Business and Economics
SriLankan crowned Leading International Airline – South Asia at SATA 2023

SriLankan Airlines was crowned the Leading International Airline – South Asia at the South Asian Travel Awards (SATA) in Bangalore, India on October 10, 2023. SriLankan further secured the title of Leading Airline Class -Business Class at the awards ceremony.

Touted as the most prestigious travel industry awards in the region, SATA recognizes the most outstanding performers in South Asia’s hospitality and travel industry annually based on the votes of industry professionals and passengers.

Having also received the accolade of ‘Visitors Choice – Airline of the Year’ at last year’s SATA, SriLankan Airlines continues to prove its enviable position in South Asia with this year’s dual wins. SriLankan currently operates 140 flights between Colombo and multiple South Asian cities across India, the Maldives, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Nepal on a weekly basis.

Link Natural’s Earth Essence onboard SriLankan Airline’s duty-free collection

Link Natural, a subsidiary of the CIC Group, has partnered with SriLankan Airlines, the national carrier, to introduce a range of ‘Earth Essence’ personal care products to the airline’s onboard duty-free collection.

Link Natural is a leading R&D based manufacturer and marketer of herbal healthcare and herbal personal care products in addition to Ayurveda Pharmaceuticals.

Its flagship brand, Link Samahan, is a 100% natural authentic herbal drink formulated with 14 trusted ayurvedic herbal ingredients that have been used traditionally over centuries to enhance health and well-being and support immunity when consumed regularly.

FITMA delegation discusses ways of achieving common objectives with EDB

The Chairman and a few executive members of Free Trade Zone Manufacturers’ Association (FTZMA), the preeminent trade chamber representing BOI companies in the country have made a courtesy call on Export Development Board (EDB) Chairman Kingsley Bernard on last week at EDB Board premises to discuss the ways and means to make collaborate efforts in achieving common objectives of FTZMA & EDB to foster a conducive environment for the export sector in the country.

During the meeting, the Chairman of EDB which is the apex state organization responsible for the development and promotion of exports has emphasized its continuous commitment to render their invaluable services for the export community to drive the growth of the country’s exports.

FTZMA chairman sought the EDB to support in knowledge and data sharing about the prospective export markets, products on demand in such markets, trade statistics and tariff of the regional countries that are competing with our country’s exports.

It was also agreed to work collaboratively for resumption of the Export Forum that could resolve the issues faced by the exporter community expeditiously, as it enables high-level, cross-government consideration towards country exports.