MAS Partners Sri Lanka Cricket To Empower Women’s Cricket Team For T20 World Cup 2020

Apparel giant MAS Holdings cemented its decade-long partnership with Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) with the empowerment of the national women’s cricket team ahead of the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup in Australia later this month. The announcement of the collaboration was made at a press conference hosted by SLC recently, where MAS launched inspirational ‘Diriya Denna’ campaign – rallying the nation around the women’s team and elevating their sense of pride as representatives of Sri Lanka on the global stage. “Following our groundbreaking Waste-to-Wearable sustainability initiative of the ICC World Cup 2019, we are thrilled to continue our partnership with […]

AYATI National Centre For Children with Disabilities Opens Its’ Doors To The Public

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AYATI – Sri Lanka’s first “National Centre for Children with Disabilities”, was officially inaugurated to serve the many children with disability, whose families hitherto had no source of solace. The momentous occasion was graced by the First Citizen of the Country H E President Gotabaya Rajapakse. Disability has been recognized as a national issue which needs the focus of everyone. According to available statistics, as many as one in five (20%) children could suffer from some form of disability, either mental or physical. If identified early, with continuous intervention, significant improvements can be achieved, enabling such children to  achieve their […]

MAS Holdings’ Patented Technology Infused Headguard Worn at Rugby World Cup 2019

MAS Holdings’ patented Injection Foam Mold Technology used for the Canterbury Reinforcer head guard is leading a timely revolution in protection gear for impact sports at the ongoing Rugby World Cup 2019 in Japan. The world’s long-standing leader of Rugby clothing, kit and gear – Canterbury introduced the new and improved head guard collaborating with MAS through the dedicated team at Silueta who is the conglomerate’s pioneering innovative apparel solutions provider. “Through this collaborative effort Silueta has invested, innovated and introduced to the world an impact protection headgear that is today being worn by top performers on one of the […]

MAS adjudged ‘Exporting Conglomerate of the Year’ at Presidential Export Awards 2019 for the second consecutive year

MAS Holdings, one of Sri Lanka’s leading apparel export firms, was recently recognised as the ‘Exporting Conglomerate of the Year’ at the Presidential Export Awards 2019, held at the BMICH Colombo. This marks the second consecutive year the company has been awarded this honour, after it was introduced at last year’s awards to celebrate export excellence by a Sri Lankan corporate. The firms also received accolades for Contributor to Sustainable Development in Exports and Exporter to the Global Value Chain. Held under the patronage of the President H.E. Maithripala Sirisena this year, the Presidential Export Awards recognize and reward top […]

From Waste to Wearable: The Journey of the New Sri Lanka Cricket Jersey

MAS Holdings, through its groundbreaking sustainability initiative ‘Ocean Plastics’, implemented in partnership with the Sri Lanka Navy, Eco Spindles and Sri Lanka Cricket, has successfully upcycled waste plastic recovered from the beaches of Sri Lanka, to produce the official jerseys to be worn by Sri Lanka’s national cricket team during the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019.  Through this alliance, MAS is contributing towards establishing a long-term solution for the pressing marine pollution issue, which threatens the coastal belt of Sri Lanka. With one-third of the island nation’s population residing along its extensive 1,340 km coastline, Sri Lanka makes a disproportionate […]

Infor Sri Lanka Celebrates Ten Years of Operations

Infor Sri Lanka (formerly known as GT Nexus Services), celebrated their tenth year of operations with a gala event at the Cinnamon Lakeside Colombo today. Infor Sri Lanka is a joint venture between MAS Holdings and Infor (US), the world’s largest cloud-based business network and execution platform for global trade and supply chain management. Infor (US) is a global leader in business cloud software for enterprises in industry specific markets. With 17,300 employees and over 68,000 customers in more than 170 countries, Infor software is designed to overcome market-disruptions and achieve business-wide digital transformation. In 2015, Infor acquired GT Nexus […]

Mahesh Amalean of MAS Holdings receives the prestigious Humanitarian Award at Femmy Awards 2019

Mahesh Amalean, the Chairman and Co-founder of MAS Holdings was honored with the Humanitarian Award at The Underfashion Club’s annual Femmy Awards Gala held on the 4th of February 2019. The event unfolded at the Cipriani, 42nd Street, New York, USA, among the presence of many other well-established names in the international arena. The Femmy Awards, sponsored by The Underfashion Club, honours individuals and companies that contribute significantly to the growth and creativity of the intimate apparel industry. This annual Gala is the premier event in the industry, recognizing and celebrating the progress of the intimate apparel industry leaders across […]

MAS Holdings and Sri Lanka Air Force join to launch the nation’s first ever aerial reforestation project.

Since June 2018 MAS Holdings has been experimenting on a new tool against deforestation that could change how Sri Lanka protects and grow its future forests. Seeds balls are an ancient technique for propagating plants from seeds without opening up soil with cultivation tools such as a plow. The rediscovery and modern popularization of seed balls is credited to Japanese natural farmer and philosopher Masanobu Fukuoka. MAS Holdings integrated the seed-balling project into its sustainability action plan in June 2018 with the expertise of the University of Peradeniya. Prof.  D.K.N.G. Pushpakumara the Dean of the Agriculture faculty and his teams […]

CELEBRATING GLOBAL SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS WINS

Two MAS facilities became the first Sri Lankan companies to win awards at the Global Chemical Leasing Awards in Vienna this month. The awards, launched in 2010, recognize case studies and innovation in chemical leasing and promotes the application of innovative business models and inspires companies and individuals around the globe to innovate for sustainability. The 2018 award was jointly sponsored and supported by The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), the Austrian Federal Ministry of Sustainability and Tourism (BMNT), the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB), the Swiss State Secretariat for Economic […]

MAS US Holdings, Inc. Receives Approval from US Commerce for Foreign Trade Zone Sites in Siler City and Asheboro

MAS US Holdings, Inc., a subsidiary company of Sri Lankan-based apparel and textile manufacturing company MAS Capital, was approved by the U.S. Department of Commerce for a Foreign Trade Zone (FTZ) sub-zone with sites at their Siler City and Asheboro locations. Once activated, the company can bring imported components or products into their facility and reduce, eliminate and/or defer tariff payments until the imports leave the facility. MAS US Holdings’ subzone is a distribution center, meaning imported products will be held for distribution to customers. MAS US Holdings’ application is indicative of a growing interest in the benefits and competitive […]