Business and Economics
Acrus Shipping conducts ship repairs at H’tota Port

Bringing the much needed foreign exchange to Sri Lanka, Acrus Shipping Colombo 2, convinced a ship owner from Russia to repair a ship in Hambantota Port.

The repair was complex since it was carried out at Hambantota Harbor and also during lock down.

The vessel was to sail to Dubai from Hambantota by tow but due to ACRUS Shipping’s assurance that the repair could be done in Sri Lanka the vessel managers were convinced and managed to change their plans and stayed on.”

“The initial repairs were done by the Danish Service Engineers with the assistance of Colombo Dockyard,” but due to COVID 19 the Danish technicians had to fly back said General Manager, ACRUS Shipping Pvt Ltd, Dharshan Bodiyabaduge.
Dialog Launches Petralex, Sri Lanka’s 1st Fully Localised Hearing Enhancement Mobile App

Dialog Axiata PLC, Sri Lanka’s premier connectivity provider, in partnership with Petralex, the global leader in smartphone-based hearing enhancement solutions, announced the launch of the Petralex app for all popular mobile devices. Petralex allows users to utilise their smartphone with any wired or Bluetooth headset as a hearing enhancement tool. The revolutionary app is an affordable and accessible solution targeted at those experiencing hearing impairment or concerned that they may be experiencing hearing loss.

On first use, Petralex facilitates hearing tests using a headset or Bluetooth device, where the app will emit multiple frequencies to identify the most correct frequencies required by the user, and thereafter amplifies the sound accordingly.

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MullenLowe ranked Top 10 ‘Most Effective Agencies’ on Effie Index

MullenLowe Sri Lanka has been ranked 9th in the Asia Pacific region’s Top 10 Most Effective Agencies of 2020 on the Effie Index.

It is the first and only agency office from Sri Lanka to be listed on the Effie Index’s APAC Top 10.

MullenLowe Sri Lanka outperformed much larger, well-established agencies from across APAC markets like China, India, Australia, Singapore and Indonesia, among others, establishing its presence in the very competitive Asia-Pacific leaderboard.

In the Global ranking of the most effective agencies, MullenLowe Sri Lanka ranked impressively at 36th. It was one of only two offices from the MullenLowe network that made it to the top 100 on the Global Effie Index this year, with MullenLowe United States coming in at 86th position. The APAC and Global rankings are hugely significant for Sri Lanka as much as it is for MullenLowe.

MullenLowe Sri Lanka was adjudged ‘Most Effective Agency of the Year’ for two consecutive years at the Effie Awards Sri Lanka. The agency also won the Gold award in the Creative Agency of the Year – Rest of South Asia Category for the second year running at the Campaign South Asia Agency of the Year Awards in 2019.

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