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The event championed the need for innovation and climate-smart food systems to sustainably feed the world. Agribusiness leaders and industry visionaries gathered in Dubai to attend the U.S. Soybean Export Council (USSEC)’s annual Sustainasummit 2024 conference. Discussions revolved around smart conservation initiatives, sustainable agricultural practices, groundbreaking progress in food cultivation,Continue Reading

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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’Continue Reading

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Exemplifying exceptional environmental stewardship, Advantis – Project Logistics, a subsidiary of the Advantis Group, the transportation and logistics arm of Hayleys PLC, completed the rehabilitation of multiple water tanks as a part of the Climate Smart Irrigated Agriculture Projects (CSIAPs). The CSIAP has not only increased agricultural productivity but alsoContinue Reading

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

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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, meetContinue Reading

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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.Continue Reading

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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 significantContinue Reading

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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 aContinue Reading

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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 usesContinue Reading

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

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

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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 ofContinue Reading

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DIMO, a leading diversified conglomerate, in Sri Lanka continues to shine at a global scale clinching the Joint Gold Award in the Diversified Category, and another Gold Award for Integrated Reporting at the recent South Asian Federation of Accountants (SAFA) Best Presented Annual Report Awards, Integrated Reporting Awards, and SAARCContinue Reading

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

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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 forContinue Reading

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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 theContinue Reading

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Axiata Digital Labs (ADL), Indosat Ooredoo Hutchison (Indosat or IOH), XL Axiata,and Amazon Web Services (AWS) proudly introduce the SinergiAPI Portal, the first API portal in Indonesia based upon GSMA’s Open Gateway initiative which aims to empower developers and enterprises by offering universal access to network operator APIs. GSMA OpenContinue Reading

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වසර 25ක දිගු කාල පරිච්ඡේදයක් පුරාවට ශ්‍රී ලංකාවේ විශිෂ්ටත්වය වෙනුවෙන්  අසමසම කැපවීමක් සිදුකළ, Variosystems Sri Lanka ආයතනය සිය 03 වැනි නිෂ්පාදන මධ්‍යස්ථානය බඩල්ගම ප්‍රදේශයේදී විවෘත කරයි. මෙම සුවිශේෂී සංධිස්ථානය තුළින් නවෝත්පාදන කටයුතු වෙනුවෙන් සහ මෙහෙයුම් විශිෂ්ටත්වය මෙන්ම තිරසාරභාවය පිළිබඳ Variosystems Sri Lanka ආයතනය දක්වන නොසැලෙන කැපවීම මැනවින් පසක් වේ.  මේContinue Reading

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Marking 25 years of unparalleled commitment to excellence in Sri Lanka, Variosystems proudly announces the inauguration of its 3rd state-of-the-art production facility, located in Badalgama. This monumental milestone underscores the company’s unwavering dedication to innovation, sustainability, and operational excellence. “The location in Badalgama is a central component of our vision.Continue Reading

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

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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 duringContinue Reading

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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 deliveringContinue Reading

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

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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 withContinue Reading

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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 ofContinue Reading

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

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

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FACETS Sri Lanka 2024, Asia’s leading Gem and Jewellery Exhibition organised by the Sri Lanka Gem and Jewellery Association (SLGJA), is proud to announce the unveiling of the country’s first-ever Sustainability Pavilion. This ground-breaking initiative is set to captivate and educate visitors from around the world, offering a unique glimpseContinue Reading

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Bags 12 Awards including the prestigious Grand Prix Award in recognition for their exceptional performance in the digital marketing landscape. Wins the Only Gold Award to be presented in the 2023 ceremony. Awarded Best Performance Marketing Agency for the 3rd Consecutive Year.  Digibrush, Sri Lanka’s leading digital marketing company stoleContinue Reading

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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).     TheContinue Reading

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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 AugustContinue Reading

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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 CinnamonContinue Reading

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Varun Beverages Lanka (Pvt) Ltd. (VBL), a leading carbonated beverage manufacturer and the official bottling and distribution franchise of PepsiCo beverages in Sri Lanka, recently held a memorable event in celebration of World Children’s Day. The event, organized by the dedicated 5S committee, aimed to foster togetherness and exemplify theContinue Reading

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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 aContinue Reading

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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, aContinue Reading

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Huawei announced its business results for the first three quarters of 2023 today. During this period, Huawei generated CNY456.6 billion in revenue, with a year-on-year increase of 2.4% and a net profit margin of 16.0%. “The company’s performance is in line with forecast,” said Ken Hu, Huawei’s Rotating Chairman. “I’dContinue Reading

