ExcelSoft to implement ERP solutions at Quantum Clothing India

Excelsoft Quantum India
Nitish Kohli, Business Analyst; Quantum Clothing India;
 Rob Walker, Finance and IT Systems Manager, Quantum Clothing Group;
 Joson Chokatte, Director, ExcelSoft and
Dammika Abeysinghe, Project Lead, ExcelSoft.
British apparel manufacturing firm Quantum Clothing Group Ltd. has awarded the implementation of Enterprise Resource Planning solutions for its Indian operation to Sri Lankan software firm ExcelSoftQuantum Clothing India, set up in area of 11.32 acres in Andhra Pradesh currently employs a 2100 workforce approximately. The India factory established in August 2010 commenced their first shipment in April 2011.

The agreement follows ExcelSoft’s implementation of the TOPS ERP solution in Quantum Sri Lanka’s Horana factory in 2012.  The system seamlessly integrated all business critical data flowing through various departments that are decisive for the businesses to reach its objectives and stay competitive in the apparel industry. 

Sri Lanka ruling party (UPFA) wins Uva

Sri Lanka ruling party (UPFA) wins Uva
Sri Lanka ruling party (UPFA) wins Uva
The United People’s Freedom Alliance (UPFA) secured the power of the Uva Provincial Council for the next four years with a majority of four seats.
Accordingly, the UPFA had secured 19seats including two bonus seats in the Provincial Council while the UNP secured 13 seats and the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) won two seats.
The UPFA obtained 349906 votes from the two districts while the UVP received 274773 votes. The total number of votes achieved by the JVP stands at 35585.

Oman Air Offers 15% Off Flights For Bank Muscat Oman Air Credit Card Holders

Bank Muscat Oman Air cobranded card
Bank Muscat Oman Air cobranded card
OmanAir has launched a fantastic special promotion exclusively for the Bank Muscat Oman Air Credit Card holders.

Between 15th September and 30th November 2014, holders of the Bank Muscat Oman Air Credit Card – all of whom are also members of Oman Air’s Sindbad programme can enjoy a 15 per cent discount on flights to any one of 24 destinations within Oman Air’s network. Tickets must be booked online at Omanair.com and payment of the discounted fare must be made using a Bank Muscat Oman Air Credit Card.

The Bank Muscat Oman Air co-branded Credit Card was launched in September 2013 at a ceremony attended by His Excellency Darwish bin Ismail Al Balushi, the Minister Responsible for Financial Affairs, and the Chairman of Oman Air, also AbdulRazak Ali Issa, Chief Executive of Bank Muscat.

SPIKES ASIA RECEIVES RECORD ENTRIES

SPIKES ASIA Logo
SPIKES ASIA Logo

Juries set to judge 4,984 pieces of work innovation shortlist released

TheSpikes Asia Festival of Creativity, which takes place next week in Singapore, has announced that 4,984 entries have been received into the 2014 awards.
“The entries received into Spikes Asia always act as a good indication of regional industry trends and the direction it’s heading in, which is why it’s interesting to see that the categories showing the strongest growth are Digital, which has seen entries rise by 68%, and Mobile, where entries have grown by 48%. On a country level, it’s fantastic that Sri Lanka has almost doubled its entries, whilst Malaysia, Pakistan and Chinese Taipei have also seen substantial increases. It’s going to be an exciting few days as we start to see the best in APAC’s creative communications rising to the top,” says Terry Savage, Chairman, Lions Festivals.

DFCC Vardhana Bank opens a fully fledged bank branch in Hatton

The Hatton Branch
The Hatton Branch
DFCCVardhana Bank (DVB), Sri Lanka’s fastest growing commercial bank, recently expanded its network with its most recent branch opening in Hatton. The ceremonial opening of the new DVB branch took place on Thursday 18 September and was attended by Lakshman Silva, Chief Executive Officer, DFCC Vardhana Bank along with DVB’s senior management and staff.

The new DVB branch located at No. 1, Second Main Street, Hatton will provide support and allow better access to quick and efficient commercial banking facilities to all business and retail customers in the area. Previously operating as a banking unit situated at the Hatton Post Office, DVB expanded its offering to provide all the services of a fully-fledged commercial bank. The banking services now offered include savings and current accounts, personal loans, housing loans, education loans, vehicle leasing, gold jewellery pawning loans, business loans, LCs, foreign currency products such as NRFC, RFC and NNRFC and money transferring via Western Union. DVB also offers the latest technologies with online banking services, a 24/7 call centre and access to over 500 ATMs through its own and partner ATM networks which allow unlimited withdrawals at zero cost.

