Apparel Buzz

Brandix Intimate Apparel wins SLASA Netball tournament

Brandix Intimate Apparel (BIA) emerged champions at the second annual netball tournament conducted by the Sri Lanka Apparel Sourcing Association (SLASA), which concluded at the NCC grounds recently. The BIA team beat Norlanka 11-2. Seen here is the victorious BIA team with the SLASA trophy


Avirate launches fall collections

Drawing inspiration from game gear, Avirate’s brand new fall collection hit stores across the globe on 1 September 2013.


Impressions Labels Lanka obtains ISO 14001-2004 for environment protection

Achieving another land mark in their business, Impressions Labels Lanka Ltd. has obtained the ISO 14001-2004 certification for environment protection. The main concern of the organisation from its inception has been to protect the environment, whilst developing their business activities.


Curiosity doesn’t necessarily kill the cat

How a 30-year-old entrepreneur built a billion dollar business in a small emerging economy like Sri Lanka


What does Ray Wijewardene, a great inventor and thinker of his time have in common with Mahesh Amalean, an industrialist bearing on his shoulders one of world’s best apparel manufacturing companies of our time?


American Alumni Association Silver Jubilee Awards, hall of fame

The American Alumni Association recently held its Silver Jubilee Awards ceremony where two companies Brandix Lanka and MAS Holdings were inducted to AAA Hall of Fame. From left: AAA President Saroj Perera, MAS Holdings Deputy Chairman Sherard Amalean, Minister of External Affairs Prof. G.L. Peiris, US Ambassador Michele J. Sision, Brandix CEO Ashroff Omar,  Secretary to the President Lalith Weeratunga and AAA Past President Kosala Wickremanayake.



We have very talented fashion designers waiting to be discovered: Dinesh Chandrasena

Sri Lankan designers should innovate more to make their designs cater to global audiences


Raffles Colombo, a unique education provider in Sri Lanka specialising in art and design, celebrated its 3rd anniversary of operations in Sri Lanka recently. Raffles Colombo, which is registered in Sri Lanka as Raffles Design Institute Ltd., is the local arm of Raffles Education Corporation Ltd., a reputable education provider listed on the Main Board of the Stock Exchange of Singapore. Raffles Education Corporation Limited is the largest private education group in Asia-Pacific. Raffles Education Corporation operates 33 colleges in 30 cities across 11 countries.


Mahesh Amalean to deliver Ray Wijewardene Memorial Lecture 2013 today

Innovative entrepreneur Mahesh Amalean, Chairman of MAS Holdings, is to deliver the IESL Ray Wijewardene Memorial Lecture 2013 today at 5.15 p.m. at IESL Auditorium, Wijerama Mawatha, Colombo 7.


MAS Holdings Chairman Mahesh Amalean who will deliver the Ray Wijewardene Memorial Lecture shares his success story

It was 2008 going on 2009 when Sharad Amalean turned to his elder brother Mahesh Amalean and said, “This is going to unravel completely.” It wasn’t news to Mahesh, who as Chairman of MAS Holdings had watched as the company reeled under the economic downturn. As orders dropped, they had had to lay off people for the first time, releasing 3,000 employees and closing factories in Sri Lanka and India. “That was probably the toughest moment for me,” Mahesh says now.


‘Diyani’ lauded at the CMO Asia Awards 2013 as “Best in-house Magazine”

The CMO Asia Awards for Excellence in Branding & Marketing lauded MAS Holdings with the award for Best in-house Magazine in the Organizational Award Category for the quarterly published in-house magazine Diyani.


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