Mallika Hemachandra Jewellers empowers inaugural SAARC Woman Entrepreneur Award

Views - 16 Wednesday, 13 March 2019 00:00

Mallika Hemachandra Jewellers joined hands with the Women’s Chamber of Industry and Commerce, Sri Lanka (WCIC) as the Official Jewellery Partner of the inaugural SAARC Woman Entrepreneur Award Presentation recently. With the sponsorship of the jewe

Celebrating the elegance of womanhood at Taj

Views - 24 Wednesday, 13 March 2019 00:00

Marking International Women’s Day, 8 March, Taj Samudra Colombo Manager Pulkesin Mohan together with the team had special offerings to salute the associates of the hotel. It was a fun-filled day for all Taj Samudra, Colombo lady associates and the ties up with NDB and HNB to offer up to 25% off, making Avurudu more joyful for customers

Views - 234 Tuesday, 12 March 2019 00:00 has partnered with NDB and HNB for the Sinhala and Tamil New Year, offering each bank’s customer base up to 25% off on credit card and debit card purchases. Beyond these very special, store-wide Avurudu savings, credit card holders at HNB

A Night at the Opera at the Galle Face Hotel

Views - 47 Tuesday, 12 March 2019 00:00

The Galle Face Hotel is delighted to host ‘A Night at the Opera’ in association with Barbara Segal Music with international guest stars Carlos Conde Gonzales, Maestro Peter Crockford and artists from the Menaka Singers Opera Ensemble. The event t

Cutting a nostalgic groove

Views - 75 Tuesday, 12 March 2019 00:00

There really is no school like the old school, proven by the wave of nostalgia that seems to be gripping modern culture. In movies, fashion, music, design, even spirituality – shades from yesteryear are making a comeback among the globalised genera

Three new Breitling watches commemorate an aviation legend: the Curtiss P-40 Warhawk

Views - 33 Monday, 11 March 2019 00:00

For the better part of a century, Breitling has enjoyed a global reputation for its links to the world of aviation and for its pilot’s watches. And, with the release of two chronographs and an understated three-hand watch commemorating a partnershi

Iconic film star Sabeetha Perera appointed brand ambassador of NNO

Views - 49 Monday, 11 March 2019 00:00

Sabeetha Perera is a household name, having mesmerised the people of Sri Lanka with her powerful performances and fine acting over many decades. Having started her acting career at the tender age of three, she has gone on to win the hearts of million

Vaseline hosts day of fun in the sun with new SPF 24

Views - 45 Monday, 11 March 2019 00:00

Unilever Sri Lanka held a fun-filled influencer event at Water’s Edge recently to spread awareness about the recently-launched Vaseline Healthy White SPF 24 body lotion. The event witnessed a gathering of Sri Lanka’s foremost social media influen

Fashion and an investment – best of both from Vogue Jewellers

Views - 42 Friday, 8 March 2019 00:00

Contrary to the emerging trend particularly among the young generation to spend in vain on costume jewellery, gold jewellery in fact makes you a winner all the way. Sri Lanka’s leading jeweller, Vogue Jewellers with its eternal commitment to nurtu

KOKATH expands into LAUGFS Super outlets

Views - 47 Friday, 8 March 2019 00:00

Expanding its presence in the lifestyle retailing sector, KOKATH recently announced the introduction of its product range at LAUGFS Super outlets commencing from the Pepiliyana Supermarket. The KOKATH product line features a diverse range of high-qua

THEFACESHOP promotes The Therapy First Serum to mark Women’s Day

Views - 24 Friday, 8 March 2019 00:00

THEFACESHOP, a premium and globally popular K-beauty brand, just launched a new addition to their iconic The Therapy lineup – The Therapy First Serum in Sri Lanka. Drawing inspiration from traditional European therapies and ground-breaking skincar

Abans offers up to 50% discounts with ‘Avurudhu Vaasi at Abans Maha Gedara’

Views - 109 Friday, 8 March 2019 00:00

When Sri Lankans think of ‘Maha Gedara’, they conjure images of the special times they spend at their parents’ home during Avurudu, exchanging gifts, playing games, and dining together as a family. This Avurudu season, Abans will be capturing t

UK queen posts Instagram image on Science Museum tour

Views - 20 Friday, 8 March 2019 00:00

London (Reuters): Britain’s Queen Elizabeth entered the world of hi-tech communications on Thursday with a visit to the new “Top Secret” exhibition at London’s Science Museum. The 92-year-old monarch saw a World War Two enigma code machine an

MTI’s Bakamuna designs a creative work space for Luxe Asia

Views - 96 Thursday, 7 March 2019 00:00

Regional destination management company Luxe Asia recently teamed up with Bakamuna to design a contemporary workspace for their premises located at Vauxhall Street, Colombo-2. Bakamuna, a venture powered by MTI Consulting, is led by Bakamuna CEO and

Serenia Residences concludes yet another successful partnership with Colombo Fashion Week

Views - 61 Thursday, 7 March 2019 00:00

Once again Colombo Fashion Week and Serenia partnered together for the second consecutive year where Serenia was the Official Residential Partner, said Serenia Executive Director Sabina Karunanayake. Serenia Residences, a private collection of 47 be

