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Emerging Media wins Silver Award for 2nd consecutive year at SLIM Brand Excellence Awards

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Founder and Managing Director Sanjeewa Rajapakshe and Co-Founder and Director Tyner Fernando receiving the award

Emerging Media (Pvt) Ltd proved its excellence for the second consecutive year by winning the Silver Award for the SME Local Brand of the Year at SLIM Brand Excellence Awards 2020 at the BMICH recently.

Emerging Media which beat around 40 competitors last year to receive the Silver Award retained the honors in 2020, competing with a bigger segment of reputed participants in the category.

The company is the largest Location-based Digital Display Advertising Network in Sri Lanka with 11 years of service. Over the last decade, it developed a strong reputation for its services and dedication to the local digital display industry.

As the market leader in the industry, the company received brand recognition with CMO Sri Lanka’s Outdoor Agency of the Year 2020. The previous year, Emerging Media was recognized with three coveted accolades by CMO respectively, Brand Leadership Award 2019, CMO Asia’s Innovation Excellence Award 2019 and Entrepreneur of the Year Award in the category of Advertising, Marketing and PR.

Emerging Media’s Founder/Managing Director Sanjeewa Rajapakshe said “We are honored to receive this prestigious award as an acknowledgment of our hard work in building our brand to the present level. We are proud to be a part of the SLIM Brand Excellence Awards program dedicated to recognize brands.”

Emerging Media offers Online and Offline digital platforms with focus on reaching different target groups. One of the main mediums provided as Digital Display Marketing Solutions for clients is the large Outdoor Digital LED Screens which promote top of the mind awareness and enhance brand presence.

These Outdoor Digital LED Screens have been strategically placed in some of the prime locations around Colombo – such as Town Hall, Liberty Cinema, Bambalapitiya Market, Arcade Independence Square, Dutch Hospital, Thurstan and Nugegoda junction.

Emerging Media is the pioneering company to innovate different digital advertising mediums based on location touch points. At present, these touch points are a network of public and private buses through Bus TV, a network of salons through TV Salon, a network of hospitals through Medi TV and a network of gyms & fitness centers. They also have screens at the Fort Railway Station and the World Trade Centre.



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Southern MP warns that Russian & Ukranian tourists working here are at risk

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“They may be knifed or their lives threatened”

ECONOMYNEXT – Tourists from Russia and Ukraine who are staying in houses in Sri Lanka for long periods are engaging in business activities and should be taxed to prevent them being knifed by competitors, SLPP MP Chandima Weerakkody told parliament on Friday.

“There are many tourists who are staying long term in houses,” he said. “Though they come here they cannot use their credit cards – especially Russian and Ukrainian tourists who cannot use their money through their cards. As a result they have been forced to work and earn something in Sri Lanka.”

He called on the government to have a system where they can use their money.

“In our areas many tourists are cutting hair, some are doing tinkering work, some are setting up pizza shops, some are selling cannabis – I think there is a new name now *for ganja),” Weerakkody said. “If we send the immigration behind the tourists who are coming, even those that are coming will not come.”

“No taxes are being charged from any of these tourists who are doing business. Our (local people’s) taxes are raised. I am asking at least to have a system for the government to collect some taxes

“I want to say in Parliament that in our areas, a knifing (pihi anumak), or some other threat to life (jeewitha tharjanayak) may happen if this situation continues.”

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Kidney sale racket unearthed in Colombo

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Five duped to sell their kidneys at Rs. 15 million each

By Norman Palihawadane

The Colombo Crimes Division (CCD) has informed the Colombo Additional Magistrate Ranjindra Jayasuriya that an investigation has been launched to arrest the suspects involved in the organized racket of obtaining kidneys from poor people promising big money and selling them to local and foreign people.The CCD told the court on Thursday that four men and one woman have parted with their kidneys, and despite promising to pay Rs.15 million per kidney nothing was paid.

CCD reported to court that the victims were operated at a Hospital on Cotta Road in Borella and no money was paid. A mother who was nursing a one-and-a-half-year-old infant was among those cheated.

The police told court that a person from the Bloemendhal area had referred these people through another man and a woman. Required medical tests had been conducted at three private hospitals.

Evidence has been obtained that kidney surgeries had been performed at a private hospital in Borella and the CCD stated in court that this racket was organized targeting poor families in Colombo.

It informed court that they have already launched investigations and will arrest the suspects and produce them before court.After considering the relevant submissions, the Magistrate ordered the CCD to conduct investigations and arrest the suspects and present them to court.

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Record highest number of school students visit Parliament

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School children wave during their visit to Parliament on Thursday (1). Serjeant-at Arms Narendra Fernando said that the largest number of school students in the history of the Parliament visited the Parliament on Dec 1. Over 5,000 students from 32 schools from different provinces visited the Parliament on that day, he said. More than 25,000 students representing schools in different parts of the country had visited to observe the Parliamentary debates after the Public Gallery was reopened for school students from Sept 19.

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