Starlight goes green, launches ‘Super-8 Technology’ detergent

Views - 36 Thursday, 18 October 2018 00:00

Star Holdings International Ltd. – a 100% Sri Lankan fabric care company with a rich history spanning three decades – unveiled Starlight Herbal Detergent Powder last week, once again revolutionizing the market with a novel super 8 technology. The

Colombo City Centre takes Sri Lanka by storm, with more excitement to come

Views - 28 Thursday, 18 October 2018 00:00

In just one month of operations, Colombo City Centre has established itself as the Sri Lankan capital’s must-visit destination, with the footfall reaching over 250,000 people from the day of the opening till present. The combination of globally-re

LAUGFS launches KOKATH Lifestyle Stores

Views - 35 Thursday, 18 October 2018 00:00

Redefining lifestyle retailing in Sri Lanka, LAUGFS Solutions recently introduced a premier lifestyle store chain under the brand name ‘KOKATH’. The KOKATH Lifestyle Store features over 700 modern, high quality products from Japan at three afford

Photomarathon 2018 on Sunday; winner to compete in Photomarathon Asia Championship in Japan

Views - 15 Thursday, 18 October 2018 00:00

Registrations have begun for Photomarathon Sri Lanka 2018 to select the best ‘on the spot’ photograph that will take the photographer to compete against regional Photomarathon winners at Photomarathon Asia Championship in Japan 2019. Hundreds of

Singer Sri Lanka and Sony launch new OLED and 4K HDR TV Series

Views - 35 Wednesday, 17 October 2018 00:00

Singer (Sri Lanka) PLC, the country’s premier consumer durables retailer, together with Sony International, launched OLED and 4K HDR Television Series along with the MASTER series: A9F and Z9F Television series at an exclusive event held at the Sha

Galle Face Hotel and Ebert Silva Holidays join hands to celebrate World Children’s Day

Views - 51 Wednesday, 17 October 2018 00:00

World Children’s Day was celebrated by the two pioneer partners in Sri Lanka’s hospitality and tourism industries, The Galle Face Hotel and Ebert Silva Holidays when they joined hands for the fourth consecutive year reminiscing Nelson Mandela’

From Ocean Blues to Oceanswell

Views - 63 Tuesday, 16 October 2018 00:00

Inspired by the colours and textures of Sri Lanka’s ocean waters, Colombo Jewellery Stores (CJS) uses its newest collection, Ocean Blues to raise awareness on marine conservation, working with Dr. Asha de Vos and Oceanswell. Already well known for

Sonu Nigam sings Vogue’s golden jingle

Views - 777 Thursday, 11 October 2018 00:00

The golden voice of Bollywood, Sonu Nigam visited Sri Lanka to sing Sri Lanka’s oldest running radio jingle which was produced for Vogue Jewellers. The legendary icon of advertisements, first aired in 1962 has set a record by being aired for nearly

H.S. Fabric Collection opens new showroom in Moratuwa

Views - 36 Thursday, 11 October 2018 00:00

H.S. Fabric Collection, the pioneer supplier of fine quality upholstery fabrics in Sri Lanka, launched its newest showroom in Moratuwa recently. Sri Lanka Army Adjutant General and Gajaba Regiment Colonel Major General Shavendra Silva attended the o

Galadari celebrates 34th anniversary in style

Views - 75 Thursday, 11 October 2018 00:00

The Galadari Hotel celebrated its 34th anniversary in grand style on 6 October. The hotel which is proud of its reputation of serving 34 years of service to the hospitality industry treated guests to a fabulous day of celebration. The Coffee Shop ope

Dankotuwa Porcelain reintroduces Laklain locally

Views - 37 Wednesday, 10 October 2018 00:00

Dankotuwa Porcelain PLC, renowned for its luxurious and elegant porcelain tableware, recently reintroduced its value-for-money heritage brand Laklain to the local market.  Now available with several new offerings that feature a similar high-quality

