Adani Green Energy (Sri Lanka): Paving the Path to a Sustainable Future

Adani Green Energy Sri Lanka Ignites a Green Revolution with Pooneryn Wind Energy Power Project. In a groundbreaking stride towards a greener tomorrow, Sri Lanka Sustainable Energy Authority (SLSEA) has approved to grant the Energy Permit to Adani Green Energy (Sri Lanka) Limited for its monumental $355 million, 234MW Pooneryn Wind Energy Power Project, nestled […]

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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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Huawei Cloud and Orel IT Collaborate to Launch Enadoc on Orel Cloud

Enadoc, a cutting-edge document management solution, was officially launched on Orel Cloud through a collaboration between Huawei Cloud and Orel IT. The event, held at Port City Colombo, marked a significant step toward providing Orel Cloud customers with a seamless Software as a Service (SaaS) platform. The launch ceremony, attended by a diverse audience of […]

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PAYable Pvt Ltd Completes LKR 80 Billion in Transactions

Sri Lanka’s leading Fintech service provider announces appointment of Mr. Rajendra Theagarajah as Chairman of the Board. PAYable Pvt Ltd, Sri Lanka’s leading non-bank digital payment services provider, reported robust performance in its 10 year journey with over LKR 80 Billion in transactions processed. The company also plans to launch a host of new innovations, […]

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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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Hayleys Aventura and Invertek power greener industries through energy efficiency

Save 40 to 50% through Optidrive Eco VFDs for both motor and pump applications. Leading industrial solutions provider, Hayleys Aventura, in partnership with global leader Invertek, renowned for cutting-edge drive technology, introduced Optidrive Eco Variable Frequency Drives (VFDs) to enhance energy savings and reduce emissions in manufacturing, agriculture, and hydro-based industries. These VFDs enable clients […]

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India, Sri Lanka joint panel meet to take grid connectivity further

India and Sri Lanka’s joint working committee on the power sector will likely meet this month to further discuss grid interconnectivity and renewable energy collaboration, Minister of Power and Energy of Sri Lanka, Kanchana Wijesekera told Economic Times India. The two countries have been planning to connect their grid to trade power for almost two […]

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Hayleys Solar Records Double Win at SLIM Brand Excellence

Photo Caption: Hayleys Solar team at the victorious night of the SLIM award gala Wins Bronze in ‘Green Brand of the Year’ and Merit for ‘Best New Entrant’ 2023 Hayleys Solar, the renewable energy arm of Hayleys Fentons Limited, proudly clinched two coveted awards at the prestigious Brand Excellence Awards, organised by the Sri Lanka […]

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Ocean Lanka Wins Raw Material Supplier Cost Efficiency Award Setting New Benchmark in Sri Lanka

Ocean Lanka (Pvt) Ltd, Sri Lanka’s leading weft-knitted fabric manufacturer, celebrated a momentous occasion at the recent Victoria’s Secret & Co Partner Summit 2024 in Hong Kong, becoming the first fabric mill in Sri Lanka to be recognized with the prestigious Raw Material Supplier Cost Efficiency Award. This distinguished honor underscores Ocean Lanka (Pvt) Ltd’s […]

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ITX360 Achieves Coveted ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 14001:2015 Accreditations

ITX360, a prominent player in the IT solutions landscape, proudly announces the attainment of ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 14001:2015 certifications, underscoring its commitment to environmental sustainability and unwavering dedication to quality management. ISO 9001:2015 certification is an internationally acclaimed standard for Quality Management Systems, empowering organizations to enhance performance, meet customer expectations, and demonstrate a […]

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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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Dr. Gehan Gunatilleke Appointed to Janashakthi Life Board

Janashakthi Insurance PLC, a member of the Janashakthi Group, announces the appointment of Dr. Gehan Gunatilleke as an Independent, Non-Executive Director to the Company’s Board of Directors, effective from 24th January 2024. Dr. Gehan Gunatilleke is an attorney-at-law and a founding partner of LexAG, a law firm based in Colombo. He has previously served as […]

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Adani Group Claws back narrative a year after Hindenburg Report

When Hindenburg Research accused the Adani Group of “brazen stock manipulation” and accounting fraud a year back, it led to a stock market rout that erased about $150 billion in market value at its lowest point. But unlike its previous targets, tycoon Gautam Adani, who was the world’s second-richest man before the damning January 24, […]

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Interocean Lubricants Unveils Strategic Expansion in Jaffna with Sinopec

Interocean Lubricants (Pvt) Ltd., Sri Lanka’s exclusive distributor and national nominee in Sri Lanka, Maldives and India for Sinopec, a global leader in lubricants, proudly announced the official launch of its distribution network expansion in Jaffna. The momentous event took place at the prestigious North Gate Hotel, marking a significant milestone in the company’s commitment […]

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China Unicom and Huawei Pilot Large-Scale 5.5G Network in Nation’s Capital

China Unicom Beijing and Huawei have successfully deployed a pilot large-scale 5.5G network in Beijing to provide continuous coverage in three key areas, including Beijing Financial Street in the city center, the landmark Beijing Long Distance Call Building, and multipurpose Workers’ Stadium. This first-of-its-kind network is expected to become a benchmark for future 5.5 networks […]

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Alumex PLC Ends Exceptional Year with Multiple Industry Accolades

Alumex PLC, a prominent player in the aluminium extrusion industry, capped off an exceptional 2023 year with great successes, clinching over 14 awards in the past year, affirming their leadership in shaping Sri Lanka’s export landscape and commitment to governance, sustainability, and business excellence. At the 25th Presidential Export Awards 2023 Alumex received the coveted […]

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Team Namibia Wins Huawei’s Tech4Good Global Competition 2023

Team Namibia was crowned the global Champion of the 3rd Seeds for the Future Tech4Good Global Competition. The team’s winning submission was an AI-powered teaching solution called YYeni AI that caters to the needs of every student. YYeni AI provides personalized tutoring to individual students in large classes. The app uses AI algorithms to guide students […]

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Revolutionizing Payment Systems: Softlogic IT joins hands with AUSTRIACARD

Softlogic Information Technologies (Pvt) Ltd (SITL) has fostered a partnership with AUSTRIACARD HOLDINGS AG, a prominent European provider of Secure Digital Technology Solutions headquartered in Vienna, Austria. This collaboration aims to empower SITL’s clients to seamlessly integrate the latest EMV security standards into their service offerings. Speaking on this partnership Managing Director, Mr. Roshan Rassool […]

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Green Hydrogen: The final step towards a Zero Carbon Future

Gautam Adani, Chairman, Adani Group has emphasised the importance of Green Hydrogen in achieving net zero emissions for the 54th Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF). Titled “Reducing costs: The key to leveraging green hydrogen on the road to net zero”, Adani reflects on the viability and potential of Green Hydrogen as a […]

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DIMO Energy and Siemens Join Forces in LV Power Panel Manufacturing for Local and Export Markets

DIMO Energy, the power and energy arm of the leading diversified conglomerate DIMO, with its long-standing partner for over seven decades Siemens ventured into the manufacturing of SIEMENS SIVACON S8 and SIEPAN 8PU Low Voltage (LV) Power Distribution Boards and Motor Control Centres (MCC) in Sri Lanka, targeting local and export markets.     Mr Wijith Pushpawela […]

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Emerald Launches the UTILITECH™ Pant Range – Where Form Meets Function

Emerald, Sri Lanka’s leading menswear brand, is proud to unveil the groundbreaking “UTILITECH™” collection. This latest offering reflects Emerald’s dedication to providing utility and comfort for active individuals, empowering flexibility in their daily wardrobe. The collection introduces a range of bottoms made of high-stretch fabric, featuring an elastic waistband that creates a better range of […]

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වසරේ හොඳම කුඩා හා මධ්‍ය පරිමාණ අපනයනකරුට හිමි සම්මානය මෙවරත්  Halpé Tea හිමිකර ගනී

ශ්‍රී ලංකා ජාතික අපනයනකරුවන්ගේ මණ්ඩලය විසින් සංවිධානය කරන ලද 31 වැනි වාර්ෂික අපනයන සම්මාන උළෙල පසුගියදා කොළඹ ෂැංග්‍රිලා හිදී පැවැත්විණි. එහිදී Halpé Tea හි සාඩම්බර මව් සමාගම වන U.H.E. Exports  සම්මාන ත්‍රිත්වයකින් පිදුම් ලැබූ අතර, තේ සහ තේ නිෂ්පාදන අංශයේ ප්‍රමුඛයා ලෙස සිය ස්ථාවරය නැවතත් තහවුරු කරමින්  Halpé Tea විසින් මෙම සම්මාන දිනා ගන්නා ලදී. […]

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Fentons Limited transitions to Hayleys Fentons Limited

Exponential seven-year growth with Hayleys signals unprecedented future value creation Fentons Limited, a trusted engineering services provider with a legacy spanning over a century, has legally adopted the name and identity of Hayleys, Sri Lanka’s largest and most diversified conglomerate, as “Hayleys Fentons Limited”, marking a historic milestone in its journey. For longer than a […]

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ParentPay Sri Lanka: Transforming education with technology

In an era where technology plays an increasingly integral role in education, ParentPay Sri Lanka, a division of ParentPay Group, is at the forefront of shaping the future of educational technology globally. As a leading EdTech company in Europe, ParentPay Group has recently expanded its horizons with the inauguration of a new office in Colombo, […]

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Hindenburg row: Gautam Adani says truth has prevailed

Billionaire Gautam Adani, Chairperson of Adani Group, reacting to the Supreme Court judgment on allegations levelled by a US short-seller against his conglomerate, said recently that truth has prevailed and his group would continue to contribute to India’s growth story.  The Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled that there was no ground to order an investigation […]

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SLSEA, SIA and Huawei Collaboration for Sri Lanka’s Green Energy Agenda

In an effort to drive sustainable energy initiatives in Sri Lanka, Huawei recently organized a key conference titled ‘Unleashing the Potential of a Sustainable Energy Future’ in collaboration with the Sri Lanka Sustainable Energy Authority (SLSEA) and the Solar Industries Association (SIA). The event served as a dynamic platform for industry experts to share profound […]

