Avoid Cash or Cheques payment, and try SLIPS (Sri Lanka Inter-bank Payment System) by Central Bank

Central Bank of Sri Lanka introduces Sri Lanka Inter-bank Payment System (SLIPS) for individual and bulk payments to multiple parties up to Rs. 5 Million per Transaction on same day or any days up to 14 days as payment due. this service is available minimum fee of Rs.50 per individual transaction and Bulk transaction can be negotiated with your bank.

SLIPS introduce to make quick transection with great convenience and minimise use of currency.

This SLIPS has commenced operations in 1994 and was launched online in 2010 with 44 banks and financial institutions are currently connected. SLIPS has done successful transaction of 126.9mn amounting to Rs. 5,528 billion up to 2016 (since 2010).

Contact your commercial bank for more details or contact to Payments and Settlements Department of Central Bank of Sri Lanka 30, Janadhipathi Mawatha Colombo 01 on 011 2398596 or see below image

Avoid Cash or Cheques payment, and try SLIPS (Sri Lanka Inter-bank Payment System) by Central Bank
Avoid Cash or Cheques payment, and try SLIPS (Sri Lanka Inter-bank Payment System) by Central Bank

Calling for Expressions of Interest of Plantation and Agricultural Based Industries Year 2017

The ministry of Public Enterprise Development in collaboration with Chilaw Plantations Limited wishes to invite from local and international private sectors, interested in investing, to submit their expressions of interest to carry out suitable economic development projects.

Chilaw Plantations Ltd, a state owned Plantations Company, consisted of 14,000 acres of coconut as the main crop in the Gampaha, Kurunegala and Puttalam Districts of Sri Lanka is a profitable and large scale Plantations Company. The management has decided to ustilise the land to be diversify for maximum utilizations of sustainable development to get the maximum out of the land to take advantage of the efficiency and productivity of the land as a boost to the development and economy of Sri Lanka. Due your attention and care is given that these industries must safeguard the environment by undertaking environment friendly projects and benefit the plantations sector. The projects for investments such identified by Chilaw Plantations Limited already are:

  1. Inter cropping and mix cropping in coconut plantations.
  2. Livestock management in coconut plantations.
  3. Trade and commercial housing industry.
  4. Value added coconut based products and further processing and processing projects in coconut plantations.
  5. Wind Mills energy and Bio gas projects.
  6. Eco tourism close to Coconut, Cashew, Lagoon and streams and any other identified projects.

Investors from the local and international private sector are hereby invited for private partnership in business, targeting the international and national markets,

Keeping with the government policy to invest and involve in the local and international private sector to participate and generate higher revenue from land and properties belongs to the state owned Chilaw Plantations Limited.

Information in this regard, could be collected from the Head office of the Chilaw Plantations Limited. No.165, Puttalam Road, Chilaw, from the Senior Accountant. No. 191, J.R. Jayawardena Center, Dharmapala Road, Colombo 7. Further details can be obtained from Head Office or Colombo Office, from 9.00 am to 3.30 pm. Application forms could be obtained on a payment of non refundable Rs. 5,000/- Field visits would be allowed during week days from morning 8.30 a.m to 4.00 p.m. evening for which prior approval has to be obtained from the Chairman. All the interested parties can send their application as per the format, under Registered cover, to

Chairman/ C.E.O, Chilaw Plantations Limited, 165, Puttalam Road, Chilaw.

Further more information: Chilaw – 0325741312 /0714173203 (Mr. Ajith Silva) 032 5744265/ 0718351431 (Mr. Kelum)

Or see below image for more details

Calling for Expressions of Interest of Plantation and Agricultural Based Industries Year 2017
Calling for Expressions of Interest of Plantation and Agricultural Based Industries Year 2017

Upt 60% Discount for Sunday Observer, Silumina & Thinakaran Weekend Papers for Annual Subscription

Lake House Invites annual subscriptions for the their daily publications and weekend publication  with discounted value upto 60%.

