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MAS Recognises the Empowered Women of the Year 2015

MAS’ hallmark women’s empowerment programme – Women Go Beyond (WGB) – rewarded its exceptional female associates at the Abhimani Empowered Women of the Year Awards Ceremony 2015. The awards ceremony recognised the efforts of MAS women who have overcome great challenges in order to achieve excellence, while balancing a successful career and personal life. Winners were chosen from the female associates of the 72,000 MAS workforce and their achievements were evaluated by a panel of eminent personalities representing areas including personal development, career guidance and entrepreneurship. This year’s ceremony awarded 42 empowered women from MAS manufacturing facilities in Sri Lanka, […]

Kumar and Mahela Named Brand Associates of MAS

  Colombo, Sri Lanka – MAS Holdings, South Asia’s leading manufacturer of intimate apparel, performance wear and swimwear and the official clothing partner for Sri Lanka Cricket, signed up the legendary cricketing duo Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene as its brand associates. This partnership will see the cricketing icons play an active role in a series of empowerment initiatives with MAS. Kumar Sangakkara is a former Sri Lanka Cricket Captain and multiple time recipient of the ICC Cricketer of the Year and ODI & Test Cricketer of the Year Award, while Mahela Jayawardene, is a former Wisden Cricketer of the […]

IFC funds $ 28 m for MAS to boost expansion, innovation

IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, is lending $ 28 million to Sri Lankan apparel manufacturer MAS Capital Ltd. and its subsidiaries to support the group’s expansion and innovation plans. IFC’s long-term loan will provide additional capital for MAS to expand its product portfolio and boost exports. The group is expected to create more jobs, predominantly for women. MAS Chief Executive Officer Sharad Amalean said: “This association is a significant milestone for both the company and the country. The apparel industry in Sri Lanka is at the forefront of innovation and growth, and MAS continues to push boundaries […]

Presenting an inspired tradition to Kilinochchi

MAS Holdings presents their 25 year tradition of “great working places” to the North of the country, as two major Divisions formalize plans to build manufacturing facilities, MAS Intimates Vidiyal and MAS Active Vaanavil, in Kilinochchi. The names of the facilities themselves,Vidiyal, meaning “dawn” and Vaanavil signifying “rainbows” aptly symbolize MAS Holdings’ thinking behind this venture. Like the “rainbow” which is a collaboration of colours, MAS’ passion is to unite communities and work together in the area to herald a new phase in the development of the region. At maturity Vaanavil and Vidiyal together hope to provide employment for approximately […]

An Unforgettable Summer

The MAS Holdings, Deutsche Bank and Dialog Summer Internship Programme concluded on the 15 August 2012 at the Dialog Future World Academy. Students from the 2012 internship batch made presentations to the Boards of the three companies which included Deshamanya Mahesh Amalean (Chairman – MAS Holdings), Rohan Rodrigo (Country Head – Deutsche Bank) an Dr. Hans Wijayasuriya (Group Chief Executive – Dialog Axiata) Out of seven thousand applications, twenty three students were selected for this six week programme which included experience based training, competency building workshops, familiarization to the three companies, meetings with distinguished corporate heads, industry related projects and […]

MAS Holdings recognizes Best Overall Students at Local Universities for the 6th consecutive year

For the sixth consecutive year, MAS Holdings recognized and rewarded fifteen of the most  academically gifted and exceptionally motivated students from local universities, at the Award Ceremony for Best Overall Student on the 20th of August 2012, held at the Cinnamon Grand  Hotel. These students were lauded not only for their academic excellence, but were also commended for taking initiatives to acquire other competencies essential for the corporate  world. Disciplines eligible for the award include the Department of Textile & Apparel Engineering  (University of Moratuwa), Department of Industrial Management (University of Kelaniya), Department of Production Engineering (University of Peradeniya) and the […]