Business and Economics
Puritas launches 25 sustainable initiatives to celebrate Silver Jubilee

Puritas, a wholly owned subsidiary of Haycarb PLC and a member of the Hayleys Group of companies, announced the launch of 25 sustainability-focused initiatives in celebration of its Silver Jubilee.

Each of the initiatives will focus on advancing a variety of social and environmental causes including biodiversity protection, animal rights and welfare, water purification, the distribution of face masks to combat COVID-19, as well as concerted community and employee outreach and awareness building programmes focused on the protection and conservation of natural resources.

"Puritas was founded in the knowledge that environmental, social and economic prosperity are all interlinked. One cannot be achieved in absence of the others. Hence, for the past 25 years, our business model has been focused on deriving economic value from measures aimed squarely at protecting our environment. Combining global scientific expertise with local knowledge, Puritas is consistently striving to support a cleaner, greener Sri Lanka.

JCI training institute holds JCI Signature Courses

The Training Institute of Junior Chamber International (JCI) Sri Lanka organized a two day Training programme on JCI Signature Courses, just before the Corona pandemic.

The project was hosted by JCI Colombo and Project Chairman was Jc. Dr. Dilhan S. Jayatilleke.

World renowned JCI Trainer and Corporate Trainer JCI Sen. Santhosh Kumar from JCI India visited Sri Lanka to conduct the session. Over 15 JCI members participated at his event held at Royal College Skill Centre Colombo 7.

This is the first time that such a training programme was offered for the Jaycees in Sri Lanka in the recent years.

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BOI meets British High Commissioner; discusses strategies on boosting economy, attracting FDI

Sanjaya Mohottala, the Direct General (DG) of BOI met with Sarah Hulton OBE the British High Commissioner at the High Commissioners residence recently to discuss investment promotion strategies in order to attract more FDI from the United Kingdom.

Michael Fernandopulle, Head of Trade & Investment and Asanthi Fernando, Deputy Head of Trade & Investment also jointed the discussion from the British High Commission along with Nilupul De Silva, Director (Investment Promotion), BOI.

The objective of this meeting was to brief the High Commissioner regarding the current investment promotion initiatives/ programmes conducted by the BOI and to request the assistance of the British High Commission in Colombo to target potential British companies in the selected target sectors, already identified by the BOI.

The High Commissioner and the team at the British High Commission agreed to assist the BOI via the respective British Chambers of Commerce and other counter part organizations.

During the meeting arrangements for a proposed virtual Sri Lanka forum to be held was discussed. This forum will be a good event initially to encourage potential British investors to invest in Sri Lanka. The forum will also be a follow up to the road show organized by the Sri Lanka High Commission in the UK at London Stock Exchange (LSE) in close collaboration with the BOI in October 2019.

The DG, BOI requested to work towards a bilateral trade agreement between UK & Sri Lanka to promote more trade & investment. As well as the UK Governmentís assistance to promote the proposed Textile /Fabric Park to be established at Eravul in the Eastern Province and
Pharmaceutical Zone to be established at Hambantota, by the Government of Sri Lanka.

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