DFCC Bank cardholders enjoy 60% savings and so much more this Avurudu season
With the holiday period fast approaching, DFCC Bank has made a commitment to offer credit cardholders up to 60% in savings across 300 island-wide partner outlets. From shopping to electronics and e-commerce online platforms, the bank for everyone has left no stone unturned, allowing for their loyal customers to rejoice in shopping sprees with their loved ones this festive season.
In addition to the massive savings offered to cardholders, each & every transaction will entitle the cardholder to 1% CashBack credited to a DFCC Bank account throughout the year. This unique proposition allows for customers to save while they spend on treats for themselves and family members as they ring in the new year. Further to this, credit cards from DFCC Bank also have the lowest processing fee on loan on card and balance transfer products.
Among the 300 merchants DFCC Bank has partnered with, some consumer favorites have been included as well. These include, Keells, Cargills, Arpico, Abans, Singer, Galleria, Cotton Collection, Levi’s, Adidas, Cool Planet, Sriyani Dress Point, DSI, Bata, CIB, House of Fashions and ODEL. Cardholders will also enjoy discounts at leading merchants across electronics and household; holiday and travel; health and well-being; jewellery; clothing and accessories; restaurants; supermarkets and leisure categories.
As many customers prefer to shop for appliances and high value items during this period of the year, DFCC Bank has also enabled a Buy Now Pay Later incentive to cardholders. Featuring payment plans of upto 12 months with 0% interest during the month of April, cardholders are encouraged to make use of this offer.
This year, the bank has also incentivized their debit card holders. In an effort to encourage debit cardholders to use their cards for transactions instead of going through the hassle of withdrawing cash through ATMs, DFCC Bank is offering many discounts at selected shopping, footwear, jewelry, and dining partner outlets including offers for online purchases.
Speaking on these festive card offers from DFCC Bank, Lakshman Silva, CEO, DFCC Bank
said, “Year after year, we have made the Avurudu season happier for our cardholders by offering amazing incentives and discount deals through our partner merchants. As last year’s celebrations were subdued due to the lockdowns, we are hopeful that this year, our customers will once again be able to celebrate the Avurudu Season with their loved ones. We encourage all of our customers to make maximum use of our card offers this year, so that they can make their dream purchases come true.”
Share investors worried over Wealth and Heritage tax
By Hiran H Senewiratne
CSE trading kicked off on a positive note yesterday but the momentum could not be sustained for long owing to investor worries that the government is planning domestic debt restructuring involving the imposition of a wealth and heritage tax on citizens, market sources said.
Amid those developments both indices moved downwards. The All -Share Price Index went down by 131 points and S and P SL-20 declined by 46.8 points. Turnover stood at Rs 3.4 billion with four crossings. Those crossings were reported in Agalawattte Plantations, which crossed 45.3 million shares to the tune of Rs 1.5 billion, its shares traded at Rs 35, CTC 420,000 shares crossed for Rs 269 million and its shares traded at Rs 640, Cargills 100,000 shares crossed to the tune of Rs 24.5 million; its shares traded at Rs 245 and Hayleys 300,000 shares crossed for Rs 24 million; its shares traded at Rs 80.
In the retail market top seven companies that mainly contributed to the turnover were, SLT Rs 234 million (two million shares traded), Hayleys RS 121 million (1.5 million shares traded), Lanka IOC Rs 106 million (115,000 shares traded), Softlogic Capital Rs 69 million (5.6 million shares traded), CTC Rs 65.3 million (101,000 shares traded), Sampath Bank RS 54.7 million (one million shares traded) and Commercial Bank RS 52.5 million (801,000 shares traded).During the day 164 million share volumes changed hands in 20000 transactions.
Brandix ‘RightToRead’ initiative gains momentum enriching Sri Lanka students and transforming learning
Inspired by the challenge to provide Sri Lankan children with better access to learning materials and the transformative power to read and comprehend English, Brandix launched the ‘RightToRead’ project in 2018 in collaboration with the Ministry of Education.
Accordingly, Brandix introduced the ‘ReadToMe’ English learning tool, created by English Helper – India, to improve reading and comprehension skills of Sri Lankan students. Last Monday, Julie Chung, the US Ambassador to Sri Lanka, visited Susamayawardhana Vidyalaya in Borella, to observe progress of the project and experience how children and educators in Sri Lanka engage with educational technology.
Brandix Lanka Limited, Director, Ajit Johnpillai, said: “Education is the most powerful tool to enrich communities and futures, and Brandix is committed to build a strong foundation for transformational learning for students across Sri Lanka. The progress we have made with RiteToRead over the past two years is promising, and the potential for change in the education sector harnessing such digital technologies is immeasurable. Brandix will continue its commitment to deliver Inspired Solutions for the people of Sri Lanka.”
Dialog TV Boosts Resilience and Capacity with Norsat Satellite Earth Station
Hytera, a leading global provider of professional communications technologies and solutions, is proud to announce the successful deployment of a new backup satellite station for Dialog TV, Sri Lanka’s No.1 satellite Pay TV service provider. The project was fulfilled in 2022 by Hytera and its subsidiary specialized in Satellite Communications (SatCom), Norsat International Inc. The new station enhances the resilience and capacity of Dialog TV’s existing system and ensures continuity of service in the event of damage due to natural disasters.
Dialog TV provides coverage over the entirety of Sri Lanka through the Intelsat 38 Ku-band satellite. As the business expanded, it opted for a backup solution to support its existing satellite station and to strengthen the network’s disaster tolerance.
Hytera and Norsat provided an end-to-end satellite earth station solution that includes the installation, integration, and setup of satellite antennas, a transmission and receiving system, a new network management system (NMS), and a carrier monitoring system (CMS). The NMS makes routine work easier and simpler for on-duty staff, as equipment status, parameter monitoring and configuration, and remote control of the devices can be viewed and accomplished via a single interface. The CMS monitors the carrier spectrum status of satellite signals in real-time and ensures stable signal transmission and receiving.
“We are excited to have been able to work with Dialog TV on this important project,” said Kevin Sun, Sales Director for Hytera South Asia, “Our ability to seamlessly integrate our new equipment and software with Dialog TV’s existing systems has helped to ensure a stable and reliable service for their millions of customers across Sri Lanka.”
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