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Mitra Innovation celebrates 2019 annual gala and awards night in chic starlit ambience

Views - 5 Monday, 11 November 2019 00:00

Mitra Innovation proudly celebrated their most glamorous event of the year, the Annual Mitra Gala 2019, which was held at the contemporary and dapper Stables, at Park Street Mews. More than 200 staff members including Mitra newcomers and interns join


Shop Til You Drop kicks off festive season!

Views - 3 Monday, 11 November 2019 00:00

Shop Til You Drop was a resounding success with a steady flow of enthusiastic shoppers coming in from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., come rain or shine! A unique experience was offered with exciting demos and activities throughout the day. Young entrepreneurs


Miss Intercontinental Sri Lanka crowned

Views - 7 Monday, 11 November 2019 00:00

By Shailendree Wickrama Adittiya Twinkle Goonathilake was crowned Miss Intercontinental Sri Lanka 2019 at the Galadari Hotel on 7 November, with Anjunu Hettiarachchi as first runner-up and Doyel Dawson as second runner-up. The event was expected to a


Asia’s most iconic drag queen Kumar takes audience by storm

Views - 27 Friday, 8 November 2019 00:00

This was Kumar’s second performance for the year and his audience gave him an uproarious welcome! Sassy, saucy and scandalous Kumar kept his audiences in fits of laughter. He started off by warning his audience that his show was not for the faint-h


Canon expert shares latest techniques with photojournalists

Views - 6 Friday, 8 November 2019 00:00

Metropolitan PhotoHub Ltd., exclusive distributor for Canon cameras, recently held an exclusive workshop for photo journalists, to share latest innovations in the photography industry related to photo journalism. The workshop was conducted by renown


‘Glow Garden’ 2019 – NDB holds annual Dinner Dance

Views - 18 Friday, 8 November 2019 00:00

The annual Dinner Dance for NDB Bank staff was recently held at the Shangri-La Hotel, Colombo. The event, which was themed ‘Glow Garden’ and attended by over 800 members of the bank’s staff, was a night of dazzling neon, music and dancing. The


Zesta to revive the art of tea with launch of luxury tea boutique at One Galle Face

Views - 19 Friday, 8 November 2019 00:00

Sri Lanka’s No. 1 branded tea company, Watawala Tea Ceylon Ltd. – a subsidiary of the Sunshine Group - is working to drive a renaissance in local and global tea drinking culture, with plans to launch a new luxury tea boutique at the One Galle Fac


Nations Trust Bank partners with Cinnamon Life’s ‘Jazz by the Lake’

Views - 13 Friday, 8 November 2019 00:00

Nations Trust Bank American Express and Nations Trust Bank Private Banking have partnered with Cinnamon Life for ‘Jazz by the Lake,’ which is set to be Colombo’s most exclusive and elegant jazz event. The first ‘Jazz by the Lake’ event soo


Galadari Colombo crowns ‘Galadari Queen’

Views - 20 Friday, 8 November 2019 00:00

The Galadari recently crowned Hasini Peiris as ‘Galadari Queen’ at the Margarita Blue during its Girls Night Out. This was a special Mini Title awarded for the pageant contestants of the AKSHATA Miss Intercontinental Sri Lanka 2019 competition of


Supporting Superwoman

Views - 73 Friday, 8 November 2019 00:00

On 28 September, Shehara Jayatilaka made her mark in Sri Lankan history. By becoming the first woman to release a heavy metal album in the country, she paves the way for others to follow in her footsteps and walk right into what has been an (almost)


The night shift

Views - 250 Tuesday, 5 November 2019 00:00

Last night I walked the city streets alone. Desperate for a sugar-coated cuppa, I made a b-line for the neighbourhood night kadey. It was 3.00 a.m and cold, and a storm had just gone by. Lines of street lights coated in droplets are mellowed in the a


Softlogic to unveil world renowned ‘The Toy Store’ at One Galle Face

Views - 68 Monday, 4 November 2019 00:00

Softlogic Brands Ltd., a subsidiary of Softlogic Holdings PLC, will launch The Toy Store, the ultimate kiddies’ destination, on 8 November at the prestigious One Galle Face mall. The Toy Store, is an internationally renowned toy store brand for ki


First-ever women only karting race at SLKC in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Views - 11 Monday, 4 November 2019 00:00

Sri Lanka Karting Circuit (SLKC), Bandaragama concluded ‘The Race for Speedy Pinks’ the first-ever women only karting race in the history of motorsports in the country on 26 October, in aid of Apeksha Hospital Maharagama. The event was themed on


Miss Intercontinental 2019 pageant to take centre stage on Thursday

Views - 72 Monday, 4 November 2019 00:00

The gala event for Miss Intercontinental 2019, a night of entertainment and glamour is underway. Finalists will gather in their evening gowns at the Galadari Hotel on 7 November and vie for the silk sashes that would be draped over their shoulders to


Oxy Holdings joins Sri Lankan detergent fray with highly-anticipated ‘Piura’

Views - 242 Friday, 1 November 2019 00:00

A robust entrant to Sri Lanka’s vying detergent market, ‘Piura’, an innovative brainchild of diversified family-owned business consortium Oxy Holdings Limited – an independent entity of Standard Holdings Group – resonated its professional a


Jian Yang launches #Flushablefashion in Sri Lanka

Views - 15 Friday, 1 November 2019 00:00

Jian Yang is globally known for his 12,000-strong doll collection, which is in the Asia Book of Records as the largest collection in Asia. No stranger to Instagram, Jian shares his collection and passion @jianyang1979, and is lovingly dubbed the ‘T


International Christmas Charity Bazaar on 24 November

Views - 34 Friday, 1 November 2019 00:00

The International Christmas Charity Bazaar (ICCB) will be held on 24 November at the Galle Face Hotel, from 12 noon to 4 p.m. The ICCB has been held annually in Colombo since 1982 and is organised by a committee of local and expatriate ladies residin


Vision Care inaugurates new branches at Polonnaruwa and Kegalle

Views - 10 Wednesday, 30 October 2019 00:00

Forging ahead in its mission to locate Vision Care branches across the country, Sri Lanka’s leading eye care company, Vision Care Opticals Ltd., ceremoniously inaugurated two new branches at Polonnaruwa and Kegalle respectively. Reputed as the le


Subscribe to fun socks!

