To individuals and organizations:
Alliance Finance EZY Drive offers unmatched transportation solutions
EZY Drive is a business division of Alliance Finance Company PLC
which commenced operations in 2008. This division was formed with the
objective of identifying different transportation needs of individuals
and organizations and also to provide customized solutions for these
Alliance Finance Company PLC was incorporated on July 18, 1956 with
an established reputation of more than five decades, winning the trust
of its customers as an innovative Company. It is indeed a noteworthy
fact that Alliance Finance was the first financial organization to be
awarded the prestigious ISO 9001: 2000 Certification almost a decade
The main criteria for being awarded this accreditation is their
professional expertise in designing, developing and delivering business
specific financial solutions for clients under the stringent
international quality standards of ISO 9001:2000.
The Management Team is comprised motor icons such as B Ponnambalam
who constantly innovate and create customized transport solutions
catering to array of requirements by way of daily hires, monthly hires,
short-term and long-term hires and operating lease.
EZY Drive invites individuals and organisations with any
transportation requirements to visit their office on Dutugemunu Street,
Kohuwala where they could obtain special rates for hire during this
These special rates are for their well-maintained vehicles which
could be used on a daily basis or throughout the month.
EZY Drive also provides Fleet Management Solutions where they manage
a fleet of vehicles of any size owned by organizations. EZY Drive Fleet
Management Solutions can take charge of a fleet of vehicles and save
time and costs with no hassle. They are committed to providing the
highest quality services that address all aspects of fleet management
They will assemble a customized programme that is just right for your
business. Partnering with EZY Drive for Fleet Management enables one to
save time to focus on increasing business and serve customers instead of
having to sort through numerous invoices and expense reports that need
Having a fleet management option also means making a single payment
and taking advantage of a fully managed maintenance programme that can
arrange the most economical, timely and high quality repairs to help
EZY Drive also includes vehicle trading. They are geared and equipped
to buy, sell or upgrade vehicles belonging to individuals and corporate
clients depending on their requirements for registered and unregistered
EZY Drive has already partnered with many prominent corporate clients
and individuals from different walks of life in providing transportation
solutions to their varied requirements.
Moreover their fully fledged Repair and Maintenance Centre based in
Rajagiriya is equipped with a Lubrication Service Centre, Mechanical
Repair Centre, Accident Repair Unit and a 24 hour Break-down Service all
of which are guaranteed to fulfill customer requirements.
Alliance Finance Company PLC is the only Company with more than 50
years of trusted experience that is geared to provide total
transportation solutions from customized rental packages, cost effective
fleet management programmes, and trading facilities to in-house leasing
which is backed by a friendly, customer-oriented and dynamic team who
are eager to delight customers.
Alliance Finance Company PLC has always been keen to be an
environmentally friendly company and as a result, has introduced
"environmentally friendly gas-powered" metered three-wheeler and taxi
services as a CSR project to reduce environmental pollution.
Hameedia looks to 2012 with greater zeal
After successfully completing an event-filled 2011, Hameedia has
embarked on a journey to further strengthen its position as THE total
fashion solutions provider for all Sri Lankan males and significantly
expand its reach across the country and region with an unparalleled
Deputy Managing Director Hussain Sadique addressing the
Led by the Deputy Managing Director Hussain Sadique and the top
management, Hameedia staff started work for the New Year following
tradition with multi-religious observances at the head office in
Borupana, Ratmalana. Taking a bottom-up approach the management has
revised the company's vision and mission, and established its corporate
values. These were unveiled on the first day of work.
"Hameedia is a large family consisting of over 850 members. As a
family we have steered the ship through calm and stormy seas. 2012 is
going to be a promising and rewarding year for the entire Hameedia
family as we take on the months to come with greater determination and
zeal", Sadique said.
Staff motivation at Hameedia is high across the board. The eight
hours of volunteer work by each employee adds up to 6800 plus hours of
community service work by the 850-strong team at Hameedia. This service
rendered by the staff is both at individual and group level. They work
in groups on community projects. As individuals they share their
experience and knowledge with schools, charities and institutions. This
exercise makes them 'self sufficient', thus reducing dependency on
others and thereby enhancing the self-dignity of all involved. This will
continue throughout the New Year adding value to the staff, the company
and society at large.
Early next month will be the Awards Night at the Nelum Pokuna at
which top employees who have contributed to the success of the company
will be rewarded.
