SLT PEO TV leads rank in infotainment
Romance, thriller, action all in your home cinema:
Subscription Video on Demand (SVOD) is a novel feature introduced on
SLT PEO TV platform and this great service is offered for the first time
in Sri Lanka. SVOD service was launched in December 2010 and now it is
readily available for SLT PEO TV subscribers offering a large number of
Blockbuster English movies and drama series to enjoy with unlimited
viewing capability during a period of one month for a monthly
subscription. Service is designed to offer convenience and choice for
customers. Customers will have the advantage to choose their favourite
movies and watch them at a time convenient converting a living room to
their own cinema.
Customers will have the advantage to
choose their favourite movies
and watch them at a time convenient
Movies and tele-series will be available in the PEO TV SVOD video
library and customers will not be billed on a pay per view basis.
Customer will have to pay a monthly subscription fee only. Movies of
Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Romantic, Suspense, Thriller
and much more are now brought to your living room just at your command.
You can simply select the movie and sit back and enjoy whenever you
want. SVOD content will be updated on a monthly basis to offer the best
content to the subscribers. The current content is from one of world’s
leading movie house HBO and in future such content of multiple partners
will be available on PEO TV SVOD service.
SLT Visioncom CEO Thusha Weerasooriya said “SLT PEO TV has
revolutionized the traditional TV experience with characteristic
features such as digital quality pictures, TSTV (Time Shift TV- 48 hours
of content), Rewind TV (Pause, Rewind live television) and video
on-demand content (VOD). These unique features have given the viewers a
greater degree of control of watching what you want, when you want. To
enhance the customer experience a more user friendly EPG version and few
unique applications have been developed in house in the aim of
delivering a better service with a new look and feel.” He further added
“SLT PEO TV customers are now offered with some unique services and
applications such as Astrology Guide, Rainbow Pages, Pitarata Jobs,
Colombo City Guide, News Feeds, and Daily Weather Updates of key cities
in Sri Lanka, which will be further developed into regions of the world
in the future. These are some of the interesting services enjoyed by the
New PEO TV interface and “PEO APPS” services with popular internet
applications are ready to be launched very soon to transform the current
tele-viewing practice to a more information and value driven unique
Year 2011 is planned with bunch of new services and features to be
offered to SLT PEO TV customers.
Maintain Rs 100,000 balance to hope for the Mercedes:
Pathum Vimana enables two-way win for savers
HNB gave thrift a whole new dimension some eighteen years ago with
the introduction of a novel incentive Scheme named Pathum Vimana
providing customers with much more than savings.
Pathum Vimana 2011 opens on the theme: “Everyone wants it. But only
you can have it.” This simply means that you have to be in the Pathum
Vimana Scheme to win from a plethora of prizes worth millions of rupees
that thousands are after. Interestingly this theme revolves around how
everyone from aliens to super heroes yearn to be in the draw to win
these fabulous prizes, but only our very own customers have the
opportunity of claiming them. There is, for instance, a Weekly Draw
(Sathiye Lakshapathiya) with a handsome prize of Rs 100,000
Supplementing weekly chances is a TV Game Show with cash prizes ranging
from Rs 5,000 to Rs 100,000 A bonanza awaits regular savers every month
with a Draw (Monthly Millionaire Draw) that carries Rs. One Million as
the prize! The Harvest Draw, scheduled for the month of October offers
four Tractors as prizes. The Year End Max Draw has 180 motorcycles up
for grabs. If you feel more secure on four wheels, there is a Year End
Car Draw for two Suzuki Swifts.
The Year End Grand Draw certainly lives up to its name because it
provides a chance to own a luxury house worth Rs 10 million - with the
option of the value in cash.
The climax is the Year End Premium Draw. This Draw previously offered
one luxury Mercedes Benz Car in the past, but this year, HNB has jacked
up the offer and Two Mercedes Benz cars await two lucky winners!
Naturally, there are conditions. To be eligible for all Draws, other
than the Year End Premium Draw, Year End Max Draw and the Harvest Draw,
a balance of Rs 10,000 must be maintained in a Savings Account, Minors’
Savings Account or Current Account for a minimum period of one calendar
month immediately prior to the Draws.
The Harvest Draw and Year End Max Draw require a balance of Rs 5,000
to be maintained in a Savings or Minors’ Savings Account for a period of
one calendar month immediately prior to the Draw.