Quantum Fitness opens latest branch in Negombo

Views - 23 Thursday, 7 March 2019 00:00

Quantum Fitness, the pioneers in marketing quality fitness equipment in Sri Lanka, opened its latest showroom at the bustling Western Province suburb, Negombo on 21 February. The opening took place under the patronage of Quantum Fitness Chairman Noma

‘It’s a Pink Affair’ as Taj celebrates International Women’s Day

Views - 47 Thursday, 7 March 2019 00:00

On 8 March, Taj Samudra Colombo is set to celebrate the global International Women’s Day in appreciation of women for their achievements and commitment. The luxury city hotel has dedicated this special day with preparations in place at the Ports of

Commons Coffee House expands with new cafe at Hatch Building in Fort

Views - 50 Friday, 1 March 2019 00:00

Commons Coffee House, the first home-grown coffee house in the city now in its 13th year of operation, expanded to launch its 2nd Commons Coffee House, now at the recently launched Hatch Building, Sri Lanka’s largest co-working office space and bus

Revitiz – hair nutrition partner at Thirani Pieris International Beauty Academy

Views - 209 Friday, 1 March 2019 00:00

The graduation ceremony of the Thirani Pieris International Beauty Academy conducted by Thirani Pieris was held for the 27th time at the BMICH recently. Thirani Pieris is known to be the teacher of thousands of students across the country over the p

Fleminco opens new showroom in Moratuwa

Views - 46 Friday, 1 March 2019 00:00

The revolutionary online gift delivery store, Fleminco, recently opened its newest showroom at Rawathawatta, Moratuwa. Speaking about this, Fleminco Group Ltd. Directress Hashini Ramanayake stated: “Fleminco started its operations only in August 20

Bringing the heart and soul of Indian Cuisine to the Bey

Views - 19 Friday, 1 March 2019 00:00

Cinnamon Bey Beruwala, part of the Cinnamon Hotels & Resorts chain, recently launched the latest addition to its restaurant portfolio – Tandoor, which will now offer guests a delectable array of traditional Indian staple dishes and delicacies. Infu

Official timekeeper Hublot launches countdown to ICC Cricket World Cup 2019

Views - 30 Thursday, 28 February 2019 00:00

In central London, Hublot, official timekeeper of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, celebrated the 100-day countdown to cricket’s greatest competition recently. Ricardo Guadalupe, CEO of the Swiss luxury watchmaker, launched a three-metre-high clock

Timex Group Luxury Division introduces Vincent Bérard

Views - 23 Thursday, 28 February 2019 00:00

Part of Timex Group since 2006 and originally based in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Vincent Bérard was a manufacturer of luxury mechanical watches who used nature as a source of inspiration. By exploring his inspiring legacy and reinterpreting that connectio

Japanese Cultural Fair 2019 at Arcade, Independence Square on 2 March

Views - 75 Tuesday, 26 February 2019 00:00

The Embassy of Japan in Sri Lanka, in collaboration with the Japanese Solidarity Association and the Japanese Commerce and Industry Association in Sri Lanka, will present the Japanese Cultural Fair 2019 at Arcade, Independence Square Colombo-7 on 2 M

AIA donates Rs. 3 m to SLHA in celebration of 100 years

Views - 20 Tuesday, 26 February 2019 00:00

The world’s largest life insurer, AIA, donated Rs. 3 million to the Sri Lanka Heart Association (SLHA), raised at the AIA Walk for Life, a charity walk in celebration of the company’s 100 year journey. AIA donated Rs. 1,000 to the SLHA on behalf

Major recognition for DI at Footwear and Leather Fair 2019

Views - 32 Friday, 22 February 2019 00:00

A leader in Sri Lanka’s leather footwear and accessories sector, Ceylon Leather Products Ltd., also known as DI, has been recognised with multiple awards at the recently concluded 11th Footwear and Leather Fair 2019. Held early this year at the BMI

Exciting savings at leading supermarkets with Nations Trust Bank American Express

Views - 31 Friday, 22 February 2019 00:00

We all like to indulge ourselves from time to time and Nations Trust Bank American Express understands this. That’s why Cardmembers can now enjoy amazing savings and exclusive privileges at many of Sri Lanka’s leading supermarket chains. The savi

Exhibition and sale on 1 and 2 March

Views - 29 Friday, 22 February 2019 00:00

Inspired by the rich culture and diversity of the Sa Pa tribes in Vietnam, Rithihi presents the Anavila Spring Summer Collection 2019 on 1 and 2 March at its flagship store at Alfred House Gardens Colombo-3. It is a storybook palette of designer Anav

The Body Shop opens new store at Colombo City Centre

Views - 165 Friday, 22 February 2019 00:00

This month the world’s most well-known ethical skincare brand joined other exclusive international labels at the Colombo City Centre, with the opening of a new store on its ground floor. Guests celebrated at the launch event on Sunday, 27 January.

CFW celebrates Sri Lankan fashion with unique fashion exhibition

Views - 38 Friday, 22 February 2019 00:00

CFW introduces the Fashion Design Exhibition celebrating the craft of fashion design in Sri Lanka and the designers behind it. This exhibition is part of The Next 15 vision, which celebrates the work which through this exhibition will be enjoyed by f

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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