The www.fromSriLanka.com platform is receiving increased interest and confidence from exporters and potential exporters of Sri Lankan products. So far over 100 companies small to large have gone through the registration process with many more getting on board continuously.
“I feel that this is the link that Sri Lanka was missing. IT-BPM services are booming due to the rapid digital transformation happening around the world. We have many products and services to support this in Sri Lanka so this will be a great platform to showcase our products and service and I am confident that I will be able to find more business opportunities through the fromSrilanka.com platform” says Sushena Ranatunga, Director of Creative Software.
“Our products are really a celebration of Sri Lanka’s biodiversity. We are really excited to be part of the fromSrilanka.com B2B platform to further expand our exports and take our brands provenance to the global market” says Ms. Shamindi Kumarasinghe, Head of Exports, Nature’s Beauty Creations (Pvt) Ltd.
The National Chamber of Commerce of Sri Lanka is proud to offer the fromSriLanka.com website as a one stop B2B buyer and seller connectivity platform, aimed at supporting Sri Lankan companies to promote their products and services to global buyers.
Catering to a range of over 900 product/service types from Tea, Rubber, Coconut, Spices and Ayurvedic items to Apparel, Gemstones, and furniture or services such as Software Development to BPO solutions the platform is expected to host thousands of Sri Lankan manufacturers and service providers, very soon enticing millions of global business buyers.
The National Chamber is working closely with the EDB, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Industry Associations across every industry to promote exports from Sri Lanka through this platform with multiple other initiatives, with an objective of generating US$ 1 billion worth of new export leads within the next two years.
This platform is developed in partnership with Oracle using the latest performance and security features and utilizes a very responsive web design which is suitable for any PC, mobile phone or tablet using the most popular browsers.
“FromSriLanka.com platform is bound to make a significantly positive step in promoting foreign trade and earning valuable foreign exchange to Sri Lanka and would create a new era for Sri Lankan products in the Global Market” says Mr. Asela De Livera President of the National Chamber of Commerce.
The National Chamber of Commerce of Sri Lanka has been the leading source in promoting and assisting domestic small, medium & large businesses island wide giving a special emphasis to SME’s , as well as foreign trade for over seven decades. ‘fromSriLanka.com’ will be a key part in fulfilling this objective of the Chamber.
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BOI launches long term residence visa programme for investors
The Board of Investment (BOI) recently launched the five-year residence visa program dedicated to investors, stakeholders and BOI enterprises.Issuing long-term visas for investors has been the practice as per the international standards. On par with matching the international benchmark in respect of ease of doing business, the BOI has decided to launch this program to attract more investors to the country.
The long-term visa program, a long-felt need, primarily aims to facilitate the investors who wish to embark on a journey with the BOI.The BOI annually issues 7500-8000 visa recommendations for investors, employees and dependents.The BOI has granted visas for foreign nationals from 109 countries such as India, the United Kingdom, Japan, Korea, Malaysia and Pakistan which represent the most applicants based on last year’s statistics.
Addressing the gathering, Investment Promotion Minister Dhammika Perera said “The happiness on the faces of those investors present at the occasion, implies that the newly launched visa residence scheme is a success,”
“Before the implementation of this program, they had to go through a long documentation process every year to get these visas,” he pointed out.
“Having understood the prime need to provide a seamless and convenient service for investors, we have launched the new program albeit I have not officially assumed duties as the Investment Promotion Minister,” Perera highlighted.
BOI Director General Renuka M Weerakone stated “It is certainly a pleasure to see all our long-standing investors on this special day of launching the long-term residence visa program for investors.
“You all have been the contributors towards 65% of export earnings to Sri Lanka and have stood by us even in times of difficult periods that our country faced, which we wish to acknowledge with great gratitude,” she underscored.
Dialog Enterprise introduces Dialog SmartLife App for Three Sinha roller doors
The Three Sinha Group, a leading roller door company in Sri Lanka, has teamed up with Dialog Enterprise, the corporate ICT solutions arm of Dialog Axiata PLC, to launch a smart roller door controlled via the Dialog SmartLife App. This app enables users to control and access roller door services conveniently from their smartphones. Customers who use Three Sinha roller doors simply need to download the Dialog SmartLife App on Apple App Store and Google Play Store on their smartphone to operate the roller doors from anywhere.
“This is another important step in that process, and we are pleased to partner Dialog Enterprise to provide customers with a future-fit solution. I invite our customers to become a part of this experience”, said Manjula Ariyakumara, the Managing Director of Three Sinha Group of Companies. “As expounded by our brand ethos ‘The Future.Today’, Dialog is continuously seeking avenues of incorporating communication technology into many service areas and product offerings. In line with this vision, we are delighted to partner Three Sinha, a leading Roller Door company in Sri Lanka”, stated Navin Pieris, Group Chief Officer – Dialog Enterprise of Dialog Axiata PLC
People’s Bank commemorates its 61st anniversary
People’s Bank, held a modest ceremony to on 1st July to commemorate their 61st anniversary at the bank’s Head Office in Colombo 02. Chairman of the People’s Bank Sujeewa Rajapakse and CEO/General Manager Ranjith Kodituwakku addressed the staff at this event.
In addition, Religious programs were organized by the Buddhist Association, Hindu Association, Muslim Majlis and the Christians Guild of the People’s Bank to invoke blessings on the country, the people, the customers and the pioneering leaders who have contributed to establish the People’s Bank.
Accordingly, a Pirith chanting was held at the Head Office which was followed by an alms giving at Sambodhi Viharaya in Fort with the patronage of Chief Incumbent Most Ven. Professor Iththademaliye Indhasara Thero. Hindu pooja was conducted by Sri Nivasa Kurukkal, Bambalapitiya, Islamic Service conducted by Deshabandu Al Haj Faisal Hassan mowlavi at Dawatagaha Jumma mosque in Colombo and the holy mass was conducted by Rev. Father Anton Rohitha at St. Philip Mary’s church in Pettah.People’s Bank Corporate and Executive Management, bank staffs and retired employees were also present at the occasion.
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