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

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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.   TheContinue Reading

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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 toContinue Reading

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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 onContinue Reading

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

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Hayleys Fentons, recently partnered the inaugural “9 Province Awareness”, an awareness programme under the National Green Building Certification process of Blue Green Sri Lanka. The programme, organized by the Urban Development Authority (UDA), is a significant milestone in sustainable construction as it aims to raise awareness at scale, across theContinue Reading

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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, andContinue Reading

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Conifs Global, a leading IT services company with its head office in Sri Lanka, recently participated in a Mangrove Restoration Project with the objective of strengthening its Corporate Environment Responsibility (CER). The company partnered with “Eco Escape”, a small venture, making a big impact towards the environment and the communityContinue Reading

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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 primaryContinue Reading

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

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அவுஸ்திரேலிய மற்றும் இலங்கை அரசாங்கம் இணைந்து வெளியிடும் ஊடக அறிவித்தல் அவுஸ்திரேலிய அரசாங்கம் மற்றும் கல்வி அமைச்சு இணைந்து ஒழுங்குசெய்த Zero Chance (ZR chance) பாடசாலைகளுக்கு இடையிலான சித்திர மற்றும் கட்டுரைப் போட்டியின் வெற்றியாளர்களைப் பாராட்டும் வைபவம் கடந்த தினம் இலங்கை மன்றக் கல்லூரியில் சிறப்பாக நடந்தேறியது. அவுஸ்திரேலியாவுக்கு சட்டவிரோதமாக மேற்கொள்ளப்படும் கடல்வழி புலம்பெயர்வு குறித்து விழிப்புணர்வூட்டுவதும் சட்ட விரோதமாக படகுகள் மூலம் அவுஸ்திரேலியாவுக்குப் பயணிக்க முயற்சிக்கும் வீண்Continue Reading

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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 strideContinue Reading

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

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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 aroundContinue Reading

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Inqbaytor celebrates a remarkable achievement as Ticket Gadget, Sri Lanka’s largest online travel consolidator super app for travel companies, corporate travel managers and more, recently became the first platform in the country to receive Singapore Airlines KrisConnect Direct NDC API certification. This accomplishment marks a significant leap forward in theContinue Reading

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One of the world’s most conservative industries is getting a long-overdue upgrade, as competition from fintech start-ups combines with consumer demand for always-on service to push banks toward rapid digitalization. The transformation is akin to “changing a car’s engine and wheels mid-race, without stopping,” according to one of the manyContinue Reading

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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, aContinue Reading

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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, grantingContinue Reading

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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 nextContinue Reading

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Technomedics International (Pvt) Ltd., a company that has been driving the advancement of Sri Lanka’s healthcare sector for over Twenty seven years and is the market leader in most categories of it’s offerings, has recently appointed Mr. Murali Prakash and Mr. Kalum Katipearachchi as Non-executive Directors to their esteemed leadershipContinue Reading

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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, andContinue Reading

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ශ්‍රී ලාංකීය අලෙවිකරුවන් සඳහා වන ප්‍රමුඛතම ආයතනය වන ශ්‍රී ලංකා අලෙවිකරණ ආයතනය (SLIM) විසින් මෙරට සන්නාමයන්ගේ විශිෂ්ටත්වය ඇගයීමට ලක්කරනු ලබන SLIM Brand Excellence  එළිදැක්වීමේ උත්කර්ෂවත් උත්සවය ‘Logic Behind the Magic’ තේමා පාඨය යටතේ පසුගිය දා පවත්වන ලදී. ‘ශක්තිමත් සන්නාමයන් නිර්මාණය කිරීමේදී නවෝත්පාදයන් සමඟ උපායශීලී ක්‍රමෝපායන් ද යොදා ගැනීමේ වැදගත්කම සමාජයContinue Reading

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

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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 collaborationContinue Reading

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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 itsContinue Reading

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Pelwatte Dairy, the leading local dairy brand in Sri Lanka that produces a range of dairy products and saves valuable foreign exchange, is pioneering a series of farmer training sessions in Sri Lanka that incorporates Artificial Intelligence based farming know-how, a first in Sri Lanka. Aimed at Pelwatte Dairy’s farmerContinue Reading

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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 SecretaryContinue Reading

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

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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. VelonaContinue Reading

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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’sContinue Reading

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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 FinancialContinue Reading

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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.Continue Reading