Daily News Paper

Value of Paper: LKR. 9,390/-
Annual Subscription LKR. 3,800/-
Discount: 60%

 

Dinamina News Paper

Value of Paper: LKR. 6,260/-
Annual Subscription LKR. 3,200/-
Discount: 50%

 

Thinakaran News Paper

Value of Paper: LKR. 6,260/-
Annual Subscription LKR. 3,200/-
Discount: 50%

 

Sunday Observer News Paper

Value of Paper: LKR. 3,120/-
Annual Subscription LKR. 1,300/-
Discount: 60%

 

Silumina News Paper

Value of Paper: LKR. 3,120/-
Annual Subscription LKR. 1,600/-
Discount: 50%

 

Thinakaran News Paper

Value of Paper: LKR.1,560/-
Annual Subscription LKR. 800/-
Discount: 50%

 

For more detail of application see below image or contact to Chinthaka on 0112 429444 or 077671 1517

Upt 60% Discount for Sunday Observer, Silumina & Thinakaran Weekend Papers for Annual Subscription
Upt 60% Discount for Sunday Observer, Silumina & Thinakaran Weekend Papers for Annual Subscription

India to supply locomotives, train sets to Sri Lanka

Indian Railways has got the export order of supplying 10 locomotives and six DMU train sets to Sri Lanka. The total size of the order is INR 700crore.

Rail India Technical and Economic Service (RITES), the subsidiary of Indian railways, which had already been working as a consultant in Sri Lanka has got the order. Indian Railways have already provided locomotives and train sets to Sri Lanka and had also undertaken construction of rail lines in Sri Lanka.

~NEWS~

Notice to General Public about Registration for Value Added Tax (VAT) and Nation Building Tax (NBT)

Changes to VAT and NBT laws are implemented with effect from November 01,2016 (unless a specific date is mentioned) as per the Value Added Tax (Amendment) Act No 20 of 2016 and Nation Building Tax (Amendment) Act No 22 of 2016.

Accordingly, any person or partnership whose value of supply/turnover reaches/exceeds the limits stated below and are not registered for the above taxes should register with the Inland Revenue Department and comply with the requirements under such Acts.

Registration Threshold for VAT

  • Aggregated supplies of goods (turnover) from wholesale or retail trade of any person or partnership reaches Rs.12.5 Mn for the first time for the period from 1st November to 31st December of this year or any consecutive three months in a calendar year thereafter.

OR

  • For any other business, if the liable supplies exceed Rs. 3 Mn per quarter or Rs.12 Mn per annum.

Registration Threshold for NBT

  • Any person or partnership whose liable turnover is not less than Rs. 3 Mn per quarter.

 

The registration for VAT and NBT can be obtained by:

  • Using e-Services available in the IRD Portal ird.gov.lk or
  • Visiting the Taxpayers Services Unit (TPSU) in the IRD Head Office or any of the below mentioned Regional Offices, by submitting an application form (available In lrd.gov.lk for download) along with the supporting documents.

It is to be noted that registrations for all taxes (VAT & NBT) including TIN can be applied at once.

For further clarification, please contact IRD Call Centre by Dialing 1944 or see below image

Notice to General Public about Registration for Value Added Tax (VAT) and Nation Building Tax (NBT)
Notice to General Public about Registration for Value Added Tax (VAT) and Nation Building Tax (NBT)

Select suitable Institutions to implement carbon zero and waste zero projects – Ministry of Plantation Industries

Ministry of Plantation Industries, Coconut Development Authority call invitation for bids to select suitable Institutions to implement carbon zero and waste zero projects.( Tender No. CDA/06/2016)

Attention of the world is being drawn to the carbon zero and wastes zero projects out of the Resource Management Projects. Arrangements are being made to empower these projects within the coconut and coconut related industry by the Coconut Development Authority parallel to this and quotations are hereby invited from eligible institutions to implement a pilot project targeting 08 coconut and coconut related factories.

Preference will be given to institutions which have experience in such projects when calling quotations. Further details and terms of reference can be obtained from the Tel No. 011-3560438.

Your quotations could either be sent addressed to the Chairman, Procurement Committee, Coconut Development Authority, No. 54, Nawala Road, Narahenpita, Colombo 05 or deposited in the Tender Box No. 07 kept at the Administration Branch of the Authority. Please mark the caption ” Carbon Zero and Waste Zero Project” on the top left-hand corner of the envelope containing the quotations.