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Swadeshi Khomba illuminates “Attanagalla Raja Maha Viharaya”

The Swadeshi Industrial Works PLC, the pioneer and the market leader in herbal personal care products in one of its community support initiatives recently sponsored the “Aloka Poojawa” of the historic Attanagalla Raja Maha Viharaya. “Swadeshi Khomba Aloka Puja Sathkaraya” is a concept of Swadeshi Chairperson Ms. Amari Wijewardene. Situated in the Gampaha district, Attanagalla […]

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Huawei Joins Green Digital Action at COP28

ITU, ISO, IEC, and partners aim to speed up climate action with digital tech Huawei has joined hands with more than 40 leading tech companies and organizations to push for Green Digital Action (GDA) at the 28th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Climate Change agreement (COP28), hosted by the UAE, that closed on Tuesday. […]

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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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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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Industry-Academia Collaboration for World-Class Achievements

Huawei Takes Part at World University Leadership Summit The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen (CUHK-Shenzhen) held the World University Leadership Summit in Shenzhen on December 11th. William Xu, Huawei Fellow and Chair of Huawei’s Scientist Advisory Committee, took part as the speaker representing the business sector. Xu spoke during a roundtable discussion, themed Research […]

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Pintanna Plantations Unveils the First-Ever Wallapatta Museum

Pintanna Holdings, a pioneer in the Sri Lankan Agarwood plantation sector, is making significant strides. The inauguration of the newly constructed multi-purpose building, equipped with modern technology at Pintanna Estate, coincided with the official unveiling of Pintanna’s commemorative cover launch. Additionally, the company has introduced its second Agarwood Investment Rewards to the public and valued […]

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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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HUTCH introduces 9-App Social Media Plan with unmatched Pricing

HUTCH, a prominent player in the Sri Lankan telecommunications industry, announces a groundbreaking shift in connectivity dynamics with its latest social media plans. Renowned for delivering unmatched value for money, HUTCH is committed to meeting subscriber demands by staying attuned to market trends and amplifies its dedication to meeting the evolving digital needs of its […]

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Schoolpreneur 2023: School Entrepreneurship Day Celebrated Across Sri Lanka

Schoolpreneur 2023: School Entrepreneurship Day was conducted across Sri Lanka on November 16th, with over 2000 school students from the nine provinces participating at the event organised by The Ceylon Chamber of Commerce, in collaboration with the International Labour Organization, endorsed by the Ministry of Education. Conducted simultaneously in Anuradhapura, Badulla, Colombo, Galle, Kandy, Puttalam, […]

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ATGL launches Green Hydrogen Blending Pilot Project at Ahmedabad

Viability of green hydrogen being assessed as an alternative energy source for CGD consumers   ATGL will use latest technologies to blend green hydrogen with natural gas for over 4,000 Home and Commercial PNG customers during the pilot phase Project will enhance existing infrastructure, diversify energy mix, develop hydrogen ecosystem and reduce CO2 emission by […]

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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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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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Unilever Sri Lanka Celebrates a Decade of Empowering Sri Lanka’s Youth Through the 10th Edition of Its Coveted ‘SPARKS’ student Ambassadorship Program

Empowering the younger generation, Unilever Sri Lanka recently inducted its 10th batch of Unilever ‘SPARKS’ student Ambassadors, welcoming 26 passionate undergraduates from 10 different universities into its impactful and sought-after student ambassadorship programme. The SPARKS programme seeks to cultivate the leadership skills and innovative spirit of Sri Lankan undergraduates, encouraging them to become positive influencers […]

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Ocean Lanka Triumphs with Top Honors at 25th Presidential Export Awards

Ocean Lanka (Pvt) Ltd, Sri Lanka’s largest weft knitted fabric manufacturer, recently celebrated notable achievements at the 25th edition of the Presidential Export Awards, held at the BMICH in Colombo 07. In a notable feat, Ocean Lanka secured accolades for two consecutive years, receiving recognition for its outstanding contributions to the export industry, marking its […]

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The SLGJA, the apex body for Sri Lankas Gem and Jewellery industry

The Sri Lanka Gem and Jewellery Association (SLGJA), the apex body for the country’s Gem and Jewellery industry was established in October 2002, by uniting the Sri Lanka Gem Traders Association, Sri Lanka Jewellery Manufacturing Exporters Association, Sri Lanka Lapidarists and Exporters Association and Sri Lanka Jewellers and Gem Merchants Federation under one banner. The […]

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Baby Cheramy and Sri Lanka College of PaediatriciansJoin Forces to Prevent Child Injuries and Launch Home Accidents Prevention Guide Booklet

Forging ahead in its mission to make the world a safer place for children, Baby Cheramy is partnering with the Sri Lanka College of Paediatricians to educate parents on prevention of home accidents, a major cause of child injuries in Sri Lanka. A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was inked on 7th November 2023, to cement this […]

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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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U.S. International Development Finance Corporation, America’s development finance institution, to fund CWIT, Adani’s JV in Sri Lanka, for USD 553 Million

Development of CWIT will support the growth of the Sri Lankan economy U.S. fund will support development of deepwater shipping container terminal in the Port of Colombo Will facilitate private sector-led growth and attract crucial foreign exchange to Sri Lanka to aid in its economic recovery U.S., Sri Lanka and India to foster an enduring […]

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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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Schoolpreneur 2023: Fostering Entrepreneurship in Sri Lanka Schools

Aiming to foster entrepreneurial mindsets among school children in Sri Lanka, the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce, together with the Ministry of Education and the International Labour Organization (ILO) Country Office for Sri Lanka and the Maldives will launch the Schoolpreneur 2023: School Entrepreneurship Day, across Sri Lanka, on 16th November. Schoolpreneur 2023 will span across […]

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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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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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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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FACETS Sri Lanka 2024 Showcases Historic Masterpiece Pavilion

FACETS Sri Lanka 2024, Asia’s Premier Gem and Jewellery Exhibition, a collaboration between the Sri Lanka Gem and Jewellery Association (SLGJA), the National Jewellery Authority (NGJA), and the Export Development Board (EDB) takes centre stage from January 6th to 8th, 2024. Located at the prestigious Atrium Lobby of the Cinnamon Grand Hotel in Colombo, this […]

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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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Leading EdTech Firm, ParentPay Group, Lands in Sri Lanka

ParentPay Group the leading international education technology company has announced the opening of its new development centre in Sri Lanka. The ParentPay Lanka (Pvt) Ltd. office is conveniently situated in the Elegance Building at No. 2 Rajagiriya Road, Rajagiriya. With more than 1,000 employees worldwide ParentPay Group is also a significant investor in innovation and […]

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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. (AESL) has commissioned a new green evacuation transmission project in Tamil Nadu state. The project includes the establishment of the 400/230 kV, 1000 MVA Karur Pooling Station, along with its associated transmission Line In & Line Out (LILO) of the 400 kV D/C […]

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

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 for any paddy field. What sets this boat tractor apart […]

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Softlogic recognised as the best partner in the Field of Cybersecurity Solutions for Large and Medium Business in Sri Lanka by Eguardian

Softlogic Information Technologies (SITL) recently won the prestigious “Eguardian Partner of the year – Large and Medium Business Partner Sri Lanka” at The Eguardian Partner Conference 2023.  This accolade serves as a glowing testament to the remarkable strides and unwavering commitment exhibited by Softlogic in cybersecurity, over the course of its impressive three-decade long journey. […]

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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 has entered into definitive agreements for a fresh facility of USD 3,500 million for refinancing of the debt taken for acquisition of Ambuja and ACC The re-financing program of USD 3,500 million has been concluded […]

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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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Hatch implements Agri Incubator to help Startups innovate in Sustainable Agriculture

Hatch, in collaboration with GIZ Sri Lanka and the EU, recently implemented “Green Innovation Lab” – an Agri Incubator program. This showcased the importance of prototyping new innovations and providing an enabling ecosystem to test, iterate and validate ideas for commercial viability. This is of paramount importance in transforming Sri Lanka’s Agriculture Industry to significantly […]

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The Swadeshi Industrial Works PLC obtains enjoining orders against Dasun Consumer Products (Pvt) Ltd for violation of its intellectual property rights in “Swadeshi Khomba”

The Swadeshi Industrial Works PLC, manufacturer and marketer of Swadeshi Khomba for eight decades obtained several enjoining orders against Dasun Consumer Products (Pvt) Ltd., for violation through its product, of the intellectual property rights of its Swadeshi Khomba. The Commercial High Court of Colombo issued the enjoining orders on 06th October 2023. Swadeshi is the […]

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Alpha Industries: 60 Years of Commitment to Sri Lanka

Alpha Industries, the premier safety solution provider in Sri Lanka turns 60 this year. Alpha industries operates under the umbrella of Finco group, and has been ensuring that Sri Lankans get the best safety solutions possible, for six decades. Apart from providing excellent safety solutions, Alpha Industries has expanded its offerings to include office furniture, […]

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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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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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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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Sri Lanka Retailers Association to Host Prestigious Federation of Asia-Pacific Retailers Association (FAPRA) Executive Committee Meeting

The Sri Lanka Retailers Association (SLRA) is proud to announce its upcoming role as the host nation for the highly anticipated Federation of Asia-Pacific Retailers Association (FAPRA) Head of Delegations Meeting, scheduled to take place at the prestigious Cinnamon Grand Colombo from October 18th to October 20th, 2023. The primary aim of the Sri Lanka […]

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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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IT Gallery Computers Launches the Dual-Screen Lenovo Yoga Book 9i and Lenovo LOQ Gaming Laptops in Sri Lanka

 IT Gallery Computers (Pvt) Ltd., a prominent player in the IT distribution market since 2011, today unveiled the latest additions to Lenovo’s consumer and gaming portfolio in Sri Lanka. Amongst the showcased products were the showstopping dual-screen Yoga Book 9i and the newest gaming laptops LOQ. With this launch, IT Gallery Computers is poised to […]

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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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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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HUTCH’s Valuable Business Partner Convention 2023

HUTCH’s Valuable Business Partner Convention 2023, showcased the strategic approach that has been driving HUTCH towards its ultimate business goals since early 2023. This event marked an exciting opportunity to realign their Business Partners and teams with their new objectives and explore the growth prospects that lie ahead. HUTCH’s primary mission is to ensure complete […]