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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 rejoinedContinue Reading

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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 technologiesContinue Reading

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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 SLASSCOMContinue Reading

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Hayleys Agriculture Holdings Limited proudly unveiled its latest agricultural harvesting technology- the Kubota DC-93G Combine Harvester. On the 27th of July 2023, the company celebrated a significant milestone as they handed over the first machine to a proud customer, Mr. D Sarath Jayaratne from Polonnaruwa, marking the beginning of aContinue Reading

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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 theContinue Reading

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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 AbhimanContinue Reading

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ශාකසාර සබන් සහ ශාකසාර පෞද්ගලික සනීපාරක්ෂක නිෂ්පාදනයේ  වෙළඳ පොළ ප්‍රමුඛයා වන, කඳාන ස්වදේශී කර්මාන්තායතනය ශ්‍රී ලංකාවේ පූජනීය බෞද්ධ ආගමික සිද්ධස්ථානයන් ලෙස වැදුම් පිදුම් ලබන කතරගම කිරි වෙහෙර සහ රුහුණු මහා කතරගම දේවාලය ආලෝකමත් කරන ලදී. 2023 වසරේ දී 22වන වරට පැවැත් වූ මෙම ආලෝක පූජාව “ස්වදේශී කොහොඹ ආලෝක පූජා සත්කාරය”Continue Reading

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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 JulyContinue Reading

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▪ 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 NECContinue Reading

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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 fosterContinue Reading

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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 AdvertisementContinue Reading

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McLarens Lubricants, a leading player in the Sri Lankan lubricant industry, is proud to announce its partnership with top dealers in Sri Lanka to unveil the groundbreaking McMart concept – an exclusive Oil Mart chain. With the opening of the inaugural outlets in Rathmalana, Kadawatha, Embilipitiya, Horana, and Boralesgamuwa, McLarensContinue Reading

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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.Continue Reading

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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.Continue Reading

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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.Continue Reading

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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.Continue Reading

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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 contributingContinue Reading

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Emerald, Sri Lanka’s leading menswear brand, expanded its retail footprint with the opening of its latest store. Located on the 4th floor of the Damro Building, Wattala, the new store is a spacious and modern retail space that offers complete menswear solutions, including shirts, trousers, and fashion accessories.     The WattalaContinue Reading

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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.Continue Reading

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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, aligningContinue Reading

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The Ceylon Motor Traders Association (CMTA) has taken a proactive stance to address recent rumors surrounding the reinstatement of vehicle imports. With a focus on benefiting the economy, meeting mobility needs of masses, and ensuring government revenue, the CMTA has submitted a comprehensive proposal to the relevant authorities. The proposal,Continue Reading

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Singer Sri Lanka PLC, the leading retailer of consumer durables in the country, has partnered with Leader Group of companies to be the official distributor for Riyelta batteries in Sri Lanka. The recently unveiled product lineup caters to both motorcycles and three-wheelers. These batteries, produced in Sri Lanka, using advancedContinue Reading

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

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M Power Capital, a leading financial services company, is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Jehaan Ismail as the Chairman of the company, with effect from 1 June 2023. This appointment comes as part of the company’s strategic restructuring to enhance its leadership team and drive future growth. Mr.Continue Reading

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‘Pioneering value- driven leadership among the youth and catalyzing change in Sri Lanka’. For 18 years, Leo District 306 A2 has continued to inspire young individuals to become compassionate leaders cultivating humane qualities and behaviors while promoting moral values, contributing towards a harmonious and caring society. Inspired by the valuesContinue Reading

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Informatics International Limited (IIL), a leader in IT software, Infrastructure solutions, and services, announced the appointment of Shiraz Lye as the organization’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO). This strategic move will bolster IIL’s leadership team, augmenting its capabilities to expedite growth and foster innovation, with an emphasis on Enterprise 5.0. ShirazContinue Reading

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Toyota Lanka (Private) Limited recently announced the launch of the latest version of Toyota Genuine Motor Oil with all-new updated packaging, at the Shangri-La Resort & Spa, Hambantota. The event was attended by over 300 authorised partners from around the country, who will play a pivotal role in the distributionContinue Reading

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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. WithContinue Reading

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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 insightsContinue Reading

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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 leaderContinue Reading

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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 suchContinue Reading

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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 effortContinue Reading

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

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HUTCH, the pioneering mobile telecom operator in Sri Lanka has once again shown its unwavering commitment to the people by introducing a one-of-a-kind customer promotion – the Unlimited Shopping Fiesta. The novel ‘Unlimited Shopping Fiesta’ promotion offers customers from all over the country a unique chance to shop unlimited atContinue Reading

