Business and Economics
BIA Terminal 2 Project to commence in Sept.

Airport and Aviation Services (Sri Lanka) Limited (AASL) expects to commence construction of the building of the new terminal in September 2020 and it is expected it to be completed within three years AASL Chairman G. A. Chandrasiri said.

He was addressing an AASL organized awareness program to educate the key stakeholders on the BIA Terminal 2 construction project last week.

Japan Airport Consultants Inc. (JAC) and Nippon Koei Co. Ltd. (NK) are working on this project as the consultants. Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) has been the funding partner for this project.Under the project, a new multi-level terminal building, two new piers and a link course will be built. The ‘Package A’ consists of construction of new multi-level terminal building (Terminal 2) with an approximate floor area of 180,000 m2, where arrivals and departures are separated vertically, Pier no.2 and Pier no.3 with a link concourse, new parking apron and taxiways, elevated access roads, multi-story car park and public utilities.

Huawei Nova 7i launched in fresh Skyline Grey color

Huawei, the innovative smartphone manufacturer, recently introduced the Skyline Grey edition of Huawei Nova 7i in Sri Lanka extending the color choices for Nova 7i lovers. When Huawei first launched Nova 7i, it took the world by storm with its vibrant colors refreshing to the eyes such as Sakura Pink, Midnight Black and Crush Green, which amplified its artistic design while offering a premium look for this feature-packed device. The latest Skyline Grey edition creates the next big wave of this extremely powerful mid-ranger.

Nova 7i is the perfect fit to hold in the hand with minimal bezels that squeeze right into the four corners amplifying the viewing experience. The curved edges bring a smooth, a grandeur finish, and the positioning of the selfie camera as a punch hole on the 6.4-inch full view display further optimizes its appearance.

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Priyantha Talwatte, Executive Director at Nations Trust Bank

Nations Trust Bank PLC announced the appointment of Chief Executive Officer Priyantha Talwatte to its Board of Directors with effect from 19th June 2020.

Talwatte has been an integral part of the Nations Trust Bank’s Corporate Management team, for over 17 years and took over as Chief Executive Officer on 02nd April 2020.

Leading and overseeing the Consumer Banking business, he played a pivotal role in establishing the Bank’s sales and service culture. He was also instrumental in strengthening the Bank’s branch network, direct banking and digital channels driven by strong data analytics to ensure sustainable business growth.

He is credited with the establishment of the American Express franchise in Sri Lanka and development of a best in class credit card issuing and acquiring business, which led Nations Trust Bank to become the leading credit card issuer and acquirer in the local market.

Talwatte is an alumnus of the Advanced Management Program of the Harvard Business School, Boston, USA, (AMP-196) and is a qualified Marketer of the Chartered Institute of Marketing (UK).

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