Business and Economics
Seylan Bank refurbishes Doctors Cafeteria at NHS with investment of Rs. 4 mn

Seylan Bank took measures to fully refurbish the Doctors Cafeteria at the National Hospital of Sri Lanka (NHS) investing a total of Rs. 4 million. The official handing over took place on the 07 July 2020 at the Hospital Premises in the presence of Mr Ramesh Jayasekara – Senior Deputy General Manager- Seylan Bank and Dr Anil Jasinghe - Director-General of Health Services in Sri Lanka and other dignitaries.

The refurbishment covered a complete renovation of the existing cafeteria with a new entrance gate, floor tiling, wall tiling and complete colour washing, upgraded plumbing and wiring of the entire area. This initiative affirms Seylan Bank’s commitment towards the national fight against Covid-19. Earlier this year team Seylan commenced operations to construct a fully equipped ICU unit at the Colombo East Base Hospital with the generous donation of a day’s pay from the Bank’s employees which was equally matched by the bank.

Seylan Bank is extremely grateful to the frontline officers who worked tirelessly day and night to successfully combat the spread of COVID-19 in Sri Lanka.


Axienta expands their footprint to the African Region

Local software company Axienta that has been an innovator in the field of Sales Force Automation (SFA) for a large number of leading Blue chip companies in Sri Lanka and having forged a leadership position in the market in supporting the SME sector with their VANTAGE Solution, has now taken the leap to further expand their footprint into the African region.

They recently signed a partnership agreement with TecnoZone IT Solutions, a software technology company operating in Malawi, which specializes in providing innovative Enterprise and Cloud based E-Learning & Social Learning Solutions, Retail Management Solutions and Support Services among many other services. and with the aim of collaborating the expertise of both organizations to support SME companies in the African Region.

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Uber appoints Prabhjeet Singh President of India, South Asia

Uber announced the appointment of Prabhjeet Singh as President Uber India and South Asia, tasked with overseeing the next phase of growth in the company’s mobility business and ensuring safety for riders and drivers across India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. His appointment is effective immediately.

While making the announcement Pradeep Parameswaran, Regional General Manager for Asia Pacific, said, “South Asia is one of our fastest growing and most strategic markets. Prabh is a passionate and innovative leader and has been instrumental in helping build Uber from the ground up and established our category leadership in the ride-sharing market. I’m confident Prabh will exceed our expectations by leading Uber India SA on to the path of profitability, further consolidate our partnership with public transport authorities, continue our growth trajectory by expanding Auto and Moto to the next batch of cities, and build iconic teams.’’

Commenting on his new appointment Prabhjeet, said, “I’m look forward to collaborating with exceptional teams and gifted colleagues across the Uber family to strengthen our services and product offerings.

Uber is an integral part of the fabric of our cities and as they start moving again, we have prioritized the highest standards of safety, sustainability and service that our riders and drivers expect of us.’’

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