Greenpeace flagship Rainbow Warrior. The scientific survey was conducted under the leadership of Dr. Asha de Vos, renowned cetacean researcher…

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Kingsman Studio Expands Unveils Kingsman Perennial a New Ready-to-Wear Brand and Luxury Boutique

Kingsman Studio, renowned for its bespoke tailoring experience, is proud to announce the launch of Kingsman Perennial, a new brand and luxury boutique offering ready-to-wear collections for both men and women. Kingsman Perennial marks the brand’s exciting entry into the ready-to-wear market while staying true to its core values of exceptional craftsmanship, quality, and timeless…

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DIMO Healthcare and Varian to Transform Oncology Treatments in Sri Lanka

DIMO Healthcare, the healthcare arm of leading diversified conglomerate DIMO, partners with Varian, a Siemens Healthineers Company to introduce cutting-edge treatment solutions to clinicians specializing in radiation oncology in Sri Lanka. This collaboration also provides access to a range of advanced imaging technologies and services. Varian, a market leader in the global oncology industry, brings…

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Hayleys Aventura Becomes Official Service Partner for Grundfos; World’s Leading Water Pump Manufacturer

Hayleys Aventura has become Sri Lanka’s official service partner (SP) for Grundfos, the globally renowned Danish manufacturer of water pumps. The SP uniquely positions Hayleys Aventura to provide unparalleled after-sales care and expertise across the entire range of Grundfos products, through the integration of its software systems, access to a comprehensive spare parts inventory and a wealth…

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Hayleys Solar Introduces Solar Hot Water Systems

Hayleys Solar, the pioneering force in Sri Lanka’s solar energy landscape, has unveiled Solar Powered Water Heaters to the local market. Commenting on the launch, Hasith Prematillake, Managing Director of Hayleys Fentons, states, “We aim to make renewable energy solutions accessible but also rewarding for every Sri Lankan household. With this product offering, we will…

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AMW Appoints Mr. Andre Bonthuys as New Group Managing Director, Pledging Revitalization and Growth.

Associated Motorways (Private) Limited (AMW), a key player in Sri Lanka’s automotive industry, is pleased to announce Mr. Andre Bonthuys as its new Group Managing Director. Established in 1949, AMW initially focused on tire manufacturing, re-treading, and exports. Over 75 years, it has expanded into automotive sales and services, lubricants, batteries, tires, and financial services.…

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DOK Solutions Lanka Partners with Plural Technology to Advance Digitization and AI Solutions in Sri Lanka

DOK Solutions Lanka (Pvt) Ltd, a leading record management and business process outsourcing service provider, announced a strategic partnership with Plural Technology, a global leader in advanced enterprise technology solutions. The collaboration aims to accelerate the adoption of digitization and Artificial Intelligence (AI) solutions in Sri Lanka.  This MOU signing marks a significant step towards…

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DIMO Redefines Pre-Owned Luxury Vehicle Ecosystem with CARPITAL Advisory Services

DIMO, a long-standing trailblazer in Sri Lanka’s mobility industry, launched CARPITAL Advisory Services by DIMO CERTIFIED a Complimentary advisory service tailored for pre-owned luxury vehicle buyers and  sellers. CARPITAL facilitates buyers and sellers with right direction to capitalise the Financial Gain hidden in their Appreciated Vehicle Asset or to make correct investment decision on pre-owned…

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නායකත්වය සඳහා නව ප්‍රමිතීන් සකස් කරමින් ජනශක්ති ලයිෆ් ‘Great Manager’ සම්මාන ප්‍රදානෝත්සවය එළි දක්වන ලදී

ශ්‍රී ලංකාවේ ප්‍රමුඛතම ජීවිත රක්‍ෂණ සැපයුම්කරු වන ජනශක්ති ලයිෆ්, සිය කාර්ය මණ්ඩල කළමනාකාරිත්වයේ විශිෂ්ට කාර්ය සාධනය ඇගයීම සඳහා සංවිධානය කරන ලද ජනශක්ති ලයිෆ්  ‘Great Manager’ සම්මාන උළෙල පසුගියදා පැවැත්විණි. මෙම අවස්ථාව සඳහා විශේෂ ආරාධිතයා ලෙස සහභාගි වූ ප්‍රවීණ ක්‍රිකට් ක්‍රීඩකයෙකු  සහ අධ්‍යක්ෂකවරයෙකු වන මහේල ජයවර්ධන මහතා විසින් ‘ඵලදායී කළමනාකරණය, නායකත්වය සහ රැකියා ජීවිතයේ සමබරතාවයේ වැදගත්කම’…

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Cloud Phone Co-Developed with China Mobile Wins Award

China Mobile and Huawei’s joint cloud phone innovation was awarded the 2023 “Compute-enabled Innovative Application” by China People’s Posts and Telecommunications News. The publication of China’s Media and Communication Department, Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT), named Mobile Cloud Phone an outstanding ICT success story, recognizing the two companies’ contributions to 5G service innovation,…

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Protein Day 2024: ‘Right To Protein’ announces ‘Solve With Protein’ as the theme for the year

#ProteinDay, now in its fifth year, calls on individuals, businesses, and industry leaders to boost awareness about the vital role of protein in nutrition security and enhance accessibility to protein-rich foods as health solutions for citizens. ‘Right To Protein,’ a dedicated awareness initiative powered by the U.S. Soybean Export Council (USSEC), unveils “Solve With Protein”…

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Rocell unveils the first Live Shower Experience in the region, with the partnership of the German Brand – Hansgrohe & AXOR

Royal Ceramics Lanka PLC (Rocell), Sri Lanka’s leading manufacturer of high-quality floor tiles, wall tiles, and bathware, has embarked on an unprecedented collaboration with Hansgrohe & AXOR, the world-renowned German brands, synonymous with premium showers, and bathroom accessories. By solidifying its design leadership through this groundbreaking partnership, Rocell brings the pinnacle of bathing experiences to…

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Fems welcomes 2024 armed with a bouquet of prestigious local and international awards in a successful year

Fems, the socially responsible feminine hygiene care brand by Hemas Consumer Brands, was bestowed with an array of highly-regarded excellence awards during 2023, emerging as one of the best product brands in the country. Its strategic execution of brand activities and ability to fulfill consumer needs innovatively has helped the brand to grow its market…

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Socomec India enters Sri Lanka as a part of their Strategic Expansion Plans

Socomec India, a leading global specialist in Low Voltage (LV) power management, has unveiled its ambitious expansion plan today. The Chennai-headquartered French powerhouse is set to venture into the markets of Sri Lanka, effective immediately. Termed as ‘Greater India,’ this strategic move consolidates into a unified business entity, marking a significant milestone for Socomec India…

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All Island Dairy Association Raises Alarming Concerns About the Detrimental Impact of VAT Proposal on Sri Lanka’s Dairy Sector

The All Island Dairy Association (AIDA) has voiced grave concerns regarding the Sri Lankan government’s proposed increase in the Value Added Tax (VAT) from 15% to 18%, set to take effect on January 1st, 2024. This move, intended to broaden the tax base, could have severe repercussions for the dairy sector, a vital contributor to…

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hSenidBiz Exceeds $3 Million Exit ARR in 3Q FY24

hSenid Business Solutions (hBS) released its financial results for the quarter ending on December 31, 2023, reporting a 23 percent year-over-year increase in revenues. The PeoplesHR Cloud business, constituting 76% recurring revenue, remains the primary driver having recorded a 40% growth year-on-year. The Company achieved a critical milestone in its growth journey by surpassing $3…

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Biodegradability seen as the future of plastics and packaging: Congress for Sustainable Materials 2024 concludes

Hayleys Aventura (Pvt) Ltd, a subsidiary of Hayleys PLC, recently hosted the inaugural Congress for Sustainable Materials 2024 at the Kingsbury Hotel, Colombo, with this year’s theme based on ‘The Future of Plastics & Packaging.’ The Congress showcased two distinguished panels, each representative of various industries such as Agriculture, Food, Packaging, Textiles, and Gloves in…

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Synergizing Success: Softlogic IT and HID Forge a Robust Partnership for Future Ventures

Softlogic Information Technologies (Pvt) Ltd is a vibrant entity within Sri Lanka’s technological landscape, operating as a vital component of Softlogic Holdings PLC for the past 30 years. Further strengthening its credentials as a driver of innovation and transformation, Softlogic IT recently entered into a partnership with HID, a world-renowned leader in trusted identity and…

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Huawei OptiX OSN 9800 Series Once Again Ranks as “Leader” in Core and Metro WDM by GlobalData

GlobalData, a global authoritative consulting firm, has released its latest Metro & Core Packet-Optical Transport/Platform: Competitive Landscape Assessment. In the report, Huawei OptiX OSN 9800 series features leading architecture, ultra-large capacity, excellent transmission performance, and mature commercial use cases. All this has helped Huawei rank as “Leader” with the highest scores in core and metro…

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Emerald Unveils a New Era in Denim Fashion with it’s Authentic Denim Collection

Emerald, Sri Lanka’s leading menswear brand, takes center stage with the spectacular launch of “Authentic Denim,” a groundbreaking collection that elevates the denim experience to new heights. This denim collection, designed to be the unadulterated version of denim in its purest form, showcases the fusion of innovation and tradition, bringing forth Japanese denim fabrics that…

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Hindenburg වාර්තාව සම්බන්ධයෙන් අදහස් දක්වමින් ‘සත්‍ය ජයග්‍රහණය කර ඇති බව’ ගෞතම් අදානි පවසයි

එක්සත් ජනපදයේ කෙටි විකුණුම්කරුවෙකු විසින් අදානි සමූහ ව්‍යාපාරය වෙත එල්ල කරන ලද චෝදනා සඳහා   ශ්‍රේෂ්ඨාධිකරණය විසින් ලබාදෙන ලද තීන්දුවට ප්‍රතිචාර දක්වමින්, අදානි සමූහ ව්‍යාපාරයේ සභාපති ප්‍රකෝටිපති ගෞතම් අදානි මහතා , සත්‍යය ජයගෙන ඇති බවත්, තම සමූහ ව්‍යාපාරය ඉන්දියාවේ වර්ධන කටයුතු වෙනුවෙන් ඉදිරියටත්  දායකත්වය ලබාදෙන බවත්” මෑතකදී ප්‍රකාශ කළේය. අදානි සමූහ ව්‍යාපාරයට එරෙහිව එල්ල වී තිබූ…

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Emerald International and Colombo District Women’s Cricket Association Celebrate Runn T10 Championship

Emerald, Sri Lanka’s leading menswear brand, and its sub-brand Runn took center stage in sponsoring the recently concluded Runn T10 Women’s Cricket Championship. Organized by the Colombo District Women’s Cricket Association to mark its 27th-anniversary celebration, the tournament unfolded at the prestigious St. Anthony’s College playground in Wattala.       The championship aimed to elevate…

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DIMO Agribusinesses doubled the market share for its LOVOL harvester through exceptional aftersales service

DIMO Agribusinesses achieved a notable feat by doubling the LOVOL harvester market share in the previous season, establishing increased popularity within the Sri Lankan farming community. This success is attributed to the distinctive aftersales service provided for LOVOL harvesters. Elevating the mechanization of agriculture in Sri Lanka, DIMO Agribusinesses, the agriculture arm of DIMO, launched…

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FACETS Celebrates 30 Glorious Years of Showcasing Sri Lanka’s Gems and Jewellery Heritage

The Sri Lanka Gem and Jewellery Association (SLGJA) in collaboration with the National Gem and Jewellery Authority (NGJA) and the Export Development Board proudly announces the grand celebration of the 30th edition of FACETS, Asia’s premier gem and jewellery exhibition. Scheduled to take place at the esteemed Cinnamon Grand Colombo from January 6th to January…

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Adani Portfolio Delivers Highest Ever EBITDA Growth,Jumps 47% y-o-y in H1FY24

Adani Portfolio today released its half yearly financial performance update. The integrated business portfolio, which focusses on fortifying infrastructure development, has delivered a strong performance across all its businesses. The substantial cash flows from these businesses lay the foundation for sustained future growth. “The incubation continues to be a success story with Airports, Green Hydrogen…

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Adani Green Energy Ranks Among Top 3 Global Solar PV Developer

Adani Green Energy Limited (AGEL), One of the world’s leading renewable energy solutions partner, has attained the remarkable position of the second-largest global solar PV developer, in Mercom Capital Group’s latest Annual Global Report. According to the report, AGEL’s outstanding performance and contribution to the renewable energy landscape have earned it the prestigious second rank…

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DIMO Shines Bright at TAGS 2023 with Four Prestigious Awards in Corporate Reporting

In a resounding testament to its commitment towards transparency, DIMO secured four accolades at the TAGS Awards 2023 organized by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka (CA Sri Lanka) recently.   DIMO clinched the Gold Award in Integrated Reporting (Shared) underscoring its outstanding performance and leadership in integrated reporting. The Gold Award in the…

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Oak Integrated Systems (Pvt) Ltd. Pioneers Dialogue on Digital Transformation and Workspace Modernization at Annual Technology Event

Oak Integrated Systems (Pvt) Ltd., a leading technology solutions provider, recently hosted its annual technology event, on the 23rd of November 2023 at Colombo Courtyard by Marriot.  The event focused on bringing together thought leaders and experts to explore the pivotal role of Digital Transformation and Modernization in the contemporary business landscape. The highlight of…

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Visvaka celebrates the big 2-0!