To be in the running for the luxury Mercedes Benz cars however, a
balance of Rs 100,000 in a Savings Account or Minors’ Savings Account or
Rs 50,000 in a Current Account for the same time period as for the other
Draws are prerequisites.
All accounts that qualify for the Year End Premium Draw also enjoy a
minimum of 10 chances to win in any of the other Draws too! There’s more
- account holders can multiply their chances too with having one extra
chance for every multiple of the minimum balance and one extra chance
for every month the qualifying balances have been maintained.
Pathum Vimana 2011, HNB’s way of saving the best for savers - with
special emphasis on what a famous Roman philosopher, statesman and
lawyer once musingly queried “Cannot people realize how large an income
is thrift?” Now Pathum Vimana is poised to supplement that income and to
reiterate, the only requirement is that you have to be in it to win it.
NSB uses e-Remittance
Another feather in EFuture’s cap
The e-Remittance Solution is one of the products that is offered by
EFutures, the premiere web and software development company.
Thousands of people currently work and live in a country that is not
their home, and send funds regularly back to their families in their
country. With Sri Lanka specialising in providing skilled services in
foreign countries, most of the foreign exchange to Sri Lanka is received
through remittances to banks. The e-Remittance solution developed by
EFutures facilitates inward remittance, through effective and efficient
online services that allows the foreign correspondent banks to remit the
funds into the domestic bank.
National Savings Bank, a premier Licensed Specialized Bank in Sri
Lanka owned by the Government of Sri Lanka has deployed the e-Remittance
solution to manage their inward remittances. NSB has won the trust of
people and come a long way to lead the country’s rupee savings market
and is the only local bank to receive AAA Fitch Ratings for 8
consecutive years. NSB have got 16.3 million Sri Lankans banking with
The e-Remittance solution has also been implemented in another
leading commercial bank in Sri Lanka. EFutures is in the process of
discussing with two other leading banks to provide the e-Remittance
solution. The solution developed using the latest in technology includes
key features such as tracking remittances, high security, multiple
foreign currency support, high user friendliness, periodic accounts
statement generation and tracking all user operations. The e-Remittance
solution is currently been used by two premier banks in Sri Lanka.
Director, Prashan Nagendra said that one of the key benefits of using
the e-Remittance solution is that the banks will be saving funds which
otherwise will have to be paid as commission to other parties over
extensive periods of time.
Tech Zone to distribute world’s fastest memory modules
G Skill International Co. Ltd., manufacturer of extreme performance
memory and high performance solid-state storage, recently announced the
appointment of Tech Information Solutions as it’s exclusive distributor
for Sri Lanka. G Skill Memory modules are world renowned for it’s
powerful performance and also has the World’s fastest RAMs produced so
far. Specially made for overclockers, gaming enthusiasts and extreme
graphic users , G Skill products undergo a series of the most rigorous
tests and strict quality control processes. In addition to a committed,
qualified IC testing house to examine products, all G Skill products are
100% tested to ensure the highest yield, reliability and quality.
Speaking about the new tie up with G Skill, Tech Information
Solutions Chairman Mohamed Naushad says, “We always strive to bring the
extreme in computing to Sri Lanka, G Skill is another proud addition to
our portfolio of high tech computer products. G skill is world renowned
for their innovation in manufacturing extreme performance memory modules
and solid-state drives, Tech Zone is glad to be associated with such an
G Skill, established in 1989 by enthusiasts, is a leading memory
module Manufacturer based in Taipei, Taiwan. With traditional strengths,
G Skill has built an excellent reputation by meeting market demand and
fostering business competitiveness both locally and internationally with
it’s dedication to provide competitive prices, On-Time Delivery, Assured
Quality, Customer-Oriented Services and Diversity of Products.
Tech Zone is a popular IT store in Colombo which also entered the
hill capital recently by opening a high tech computer store at the Kandy
City Centre. It is also a Channel Partner Premier of Intel, the world
leader in computer processors. In addition to being a top distributor
for Intel, Tech Zone also brings high end computer components and
accessories for Gaming and high graphics. The range includes G.Skill,
which is the world’s fastest memory module, EVGA branded VGA cards and
mother boards, Inwin PC casing which is especially made for Gaming PCs
to facilitate extreme performance and razer keyboards, mouse and audio
accessories for gaming use.