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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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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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Unilever- Lever Ayush collaborates with Department of Ayurveda to foster traditional medicine as the Main Sponsor of AyurEx 2023

Lever Ayush, a flagship brand of Unilever Sri Lanka, proudly partnered Department of Ayurveda’s AyurEx Colombo 2023 as the Title Sponsor for the International Conference focused on the promotion and advancement of traditional medicine, held on 8th, 9th, and 10th September 2023 at the BMICH. Furthermore, Lever Ayush partnered with Department of Ayurveda as the […]

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PRovoke Media recognizes PR Wire as Asia-Pacific’s “Best Agency to Work For” for second consecutive year

PR Wire, one of Sri Lanka’s leading Public Relations consulting firms, has earned the prestigious title of “Best Agency to Work For” (Small) for the second consecutive year at PRovoke Media’s “Best Agencies to Work For in Asia-Pacific 2023” rankings. This remarkable achievement underscores PR Wire’s unwavering dedication to cultivating a positive workplace environment and […]

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DIVA Felicitates Awardees of ‘DIVA Daathata Diriyak’ Program in Dankotuwa

DIVA, a proud Sri Lankan brand, in collaboration with Women in Management (WIM), recently celebrated the victors of the ‘DIVA Dathata Diriyak’ program held in Dankotuwa. This initiative encompassed comprehensive training sessions centred around women’s entrepreneurship and skill enhancement. Notably, this year marked the inception of the inaugural program in the Dankotuwa region, which has […]

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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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Expanding Horizons; Unilever’s uStore.lk enters into a partnership with Celeste Daily, and Uber Eats to improve consumer convenience

Unilever Sri Lanka’s official e-commerce platform, uStore.lk recently entered into a partnership with Uber Eats and Celeste Daily in an effort to make grocery shopping more convenient, intuitive and reliable for its customers. The partnership paves the way for effortless access to uStore.lk, now conveniently available on Uber Eats. Customers can visit the uStore.lk shop […]

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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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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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Emerald International Takes Strides in Empowering Sports in Rural Communities and Promoting Youth Development

Emerald, Sri Lanka’s leading menswear brand, is delighted to announce the successful conclusion of its association as the Youth Sports Development Partner for the first-ever Youth Sports Festival organized by the Youth Sports Club. The event, which took place at Nooraniya M.M.V – Uyanwatta, witnessed an overwhelming participation of 900 students from the local community, […]

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USAID – Island Climate Initiative hosts a Demo Day showcasing Innovative Solutions to Tackle Plastic Waste and Pollution in Sri Lanka

After over two months of preparations, Island Climate Initiative with funding from USAID and in collaboration with the National Innovation Agency, John Keells X and MAS Foundation for Change, successfully hosted a Demo Day and Innovation Trade Show dedicated to unveiling groundbreaking solutions to address the pressing issue of single-use plastics – the first of […]

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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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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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SLGJA signs MOC with University of Sri Jayewardenepura to help empower Gem and Jewellery Industry.

A significant stride towards revitalizing Sri Lanka’s gem and jewellery industry was taken as the Sri Lanka Gem and Jewellery Association (SLGJA) and the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Sri Jayewardenepura joined hands through a momentous Memorandum of Cooperation (MOC) signing ceremony. This transformative event unfolded within the distinguished premises of the University’s […]

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Scybers and Cyber Leadership Institute Partner to Develop the Next Generation of Cybersecurity Leaders

Scybers, a leading cybersecurity firm, today announced a partnership with the Cyber Leadership Institute (CLI), a global leadership training organization focused on developing visionary cybersecurity leaders. The partnership will combine Scybers’ expertise in cybersecurity with CLI’s leadership development programs to create a comprehensive training and mentorship program for the next generation of cyber leaders. “The […]

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Huawei and Ericsson Sign Long-Term Patent Cross-Licensing Agreement

Huawei and Ericsson have signed a long-term global patent cross-licensing agreement that covers patents essential to a wide range of standards such as 3GPP, ITU, IEEE, and IETF standards for 3G, 4G, and 5G cellular technologies. The agreement covers the companies’ respective sales of network infrastructure and consumer devices, granting both parties global access to […]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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DIMO Paves the Way for Sustainable Mobility in Sri Lanka with the All-Electric Mercedes-Benz EQ Range

DIMO, a leading diversified conglomerate and the sole Authorized General Distributor for Mercedes-Benz in Sri Lanka has unveiled an exciting leap towards sustainable mobility with the introduction of the all-electric Mercedes-Benz EQ range to the local market.  The all-electric Mercedes-Benz EQ Range offered by DIMO includes the impressive line-up of Mercedes-Benz EQA, EQB, EQE, EQE […]

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Hayleys Agriculture Holdings Limited launches the (Inotec) Polyethylene Pipe Manufacturing Plant

A new era in agriculture irrigation dawned as Hayleys Agriculture Holdings Limited inaugurated the (Inotec) polyethylene pipe manufacturing plant. Nestled within the Lindel Industrial Zone, Sapugaskanda, this landmark facility will revolutionize Sri Lanka’s agricultural practices, offering advanced irrigation solutions. Distinguished guests, including the chief guest Mr. Gunadasa Samarasinghe, Honorable Secretary of the Ministry of Agriculture, […]

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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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Hayleys Fentons Receives Merit Award at CIDA National Awards for Construction 20/21

Award in recognition of ground-breaking Electro-Mechanical systems construction Hayleys Fentons, the No. 1 Security and Surveillance, Solar EPC and MEP contractor was honoured with the prestigious Merit Award in the Construction Category at the National Awards for Construction 20/21. Organised by the Construction Industry Development Authority (CIDA) under the Ministry of Urban Development and Housing, […]

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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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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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Recognizing Excellence: Janashakthi Life’s Achievers Shine at Golden Night Event at Lotus Tower, Colombo.

Janashakthi Life, a pioneering life insurance provider in Sri Lanka, recently hosted the ‘Janashakthi Life Achievers Golden Night,’ at the iconic Lotus Tower in Colombo. The event celebrated the outstanding performances of 300 highflyers who excelled in the first half of the year. Esteemed guests, including Janashakthi Life’s Deputy Chairman, Prakash Schaffter, and Group MD/CEO, […]

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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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Embracing Leadership and Success: Ruwini Weliwita Takes the Helm as General Manager – Sales at Informatics Pvt Ltd (IPL)

Industry pioneer demonstrates a commitment to recognizing internal talent to continue to drive business growth Informatics Pvt Limited (IPL), a leader in IT Banking and IT Infrastructure Solutions and Managed Services, announced the promotion of Ruwini Weliwita to the prestigious role of General Manager – Sales. This appointment highlights IPL’s commitment to fostering internal excellence […]

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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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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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HUTCHISON ANNOUNCES MANAGEMENT CHANGE IN HUTCH SRI LANKA

HUTCH Sri Lanka CEO Thirukumar Nadarasa will retire on 15th September 2023 after 25 years with the Hutchison Group. Since he has accumulated outstanding leave, his last working date with Hutch is 31st July 2023. During his tenure, he worked in different Hutchison Telecommunication subsidiaries in the group. He rejoined Hutch Sri Lanka in 2012 […]

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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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Inqbaytor CEO Dr. Harshani Perera Recognized with Two Prestigious Awards for innovation in IT and Travel sectors

Co-founder and CEO of Inqbaytor, the trailblazing travel technology company, Dr. Harshani Perera, has been honoured with two extraordinary awards, acknowledging her exceptional contributions and leadership in the fields of Information Technology and the travel industry. Dr. Perera received the prestigious ‘Woman Technopreneur of the Year 2023’ at the SLASSCOM National Ingenuity Awards 2023, and […]

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Alumex PLC Empowers Local Fabricator Community, Leads Capability Development Sphere

Alumex PLC, the leading aluminium manufacturer in Sri Lanka, announced the conclusion of a successful programme for its Lumin Certified Fabricators Club – an exclusive community recognising the most skilled and certified fabricators for Lumin products. With an unwavering commitment to supporting the local fabricator community since 1986, Alumex has revolutionised the aluminium sector and […]

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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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UNDP and Hatch’s CONNECT Program: A Beacon of Hope for Sri Lanka’s Future

In an inspiring display of ingenuity and determination, Hatch in partnership with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Sri Lanka, showcased a remarkable array of innovative startups at the much-anticipated CONNECT Demo Day. With passion and resilience, 18 exceptional startups took center stage, illuminating a path toward a brighter and more sustainable future for […]

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Hemas FMCG partners with Clean Ocean Force for a beach clean-up at Crow Island

Demonstrating its continuous commitment to collecting plastic and tackling marine plastic pollution, Hemas FMCG joined hands with Clean Ocean Force for an extensive beach cleanup on 22nd July 2023, at Crow Island Beach, with the enthusiastic participation of its employees, interns from the MAS-Dialog-Hemas Summer Interns Programme, Rotaract Club of Colombo Regent and Universal College […]

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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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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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Unilever’s Lever Ayush takes centre stage as a Main Partner of the Inaugural Wedaduru Abhiman Presidential Ayurveda Awards ceremony.