Views - 12 Wednesday, 30 October 2019 00:00

Do you get excited at the thought of receiving gifts? Does the anticipation of what the package might be – whether you love what’s under the wrapping or have to fake a “Yup, that’s definitely what I wanted” – make your spine tingle? Yes,


Magul.lk: a one-stop app for wedding planning

Views - 15 Wednesday, 30 October 2019 00:00


BeWaxed founder opens ‘BeNailed’

Views - 13 Friday, 25 October 2019 00:00

History tells us that wearing nail polish dates back to 3,000 BC in China and was often considered a symbol of one’s status in society. Today, the world of ‘colouring your nails’ has evolved in to an art form that denotes personality, style, ta


Mixing of the traditional Christmas cake at Taj Samudra

Views - 24 Friday, 25 October 2019 00:00

Christmas is never Christmas without its finest traditions. One of its sweetest traditions is Christmas cake which originated in Europe centuries ago. The Christmas cake is a favourite amongst all that enjoy sweet treats during the festive season, th


Thailand unveils puppies with royal pedigree

Views - 8 Friday, 25 October 2019 00:00

Bangkok (Reuters): Thailand has unveiled eight puppies related to the pet dog of late King Bhumibol Adulyadej, as the country observed the third anniversary of the monarch’s death. The black, brown and white puppies were born from two royal dogs ar


LAF Grand Sale on 9 Nov.

Views - 10 Friday, 25 October 2019 00:00

The Grand Sale is back! Brought to you every year in November, the Lanka Alzheimer’s Foundation takes great delight in making this a reality once again. Moving into its 4th year, the sale keeps getting bigger and better. From children’s clothing


Friday Nightmare at ON14 Rooftop Bar & Lounge

Views - 18 Friday, 25 October 2019 00:00

Inspired by the terrifying details of a lucid nightmare, ON14 Rooftop Bar & Lounge at OZO Colombo is hosting the most fearful event to mark Halloween. Those who dare are welcome on Friday 1 November 2019 from 7 p.m. onward. The event offers an array


Blue Water Resort and Spa holds traditional Christmas cake-mixing event

Views - 9 Friday, 25 October 2019 00:00

The Blue Water Resort and Spa in Wadduwa held its annual Christmas cake-mixing ceremony on 18 October at the hotel. To celebrate this yearly tradition, both management and guests teamed up in an atmosphere filled with fun and festivity.


Indian online retail brand Mirraw signs up Ch17 Loyalty as Sri Lankan channel partner

Views - 36 Thursday, 24 October 2019 00:00

Extending loyalty engagement off-shore, CH17 Loyalty has been appointed sole channel partner in Sri Lanka for India’s largest and popular online retail clothing brand, bringing some of the finest women’s, men’s and kids’ wear at unbelievable


Vogue Jewellers creates history again with Vogue by Night

Views - 15 Thursday, 24 October 2019 00:00

Adding another ‘first time in Sri Lanka” to its long list of innovative moves, Sri Lanka’s leading jeweller Vogue Jewellers created history by opening its door to customers till midnight at Vogue by Night held recently. It was a completely uniq


Vision Care hosts Children’s Day celebration

Views - 10 Tuesday, 22 October 2019 01:41

Vision Care, being the country’s premier eye care and hearing solutions sponsored this World Children’s Day because they believe in the vision to nurture a benevolent society for our children. This World Children’s Day Celebration took place on


Babybear to open exclusive store at One Galle Face Mall

Views - 53 Tuesday, 22 October 2019 01:39

If there was one place that has everything chic for babies, it is Babybear Boutique in Sri Lanka that has become the go-to place for everything concerning babies and toddlers. Babybear announced today that it would be opening its newest retail outlet


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Why NPP for minorities and the nation?

Tuesday, 12 November 2019

The two minority communities, Tamils and Muslims, and their ethnic political parties are once again caught up in a dilemma in choosing one or the other of the two leading presidential candidates, Sajith and Gota. The Tamil parties drew a set of 13 d


Why NPP for minorities and the nation?

Tuesday, 12 November 2019

The two minority communities, Tamils and Muslims, and their ethnic political parties are once again caught up in a dilemma in choosing one or the other of the two leading presidential candidates, Sajith and Gota. The Tamil parties drew a set of 13 d


Corporate treasurers should make more use of derivatives to hedge risks

Monday, 11 November 2019

Humans have never liked the idea of uncertainty. More so, they did not like the idea of economic uncertainty. Hence, the need to hedge this uncertainty gave rise to the evolution of derivatives. Derivatives have been used by mankind for a very long


China’s rising giants

Monday, 11 November 2019

China’s evolution into a global powerhouse with the world’s second largest economy is a familiar story. Less well-known though is the tremendous growth of the nation’s state-sponsored aviation sector, which now has a global reach. Serving the w


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