Frames TV wins international award
UDC Business Award 2011 presented “Asia’s Best TV Commercial
Production Company of the Year 2011” award to Frames TV and Film
Production Company recently.
Frames TV and
Film Production Company Managing Director Shaman
Premasundara receiving the award of “Asia’s Best TV
Commercial Production Company of the Year 2011” from former
Malaysia Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohomad at the UDC
Business Award 2011 held in Malaysia.
Frames TV and Film Production Managing Director Shaman Premasundara,
which is a reputed Sri Lankan based production house, received this
award of Asia’s Best TV Commercial Production Company of the Year 2011
at the recently concluded ‘UDC Business Awards 2011’ awarding ceremony
in Malaysia. The event, which was held in the Putra World Trade Centre,
Kuala Lumpur was graced by guests of honour, former Prime Ministers of
Malaysia Dr Mahathir Mohomad and Dr Siti Hasmah Haji Mohamed Ali.
Universo De’ Comercio (UDC) UK in collaboration with El Universo De’
Comercio, Malaysia is an international awards programme recognizing the
success, innovation of all business leaders, companies and organizations
across all industry sectors.
The UDC Business Awards draw entrepreneurs, business and community
leaders from countries across Asia, Europe, USA, Oceania and the Middle
Business excellence in the international community while marking a
historic milestone that heralds the entry of local film and TV
production standards to the world contest. Owing to his vast experience,
Frames TV and Film Production also played a major role in making of
international film named Machang which directed by Italian Film Director
Premasundara and UK-trained veteran artiste with over fifteen years
experience as a commercial film director and film editor. His career has
borne several technical firsts for the country.
Within five years of launching the company in 2006, Frames today not
only occupies the pole position in Film and TV Commercial production in
Sri Lanka by constantly lifting the bar for excellence in post
production but also international recognition as the best in Asia, he
House Head of Frozen Confectionery, Neil Samarasinghe
handing over the trophy to Cinnamon Grand who emerged as
Elephant House Ice Cream infuses creativity
In the hotel sector:
Elephant House Ice Cream facilitated a challenge for the ‘Most
Creative Ice Cream Corner’ at the recently concluded World Spice Food
“The competition for the ‘Most Creative Ice Cream Corner’ was
introduced as part of the hotel events category in a bid to enhance the
creativity of industry professionals,” said Ceylon Cold Stores - Head of
Frozen Confectionary, Neil Samarasinghe.
As an entity which works closely with the tourism industry Elephant
House identified the importance of a public-private partnership to drive
growth in the industry. “This is of critical importance since tourism is
a flourishing industry in the country. Partnering with the Sri Lankan
Tourism Board on the World Spice Festival 2011 was our way of
contributing to the country’s goals,” Samarasinghe said.
Singer launches Lifestyle Fiesta, Trade Exhibition
Singer Sri Lanka will hold the company's inaugural Lifestyle Fiesta
and Trade Exhibition from November 18 to 20 at the BMICH from 10 am to 8
pm. The mega event will be the culmination of an year during which
Singer celebrated its 160 year heritage of providing Sri Lankan
customers trusted excellence.
The Lifestyle Fiesta and Trade Exhibition will see the company
exhibit the 'myriad 'brands that has made Singer's multi-brand retail
strategy successful. Over 30 brands, most of them among the most
valuable brands in the world - such as Philips, Samsung, Hitachi,
Whirlpool, TCL, Prestige, Kenwood, Moulinex, Rowenta, Tefal, Zoje, Asus
and Singer among them - will be featured at the Singer Lifestyle Fiesta
and Trade Exhibition.
Lanka) PLC Commercial Director, Mahesh Wijewardana, Singer
(Sri Lanka) PLC, Finance Director Priyath Salgado, Singer
Group of Companies CEO, Asoka Pieris, Director Sales, Kumar
Samarasinghe, Director Marketing , Nasser Majeed and Aitken
Spence Conventions and Exhibitions, Asst. Vice President
Tikiri Ellepola at the launch Media event.
Speaking at the announcement, Singer Sales Director, Kumar
Samarasinghe said, "In organizing of this event, our objective was to
showcase the range of choices that are available for our customers via
our retail network. Until now, we've not showcased the entire range
under one roof."
This is the first time that the customers will get a chance to see
the wide range of the products, models and brands that Singer has on
The company will be putting forward special offers and attaching
discounts to products, in some cases as much as 50%. Singer Marketing
Director, Nasser Majeed speaking to Media said, "The timing of the
Singer Lifestyle Fiesta and Trade Exhibition therefore represents the
ideal opportunity considering the forthcoming budget, as well as for
customers to begin their Christmas shopping for consumer durable items
such as LCD and LED Televisions, Blu-ray players, DVD players, home
theatre systems, notebooks, smart phones, tablets, digital cameras,
fitness equipment and washing machines."
