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  • Jaffna IT Week to take IT/BPM sector north
    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 19:47:45 +0000 - By David Stephens The National IT/BPM Chamber, Sri Lanka Association for Software and Services Companies (SLASSCOM), in an effort to promote inclusive growth and reconciliation, will stage the Jaffna IT Week from 3-6 December at a number of venues across the region. The Jaffna IT Week will comprise the Future Careers Program on 3 and [...]
  • DFCC Vardhana Bank breaks remittance barrier
    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 19:46:21 +0000 - DFCC Vardhana Bank (DVB), Sri Lanka’s fastest growing commercial bank, announced the introduction of the ground-breaking Lanka Money Transfer (LMT) service, which will be available within the month of November. This new offering is a remittance service which allows customers, both the sender and receiver to transfer money with ease, using the banks that they [...]
  • SLT connects Delft to information super highway
    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 19:45:08 +0000 - SLT announced the company has connected Delft Island, located in the east of the Jaffna peninsula, to the country’s national ICT backbone as part of the major post-war ICT development in the Northern Province. SLT Group CEO Lalith De Silva making his first call from Delft island at the official opening ceremony as Chief Regional [...]
  • JDC Printing Technologies launches all-new Konica Minolta bizhub PRESS c1070/C1060
    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 19:40:52 +0000 - It is time to re-think and redefine digital printing with the launch of the Konica Minolta of the bizhub PRESS C1070 and C1060. The new series is a powerful and flexible colour digital printing system that complements offset business perfectly. “With the new Konica Minolta bizhub PRESS c1060/c1070 series, we provide an easy path to [...]
  • Europa Lighting: Revolutionising space with lighting
    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 19:38:29 +0000 - Europa Lighting, Sri Lanka’s new exclusive lighting product provider, is revolutionising lighting design in what was earlier a traditional industry. Committed to making the latest in lighting design an affordable luxury, Europa Lighting offers an exclusive range of product designs at surprisingly reasonable rates. It is no wonder that Europa Lighting is already the preferred [...]
  • Lanka Special Steels clinches 1 Gold, 2 Silvers at ICQCC 2014
    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 19:36:42 +0000 - Lanka Special Steels Ltd., a subsidiary of Tata Steel Ltd., won one gold and two silver awards at the International Convention on Quality Control Circle (ICQCC 2014), held in Sri Lanka from 12-14 October at the BMICH. Three teams from the organisation participated in the convention and represented Sri Lanka. A total of 217 teams [...]
  • Mahapola Lotto holds awareness program in north and east
    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 19:35:52 +0000 - New lottery Mahapola Lotto recently held another of its ongoing island-wide lotto awareness and education programs, this time visiting the towns of Sri Lanka’s north and east. Demonstrating its innovative, ‘pick your own numbers’ lotto concept and technology in urban centres including Jaffna Town, Valvettithurai, Point Pedro and Nelli Adi in the north, and Trincomalee [...]
  • Panasonic CFL bulbs receive SLS certification
    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 19:33:53 +0000 - Panasonic, a global leader and innovator in consumer electronics, along with Softlogic Retail Ltd., the authorised distributor for Panasonic in Sri Lanka, have added a new dimension in quality assurance by acquiring the coveted SLS certification for their Compact Fluorescent Light Bulb (CFL), making it the only international light bulb in the market to receive [...]
  • Chalmway International achieves ISO 9001:2008 quality certification
    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 19:30:12 +0000 - The Chalmway International Hair and Beauty Institute (CIHBI), a leading hair and beauty academy opened in 1997, has come a long way since then, achieving ISO 9001:2008 quality standards. Chalmway is the first hair and beauty academy in Sri Lanka to partner with ‘Reach For Training Australia’ in delivering their curriculum under high standards, offering [...]
