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SLT,first utility service provider to enable dynamic QR bill payments

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Constantly innovating and pioneering digitalization in telecommunication in Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka Telecom (SLT) takes bill payments to the next level with a cash-less bill payment facility through the addition of QR codes on all SLT bills.

Ensuring a safe and hassle-free process from start to end in the experience with SLT, has been an objective of the country’s national telecommunication service provider throughout. The dynamic QR code system now makes even the final transaction convenient and effective.

As such, payments for all SLT bills can be made through any Lanka QR certified payment app. Scanning the QR code on the SLT bill from the designated banking apps will lead the customer to the bill payment transaction effortlessly.

The facility for central bill collection of this process is provided by Bank of Ceylon, a partnership that merges two giants from their respective fields to bring out the most effective and safe bill payment facility.

The agreement between SLT and Bank of Ceylon was exchanged by Chief Executive Officer of SLT, Kiththi Perera and General Manager of BOC, Sugath Gunasekara. Group Chief Finance officer of SLT, Sanjeewa Samaranayake, Assistant General Manager of BOC, Aruna Kumara and other representatives from both companies also participated in the launching ceremony.

“We are proud to partner with SLT to introduce the first ever dynamic QR for bill payments in Sri Lanka with a revolutionary payment experience. Now customers can enjoy the freedom of making bill payments anywhere at any time with a single click using BOC SmartPay or with any other Lanka QR certified payment app. The recent pandemic situation has created positive reinforcement on customer perception towards digital banking and driving this momentum through digital innovations would be the ‘New Normal’ post COVID 19,” stated Sugath Gunasekara/ General Manager- Bank of Ceylon.(SLT)



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Hemas Consumer strengthens portfolio with L’Oréal partnership in Sri Lanka

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Hemas Consumer, the leading manufacturer and distributor in Sri Lanka’s beauty and personal care sector has strengthened its portfolio of offerings in a groundbreaking partnership with the world’s number one beauty company, L’Oréal. With this partnership Hemas Consumer obtains distributor rights to leverage its sales network and innovative marketing approaches in taking L’Oréal’s wide range of beauty and personal care brands across Sri Lanka.

Commenting on the new partnership, Sriyan de Silva Wijeyeratne, Managing Director, Hemas Consumer & Executive Director Hemas Group said, “We have spent over fifty years building successful and strong consumer brands in Sri Lanka. In keeping with our promise of consumer delight and trust, we are elated to partner a world-class cosmetics group like L’Oréal expanding our existing portfolio with the world’s most sought-after beauty and personal care products.

We are well equipped in our distribution process with island-wide sales channels to serve all parts of the country. I believe this partnership will revolutionize Sri Lanka’s beauty care industry and more prospects await as we continue to look ahead with L’Oréal.”

Sabrina Esufally, Director Business Development and Innovation at Hemas Consumer said, “This partnership will enable Sri Lankans to access the iconic brands and solutions created through years of research and innovation by L’Oréal. In the fast evolving and dynamic beauty industry, the combined strength of Hemas’s local heritage and penetration, and L’Oréal’s global technology and trust is the perfect recipe for consumer delight.”

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DFCC Bank supports industrial excellence by partnering CNCI Achiever Awards

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DFCC Bank PLC, stepped up once again for the 3rd consecutive year to partner with the Ceylon National Chamber of Industries (CNCI) as the principal sponsor and official banking partner of the CNCI Achiever Awards 2020.

The CNCI Achiever Awards was held for the 19th consecutive time to recognize the outstanding efforts of exceptional performers who have molded their respective industries with innovative solutions, while overcoming challenges and meeting the demands of their clientele. This year, the event was recently held under strict health guidelines at the Galadari Hotel in Colombo. 

Commenting on the sponsorship, Chief Executive Officer of DFCC Bank PLC Lakshman Silva stated, “We are pleased to have partnered with the Ceylon National Chamber of Industries (CNCI), as the Main Sponsor and Official Banking Partner of the 19th CNCI Achiever Awards 2020. DFCC is honored to partner in reconciling successful Sri Lankan businesses from various industrial sectors. Our partnership with this prestigious awards programme aligns seamlessly with our commitment to foster and reward industrial growth across the country and support local entrepreneurs in MSME & SME sectors.”

 

 

 

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Lanka SSL triumphs with National Gold and Top Ten Awards

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CNCI Achiever Awards 2020

Lanka Special Steel Limited (Lanka SSL), a trusted name in wires and a fully-owned subsidiary of E B Creasy & Company PLC, was recently awarded the coveted National Gold Award under the Extra Large category in the Manufacturing Sector at the Achiever Awards 2020 for Industrial Excellence.

The annual event organized by the Ceylon National Chamber of Industries (CNCI) was held in March 2021 at Colombo, and celebrated some of the leading industrialists in the country for their tremendous and continued efforts in uplifting and promoting quality standards, productivity, growth and strategy, R&D, employee welfare and others whilst contributing to both the society and economy at large.

‘We are immensely proud to have been recognized with two very prominent awards at this year’s CNCI Achiever Awards. It is a huge leap from just winning a Merit Award the last time around, and this incredible achievement certainly reflects our highly ambitious plans to strive for continued excellence. We would like to thank our valued customers and all stakeholders. We are grateful to our hardworking and committed staff at Lanka SSL who have made this possible,’ said Pravin De Silva, CEO of Lanka SSL.

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