Sapphire Residences by ITC Hotels launched

Views - 102 Wednesday, 10 October 2018 00:00

The start of the launch of the uber-luxury apartments ‘Sapphire Residences’ by ITC Hotels globally was marked on 2 October, coinciding with the commencement of the 150th birth anniversary celebrations of Mahatma Gandhi. The launch program will en

Abans Homes In Style offers elegant, non-toxic furniture at flagship store Colombo City Centre

Views - 35 Friday, 5 October 2018 00:00

Abans Homes In Style, the furniture arm of Abans PLC, officially launched its flagship concept store at the Colombo City Centre Mall on 19 September. The nearly 9,000 sq. ft. store was formally opened by Abans Group Chairperson Aban Pestonjee. Dignit

Tiesh unveils Sri Lanka’s largest gems and jewellery emporium in central hills

Views - 17 Friday, 5 October 2018 00:00

By Shamseer Jaleel Leading jeweller Tiesh recently opened its 27,000 square foot massive showroom in Kandy. One of the pioneer gems and jewellery outlets in the central hills known as Lakmini Ltd. since its launch more than two decades ago at 676, Pe

Turret flags 5 years of serving excellence and luxury

Views - 24 Friday, 5 October 2018 00:00

Turret, the sole authorised agent of Montblanc, Baume & Mercier and Raymond Weil, highly-renowned, internationally-acclaimed luxury brands in Sri Lanka, celebrated five years of serving luxury and elegance to Colombo’s glitterati and cognoscenti.

Mount Lavinia Hotel at European Street Food Festival

Views - 12 Friday, 5 October 2018 00:00

The European Street Food Festival brings together the best hunger busters from around Europe. Each food brings in both a unique and authentic touch from its respective country of origin. Adding flavour to this year’s festival the Mount Lavinia Hot

Sri Lankan Beauty Queen wins Miss British Empire 2018 title

Views - 40 Friday, 5 October 2018 00:00

Dr. Nuwandika Lakmali Wickramarathne-Siriwardena, Miss British Empire 2018 was welcomed at the Bandaranaike International Airport, as she returned to the island victorious in the International Beauty pageant held in Perth, Australia. Nuwandika, a me

‘Urban Island’ concept store for ‘designed & made in Sri Lanka’ fashion and homeware opens at Col. 7

Views - 206 Thursday, 4 October 2018 00:00

Colombo Mayor Rosy Senanayake on Monday unveiled the flagship store for ‘designed & made in Sri Lanka’ designer lifestyle product brand ‘Urban Island’. This new and unique concept store is located in Colombo 7 and presents a new take on the

‘Shop Til You Drop 2018 – VIP Style!’ on 13 October

Views - 82 Thursday, 4 October 2018 00:00

On Saturday, 13 October, Colombo VIP Night presents its third ‘Shop Til You Drop 2018’. This one-day shopping extravaganza will be held at the Taj Samudra Hotel – Grand Marquee. Boasting 11 acres of beautifully landscaped gardens and nestled wi

House of Fashion re-opens at Bambalapitiya

Views - 751 Thursday, 4 October 2018 00:00

House of Fashion, the leading clothing store, reopened its branch at the original location in Bambalapitiya on 29 September. The fashion store now opened for business at its store at No. 28, R.A. De Mel Mawatha (Duplication Road) equipped with the la

Free unlimited medical consultations now on oDoc

Views - 9 Thursday, 4 October 2018 00:00

Patients can now cut down medical expenses in addition to time spent in queues, germ filled waiting rooms and stressful trips to the doctor by subscribing to free unlimited medical consultations for the entire family on oDoc for Rs. 499 a month. oDoc

