Minister Eran Wickramaratne at Global Conference Platform for Collaboration on Tax

Eran Wickramaratne, State Minister of Finance, is representing Sri Lanka at the First Global Conference of the Platform for Collaboration on Tax, which commenced at the United Nations Headquarters in New York on February 14, 2018. The conference, jointly organized by the World Bank, IMF, OECD and the United Nations, focuses on key directions for [...]

Hirdaramani partners with Patagonia for Reforestation Project

As part of its sustainable approach to business, Sri Lankan apparel manufacturer Hirdaramani Group partnered with US retailer, Patagonia, to plant 4,000 trees to aid the ‘Hiniduma Bio-Link Project’ in the south-west of Sri Lanka. Led by the Carbon Consulting Company, Hirdaramani Group and Patagonia have pledged to match 2,000 trees each in a Corporate [...]

IITExpo – Colombo 2018 from February 21 – 23

IITExpo (India International Textile Expo) Colombo 2018, a three-day event, showcasing the Incredible Textiles of India, will be held from February 21 to 23, 2018 at the Grand Ballroom, Galadari Hotel, Colombo. More than 40 Indian fabric manufacturers and exporters will be displaying varieties of apparel fabrics (woven, knitted and non-woven), made-ups, home textiles, traditional [...]

NDB to strengthen senior citizens and pensioners

NDB Achara, that solely dedicates itself into lending a helping hand towards the senior citizens and the pensioners of Sri Lanka has introduced a host of benefits such as longer repayment period of up to 10 years, unsecured loan facilities, hassle free documentation, speedy service, life Insurance coverage for the borrower/co borrower, and in case [...]

SriLankan’s Colombo-Melbourne direct flights increase arrivals

Srilankan Airlines’ Colombo-Melbourne direct flight has reversed the trend of declining passenger traffic into Sri Lanka. Despite Australia being home to a large Sri Lankan Diaspora and student community, passenger arrivals into Sri Lanka have been on the decline in 2017, one of the prime reasons being the lack of direct flights from Colombo to [...]

Singaporean Companies exploring investment opportunities in Sri Lanka

Accenture The Singapore Business Mission to Sri Lanka organized by the Singapore Business Federation (SBF) together with International Enterprise Singapore (IES) and Singapore Indian Chamber of Commerce & Industry (SICCI) recently held a seminar on doing business in Sri Lanka, at the Paramount Tower in Nawala. S. S. Teo, Mission Leader, SBF Chairman and Managing [...]

Amana Takaful expands Branch Network

Amãna Takaful PLC (ATL) recently opened its doors in Nugegoda, Beruwela and relocated its Puttalam Office. The move not only increased but also strengthened the company’s geographic footprint in the island. The CEO of ATL, Fazal Ghaffoor, expressing his views on these expansions stated that this is a direct result of ATL’s effort to fulfill [...]

Sri Lanka Ceramics & Glass Symposium on March 5 and 6

An eminent panel of local and foreign speakers are billed to speak at the technical sessions of the Sri Lanka Ceramics and Glass Symposium on March 6, 2018, while the inauguration ceremony on March 5 will be graced by President Maithripala Sirisena. The keynote address will be delivered by Deshamanya Mahesh Amalean, Chairman, MAS Holdings. [...]

Sri Lanka targets 450,000 Indian arrivals for 2018

Sri Lanka Tourism continued its quest to target more Indian tourist arrivals this year by participating at the SATTE – 2018, which was held from January 31 to February 1. The Sri Lankan pavilion proved to be an outstanding attraction among the rest of the stalls at the venue, with its bright, uniquely combined colours [...]

Three-day International Conference on Apparel Industry begins

The three-day International Conference on Apparel Industry focusing on Productivity Improvement, Disruptive Innovation and Leadership began today, February 7 at the Cinnamon Lakeside Hotel in Colombo. The event was presented by the Monash Business School, Monash University, Australia; Joint Apparel Association Forum (Sri Lanka); WMG, University of Warwick (UK); University of Moratuwa (Sri Lanka); Postgraduate [...]


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