Elevate brings in ‘Weigh and Pay’ BBQ for Father’s Day

Views - 16 Thursday, 13 June 2019 00:00

It’s that time of the year to celebrate your father and what better way to do so than to treat him to a mouth-watering barbeque at Colombo’s highest rooftop restaurant? This Father’s Day, show your dad how much you appreciate all that he has do

UrbanTrendz woos brand conscious customers

Views - 13 Thursday, 13 June 2019 00:00

From apparel and innerwear to luggage and bags, and watches andjewellery, anawesomeselection of brands showcase under one roof at ‘the’multi-brand store in town. If UrbanTrendz comes to mind then you are spot-on with what this is about. With thes

Inculcating book-reading among Lankan youth

Views - 28 Thursday, 13 June 2019 00:00

It was the renowned English philosopher and statesman Francis Bacon (1561 – 1626) who immortalised the word “reading maketh a full man; conference a ready man; and writing an exact man.” When it comes to the brain, researchers have found there

Treat Dad to a special sock from MAZE

Views - 14 Thursday, 13 June 2019 00:00

Some say our relationship with our father is like one of that of Sri Lankan cricket fan, you either love it or it is work in progress with an “Aiyo!” With Father’s Day just around the corner it’s time to celebrate him for everything he has do

‘21/4 We Care’ charity concert to support orphans of Easter attacks

Views - 59 Thursday, 13 June 2019 00:00

The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) of Sri Lanka has jointly facilitated a charity concert in aid of scholarships for more than 20 orphans from the Easter attacks, to be held at Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall (BMICH) on 1

Vogue Jewellers assures finest creations

Views - 14 Friday, 7 June 2019 00:00

A groom-to-be, a bride-to-be or the bride’s parents consider the all-important bridal jewellery to be the most precious items of the wedding they are planning so meticulously. It is not merely because the money spent on them, it is also because we

‘Summer Escapes by Cinnamon’

Views - 37 Friday, 7 June 2019 00:00

‘Summer Escapes by Cinnamon’ opens a window into an interactive and engaging environment for children to explore their talents, learn new skills and create wonderful memories while becoming well-rounded individuals. Aside from teaching a unique

Signature brings on the ‘Colours of Nature’

Views - 19 Wednesday, 5 June 2019 00:00

Sri Lanka’s leading home-grown menswear brand, Signature has just launched Colours of Nature – a new and vibrant collection of clothes coupled with exciting deals in time for the forthcoming summer season. Featuring a new range of attractive col

Platinum One Suites opens luxury Thai spa in Colombo

Views - 23 Wednesday, 5 June 2019 00:00

Platinum One Suites recently announced the opening of a luxury Thai spa, located on the fourth floor of the apart-hotel. The all-new spa is aptly named Sukhothai, which significantly means ‘the dawn of happiness’. Sukhothai is also the name of a

LiCC’s new ‘Premier Jeans’ clothes SL 2019 Cricket World Cup Team

Views - 19 Tuesday, 4 June 2019 00:00

LiCC Jeans, the ‘Official Casual Clothing Partner’ of Sri Lanka Cricket since May last year, has launched ‘Premier Jeans’, a new collection specially crafted for the Sri Lanka team taking part in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019. With this new

Exclusive offers and giveaways from Dialog Television this cricket season

Views - 22 Tuesday, 4 June 2019 00:00

This World Cup season, Dialog Television, Sri Lanka’s premier pay TV service provider, has launched a range of exclusive offers and giveaways for all cricket fanatics. Dialog Television’s latest promotion offers existing customers the chance to c

MLH celebrates Mother’s Day

Views - 14 Tuesday, 4 June 2019 00:00

A mother is a woman of wisdom, a great strength and a safe haven to her children. Celebrating Mother’s day is a time when the world comes together to remember the real heroin for who she is and what she’s done. Celebrating Mother’s Day at Mou

Hublot takes its guard for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019

Views - 13 Tuesday, 4 June 2019 00:00

The ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 is here! First watch brand to work with the ICC, Hublot is the Official Timekeeper and Official Watch of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019. Hublot will time every 48-over match, from the opening game on 30 May to the final

Galadari Vesak Lantern Competition 2019

Views - 21 Tuesday, 28 May 2019 00:00

Galadari Colombo successfully completed its Vesak Lantern Competition recently. This was the ideal opportunity for all departments of the hotel to showcase their creative and artistic skills and to build friendship among work colleagues. The competit

Reminiscing the battle for the Iron Throne

Views - 21 Tuesday, 28 May 2019 00:00

What better way to have celebrated an eight-year-long obsession with one of the greatest television experiences to date than to have reminisced the journey with the Game of Thrones in an epic night of GOT quizzes, themed food and beverages and a scre

SriLankan Airlines shares spirit of Vesak with passengers at BIA

Views - 78 Tuesday, 28 May 2019 00:00

SriLankan Airlines, the National Carrier of Sri Lanka and a member of the reputed oneworld alliance, commemorated Vasak at its home base, Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) recently. SriLankan Airlines’ Vesak message to the world from the Ka

Tag Heuer shifts into high gear with revamped Carrera Lady timepieces

Views - 20 Friday, 24 May 2019 00:00

La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland: Elegant and enduring, the Carrera Lady timepiece features a new design that enhances the entire 36 mm collection. From bold colours to the improved readability of the dial, the revamped Carrera Lady timepieces, availab

Embrace the vibrancy of spring/summer with the new Skechers collection 2019

Views - 24 Friday, 24 May 2019 00:00

The Skechers Spring/Summer 2019 collection boasts a major fashion update to their lineup of casual footwear. Adding a contemporary spin to the classic footwear silhouettes popular in the ’90s, the Skechers Spring/Summer 2019 collection reinforces t