Visvaka, Sri Lanka’s pioneering food ingredient supplier, proudly marks its 20th anniversary as a beacon of innovation and excellence in the industry.  From humble beginnings, Visvaka has emerged as a trailblazer, particularly highlighted by a remarkable success story. Founder’s vision: Where the journey started. At the heart of Visvaka’s success is its visionary founder, Chula…

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Konekt Celebrates Successful Completion of Stripes and Checks E-commerce Project

Konekt is delighted to announce the successful culmination of its recent project with Stripes and Checks, marking a significant milestone in the company’s journey.  Konekt goes beyond merely providing solutions; they prioritize building enduring relationships with their clients. Their philosophy revolves around comprehending the unique needs of clients and delivering tailored solutions that consistently exceed…

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DIMO Coastline Pvt Ltd Clinches Prestigious Recognition at South Asian Business Excellence Awards 2023

DIMO Coastline Pvt Ltd, a formidable joint venture between DIMO and Coastline Investments in the Maldives, has been honored with the esteemed title of ‘Best Support Services in the Maritime Industry’ at the recently concluded 7th Edition of the South Asian Business Excellence Awards. The event, held at the exquisite JEN Maldives Malé by Shangri-La,…

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Ocean Lanka Triumphs at NCE Export Awards with the Prestigious Gold Award

Ocean Lanka (Pvt) Ltd, Sri Lanka’s largest weft-knitted fabric manufacturer, has been honored with the Gold Award in the “Extra Large” category in the Suppliers to Exporters Sector at the 31st Annual Export Awards-2023 organized by the National Chamber of Exporters of Sri Lanka (NCE). The award recognizes the company’s exceptional dedication and contributions, highlighting…

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Cool Planet Celebrates Festive Season with the Launch of Katubedda Outlet

Cool Planet, Sri Lanka’s premier retail destination, proudly announces the triumphant grand opening of its 10th outlet in Katubedda, marking a significant milestone in the brand’s commitment to delivering unparalleled shopping experiences. This achievement underscores the brand’s dedication to meeting the evolving needs of its diverse customer base, particularly during the festive season.    The Katubedda…

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Hemas Consumer Brands Celebrate Digital Success as Fems and Clogard Fresh Shine at SLIM Digis 2.3 Awards

In a resounding testament to their innovative digital marketing strategies, Fems and Clogard Fresh have emerged triumphant at the prestigious SLIM Digis 2.3 Awards, securing the Merit Award and Digital Bronze Award, respectively. Fems, the trailblazer in menstrual health advocacy, has been honoured with a SLIM Digis Merit Award for their outstanding “Daughter’s Day” digital…

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DIMO Recognized at the National Occupational Safety and Health Excellence Awards

DIMO has been honored with the Special Award for Best Critical Risk Management Strategy at the recent National Occupational Safety and Health Excellence Awards. This recognition underscores DIMO’s steadfast commitment to ensuring occupational safety during the implementation of the Habarana Grid Substation project for the Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB), the largest substation project in Sri…

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Mercedes-Benz StarDiscovery+,  An Evening of Unravelling Excellence in Mercedes-Benz Aftersales by DIMO

DIMO, The HOME for Mercedes-Benz, hosted an exclusive evening – The Mercedes-Benz StarDiscovery+ to uncover the mysteries behind the iconic three-pointed ‘Star’ for their Mercedes-Benz clients recently. The StarDiscovery+, led by Mercedes-Benz AG Trained Technical Experts, took attendees on a journey of Model-Specific Technical Advice. Expert tips and insights into the art of servicing and…

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HUTCH Honors Top Retail Partners at the Second GAURAWABHIMANA Retailer Awards

Fostering Excellence: HUTCH, a prominent telecommunications leader in Sri Lanka, recently hosted the 2nd GAURAWABHIMANA Retailer Awards Ceremony at the Galle Face Hotel. The event aimed to recognize and honor the exceptional performance of its top retail partners for their outstanding achievements in the 3rd quarter. Fifty exceptional individuals from various districts were honored and…

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Huawei Sustainability Forum: Jeffrey Sachs Advocates Tech Solutions to Address SDG Challenges

Huawei’s 2023 Sustainability Forum and its regional sessions concluded on November 27, 2023. Themed “Thriving Together with Tech: Realizing Sustainable Development,” the event involved five regional sessions in China, Italy, Ghana, Pakistan, and Brazil, where best sustainability practices from Huawei and its partners were demonstrated. In Brazil, Huawei is working with local operator Veloso Net to…

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PRISL’s Annual General Meeting Marks a Pivotal Moment Bridging Generations, Building Excellence

The Plastics and Rubber Institute of Sri Lanka (PRISL), recently convened its Annual General Meeting (AGM) at its Head Office in Rajagiriya. Against the backdrop of Sri Lanka’s economic revival of post-COVID-19, and amidst various challenges, PRISL celebrated its 63 years of serving as the trusted knowledge partner to the polymer industry in Sri Lanka.…

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Huawei unveils joint fellowship with ITU, makes strides in digital inclusion

90 million people connected under Huawei’s pledge to ITU’s Partner2Connect Digital Coalition Huawei announced it has already brought connectivity to 90 million people in remote regions in nearly 80 countries following its pledge to the International Telecommunication Union’s (ITU) Partner2Connect (P2C) Digital Coalition. The announcement was made as part of Huawei’s first progress report since…

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Hutch and Bancstac Partner to Accelerate Digital Payment Innovation

Hutch, Sri Lanka’s leading mobile operator and a subsidiary of Hong Kong-listed multinational conglomerate, CK Hutchison Holdings (CKHH), announces the strategic partnership with Bancstac to launch innovative payment acceptance capabilities across all Hutch digital payment channels to support its business growth. Bancstac is an innovator in the payments industry and a core technology partner to…

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DIMO Care Camp Helps Farmers Prepare for MAHA Season

DIMO Agribusinesses concluded the “DIMO Care Camp,” a complimentary tractor service camp strategically organized in agricultural regions across the island. The camp, which was aimed at assisting farmers in their season preparations, garnered significant participation from a large number of tractor owners, marking its success. DIMO Agribusinesses, the agricultural arm of DIMO, delivers top-notch agriculture…

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HUTCH Wins at SLIM DIGIS 2.3

HUTCH, Sri Lanka’s leading telecommunications operator, continues to shine in the digital realm, earning accolades at SLIM Digis 2.3. The company proudly received a Bronze Award for Creator/Influencer Digital Marketing, highlighting its innovative approach in the digital landscape. Additionally, HUTCH secured a Merit Award for Best Performance Marketing, showcasing its excellence in driving impactful campaigns.…

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PeoplesHR by hSenid Business Solutions PLC Unveils Dynamic Rebranding Initiative and Innovative PeoplesHR Community

PeoplesHR by hSenid Business Solutions PLC has embarked on a significant rebranding journey, aiming to fortify its brand image to align seamlessly with the dynamic global Human Capital Management (HCM) landscape. This strategic transformation represents a departure from conventional models to embrace a modernist approach, integrating innovation and technology to cater to the evolving needs…

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EC Triumphs with Gold at NBQSA 2023 for Revolutionary Digital Government Solution

Elysian Crest (EC), a pioneer in innovative technological solutions, is proud to announce a momentous achievement at the National Best Quality ICT Awards (NBQSA) 2023. The prestigious Gold Award was presented to EC in the “Citizen Services and Digital Government in Public Sector and Government Category” for their groundbreaking product – the Electronic Certificate of…

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Huawei Promotes Innovative 5G Solutions for Industry 4.0 Infrastructure to Help Digitalize Industrial Manufacturing

The 5G Smart Factory Forum was held today at the Huawei European Supply Center (HESC) in Budapest. At the forum, Huawei stated that 5G-powered innovative solutions, including self-driving vehicles, AI-driven quality control, and AR-assisted remote maintenance, will serve as the typical applications and basic capabilities of future smart factories. To drive broad adoption of 5G…

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China Unicom and Huawei Help Exquisite Automotive Deploy a Commercial 5G-Advanced Flexible Production Line

Recently, China Unicom and Huawei began to help the Baoding Automation Technology Branch of Exquisite Automotive Systems Co., Ltd. (“EA”) deploy a commercial 5G-Advanced flexible production line that features ultra-high reliability and ultra-low latency. At Great Wall Motor’s factory in Baoding, Hebei, 5G-Advanced equipment is being used in the car roof production line. Traditional industrial…

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Hatch’s AccelerateHER Demo Day Shines Spotlight on Female Entrepreneurship Excellence with U.S. Department of State Support

Hatch, with funding support from the U.S. Department of State, recently concluded its Demo Day for AccelerateHER, Sri Lanka’s trailblazing accelerator program tailored for female entrepreneurs. The program marked the graduation of seven female founders, who showed remarkable progress and business acceleration throughout the 3-month program. The entrepreneurs made compelling pitches to an audience of…

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Rocell Shines at CNCI Achiever Awards and National Industry Excellence Awards 2023

Royal Ceramics Lanka PLC (Rocell) has once again taken the spotlight at two prestigious award ceremonies, underscoring its position as Sri Lanka’s leading Tile and Bathware manufacturer. Rocell’s outstanding contributions in the Extra Large Manufacturing Sector were recognized at the CNCI Achiever Awards 2023 with multiple awards, a testament to its unwavering dedication to manufacturing…

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Alumex: Transforming Homes with Innovative Aluminium Products

Alumex PLC, a renowned symbol of excellence and forward-thinking and the flagship entity of the Hayleys Group’s Construction Materials sector, reveals a strategic expansion of its product line-up. This visionary endeavour seeks to enhance the well-being of homeowners and their families by introducing a selection of cutting-edge aluminium products specially crafted to revolutionise everyday living…

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SINGER Finance Marks Two Years of Empowering SMEs with Sri Lanka’s First QR-Based Mobile Money Collection Service

Singer Finance, a pioneering financial service provider trusted by Sri Lankans for decades, recently celebrated the second anniversary of introducing Sri Lanka’s first-ever QR-based mobile money collection service. This innovation reflects their unwavering commitment to revolutionizing financial solutions, with a particular focus on empowering small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).     The primary goal is to make…

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HUTCH Offers Unmatched Data Roaming Plans for India

HUTCH, Sri Lanka’s leading telecommunications operator, is proud to introduce its remarkable Data Roaming plans designed specifically for individuals traveling to India, a prominent destination in the HUTCH worldwide roaming coverage footprint.   The pioneering plans provide the most affordable data roaming during travel that is assured to eliminate bill shocks that are usually associated whilst…

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A Journey of Innovation and Cultural Exploration Students from Sri Lanka Discover Huawei Headquarters in China

The importance of cutting-edge technology and cultural understanding cannot be overstated in an increasingly interconnected world. Recognizing this, and with the goal of providing the opportunity to learn cutting-edge ICT technologies, Huawei’s Seeds for the Future Program 2023 selected a group of four undergraduates from Sri Lanka, who were chosen by the Ministry of Education,…

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Advantis Group launches ESG strategy ‘HELIOS’ towards a sustainable future

Hayleys Advantis Limited, the transportation and logistics arm of the Hayleys Group, has taken a momentous step forward by launching its Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) strategy, aptly named ‘HELIOS,’ a pivotal step in the Group’s ESG journey. The event garnered the presence of esteemed dignitaries, including Guest of Honour, Dr. Anil Jasinghe, Secretary to the Ministry…

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Huawei Announces Winners of the XMAGE Awards 2023

Huawei announced the 57 winners of the XMAGE Awards 2023. The competition, which spotlights photos taken with Huawei devices, named three Grand Prize winners, 17 Best-in-Category winners, 34 Runner-up winners, and three Honorable Mentions. This year’s winners were selected from more than 600,000 entries received between April 7 and August 15 from participants from nearly…

