Through the successful demonstration of an innovative and sustainable model that combines conveyancing with enhanced customer experiences, UK-based Conveyancing firm Muve wins “Best Direct to Consumer Offering” at the inaugural British Conveyancing Awards 2021.
Conveyancing is a legal profession under the branch of law concerned with the transfer of legal title of land from one person or entity to another. The role of a Conveyancer presents a rewarding opportunity for young LLB graduates and attorneys to gain invaluable career progression as legal professionals, away from the traditional court and corporate services. In Sri Lanka, this role while being fledgling has a huge potential to be mainstream.
In recognition of the importance of this role, the British Conveyancing Awards 2021, honours those who transcend the boundaries of regular conveyancing to help buyers and sellers move homes during some of the toughest and most challenging times faced by the conveyancing industry. Covid-19 has forced more consumers online in their search for home moving services, resulting in many firms shifting their traditional models of operation to accommodate a more “direct to consumer” offering.
Commenting on the secret to success, Muve’s Director Adam Gamage-Brooker says “Tech and Culture are the cornerstones which attributed to our success. With cutting edge technology tailor made to leverage one of the most traditional businesses practices which is Conveyancing, Muve is able to provide the best customer experience in enhancing the customer journey. While Tech enables ease of transactions, it is the culture, the people that is the true strength of a great organisation. It is the heart of its employees who tirelessly perceiver to deliver their best. At Muve we are certainly blessed to have such individuals. Each one of our employees has contributed to our achievement in receiving this award, and we are incredibly grateful for that”.
Muve Colombo started its operation in Sri Lanka in 2017 when with the assistance of the Export Development Board the company realised the potential of the vast pool of talented law graduates within the country, along with the availability of viable infrastructure and technology. This bold move has resulted in the fruitful growth of Muve Colombo which now hopes to expand further with new recruits bringing the overall growth of the organisation to 200 personnel by end 2021.
Addressing the role of a Conveyancer, Mithrika Ekanayake, Senior Manager – Conveyancing, Muve Colombo says, “there is a common misconception that Muve does BPO work here. To be honest, our Conveyancers do way much more than document processing. This is a role that requires high levels of competency. Our Conveyancers must deal directly with clients in the UK and do everything that a UK Conveyancer would do”.
She explains that “Conveyancing is one of the most important aspects of any property transaction. Buying and selling a home is among the biggest decisions most people make. This career requires individuals to utilise their intelligence, put knowledge into practice and use their discretion. It is not an offshore back-office operation. This is a role where Sri Lankan LLB holders or Attorneys can really utilise their full potential as a part of a rewarding career”.
She emphasized that “as Muve expands, it requires more and more employees with the right skills such as great negotiation and communication, knowledge in English and the right level of commitment and drive to get things done. Being proactive and having a positive can-do mindset is the secret to success”.
Sri Lanka Tourism introduces e-learning platform for all SLTDA registered tourist guides.
As an initiative to uplift the reviving tourism industry in the country, Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority in collaboration with Sri Lanka Institute of Tourism & Hotel Management (SLITHM) have introduced the continuous professional development (CPD) e-learning platform to all registered guides to enhance their knowledge and skills.
The launch of the continuous professional development (CPD) e-learning platform took place this week under the patronage of Minister of Tourism Prasanna Ranatunga, Secretary of the Ministry S. Hettiarachchi and Sri Lanka Tourism Chairperson Kimarli Fernando.
“Tourist guides play an important role in our tourism sector as they spend a lot of time with visitors from arrival to departure. It is important that our guides stay updated on their professional/technical knowledge and I hope this e-learning platform by Sri Lanka Tourism will help them enhance their knowledge and skills” Sri Lanka Tourism Chairperson Kimarli Fernando shared while the Minister congratulated all the officials who were involved in bringing this initiative to reality.
Knowledge improvement, obtaining expertise knowledge from veterans, develop active participation with guests, improve the link between Tourism institutions & guides are some key objectives of this e-learning platform.
If you are a registered guide with SLTDA, you can now sign up on https://sltda.gov.lk/e-learning/login and avail of the online courses.
A certificate of completion will be given at the end of the course from SLTDA and SLITHM.
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Trilateral virtual dialogue among Pathfinder Foundation, Russian International Affairs Council and Asian Confluence
The Pathfinder Foundation (PF) has initiated a trilateral dialogue involving Sri Lanka, India and the Russian Federation to discuss issues of contemporary relevance. The first trilateral dialogue will be held to day 4:30 PM SLST on the “Impact of Climate Change on Marine and Fresh Water Resources and Combating Water Pollution: Best Practices from Russia, Sri Lanka and India”.
For this dialogue, Pathfinder Foundation will be partnering with Russian International Affairs Council and Asian Confluence.
The distinguished panellists for the webinar are, Ambassador GlebIvashentsov, Vice President, Russian International Affairs Council, Ambassador (Retd.) Bernard Goonetilleke, Chairman Pathfinder Foundation, Ambassador. IFS(Retd.) Rajiv Kumar Bhatia, Member Governing Council, The Asian Confluence and Distinguished Fellow, Gateway House,Dr. Anastasia Likhacheva, Director, Centre for Comprehensive European and International Studies, Higher Schoolof Economics, Dr. B. V. R. Punyawardena, Chairman, National Steering Committee on Climate Change Adaptation, Governmentof Sri Lanka, Dr. Fraddry D’Souza, Area ConvenerandFellow, The Coastal Ecology & Marine Resources Centre, TERI Goa,India , Dr. Konstantin Zgurovsky, Senior Advisor, Marine Programme, WWF Russia, Mr. Sarath Premalal, Retired Director General of Meteorology of Sri Lanka and Prof. Vinay Kumar Dadhwal, Director, Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology Professor Indira Gandhi Chair, National Institute of Advanced Studies, India
Those who are interested in participating may kindly register at the following link; https://bit.ly/3AZbYAN Program details are available at https://bit.ly/3zdUkY3 . The event will also be live streamed on the PF Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/pathfinderfoundation/
Doc990 and MyDoctor partner SLVA to extend accessible veterinary services islandwide
Sri Lanka’s premier digital health solutions service providers, Doc990 and MyDoctor are now enabling customers to access online veterinary services island-wide in partnership with the Sri Lanka Veterinary Association.
The national professional body serving and representing the interests of the veterinary profession in Sri Lanka, the Sri Lanka Veterinary Association (SLVA), is dedicated to providing continued excellence within the profession of animal medicine and the provision of outstanding care for all animals while also actively creating public awareness of the contribution of veterinarians island-wide.
This collaborative effort with Doc990 and MyDoctor will bring pet owners, owners of farm animals and good Samaritans the ability to access remote video consultations with leading, specialist veterinarians of their choosing, without the hassle of physically entering hospital waiting rooms, transporting animals etc. This timely, contactless service will not only be convenient but also a relief to pet owners and caretakers in the backdrop of travel restrictions as a result of the ongoing global pandemic.
Customers can engage in video consultations with their chosen vet by downloading the Doc990 mobile app from the Google Play Store or the Apple Store. Through its widening network of hospitals and medical services, Doc990 strives to make health care accessible and convenient for all Sri Lankans.
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