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Sunday, 02 October 2016


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Corporate survey for f lexi-hours work

Solving traffic congestion:

A survey of big companies is to be conducted by the Western Region Megapolis Planning Project office with the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce, to decide how to introduce flexible work hours as a part of initiatives to overcome delays caused by the worsening traffic congestion, which city planners say reduces economic efficiency.


New era in renewable energy

SOLAR ROOF: Domestic roof solar systems and large-scale industrial solar systems are expected to be the main two systems that will contribute heavily to the Surya Bala Sangramaya (SBS), a public power-generating program launched last month by President Maithripala Sirisena. The SBS program targets to add 200 MW to the national grid by 2020,


SLT launches awards for digital excellence

Sri Lanka Telecom (SLT) last week launched the first ever Digital Excellence Awards, ‘SLT Zero One Awards for Digital Excellence’ (SLT 01 Awards) to be held in Sri Lanka. SLT 01 Awards 2016 will recognize and appreciate institutions and individuals as well as brands in their quest for excellence in the field of digital initiatives. The announcement was made at a press conference at the Colombo Hilton Hotel on Tuesday.


‘Trust vital to make ETCA work’

India to set up committees to discuss issues :

India is excited and looks forward to signing the Economic and Technology Cooperation Agreement (ETCA) agreement with Sri Lanka which could benefit enormously from a large market, Indian Commerce Minister Nirmala Sitharaman told the media at the conclusion of a two-day visit to Sri Lanka last week. She said relations between the two countries have always been strong, conducive and full of mutual trust.


Hayleys Energy Services generates Rs 100m

Oil rig testing and modification:

Hayleys Energy Services last week announced that it had completed the testing, repair and modifications of the hydraulic work on the rig, Lewek Explorer 600, due to be mobilized for an oil project in Bangladesh soon. This is the first time an oil rig has been serviced on-shore in Sri Lanka with Hayleys Energy Services having been awarded the contract by EMAS Energy Services (Thailand).



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