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Ideal Motors Team triumphs at Mahindra Global eTekFest 2020-21 showcasing passion to excel

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The Team powered by Ideal Motors (Pvt) Ltd triumphed with a host of prestigious awards at the Mahindra Global eTekfest International Tournament 2020-21 held recently. Ideal Motors (Pvt) Ltd is Sri Lanka’s premier automotive solutions provider and the sole authorized dealer for Mahindra and Mahindra in the country.

Organized annually by the Mahindra Institute of Learning & Excellence (MILE), Igatpuri, Maharashtra, this year’s competition was held via online platforms and featured participants from 22 countries worldwide in markets which Mahindra operates in. The Sri Lankan Team emerged victorious showcasing their stellar knowledge and experience.

Candidates from Ideal Motors competed in various categories such as Executive Service category, Diagnostic Expert Commercial category and Technical Commercial category.

Clinching several awards were Thushara Ramanayaka from Ideal First Choice who was the winner in the ‘Diagnostic Expert Commercial Vehicles’ category while Subodha Weerasekara was awarded the 2nd Runner-up trophy. Winning First Prize for the ‘Technical Commercial Category’ was K.A.D.N Chamara.

Moreover, bringing further prestige to the company, Indika Wedage and Buddhika Bandara were awarded the Platinum Award for ‘Improving the Service Network Quality at selected set-ups to handle KUV 100’. These recipients were recognized for their tireless contribution towards commissioning the service centers for the KUV100 Mini SUV.

The participants of this tournament competed locally and emerged winners to enter the competition at regional level and were candidates at the international tournament to be finally selected as winners on a global scale.

The Ideal Motors Team winning such a tournament is testament to the commitment of the organization’s attention to excellence in customer service.

Under the leadership of Ideal Group Founder and Chairman Nalin Welgama, Deputy Chairman Aravinda de Silva and Director Chaminda Wanigaratne, and together with a dedicated staff of over 300 personnel, Ideal Motors provides superlative services for its motor vehicle customers. Additionally, with 12 state-of-the-art Ideal First Choice workshops, the company provides a trustworthy partner for all automobile needs.

As the leader in the light vehicles category, Ideal Motors achieved another milestone in its history when in 2019 the company ventured into the small SUV segment. In Welipenna, in the Kalutara district, a state- Motors began assembling the popular Mahindra KUV100 Mini SUV.

Ensuring of-the-art production facility was commissioned. At this facility, together with Mahindra backing, Ideal that customers who purchase these vehicles are guaranteed superior after sales service, under the guidance of Director Chaminda Wanigaratne, 55 service centers covering all 25 districts in the country were established. Mahindra vehicle customers are assured of trustworthy after sales service in 55 main cities across all districts including the Central Workshop located in Ratmalana and 12 First Choice service centers located island-wide.

With this victory, Ideal Motors aims to continuously serve all customers unstintingly and together journey towards greater success.



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Altair on track

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Altair - the architectural marvel

`Altair’, the iconic building in Colombo – Sri Lanka is designed by Celebrity Architect Moshe Safdie based in Boston, USA. Moshe Safdie has designed many famous iconic structures including the famous Marina Bay Sands with Sky Garden in Singapore. `Altair’ is in the league of iconic buildings of the world, such as Burj Khalifa, Petronas Tower, Marina Bay Sands, Shanghai Tower, The Parc 1 Tower in Seoul – South Korea, ICC Building & Bank of China Tower in Hong Kong to name a few. 

The project `Altair’ was launched by South City Group in Colombo in the year 2013. Due to construction related complications, force majeure reasons and an unfortunate ownership related dispute, the project has been delayed. However, South City Group has expressed with much pleasure that the Group is back in the helm of the real estate project with 100% control. Most importantly, the project is progressing well and will be ready for handing over in the next few months.

The spokesperson of South City stated that that they are getting utmost support and cooperation from the Government of Sri Lanka for completing the project. President Gotabaya Rajapaksa has appointed Mr. Sirinimal Perera, the Special Authorised Officer to steer the project towards its successful completion. South City group is also receiving steadfast backing from the esteemed customers and the project is on track to deliver what it promised since inception. The rich experience of South City Management with a huge knowledge bank will be able to soon create another landmark in Sri Lanka which will be one of the top landmarks in the world.

Altair’ is an architectural marvel and consists of two vertical tower blocks, one straight tower and another stepped tower which is in slope and leaning to the straight tower. The project is in the prime area of Colombo facing Beira Lake as well as the Indian Ocean. The finishes of the project are on high calibre, with Italian marble, wooden flooring, central air-conditioning, hot water supply and super luxurious sanitary fixtures. Additionally, there is a Resident Club on the fifth level with a garden around it and on 63rd level with the swimming pool and other recreational facilities. 

The apartments have been booked by the Crème de la crème of Sri Lanka’s social fabric, HNI and a noteworthy number of overseas residents from the Sri Lankan diaspora. Notably, ‘Altair’ a is the biggest FDI investment in Colombo for real estate to date. Altair is a symbol of a successful foreign investment and a show-piece for the Sri Lankan Government to attract further investment in Sri Lanka.

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A cheering campaign to support Team Sri Lanka at TOKYO 2020

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Chethika Rajapaksha, Marketing Manager, ICL Brands, Susanthika Jayasinghe, Dushan Vas, Niloo Jayatilake, Chairperson – Women's Committee, NOCSL, Fazil Hussain, Member, Ex. Committee, NOCSL.

ICL Brands’ Eva lived up to its’ promise of ‘Leading with Confidence’ by partnering with the National Olympic Committee of Sri Lanka (NOCSL) as the Official Cheering Partner for Team Sri Lanka at TOKYO 2020, Olympics. The brand initiated a massive communication campaign, centered around the ‘Official Cheering Song’ to drive Sri Lankans to rally around Team Sri Lanka and support the 9 athletes that bear the pride of the nation at TOKYO 2020.

The launch of the ‘Official Cheering Song’ took place at the Capital Maharaja Group head office with the participation of Sri Lanka’s very own Olympic Silver Medalist, Susanthika Jaysinghe, NOCSL Women’s Committee Chairperson, Niloo Jayatilake, NOCSL’s Executive Committee Board Member, Fazil Hussain and Chethika Rajapaksha, Marketing Manager for ICL Brands. Amidst the other guests who graced the occasion were Sunil Kanojia, Group CEO – CMG, Shanthi Bhagirathan, Group Director – ICL Brands, Rakesh Khosla,CEO – ICL Brands and others.

The event was live streamed via multiple social media platforms simultaneously, reaching out to a wide audience and kicking off the cheering campaign officially. Eva’s campaign to cheer for Team Sri Lanka will continue throughout the period of TOKYO 2020 Olympics on multiple media platforms.

Susanthika Jayasinghe who graced the occasion as chief guest praised the initiative ”’I am extremely happy to see the brands of highest caliber such as Eva coming forward to support Sri Lankan athletes at Olympics. As an athlete who has represented and won for Sri Lanka on the Olympic stage, I know how much this means to our athletes in Tokyo right now”.

 

 

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Sri Lanka Development Bonds auction held during July 20-27, 2021

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Date of settlement July 30, 2021

An issuance window for SLDBs will be opened with the announcement of the auction results until close of business of day prior to settlement (i.e., preferably by 3.00 pm on 29.07.2021) at the Weighted Average Fixed Rates determined for respective maturities at the auction, up to the limit specified for possible upsizing, at first come first served basis. Applications for subscription through the issuance window are to be forwarded to ‘fopdd@cbsl.lk’ within the stipulated time period.

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