Lanka Star Awards Ceremony:
Print USA bags President's Award
Print USA (Pvt) Ltd., a veteran printing and packaging company in Sri
Lanka, won two Gold, one Silver and two Bronze Awards in the Consumer
Packaging Category and was also adjudged the winner of the prestigious
President's Award in the Consumer Packaging Category at the "Lanka Star"
Annual Printing and Packaging Awards Ceremony recently. The Lanka Star
Printing and Packaging Ceremony is organized annually by the Sri Lanka
Institute of Packaging to identify and recognize the key players in Sri
Lanka's Printing and Packaging Industry comprising companies engaged in
the corrugated industry, offset printing industry, flexible packaging
industry, plastic industry and wooden container industry etc.
"It has been proved that off-set printed packaging is the ideal
marketing tool for successfully marketing value added Sri Lankan
produce" said Sathis Abeywickrama, Print USA (Pvt) Ltd. Chairman and
Abeywickrama has over 30 years experience in off-set printing. Print
USA is a member of the USA Group of Companies comprising Trade USA (Pvt)
Ltd. which trades in printers' requisites, in-flight requisites,
Gurubeula Estate - an eco friendly agriculture project manufacturing the
Gurubeula brand of dairy products, and Flexiprint which manufactures tea
bags, tags and envelopes for the tea export industry.
Print USA started its operations in 1989 as a printing company
specializing in the printing needs of Sri Lankan exporters of value
added products. Print USA has since diversified into providing printing
and packaging solutions to the tea, rubber and pharmaceuticals
Aeturnum Lanka celebrated its third anniversary last month.
Established in 2006 as a subsidiary of Aeturnum, Inc based in Westford,
MA (USA), it has provided enterprise software development services and
solutions to emerging technology vendors and Global 2000 organizations.
Aeturnum has grown in the past three years to a strength of 100
professional staff across offices in the US, Sri Lanka, and most
recently the Middle East. Comprising experts in research, innovation and
development, the company leverages a highly disciplined global sourcing
and engineering model to deliver high quality, cost-effective product
engineering, software testing, systems integration and software
solutions, to public and private sector organizations worldwide.
CTO and head of operations Sri Lanka, Hussain Shabbir said, "This
achievement enhances Aeturnum's ability to deliver high quality software
by ensuring compliance with industry specifications and best practices.
It supports Aeturnum's key business objectives including providing
superior customer focus, thought leadership, quality, productivity and
Having achieved the CMMi Level 3 accreditation, Shabbir said, "Aeturnum
has reached a pivotal milestone in its journey towards excellence within
three years and will continue this momentum by striving for greater
heights and elevated efficiency levels in the quest for continuous
ILM to promote TPM in Sri Lanka with JIPM
A team from the pioneers and world leaders of Total Productive
Maintenance (TPM) the Japan Institute of Plant Maintenance (JIPM) was in
Sri Lanka for a two-day workshop hosted by the Institute of Lean
Management (ILM) recently at the Galadari Hotel.
The JIPM was represented by Takashi Sagae a Plant Maintenance
Excellent Engineer and a consultant on TPM having years of experience in
implementing TPM in many industries around the globe. He also acts as an
advisor to ILM on TPM and lean Management.
The very effective and focused workshop was well attended and was
represented by both the government and leading private sector
establishments covering the apparel, manufacturing, banking and
JIPM consultant Takashi Sagae said that the ILM has taken a timely
decision to promote TPM in Sri Lanka to protect the national industries
under present circumstances through its consultancy services.
He said that the industries are further benefited by the fact that
the CEO, ILM is also a JIPM accredited TPM instructor, having many years
of direct exposure to TPM certified companies.
Sagae also said that the JIPM approach in implementing TPM is very
systematic and delivers incremental and sustainable results with minimum
investment and that JIPM is the only TPM certification body and has
certified many organizations across the world.
The host, The institute of Lean Management was established to
strengthen the industrial, plantation and service sectors in Sri Lanka
by improving business processes and development of human resources in
order to improve productivity, quality, cost, delivery, safety and
morale. ILM introduces the way to do more and more with less and less
human effort, less equipment, less time and less space while coming
closer to providing customers with exactly what they need and transforms
any operation in any sector opening up new strategic opportunities. It
is the only professional body in Sri Lanka offering consultancy in TPM
and Lean Management.
The ILM, CEO, Thilak Pushpakumara said that the Japanese Management
techniques such as 5S, Kaizen, TPM and Toyota Production System is very
prominent in ILM approach where 5S is the foundation and TPM is the
corporate strategy to challenge Just-In-Time by improving people and
ODEL to open 10th outlet in Moratuwa
ODEL will open its 10th outlet in Moratuwa by mid December.
"Our last store opening at Mount Lavinia was received most
enthusiastically by residents of the area, and we know that there is
already great anticipation in Moratuwa," ODEL Founder and CEO Otara
Gunewardene said. "It's not just the great shopping experience we offer;
it has become a matter of pride for towns to have their own ODEL store.
"The year ahead will be a landmark one for ODEL," Ms Gunewardene
said. "Mount Lavinia and Moratuwa are the vanguard of an ambitious
expansion plan that will take the ODEL experience to a much wider
market, offering trendy and fashionable clothing at value-for-money
prices, while retaining the oomph associated with the brand."
A few days prior to the opening of the Moratuwa store, ODEL will
distribute invitations in the neighbourhood through supermarkets and
schools. These invitations will carry a tear off portion through which
customers could win ODEL gift vouchers. Early bird customers to the new
outlet also will have opportunity to win by picking up these coupons at
the cashiers' counters and filling them in.
Thai coffee in Sri Lanka
Khao Shong coffee, a truly Thai international brand of Instant Coffee
is now in Sri Lanka.
Khao Shong Coffee is a household name in Thailand for over 50 years.
In 1979 the Khao Shong Company launched its first Instant Coffee and
continues to flourish with Significant Market Shares. It is a truly Thai
brand, with the Coffee that is grown in Thailand being roasted ground
and packed entirely in Thailand.
The company's turnover exceed US$ 50 million annually and exports
products to South East Asian region Japan, China, Korea being the main
The taste of Khao Shong coffee is described as full-bodied, with its
natural aroma and depth of character signifying a flavour more typical
of fresh roasted ground coffee.
The uniqueness of Khao Shong Coffee is that the complete process of
roasting the specially selected coffee bean, extracting the coffee
liquor, spray drying and agglomeration of the coffee as well as the
packaging is a continuous process.
Khao Shong Instance Coffee Powder is now available at Keells Super
Outlets Islandwide in four consumer friendly and affordable pack sizes.
Offers for Dialog Star Points at DSI
D. Samson and Sons (Pvt) Ltd. is one of the top seven transacting
merchants on the Star Points network. DSI provides customers with Star
Points promotional offers.
Points earned by customers in 2009 are valid until the end of the
The latest offer from DSI in collaboration with Star Points network
allows customers to redeem 100 or more of their Star Points at any DSI
showroom islandwide we discounts up to 40 percent.
Star Point customers also have a chance of winning gift vouchers for
two customers' daily.