"In addition there will also be a comprehensive range of household
furniture including imported leather and fabric sofas, as well as
Singer's factory manufactured dining, bedroom and sitting room furniture
sets and a delightful selection of children's furniture and display
In addition to Singer's own products and brands, a variety of
consumer goods and services will also be displayed and sold.
These products will include garments, kitchenware, furniture,
gardening equipment, mobile phones, broadband, banks, solar systems,
books and magazines, fashion accessories, and toys.
The three day event will be characterized by a festive atmosphere as
Singer has organized musical shows and other activities to make this a
very eventful outing for the whole family.
Exide awarded Superbrand status
Browns Exide offers its customers a wide range of batteries to suit
any type of vehicle and is backed by outstanding after sales service.
Exide batteries marketed by Brown and Company PLC is one the leading
automotive battery brands in the country.
The sole automotive battery in the market to be recognised as a
Superbrand, Exide offers batteries for cars, jeeps, vans,
three-wheelers, motorcycles, lorries, busses and all other vehicles,
under the brand names Exide which is sold in over 90 countries with a
one year full warranty, Exide Ultra; a semi maintained battery with a
two year full warranty, Exide Biker; a motor cycle battery made in
India, renowned for its power, strength and reliability and BG Water;
the only battery water in the market to be SLS certified.
Speaking about the brand's dedication to offering the highest
standards of customer service Brown and Company,
Agriculture/Battery/Porcelain and New Business General Manager Panduka
Weerasinghe said, "Having become the market leader in the automotive
battery segment and having being awarded Superbrand status for the year
2011/2012, we have a responsibility to our valued customers to ensure we
provide them with the highest levels of service."
As value additions EXIDE offers motorists the unique Battmobile
service whereby with a telephone call, a mobile service unit manned by
trained technicians will come to their rescue should their vehicle
suffer a battery failure. This service is offered free irrespective of
which brand of battery the customer uses. The service is available at
many parts of the island and is expanding rapidly.
The Browns PowerMart has the ability to provide EXIDE customers a
world class service and customer care. Exide batteries are also
available through 600 dealer outlets islandwide.
Office Network launches Brother digital sewing machines
Office Network Pvt Ltd introduced Brother digital sewing machines to
the local market at Cinnamon Grand Hotel recently. Office Network Pvt
Ltd is a limited liability company incorporated in 1995 under the
companies audience Act No 17 of 1982. They have been dealing with office
automation products in local market and have won the ISO 9001:2008
quality certification standard.
In 2002 Office Network Pvt Ltd became the sole distributor for
Brother office automation products such as facsimile communication
equipment, laser printers, electric typewriters and label printers in
Sri Lanka. Currently the company is on an expansion mode of adding new
product lines. As a result of that they have now added the Brother
sewing machine range and embroidery machines to their existing product
“We introduce to Sri Lanka the most advanced sewing machine
technology available in the world. So far, the local market got used to
traditional sewing appliances. We will be able to change the traditional
market by introducing new generation Brother digital sewing machines.
Brother will be the choice of the new generation,” said Anuruddha
Amarasekara, Assistant General Manager of Office Network Pvt Ltd.
Brother produces products for the print and imaging, labeling and
sewing markets. Laser printers, fax machines, label printers and wide
range of home and industrial sewing machines are few of their products.
Their products line offers a wide range of products from conventional
home sewing machines to very advanced computer - internet- connected
sewing machines with extensive possibilities for creative sewing and
Brother International Singapore Managing Director Thashio Shimeshu
said, “We have a relationship with Office Network Pvt Ltd for long time.
We are happy to introduce digital Brother sewing machine to the Sri
Lankan market with Office Network Pvt Ltd.”
The main features of new generation Brother digital sewing machines
are digital operations, computerized functioning, easy usage and an
unlimited array of embroidery and designs. It has been included
automatic needle threading system.
“At Brother we have been dealing with sewing machines for over a
century. We have introduced wide range of sewing machines with high
class sewing quality. It is easy to create embroidery designs with user
friendly Brother embroidery machine. Now all around the world we have
many customers who are dealing with embroidery business domestic level
using Brother embroidery machines. It is no doubt that Brother sewing
and embroidery machines will be very useful to the Sri Lankan customers
too,” said HSM Brother International Singapore Regional Manager Nobuhiro