Bids will be closed at 2.30 p.m. on 15.11.2016 and will be opened immediately thereafter. The bidder or his authorized representative may be present on this occasion.

Procurement Committee of the Coconut Development Authority reserves the right to accept or reject the bids and its decision on issues arising out of this bid shall be deemed final.

Chairman,

Departmental Procurement Committee,

Coconut Development Authority,

No. 54, Nawala Road,

Narahenpita,

Colombo 05.

See below image for more details

Select suitable Institutions to implement carbon zero and waste zero projects - Ministry of Plantation Industries
Select suitable Institutions to implement carbon zero and waste zero projects – Ministry of Plantation Industries

Container Terminal for Trinco Port

Prime Minister stated that the Trincomalee harbour will be developed to international level with a container terminal at the second International Colombo Maritime Conference at the Galadari Hotel. he said that the proposed North Eastern port of Trincomalee will be developed under a plan from Singapore’s Surbana Jurong.

The Prime Minister said that they will talk to India and Japan seek assistance to develop the Trincomalee Port to international standard as a public-private partnership based model with Sri Lanka Ports Authority as the regulator would be formulated. “When completed it will be able to serve the region including India, Bangladesh and Myanmar.”

He also said will support India’s ‘Sagarmala’ program of building ports around the country and will use para diplomacy to build stronger links with key Southern Indian state. “Joining the Sagarmala is an advantage for us, not a disadvantage”.

Southern Indian states and Sri Lanka could form a 500 billion dollar economy, he said. Shipping Minister said that having a partner from the Indian subcontinent would be a plus point. Sri Lanka also wanted a shipping line to be an investor, who would take over the East Terminal to bring in new volumes and prevent cannibalizing of existing traffic.

Colombo North Port terminals will be built within the next 10 years, providing another 10 million TEUs in capacity.

~NEWS~

Mega Maldives flies to Colombo

Mega Maldives airlines will launch direct flights from male to Colombo. They will operate a Boeing 767, 300 seater flight on Thursday, Saturday and Monday.

Founded in 2009, Mega Maldives Airlines, a US-Maldives joint venture has now become the fourth largest international airline to the Maldives flying to Shanghai, Beijing and three other destinations, Jeddah, Narita and Kuala Lumpur.

Almost 10% of all of tourists now arrive to the Maldives on Mega. We see an increased demand from the Chinese market who wants to touch both Sri Lanka and Male in their schedules and this is one reason for us to extend to Colombo, an official from the General Sales Agent for Mega Maldives, Mack Air of John Keells Group said. The airline hopes to include New Delhi to their radar this year.

Mega Maldives Airlines currently operates a fleet of five (5) aircraft: four (4) wide bodied Boeing 767-300 HR aircraft and one Boeing 757-200ERW.

~NEWS~

Ceylon Electricity Board Automated Bill Payment Machine

Ceylon Electricity Board – Western Province North has introduced 5 automated bill payment machines in Gampaha, Ja-Ela, Negombo, Veyangoda & Divulapitiya.

Below Facilities are available for customers:

  • Bill payment of any CEB accounts in the country.
  • Ability to enter 50 Notes at a lime (maximum single payment is limited to Rs. 50,000/-)

The Automated Bill Payment Machines, round the clock (24 hours) from 01st of November 2016 Now we serve you 24 hours on all 7 days,

For more detail see below image or contact to Deputy General Manager on 0114 321 252 / 0112 906963 / 0115 988988

Ceylon Electricity Board Automated Bill Payment Machine
Ceylon Electricity Board Automated Bill Payment Machine

New Cigarette Prices in Sri Lanka

Ceylon Tobacco Company announces their new Prices with effort from 1st November 2016 as below

Brand Price Per Cigarette Pack of 12’s Pack of 20’s
Dunhill Switch Rs.55.00 Rs.1100.00
Dunhill Blue (Dunhill Tube Filter Blue) Rs.55.00 Rs.1100.00
Dunhill Grey (Dunhill Tube Filter Grey) Rs.55.00 Rs.1100.00
Benson & Hedges Rs.55.00 Rs.1100.00
John Player Gold Leaf Rs.50.00 Rs.600.00 Rs.1,000.00
Bristol Original Rs.33.00 Rs. 660.00
Bristol Gold (Limited Edition) Rs.35.00 Rs.700.00
Capstan Rs.20.00 Rs. 400.00

