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ETI, Havicus launch Paradise project

February 4, the Sri Lankan Independence Day, was especially chosen to lay the first stone of the prestigious Matara Fort Paradise project of Havicus Sri Lanka.

The contractor in-charge of bringing this project to a conclusion is the highly esteemed ETI.

ETI Marketing Manager Christus Jayawardena, ETI PD General Manager Ranjan Perera, ETI Sales Senior Assistant Manager Michel Perera, ETI Chief Executive Officer Mahendra de Silva, ETI Executive Director Nalaka Edirisinghe, Havicus Group Chairman and Managing Director Alian M J Tijtgat, Havicus Sri Lanka Operational Manager Priyadarshana Jayawardena, ETI Admin and Finance Sisira Pushpakumara, ETI Property Development Manager Sameera Kodippiliarachchi and ETI Property Development Manager S B Disasanayake.

Upon finishing, this project will consist of seven luxury villas, all situated at the idyllic estuary of the Nilwala river into the Indian Ocean.

All seven names reference to that unique location: Matara Fort Ocean Villa, Matara Fort Sunset Villa, Matara Fort Sands Villa, Matara Fort Breeze Villa, Matara Fort Riverine Villa, Matara Fort Ganga Villa and Matara Fort Estuary Villa.

Some other projects of Havicus Sri Lanka are Nilaveli Golden Paradise - with its three highly conceptual villas based on different types of sea shells - and Kalpitiya Lagoon Paradise with 22 villas of three different types.

To celebrate the start of the Matara Fort Paradise project the first foundation was ceremonially laid.

February 4 is already a special day, but the exact time schedule of the celebration was equally significant and particularly calculated according to local traditions.

With this Havicus Sri Lanka proves once again how much it values the customs of the community.

To start off the first Havicus Sri Lanka project in a positive way, representatives of all four major Sri Lankan religions were present.

Havicus Sri Lanka Managing Director Alain M. J. Tijtgat and Operational Manager Priyadarshana Jayawardana and ETI Executive Director Nalaka Edirisinghe, ETI Chief Executive Officer Mahendra de Silva and rest of the staff of ETI Builders, all people interested, neighbours, sympathizers and fishermen joined the reception.

Ogilvy PR Head meets PR giants

Regional Leaders' Conference:

What if there was no media in Sri Lanka? How would a public relations company operate? This was one among many intriguing questions asked and answered at the recent Ogilvy PR APAC Regional Leaders Conference in Phuket, Thailand.

Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide Sri Lanka General Manager Manilka Philips took part in the high energy conference aimed at inspiring the Ogilvy leadership in the Asia Pacific region to do business differently.

The four day conference brought together over 60 participants from the Asia pacific region and saw senior level participation from Ogilvy PR's global hub in New York.

The conference addressed core trends and concerns in the industry and explored the possibilities of offering a bigger and better portfolio of services to clients across the region.

A special training and knowledge sharing sessions was held on Social Media and digital influence, healthcare and internal communications.

The extensive knowledge sharing session sparked new thinking for a more integrated business strategy for the Asia Pacific region, further connecting and networking each end market.

Lafarge holds Star Awards

Lafarge Star Awards was held recently. The dealer convention is held annually to recognize the strengths of Lafarge Mahaweli Cement's distributors, agents and dealers whose commitment has made Lafarge Mahaweli Cement a sought after product in construction.

A total of 74 distributors and 35 exclusive agents were recognized for the year 2010.

An elaborate star theme was prominent at the convention which was held at the Samudra Ballroom, Taj Samudra Hotel. The deco and even certificates and trophies carried the theme adding glitz and glamour to the event that was attended by over 300 dealers, distributors and agents.

Lafarge is a global producer of mainly cement, concrete, aggregates and gypsum with 84,000 employees, 79 countries and 2189 production sites worldwide.

Lafarge Mahaweli Cement is Lafarge's Sri Lankan counterpart.

The highlight of the Star Awards was the awards ceremony where 71 certificates were handed out and, in addition, 36 trophies were awarded. The certificates were presented by the management and the trophies were handed out by the Managing Director Hedi Rafai and Sales and Marketing Manager Sarath Ratnayake, following a short address also by Hedi Rafai.


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