4 Hatch Startups Secure Significant Funding Igniting the Local Startup Ecosystem

Union Assurance continues to shine with outstanding achievements at the National Sales Awards 2022, held at the Monarch Imperial. The Company won the highest number of awards for its Bancassurance distribution channel, which was organised and chosen through independent research conducted by the Sri Lanka Institute of Marketing (SLIM).

The winner in the National Sales Manager category was Damitha Wickramathunga, Assistant Vice President Bancassurance of Union Assurance. Harshana Fernando, Zonal Manager Bancassurance, won the silver award in the category of Territory Managers Insurance Life. The bronze award in the category of Sales Supervisor Insurance Life went to Nimesha Jayasekera, while Shanmugam Menaka won in the category of Front Liners - Insurance Life.
Head of Bancassurance, Wishanth Wijesinha praised the commitment and professionalism of the winners. \


Business and Economics
Aromatic Altitudes – The Art of Tea with Emirates

Celebrating International Tea Day on 21 May, Emirates highlights the sustainable origins, healing properties, and artful service of artisan tea onboard Emirates flights to 140 destinations around the world, as tea consumption increases by more than 10% over recent years.

Fragrant brews with sky high views

Each year, Emirates brews more than 33 million cups of tea for passengers onboard, as well as serving a range of tea in Emirates’ airport lounges worldwide. Tea consumption onboard has steadily risen in recent years by over 10% as many passengers embrace a wellness lifestyle. Tea has a myriad of health benefits and healing properties, as well as providing a ritualistic moment that many find enhances comfort and calm.

Siraj Manpower Services honoured with Three-Star Golden Awards

Siraj Manpower Services, one of Sri Lanka's leading foreign employment agencies, was honoured with the Three-Star Award at the 'Golden Awards' 2023, organised by the Sri Lanka Bureau of Foreign Employment (SLBFE). This award ceremony was organised to honour foreign employment agencies that have made a significant contribution to the development of the foreign employment sector, which is a major source of foreign exchange for Sri Lanka. Mr. Siraj Cafoor, Managing Director of Siraj Manpower Services, was presented with the award at the award ceremony which was held at the BMICH in Colombo under the patronage of Minister of Foreign Employment and Labour Mr. Manusha Nanayakkara.

Having been established in 2002, Siraj Manpower Services (www.sirajmanpower.lk) has earned a reputation in the field of foreign employment by winning the trust of customers for more than 20 years. It has been offering job opportunities in the Middle East countries such as Kuwait, Qatar, Dubai and Saudi Arabia, and Malaysia as housekeepers, drivers, sanitation workers, labourers and also jobs related to the apparel industry. All these workers are entitled to approved salary scales certified by the SLBFE. "We always stand for the safety of workers who go abroad through our organisation. We work to solve the problems that arise in relation to the contracts that the workers have entered into. I must mention something special to those who go abroad for employment. That is, you should keep in mind that you go abroad only to work. Go abroad only if you can work hard. You have to remember that you are going abroad to earn some more money and achieve the advancement of your family." said Mr. Siraj Cafoor.

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