For more details see below image

New Cigarette Prices in Sri Lanka
New Cigarette Prices in Sri Lanka

LTL Transformers sponsor for New Electrical Machines Research Laboratory at University of Moratuwa

On 28th September 2016 at 09.30 a.m. by the Vice chancellor Prof.Ananda Jayawardena in commemoration of the 50th anniversary reunion of the Pioneer Engineering Batch and the birth of the University of Moratuwa.

The University of Moratuwa (UoM) is the world renowned. Higher Engineering Education Institute in the country today. Over the past 5 decades of its existence, it has produced some of Sri Lanka’s leading engineers, who are today serving in most of the world. Even though the facilities at UoM have periodically been upgraded, it had been identified that there was a dire need to upgrade and modernize the Electrical Machines Laboratory to meet the current higher technological standards.

Having identified this need, The Pioneer Engineering Batch (PEB) of engineers who passed out as the first batch from Moratuwa University in 1972 decided that they would step in to design, equip and construct a new modernized, state of the art laboratory in keeping with world standards. The PEB Designed and managed the project Installation in consultation with the UoM Academic Staff. With the initial seed capital collected from within the batch, there was need for raising the balance majority of funding for the project.

LTL Transformers Ltd, readily stepped in to fill the gap in funding, and is proud to be the sole sponsor of this project. Lanka Transformers Ltd, a part of LTL Holdings, is Sri Lanka’s only internationally acclaimed electrical transformer manufacturer, exporting world class transformers to more than 20 countries in the world. It is a part of LTL Holdings, Sri Lanka’s largest Engineering conglomerate, whose CEO and senior staff have read for their first Engineering degree at the UoM, and has provided careers and employment to more than 500 young engineers over the past 3 decades. It has been the preferred private sector employment base for Electrical Engineering from UoM for many years.

LTL Transformers sponsor for  New Electrical Machines Research Laboratory at University of Moratuwa
LTL Transformers sponsor for New Electrical Machines Research Laboratory at University of Moratuwa

Bandaranaike International Airport runway overlaying project and its cost

The Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) runway will be renovated at a cost of US $18 million. Airport and Aviation Services (Sri Lanka) Ltd. Chairman Saman Ediriweera said. Under the project, it has been planned to overlay the runway. The BIA has only one runway and over 950,000 aircraft operations have been carried out since its’ commissioning over three decades.

The runway has been designed and constructed in the mid-eighties to meet the then requirements. The overlaying project will limit to three months from January 5 next year to April 5 and the overlaying work will be carried out from 8.00 a.m. to 4.30 p.m. daily.

During this period no flights will be carried out and airlines are informed to carry out their flight operations from 4.30 p.m. to 8.00 a.m.. Ediriweera said. “After commissioning air traffic, no major rehabilitation work has been carried out to the runway.

Therefore, the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) has recommended an overlaying of the runway to improve runway surface condition for safe operations of aircraft.” he said. In line with the overlaying of the existing runway, several airport sector development activities such as overlaying of parallel taxiways, connecting taxiways, design of new rapid exit taxiways (RETs) and by pass taxiways, installation of new airfield ground lighting (AGL) system and modification of existing apron will be carried out.

All these moves are being taken to handle a further nine million passenger per annum aiming to cater to the ever increasing passenger volume in the region. With the BIA development project being carried out in three stages, the passenger handling capacity of the BIA will be enhanced by further nine million passengers per annum and on completion, the total passenger handling capacity of the airport will be increased to 15 million passengers per annum.

~NEWS~

Palaly Airport develop by Indian Government

The Indian government’s assistance has been sought to develop the Palaly Airport, said Development Strategies and International Trade Minister. The minister said Cabinet would take a decision on the airport in the next 2-3 months. India has been engaged in various development projects.

~NEWS~

 

What Are the Benefits of Solar Power to Business?