Unilever Sri Lanka’s flagship Ayurveda brand, Lever Ayush joined hands with the Department of Ayurveda as a main partner for the recently held “Wedaduru Abhiman, Presidential Ayurveda Award Ceremony” which was organised for the first time in history by the Department of Ayurveda under the Ministry of Health. Wedaduru Abhiman is a program that recognizes […]

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Ocean Lanka Inaugurates a New Office Premises

Ocean Lanka (Pvt) Ltd, the esteemed joint venture between Fountain Set (Holdings) Limited, Brandix Lanka Limited, and Hirdaramani Group, proudly inaugurated its new office premises recently. The momentous occasion was celebrated with a grand ceremony and a captivating cocktail event, symbolizing a significant milestone in the collaboration between these esteemed organizations. The welcome note was […]

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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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Hayleys Solar Empowers Crystal Martin to Achieve Key Milestone in Renewable Energy Efforts

In a powerful display of collective commitment to address climate change and promote sustainable practices, Hayleys Solar, the leading renewable energy arm of Hayleys Fentons and the country’s No.1 solar provider, joins forces with Crystal Martin Ceylon Group to embark on the second phase of a groundbreaking solar installation project. With a total project investment […]

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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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Huawei announces royalty rates for its patent license programs

The company promotes IP protection, striking a balance between technology innovation and adoption Huawei, one of the world’s largest patent holders, announced royalty rates for its handsets, Wi-Fi, and Internet of Things (IoT) patent license programs on 13 July 2023. “Huawei is willing to share cutting-edge innovations in the form of patents with the world,” […]

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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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First Capital Colombo Investor Symposium Concludes with Great Success

First Capital, the pioneering investment institution and non-bank market leader in primary dealing, successfully concluded the 8th edition of the First Capital Colombo Symposium 2023, one of the largest investor symposiums ever held in Sri Lanka. The event themed “Invest with Impact, Seize Capital Market Opportunities” took place on July 4th, 2023, at the Shangri-La […]

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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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Unity Systems Unveils a State-of-the-Art Store in Bambalapitya

Unity Systems PVT Ltd, a leading authorized IT and computer retail store in Sri Lanka, is thrilled to announce the grand opening of its brand-new store in Bambalapitya. This exciting development comes as a result of the company’s ongoing commitment to providing exceptional products and services to its valued customers. The new store, previously located […]

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Hayleys Fentons Elevates Warehouse Security with Cutting-Edge CCTV Solutions for Advantis Logistics City

Hayleys Fentons fortifies Sri Lanka’s largest warehouse under one roof Over 200 High-Definition Cameras Secure 455,000 Sq Ft Warehousing Space in Just 2 Weeks Hayleys Fentons Security and Surveillance Division, a leading provider of cutting-edge security solutions, partnered with Advantis 3PL, the market leader in Third Party Logistics (3PL) solutions, to fortify the security measures […]

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Huawei’s Sabrina Meng: Embracing 5G transformation

At the opening day of MWC Shanghai 2023 today, Sabrina Meng, Huawei’s Rotating Chairwoman and CFO, gave a keynote titled “Embracing 5G transformation”. “5G has been in commercial use around the world for four years now. It’s driving new value creation, and 5.5G is the next step forward,” said Meng. “Science and technology are moving […]

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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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Crocodile opens its 8th Store in Wattala

Crocodile, the leading fashion brand known for its timeless designs and exceptional quality, is thrilled to announce the opening of its brand-new store in Wattala. This latest addition to Crocodile’s retail portfolio marks the company’s 8th store, further solidifying its position as a key player in the premium fashion industry. Situated on the 4th Floor […]

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BCS Sri Lanka Section elects new leadership for 2023/2024

BCS The Chartered Institute for IT – Sri Lanka Section (BCSSL) elected its new leadership for the year 2023/2024 at the Annual General Meeting held recently at BMICH. The new leadership team consists of the Executive Committee led by Chairman Mr. Alanzo Doll, Secretary Mr. Sanjeewa Perera and Treasurer Mr. Sampath Senadeera, while Mr. Vajeendra […]

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Unilever Sri Lanka signs MOU with National Youth Services Council

Unilever Sri Lanka, in its commitment to fostering economic growth and empowering young individuals, has joined hands with the National Youth Services Council to launch an island-wide career development program. This initiative aims to create job opportunities and cultivate future-fit careers in Sales & Marketing for the youth, ultimately contributing to the country’s economy. With […]

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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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All Island Dairy Association holds 4th Annual General Meeting

The fourth Annual General Meeting of the All Island Dairy Association (AIDA) was recently held at the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce premises in Colombo. The AIDA which is affiliated with the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce, and plays a pivotal role in representing the local dairy industry by fostering agreements, aligning goals, and mobilising the industry. […]

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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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Gulf Binance granted digital asset operator licenses in Thailand

Gulf Binance Co., Ltd., (“Gulf Binance”), a joint venture between Binance and Gulf Innova Co., Ltd. (“Gulf”) has been granted digital asset operator licenses by the Thailand Ministry of Finance through the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) in Thailand. Gulf Binance was established following a 2022 agreement between the two organizations to set up a […]

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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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Binance Hosts Global Celebrations in Honor of Bitcoin Pizza Day

From Binance-style super meet-ups to online contests, the crypto exchange is celebrating Bitcoin’s famous first purchase Binance, the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange, is celebrating the thirteenth anniversary of Bitcoin Pizza Day, the historic day in 2010 that a purchase of two pizzas was made in return for 10,000 Bitcoin (BTC). To celebrate this monumental day […]

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Granbell Hotel Colombo Marks One Year Milestone

Granbell Hotel Colombo, a Japanese-owned hotel in the heart of Sri Lanka’s bustling capital city, recently celebrated its first anniversary in style. The hotel commemorated this milestone with a grand press conference, captivating the attention of media personnel and esteemed guests from across the industry. The hotel’s management shared insights into their successful journey, highlighting […]

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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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Hayleys Agriculture Leads Four Wheel Tractor (4WD) Sales

Hayleys Agriculture recorded the highest number of tractor sales in the month of April 2023 and   having the highest number registered with The Registrar of Motor Vehicles (RMV). The company dominated the market in April 2023 while obtaining its highest-ever market share. The Company secured a whopping 52% share of total tractor registrations and a […]

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Hayleys Agriculture introduces cutting-edge Japanese technology to enhance local grain processing industry.

Hayleys Agriculture, one of Sri Lanka’s leading agricultural solutions providers, partnered with Shizuoka Seiki Japan, which has been manufacturing agricultural machinery for over 40 years and has continuously innovated advancements in grain processing technology, to introduce the all-new Shizuoka Circulation type Grain Dryer, with cutting-edge Japanese technology, in an effort to enhance the country’s grain […]

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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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Huawei kicked off its Asia Pacific Partners Conference 2023 in Shenzhen today, bringing together over 1,200 of its partners from more than 10 countries and regions to explore ways to seek new growth and win the future. Huawei also hosted an APAC partners alliance launch ceremony during the event. Asia-Pacific has long been an engine […]

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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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Orion City facilitates the growth of Infomate’s workforce expansion

Orion City IT Park, a commercial and office infrastructure provider, recently welcomed the expansion of Infomate, a company of the John Keells Group with world-class facilities. The company’s expansion is a testament to the unparalleled service provided by Orion City, which is dedicated to supporting the growth of companies such as Infomate. Infomate officials said […]

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Revolutionising Sri Lanka’s E-mobility with Sustainable Energy: Hayleys Solar Powers up Lumala’s ‘Eco Ride’

Hayleys Solar, the renewable energy arm of Hayleys Fentons, in partnership with Lumala, a pioneering bicycle brand in Sri Lanka with a market presence of 4 decades, is looking to revolutionize the country’s e-mobility sector. This expedition, named the “Eco Ride”, took place covering a route of over 800 km extended from Point Pedro to […]

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Diva supports & empowers female entrepreneurs through an Avurudu Pola to take home made products to a wider audience.

Staying true to its purpose of empowering women to be economically  independent, Diva, a proudly Sri Lankan laundry care brand, recently organised several Avurudu pola, where female entrepreneurs who had undergone Diva’s entrepreneurial skills development programme earlier were given the opportunity to sell their products directly to consumers. Hemas paved the way for Diva to […]

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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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HyperGlade Secures USD 350,000 from Tim Draper’s Draper Associates, Bolstering Sri Lankan Startup Ecosystem

Sri Lankan Web3 and blockchain firm, HyperGlade, announced it has raised USD 350,000 in funding from Silicon Valley investor Tim Draper’s venture capital firm, Draper Associates, as a part of their seed investment round. The investment reinforces HyperGlade’s innovative Web3 migration solutions for Web2 firms and highlights the potential of the Sri Lankan startup ecosystem. […]

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Introducing Binance Sensei: Your AI-powered Web3 Mentor

Binance Sensei is an innovative AI-driven learning tool that is seamlessly integrated with Binance Academy. Binance Sensei leverages the power of artificial intelligence to help users access the wealth of knowledge available on Binance Academy in a more intuitive manner. Binance Sensei is the ultimate destination for free education on Web3, blockchain, and crypto. Designed […]

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GET READY TO REFRESH YOUR SUMMER WITH 7UP® SUPER DUPER REFRESHER AND RASHMIKA MANDANNA

7UP®, recently launched its super-duper refreshing summer campaign featuring brand ambassador and superstar Rashmika Mandanna. The film showcases Rashmika’ s experience with 7UP® as it brings alive the brand’s new positioning ‘Super Duper Refresher’ across Sri Lanka. Opening on a sunny, sweltering day, the new film features Rashmika requesting a shopkeeper for a 7UP®. The […]

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FitsAir soars to new heights with 50,000 passengers

FitsAir, Sri Lanka’s first privately owned international airline, is proud to announce that it has reached an important milestone by flying more than 50,000 passengers to and from Bandaranayake International Airport since its launch just six months ago. This achievement marks a significant milestone in the airline’s continued growth, especially since it has only been […]

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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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The United Centenary Front, Creating a New Political Culture

Amidst 75 years of political failures and growing public alienation, a new generation of leaders launched the United Centenary Front on Saturday, April 29th, at the Sugathadasa Indoor Stadium, offering a direct solution to Sri Lanka’s current crises. This momentous occasion marks the culmination of a four-year journey traversing all 25 districts of our nation, […]

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DIMO Agribusinesses to Enhance Local Agriculture Industry with SMART Micro-Irrigation Solutions

DIMO’s agriculture arm, DIMO Agribusinesses is now fully equipped to enhance the local agriculture sector with modern and SMART technologies, including micro-irrigation solutions and protected cultivation systems, covering every part of the country. DIMO Agribusinesses, partnered with Rivulis and Eurodrip, leading global micro-irrigation solutions providers, to establish SMART micro-irrigation solutions a few years back. Rivulis […]

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International Distillers Limited Recognized as a “Great Place to Work”

International Distillers Limited (IDL) is proud to announce that it has received the coveted ‘Great Place to Work’ certification, a recognition that acknowledges the company’s commitment to providing an exceptional workplace culture. As one of Sri Lanka’s leading corporates, and a manufacturer and importer of quality spirits, this certification further solidifies IDL’s position as an […]

