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realme becomes Europe’s breakthrough smartphone brand with 183% YoY growth

Global emerging consumer technology brand realme shipped 12.8 million smartphones globally in the first quarter of 2021, according to data from Counterpoint Research. The brand maintained its position as one of the top five players in 13 countries worldwide, and, for the first time, was in the top four…

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Kanrich Finance clarifies CBSL-FIU press release

The Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CBSL) issued a press release recently stating that the Unit imposed penalties on a couple of banks/finance companies including Kanrich Finance Ltd., for non-compliance of provisions in the Financial Transactions Reporting Act No. 6 of…

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Allianz Lanka, Ideal Motors and First Choice Partner to Offer Insurance Benefits to New Vehicle Owners

Colombo, June 01, 2021: Allianz Insurance Lanka Limited (Allianz Lanka) joined hands with Ideal Motors and its subsidiary Ideal First Choice to facilitate free motor vehicle insurance for its vehicles in selected classes and vehicle damage repairs at Ideal First Choice and Ideal Motor Body & Paint Workshops…

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Huawei Nova 7i, FreeBuds 4i and Watch GT2 Pro unlock more capabilities for a fully connected, seamless life

Huawei has been focusing on connectivity across various smart devices in which, the global smartphone brand thought as a way of enhancing productivity and efficiency during everyday lives. In this backdrop, Huawei has not only been launching smartphones, but also launching wearables such as smart watches and…

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Standard Chartered offers unique API connectivity solution for PickMe payments

Solution offers added convenience for PickMe driver partners through real-time connectivity 1 June, 2021, Colombo, Sri Lanka – Standard Chartered Sri Lanka announced the enhancement of its robust payment capabilities with the implementation of the country’s first ever interbank instant payment API (Application Programming…

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Port City Colombo donates Rs. 2 mn worth PPE to support cleanup of hazardous debris washed ashore after ship fire

28th May 2021, Colombo Sri Lanka: Port City Colombo donated over Rs. 2 million worth Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to the Marine Environment Protection Authority (MEPA) yesterday (28) to support its ongoing efforts to clean up the debris and chemical waste collected on the coastline resulting from the…

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DIRECTOR SANASA LIFE INSURANCE MR. PUVENDRAN GAJENDRA ELECTED TO THE COUNCIL OF CMA SRI LANKA.

Puvendran Gajendra, a Director of Sanasa Life Insurance, has been elected to the council of the Institute of Certified Management Accountants of Sri Lanka. CMA Sri Lanka was established in 1999 with the technical support of CMA Canada (now CPA Canada) and the financial…

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Menstrual Hygiene: It’s all about awareness, accessibility & testing

May 31, 2021: In Sri Lanka, menstruation has more often than not been a topic spoken in hushed tones, behind closed doors and continues to be one of our culture’s greatest stigmas, despite being home to a female population of 52%, 5.7 Million of whom menstruate. Therefore, poorly-informed…

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“I Didn’t have to Choose Between Photos or Video with 8K Video Snap on Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G”: Nat Geo Photographer Prasenjeet Yadav

How do you picture a wildlife photographer – A person in camouflaged clothes carrying an array of huge lenses and heavy camera bodies, patiently observing the wild, from a distance. What if all those camera innovations could just fit into his pocket? Nothing like innovation packed in…

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MAS Holdings donates 130 Mn in support of the “Little Hearts Fund” – a project by the Lady Ridgeway Hospital

26 May 2021, Colombo Sri Lanka: MAS Holdings and its associates, honoured their pledge to support the ‘Little Hearts’ project of the Lady Ridgeway Hospital, one of the largest children’s hospitals in the world, by raising funds to upgrade its infrastructure in cardiac care, towards their ongoing national healthcare…

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