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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 allContinue Reading

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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 solutionsContinue Reading

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Bitcoin was the first decentralized cryptocurrency created and is now the most traded and well-known, both among crypto-enthusiasts as well as the general public. Without the creation of Bitcoin, the cryptocurrency space would not be what it is today. This is why we have been conducting research into the futureContinue Reading

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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 theContinue Reading

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On a mission to continuously empower more Sri Lankans to achieve their financial goals Singer Finance PLC, a subsidiary of Singer Sri Lanka and the Hayleys Group, is set to mark a significant milestone as it celebrates the opening of its 49th and 50th branches in Nelliady and Jaffna respectivelyContinue Reading

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

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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 ofContinue Reading

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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 ofContinue Reading

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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 severalContinue Reading

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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 TalentContinue Reading

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Chandi Dharmaratne, a globally renowned Human resource professional, was appointed as the Chief People Officer of Axiata Digital Labs for its operations in Sri Lanka, Malaysia and Indonesia. Chandi is a HR professional who specialises in transforming organizations through integrating HR into its core business and using technology to deliverContinue Reading

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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 forContinue Reading

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Spectra Logistics (Pvt) Ltd, an end-to-end logistics solutions provider, has been recognised as one of Sri Lanka’s best workplaces for the first time by Great Place to Work® Sri Lanka, the authority on high trust, high performance and positive workplace culture based on independent survey. Commenting on this significant milestone,Continue Reading

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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 largeContinue Reading

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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 withContinue Reading

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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’sContinue Reading

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The Ceylon Motor Traders Association (CMTA), the most senior automotive association in South Asia, recently hosted the inaugural CMTA Challenge Shield cricket tournament for Member companies. The tournament saw 23 teams consisting of 184 players competing for the CMTA Challenge Shield at the Mercantile Cricket Association Grounds. The event broughtContinue Reading

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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.Continue Reading

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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 opportunitiesContinue Reading

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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 andContinue Reading

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FitsAir, Sri Lanka’s first privately owned international airline, is set to increase international flight offerings with the launch of service to Chennai, India. The new direct flight from Colombo to Chennai is set to commence starting 20th February 2023 and will initially fly three times a week. This will beContinue Reading

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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 theContinue Reading

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Hayleys Agriculture Holdings Ltd., the country’s leading Agricultural machinery and equipment supplier, has been in the forefront of introducing modern agri solutions to facilitate local farmers and enhance productivity. Hayleys Agriculture recently launched the Agrotech groundnut thresher that utilizes innovative technology to remove groundnut pods. The product is manufactured inContinue Reading

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Unilever Sri Lanka took home the category award for Best Performance in fostering Employee Relations at the recent Best Corporate Citizen Sustainability Awards 2022. The award was conferred on Unilever by the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce in recognition of the company’s best-in-class Employee Agenda and People Practices in employee engagement,Continue Reading

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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,Continue Reading

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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,Continue Reading

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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 minerContinue Reading

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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 soonContinue Reading

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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),Continue Reading

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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 supportedContinue Reading

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

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Commemorating the 51st UAE National Day on 2nd December, Emirates is celebrating the occasion with a variety of activities, from new design patterns and lighting schemes in its aircraft cabins to customary Arabic sweets offered onboard and in the Emirates Lounges in Dubai, to an exclusive UAE celebration watch forContinue Reading

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The Sri Lanka Institute of Marketing (SLIM), the national body for marketing in Sri Lanka, announces the extension of the deadline for entries for SLIM National Sales Awards, until the 16th of December 2022. This prestigious event has been held for 20 consecutive years and was devised to reward highContinue Reading

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Huawei Sri Lanka, together with Sri Lanka Inventors Commission, will host its annual “Huawei ICT competition 2022-2023” under the theme of “Connection-Glory-Future” to enhance the students’ ICT knowledge as well as practical and application skills and, ultimately, inspire innovation which will be mandatory in the ICT industry. This is theContinue Reading

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Serendib Horticulture Technologies, a leading company in plant biotechnology observed 23 years in plant business with a policy talk titled, “FLORICULTURE INDUSTRY TAKING THE NATION FORWARD”. Guest speakers arrived from the Export Development Board, Ministry of Finance, Sri Lanka Council for Agriculture Research, National Botanical Gardens and the University ofContinue Reading

