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Safe riding programme from Liya Diriya by Assetline

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L - R Assetline Leasing Chief Marketing Officer Ajantha Premasiri & Thilan Kulasooriya, Product Lead, Assetline Leasing Company

To celebrate the newly introduced ‘Liya Diriya’ by Assetline, the Company hosted a safe riding programme by a professional driving academy in Colombo. The full day programme provided the participating women with comprehensive training on riding technics, road safety measures, road rules covering both the theory and practical aspects culminating in a written examination and a certificate to the successful candidates.

The programme was in keeping with one of the key objectives of ‘Liya Diriya’ by Assetline , which focuses on financing mobility solutions for women. Expanding on this further, Thilan Kulasooriya, Product Lead, Assetline Leasing Company said, “Women play so many different roles in our community as mothers, wives, entrepreneurs, professionals, business leaders etc.; owning their own means of transport not only ensures their safety and convenience in today’s COVID 19 impacted environment but also is critical in building their businesses, studying, ferrying family around and so much more. The independence and empowerment it brings, not only benefits the individual but also the greater community.”

Assetline intends to rollout similar programmes, throughout Sri Lanka, which will upskill and empower women and this was the precursor of many more to come.

He also elaborated on the special features of “Liya Diriya” which extends beyond merely financing a vehicle. It provides a free life insurance cover, an extended repayment period of up to 42 months, customised interest rates, as well as minimum documentation coupled with quick service. More importantly this product offering is not limited to the Western Province but is offered through all 54 Assetline Branches – ensuring access where it is needed most.

This initiative augments and complements the David Pieris Group’s award winning Women’s Empowerment Programme, which focuses on the development of female entrepreneurs. Call 0114700100 or visit www.assetline.lk for more details.

Assetline, the flagship company of the David Peiris Group financial services cluster, is the largest specialised leasing company in Sri Lanka and has been in operation since 2003.

More information on Asset Draft can be obtained by calling 011- 4700100 or visiting www.assetline.lk.



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Wing Commander (Retd.) D. Pradeep S. Kannangara elected president, Industrial Security Foundation

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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.

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Kitchen & Bedroom reaffirms its partnership with Häfele Sri Lanka

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(L-R) Pawan Singh- General Manager Sales & Marketing at Hafele Sri Lanka, Jurgen Wolf- Managing Director Hafele South Asia, Dr. Sacquaff- Group CEO Kitchen & Bedroom, and Manish Mahajan, Director Sales Hafele South Asia

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.

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DSI strengthens its islandwide presence with three new showrooms

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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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