Mother-Daughter Fashion Designer contest turns 10

Views - 6 Friday, 15 February 2019 00:00

Celebrating 10 years of spotlighting young designers and mother-daughter model duos, Chokolaate magazine’s Mother-Daughter Fashion Designer contest returns in 2019 with greater expectations. The much-awaited fashion spectacle will take place this y

ANBD to promote the vibrant culture of the region through ‘Illuminating Asia’

Views - 6 Friday, 15 February 2019 00:00

Asia Network Beyond Design (ANBD) Special Exhibition 2019 kicked off in Colombo with the theme ‘Illuminating Asia’ while promoting the creativity and vibrant culture of the region on 11 February at the Sri Lanka Institute of Information Technolog

Colombo City Centre celebrates Indian Republic Day

Views - 5 Friday, 15 February 2019 00:00

Colombo City Centre, in collaboration with the India-Sri Lanka Foundation and Indian Council for Cultural Relations, commemorated Indian Republic Day by showcasing the exuberant, colourful, and vibrant nature of India’s unique culture. The cultural

Miss Sri Lanka 2019 auditions a success

Views - 47 Friday, 15 February 2019 00:00

The launch and auditions of Miss Sri Lanka 2019 were held successfully in a grade scale at the Cinnamon Grand Hotel recently. This collaborative effort of many dynamic individuals involved in the modelling industry has already created a revolutionary

Popularity of Valentine’s Day: Sri Lanka ranks 8th in the world!

Views - 309 Thursday, 14 February 2019 00:00

Sri Lanka has been ranked eighth in the world in a study on the places where Valentine’s Day, which falls today, is most popular. With a Popularity Score of 62, Sri Lanka’s ranking was described as follows: “The home of the love cake is one th

One of a kind Valentine’s Day experience aboard Flow Houseboats by Amber Collection

Views - 16 Thursday, 14 February 2019 00:00

Love is in the air this February aboard the Flow Houseboats by the Amber Collection part of the Debug Hospitality and Leisure chain, offering several exciting and elegant experiences. Flow by The Amber Collection has revolutionised the luxury romanti

Raja Jewellers presents exclusive Valentine’s collection

Views - 7 Thursday, 14 February 2019 00:00

Raja Jewellers, the monarch of the gold world with a proud history of pioneering the Sri Lankan jewellery industry for over 90 years, has unveiled an elegant collection of new designs of jewellery to celebrate this Valentine’s Day with value and me

Cinnamon City Weddings to help lovers realise their dream weddings

Views - 6 Thursday, 14 February 2019 00:00

By Divya Thotawatte Bringing together hundreds of couples in an effort to help them realise their dream weddings, ‘Cinnamon City Weddings,’ a unique event, was unveiled by Cinnamon’s city hotels to inspire lovers to make their day fashionably u

Ramzi & Co. Jewelry opens flagship store in Colombo

Views - 20 Wednesday, 13 February 2019 00:00

With 25 years of unrivalled reputation in the gem and jewellery sector Ramzi & Co. Jewelry has recently opened its new flagship store in Colombo. Strategically located at 98, Bauddhaloka Mawatha on a sprawling 6,000 square foot dual level property, R

Cotton Collection unveils Spring 2019 range by Kaveri

Views - 22 Tuesday, 12 February 2019 00:03

Cotton Collection unveiled the Spring 2019 range by Kaveri, at an exclusive preview on 9 February. Kaveri, designed by India’s imminent designer Kaveri Lalchand, pays homage to all that is linen. In its pursuit to enable an experience that is comfo

Wimaladharma Brothers keeping time for the nation for over 83 years

Views - 19 Tuesday, 12 February 2019 00:02

Wimaladharma Brothers, ‘The Time Keepers to the Nation,’ has been the benchmark for wrist watches, alarm clocks and wall clocks in the industry for over 83 years. “We founded Wimaladharma Brothers in 1936, which has operated under the tagline

Let your love bloom this Valentine’s Day with Diamond Dreams

Views - 22 Tuesday, 12 February 2019 00:01

Since their entry to the Sri Lankan market in 2009, Diamond Dreams has now evolved to be on par with the most respected diamond jewellery retail brands in the country. As they cater to clientele who understand the timeless beauty of diamonds, they cr

Romance is afloat at Mahaweli Reach

Views - 48 Tuesday, 12 February 2019 00:00

Make this Valentine’s Day truly memorable for that special someone. Treat your Valentine to an enchanting six-course candle-lit dinner on 14 February at the Gangula Terrace by the flowing waters of the Mahaweli River, serenaded by their musicians.

Valentine’s Day at Mövenpick Hotel Colombo

Views - 28 Tuesday, 12 February 2019 00:00

Fall madly in love with what the Mövenpick Hotel Colombo has to offer. Woo your sweetheart with these romantic options in the heart of Colombo. Whether you’re blissfully in love or a superbly happy singleton, Valentine’s Day at Vistas is going

Tell us your story to win a dinner for two at FLOW this Valentines

Views - 22 Tuesday, 12 February 2019 00:00

Whether you’re dating, married or looking to rekindle a romantic spark that ignited your relationship, Valentine’s Day sets the mood to celebrate love, friendship, and all that good stuff. With a city offering many escapades and packages, FLOW pr

Shred your ex at In… On the Green this Valentine’s Day

Views - 21 Tuesday, 12 February 2019 00:00

The corniest day of the year can be celebrated differently where you bring your anger, frustrations and sadness to In… On the Green this Valentine’s Day. Just after a break up? Resenting all that time you wasted? Want to have an excuse to have f

Bring the romance to the Taj and let it complete your love story

Views - 35 Tuesday, 12 February 2019 00:00

This February, Taj Samudra Colombo is geared to celebrate Valentine’s Day in all its grandeur, with a Valentine’s Dinner by the poolside in a private love hut or villa, exclusively for individual couples on the romantic night of 14 February from

