WSO2 wins Bossie awards
WSO2, the open source SOA company, has been named an InfoWorld 2009
Best of Open Source Software (Bossie) Award winner. The company was
recognized in the platforms and middleware category for the WSO2 Carbon
Framework, which serves as the basis of WSO2's fully componentized
service-oriented architecture (SOA) platform.
The annual InfoWorld Bossie Awards recognize the best open source
products for business. This year, the InfoWorld Test Centre identified
the top 40 most promising and cost-effective products available to IT
InfoWorld's Test Centre review editors noted that, "Carbon provides
the framework for all of the core functionality-data services, ESB/routing,
process management, registry, monitoring, and security-allowing you to
plug in these components as necessary. With Carbon the whole is greater
than the sum of the parts."
"We're honoured to earn an InfoWorld Bossie, long a hallmark of open
source innovation in the enterprise," said founder and CEO of WSO2 Dr.
Sanjiva Weerawarana. "It validates the game-changing role of
componentized open source middleware in the enterprise, which is being
led by WSO2 Carbon. No longer is product definition limited to vendors.
Now IT professionals can decide exactly which SOA functions to
deploy-and when-based on their individual demands," he said. WSO2
Carbon, the industry's first fully componentized SOA framework was
launched in February 2009. WSO2 Carbon, which complies with the OSGi
specification, enables developers to easily deploy only those components
they need. This eliminates the complexities of middleware integration,
resulting in significant savings in SOA project time, money and
With WSO2 Carbon, developers also have unprecedented flexibility.
They can implement component-based SOA products-such as the WSO2
Enterprise Service Bus, WSO2 Web Services Application Server, WSO2
Governance Registry, WSO2 Business Process Server, and WSO2 Identity
Server-or deploy any combination of the more than 100 Carbon components
on which these products are built.
Raux Brothers turns 50
Raux Brothers celebrates fifty years as a leading designer and
manufacturer of exclusive quality furniture.
Raux Brothers was established in 1959 with a commitment to creating
an extensive range of wood furniture in traditional and contemporary
designs. The company has built a reputation for being a supplier of
stylish and aesthetic designs for interiors that range from classical
elegance to modern chic.
The newest addition to the Raux flagship stores on De Fonseka Road,
Colombo 5 is a Design Centre. The design centre and the flagship store
house an archive of tasteful furniture, throught the different eras.
Whether traditional or more contemporary, the luxurious furniture
styles of almost every era can be found in these collections.
Raux Brothers collaborates closely with its clients, architects and
designers to produce furniture to special requirements.
A core part of the company's business today consists of furnishing
projects for resorts in Sri Lanka and overseas, plantation bungalows,
private residences, chateaus, apartments and restaurants.
ComBank branches open on Ramazan
Over 80 branches of the Commercial Bank of Ceylon will stay open for
business on Monday, September 21, a public and bank holiday on account
Eighty-four ComBank branches in Colombo and Gampaha will be kept open
on this day, in addition to the 23 supermarket banking counters all over
the country and the six 365 day banking centres which are open on all
public, bank and mercantile holidays.
"Long weekends can be an inconvenience to businesses that stay open
and to people who have urgent banking needs," - Deputy General Manager
(Operations) Sanath Bandaranayake said.
"Our policy of opening a substantial number of branches on holidays
has helped many corporate and retail customers", he said.
He said customers would be able to carry out all over-the-counter
banking transactions including opening of accounts and obtaining foreign
exchange for travel overseas on this day.
Green Paradise Agro Eco Hotel to open shortly
Green Paradise Agro Eco Hotel is an Italian hotel project of the BOI
that is almost complete and expected to be opened in December 2009 or in
early 2010. BOI Chairman/Director General Dhammika Perera visited this
project recently. Its total investment value is around Rs 500 million
and could go up to Rs 1 billion. The hotel has 50 rooms and is a full
Italian investment. The project will start with a workforce of 120. The
hotel is 95 percent made of wood.
It will use agro technology to help local farmers and the local
agricultural technology with Italian agricultural expertise.
The company has plans to make this a chain of hotels by constructing
a second agro resort in Marawila.
Hayleys Agro wins double gold again
Brings 220 rural farmers to Colombo for Ag-Biz
from Welimada and Anuradhapura at the Ag-Biz exhibition.
Hayleys Agro Products Limited (HAPL), four awards including two Golds
at the Ag-Biz Awards 2009, the highest number of awards won by a single
entity at this year's event.
The company received the Gold award in the Large category as the Best
Input Supplier, Gold award in the Medium category for its veterinary
products, Silver Award in the Large category for farm machinery and
equipment and Silver Award in the Large category for its extension
services, at the annual Agribusiness Awards organized by the National
"These awards recognize our commitment in many facets of local
agriculture and livestock development as well as the catalytic role
played by Hayleys Agro in helping Sri Lankan farmers to improve yields
and quality of both agri crops and livestock," Hayleys PLC Agri Sector
Head Rizvi Zaheed said.
Zaheed attributed the company's consistent success at the Ag-Biz
awards to the close affinity and rapport it had built up with farmers in
many parts of the country.
Hayleys Agro brought 220 farmers to visit the Ag-Biz 2009 exhibition
held in conjunction with the awards ceremony. These farmers from areas
such as Welimada, Uva Paranagama, Kirawanagama, Rathamba, Madawela,
Dangamuwa, Keppetipola, Boralanda, Bogahakumbura, Girambe, Rajanganaya,
Thambuththegama, Thalawa, Saliyapura, Ketiyawa, Eppawala, Kekirawa,
Pahala Maragahawewa and Nachchaduwa were members of Hayleys Agro Farmer
Clubs (Govi Samajaya) established in Welimada and Anuradhapura.
Caltex provides aid for Northern IDPs
Chevron Lubricants Lanka PLC donated a
variety of essential relief items to the value of over Rs.
1.2 million in aid of the IDPs in the North last week. Here
Lt. General Jagath Jayasuriya, Commander of the Sri Lankan
Army accepting the donation from Chevron Lubricants Lanka
PLC Managing Director/CEO Kishu Gomes. Chevron Lubricants
Lanka PLC General Manager/Director Finance Anura Perera is
also in the picture.