Professor Philip Kotler in Srilanka

Professor Philip Kotler in Srilanka
Professor Philip Kotler in Srilanka

For the First time in Srilanka Professor Philip Kotler participate in forums Organised by Srilanka Institute of Marketing (SLIM).

The SLIM organized 2 Forums with Professor Philip Kotler,

Knowledge Forum Marketing 3.0

The Forum is a value driven marketing for discovering relations between Profitability, returnability and sustainability.

Date: 6th June 2011
Time: 9.00 Am to 3.00 Pm
Venue: Waters edge
Investment: Rs. 25,000.00 with Lunch.

CEO Forum

This forum is added value to CEO on how to increase shareholder values through Marketing.

These forums carries contained of  

  • Segmentation
  • Targeting
  • Positioning
  • Sustainability to earn
  • Own Market


Date: 6th June 2011
Time: 6.30 Pm onwards
Venue: Waters edge
Investment: Rs. 45,000.00 with Dinner.

For More information;

Nazi : 0772 376126
Mihiri: 0777 701166
Chamil: 0777 774585
General: 0112 675000

Indian Educational Exhibition Fair in Colombo and Jaffna

Indian Education Fair
Indian Education Fair

EdCIL (India) Limited organized an Indian Educational Exhibition in Colombo and Jaffna.

Indian Educational Exhibition in Colombo

Venue: BMICH
Date: 13th, 14th 15th May 2011
Time: 10.00 AM to 6.30 PM


Indian Educational Exhibition in Jaffna

Venue: Public Library
Date: 17th, 18th May 2011
17th May 2011 9.00AM to 5.00 PM
18th May 2011 9.00 AM to 1.00 PM


Institute offerings undergraduates and postgraduates studies

  • Free carrier Guidance and Consulting
  • Seminars on carrier planning
  • Business schools
  • IT  Training institutes
  • Hotel Management & Tourism institute
  • Maritime institute
  • Interior & Architecture institutes
  • Medicals &nursing Institutes
  • Schools of Fine art & fashion.
  • Vocational training institute
  • Aviation & airline institute
  • IT & Engineering colleges
  • Marketing & Management Institute
  • Financial & Banking Institutes
  • Educational Consultants
  • Secretarial Training institutes
  • Tertiary educational institutes.


For more information

 4th Floor, Automobile association building,

No. 40, Sir Mohamed Macan Marker Mw,

Colombo 03.

Tel: 011 2 390 560 – 2

Fax: 011 2 390563


Strategies for Service Organizations Seminar by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Srilanka

Strategies for Service Organisation
Strategies for Service Organisation

The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Srilanka organized a programme of Strategies for Service Organizations.

The seminar is targets to Chairmen, Directors, CEO’s, CFO’s and Senior Management, professionals in financial services, Manufacturing, Hospitality/ Tourism, Travel, Healthcare and ICT personals.

The seminar will be resourced by

Professor B.Mahadevan
Professor of operations management,
Institute of management,


Date and day: 5th May 2011 Thursday
Time: 9 am to 5 pm
Venue: The Eagle, Waters Edge.
Registration: On or before 4th May 2011.
Investment: Rs.8000.00

Source: Daily News 29th April 2011.

Dialog introduce new Facilities to call Skype friend direct from the Mobile

Skype call through Dialog
Skype call through Dialog

Dialog Axiata PLC introduces the new facilities to the Clients to make calls to Skype Friends through using the Mobile phone.

The Dialog Axiata PLC charge Rs.2 per Minute for the Skype call through Dialog Mobile.

Way to access Skype in Dialog mobile
Way to access Skype in Dialog mobile

Whoever interested can enjoy the Service by type “Skype Space the User ID of the person you wish to contact “and send it to 678.


For example as per the picture indicates,

Source: Daily Mirror website

KFC Introduce Home delivery service in Srilanka

KFC Home Delivery
KFC Home Delivery

Recently KFC introduce Home delivery service to their consumers. The Service Hotline is 0115 532 532. The Number of 532 is simply indicating KFC as Mobile keypad.  Therefore remembering the Number is very easy as 0115 KFC KFC.

As per the counter staff says, it will take about half an hour to deliver it within Colombo. In overall this is a great benefit for the people who would like to enjoy their meals from their home.

KFC Home Deliver [ No Need to park at our own Risk ]
KFC Home Deliver

Benefit of Home Delivery

For the Customers

  • Avoiding waiting time in KFC to buy foods,
  • Time save of traveling
  • Flexibility
  • Buying depend on their budget [ Purchasing power]
  • Will quicker than going outlets


For the KFC

  • Targeting new customer group.
  • Cost benefit
  • Avoiding too much crowed in KFC outlets
  • Manageable Customer Groups
  • New value added services
  • Attract consumers to keep touch with KFC [0115 KFC KFC]

Custom Search

Opportunity to Advertise on Bandaranayke international Airport [BIA]

Srilanka is one of the growing countries in Asian region. And achieve the higher number of tourist and the tourism income.