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Empowering the Future Connex 360 and EnGenius Technologies Redefine Connectivity

Connex 360 is delighted to announce its strategic distribution partnership with EnGenius Technologies Inc., a renowned leader in cutting-edge connectivity solutions. This partnership signifies a significant milestone in the evolution of wireless networking technology. Established in 1999, EnGenius Technologies, Inc. is an industry expert based in the United States, specializing in wireless communications and RF…

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Sri Lanka to host upcoming Asia Pacific Retailers Conference & Exhibition 2024

The Sri Lanka Retailers Association (SLRA), which serves as the foremost organization for organized retail in Sri Lanka, recently played host to the eagerly awaited Federation of Asia-Pacific Retailers Association (FAPRA) Head of Delegations Meeting. This significant event took place at the prestigious Cinnamon Grand Colombo. A pivotal point of discussion during the FAPRA Head…

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AESL Commissions 2500 MW Green Evacuation 400 kV System in Tamil Nadu

The transmission line will support India’s decarbonization efforts Adani Energy Solutions Ltd., the largest private sector power transmission company in India, has announced the successful commissioning of the Karur Transmission Ltd (KTL) project. The project includes the establishment of the 400/230 kV, 1000 MVA Karur Pooling Station and an associated transmission line spanning 8.51 circuit…

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DIMO Agribusinesses and Mahindra Tractors introduce the latest 50 HP Mahindra Yuvo Tech+ 585 tractor to the Sri Lankan farming community

DIMO Agribusinesses, in collaboration with its steadfast partner Mahindra Tractors, has recently unveiled the state-of-the-art Mahindra Yuvo Tech+ 585 tractor, boasting 50 HP, to serve the needs of the Sri Lankan farming community. The introduction of the Mahindra Yuvo Tech+ 585 tractor to the Sri Lankan market took place amidst the picturesque fields of Anuradhapura…

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DIMO Agribusinesses” Introduces Sri Lanka’s First Boat Tractor “Bison” Revolutionizing Local Agriculture Sector

Photo Caption : Newly introduced Bison Boat tractor by DIMO DIMO, a leading diversified conglomerate in Sri Lanka, once again affirms its commitment towards innovation in agriculture with the launch of the country’s first boat tractor, the Bison through its agriculture arm, DIMO Agribusinesses. The Bison Boat Tractor stands out as the only tractor suitable…

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Cleantech Showcases Environmental Commitment with PET Bottle and Plastic Collections at Book Fair  

Cleantech (Pvt) Ltd., Sri Lanka’s foremost provider of integrated waste management solutions, continues to champion environmental sustainability by showcasing its recent PET bottles and plastic collections at the Book Fair 2023. This initiative, reflecting Cleantech’s unwavering dedication to responsible waste management, highlights the company’s commitment to preserving the environment.   The recent Book Fair, a much-anticipated,…

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Adani Cement refinances USD 3.5 billion from 10 international banks, terming out the acquisition finance facility by a tenor of 3 years

Strong underlying business reflected in the unwavering confidence from global financial institutions Adani Cement, through Endeavour Trade and Investment Ltd, is pleased to announce the successful completion of its refinancing program for acquisition debt taken for Ambuja and ACC, through a USD 3,500 million financing package, raised from a clutch of international banks. This showcases…

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DIMO Healthcare Together with ZEISS Introduces Cutting-Edge ZEISS CT LUCIA 621P Monofocal IOL for Cataract Patients in Sri Lanka

DIMO Healthcare, the healthcare arm of the leading diversified conglomerate DIMO, together with ZEISS, a globally renowned technology enterprise operating in the optics and optoelectronics sphere, introduced ZEISS CT LUCIA 621P Monofocal Intraocular Lens (IOL) to Sri Lanka. This innovation redefines cataract surgery procedures, offering enhanced visual outcomes for patients.     As part of the ZEISS…

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Sri Lanka Gem and Jewellery Association (SLGJA) AGM focuses on industry collaboration and a resurgent Sri Lankan Export Economy through sustainability

Sri Lanka Gem and Jewellery Association (SLGJA) hosted its 21st Annual General Meeting recently in, Colombo. Re-appointed as President, Ajward Deen has worked tirelessly along with his committee to strengthen and uplift the Gem and Jewellery industry to great heights over the past year. The Gem and Jewellery industry continues to brave a range of obstacles,…

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AB Cash Management Services Secures Prestigious Gold Award for Best Project in the Banking & Category at National Project Management Excellence Awards 2023

AB Cash Management Services (Pvt) Ltd, a subsidiary of AB Securitas (Pvt) Ltd, proudly announces its Gold Award win at the esteemed National Project Management Excellence Awards 2023. This achievement underscores the company’s steadfast commitment to innovation and excellence in the Banking and Financial Category. The spotlight shines brightly on AB Cash Management Services for…

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’60 நாட்களில் இலங்கையை சுற்றி யூனிலீவர்‘ இலங்கை பல்கலைக்கழகங்களில் பயிலும் இளைஞர்களின் திறன்களை மேம்படுத்துவதவும், வலுப்படுத்தவும் ஆரம்பிக்கப்பட்ட ஒரு முயற்சி

2025 ஆம் ஆண்டுக்குள் 100,000 இலங்கை இளைஞர்களின் திறன்களை மேம்படுத்துவதற்கான பயணத்தில் யூனிலீவர் ஸ்ரீலங்கா ஈடுபட்டுள்ளது. அந்த வகையில், செப்டெம்பர் 2023 முதல் ’60 நாட்களில் இலங்கையை சுற்றி யூனிலீவர்’ பிரசாரத்தை அது முன்னெடுத்துள்ளது. இது, எதிர்வரும் 60 நாட்களில் பயிலுனர் பட்டதாரிகளுக்கு வேலைவாய்ப்புத் திறன்களை வழங்குவதை மையமாகக் கொண்டு, எதிர்கால தொழில் உலகில் முன்னேற அவர்களைத் தயார்படுத்தும். யூனிலீவரின் இலங்கையைச் சுற்றிய பயணத்தின் முதலாவது நிறுத்தமானது, Asia Pacific Institute of Information Technology (APIIT)…

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Scybers welcomes Jay J. Keller to its Global Advisory Board to help shape the CIO/CTO cybersecurity agenda

With rapid digital transformation, organizations adopt cutting-edge technologies and innovative processes that bring about profound changes in how a business operates and interacts with its customers. At the same time, changes also expose organizations to an increased risk of cyber threats and vulnerabilities. It’s not just about technological advancement; it’s about safeguarding customer data, ensuring…

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Huawei Plans to Launch Complete Net5.5G Solutions in 2024, Bringing Net5.5G to Reality

At Ultra-Broadband Forum 2023 (UBBF 2023), Leon Wang, President of Huawei Data Communication Product Line, delivered a keynote speech titled “Bring Net5.5G to Reality, Inspire New Growth.” He noted that in the 5.5G era, new ultra-broadband applications — such as glasses-free 3D, house-wide intelligence, ultra-HD video conferencing, and computing services — will emerge one after…

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‘Unilever Around Sri Lanka in 60 Days’ an initiative launched to upskill and empower youth across universities in Sri Lanka

Unilever Sri Lanka is on a transformative journey to upskill 100,000 Sri Lankan youth by 2025, inspiring the launch of its ‘Unilever Around Sri Lanka in 60 Days’ campaign from September 2023. The initiative will reach universities across Sri Lanka over the course of the next 60 days, with a focus on equipping undergraduates with employability…

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Marconi Platform Antenna: Faster construction, easier maintenance, higher efficiency, and lower total cost

At the 2023 Global Antenna Technology & Industry Forum, Huawei launched the Marconi platform antenna, the industry’s first antenna with horizontal azimuth obtaining and adjusting capabilities. The Marconi platform antenna aims to help operators improve their network construction and O&M efficiency through tech innovations in antenna form factor, architecture, and new digital capabilities. Antenna site…

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Massive government investment needed to shift to EV”  – EU Ambassador HE Denis Chaibi

The Ceylon Motor Traders Association (CMTA), the senior most automotive association in Sri Lanka, recently held another CMTA Stakeholder Breakfast Forum at the Hilton Colombo Residencies.  The event was graced by His Excellency Denis Chaibi, the EU Ambassador to Sri Lanka and the Maldives as the guest speaker. Several other Officials from Ministries, Government institutions…

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Mundra Port celebrates 25 years of stellar
operations and unparalleled growth

Commemorating a landmark journey, Mundra Port is celebrating 25 years of path-breaking operations, highlighting its expansion and evolution as one of the largest ports globally. Since berthing its first ship, MT Alpha on 7 October, 1998, the port has consistently demonstrated a visionary approach, unwavering ambition and impeccable execution, positioning itself as one of the…

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Successful Completion of Scale Up Shop Program Triumphs as an Inspiration for Sri Lankan Food and Agri Innovators in Export Markets

The Scale Up Shop Program which catalysed Sri Lanka’s Food and Agri Innovation ecosystem, has reached a successful conclusion at its Demo Day event on 21st September. The Scale Up Shop Program, carried out as part of the ‘Support to Small and Medium Enterprises in the Organic Agriculture Sector’ Programme, is co-financed by the European…

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Fentons Smart Facilities first in Sri Lanka to obtain ISO Certification for Facility Management

ISO 41001:2018 is the world’s first international FMS standard published in 2018 Fentons Smart Facilities (Pvt) Limited, the Facility Management arm of Hayleys Fentons, reached yet another milestone by being accredited the ISO 41001:2018 certification from SGS Lanka (Pvt) Limited, and becoming the first ISO-certified facility management service provider in Sri Lanka. The ISO 41001:2018…

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Quickee partners with Nations Trust Bank, American Express to provide added convenience to its customers

In Quickee’s ongoing mission to revolutionize online shopping in Sri Lanka and prioritize customer convenience, Quickee.com has recently introduced American Express Credit Cards on its platform. This partnership between Nations Trust Bank American Express and Quickee will bring immense value to its customers by offering enhanced convenience. Quickee.com, the beloved online marketplace in Sri Lanka,…

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AI-Powered Partnership: Connex 360 and EverestIMS Technologies Redefine IT Operations in Sri Lanka

Connex 360 is proud to announce its strategic partnership with EverestIMS Technologies, a leader in AI-driven IT operations solutions. This collaboration marks a significant step in the evolution of IT services in Sri Lanka and promises to deliver cutting-edge ITOps products powered by Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML).  Connex 360 Chief Operating Officer,…

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Scybers strengthens it’s Advisory Board with the addition of accomplished technology veteran Chandika Mendis to help start-ups reduce their cyber risks strategically

With the post-pandemic accelerated digital adoption, cyber-attacks on startups and small businesses are rapidly increasing around the world. While the big, high-profile breaches make headlines, many intruders prefer to target smaller unprepared organizations. During the last year, cyberattacks on small companies surged by more than 150%, according to RiskRecon, a Mastercard company that evaluates companies’…

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Oak Integrated Systems’ CXO Forum Explores the Role of Identity and Access Management in Digital Trust

Oak Integrated Systems (Pvt) Ltd, in collaboration with ISACA – Sri Lanka Chapter and Senhasegura & EZOREF, successfully hosted a CXO Forum and Panel Discussion centered around the theme of “The Role of Identity and Access Management in Digital Trust.” The event was held at Hilton Residencies Colombo and brought together esteemed industry experts and…

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Kubota DC-93G: Leading the Paddy Harvesting Revolution to the Northern Province

Hayleys Agriculture Holdings Limited proudly unveiled its latest agricultural harvesting technology, the Kubota DC-93G Combine Harvester. Recently, the company celebrated another milestone as they handed over a machine to a proud customer, Mr. Maheswaran Kapilraj from Kilai, Jaffna, marking the beginning of a new era in harvesting efficiency and performance in the Northern Province. The…

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Uniting for an Inclusive Digital Future: Huawei, ASEAN Foundation, and SEAMEO Spotlight Asia-Pacific’s Emerging Tech Leaders at Seeds for the Future Summit 2023

Comprehensive collaboration between Huawei and ITU embarks on a promising journey of digital development for the region. In a collective move to fortify the digital skills pipeline, Huawei, the ASEAN Foundation, and the Southeast Asia Ministers of Education Organization (SEAMEO) hosted the Seeds for the Future Summit 2023 on September 19, 2023. Under the theme…

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Solar Giant Expands its Presence in Jaffna

Hayleys Solar, the renewable energy arm of Hayleys Fentons, expands its horizons to make solar energy accessible from the south to north of the nation with its recent strategic launch in Jaffna. The newly established Experience Centre, situated at No 148 -1/1, Palali Road in Jaffna, represents a significant stride in making solar energy accessible…