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Regulatory Harmonization to Drive Crypto Adoption

By Leon Foong, Head of APAC, Binance The events in 2022 served to remind us of the importance of regulatory compliance when it comes to protecting users and maximizing user security and trust in the industry. As we move forward and usher in a new chapter of growth for the crypto industry, regulatory harmonization will […]

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Diva Dathata Diriya Empowers Women Entrepreneurs in Northern Province

The Diva Dathata Diriya training sessions are aimed at empowering women to grow their businesses and services. The aim of the Diva Dathata Diriya training sessions is to equip women entrepreneurs with the necessary resources and training opportunities, enabling them to enhance their business growth with self-assurance. Following the success of the initial sessions held […]

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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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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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DIMO unveils state-of-the-art Jeep Performance Centre at DIMO 800

DIMO, a leading diversified conglomerate in Sri Lanka and the only Authorised General Distributor for Jeep in the country, recently opened the all-new Jeep Performance Centre. This state-of-the-art aftersales facility has been designed to offer Jeep owners comprehensive care and the launch event was attended by several Jeep owners. Located at the DIMO 800, Centre […]

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Japanese Ambassador Guest Speaker at the CMTA Breakfast Forum

The Ceylon Motor Traders Association (CMTA) the most senior automotive association in South Asia, recently concluded another Stakeholder Breakfast Forum, which was held at the Hilton Colombo Residencies. The event was graced by the Ambassador for Japan in Sri Lanka His Excellency Mizukoshi Hideaki as the guest speaker while several senior officials from Ministries, Government […]

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Spreading Love and Hope: Axiata Digital Labs’ ADL Heartbeat Initiative Makes a life-changing impact at the Sarvodaya Suwasetha Nutrition Centre

Axiata Digital Labs, the leading provider of innovative digital solutions and services, has once again proved its commitment to corporate social responsibility by contributing to the well-being of children in need through the ADL Heartbeat initiative. Axiata Digital Labs, along with its team members recently made a generous donation of essential and daily-use products to […]

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Huawei to Build a Smart Talent Ecosystem in South Asia

Huawei plans to develop fifty thousand ICT talents in South Asia in the next five years. The strategy will include various programs like building ICT academies, different ICT and startup competitions, online course enrollment, fresh employee recruitment, etc. The announcement has come in an event titled ‘Building a Smart Talent Ecosystem, In South Asia, For […]

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SINGER Sri Lanka wins ‘People’s Brand of the Year’ for 17th consecutive year at SLIM-KANTAR PEOPLE’S AWARDS

Singer Sri Lanka PLC, the leading retailer of consumer durables in the country, has been honored with its 17th consecutive ‘People’s Brand of the Year’ Award at the SLIM-KANTAR People’s Awards 2023, organized by the Sri Lanka Institute of Marketing (SLIM). This achievement underscores Singer’s supremacy in the consumer durables industry and the brand’s widespread […]

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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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DIMO Academy of Technical Skills honours graduates at 31st convocation.

DIMO Academy for Technical Skills (DATS) recently held its 31st Convocation ceremony at the Sirimavo Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall to honour the graduates of the year 2022. The ceremony was a proud moment for the institute as it produced yet another batch of globally recognized Automobile Mechatronics technicians for the country. The students who successfully […]

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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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hSenid Business Solutions PLC strengthens its security and compliance with ISO/IEC 27001:2013 certification

hSenid Business Solutions PLC was audited and certified with the ISO/IEC 27001:2013 standard by the Bureau Veritas Certification Holding SAS – UK Branch. The certification is an international recognition on information security standards published by the International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) and the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) that specifies the requirements for establishing, implementing, maintaining, […]

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OKLO Receives Accolades at FITIS Digital Excellence Awards 2023

OKLO Private Limited, a leading provider of customer-driven innovative technology solutions, has been honoured with two prestigious awards at the FITIS Digital Excellence Awards, which took place on 28th February 2023 at the Shangri-La Hotel in Colombo. OKLO received an award for ‘Best Consumer Digital Engagement’ and an award for ‘Best Use of Data & […]

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Heshani Kaumadi, Founder and CEO of InTalent Asia, recognized for Self-Reliance at Saubhagya Femina Awards

Heshani Kaumadi, the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of InTalent Asia, recently won the ‘Self Reliance Award’ at the Femina Awards Ceremony organized by the Saubhagya Foundation, held on the 8th of March 2023, coinciding with International Women’s Day. The Femina Awards aimed to recognize, appreciate, and empower women who were exceptionally resourceful and determined […]

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Raja Jewellers’ ‘Be Yourself’ campaign empowers women on International Women’s Day 2023

Image Captions – “Meet the amazing women behind Raja Jewellers – masters of multiple trades, from manufacturing, crafting and designing to sales and customer care, they are the driving force behind every aspect of the jewellery business.” ‘Be Yourself’ campaign of Raja Jewellers, the undisputed monarch of the gold world, offers many discounts in celebration […]

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DIMO shines at ACCA Sri Lanka Sustainability Reporting Awards 2022

DIMO, a leading diversified conglomerate in Sri Lanka, was recognized as the Overall Runner Up as well as the Winner in the Conglomerates & Diversified category at the prestigious ACCA Sri Lanka Sustainability Reporting Awards 2022. Gahanath Pandithage, Group Chief Executive Officer of DIMO shared his thoughts on the win. “This is a phenomenal achievement […]

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AIESEC in Sri Lanka to change communities through Youth4SriLanka.

AIESEC in Sri Lanka has initiated a large-scale SDG Facilitation project in the months of Febraury to April with the promise of empowering youth leaders to be responsible citizens and to change communities while engaging young people to work towards a better future for our country. As an island-wide project, Youth4SriLanka attempts to engage 25000+ […]

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DIMO shines at Jaffna International Trade Fair 2023

DIMO, a leading diversified conglomerate in Sri Lanka, participated at the 13th edition of Jaffna International Trade Fair 2023, exhibiting some of the world’s best engineered brands and several other solutions offered by the company. The fair commenced on 3rd March 2023 at Muttraweli Grounds in Jaffna, attracting a large number of visitors to the […]

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Binance Renews Commitment to Support Women in Tech

With an increased focus on women-focused education, mentorship and scholarships, crypto exchange aims to level its industry’s gender gap Ahead of International Women’s Day, Binance, the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange, is renewing its commitment to increase the number of women active and employed in Web3. Through women-focused education and mentorship initiatives, Binance to date has […]

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Huawei Cloud’s New Global Offerings to Unleash Digital

Huawei held Product & Solution Launch 2023 at Mobile World Congress (MWC23), and Huawei Cloud is there to release its new global offerings such as Landing Zone and Cloud on Cloud. Jacqueline Shi, President of Huawei Cloud Global Marketing and Sales Service, delivered a keynote speech entitled “Unleash Digital with Everything as a Service”. “We […]

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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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Stride to 5.5G Era, Extending Business Frontiers

At MWC Barcelona 2023, Huawei showcases leading technologies, new business opportunities, and industry progress in the 5.5G era. The company aims to work with carriers and industry partners around the world to further the evolution of ICT infrastructure, lay the foundation for the 5.5G era, and build on the success of 5G for even greater […]

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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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Blockchain and Cryptocurrency: Why Security is the Primary Focus

Blockchain is one of the most fascinating innovations of our generation, revolutionizing numerous products and services within financial services and beyond. Cryptocurrencies, perhaps the most recognizable application of distributed ledger technology, have thorough and sophisticated technological underpinnings, innovative applications and untapped potential and utility – all making them incredibly viable and valuable as both technology […]

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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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Sarvodaya Fusion and HSBC launch the Personal Financial Literacy and Green Skills Programme for the Youth 2022

Sarvodaya Fusion, the ICT for Development Arm of the Sarvodaya Movement being true to its long-standing ethos to serve the communities and empower the youth of this country recently launched the Personal Financial Literacy and Green Skills Programme 2022 in collaboration with HSBC. This programme is presented by HSBC and implemented by Sarvodaya Fusion for […]

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THE PATH TO YOUR SUCCESS – VISIT THE EDEX EXPO, 2023

If you’re after A/L’s and wondering what to do next or if you are considering to upgrade your qualifications and looking for a job (at whatever age or stage in your career), or planning to elevate your career to the next level; to know all the choices, options and opportunities you have at your disposal, […]

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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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Quick Dating Guide for Your CryptoLoveLife

It is that time of the year when everyone wants to fall in love and show affection for their lovers., Binance, the world’s leading blockchain ecosystem and cryptocurrency infrastructure provider, takes a look at crypto’s role in romance thanks to a global survey of 2,600 people. The survey findings are compelling and show that having […]

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OSC Achieves Milestone as the First School in Sri Lanka to be awarded the Global Eco-Schools Green Flag

The Overseas School of Colombo is a benchmark institution of academic finesse, specialising in holistic experiential learning. Situated in the Western Province, OSC is the oldest international education institution established in 1957, and the only IB World School in Sri Lanka. A pristine campus that has stayed true to its motto ‘Unity in Diversity’in the aeons […]

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“WeCan” by the Rotaract Club of IIT “Bright girls are bold and confident. They’re not ashamed or scared of their period or their body.” – Demi Spaccavento

The Rotaract Club of Informatics Institute of Technology (RACIIT) is recognized for its initiatives aligned with Rotary International’s 7 focus areas and the UN’s 17 SDG goals. “WeCan” is a project by RACIIT to raise awareness about menstrual health and hygiene, which earned the club the Bronze award at the 31st Rotaract District Assembly and […]

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Winners of 2nd Huawei ICT Competition in Sri Lanka go to USJ and SLIIT

Huawei Sri Lanka together with Ministry of Education, Ministry of Technologies, Board of Investment, ICTA, Dialog Innovation Foundry, AIESEC Sri Lanka, Leo Club of University of Moratuwa, launch the award ceremony for the second Huawei ICT Competition in Shangri-La Hotel, Colombo. The twenty winners were from eight different universities, and the first prize of each […]

