Sony launches BRAVIA LED TVs in SL
|Sony Assistant Manager, TV
Product Marketing Department, Channel and Account Management
(Singapore) Yojiro Konuma, Sony South East Asia Chief
Representative (Sri Lanka) M. Razali Ya’acub, Siedles Director
Rajan Udeshi, Sony South East Asia Head, Channel and Account
Management (Regional) Masaki Matsumae, Siedles (Pvt.) Ltd.
|Marketing Officer Kamal
Gunawardena at the launch Marketing Officer Kamal Gunawardena
making a presentation.
Director Rajan Udeshi showing the Sony rating
Pictures by Shirajiv Sirimane
Channel and Account Management (Singapore) Yojiro Konuma
at the event
Sri Lanka is an important and one of the fasted growing markets for
Sony BRAVIA Televisions said Sony South East Asia Chief Representative
in (Sri Lanka) M. Razali Ya’acub. Speaking to ‘Daily News Business’ at
the Sony BRAVIA EX430 and Ex330, new range of Direct Lit LED TVs launch,
he said that they have a good market especially for their 26 inch TV,
which has high sales, even in rural areas.
He said that the BRAVIA Televisions have a unique characteristics
which includes low power consumption, true to life colours and most
importantly 22 years usage.
He said that one of the main reasons for the Sri Lankan market to
grow was the government policy which removed the unwanted duty on
imports. Commenting on the Siedles agency, were marketing Sony products
for over 50 years and would be one of the oldest agents in the world.
Siedles Director Rajan Udeshi, said that Sony brand had been rated
number one in a survey and this is a major plus point to market their
products. Asked how the competition was he said that it was tough as
there is lot of under pricing and also the gray market. “However our
superior brand name and marketing strategies have given us an edge.”
The Sony BRAVIA EX430 and Ex330, its new range of Direct Lit LED TVs
(KDL-40EXx430 and KDL-32EX330) as well as Dynamic Edged LED
(KDL-24EX430) launch brings a top notch visual experience to viewers in
a slim, elegant and affordable package to Sri Lanka.
Featuring the BRAVIA Engine 3 image processing engine, the BRAVIA
Ex430 and EX330 delivers an increased depth and clarity in order to
provide users with a truly immersive cinematic experience. Viewers will
be left in awe by the breathtaking colours that the BRAVIA Engine 3
technology delivers, as it makes millions of improvements to each frame
before viewers even see it.
Bringing more to the table in the visual department is Sony's clear
Resolution Enhancer and Motionflow technology.
Clear Resolution Enhancer not only greatly reduces noise to create
sharper and more natural images but also improves contrast to add a
startling sense of realism to the images viewers see, while the
Motionflow technology ensure that on-screen action always remains
precise and smooth no matter how fast and exhilarating it gets.
The Direct LED technology utilized by the BRAVIA EX430 and EX330
provides a greater contrast and deep blacks, while the Dynamic Backlight
Control function ensures that both TVs are energy efficient.
The BRAVIA Ex430 and EX330 both come equipped with Photo Frame Mode,
letting users browse through their photos while listening to their
favourite radio station, allowing you to set the mood as you share your
memories with your beloved family and friends.
The new BRAVIA ex430 and Ex330 are available at Siedles Showrooms.
Moving towards four star class:
Galway Miridiya Hotel on refurbishment drive
Galway Miridiya Hotel
Galway Miridiya Hotel, new wing
Galway Miridiya Hotel is now undergoing major refurbishment and
moving towards becoming the first four star class hotel in Anuradhapura.
Managing Director of Gunatilake Construction the owner company of the
hotel, Thiran Gunatilake said that they have already completed the new
wing with 15 deluxe rooms investing over Rs. 50 million. Five more super
luxury rooms would be completed by the end of this year increasing the
total rooms to 40.
“We have already completed a new pool and a deck and up graded the
property with an investment of Rs. 100 million last year.“We will be
then upgrading the standard rooms, restaurant and other facilities and
hope to reinvest further. The hotel would be ready by next October.”
With the introduction of the four star category next year the management
is not looking at a significant increase to their prices but plans to
provide a better service for an economical rate.
He said that the parent company Gunatilake Construction, had been in
business for more than 20 years and the this experience was a tower of
strength for the on going refurbishment program without disturbing the
hotel activities.He said that the hotel has been having a steady local
and foreign clientele and the location of the hotel between Jaffna and
the Madhu Church also have given them a good walk in the F&B market.
are also looking at participating in many l international travel shows
next year in a bid to increase foreign clientele,” he added.
Commenting on their future plans, Gunatilake said they are looking at
building a 25 room boutique hotel in Kataragama with an investment of Rs.
40 million. “This would come up on our own land near Sella Kataragama
and we hope to start construction next year.”
Ten years on, Bali remembers bomb dead
Hundreds of survivors and relatives of the dead on Friday paid
tearful tributes to the 202 people killed in the Bali bombings 10 years
ago, when Islamist extremists unleashed terror on partying tourists.
On October 12, 2002, suicide bombers attacked two packed nightspots
on the holiday island, pitching Indonesia into a battle with Islamic
militancy and dealing a morale-sapping blow to Australia, which lost 88
people. Mourners gathered in Bali shaded themselves under Australian
flags as they listened solemnly to a mournful roll call of the dead,
some crying or leaning on loved ones' shoulders as they observed a
minute's silence. Families of the Australian victims, many of whom were
youthful holidaymakers and members of touring sports teams, made the
journey to Bali seeking closure to a painful decade.
Galway Miridiya, A'pura to introduce entertainment zone
For the first time an entertainment zone for both adults and children
would be introduced by Galway Miridiya Hotel to Anuradhapura. Thiran
Gunatilake, Managing Director of Galway, Anuradhapura said that this was
something that was missing in the city. “In addition we are also looking
at having a mini stopping centre, Pizza and icecream kiosks and daily
special theme nights at the venue,” he said.
He said, the hotel would be investing around Rs 5 million for this
project which add much needed ‘entertainment’ to Anuradhapura.
Gunatilake plans to utilize land adjoining the Nuwara Wewa for this
novel project. “Basically I am planning to have a mini Dutch Hospital
entertainment area to Anuradhapura respecting cultural values of the
Premadasa Gems and Jewellery (Pvt) Ltd
came in as the co-sponsor for the Sri Lanka Golf Classic
tournament organised by the national carrier SriLankan Airlines.
Here W.M. Gunatilaka, Director of Premadasas is presenting the
sponsorship cheque to Pradeep Durairaj, Manager (Marketing).
Nadeesha Dissanayake, Asst. Manager (Marketing), Ranjith
Dissanayake, General Manager, Colombo branch and Hyancinth
Executive of SriLankan Airlines looks on.