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Mövenpick to lean towards personalised weddings this season

Views - 1 Friday, 20 September 2019 00:00

By Divya Thotawatte In an attempt to cater to the need for ideal locations for private ceremonies, Mövenpick Hotel is to host its wedding fair for the second consecutive year under the theme ‘Curiously Intimate’. The ‘Mövenpick Weddings’ f


Chagall sets trend with ‘Malepolish’

Views - 1 Friday, 20 September 2019 00:00

Check out the hottest new trend in men’s fashion at Colombo’s hottest salon, Chagall. Trendsetter Gerald who is known for his wow style of dressing and impeccable taste, has introduced Hollywood’s latest trend for men – Malepolish! Malepoli


Exhibition and demonstration of Japanese art of flower arrangement

Views - 1 Friday, 20 September 2019 00:00

Ikebana artist and master Sogetsu practitioner Christopher Lim, Riji, will be back in Sri Lanka to headline the 11th Annual Exhibition and Demonstration of the Sri Lankan Chapter of Ikebana International entitled ‘Blossoms of Hope – 2019’. Th


Ceylon cinnamon, the wonder spice

Views - 42 Wednesday, 11 September 2019 00:00

Sri Lankans have long appreciated the wonderful spice that is cinnamon, using it in our daily cooking to add fragrance and flavour to many dishes. Two variants of cinnamon are popular across the world. The cheaper, strong flavoured, darker coloured


New ginger anti-dandruff shampoo from The Body Shop

Views - 16 Wednesday, 11 September 2019 00:00

Ginger. An unassuming household spice one would think; great to strengthen up a cup of tea, or flavour a good stir fry. For those more familiar with home-remedies, its medicinal value in the treatment of indigestion and even the soothing of physical


Bridal magic from Gerald Solomons and the Chagall team

Views - 14 Wednesday, 11 September 2019 00:00

Master stylist and hair wizard Gerald Solomons who has established Chagall as Sri Lanka’s most elite and fashionable salon, has put together a specialist Bridal Team to cater to the needs of all brides and their retinues on that all-important day.


Christell Skin Clinic expands operations to the Maldives

Views - 16 Wednesday, 11 September 2019 00:00

Sri Lanka’s leading cosmetology centre, the Christell Skin Clinic, has expanded its operations overseas with the opening of the Coco Skin Clinic in the Maldives. The launch event was graced with the presence of the First Lady of Maldives, Fazna Ahm


Tie the knot with Citrus Hotels

Views - 18 Wednesday, 11 September 2019 00:00

Citrus Hotels, some of Sri Lanka’s most sought-after destinations that offer the island’s finest views, gourmet cuisines, star-class facilities and quality hospitality, is geared to host some of your most memorable occasions that will last a life


CJS, Dr. Asha de Vos and Oceanswell unveil their ‘Love for the Blue Whale’

Views - 154 Friday, 6 September 2019 00:00

Two highly-respected brands came together at the Colombo Jewellery Stores retail outlet, located at Colombo City Centre to unveil a piece of exquisite craftsmanship amidst a special gathering of media, invitees and fans of both brands yesterday. Colo


Elephant House Ice Cream makes dynamic partnership with world renowned Warner Bros

Views - 30 Friday, 6 September 2019 00:00

Elephant House Ice Cream, the famous and iconic household brand for ice cream in Sri Lanka, has taken yet another giant leap through its historic partnership with Warner Bros. This game changing partnership is set to revolutionise the entire FMCG lan


Ceylinco Life policyholders treated to vantage viewing of Kandy Esala Perahera

Views - 23 Friday, 6 September 2019 00:00

A group of premium policyholders of Ceylinco Life were accorded the privilege of viewing the spectacular Kandy Esala Perahera, for the 5th consecutive year from one of the best vantage points in the city recently, as a special reward for their loyalt


Internationally renowned creations of Vogue Jewellers

Views - 16 Friday, 6 September 2019 00:00

Renowned locally and internationally as a fashion innovator, Vogue Jewellers has created history with exotic masterpieces that are truly distinguishing beyond mere beauty. Virtuous to create, evolve and excel, Vogue Jewellers – Sri Lanka’s leadin


Experience true comfort with SKECHERS from Abans

Views - 70 Friday, 30 August 2019 00:00

Searching for that dream pair of shoes that are stylish, versatile, and comfortable? SKECHERS offers a wide range of footwear that provide you with the ultimate comfort, while being ultra-stylish. Reinforcing the brand’s emphasis on providing a fa


William Penn debuts in Sri Lanka

Views - 111 Friday, 30 August 2019 00:00

PenndomeSri Lanka, has announced its brand launch in Sri Lanka of the William Penn brand. The renowned brand offers a wide portfolio of products in premium writing instruments and stationery including men’s accessories and corporate gifts. The com


Buying gems: Things to know

Views - 21 Friday, 30 August 2019 00:00

The 29th edition of the FACETS International Gem and Jewellery Exhibition beginning on 29 August and ending on 1 September, will feature a number of lapidary stalls for gem enthusiasts to learn how to evaluate and assess the Four Cs or for customer t


