Markets and Financial

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SRL CELEBRATES 31 YEARS

SRL, one of the more prestigious research and consultancy firms in Sri Lanka, recently celebrated 31 years in the business. A small celebration was organized by the SRL Team, comprising of the Chairman, Neel De Silva and the Chief Executive Officer, Mihirani Dissanayake, to...
Posted On 22 Oct 2020
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Dr. Pradeep Edward Appointed Executive Director / CEO

The leading commercial forestry conglomerate in Sri Lanka, which stands as a truly Sri Lankan Company providing exceptional green investment opportunities, Sadaharitha Plantations Limited, announced the appointment of Dr. Pradeep Edward as the Executive Director and Chief...
Posted On 22 Oct 2020
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Are Licensed Finance Companies the missing link in Sri Lanka’s Financial Inclusion quest?

By Krishan Thilakarathne Financial Inclusion is essential for continuous and sustainable economic development, according to IFC. This is no exception for Sri Lanka despite showing strong numbers in bank penetration. According to the World Bank Group’s (WBG) Global Findex for...
Posted On 21 Oct 2020
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Western Union at Seylan Bank

Western Union partnership was recently announced at a ceremony held at the Seylan Bank head office. The launch ceremony took place with the participation of both Seylan Bank officials and Western Union representatives with Mr. Noor Elahi, Country Manager of Western Union Sri...
Posted On 21 Oct 2020

TRAVEL AND TOURISM

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Emirates Skywards hits the 20-year mark with over 27 million members

Loyalty programme’s strong and active global membership has been built on continuous innovation and value-driven initiatives for members Emirates Skywards, the award-winning loyalty programme of Emirates and flydubai, has marked 20 years of excellence, innovation and unmatched...
Posted On 13 Oct 2020

CommonPass Digital Health Pass and Global Trust Framework Launches to Enable Safer Travel and Accelerate Border Reopenings

Trials to begin between London, New York, Hong Kong and Singapore with Cathay Pacific Airways and United Airlines, enabling travellers to start sharing certified COVID-19 test status across borders for the first time Launched by The World Economic Forum and The Commons Project...
Posted On 13 Oct 2020
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Emirates expands its network in Europe to 31 destinations with restart of flights to Budapest, Bologna, Lyon, Dusseldorf and Hamburg

Emirates has announced it will resume flights to Budapest (from 21 October), Bologna (1st November), Dusseldorf (1st November), Hamburg (1st November) and Lyon (4th November), expanding its European network to 31 destinations, and offering customers around the world convenient...
Posted On 10 Oct 2020
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Emirates starts on greener road journeys for crew in Dubai

Emirates has revealed that nearly a third of its dedicated fleet of transport buses for cabin crew in Dubai will now operate on biofuel, taking another step forward on its environmental mission to reduce emissions. The airline’s contracted service provider, Al Wegdaniyah, has...
Posted On 09 Oct 2020

Technology

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SLT partners with Fon Wireless Limited to create Community Wi-Fi networks

SLT (Sri Lanka Telecom) has once again put their customers first. With the launch of the sltgo Wi-Fi solution, SLT broadband customers and overall internet consumers of Sri Lanka will be able to enjoy Wi-Fi connectivity on the go via community Wi-Fi networks. This connectivity...
Posted On 25 Oct 2020