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Cleantech takes lead in E-waste management with new collection centre in Rajagiriya

Cleantech (Pvt) Ltd., Sri Lanka’s foremost provider of integrated waste management solutions is proud to announce the opening of their new e-waste and recyclables collection center, Sampath Piyasa, in Rajagiriya. Aligned with Cleantech’s principles of minimizing environmental impact, the center will collect electronic waste (e-waste) and recyclables, providing a convenient and environmentally responsible disposal solution…

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Bureau Veritas Lanka Awards hSenidBiz with ISO 27017 Certification, the first to be certified in Sri Lanka

Bureau Veritas Lanka (Pvt) Ltd, the authorized certification and auditing organization, is pleased to audit and certify hSenid Business Solutions PLC (hSenidBiz) with ISO/IEC 27017:2015, marking a significant milestone in cloud security practices in Sri Lanka.ISO/IEC 27017:2015, a globally recognized standard tailored for cloud security underscores hSenid’s ongoing dedication to the implementation of cloud security…

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HUTCH Redefines Mobile Connectivity with Revolutionary eSIM Solution for iPhone, Samsung, and Other Devices

HUTCH, the leading telecom operator in Sri Lanka, is set to redefine mobile connectivity by introducing its revolutionary eSIM for all users of compatible iPhone, Samsung, and various other smartphone brands. An eSIM, also known as an embedded SIM, is a miniature component seamlessly integrated within compatible mobile devices, obviating the necessity for physical SIM…

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SITL celebrates 30-Year Partnership with DELL Technologies

Softlogic Information Technologies (Pvt) Ltd (SITL) celebrated its 30th year of partnership with Dell technologies Inc., at Cinnamon Lakeside Colombo, last week, to honor both DELL and its esteemed customers. Representatives from over 100 organizations were present, including small, medium, and large companies and multinational corporations. The gathering provided a unique rostrum for the attendees…

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USFDA Delegation Visits YADEN LABORATORIES (PVT) LTD

United States Food and Drug Administration (USFDA) officials visited YADEN LABORATORIES PRIVATE LIMITED, a modern, state-of-the-art sterile formulation finished dosage manufacturing facility located inside the Katunayake Export Processing Zone. The visit is part of their program in Sri Lanka along with NMRA aimed to support and improve the Sri Lanka’s pharmaceutical regulatory system and Quality…

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Huawei and Ocean Research and Conservation Association (ORCA) Show How They Go About Protecting Ireland Marine Life

Newly collected data reveals an abundance of dolphins and whales in shipping lanes off the south coast of Ireland Ocean Research and Conservation Association (ORCA) of Ireland and Huawei Ireland released the latest key findings on marine life protection in Ireland discovered during their joint work on the Smart Whales Sound project. The announcement took…

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Swadeshi Khomba illuminates five most important historic places of worship, under the theme, “Swadeshi Khomba Aloka Puja Sathkaraya”, during the annual Esala festival.

The Swadeshi Industrial Works PLC the pioneer herbal – personal care products manufacturer once again illuminated the Aluthnuwara Sri Dadimunda Maha Devalaya, Devundara Uthparawarna Sri Vishnu Maha Devalaya, Sabaragamuwa Maha Saman Devalaya, Deraniyagala Saman Devalaya along with Dambadeniya Raja Maha Viharaya, five most important historic places of worship, during Esala festival. The “Aloka Pooja” was…

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SLGJA Jewellery Design Competition 2023 Proceeds to the Next Stage!

The Jewellery Design Competition 2023 conducted by the Sri Lanka Gem & Jewellery Association under the theme “Celebrate Sri Lanka”, received an overwhelming number of entrants, with many professional and aspiring jewellery designers submitting a range of creative and attractive designs. Intending to bring together talented jewellery designers from around the Island, the competition encouraged…

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The Overseas School of Colombo Ties-up With AGC Innovate to Pave Sustainable Internal School Driveway

The Overseas School of Colombo (OSC) is the benchmark institution in Sri Lanka for academic finesse, holistic experiential learning, embodying diversity and inclusivity, and also for spearheading sustainable, eco-friendly initiatives. OSC, true to its motto ‘Unity in Diversity’, is the oldest international education institution established in 1957, and the only IB World School in Sri…

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Hayleys Fentons and SolaX Power Illuminate Sri Lanka’s Solar Industry through Informative Partner Training Event 

Aimed to empower solar partners in Sri Lanka with the latest advancements in solar solutions Hayleys Fentons joined forces with SolaX Power, a renowned name in solar technology, to raise awareness and empower solar installers in Sri Lanka with the latest advancements in solar solutions. Distinguished experts from SolaX Power shared their invaluable knowledge and…

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Cambridge Education Conclave in Sri Lanka Marks a Key Milestone in The Continued Educational Development of the Country

– Educational Experts and Leaders Converge to Shape the Future of Learning in Sri Lanka – Cambridge University Press and Assessment hosted a Cambridge Education Conclave in Sri Lanka, which brought together distinguished experts and educators from the field of education from across the island nation, to explore the growth map of education and envision…

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Tech Brilliance Unveiled as Informatics Powered AYA SOMPO Insurance’s Victory at Insurance Asia Awards 2023

Informatics International Limited (IIL), a leader in IT software, Infrastructure solutions, and services, proudly announced the resounding achievement of its esteemed customer in Myanmar, AYA SOMPO Insurance, at the prestigious Insurance Asia Awards 2023. AYA SOMPO Insurance secured the coveted “Technology Excellence Initiative of the Year – Myanmar” award, a testament to the outstanding strength…

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Alumex PLC selected as Material Sponsor for Sri Lanka’s First Ever Formula Electric Car

Alumex PLC, Sri Lanka’s most trusted aluminium brand and subsidiary of the Hayleys Group, has partnered with the Mechanical Engineering Department of the University of Moratuwa, to champion Sri Lanka’s inaugural formula electric car as the material sponsor at the “EXMO 2023” exhibition which is the University’s flagship engineering exhibition. Alumex provided vital support to…

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Rocell Unveils New Concept Centre in Wattala

Rocell, the expert of design and the market leader in premium Surface Coverings and Bathware in Sri Lanka, proudly announces the much-anticipated opening of its state-of-the-art Concept Centre in Wattala. This exceptional addition, the 74th store within Sri Lanka, promises to redefine the retail landscape by continuously helping Sri Lankans create beautiful living spaces. As…

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Sri Lanka’s Focus on Export Economy Manufacturing Highlighted at COMPLAST 2023

Sri Lanka’s steadfast commitment to strengthening its export-oriented economy through manufacturing is taking center stage at the 7th edition of the Complete Plastics Exhibition (COMPLAST 2023). The highly anticipated event is currently underway from August 25th to 27th, 2023, at the prestigious Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall (BMICH) Colombo’s. The collaboration between the Plastics and Rubber…

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Dream Music Fest 3.0 Sri Lanka’s Pinnacle Musical Event Returns for an Unforgettable Evening

The Event Management Association of Sri Lanka (EMA), together with 𝙁𝙤𝙣𝙙𝙧é, announces the grand showcase of “Dream Music Fest 3.0,” a phenomenal audio-visual concert experience that promises to redefine entertainment norms. This extraordinary event is scheduled to unfold on the 29th of August 2023, commencing at 6.00 pm, at BMICH – Sirimavo Bandaranaike Hall A.…

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Huawei FusionCube Named One of DCIG’s Top 5 Enterprise HCI Providers

The Data Center Intelligence Group (DCIG), a globally-leading technology analyst firm, has selected Huawei FusionCube as one of the world’s top enterprise hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) providers in their DCIG 2023-24 Top 5 report. Huawei FusionCube was awarded this title for its simplified and intelligent O&M management, diverse computing ecosystems, and high density and flexible hardware…

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Alumex signs MoU with Department of Technical Education & Training to usher in new era of technical training

• Partnership to empower Sri Lankan youth by establishing cutting-edge training centres • Fully updated curriculum to align with global fabrication benchmarks Alumex PLC, a subsidiary of Hayleys and a trailblazing aluminium manufacturer in Sri Lanka, has inked an MoU with the Department of Technical Education & Training (DTET), to create opportunities for the youth,…

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The 22nd iteration of the SLIM Brand Excellence Awards Commences!

Launched under the theme “Logic behind the Magic” For a significant duration of time, SLIM Brand Excellence has been celebrating supreme achievements within the nation, recognizing remarkable marketing endeavors and remarkable brand narratives. In a grand launching ceremony, SLIM recently introduced the most recent edition of this esteemed award ceremony, themed ‘Logic Behind the Magic’.…

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Government policy support, fiscal incentives, and infrastructure key to local production focus” – Swaminathan

Global trend shifting towards homogenous and recyclable packaging materials Below are excerpts of an interview with B. Swaminathan, the CEO and President of Smart Expos & Fairs India (Pvt) Ltd, we delve into his perspectives on the transformative potential of Circular Economy and Sustainable Growth within Sri Lanka’s plastics industry. Swaminathan sheds light on how…

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CMTA Advocates for Balanced Approach to Import Regulations for Commercial Vehicles and Busses

The Ceylon Motor Traders Association (CMTA), the senior most automotive association in South Asia, has addressed the recent announcement regarding the relaxation of import restrictions for commercial vehicles and buses. While the CMTA acknowledges the positive step of easing these restrictions, they emphasize the need for a sustainable approach to manage foreign currency expenditure on…

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SPARK 2023 Grand Finale Ignites Entrepreneurial Spirit Among Sri Lanka’s Youth

The Ceylon Chamber of Commerce and the International Labour Organization join forces to promote youth entrepreneurship in Sri Lanka ‘SPARK’- a national competition for Sri Lanka’s next generation of entrepreneurs celebrated the grand finale on 21st August, coinciding with World Entrepreneurship Day. The much-awaited event saw the country’s most promising innovators, problem solvers, thinkers, and…

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APIIT Achieves Remarkable IT Infrastructure Transformation with Huawei Cloud, Empowered by DMS Software Engineering (Pvt) Ltd

APIIT’s Adoption of Huawei Cloud Marks a New Era of Scalability, Security, and Innovation The Asia Pacific Institute of Information Technology (APIIT), a prestigious educational institution, with a 23 year history in quality higher education has achieved a significant milestone by migrating its IT infrastructure to Huawei Cloud, in collaboration with DMS Software Engineering. This…

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Huawei FTTR OptiXstar F30 Products Win the 2023 iF and Red Dot Design Awards

Huawei’s FTTR OptiXstar F30 products recently won both the iF and Red Dot Design Awards, two of the most prestigious international awards that recognize industrial design. The products offer innovative design and capabilities — minimalist and compact appearance, innovative Wi-Fi algorithms, ultra-low network latency, and seamless Wi-Fi roaming. Since its release in 2020, Huawei’s innovative…

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Huawei obtains highest-level security certification for smart device OSs

Huawei’s HongMeng Kernel was awarded the industry’s first Evaluation Assurance Level 6 Augmented (EAL6+) certificate as part of Common Criteria for Information Technology Security Evaluation (CC), the highest security level available in the field of general-purpose operating system (OS) kernels. Huawei is the world’s first smart device manufacturer to receive the certification in this particular…

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Renewed Mobil Delvac Engine Oil: A Powerful Upgrade for Commercial Vehicles

Mobil Delvac, a renowned leader in advanced heavy-duty lubricants, is excited to announce the relaunch of its engine oil lineup with enhanced performance and a brand-new look. This relaunch introduces two exceptional products specifically designed for diesel engines: Delvac Modern and Delvac Legend. Mobil Delvac Modern, featuring Synthetic Technology, and Mobil Delvac Legend, a specially…

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Raja Jewellers’ Unforgettable Diamond Day, a Celebration of Elegance and Brilliance

Raja Jewellers celebrated as the undisputed monarch of the gold world in Sri Lanka, presented an unforgettable Diamond Day Celebration. This spectacular event showcased the epitome of elegance and brilliance, focusing on the timeless allure of Diamond Jewellery. With a “Diamond Forever” theme, the festivities offered unparalleled discounts of up to 50%, enticing their cherished…

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Huawei Announces 2023 H1 Business Results

Huawei announced its business results for the first half of 2023 today. Overall performance was in line with forecast. In 2023 H1, Huawei generated CNY310.9 billion in revenue, with a year-on-year increase of 3.1% and a net profit margin of 15.0%. The company’s ICT infrastructure business contributed CNY167.2 billion, its consumer business CNY103.5 billion, its…

