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Launch of Galaxy S22: Samsung Student Ambassadors and Members applaud innovation

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Samsung, Sri Lanka’s No. 1 Smartphone Brand, recently unveiled their latest premium flagship series, the Samsung Galaxy S22. The event, which included Samsung’s Student Ambassadors and Members, took off on a high note and received phenomenal feedback in response a company news release said.

“Samsung Student Ambassadors are the young representatives of the brand, hailing from many reputed universities across the country. The Samsung Student Ambassador Program came to life as a platform for young and talented university undergraduates in Sri Lanka to enhance their knowledge and skills,”it said.

“Among them, great innovators were selected and stood a chance to go through amazing training programmes and gained exposure to many tech experts and industry leaders. In addition to these young ambassadors, expert level members who provide advice to Samsung Galaxy users in order to help solve their product related issues and share the Samsung Galaxy experience were also present at the event.”

The event took off on a positive note as these Student Ambassadors, with the aid of the Samsung Members, were able to experience firsthand the amazing features of the Galaxy S22 series. There were several booths erected to experience the most premium features of the series, including the ‘nightography’ feature, 5G compatibility and gaming. Further, the students also had an opportunity to meet the Managing Director of Samsung, Mr. Kevin SungSu YOU, in addition to Samsung personnel, influencers and Yohani de Silva, Samsung’s brand ambassador. They also had an insight into the 5G technologies in Sri Lanka, the release further said.

“We’re excited to introduce these cutting-edge next-generation products to the next generation of consumers,” said Mr. Kevin SungSu YOU, Managing Director, Samsung Sri Lanka. “It has been a great opportunity for Samsung Student Ambassadors and Members to experience firsthand the excellence of the Samsung Galaxy S22. Our Ambassadors and Members have been an immense support to us throughout this journey and we are honored to have them at our launch as well.”

These are what Samsung’s Student Ambassadors had to say about the event:

Naveen Fernando – Saegis Campus

It was an amazing event to be a part of. Also it was great to meet the Samsung Staff, Celebrities, Student Ambassadors, and Expert level members. I used to watch launch events online for a long time. Back then, I wished that I would be able to participate for a physical launch event one day. Samsung made that wish come true. I also gained a lot of knowledge from the amazing speeches about 5G and technology.

Punesha Weerasinghe – University of Colombo

The Samsung Galaxy S22 event was an awesome experience for me as I got the chance to meet other Samsung Student ambassadors and learn about the newest 5G technology. The event was very colorful and enjoyable with the main ambassador Ms. Yohani’s performance.

Dinuka Piyadigama – Informatics Institute of Technology

The Samsung Galaxy S22 launch event was the best tech event that I had ever gotten invited to. I had a really good time, got to meet lots of people who were equally enthusiastic about tech. Having the devices to get hands-on experience was really fun & exciting.

Zeron Anas – General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University

We had an amazing experience with the Samsung Student Ambassadors initiative while learning so many things to broaden our knowledge on 5G technology, S pens, enhanced productivity features, pro-grade cameras, massive storage, faster charging technology and artificial intelligence used in Galaxy S22 Ultra.

Fathima Litha – KAATSU International University Sri Lanka

Samsung S22 launch was our first physical gathering as Samsung Student ambassadors and my first ever official Samsung event. So really enjoyed every bit of it from meeting the MD of Samsung, Mr. Kevin and the executive Committee, interacting with our fellow student ambassadors and expert level Samsung members, to being entertained by the performance of Yohani, the brand ambassador, experiencing the awesome photo booths.

Azarudeen Mohamed – The Open University of Sri Lanka

I was able to learn about the new things of next generation mobile tech 5G. And got a chance to meet the other Student Ambassadors which I anticipated for a long period of time.

Shajani Perera – National School of Business Management

It was an absolute honor to be a part of such a perfect evening with the most amazing people. The whole event was very well organized and there was never a dull moment. I didn’t feel like I was meeting everyone for the very first time, instead I felt like I was at a family gathering, which is what I loved the most about the entire event.

Sayuru Katipearachchi – Ocean University Sri Lanka

It was an amazing event. This was my first experience attending a product launch, and loved experiencing Galaxy S22’s Nightography feature. I am very proud to be a partner of this event. It was a dream come true.

Gishan Rivindu – Sri Lanka Institute of Information Technology

It was a super cool moment and really enjoyed the time with all of Samsung Student Ambassadors, Experts and Samsung Team for the first time physically. Galaxy S22 and S22 Ultra are the best devices that I have seen so far. Also I’m glad to have the opportunity to experience by using it and I really love the nightography experience that we had. Also looking forward to take participation on more product launch events in the future.

Nimasha Sankalani – University of Colombo

From the beginning to the end I felt much honored being a part of the launching event of Samsung Galaxy S22 series. It was well planned and the organizing committee did a superb job.

Uditha Gamage – University of Moratuwa

The program included various events aimed at delivering insights into the features of the product line-up. I especially enjoyed the Nightography feature experience that was available in the product booths. Another highlight of the event was the delightful musical performance by the Samsung brand ambassador Yohani.

Vinura Osada Gallage – University of Moratuwa

Thank you Samsung Sri Lanka Team for inviting us to experience the Galaxy S22 Unpacked Event. It was better, cooler and awesome in every way than watching live on a screen.

Here’s what Samsung Members had to say about the event:

Sadesh Abeysinghe – Expert Level 5

I think the S22 series launch was well executed. It was my second time attending a physical unpackeING event in Sri Lanka, and like their phone quality, Samsung’s organizing team delivered something fantastic.

