NDB promotes good health
NDB partnered 'Sri Lanka Water Partnership' to improve water supply
and sanitation facilities in schools, thereby improving access to
education and promoting good health and well-being of students and
Sustainable management of water resources is one of the biggest
challenges of the 21st century. Forecasts predict that in 2025, more
than half of the world's population will live in regions with water
CMI and KPMG collaborate
The Sri Lanka branch of the Chartered Management Institute, UK, one
of the largest professional bodies for management practitioners,
recently entered into a long-term arrangement with KPMG's member firm in
Sri Lanka to collaborate on a series of knowledge-sharing programs to
enhance professional management practices and collective knowledge
sharing and networking opportunities among business managers.
The Chartered Management Institute (CMI) which has over 90,000
members in the United Kingdom and in other branches and chapters across
the globe, works with individual managers to help them achieve enhanced
results through the development of increased professionalism and
UTE launches Caterpillar Backhoe
United Tractor and Equipment (Pvt) Ltd (UTE) launched the Caterpillar
428 F Backhoe Loader recently.
CEO, UTE, Riyad Ismail said, "A Cat Backhoe is a versatile product in
the construction machinery range and it can be used in any basic
construction or infrastructure requirement. This new version of the
backhoe is sure to maximise productivity ensuring high levels of
efficiency with ease of operation which is unique to the new F series
"Immediately after the launch of 428F Backhoe Loader, the machine on
display was purchased, confirming the trust that clients have placed in
us," he said.
SLI partners Sooriya Mangalya – 2013
Sri Lanka Insurance (SLI) partnered ITN in organising Sooriya
Mangalya 2013 at Rifle ground, Kundasale, Kandy.
Sri Lanka Insurance strives to keep the Sri Lankan traditions and
rituals alive to be handed down to our future generations. Partnering
Sooriya Mangalya was another effort by the company towards this cause.
Supem Fernando Association - regional representative for Bridgwater
Bridgwater College of South West England, has appointed Supem
Fernando Association (Pvt) Ltd (SFA) as their Regional Representative
for South and South East Asia Regions.Bridgwater College is funded by
the UK Government. Many of Universities in UK and in other countries
chose their Regional Partner Offices from Indian education companies
(based in India) and this time a Sri Lankan education company was
SFA was officially appointed at a ceremony at the SFA mini auditorium
by Bridgwater College Senior Manager, Wendy Dick. Head of International
Department, Marie Lizion and Head of Health and Social Care Department,
Markia Watts were present.
Serendib Flour Mills receives ISO certification
Serendib Flour Mills Ltd (SFML) recently received ISO 9001: 2008
Quality Management Systems Certification from the Control Union
With this certification, SFML, its products and processes are now on
par with international standards, while its Seven Star wheat flour
products can compete effectively in local and international markets.
Here Chief Financial Officer, Serendib Flour Mills, Mohamed Riyal
receives the certificate from Managing Director, Control Union, Sanjaya
Pathirage (third from left). (From left:) Sampath Wanniarachchi and
Supun Jayasinghe of Control Union, Head of Sales and Marketing, Serendib
Flour Mills, Abdul Cader and Head of Quality, Serendib Flour Mills, Ms.
Hemani Gunatilake look on.
Union Assurance wins two awards
Union Assurance (UA) won two awards at the recently concluded SAFA
Awards ceremony for financial reporting in the South Asian region.
“It is the sixth consecutive year that UA has been recognised at the
SAFA awards, further strengthening the company's commitment to enhance
transparency, good governance and adequate disclosures to satisfy varied
expectations of diverse stakeholders,” a spokesman for the company said.
“UA was presented the first runner-up award for quality financial
statements and also received the second runner-up award for Corporate
Governance Disclosures. UA was the only insurer in the region to have
bagged two awards this year as well,” he said. “Good governance and
transparency are the main pillars of UA's operating model.
The company has also adopted the code of best practice issued jointly
by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka and the
Securities and Exchange Commission of Sri Lanka and Corporate Governance
rules as per the listing rules of the Colombo Stock Exchange,” the
Huawei secures third place in smartphone market
“Huawei has secured the third place in the local smartphone market.
We are very pleased with this result,” said CEO Huawei Technologies
Lanka (Pvt) Ltd, Huaging Sun.
“Huawei is committed to making smartphones more accessible and to
enrich and empower the lives of customers.” Singer Sri Lanka PLC is the
distributor for the Huawei range of smartphones and devices.
CEO, Singer Sri Lanka, Asoka Peiris said, “We are delighted that
Huawei has been propelled to the number three position in the smartphone
market in Sri Lanka within a short period. We aim to strengthen the
availability of Huawei devices in the country through our dealer
network.” Huawei sold 16 million phones globally in the third quarter of
“Since the tie-up between Singer and Huawei mobile devices in 2012,
the brand's popularity and sales witnessed an immense growth
trajectory,|” a spokesman for the company said.
DVB Avurudhu promotion concludes
DFCC Vardhana Bank (DVB) conducted an Avurudhu promotion, Thegi
Lithai Banku Pothai during the season. It concluded on May 2.
Customers received gifts ranging from branded pens, caps, gift
certificates, dry irons, sandwich toasters, jug kettles, stainless steel
frying pans, water filers, blenders to microwave ovens, digital cameras,
32 inch LED TVs, laptops, washing machines and two-door fridges.
“The electronic items given as gifts were backed by the Singer Sri
Lanka warranty and were genuine branded products purchased from the
authorised agents,” a spokesman for the bank said.
Dialog rewards roaming customers
The winners at the 2013 Malaysian
Grand Prix, Sepang International Racing Circuit, Sepang.
Three lucky Dialog roaming customers, Rohan Patrick Fernando,
Priyanthi Elizabeth Fernando and Pedro Rohitha Grero received an
all-inclusive package for two to watch the Malaysian GP (Grand Prix),
which included airline tickets, accommodation, race tickets and
transfers to and from the airport and Sepang International GP Circuit.
Prima Kottumee launches new campaign
Prima Kottumee recently launched its latest campaign with the Hot and
Spicy Fun Island commercial and song trailer at the Kingsbury Hotel.
Prima Kottumee with Bathiya and Santhush released the Hot and Spicy
Fun Island trailer, giving a preview to the upcoming Fun Island song
The launch was released with a Prima Kottumee television commercial
with BandS. The trailer and TVC were uploaded to digital media at the
event to reach online audiences.
Group General Manager, Prima Group SL,Tan Beng Chuan, General
Manager, Ceylon Agro Industries (Prima Group SL), Shun Tien Shing, and
Senior Business and Marketing Manager of Ceylon Agro Industries (Prima
Group SL) Sajith Gunaratne were present.
Santhush of BandS said, “The BandS journey with Prima Kottumee has
been a very interesting one for us and our fans.
The brand Prima Kottumee has seamlessly connected with BandS fans all
around the island and we are delighted to be a part of a hot and spicy
project for yet another round.”