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By Nishel Fernando Plantation Industries Minister Navin Dissanayake yesterday asserted that the populist government interventions in Sri Lanka’s rubber industry have indirectly led to subsidization of big businesses as well as to corruption, while emphasising that the price stability of natural rubber should be a key priority for policymakers on par with the increasing productivity, which requires pragmatic decision-making.
The 8th edition of the tourism and travel fair ‘Sancharaka Udawa’ was inaugurated by Tourism Minister John Amaratunga at the BMICH yesterday. The two-day event which is being organized by Sri Lanka Association of Inbound Tour Operators (SLAITO) and Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau (SLTPB), showcases products of over 250 exhibitors, and expects over 10,000 visitors this year. Picture shows the Tourism Minister inspecting some products on display.
May 01, 2018 (LBO) – Sri Lanka’s DFCC Group recorded a profit before tax of 1,545 million rupees and profit after tax of 1,110 million rupees as compared to 1,647 million rupees and 1,301 million rupees respectively in the comparative period in 2017.
The UK Secretary of State for International Trade Liam Fox has said that Britain is ready for direct investments in Sri Lanka while increasing its existing investments in the country. According to President Maithripala Sirisena’s media division, the British government will take necessary measures in this regard in the near future.
DFCC Bank relaunched their Credit Card range at a special event on 28 March at the Cinnamon Grand, Colombo amidst a large gathering of clients, prominent personalities, Directors, CEOs, top Executives and Business Leaders of the industry. Adding a nice twist to the event, a fashion show was staged depicting the variety of cards the Bank offers. In a symbolic gesture recognising that DFCC Bank’s current success is based on the vision and efforts of those who have gone before, the first set of Credit Cards were handed over to former Chairman, Mr Rajan Brito, and former CEOs of DFCC Bank Mr Moksevi Prelis, Mr Nihal Fonseka and Mr Arjun Fernando and Mr L.
President Maithripala Sirisena, who arrived in London on Sunday night to attend Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) 2018, is scheduled to address the Commonwealth Business Forum tomorrow.
A visiting delegation of German Industry and Commerce had a preliminary meeting with Development Strategies and International Trade Minister Malik Samarawickrama at the ministry yesterday, prior to the opening of the delegation office in Sri Lanka. German Ambassador Jorn Rohde also participated in the meeting.
Dialog Axiata PLC in collaboration with Arimac Lanka (Pvt) Ltd, announced the introduction of an intelligent humanoidrobot, as a customer assistant at the Dialog Iconic flagship store.
Fitch Ratings Lanka Chief Executive and Country Head Maninda Wickramasinghe last week said Sri Lanka has too many banks, insurance and finance companies, much more than the country needs and the proliferation of such companies has left scant scope for efficient use of the limited capital in the country.
DFCC Bank continued to demonstrate positive momentum across businesses in 2017 as a rapidly growing commercial bank completing its second year after the amalgamation.
Dec 22, 2017 (LBO) – Fitch Ratings has revised the Outlook on DFCC Bank Plc (DFCC) to Stable from Negative.
Leading energy company and a subsidiary of Lanka Ventures, the LVL Energy Fund, Limited officially announced a Rs.1.2 billion Initial Public Offering (IPO) yesterday to fund its strategic expansion and growth in the renewable energy sector.
DFCC Bank PLC launched “DFCC Premier Go”, the first ever premier banking app in the industry, exclusively for its Premier customers, at a special launch event held on November 2, 2017 at DFCC Bank’s Executive Lounge.
DFCC Bank continued to demonstrate positive momentum across business in the 3rd quarter of 2017 as a rapidly emerging full service commercial bank.
DFCC Bank PLC announced the appointment of Thimal Perera as the Bank’s new Deputy CEO, with effect from 16 August 2017.
2018-05-21 - Asif
Overview Anthera Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is a biopharmaceutical company focused on advancing the development and commercialization of innovative medicines that benefit patients with unmet medical needs. The company currently have two compounds in development, Sollpura and blisibimod. The company licensed Sollpura from Eli Lilly & Co (“Eli Lilly”) in July 2014. Sollpura is a novel non-porcine investigational Pancreatic Enzyme Replacement Therapy (“PERT”) intended for the treatment of patients with Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency (“EPI”), often seen in patients with cystic fibrosis and other conditions. The company licensed blisibimod from Amgen, Inc. (“Amgen”) in December 2007. Blisibimod targets B-cell activating factor, or BAFF, which has been shown to be elevated in a variety of B-cell mediated autoimmune diseases, including Immunoglobulin A nephropathy, or IgA nephropathy. Sollpura The exocrine pancreas is responsible for synthesis and secretion of digestive en...
2018-05-21 - Asif
Business Agenus is a clinical-stage immuno-oncology (“I-O”) company dedicated to becoming a leader in the discovery and development of innovative combination therapies and committed to bringing effective medicines to patients with cancer. The company's business is designed to drive success in I-O through speed, innovation, and effective combination therapies. Agenus has assembled fully integrated capabilities from novel target discovery, antibody generation, cell line development, and good manufacturing practice (“GMP”) manufacturing together with a comprehensive portfolio consisting of antibody-based therapeutics, adjuvants and cancer vaccine platforms. The company leverage its immune biology platforms to identify effective combination therapies for development and have developed productive partnerships to advance its innovation. The company believe the next generation of cancer treatment will build on clinically validated antibodies targeting CTLA-4 and PD-1 combined wi...
2018-05-21 - Asif
Business The company started Square in February 2009 to enable businesses (sellers) to accept card payments, an important capability that was previously inaccessible to many businesses. However, sellers also need innovative solutions to thrive, and Square has since expanded to provide additional products and services to give these businesses access to the same tools as large businesses. This approach aligns with its purpose of economic empowerment, as everything the company do should give sellers accessible, affordable tools to grow their businesses and participate in the economy. Square is a cohesive commerce ecosystem that helps its sellers start, run, and grow their businesses. The company combine sophisticated software with affordable hardware to enable sellers to turn mobile and computing devices into powerful payment and point-of-sale solutions. Square has high seller acceptance rates and fast onboarding, while maintaining low risk and fraud losses as a result of its a...