SLIIT Toastmasters encourage readers
The Toastmasters Club of the Sri Lanka Institute of Information
Technology (SLIIT) has organized a book exhibition to be held on the
January 26 and 27 at SLIIT’s Malabe Campus.
Many well-known publishers such as Sarasavi Bookshop, Expographic
Books Private Ltd., Vijitha Yapa, M D Gunasena and Makeen Books to name
a few, will participate at this book exhibition and provide attractive
The exhibition is open to the public on both days.
PMB contributes to mark Buddha Jayanthi
Here People’s Merchant Bank, Managing
Director/CEO Anura Wickremasinghe presents the cheque to the
Temple’s Chief Incumbent Ven Anuradhapura Dhammissara Thero.
People's Merchant Bank PLC (PMB), has been involved in meeting its
obligations towards the nation and the community by undertaking various
In keeping with its commitment and also to coincide with 2600th
Buddha Jayanthi, PMB has decided to donate Rs 100,000 to construct the
chaitya of the Sri Bodhirukkaramaya Temple of Batuwana, Niyadurupola
located in the Kegalle district to benefit all worshippers and also to
educate the younger generation of the importance of safeguarding the
Thus, company has focused and channelled its efforts through branch
network as being the best presence on the ground to address chosen
issues. This donation took place at the Sri Bodhirukkarama Temple on
Durdans opens Sixth Lane Wing
Durdans Hospital has expanded to increase the quality and variety of
services provided to the Sri Lankan public.
The hospital's newest venture, the Durdans Hospital Sixth Lane Wing,
offers host of new facilities.
To its present strength of 150 beds, the new wing will add another
150 beds out of which would be 115 new rooms. These new rooms will
comprise a Super Grand Suite, five Grand Deluxe Rooms, 12 Super Deluxe
Rooms and 101 Deluxe Rooms. Each room has been designed with modern
facilities and amenities to ensure the ideal comfort and ambience needed
for recuperation. Added to the same, the hospital also introduced an
Orthopaedic, Laparoscopic and Maternity Theatres along with two General
Durdans newest wing also includes a 15 bed Heart Command Centre - the
first of its kind in Sri Lanka. The facility is equipped with advanced
monitoring systems, inbuilt medical gas systems and modern ventilators
and defibrillators to handle any medical emergency.
Durdans launched the first 'Single Center Concept' in cardiac care in
Sri Lanka, establishing a strategic alliance with the world's largest
free standing cardiac care institute in 1999.
Today, the Durdans Heart Center has some of the most technologically
advanced facilities in the country and undeniably, the most preferred
cardiac center for Sri Lankans.
The first dedicated heart station in the country, is supported by
renowned cardiologists and cardiac surgeons.
It is equipped with cutting edge technology and to date Durdans has
notched the highest success rate with both non invasive cardiac
investigations as well as invasive cardiac procedures.
The hospital also contains the largest Radiology Department in Sri
Debug gets ISO 9001: 2008 Quality Certification
Recognition incentive to serve even better:
Debug Computer Peripherals was recently awarded by the International
Standard Organisation with ISO 9001: 2008 Quality Management System
certification from the local awarding body SGS Limited.
The Senior Management of Debug
Computer Peripherals with the ISO officials.
Speaking on this happy occasion, Debug Computer Peripherals Managing
Director, Moiz Najmudeen said, "When we first started discussing about
implementing ISO 9001 standard in our company, our main concern was
whether we can get any benefit by implementing this standards because we
had seen many companies who had implemented many standards, but they
never deliver or exceed customer expectations. Therefore, I had second
thoughts about going for this standardization. However, we decided to go
thorough the evaluation of ISO and also service providers and finally
decided to go for the implementation and personally instructed the
senior management, to get involved in the implementation work and get
the maximum benefit and let the certification be a by-product of what we
do. The reason we wanted to do it, is to give that benefit to our
customers and we always strive to delight them with the products we
supply and service we provide. We have done this by streamlining our
operations, get rid of bottle necks, standardizing systems, training of
staff and most importantly excellent customer care. I believe ISO 9001
standards had provided us that tool and we had made use of it in order
to meet our objectives. Therefore, I believe this certificate has
recognized our passion for customer intimacy and given us and our
esteemed customers the expected benefit and we all at Debug should keep
it in mind to maintain and keep on improving of what we did, and this in
turn will help us to maintain the standards without much of an effort,"
"I take this opportunity to thank all my staff for their great effort
in achieving this status and also our consultants who had guided us in
implementing this standards effectively and not forgetting our Auditors
who had given us a very good value addition during their auditing," he
LH regards miracle of life sacred
Celebrating a twin victory in every sense of the word - Lanka
Hospitals (LH) announces this week that the IVF Fertility Centre has now
passed its 150th milestone In Vitro Fertilization (IVF baby). Within a
span of 28 months the IVF Fertility Centre of Lanka Hospitals has
accomplished a feat of more than 300 pregnancies and 150 newborn babies
making it the most successful in Sri Lanka with a 42 percent success
rate in COH IVF cycle on par with the best IVF centres in the world. The
centre also reports big plans for the future, with the goal being to
enhance the success rate to 50 percent-55 percent by 2011.