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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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Applications to Study Web3 Surpass 80,000 Worldwide Reveals Binance Charity

Binance Charity, the philanthropic arm of Binance, the world’s leading cryptocurrency and blockchain infrastructure provider, reveals applications to study Web3 education have reached ~ 82,200 in just six months. Over $2.2 million in BUSD was donated during 2022 with projects spanning France, Senegal, Nigeria, Australia, Germany, Cyprus, Ukraine, South Africa and Brazil, offering students the […]

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DMASL Launches Sri Lanka’s 1st Digital Marketing Summit

The Digital Media Association of Sri Lanka (DMASL) is excited to announce the first Digital Marketing Summit in Sri Lanka, which is scheduled for March this year. The conference will bring together industry leaders from some of the biggest and most influential companies in the world, alongside some of the experts in Sri Lanka in […]

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Panel discussion by CMTA and AIMG on Electric Vehicle market introduction

The Ceylon Motor Traders Association (CMTA) together with the Association of International Marketing Graduates in Sri Lanka (AIMG) recently organized a joint forum titled “Road to Electrification” at Jetwing Colombo, which delved into the future of the EV market in Sri Lanka. The joint forum was participated by over 100 automotive industry experts, marketers, corporate […]

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Varun Beverages & PepsiCo commits to sustainability and Plastic recycling with the ‘Clean Green Sri Lanka’ voluntary EPR initiative

Varun Beverages Lanka Pvt Ltd. is a leading beverage manufacturer in Sri Lanka and an integral part of Varun Beverages Limited, which is the 2nd largest bottling company of PepsiCo in the world outside the United States, recently launched its voluntary EPR (Extended Producer Responsibility) program “Clean Green Sri Lanka”. Under this program, PET Bottle […]

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Members of the Sri Lanka Retailers’ Association raise growing concerns about the state of the retail sector

Members of the Sri Lanka Retailers’ Association (SLRA) continue to raise growing concerns about the plight of the local economy and the impacts of the current economic conditions on the retail industry. They addressed their concerns and questions to a panel of experts at the recently concluded SLRA Members’ Forum. The SLRA Members’ Forum is […]

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E-consulate and TASA partnership to grow Sri Lanka BPO and IT industry

TASA Solutions Sri Lanka recently opened their all-new office at the Colombo Innovation Tower as part of their global market strategy. The Malaysian-based company identifies, deploys, and delivers experienced-based solutions that adhere to international standards. Upon entering the Sri Lankan market last year, TASA solutions partnered with the E-Consulate Group, a software provider that specialises […]

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CMTA unveils Sri Lanka’ first ever Pre-owned Vehicle Fiesta

The Ceylon Motor Traders Association (CMTA), the most senior automotive association in South Asia, recently hosted the first CMTA Pre-owned Vehicle Fiesta, which was the first public event put on by the CMTA in over 2 years. This was due the significant challenges brought about by the prevailing economic conditions and the fact that Sri […]

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Sri Lanka’s First Fully Immersive Metaverse ‘Futureverse’ is Launched by Dialog

Continuing to initiate technology firsts in the country and the region, Dialog Axiata PLC, launched ‘Futureverse’ – Sri Lanka’s first completely immersive, interactive and experiential Metaverse where people can purchase Dialog products and services, socialize, attend events, and play games in one constant virtual world. Futureverse is an immersive and interactive virtual world where users […]

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The Preservation of South Asia’s Oldest Shipwreck is Funded by U.S.

U.S. Ambassador Julie Chung, Secretary to the Ministry of Buddhasasana, Religious and Cultural Affairs Somaratne Vidanapathirana, Director General of Central Cultural Fund Professor Gamini Ranasinghe, and Senior Archaeology Officer Rasika Muthucumarana commemorated the announcement of a U.S. grant of $82,192 to document and preserve the Godawaya shipwreck and its artifacts. The grant to Sri Lanka’s […]

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Huawei Datacom Named a Leader in the 2022 Gartner® Magic Quadrant™ for Enterprise Wired and Wireless LAN Infrastructure

Huawei announced that it was named a Leader in the 2022 Gartner® Magic Quadrant™ for Enterprise Wired and Wireless LAN Infrastructure, the only non-North American vendor positioned in the Leaders Quadrant. Huawei takes it as a milestone and believes it is yet another testament to the global recognition of Huawei’s full lineup of network offerings. […]

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Event Management Association of Sri Lanka (EMA) celebrates a momentous occasion by signing a landmark bilateral MoU with EEMA India

Event Management Association of Sri Lanka (EMA) celebrated a momentous occasion recently and signed a landmark bilateral Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), the first of its kind, with Event and Entertainment Management Association India agreeing to immensely strengthen the position of the industry both regionally and locally. This MoU was signed in the presence of the  […]

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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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PropertyGuru Asia Real Estate Summit 2022 calls for responsible innovation and adaptive reinvention

Sustainability advocates and diversity champions lead thought-provoking conversations on inclusivity and smart solutions PropertyGuru Group’s enterprise solutions, PropertyGuru for Business, launches at ARES PropertyGuru Group (NYSE: PGRU), Southeast Asia’s leading property technology company, has returned its thought leadership platform, the PropertyGuru Asia Real Estate Summit (ARES), to the physical stage, drawing the most brilliant minds […]

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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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The best of the best real estate developers, projects prevail at 17th PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards Grand Final

Award-Winning Pool of Accomplished Developers Gather In Bangkok for Full Return of Awards Series Finale PropertyGuru Group (NYSE: PGRU), Southeast Asia’s leading property technology company, today announced the regional winners representing the Best in Asia at the 17th Annual PropertyGuru Asia Property Awards Grand Final, presented by Kohler and supported by Leading Real Estate Companies […]

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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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Digibrush, the most Awarded Independent Agency at SLIM DIGIS

Digibrush, a leading independent digital agency in Sri Lanka, established its position in the industry once again at the SLIM DIGIS 2.2 Awards, landing among the most awarded agencies at the event for the second consecutive year. The SLIM DIGIS 2.2, hosted by the Sri Lanka Institute of Marketing (SLIM), recognizes and awards the most […]

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Diva Power shines big at SLIM Brand Excellence Awards 2022

Diva Power from the leading household laundry brand Diva clinched Bronze award for the Best New Entrant Brand of the Year at the Slim Brand Excellence Awards 2022. Diva Power secured this award after beating strong competition from popular brands in Sri Lanka. Launched in 2020, Diva Power was soon able to revolutionize the country’s […]

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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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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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Effie Awards SL 2022 to recognize best marketing efforts during turbulent times

The Effie Awards Sri Lanka, the world-renowned international awards program, organized by the Sri Lanka Institute of Marketing (SLIM), the apex body of marketing profession, is a coveted event that is highly anticipated and celebrated by advertising agencies and marketers, both locally and globally, as the most distinguished honour in the industry. Celebrating and inspiring […]

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Janashakthi Life globally recognised as the Best Life Insurer in Sri Lanka for 2022

Janashakthi Life has been globally recognised as the ‘Best Life Insurer Sri Lanka 2022’ for the first time in Janashakthi Life’s history. Awarded by the internationally acclaimed Capital Finance International (CFI.co) headquartered in London, this prestigious recognition identifies organisations that contribute significantly to the growth of economies and truly add value for all stakeholders. The […]

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The CMTA hosts forum for Ministry officials, Stakeholders and motor industry leaders for the betterment of the industry

The Ceylon Motor Traders Association (CMTA), the senior most automotive association in Sri Lanka, recently hosted the CMTA Stakeholder Breakfast Forum at the Movenpick Hotel on the 26th of October. The event was attended by a host of representatives from Ministries, Government Institutions, NGOs, and a host of other stakeholder organisations related to Sri Lanka’s […]

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NAITA-HUAWEI Asia-Pacific Academy awarded certificates to first batch students

National Apprentice and Industrial Training Authority (NAITA) in collaboration with leading ICT solutions provider Huawei, has just awarded certificates to first batch of 240 students, who participated the advanced technology in telecommunication, through a join initiative named NAITA-Huawei Asia-Pacific Academy. NAITA-Huawei Asia-Pacific Academy is a substantial development initiative for ICT talents focusing on vocational students, […]

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EY GDS Sri Lanka joins National ICT Awards NBQSA 2022 as Exclusive Innovation Sponsor

EY Global Delivery Services (EY GDS) Sri Lanka, part of the global EY network of service delivery centers with a focus on innovation, technology and process improvement, joined hands with the 24th National ICT Awards – NBQSA 2022 held recently to recognize outstanding achievements in Sri Lanka’s ICT (Information and Communications Technology) sector. Commenting on […]

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Sajeev Rajaputhra, continuing a legacy of philanthropy

Sajeev Rajaputhra, the President and Chief Executive Officer of SAS3 Trading Company, is also a singer, an actor, a director, a student of Kung Fu and an avid philanthropist. He experienced philanthropy first-hand at an early age, as he observed his father, Mr. Kshasthriya Rajaputhra Weerasinghe, do his utmost to give back to society. Mr. […]

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5G+AI to assist smart, safe mining

Since the beginning of the year, the eruption of energy crises in certain parts of the world have gained global traction. To offset energy shortages, increases in coal consumption has been consecutive and considerable. Many analysts believe that coal-generated power may well be on course to creating all-time highs for the second year in a […]

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IceWarp expands in APAC including Sri Lanka; rolls out on Huawei Cloud

IceWarp, a global messaging and collaboration solutions provider, is delighted to announce that its services are now available throughout Asia-Pacific (APAC) including Sri Lanka, Singapore, Thailand, Bangladesh, Indonesia, and Cambodia, using the technology of Huawei Cloud which allows to launch demanding cloud applications in minutes, using technologically advanced cloud infrastructure with strong local presence in […]

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5G+4L autonomous driving make the smart port safer and efficient

At the end of last year, port congestion caused severe disruptions in global supply chains,, and most stores were out of stock during the Black Friday and Christmas, the peak selling season. However, the practice of automation and intelligence innovation from the ports in China is expected to solve this dilemma. On the port’s visitor […]

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Binance hosts its first ever meetup in Colombo, Sri Lanka

