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X-Press Feeders wins top accolade at Colombo Ports Awards
X-Press Feeders, the world’s largest independent feeder carrier announced its triumph as the recipient of the #1 Feed Operator Award at the Colombo Ports Awards 2024, underscoring X-Press Feeders’ commitment to excellence and innovation within the maritime industry.

The award selection criteria, as outlined by the Colombo Ports Awards committee, spotlighted X-Press Feeders’ outstanding performance in terms of the total volume of fleet liners handled.

The company’s dedication to understanding clients’ needs and delivering reliable and efficient solutions, coupled with its ability to navigate global challenges, has positioned it as a frontrunner in the industry. This marks the third consecutive year that X-Press Feeders has secured this honour.

X-Press Feeders has played a pivotal role in transforming the Port of Colombo into a regional hub, providing a wider feeder network that covers 15 services over Colombo. This strategic expansion has not only enhanced connectivity but has also reinforced Colombo’s position as a key maritime gateway in the region.

X-Press Feeders, Managing Director Arjuna Hettiarachchi stated; “Winning this award is a significant achievement for our company. It underscores our commitment to providing exceptional services, especially in the Port of Colombo, where we have maintained our position as the number one feeder operator for the last thirty years. Our success lies in our ability to understand and adapt to never-ending global challenges and demands.

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SLIIT becomes only Sri Lankan university shortlisted for ‘Oscars of Higher Education’ – THE Awards Asia 2024
Emphasizing SLIIT's commitment to scholarly excellence, it has achieved a historic milestone by being the only Sri Lankan educational institution shortlisted for the prestigious THE Awards Asia 2024, widely regarded as the 'Oscars of Higher Education' in Asia.

Originating in the UK and expanded to Asia in 2019, THE Awards Asia celebrates academic excellence and innovation in higher education across the Asian continent. This year's edition attracted well over 600 entries from leading universities in Asia.

The university's outstanding accomplishment lies in being the sole Sri Lankan university shortlisted for the Research Project of the Year in the Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences category. This recognition is attributed to the project titled ‘Elderly Population and Global Economies,’ Supervised by Prof. Ruwan Jayathilaka, and authored by undergraduate students Thaveesha Jayawardhana, Sachini Anuththara, Thamasha Nimnadi, and Ridhmi Karadanaarachchi from the SLIIT Business School,

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HNB FINANCE celebrates Int’l Women’s Day 2024
Sri Lanka’s leading integrated financial services provider, HNB FINANCE PLC, commemorated International Women’s Day 2024 under the theme “Invest in Women. Accelerate Progress” with a special programme aimed at recognising and empowering the female workforce.

The celebration, held at the Auditorium at the HNB FINANCE Head Office premises in Nawala on March 8, 2024, featured a range of activities to honour and support women in the workplace, and saw widespread participation from female staff from across the ranks at HNB FINANCE.

The highlight of the event was the presence of Stephanie Siriwardhana, a prominent Sri Lankan-Lebanese TV host, model, and beauty pageant titleholder, who graced and led the programme.