Speaking at the birth, Lanka Hospitals CEO Lakith Peiris asserted
that the objective of setting up the centre was to "Making the joy of a
child possible for couples who have struggled to conceive is what each
member of the IVF Fertility Centre aims to do. And this exactly what has
been offered Gunawardana from Gampaha, who had been married for six
years and had no children and turned to IVF after the couple faced
complications relating to conception.
They have now been blessed with twins - a true success story which
strengthens the Fertility Centre's slogan 'Where life begins'.
Commercial Credit Ltd propelled to become big:
Service promise extended to Ratnapura
On the fast track towards establishing itself as one of the most
exciting and progressive finance companies in Sri Lanka, Commercial
Credit Limited is poised to expand and enhance its presence in the
country as it pursues its vision of becoming a significant force in the
Commercial Credit CEO Roshan Egodage,
Central Bank Additional Director H M Ekanayake, Commercial
Credit Chairman Vagdevi Fernando and Commercial Credit
Working Director G Egodage at the opening.
A change of management in October 2009 infused Commercial Credit with
new leadership, strength and vision, fuelled by a desire to propel the
company towards the highest echelons of the industry through a
pioneering corporate culture. Moving towards a liberated corporate
mindset, powered by a dedicated and empowered workforce striving to
reach new levels of performance and service, Commercial Credit is
proving the merit of this strategy through a rapidly multiplying
The re-launch of Commercial Credit's presence in Ratnapura is an
extension of this service promise, as the company aims to build strong
customer relationships through an enhanced and extended portfolio of
services. "Those who eagerly awaited the unwrapping of the company's new
premises in the district under the theme 'Unwrap Your Dreams', will now
be able to experience the same unprecedented levels of service and
satisfaction offered by the flagship branch in Colombo," said Regional
Manager of the Ratnapura Branch, Ayesh Pitigala. "Our aim is to help the
people of Ratnapura realize their financial aspirations through the
variety of flexible services that we offer, facilitating the district's
economic empowerment," he added.
The new branch was declared open by chief guest Central Bank
Additional Director H M Ekanayake, who commended Commercial Credit for
its remarkable performance, with the Company being tipped to hit the Rs
5 billion mark in its asset base, thus bringing it into the category of
Sri Lanka's Large Finance companies. "The fact that Commercial Credit
has recorded a remarkably low NPL of 2 percent is a laudable achievement
and we look forward to the Company taking its place as a stable leader
in the Country's finance sector." He said that with the cessation of
hostilities, Sri Lanka was now poised to become a hub for several
sectors, while the attractive incentives offered for foreign investment
should propel the country into a new era. Ekanayake added that the
Central Bank would be introducing a new act shortly to ensure the
stability of all financial institutions in the country and acknowledged
the contribution made by the Country's financial institutions towards
the growth of the economy.
Commercial Credit's Chief Executive Roshan Egodage said that company
will at all times aspire to not only reach but exceed the standards set
by the Central Bank. "We greatly admire the leadership role played by
the Central Bank and will aspire towards their endorsement in any and
all ventures we undertake," he said.
NOLIMIT loyalists have nice time in Bangkok
The biggest fashion chain in Sri Lanka
- conducts promotions exclusively for its Arapaima loyalty
card holders. The lucky winners of the Arapaima promotion
2010, which was held last October were offered a tour to
Bangkok and 19 winners participated in the tour.