Rio ice-cream sweetening Jaffna
Ice-cream is the favourite of people young and old and it is the
catchphrase of the frozen dessert world. The yummy, cold, flavourful,
eye-catching ice-cream stimulates all minds of whoever goes through its
Situated next to the sacred Nallur Kovil, Point Pedro Road in Jaffna,
the Rio Ice-Cream Parlour provides the ultimate ice-cream experience for
all insatiable ice-cream lovers in the country.
One can find 40 different ice-cream varieties on the Rio Ice-Cream
Parlour menu that comes with more than 10 flavours. Rio Ice-Cream has
different flavours, colours, sizes and various toppings such as nuts,
syrups, plums, candy, powders, prepared fruit toppings, frozen fruit and
cookies. Rio ice-cream has been rewarded as the best ice-cream parlour
in Jaffna by the Jaffna Municipal Council. The company is employing 25
associates. In addition, the company is in the process of providing
ice-cream to several hotels in Jaffna. The Rio Ice-Cream Parlour gets
nearly 500 customers per day and this number increases during the Nallur
festival. In addition to the main Rio Ice-Cream Parlour, the company has
deployed three mobile ice-cream vending vehicles in the Jaffna town. The
owner of Rio Ice-Cream Company Ratnam Jeyabaskaran said the parlour has
become an attraction for locals and tourists alike.
Rio Ice-Cream Company has a separate unit with equipment to
manufacture ice-cream. ďOur ice-cream has no chemicals and, itís all
natural. We use more milk and less water and that makes our ice-cream
more tastier. My aspiration is to give a better service to the customers
and not to make a huge profit giving low quality products to the
customers,Ē Jeyabaskaran said.
NTB opens in Malabe
Nations Trust Bank (NTB) opened a branch in Malabe, a town which is
regarded as a growing modern hi-tech city. The new branch is based on
the bankís standard design concept offering the ultimate in
international banking standards and unprecedented customer service and
is conveniently located on Athurugiriya Road, Malabe, The people of
Malabe can now experience 365 day banking with extended banking hours
with the entry of Nations Trust Bank to this locality.
Rajakaruna with chief guest Kaduwela Municipal Council Mayor
G H Buddadasa opening the NTB 45th branch in Malabe
NTB has been in operations for the past 11 years and has grown in
strength and stability offering a diverse range of products and
services, which has enriched its position as a customer centric bank in
the financial industry.
The offerings include private banking and Inner Circle Membership,
Platinum and Gold membership for SME customers, Personal Banking
Centres, a 24 hour Customer Contact Centre and the American Express Card
Franchise all of which have helped to win over and maintain a strong and
loyal customer base in a short period of time.
With a continuous growth in its branch network Nations Trust Bank
offers a wide range of personal banking products from traditional to
innovative products such as the Personal and Kidz Investment Planner and
the Bank-At-Your-Doorstep service.
Apart from providing personal financial solutions to individual
customers, Nations Trust Bank also provides a wide range of customized
propositions to Small and Medium Entrepreneurs (SME) including Working
Capital Finance and Business Expansion Finance.
batch of SAITM Multimedia students
SAITM Multimedia students successfully complete Edexcel HND
The first batch of students that concluded the BTEC Edexcel HND in
Interactive Media from the Faculty of ICT and Media of South Asian
Institute of Technology and Medicine (SAITM) will be progressing towards
the third year of BSc in Computing with Interactive Media offered by the
prestigious University of Buckinghamshire, UK.
SAITMís degree in
Interactive Media is the first Multimedia degree offered in Sri Lanka.
With an ever increasing student intake, SAITMís Faculty of ICT and Media
hopes helping the nation by providing students with a career in the
lucrative creative industry.
SAITM has some of the best training facilities in the field.
Dedicated multimedia lab, Sri Lankaís largest iMac lab, proposed studio
facility, large library and the best panel of lecturers. The fifth
intake of the Faculty of ICT and Media is now open and the academic year
will commence on the last week of September.
Abans introduce fat free cooking with 'Easy Cook'
Abans conducted a cookery demonstration of the "Easy Cook" convection
oven, at their Kollupitiya Elite Showroom last week. There was a full
house at the demonstration and all the Easy Cook appliances that Abans
had in stock were snapped up by those present at a special promotional
The Easy Cook convection oven is an appliance that cooks healthy
fat-free and cholesterol-free complete meals speedily while saving
electricity and valuable time. Oven quality cooking combined with speed,
Easy Cook is a boon for different cooking uses in the home. It helps to
cook the tastiest, healthiest meals in minutes - totally fat-free.
