OPPO launched the latest OPPO smart phoneF17 Pro in Sri Lanka at an entertaining and exciting on-line launch. The event also saw the participation of a string of Sri Lankan youth icons and a top tech blogger in the country. The on-line launch itself was a success and a milestone in the annals of digital landscape in Sri Lanka as it probably was the first ever ‘Private Event Live Streaming’ in Sri Lanka for a Mobile brand to have the highest number of ‘Concurrent Viewers’ Watching LIVE. Produced exclusively for digital it was the first launch event with the first ever simulcast for a private event across 15 channels and 2 platforms – Facebook & YouTube with full HD streaming.
OPPO F17 Pro introduces fashionable technology along with functions which make life more efficient that can keep up with the pace of fast lifestyle, all packed into an ultra-sleek smartphone body of a truly premium design.
Along with F17 OPPO Sri Lanka also launched the much awaited OPPO Watch – water resistant and powered with Wear OS by Google as well as OPPO Enco W51, the first active noise cancellation (ANC) true wireless headphones under OPPO Acoustics.
“F Series has been designed so that the trendsetting generation can attain a quality smartphone that suits both their life and personal sense of style, and with a sleek design that you won’t be afraid to flaunt outdoors” said Bob Li, CEO Xinda Lanka (OPPO Sri Lanka). “Designed based on consumer research, F17 Pro ticks off all the right boxes for a phone that boasts AI cameras to deliver breathtaking portrait photos, and the latest generation of VOOC flash charging technology to ensure that your phone won’t hold your lifestyle back” he added.
Designed with a 7.48mm ultra-sleek body that easily slides into a pocket and jacket without the bulge, or tucks neatly into a small bag or clutch OPPO F17 gives the premium experience like no other. To achieve a category leading 7.48mm ultra-thin and 164g ultra-light weight body, F17 Pro uses an industry-leading design to optimize and fit the mainboard, battery and other components into its slim design.
To ensure that users are fully immersed in their content, F17 Pro’s 6.43’’ dual punch-hole display comes with a brilliant FHD+ Super AMOLED Display with a large 90.7% screen-to-body ratio. The display uses Mini Dual-Punch Holes that boast the industry’s smallest camera diameter of only 3.7mm, and ensures that the phone screen’s real estate is maximized so that a video game could be fully enjoyed whilst being able to see every detail in a shot.
F17 Pro’s look isn’t complete without a trendy back cover design. F17 Pro introduces Shiny Matte, which sees the return of the shimmers and brilliant streaks of light. The design is not only has a premium feel that’s soft to the touch and easy on the eyes, but is also fingerprint resistant. F17 Pro will come with the Shiny Matte texture in two colors. Magic Blue, showcases a unique blend of blue and purple colors and Matte Black, a color that screams prestige and is inspired by high-end automobiles.
Aitken Spence invests in yet another renewable energy project in hydropower
Dr. Parakrama Dissanayake – Deputy Chairman and Managing Director Aitken Spence PLC accepting the share transfer form from Harsha Abeywickrama – chairman Sunshine Energy Ltd; in the presence of Ms. Stasshani Jayawardena – Executive Director Aitken Spence PLC, Dr. Rohan Fernando – Executive Director Aitken Spence PLC, Ms. Nilanthi Sivapragasam – Chief Financial Officer Aitken Spence PLC and Leel Wickremarachchi – Managing Director of the power segment from Aitken Spence PLC. Shyam Sathasivam – Managing Director, Sunshine Energy Ltd. and Harin Udeshi – Director, Waltrim Energy Ltd.
Aitken Spence PLC recently acquired Waltrim Energy Limited, a subsidiary of Sunshine Holdings PLC for Rs. 900 million. The company contributes 6.6MW to the national grid via three mini hydropower plants located in the Nuwara Eliya district, namely of Waltrim Hydropower (Private) Limited, Upper Waltrim Hydropower (Private) Limited and Elgin Hydropower (Private) Limited. Waltrim hydropower draws energy from Kothmala Oya, Upper Waltrim hydropower and Elgin hydropower from Dambagasthwala Oya.
