Samsung refrigerators save energy and money with digital invertor technology

Samsung refrigerators have pioneered the use of Digital Inverter Compressor (DIC) technology
Samsung refrigerators have pioneered the use of
Digital Inverter Compressor (DIC) technology
Digital technology leader, Samsung Electronics is helping consumers save both energy and money with its range of digital invertor refrigerators. Samsung’s energy saving technology is tried and tested globally and most Samsung’s refrigerators now use state-of-the-art digital invertor technology to reduce their energy consumption by up to 36 percent. As a result, consumers are able to save energy and reduce their electricity bills at the same time.  

Commenting on the energy saving capabilities of Samsung’s refrigerators, H.K. Chang, Managing Director, Samsung Electronics India - Sri Lanka Branch Office stated, “Samsung refrigerators adhere to global energy saving standards and fulfil our commitment towards sustainability and the environment. In line with our philosophy of offering products based on consumer centric innovation, our range of refrigerators with digital invertor technology enables consumers to lower their consumption of energy which in turn reduces their electricity costs.  This energy efficient range further helps customers reduce their carbon footprint.”

Hameedia exclusive principal sponsor of the ‘Designer Wedding Show 2014’

Hameedia Wedding Collection
Hameedia Wedding Collection 
Continuously setting the benchmark in the fashion industry, Hameedia will once again be partnering with the ‘Designer Wedding Show 2014’ as the exclusive principal sponsor of the event. The highly anticipated fashion show will take place on 28 October at the Hilton Colombo and will showcase the most renowned designers and brands associated with weddings, bridal fashion and grooms wear in Sri Lanka.  

The ‘Designer Wedding Show 2014’ is being held for the sixth consecutive year and is organized by the Bride and Groom Magazine. The show is an exclusive annual event which features the latest wedding trends and designs created by Sri Lanka’s leading fashion designers and the best hair, make-up and beauty specialists in the country. As the exclusive principal sponsor of the show, Hameedia will showcase its entire range of wedding and the going away collection created for the fashionable and modern groom.

DFCC Vardhana Bank PLC Breaks the Remittance Barrier


DVB and the partner banks
DVB and the partner banks
DFCC Vardhana Bank (DVB), Sri Lanka’s fastest growing commercial bank announces the introduction of the ground-breaking Lanka Money Transfer (LMT) service which will be available within the month of November 2014. This new offering is a remittance service which allows customers, both the sender and receiver to transfer money with ease, using the banks that they trust.
                                                              
Many individuals are uncomfortable with remitting money to banks they are unfamiliar with and in order to address this concern, DVB has partnered with an extensive network of leading banks, which customers trust. Partner banks of the Lanka Money Transfer service include the Regional Development Bank, Lanka Orix Finance PLC, HDFC Bank, Sanasa Bank, Amãna Bank and Union Bank PLC. Customers of DVB and any of the LMT partner banks will be able to use the Lanka Money Transfer service to remit funds to their bank accounts. There are approximately 2.2 million migrant workers from Sri Lanka who save their earnings and remit their money to Sri Lanka in order to support their families and improve their quality of life.  LMT helps them achieve this objective by directly remitting the money to their family members’ accounts at a lower cost.

Hameedia dresses actors of Pusswedilla for 8th consecutive year

Pusswedilla
Pusswedilla
 Continuously setting the benchmark in the fashion industry, Hameedia has once again partnered with Pusswedilla as the official clothing sponsor of the show. Hameedia has been a partner of Pusswedilla since 2007 and has sponsored four seasons which include 37 shows. Throughout the eight year partnership, Hameedia has aimed to make the actors look their best, adding a touch of glamour to the show.

Pusswedilla, written and directed by Feroze Kamardeen, is a stage drama based on the life of an irrepressible politician, Chaminda Pusswedilla. Following the first show which started with Pusswedilla becoming an MP, each show saw the politician grow from a minster, to the leader of the opposition to finally becoming the president. Since its inception theshow has steadily gained repute with performances and repeats always drawing in a full house.

WOW.lk Hosts ‘WOW Food Festival’ to Commemorate World Food Day in Association with Knorr

The action counter and sampling area
The action counter and sampling area








The festival features a series of activities, demonstrations and promotions from 16 to 25 October 2014

Sri Lanka’s largest online shopping mall, WOW.lk recently partnered with Knorr to host the ‘WOW Food Festival’ in commemoration of World Food Day. The exciting festival took place at the WOW.lk head office and comprised a series of promotions and activities which brought people together to celebrate a selection of unique cuisines.

World Food Day was established in 1979 by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. A variety of events ranging from walks, to dinners to food drives are arranged by millions of people across the world who come together to commemorate the day. The activities which took place during the festival included a Knorr kitchen activation at the WoW.lk customer experience centre, which showcased the entire Knorr product range through live preparations, demonstrations and free samples. WOW.lk is also offered the best deals on a variety of food products and restaurants throughout the week and partnered with many reputed restaurants and venues to offer special discounts on food and dining.