Place of Advertisement in Departure Units

Srilanka Airport denoted as Colombo Airport or Bandaranayke international Airport [BIA] improves t heir value added services continuously.

I recently went to the departure unit of BIA and found some good opportunity for a businesses and advertisements.

Here is the one Opportunity for advertisement.

Advertisment in Colombo Airport
Advertisment in Colombo Airport

The cost of the Board is Rs. 3.5 Million per annum. The fee is inclusive of all the expenses related.

The company which can maximize the benefit

  • Export Agriculture products.

Such as tea, rubber, coconuts, and so on,            

  • Financial Institutions

Such as banks, financial Bodies and so on,

  • Service Providers

Such as insurance companies, taxi companies,

  • Tourism related companies

Such as hotels, Tourism boards, beach hotels, Air taxis, and so on,

  • Local distributers

Such as vehicle importers, sole agents of imported products and so on.

Cost benefit analysis of Opportunity

As per the Price of Rs. 3.5 Million, The following calculation will show the benefits of it.

Rs.291, 666 per Month,

Rs. 9,589 per Day,

Rs. 399.54 per Hour,

Rs.6.67 per Minutes.

As per cost benefit analysis, the cost per minute is Rs. 6.67 and per hour Rs. 399.54. The Airport will handle minimum of 500 people per minutes in peak time [my assumption]. Therefore if the 25 people see this advertisement the cost spend for the person will be Rs. 0.2668.

This will be a good opportunity for a businessman to take decision and expand their brand name.

Dialog Used the Opportunity

Dialog Advertisment in Airport
Dialog Advertisment in Airport

Today early morning I have been BIA to send my brother, I have seen the place which I talk is utilized by Dialog. It’s a great explores to dialog to advertised there and promote their brand to general Public.

Jaffna International Trade Fair


In the second consecutive year Jaffna Trade fair organized by the Lanka Exhibition and conference Service (Pvt) at Ground Adjoining with Durayappah Stadium from January 21 to 23, 2011.

This trade fair brings the opportunity to all the industry to set up their business in their land with Esteem technology experience available in outside Jaffna.

Specially this trade fair support and powered by the Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry of Srilanka [FCCISL], Chambers of Commerce and Industry Yarlpanam and Srilanka Convention Bureau.

This exhibition carries a slogan of “Opens for business” and Indian named as a Partner of country for this exhibition.

My personal Experience

I have been physically be at last exhibition, the exhibition help me a lot to indentifies about the industrial developments available in market and how it suitable for Jaffa Populations and their businesses.

Specially most of the Srilankan and Indian companies are participating and made available their products to sell and they provide a free guidance about the operations and the production approaches. It’s a good learning to be at least to participate.

Jaffna International Trade Fair 2010.
Jaffna International Trade Fair 2010.

And it’s a good guidance for Jaffna Youths to develop their own businesses in small level and build up to the international standards.

Jaffna was an Industrial Zone once upon a time, so we better get the chance back and developed our Homeland.

Damro Showrooms and Contact details

the success of the Damro furniture is their distribution and the supply chain effectiveness. the Damro is a good example for a srilankan industry to, how to handle a proper business with a customers to reach a nearest showrooms.The effectiveness of the customer relationship and supply chains are mostly new to srilankan companies to adopt.

for example Damro having nearly 53  showrooms in srilanka, 35 showrooms in India and 5 show rooms in Australia. some of the showrooms are operating as Franchise Showrooms, but most of the showrooms are operating independently and providing a valuable customer services.

the following details are extract from the Damro’s official website to made my arguments to be more valid

