The inauguration ceremony of the highly acclaimed and meaningful University Students Laptop Loan Scheme, which is a part of the government’s budget proposals, was held at BMICH on Thursday 26th May 2016, under the patronage Of Prime Minister, Honourable Ranil Wickramasinghe. Honourable Lakshman Kiriella, minister of Higher Education and Highways and Honourable Mohanlal Grero, state minister of Higher Education also graced the occasion.
The magnanimous gesture by the government, with the support of the Ministry of Higher Education and Highways, to provide loan facilities to university students to purchase computers, is aimed at encouraging the students in the use of digital devices such as computers to further their knowledge. This is a special offer that provides an interest free bank loan of Rs.75,000 to all government university students to purchase a computer of their choice.
Abans, the market leader for IT in Sri Lanka, has offered the students HP and Lenovo Notebooks at a special Starting price of Rs.65,900 (well within the loan facility) with free All-in-One printers or Colour Printer + RAM upgradable to 8GB. Abans is happy to announce that, at the inauguration ceremony, where the first batch of 80 students received their laptops, 41 of them selected HP and Lenovo Notebooks from Abans.
Today’s young generation are not easily duped. They know very well how to select the best IT equipment for their needs at the best price. Both Hewlett Packard (HP) and Lenovo are world’s No. 1 & 2 leading renowned global brands. Moreover, students are aware that when they purchase their computer from Abans, they are assured of genuine quality and genuine service through over 450 showrooms and service centres islandwide, plus they get an All-in-One Printer free or printer and RAM upgradable to 8GB, when they confirm their order.
Computer knowledge stretches far beyond the student stage of one’s life. Basic IT knowledge and application is now a prerequisite for almost any job and a must to build a successful career. Abans believe that equipping talented students through their secondary and tertiary educational years will prepare them for what awaits them when they are ready to launch their careers.
Very few students in Sri Lanka have the privilege of on-line access to various educational information which seriously affects their ability to improve their knowledge of information and technology skills. Abans having realized the implications of this digital divide launched a CSR initiative “From Your Laptop to Their Future” a few years ago to empower bright young minds who will be the future leaders of our nation. Through the years, Abans have been presenting deserving students, in the age group 14-21 years with free Laptops under their CSR initiative.
Abans PLC walked away with the Platinum Award for Best performing Business Partner for Consumer Business at the 1st ever Dell Power Awards 2014 held at the Waters Edge recently.Abans received a total of 6 Dell Power Awards for its unparalleled performance as an integral partner in Dell Sri Lankas consumer business category.Dell Sri Lanka organized this event with objective of recognizing the efforts of Dell's top partners that enabled the brand to occupy a top position in the country.Abans was recognized as the Best Distributor and Best Large Format Retailer in the consumer segment.Chathura Jayawardana,Senior Brand Manager,Abans Ltd,received an individual honour when he won the Manager's Recognition Award for Outstanding Performance.Tilan Thennakoon Trainee Brand Manager won an individual award for Sales Excellence.Konara Rajarathne of Abans Badulla Branch was acknowledged as the Best Large Format Retailer-Branch Manager.Abans Ltd is currently one of the largest IT players in the market with a network of over 600 branches and 1000 touch points in Sri Lanka.