NCCSL workshop on agriculture
The National Chamber of Commerce of Sri Lanka (NCCSL) with the
Agribusiness Centre of the Faculty of Agriculture, University of
Peradeniya will conduct a mini workshop on ‘Commercialisation of
Innovations in Agriculture’ on Tuesday, June 23 from 1.30-4.30 p.m at
the Chamber auditorium.
The objective of the workshop is to create awareness of the
innovations and advanced technology available for agriculture and
commercialising the sector.
HNB introduces seven-day banking
Hatton National Bank PLC (HNB) has introduced ‘seven-day banking’ to
better serve customers around the country.
HNB Customer Centres in major towns, including Wellawatte, Kotte,
Maharagama, Negombo, Kurunegala, Kandy City Centre, Galle, Ratnapura,
Trincomalee, Anuradhapura and Jaffna Metro, will be open on all seven
days of the week for the convenience of retail banking clients.
The introduction of ‘seven-day banking’ complements HNB’s extended
banking hours, Saturday banking and Sunday banking services, available
at 42 locations within and outside Colombo.
Dialog to provide fast network to schools
Dialog Axiata has teamed up with the Ministry of Education and the
National Broadband Initiative (NBI) of the Telecommunications Regulatory
Commission of Sri Lanka (TRCSL) to connect ICT labs of leading schools
in Colombo and the suburbs with high-speed 4G LTE and the company’s
islandwide fibre network.
This initiative will provide students with seamless access to the
internet for educational purposes using the information superhighway.
Airtel receives upgraded certifications
Bharti Airtel Lanka, a telecommunications company with operations in
20 countries across Asia and Africa, has completed a stringent audit
process for the upgrading of certification for ISMS (Information
Security Management System) and the surveillance of BCMS (Business
Continuity Management System) thereby receiving the upgraded standard -
ISO 27001:2013 for ISMS and ISO 22301:2012 for BCMS.
Airtel Lanka achieved this accreditation after a rigorous assessment
process which symbolises its commitment towards service excellence and
the strength of measures that the company has taken to ensure the
quality of services which include voice and data solutions across its
IESL Event launch
Dr. S. B. Wijekoon
‘IESL Event Launch 2015’ of the Institution of Engineers, Sri Lanka (IESL)
took place recently at the Cinnamon Grand. ‘ President, IESL, Dr. S. B.
Wijekoon addressed the gathering.
Sleek Peugeot 508
Classy and stylish: Carmart launched the Peugeot 508 in a typical
French setting last week.
On right: Invitees take a close look at the car - Vipula Amerasinghe
Russel’s receives CMC award
The Colombo Municipal Council (CMC), through its Public Health
Department recently carried out a survey to identify the hygienically
maintained catering units. A few catering units including Russel’s (Pvt)
Ltd which were up to standard received awards from the CMC. Here Group
General Manager, Russel’s (Pvt) Ltd, Lindsay Fernando, Chairman,
Russel’s (Pvt) Ltd, Russel Perera, CMC, Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Ruwan
Wijayamuni, MOH Dr. G. D. K. Lakpriya, Municipal Councillors K. A.
Premajayantha, Darshan W. Pathirana, PHI Bandara and management staff
with the award.