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Christmas at OZO Kandy

Views - 24 Wednesday, 12 December 2018 00:00

With the festive season approaching, celebrate the feast of light in the hills with OZO Kandy, as they put together something special for the whole family for Christmas Day and New Year’s Eve. To ease the workload and make this Christmas a truly me


Samsung re-launches QLED TV

Views - 22 Wednesday, 12 December 2018 00:00

The world’s leading electronics company and Sri Lanka’s preferred electronics brand, Samsung, had a mini second launch of its QLED TV at the Singer Lifestyle Exhibition, held from 23 to 25 November. The Samsung stall, which featured the entire r


‘Nikon Experience Hub’ concept showroom opens at Photo Technica

Views - 17 Wednesday, 12 December 2018 00:00

​The largest photographic retailer in the field of photographic cameras in Sri Lanka, Photo Technica recently declared opened the first ‘Nikon Experience Hub’ in South Asia. Photo Technica, the sole distributor for Nikon digital cameras in


Habitat Sri Lanka to raise joy and funds through ‘Christmas with a Cause’

Views - 25 Tuesday, 11 December 2018 00:00

Christmas is one of the most awaited days of the year and as 2018 draws to a close, Habitat for Humanity Sri Lanka will be hosting a Christmas market titled ‘Christmas with a Cause’ to be held on 15 and 16 December from 9 a.m. onwards at the Chur


Embark unveils 2019 calendar

Views - 62 Tuesday, 11 December 2018 00:00

The brightly coloured, one-of-a-kind Embark 2019 calendar is now available to all those on the lookout to support the brand’s pashionable cause, where passion and fashion unite to make a difference to the lives of street dogs and communities. The


Hope Cookies: A mission spreading love and hope for the differently-abled

Views - 20 Tuesday, 11 December 2018 00:00

At a factory situated on the outskirts of Kaduwela, a group of unique individuals are busy at work churning out some finely handcrafted confections. All phases of the manufacturing process – mixing, baking and packaging – are done to perfection,


A season of health and well-being

Views - 51 Tuesday, 11 December 2018 00:00

Dilmah Conservation rings into the festive season of Christmas with a promise of good health and well-being with the launch of the traditional Sri Lankan first aid box and the publication ‘Hela Veda Ath Potha’ (Handbook on Traditional Home Remedi


Mövenpick Hotel Colombo hosts heart-warming Christmas tree lighting event

Views - 22 Friday, 7 December 2018 00:00

The first Swiss hospitality chain in the city marked the beginning of the Christmas season with their tree lighting ceremony held on Monday (3 December). This upscale, modern hospitality company that is passionate about ‘making moments’ invited t


Celebrating the 7th anniversary of iconic Old Dutch Hospital Colombo

Views - 49 Friday, 7 December 2018 00:00

Celebrating the 400-year-oldDutch Hospital Colombo’sseventh anniversary, merchants of the shopping precinct, officials from the Urban Development Authority (UDA), and officials of Nations Trust Bank came together for the ceremonial lighting of the


Galle Face Hotel celebrates holiday season with Christmas tree lighting event

Views - 37 Friday, 7 December 2018 00:00

The Galle Face Hotel celebrated the start of the holiday season in style with the annual lighting of the Christmas tree among guests and friends of the hotel. Guests were treated to an array of delightful canapés and Christmas delicacies such as mu


‘Beat the Clock’ this weekend at Jaguar Land Rover Showroom

Views - 20 Friday, 7 December 2018 00:00

SML Frontier Automotive, sole agents for Land Rover in Sri Lanka invites customers to a special one-of-a-kind event with the all-new fleet of vehicles at their first ‘Beat the Clock’ event Saturday, 8 December from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Customers can


Festive splendour unveiled at Aura Haute Couture

Views - 37 Friday, 7 December 2018 00:00

Aura Haute Couture, the choice of the discerning fashionista unveiled their dazzling Festive Season Collection at their beautifully appointed boutique on Rosmead Place in the presence of Mayor Rosy Senanayake. A beautiful collection of both ethnic as


AIA Vitality sponsors ‘Run for Their Lives’ for 2nd year running

Views - 15 Friday, 7 December 2018 00:00

AIA Insurance’s health and wellness app, AIA Vitality is the Gold Sponsor for this year’s ‘Run for Their Lives’ (RFTL), making it the second consecutive year of this partnership. RFTL which is an annual charity run to create awareness on and


AWPA’s Secret Santa for a shelter dog or cat

Views - 12 Friday, 7 December 2018 00:00

December is here and it is the season for giving. While most of us focus on helping other people in need we appeal to those with a soft corner for animals – to think about our voiceless best friends. Santa Claus tends to visit the domestic pets in


444 unveils new identity extension as next generation lifestyle booking platform

Views - 25 Thursday, 6 December 2018 00:00

444, Sri Lanka’s largest booking platform powered by Dialog Axiata, unveiled a new extension to its identity by enabling convenient access to over 150 stylists in partnership with Club Soirte, a renowned service provider collaborating with reputed