Aitken Spence expands its portfolio in hydropower in the pursuit of meeting rising energy demands, sustainable development, access to clean energy and lowering our national carbon footprint. This is the second hydropower plant which is owned and operated by Aitken Spence. Branford Hydropower (Pvt) Ltd. is the other hydropower plant with a 2.5MW capacity located in Matale. The company also owns and operates a wind power plant with 3MW capacity located in Ambewela.
“This is yet another investment made by Aitken Spence that shows our commitment to expand the power generation portfolio with renewable energy projects. Hydro power plays a key role in renewable energy segment in Sri Lanka and this initiative strengthens the country’s efforts to move towards cleaner energy sources and effective and efficient management of sustainable and affordable generation of energy supplied to the national grid,” commented Dr. Parakrama Dissanayake, Deputy Chairman and Managing Director of Aitken Spence PLC.
“Aitken Spence maintains highest environmental, safety and quality standards in the management of our power plants. These stringent management frameworks will be extended to the newly acquired power plants to meet compliance requirements as well as global benchmarks for cleaner production of energy,” added Leel Wickremarachchi, Managing Director of the power segment of Aitken Spence.
The Power segment of Aitken Spence is a leading player in the sector with a reputation for investing in pioneering technologies and has diversified into renewable energy by establishing hydro power and wind power plants to support Sri Lanka’s demand for energy. With their commitment to increase the country’s energy consumption from renewable energy sources, the company recently introduced Sri Lanka’s first waste to energy power plant that was officially launched in February 2021. Moreover, these initiatives are in line with the collective efforts of government and the private sector to produce clean energy sustainably.
Best Woman Entrepreneur at Entrepreneur Awards 2020
Christell Skin Clinic proved their mettle as industry leaders yet again, by clinching the three topmost awards at the recently held Western Province Entrepreneurship Awards Ceremony 2020. The highly-anticipated annual event -jointly organised by the National Enterprise Development Authority (NEDA) and the National Chamber of Commerce of Sri Lanka- took place this year at the BMICH.
The event brought together industry leaders and newcomers with the aim to recognise and honour micro, small, medium and large sector entrepreneurs that have contributed significantly to Sri Lanka’s service sector over the past year.
The country’s leading aesthetics and wellness centre took home The Best Enterprise service sector trophy, as well as the Best Entrepreneur of the Year award – the most sought-after prize of the night. More notably however, the Best Woman Entrepreneur title was awarded to the director of the Christell Skin Clinic, Dr. Shanika Arsecularatne, in recognition of her inspirational journey to becoming one of the most successful businesswomen in the country, and also of her outstanding contribution to the field of cosmetology and wellness in Sri Lanka.
“I’m truly honoured to receive this recognition, especially because I believe that no one receives an award like this out of sheer luck, but rather in acknowledgement and appreciation of the hard work, sleepless nights and sacrifices we have all made, to be where we are today,” said Dr. Arsecularatne on accepting her award.
Plastic Modified Asphalt Concrete car park in Sri Lanka
The car park of the Walgama Food City with its new “Paving with Plastic”
As a socially responsible corporate citizen, Cargills holds a strong commitment to serving the nation and preserving the planet for future generations. By partnering with AGC Innovate Pvt Ltd – one of the country’s leading innovative solutions providers – Cargills initiated the launch of “Paving with Plastic” as a means to address Sri Lanka’s plastic waste menace in an ecofriendly and pragmatic approach.
The benefits of plastic are irrefutable – this versatile material is ubiquitous in our everyday lives, due to it being cheap and convenient to produce as well as being highly durable and user friendly. However, once used and disposed, plastic lingers in the environment for too long and does not decompose.
As a result, the inherent problem of plastic pollution is a global crisis, with Sri Lanka generating approximately 7000 metric tons of mismanaged solid waste daily, with 6% accounting for plastic and polythene waste. Therefore, in the absence of a proper waste management system, non-recyclable plastic is dumped in large landfill sites. These sites are now exceeding their maximum capacity, and has led to pressing environmental and social concerns in the country.
As a first step to tackling this waste plastic problem, Cargills made a landmark decision to pave the Cargills Food City Carparks using Plastic Modified Asphalt Concrete, partnering with AGC Innovate.
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