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Team Fairfirst once again showed their capability in extracurriculars by winning their latest championship in Netball at the 2022 Mercantile League Netball Tournament – Open Mix Division. As finalists, Team Fairfirst met Team Citizens Development Business Finance (CDB) at St. Joseph’s College Indoor Stadium in Colombo, where the final scoreboardContinue Reading

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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 forContinue Reading

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DIMO, a leading diversified conglomerate in Sri Lanka, is outlining plans to continue to enhance its marine solutions in the Maldives. As the Authorized Service Dealer for MTU, DDC marine engines in both Sri Lanka and the Maldives, DIMO is set to focus more on foreign vessels, super luxury yachtsContinue Reading

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During UBBF 2022, Mr. Simon Lin, Senior Vice President of Huawei and President of Huawei Asia-Pacific Region, delivered a keynote speech entitled “Advanced Connectivity, Boost Growth”. In the speech, he set out a roadmap for how operators can unleash the full value of connections in home and enterprise scenarios andContinue Reading

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

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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 atContinue Reading

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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 andContinue Reading

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The Swadeshi Industrial Works PLC the pioneer herbal personal care product manufacturer donates essential needs to the families in Kandana, Kandewatte Grama Niladhari Division and Kandana, Nagoda Morawatte Grama Niladhari Division. This donation was carried out under the theme, “Swadeshi Khomba Praja Sathkaraya”, for the families in need during thisContinue Reading

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The international Cricket Council (ICC), today announced a global partnership with Aramco, one of the world’s leading integrated energy and chemical companies.  The partnership will consist of Aramco’s sponsorship of all leading men’s and women’s ICC events scheduled until the end of 2023, including the ICC Men’s T20 World CupContinue Reading

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University of Kelaniya (UoK) and Dhammika & Priscilla Perera Foundation (DP Education) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on the 4th of October 2022 to facilitate open online course development and delivery in certificate-level Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP). The objective of this initiative is to provide opportunities to learn freeContinue Reading

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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.Continue Reading

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DIMO, a leading diversified conglomerate in Sri Lanka, received the coveted Great Place To Work Legends status, following its 10th consecutive win at the Great Place To Work (GPTW) awards held recently. DIMO has once again demonstrated its commitment towards maintaining a healthy culture and a supportive workplace with inclusivity,Continue Reading

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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 Program which has grown exponentially since the expansion of the investigations teamContinue Reading

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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 SriContinue Reading

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At the Industry Conference & Exhibition (IC&E) 2022 hosted by the Next Generation Mobile Networks (NGMN) Alliance, Dr. Wen Tong, Huawei Fellow and CTO of Huawei Wireless, delivered a keynote speech titled “Bridging 5G to 6G”. In his speech, Dr. Tong explained the driving forces and plans that can helpContinue Reading

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The S-lon Lanka (Pvt) Ltd was recently recognised with the accreditation from the Sri Lanka Accreditation Board (SLAB) against ISO 17025 standards for plastic pipe testing for its Mechanical Quality Assurance (QA) Laboratory. Continuing its streak of industry firsts, the S-lon QA Laboratory is the first and only laboratory inContinue Reading

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Rocell, a local giant in surface coverings and high-quality Bathware, unveiled its newest Concept Centre in Kalmunai, adding elegant interiors to a rich heritage of the East Coast of Sri Lanka. Supported by an extensive island-wide showroom network and dealerships around the world, the flagship brand of Royal Ceramics LankaContinue Reading

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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 furtherContinue Reading

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உலகளாவிய ஸ்மார்ட்போன் வர்த்தகநாமமான vivo, இலங்கையில் உயர்தரமான வாடிக்கையாளர் சேவையினை வழங்கும் பொருட்டு தனது ஒன்லைன் சேவையை விரிவுபடுத்தியுள்ளது. அதன் விற்பனைக்குப் பின்னரான சேவைகள் மூலம், நிறுவனம் அதன் அண்மைய தயாரிப்புகள் மற்றும் அம்சங்களைப் பற்றி உள்ளூர் நுகர்வோருக்குத் தெரியப்படுத்துவதை நோக்கமாகக் கொண்டுள்ளதுடன், பெறுமதி சேர்க்கப்பட்ட முயற்சிகளுடன் இடைவிடாமல் நுகர்வோருக்கு உதவ பயனுள்ள தகவல்களை வழங்குகிறது. vivo தனது பாவனையாளர்கள் சிறந்த தெரிவுகளை மேற்கொள்ளும் பொருட்டு தேவையான சேவைகளை வழங்கContinue Reading

