Business and Economics
ComBank joins CBSL’s LANKAQR campaign in Kandy

The Commercial Bank of Ceylon reaffirmed its continuing support to the Central Bank initiative to promote cashless digital payments via the LANKAQR platform when it participated at the LANKAQR programme in Kandy on March 20.

The event which took place at the rooftop of the Kandy City Centre (KCC) was graced by Central Bank Director Payments and Settlements D. Kumaratunge and several other dignitaries including Kandy City Centre Chairman and Managing Director Thusitha Wijayasena.

Commercial Bank, whose App ‘ComBank Q+’ Payment App was the first QR-based App to be launched on LANKAQR, the national Quick Response (QR) Code platform, offered customers who shopped at KCC and in the Kandy area and paid for their purchases via ComBank Q+ Payment App a 35% cashback, subject to a daily limit and the offer continues till March 31. The Bank also deployed a sales team to visit retailers in the shopping complex and the locality to register more merchants for the ComBank Q+ MerchantApp, as part of its continuing support to popularising LANKAQR.
Royal cashews bags ‘NCE National Export Award’

Royal Cashews, a leading cashew processing and exporting company in Sri Lanka, was conferred with the ‘Gold Award’ for Fresh and Processed Food Exporter Category and this is the fourth consecutive award at National Chamber of Exporters ‘NCE Export Awards – 2020’ held at Shangri-La Hotel Colombo recently. The ‘National Gold Award’ for the ‘Fresh and Processed Agricultural Export Crops’ category was awarded to the company at the 28th edition of the annual ‘National Export Awards’ organized by the National Chamber of Exporters, NCE. The event was graced by SLT Chairman Rohan Fernando
Commenting on the award Royal Cashews Managing Director Dr. Ruwan Wathugala said, “Royal Cashews as a leading cashew processing and exporting company in Sri Lanka is honoured to have been conferred the NCE

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Wiley principal sponsor for SLASSCOM Ingenuity Awards 2021

Global leader in research and education, Wiley, will join Sri Lanka Association of Software and Service Companies (SLASSCOM) as Principal Sponsor for the third installment of Ingenuity Awards to be held on March 30, at Shangri-La Colombo.

The event is hosted with the objective of promoting entrepreneurship and innovation in Sri Lanka across different industrial disciplines.

Ingenuity is the influx of ideas that allows a business to flourish; this enables businesses to scale, stand out, provide solutions to customer problems and enhance capabilities of the human resource or workforce. As the facilitator and catalyst for growth for the Sri Lankan IT and BPM industry, SLASSCOM deems Ingenuity Awards as an opportunity to incentivize and boost the country’s innovation drive.

Commenting on Ingenuity Awards, General Manager of Wiley Sri Lanka Bimal Gunapala said, “We are excited to support the Sri Lankan IT & BPM industry via this sponsorship. Though established fairly recently, we have a great relationship with SLASSCOM and we find their passion for innovation & ingenuity to be in line with ours at John Wiley. We congratulate SLASSCOM for managing to organize this event for the third time despite challenges presented by the pandemic and all participants for coming forward with their innovative product & solutions. We are looking forward to the Grand Finale.”

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