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Alumex PLC පුහුණු වැඩසටහන් හරහා දේශීය නිෂ්පාදක ප්‍රජාවගේ හැකියාවන් සවිබලගන්වයි

ශ්‍රී ලංකාවේ ප්‍රමුඛතම ඇලුමිනියම් නිෂ්පාදන සන්නාමය වන Alumex PLC හී ලුමින් (Lumin) නිෂ්පාදන කාණ්ඩයට අයත් ඇලුමිනියම් ෆැබ්රිකේටර්වරුන් (Fabricators) දක්ෂතාවයෙන් හා හැකියාවෙන් පරිපුර්ණ සහතිකලත්, පුහුණු ප්‍රජාවක් බවට පරිවර්තනය කිරීමේ අරමුණින් ආරම්භ කරන ලද Lumin Certified Fabricators Club යටතේ ක්‍රියාත්මක කරන ලද තවත් පුහුණු වැඩසටහනක් පසුගියදා සාර්ථකව අවසන් කරන ලදී. 1986 වසරේ සිට දේශීය ෆැබ්රිකේටර්වරුන් වෙනුවෙන් සහයෝගය…

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Clogard celebrates 25 years of SLDA certification, championing a cavity-free nation

Clogard, the trusted oral care brand from Hemas Consumer Brands, proudly announces its 25th consecutive year of approval by the Sri Lanka Dental Association (SLDA). With an unbroken partnership that spans a quarter of a century, Clogard remains committed to promoting oral health and realizing its vision of a Cavity-Free Nation through innovative initiatives. Clogard’s…

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LMD’s Most Respected Entities 2023 crowns Unilever Sri Lanka as the No.1 Most Respected FMCG Company 2023

Sustaining its industry leadership position for the 18th year in a row, Unilever Sri Lanka has been recognized as the Most Respected FMCG company in LMD’s Most Respected Entities 2023 ranking along with being named the Sector Winner in both the ‘Consumer Products’ and ‘Multinational’ categories. Unilever Sri Lanka scored high in LMD’s Top 12…

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Velona Cuddles Bamboo Nappies Set to Revolutionize Baby Care in Australia

Threadworks, a leading innovator in baby products, is thrilled to announce the successful launch of its ground-breaking product line – Bamboo Nappies – in Australia. Designed to provide parents with a sustainable, comfortable, and eco-conscious diapering option, the launch marks a significant milestone in the Australian baby care market. Velona Cuddles Bamboo Nappies are crafted…

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Leading the Charge: Hayleys Solar Spearheads Dipped Products’ Renewable Energy Transition

Hayleys Solar, the renewable energy arm of Hayleys Fentons, is proud to announce its partnership with Dipped Products PLC (DPL), on a groundbreaking corporate sustainability initiative. Commencing on June 21st, 2023, the installation of a cutting-edge 1MW system at DPL’s Premier Gloves Manufacturing complex within the Biyagama Industrial Zone marked a key milestone in DPL’s…

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DIMO partners with Israel’s HomeBiogas to turn organic waste into clean renewable energy 

DIMO, a leading diversified conglomerate in Sri Lanka, partnered with HomeBiogas, a global leader in developing off-grid biogas systems based in Israel, to introduce a host of HomeBiogas products which enable people and businesses in Sri Lanka to transform their organic waste into self-made clean cooking gas and organic liquid fertiliser. Through this partnership, DIMO…

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First Capital Treasuries PLC appoints Sachith Perera as CEO and Dilshan Wirasekara to lead Group’s expansion strategy.

First Capital Treasuries PLC, Sri Lanka’s oldest operating non-bank primary dealer, announced the appointment of Sachith Perera as the company’s Chief Executive Officer with effect from 31st July 2023. Sachith is a financial market professional with a career spanning over 30 years primarily in Treasury and Balance Sheet Management and Financial Derivative Solutions. He is a…

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Huawei Cloud Pangu-Weather Model Now Available on European Weather Agency Website

Huawei Cloud’s Pangu-Weather Model, an AI model for global weather forecasting, is now available on the website of the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF) . On this website, global weather forecasters, meteorologists, weather enthusiasts, as well as the general public can now view Pangu-Weather’s 10-day global weather forecasts for free. ECMWF also released a technical…

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Le Grand Galle Hotel Shines Bright Celebrating 5 Years of Luxury and Unforgettable Experiences

Le Grand Galle, the highly distinguished, Belluna Co. Japan-owned luxury hotel, recently hosted an event to celebrate its 5th anniversary. The hotel is known for its exquisite service and breath-taking vistas of the Galle Fort and its surrounding ocean & unforgettable sunsets.   The anniversary celebration served as a testament to Le Grand Galle’s dedication to excellence,…

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CAPAZITY ENTERS A STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP WITH CEYLON XCHANGE TO BUILD A SCALABLE, DATA DRIVEN TECHNOLOGY PLATFORM

Capazity (Pvt) Ltd, Sri Lankas pioneering organisation exclusively focusing on the senior citizen segment of Sri Lanka recently sealed a partnership with Ceylon X Corporation (Pvt) Ltd to enable several digitized processes and digital platforms to provide world class, ahead-of-the curve services to its members, island wide merchant partners, trainers/facilitators. Capazity is an organisation that…

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Huawei Mobile Money Solution: Advancing Financial Inclusion for All

Huawei is committed to working with its global partners to promote financial inclusion and improve lives by bringing equal, effective, comprehensive, and convenient digital financial products and services to every person and organization. Huawei Mobile Money is part of Huawei’s efforts to bridge the digital divide through mobile communications technologies and digital payment platforms. This…

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Softlogic powers up a secure software defined data center at Lanka pay that handles over 200 million interbank digital transactions

LankaPay was established in 2002, under the guidance and supervision of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka as the national payment network. Owned by the Central Bank and all licensed commercial banks in the country, LankaPay is regarded as one of the most successful Public Private Partnerships (PPP) in the region. With the ever increasing…

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Huawei OceanStor: First-Ever Storage Product to Get DEKRA Product Carbon Footprint Certificate and DEKRA Seal Certificate

Huawei OceanStor Dorado All-Flash Storage is the world’s first data storage product to get a DEKRA Certificate for ISO14067 carbon footprint compliance as well as much-valued DEKRA Seal Certificates that can be affixed on the products. DEKRA is one of the world’s leading expert organizations in the testing, inspection, and certification sector. This pioneering achievement…

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Hayleys Solar partners with Watchtower Sri Lanka to Construct 2MWh Battery Backup System with solar PV in Sri Lanka

On May 18th 2023, Hayleys Solar, the renewable energy arm of Hayleys Fentons, partnered with Watchtower Sri Lanka to construct a 2MWh battery backup system powered by solar PV, designed to provide energy independence, offering up to three days of uninterrupted power. This landmark project marks a significant milestone for the renewable energy sector in…

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SMIB announces appointment of new Chairman

The State Mortgage & Investment Bank (SMIB) announces the appointment of Joseph Soosaithasan as the new Chairman of the bank. Joseph’s appointment reflects SMIB’s commitment to ensuring stability and progress in delivering exceptional financial services to its valued customers. As a fully government-owned Licensed Specialized Bank with a history spanning over nine decades, SMIB has…

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First Capital Retains Crown as the Most Valuable Consumer Brand in the Investment Banking Sector – Brand Finance Rankings 2023

First Capital, the pioneering investment institution in Sri Lanka, is delighted to announce its triumph as the ‘Most Valuable Consumer Brand in the Investment Banking Sector,’ featured in the esteemed ‘Brands Annual 2023’ edition by Brand Finance. This achievement marks the second consecutive year that First Capital has secured the top spot, affirming its position…

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Financial services industry veteran Sunimal Weerasooriya joins the advisory board of the global cybersecurity firm, Scybers

Scybers Inc, the global cybersecurity firm, today announced the addition of Sunimal Weerasooriya, a highly experienced financial services technology professional, to its global advisory board. With over 30 years of industry expertise, Sunimal brings a wealth of knowledge in financial services, electronic payments, automated clearing houses/payment infrastructure, information security, business process outsourcing, cash management, and…

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NFVI Competitiveness Report Released by GlobalData: Huawei Ranks First for Fourth Consecutive Years with Full Scores in All Dimensions

GlobalData, a world-renowned consulting firm, recently released a report entitled “Network Function Virtualization Infrastructure (NFVI)/Telco Cloud Infrastructure: Competitive Landscape Assessment”. The report evaluates global telco cloud platform vendors in terms of architecture, carrier-grade capabilities, management, market momentum, performance, and professional services. Huawei telco cloud solution was once again named the “Leader” among its peers for…

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Fems AYA wins Top 50 Professional & Career Women Global Award for groundbreaking work in the area of period poverty

Fems, the socially responsible feminine hygiene care brand by Hemas Consumer Brands, won the prestigious ‘Best Community Initiative Focusing on Women Led Project of the Year’ award at the recently-concluded Top 50 Professional & Career Women Global Awards for its groundbreaking project, ‘Fems AYA’. The project has empowered countless women and girls by making menstruation products…

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UCL Introduces the only British MSc Digital Marketing Communications Programme in Sri Lanka

Keeping abreast with the advancements in the digital era and its pioneering spirit, the premier transnational higher education provider in Sri Lanka, Universal College Lanka (UCL) launches the only British MSc Digital Marketing Communications programme in Sri Lanka in partnership with the prestigious University of Central Lancashire, UK. This initiative is set to empower local…

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Swadeshi Khomba illuminates Kiri Vehera & Ruhunu Maha Kataragama Devalaya at Kataragama for the 22nd consecutive year.

The 2023 Esala festivals of the Kataragama Kiri Vehera and the Ruhunu Kataragama Maha Devalaya, two important places of worship in Sri Lanka, are being illuminated by The Swadeshi Industrial Works PLC the pioneer herbal – personal care products manufacturer. The illumination is done under the theme of “Swadeshi Khomba Aloka Puja Sathkaraya” The on-going…

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Hayleys Fentons ICT and NEC Japan Launch Groundbreaking Event to Drive Hospitality Innovation in Sri Lanka

▪ Aims to revolutionize the way technology drives hospitality experiences ▪ Unveiled “Smart Hospitality” trends, including Smart Check-in  ▪ Expected benefits include up to 15% increase in revenue generation for hotels  Hayleys Fentons ICT, Sri Lanka’s pioneering PABX (Private Automatic Branch Exchange) communication system service provider, joined forces with NEC Japan, a multinational technology and…

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UNIDO and Huawei launch the Global alliance on artificial intelligence for industry and manufacturing (AIM Global) at World AI Conference in Shanghai

The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), Huawei, and other partners officially launched the “Global Alliance on Artificial Intelligence for Industry and Manufacturing” (AIM Global) on 6 July 2023, at the sixth World Artificial Intelligence Conference (WAIC). Led by UNIDO, AIM Global will integrate public and private partners to foster the use of and innovation…

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Edotco Partners with HUTCH to Launch its First Advertising Panel in It’s Street Furniture Network  

Hutchison Telecommunications Lanka (Private) Limited (“Hutch”), and its infrastructure partner Edotco Services Lanka (Private) Limited (“Edotco”) launched the very first advertising LED Panel in Edotco’s smart lamp pole network.      Edotco has close to 700 such smart lamp poles in the country in various key strategic locations, and this LED Advertisement is the very first commercial…

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HUTCH Honors Top Retail partners with Gold Coins. Unveils exclusive retailer rewards card with FriMi Mastercard

HUTCH, the pioneering mobile telecom operator in Sri Lanka, hosted the highly anticipated GAURAWABHIMANA Retailer Awards Ceremony to recognize and honor the exceptional performance of its key retail partners during the first 4 months of 2023. The district-wise top-performing retail partners spanning from all over the country were awarded gold coins for their extraordinary efforts…

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OSC Achieves Milestone as the First Sri Lankan School to Participate in the Global  FIRST LEGO League Challenge

The Overseas School of Colombo is a benchmark institution of academic finesse, renowned for progressive, holistic experiential learning. OSC has to its merit the status as the oldest international education institution established in 1957, to being the only IB World School in Sri Lanka. OSC is a learning hub composed of over 40 nationalities, maintaining…

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Hayleys Aventura: Revolutionising Weighing, Material Handling and Storage Solutions in Sri Lanka

Hosts Brand Conclave connecting top tier global industry brands with local businesses Hayleys Aventura, a leading industrial solutions provider, hosted their Brand Conclave on the 27th of June bringing together some of the world’s most reputed industrial brands and their top management, to interact and share insights on their world-class product innovations, all under one…

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SINOPEC X series motorcycle lubricants to empower SL riders with enhanced performance.

