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SLT-MOBITEL National Business Directory 2021/22 unleashes the ‘Power of Local Search’

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The SLT-MOBITEL National Business Directory (Rainbow Pages) recently unveiled a brand-new look for its digital and print directories, with the new edition incorporating a number of digital tools to create more value and continue its support towards businesses in withstanding the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The SLT-MOBITEL National Business Directory is the only one of its kind in the country and is recognized as the most reliable business directory designed to connect users and businesses to both local and world-renowned reputable manufacturers and producers.

Commenting on the enhanced options, Upul Manchanayake, Chief Executive Officer SLT Digital Info Services (Pvt) Ltd. said, “The business directory is an exclusive marketing tool that can be used with the capability of adding many extensions or mediums to amplify messages and influential to reach out to a wide spectrum of customers across the island. Businesses pour millions of rupees to create amazing products that are market ready, aiming to revolutionize the whole industry. Today, organizations and SMEs are well aware that the core business of bridging buyers and sellers can be achieved through the digital directory which has thousands of users. By adopting multiple options such as a Website, Online advertising, Search Engine Optimization, Digital Marketing, emails, messaging, etc., their ability to reach to potential customers via the National Business Directory from SLT-MOBITEL has been guaranteed. We invite the entire business community to get onboard with our multi-channel platform and capitalize on its extensive and engaged audience.”

Creating an attractive space for advertisers, the improved and upgraded digital directory rainbowpages.lk features a verified ‘true local search’. This offers exposure to a massive 10,000 daily hits of potential buyers and visitors to the rainbowpages.lk.

The National Business Directory is available as a digital directory with online platform capabilities and also as a print version that supports manufacturers, suppliers, producers, service industries and large-scale consumers to interact directly.

SLT-MOBITEL invites the country’s business community to take advantage of this live directory which has daily updates in addition to new features and search capabilities. The print version of this valuable directory is expected to be launched soon.

The directory can be accessed via a range of cutting-edge ‘digital directory products’ such as rainbowpages.lk, a mobile optimized website, via a mobile app, a directory CD and the 24-hr Call Centre service on SLT 1212 & Mobile 444. These platforms have been introduced to address the evolving needs of people and organizations.

The National Business Directory from SLT-MOBITEL holds the unique position of being Sri Lanka’s only Business Directory featuring over 6,000 business organizations, 170,000+ classified and unclassified verified listings of products and services representing all economic sectors including government institutions and religious places.

Additionally, based on a government directive, all government institutions are requested to seek cost proposals or quotations when procuring goods and services, from suppliers registered in the SLT-MOBITEL National Business Directory.

Advertisers are encouraged to make use of this not-to-be-missed annual opportunity and advertise with the SLT-MOBITEL Business Directory (Rainbow Pages), ensuring they not only showcase their businesses but harness the exponential business growth in spite of a highly competitive marketplace.

The National Business Directory from SLT-MOBITEL (Rainbow Pages) offers both digital and print versions in a very comprehensive and informative guide rather than a mere telephone directory, thus helping citizens arrive at the right decisions efficiently. Over 6,000 business organizations including blue chip companies in Sri Lanka have trusted the SLT-MOBITEL Business Directory to convey their message to consumers and millions of people who access the directory globally to fulfill their directory information needs. As the only National Business Directory in Sri Lanka, SLT Rainbow Pages helps create millions of business-to-business (B2B), business-to-government (B2G) and business-to-consumer (B2C) transactions annually.



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Daraz donates Rs. 2 million to ITUKAMA COVID-19 Healthcare and Social Security Fund

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Daraz showcased their perseverance in combatting the effects of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic through their donation of Rs. 2 Million and the supply of PPE kits to the ITUKAMA COVID-19 Healthcare and Social Security Fund.

The donation was handed over to Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksha at the Temple Trees on 19th July 2021, in the presence of the Minister of Youth and Sports, and State Minister of Digital Technology and Enterprise Development, Namal Rajapakse and State Minister of Provincial Council and Local Government, Minister Roshan Ranasinghe. Representing Daraz Sri Lanka were Managing Director, Rakhil Fernando, Chief Operations Officer, Darshika Attanayake and the Head of Administration, and Procurement, Malith Ranadewa.

The ITUKAMA project is a fund raising initiative for the COVID-19 Healthcare and Social Security Fund established by President Gotabaya Rajapaksa to support the mitigation of the spread of COVID-19. Initially established with a donation of Rs 100 million from the President’s Fund, the fund aims at securing the safety of those in the health sector and other essential service providers while facilitating the aid of those made vulnerable by COVID-19. It simultaneously supports the improvement of Sri Lanka’s long term vigilance and preparation for future health emergencies.

Daraz has played an active role in supporting the community through a series of CSR initiatives spearheaded under Daraz Cares, since the onset of the pandemic and will continue to do so by aiding the government of Sri Lanka.

