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DFCC Vardhana Bank joins Lanka Bell payment network



Lanka Bell Managing Director Prasad Samarasinghe and Managing Director and CEO of DFCC Vardhana Bank Ltd. L G Perera exchanging the agreement on the new partnership.

Another 40 payment points have been added to telecommunications giant Lanka Bell's islandwide bill settlement network, with the company's new partnership with DFCC Vardhana Bank Ltd.

Lanka Bell bills can now be settled at any of the DFCC Bank's branches and the money will be credited to the subscriber's account on the same day.

Lanka Bell Managing Director Prasad Samarasinghe said the arrangement with DFCC Vardhana Bank demonstrates Lanka Bell's commitment to continuously enhance convenience for subscribers.

"We welcome DFCC Bank to our network and are grateful for their support," he said.

Lanka Bell also offers bill settlement through the branch networks of 11 banks, the Commercial Bank of Ceylon, Sampath Bank, Bank of Ceylon, Hatton National Bank, Peoples Bank, HSBC, Nations Trust Bank, Standard Chartered Bank, Seylan Bank, National Savings Bank and NDB Bank as well as 350 plus Singer Sri Lanka outlets.


Bharti Airtel signs IT management agreement with IBM

Bharti Airtel Lanka, a subsidiary of Bharti Airtel Limited - one of the leading telecom companies entered into an agreement with IBM to manage its comprehensive IT infrastructure and application requirements for the Sri Lanka market.

The agreement forms part of Airtel's innovative business model based on outsourcing of IT and Networks to achieve business leadership through enhanced performance and efficiencies.

The agreement takes into account the consolidation, transformation and management of comprehensive IT infrastructure and applications of Bharti Airtel Lanka (Pvt) Ltd by IBM Sri Lanka, and also includes customer facing applications such as billing and customer relationship management (CRM).

"We are delighted to further strengthen our relationship with IBM. The creation of the IT Community Of Practice with IBM in 2004 has led to one of the fastest integrations of IT anywhere in the globe," said Director Bharti Airtel & Group CIO, Bharti Enterprises Dr Jai Menon. "This agreement for our operations in Sri Lanka is the extension of the utility computing model that has successfully managed unprecedented growth from 7 million to 70 million customers for Airtel in India. The partnership will continue to consolidate, manage and deliver business process transformation that will drive innovation and enhance value for all our users in Sri Lanka."

Chief Executive Officer, Bharti Airtel Lanka Amali Nanayakkara said. "The partnership with IBM will add significant value to Bharti Airtel Lanka on multiple levels ranging from employees, and as we progress, our customers as well. The agreement, which takes into consideration identified pre-determined service levels, will fuel the company with scalable transformation that is capable of diligently servicing the needs of millions of customers.

Through the optimized use of technology resources, Bharti Airtel Lanka demonstrates its determination to create a widely admired telecommunications company in Sri Lanka".


CISS won the Best Information Security Training Award

CISCO Information Security Services (Pvt) Ltd has recently won the Gold medal of "Best information Security Training Provider" at the ISACA IT Security award competition held at Cinnamon Grand Hotel, Colombo on September 18.

ISACA is the global organisation serving the IT Governance and Security professional and set the best practices and standard for the industry.

CISCO information Security Services (Pvt) Ltd. is an arm of Ceylinco Consolidated established in 2001 as a fully independent body to provide its service within the group and outside. The company dedicated to provide IT Governance, Security Consulting and Training in Sri Lanka and the Region.

The company is leading in information security audit, business continuity planning consulting, network security audit and penetration testing and vulnerability assessment and forensics investigations.

The company has trained more than 1,000 employees through its security training and workshops creating great awareness in information security and related risk management topics among the corporate sector during last three years.

The company is now embarking on expanding its professional services to other areas such as IT Governance and Security Education on globally recognized certification such as CISSP, CISA, CISM, CBCP and COBIT, 1SO 27001 ISMS where you could obtain more details in the company web site www.eseclanka.com.


Kentville, Rajagiriya from Kelsey Homes

Kentville Rajagiriya is an exclusive housing project by Kelsey homes and is located on Buthgamuwa road and is less than 5 Km's from the heart of Colombo.

The project consists of seven prime blocks ranging from 6.5 perch onwards and provides for fine living with the convenience of being less than 10 minutes from the city of Colombo.

The project which was launched just a few months ago has had an astonishing success with 5 of the 7 houses being sold in record time. The project is also equipped with security infrastructure and private internal roads. Very importantly Kelsey provides you the opportunity to get your home custom designed according to your requirements at this project. Whatever your liking traditional or modern or even a mix of both Kelsey's fully qualified chartered architects would ensure you dream home is made a reality.

Kelsey Homes is one of the longest standing real estate companies and boast of a rich heritage in providing quality homes for over two decades.

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