Business and Economics
People’s Bank rewards Western Union customers

People’s Bank rewarded 10 customers who had used Western Union money transfer facility to receive funds from abroad. The winners picked from a lucky draw contest received return air tickets to Chennai, India.

Five of the winners received their air tickets at the People’s Bank Overseas Customer Services premises while the remaining five were presented with their air tickets at respective branches. Customers who had received money through Western Union money transfer during the period May 1 to July 31 2019 were eligible for this draw. The draw was held at the People’s Bank Head Office.

W.H.M. Chandralatha Nalanie, T. Thawakulasingham, P.D.N. Lakshika Atapaththu, W.A. Dinuka Madushani, Pasamalar Wellasamy, A.N.B. Suleiman, R.D. Samanthi Kumari, S.A. Naleema, M.A.D. Sandani Buddhika and T.D.L. Visuddi Nanayakkara were the 10 lucky winners.




Emirates greets the people of Sri Lanka on Independence Day

Sri Lanka’s celebration of 72 years of independence from colonial rule has caught the attention of social media users, with Emirates taking to Facebook to greet the country and its people on 4th February 2020.

The post, “From Dubai, with Love” wishes the people of Sri Lanka Happy Independence Day, with an eye-catching image of an Emirates official at Dubai International Airport waving off an A380 with the flags of Sri Lanka and the United Arab Emirates. “For 34 of the 72 years since Sri Lanka gained independence, Emirates has supported the paradise island with connections to the world, and we have loved every minute of it,” the post said. “We wish the people of Sri Lanka Happy Independence Day!”

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Singer-Beko brings to life ‘Fun Baking for Kids’

‘Fun Baking for Kids’, organized by Singer Sri Lanka in partnership with Beko, witnessed young amateur chefs pitting their skills to conjure up lip-smacking confectionaries during the festive season.

Apart from a resourceful way in which to spend the holiday season, ‘Fun Baking for Kids’ has proved to be a highly engaging and fun-filled event for entire families for the past few years. Repeating its success yet again, Fun Baking for Kids was held during the recent 2019 Christmas holidays at the Beko Flagship Store in Horton Place.

The event witnessed the participation of children in the 8-13 years category. The Singer-Beko alliance created this fun concept to ignite a passion for baking amongst children as a creative and fruitful hobby that develops important skills in children. Involving children in the kitchen has been linked to a direct increase in food awareness, consumption, and personal confidence, according to research published by the Cambridge University Press.

Singer has been the authorized distributor and service partner for Beko in Sri Lanka since 2013 and together they offer a premium experience through a range of cutting-edge Beko appliances for the modern home. The junior chefs used a range of efficient Beko kitchen appliances during the baking session. ‘Fun Baking for Kids’ has become a successful customer engagement event that attracts the core customers mums who delightedly participate in the event with their kids to experience the joy of baking with Beko ovens.

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