Hameedia's Managing Director Fouzul Hameed in his message said,
"We've planned to re-invigorate our currently widest selection of world
class brands and product offerings such as made-to-measure, ward robe
consultancy, bespoke tailoring etc and thereby service our thousands of
customers with aplomb. We have signed exclusive agreements with more
international brands thus enabling Hameedia to be the master franchisee
of a greater range of superlative products. Also in the pipeline is a
host of customer-centric activities which will be unfolded in the months
Harnessing the diverse talents of the staff will be the launch of
daily in-house broadcasts. This will feature news, special messages,
music etc that will be compiled and presented by the staff. Initially
operative at the head office, stores and factory, this feature will
subsequently be extended to all Hameedia outlets across the country
during the year.
"Looking back on our multitude of employee centric activities in
2011, I believe the highlight was the fact that we engaged ourselves in
corporate planning sessions to set the strategic direction of the group.
We also re-launched the Hameedia song. The annual staff excursion was
held at the Heritance Hotel Ahungalla to which the entire staff was
driven along the newly opened Southern highway", said Manager Marketing
and Sales, Leroy Ebert.
"As we seek greater prospects and explore more opportunities in 2012,
our key focus will be on our staff. We believe that if we look after our
employees well, they will, in turn, look after our customers ... and the
rest falls into place", Sadique said.
Edexcel offers Post Graduate Strategic Management Diplomas
Graduates and final year undergraduates from any discipline will have
a rare opportunity of pursuing a Post Graduate Strategic Management
Diploma from Edexcel UK that will specifically contribute to competency
development aimed at enhancing their employability in the corporate
This One-Year Post Graduate Diploma is ideally suitable for those who
hold a Bachelor's Degree in Science, Arts or Law as it will provide a
dual qualification. Edexcel BTEC Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management
and Leadership is a globally recognized highly respectable Post Graduate
Diploma that will complement the Degree with a strong Management
Final year undergraduates are also eligible to pursue this
qualification to enable them to simultaneously complete their degree and
the post graduate diploma to seek employment without any loss of time.
This course of studies is offered by Human Resource Management Institute
(HRMI), which is one of the fastest growing Edexcel Centres in Colombo.
HRMI Director, Gihan Talgodapitiya commenting on the programme said,
'This is one qualification that will enlighten a non-management graduate
with an in-depth knowledge of three key managerial functions, supply
chain management and logistics, marketing management and human resource
management. In addition the programme provides comprehensive insights
into strategic planning and strategic change management to enable a
young graduate to be effectively engaged in management'.
He said that even if a participant has not studied management as a
subject before, this programme will provide plenty of material and
guidance to gain a firm grounding in areas such as strategic management,
leadership and innovative management. The classes are held on Saturdays
to accommodate working students and all text books and relevant material
are available from the Institute library.
Talgodapitiya further said that Level 7 qualifications are new to Sri
Lanka and already a large number of Senior and Middle Managers are
pursuing this course designed for those currently holding management
positions. According to the 'Qualifications and Credit Framework of UK'
(QCF), Level 7 is defined as a Master's Level/ Post Graduate
Qualification which will lead to completion of Masters Degree in
Business Administration (MBA) in less than one year with many
exemptions. This option will not only save a lot of money but also
plenty of time for ambitious students who wish to pursue a MBA after
graduation. HRMI website www.hrmi.lk provides all the details on the
course and profiles of candidates who are currently pursuing the course.
The Human Resource Management Institute (HRMI) also offers several
Higher National Diplomas (HNDs) for Advanced Level qualified students to
pursue a degree qualification. The Institute's Head Office and Business
School is located at Nawala Junction and the City Centre on Elvitigala
Mawatha, opposite the British School.
HRMI exclusively delivers Edexcel BTEC qualifications which are
globally recognised in over 110 countries for higher education as well
as employment and migration purposes. Edexcel, UK's largest
qualification awarding body provides academic and vocational
qualifications in over 100 countries.
HRMI faculty comprises high calibre management professionals from
leading private sector institutions in Sri Lanka. These lecturers
possess a minimum of a Masters Degree in Management together with at
least five years top management experience to ensure that teaching
standards are comparable with any other Edexcel location in the west.
People’s Bank Corporate Banking
Division at Lake House Building, Colombo commenced its New
Year business with the participation of invited customers on
January 1 at the branch premises, on the invitation of the
acting Deputy General Manager (International) Jayantha
Newunhella and the staff of the Corporate Banking Division.
Here, Ceylon Petroleum Corporation Accountant (Foreign
Supplies) M S L Hettiarachchi and Crystalite Gems and
Jewellery CEO Alavi Siddeedue, lighting the oil lamp.
Handing over of the cheque for a
further capital infusion of Rs 200 million to Asian Finance
Ltd to increase the total capital infusion to Rs 800
million. From left Director Sunimal Perera, CEO Sanathana
Dalugoda, Deputy Chairman Azim Zabidi, Director Senetor Pao
Chiong Ung and Director Nandani Dissanayake.