2nd China Cultural Fair 2018 a grand success

Views - 6 Thursday, 22 March 2018 00:00

The Embassy of the Peoples Republic of China in Colombo and The China Cultural Center announce the successful completion of the second Chinese Cultural Fair 2018 which was held at Arcade Independence Square. This special festival was organised coinci

Thilakawardhana Textiles launch Elegance Loyalty Cards

Views - 8 Thursday, 22 March 2018 00:00

In a move to strengthen the long standing relationship with their customers and enhancing the brand, Thilakawardhana Textiles proudly launched ‘Thawa heda wennai waasi labannai’ (Elegance Loyalty Card) recently partnering with Dialog Star Points.

‘Footsteps to Freedom’: A walk via coastline to prevent suicides

Views - 100 Thursday, 22 March 2018 00:00

It will be a walk round the country via the coastal belt. Named as the ‘Footsteps to Freedom’, it is a walk to raise awareness on mental health and prevention of suicides. Three individuals led by a counselling psychologist Nivendra Uduman will

The Body Shop introduces ‘Roots of Strength’ for younger skin

Views - 8 Friday, 16 March 2018 00:00

Draw strength from the power of traditional Chinese medicine as The Body Shop in Sri Lanka introduces ‘Roots of Strength

May Saps Holdings introduces new energy and protein bars to boost physical fitness

Views - 17 Friday, 16 March 2018 00:00

May Saps Holdings a specialist in health and lifestyle products has introduced new NAKD energy bars, TREK protein

Lecture and demonstration ‘Pranayama as a therapy’ by Indian yoga expert

Views - 8 Friday, 16 March 2018 00:00

As a curtain raiser to International Day of Yoga 2018, Indian Cultural Centre, High Commission of India in Colombo in collaboration

GOYO steps into corporate wellness with attractive program for South Asian Gateway Terminals

Views - 12 Friday, 16 March 2018 00:00

While corporate wellness is gaining popularity among large and small businesses globally, it is also gaining traction locally

Uptown celebrates launch of loyalty card, monthly fashion shows and more

Views - 16 Wednesday, 14 March 2018 00:00

Uptown, the department store that caters very specially for all ‘Uptown’ gals and guys will launch their premiere Loyalty Card on 27 March

Sri Lanka shines at Suraj Kund International Crafts Mela 2018

Views - 6 Wednesday, 14 March 2018 00:00

The art of handicraft has been a part and parcel of Sri Lanka’s ethnic culture, handed over from one generation to another

Glitteray raises Series A round of funding

Views - 561 Wednesday, 14 March 2018 00:00

Glitteray Ltd., which owns and operates an online jewellery retailing platform,, has raised a Series A round of funding through a Sri Lankan

“No excuse to stay with plastics anymore” says Believers in Glass movement

Views - 14 Friday, 9 March 2018 00:00

The Believers in Glass movement issued a strong statement today reiterating that using plastics to store food has a deleterious effect

Softlogic opens its newest consumer electronic store in Rawathawatta

Views - 14 Friday, 9 March 2018 00:00

Residents of Rawathawatta recently welcomed a new experience in consumer electronics retail with the opening of a Softlogic showroom in this bustling suburb south of Colombo.

UFO Personal Training Studio opens at Kynsey Road

Views - 43 Friday, 9 March 2018 00:00

Pushing the bar in the local fitness space, 75A Kynsey Road saw the opening of UFO Personal Training Studio with

Ebony Holdings launches new corporate website for enhanced customer satisfaction

Views - 23 Friday, 9 March 2018 00:00

Ebony Holdings, one of Sri Lanka’s leading clothing suppliers, recently launched its revamped corporate website to offer

Vision Care to unveil latest collection of designer RayBan, Ferrari and Burberry eyewear at CFW

Views - 9 Friday, 9 March 2018 00:00

Vision Care Optical Services Ltd. is the proud sponsor of the upcoming Colombo Fashion Week (CFW) where it plans to launch the latest collection of Ray Ban, Ferrari and Burberry eyewear.

