Kumar de Silva
  • Corporate Etiquette Consultancy – by Kumar de Silva

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    The wealth of any organisation, however big or small is its staff. By virtue of their different positions within the organisation, they are the persons who finally represent the organisation and constitute its ‘human face’. They are thus without doubt, the de-facto ‘ambassadors’ of your organisation. Corporate employees are constantly being challenged by the rapidly changing needs of the business environments they function in. It is thus of critical importance that the staff of every organisation is endowed with finely tuned soft skills to enable them stand out tall and be the envy of their peers. These are lessons that will empower them for life. The confidence and savoir-faire they acquire will give them the winning edge and enhance their ‘offering’ to both their employers and customers. I’m happy to offer your organisation the following full-day programme. It constitutes 05 intensive and interactive one-hour segments which have been specially customised

  • Softlogic Office Automation unveils next generation Panasonic Toughbook Laptops and Toughpads

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    Colombo, Monday 09 December 2014. Softlogic Retail (Pvt.) Ltd. a pioneering subsidiary of Softlogic Holdings PLC in collaboration with Panasonic India recently introduced Panasonic Toughbook Laptops and Toughpads- the world’s first Windows 8 enterprise-grade Ruggedized Mobile Devices for the Sri Lankan market. This follows a combined and continued effort by both the companies to focus on product differentiation coupled with developing innovative technological solutions in the Asia Pacific region with more focus on the Sri Lankan market, given the huge potential that exists in the country. The Panasonic Toughpad FZ-G1 is the world’s first Windows 8 enterprise-grade ruggedized tablet. Designed for mission-critical and highly mobile workers in fields such as the military, construction, healthcare, public safety, utilities, retail, maintenance, supply chain logistics and insurance, the Toughpad FZ-G1 delivers reliable performance under circumstances that render typical tablets non-operational like drops and exposure to extreme temperature. Extremely durable and secure, these solutions

  • World premiere of ‘An American in Paris’ at Paris’ Châtelet Theatre


    Paris hosts opening run of stage-version of An American in Paris http://www.paris.fr/english/english/a-forthcoming-broadway-show-holds-its-world-premiere-in-paris/rub_8118_actu_146689_port_19237 The world première of an English-language musical in Paris? It may sound unusual but Parisians and visitors to the French capital are in for a treat with the forthcoming production of An American in Paris which has been adapted from the screen to the stage and will enjoy its world première and opening run in one of Paris’ most prestigious cultural venues before hitting Broadway in 2015. From November 22nd until January 4th, the Théâtre de Châtelet will host Christopher Wheeldon’s theatrical adaption of the classic movie An American in Paris, itself inspired by George Gershwin’s symphonic poem. The show will then head to Broadway on April 12th for a 2015 season in New York. Set in recently liberated Paris, American World War II veteran Jerry Mulligan is eager to make a name for himself as a painter.

  • Chamber Music Society of Colombo presents Holiday Season Gala Concert


    Thank you Lakshman Joseph de Saram and the Chamber Music Society of Colombo for am absolutely enjoyable evening yesterday. Your performance warmed the cockles of my heart and transported me to my Christian / Christmas-sy childhood of years gone by. Bonnes Fetes !!! http://life.dailymirror.lk/article/10288/video-life-online-at-rehearsals-for-holiday-season-gala  

  • Renuka Holdings PLC embarks on iconic real estate development

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    Colombo. Tuesday 11 November 2014. Sri Lankan conglomerate Renuka Holdings PLC received shareholder approval at the EGM held on 11th November 2014 to proceed with the group’s ambitious project to date – The Renuka Tower – at Galle Face Terrace. The Renuka Tower will be a modern 28 storey tower providing ‘A’ grade office facilities built on company owned land at Galle Face Terrace and Uttrananda Mawatha, Colombo 03. Once completed, the tower will have 200,000 sq. ft. of rentable office space and parking for more than 200 cars. The tower will also have corporate entertainment areas, conference facilities, dining, recreation and all the modern necessities required to create a pleasant and safe working environment. Renuka Holdings PLC is a diversified conglomerate listed on the Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE) and is the holding company for subsidiaries engaged in Agri Food Exports (Plantations, Manufacturing, Global Marketing), Dairy, FMCG, Automotive plus Investment

  • The Commander and the Two Chevaliers

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      The title of ‘Chevalier dans l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres’ (Knight in the Order of Arts and Literature). The Order of ‘Arts et Lettres’ is a honorific distinction, created on the 2nd of May 1957 by the French Minister of Culture in order to recognise eminent artists, writers and scholars for their efforts in promoting the awareness and enrichment of cultural heritage in France and throughout the world.  

  • Barracuda Networks Inc. launches IT solutions in Sri Lanka

    PHOTO - Barracuda’s Mr. Murali Urs, Country Manager India & SAARC speaks to a cross section of players from Sri Lanka’s IT industry at the launch event in Colombo.

    Colombo. Tuesday 28 October 2014. Barracuda Networks, Inc., the world’s leading IT solutions provider kicked off its presence in Sri Lanka with the launch of a range of industry-leading solutions designed to solve mainstream IT problems – efficiently and cost effectively – while maintaining a level of customer support and satisfaction second to none. Barracuda Networks, Inc., a leading provider of cloud-connected security and storage solutions, also announced its new Data Protection Plus strategic initiative, aimed at helping customers access, retain and share critical data from anywhere and any device. As part of this initiative, Barracuda is announcing several major enhancements and new releases across its portfolio of cloud-connected backup, archiving and productivity solutions, as well as the acquisition of C2C Systems, a leading provider of information management, email archiving and PST management solutions. Leveraging their investment in Barracuda, customers can simplify their IT infrastructure and centrally manage solutions across the Barracuda portfolio


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