Markets and Financial

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Unilever’s flagship skin care brand announces name change to ‘Glow & Lovely’

Unilever Sri Lanka Limited has announced the next step in the evolution of its skin care portfolio to a more inclusive vision of Positive Beauty, and introduces Glow & Lovely, the new name for the Fair & Lovely brand. Over the next few months, Glow & Lovely will be on...
Posted On 15 Jul 2020
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Seylan Bank Installs 50th Fully Automated CDK Machine in Ja-Ela

Further expands digital footprint in Sri Lanka   Seylan Bank expanded its island-wide fully automated Cheque Deposit Kiosk network (CDK) by installing the 50th CDK machine at the Ja-Ela branch. The expansion further establishes the bank’s commitment towards digital transformation...
Posted On 15 Jul 2020
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Online Payments surges ahead as HNB’s AppiGo merchant base triples in just one month

Facilitates over 70+ merchants to join the plug-and-play e-commerce revolution Partners include: VOC Café, Pot Biriyani, Perera & Sons, Green Cabin, Sizzle Updated with inventory management, streamlined payments, payment card tokenization Surging consumer demand for online...
Posted On 14 Jul 2020

Unilever Sri Lanka’s ‘UStore’ facilitates direct access to essential goods

Unilever Sri Lanka’s e-commerce platform, ‘UStore,’ has been instrumental in providing consumers with access to much needed hygiene products and other essential items, enabling direct sales of its entire portfolio. Accessible at www.ustore.lk, the platform features Unilever...
Posted On 14 Jul 2020

TRAVEL AND TOURISM

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Emirates resumes flights to 6 more cities

Airline’s network connects over 50 cities to and through Dubai in August Emirates has announced it will resume flights to Geneva (from 15 July), Los Angeles (from 22 July), Dar es Salaam (from 1 August), Prague and Sao Paulo (from 2 August), and Boston (from 15 August), offering...
Posted On 10 Jul 2020
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PickMe partners with Microsoft to maximize driver benefits and minimize passenger wait times

Microsoft Azure becomes PickMe’s preferred cloud platform for improving big data processing and streamlining analytics Microsoft and PickMe, the leading on-demand mobility solution platform in Sri Lanka, on Tuesday (7) announced a strategic partnership that will transform the...
Posted On 08 Jul 2020
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Emirates delivers on customer promise, offers travel confidence

Expedited processing has cleared nearly 650,000 refund requests in 8 weeks Policies offer customers confidence to plan and book their travel In the past two months, Emirates has processed nearly 650,000 refund requests, returning over AED 1.9 billion to its customers and making...
Posted On 03 Jul 2020

Exclusive interview with Pavan Vaish – Head of Central Operations, South Asia, Uber.

      As we enter a ‘new normal’, what does the future of rideshare look like to you?  I would like to say, we are cautiously optimistic. It is clear that the desire to support local businesses and communities is still strong, allowing us to recover as the pandemic in Sri Lanka...
Posted On 01 Jul 2020

Technology

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Huawei MateBook D15 and MateBook 13 optimize productivity with a pack of innovative features

Huawei, the innovative smartphone manufacturer, recently marked its footprint in the laptop arena with the launch of Huawei MateBook D15 and Matebook 13. Both the laptops are not just aesthetically designed showpieces; they offer many more to admire including the innovative...
Posted On 14 Jul 2020