With the continuously increasing demand for electric power, the significantly high price of oil and the growing concern for the environment, many businesses are resorting to alternative sources of energy. Among the renewable energy sources, solar energy is a sustainable choice and’ one that can be used in various applications. Many businesses are now tapping into this alternative source of energy, hoping to benefit from its numerous advantages.

Reduced Operating Costs

Solar power systems will reduce or even eliminate your office building’s electric bill. For big and small businesses, this money savings can have a tremendous impact. Having a solar power system installed is the equivalent to prepaying for almost 40 years of energy, but at just a fraction of what you are currently paying for electricity. The cost per unit of your current energy costs is likely much higher than what you would spend for solar power. This results in further savings for your business.

Good Return on Investment

Government incentives and the decrease of solar equipment costs mean the utilization of solar power is a sound investment and a good financial decision for public agencies and businesses. Investing in solar power generates both long-term savings and quick payback.

Maintenance-Free &Amp; Reliable

Once installed, a solar power system will require little or no maintenance at all. Most especially if there are no batteries being used. The system will provide electricity quietly and cleanly for 25 to 40 years. Many solar panels carry a 25years Warranty.

Earning the Green” Label

Utilizing electricity from solar power will result in reduced consumption of fuels, thus reducing greenhouse gas emissions and pollution. By using this alternative source, any business or company can express its participation in the battle against global warming and can reduce the country’s dependence on foreign sources. Going green will not only reduce operation expenses but will serve as a great PR and marketing tool. Having an environmentally responsible image is good for any company. as it can generate a positive response from consumers.

~NEWS~

India Looking forward to invest on Trincomalee Oil farms and renewable energy

Over USS2 billion investments from India is envisaged within the next three to four years, said Indian Minister for State Commerce and Industry of India. She said that these investments would be in oil farms in Trincomalee, renewable energy, infrastructure and in other new areas of business.

Indian and Sri Lankan relations are now at its best and there are more investors who want to invest in Sri Lanka. They are looking for more opportunities here, she emphasized. She further stated that the Indian Petroleum Corporation together with Lanka Indian Oil Corporation would invest in the Trincomalee oil tank farm.

~NEWS~

Matala Airport deal is on a way

Sri Lanka is on the brink of sealing a deal with Chinese and Dubai based airlines and infrastructure companies to run the operations of the loss making Mattala International Airport in Hambantota.

Minister said that there were several other bids as well. he confidence that there would be a positive message soon and the government  look at offering them a 70% stake.”

He said that the Request for Proposals for SriLankan Airlines too has been completed and a decision of the new player would be announced soon. He also said that a US based investment company too was very serious on SriLankan Airlines bid.

~NEWS~

Tourism will be highest foreign exchange earner in 2020

The Finance Minister has agreed not to impose any taxes any further on the Tourism Industry, disclosed Tourism Minister.  And the government will also explore the possibility to provide duty free concessions in the direction of refurbishment of old hotels.

The minister also stated to media that he instructed to Sri Lanka Institute of Tourism & Hotel Management to double up the intake of students and train them to cater to the increase of rooms by 45,000. And increase the emoluments of his staff in order to absorb quality staff even from abroad.

Hoteliers must help to fill in the void by coming up with their own training programmes to get out of this difficulty, the Minister insisted. “In house training is what matters not at the classroom. That is where you can come in and contribute to the development of trained staff in the hotel industry,” the Minister cautioned.

He further state that there were new trends in tourism with the development of religious tourism, agriculture tourism and medical tourism in which Sri Lanka can make inroads. The Minister said a foreign company had expressed their willingness to fund a huge convention center in Sri Lanka which could host 5,000 delegates. He said the Japanese were going to take over the entire development of Trincomalee and in Hambantota, the Chinese are asking for 15,000 acres to set up their enterprises.

By 2020 the Tourist Industry could be able to bring the highest amount of foreign exchange to Sri Lanka.

India’s $10 billion gap in foreign exchange may put rupee under pressure

The Indian banking system has left a $10-billion position unhedged amid foreign exchange deposit redemptions, making the rupee vulnerable to a sudden depreciation in the next few months.

On the other hand, such a drop would act as a booster for exports and possibly narrow the trade deficit although imports of oil and other commodities would become costlier, said experts, some of whom suggested the gap may have deliberately been left uncovered.

