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Cool Planet launches exclusive ‘Ape Style Ape Avurudu’ collection

Views - 8 Tuesday, 26 March 2019 00:00

In celebration of the Sinhala and Tamil New Year, Sri Lanka’s premier retail giant, Cool Planet, launches its innovative new collection for Avurudu 2019, featuring exciting clothing lines catering to fashion desires of all shoppers. Cool Planet’s


First-ever Bangladesh Art Exposition in SL 2019 kicks off

Views - 13 Tuesday, 26 March 2019 00:00

Bringing together professionals from both countries while highlighting talent of South Asia, the Bangladesh Art Exposition in Sri Lanka 2019 was held recently in Colombo for the first time featuring creations of eight prominent artists in the industr


OHME Wears launches novel clothes designs under Tarah Collection

Views - 6 Monday, 25 March 2019 00:00

OHME Wears, the well-known brand for clothes on Facebook, has launched yet another collection of novel designs of clothes under the brand name ‘Tarah Collection’ (www.facebook.com/tarah-collection). Tarah Collection enables customers to choose dr


VW Beetle Owners Club celebrates landmark 20 years of pride

Views - 7 Monday, 25 March 2019 00:00

The Volkswagen Beetle Owners Club has made arrangements to hold the 20th Annual ‘Pride of Ownership’ drive on Sunday 31 March. This is a landmark event of the club as the Pride of Ownership Drive has carried on unbroken for the past 20 years. Thi


Swarnamahal seals partnership with Kapruka launching exclusive online collection!

Views - 7 Monday, 25 March 2019 00:00

Swarnamahal Jewellers, a Ben Holdings Company, Sri Lanka’s largest retail jeweller renowned for its bespoke craftsmanship, has partnered Kapruka, the country’s No. 1 e-commerce player. Ben Holdings Chairman Alex Lovell said, “The partnership s


Supercar Sundowner – Quintessentially hosts exclusive evening at King of the Mambo

Views - 12 Monday, 25 March 2019 00:00

With the stunning backdrop of the Colombo sky at sunset, prestige met pedigree performance at the exclusive invitees-only #SupercarSundowner, held at King of the Mambo, Galle Face Hotel. At the event, hosted by global luxury concierge service Quintes


IWC Schaffhausen celebrates 150-year anniversary together with Chatham Luxury

Views - 12 Thursday, 21 March 2019 00:50

Celebrated Swiss luxury watch manufacturer IWC Schaffhausen commemorated 150 years of fine watchmaking together with its retail partner in Sri Lanka, Chatham Luxury, at an intimate dinner for guests in The 1864 Restaurant at The Galle Face Hotel on T


HSBC enables a virtual shopping experience for cardholders this Avurudu

Views - 15 Thursday, 21 March 2019 00:49

The upcoming Avurudu season is a busy time with everyone trying to beat the queues, the traffic, and the rush to shop for gifts. HSBC is offering customers the peace of mind to shop online (virtual malls) and get ready for Avurudu, while cardholders


ComBank cardholders celebrate Avurudu in grand style with discounts up to 50% island-wide

Views - 14 Thursday, 21 March 2019 00:48

To add to the excitement of the upcoming holidays, a feast of kavum and kokis and the song of the koha, the Commercial Bank of Ceylon has once again unveiled easy payment plans and discounts of up to 50%, at over 2000 partner outlets island-wide, whe


This Avurudu enjoy exclusive benefits and privileges with Nations Trust Bank American Express

Views - 11 Thursday, 21 March 2019 00:47

The Avurudu season is here and it’s time for family and friends! As the Card for all Seasons, Nations Trust Bank American Express offers a plethora of savings and attractive instalment plans to its Cardmembers. These benefits will only get better a


An unexpected happening

Views - 15 Saturday, 16 March 2019 00:00

After the coalition members left the government, the ‘Ape Aanduwa’ – as the common people preferred to call the Bandaranaike regime – the ministers were all from the SLFP. The Minister of Lands and Land Development, C P de Silva was Leader of


Huawei brings Avurudu early this year to Sri Lanka

Views - 15 Friday, 15 March 2019 00:00

Huawei, Sri Lanka’s number one smartphone brand, announced several exciting new offers celebrating this Avurudu season. Huawei announced the price reductions of several smartphones in order to deliver customers with the best smartphone options avai


Daraz announces launch of Avurudu Wasi

Views - 22 Friday, 15 March 2019 00:00

As the cuckoo heralds the approaching of the Sinhala and Tamil New Year, Daraz announces the launch of the largest online shopping sale in Sri Lanka, the Avurudu sale. Titled Daraz Avurudu Wasi, the sale offers local shoppers the ultimate Avurudu sho


What’s your hair story? Sunsilk Hairstory 2019 explores the limitless power of hair

Views - 50 Friday, 15 March 2019 00:00

A girl’s hair is much more than what meets the eye. If a person’s eyes are the windows to their soul, their hair is often a reflection of their personality and their journey through life. Often, a girl’s most defining moments are reflected thr


Raja Jewellers introduces a special bridal jewellery collection

Views - 11 Friday, 15 March 2019 00:00

Raja Jewellers, the monarch of the gold world with a proud 90-year history, introduces a comprehensive collection of exquisite bridal jewellery specially made for this wedding season. Finely crafted wedding rings, earrings, necklaces, pendants, bangl