With a promise of revving up performance for riders, Interocean Lubricants Pvt Ltd, recently introduced a new range of SINOPEC motorcycle lubricants to Sri Lanka. This cutting-edge technology lubricant, Sinopec is to revolutionize the riding experience for motorcycle enthusiasts across Sri Lanka. Imported to Sri Lanka as finished and packed products, Sinopec X-series lubricant range…

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CMTA Raises Concerns about Disparities in Import Regulations and Policies

The Ceylon Motor Traders Association (CMTA), one of the longest standing automotive associations in South Asia, has recently raised concerns regarding the fairness of current import regulations, shedding light on the importation of extravagant items such as televisions and mobile phones, while essential necessities such as a motorcycle remains restricted. The CMTA emphasizes the need…

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Kumarika continues initiatives to assist pilgrims on their spiritual journey to Mihinthale

Kumarika, the leading local hair care brand in Sri Lanka from Hemas Consumer Brands, embarked on journey over the years to connect with pilgrims who were visiting the Mihinthale Temple. These initiatives were implemented to create meaningful experiences and deepen Kumarika’s bond with its valued consumers. This year, the Mihintale initiative kicked off with a…

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Trainocate SEANM Hosts Cisco Partner Gathering to Empower Partners with Security Solutions Expertise

Trainocate SEANM, a leading IT training provider, organized a highly anticipated “Cisco Partner Gathering” on May 17th, 2023, at their Colombo office. The event aimed to raise awareness about Cisco’s comprehensive security product portfolio and equip Trainocate’s partners with the knowledge and guidance to effectively position these solutions within their customers’ infrastructure. With cybersecurity becoming…

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Hayleys Solar powers Emjay International (Pvt) Ltd’s renewable energy transition

Hayleys Solar, the renewable energy arm of Hayleys Fentons, has completed phase 1 of the grid-tied rooftop solar PV system for Emjay International (Pvt) Ltd, a leading apparel manufacturer. This project covered Emjay’s manufacturing facilities located at Karandagolla, Kurunegala, and Panwila, Kandy. The project is part of Emjay’s ‘Mihiliya’ sustainability initiative to create energy-efficient and…

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Changing Communities : AIESEC in Sri Lanka successfully completes Project Youth4SriLanka

As a prominent youth run organization of Sri Lanka, AIESEC in Sri Lanka has successfully completed the large-scale SDG Facilitation project Youth4Sri Lanka. The project that spanned five months covered over 10 districts, engaged over 500 youth, worked with many stakeholders and impacted many communities all around the island. Project Youth4SriLanka focused on five different…

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USAID-Alliance Finance Partnership to Promote Climate Proofing Investments in Agriculture Value Chains in Sri Lanka

The U.S. Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Climate Adaptation Project and Alliance Finance Company PLC have partnered to promote climate-proofing investments in three key value chains in Sri Lanka:  tea, cinnamon, and dairy. The initiative will strengthen Alliance Finance’s agri-lending portfolio and support adaptation interventions, such as assessing climate risks and the vulnerabilities of different…

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hSenidBiz invests in People and Markets, setting foundation for FY24

hSenid Business Solutions (hBS) reported its results for the period ended 31March 2023, with revenues up 32.7 percent year-over-year for FY23. Topline growth was supported by its core PeoplesHR Cloud offering, followed by Tracking Solutions. Recurring revenues accounted for 49.0 percent, driven by PeoplesHR Cloud. Region-wise, APAC and Sri Lanka contributed strongly to topline growth.…

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PRISL’s Convocation Ceremony Highlights Commitment to Quality Education and Career Development

Building Capacity for the Rubber and Plastics Industry: Contributing to Economic Growth and National Prosperity… The Plastics & Rubber Institute of Sri Lanka (PRISL) hosted its glamorous convocation event recently at the BMICH, honoring the achievements of its graduating students. It was a Remarkable occasion, showcasing the institute’s commitment to excellence in the field of…

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A 12-year journey creating sustainable livelihoods in the Northern Province – ILO Knowledge Forum

 Findings and Insights generated as a result of the LEED+ Project International Labour Organization (ILO), successfully conducted a two-day knowledge forum, based on its flagship Local Empowerment through Economic Development and Reconciliation (LEED+) project. Implemented in several districts in the Northern Province, the LEED+ project is nearing its closure after two successful phases, the first…

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Informatics International appoints Shiraz Lye as CEO

Industry pioneer buoyant about next growth phase, leveraging Enterprise 5.0 to accelerate growth and drive innovation Informatics International Limited (IIL), a leader in IT software, Infrastructure solutions, and services, announced the appointment of Shiraz Lye as the organization’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO). This strategic move will bolster IIL’s leadership team, augmenting its capabilities to expedite…

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Boutique Agency Network unveils groundbreaking AI tools to enhance the power of the marketing communications industry.

Boutique Agency Network, a renowned leader in data-driven advertising, proudly announces the launch of their groundbreaking AI tools, which marks a significant milestone in the advertising industry. Along with their all-new, cutting-edge AI tool, “The Boutique Alchemist”, the agency aims to establish itself as a pioneer in the industry for AI-powered econometric modeling. The agency…

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DIMO Enhances its Digital Presence with an All-New User-Friendly Website

DIMO, a leading diversified conglomerate in Sri Lanka, has recently launched its all-new website, www.dimolanka.com, aimed at enhancing its digital presence and offering its customers and stakeholders a comprehensive and user-friendly experience.   The website showcases DIMO’s ten main sectors, which include Agriculture, Building Services, Construction, Digital, Education, Healthcare, Home & Garden, Industrial, Mobility, Power, Energy…

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First Capital Holdings PLC delivers Extraordinary Financial Performance, setting a New Benchmark in its Four-Decade Legacy.

First Capital Holdings PLC (the Group), a member of the Janashakthi Group, announces its impressive financial results, and a remarkable turnaround from the previous year, marking the year ended 31st March 2023 its most successful in its 40-year history. The Group’s financial results exhibit an impressive feat, with a Total Comprehensive Income of Rs. 2.71Bn,…

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ILO Convenes National Policy Symposium in Sri Lanka to Boost a Job Rich Economic Recovery with Investment in Enterprise Development

The International Labour Organization (ILO), in collaboration with the Central Bank of Sri Lanka, the Office of the Governor of the Northern Province, and the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce, successfully organized a national policy symposium focused on promoting youth entrepreneurship and generating greater private sector investments in Sri Lanka. With a regional and sectoral focus,…

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Island Climate Initiative, USAID launch Plastic Innovation Challenge Seeking Innovative Solutions to Combat Plastic Waste

Island Climate Initiative in partnership with the National Innovation Agency, John Keells X and MAS Foundation for Change and the United States Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Clean Cities, Blue Ocean program, is supporting innovators to find creative new solutions to combat plastic waste with a recently launched Plastic Innovation Challenge.  Around the world 11…

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The International Learning Academy

The first step in meeting your professional aspirations Managing a business in this VUCA world is fast becoming the most demanded with relevance to skills. Whether an entrepreneur, business leader or any other professional, the skills of business management and critical thinking, will give you the strongest of foundations in order to build a trailblazing…

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Hayleys Fentons Completes Massive Security Upgrade for Leading Commercial Banks in Record Time

In a drive to provide enhanced protection against security threats in the banking industry, Hayleys Fentons Security and Surveillance Division, a leading provider of security and surveillance solutions in Sri Lanka, has completed a milestone security upgrade project for Sampath Bank and Nations Trust Bank. The project involved the installation of state-of-the-art technology in 260…

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Huawei advances Government and Public Digitalization in APAC countries, with partners up to 300

In the recent Huawei Asia Pacific Partners Congress,Simon Zou, Vice President of Huawei EBG Global Public Sector, shed light on Huawei’s expanding partnership network and its role in advancing digital transformation in government, education, and healthcare industries. In the Asia Pacific region, the company’s sales increased by 65% year-on-year. In addition, the proportion of revenue…

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International Conference for School Leaders 2023 will be held in June

The International Schools of Sri Lanka (TISSL) is an association comprising of 23 premier international schools in the country.  The association was established with the multiple objectives of promoting global best practices in education, increasing collaboration between international schools and strengthening goodwill among school communities.  TISSL is now recognized as the leading voice of the…

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IDEXX Laboratories, Inc. USA partners with Haychem Bangladesh

IDEXX Laboratories, Inc. USA recently partnered up with Haychem Bangladesh Limited (a subsidiary of Hayleys Agriculture Holdings Limited, Sri Lanka). IDEXX Laboratories, Inc. is an American multinational corporation that specializes in the development, manufacture, and distribution of veterinary diagnostic products and services. The company is a pioneer and global leader in veterinary diagnostics. As a…

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Huawei Recognized as a Customers’ Choice in 2023 Gartner Peer Insights™ Voice of the Customer for Primary Storage for Its OceanStor Dorado All-Flash Storage

With a 100% user recommendation rate and a full score of 5.0 based on 214 reviews, Huawei was recognized a 2023 Customers’ Choice in the Gartner Peer Insights™ Voice of the Customer for Primary Storage for its OceanStor Dorado all-flash storage. As part of the evaluation process, Huawei OceanStor Dorado all-flash storage was reviewed by…

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DIMO honoured with silver trophy at the Presidential Environment Awards

DIMO took home the Silver Trophy in the Vehicle Servicing category at the Presidential Environment Awards 2021-2022, which was held recently. The award was presented to the DIMO Logistics Centre, Weliweriya, for their outstanding contribution towards environmental conservation. DIMO Logistics Centre adopts various conservation practices to minimize its impact on the environment. Utilization of energy…

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Cleantech awarded with ISO 14001:2015 certification for environmental excellence

Cleantech (Pvt) Ltd., Sri Lanka’s leading provider of integrated waste management solutions was recently accredited with the prestigious ISO 14001:2015 certification for its commitment to environmental responsibility and sustainable waste management practices. The Company is engaged in provision of recycling, E waste handling, build environmental maintenance, solid waste, hygiene and sanitation services. This certification demonstrates…

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Nex-Gen Engineering Studio, a one-stop design and visualisation solutions provider

Sri Lanka’s leader in MEP and construction, Fentons Limited, a subsidiary of Hayleys PLC announced the launch of Nex-Gen Engineering Studio, to deliver standardized design and visualisation solutions to clients in the Engineering Sector. Specialising in design and visualization solutions, Nex-Gen Engineering Studio will be the sole provider in offering a standardized suite of Building…

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Protecting Our Little Wonders: Introducing Kidssafe.lk – Sri Lanka’s Ultimate Resource for Online Child Safety

Axiata Digital Labs, the leading provider of innovative software solutions, has announced the launch of a new website aimed at promoting online safety for kids, giving parents a platform to learn and explore the different methods of keeping their children safe. The launch of kidssafe.lk is a significant step forward in the fight against cyberbullying,…

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Singer Fashion Academy partners with Lovely Professional University to offer Fashion Design Degree pathway

Singer Fashion Academy has announced its partnership with Lovely Professional University (LPU) of India to offer a degree pathway for its students. The partnership will enable Singer Fashion Academy students to pursue a Bachelor’s Degree in Fashion Design from LPU after completing their two half years fashion design program at Singer Fashion Academy. With more…

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April 2023 commences the celebration of ‘Soy Month’ in Sri Lanka: ‘Right To Protein’ invites all to join hands to increase awareness about the benefits of soybeans in improving protein consumption

Celebrating the global annual ‘Soy Month’ to highlight the significance of sustainable food systems and protein-rich diets The dedicated protein education initiative, ‘Right To Protein’, is celebrating ‘Soy Month‘ in April. With the focus on highlighting the role soybeans play in increasing sustainable food systems and protein-rich diets, the initiative is inviting all stakeholders to…

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Axiata Digital Labs and Hithawathi Join Forces to Promote Online Safety and Empower Women and Children Online

Axiata Digital Labs (ADL) elevated online safety to new heights by signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Hithawathi, a project powered by the LK Domain Registry, aimed at improving online safety for women and children in Sri Lanka. The project provides support, counseling, and advice to internet users, particularly minors, teenagers, young girls, and…

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M Power Capital appoints new CEO

M Power Capital., one of the leading corporate finance and investment banking firms in the country, is pleased to announce the appointment of Lakmal Jayarathne as its new CEO with effect from April 2023. Lakmal, a qualified management accountant, is a very competent investment banker with over 20 years of varied and comprehensive experience in…

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2 Years Strong: Fems Aya’s Dedication to Empowering Women and Girls on the Island

