Business and Economics
Cargills: ‘Village to Home’ recommences at Rawathawatta

“Cargills: Village to Home” an initiative by Cargills Food City, created with the intention of strengthening the country’s SME entrepreneurs by offering them a platform to engage with a wider network of customers, recommenced at Rawathawatta with all the necessary health and safety guidelines.

Previously held at Kandana, Pelawatte and Malabe these events were well received by the general public.

However, with the resurgence of the pandemic in the country last October, this initiative had to be put on hold. This initiative commenced at Food City Rawathawatta and as done previously, several local entrepreneurs as partners to promote their diverse range of products in demarcated stalls were invited. Featuring a host of local boutique shops ranging from handloom and handicraft products to ayurvedic cosmetics, a variety of snacks was also on offer.
“The thinking behind this initiative was to broaden the reach of our local SMEs by giving them a marketplace. We also look to further improve their livelihoods by sharing our expertise in packaging, marketing and quality assurance,” an official from Cargills said.


Samsung Galaxy S21 series now in Sri Lanka

Galaxy S21 series is available in stores, giving eager customers in Sri Lanka the chance to get their hands on the ultimate smartphone experience.

Designed for the way we live now, the Galaxy S21 series brings a suite of new features to Samsung’s flagship smartphone line up that make your everyday moments epic.

For over a decade, the Galaxy S series has delivered groundbreaking, flagship mobile experiences for people who rely on their smartphone for expression, connection and entertainment. The new Galaxy S21 series builds on this legacy to offer a premium flagship experience.

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Iconic Developments sponsors CA National Conference

Leading real estate developer Iconic Developments successfully sponsored the 41st National Conference of Chartered Accountants (CA) of Sri Lanka, the country’s biggest annual business summit. The convention deliberated the changes, opportunities and abnormalities stemming from the COVID-19 crisis, and was attended by local and international business leaders and high-profile speakers.

For the first time in a four-decade history, the conference was hosted as a hybrid event which included an online component, where over 2,000 participants from Sri Lanka and overseas viewed the proceedings of the conference virtually. Iconic Developments Country Director, Shiraz Dawood and Iconic Developments Sales Manager, Wazeel Nizar participated in the event held at Shangri-La Hotel in Colombo. The inauguration was graced by the State Minister of Money, Capital Markets and State Enterprise Reforms Ajith Nivard Cabraal and University Grants Commission Chairman Prof. Sampath Amaratunge.

“CA’s annual flagship National Conference brings together CEOs, business leaders, government officers, academics, consultants, and various professionals across different industries to facilitate the exchange of expertise and knowledge with globally reputed panelists.  We’re truly delighted to be a part of this process and we hope to continue collaborations and partnerships of this nature,” commented Iconic Developments Country Director Shiraz Dawood at the felicitation event.

The conference featured a video presentation and a promotional video of the developer’s prime real estate project, the Iconic Galaxy.

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