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Sri Lanka craft-makers net highest sales so far at Shilpa 2018 fest

Views - 5 Friday, 21 September 2018 00:00

The recently concluded six-day long national handcrafts festival has netted highest sales reported in the series so far.  “The Shilpa Abhimani 2018 festival reported a total sale of Rs. 10.82 million. This is the best sales in this series so far.


Seylan Travel Card empowers Minelle Perera for Face of Beauty Contest 2018

Views - 16 Friday, 21 September 2018 00:00

Reiterating its value as the bank that acknowledges the efforts made by people who strive to succeed in life, Seylan Travel Card has come on board as a partner to empower Minelle Perera, the 2017 Siyatha Miss World, who is expected to compete in the


Singer Sri Lanka and Sony International launch Sony’s new high-power Home Audio Systems in Sri Lanka

Views - 8 Friday, 21 September 2018 00:00

Singer (Sri Lanka) PLC, the country’s premier consumer durables retailer, together with Sony International, launched six new high power Home Audio Systems at an exclusive event held at the Shangri-La Hotel, Colombo recently. The event was attended


‘The greatest shows on earth’ from Imran

Views - 41 Thursday, 20 September 2018 00:01

Imran Saibo, the legend of Sri Lanka’s entertainment industry walks into the space that is Funtime, accompanied of course by his trusty steed Sir Jeeves. We refer to Sir Jeeves as a trusty steed as he resembles that in size. He is in fact a British


‘Lankan Isle’ a collector’s digest debuts this week at Colombo International Book Fair

Views - 20 Wednesday, 19 September 2018 00:00

Reaching out to a discerning audience, offering off-the-beaten track content, ‘Lankan Isle’ will be launched at the Colombo International Book Fair. A‘thinking person’s magazine’, Lankan Islelends its voice to all things Sri Lankan. A dynam


Kandurata Group introduces anti-mosquito socks

Views - 10 Wednesday, 19 September 2018 00:00

Kandurata Group has introduced anti-mosquito socks to the market for the first time in Sri Lanka, specially aiming the school children of the country. The socks will become a guardian to many school children from mosquitoes and insects when they are


Tiesh unveils Sri Lanka’s largest Gems and Jewellery Emporium

Views - 9 Wednesday, 19 September 2018 00:00

Tiesh, the leading jewellers in both Kandy and Colombo, recently unveiled its massive 27,000 sq. ft. showroom, and now goes on record as having Sri Lanka’s largest ever Gems and Jewellery Emporium, all under one roof. Formerly known as Lakmini Ltd.


Dankotuwa Porcelain introduces unique ‘Ready to Gift’ range

Views - 28 Wednesday, 19 September 2018 00:00

Dankotuwa Porcelain PLC, renowned for its luxurious and elegant porcelain tableware, introduced an exciting, new ‘Ready to Gift’ range, aimed at simplifying the gift giving experience for customers who are always on the go. Offered at a special i


Fast absorbing Body Yogurts by Body Shop: 15 seconds to glowing skin

Views - 9 Thursday, 13 September 2018 00:00

Showered? Tick. In a rush? Double tick. Planning to moisturise? No way. Not when you’ve got jeans to fit into and 10 minutes to get out the door. If this sounds familiar, then you have something in common with the 35% of women in the UK who don’t


Colombo International Book Fair returns to city for milestone 20th year

Views - 52 Thursday, 13 September 2018 00:00

If last year’s figures are anything to go by, some 1.5 million book lovers from all over Sri Lanka can be expected to visit the BMICH over just 10 days later this month, when the annual Colombo International Book Fair (CIBF) returns for its 20th ed


Cinnamon Life making Colombo a hub of world entertainment

Views - 26 Thursday, 13 September 2018 00:00

Cinnamon Life – Colombo’s most anticipated integrated development – is adding new dimensions to the city’s arts and entertainment offering with a line-up of events and international performances slated as a major boost during the forthcoming


Madara brings greater recognition to SL at 2018 Miss South Asia Canada

Views - 102 Friday, 7 September 2018 00:00

Lankan beauty Keshini Madara Marasinghe, a Canadian-Sri Lankan who is currently a PhD student in Public Health and Gerontology, brought greater recognition to the country, by winning the title of Second Runner-Up National at the 2018 Miss South Asia


amanté launches AW’18 collection

Views - 27 Friday, 7 September 2018 00:00

By Safna Malik amanté’s latest collection of ‘Starry Tales’ lingerie, ‘Moonlight’ – Autumn/Winter ‘18 (AW’18) was unveiled recently at an event held at the Barefoot Garden Cafe in Colombo. Speaking at the event, MAS Brands CEO Niranj


Shop for your favourite brands from anywhere at anytime with BuyAbans

Views - 12 Friday, 31 August 2018 00:10

Being a local, secure, and high-quality alternative to global online shopping websites such as Amazon and eBay, BuyAbans is the one-stop shop for the most popular brands in the world for consumer electronics.


Geeshan Bandara wins 2nd coveted Fearless Award with stunning wedding image

Views - 23 Friday, 31 August 2018 00:10

Earning kudos for the country and the industry, celebrated documentary wedding photographer Geeshan Bandara, was recently awarded a sought-after Fearless Award, his second one to date.


AIA Insurance helps Nuwara Eliya community live healthier, longer, better lives

Views - 8 Friday, 31 August 2018 00:10

AIA Insurance held a Health Camp in Nuwara Eliya recently as part of an effort to promote health and wellness in the community. The camp was conducted at a public school and was open to the students, their parents, teachers and the community, providi


Ranasinghe appointed OXY Brand Ambassador

Views - 19 Friday, 31 August 2018 00:10

Sri Lanka’s award winning sensational actor, dancer and model Hemal Ranasinghe has been appointed as the brand ambassador for OXY in Sri Lanka, a renowned brand that stands for excellence in men’s skin care.


