for Emirates passengers
Travellers on Emirates to Europe are entitled to a complimentary
night's stay at star-class hotels at selected destinations, in a
new promotion from the Dubai-based international airline.
The offer is
available from October 1 to December 9, 2002, and covers all classes
of travel to 14 destinations in eight countries, the airline said.
The European City Perks promotion is available on all flights to
Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Munich, Rome, Milan, Paris, Nice, Zurich,
Athens, Malta, Lanarca, Birmingham and Manchester, and on selected
flights to London.
Ceylon Hotels Corporation
The Ceylon Hotels Corporation's new headquarters at Bambalapitiya
refurbished at a cost of nearly Rs. 9.5 million was ceremonially
opened by Minister of Tourism, Gamini Lokuge recently. The corporation's
previous headquarters in the Fort was badly damaged in the terrorist
attack on the Central Bank.
Ranjith Balasooriya, CHC marketing manager, said the corporation
would be opening a guest house called 'Nivahana' in Nuwara Eliya
in the first week of December. (TM)
CMA schols based
on April A/L results
The Society of Certified Management Accountants of Sri Lanka, the
professional management accounting body set up with the technical
assistance of the Society of Management Accountants of Canada (CMA
Canada) and funded by the Canadian International Development Agency
(CIDA), is granting 20 scholarships to outstanding students based
on the April 2002 A/L results, sports and extra curricular activities.
The scholarship will entitle the award winners to benefits like
registration fees and annual subscriptions for a period of three
years, study packs for all stages, reimbursement of lecture fees
from approved educational institutions for the first attempt, exam
fees at first attempt and assistance to find a place for training
before or after completing the exam.
for infringing trademark
The Commercial High Court Judge of Colombo W. Wimalachandra has
issued three enjoining orders against United Motors Lanka Ltd, Kusumsiri
Motor Traders and Kusumsiri Motors (Pvt) Ltd. on an application
made by Brown and Company Ltd, under the Code of Intellectual Property
senior counsel Shammil J. Perera submitted to court that the defendants
have committed acts violating the rights of the complainant company.
Perera said his client was the registered owner of the trademark
" SIFANG" bearing No. 77831. He said the "mark"
of his client is associated with hand tractors imported and distributed
by them, alleging that the defendants were infringing the trademark
rights of Brown and Company Ltd. protected under the Code of Intellectual
Sri Lankan elected
to world research body
Dr. Nirmala M. Pieris, Head of the Corporate Service Division of
the Industrial Technology Institute (ITI) has been elected as the
First Vice President of the World Association of Industrial and
Technological Research Organisations (WAITRO) for the period 2002/2004
at the general assembly held in Porto Alegre, Brazil recently.
Dr. Pieris previously
functioned as the regional representative for Asia and the Pacific
region and a member of the executive committee for two consecutive
terms from 1998. This is the first time that any Sri Lankan has
been elected to this very prestigious position in this world body
of R&D organisations. As the First Vice President, Dr. Pieris
will be responsible for drawing up strategic and operational plans
for WAITRO for the period to 2004.