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සිලෝන් මෝටර් ට්‍රේඩර්ස් සංගමය (CMTA), ආසියානු කලාපයේ ජ්‍යෙෂ්ඨතම රථ වාහන වෙළෙද සංගමය වන අතර, ශ්‍රී ලංකා වාණිජ මණ්ඩලයට ද අනුබද්ධිතය. ගෝලීය මෝටර් රථ නිෂ්පාදකයින්ගේ බලයලත් ඒජන්තවරුන්ගෙන් සමන්විත සාමාජිකත්වයක් ඇති මෙම සංගමයෙ හි 102 වෙනි වාර්ෂික මහා සභා රැස්වීම පසු ගිය දා පවත්වන ලදි. සී / ස ස්ටැෆර්ඩ් මෝටර්ස් පෞද්ගලික සමාගමේContinue Reading

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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 affordabilityContinue Reading

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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 ofContinue Reading

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The PUCSL has approved power cuts of 3 hours per day from 27th June to 3rd July. Groups ABCDEFGHIJKLPQRSTUVW – 1hour and 40minutes during daytime & 1hour and 20minutes during night. Group CC – 2 hours from 6.00am to 8.00am (Except 2nd & 3rd July) Groups MNOXYZ – 3 hoursContinue Reading

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

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On May 19, the Asia-Pacific Digital Innovation Congress 2022 opened in Singapore. Huawei, together with the ASEAN Foundation, worked with customers, experts, scholars, and analysts to discuss new scenarios and directions for digital economy and industry innovation. At the “cloud service” industry forum, Jacqueline Shi, President of Global Marketing andContinue Reading

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The Ministry of Energy has planned to introduce an online platform to share information on the availability of fuel stocks and distribution schedules at fuel stations island wide. This online platform is being created by the Information and Communication Technology Agency of Sri Lanka (ICTA). This new platform will beContinue Reading

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The Group of Seven economic powers support efforts to provide debt relief for Sri Lanka, G7 finance chiefs said on Thursday in a draft communique from a meeting in Germany after the country defaulted on its sovereign debt, Reuters reported. “G7 countries said in their statement they were committed toContinue Reading

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The Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CBSL) official rates indicate that the US Dollar remains unchanged for the second consecutive day. The selling rate of the US Dollar as at today is Rs. 364.63. However, the rupee has depreciated against the Euro and the Sterling Pounds.Continue Reading

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Indonesia has announced their support to Sri Lanka by donating a humanitarian aid of essential medicines and medical equipment. The donation worth US$1.6mn has been offered to Sri Lanka to help combat the severe medicine shortage Sri Lanka is facing. The total volume of the aid is 3.1 tons andContinue Reading

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The price of a 50kg cement bag has been increased by Rs. 400. Accordingly, the new price of a 50kg cement bag is listed as Rs. 2750. Earlier in March, the price of a 50kg cement bag was at Rs. 1350. Image source – news.lkContinue Reading

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The fuel stocks expected to arrive within the next three days will gradually end the long queues at filling stations around the country, the Ministry of Power and Energy said. The newly appointed Minister of Power and Energy Kanchana Wijesekara has taken steps to establish an operation center consisting ofContinue Reading

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A majority of investment professionals have raised concerned over the prolonged closure of the Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE), according to a recent survey conducted by CFA Sri Lanka. The survey reveals that a good majority is of the view that the decision to close the Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE) fromContinue Reading

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Bakery Owners’ Association has decided to increase the prices of bread and bakery products with effect from midnight today. Accordingly, the price of a loaf of bread has been increased by Rs.30 and the new price is Rs.140. In addition, other bakery products too have been increased by Rs. 10.Continue Reading

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Wheat flour price has been increased by Prima Ceylon (Pvt) Ltd. The company said that the price of 1kg wheat flour has been increased by Rs. 40 with effective from today. Earlier, there were price hikes of Rs. 17.50 for 1kg of wheat flour in November 2021 and Rs. 40Continue Reading

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The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has requested from diplomatic mission and International Organizations based in Colombo to donate essential medical supplies. Accordingly, the ministry has shared a list of medical items as per the requirements from hospitals. The list shared includes pharmaceuticals, oncology items for 6 months and medical suppliesContinue Reading

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Sri Lanka’s doctors warn of essential life saving medicine shortage due to the severe economic crisis the country is facing. The Sri Lanka Medical Association (SLMA) said that all hospitals in the country no longer have access to imported medical tools and vital drugs. Moreover, the dollar shortage has leftContinue Reading

