Cosmos Workspaces, Colombo’s newest office space innovator, has launched its unique brand of services and facilities to solopreneurs, local SMEs, and international businesses looking to set up operations in the heart of the city’s up-and-coming central business and lifestyle hub in Colombo- 2, a company news release said.
“Employees who have found themselves working from home as a result of the pandemic have come to recognize the many challenges that arise from a home office. Additionally, freelancers, entrepreneurs, and also small businesses and start-ups in Colombo and abroad, are constantly on the lookout for a convenient and well-equipped workplace in the city while also economizing on the operational aspects of running a full-fledged office,” it said.
“Cosmos Workspaces will feature both on-demand and members-only individual and team spaces and will allow both individuals and companies to find the perfect flexible, creative workspace from which to work, collaborate, and even build connections.”
The new space will operate 24/7, and offer desk, office, boardroom and meeting room rentals on an affordable and/or yearly basis, equipped with high-tech amenities such as high-speed internet, photocopying and printing services, own telephone line and intercom, as well as ample parking spaces for those driving to work, it said.
“What makes Cosmos Workspaces most appealing however, is that it also provides secretarial services -with a dedicated reception-, in-house IT solutions, investment banking services, and also company registration inclusive of individual P.O. Boxes,” the release added.
“From its highly sought address within close proximity to the Cinnamon Life mixed development project, Cosmos Workspaces also serves up a neighbourhood of endless conveniences. With a wide range of restaurants, banking facilities, a world class shopping centre, and residential apartments in its immediate vicinity, Cosmos’ superior office spaces boasts a dynamic and abundant locale. Accessible from arterial roads and within walking distance of main public transport terminals, professionals and companies choosing to set up at Cosmos Workspaces also benefit from commuter accessibility.”
“Cosmos Workspaces was founded with the aim to provide a solution for small and medium sized businesses looking to operate efficiently without having to lease out an entire office space, or those aspiring to get local business efforts up and running,” said Meredith Ivor, Director Operations of Cosmos Workspaces. “By providing our set of truly exclusive resources at reasonable rates, we hope to be able to provide companies with a platform to not just help the local business community thrive, but also on the long-term, to contribute productively to the country’s economy as a whole.”
Dilmah voted Best Corporate Citizen in Ceylon Chamber Sustainability Awards 2020
Sri Lankan family tea company Dilmah was honoured in Sri Lanka’s apex corporate sustainability awards, as one of two recipients of the Best Corporate Citizen Sustainability Award for Sri Lanka in 2020, a company news release said.
“Dilmah won in the category of Businesses with Less than Rs. 15 Billion Annual Turnover based on complex criteria linked to social, environmental and economic value, compliance, resilience, stakeholder management and crisis response. The Ceylon Chamber of Commerce award is judged annually – now in its 17th year – in an exhaustive process steered by a panel of eminent judges. The Best Corporate Citizen in the category of Businesses with greater than Rs. 15 Billion Annual Turnover was won by Ceylon Biscuits Ltd, also a Sri Lankan family business,” it said.
In addition to the coveted top award, Dilmah won category awards for Customer Relations, Environment Beyond the Business and was chosen as one of the Top 10 Corporate Citizens of Sri Lanka. The company stands out in its achievement as a family owned business with a singular focus on tea, among conglomerates and finance houses that form the top 10.
“Dilmah was formed by Founder, Merrill J. Fernando, on an unequivocal commitment to human service. The context was the colonial economic system that persisted in the tea industry in the 1950s, vestiges of which are evident even today in inadequate value addition to Sri Lanka’s high-quality tea and spices. The award scrutinised each finalists’ performance in areas including sustainability and business resilience in the wake of COVID-19, packaging sustainability, customer relations, commitment to environment and social development initiatives,” the release said.
Merrill J. Fernando, who recently celebrated his 70th year in tea is recognized as the face of fine Ceylon Tea in several countries where he started his business inviting tea drinkers to, ‘do try it!’ He commented on hearing of the accolade, ‘Mine was a simple wish – to present the finest tea with quality and integrity. What people call sustainability is a way of life for my sons and I. This award is a humbling accolade, because my journey in tea was marked more by criticism than appreciation.’
A minimum 15% of the company’s pre-tax profits directly benefit humanity through the work of the MJF Charitable Foundation and Dilmah Conservation, both formed to fulfill the company’s commitment to community and environment. The Dilmah philosophy has touched the lives of thousands through programmes for disabled children, empowerment initiatives for women, youth and communities. The company became carbon neutral in 2019 and plans to be carbon negative by 2030.
Vision Care opens 60th branch at Medihelp Hospital in Homagama
Vision Care, Sri Lanka’s premier eye care solutions provider, opened its 60th branch at Medihelp Hospital located at High-level road, Homagama. Present at the momentous opening were Chief Guest Dr. Prasad Pathirana – Eye Surgeon, Horana Base Hospital and Chandika Wijesiriwardana – Executive Director, Medihelp Hospitals, who graced the event.
“Vision Care has entered into a strategic partnership with Medihelp Hospitals to enhance the hospital’s eye care offering. Vision Care is focused on expanding its optical services to selected Medihelp Hospitals’ locations, thereby eventually covering all major districts in the country,” a news release issued in connection with the event said.
It said the new location offers a wide collection of affordable eyewear and specialized services such as primary eye examination, refraction, contact lens assessment, eye pressure diagnostics, hearing aids and other related services.
Kangaroo Cabs adopt strict measures to safeguard customers against Covid-19
Kangaroo Cabs (Pvt) Ltd., Sri Lanka’s leading cab service provider trusted by customers for the past 33 years, has adopted many stringent measures to ensure customer safety against Covid-19.
This includes providing hand sanitizers, touchless thermometers and face masks to all drivers registered under Kangaroo Cabs. They are advised strictly to follow health guidelines and pay attention to safeguard their valued customers. Customers’ body temperature is checked and hand sanitization provided before every trip.
The car is sanitized at the end of every journey to ensure the safety of the next customer and the drivers. Drivers are advised to wear face masks and follow health guidelines right throughout the journey. Precautions and safety measures are a top priority at Kangaroo Cabs.
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