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Christmas alert: Pegasus Reef’s cake mixing ceremony

Views - 6 Friday, 17 November 2017 00:00

With less than two months left for Christmas and New Year, the city began its celebrations with the cake mixing ceremony.


Colours of the Silk Road: a journey of weaves and stones

Views - 5 Friday, 17 November 2017 00:00

Travel across ancient civilisations where cultures and traditions wove magic into one-of-a-kind masterpieces on Monday,


Hilton Colombo Residences celebrates Thanksgiving with buffet for family

Views - 10 Friday, 17 November 2017 00:00

Hilton Colombo Residences has announced its festive celebrations for Thanksgiving with a buffet for the family at its main restaurant FLOW. Children will enjoy a mini buffet and dedicated crafts area. Nations Trust Bank


Amaranthé Bay mixing Christmas cake

Views - 23 Friday, 17 November 2017 00:00

Christmas comes once a year. It is the time for making merry for the young and the old alike. Baking Christmas cake is something associated with the event and enjoyed by all.


Ring in the season: Christmas ‘17 collection now available at Zamrins

Views - 17 Friday, 17 November 2017 00:00

This holiday season, Zamrins offers the ultimate festive offering with the launch of their Christmas collection at unbeatable prices


Softlogic launches feature packed ‘Maxmo’ brand of Direct Cool Double Door Refrigerators

Views - 27 Thursday, 16 November 2017 00:00

Softlogic Retail Ltd. has announced the launch of its own brand of refrigerators in Sri Lanka, targeting the ‘White Goods’ segment where it already has a strong presence, with a sophisticated product at an unbeatable price in the form of ‘Softl


Daraz.lk announces Black Friday 2017

Views - 12 Thursday, 16 November 2017 00:00

The Daraz Black Friday sale will be live from 20 to 27 November, and if you’re looking to buy a new smartphone, household appliances or even apparel, then you could get some pretty good deals.


ODEL heralds a bigger, bolder and ‘baubled’ Christmas

Views - 10 Wednesday, 15 November 2017 00:01

Big spaces, bigger brands and the biggest baubles you have seen have come into dramatic play this Christmas at Sri Lanka’s snazziest department store, ODEL.


Seasonal discounts galore from BOC Debit and Credit Cards

Views - 10 Wednesday, 15 November 2017 00:00

The time has come to celebrate with families and friends, exchanging gifts to share the joy of the season. Now with special discounts from the Bank of Ceylon, both Debit and Credit cardholders can do shopping and treat


Singer Life Style Exhibition to take place in Colombo for 7th consecutive year

Views - 20 Tuesday, 14 November 2017 00:00

Providing customers with the latest technology of over 50 world famous brands together with music and fun Singer Sri Lanka presents the Life Style Exhibition and Fun Fair 2017 which will be held from 24 to 26 November from 10


Radiant Beaux launches in Colombo

Views - 189 Tuesday, 14 November 2017 00:00

Launched for those with a discerning eye for artistic beauty and innovation, the lifestyle store, Radiant Beaux recently launched its collection of dazzling stone carvings in Colombo.


R&B Superstar Gray Pinto with Natasha at LAB, Hilton Colombo

Views - 15 Tuesday, 14 November 2017 00:00

The Hilton Colombo is proud to present Australian R&B sensation Gary Pinto together with the soulful Natasha this November at LAB, Hilton Colombo’s lounge and bar.


Award winning Korean Kitchen Musical on 14-15 November

Views - 45 Tuesday, 14 November 2017 00:00

The first instance of a non-verbal performance which originated in Korea, Nanta is a mix of the traditional Korean rhythms of samulnori and comical scenes set in a Kitchen.


‘Korea Week’ in celebration of 40th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Korea and Sri Lanka

Views - 15 Tuesday, 14 November 2017 00:00

In celebration of the 40th anniversary of diplomatic ties between Korea and Sri Lanka, the Embassy of the Republic of Korea in Sri Lanka is organising a variety of programs for ‘Korea Week’ from 13 (Monday) to 20


Breathtaking new concept with launch of The Rocell Bathware Design Hub!

Views - 14 Friday, 10 November 2017 00:00

Rocell, the name that has been synonymous with exquisitely beautiful designer tiles and sanitary ware for many decades, recently opened the doors to a uniquely novel experience with the launch of The Rocell Bathware Design Hub in Nawala.


Samsung Sri Lanka launches 5 in 1 convertible smart refrigerator range

Views - 34 Friday, 10 November 2017 00:00

Samsung Sri Lanka yesterday announced the launch of its new generation 5 in 1 convertible smart refrigerator.


Hublot presents first mechanical golf watch with aperture display

Views - 13 Friday, 10 November 2017 00:00

The Swiss watchmaker has joined forces with world #1 Golfer Dustin Johnson to unveil a watch that is dedicated to the ultimate precision sport – golf.


