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Sarasavi Industries launches ‘world class shoe brand’

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Sri Lankan manufacturers are adapting to current global trends as the country is witnessing a boom in local productions which are ready to fulfill the needs of both the domestic and export markets.

In light of this, the latest addition to the highly competitive shoe market, a 100% Sri Lankan brand – YOO – was launched at a grand ceremony held at the factory premises in Makumbura, on Wednesday.

A press release said – ‘Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa joined the ceremonial inauguration via video conferencing technology while Industry and Commerce Minister Wimal Weerawansa, Minister of Trade Bandula Gunawardena and State Minister of Education Reforms, Open Universities and Distance Learning Promotion Susil Premajayantha attended the occasion as special guests.

‘The all new YOO brand which is ready to take the highly competitive shoe market by storm, introduces a wide range of world class sport and casual shoes, manufactured by YOO Brands (PVT) Ltd, which is an affiliated company of Sarasavi Industries Pvt Ltd.

‘Sarasavi Industries (PVT) Ltd. is no stranger when it comes to manufacturing quality products.

‘The company is already the largest socks manufacturer in the island nation – accounting for approximately 75% of domestic market. Sarasavi Industries constantly ensures the hosiery market in Sri Lanka, maintaining premium standards for nearly three decades since 1991. Due to their innovative technological enhancement and skilled workforce, the company has drastically reduced the need for the import of socks to Sri Lanka, helping Sri Lanka cut down the efflux of money.

‘Their affiliated companies are Sarasavi Exports PVT Ltd and Isabella PVT Ltd, the second largest socks and tight manufacturer in the South Asian region.

‘In January 2021, YOO Brands PVT Ltd started manufacturing 100% seamless knitted shoes for the first time in the country introducing YOO brand. The YOO brand production line adapted a specific knitting technology that uses specialized circular looms to develop a perfectly fitting shoe upper that adapts perfectly to the foot. The new production method also made possible for the company to manufacture and supply locally made premium performance shoes with a 50% lesser price tag than those which are already in the market.

‘The YOO products support premium performance and are able to compete with world renowned brands when it comes to durability.

‘YOO offers a variety of shoe categories such as Ladies’ and gents’ sports and casual shoes, Children’s sports and casual and fashion shoes under the Splendor brand and premium collection of school Shoes under the Sky Runner brand. YOO brand also aligned with Lanka Sathosa to manufacture school shoes for an affordable price to reach all the people.

‘YOO-brand shoes which merge together unique designs with premium quality, are now out for sale under affordable price tags and are ready to challenge the highly competitive market.’



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Cabraal briefs Chief Incumbents on Port City Project Commission Bill

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On the instructions of the President and the Prime Minister, State Minister of Finance Ajith Nivard Cabraal on April 19 visited the Asgiriya Chapter, the Malwathu Chapter and the Chief Prelates of the Amarapura and Ramanna Maha Nikayas and briefed them on the relevant draft commission bill on Port City Project.

Cabinet Minister Prasanna Ranatunga, Minister of State Lohan Ratwatte, Minister of State Kanaka Herath, MP Wasantha Yapa Bandara and MP Kokila Gunawardena were also present on the occasion.

 

 

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Growing importance of training for nurses taking care of patients with NCDs

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To keep pace with the rapid expansion and increasing complexity of elderly home healthcare, training needs of home healthcare nurses must be identified and subsequent training programs implemented. English Nursing Care conducts training sessions on a weekly basis covering a variety of care needs for Non-Communicable Diseases (NCD) such as diabetes. The World Health Organisation (WHO) record that NCDs are estimated to account for 75% of total deaths in Sri Lanka.

Furthermore, according to the Sri Lankan Ministry of Health “although people are living longer, they live more years suffering from disease and disability, mainly from NCDs; life expectancy at birth in Sri Lanka is 74.9 years but healthy life expectancy at birth is only 67.0 years.” This has a significant impact on quality of life.

English Nursing Care Sri Lanka works towards improving the quality of life of the elderly living with NCD’s by training nurses on the most advanced and developed methodologies brought through years of experience internationally and locally. Being responsible for the well-being of your loved ones is pivotal in the service they provide.

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SriLankan Airlines welcomes Indian delegation to Sri Lanka

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SriLankan Airlines in a bid to recommence Indian tourist arrivals to Sri Lanka under the proposed bio-bubble tourist arrival concept successfully completed a familiarization tour for Indian media and travel trade professionals recently. A delegation of tour operators, agents, and senior editors representing influential media institutions concluded a familiarization tour in Sri Lanka.

The delegation spent six nights and seven days touring the country while being subjected to mandatory PCR testing and other health guidelines imposed by the Ministry of Health. Upon arriving in Sri Lanka, the delegation toured the most sought-after local tourist sites including Dambulla, Kandy, Nuwara Eliya, and Bentota. The tour was initiated by SriLankan Holidays and the ground arrangements for the tour were handled by Jetwing Travels, Aitken Spence, Sri Lanka Convention Bureau (SLCB), and Hamoos Travels.

The main purpose of their participation in this fam tour was to restore confidence in visiting Sri Lanka, especially among the Indian tourists to provide them in-depth knowledge on how the country’s tourism industry operates under the bio-bubble concept. Apart from visiting various places, they experienced the stringent health and safety protocols adopted by the country in resuming tourism under the “bio-bubble” concept allowing tourists to roam around without mixing with the local population.

During their stay here, the delegation was hosted for a virtual meet-and-greet with SriLankan Airlines Chairman Ashok Pathirage, Chief Executive Officer Vipula Gunathilleka, and Head of Worldwide Sales & Distribution Dimuthu Tennakoon. The discussion focused on the airline’s operations to India, vaccination and quarantine travel arrangements between the two countries, current safety measures, and guidelines pertaining to the bio-bubble concept. They lauded the effort taken by officials to make their trip a memorable one.

The Indian delegation was highly impressed with the opportunities they were given to travel and explore the country and its exclusive holiday prospects for the enthusiastic traveller. This fam tour was a manifestation of the immense potential of Sri Lanka as a post-covid travel destination enticing the Indian traveller.

 

 

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