Business and Economics
The Creative Isle launches CAN Weekend Market with Colombo City Centre

Creative Isle, in collaboration with Colombo City Centre, launched the weekly, 3-day Ceylon Artisan Network (CAN) Market, at the Colombo City Centre - Atrium on August 28, 2020. The launch event welcomed Chief Guest - Sri Lankan Cricket Legend, Muttiah Muralitharan.

The CAN Market was created as a platform to support micro-entrepreneurship from across the island and will take place every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 10.30 a.m. to 9 p.m.

The weekend market will feature vendors from around Sri Lanka, showcasing their export quality products at wholesale rates, whilst allowing them the opportunity to form new trade partnerships with bulk buyers. Focusing on sustainable and community-driven businesses, the fair will consist of home and lifestyle products, fashion accessories, artisan food products, herbal teas, and Ayurveda cosmetics, soaps and fragrances, etc.

Daraz Fashion Week till Aug. 31

Sri Lankaís largest online market, Daraz, will open its best fashion deals on Daraz Fashion Week till August 31. Powered by Emerald as the main part ner,Daraz Fashion Week Sri Lankawill bring about the best deals for some of the most favoured fashion brands in Sri Lanka.

This year promises the largest variety of menís and womenís clothing, fashion accessories, jewelry, bags, shoes, watches, sun glasses and many more fashionable items. With mega deals and offers of vouchers valued up to Rs. 1 million, all purchases on Daraz Fashion Week come with island-wide free shipping.

The best value online fashion event is also giving off an out of this world offer where shoppers can enjoy 25% discount from 25 leading fashion brands. Emerald, Signature, Vantage, LICC, Avirate, Dilly & Carlo and P. G. Martin will be part of the One-rupee game, in which shoppers who take part stand a chance to win vouchers worth Rs. 7,500.

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UBSL, SCCI assets SMEs in IIP issues

Sabaragamuwa University Business Linkage Cell (UBLC) is passing a new milestone with its effort for the University-Industry Collaboration in partnering with the Sabaragamuwa Chamber of Commerce and Industries (SCCI) to create an environment where the university researchers and SMEs can meet together for mutual research collaboration and innovation.

The Vice-Chancellor of the Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka, Director/University Business Linkage Cell, CEO, and Past Presidents of Sabaragamuwa Chamber of Commerce and Industries, university researchers and some owners of the SMEs in Ratnapura District participated in a meeting with stakeholders in this regard.

The University Business Linkage Cell of the Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka was established with reference to the University Grants Commission Circular No.10/2016 from May 2018. The main role of this initiative is to transform the innovative ideas of the university into commercially viable products. Sabaragamuwa University has seven faculties with highly qualified academic staff with much intellectual excellence. In the technology transfer process, the UBLC transforms the ideas into intellectual property by filling the patents and other forms of Intellectual Property (IP) and with the help of industry partners, UBLC looks for commercial exploitation.

The UBLC of the Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka is now stretching out helping hand to SMEs located in the region to address the issues faced by the SMEs with regard to intellectual property.

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