Business and Economics
President Addresses 2nd Voice of Global South Summit

In a virtual address during the Leader’s Session of the Second Voice of Global South Summit, President Ranil Wickremesinghe expressed gratitude to Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the invitation, acknowledging India’s pivotal role in organizing the event. The summit was inaugurated by Prime Minister Modi and attended by distinguished leaders from various developing countries.

Reflecting on the significance of the first Voice of Global South Summit, President Wickremesinghe commended India’s leadership and the positive impact it had on drawing international attention to the priorities of the developing world. He noted the successful outcomes of the G20 Summit under India’s presidency, which identified key priorities and diverse issues relevant to developing nations.

During his address at the First Summit, President Wickremesinghe highlighted common challenges faced by the Global South, particularly economic issues such as debt settlement difficulties and limited accessibility to international financial markets.

SLT-MOBITEL unveils hybrid technology at Techno Sri Lanka

Reaffirming its commitment to demonstrating the latest technologies, SLT-MOBITEL, the National ICT Solutions Provider, reached yet another milestone by unveiling the cutting-edge hybrid model (SA+NSA) technology of 5G for the first time in Sri Lanka at the recently concluded Techno Exhibition 2023.

This pioneering technological advancement has opened up new horizons for the widespread application requirements of 5G, offering customers an unparalleled opportunity to fully harness the entire spectrum of 5G benefits.With 5G Stand Alone deployment, SLT-MOBITEL is geared to facilitate critical applications using Ultra-Reliable Low Latency Communication (URLLC) demands with improved latency and will have the ability to further enhance its capacity to address dynamic customer demands, complementing with Network Slicing, Robust Quality of Service (QoS) Assurance, Edge Computing and myriad other state-of-the-art functionalities.

Union Assurance donates musical instruments to Gairanagama Vidyalaya

Union Assurance, one of Sri Lanka’s leading Life Insurer, has recently donated musical instruments to Gairanagama Vidyalaya in recognition and support of the outstanding efforts of Buddhima Abeysinghe, the school’s drama teacher. Abeysinghe’s dedication to expanding the curriculum by introducing drama has not only broadened the horizons of the students but has also showcased their incredible potential.

Upon her appointment to the school in 2016, Abeysinghe identified the limited choice of aesthetic subjects in the curriculum and undeterred by challenges, went above and beyond to introduce drama to the students. Her relentless efforts, along with the support of her team, have resulted in numerous accolades for the young talent of Gairanagama Vidyalaya. The achievements include notable awards such as Best Script, Best Drama, Best Actor, and Best Actress in various regional and district competitions.

Recognizing the remarkable achievements of these students and the passion exhibited by Abeysinghe, Union Assurance has stepped forward to donate a variety of musical instruments that would support the subject.

This donation aims to provide the necessary resources that the students require to nurture their talents and enhance their performances.

Abeysinghe stated; “It was evident that our students had many talents, and I only wanted to be a positive force that helped to showcase them. My heartfelt thanks to Union Assurance for identifying a desperate need and coming forward as a responsible corporate citizen to help these students by donating this musical instruments. I believe this will go a long way in enabling them to perform even better in the future and bring glory to the school.”