Mr. Anushman Rajaratnam, Managing Director Lankem Ceylon Plc receiving the memento from Sutheash Balasubramaniam, Chairman of the CIMA Sri Lanka Board
Sachi Thomas, Chairman / Managing Director - GSK Consumer Healthcare, Glaxo Smithkline receiving the memento from Emma Cunis Executive Director, CIMA Global Corporate Relations
Sujith Pathirannehe, Assistant General Manager - Brands & Promotions, Wijeya Newspapers Ltd receiving the memento from Bradley Emerson Regional Director South Asia & Middle East, CIMA
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Lankem Ceylon Plc
Lankem Ceylon PLC was incorporated in 1964 as a private limited Company and later converted in to a public quoted company in 1968.
Today Lankem is a fully Sri Lankan owned company with an annual group turnover over Rs. 9.50 Bn and workforce over 50,000.
Lankem Group is known for its diversified business ventures that vary from Agro chemicals, Seeds, Pest control, Paints & Coatings, Bitumen, Industrial Chemicals, FMCG, Plantations, Leisure, Construction as well as Agri crop production.
In January 2010, Lankem Ceylon Group acquired C.W.Mackie PLC & subsidiaries, engaged in domestic trading, export trading & manufacturing for local market.
We believe in leading strategic growth businesses and processes to strive by adding value in improving the quality of life of the nation while protecting its environment.
Wijeya Newspapers Ltd.
Wijeya Newspapers Ltd. (WNL) commenced operations in 1980 with two Sinhala weeklies -"Sirikatha" and "Wijeya" designed for women and children respectively. These were followed in 1983 by another Sinhala weekly for young men -"Tharunaya". Soon after, was born The "Lanka Woman"- a women's journal in English. In 1986, the Company expanded its publishing activities by acquiring several newspaper titles form the then defunct Times of Ceylon Ltd. Two Sunday Newspapers, the Sunday Lankadeepa in February 1986 and the Sunday Times in June 7th of 1987
The success of these two newspapers led to WNL's first daily newspaper in 1991 - the "Daily Lankadeepa" which provided its readers with a fresh product everyday and which has raced away to become the most popular Sinhala daily newspaper of today.
Introduced in January 1999 as the "Mid Week Mirror", the English tabloid became a daily in June 1999. Today as a broad sheet, it remains a popular daily with its own distinctive style of writing and presentation that makes easy reading. Today WNL runs the most modern newspaper printing operating in Sri Lanka with five print production lines. Its subsidiary operates a heat-set printing plant, a Japanese built Mitsubishi, the only one in Sri Lanka.
Wijeya Newspapers Ltd., views the future with continued confidence in its own growth as well as the further expansion of a discriminating and demanding reading public. In line with that , Wijeya Newspapers Ltd expanded it's business by starting a state of art factory in 2008 in Hokandara. Wijeya Newspapers Ltd is very proud to have the new technology machine with high caliber technical staff with sound knowledge of Environmental management .further ,the factory has been designed in environmental friendly manner with Sound proofed press room.
Wijeya Newspapers Ltd e-news sites are also very popular among internet users. The Sinhala daily "Lankadipa" became the first Sinhala newspaper in the worldwide web. "The Sunday Times" had been available to web users a few years earlier. The popularity of WNL print journalism has been ported to cyberspace with ease. While newspapers will remain relevant for quite a long time, the company is already preparing for the next revolution in info business.