Kumar de Silva
  • Lankem launches Robbialac Painters Academy – Empowers painters with scientific skill for life.

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    Colombo. Monday 27 April 2015. Lankem Paints Ltd, manufacturers and marketers of Robbialac Paints recently launched the Robbialac Painters Academy which will henceforth train Sri Lankan paint applicators and empower them with a scientific skill for life. The first-ever of its kind in Sri Lanka, the Robbialac Academy is the latest CSR initiative of Lankem Paints and offers a professional course in painting completely free of charge for those who wish to learn how to do it right. The first batch consisted of six young men from different areas such as Veyangoda, Kelaniya, Malabe, Kegalle, Hanwella and Piliyandala. They were selected from among hundreds of applications received from all parts of Sri Lanka and completed an interactive training spread over four intensive training weeks. During this period, the participants were trained in the finer points of their trade. They were given a full brief regarding paints and coating systems, products

  • Hublot unveils the Big Bang Unico Full Magic Gold The World’s Only Scratch-Resistant Gold Watch

    PHOTO 02 - Hublot's Big Bang Unico Full Magic Gold

    Colombo. Thursday 12 March 2015. It’s the most scratch-resistant massive gold watch ever created, a gold that can only be altered by diamonds. In celebration of the 10th anniversary of the iconic Big Bang, Hublot reveals today, one week before Baselworld, the Big Bang Unico Full Magic Gold. It is the perfect fusion of respect for tradition and 21st century creativity. The fusion of a revolutionary material – the famous Magic Gold, which is the world’s only scratch-resistant gold, certified as 18K and developed by Hublot – and the iconic design of the BIG BANG, with its Manufacture Chrono: the UNICO. Ricardo Guadalupe, CEO of Hublot, declared, “The fusion of materials is in Hublot’s DNA. Four years ago, Hublot created Magic Gold, the only scratch-resistant gold in the world. Still today, Hublot is the only brand to offer this material, whose hardness is close to 1,000 Vickers, more than twice

  • Lanka IOC donates ambulance to Lihiniyagama Divisional Hospital

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    Colombo. Tuesday 28 April 2015. Lanka IOC, under its CSR arm ‘WE CARE” recently donated an ambulance to the Lihiniyagama Hospital, in the Dehiathakandiya Division of the Ampara District. It was formally handed over by His Excellency President Maithripala Sirisena to the Regional Director of Health Services, Ampara, Dr. Senaka Talagala in the presence of the Prime Minister Hon. Ranil Wickremasinghe and the High Commissioner of India to Sri Lanka His Excellency Y. K. Sinha at the Presidential Secretariat in Colombo. According to Dr. Talagala, the Dehiathakandiya area has been identified by the Ministry of Health as an area affected by Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD). At present, around 350 new patients have been registered in this area. The Base Hospital at Dehiathakandiya currently provides treatment to patients suffering from CKD. However, considering the large number of patients reported in the adjoining Lihiniyagama area, a Primary Medical Care Unit has been

  • ‘Indian Trade Fair 2015’ unveils on 07 May in Colombo

    PHOTO - Indian Trade Fair

    Colombo. Thursday 23 April 2015. Bringing into focus the diverse trade opportunities that exist between India and Sri Lanka, the ninth Indian Trade Fair will open on Thursday 07 May 2015 at the Sri Lanka Exhibition and Convention Centre, Colombo. Organised by MP Events Lanka and partnered by PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry, India, it will continue until Saturday 09 May with nearly 80 Indian exhibitors showcasing their products and looking to establishing partnerships with Sri Lankan entrepreneurs. The Indian Trade Fair 2015 has been described as the biggest meeting place for buyers and sellers of Indian products and services and is the ideal B2B platform for Indians to explore the Sri Lankan market. “To Indian businessmen in particular, this is an ideal opportunity to showcase their wide range of products and services thus opening new avenues of trade in Sri Lanka. It will also facilitate their interaction with


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