At Abans Convention:
LG President launches Green Ion refrigerators
LG Electronics (Asia) President and CEO Woody (Y.W) Nam, arrived in,
Sri Lanka last week to attend Abans Managers’ Convention 2009 at the
Hilton Colombo recently.
At the launching ceromony
The Abans Managers’ Convention is an annual event where Abans
recognize high achievers in their management who achieve their targets
during the year.
This year 40 managers were rewarded with all expenses paid tours to
South Africa for the Champions Trophy ODI cricket tournament.
The highlight of the convention was the launch of three new LG
products. The launch of LG Green Ion Door Cooling Refrigerators took
centre stage as this is one of most innovative new products which LG
developed after years of intense research by LG’s advanced research and
To reinforce its already efficient energy saving and innovative Door
Cooling Refrigerators, LG has introduced another unique feature for
retaining enhanced food freshness.
Green Ion Technology uses a ventilation system coated in catechins, a
green tea extract, to deodorize the refrigerator.
This, combined with a negative ion generator, kills food-spoiling
bacteria and fungi, effectively resulting in no fungi after seven days
compared to conventional models keeping food fresh longer than normal
Next was the launch of Ultra Slim LG LH70 series LCD Televisions
which are 1.6 inches thick, and packed with more advanced features than
most LCDs, which make it the ultimate in High Definition viewing. This
was followed by the launch of two new state-of-the-art LG Mobile Phones
the LG “Arena” KM900 Touch Phone - the stylish phone with amazing
features and the LG Viewty Smart GC900.
Hutchison Telecommunications Lanka (Pvt) Ltd CEO Shankar Bali
presents the first Rate Cutter to the most senior Hutch customer
Ravi Fernando of Hotel Booking Services, at the inauguration of
the Hutch Rate Cutter.
Mobile operator Hutch launched its Rate Cutter to the Sri Lankan
market. The Hutch rate cutter offers customers the opportunity to make
outgoing calls to other networks at Rs. 1.50 a minute for thirty days
once purchased and activated.
“This is the first time that the concept of cutting the tariff has
been used creatively in promoting a company’s offering,” said Hutch
General Manager Marketing Sanjaya Senarath.
“We have always believed in adding value to our clients lives in
novel ways and are proud to have done so again with the introduction of
the rate cutter,” he said.
“Our passion is to bring in simplicity and openness to communication
which in turn will provide unlimited freedom to our clients,” said Hutch
Sri Lanka CEO Shankar Bali.
To provide convenience and continuous connectivity to its subscribers
Hutch already connects incoming calls to subscribers who even have a
zero balance in their accounts.
This cost effective gesture has attracted a very positive and
encouraging response from its subscriber base. You can rest assured that
as we go forward we will come up with more creative solutions to make
communication non restrictive; empowering our customers with true
freedom of choice whereever they maybe, said Bali.
Gateway’s ICT program for children extends to Degree level
Gateway offers more qualifications than any other children’s ICT
program available in the world. Students receive certificates, validated
by NCC Education, UK on successful completion of every level. Students
also have a choice of receiving certification from the International
Curriculum and Assessment Agency (ICAA) (endorsed by the University of
Southampton) or the Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) or both
at the successful completion of Key Stages one to three.
Students who achieve Tiers eight and nine have the knowledge and
skills to achieve the International Computer Driving Licence (ICDL)
qualification awarded by the ECDL Foundation.
Key Stage four coaches students for public examinations such as
Edexcel OL/IGCSE Computing, Edexcel GCSE ICT, Cambridge OL/IGCSE
Computer Studies and Sri Lanka OL ICT. Students can sit these
examinations to achieve the relevant qualifications. Gateway’s courses
are endorsed by Edexcel, UK, the organisation responsible for London OL
and AL examinations. Referring to Gateway’s course material, Edexcel has
endorsed them to be ideal preparatory material that provides everything
students need to succeed at GCSE, IGCSE or OL Computer Studies and/or
ICT. Gateway has also received commendation from the London Metropolitan
A spokesman for the University said that they are pleased to support
Gateway’s ICT training program for children.