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The Public Utilities Commission of Sri Lanka (PUCSL) has stated that there will most likely be no power cuts during the 13th and 14th April New year festival. The commission further said that adequate fuel is available for power generation and duration of power cuts will also  be reduced duringContinue Reading

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A shipment worth 36,000 MT petrol and 40,000 MT diesel has been delivered to Sri Lanka within the last 24 hours under the Indian Credit Line. As at present, total supply of fuel under the Indian credit line is more than 270,000 MT. Image Source – News WireContinue Reading

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We represent the product, services, and startup companies of the ICT ecosystem in Sri Lanka. This community is a free and an independent group of industry leaders who deeply value our civil liberties. Sri Lanka’s digital economy represents approximately 4.37% of GDP and this is positioned to grow exponentially inContinue Reading

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Extended power cuts have caused internet speeds in Sri Lanka to slow down. Several mobile service providers claim that 3G and 4G transmission networks face interferences due to long hours of power cuts and shortage of fuel. Source – News WireContinue Reading

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Lack of fuel has disrupted operations at several power plants in Sri Lanka leading to an extension of power cuts. According to sources, there could be a possibility of extending power cuts up to 10 hours per day from next week.Continue Reading

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A default in the electricity transmission line has forced authorities to impose longer power cuts in the Southern province. According to sources, this default has resulted in not being able to generate power in Colombo and transmit to the Southern province. The authorities are taking necessary measures to rectify theContinue Reading

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Diva, has always looked to create products with an authentic local flavor, especially in terms of fragrance. The newly introduced Diva Fresh Araliya detergent is no different. Diva Fresh Araliya comes with a one-of-a-kind authentic Sri Lankan fragrance and is manufactured to give clothes a superior freshness and cleanliness. AllContinue Reading

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We are only a month away from Sinhala and Tamil New year celebrations and the country’s economic outlook seems grim at the moment. It is as if we are in the midst of a rare economic crisis. As for the country’s present situation, there would have been a number ofContinue Reading

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The newly launched Hatch Makerstudio is a community workspace designed for innovators, providing access to state-of-the-art digital fabrication technology and equipment for startups and individuals to prototype and test their innovations. It is an ideal platform for creative thinkers to collaborate and drive innovation in product development and manufacturing aimingContinue Reading

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A Gazette Extraordinary has been issued by the Department of Import and Export Control limiting the import of 367 non-essential goods to Sri Lanka. Accordingly, the Imports and Exports Control Regulation No 05 of 2022; Imposing requirement of Import Control License (ICL) on selected items comes into effect at midnightContinue Reading

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Diva, the leading household laundry brand from Hemas Consumer Brands, recently concluded the highly anticipated Diva Power Washing Wiplawaya initiative. The objective of this initiative was to provide an opportunity for people to participate and win a 7.5kg, fully automatic washing machine which would be helpful in doing their dailyContinue Reading

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The Asia Pacific Institute of Digital Marketing (APIDM), the leading institute for Digital Marketing Education & Skill Training in Sri Lanka, held their Certificate Ceremony for Students who attained the Professional Diploma in Digital Marketing and Certificate in Digital Marketing. The Ceremony was held on the 3rd of March 2022, atContinue Reading

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The British Computer Society (BCS) – The Chartered Institute for IT (Sri Lanka Section) elected its new leadership for the year 2022/23 at the Annual General Meeting held virtually recently.   The new Sri Lanka leadership team consists of the Executive Committee led by Chairman Mr. Vajeendra S Kandegamage. SecretaryContinue Reading

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The coronavirus crisis has indicated a major twist in the approaches utilized by the corporate work setting all around the globe. Instead of visiting the office regularly and engaging in fieldwork, we have resorted to working from home and going digital. Before we dive deeper into the SEO approach, let’sContinue Reading

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Ocean Lanka Pvt Ltd, Sri Lanka’s largest weft knitted fabric manufacturer, announced that it has entered into a partnership with Cotton made in Africa (CmiA), one of the world’s leading standards for sustainably produced cotton. The recent partnership will see Ocean Lanka further increasing its sustainable cotton portion, which isContinue Reading

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VMware’s Multi-Cloud Strategy Unlocks the Value From Any Cloud While Delivering Better Security and Simplified Operations VMware, Inc. (NYSE: VMW) announced new innovations to help customers build, run, manage, connect, and protect any app on any cloud. Today, more than 15 million enterprise workloads run on VMware in the cloud,Continue Reading