Binance kicked off the first meetup in Sri Lanka, generating an opportunity to empower blockchain and Web3 enthusiasts in the nation  with the right knowledge about blockchain technology and shared insight on the potential of  integrating such technologies  in varied industries in the local context. The Binance Colombo meetup was an offline educational event introducing […]

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NBQSA 2022 Awards ceremony to be held on 4th November

The grand Awards ceremony of the National ICT Awards NBQSA 2022 will be held on the 4th November 2022 at Monarch Imperial. BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT Sri Lanka Section announced that the awards event is all set to be unveiled as an invitee’s only gala event and will be filled with entertainment and […]

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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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2022 ICPC Europe Training Camp powered by Huawei held in Poland

Around 300 students from 11 countries completed a three-day on-site Training Camp initiated by the International Collegiate Programming Contest University Commons (ICPCU) on Sunday. Co-hosted by the University of Wrolcaw and Huawei, the camp aims to provide top-notch programming training for college-aged enthusiasts of mathematical modeling, algorithms, programming and data structure. Ready, steady, go! From […]

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DIMO emerges as an Outstanding Women Friendly Workplace at AICPA & CIMA Satyn Women Friendly Workplace Awards 2022

DIMO, a leading diversified conglomerate, was recently recognized as one of Sri Lanka’s Most Outstanding Women Friendly Workplaces at the AICPA & CIMA Satyn Women-Friendly Workplace Awards 2022. The company was also bestowed with the award for ‘Organization with the Most Female Friendly Innovation/Practice in the Sri Lankan Workplace’ for its unwavering effort to nurture a […]

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DIMO launches ‘Powerfully You’ to further strengthen focus on women empowerment

DIMO, a leading diversified conglomerate in Sri Lanka, recently launched ‘Powerfully You’, a novel initiative developed in-house to further strengthen its focus on women empowerment at DIMO. The initiative focused on Women’s Leadership Development, targeting women in junior and middle management levels at DIMO. The initiative was implemented in partnership with Ms. Senela Jayasuriya, an […]

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Lifebuoy partners with Sri Lanka Scout Association to advocate good hand hygiene Celebrates Global Handwashing Day 2022

As part of its continuous commitment to inculcate long-lasting hygiene behaviours amongst communities, Unilever Sri Lanka’s flagship hygiene soap brand, Lifebuoy, commemorated Global Handwashing Day in partnership with the Sri Lanka Scouts Association to reiterate the importance of handwashing amongst the children at the 13th National Cuboree 2022 held at S. Thomas’ College, Mount Lavinia. […]

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Sonduru Diriyawanthi Wig Donation National Campaign Celebrates One Year

Sonduru Diriyawanthi celebrated one year of donating and uplifting the lives of women diagnosed with cancer, through the national wig donation program. Kumarika, the leading hair care brand of Hemas Manufacturing together with the Indira Cancer Trust, Lions Clubs of Aluthgama Bentota and Galkissa, Sri Lanka College of Oncologists and the Ministry of Health launched […]

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Hayleys Solar partners Maliban to install comprehensive Rooftop Solar PV systems towards greater energy security

In continuing its efforts to transition more corporates to clean, affordable energy, Hayleys Fentons recently signed an agreement with Maliban Biscuit Manufactories (Pvt) Ltd. & Maliban Dairy and Agri Products (Pvt) Ltd to install rooftop solar PV systems across its key operations. A 240kW (288.90 kWp) Grid Tied rooftop solar PV system will be installed […]

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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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Enhancing synergy with HNB General Insurance through an MoU HNB FINANCE PLC enters into a partnership

Sri Lanka’s leading integrated financial services provider, HNB FINANCE PLC, has entered into a partnership with HNB General Insurance Ltd (HNBGI), making it remarkably simpler and quicker for HNB FINANCE customers to receive the general insurance policies needed for many of the offerings from the company. A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed recently by the […]

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3 real-life problems that blockchain technology can solve

By Rohit Wad, Chief Technology Officer at Binance Bitcoin was the first well-known application of blockchain technology in 2008, but it is now widely used across a variety of industries. 1 By 2030, it’s anticipated that about 30% of all customers would be using blockchain as a form of technology. Additionally, blockchain will be beneficial […]

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SAINTS’ QUADRANGULAR ATHLETIC MEET – 15TH AND 16TH OCTOBER AT ST. PETER’S COLLEGE GROUNDS

Four of the best Athletics schools in Sri Lanka, St. Anthony’s College Kandy, St. Benedict’s College, St. Joseph’s College and St. Peter’s College are meeting again at the Annual Saints’ Quadrangular Athletic championship on 15th and 16th October 2022 at St. Peter’s College grounds, Bambalapitiya. This annual competition is eagerly looked forward to by the […]

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Huawei Asia Pacific ISP Summit: Shaping an All-Optical, Intelligent Internet for 2030

During the Asia Pacific ISP Summit, Huawei put forward its latest strategy of “Diving into the Asia Pacific, Shaping an All-Optical, Intelligent Internet”, bolstering the ISP industry as the critical foundation of the Intelligent World 2030. The summit, joined by business leaders and partners, also featured discussions on Asia-Pacific’s all-optical trend and progress of home […]

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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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Binance Boosts its Global Law Enforcement Training Program to Meet Growing Demand

Initiative helps combat crypto crimes and is Binance’s continuing efforts to assist law enforcement and regulators Binance, the global blockchain ecosystem behind the world’s largest cryptocurrency exchange by trading volume, today formally announced its Global Law Enforcement Training Programwhich has grown exponentially since the expansion of the investigations team in the last year. The program—the […]

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The inauguration of Premier Herrero (Pvt) Ltd. the newest member of Capital Maharaja Group

The latest venture of the Industrial Hub of Capital Maharaja Group, Premier Herrero (Pvt) Ltd. opened its inaugural factory in Pannala, Sandalankawa recently. Premier Herrero (Pvt) Ltd. will function as a specialised organisation manufacturing building materials under the ‘Guardian’ brand. ‘Guardian’ Chain Link Fencing is already a well-established Brand Name in the market and Premier […]

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Huawei Releases the White Paper on Opportunities for Digital Transformation of Education to Explore the Intelligent Education Maturity Assessment Model

During the session of “Accelerate the Digital Journey of Education” at HUAWEI CONNECT 2022 Bangkok, Huawei released the White Paper on Opportunities for Digital Transformation of Education, which explores the intelligent education maturity assessment model for the first time. Huawei also proposed to leverage all-scenario education solutions to innovate teaching modes, promote inclusive education resources, […]

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Power World Gyms expands its presence with the opening of the Ethul Kotte branch

Power World Gyms, Sri Lanka’s pioneering fitness arena and the largest fitness training chain, recently opened its full-fledged fitness center at Ethul Kotte. The new 6000sqft gym offers a variety of convenient health and fitness options for the community. Equipped with state-of-the-art fitness equipment, the Gym features spacious training areas with facilities including a fully […]

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Swadeshi Khomba illuminates Devundara Uthpalawarna Sri Vishnu Maha Devalaya for the 14th consecutive year along with “Mahanuwara Sri Maha Vishnu Devalaya”

The Swadeshi Industrial Works PLC the pioneer herbal – personal care products manufacturer once again illuminated the Devundara Uthpalawarna Sri Vishnu Maha Devalayaalong with Mahanuwara Sri Maha Visnu Devalaya. The “Aloka Pooja” was carried out under the theme, “Swadeshi Khomba Aloka Puja Sathkaraya”, during the annual Esala festival. Mahanuwara Sri Maha Visnu Devalaya was illuminated […]

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Axiata Digital Labs Strengthens Its Commitment to Data Security and Privacy with ISO 27001 and ISO 27701 Certifications

Axiata Digital Labs (ADL), one of Asia’s fastest growing and most innovative software and IT service providers, announced today that the organization is now an ISO-certified entity, receiving its certifications for ISO 27001 and ISO/IEC 27701. ISO 27001 is an internationally recognized specification for an Information Security Management System (ISMS) while ISO 27701 enables ADL […]

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Another 147 students’ dreams are supported with Ceylinco Life ‘Pranama Scholarships’

Ceylinco Life recently held its 21st yearly ‘Pranama Scholarships’ program through a virtual ceremony during which 147 young Sri Lankans who had shined at public exams and extracurricular activities were awarded scholarships surpassing Rs 11.1 million in value. The commemoration which was live-streamed through Zoom for the second straight year saw the involvement of around […]

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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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Orient Finance rises above challenges to deliver strong results

Posting a steady performance, Orient Finance PLC, a member of the Janashakthi Group and a leading financial service provider, recorded a 27% increase in the company’s turnover with LKR 809.8 Mn for the first quarter of the financial year 2022-23. Indicating a growth of 11% in comparison to the corresponding period in the previous financial […]

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Huawei launches its largest-ever regional Seeds for the Future Program, inspiring digital talents to shape the future

Deputy Prime Minister of Thailand and Secretary-General of ASEAN delivered congratulatory remarks during the digital skills program kickoff. [Bangkok, Thailand, August 19, 2022] Today, Huawei launched Asia Pacific Seeds for the Future 2022 in collaboration with ASEAN Foundation and Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT). From August 19 to 27, the program will bring together 120 […]

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S-lon relocates its Jaffna re-distribution centre to provide better service

S-lon Lanka (Pvt) Ltd, the market leader in the thermoplastic pipes & fittings industry, recently relocated their re-distribution centre in Jaffna to an all-new location with the objective of further enhancing convenience and quality of service for their valued customers and supporting their retail partners. The new re-distribution centre further cements the commitment of S-lon […]

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SMIB announces appointment of new CEO

The State Mortgage and Investment Bank (SMIB), a leading state-owned bank in Sri Lanka with 90 years of history, announced the appointment of an experienced banker, Mr. Thushara Asuramanna, as the new CEO with effect from 01 July 2022. Prior to his appointment as CEO SMIB, Mr. Asuramanna was the Vice President of Commercial Credit […]

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Indira Cancer Trust and Ramani Fernando Salons re-launch the Hair Donation Programme in Sri Lanka “After 5 Years” & Launch of the Sonduru Diriyawanthi Theme song