Having created a pathway to Gateway’s students to study ICT from
Foundation Level (four years of age) to Graduation Level, Gateway
continues to expand their presence locally and globally. With the two
new destinations - Georgia and Myanmar, Gateway’s international reach
now includes 10 countries in three continents.
Over the years, Gateway in partnership with NCC Education, has
introduced the program in China, Malaysia, Indonesia, Dubai, Pakistan,
Nigeria and Bangladesh. In Sri Lanka, tens of thousands of children take
Gateway’s program of study in 25 centres spread across the country.
Gateway offers ICT education from Foundation (four years of age) to
Degree Level. Through the Gateway Graduate School, which was launched in
August 2008, the group offers students an affordable option of obtaining
an internationally recognised degree in Sri Lanka. They also have the
option of transferring to overseas universities in the UK, USA or
Australia at the end of every academic year.
Gateway Graduate School, in partnership with NCC Education UK, offers
a career pathway to complete a Degree in Business Computing and
Information Systems, here in Sri Lanka.
Following the program of study at the Gateway Kids School of
Computing, students are able to join the Foundation Program of NCC
Education UK that meets the requirement of entering into the Degree
Program. During the three-year Degree, students receive industrial
recognized qualifications - Diplomas and Advanced Diplomas.
Ideal for business travel:
Royal Park Residence Hotel, Bangladesh
The Royal Park Residence Hotel, a boutique styled, Sri Lankan managed
hotel is ideally located in the heart of the diplomatic and newest
commercial enclave of Banani, with a mere 12 minutes drive from the
Dhaka International Airport. The Royal Park is the only ISO and HACCP
certified hotel in Bangladesh.
The five types of accommodation at Royal Park Residence have been
furnished to provide ultimate relaxation, privacy and comfort and each
are equipped with air-conditioning/heating, custom made carpeted floors,
IDD from rooms and toilets, hi-speed wi-fi internet services, fire
detectors and alarms, a pillow menu with a wide variety of pillows, hair
dryers in all rooms, mini-bar (non-alcoholic), electronic safety
lockers, 63 channeled digital LCD TV’s, DVD players, personal weighing
scales, bath-robes and slippers.
Business travellers will be delighted to learn that the Royal Park
Residence provides complimentary airport transfers and a meet and greet
service for all its guests. For those travelling with laptops - the
property has ingeniously made available high speed wi-fi Internet
connectivity in the entire hotel, be it rooms, dining spaces, terraces,
The Royal Park is also equipped with a high capacity, automatic prime
generator to ensure uninterrupted stream of power supply.
Elastomeric group awarded ISO 14001 certificate
The Elastomeric Group of Companies was awarded the ISO 14001
certification by the Sri Lanka Standards Institution. The Elastomeric
Group commenced the development of documentation against ISO 14001
during the latter part of last year and has trained all staff in
environmental management system concepts to achieve the maximum
advantage through this certification.
The Elastomeric Group which is a fully owned subsidiary of Hexpol AB,
Sweden, consists of three companies. Two of these are engaged in the
manufacture and export of polymer/ rubber based products mainly gaskets
for plate heat exchangers, wheels for castors and industrial solid tyres.
The Elastomeric Group being an ISO 9001 certified company decided to
proceed in obtaining this certification keeping with the vision of the
company and also to have an environmental friendly approach in
conducting all its activities. Since the start up of the project, the
company has achieved substantial benefits by implementing the ISO 14001
based environmental management system.
The Company obtained this certification after a very stringent audit
carried out by SLSI personnel as per international guidelines.
Elastomeric achieved a new level of competence in relation to its
environmental related activities through this management system. The
Company has placed special emphasis and a very high focus for employees
at all levels to understand the ISO 14001 system.