Markets and Financial

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Janashakthi Life records a double-digit growth in 2019

In its milestone 25th year of operation, leading insurer, Janashakthi Insurance PLC recorded an impressive growth of 30% in first-year premiums for the financial year of 2019, with Gross Written Premiums (GWP) of LKR. 3.5 billion. This commendable growth can be attributed to the...
Posted On 05 Apr 2020
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ComBank deploys mobile units in areas under curfew to offer access to cash

  Branches in curfew-lifted areas are kept open for 3 hours The Commercial Bank of Ceylon of Ceylon has announced it is deploying its ‘Bank-on-Wheels’ Mobile ATM units in areas where curfews are in force, to provide urgently needed access to cash to members of the public. The...
Posted On 02 Apr 2020
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Daraz together with oDoc provides online medical consultation

Allows free medical consultation for 6 months through the Stay safe shop at home campaign Providing a much needed service under the prevailing health situation in the country, Daraz partnered with oDoc Sri Lanka, the virtual doctor consultation platform, to offer a range of...
Posted On 28 Mar 2020
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Sanasa General Insurance enables local farming communities

The German Government through GIZ in collaboration with Sanasa General Insurance, educate and empower small and medium farming communities, using technology to secure maximum returns for their crops On behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development...
Posted On 26 Mar 2020

TRAVEL AND TOURISM

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Emirates announces first passenger flights post suspension

  Approvals obtained to fly passengers outbound from the UAE to some destinations from 06 April. Initial flights to commence from Dubai to London Heathrow, Frankfurt, Paris, Zurich and Brussels Stringent entry restrictions remain in place at these destinations as well as others...
Posted On 04 Apr 2020
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Emirates Skywards extends support, offers flexibility to members

Emirates Skywards, the loyalty programme of the world’s largest international airline, is supporting its 27+ million members by understanding their needs, relaxing policies, adding flexibility, and including extensions – in short, giving members the reassurance they need during...
Posted On 03 Apr 2020
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This is not goodbye: Emirates ground crews give an emotional send-off to last flights

Emirates ground crews around the world have bid farewell to their last operating flights back to Dubai. EK 005 to London Heathrow, which departed at 1605hrs on 24 March was the last flight to take off from Dubai. EK 262 from Sao Paulo, which landed at 2235hrs (local time) was the...
Posted On 26 Mar 2020
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Emirates to implement thermal screening on all US bound flights

·         Measure implemented in addition to thermal screening done on all arrivals  ·         Airline also suspending all flights to Italy  Emirates will be implementing thermal screening measures for all passengers travelling on US flights departing from Dubai International...
Posted On 13 Mar 2020

Technology

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Best Practices for Maintaining Cybersecurity for Your New Remote Workforce

By Mary Jo Schrade, Assistant General Counsel, Regional Lead, Microsoft Digital Crimes Unit Asia With the widespread threat of COVID-19 around the world, many employees are now working from home and organizations are rushing to embrace technology to allow remote collaboration....
Posted On 05 Apr 2020