Business and Economics
Italy Business Council of Ceylon Chamber of Commerce holds AGM

The Sri Lanka Italy Business Council of the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce held its Twenty-First Annual General Meeting on September 3, at the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce.

Deputy High Commissioner of the Italian Embassy - Colombo Allegra Baistrocchi graced the occasion as the chief guest.

The outgoing President Sonali Liyanamana stated that the two years certainly had been a difficult time for Sri Lanka due to events such as the Easter Sunday attacks and the COVID-19 Pandemic. Both have had an impact on our business and investor confidence. The economy has shown some resilience with little consequences in the financial markets. Celebration of the World Food Day, Members Annual Fellowship Dinner 2019, Donation of Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) to IDH Hospital and the initiation by the Council to conduct a series of webinars to boost economic relations between the two countries and support economic growth are some of the key activities carried out by the Council during the year.


Singer Sri Lanka earns mantle as No. 1 computer seller

Singer has earned the prestigious mantle as the No. 1 computer seller in the country according to anInternational Data Corporation (IDC) Report released recently.

This accolade reiterates Singer’s undisputed market leadership in its wide ranging product portfolio which includes refrigerators, televisions, sewing machines etc.

With deep insights into the consumer electronics industry and a strong track record of trusted excellence, Singer began catering to consumers’ computing needs during the start of the new millennium in early 2000.

Today, having strengthened its presence, Singer is acknowledged as the No. 1 computer seller in the country forworld leading brands such as Dell, Asus and Huawei laptops.

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37th Presidential Installation Ceremony of the Colombo Toastmasters Club

After five long months post-lockdown, the dynamic Colombo Toastmasters Club met to commemorate a brand new Toastmasters year.

The 37th Presidential Installation Ceremony of the club was held on the 2nd of August at Hotel Galadari, Colombo adhering to the health guidelines issued for the prevention of Covid-19 by the Government.

The oldest club in South Asia, chartered in 1983, The Colombo Toastmasters Club installed its new executive committee for the year 2020/2021 at this ceremony.

Toastmaster Viruli de Silva was installed as the 37th President of the club.

The rest of the committee comprises of TM Layan Wijegunaratne as the Vice President Education, TM Shyamalie Jayasekera as the Vice President Membership, TM Ashinsanie Weerasinghe as the Vice President Public Relations, TM Shashikala Wanigasinghe as the Secretary, TM Thushan Mahagedara as the Treasurer, TM Rasika Amarasinghe as Sergeant-at-Arms and TM Vinodini Durgabakshi as the Immediate Past President.

The committee was installed by the Installation Officer, Immediate Past District Director of District 82 – DTM Sarmaa Mahalingam, who is also a long-standing member and a past president of the club.

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