Keells Union Place opens doors to a fresh, new retail experience

Views - 217 Thursday, 4 October 2018 00:00

Keells Union Place was reopened yesterday, offering customers a fresh new retail experience, marking a significant milestone in the journey of the brand since the time the rebranding began. While all Keells stores carry a variety of pizza, juice and

iDealz opens at Marino Mall

Views - 15 Friday, 28 September 2018 00:00

iDealz Lanka opened its latest state-of-the-art outlet at the Marino Mall, Colombo 3, recently. This outlet marks its presence as the first-ever mobile outlet to be opened at the Marino Mall. Located on the ground floor, the new outlet was inaugurat

Ximivogue expands to Kandy City Centre

Views - 43 Friday, 28 September 2018 00:00

Ximivogue, a fast fashion merchandise brand which was launched in Sri Lanka for the first time in July, opened its third outlet at the Kandy City Centre recently. The brand provides a vast array of products such as household items, health and beauty,

The Body Shop launches Body Yogurts in Colombo

Views - 19 Friday, 28 September 2018 00:00

The Body Shop in Sri Lanka launched its exciting new range of Body Yogurts with an intimate event at the Fairline Body Shop outlet. The Body Shop invited its clients from Colombo to join them at the launch, alongside special guest and popular lifesty

BeWaxedchampions convenience with new outlets and VIP services

Views - 12 Friday, 28 September 2018 00:00

When it comes to waxing, Sri Lanka’s premier and dedicated waxing salon BeWaxedhas made a name for itself as the go-to place in the last five years. Since its inception Founder Durga Kenny and her team have become household names among women in Col

Corporate looks from Chagall

Views - 12 Friday, 28 September 2018 00:00

Chagall, Sri Lanka’s premier hair and beauty salon, has come up with an exciting new corporate package focusing on men and women who aim at looking their best, both inside and out of their offices. “Chagall has devised a corporate package aimed

Why take my watch to an authorised agent?’ Expert advice from Chatham Luxury Watches

Views - 14 Friday, 28 September 2018 00:00

While most mechanical timepieces come with guarantees of durability, the intricate machinery with which they operate can still be subject to some degree of wear and tear. With regular and expert care however, your luxury wristwatch will keep ticking

Unveiling Swarovski’s Crystal Forest Store at Colombo City Centre

Views - 15 Friday, 28 September 2018 00:00

Swarovski officially opens its doors in Sri Lanka bringing its heritage and craftsmanship in crystal to Colombo City Centre at No. 137, Sir James Peiris Mawatha, Colombo 2. The brand brings its dazzling collection that delivers extraordinary everyday

Brand new US Polo Assn. showroom by DSI Group at Colombo City Center

Views - 26 Friday, 28 September 2018 00:00

The latest US Polo Assn. Exclusive Brand Showroom can now be found at the Colombo City Center, which is located at No. 137, Sir James Peiris Lane, Colombo. This is the brand’s second exclusive brand showroom to be opened by D. Samson & Sons Ltd., a

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The Brahmin footprint in Sri Lankan history

Saturday, 17 November 2018

It is generally said that there are no genuine “Sri Lankan” Brahmins in the island today, and that those Brahmins who officiate as priests in Hindu kovils (temples) are of Indian origin with close ties with Tamil Nadu.

Country paying for Sirisena’s childlike behaviour

Saturday, 17 November 2018

Many were surprised on 26 October to see former President Rajapaksa being appointed Prime Minister by the very man who defeated him a couple years ago, at a considerable risk to himself and to those who helped him win the election. Then events beca

The JR-MR effect

Saturday, 17 November 2018

Sri Lanka over the last few weeks has experienced a twin crisis. One is political provoked by its Constitution, and the other economic engendered by its politics. However, this crisis is the combined effect of two previous presidencies, those of J.R.

The fish that swallowed the whale

Friday, 16 November 2018

This is an easy-peasy, elementary effort of an ordinary citizen to comprehend the mad scramble for power among the political class. It is undertaken in the belief that the crisis we face is an opportunity to reject the family kleptocracy of Mahinda R

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