Mövenpick Hotel Colombo kicks off ‘Curiously Intimate’ wedding fair planning

Views - 47 Wednesday, 28 August 2019 00:00

Here in the heart of the city, amidst the bustling crowds and vibrant streets, the perfect setting can still be found to celebrate an intimate wedding in the company of your near dearest. Chic and contemporary, the Mövenpick Hotel Colombo will be ho


Ceylinco Life policyholders throng Leisure World for a day of fun and frolic

Views - 31 Wednesday, 28 August 2019 00:00

Even the threat of inclement weather could not dampen spirits when Ceylinco Life policyholders thronged the Leisure World theme park at Kaluaggala last week for a day of fun and frolic, with which the curtain came down on the life insurance leader’


Raja Jewellers adds glamour this August with amazing discounts

Views - 22 Wednesday, 28 August 2019 00:00

Acclaimed as the monarch of the gold world, Raja Jewellers is offering great concessions to customers with discounts for credit cards from all leading banks as well as interest-free easy payment schemes up to 60 months throughout the month of August.


Wedding World exhibition and bridal show to be held in September

Views - 164 Wednesday, 28 August 2019 00:00

In a bid to attract and inspire clientele from around Sri Lanka who are interested in investing in unconventional and classy marriage ceremonies, Wedding World exhibition and bridal show will be held at Waters Edge on 14 and 15 September, organisers


Singer introduces array of built-in kitchen appliances

Views - 28 Tuesday, 27 August 2019 00:00

Today we are living in a quick-changing advanced lifestyle. We tend to add valuable and appropriate things to our lives. As we gradually move towards a luxurious, modern lifestyle, the ordinary Sri Lankan kitchen has also been timely influenced by in


Endless gift options at Vogue Jewellers

Views - 43 Thursday, 15 August 2019 00:00

“Best gifts come from the heart” explains why we should focus on giving a gift of real value – gifts that will be cherished forever. Sri Lanka’s leading jeweller Vogue Jewellers offers the perfect mix of trend focus designs for any occasion t


New DSI Showroom opens in Dambulla

Views - 41 Thursday, 15 August 2019 00:00

D. Samson & Sons Ltd. recently celebrated the opening of its new DSI Showroom in the Dambulla town, located at No. 547, Anuradhapura Road, Dambulla. Strategically located along the Anuradhapura road, which bustles with both local and foreign tourists


CJS Brand Ambassador Jacqueline Fernandez in town to unveil new ‘Reefs’ collection

Views - 85 Thursday, 15 August 2019 00:00

Celebrity Bollywood actress and longstanding CJS Brand Ambassador Jacqueline Fernandez was in town to pay a special visit to the Colombo Jewellery Stores outlet at Dutch Hospital for the unveiling of a new collection titled ‘Reefs’. The new colle


7-piece pop rock band Flame to headline at Elevate

Views - 63 Tuesday, 13 August 2019 00:00

The month of August is set to be a rocking one at Elevate, Colombo’s highest rooftop bar, as one of the city’s legendary pop-rock bands, Flame, is scheduled to light up Thursday evenings throughout the month from 7:30 p.m. onwards. Flame, origin


Summer Vibes at Cinnamon Red this August

Views - 40 Tuesday, 13 August 2019 00:00

Asia’s first lean luxury hotel, Cinnamon Red Colombo, brings an enticing list of food and drink offers this August to tempt the trendiest guests in the city. Combo Lunch Platter: Create your own combo platter by choosing from four starters, five m


Poya Day Vegetarian Buffet at Ramada Colombo

Views - 46 Tuesday, 13 August 2019 00:00

All veggie lovers out there, head on over to Ramada Colombo this Poya and experience their popular vegetarian buffet. A delicious all vegetarian menu has a fresh juice counter featuring star fruit and nelli juice among others, a salad bar that includ


A taste of Switzerland

Views - 144 Thursday, 8 August 2019 00:00

Each year on 1 August, the Swiss people celebrate their founding anniversary which dates back to 1291. The founding anniversary celebrates diversity through unity which brings together the 26 individual canton flags flying alongside the grand and fam


Royal Fernwood Porcelain launches Microwaveable Rice Cooker

Views - 49 Thursday, 8 August 2019 00:00

Royal Fernwood Porcelain takes pride in introducing a very special line of innovative porcelain-based cookware products to ease your burdens, launched just in time for the holiday season enabling faster and more convenient everyday cooking. A large-s


‘HOMEMART mini’ hardware and homeware convenience store concept debuts at Orion City

Views - 66 Thursday, 8 August 2019 00:00

Sri Lanka’s popular one-stop, general hardware and homeware supermarket, ‘HOMEMART,’ has expanded to Colombo’s IT hub, Orion City, recently. Powered by St. Anthony’s Hardware Ltd., ‘HOMEMART,’ the novel general hardware supermarket and


Fems walks the talk

Views - 75 Thursday, 8 August 2019 00:00

By Ruwandi Gamage Introducing a new and advanced sanitary napkin with great absorbency and added comfort, Fems, one of the leading brands of sanitary napkins in Sri Lanka, which is manufactured by a local company no less, organised a tour of its faci


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Origins, rise and irrelevance of SLMC

Friday, 20 September 2019

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Friday, 20 September 2019

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Friday, 20 September 2019

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The dark tower – a lighter loftier look after its initial illumination

Thursday, 19 September 2019

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