TFC tops brand ranking
The Brand Finance Ratings of 2013 records The Finance Co. PLC among
the top 50 most valuable brands in Sri Lanka. The current ratings follow
an in depth research conducted by Brand Finance PLC as compiled in the
5th annual brand valuation edition.
The Brands Annual 2013 analysis, published by Media Services Ltd and
presented by Brand Finance PLC is a comprehensive detailing of Sri
Lanka's leading brands. The brand rating criteria is dependent on brand
consumer perception, brand presence in relation to its competitors,
strategic leadership, sustainable corporate communications, return on
investment, product growth and market share.
Gamika de Silva heads SLIM
The Sri Lanka Institute of Marketing (SLIM) recently elected a new
Executive Committee and a Council led by Senior Manager, Marketing
(Postpaid and Broadband), Etisalat Lanka (Pvt) Ltd, Gamika de Silva, for
2013/14, at its 43rd Annual General Meeting at the Cinnamon Lakeside.
As the new SLIM President, Gamika de Silva assured members that the
new Committee and Council will work to achieve the objectives of SLIM.
“My objective is to consolidate and reinvent to ensure that we achieve
greater and more sustainable results,” he said.
BOI laws highlighted at seminar
Supportive government policies, incentives for investments, the much
imperative laws, regulations and procedures of the Board of Investment
(BOI) was the focus at a recent seminar organised by the Institute of
Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka (CA Sri Lanka).
Director, Research and Policy Advocacy Department of BOI, Ms.
Champika Malalgoda and Director, Investor Services, Zones of BOI,
Mahinda Ramanayake gave an overview of the regulatory framework and the
import and export procedures for BOI projects.
CEO, Copyline, Ms. Anjum
Cader welcomes Kapila Liyanage, while Director and Group CEO
Keith Blom and
MTI Corporate Finance official Charith de Mel look on.
Kapila Liyanage appointed Copyline Director
Copyline, subsequent to the share purchase agreement with MTI
Corporate Finance, has appointed Head of Operations, MTI Corporate
Finance, Kapila Liyanage to their Board.
"Given Kapila's diverse experience in consulting and corporate
finance, we look forward to a fresh perspective that he will bring to
the board of Copyline. We also expect his appointment to strengthen the
relationship between MTI Corporate Finance and Copyline," said Copyline
Chairman Mano Tittawella.
Copyline is a design and print house which provides solutions for
The Copyline Board comprises Chairman Mano Tittawella, Deputy
Chairman Lasantha Peiris and Directors Keith Blom, Ms Hemamala Ratwatte
and Kapila Liyanage.
MoU to set up Lanka-Seychelles Business Council
President of the Seychelles Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Marco
Francis met officials of the National Chamber of Commerce of Sri Lanka
recently to discuss the setting up of a Sri Lanka-Seychelles Business
Co-operation Council and signed an MoU between the two organisations.
Here President of the Seychelles Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Marco
Francis, Deputy President, National Chamber of Commerce, Sujeiva
Samaraweera and Chairman, NARA, Dr. S.G. Samarasundera at the meeting.
HP launches EliteBook Revolve
HP last week launched its convertible tablet, the HP EliteBook
Revolve, a touch-enabled notebook.
"With the ability to transform it with the flick of the wrist to
deliver a convertible computing solution to match any need, the HP
EliteBook Revolve is designed for businesses that need an ultra thin
notebook and a touch-enabled tablet", a spokesman for the company said.
"Driven by the latest, third-generation Intel Core processors and
optimised for Windows 8, the HP EliteBook Revolve offers performance and
visuals of a full-power notebook with the flexibility of quickly
switching to a tablet with a touch-enabled High-Definition (HD)
display," he said.
HP Sri Lanka General Manager, Printing and Personal Systems Group,
Shamal Reshanka de Silva said that employees want computing devices that
work the way they do, flexible and able to adapt to any situation.
Commercial Credit gifts car to Aquinas Walk winner
Commercial Credit, Chief
Operational Officer Shriyantha Perera symbolically hands
over the keys of the car to Rector,
Acquinas University College, Fr. Placidus de Silva.
Commercial Credit recently gifted a new Suzuki Maruti 800 cc car as
the first prize in the 'Anniversary Walk' conducted by the Aquinas
Nearly 2,000 people took part in this walk. Among them were several
past and present students of the Aquinas University College and friends
and well wishers from all parts the country.
The Suzuki Maruti car was won by Ms. A. Inthumathy of Colombo 15.
Odel rewards sales staff
Odel's annual Employees of the Year awards recognises the top three
retail personalities of the year and the top three supervisors of the
Odel's Retail Personality of the Year for 2012 was Kumar Dhinaswaran,
and the first and second runners-up were G. K. S. Priyankara Perera and
Ms. A. A. M. Subani Wijesinghe.
Odel's top three supervisors of the Year for 2012 were Ms S. H.
Dilani Wanamali, S. Eranga Samarasinghe and Mohammed Ziyad Farook.
Senior Deputy President
of the National Chamber,
Thilak Godamanna exchanging the MoU with Dubova
Tatsiana of BelCCI at the Chamber office.
NCCSL signs MoU with Belarusian CCI
A 10-member business delegation from the Belarusian Chamber of
Commerce and Industry (BelCCI), Belrussia, Eastern Europe, visited the
National Chamber of Commerce of Sri Lanka (NCCSL) recently to explore
business opportunities in Sri Lanka.
Deputy Director General, Minsk Department, BelCCI, Ms Dubova
Tatsiana, made a presentation.
Senior Deputy President of the National Chamber, Thilak Godamanna
chaired the meeting. Chamber officials were present.
An MoU was signed between the NCCSL and BelCCI at the Chamber office.
Ms Dubova Tatsiana signed on behalf of BelCCI and Thilak Godamanna
signed on behalf of NCCSL.