Business and Economics
WDF, ICASL host session with Aussie Entrepreneur Tammy Barton

The Women Directors’ Forum (WDF), a pioneering initiative by the Sri Lanka Institute of Directors (SLID) together with the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka (ICASL) Women Empowerment and Development Committee recently organized a luncheon session with Tammy Barton, founder of the personal budgeting company “MyBudget” which has taken Australia by storm. Tammy shared inspirational insights into her remarkable achievements at the luncheon.

“The Women Director’s Forum and the ICASL Women Empowerment and Development Committee are delighted to have been able to bring this truly inspiring entrepreneur in to our midst. Her incredible achievements as a woman entrepreneur is indeed an inspiration to all of us” said Aroshi Nanayakkara, Chairperson, WDF.

Tammy started her career in the legal field at a debt collecting agency and soon realized that many people fell into financial difficultly because they lacked the knowledge and discipline to manage their finances. In many instances, they over extended themselves without realizing and gradually got in to a vicious cycle from which they couldn’t escape.



ComBank celebrates 100 years in banking

The Commercial Bank of Ceylon celebrates 100 years of banking in Sri Lanka and in its citizens, and a century of indispensable support to the national economy in 2020, and has begun its centenary year with a staff gathering of unprecedented scale.

The dreams of the future and the history of the past were interwoven when more than 4,000 staff members from all over Sri Lanka came together in Colombo in early January to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Bank and its forerunners.

The staff gathering that united employees of the country’s largest private bank was the launching pad for what is to be a year of commemoration, celebration and further commitment to stakeholders and the community by an institution that has, in the course of a century, become an integral part of the economic and social fabric of Sri Lanka.

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CNCI to conduct seminar on Modernized Customs Procedure & Imports/Exports Documentation

The Ceylon National Chamber of Industries (CNCI), the pioneer industry chamber in Sri Lanka has organized a comprehensive full day Seminar on “Modernized Customs Procedure & Imports/Exports Documentation”. CNCI has studied that many company employees engaged in the logistics and Imports & Exports Administration do need development in the areas of Customs Procedure and Imports/Exports Documentation for their professional efficiency as well as their personal development.

With the rapid advancement of Technology, the customs procedures are changed constantly in a manner that the table and counter activities are more user friendly. We have witnessed that, since in the recent past, Sri Lanka Customs has been taking tremendous efforts to introduce and implement efficient upgrades to several activities and processes to facilitate international trade. In such scenario, the Chamber CNCI deems it useful to update its members with the modernized Customs Procedures.

This important Seminar has been scheduled to be held on Tuesday, January 28, 2020 from 8.30 am to 4.00 pm at Hotel Taj Samudra, Colombo 03.

Deputy Directors of Customs CSA Chandrasekare, TGA Arachchi and Deputy Superintendents of Customs KPDCH Kaushalya and IUS Jayarathne with their grand expertise and decades of experience in the field will conduct the seminar by sharing novel ideas of ground realities and clearing any doubts and queries.

The areas expected to be covered at the seminar include Customs Import/Export Procedures, Modernization of Customs Procedure, Bond Procedure, TIEP Scheme, Entrepot Trade and Multi Country Consolidation.

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