Business and Economics
‘Marine Hope’ largest vessel to call at Hambantota Port

Crude oil tanker ‘Marine Hope’ sailing under the Marshall Islands flag called at the Hambantota International Port (HIP) for repairs recently.

With a gross tonnage of 159,962 and 332 meters in length, the tanker is the largest vessel to call at the port to date. Its repairs were expertly carried out by Colombo Dockyard PLC (CDL) with whom HIP has a collaborative partnership for floating repairs.

CDL, who has recognised HIP’s potential for repair services, promotes the port widely, and was instrumental in the tanker calling at HIP.  The collaboration is expected to bring more vessels of this size to HIP in the future, presenting a win-win for the port and CDL.


Nokia 5.3 smartphone impressive performance with quad camera

HMD Global, the home of Nokia phones, announces the Nokia 5.3. featuring a number of Nokia smartphone firsts for phenomenal value, the Nokia 5.3 features a quad camera, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 665Mobile Platform and the signature two-day battery life.

The AI-powered quad-camera helps capture the perfect shot, even in dim light, thanks to Night mode. Wide-angle and macro lenses helps to capture close-ups, or wide, scenic shots. And with its large 6.55” screen, the Nokia 5.3 helps make the most out of streaming your favourite shows and playing games all day long.

The Nokia 5.3 has a durable yet stunning, Nordic-inspired design, comes with Android 10 and gives fans faster access to Google Assistant  via the dedicated button.

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SAP enables continuity of essential businesses, IT operations in SL

There are not many circumstances that can unite billions of people globally, but the global goal to eradicate the COVID-19 pandemic has done it.

While the effort is admirable at a global scale, each community needs a localized plan to serve its specific needs.

In an interview with the Daily News, Vice President and  Head of Sales, South India and Sri Lanka, SAP India Subcontinent, Sajith Simon shares how his company is helping others adjust to a new normal. “COVID-19 has forced us to reassess countless assumptions and paradigms about how we define and conduct business and most importantly, how we live our lives. At SAP, we can put the right organizational structures in place to help businesses in Sri Lanka succeed during these challenging times.”

Q: With the impact of COVID-19 on business, how is SAP navigating through this uncertain period?

A: The health, safety and livelihood of the extended SAP family and the communities in which we serve is top of mind for us. We’ve restricted travel, re-imagined in-person events as digital experiences, and our colleagues are almost entirely working remotely.

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