Leading mobile phone & accessories brand, OPPO, in a recent statement noted that 2021 was a challenging year which also ushered in many opportunities for the brand to forge ahead with ingenuity & innovation. 2021 marked OPPO’s 17th year in business and the brand particularly reflected on its journey from being a mobile phone manufacturer to a trailblazer in the industry over a short span of ten years.
In 2021 OPPO earned the “EISA BEST PRODUCT ADVANCED SMARTPHONE 2021-2022” for its flagship Find X3 Pro Smartphone, for the second consecutive year, which is a testament to the brand’s commitment for excellence. Locally OPPO celebrated its 5th year anniversary of the partnership with leading home & electronic appliances retailer Abans PLC by renewing the contract for further three years.
Commenting about the journey over the past year, CEO of XINDA Lanka (OPPO Sri Lanka) Bob Li said: “We are very thankful for the growing support & loyalty from our local clientele. We look forward to offering you more & better in 2022 in keeping with our vision to make technology affordable & accessible to all.”
The CEO teased about the launch of a new exciting product at the beginning of the new year which he said he was confident will be received well by the local market given its unparalleled capabilities.
OPPO unveiled many impressive innovations in 2021 including: AR application CybeReal powered by real-time spatial computing, next-generation Under Screen Camera (USC) technology, ColorOS12 operating system which is one of the first OEMs to run on Android 12, self-designed Imaging NPU MariSilicon X and OPPO Air Glass which is equipped with OPPO’s self-developed Spark Micro Projector & a bespoke diffraction optical waveguide display.
Globally, OPPO debuted its first foldable flagship smartphone this year – OPPO Find N – following four years of extensive Research & Development. Locally, OPPO unveiled the OPPO F19 Pro with a sleek outlook & optimized user experience, OPPO Air True Wireless Earphones for an unparalleled listening experience and the all-new OPPO A16 for seekers of style cum functionality.
OPPO’s other significant feats during the year in review include becoming the first smartphone brand to partner the Parisian Grand Slam Roland-Garros, hosting OPPO Renovators 2021 to promote art & culture through technology, collaborating with celebrity architect Kengo Kuma to create the installation “Bamboo Ring: Weaving a Symphony of Lightness & Form” which was displayed in Milan’s Cortile dei Bagni courtyard during Milan Fashion week, partnering with Riot Games to sponsor the League of Legends World Championship 2021 and being part of the ICC T20 World Cup of 2021 as a Prime Sponsor. OPOP is one of ICC’s global partners and has covered numerous championships & tournaments since 2016.
Wing Commander (Retd.) D. Pradeep S. Kannangara elected president, Industrial Security Foundation
The Industrial Security Foundation (ISF) which acts as the sole organization in Sri Lanka to represent the Private Security industry having incorporated by an Act passed in the Parliament, Act No. 51 of 1999, elected Wing Commander (Retd.) Pradeep Kannangara as its President for the years 2022/2023 at its 30th annual General Meeting which was held at the PIM Auditorium in Borella. Wing Commander Pradeep Kannangara was appointed President while 14 other members were appointed to the Executive Committee, strengthening the ISF in order to drive and uplift the standards of the private security industry in Sri Lanka.
He has served on the ExCo consecutively since 2012 under four different presidents where he held the positions of Senior Vice President during the last three consecutive years. He has also been a committed member of the ISF and was awarded prestigious coveted FISF title due to his many valuable contributions to the organization and the Private Security Industry in Sri Lanka in 2012.
Wing Commander Kannangara’s journey into private security began after a successful career in the Sri Lanka Air Force for over 24 years where he served in many capacities finally being the Officer Commanding of the Special Air Borne Force. A recipient of the Ranasura Padakkama (RSP) Gallantry award for his bravery, sacrifices and service to the nation by the President of the Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka in 1990. He holds a Master’s in business management from the Edith Cowan University, Perth, Australia too and serves as a Board Director in AB Securitas (Private) Limited in Sri Lanka and AB Securitas Bangladesh Limited.
Kitchen & Bedroom reaffirms its partnership with Häfele Sri Lanka
Kitchen & Bedroom, a name synonymous in the interior designing and furniture sector in the country recently celebrated its long-standing partnership with Häfele Sri Lanka during the latter’s 12th year anniversary celebratory event, reaffirming its ambitious plans to further strengthen and explore the numerous opportunities available here.
Häfele Sri Lanka, part of Häfele India which is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Hafele Global network, is a technology partner for various projects and initiatives of Kitchen & Bedroom. Both the companies operate in the interior design space, sharing their cumulative knowledge and expertise to provide extensive and personalized solutions catering to domestic requirements.
‘We take great pride in our association with Häfele Sri Lanka having exchanged and collaborated on many projects both commercial and household. We share similar values such as providing high quality, sustainable, functional and customized solutions to our customers, and most importantly to guide them through every aspect and step of the project and how best we could bring out their desired design,’ said Dr. Sacquaff, Kitchen & Bedroom Group CEO.
DSI strengthens its islandwide presence with three new showrooms
Amid the prevailing economic hardships faced by Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka’s premier footwear brand DSI recently expanded its islandwide presence in the country with the opening of three new showrooms in Kahawatta, Akuressa, and Chavakachcheri, with the aim of offering greater access to its diversified product range to a wider customer base.
Gracing the special occasion, the showrooms were declared open by D. Samson & Sons (Pvt.) Ltd. Managing Director Thusitha Rajapaksa, in the presence of Director Asanka Rajapaksa, General Manager Pradeep Samarathunga, National Sales Manager – Retail Sales Naleen Weerawardana, invitees, and well-wishers.
Speaking at the opening ceremony, Thusitha Rajapaksa stated: “We are excited about expanding DSI wings to three new locations. Despite the ongoing economic conditions of the country, we took a call to take a proactive measure to expand our islandwide presence. While it has been a challenge, the commitment and hard work of our team has made it possible to serve our loyal customers better, and we are confident that we will be able to continue these efforts in the future as well.”
DSI is renowned for its well-trained staff who offer exceptional customer service. The three new DSI showrooms prioritize providing a unique service and customer support to make purchasing further convenient for the customer.
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