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Sri Lanka Pakistan Business Council pays courtesy call on Sri Lanka High Commissioner
The Sri Lanka Pakistan Business Council of The Ceylon Chamber of Commerce, recently paid a courtesy call on the newly appointed High Commissioner of Pakistan in Sri Lanka, Major General (R) Faheem Ul Aziz, HI (M).

During the visit, both parties expressed their intention to collaborate closely for the future development of economic, tourism and investment opportunities between the two countries.

Additionally, they discussed the potential for developing Buddhist pilgrimages to Pakistan, which has been minimally explored but holds significant potential given the large Buddhist population in Sri Lanka. The visit concluded positively, with both parties expressing optimism for future collaborations and mutual benefit.

The Ifthar Ceremony also, which was graced by the High Commissioner, as well as officials from the High Commission of Pakistan and other distinguished guests, along with the Executive Committee Members of Sri Lanka – Pakistan Business Council held at Hilton Colombo Residencies prestigiously. While marking the month of Ramadan, the Ifthar Ceremony also provided a platform for networking and engagement. Through events such as these the Council seeks to promote cross-cultural dialogue, as a vital aspect of multi-faceted collaboration.

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Aitken Spence Wins Best Corporate Citizen Sustainability Awards for Diversified and Best Presentation
Aitken Spence emerged overall first runner up at the Best Corporate Citizen Sustainability Awards 2023 organised by the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce. The company also walked away with multiple awards from the main categories. Aitken Spence was also the winner in the Diversified Holdings category and for the Best Presented Application. The latter is a noteworthy accomplishment considering their application was developed entirely with in-house capacity.

Aitken Spence is the only company recognised for the 18th consecutive year among the Top 10 Corporate Citizens and is the 9th occasion that Aitken Spence has been ranked among the Top 3. These achievements demonstrate the comprehensive and consistent efforts of the Group within their sustainability strategy. The leadership and their teams have shown unwavering commitment to sustainability, even in the face of significant challenges.

Managed by Aitken Spence Plantation Managements PLC,

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PLC Wins Gold at Technnovation Awards
People’s Leasing & Finance PLC (PLC), One of the leading companies in Sri Lanka's non-bank financial services, has received yet another recognition for its commitment to furthering digitalization and enhancing financial inclusion through digital service delivery. Accordingly, PLC received the Gold Award for Financial Institution of the Year for adopting LankaSign Digital Signatures 2022/23, at the LankaPay Technnovation Awards 2024. The Award was received on behalf of PLC by Mr. Prabath Gunasena Senior Deputy General Manager.

Expressing his pleasure, CEO, Shamindra Marcelline said, “It is indeed a great honour to receive this recognition on such a prestigious platform as the LankaPay Technnovation Awards. This accolade reflects our commitment to pursing digital enablement and innovation across our operations. In doing so, we are both positively transforming customer experiences, whilst accomplishing our sustainability objectives.”