Olu Tropical Water shuts plastic bottling plant, moves to glass bottles in bold environmental effort

Views - 33 Friday, 24 May 2019 00:00

In a groundbreaking move, Sri Lanka’s first natural mineral water brand Olu Tropical Water, has committed to only using glass bottles for all new products, effectively discontinuing the high volume PET packaged SKUs. An expensive yet necessary move

Win a supermarket shopping spree of Rs. 50,000 at Arpico with NTB American Express

Views - 22 Friday, 24 May 2019 00:00

Stand a chance to win a shopping spree at a place where you can shop under one roof. Nations Trust Bank (NTB) American Express has partnered with Arpico Supercentre to provide a special opportunity for cardmembers to win Rs. 50,000 worth of shopping

Trendy Hub opens flagship store

Views - 81 Friday, 24 May 2019 00:00

By Jiwon Jung Trendy Hub Ltd. opened its flagship store offering its customers the latest range of clothing this week. Trendy Hub was launched in December last year with the opening of the maiden store at the Colombo City Centre. From now on, the fl

Odel official launching partner of ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Sri Lanka Jersey

Views - 62 Wednesday, 22 May 2019 00:00

Odel, Sri Lanka’s premiere fashion and lifestyle department store chain, announced its partnership with MAS Holdings as the official launching partner of the prestigious ICC Cricket World Cup Sri Lanka Jersey to be worn by the Sri Lanka team this y

Hameedia launches ‘Made to Order’, yet another Sri Lankan first

Views - 26 Wednesday, 22 May 2019 00:00

Keeping abreast with the rapidly changing sartorial needs both at a local and international level, Hameedia, Sri Lanka’s leading men’s wear brand that is synonymous with style and quality has just introduced ‘Made to Order’ – a revolutionar

Raja Jewellers promotes attractive bridal jewellery package

Views - 39 Wednesday, 22 May 2019 00:00

With the bridal season around the corner Raja Jewellers owned by the Eliyapura Syndicate Ltd. has introduced a collection of bridal packages offering 22KT bridal necklaces starting at Rs. 70,000 and bridal jewellery packages starting at Rs. 134,000.

D Tech and Spexbay launch eyewear online store

Views - 33 Wednesday, 22 May 2019 00:00

D Tech Ltd., a leading enterprise solution provider in Sri Lanka and a member of the DSI Samson Group, has successfully launched Spexbay (, an online store that specialises in eyewear. The Spexbay online store offers the latest fashio

Kindai Kagaku Lanka celebrates 20th anniversary

Views - 22 Wednesday, 22 May 2019 00:00

Kindai Kagaku Lanka Ltd., sole agent for an array of world famous beauty cultural products under the brand name of Dreamron has celebrated its 20th anniversary at the Dreamron production premises in a traditional and a grand ceremony recently. The co

Breitling and its Surfers Squad launch limited-edition Superocean Heritage

Views - 27 Friday, 17 May 2019 00:00

Breitling launched its Superocean Heritage Ocean Conservancy Limited-Edition watch in Bali with the support of its high-profile Surfers Squad members Kelly Slater, Sally Fitzgibbons, and Stephanie Gilmore. Working with the conservation group Ocean Co

It’s business as usual at Chagall

Views - 29 Friday, 17 May 2019 00:00

The recent tragedies and bomb blasts that rocked the country, resulted in all usual life as we know it coming to a standstill. The whole nation was in shock, racked by grief at the loss of life, while businesses across the country big and small took

Nails by Lucky opens at Toni and Guy

Views - 30 Friday, 17 May 2019 00:00

Nails by Lucky Susil opened at Toni and Guy recently with a small gathering of close friends, family and prominent personalities. Lucky who is a reputed manicurist and pedicurist has been in the industry for many years. Lucky believes in experimenti

Skip the line and reserve your spot in the latest style trend

Views - 28 Friday, 17 May 2019 00:00

Dots and stripes (not the Morse code kind) are two basic design templates that have been considered fashionable ever since Disney introduced Minnie Mouse wearing a red polka dot dress in 1928 and Coco Chanel brought stripes into the mainstream in 191

Today's Columnists

Our Cricket Board simply cannot deliver – why not they all quit honourably?

Tuesday, 18 June 2019

“It is necessary, therefore, for the Government to pay serious attention to the doings of Sri Lanka Cricket [board] and take immediate action to lift their game for the progress of our glorious game.” Question for Sri Lanka Cricket (board) Sri La

Yesterday Tamils, today Muslims and tomorrow who?

Tuesday, 18 June 2019

From the time of S.W.R.D. Bandaranaike’s election victory in 1956, one and only one issue had dominated political party campaigns in this country; and that was communalism. The Tamil community was the main focus of these campaigns for over 50 years

Those who go by social proof are easy prey to crafty schemers

Monday, 17 June 2019

Going after social proof Swiss writer and novelist, Rolf Dobelli, in one of the essays in his 2013 book ‘The Art of Thinking Clearly’, has given a fine warning to his readers. He has warned against going by ‘social proof’ or ‘majority view

Poson ponderings on positional power: ‘Authority vested’ vs. ‘authority wasted’

Monday, 17 June 2019

We witnessed a serene Poson Poya, in a far more improved security setting in Sri Lanka. Whilst the Sri Lankan life slowly returning to normal, political fronts do not appear to show the same. Has the political power become the people ‘pava’ (sin)

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