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Women Empowered Global joins hands with NCE to drive SMEs

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Women Empowered Global (WEG), an organization dedicated to empowering women through education, leadership, career and entrepreneurial programs recently joined hands with the National Chamber of Exporters to empower SMEs and the export sector for sustainability, human capital development and women empowerment.

The project titled “Gearing Up for the Post-COVID Economic Rev Up” will include services such as Entrepreneurship and Leadership coaching, Master class Webinars on vital workplace soft-skills that are required for teams to survive and grow out of COVID-impact successfully. As well as business consultancy services such as organization restructuring, cadre assessment and right-sizing, helping companies to multi-skill their teams for greater efficiency and teamwork; RFT (Right-The-First-Time) index optimization, sales training and more.

These services are on-demand bespoke solutions and will therefore be provided on a needs basis. Time-frames will differ depending on the service obtained. This partnership serves to benefit both the National Chamber of Exporters and Women Empowered Global allowing the entities to collaborate to promote more women empowerment and Entrepreneurship Ddoject will promote this opportunity to its members as a timely value-added service during these challenging times and aim to help strengthen local companies during economic hardships, thereby promoting entrepreneurship and sustainable local economic development and business.

Women Empowered Global is geared with a team of specialists and it has a global academy that specializes in human capital development and education, providing entrepreneurial soft skill training and access to economic opportunities, on a global scale. The pool of speakers includes over 37 award-winning global speakers and business leaders and a strong network of local collaborators, and have conducted leadership and educational courses, master classes and online sessions for multiple nationalities from over 20 countries world-wide.

 



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Sanasa General Insurance receives Best Workplace of the Year award

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Wasantha Perera (CEO), Dilan Gunarathna (Assistant General Manager – Sales), Sumal Jayaranga (Brand & Marketing Manager) receiving the award

Sanasa General Insurance Company received the Best Workplace of the Year Award at the Business World International Awards held recently at the Taj Samudra Hotel in Colombo under the patronage of Speaker of Parliament Mahinda Yapa Abeywardena.

Sanasa General Insurance Chairman Tishan Subasinghe said, “This victory is a valuable recognition for our team. It is noteworthy that our staff, who work with constant dedication, and our valued customers, who have continued to trust us, are part of this success.”

Managing Director of Sanasa General Insurance, Indika Kiriwandeniya said that their company had achieved a record growth rate in the insurance industry by delivering reliable service to customers through innovative concepts. He said that a key factor contributing to their success was the creation of a pleasant working environment where all employees could perform their duties happily and creatively. The work culture at Sanasa General Insurance, which continuously motivates the workforce and provides opportunities for employees to work in an inspiring manner, served as a model for others, he said.

Sanasa General Insurance’s Chief Operating Officer, Wasantha Perera, said that the company has created a welcoming environment for both staff and customers. Flexibility and customer-centric approaches significantly bolstered the company’s growth. Receiving numerous local and international awards provided substantial motivation for their rapid advancement in the insurance sector, he said.

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Lumbini Aquaria launches ‘Gobble’ to enter global fish feed market with Lankan ingredients

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An artist’s impression of the new factory and one of the products in the ‘Gobble’ range.

Lumbini Aquaria International (Pvt) Ltd., a leading ornamental fish exporter in Sri Lanka, is poised to enter the global fish feed market with its new brand ‘Gobble’. Recently showcased at Interzoo 2024 in Germany, the world’s largest pet trade fair, Gobble has garnered significant interest and initial orders. The company has invested Rs 150 million in a modern factory in Madurankuliya to produce six varieties of aqua nutrients under its subsidiary, Deep Blue Sea (DBS) Aquatic Nutrients. Production is set to begin on July 1, 2024, using exclusively Sri Lankan ingredients for export markets.

Lumbini Aquaria International (Pvt) Ltd Chairman Kapila Thisera said, “This is an exciting new venture that sees Lumbini Aquaria continuing to break new ground in a sphere linked with aquaculture more than 70 years after its founding. The launch of Gobble premium fish feed opens up a new export revenue stream for the country while further enhancing Lumbini’s stature as a credible and diversified global player in this sector.”

“Extensive research has gone into the development of these products exclusively for the discerning export market,” Perera added. “DBS Aquatic Nutrients provides high-quality nutrition solutions for aquaculture. With a commitment to sustainability and innovation, DBS Aquatic Nutrients will continue to develop feeds that optimize growth, health, and performance of aquatic species.”

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Omega Line wins 2 Bronze awards at Green Industry Symposium

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Omega Line employees receiving the bronze award for Clean Energy for Productive Uses

Italy-based Calzedonia Group (now known as Oniverse)’s Lankan affiliate, Omega Line Ltd, was awarded two bronze awards at the International Symposium on Green Industry Initiative for Sustainable Industrial Development, held at BMICH in Colombo.

The first bronze recognized Omega Line’s energy-efficient initiatives, such as transitioning from clutch to servo motors in sewing machines, employing LED lighting, optimizing compressed air usage, and implementing motion-activated lighting in low-occupancy areas, all contributing significantly to reduced energy consumption and environmental impact.

The second bronze acknowledged Omega Line’s substantial efforts in solar energy, with nearly a third of its energy now being generated from solar sources. These initiatives have resulted in significant carbon emission reductions, amounting to over 1.46 million kilograms saved annually, equivalent to planting approximately 43,600 trees. Omega Line aims to achieve full solar energy dependency by 2030.

Located in Sandalankawa, Omega Line Ltd is part of the Oniverse Group, employing over 15,500 individuals in Sri Lanka and exporting nearly 200 million garments in 2023. Despite economic challenges, the group’s turnover exceeded USD 600 million, with total investments in Sri Lanka surpassing USD 350 million to date.

Celebrating its 25th year, Omega Line and its parent company, Calzedonia, have significantly expanded from fewer than 300 sales outlets in 1999 to over 5,500 outlets across 55 countries today. Omega Line’s growth trajectory continues to make a profound impact on the global intimate apparel market.

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