Three years after the Reserve Bank of India sought to shore up the rupee through foreign currency nonresident-bank (FCNR-B) deposits, the country is bracing for an outflow as these get redeemed. The rupee was at 66.72 a dollar on Friday.

Experts baffled by RBI move, The Indian currency was at 66.68 a dollar a week back and may weaken to 67.50-68.00 a dollar by December, dealers said.

According to a note prepared by one of India’s top private sector banks, there’s a $9.5-billion gap between $22.4 billion of FCNR-B maturities and $12.9 billion of forward contracts for October and November.

“There is high possibility of a systemic rupee depreciation in the coming months on account of FCNR-B outflows,” said KN Dey, executive director at Mecklai Financial. “The rupee has been steady for almost 10 months and a fall will boost exports and in turn, reduce trade deficit.”

Export push, A fall in the rupee should make Indian goods more competitive in the global market. Indian exports revived in September to grow 4.62 per cent on year to $22.8 billion with 18 of 30 exporting sectors showing growth.

This was the second instance of growth this year after June when exports rose 1.27 per cent after declining 18 months in a row. With a 2.5 per cent fall in imports to $31.2 billion, the trade deficit stood at $8.33 billion in September.

The hedging shortfall will generate dollar demand in excess of what flows in regularly via overseas investments and non-resident deposits, said a senior bank executive.

The rupee, therefore, is likely to come under pressure, having remained in a tight band since January despite the Chinese devaluation.

Citing RBI data for August end, the bank report cited above said forward long contracts for September were worth $2.9 billion against $2.1 billion in FCNR-B repayments, but those in October-November are at $12.9 billion against $22.4 billion of maturing deposits. For December and beyond, forward longs stood at $13.3 billion versus $2.3 billion in repayments.

(~ News – BBC~)

Tesla, Panasonic to collaborate on solar cells production

Tesla Motors said it would collaborate with Japan’s Panasonic Corp to manufacture solar cells and modules in New York. Under the agreement, which is a nonbinding letter of intent, Tesla said it will use the cells and modules in a solar energy system that will work seamlessly with its energy storage products Powerwall and Power-pack. The Japanese company is already working with the U.S. automaker to supply batteries for the Model 3, its first mass-market car.

Panasonic is expected to begin production at the Buffalo facility in 2017 and Tesla intends to provide a long-term purchase commitment for those cells, Tesla said in a statement, adding the agreement is contingent on shareholders’ approval of its acquisition of SolarCity. Last week Tesla and SolarCity Corp shareholders agreed to vote on the proposed merger on Nov. 17, and the automaker said it would provide plans for the combined company ahead of the vote.

~NEWS~

New Cigarette Prices in Sri Lanka

After the recent tax impose into a tobacco products the Ceylon Tobacoo Company announces their new places as below,

Brand Price per cigarette Price per 12’s Price per 20’s
Dunhill Switch Rs. 45/-   Rs. 900/-
Dunhill Blue (Dunhill Tube Filter Blue) Rs. 45/-   Rs. 900/-
Dunhill Grey (Dunhill Tube Filter Grey) Rs. 45/-   Rs. 900/-
Benson & Hedges Rs. 45/-   Rs. 900/-
John Player Gold Leaf Click Rs. 43/-   Rs. 860/-
John Player Gold Leaf Special Rs. 42/-   Rs. 840/-
john Player Gold Leaf Rs. 42/- Rs. 504/- Rs. 840/-
Bristol Original Rs. 28/-   Rs. 560/-
Bristol Gold (Limited edition) Rs. 30/-   Rs. 600/-
Capstan Rs. 20/-   Rs. 400/-

For more details see below image

New Cigarette Prices in Sri Lanka
New Cigarette Prices in Sri Lanka

Dialog looking forward industry related investment in future

Axiata Group Berhad Malaysia is looking at aggressively investment in addition to mobile and data communication and want to get involved in setting up of a payment gateway, 5G, smart metering, IOT (Internet of Things) and other similar services, tracking of transport via GPS and other means too is an area we are looking at pursuing.

the official further stated that they will like to get involved in the Port City project as well. Commenting on the investments to Sri Lanka Nawawi said they have invested over USS 2 billion in their 21 years in Sri Lanka. “Our investment budget for 2016/2017 to Sri Lanka is around USS 175 million.”