  • Budget fireworks
    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 19:29:44 +0000 - Residents in Anuradhapura set off fireworks to celebrate relief measures outlined in Budget 2015 while President Mahinda Rajapaksa was presenting it in Parliament yesterday
  • PIM Alumni to explore future of Sri Lankan oil and gas industry
    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 19:29:27 +0000 - The PIM Alumni, the professionals association of the prestigious Postgraduate Institute of Management which is affiliated to the University of Sri Jayewardenepura, has organised a special forum to discuss the future of the oil and gas industry in Sri Lanka. This discussion will be of immense importance to the Sri Lankan corporate sector, industrial establishments, [...]
  • 11th edition of Dharman’s Media Guide of Sri Lanka launched
    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 19:29:00 +0000 - The 11th edition of Dharman’s Media Guide of Sri Lanka was issued last week. A publication of the Sri Lanka Environmental Journalists Forum, it is one of the most popular and leading media guides in Sri Lanka edited by senior journalist Dharman Wickremaratne.  First published in 2000, it is the country’s only media guide updated annually.   This 280-page [...]
  • Sharma to review situation in the north
    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 19:26:22 +0000 - Commonwealth Secretary-General Kamalesh Sharma will visit Sri Lanka from 25-29 October to brief the current Commonwealth Chair-in-Office, President Mahinda Rajapaksa, on the achievement of objectives and implementation of work set at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in Sri Lanka in November 2013. The Secretary-General will also meet other members of the Government of [...]
  • UN working with Sri Lanka on concerns
    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 19:26:04 +0000 - The United Nations (UN) says it is working with the Sri Lankan Government to address post-war issues, including rising incidents of violence against religious minorities that have taken place since the beginning of this year. Subinay Nandy, Resident Coordinator of the United Nations in Sri Lanka, said that as one looks at the breadth of [...]
  • Sri Lanka joins China-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank
    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 19:25:49 +0000 - Sri Lanka as a founding member joined 20 other Asian countries Friday to sign the Memorandum of Understanding to establish the China-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB). Representatives of China and 21 other Asian countries Friday in Beijing signed the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Establishing the AIIB. Bangladesh, Brunei, Cambodia, China, India, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, [...]
  • Countries update travel advice on Lanka
    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 19:25:12 +0000 - Several countries have updated their travel advisories on Sri Lanka after the Government announced recently that foreigners will require special clearance from the Ministry of Defence to travel to the North. Britain, Canada and Australia are among the countries to have issued updated travel advisories on Sri Lanka with Australia and Canada also urging extreme [...]
  • Three Sri Lankans alleged of spying for Pakistan charged in Indian Court
    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 19:24:58 +0000 - Three Sri Lankan nationals alleged of spying for Pakistan’s intelligence agency ISI were charged in an Indian Court Thursday. The National Investigation Agency (NIA), probing the alleged espionage attempts by the Sri Lankans filed preliminary charges against Zahir Hussain, Siva Balan and Mohammed Saleem in Chennai City Court. The three Sri Lankans are charged with [...]
  • The Karu candidacy project: Is it a viable option?
    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 19:22:41 +0000 - Do you watch ‘Boston Legal’? We do, by which I mean my wife Sanja and I, and we like it. Of course it is one of the few programs we enjoy equally, since she finds my favorites, such as ‘True Detective’, ‘Breaking Bad’,‘ The Bridge’, and ‘Sons of Anarchy’, which reflect my obsessions with the [...]
  • Sinister moves by parties led by Western powers to re-create chaos: Basil
    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 19:14:28 +0000 - Minister of Economic Development Basil Rajapaksa stated that certain parties led by Western powers are trying to create chaos in the country which is enjoying peace and harmony dawned through the valiant efforts of the President and it is the duty of everybody in the country to safeguard the hard earned freedom, peace and harmony [...]
  • The one and only Master
    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 19:07:44 +0000 - They all called him Master. If someone spoke of the Master, everyone knew they were referring to the unique musician Premasiri Khemadasa. When he closed his eyes forever on 24 October 2008, Sri Lanka lost a man of exceptional talent. He was an innovator never afraid to try something new. He was most critical of [...]
