Last Updated : 24-04-2014 00:44



Special ventures and promotions from findmyfare in Nuwara Eliya this holiday season

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The comforting atmosphere and luxuriant green mountain peaks attract thousands of visitors to Nuwara Eliya especially during the month of April. Sri Lanka’s first and largest online travel company was a part of the excitement around the Gregory Lake in Nuwara Eliya  with a special social media promotion for the findmyfare Facebook fans as a special seasonal giveaway.
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Fashion Bug powers 22nd Fox Hill Supercross

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Fashion Bug, one of Sri Lanka’s leading retail clothing stores with over 17 outlets island-wide, stepped up as the principal sponsor and exclusive apparel partner in extending its support to the most popular and thrilling motor sports event Fox Hill Supercross 2014 which was held recently on 19th April.
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Dialog Axiata to invest US $ 30mn on new submarine cable

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Dialog Axiata PLC, a unit of Malaysia’s Axiata Group said, it will invest US $ 30 million on a new sub marine cable and has entered into an agreement with Bay of Bengal Gateway (BBG) Consortium to establish a Cable Landing Station in South Colombo (Mount Lavinia, off De Saram Road).
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Fashion Bug makes CSR effort towards public health

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In its recent CSR activities, Fashion Bug, one of Sri Lanka’s leading retail clothing stores with over 17 outlets island-wide, refurbished the maternity ward at the Ragama-based Colombo North Teaching Hospital for the beneficial of its needy patients.
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Holcim, Lafarge agree merger to create cement giant

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REUTERS: Switzerland’s Holcim has unveiled an all-share deal to buy France’s Lafarge to create the world’s biggest cement maker with combined sales of 32 billion euros.
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ComBank to start Myanmar operations soon: Chairman

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Commercial Bank PLC (Combank), Sri Lanka’s largest private sector bank yesterday expressed optimism of their foray into the fast emerging Southeast Asian nation, Myanmar before the third quarter of this year.
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Wijeya Newspapers partners to form largest interactive classified portal

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Wijeya Newspapers Limited owned Hit Ad and Lahipita, Sri Lanka’s largest classified giants joined hands with Dialog’s wow. lk, to create the country’s largest interactive mobile and web-based classifieds portal.
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CEAT to open Rs.600 mn radial plant in Kelaniya

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CEAT Kelani Holdings, the company that manufactures half of Sri Lanka’s tyre requirements, has announced a further commitment to the country in the form of an investment of Rs.600 million on a new tyre plant to produce highend radial tyres.
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Dialog Axiata invests further US $ 115mn to expand ICT infrastructure

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Dialog Axiata PLC, a unit of Malaysia’s Axiata Group, has recently inked a deal with Sri Lanka’s Board of Investments (BoI) to invest a further US $ 115 million, approximately Rs.15 billion, to expand Dialog’s nationwide telecommunication networks and digital satellite television services.
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‘The Elements’ - Fairway Holdings launches its 4th Luxury Apartment Project

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Emerging from the fusion of the elements, life is born anew to fulfil the dreams of those who wish to embrace it. Pure in form and perfect in spirit, "The Elements by Fairway" is a celebration of eternal perfect harmony.
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Public and private cruises to be launched along country’s west coast

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Sri Lanka’s first tourist yachting company, Sail Lanka Charter (Pvt) Ltd, recently announced the launch of public and private cruises along the country’s west coast on board the company’s 48 foot sailboat, Topaz which is moored at the Beruwala Harbour.
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Etisalat comes on board with Dialog’s eZ Cash

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Dialog Axiata PLC, a unit of Malaysia’s Axiata group, yesterday announced that Sri Lanka’s Central Bank had granted its approval to extend Dialog’s mobile money platform eZ Cash to the country’s third largest mobile operator Etisalat Lanka (Pvt.) Ltd as well.
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Unilever’s Pureit : “Democratizing safe water”

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Pureit is an international range of water purifiers made by Unilever currently sold in India, Mexico, Brazil, Nigeria, Indonesia and Bangladesh, consisting of eight models - Pureit Classic, Pureit Advanced, Pureit Compact, Pureit Classic Autofill, Pureit Intella, Pureit Marvella, Pureit Marvella UV and Pureit Marvella RO.Pureit was first launched in Chennai India in 2005 and was subsequently introduced in Sri Lanka 2 ½years ago. Following are the excerpts of an interview held with Unilever Sri Lanka Ltd. Marketing Director - HPC & Water Siddharth Banerjee highlighting the Pureit’s role in Sri Lanka.
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LB Finance named Sri Lanka’s best retail finance company

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Global Banking & Finance Review, UK adjudged LB Finance PLC as “Best Retail Finance Company in Sri Lanka for 2013”, awarded on the back of the company’s outstanding efforts to support Sri Lanka’s small and medium entrepreneurs.
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Former Air Force Commander assumes duties as BoC Chairman

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Former Air Force Commander Air Chief Marshall Harsha Abeywickrema assumed duties as the new Bank of Ceylon (BoC) Chairman yesterday.
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Lubricant player calls for an effective regulator

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The Public Utilities Commission of Sri Lanka, which operates as the shadow regulator in the absence of a proper regulator, has not been empowered to deal with the issues confronting the lubricant industry, a top official of Sri Lanka’s largest lubricant industry player stated.
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Public unrest against another Hayleys factory

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Just under seven months to the incident which led to the closure of the Weliweriya glove manufacturing plant, another Hayleys group factory, Hanwella Rubber Products Ltd located in Hanwella has taken public to the streets, interestingly for the same contamination issue.
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Hennayake elected APB President

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The Association of Professional Bankers (APB) has elected Piyal D Hennayake as its President at the AGM held recently. He succeeded Sampath Bank CEO/MD Aravinda Perera.
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Lee Hedges to build Rs.1.2bn office complex

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Lee Hedges Investment Ltd, a fully owned subsidiary of Lee Hedges PLC has signed an agreement with Board of Investment (BoI) for a 15-story office complex in Colombo 03 at an estimated cost of Rs.1.2 billion.
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Commercial Bank Rewards Winners of the Special SMS Promotion on International Women’s Day

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The exclusive women’s savings account, Anagi from Commercial Bank, conducted a special SMS promotion based on the theme ‘The woman who inspired me the most’ in collaboration with Wijeya Newspapers Ltd to commemorate International Women’s Day on the 8th of March 2014.
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Sri Lanka to witness first pre-owned Porsche car fair

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Eurocars (Private) Limited, the official Porsche importer in Sri Lanka, is organizing for the first time a Porsche approved preowned car fair from March 8 to 9, at Arpico car park at Union Place.
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Living there for a long time
Video: BBS at Rishad’s office
Video: Playing with paper rockets
Avurudu at Polhena Beach