(Daraz)

 

 

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Ceylinco Life opens latest Green branch on company land in Piliyandala

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(Above, from left) Ceylinco Life Chairman R. Renganathan, Managing Director Thushara Ranasinghe and directors Messrs Devaan Cooray, Palitha Jayawardena and Ranga Abeynayake at the opening of the company’s new Piliyandala branch.

 

Ceylinco Life has placed another Green pin on its branch map with the opening of its latest eco-friendly branch in Piliyandala in a purpose-designed building constructed to the environment-friendly specifications adopted for all new branches on company-owned land.

Intended to reduce the Company’s carbon footprint while improving the customer and employee experience, the latest branch is located at No. 192, Horana Road, Piliyandala, on three floors that provide 5,683 square feet of space.

An investment of Rs 54 million, the Piliyandala branch completed in 11 months is designed for optimal use of natural light, is powered entirely by a 20kW solar power system that results in zero consumption of electricity from the national grid, and has its own waste-water recycling system. It is also equipped with the latest energy-efficient artificial lighting and air conditioning systems, has a rainwater harvesting facility and uses minimum amounts of pipe-borne water.

While the construction was designed to require minimum quantities of timber, trees planted in the premises upon completion of the building, further contribute to the Company’s Green agenda.

The building will function as an office for the Ceylinco Life branches in the Piliyandala area. With ample dedicated parking bays for visitors, it is designed to enhance customer convenience. In the same vein, the branch features private discussion rooms to ensure customer privacy within the premises and to deliver specialised customer handling processes by a team of well-trained and experienced employees, the Company said.

A cash deposit machine is deployed at the branch to enable deposits of policy premiums even during non-office hours and on holidays.

Ceylinco Life has been protecting the lives of the residents of Piliyandala and its suburbs via a dedicated branch since 1992. The newest branch is the seventh in the Colombo district to operate in a Ceylinco Life owned building and is the 43rd building owned by the company.

Ceylinco Life is in the process of constructing another Green building for its branch in Ja-Ela. The Company currently owns the buildings housing its offices in Anuradhapura, Trincomalee, Jaffna, Batticaloa, Kandy, Kalutara, Kurunegala, Gampaha, Galle, Matara, Tissamaharama, Negombo, Ratnapura, Kotahena, Mount Lavinia, and Wellawatte, many of which have already been converted to solar energy. New branch buildings purpose-built to the company’s sustainable energy model are those at Horana, Panadura, Wennappuwa, Bandarawela, Chilaw, Kadawatha, Jaffna, Malabe, Divulapitiya, Negombo, and now Piliyandala.

Ceylinco Life operates the largest network of 272 branches in Sri Lanka’s life insurance industry, giving it a physical presence in 142 cities, towns, and villages in every one of the island’s 25 districts.

Ranked the ‘Most Valuable Life Insurance Brand’ in Sri Lanka by Brand Finance and voted the ‘Peoples Life Insurance Service Provider of the Year’ for a record 15th consecutive year in 2021, Ceylinco Life has been Sri Lanka’s leading life insurer for more than half of the 33 years it has been in existence. In 2020, the Company was certified as a ‘Great Workplace’ in Sri Lanka by Great Place to Work®, was named the ‘Best Life Insurer in Sri Lanka’ for the seventh consecutive year by World Finance, and accorded an ‘Honourable Mention’ as one of the ‘Most Admired Companies in Sri Lanka’ by the International Chamber of Commerce Sri Lanka (ICCSL) in collaboration with the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), UK.

Ceylinco Life has close to a million lives covered by active policies and is acknowledged as a benchmark in the local insurance sector for innovation, product research and development, customer service, professional development, sustainability, and corporate social responsibility.

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IRD and SLPA payments via Pan Asia internet banking

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Aligned to its strategy to extend the highest convenience and superior customer experience, Pan Asia Bank is the first bank in Sri Lanka to integrate with the LankaPay Online Payment Platform Common Interface, through which its customers can make payments to the Inland Revenue Department and Sri Lanka Ports Authority via Pan Asia Internet Banking.  

Customers wishing to pay taxes will no longer need to go through the hassle of depositing cheques for tax payments by visiting other bank branches. Instead, by simply logging into the Pan Asia Internet banking facility, they can now make their tax payments at a nominal and fixed transactional fee of Rs. 50/- irrespective of the value of the tax payment. The system supports tax payments up to Rs. 10 billion in value via a single transaction. This innovation offers a convenient, cost-effective and efficient option for taxpayers. 

Facilitated via LankaPay Common Electronic Fund Transfer Switch (CEFTS), these payments will be credited real-time 24X7 x 365. The system provides its participants with the required payment confirmation details on a real-time basis.

LankaClear launched LankaPay Online Payment Platform in 2017 under the direction of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka, with the objective of digitally empowering government agencies by enabling large value transactions to be accepted via digital means.

Pan Asia Bank has been on digital transformation journey and this digital enhancement further strengthens its position as The Truly Sri Lankan Bank that puts customer convenience at the heart of its operations.

 

(Pan Asia Bank)

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