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Sampath Bank donates artificial limbs to Ranaviru Sevana

It is with great pride that we remember our patriotic soldiers, who fight for the country under dire circumstances. It is with great honour that we thank them for the service they render, putting their lives on the line, just so that we may have a safe tomorrow.

Chairman, Sampath Bank I.W. Senanayake presents an artificial limb at the event.

Even though all of us cannot fight the war at the frontier, there is much we can do to contribute. It is only after nearly three decades the war is finally over. During this time, the war has claimed innumerable lives as war casualties and maimed an equal number. Many children have lost their fathers, wives their husbands and parents their sons.

Yet, some soldiers return home, without a limb, vision or some other sacrifice made for the safety of the country, that which leaves them now to fight a private battle of living the rest of their life and supporting their families who depend on them.

At times, the soldier is the sole bread winner of the family and returning home, with a physical disability, leaves him and his family helpless.

This is why the Sampath Bank team, made a donation to the rehabilitation fund of Ranaviru Sevana, where the money will be used for artificial limbs.

This act was initiated by the Welfare Society of the International Operations Division of Sampath Bank. The entire Sampath team contributed to raise a fund of over one million rupees to be donated to the Ranaviru Rehabilitation Fund.

For the initial stage, 25 soldiers who lost a limb at the frontier received artificial limbs on June 7. This was made possible by the timely contribution made by Sampath Bank.

During the second phase the Sampath team hopes to lend a helping hand to over 100 soldiers who will now have to fight their private battle.

DPMC introduces Platina 125 DTS-Si

David Pieris Motor Company Ltd, recently introduced the all new Platina 125cc with the ‘Digital Twin Spark - Swirl induction’ (DTS-Si*) engine.

Platina 125 DTS-Si

This is the second bike launched by Bajaj on this engine platform and it is a part of the strategy to catalyze the migration of 100cc customers to superior performing 125cc products.

DTS-Si technology has been the key to Bajaj’s success in the 125cc plus product segment.

DTS-Si technology which delivers outstanding performance with excellent mileage has resulted in Bajaj achieving a dominant market share in the greater than 125cc segment.

The Platina 125 is aimed at customers seeking a balanced bike, designed with features which make it a perfect choice. Key differentiated features on the new Platina 125 include, 125 cc DTS-Si Engine, electric start, ride control switch, auto choke, SNS suspension, anti-friction du bushes in front suspension, maintenance free battery, ExhausTEC and twin pilot lamps.

These features combine to give an unbeatable engine performance on power and economy, maximum riding comfort and a hassle - free, convenient riding experience. The model comes in three attractive colours and is introduced at a give-away price.

Airtel launches My Airtel My Offer

Bharti Airtel Lanka (Pvt) Ltd, a subsidiary of Bharti Airtel, launched My Airtel My Offer (MAMO).

A first of its kind, MAMO ushers all Airtel customers into the revolutionary world of customized offers and promotions in keeping with an individual customer’s phone usage. Considered another innovative service offering never before experienced in mobile communications in Sri Lanka, Airtel Customers need to dial *123# to immediately gain access to their customized offer.

MAMO, which offers customers a new dimension of convenience, instantly provides relevant offers to all customers on a personalized level, by identifying individual communication usage habits. As such, customers of Postpaid and Prepaid can now enjoy customized promotions across Talk time, Tariff and even VAS offerings.

By dialing *123#, customers gain access to an introductory talk time surprise of a Rs.10,000 free bonus per day, with one lucky winner standing to win Rs.100,000 free bonus per week. In addition, other Bonus Offers, Free Reloads and also 3G handsets can be won. With MAMO, customers will not be limited to winning only one offer, but can enjoy at least three offers a month.

CEO of Bharti Airtel Lanka Amali Nanayakkara said, “MAMO delivers the promise we made to Sri Lanka at launch, which is, to provide customers with an unmatched world-class service offering. Through MAMO, we are very excited at the prospect of providing our customers with breakthrough service offerings that are relevant and meaningful.

All too often, customers cannot opt to choose offers of this nature which add value to their experience in a network. We are confident therefore, that MAMO’s varied offers and promotions will provide a fresh incentive to customers, enabling total customer freedom, whether it is to ‘talk freely’ or, in this case, choose freely.”

Re-new Station new showroom

The latest showroom of Re-New Station, a printer cartridge recycling service, was opened at the Sri Lanka State Trading (General) Corporation premises at Navam Mawatha recently.

Chairman, Lanka State Trading (General) Corporation, Pradeep Gunawardena, Minister of Trade, Marketing Development, Co-operatives and Consumer Services Bandula Gunawardene and Chief Executive Officer, ABC Trade and Investments (Pvt.) Ltd, A. Jayaseelan at the opening of the new showroom.

This new showroom, a joint venture between ABC Trade and Investments (Pvt.) Ltd and the Sri Lanka State Trading (General) Corporation, was opened by the Minister of Trade, Marketing Development, Co-operatives and Consumer Services Bandula Gunawardene.

The Re-new Station, does not just refill printer cartridges, but recycles them.

Recycling is a process which uses state-of-the-art equipment through all the stages from emptying the cartridges, cleaning the nozzles, pressurized/ vacuum filling of ink and print test, allowing for more successful recycling of cartridges.

According to ABC Trade and Investments (Pvt) Ltd, who introduced the Re-new Station concept to Sri Lanka, by recycling printer cartridges in a professional way, printing costs could be reduced by 80 percent. Minister of Trade, Marketing Development, Co-operatives and Consumer Services Bandula Gunawardene said that the State Trading (General) Corporation was on the brink of closure in the past due to the open economy and the competition.

But, under the strengthening of State institutions and the uplift of the national economy programs of President Mahinda Rajapaksa, we brought the Corporation to profit making level within a few months.

Adding colour to a national cause

Abhimanawath Ratak Kara Sisu Bithu Sithuwam, the national program initiated by the Ministry of Defence, together with TriadAid, brought together students from 21 leading city schools, including Hindu and Muslim schools, to paint murals, depicting how Sri Lanka was united in the past, the affect on Sri Lanka during the war and how they see Sri Lanka to be in the future.

Nippolac supported this national cause as the official paint sponsor for the initiative, which took place between May 4 and 7 along the Racecourse wall facing Royal College, Colombo.

The other sponsors for the project included People’s Bank, Homerun Pas and Harris as well as media sponsors TV Derana and FM Derana.


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