Supreme Floors for superior living

Views - 11 Friday, 31 August 2018 00:10

Supreme Floors, the flooring arm of CeyaCon specialises in premium quality, modern and inventive flooring. Located in the heart of Colombo city they received high commendations earlier this year as they floored


Mövenpick Wedding Fair tomorrow

Views - 44 Friday, 31 August 2018 00:10

The Mövenpick Hotel Colombo will host the first ever Mövenpick Weddings Fair, featuring carefully selected partners, from 10.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m. tomorrow. Entrance to the event will be free a


The ultimate Fall collection arrives at Odel

Views - 12 Friday, 31 August 2018 00:10

When it comes to the business and glamour of fashion in Sri Lanka, what springs instantly to mind is Odel of course! Having established itself as the trendsetter and go to destination for clothing and accessories that are trendy, chic, glamorous, wea


Hameedia rewards Commonwealth medal winners with exclusive clothing collections

Views - 9 Friday, 31 August 2018 00:10

Hameedia, Sri Lanka’s pioneering menswear specialist recently hosted a special event to celebrate the nation’s most talented weightlifters and boxers who managed to bag silver and bronze medals at the 2018 Commonwealth Games. Held at Hameedia’


Quintessential Kitchens from JAT Furnishing

Views - 14 Friday, 31 August 2018 00:10

wIt has been said that a kitchen is a reflection of the woman (or the man!) that cooks in it. With our modern lifestyles, it is perhaps more of a reflection of just how busy we are. To minimise the hassle and improve functionality, yet keep the elega


Tiara Rollo flies high at International Kite Festival introducing new delectable variants

Views - 9 Thursday, 30 August 2018 00:00

Tiara Rollo, marketed by Ceylon Biscuits Ltd. (CBL) added colour to the Derana International Kite Festival held recently with the launch of two new delightful flavours. The extremely popular Tiara Rollo as a single-serving mini Swiss roll with a choc


Pulse Offmarks Miss Sri Lanka Earth set to revolutionise beauty pageant industry in Sri Lanka

Views - 32 Thursday, 30 August 2018 00:00

It’s that time of the year again where amidst a flurry of charisma, confidence and meticulous training sessions, Sri Lanka will soon come to choose its ambassador for Miss Earth 2018. Miss Earth, deemed one of the Big Four International Pageants a


Food delivery app Uber Eats gearing up for launch in Colombo

Views - 18 Thursday, 30 August 2018 00:00

Uber Eats, the food delivery app by ride-hailing company Uber, is all set to launch its services in Colombo next month. Similar to the Uber rides app, Uber Eats is a food delivery app that helps bring food to consumers in a convenient and reliable ma


Crysbro sponsors 60th AGM of Sri Lanka Housewives’ Association

Views - 13 Thursday, 30 August 2018 00:00

Crysbro, a forerunner in Sri Lanka’s poultry industry sponsored the 60th Annual General Meeting of the Housewives’ Association. Held at the Kingsbury Hotel, the diamond anniversary celebrations took place amidst glitz and glamour in the presence


Lanka Alzheimer’s Foundation’s Run to Remember on Saturday

Views - 13 Thursday, 30 August 2018 00:00

As the month of September dawns, the Run to Remember event organised by the Lanka Alzheimer’s Foundation (LAF) kicks off from the Taj Samudra North Lawn on 1 September at 4:30 p.m. LAF is privileged to have the hotel Taj Samudra host this event fo


When artistic elements combine: Alankara and Geshany Balder create art

Views - 9 Thursday, 30 August 2018 00:00

In another example of serendipitous creative collaboration, leading jeweller Alankara and local artist Geshany Balder joined hands to launch Alankara’s latest offering – an exquisite new collection called “Dawn To Dusk”. The renowned jewelle


Body Doc Fitness & Wellness Pavilion celebrates one year anniversary

Views - 55 Tuesday, 28 August 2018 00:00

Body Doc Fitness & Wellness Pavilion, the largest and most technologically advanced fitness centre in the country celebrated its one year anniversary in mid-August. Located less than a kilometre away from the heart of Malabe town in Athurugiriya Road


Bio Foods launches range of products to celebrate 25th anniversary

Views - 40 Tuesday, 28 August 2018 00:00

By Divya Thotawatte Bio Foods celebrated its 25th anniversary last week with the launch of a range of products marketed under its own brand. The launch is a part of the company’s initiative to give back to the people of the land from which it harve


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In the desert of Tamil films, actor Sivaji Ganesan was an oasis

Saturday, 22 September 2018

‘Indian Film,’ first published in 1963 and co-authored by former Columbia University Professor Erik Barnouw and his student Dr. Subrahmanyam Krishnaswamy, is considered a seminal study of the evolution and growth of Indian cinema. The book is cit


Imran may turn blind eye to blasphemy law and persecution of Ahmadiyyas

Saturday, 22 September 2018

There are clear signs that Pakistan’s freshly minted Prime Minister, Imran Khan, will make a sincere effort to reduce corruption and maladministration in the domestic sphere. In foreign affairs he is likely to make a brave attempt to mend fences wi


The rate of exchange, capital flight and the Central Bank

Friday, 21 September 2018

The Central Bank (CBSL) exists for the sole purpose of price stability. Its controls on the financial system and monetary policy exist to maintain price stability. As put forth many times by the Governor, the failing of the CBSL to control inflation


Red flag over the Sri Lankan Navy

Friday, 21 September 2018

Shocking story Rusiripala, a former banker in Sri Lanka, who has taken to writing in Daily FT, is perturbed by the red flag I have raised (Daily FT article 18 September) over the shocking charge that our Navy had operated a ransom gang that had abduc


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