The struggling Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) and individuals are to get a lifeline with the Cabinet of Ministers yesterday at its meeting agreeing to temporarily suspend highly contentious parate action till 15 December, 2024.
As a one-stop-shop for all marketing and advertising solutions for Micro, Small and Medium Businesses (MSMBs), SLT Digital Services (Pvt) Limited (SLT-DIGITAL), a fully owned subsidiary of SLT-MOBITEL, the National ICT Solutions Provider, unveiled ‘The Directory’ 2023/24 (The Rainbow Pages), the refreshed and advanced version of its national business directory.
Gangaramaya, one of the oldest and most revered Buddhist temples in Colombo, proudly announces the launch of its newly built website. The website serves as a digital platform to showcase the temple’s rich heritage, activities, and offerings, including online ticketing services for visitors.
Spa Ceylon, the iconic Ayurveda Wellness brand, has won three international accolades at the World Luxury Spa Awards 2023, including the prestigious Global Award for Best Beauty Product, alongside Awards for Best Luxury Ayurveda Spa Global and Best Spa Group Global.
The Federation of Information Technology Industry Sri Lanka (FITIS) yesterday expressed its strong support for LankaPay’s launch of the Unified Payments Interface (UPI) acceptance in the country, an initiative taken in partnership with the National Payment Corporation of India’s international arm NIPL.
Phoenix Industries, a top Sri Lankan household product brand, unveiled its innovative new product line for 2024 at their Battaramulla Showroom on 1 February. The range sets a new standard in quality, style, and every day-use product design.
Interface Tourism, a leading marketing and communications agency in the tourism has announced the launch of a ground-breaking wellness campaign to promote Sri Lanka, targeted at the French and German markets.
Sri Lanka Convention Bureau (SLCB) is stepping up its efforts to establish the country as a year round destination, with a particular focus on boosting arrivals and earnings from the Meetings, Incentives, Conferences, and Exhibitions (MICE) segment to over $ 550 million by the end of 2024.
Digital transformation, often seen as the domain of ICT professionals, frequently falls short due to a lack of comprehensive business understanding among these experts. A study by Harvard Business School emphasised that digital transformation is not about technology and IT professionals in Sri Lanka declared at a conference that they could contribute only up to 20% to the success of such initiatives. When IT professionals lead, they excel in technology but may overlook broader business implications. Thus, non-IT managers must step into leadership roles for digital transformation projects, although they may face knowledge gaps in ICT.
Google.org, Google’s philanthropic arm, is providing $ 15 million to The Asia Foundation to launch the APAC Cyber security Fund in partnership with CyberPeace Institute and Global Cyber Alliance to bolster cyber capabilities of 300,000 underserved micro and small businesses, nonprofits and social enterprises.
The recent announcement of extending India’s Unified Payments Interface (UPI) facility to Sri Lanka has sparked significant interest and discussion among policymakers, economists, and citizens of both nations. This move, aimed at enhancing digital connectivity and facilitating faster and seamless digital transactions between India and Sri Lanka, carries profound economic and geopolitical implications. Let’s delve deeper into what this extension entails and its potential impacts.
The Sri Lanka-Thailand Business Forum, organised in collaboration with the Embassy of the Kingdom of Thailand in Sri Lanka, the Department of International Trade Promotion, The Ministry of Commerce Thailand, the Ministry of Trade Commerce and Food Security, The Ceylon Chamber of Commerce and the Chamber’s Sri Lanka - Greater Mekong Business Council (SLGMBC), on 3 February 2024, attracted high-level government and private sector participation.
Reaffirming its commitment to recognising those who have gone beyond boundaries in serving the nation, SLT-Mobitel, the National ICT Solutions Provider, introduced two new packages under ‘Upahara’ in celebration of its 15th anniversary celebration at Shangri-La Colombo recently. The event served as a platform in honouring State sector employees and pensioners for their untiring dedication and service.
The United States Agency for International Development (USAID)’s Partnership for Accelerating Results in Trade, National Expenditure, and Revenue (PARTNER) activity, with the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce (CCC), have completed an on-the-job coaching program for 50 Development Officers (DOs) attached to the Sri Lanka Export Development Board (SLEDB).
Sri Lanka’s High Commissioner in Bangladesh Dharmapala Weerakkody emphasised the need to expand economic cooperation between Sri Lanka and Bangladesh by leveraging the long-standing and close bilateral partnership between the two countries.
Kapruka Holdings Plc, the industry leader in e-commerce, has announced a strategic partnership with Shiro Hana (Huejay International Multiflora Ltd.), the leader in Sri Lanka’s cut-flower industry. This collaboration is facilitated through Kapruka’s innovative vendor portal, Kapruka Partner Central, signaling a significant step forward in providing an enhanced shopping experience for local and global customers.
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka – SLT-Digital Services (Pvt) Ltd, the emerging digital engagement solutions arm of the SLT-MOBITEL Group, is proud to announce the launch of its groundbreaking School Attendance Notification System. This initiative is part of the company’s ongoing commitment to Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) principles, focusing on enhancing child safety and digital transformation in education sector.
Sri Lanka’s tax system has been updated with a new requirement for everyone aged 18 years or more. The Inland Revenue Department of Sri Lanka has introduced a mandate under Section 102 of the Inland Revenue Act for resident persons’ registration. In this blog, we’ll dive into the specifics of TIN registration in Sri Lanka, explaining what this change means for you and guiding you through the registration process.
DIMO Energy with its long-standing partner for over seven decades has Siemens ventured into the manufacturing of Siemens SIVACON S8 and SIEPAN 8PU Low Voltage (LV) Power Distribution Boards and Motor Control Centres (MCC) in Sri Lanka, targeting local and export markets.
Entrepreneur Awards 2023 – Western province was held in grandeur on 7th November 2023, Lotus Convention Hall, BMICH for the sixth consecutive year. The National Chamber of Commerce of Sri Lanka and National Enterprise Development Authority (NEDA) have jointly designed and organized this annual award scheme to distinguish, reward and motivate Sri Lanka’s very own entrepreneurs. Driven with the objective of recognizing the accomplishments to encourage the business community in the Western Province to improve their standards of business practices and achieve a high level of entrepreneurship focusing on the Micro, Small, Medium and Large sectors.
In a significant development that marks a new milestone in the Sri Lanka’s e-commerce space, “Asian Hardware (Pte) Ltd” has chosen to collaborate with SLT Digital Services (Pvt) Limited (SLT-DIGITAL) is a fully owned Marketing and Digital Engagement Solutions subsidiary of Sri Lanka Telecom PLC (SLT-MOBITEL group).
“Export Bahrain” Chief Executive Officer Safa Sharif A. Khaliq, together with Zainab Matrook from Marketing and Promotions section of “Export Bahrain” met Sri Lanka Export Development Board (EDB) Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Dr. Kingsley Bernard on 8 January 2024.
Blazing in to 2024, SLT-MOBITEL 'Life at 300 Mbps' offers significantly unprecedented speeds to its Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH) broadband plans from existing levels, accelerating connectivity from January 01, embracing the digital evolution, and responding to the escalating demand for faster internet...