Laksala web designed by Bates wins again at Best Web 2014

Laksala's official website, (, designed by the Bates Digital won the Bronze award at the Best Web awards 2014 for the second consecutive year. This was based on technical, design, content and interaction criteria fulfillments of the page.

The company says that being online has benefited its customers with around the clock marketing facilities and has given them the opportunity to widen its market island-wide without having to open a showroom.


New COO at Strategic Alliance PR
Amila Pathirana, who has over 10 years of experience in the field of public relations, brand & marketing management and business development joined Bates as Chief Operating Officer of Strategic Alliance PR. He has worked in PR with Leo Burnett/Arc, in the field of telecommunications with Suntel, Lanka Bell & Etisalat, and has also with hSenid, Cargills, Guardian Acuity.


This year marks the 20th anniversary of Bates Strategic Alliance Sri Lanka. Having started as a one-room office above a garage back in 1993, Bates has grown from strength to strength in the past two decades, becoming a well-known name in the industry. Our list of clients has also grown widely over the years, where we have provided advice and communications strategies in branding and PR, and more recently in digital as well. The 9th of April is the official date to celebrate. Here's to the next 20 years!


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