Janith Chandima Fernando – Expert Level 5

Having the devices to get hands-on experience was really fun and was exciting for the first time in Sri Lanka. And I was able to take pics under low light and they were amazing. The features and specifications of the phone was quite amazing, including the camera which was awesome.

Sakila Pamudith – Expert Level 2

In particular, it was a great opportunity to meet Mr. Kevin Sungsu YOU and other Samsung executive officers and also thank you so much for joining us on all the special occasions.



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Sri Lanka’s economic confidence index plummets

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‘No one has rated Sri Lanka’s economic condition as excellent. 1.8 % rated it as good and 1.3 % rated it as getting better. The resulting score was a (-) 96. This rating was (-) 83 in January 2022, a wide ranging Verite Research public opinion survey reveals.

Key findings of the survey:

Government approval rating drops from 10% to 3%

The second round of the Gallup Style “Mood of the Nation” poll was conducted in June by Verité Research. It assessed the approval, satisfaction, and confidence of the nation in relation to the government, the country, and the economy.

The poll was conducted as a part of the syndicated survey instrument by Verité Research. This instrument also provides other organisations the opportunity to survey the sentiments of Sri Lanka.

1. Government approval rating | 3% | To the question, “Do you approve or disapprove of the way the current government is working?” only 3% said they approve. In January 2022 this rating was at 10%.

2. Sri Lanka satisfaction | 2% | To the question, “In general, are you satisfied or dissatisfied with the way things are going in Sri Lanka?” only 2% said they were satisfied. This rating was at 6% in January 2022.

3. Economic confidence | negative (-) 96 | Multiple choice questions on the condition and trajectory of the economy are used to generate an economic confidence score. The score can range from negative (-) 100 to positive (+) 100. A score above zero means more people see the economic conditions positively rather than negatively. If everyone thinks the economy is in either excellent or good condition, and everyone also thinks it is getting better, the score will be (+) 10. If everyone thinks that the economy is in a poor condition, and everyone also thinks it is getting worse, the score will be a (-) 100. No one rated the economic condition as excellent. 1.8% rated it as good; and 1.3% rated it as getting better. The resulting score was a (-) 96. This rating was (-) 83 in January 2022.

Implementation of “Mood of

the Nation”

The poll is based on an island wide nationally representative sample of responses from 1,052 Sri Lankan adults, conducted in June 2022. The sample and methodology was designed to ensure a maximum error margin of under 3% at a 95% confidence interval. The polling partner was Vanguard Survey (Pvt) Ltd.

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Decline in share market in the wake of rate hike reports

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By Hiran H.Senewiratne

CSE trading activities began on a positive note yesterday but during the latter part of the day the market experienced a dip on account of the overall supply chain economy being subjected to a contraction, stemming from the fuel crisis. Consequently, CSE activities were relatively low keyed, market analysts said.

“We are reverting to the negative. There is uncertainty on all fronts, from the political to the economic. Therefore, we are expecting a rate hike on Thursday. This is creating a bit of a cloud and we may see this continuing further, a top market analyst said.

Even if top level decision- making is happening in Sri Lanka the impact is not felt at the grassroots level. This has resulted in unrest in the country, the analyst said.

Amid those developments, both indices moved downwards. The All- Share Price Index went down by 97.9 points and S and P SL20 declined by 34.3 points. Turnover stood at Rs 1.3 billion with one crossing. The crossing was reported in JKH, which crossed 600,000 shares to the tune of Rs 73.2 million, its shares traded at Rs 122.

In the retail market, the top seven companies that mainly contributed to the turnover were; Lanka IOC Rs 611 million (7.3 million shares traded), Expolanka Holdings Rs 173.9 million (one million shares traded). LOLC Holdings Rs 47.4 million (120,000 sha4es traded), Hayleys PLC Rs 46.5 million (697.000 shares traded), Browns Investments Rs 46.3 million (6.4 million shares traded), JKH Rs 21 million (173,000 shares traded) and Softlogic Holdings Rs 20.5 million (794,000 shares traded). During the day 109 million share volumes changed hands in 15000 transactions.

The International Monetary Fund said last Thursday its talks with crisis-hit Sri Lanka had been “constructive”, thereby raising hopes it would soon grant preliminary approval for a desperately needed financial support package, observers said.

Meanwhile, the Colombo Consumer Price index rose 54.6 per cent year-on-year in June against a 39.1 per cent rise in May, according to the Statistics Department.

Yesterday the US dollar rate was Rs 360.73, which is now being controlled due to the prudent fiscal and monetary policies of the Central Bank.

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Dialog Club vision members receive access to an exclusive screening of ‘Jurassic World Dominion’

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In a bold and breath-taking new global adventure, the epic conclusion to the Jurassic film franchise ‘Jurassic World Dominion’ hit theatres across the world on June 10. Just a day after its global premiere, Dialog Club Vision Red members and their loved ones received special access to an exclusive screening of the film at the Kandy City Centre Multiplex on June 11.

The explosive end to the Jurassic era sees two generations of the film’s franchise unite for the first time with Hollywood’s Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard joined by Oscar winner Laura Dern, Jeff Goldblum and Sam Neill. Dialog Club Vision members were some of the first to witness the utopian world where Dinosaurs and humans co-exist.

With the best interests of its members and their loved ones at heart, Dialog Club Vision continues to deliver a world of exclusivity and privileges such as personalized care, exclusive discounts and offers, lifestyle and entertainment events and more. To explore more exciting offers available for Dialog Club Vision members, and to learn more about Sri Lanka’s premier loyalty programme, customers can visit the MyDialog App or visit dialog.lk/club-vision

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