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
This is why the Sampath Bank team, made a donation to the
rehabilitation fund of Ranaviru Sevana, where the money will be used for
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
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.
David Pieris Motor Company Ltd, recently introduced the all new
Platina 125cc with the ‘Digital Twin Spark - Swirl induction’ (DTS-Si*)
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
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.