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Fastest mobile broadband network by Airtel

Friday, December 30, 2011

Bharti Airtel, a leading global telecommunications with operations in 20 countries in Asia and Africa, said today that the results of the speed test periodic survey conducted by the Telecommunications Regulatory Commission of Sri Lanka (TRC) for November 2011 have concluded Airtel as the category leader in 3G mobile broadband. This survey was carried out regularly by the TRC and is a detailed analysis that compares the performance of all operators in Sri Lanka through various categories.

"At Airtel, it is our constant endeavor to offer class services that are robust, reliable and globally for our clients to take advantage of Sri Lanka. Solid performance Airtel 3G mobile broadband on speed tests conducted by the Commission Telecommunications Regulatory Sri Lanka is a testament to the vision and commitment of a company that benchmarks itself with the best in the world, "said Bharti Airtel in Sri Lanka, Director - marketing and Sales, Sharan Shetty. "In the future, Airtel will continue to deliver innovative products and services relevant to our customers through Sri Lanka," he added.

Selacine double income, for 17M rupees benefits

Revenues for the TV Selacine Institute has more than doubled from Rs 149 million to more than Rs 350 million in 2010 and 2011.


Pradeep Edirisinghe
The company vision is to double revenue in two years and meet the total needs of the market in five years.

The company also recorded a net profit of Rs 17 million.

Selacine Television Institute Chairman Edirisinghe said Pradeep Selacine Business News Daily that the government institute that is only authorized to carry out the advertising media including programming and outdoor advertising.

According to a report it issued in 2008, all institutions of government, including provincial and local governments have to do all their advertising campaigns through TV Selacine Institute.

More than 20 percent of government institutions has been hired by Selacine and is intended to meet all government institutions in four years.

"Today more than 60 years working in Television Institute Selacine and to take measures to increase the number of employees over the coming years," he said.

Selacine is 26 years and offers an energetic, creative and innovative approach to all clients, both public and private sector.

Selacine is becoming an institution that combines the creativity of a design studio, server marketing advertising, business sense and marketing communications company and the technical capabilities of next-generation multimedia, production of video and Internet development firm.

Shipping industry sees growth

The shipping industry in the country will continue its growth as several mega port development projects were launched during the last five years.

A sum of U.S. $ 237.1 million has been invested. This figure exceeds the previous years and that the port-related investments registered an increase between U.S. $ 500 million for the third terminal to be built in the port of Colombo.

Government policy initiatives promoting growth in the maritime transport sector and one of the major policy initiatives introduced by the 2012 budget is the opening of free zones in ports of Colombo, Hambantota and Trincomalee. This will give a big boost for the added value related to logistics and could attract major FDI, Colombo Academy Chargers CEO Rohan Masakorala told Daily News Business.

The government needs to further liberalize the business environment to attract global players to enter Sri Lanka. "This should be in line with the CI investment policies to ensure large capital investment and services projects in the transport business," he said.

Investment in port operation and the construction of infrastructure through PPP promotes, where private investment tends to increase U.S. $ 440 million over two years from 2011 while the investment is expected to reach U.S. $ 2.8 billion over the period 2017 to 2020.

However, the global shipping industry has declined due to economic crisis in the EU and the U.S.. As a result, the freight market has been volatile and unstable.

The local transfer business has also seen the negative effects and the overall volume of Colombo has been stalled due to this reason and capacity deficiencies has not been studied a decade ago.

The shipping industry has also suffered from Sri Lanka due to market instability. As for the infrastructure we have seen remarkable achievements in the port sector, which will undoubtedly help the economy move forward during the next decade.

"The government has embarked on an expansion unit with capacity of major ports have accelerated projects to overcome the shortcomings," he said.

The port project south of Colombo, Sri Lanka is seen to be the only port in South Asia that have the capability of handling the largest container ships of 2013/2014. This will help eliminate the current problems facing the SLPA and ability to attract more business to Sri Lanka and improve connectivity. This is a prerequisite to increase the transshipment trade and logistics.

The Hambantota port will see the gradual increase in bulk cargo handling such projects have become operational. This facility will also help us in our supply of fuel and boat chandelling capabilities as a regional center.

"But we have to understand that global giants are now looking for alternative locations for services. Asia is an emerging market, while infrastructure projects are being upgraded, we must improve our services and trade facilitation measures for processes simple and transparent business, "he said.

"To make shipping and logistics with success, now we must work in an integrated plan for ports and airports, and other related service providers, therefore, the customs laws, the IC, the merchant marine and related laws Logistics have to be modified to attract investors, "said Masakorala.

Last U.S. troops Iraq home by Christmas

U.S.: the case of cotton specialist Chancy, who was among the first U.S. troops to invade Iraq in 2003 and the last to leave last weekend, four tours and nine years of struggle were more than enough.

The 31-year-old was one of about 200 soldiers of the first Cavalry Division was given a raucous standing ovation Saturday at his base in Texas, where he arrived home in time for Christmas Eve to remember .

"I'm glad it's over with, the fact that everyone can come home and I hope everyone did not sacrifice in vain, because people could not come home," he said.

Standing in the turret, which raised his hands in jubilation last weekend as his armored column rolled into Kuwait at the first light, ending a conflict that sparked a fierce insurgency in Iraq and deeply divided Americans. On Saturday he and his comrades marched through freezing rain on the parade field here as family and friends cheered and waved American flags.

After a brief ceremony in which the colors of the unit was deployed after the long flight, Col. Phil Battaglia issued a single order: "Charge" Moments later, cotton wrapped his arms around his wife Tia and his eight-year-old son Tyler.

Also attending the ceremony were Virginia Solis and his four children, who welcomed home Specialist Ismael Solis, 32, a veteran of three Iraq tours.

"It's hard for me," he said. "It had to be mother and father at the same time." The celebration was tempered by the knowledge that while the U.S. is definitely out of Iraq, which is still at war in Afghanistan. The wives of some of the returning soldiers, he said they were preparing for another tour. "They said they will implement in 2013, which is just another step that we take when we get there," said Tricia Joseph, who is 19 years and four months pregnant.

"Either way, I'll be standing by your side at all." The joy is also overshadowed by the knowledge that many soldiers never returned. U.S. lost 4484 soldiers in Iraq, while 32,000 people were injured, according to Iraq Coalition casualties.

The first cavalry division, which rotates through Iraq three times and smaller units sent in the past, lost 283 soldiers there, a spokesman said.

"It's scary not knowing if our loved ones come home, especially when he is the father of her children," said Amanda Tougas, mother of two children.

Some soldiers expressed concern about whether Iraq will be able to defend his absence. Cotton fears that a series of bombings in Baghdad earlier this week could be a sign of things to come.

"I was expecting something to happen, but I hope it stable in the light of all the sacrifices we made, and I hope will be resolved," he said.

U.S. President Barack Obama has been criticized by some Republicans for failing to convince Iraq to extend a 2008 State of Forces Agreement in order to keep some U.S. troops in the country. However, many veterans, said he thought the U.S. had done as much as I could.

The 2003 invasion toppled the brutal regime of Saddam Hussein, who was tried and executed in 2006, and a "surge" of 20,000 U.S. troops in 2007 helped stem a wave of sectarian bloodshed brink of civil war.

AFP

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