Business and Economics
The Exterminators disinfects police stations in Colombo

The Exterminators Pvt Ltd Sri Lanka’s pioneer disinfection solutions provider disinfected 29 police stations in Colombo protecting over 5000 police personnel by covering over of 254,500 sq.ft to help the Sri Lanka Police to take on the battle against COVID-19.

The first initiative was to help people on the frontline by disinfecting police stations. The project begun on March 15, and was completed on April 30.

There isn’t a single COVID-19 case reported at any of the Police Stations disinfected by Exterminators.

“We are proud of the small part we played and we take this opportunity to thank Major General Kamal Gunarathne (Secretary of Defence) and Senior DIG Deshabandu Tennakoon (Western Province) for giving us an opportunity to help the police, who in return help the public and also ‘Team Exterminators’ for risking their lives in the battle against COVID-19,” said Marlon Ferreira Founder/Managing Director of Exterminators.

Lifebuoy Effective against COVID19 - Coronavirus in Laboratory tests

Lifebuoy is the first soap brand to confirm its liquid hand wash and alcohol-based hand sanitiser* are over 99.9% effective against COVID-19 Coronavirus1. It is expected that this will also be proven for many more hand hygiene products.

Years of research have shown that regularly washing hands with soap and water, as advised by public health authorities2, is highly effective against germs. The initial test results, conducted at the internationally accredited Microbac Laboratories, further contribute to the years of research, and shows that a liquid hand wash and an alcohol-based hand sanitiser gel, sold by Lifebuoy in Asia, Africa and the Middle East, can successfully inactivate the SARS-CoV-2 Coronavirus responsible for COVID-19.

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SDB bank appoints new Chief Digital Officer

SDB bank recently appointed Banking and Financial Tech expert Dinil Perera as Chief Digital Officer. His extensive banking-focused IT experience both in Sri Lanka and globally, will no doubt further propel the bank’s continuous digital expansion and transformation effort.

Drawing on over 30 years of varied experience as a banking tech professional, a considerable part of his career was with Standard Chartered Bank (SCB), whose ranks he joined in 1989. He later joined their operation in Dubai from 1998 to 2014. In between, he completed a year-long stint with the Commercial Bank of Qatar, while also embarking on an independent project consultancy effort between 2014 and 2016. The global expertise gained positions him strongly to steer SDB bank’s digital business into new and uncharted markets while parallelly enabling efficient systems for world-class banking.

Upon joining SDB bank in late-2016, Dinil immediately played an instrumental role in the bank’s digital transformation process. The IT team, of which he was an integral member, also helped introduce the bank’s first Mobile Banking App, their Corporate Internet Banking facility, a Loan Origination System (LOS), and an all-new Debit card system. In recognition of his vital contributions to SDB bank, he received a promotion to AGM grade as the Head of IT in mid-2019.

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