To date Axiata Group Berhad Malaysia is the biggest Foreign Direct investor to Sri Lanka. “Its 9.4% of the total FDl’s received by Sri Lanka and we are very proud about it. We have a permanent staff of 3,200 as well.” He recalled that Dialog started their business as the fourth telecom operator in 1995 and in four years moved to the top slot which we are maintaining till now.

News

Dialog Axiata looking forward for a acquisitions in Sri lanka

Axiata Group Berhad Malaysia Chief Corporate Officer, Idham Nawawi said, Axiata is keeping our options open with regard to acquiring of another mobile operator in Sri Lanka, he further said he strongly believes a country like Sri Lanka should have only three players instead of five. And Axiata looking forward a good offer to take over a company.

Further he stated that the Axiata Group is closing on a deal to acquire Indian based Bharti Airtel In Bangladesh and thought of entering to Nepal and Philippines if there is a good proposition. But it doesn’t have an idea of entering to china and compete with China mobile which is largest in the world.

3,514 Lankans qualify for Korean jobs

A total of 3514 candidates, who sat for the Korean Language Proficiency Examination were selected for jobs in South Korea, the Sri Lanka Bureau of Foreign Employment announced yesterday.

The official results of the examination could be obtained from the Foreign Employment Bureau website www.slbfe.lk. This was the first exam held under the newly launched point system.

According to the results of the Korean language proficiency examination held on August 8-September 19 and October 1-2, 3514 candidates out of 20, 187 candidates who sat for the examination, had qualified to go to Korea for employment.

The exams were held for those who sought jobs in the fisheries and production sectors and the Korean Human Resources Institute had published the list of names of the candidates who obtained marks above the cut-off mark in the respective disciplines.

Interviews for the qualified candidates would be held from October 17 to 20 at 14 regional centres including Anuradhapura, Kandy, Ratnapura, Kadawatha, Galle, Tangalle, Badulla and Trincomalee.

The KLP exam was held under the supervision of the Examinations Department.

NEWS

Browns Group Starts Browns Hospital at Ragama

Browns Hospital is the latest venture of Brown & Company PLC, the first one established in a chain of secondary care general hospitals and diagnostic centres to deliver high quality care through comprehensive, integrated clinical practice and personalized care, to every patient, who walks through our doors. Armed with the strong family brand name of ‘Browns’, this hospital attempts to reach rural and urban citizens in Sri Lanka to deliver innovative and patient-centric solutions.

The fully fledged multi-specialty general hospital is equipped with the latest medical diagnostic technology, including modern CT and MRI scanning, and advanced medical and surgical therapeutic technology.

The medical team comprises of highly qualified and recognized visiting consultants in all specialties and in-house doctors as well as top-notch nursing care. Experienced and qualified nurses hailing from both the government and private sector will make up the nursing cadre at Browns Hospital.

Address

Browns Hospitals,

No 43, Mahabage Road,

Ragama, Sri Lanka.

Telephone

011 5 100 000

Email

customercarebh@brownsgroup.com

for more detail contact to Browns Hospital on 0115100 000 or see below image

Browns Group Starts Browns Hospital at Ragama
Browns Group Starts Browns Hospital at Ragama

Mihin Lanka Comes to END by 30th October 2016

Sri Lankan Airlines announces that Sri Lankan Airline will be operating to all Mihin Lanka destinations from 30th October 2016

Sri lankan Airlines requested refer to the following guidelines with regard to any existing or future bookings with Mihin Lanka. When making a booking or an amendment:

Any passenger who wishes to making a new booking please log on to www.srilankan.com

All passengers holding Mihin Lanka tickets both inbound and outbound with travel dates on or before the 30th October 2016, you may continue to make their bookings on www.mihinlanka.com or www.srilankan.com

After 30th October 2016 all passengers are requested to make their bookings/amendments by logging on to www.srilankan.com or by calling its 24hour global contact center on 1979 for further assistance.