Fems Aya, the nationwide initiative of Fems – a leading Hygiene Care brand of Hemas Consumer Brands, is celebrating its second anniversary of impacting lives and communities by offering awareness on menstrual health and equal access to low-cost, high-quality sanitary napkins. The purposeful initiative was first launched on International Women’s Day – March 8th, 2021.…

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Huawei Releases 2022 Annual Report:
Steady Operations, Sustainable Survival and Development

Huawei released its 2022 Annual Report today. The company reports steady operations throughout 2022, having generated CNY642.3 billion in revenue and CNY35.6 billion in net profits. Huawei continues to strengthen investment in R&D, with an annual expenditure of CNY161.5 billion in 2022, representing 25.1% of the company’s annual revenue and bringing its total R&D expenditure…

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Women Leading through Crisis: SLIM’s Annual Leading Liyo Panel Discussion 2023  

The Sri Lanka Institute of Marketing (SLIM) recently hosted the annual 2023 panel discussion in celebration of the International Women’s Day at Hilton Colombo Residences, for the fourth consecutive year. This year’s topic for the forum was Women’s Leadership in Crisis, Change and Transformation, and the keynote address was based on Unlocking Women’s Leadership Potential…

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FitsAir increases flights to Dubai

FitsAir, Sri Lanka’s first privately owned international airline, increases the frequency of its flights to and from Colombo to Dubai to daily. The daily services between the two destinations began on 26th March 2023. The decision to increase the frequency of flights from 4 times a week to daily comes as a response to requests…

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SLIIT bolsters Tech Innovation in Academics and Elevates Learning Experience in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka Institute of Information Technology (SLIIT), recently announced that they have strengthened their technological facilities and capabilities with the help of VMware Horizon to become the first institution in Sri Lanka to introduce virtual learning labs with the help of Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI). SLIIT has been at the forefront in introducing immersive technology…

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APTS demonstrates industry-leading quality with ISO 9001:2015 certification

Asia Pacific Technology Systems (Pvt) Ltd, one of Sri Lanka’s foremost IT solutions providers, has announced its recent achievement of ISO 9001:2015 certification. ISO 9001:2015 is a globally recognized standard for quality management systems (QMS) that help organizations ensure that their products and services consistently meet customer and regulatory requirements while enhancing customer satisfaction. The…

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Jaffna International Trade Fair 2023 හීදී  DIMO සිය සුවිශේෂී සන්නාම සහ සේවා ප්‍රදර්ශනය කරයි.

ශ්‍රී ලංකාවේ ප්‍රමුඛ පෙළේ විවිධාංගීකරණය වූ සමූහ ව්‍යාපාරයක් වන DIMO, පසුගියදා පැවැත්වුණු Jaffna International Trade Fair 2023 හීදී තම සමාගම විසින් පිරිනමනු ලබන විසඳුම් සහ ලොව හොඳම ඉංජිනේරුමය සන්නාම කිහිපයක් ප්‍රදර්ශනය කරන ලදී. 2023 මාර්තු 3 වන දින සිට මාර්තු 5 දක්වා යාපනය මුට්ට්‍රවෙලි ක්‍රීඩාංගනයේදී මෙම වෙළඳ ප්‍රදර්ශනය පැවැත්වුණු අතර එහිදී DIMO කලාපයට විශාල නරඹන්නන්…

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Sri Lanka Retail Forum 2023 highlights strategies for navigating economic crisis in retail sector

The Sri Lanka Retailers’ Association (SLRA), the apex body of organised retail in Sri Lanka, recently concluded the annual Sri Lanka Retail Forum under the theme ‘Redefining Retail: Future Proofing the Forward Journey’. The Forum was opened by Mr. Murali Prakash, President of SLRA, who addressed the importance of navigating the challenges faced by the…

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Empowering our Community: ADL Heartbeat, the CSR arm of Axiata Digital Labs makes donates essentials to the Social Services Elders Home, Moratuwa

Axiata Digital Labs (ADL), the renowned innovative software solutions provider, highlighted its commitment to Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) with a valuable donation of dry rations and everyday essentials to the Social Services Elders Home in Moratuwa. This CSR effort was yet another chapter of the ADL Heartbeat initiative, the company’s dedicated CSR arm that demonstrates…

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Uga Ulagalla launches its first-ever community-based fencing project helping mitigate human-elephant conflict

Uga Ulagalla, the pristine 58-acre property nestled in Thirappane, Anuradhapura, renowned for its unspoiled cultural allure, has partnered with the Center for Conservation and Research (CCR) to launch its first-ever community-based village fencing project in Pittala Konderama and Karambe. The initiative aims to mitigate human-elephant conflicts (HEC) in the area. The inauguration of the project…

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HUTCH offers fixed value mobile packages to help people save and pay other rising bills

HUTCH, the pioneering mobile telecom operator in Sri Lanka, has once again demonstrated its unwavering commitment to the people of the country during these trying economic times. The latest initiative focuses on three products, enabling customers to access the most affordable fixed-price options, eliminating the worry of excessive usage and spend. The packages look to…

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Softlogic Information Technologies Ltd implements Sri Lanka’s largest secure data centre for digital transformation of Credit information Bureau

Softlogic Information Technologies Ltd. (SITL) has successfully completed its implementation of the Credit Information Bureau (CRIB) Score data centre infrastructure. CRIB is the first Credit Information Bureau in the South Asian region. For over three decades, CRIB has been one of the pillars of the sound financial infrastructure of the country and tendered its silent…

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Singer launches Smartboards for schools and offices

Singer (Sri Lanka), a company renowned for empowering Sri Lankans with cutting-edge technology, recently launched a brand-new range of all-in-one Flat Panel smartboards to help enhance the learning experience for students and office work within organisations. This latest Smartboard can be used as a computer, projector or electronic whiteboard and makes teaching and learning much…

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McLarens Lubricants recognizes its best-performing dealers at the Annual Dealer Awards Night

McLarens Lubricants Ltd, a subsidiary of the diversified conglomerate McLarens Group and the authorized distributor for Mobil Lubricants in Sri Lanka, recently held its annual dealer awards night to reward the best-performing dealers from around 3,000 registered retail partners. Selected island-wide top-performing partners participated in this annual event, which was organized as an award ceremony,…

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hSenidBiz continues investments in growth initiatives in 3Q FY23

hSenid Business Solutions (hBS) reported its results for the period ended 31December 2022, with revenues up 16 percent year-over-year. Topline growth was supported by its core PeoplesHR Cloud offering, followed by Tracking Solutions. The group recorded 51 percent recurring revenues, driven by PeoplesHR Cloud. hBS continued its growth initiatives during the quarter, particular within the…

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Baby Cheramy’s parental clinics across Galle District, educate parents on baby safety and tips to overcome challenges in early childhood care

Baby Cheramy, the leading and most loved and safe baby care brand in Sri Lanka, successfully completed a series of parental clinic programmes in the Galle District recently, to educate parents on the safety of a baby and tips to overcome challenges during early childhood care. This period is usually uncharted territory for new parents…

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IUCN and Huawei Explore How Technology Helps Repopulate the Critically Endangered Hainan Gibbon

The Green In-sites for Nature Conservation event took place in China’s Hainan Tropical Rainforest National Park, bringing together experts and the media to raise awareness of how technology can safeguard biodiversity, including efforts to repopulate the Hainan gibbon – just 36 of which remain in existence. As the world’s rarest primate and one that is…

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Lexicon Tech partners Acumatica to further enhance ERP offering to customers

Lexicon Tech is a leading IT solutions, consultancy, and systems integrator in Sri Lanka, which has recently partnered with Acumatica; a global technology provider that offers Software as a Service (SaaS) Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Solutions. This partnership provides Lexicon Tech with the resources to tailor Acumatica ERP to cater to the customers’ requirements within…

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Oak Integrated Systems (Pvt) Ltd. discusses importance of Cyber Security & Resilience in Banking and Financial Sector

Oak Integrated Systems (Pvt) Ltd. recently held a forum under the theme ‘Build Cyber Security & Resilience together with Oak’. The highlight of the event was a discussion with the distinguished panel which included Mr. Dilan Walgampaya, Cyber Security Consultant, Mr. Deenadayalan Nagaratnam, Cyber Security Consultant, Mr. Janindu de Silva, Vice President, Information Security –…

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Asia-Potash International Investment Joins Hands with Huawei to Build Southeast Asia’s First Smart Potash Mine in Laos, Streamlining Underground Communication and Industrial Networks

WeChat video call 300 meters underground, supporting real-time communication in emergencies On December 15, the 4G industrial ring network that can be upgraded to 5G was officially launched in the smart mining area of Asia-Potash International Investment in Khammouane province, 350 km away from Vientiane, Laos’ national capital. A miner made the first WeChat video…

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Rotary Club of Colombo Mid Town completes a Basic Education and Literacy project in Sevanagala

The Rotary Club of Colombo Mid Town, along with the “Ex HNB Friends” and the Rotaract Clubs of Colombo Mid Town, Colombo University Faculty of Management and Finance and Achievers Lanka Business School, recently donated multimedia equipment and furniture required for the English Lab of Somadevi Maha Vidyalaya in Sevanagala. The visiting Rotarians and Rotaractors…

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G17 UAC advancing the SDGs on Campus and Beyond welcomes you to their  SDG Summit

The G17 University Ambassadors Consortium (G17UAC), the brainchild of the Sri Lankan youth-led, voluntary organization and the recipient of the United Nations SDG Action Award 2018 “The Road to Rights”, is a global undergraduate programme that engages the youth in making Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) a reality. This undergraduate programme facilitates a platform for youth…

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Island Climate Initiative, USAID launch Island Plastic Challenge to help consumer goods companies address plastic waste

In support of the Ministry of Environment’s policy on plastic waste reduction, the United States Agency for International Development’s (USAID) partner, Island Climate Initiative (ICI) under USAID’s global Clean Cities Blue Ocean Program, is calling on innovators around the world to design solutions to help Sri Lanka’s leading consumer goods companies reduce their plastic footprint.…

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Empowering women leaders; SLIM successfully concludes 2nd Episode of the Leading Liyo – Leadership Development Programme

The Sri Lanka Institute of Marketing (SLIM) recently conducted the certification ceremony of the Leading Liyo programme followed by an Experience Sharing Forum for the aspiring women who successfully completed the Leading Liyo; Leadership Development Programme – Episode 2, an initiative under the UNSDG Goal number 05 – Gender Equality.   The event was graced by…

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Scybers partners with Netenrich and Google Cloud to deliver next generation Security Operations Center (SOC) services for Banking, Financial Services and High-Tech industries

Scybers, a global cybersecurity consulting and managed services company, today announced a partnership with Netenrich and Google Cloud. The partnership combines the power of Scybers’ global cybersecurity expertise with Netenrich’s Security Intelligence Cloud’s data analytics, machine learning, and automation and Google Cloud’s Chronicle Security Operations Suite’s speed, scale, and threat intelligence to deliver a 24x7x365…

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Stretchline partners with XdotO Concepts to unveil Sri Lanka’s first Smart Connected Factory

XdotO Concepts, Sri Lanka’s pioneering industry 4.0 solution provider, and Stretchline (Pvt) Ltd., the world’s largest manufacturer of narrow elasticated fabric, have joined forces to unveil Stretchline’s first-ever smart connected factory. The kick-off event for the project, “Towards a Smart Connected Factory”, was hosted by XdotO Concepts at the Movenpick Hotel, Colombo and was attended…

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VMware Helps Customers Navigate Multi-Cloud with Innovative New Offerings

VMware unveils new and enhanced portfolio offerings, Cross-Cloud services and significant partner announcements at VMware Explore to deliver a faster and smarter path to cloud for digital businesses VMware recently unveiled innovations, new offerings, services and expanded partnerships that further its commitment to help customers navigate and thrive in today’s multi-cloud world at VMware Explore…

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“BLIND WALK 2022” held in Colombo

The Rotary Club of Colombo Midtown, together with the Rotaract Clubs of Colombo Midtown, Australian College of Business and Technology, University of Colombo Faculty of Management and Finance, and Achievers Lanka Business School, organized their annual signature fundraiser project, “BLIND WALK” in Colombo. Themed as ‘Walk for Light, in Sight’, this project is part of…

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Leading in Cloud Native, Huawei Cloud Unleashes Digital with 10 New Services

HUAWEI CONNECT 2022, themed “Unleash Digital”, kicks off in Dubai today. Industry leaders, experts, partners, and guests from the Middle East and Africa gather to share their thoughts on technological innovation, ecosystem collaboration, and digital transformation. Ken Hu, Rotating Chairman of Huawei, delivered a keynote speech under the conference theme and called for enterprises to…

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Ocean Lanka recognises 145 long serving staff members at ‘OCL Sewa Abhiman Loyalty Awards 2022

