Producing 350 million kilograms annually and employing over two percent of the population of Sri Lanka, Ceylon Tea is one of the top five export earners for the country. An industry that is inherently linked to the very fabric of society and has made an impact on the social, cultural and economic spheres, tea is Sri Lanka's most important agricultural commodity. With its beginnings in 1867, the tea industry is set to celebrate its 150th year anniversary in 2017. Anselm Perera, Chairman of the Colombo Tea Trader's Association speaks about the plans made to celebrate this momentous occasion where the entire industry will come together to ensure that Ceylon Tea is appreciated within Sri Lanka and globally. The events planned will also highlight the importance of preserving this sector for posterity.
The 2016 Defence Seminar, a provenance of the Sri Lanka Army, was devised with the aim of setting up a platform of rich intellectual interaction on intricacies of national, regional and international interest.
Speed, transparency and on demand; these are the words that govern the modern economy. In Sri Lanka, as in most South Asian countries, where traffic is an impediment to efficiency there is a need for delivery and courier services.
It is a need Hire1 strives to cater to.
Sampath Bank is one of the strongest and best performing banks in the country. A relatively young player in the sector Sampath Bank has been able to grow in strength and stability over the past two decades. Aravinda Perera, Managing Director has been at the helm steering the Bank through difficult times by focusing on customer convenience, innovative products and information technology. He speaks about the progress of Sampath Bank and says that the Sri Lankan customer has to be more demanding so that banks introduce the best products.
KPMG International released its 2016 Global CEO Outlook, revealing that while a majority of CEOs foresee the next few years to be challenging, with expected moderate economic growth, they are optimistic they can successfully manage through this environment. While 72 percent of top executives believe the next 3 years will be more critical to their industry than the previous 50, they are confident in their company's growth prospects.