Walk for Life and be somebody’s hero, as AIA celebrates 100 years

Views - 22 Friday, 8 February 2019 00:00

The world’s largest life insurer, AIA, invites people to the AIA Walk for Life, a charity walk in aid of the Sri Lanka Heart Association (SLHA). As part of the company’s centennial celebrations, AIA will donate Rs. 1,000 to the SLHA on behalf of

Lecture on ‘Universal Human Values’ based on Vedanta philosophy

Views - 47 Friday, 8 February 2019 00:00

Swami Vivekananda Cultural Centre, High Commission of India, Colombo will be organising a lecture titled ‘Universal Human Values’ based on Vedanta philosophy by Mikhil Agarwal on Tuesday 12 February at 6 p.m. at its auditorium at 16/2 Gregory’s

Gut health for fitness

Views - 22 Friday, 8 February 2019 00:00

Your gut doesn’t just take care of itself. You have to make an effort to ensure that you have a healthy gut, which in turn will help improve your athletic performance. What does it mean to have a healthy gut? There is a single layer of cells that signs exclusive online partnership with GFlock Reforest

Views - 287 Friday, 8 February 2019 00:00

Sri Lanka’s largest and most trusted online shopping store, wOw has signed up to become the exclusive online partner with sustainable fashion brand GFlock Reforest. The acquisition is yet another successful example of wOw’s commitment to staying

Complete your 2019 look with Lonali by Selyn

Views - 25 Friday, 8 February 2019 00:00

Selyn has collaborated with ‘House of Lonali’ to design and create a beautiful new line of handloom shoes for their new STHRI collection – ‘Lonali for STHRI’ – to complete your look for the new year. House of Lonali is known for th

Colombo City Centre commemorates 71 years of Sri Lankan independence

Views - 21 Friday, 8 February 2019 00:00

To commemorate the milestone of the 71st year of Sri Lankan independence, Colombo City Centre conducted a series of fun and exciting events that captured the spirit of unity, harmony, and nationhood this Independence Day. Aptly titled ‘Freedom is a

Vogue Jewellers gift options that last beyond celebrations

Views - 23 Thursday, 7 February 2019 00:00

When it comes to selecting a special gift for someone special, have you thought of a gift that will last forever? A gift that has the added advantage of appreciating in value over time? Or, are you opting for enjoying a romantic time with only memori

Journey to ‘I Do’ at Cinnamon City Weddings on 10 Feb.

Views - 74 Thursday, 7 February 2019 00:00

Cinnamon City Weddings, your journey to ‘I Do’ brings to life the venues that you always dreamed of as the backdrop to your special day. The moments that become lifetime memories must have a starting point, and what better way to imagine them tha

Le Grand by Asia Leisure hosts Sir Donald McCullin Fairway Galle Lit Fest Literary Salon

Views - 20 Tuesday, 5 February 2019 00:00

The Le Grand Hotel in Galle was selected as the venue of choice to host legendary photographer Sir Donald McCullin at a literary salon titled ‘Landscapes at Sunset,’ on 19 January. The intimate event was attended by invitees, members of the press

Optimising family health through dietary diversity

Views - 37 Tuesday, 5 February 2019 00:00

With 22% of Sri Lankans undernourished and 15% of children stunted, malnutrition is one of the most serious issues that has perennially gone under the radar. Through the ‘Reaching the Unreached Estates and Surrounding Communities on Equitable Wate unveils glamorous new store with four times the space

Views - 34 Tuesday, 5 February 2019 00:00 goes big with the launching of its new showroom on Saturday (26 January), moving closer to the heart of Colombo at No. 17, Charles Drive, Colombo 7. The showroom is four times more spacious than their pioneering brick and mortar outlet. He

Sritrims unveils new collection of unique designs in Indonesia

Views - 35 Friday, 1 February 2019 00:00

Sritrims, a prestigious Hong Kong based company, which has emerged as a leading manufacturer and supplier of apparel and fashion accessories to internationally renowned brands across the globe, unveiled a fabulous new collection of unique designs

Rekindling ‘Sri Lankan-ness’: ‘Love Sri Lanka Festival’ to celebrate Independence Day

Views - 1574 Friday, 1 February 2019 00:00

Sri Lanka will be celebrating the 71st Independence Day on 4 February. Today, if you walk around the country, whether it’s the cocktail circles in Colombo or the ‘kopi kade’ in the village, you mostly hear negativity, complaining about how thi

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MMDA, ACJU, politicians and women

Saturday, 16 February 2019

It is 10 years since Justice Saleem Marsoof (JSM) and his committee was appointed to review and make recommendations to reform the Muslim Marriage and Divorce Act (MMDA), passed originally in 1951 and amended in 1954, 1955, 1965 and 1969 before becom

President Trump looked for the failed idea of a wall

Saturday, 16 February 2019

The talks over the “Wall of Trump” between the US-Mexico Border Security broke down with Congressional leaders over the weekend. After the renewed call for a wall at his second State of the Union, President Donald Trump attended a political rally

‘The Man Who Would Be King’: Remembering Anura Bandaranaike on his 70th birth anniversary

Friday, 15 February 2019

‘The Man Who Would Be King’ is the title of a long tale written by Rudyard Kipling in 1888. This very popular story was made into a successful film starring Sean Connery, Michael Caine and Christopher Plummer by the well-known director John Husto

Of pseudo-democrats, discipline and the coming death of liberty?

Friday, 15 February 2019

I despair of our politicos and would-be politicians. Not that they are not all honourable men. From the honourable prime minister to the former defence secretary discharging his duty honourably after premature retirement! But that honour often dresse

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