Dr.Sam L.de Zoysa a visitor from England, who was present at the
demonstration, commented that the Easy Cook was an appliance that every
household should have. He said that oil in the food was harmful to human
health and was the root cause of many illnesses. "With an appliance such
as the Easy Cook you can cook almost everything the healthy way without
oil and never miss out on your favourite recipes," he added.
This oven fries without oil, steams, barbecues, roasts meat, chicken
or fish, grills, and bakes bread/cakes/biscuits/pastries and scones
which rise upto 40% higher much quicker.
Knowledgeable gourmets swear by convection cooking and culinary
experts predict that it will be the cooking method of the 21st century.
The reason is that when cooked in a traditional oven the food tends to
burn and dry out at the side of the heating source. But the Easy Cook
has a powerful motor that circulates hot air all around the food which
sits raised on a rack. The result being that the food gets cooked
quickly and evenly on all sides, remains juicy inside and does not burn
but browns beautifully all over. No wonder the best restaurant kitchens
the world over use convection ovens.
The advantages of Easy Cook are numerous. To mention a few: it fries
chips without oil and cooks fat-free meals without any oil or grease; it
cooks evenly on all sides; it seals the natural flavours and nutrients
of the food; it does not smoke or burn; it does not emit radiation; it
cooks entire meals fast and clean; it cooks and barbecues indoors
without a mess; it lets you observe the food while cooking; it has an
easy self-cleaning wash action; it save time, money and electricity.
This oven comes with a special fluted break-resistant bowl, low
rack/cake cooler, dual height rack, lid stand, special purpose thongs
and an instruction booklet with 52 favourite recipes. It is reasonably
priced and is available on interest free easy payment terms from all
Abans Showrooms islandwide.
TKS Finance offers flexibility
TKS Finance Limited is offering customers absolute flexibility of now
choosing the maturity date of their fixed deposit completely at their
own discretion and has brought a fresh breath of welcome air into the
hitherto rigid finance field. This is destined to bring much relief to
the depositors as thus far they were compelled to fit into a definite
period block of three months, six months or one year etc., irrespective
of their actual need to withdraw against their specific deposit period.
Thus far, the practice had been to pay a penalty or forego a portion of
interest when a withdrawal is made prematurely. Thanks to this
pioneering spirit of TKS Finance, depositors can now easily enjoy the
privilege of planning their own investment as per their own wish.
Explaining this innovation, the TKS Finance Limited CEO, Rasika
Kaluarachchi said that as a finance company wishing to connect with
people as never before seen in this sector, there are some more
innovations lined up to be introduced to the people as time goes by.
He said the new requirement in insuring all fixed deposits of
Registered Finance Companies under the Deposit Insurance Scheme by the
Central Bank of Sri Lanka Monetary Board under Regulation No. 1 of 2010,
Section 32(A) to 32(E) is a much sought-after welcome relief for
depositors reeling under the mismanaged fiasco of some of the finance
companies in the recent past. Hence, TKS Finance Ltd maintains the
stipulated deposit base with the Central Bank in accordance with this
The CEO emphasized that while innovation is the way forward, it shall
never be ill-planned or hastily arranged where TKS Finance Limited is
concerned. "This is precisely why we shall always be utterly and
completely focused on good corporate governance with strict
implementation of proper financial risk management systems, to
resolutely protect all our stakeholders while offering an excellent
customer service to the doorsteps of the customers".
"Our mission is to be the leader in revolutionizing the finance
industry in Sri Lanka, with innovations towards building trust to new
heights with good values" Rasika Kaluarachchi concluded.
NDB Bank in Pilimathalawa
NDB CEO Russell de Mel opening the
Pilimathalawa Branch. Regional Manager Ajith Beminiwatte,
Vice President - SME and Retail Banking - Regional Manager
Raj Aboobucker and Pilimathalawa Branch Manager Anusha
Siriwardhana look on.
NDB Bank recently opened its new branch in Pilimathalawa expanding
its branch network further interior in the hill country.
With this opening, the NDB Bank branch network has now increased to
Pilimathalwa is home to a talented people who are masters in the art
of brass craft.
They have been crafting masterpieces for palaces and noble homes
dating back to the era of the Senkadagala Kingdom.
Today Pilimathalawa's brass industry has attracted the international
market. The area is also renowned for its tea.
The branch located on Colombo Road, Pilimathalawa will be open from
Monday to Friday from 9 am to 4 pm and Saturday from 9 am to 1 pm
(excluding public and bank holidays)