Ocean Lanka Pvt Ltd. Sri Lanka’s largest weft knitted fabric manufacturer, recently acknowledged the unwavering loyalty of its long serving employees with the ‘OCL Sewa Abhiman 2022’ Loyalty Awards. Dr. Austin Au, Managing Director of Ocean Lanka shared his thoughts: “Ocean Lanka is very fortunate to have employees with many years of dedication and commitment.…

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Huawei Launches Innovative Solutions to Find the Right Technology for the Right Scenario

On the second day of HUAWEI CONNECT 2022 Bangkok, Huawei launched a range of innovative infrastructure solutions to drive industry digitalization by finding the right technology for the right scenario. Industry stakeholders gathered together and held discussions around the theme “Innovative Infrastructure to Unleash Digital”, exploring the future directions and opportunities for industry digitalization. They…

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Rotary Club of Colombo Mid Town organizes special Education Tour for Interactors and Aviation Students

The Rotary Club of Colombo Mid Town organized an Education Tour to the Bandaranaike International Airport on 2nd September 2022. Participants included Interactors from schools and Aviation Management students from Aspire College of Higher Education. These students received a familiarization with the processes followed at the airport and the current challenges faced by the industry.…

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Huawei Thailand Receives Prestigious Prime Minister Awards – Thailand Cybersecurity Excellence Award 2022

Huawei Technologies (Thailand) Co., Ltd., represented by Chief Executive Officer Abel Deng, today received the “Prime Minister Awards – Thailand Cybersecurity Excellence Award 2022” from the National Cyber Security Agency (NCSA), during a ceremony held at the Miracle Grand Convention Hotel in Bangkok. The event was chaired by Mr. Chaiwut Thanakamanusorn, Minister of Digital Economy…

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பெண்கள் சமத்துவ தின கொண்டாட்டங்களில் பெண்களை வலுவூட்டுவதற்கான தொடர்ச்சியான முயற்சிகளுடன் ஃபெம்ஸ் கைகோர்த்துள்ளது

இலங்கையில் முன்னணி பெண்களின் சுகாதார வர்த்தகநாமங்களில் ஒன்றான ஃபெம்ஸ், ‘‘நிலைபேற்றியலுடனான எதிர்காலத்திற்கான இன்று பாலின சமத்துவம்’’ என்ற தொனிப்பொருளில் கொண்டாடப்படுகின்ற சர்வதேச பெண்கள் சமத்துவ தினம் 2022 இற்கு ஆதரவளிக்க முன்வந்துள்ளது. பெண்களுக்கு வலுவூட்டுவதற்காக, குறிப்பாக மாதவிடாய் சுகாதாரம் மற்றும் சுத்தம் மீதான சமூக களங்கத்தை முடிவுக்குக் கொண்டுவருவதற்கான தனது முயற்சிகளுடன், ஃபெம்ஸ் தனது தயாரிப்பு வழங்கல்களுக்கும் அப்பாற்பட்டு செயற்பட்டுள்ளது. இது இலங்கைப் பெண்களின் நாடித் துடிப்பைப் புரிந்துகொண்டு அவர்கள் தமது இலக்குகளை அடைய உதவும் முயற்சியில்…

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Axiata Digital Labs partners with SLASSCOM as the Platinum Sponsor for the SLASSCOM Ingenuity Awards 2022

Axiata Digital Labs (ADL) strengthens their partnership today with the Sri Lanka Association for Software Services Companies (SLASSCOM), the national chamber for the IT/BPM industry in Sri Lanka. ADL will act as a Platinum Sponsor for the 2022 National Ingenuity Awards. ADL is a leading innovative software service provider, offering telco-focused digital and IT services and solutions, advancing the digital…

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HUAWEI MALAYSIA AND AXIATA DIGITAL LABS PARTNER TO POWER DIGITAL FINANCIAL SERVICES SOLUTIONS

Axiata Digital Labs (ADL), a subsidiary of the Axiata Group Berhad, and Huawei Technologies (Malaysia) (Huawei Malaysia) have ventured into a partnership on the development of digital transformation solutions in financial technology (FinTech), powered by Huawei Cloud. The collaboration will see both ADL and Huawei Malaysia join forces to explore, develop and market new technology…

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Lanka Accelerator launched in Sri Lanka

Kaleidoscope (Pvt) Ltd. announced the launch of Lanka Accelerator brand in Sri Lanka today. Lanka Accelerator is powered by India Accelerator (iA) which was adjudged the Best Accelerator in India by Start Up India. Lanka Accelerator’s agreement with India Accelerator is to help support its design, development and success. India Accelerator is part of GAN…

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First Capital Holdings PLC & Habitat for Humanity Sri Lanka empower communities in Galle

At a simple yet momentous day for the joyful home-beneficiaries, First Capital Holdings PLC and Habitat for Humanity Sri Lanka successfully handed over four (04) homes to families in the Bope-Poddala Division in the Galle District recently.  Senior staff representing both organizations, along with government officials, stood with these four families as they stepped into…

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hSenid HRO goes global as PeoplesHR Outsourcing

PeoplesHR Outsourcing, a strategic business unit of hSenid Business Solutions, formerly known as hSenid HRO recently expanded its global footprint with the aim of advancing outsourcing in global markets. Some of the services of PeoplesHR Outsourcing include; Payroll Outsourcing, HR Outsourcing, and HR technology transformation Consultancy services. Since the onset of the pandemic, digital transformation,…

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Project Blue Next Generation, Forging Forward to Protect Sri Lanka’s Marine Environment

The Project Blue Next Generation is a youth-led initiative in Sri Lanka that aims to promote the important role the ocean plays in the world by bringing together different communities including Volunteer Organizations, Environmental Groups, researchers, activists, students, and more.  The project is a part of the British Council’s COP26 Challenge Fund and ‘The Climate…

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Cabinet decisions

Cabinet of Ministers having met under the leadership of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa took three key decisions regarding the country’s economy. Accordingly, cabinet has decided to pay a special allowance of Rs. 5000 to 3.2 million identified low-income families for two months during the festive season. Cabinet has given approval for Sri Lanka Lanka Railways to…

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Ratmalana airport resumes international flights

The Colombo International Airport Ratmalana (CIAR) resumed scheduled international and regional flights after a lapse of 55 years. Accordingly, Flights between Sri Lanka and the Maldives will be operated by Maldives Airlines and FITS Aviation. The inauguration was held under the patronage of Youth and Sports, Development Co-ordination and Monitoring Minister and State Minister of…

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The Ceylon Institute of English & Leadership, a true leader in language and leadership training.

The Ceylon Institute of English & Leadership (CIOEL) is one of Sri Lanka’s largest online English language training institutions. CIOEL specializes in all facets of English Language Training, from basic to advanced, and caters to the needs of undergraduates, working executives, job seekers, athletes, and professionals. The institute also understands the importance of communication in…

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McLarens Group hosts a series of impactful events commemorating International Women’s Day

The McLarens Group, one of the country’s leading diversified conglomerates, joined in the global celebration of International Women’s Day 2022, with a series of impactful events bringing together all women across the Group and continuing with its constant care for the communities.  Commencing the series of events, McLarens Group held a social media campaign, proudly…

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“One million trees for unity” wins Outstanding Sustainable Project Financing category at Karlsruhe Sustainable Finance Awards 2021

Alliance Finance Co. PLC, (AFC), Sri Lanka’s oldest finance company with over 65 years of expertise in offering affordable and inclusive sustainable finance solutions to empower the nation has clinched yet another international award in sustainability. The Project which helped AFC win this important award was the “One million trees for unity” project. The Karlsruhe…

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University of Moratuwa and Dhammika & Priscilla Perera Foundation take the first steps in building a skilled ICT workforce in Sri Lanka.

A key milestone in Sri Lanka’s ICT education was marked by University of Moratuwa (UoM) and Dhammika & Priscilla Perera Foundation (DP Foundation) by signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on 4th January 2022 to collaborate on the facilitation of open online ICT course development and delivery. The objective of this project is to provide opportunities…

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vivo Launches V20 SE in Sri Lanka, a Premium Flagship Smartphone with Best-in-Class Camera Capabilities and Modern Sleek Design

V20SE Features 32 MP Super Night Selfie Technology, Magical Sleek Design, and Power-Packed Performance Available for Sale in Sri Lanka, starting 14th November’20 vivo, the leading global smartphone brand today announced the launch of vivo V20 SE smartphone, as a part of its brand new V20 series in Sri Lanka. Further strengthening its commitment to…

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Hatch’s KICKASS Series 4 empowers a new batch of women entrepreneurs together with London Stock Exchange Group Sri Lanka

Despite the current uncertainties we have managed to successfully complete the fourth iteration of KICKASS Bootcamp, empowering a whole new batch of future women leaders in business. Series 4 of the KICKASS Bootcamp was conducted in partnership with LSEG (London Stock Exchange Group) Sri Lanka and TNL Radio and was facilitated by Naomi Gunnels, Entrepreneur…

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Swadeshi Khomba Baby Hoda Purudu celebrates World Children’s Day with “Hoda Purudu ” educational campaign

The Swadeshi Industrial Works PLC launched a novel hygiene awareness campaign for Sri Lanka’s primary school children to coincide with the World Children’s Day celebrations. Titled “Swadeshi Khomba Baby Hoda Purudu” the event saw grade 3 school children at Sapugaskanda Sobhitha Vidyalaya (Primary) taking part in awareness-led activities inculcating “Hoda Purudu ” (Good habits) among…

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First-ever virtual IIT Cutting Edge showcases innovative IT and business solutions of students

Informatics Institute of Technology (IIT), the pioneer in British higher education in Sri Lanka and the country’s premier IT and Business campus, successfully concluded its first-ever virtual IIT Cutting Edge 2020 where the latest collection of ground-breaking IT and business solutions of IIT students were showcased. Cutting Edge is primarily an annual exhibition organised by…

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5GDNA Joins the 3GPP Family

3GPP recently announced that the 5G Deterministic Networking Alliance (5GDNA) has become its Market Representation Partner (MRP), making it the third organization member from 5G vertical industry after 5G Automotive Association (5GAA) and 5G Alliance for Connected Industries and Automation (5G-ACIA). This partnership shows the rise of 5GDNA’s influence in 5G standards and 5G B2B…

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Pyxle International and Trabeya merge

Combined entity will have the leadership, resources and scale to successfully capitalize on opportunities in the fast-growing data industry.   Merged capabilities will create a single comprehensive and fully integrated platform, from digital strategy, software engineering, data management and integration, to deep analytics with artificial intelligence tools, ensuring a complete solution to be delivered to…

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HP Printers now available at Singer

Singer Sri Lanka PLC, country’s premier consumer durables retailer has partnered with Trident Corporation, a leading distributor of IT hardware, software and printing solutions in Sri Lanka to serve globally renowned HP Printer range in the Sri Lankan market. This partnership opens Singer Sri Lanka’s customers across the island to the popular HP Printer range…

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VMware Unveils 5G and Edge Advancements, Driving Sri Lanka Towards New Chapter of Innovation-Led Growth

Strengthened 5G Telco Cloud Portfolio with Cloud Native Support enables businesses to better harness emerging technologies in Sri Lanka’s cloud and mobile first economy VMware, Inc. (NYSE: VMW) recently announced its 5G Telco Cloud Platform, empowering Communication Service Providers (CSPs) to better meet the growing demands for 5G-powered innovations in Sri Lanka. The VMware 5G…

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Huawei revenue in Q3 2020 at a 9.9% growth

Huawei recently announced its business results for the first three quarters of 2020. During this period, Huawei generated CNYv671.3 billion in revenue, an increase of 9.9% over the same period last year. The company’s net profit margin in this period was 8.0%. Throughout the first three quarters of 2020, Huawei’s business results basically met expectations.…

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Huawei releases Sustainability Progress Report

Enriching lives with technology Huawei Consumer Business Group (BG) recently published its Sustainability Progress Report. The report highlights the company’s sustainability achievements over the past decade, covering four major areas including information accessibility, education and health, environmental protection, and corporate responsibility. This marks the first time that Huawei Consumer BG shares its sustainability progress on…

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VMware Delivers Intrinsic Security to Sri Lanka’s Digital Infrastructure, Fast Tracking Business Innovation and Resilience

Focus on intrinsic security enables organizations to build future-ready businesses to thrive in the age of the distributed workforce Cutting edge solutions provide CISOs with unprecedented visibility into the enterprise workplace to respond, adapt and accelerate businesses for the new normal VMware, Inc., a leading innovator in enterprise software, recently announced new advancements to its…

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