4Ever Skin Naturals prove brand excellence with a philosophy beyond the balance sheet

4Ever Skin Nuturals at SLIM Awards
(From left) Mr. Arjuna Manawapriya, Marketing Manager,
4ever Skin Naturals (Pvt) Ltd, Mr. Priyantha Abeyrathne,
 Chief Executive Officer, 4ever Skin Naturals (Pvt) Ltd,
 Ms. Ushani Abeyrathne and Mrs. Chandhani Bandara,
Chairperson, 4ever Skin Naturals (Pvt) Ltd
 receive their award at the SLIM Brand Excellence Awards.
The 13th SLIM Brand Excellence awards held at the BMICH crowned a truly home grown, community conscious brand, with the bronze award for Brand of the Year for the SME sector. 4Ever Skin Naturals glowed radiantly at the awards show, when the distinguished panel of judges chose them as a champion amongst more than a hundred contenders for the category.

This award winning enterprise reflects philosophies of a social entrepreneurship venture focused on creating beauty products that will truly make a difference – in product performance as well as in how it is produced. 100% natural ingredients sourced from only certified local growers are transformed into herbal products that work miracles – preserving teachings of traditional herbal medicine while being in line with global best practices in organic and ethical production.

CIC Healthcare, Nurturing Life through Excellence and Innovation

Mr Premakumar
Mr Premakumar
The Healthcare and Consumer Division of CIC Holdings PLC, has been at the forefront of the healthcare industry in Sri Lanka for decades. Dedicated to saving and improving lives using world-class pharmaceuticals and medical devices, CIC plays a crucial role supporting the health and well-being of Sri Lankans across the island.

CIC’s Healthcare and Consumer Division comprises of two main business units. CIC Pharmaceuticals is involved in the marketing and distribution of pharmaceutical products made by both global multi-nationals and regional manufacturers. The company has an impressive distribution operation that reaches 90 percent of all pharmacies and hospitals in the country. The business unit also enhances its reach by supplying the modern trade – the country’s extensive network of supermarket based pharmacies. CIC’s Medical Devices unit markets diagnostic and surgical devices. This unit represents multinationals based in the UK, US, Switzerland and Australia. It focuses on introducing the most innovative solutions available globally for both surgeons and their patients.

Sri Lanka represented at the largest SME Fair in the Asia

Sri Lanka represented at the largest SME Fair in the Asia
Sri Lanka represented at the largest SME Fair in the Asia 
Sri Lanka participated for the first time at the 11th edition of the China International SME Fair (CISMEF) in Guangzhou from 11 to 14 October 2014. The Sri Lanka Pavilion was jointly organized by the Consulate General of Sri Lanka in Guangzhou and the Sri Lanka Export Development Board and had strong representation from business leaders of the SME sector, showcasing premium products from thrust export sectors such as gems and jewellery, tea and spices, handicrafts, handlooms and ayurvedic products.
Mrs. Sujatha Weerakoon, Director General of the Sri Lanka Export Development Board, speaking at the opening of the Sri Lanka Pavilion pointed out that the Government’s numerous trade facilitation initiatives and President Xi Jinping’s recent State Visit to Sri Lanka have created new opportunities for even closer cooperation between Sri Lanka and China, particularly in trade and urged Sri Lanka companies present to maximize the opportunity to enter the attractive Chinese market.

All-new Bath Store to meet every conceivable bath requirement

The epitome of simplistic elegance
The epitome of simplistic elegance
The Bath Store, a first-of-its-kind in Sri Lanka, is set to meet every conceivable bathroom need under one roof while offering absolute convenience.  Committed to uncompromising quality and elegance, The Bath Store will enable the creation and outfitting of bathrooms that suit every individual need, offering chic products with a superior finish at a reasonable price.

The brainchild of Director Ranil Samarawickrema, the store is a first-of-its-kind and will feature standard bathroom hardware in addition to day-to-day needs – from spa soaps at non spa prices, towels and bathrobes to taps and fittings, high quality toilet rolls and everything in between.

With an inclination for innovation, Mr. Samarawickrema plans to offer a new, all-embracing experience along with convenience, by providing high quality bathroom products under one roof with highly-trained staff at hand to advise and guide customers.

DFCC Vardhana Bank opens fully fledged branch in Welimada

The new Wellimada branch
The new Wellimada branch
DFCC Vardhana Bank (DVB), Sri Lanka’s fastest growing commercial bank expands its network with its most recent branch opening in Welimada, a town in the Badulla district. The ceremonial opening of the new DVB branch took place on Thursday the 16th of October 2014 and was attended by Lakshman Silva, Chief Executive Officer, DFCC Vardhana Bank along with DVB’s senior management and staff.