Kumarika - Official Hair Care Partner at Hiru Golden Film Awards 2018

Views - 22 Thursday, 6 December 2018 00:00

Hemas Manufacturing’s leading and innovative hair care solution, Kumarika, was the the Official Hair Care Partner at the Hiru Golden Film Awards 2018 held recently at the Sugathadasa Indoor Stadium. Organised by the Asia Broadcasting Corporation Lt


Hilton Colombo Residences’ Christmas and New Year events themed ‘Seasonal Splendour 2018’

Views - 67 Thursday, 6 December 2018 00:00

Gather family and friends at Hilton Colombo Residences for a time of fun, laughter, and merrymaking during the most magical time of the year during the month of December. Whatever Christmas and festivities mean to you, Hilton Colombo Residences will


Luxury footwear Insoles open doors at Colombo City Centre

Views - 51 Thursday, 6 December 2018 00:00

The latest luxury footwear brand in town, Insoles, opens its doors at the Colombo City Centre with the aim of providing a whole new definition to high end shoes in the country. Speaking on this, Fhazan Farook stated that as Colombo is slowly turning


Yamamay now in store at ODEL

Views - 65 Thursday, 6 December 2018 00:00

Yamamay, a leading Italian lingerie and swimwear brand, which boasts of not one but two international supermodels being the face of the brand, was launched by ODEL, the premier Fashion and Lifestyle retailer in the country, at a packed gathering atte


‘Come Together’ this festive season at Harpo’s Cafes & Restaurants

Views - 43 Wednesday, 5 December 2018 00:00

The theme for the season is to ‘Come Together’ and it’s appropriate for the time of year – a season when families and friends get together to celebrate the joy of the season which strengthens the power of togetherness. “We bring the merrim


Jetwing Colombo Seven presents ‘A Classical Christmas Fantasy’

Views - 36 Wednesday, 5 December 2018 00:00

This year, Jetwing Colombo Seven is set to sprinkle some festive magic with an enchanting, romantic and jubilant musical evening featuring Classical Baritone Gehan Cooray from Los Angeles, and Soprano Dhanushi Wijeyakulasuriya from Pennsylvania, on 1


Hilton Colombo invites you to come home for Christmas!

Views - 89 Wednesday, 5 December 2018 00:00

Christmas is all about tradition and year after year Hilton Colombo welcomes back friends who have made a seasonal gathering at the hotel, a much anticipated ritual. This season, Hilton Colombo invites you, your family and your friends to bask in th


Signature seasonal vibes in tune with the festive season

Views - 17 Tuesday, 4 December 2018 00:00

Signature, the popular menswear brand offers its island-wide clientele an exciting festive offering this forthcoming Christmas and New Year season. Taking on a theme of ‘Be a Man for All Seasons’ and keeping in line with international standards,


‘50 Days of Christmas’ by Mallika Hemachandra Jewellers

Views - 30 Tuesday, 4 December 2018 00:00

Sri Lanka’s renowned jewellery chain Mallika Hemachandra Jewellers winds up its five-decadelegacy with tremendous glam. These masters of craftsmanship steal the thunder of the hyper competitive markets with the unveiling of one of their most antici


Mastercard rewards cardholders with 10% savings at Singer

Views - 35 Friday, 30 November 2018 00:00

Mastercard has announced a partnership with Singer Sri Lanka to offer Mastercard cardholdersattractive discounts on a wide range of consumer electronics, furniture and more during this holiday season. Mastercard cardholders can avail 10% savings on s


Nations Trust Bank American Express partners with Dutch Hospital to light up the season

Views - 44 Friday, 30 November 2018 00:00

Nations Trust Bank American Express has partnered with the Dutch Hospital Shopping Precinct for the sixth consecutive year to celebrate the end of year festive season and the Dutch Hospital’s seventh anniversary. Cardmembers are invited to experie


LAKARCADE makes its mark in the Sri Lankan novelty gifts and souvenirs industry

Views - 220 Friday, 30 November 2018 00:00

By Ruwandi Gamage With Sri Lanka becoming the number one travel destination according to The Lonely Planet rankings, the success of the novelty gift and souvenir industry, which is one of the major developing categories in tourism, is thus far stabil


Spa Ceylon greets festive season with Butterfly Paradise Festive Collection

Views - 34 Thursday, 29 November 2018 00:00

This festive season, Spa Ceylonwill celebrate the exotic natural beauty of Ceylon through its new Butterfly Paradise Collection ofaromatic festive indulgences. True to their island roots, the world’s largest luxury Ayurveda chain has created a coll


Miss Intercontinental 2018 gathers momentum

Views - 67 Thursday, 29 November 2018 00:00

Who will be the next Miss Intercontinental 2018 Sri Lankan Queen? That’s the big question that will be answered at the Finale of the Miss Intercontinental Beauty Pageant. The social media is abuzz with over one million votes within just four days


Fouzul Hameed’s Envoy Concept 2019 showcases new formal menswear

Views - 25 Thursday, 29 November 2018 00:00

Colombo’s fashion elite, VIPs and prominent personalities from business, industry and high society thronged to be the first to witness design visionary Fouzul Hameed’s eagerly-awaited ‘Concept 2019’ Fashion Show. Held on 24 November at the En


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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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