Call to improve infrastructure:
Shippers welcome unloading vehicles at MRMR Port
Shipping experts and vehicle importers said that
to roll-on roll-off vehicles at the Magam Ruhunupura Mahinda
Rajapaksa (MRMR) Port, Hambantota was a good move but infrastructure
has to be developed to import and transship vehicles. They said that
logistical issues such as parking facilities, fuel stations and road
congestion arising due to truck carriers should be addressed for the
smooth delivery of vehicles.
CSE ready to launch transformation map
During a vibrant phase of market activity in
2010, Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE) emphasised how they had gained
growth momentum. CSE also addressed the need to reassess strategy in
congruence with growth expectations of the Sri Lankan economy as it
embraced post-war development.
Organisations practising energy efficient measures - Survey
Sri Lankan businesses are leading the way in
transforming the country's economy with sustainable, low carbon
workplaces that provide decent work for employees, revealed a survey
on green jobs by the Employers’ Federation of Ceylon (EFC).
CIC Agri businesses plans:
A 30 percent increase in agri and grain production
CIC Agri Businesses will increase its grain and
dairy production by around 30 percent this year, CIC Agri Businesses
Managing Director/CEO Keerthi B.Kotagama said. The company hopes to
solve the issue of surplus paddy in the country by developing
exportable rice varieties. It will explore the market through
research and by improving the processing quality.
Kelaniya undergrads produce low cost home automation solution
Home automation is not a new technology and there
are automation solutions from reputed companies. But the cost of
such imported solutions is huge and not affordable for the majority
of the people. Four students Migara Aberathna, Indika Udayapriya,
Surimal Dinesh and Pasan Buddhika studying in the electronics stream
Science faculty of the Kelaniya University of Kelaniya,
Singer launched Huawei Smartphones
Singer Sri Lanka launched the latest brand of
Android-enabled smart devices becoming the exclusive distributor in
Sri Lanka for Huawei’s range of Smartphones, MediaPads and mobiles.
Coming on board as Brand Ambassador to promote the brand was TV and
film actor Saranga Disasekara.
Strikes on the decline- Verité
An analysis of strikes in the past decade,
conducted by Verité Research, identifies two key trends. There is a
general downward trend in the number of strikes recorded over the
last decade but also a departure from this trend in the last 12