Clickastro, one of the pioneering names in online astrology services in India has launched its in-depth Horoscope report in Sinhala. The report is based on the age-old concepts of Vedic Astrology.
Clickastro has been the flag-bearer since its inception in promoting Vedic astrology knowledge not just in India but around the globe. The in-depth horoscope report in Sinhala, launched in February this year, is a detailed report discussing all aspects of one’s life at length. The report is generated based on the Sinhala chart style, which is specific to the local community. The report helps one understand the various hidden factors regarding one’s life and character. It also gives the user guidelines for leading a safe and successful life.
Astrology guides people to move in the right direction. It deals with different elements of human life, such as parenting, career, marriage, family, kids, health, finance, etc. In recent times, astrology has gained importance as many are turning to it for answers about their uncertain future.
Speaking on the announcement Arjun Ravindran, Managing Director, Astro-Vision Futuretech Pvt Ltd said, “We are living in an uncertain world, the current global situation has led to a lot of assumptions and for this reason there are many people that are resorting to astrology as a guiding force. We at Clickastro understand the importance of providing people with some certainty in life, therefore we are making sure that our in-depth reports are accessible to the people of Sri Lanka without any language constraints as we already have the astrological content in both Tamil and English.”
Thousands of Sinhalese users who visit Clickastro website had to choose from either the English or Tamil reports till now. But with the increased demands for vernacular reports, the decision was made to bring out the report in Sinhalese.
The horoscope report highlights one’s strengths, weaknesses, and hidden aspects of their personality that may improve and enhance self-confidence. It can also help a person prepare for future possibilities and make the most of the opportunities one may encounter.
The Sinhala language has been added in the iOS version of the ‘LifeSign ME ‘Standard’ app which was launched in January 2020. Apart from Sinhala, the app provides reports in English, Hindi, Tamil, Malayalam, Telugu, Kannada, Marathi, Bengali and Oriya, and has the North Indian, South Indian, Bengali and Sri Lankan chart formats. The various features of the app include reports based on Paryantardasha, Kujadosha check and remedies, Ashtakavarga, yogas, Panchang prediction, transit predictions, birth star features and remedies, doshas and remedies, favourable periods, variety of charts, Shodashvarga, Sayana and NirayanaLongitude of planets, planetary analysis, Vargottama and Vargabheda, Jaimini system, Ayanamsa options.
HNB supports Sri Lanka Welfare Society of Blind Women
Supporting the livelihoods of visually impaired women, Sri Lanka’s most customer friendly bank HNB PLC donated 300 white canes and dry ration packs to the members of the Sri Lanka Welfare Society of the Blind Women.
The donations made utilizing voluntary contributions gathered by HNB employees, were handed over to members of the Society at a special event at HNB Towers under the patronage of HNB Managing Director and CEO Jonathan Alles.
“HNB is proud to partner with the Sri Lanka Welfare Society of the Blind Women to serve the visually impaired women of the country. Our goal is to do our part in ensuring they are given opportunities, recognition and respect that are equal to every other citizen, and we hope that partnerships of this nature will pave the way for a more inclusive and caring society,” HNB Managing Director and CEO, Jonathan Alles said.
With 252 customer centres across the country, HNB is one of Sri Lanka’s largest, most technologically innovative banks, having won local and global recognition for its efforts to drive forward a new paradigm in digital banking. Over the recent past, the bank was ranked among the World Top 1,000 Banks list compiled by the prestigious UK-based Banker Magazine. HNB has a national rating of AA- (lka) by Fitch Ratings (Lanka) Ltd.
HNB was also declared Best Sub-Custodian Bank in Sri Lanka at the Global Finance Awards 2020, in addition to winning the coveted Best Retail Bank in Sri Lanka Award for the 11th time at the Asian Banker Awards 2020, in recognition of its sustainable growth and continuous improvements in processes, products and services amidst a challenging macroeconomic environment.
People’s Insurance enters Medical Insurance market with ‘the most comprehensive medical insurance cover available in Sri Lanka’
In an unprecedented effort to enhance its product offerings to customers across Sri Lanka, People’s Insurance PLC recently announced its plans to diversify into the health insurance space of the country. This strategic move to establish its presence as a health insurance provider builds on the well-established public image of People’s Insurance as the insurer who cares with love.
As the market is already heavily saturated with health insurance products offered by the competition, Peoples Insurance had the strategic objective of offering a product to make them stand out from the rest. Following a customer first approach, the insurer has decided to be a step above its competitors by offering a highly comprehensive medical insurance cover available in the country.
Citizens of Sri Lanka and those individuals who currently reside in the country are eligible to obtain a medical insurance cover from People’s Insurance. Individuals can be covered from their 5th birthday onwards. However, infants from the age of 3 months can also be protected by these covers provided that their parents have a medical cover from People’s Insurance too.
Jeevani Kariyawasam, the Head of Operations at People’s Insurance PLC commented on this new development, “When People’s Insurance PLC began to contemplate our entry into the health insurance sector, we knew we had to be different. As we are known as the only insurer who cares with love, our health insurance product had to reflect this strongly. Due to this, we decided to position ourselves as an insurance provider with a highly comprehensive product in the health insurance space. With affordable premiums, we have made every effort to ensure that Sri Lankans can enjoy the peace of mind that health insurance brings about.”
Medical schemes will vary from Rs. 100,000 to Rs. 2 million and premiums will depend on the sum insured, along with the customer’s age band. It is also noteworthy that the geographical scope of treatment extends beyond Sri Lanka and into India as well. Costs related to ambulance call outs, inpatient proceedings, surgical treatments, pharmaceuticals, diagnostics and pre and post hospitalization expenses are just a few of the areas that this comprehensive product covers.
As People’s Insurance PLC has a trusted and well established name in the minds of Sri Lankan customers, it is expected that their entrance into the medical insurance sector will be welcomed by citizens across the island. With the underlying goal of caring for its customers beyond anything else, this new development will allow for more Sri Lankans access to proper healthcare services. This decision truly resonates with a purpose beyond profit initiative.
Browns Investments purchases 9.9 percent stake in HNB, boosting market
By Hiran H. Senewiratne
CSE activities were positive but not bullish yesterday. Besides, the CSE announcement on a transaction where Browns Investments purchased a 9.9% stake in HNB plus last minute buying interest brought a positive note to the stock market, analysts said. Browns Investments bought 42 million HNB shares in the price range of Rs. 125.75 and Rs. 132.25 for RS 5.3 billion.
This quantum of shares or 9.9 % percent stake of HNB purchased by Brown Investments happened during the months of April and May, market sources said. Amid those developments both indices were positive. All Share Price Index was up by 45.85 points. Turnover stood at Rs. 890.3 million with a single crossing. The crossing is from Sampath Bank which crossed 500000 shares to the tune of RS 26 million and its shares traded at Rs. 52.
In the retail market, top five companies that mainly contributed to the turnover were, J K H RS 189 million (1.4 million shares traded), Browns Investments Rs. 181 million (27.8 million shares traded),Expo Lanka Rs. 53.8 million (1.2 million shares traded), Sampath Bank 50.2 million (1 million shares traded)and Royal ceramic Rs. 47.3 million (1.4 million shares traded). During the day 74.2 million share volume changed hands in 10600 transactions.
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