Perine for COCO – A fresh new line by two of Sri Lanka’s leading fashion icons

Cotton Collection’s Managing Director Niloufer Anverally
Cotton Collection’s Managing Director Niloufer Anverally
Drawing inspiration from the colourful and carefree spirit of island life, COCO (Cotton Collection’s in-house brand) recently launched its latest designer line – Perine for COCO. This fresh new line embodies effortless sophistication and was created by international supermodel Perine Fernando and Cotton Collection’s Managing Director, Niloufer Anverally. As far as creative collaborations go, Perine for COCO  is the perfect blend of both women’s creative flair and sense of style. Perine brings with her a wealth of fashion experience, having worked for some of the world’s most iconic fashion houses such as Dior, Armani, Yves St. Laurent, Nina Ricci, Giorgio Armani and many more.  Niloufer brings with her an intuitive understanding of Sri Lankan style and an in-depth knowledge of what appeals to young and dynamic Sri Lankan women.

Eight Young Sri Lankans to represent Sri Lanka at Spikes Asia 2014

Ranil de Silva with the Young Lions Digital, Integrated, Media and Young Creative Academy winners with Laila Gunesekere
Ranil de Silva with the Young Lions Digital, Integrated,
Media and Young Creative Academy winners with
Laila Gunesekere
Six young professionals and two young students from Sri Lanka’s advertising industry, have been selected to represent the country at the annual Young Spikes competition which will take place at the Spikes Asia Festival 2014  in Singapore from 23 to 26 September 2014. Following a local competition conducted by Metal Factor in partnership with the International Advertising Association (IAA), three teams were selected to participate in the Integrated, Media and Digital categories of the Young SpikesAsia competitions.  Two students from the Academy of Design were also selected to participate at the Young Creative Academy which will take place at the festival.

Samsung’s Customer Contact Centre relocated to offer global standards of service in Colombo

Rajith Liyandara, Contact Centre Manager – Samsung Electronics, H.K. Chang, Managing Director, Samsung Electronics India - Sri Lanka Branch Office and Omer A Fareed - CEO, Amazai Group at the opening.jpg
Rajith Liyandara, Contact Centre Manager – Samsung Electronics,
H.K. Chang, Managing Director, Samsung Electronics India -
 Sri Lanka Branch Office and Omer A Fareed -
CEO, Amazai Group at the opening.jpg
Digital technology leader, Samsung Electronics recently shifted its Customer Contact Centre to a newly refurbished office at the World Trade Centre. The office’s opening ceremony was attended by the senior management and staff of Samsung Electronics including, H.K. Chang, Managing Director, Samsung Electronics India - Sri Lanka Branch Office, Omer A. Fareed - CEO, Amazai Group and Samsung Electronics management team and the Envoy facility team.

Commenting on the relocation, H.K. Chang, Managing Director, Samsung Electronics India - Sri Lanka Branch Office stated, “Samsung strives to ensure that our valued consumers in Sri Lanka receive the same quality products and customer care enjoyed by our consumers across the world. We are dedicated to delivering a high quality service that is both convenient and meets the varied needs of our product users. This signature Contact Customer Centre will provide our valued consumers with a world-class service at a convenient and central location.”

Sri Lanka identifies China as a priority market for tourism

Sri Lanka identifies China as a priority market for tourism
Sri Lanka identifies China as a priority market for tourism
In working toward Sri Lanka’s goal to attract 2.5 million tourists by 2016, Chinawill play an important role, particularly being the largest outbound tourism market in the world. More than 83 million Chinese citizens reportedly traveled abroad as tourists last year alone.
Sri Lanka has identified China as a priority market in its tourism promotion strategy and hopes to attract 100,000 Chinese tourists to the island in 2015 and 275,000 by 2016.

Mihin Lanka hosts commercial conference and felicitates agents at an evening of cocktails

Nishantha Ranatunga – Chairman, Mihin Lanka addressing the gathering
Nishantha Ranatunga – Chairman, Mihin Lanka addressing the gathering
Mihin Lanka recently hosted a Commercial Conference and an evening of cocktails for Agents at the Galadari, Colombo. Both events were graced by the Chairman of Mihin Lanka, Nishantha Ranatunga, and the Senior Mangement Team. The Commercial Conference saw the participation of all Overseas GSA’s, Country Managers of Mihin Lanka and the Commercial and Sales teams of Mihin Lanka in, Colombo. The Agents cocktail commenced with a briefing by the Chairman on the future plans of the airline, a raffle draw followed where 3 lucky agents walked away with air tickets. Present at the event were also the senior management of the airline along with the Agents.