‘She Rules on iflix’ this International Women’s Day

Views - 36 Thursday, 8 March 2018 00:00

March 8 is a global celebration of women, highlighting achievements ranging from social to political, and additionally acknowledging their struggle for gender equality. iflix joins the movement by celebrating women everywhere with a curated collecti

Hollywood photographer and STHRI by Selyn capture the essence of women’s empowerment

Views - 79 Thursday, 8 March 2018 00:00

Chris Burgess, an international photographer associated with many leading Hollywood blockbuster movies such as ‘Gladiator,’ ‘Batman Begins,’ ‘Band of Brothers,’ ‘Harry Potter’ and ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ amongst others, rec

Colombo Fashion Week to celebrate 15 years of reviving fashion industry

Views - 23 Thursday, 8 March 2018 00:00

By Shannon Jayawardena The HSBC Colombo Fashion Week is to celebrate 15 years of reviving the fashion industry from 19-25 March with the theme ‘Celebrate Colombo,’ which will not only elevate the fashion market but highlight Colombo as a tourism

Mother Sri Lanka celebrates 70th Independence in grand style, rekindling spirit of being Sri Lankan

Views - 53 Friday, 2 March 2018 00:00

Sri Lanka celebrated the 70th Independence Day on 4 February 2018. In Sri Lanka, we celebrate so many festivals

Chinese Cultural Fair in Colombo from 1 to 4 March to boost bilateral ties

Views - 129 Wednesday, 28 February 2018 00:00

The Chinese New Year which commenced on 16 February this year will be followed by the Spring and Lantern festivals

Ladies VIP Night to celebrate International Women’s Week 2018 on 7 March

Views - 64 Wednesday, 28 February 2018 00:00

Sources cite that women’s equality is still a long way off. There is a strong call-to-action to press forward and continue to progress Gender Parity

Ironman 70.3 Colombo Expo launches with estimated arrival of over 3,000 sports travellers

Views - 54 Friday, 23 February 2018 00:00

The Ironman 70.3 Colombo Expo was launched yesterday at Shangri-La, with 3,000 sports travellers estimated to attend from across the world.

Siddhalepa introduces zero sugar herbal drink AquaLive at IRONMAN 70.3

Views - 38 Friday, 23 February 2018 00:00

Siddhalepa, the leading Ayurveda Company in Sri Lanka and one of the main sponsors of IRONMAN 70.3 Colombo

Land Rover, official vehicle partners of IRONMAN 70.3, takes bookings for luxurious PHEV line-up

Views - 19 Friday, 23 February 2018 00:00

SML Frontier, sole agents of Land Rover, proudly announces their partnership with Sri Lanka Wonder of Asia IRONMAN

Waters Edge open for Corporate Avurudhu celebrations

Views - 11 Friday, 23 February 2018 00:00

Looking for the perfect place to host a traditional and exciting Avurudhu celebration for your office? Then look no further

Selyn weaving IRONMAN 70.3 Colombo athlete bags

Views - 21 Friday, 23 February 2018 00:00

When Sri Lanka Wonder of Asia IRONMAN 70.3 Colombo hits the streets and the seas in Colombo, it is not just about the sport

Chokolaate MDFD 2018 returns in association with LiCC Jeans

Views - 23 Friday, 16 February 2018 00:00

The much-awaited fashion spectacle for mothers and daughters the Chokolaate Mother Daughter Fashion Designer

Sri Lankan creativity is showcased at Suraj Kund 2018

Views - 8 Friday, 16 February 2018 00:00

The vivid art & craft, music and dance, colourful ambiance, and ethnic cuisines were on display at the annual Suraj Kund

Aviraté pioneering Virtual Reality Shopping

Views - 23 Wednesday, 14 February 2018 00:00

Delving further into the realm of Virtual Reality Shopping, Aviraté is yet again shaking things up in the retail industry with the launch of their ‘3D

Bengali Music Evening honouring Rabindranath Thagore at Mathura Restaurant today

Views - 11 Wednesday, 14 February 2018 00:00

A Bengali Music Evening honouring world-renowned musician Rabindranath Thagore is to take place on 14 February

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2018 could see the birth of a new religion in India, Lingayatism

Saturday, 24 March 2018

The year 2018 is likely to see the birth (or official recognition) of a new religion in India, adding to the six already in existence and recognised by law. It is Lingayatism, found mostly in the South Indian States and Maharashtra.

No Confidence motion – A desperate attempt against PM will be defeated

Saturday, 24 March 2018

Ranil Wickremesinghe, the most popular Prime Minister, has made fellow politicians nervous if he is allowed to continue.

Mr. Elections Commissioner, play with a straight bat please

Saturday, 24 March 2018

The orange embers still burning. The once-busy extraordinarily-long orange drapes washed and put on sagging lines as far as eyes can see. Scattered stones and boulders cleared and removed by the municipalities.

The no-confidence motion against Ranil will create further chaos

Friday, 23 March 2018

The Mahinda Rajapaksa-backed Joint Opposition yesterday submitted a no-confidence motion against Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe

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