Indira Cancer Trust has once again teamed up with Ramani Fernando Salons to re-launch the much awaited Hair Donation programme in Sri Lanka on 20 July 2022, exactly 5 years after it was first launched on the 20 July 2017. To date there have been 121,267 persons donating their hair which enabled us to produce […]

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Huawei’s Ryan Ding: Green ICT for New Value

At the Green Development Solution Launch held on the second day of Win-Win·Huawei Innovation Week, Ryan Ding, President of Huawei’s Carrier Business Group, stressed the need for operators to prioritize energy efficiency and called for the establishment of a standard, industry-wide indicator system for energy efficiency during his keynote speech titled “Green ICT for New […]

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Baby Cheramy continuously works on giving back to society

Baby Cheramy, the leading baby care brand in Sri Lanka has always aligned its actions with their brand values by continuously encouraging inclusive parenting among Sri Lankan parents. A few months ago, Baby Cheramy came forward with a commitment to support the parents of the sextuplets, who were the first-ever sextuplets to have been born […]

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Asia Pacific Technology Systems introduces the fully enhanced MAMMATUS cloud platform to provide affordable cloud services to Sri Lankan industries

Technology maverick Asia Pacific Technology Systems recently introduced MAMMATUS, a highly versatile public cloud platform with an offering on par to that of the much more expensive global counterparts. The development, a testament to local talent and commitment is introduced to the market at a most fitting time when affordability along with reliability is of […]

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DIMO unveils Pela Batta, the first and only paddy transplanting machine in Sri Lanka to maintain an 8-inch gap between seedling rows

DIMO, a leading conglomerate in Sri Lanka, through its agricultural arm DIMO Agribusinesses, recently introduced the first and only paddy transplanting machine in the country capable of maintaining an 8-inch gap between seedling rows, aptly named ‘Pela Batta’. DIMO has always been in the forefront of introducing innovative and affordable agri machinery to the local […]

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The American Chamber of Commerce, Teejay Lanka PLC and Habitat for Humanity Sri Lanka join hands to uplift sanitation facilities at local schools

The Helping Hands project, a three-year partnership between the American Chamber of Commerce in Sri Lanka and Habitat for Humanity Sri Lanka, recently completed its first phase with the support of Teejay Lanka PLC, our reputed corporate partner.   Positively impacting over 3000 students, the project involved the provision of three (03) toilet units each […]

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Velvet Body Wash relaunched in three new variants with Hydraboost technology for moisturization

When choosing skin care solutions, products with moisturizing properties are excellent products to incorporate into daily skin care routines. Moisturization is a key component that helps to keep the skin healthy and protect the youthfulness in skin. It is vital to look for skin care products with moisturizing properties especially considering the warm and humid […]

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Orient FD Plus: ஆயுள் காப்புறுதி மற்றும் தீவிர நோய் பாதுகாப்புடன் கூடிய விசேட நிலையான வைப்புத் திட்டம்

ஜனசக்தி குழுமத்தின் உறுப்பு நிறுவனமும் முன்னணி நிதிச் சேவை வழங்குனருமான Orient Finance PLC, ஒரு விசேட நிலையான வைப்புத் திட்டத்தை அண்மையில் அறிமுகப்படுத்தியுள்ளது. இது ஒரு முதலீட்டுத் திட்டமாகும். இது ஆயுள் காப்புறுதி மற்றும் தீவிர நோய்க்கான பாதுகாப்புடனான நிலையான வைப்பீட்டு வசதியை வழங்குகிறது. மேலும், இந்த திட்டத்தின் மூலம் வழங்கப்படும் நிதி நன்மைகளை சமூகத்திற்கு அறியப்படுத்துவதற்கும், அது தொடர்பில் விழிப்புணர்வை ஏற்படுத்துவதற்கும், நாடு முழுவதும் பல்வேறு விழிப்புணர்வு நிகழ்வுகளை நிறுவனத்தின் விற்பனைக் குழு மேற்கொண்டிருந்தது. […]

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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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Fuel supply only for essential services till 10 July

The Cabinet of Ministers last night has decided to immediately supply fuel ‘only’ to essential services till 10 July. “The Ceylon Petroleum Corporation (CPC) will only issue diesel and petrol for essential services including ports, airports, health, food distribution and agriculture,” Cabinet Co-Spokesman and Minister Bandula Gunawardena said yesterday. Accordingly, only essential services will be […]

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University of Moratuwa and Dhammika & Priscilla Perera Foundation join together to build a skilled workforce in Sri Lanka

University of Moratuwa (UoM) and Dhammika & Priscilla Perera Foundation (DP Foundation) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on 2nd of June 2022 to facilitate open online course development and delivery at the Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) level of the Project Management Institute, USA. The objective of this initiative is to provide opportunities to […]

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Special transport facilities for O/L exam candidates

Special transport facilities will be provided to candidates sitting for the GCE Ordinary Level examinations from Monday. This initiative has been taken on the request of Examinations Department. Both SLTB and Railway Department have decided to deploy more buses and trains to facilitate the students during the exam period. The authorities will be taking measures […]

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SL rupee stabilizes, CSE records positive growth

The Sri Lankan rupee has recorded  a positive growth yesterday (18) soon after the economic decisions taken under the new Prime Minister.  Accordingly, the rupee has appreciated sharply against the US dollar on May 12. The Central Bank of Sri Lanka quoted the selling price of the dollar at 377.50 rupees and the buying price […]

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DIMO to revitalize Sri Lanka’s green energy development with Microgrid systems Completes Sri Lanka’s first ever fully operational microgrid system at the University of Moratuwa

With the recent successful completion of the nation’s first comprehensive grid tied renewable energy microgrid project at the University of Moratuwa (UOM), DIMO, a leading diversified conglomerate in Sri Lanka, is now well equipped to implement microgrid systems for the local industries to ensure an uninterrupted power supply. DIMO will also provide microgrid services to the Maldives and […]

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Leadership For a Successful and Sustainable Future

Leadership is a concept spoken about a great deal these days, but what does leadership mean? Does leadership mean being in a position of authority? Or is there more to it than simple designations? Leadership is a trait that can be expressed by anyone at any level, be it at school, your workplace, or even […]

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84 Countries Gather in 8APSMC, 2000MHz Mid Bandwidth for 5G including 6GHz per Country as IMT Industry Consensus

The 8th Asia-Pacific Spectrum Management Conference is held in Bangkok from 26 to 27 April 2022. It is jointly hosted by Forum Global and Thailand NBTC, supported by ITU and APT. Global 84 countries with more than 630 participants join the conference on site and in virtual. Speakers include regulators from Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Republic […]

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Sri Lanka to purchase Gas from Siam Gas Thailand

The Cabinet has granted approval for the purchase of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) from Siam Gas Company in Thailand. According LP Gas will be purchased from the Thai company for a period of 01-year. The Government further said that Siam Gas Company from Thailand will supply 70% of Sri Lanka’s LP gas requirement per year. […]

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Update on fuel distribution

Fuel distribution operations are underway at the Ceylon Petroleum Storage Terminals Limited (CPTSL) and depots, said the Minister of Power and Energy Kanchana Wijesekera. He added that trains and both government-owned and dealer-owned tankers are being utilized for transposition. The private hired tanker members are those from the Sri Lanka Petroleum Private Tanker Owners’ Association […]

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Sri Lanka’s Leading Private Bank HNB partners with the premium bookstore M. D. Gunasena to donate books to rural schools

Supporting the “donate a book for change” CSR campaign to donate books and valuable reading material to schools in rural areas, Sri Lanka’s leading private bank HNB PLC recently partnered with one of the country’s leading premium bookstores – M. D. Gunasena. The two companies penned their partnership at the HNB Head Office in the […]

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Update on US Dollar rates

Several licensed commercial banks in Sri Lanka have listed selling rate of US Dollar at Rs. 360 on April 28. US Dollar selling rate continues to rise further while the rupee depreciates against major foreign currencies.

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Winning the Innovative Diamond Jeweller of the Year Award Vogue Jewellers shines at the Retail Jeweller World Dubai Awards

Vogue Jewellers, a dominant name in immaculate Diamond Jewellery in Sri Lanka was honored as the Worldwide Winner, Innovative Diamond Jeweller of the Year at the Retail Jeweller World Dubai Awards held recently.  This esteemed award has been given based on its Editorial Team Research, held among 150 top and first-class jewelers around the world. […]

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The World Innovation Congress awarded SLT-MOBITEL the prestigious Best Innovation in Telecommunication award

Reasserting its leadership in Telecommunication and Technology, SLT-MOBITEL mobile was awarded the distinguished global award for the ‘Best Innovation in Telecommunication’, at the World Innovation Congress hosted in Mumbai, India on the 24th of March 2022.  The award is a testament to SLT-MOBITEL’s distribution of the advanced Sub-1GHz band LTE network solution, created to further […]

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Decision yet to be taken on proposed tariff revisions by CEB

Minister of Power Kanchana Wijesekara said that a decision has not been taken on the proposed tariff revisions by the CEB. However, the request made by the CEB has been approved by the Public Utilities Commission of Sri Lanka (PUCSL). The Minister revealed that the Cabinet has the authority to implement the proposal, make revisions […]

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Italy willing to support Sri Lanka with emergency grant

Italy has announced its consent to offer an emergency grant to Sri Lanka for medicine purchase. The Embassy of Italy in Colombo said that Italy will grant Rs. 125 million to purchse essential medicine. This grant will be channeled through the Italian Bilateral Emergency Fund at the World Health Organization.

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Winners of Huawei Cloud Spark Hackathon Singapore 2022 Announced

At the inaugural Huawei Cloud Spark Hackathon Singapore 2022 final event last Friday, 10 teams pitched innovative products to a panel of judges, addressing five emerging trends in Education, Hospitality & Travel Service, Eco & Sustainability, Finance & Banking, and Health Tech. This year’s hackathon, which opened on November 15, 2021, had over 190 teams […]

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Investors alarmed of a disappointing earnings season ahead

Stock market analysts say that the March Quarter earnings season which began yesterday, could be the final quarter that the listed entities could see a double-digit earnings growth they consistently recorded for many quarters. The supply chain crunch and cost escalations are expected to affect their future earnings. Sri Lanka’s listed entities reported the second […]

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