Kumar de Silva
  • Intel Security Forum sheds new light on cyber threats in a safe, connected world

    IMAGE - Sanjaya Padmaperuma - CEO , South Asian Technologies (Pvt) Ltd.

    Colombo. Wednesday 10 August 2016. Sri Lanka’s technologically driven market today forms an integral part of the global cyberspace. Characterised by a rapidly growing economy, companies are adopting technology solutions to remain competitive as well as to boost productivity. The exponential growth in cyberspace has introduced organisations to rapidly evolving cyber threats. Given this heightened awareness for cyber security, organisations are looking to partner with industry leaders to enhance their security outlook. As the threat landscape continues to accelerate in capability and scale, the conversation has elevated to a boardroom mainstay. Security has evolved from a support conversation to a boardroom agenda and CTOs as well as CSOs are now expected to build a bigger role for IT to demonstrate that technology can actually deliver what the business wants, in a secure fashion. Addressing this growing demand and establishing their commitment to the market, Intel Security, announced the successful culmination

  • Global Towers unveils country’s first panoramic roofed ballroom

    Chairman and MD of Global Towers Phylix Selvadurai at the launch of The

    Panoramic view, new F&B options and great banqueting facilities on offer Also launches The Dome Bar on the rooftop Hopes to increase turnover by at least Rs 150 Mn this year  Colombo 09th March  2016 – Colombo Sri Lanka:    Working on an ethos of pioneering initiatives for the hospitality industry, Global Towers which was the first commercial property to open its doors on the Marine Drive in 2002, unveiled Sri Lanka’s very first panoramic and all weather banqueting space on its rooftop recently.  Called ‘The Dome’, this ballroom, which caters to 250 pax, is designed to add much more lustre to any banquet event, whether wedding, corporate event, dinner dance or product launch given its panoramic view of both bustling cityscape and alluring seascape.  The Dome was ceremonially inaugurated by Minister for Development Strategies & International Trade Malik Samarawickrema. As was mentioned by Chairman and Managing Director of Global Towers

  • Visa International, Master Card and American Express Global select Epic Lanka as Certified Vendor’ for their Access Control Server Solution

    Caption for PHOTO : Executive Chairman and Managing Director of the Epic Technology Group Dr. Nayana Dehigama presents a memento to Chief Operating Officer of the Sampath Bank Mr. Nanda Fernando. The Sampath Bank goes on record as being the first-ever customer of the 'Access Control Server Solution. Also in the picture is Director/CEO of the Epic Technology Group and chief architect of this product, Mr. Viraj Mudalige

    Colombo, Tuesday 23 February 2016. Epic Lanka Pvt Ltd today announced that Visa International, Master Card and American Express Global cards associations have certified and chosen its “Access Control Server Solution”. This world class product has now been certified by these three leading card associations for secure payment processing. Complying with 3D security for internet-based payment transactions, this is the preferred product with leading global banks, and financial institutions worldwide. Joining a prestigious community of technology providers around the world, Epic Lanka Pvt Ltd goes on record as being the first and only Sri Lankan company to be appointed as a Certified Vendor for their Access Control Server Solution to provide secure payment processing products to be used in Visa International, Master Card and American Express Global networks. Commenting on this achievement, Executive Chairman and Managing Director of Epic Technology Group Dr. Nayana Dehigama said, “We’re no doubt very proud

  • Tiesh celebrates the mystique of Black Silver with ‘Black Temptations’

    Ayesh De Fonseka, Director of Tiesh explains the pieces to the media and the guests at the launch.

     Colombo. Friday 20 November 2015. With the forthcoming festive season literally around the corner, Tiesh, one of Sri Lanka’s leading contemporary jewellers proudly presents ‘Black Temptations’, a collection of exquisite black silver jewellery lavishly studded with precious and semi-precious Sri Lankan gem stones. Says Ayesh De Fonseka, Director of Tiesh and the creative mind behind the collection, “The black rhodium plated 925 sterling silver collection presents itself in an amazing range of shades of grey … ranging from enigmatic deep dark greys to almost full black … bringing out an ephemeral element of illusion and mystique. Enhancing this mood and heightening the element of colour and fantasy is the delightful array of sparkling Sri Lankan gem stones which liberally embellish each piece of jewellery”. ‘Black Temptations’ is an enigmatic collection that inspires a kaleidoscope of moods in different people from cocktail to ‘glam-night-out’ and from casual to gala. It is

  • It’s already Christmas at the Taj !!!


    It’s already Christmas at the Taj Samudra Hotel in Colombo and here’s your chance to plan those all important HAMPERS this festive season. Avoid the stress and select from a choice of fabulous hampers off the shelf for your friends and loved ones and business partners … OR if you wish to be creative, well then go ahead and indulge and make-your-own ….

