Business and Economics
Lanka Hospitals celebrates 9,000 heart surgeries Feat celebrated on World Heart Day 2020

Lanka Hospitals, the internationally accredited multiple award-winning healthcare provider celebrated World Heart Day on 29th September 2020. The event also marked the successful completion of 9,000 heart surgeries at the hospital’s Heart Centre. Lanka Hospitals’ Group Chief Executive Officer - Deepthi Lokuarachchi, Lanka Hospitals’ Director Medical Services - Dr Wimal Karandagoda, other senior members of Lanka Hospitals’ management, heart specialists and staff of the hospital’s Heart Centre participated in the event.

The event also included an educational panel discussion by three senior resident cardiac specialists with regard to heart health and the importance of preventing heart disease.

The members of the panel discussion were Resident Consultant Cardiologist - Dr M. Mubarak, Chief Resident Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon - Dr G. Gandhiji and Resident Consultant Cardiac Anaesthesiologist - Dr P. Lushantha.
Infinix Enters Sri Lanka

Infinix, a premium online-driven smartphone brand designed for today’s young generation, is all set to take the Sri Lankan market by storm. Offering advanced features with a stylish outlook, Infinix phones target the mid-market segment with their affordability and high performance.

Sri Lanka offers the ideal market, with an estimated 23% (4.4 million) of its population falling in the ‘youth’ demographic. The country also offers a very high number for mobile subscriptions per 100 inhabitants, the number being 115.06 as of 2018. Having made its mark already in other South Asian countries in the region that host similar markets (Pakistan and Bangladesh), Sri Lanka now seems like the next logical step in Infinix’s success story. Infinix is planning the launch of at least 3 phone models in the upcoming weeks, all of which cater to the varying lifestyle needs of the Sri Lankan youth.

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IPS to host webinar on State of the Economy report

The Institute of Policy Studies of Sri Lanka (IPS) will host a webinar panel discussion in conjunction with the release of IPS’ annual flagship report ‘Sri Lanka: State of the Economy 2020’ on Thursday, 15th October 2020 from 3:00-4:00 pm. The panel will feature: Dr Dushni Weerakoon, Executive Director, IPS; Dilhan C. Fernando, CEO, Dilmah Ceylon Tea Company, PLC; and Dr Nisha Arunatilake, Director of Research, IPS.

The event will be moderated by Kithmina Hewage, Research Economist, IPS. Questions will be taken through Slido.com using the event code #85404. The event will be live-streamed on the IPS Facebook Page from 2.50 pm onwards.

The IPS’ annual flagship report ‘Sri Lanka: State of the Economy 2020’ examines policy relating to COVID-19.

The issue covers Sri Lanka’s creditable health response to COVID-19 and the advantages this brings to tackling the economic fallout of the pandemic.

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