Sirlankan Showrooms and their contact details

Showrooms Address Telephone
Anuradhapura 488/7A, Maithripala senanayake Mw, New town, Anuradhapura 025 2226026
Bambalapitiya 746, Galle Road, Colombo 04 011 2553838
Bandaragama 76A, Rathnapura Road, Bandaragama 038 4290203
Battaramulla 115, Kaduwela Road, Battaramulla 011 2883245
Borella No.63, D.S.Senanayake Mawatha, Borella 011 2683740
Bulathsinghala Athura, Bulathsinghala 034 2282737
Chilaw Colombo Road, Maikkulama, Chilaw 032 2224606
Corporate Division 746, Galle Road, Colombo 04 011 2508578011 2508590
Embilipitiya Pallegama, Embilipitiya 047 2261542
Galle 32, Colombo Road, Galle 091 2233267
Gampaha 202, Colombo Road, Gampaha 033 2231990
Grandpass 517, Prince Of Wales Avenue, Colombo 14 011 2321291
Ganemulla No.14, Main Street, Ganemulla 033 2261133
Hambanthota 57, Willmat Road, Hambanthota 047 4378152
Homagama 394/4b, Highlevel Road, Makumbura, Pannipitiya 011 2891755
Ja Ela 368, Weligampitiya, Ja Ela 011 2232555
kandy 929, Peradeniya Road, Kandy 081 4931861
Katunayake 784, Colombo Road, Airport Junction, Seeduwa 011 2260078
Kalutara 271/A, Galle Road, Kalutara 034 2237351
Kegalle 144, Kandy Road, Golahela, Kegalle 035 2223893
Kiribathgoda 255, Kandy Road, Kelaniya 011 2911199
Kirulapone 429, Havelock Road, Colombo 011 2366003
Kirillawala 2/2A, Kandy Road, Kirillawala 011 2969034
Kirindiwela Jayabima, Hanwella Road., Kirindiwela 033 2269702
Kuliyapitiya 122, Hettipola Road, Kuliyapitiya 037 4696362
Kurunegala 246, Colombo Road, Wehara, Kurunegala 037 2231930
Matale 216a, Kohombiliwela, Matale 066 2224766
Matara 435, Colombo Road, Pamburana, Matara 041 2231895
Minuwangoda 179, Colombo Road, Galloluwa Junction, Minuwangoda 011 4741750
Mirigama 267/2, Pasyala Raod, Mirigama 033 2274699
Nawala 92, Nawala Road, Nugegoda 011 2822651
Narammala No.106, Negombo Road, Narammala 037 2248211
Negambo 315, Main Street, Negambo 031 4874725
Nikawaratiya Hilogama Rd, Nikawaratiya 037 4934065
Nittambuwa 26th Mile Post, Kandy Road, Nittambuwa 033 2285685
Panadura 146, Galle Road, Walana, Panadura 038 2243014
Pannala 112, Negombo Road, Pannala 037 4640221
Pallewela Madagampitiya Road, Pallewela 033 2271411
Peradeniya 279, Colombo Road, Peradeniya 081 2384520
Piliyandala 430/1, Colombo Road, Piliyandala 011 4211714
Pugoda Hanwella Road, Pugoda 011 2405086
Puttalam 159, Kurunegala Road, Puttalam 032 4865227
Ragama 85, Mahabage Road, Ragama 011 2957537
Rathnapura 41, Bandaranayake Mawatha, Rathnapura 045 2226066
Thissamaharama No.169, Main Road, Thissamaharama 047 2239745
Veyangoda 220/A, Negambo Road, Veyangoda 033 4678496
Vavuniya 284, Kandy Road, Vavuniya 024 2221403
Wariyapola Adhikari Mawatha, Wariyapola 037 2268666
Wattala 580, Negambo Road, Mabola, Wattala 011 2949507
Wennappuwa Kosgas Junction, Chilaw Road, Wennappuwa 031 4874696
Weliveriya 154/3A, New Kandy Road, Weliveriya 033 2258320
Wijerama 576, Highlevel Road, Wijerama 011 2802360
Yakkala 42, Kandy Road, Yakkala 033 2232469

Spice Jet Launched SL Rupees 3000 for Chennai – Colombo Route.

Spice Jet
Spice Jet

Spice Jet launched Chennai – Colombo – Chennai regular flight scheduled from  9th October 2010.The first flights schedule to the take off from Chennai at 1.30 am and Arrived to BIA at 2.50 am. The return flight to Chennai was take off  from Colombo at 4.10 am in the same day.

The starting fare of the round trip[Chennai – Colombo -Chennai or Colombo -Chennai – Colombo]  is an Indian Rupees of 999 [ approximately SLR 3000]. this price reduction lead a huge demand to the Spice Jet in Srilankan and Indian Air Travelers.

The spice Jet is one of Indian low cost, domestic Airline. Its achieves of nearly a 32% of the India’s domestic market with total of 22 Boeing Aircrafts. [Boeing 737- 800 – 17 Aircraft and Boeing 737 – 900ER – 5 Aircraft ] and Spice Jet orders feather 36 Boeing Aircraft of 737-800 for their future development in domestic and international Air carrier.

The recent acquisition [nearly 37% Stake of Spice Jet] by the the SUN Network founder Mr.Kalanithi Maran, is leads the hope to the Indian investors to see future development of  Spice Jet. Same time there is a possibility to Change of the Spice Jet Brand Name into New brand name which related with SUN Network Brands. This will held, only if he control over 50% Stake directly or Indirectly.

In Overall, the Spice Jet is a successful entrance to the Srilankan Market with a huge brand Promotion with their low cost Air travels [SLR( Srilankan Rupees) 3000], but Still questionable the survival in Srilankan market with these high price competitions.

but i leave the hopes, if the Mr.Kalanithi Maran Takeoff Spice Jet Under his Control, he will be a one of the Richest man in the world soon.