Extended enjoyment 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.

Facelift for 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.

Enjoining orders 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 Act.

The complainant's 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 Property Act.

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.

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