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Working towards healthier food production and sustainable waste management Pelwatte Dairy Industries, the industry leader in local dairy produce has been known for enriching lives – not just by providing nutrition through its dairy products but also through the consecutive training and support that it extends to farmers and theirContinue Reading

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

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Sri Lanka’s preferred choice for mobile broadband services, HUTCH has appointed popular social media influencer and a movie star Gayathri Shan as a new brand ambassador. With this appointment, HUTCH aims to actively engage a wider base of Sri Lanka’s Tamil speaking community that is ready to avail HUTCH offerings.Continue Reading

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In the latest national rankings of ‘Listed Finance Companies of Sri Lanka’ Report by K Seed Investments, Singer Finance (Lanka) has seized the best performing Finance Company rank among Tier 2 finance companies in Sri Lanka. The Report, issued by K Seeds Investments (Pvt) Ltd has identified Singer Finance (Lanka)Continue Reading

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

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

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

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

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The COVID-19 pandemic is still raging on, threatening businesses as well as economies as it has brought unprecedented challenges that the world must grapple with in the coming years. The pandemic brought with it the need for organisations to relook at business models for business continuity, safeguard employees and ensureContinue Reading

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

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HUTCH, Sri Lanka’s preferred choice for mobile broadband services recently rewarded the winners of HUTCH Danumai Miliyanayai in a grand prize-giving ceremony held at the Hutch Head Office, Colombo. Danumai Miliyanayai, which ran for a six-month period is a general knowledge quiz competition. BeyondM, a subsidiary of the hSenid SoftwareContinue Reading

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

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the UN Broadband Commission and Huawei held the sixth Ultra-Broadband Forum (UBBF 2020) online in Beijing. With the theme of “Intelligent Connectivity, New Value Together”, this year’s UBBF discussed the challenges and opportunities facing the connectivity industry in the intelligent era. At the event, David Wang, Huawei Executive Director andContinue Reading

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At HUAWEI CONNECT 2020, Huawei officially released its Autonomous Driving Network (ADN) solution for the enterprise market. This future-proof solution brings intelligence to networks and completely integrates artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities at the network element (NE), network, and cloud layers. As such, it drives enterprise networks towards the autonomous drivingContinue Reading

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“DIMO Agribusinesses”, the agriculture arm of DIMO, has selected its Agri Techno Park located in Dambulla (mid-country) to embark on its journey in Agro Tourism. “DIMO Agribusinesses” owns three Agri Techno Parks which are located in Dambulla (mid-country), Nikaweratiya (low country) and Lindula (up-country wet zone). They operate with theContinue Reading

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Highly configurable, integrated and fully branded omnichannel hub lets customers book services and get accurate information online, through social or over the phone IFS, the global enterprise applications company, announces the availability of new and enhanced capabilities in its customer engagement software empowering companies to overcome challenges faced when workingContinue Reading

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Technomedics, Sri Lanka’s leading medical equipment and turnkey solutions provider which partners with many Fortune 500 companies, is pleased to announce Linus Jeganathan as its new Managing Director to spearhead its long term growth objectives. Jeganathan , a senior management professional counting over 20 years of experience in multiple sectorsContinue Reading

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Aparajitha Corporate Services Private Limited, India’s no.1 company for Compliance, today announced the introduction of its Global E-Governance and Compliance Platform – ‘Compfie’ in Sri Lanka in association with Colombo headquartered 3W Consulting. This move to position ‘Compfie’ in Sri Lanka’s compliance market marks the first major development for theContinue Reading

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HUAWEI CONNECT 2020 opened was held recently in Shanghai. HUAWEI CONNECT is an annual flagship event hosted by Huawei for the global ICT industry. It is a platform where Huawei discloses its major strategies. In 2016, Huawei envisioned an intelligent world and called upon its partners worldwide to build aContinue Reading

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The Management Club (TMC) Colombo conducted its 15th Annual General Meeting at Hotel Galadari, Colombo with the participation of a large amount of members and founder members of TMC. The Management Club (TMC) formed in 2001 under the auspices of the Chartered Management Institute – UK Sri Lanka. The BranchContinue Reading

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State Minister of Money and Capital Market and Public Enterprise Reforms Nivard Cabraal Cabraal tells Parliament foreigners keen to return to SL as local interest drives share market up Says a lot of excitement about Port City Country targeting economic growth of 1% by end of the year Requests banks andContinue Reading

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