  • ARAMUNA: Facilitating IT education for underprivileged schoolchildren
    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 19:04:30 +0000 - is an online-based IT magazine, empowering the IT industry with unbiased news and reviews acquired from primary research, with the aim of spreading IT awareness within the local community. Commenced in the year 2011 and having gathered substantial information on the IT situation in the country, the founders soon realised a lacking in the [...]
    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 19:03:45 +0000 - On Thursday, the Saskia Fernando Gallery previewed an exhibition of photography that definitely trod off the beaten path. Abdul Halik Azeez, a photographer who made his name on the social network Instagram, transitioned his work for the first time into a physical form. “This exhibition is the first of its kind in Sri Lanka,” said [...]
  • One man’s b’day gifts offer reprieve to Lankan fishing families
    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 19:02:13 +0000 -   When retired Dutch businessman R.A.J. (Rob) Goes turned 70 recently, friends asked him what he wanted for his birthday. He figured he had enough socks, neckties and whisky bottles (the usual fare he was used to receiving), and so put his friends to a higher target: contributions to help Sri Lankan fishermen overcome debt [...]
  • Oktoberfest comes alive at the Hilton
    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 19:01:06 +0000 - The beer was flowing as rapidly and abundantly as the light conversation and heavy cheer at the Hilton Colombo’s sports centre arena on Thursday, as droves of merrymakers hunkered down under a sprawling tent to join in the hotel’s Oktoberfest celebrations. This year marks the 21st time the hotel is evoking the trademark Bavarian spirit [...]
  • Taj Samudra welcomes Alka Yagnik
    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 19:00:43 +0000 - Alka Yagnik, the melody queen of the Indian silver screen and ranked as one of the best playback singers of all time, was warmly welcomed by Taj Samudra Executive Assistant Manager Jitendra Chand and the team last morning. The traditional Sri Lankan dancing troupe of the Sri Lanka Army performed a welcome dance on her [...]
  • ‘Festa della Musica Italiana’ featuring Chamber Music Society of Colombo
    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 19:00:20 +0000 - The Embassy of Italy is proud to present a concert of some of the finest Italian music, entitled ‘Festa della Musica Italiana’ at the British School in Colombo auditorium, featuring the elite ensemble of the Chamber Music Society of Colombo. The concert commences at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, 8 November. Free passes, on a first-come-first-served [...]
  • Navy Supercross on 15-16 November
    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 18:40:44 +0000 - The Navy Supercross 2014, organised by the Carlton Motor Sports Club in conjunction with the Sri Lanka Association of Racing Drivers and Riders (SLARDAR), Asian Motor Racing Club (AMRC) and Negambo Motor Sports Club (NMSC) will be flagged off on 15 and 16 November at the newly laid Supercross and gravel track at the Navy [...]
  • LB Finance supports next generation leaders
    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 18:40:08 +0000 - LB Finance PLC is a financial giant in Sri Lanka with an impressively developed history, which currently operates with island wide branch net work. As a leading financial institution in the country LB finance PLC has understood its responsibility towards the society. LB Finance believes that the education is the most valuable wealth that we [...]
  • Volunteers serving the community
    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 18:35:35 +0000 - Last week I got a glimpse of what volunteering really means. I was at the awards presentation of a competition titled ‘Lights Camera Volunteer (LCV) Campaign’ showcasing the talent of high school students in Western Australia (WA). The campaign was meant to increase awareness of the importance of volunteering. Eight finalists had been selected and [...]
  • SJMS conducts educational seminars in Kalkuda and Valaichenai Educational Divisions
    Fri, 24 Oct 2014 18:30:57 +0000 - The SJMS CSR Society has once again lent a helping hand to support the educational needs of underprivileged students within the Kalkuda and Valaichenai Educational Divisions. A seminar was held on 11 and 12 October at the Vakarai Maha Vidyalayam, in the Tamil medium, for the students facing the GCE O/Level examination this year. Approximately [...]

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