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Sunday, 9 June 2013





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New Chairperson at NSB

W.A. Nalani

Veteran Banker W.A. Nalani assumed duties last week as the Chairperson of the National Savings Bank.

A graduate of the University of Colombo, with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics (Hons) and Bachelor of Philosophy in Economics, has a distinguished career in banking spanning over 37 years.

Nalini completed her primary and secondary education at Anula Vidyalaya, Nugegoda and Vishaka Vidyalaya, Bambalapitiya.

She has served as the GM and CEO of the Bank of Ceylon.

Hemas Hospital renews accreditation

Hemas Hospital, Wattala, successfully completed the review and compliance audits carried out by its accreditation partners, the Australian Council on Healthcare Standards International (ACHSI) recently.

The team of auditors was led by Ms. Marilyn Sneddon, senior auditor and surveyor attached to ACHSI, an international body for hospital accreditation with a presence in Australia, South East Asia and South Asia.General Manager of Hemas Hospital, Wattala, Dr Samanthi de Silva said that accreditation is important to any hospital since it is a hallmark of the highest standards of service, quality of patient care and safety practices.

Abans launches LG XBoom

Abans launched LG XBoom, an advanced sound system."The LG XBoom which produces 25,000 watt PMPO sound has a Smart DJ feature and a DJ Turntable that allows you to be in control of the music, providing the ability to mix music with sound effects, while creating beats and even voice sampling.

You can listen to music on your smart phone, or any other Bluetooth featured device through the LG Home Theatre System," a spokesman for the company said.

Kia introduces Sorento

Kia's 2013 Sorento SUV was introduced to the market recently.

The new seven seater with several new features will reinforce its status as one of the most popular vehicles in Sri Lanka in its category, a spokesman for Kia Motors (Lanka) said.

New CEO at Laugfs

Laugfs Gas PLC in a Stock Exchange filing stated that it had appointed Ashan de Silva as the Chief Executive Officer of the company from May 30. He is one of the youngest professionals in Sri Lanka to be appointed as the Chief Executive Officer.

He is a Structural Engineer by profession and graduated in Structural Engineering from Drexel University, Philadelphia, USA. He had an illustrious career at the university and was a recipient of several honours and awards.

He was employed by Broadlands Financial Group LLC, Villanova, Pennsylvania as a Project Manager, after graduation and joined a multinational organis ation involved in Engineering and Construction as a Design Engineer after he returned to the country.

He subsequently became a member of the senior management team of Laugfs Gas PLC.

Two businessmen due next week

Vice Chairman, Bionest Technologies of Canada, François Philippe Champagne and Chairman, Eco Nest of Switzerland, Rejean Appleby will be in Colombo next week, to discuss the progress of the recently launched business venture 'Eco Nest Sri Lanka'.

In April this year Eco Nest launched its operations in Sri Lanka to expand its presence in the Asian continent.

Eco Nest through its parent company in Switzerland represents Bionest in Sri Lanka. Set up in 1997, Bionest specialises in waste water treatment and has been developing waste water treatment systems to combat the contamination of water basins.

Superlink Travels wins award

Superlink Travels won the award for 'Best Outbound Tour Operator in Sri Lanka', at the Oman Air 'Awards Night' at The Kingsbury Hotel, recently. Here Country Manager, Sri Lanka and Maldives, Oman Air, Gihan Karunaratne, presents the award to Chairman and Managing Director, Superlink Travels (Pvt) Ltd, Rodney Koelmeyer.

Dharmadasa new SLIC chairman

Businessman Upali Dharmadasa assumed office as the Chairman of Sri Lanka Insurance Corporation Ltd (SLIC) last week. Dharmadasa is the Managing Director of Nawaloka Group of Companies which consists of Nawaloka Piling, Nawaloka Timber Stores, Nawaloka Polysacks, Nawaloka Industries, New Nawaloka Trading Co. and Nawaloka Developments. He is also the Chairman of Sri Lanka Timber Merchant's Association.

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