Mallika Hemachandra Jewellers empowers inaugural SAARC Woman Entrepreneur Award

Views - 12 Wednesday, 13 March 2019 00:00

Mallika Hemachandra Jewellers joined hands with the Women’s Chamber of Industry and Commerce, Sri Lanka (WCIC) as the Official Jewellery Partner of the inaugural SAARC Woman Entrepreneur Award Presentation recently. With the sponsorship of the jewe


Celebrating the elegance of womanhood at Taj

Views - 14 Wednesday, 13 March 2019 00:00

Marking International Women’s Day, 8 March, Taj Samudra Colombo Manager Pulkesin Mohan together with the team had special offerings to salute the associates of the hotel. It was a fun-filled day for all Taj Samudra, Colombo lady associates and the


Takas.lk ties up with NDB and HNB to offer up to 25% off, making Avurudu more joyful for customers

Views - 204 Tuesday, 12 March 2019 00:00

Takas.lk has partnered with NDB and HNB for the Sinhala and Tamil New Year, offering each bank’s customer base up to 25% off on credit card and debit card purchases. Beyond these very special, store-wide Avurudu savings, credit card holders at HNB


A Night at the Opera at the Galle Face Hotel

Views - 30 Tuesday, 12 March 2019 00:00

The Galle Face Hotel is delighted to host ‘A Night at the Opera’ in association with Barbara Segal Music with international guest stars Carlos Conde Gonzales, Maestro Peter Crockford and artists from the Menaka Singers Opera Ensemble. The event t


Cutting a nostalgic groove

Views - 61 Tuesday, 12 March 2019 00:00

There really is no school like the old school, proven by the wave of nostalgia that seems to be gripping modern culture. In movies, fashion, music, design, even spirituality – shades from yesteryear are making a comeback among the globalised genera


Three new Breitling watches commemorate an aviation legend: the Curtiss P-40 Warhawk

Views - 16 Monday, 11 March 2019 00:00

For the better part of a century, Breitling has enjoyed a global reputation for its links to the world of aviation and for its pilot’s watches. And, with the release of two chronographs and an understated three-hand watch commemorating a partnershi


Iconic film star Sabeetha Perera appointed brand ambassador of NNO

Views - 20 Monday, 11 March 2019 00:00

Sabeetha Perera is a household name, having mesmerised the people of Sri Lanka with her powerful performances and fine acting over many decades. Having started her acting career at the tender age of three, she has gone on to win the hearts of million


Vaseline hosts day of fun in the sun with new SPF 24

Views - 18 Monday, 11 March 2019 00:00

Unilever Sri Lanka held a fun-filled influencer event at Water’s Edge recently to spread awareness about the recently-launched Vaseline Healthy White SPF 24 body lotion. The event witnessed a gathering of Sri Lanka’s foremost social media influen


Fashion and an investment – best of both from Vogue Jewellers

Views - 17 Friday, 8 March 2019 00:00

Contrary to the emerging trend particularly among the young generation to spend in vain on costume jewellery, gold jewellery in fact makes you a winner all the way. Sri Lanka’s leading jeweller, Vogue Jewellers with its eternal commitment to nurtu


KOKATH expands into LAUGFS Super outlets

Views - 25 Friday, 8 March 2019 00:00

Expanding its presence in the lifestyle retailing sector, KOKATH recently announced the introduction of its product range at LAUGFS Super outlets commencing from the Pepiliyana Supermarket. The KOKATH product line features a diverse range of high-qua


THEFACESHOP promotes The Therapy First Serum to mark Women’s Day

Views - 18 Friday, 8 March 2019 00:00

THEFACESHOP, a premium and globally popular K-beauty brand, just launched a new addition to their iconic The Therapy lineup – The Therapy First Serum in Sri Lanka. Drawing inspiration from traditional European therapies and ground-breaking skincar


Abans offers up to 50% discounts with ‘Avurudhu Vaasi at Abans Maha Gedara’

Views - 33 Friday, 8 March 2019 00:00

When Sri Lankans think of ‘Maha Gedara’, they conjure images of the special times they spend at their parents’ home during Avurudu, exchanging gifts, playing games, and dining together as a family. This Avurudu season, Abans will be capturing t


UK queen posts Instagram image on Science Museum tour

Views - 11 Friday, 8 March 2019 00:00

London (Reuters): Britain’s Queen Elizabeth entered the world of hi-tech communications on Thursday with a visit to the new “Top Secret” exhibition at London’s Science Museum. The 92-year-old monarch saw a World War Two enigma code machine an


MTI’s Bakamuna designs a creative work space for Luxe Asia

Views - 56 Thursday, 7 March 2019 00:00

Regional destination management company Luxe Asia recently teamed up with Bakamuna to design a contemporary workspace for their premises located at Vauxhall Street, Colombo-2. Bakamuna, a venture powered by MTI Consulting, is led by Bakamuna CEO and


Serenia Residences concludes yet another successful partnership with Colombo Fashion Week

Views - 28 Thursday, 7 March 2019 00:00

Once again Colombo Fashion Week and Serenia partnered together for the second consecutive year where Serenia was the Official Residential Partner, said Serenia Executive Director Sabina Karunanayake. Serenia Residences, a private collection of 47 be


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