  • Hemas Travels and Diethelm Sri Lanka launch ‘Escapades’

    PHOTO - Hemas Travels and Diethelm Sri Lanka launch ‘Escapades’

    New dimension to outbound travel for young travellers Colombo, Sri Lanka. Monday 16 November 2015. Hemas Travels, a leading outbound travel and tour operator in Sri Lanka and Diethelm Travel Sri Lanka, one of the top Destination Management companies in the country together with STA Travels recently announced the launch of its new travel offering – ‘Escapades’. ‘Escapades’ will bring in a new dimension to outbound travel and is primarily aimed at assisting young travellers with all their travel needs from affordable air tickets to accommodation, not forgetting guidance with visa procedures. “There’s a new emerging demography in Sri Lanka keen to explore the world on their own terms and appease their wanderlust in an exciting but affordable method. ‘Escapades’ was initiated to cater to this niche clientele by making international travel affordable without compromising on their travel experience be it for education or leisure. From short hauls to lengthy

  • SAT CIO Forum discusses ‘Preparing You for an IT-quake’

    Shalil Gupta, Associate Vice President Insights and Consulting (IDC) giving the keynote speech at the SAT CIO forum

    Colombo, Sri Lanka. Wednesday 04 November 2015 The South Asian Technologies annual CIO forum was concluded successfully recently under the theme “Preparing You for an IT-quake”. Held at Centara Ceysands Resorts and Spas, Aluthgama, Bentota, the forum and interactive outing explored a plethora of issues related to IT and security and was an opportunity for a niche group of end-users and partners to interact with each other. Organised by South Asian Technologies Pvt Ltd (SAT), the CIO Forum saw a successful turnout and full participation and enabled participants to acquire first-hand business knowledge on securing and managing their company’s information and provided an opportunity for discussion and debate. The SAT annual CIO forum was a networking platform and an enjoyable, interactive outing for C Level decision makers of large corporate enterprises, customers, product partners and their families. The annual forum has been held for the past three years and seeks

  • Marmite embarks on a gastronomic adventure with ‘Noodle-Mite’

    Bianca de Silva, Brand Manager - Marmite, of Unilever Sri Lanka and celebrity Chef Kollu

    Colombo. Sri Lanka. Wednesday 28 October 2015. Hot on the heels of its recent launch of Chocolate-Mite, Unilever Sri Lanka takes the gastronomic adventure to another level with the launch of yet another innovation – Noodle-Mite. Conjured by Sri Lanka’s celebrity and revolutionary chef Koluu, Noodle-Mite is not simply a deliciously mouthwatering dish of noodles with minced chicken or beef and Marmite! It is more than that. It’s a carefully orchestrated ensemble of well-balanced flavours which seamlessly blend with the meats. That correct dash of Marmite brings out a palette of distinctive flavours which then gradually travel on one’s palate to climax in an exhilarating explosion of tastes … making one crave for more. “My raison d’etre and passion have always been to create new culinary experiences. There’s a lot of hidden magic in matching and mixing flavours to tantalise the taste buds and please the palate. As a child,

  • Sri Lanka joins world culinary trends to launch ‘Chocolate-Mite’ : a gastronomic marriage of marmite and chocolate

    PHOTO CAPTION - Bianca de Silva, Brand Manager - Marmite, of Unilever Sri Lanka and celebrity chocolatier Gerard Mendis with the first batch of Chocolate-Mite.

    Colombo. Sri Lanka. Tuesday 13 October 2015. As world culinary trends adventure with savoury-sweet combinations, Unilever Sri Lanka joins hands with Sri Lanka’s celebrity chocolatier Gerard Mendis to wed the unmistakable saltiness of Marmite with the sweetness of chocolate. The result is an interesting, and in fact, a daring gastronomic experience – Chocolate-Mite. “This was both a challenging yet fun experience. With international chocolate trends venturing with ‘Salted Caramel’ and ‘Chilli Chocolate’, I was delighted to partner with Unilever and marry Marmite with Chocolate. The flavour is novel and different and even avant-garde at times. It allures you and grows on your taste buds and then there’s no turning back”, assured celebrity chocolatier Gerard Mendis. Bianca de Silva, Brand Manager – Marmite, of Unilever Sri Lanka states, “Generations of Sri Lankans have grown up with the taste of Marmite. Its savoury note can also be used as a relish or as

  • Hameedia’s Hussain Sadique in new strategic role to empower next generation

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    Colombo. Tuesday 20 October 2015: Deputy Managing Director of Hameedia (Pvt) Ltd, Hussain Sadique, who headed the Group’s operations will exit the Group’s Management Committee in order to function in a strategic business capacity outside the core business sector. The youngest of the three brothers at the helm of Hameedia, Sadique who joined the family business just after schooling, rose to be its Deputy Managing Director, and completes thirty years this year. He is set to exit the Management Committee of the Hameedia Group and head new projects and ventures outside the group’s core business sector, while harnessing his experience and function in a strategic capacity. “Hameedia has adapted and thrived amid the changes in the industry and expanded its footprint while pioneering business benchmarks and industry firsts. The company has served three generations of customers, worked with three generations of employees and partnered with three generations of suppliers. It is


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