Business and Economics
Softlogic GLOMARK opens outlet in Nawala

Softlogic GLOMARK stretches its presence further in the Sri Lankan Modern trade sphere spreading inspiration amongst Sri Lankans with the launch of their 7th outlet in Nawala, on January 17.

This comes as an astute strategy to have the big format Softlogic GLOMARK along with the new mini format GLOMARK Essentials as part of Softlogic’s plans for rapid expansion and growth of the GLOMARK brand. GLOMARK was launched by Softlogic Supermarkets Pvt Ltd, a subsidiary of Softlogic Retail (Pvt) Ltd, under the ultimate parent group, Softlogic Holdings PLC.

Commenting at the launch, Ashok Pathirage Chairman, Softlogic Holdings PLC, said, “Our new GLOMARK outlet at Nawala will serve a large influential consumer base who seeks the best in all aspects to diverse needs in daily essentials and other groceries. Our offering further extends to all at Nawala with an extended bakery experience that includes a large range of coffees, sweets and savories to suit individual tastes.


FILL & WIN Campaign commences

In yet another strategic joint promotional initiative, Lanka IOC in association with the Stafford Motor Co. (Pvt) Ltd commenced a mega campaign islandwide from January 13.

Continuing a unique digital and brick and mortar concept, the cross promotion would provide motorists the opportunity to drive away with Honda scooters with a total prize offering worth over 2.25 million.

On the side-lines of the event, Lanka IOC Managing Director Manoj Gupta stated that this unique tie up and alliance with Stafford Motors is to bridge the gap with a customer and through such a joint promotional tie up Stafford will be utilising the platform of Lanka IOC petrol sheds for creating brand awareness,  display of the bikes at some of the petrol sheds.

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BOC sponsors Lankan students at Int’l Junior Science Olympiad in Qatar

Bank of Ceylon has sponsored five Sri Lankan students who won Bronze medals at the 16thInternational Junior Science Olympiad-(IJSO 2019) last December.

The IJSO 2019 was held in Doha, Qatar from December 3-12. The event was organized by the Qatar Ministry of Education and Higher Education in collaboration with Qatar University.

This international event hosted around 409 bright students from 70 countries around the world, who met during this prestigious academic event to test their knowledge and skills in physics, biology and chemistry. The competition comprised two individual theoretical tests followed by a practical test. Both subject and practical knowledge on biology, chemistry and physics are tested simultaneously through these rigorous tests and the best performing students and the teams were selected.

The Sri Lankan team to the IJSO led by the IJSO country coordinator Prof. H.H. Sumathiapla left for the event with the sponsorship provided by the Bank of Ceylon (BOC), as the bank has been helping to promote science education in Sri Lanka for a considerable period of time. Since 2016, the BOC makes generous donations to the Institute of Physics Sri Lanka enabling the Sri Lankan teams to participate at the International Junior Science Olympiads held in Indonesia (2016), Netherlands (2017), Botswana (2018) and Qatar (2019) respectively.

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