Sebastianities at the Oscars 2017 tomorrow

Views - 22 Friday, 10 November 2017 00:00

The Annual Dinner Dance organised by the OBA of St. Sebastian’s College, Moratuwa will come live at The Kingsbury Colombo on 11 November commencing from 9 p.m. Popular bands ‘Doctor’ with Lantra Perera and


Peradeniya Uni. Alumni Association Colombo chapter get-together on Sunday

Views - 5 Friday, 10 November 2017 00:00

The Colombo chapter of Alumni Association of the University of Peradeniya will hold its annual family get-together on 12 November at the Eco Friendly Bird Park, Bulathgamuwa Road, Kalapahuwa, Rajagiriya commencing at 10.00 a.m.


The Grand One Day Sale is back!

Views - 6 Tuesday, 7 November 2017 00:00

The Lanka Alzheimer’s Foundation is delighted to inform the public that their annual sale will be grander than before. 18 November is the date and certainly not to be missed, a spokesperson of the Foundation said. Doors open to shoppers at 10 a.m.


Celebrate the season of joy with Nations Trust Bank Cards this festive season

Views - 8 Tuesday, 7 November 2017 00:00

The festive season is around the corner, a time for family and happy cheer, a time for gifts, treats and holiday fun. Nations Trust Bank American Express and Nations Trust Bank MasterCard invite you to enjoy an impressive range of privileges and savi


‘Un-worry’ your season

Views - 5 Tuesday, 7 November 2017 00:00

As we get one step closer to welcome the festive season, the worry over financial expenses can become the scrooge that steals the joy out of the holidays. This festive season, HSBC is requesting all customers to ‘Un-worry’ their season. The bank


Exclusive Envoy Concept 2018 fashion show on 12 November

Views - 57 Tuesday, 7 November 2017 00:00

By Shannon Jayawardena Hameedia, Sri Lanka’s leading menswear specialist will host its annual fashion show – Envoy Concept 2018 for the fifth consecutive year under the theme ‘CurioCity’ on Sunday 12 November from 7 p.m. onwards at Envoy Mans


Kadambari and Rithihi reawaken Colours of the Silk Road

Views - 240 Tuesday, 7 November 2017 00:00

Highlighting the esoteric mysteries and exotic beauty of diverse cultures that came together on the fabled silk route, Kadambari which specialises in one of a kind ‘storytelling’ craft pieces and Colombo’s exclusive sari boutique Rithihi combin


East West Marketing to distribute Almarai cheese

Views - 29 Friday, 3 November 2017 00:00

East West Marketing,a fully-owned subsidiary of Nawaloka Holdings, one of Sri Lanka’s leading suppliers of FMCG and bakery products is expanding its consumer product range with the latest addition, Almarai cheese. It will serve


The Slipping Chairs finally on firm ground

Views - 149 Friday, 3 November 2017 00:00

Seven years on from their freshman EP, and several false dawns and a host of line-up changes later, The Slipping Chairs are finally set to release their debut album: ‘The Sweet Escape’. Out on 12 November, the album both is


2 latest Kenton bicycles introduced to Sri Lankan market 

Views - 10 Friday, 3 November 2017 00:00

Faizal Hardware Stores, a leading Sri Lankan marketer of bicycles with over 30 years of history, has introduced two new models under their flagship brand ‘Kenton’ (www.Kentonbike.com). Kenton Spencer and Kenton Storm


World’s largest intense pink diamond expected to sell for more than $ 20 m

Views - 7 Thursday, 2 November 2017 00:00

Reuters: A 37.30 carat pink diamond is expected to sell at auction for between $ 20-30 million in Geneva on 15 November. According to auction house Sotheby’s, ‘The Raj Pink’, is the world’s largest known Fancy Intense Pink Diamond. The rough


Models present creations for a fashion show by Uighur designer Dilara Zakir at China Fashion Week in

Views - 15 Thursday, 2 November 2017 00:00

Models present creations for a fashion show by Uighur designer Dilara Zakir at China Fashion Week in Beijing, China, 30 October - Reuters


Champagne and sapphires as Tiesh launches festive collection

Views - 15 Thursday, 2 November 2017 00:00

Sri Lanka’s reputed jewellers, Tiesh, recently unveiled an impressive array of trend setting designs from its brand new collection of sapphires for the forthcoming festive season, at an exclusive gala soirée at the Tiesh store in Colombo. Gracing


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Mangala’s Mangala Budget – Part 2: Go for reforms but permanently fix the country’s rising debt prob

Monday, 20 November 2017

Mangala’s Mangala Budget was approved in its Second Reading by a two-thirds majority in Parliament last week.


Improving the quality of policy proposals in the Budget

Monday, 20 November 2017

Every Budget Speech includes complex policy measures. Given the traditions associated with the Budget Speech, it is not possible to conduct public consultations on each of the measures beforehand.


Today’s bonding with Bhagavad-Gita

Monday, 20 November 2017

We live in times of moral complexity. Whose deed is more pernicious, a burglar raiding the vault or the cop who wipes away the burglar’s fingerprints?


Is Iran a threat to global peace?

Saturday, 18 November 2017

The aim of this article is to explore Iran’s nuclear program and its consequences throughout the world. Iran one of the nuclear power countries in the Middle East, which has brought very grave concern to the US.


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