Lifestyle

Odel’s Fitness Week a ‘fitting’ inspiration

Views - 15 Tuesday, 28 August 2018 00:00

People who are physically fit, are healthier, able to maintain their most optimum weight, and are also most likely to not be prone to health problems. Becoming physically fit requires a change in life style. Incorporating a regular exercise into one


CHI, The Spa at Shangri-La Hotel, Colombo welcomes renowned therapist Rashdy Ahmad

Views - 30 Friday, 24 August 2018 00:00

Shangri-La’s signature CHI, The Spa draws inspiration from the origins of the Shangri-La legend, a place of personal peace, enchantment and wellbeing.


Mövenpick hotel gears up to host its first wedding fair

Views - 68 Friday, 24 August 2018 00:00

The Mövenpick Hotel Colombo will be hosting ‘Mövenpick Weddings’, its very first wedding fair. Its


Mallika Hemachandra Jewellers celebrates golden anniversary

Views - 13 Friday, 24 August 2018 00:00

Leading jeweller and masters of craftsmanship, Mallika Hemachandra Jewellers will be celebrating its 50th year of operation


Daraz.lk offers happiness on the go with Daraz mobile app

Views - 10 Thursday, 23 August 2018 00:00

The Daraz mobile app has enabled the fastest growing online retail store to get closer to its users with its user friendly features and amazing offers. Since its entrance to Sri Lanka in 2016, Daraz.lk has taken online shopping to the next level by c


Softlogic unveils new products with latest technology from Candy

Views - 16 Thursday, 23 August 2018 00:00

“At Candy we believe in Smart innovation, but only when it’s really useful, that’s why we’ve created the smartest, most intelligent and intuitive appliances ever, namely the Candy Bianca washing machine and the Candy Watch and Touch oven. To


Dongsung Bio introduces Hot6 Nutritious energy drink to Sri Lankan market

Views - 16 Tuesday, 21 August 2018 00:00

Hot6 Nutritious energy drink manufactured by Chilsung Beverage Co. Ltd., a subsidiary of South Korea’s Lotte Group, has been introduced to the Sri Lankan market by Dongsung Bio Ltd. Dongsung Bio is the only authorised dealer for Hot6 and the produc


‘Splendours of Bosnia’ photography exhibition today

Views - 14 Tuesday, 21 August 2018 00:00

Ambassador of Bosnia & Herzegovina Dr. SabitSubasicand Honorary Consul for Sri Lanka JitendraWarnakulasuriya are hosting a photography exhibition on the ‘Splendours of Bosnia’featuring photographs byPrakash Bang. The photographerBang is a marketi


Tick tock, it’s Pimms o’ clock at the Galle Face Hotel

Views - 18 Tuesday, 21 August 2018 00:00

The first ever crate of Pimms to arrive in Sri Lanka from the British Empire was shipped to the Galle Face Hotel. To celebrate this historical moment, the hotel re-launched this quintessential British drink with a vibrant and energetic event amidst g


‘Splendours of Bosnia’ photography exhibition

Views - 19 Friday, 17 August 2018 00:10

Ambassador of Bosnia & Herzegovina Dr. Sabit Subasic and Honorary Consul for Sri Lanka Jitendra Warnakulasuriya are hosting a photography exhibition on the ‘Splendours of Bosnia’ featuring photographs by Prakash Bang.


Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin dies aged 76

Views - 11 Friday, 17 August 2018 00:10

Reuters: Aretha Franklin, the preacher’s daughter whose powerful voice made her the long-reigning ‘Queen of Soul’ with such hit songs as ‘Respect’ and ‘Chain of Fools’ died on Thursday at the age of 76, the Associated Press reported.


Performers arrive in Colombo for Cinnamon Life’s Colombo Music Festival

Views - 15 Friday, 17 August 2018 00:10

Two days from the Sri Lanka’s biggest musical event, the Colombo Music Festival 2018, the headliners have been arriving at Cinnamon Grand Colombo to get some rest and be ready to give a memorable performance on 18 August at Havelock Sports Club Gro


CameraLK first to launch Sony Alpha A7 III camera in Sri Lanka

Views - 15 Friday, 17 August 2018 00:10

CameraLK, the largest independent retailer of photographic and digital equipment in Sri Lanka, launched Sony’s latest full-frame mirror-less camera, the highly-anticipated Sony Alpha A7 III, at a special event held at the Park Street Mews recently.


Live teleshopping of Japanese products for Sri Lankans

Views - 208 Friday, 17 August 2018 00:10

Gold Block Japan Chairman Jun Kobayashi who has been in the teleshopping business in Japan for more than 10 years has partnered up with Gold Block Japan Managing Director Janaka Wimalananda, a well-known restaurateur and business owner, to bring the


Fans across the nation win big with Hameedia’s ‘Adidas Football Fiesta’

Views - 10 Thursday, 16 August 2018 00:15

Hameedia, the official distributor of Adidas products in Sri Lanka, recently concluded the ‘Adidas Football Fiesta’, an online competition that was conducted on Facebook, to run alongside the FIFA World Cup in an effort to create hype and excitem


Star Holdings launches latest detergent soap ‘Lemon Katay’

Views - 53 Thursday, 16 August 2018 00:14

Star Holdings International, Sri Lanka’s household name for innovative fabric care recently launched its Detergent Soap ‘Lemon Katay’. Revolutionising the field of fabric care once again, this 120g detergent soap is marked at an affordable pri


Waves opens first ever concept store

Views - 24 Thursday, 16 August 2018 00:14

Sri Lanka’s only natural flip-flop brand, Waves, opened its very first concept store at Colombo’s latest premium shopping destination, Marino Mall – Colombo 3. The brand which brought flip-flops back to fashion, has carved a name for its trend


DSI launches new footwear brand U Softo

Views - 19 Thursday, 16 August 2018 00:11

As an organisation that has shown itself to be centred around the customer, DSI has always made it a point to take the needs of the consumer into consideration when it comes to producing exceptional footwear, based on local fashion requirements. The


Why other countries...

Views - 9 Tuesday, 14 August 2018 00:00

Continuation from page 18 De La Rue, for example, has more than 140 countries as clients, according to information on its website. Other major players include Giesecke & Devrient in Germany, which serves about 60 nations, and Crane Currency based in


Colombo Music Festival 2018 with Nations Trust Bank American Express and Nations Inner Circle

Views - 59 Tuesday, 14 August 2018 00:00

Nations Trust Bank American Express and Nations Inner Circle have partnered with Cinnamon Life to bring the experience of an international music festival to Sri Lanka. This partnership entails Nations Trust Bank American Express Cardmembers to an exc


Celebrating 71st anniversary of India’s independence with Bollywood icon Usha Uthup live in concert

Views - 37 Tuesday, 14 August 2018 00:00

The High Commission of India will present ‘Symphony of Freedom’ by legendary Bollywood playback singer Usha Uthup and ensemble at 6:45 p.m. on Wednesday, 15 August, at the Bandaranaike Memorial International Convention Hall to celebrate the 71


CÉ LA VI opens at Kingsbury Rooftop as Colombo’s first internationally acclaimed lifestyle brand

Views - 36 Tuesday, 14 August 2018 00:00

CÉ LA VI - the award-winning international modern Asian restaurant and lounge - was launched recently. The Kingsbury, one of the finest five-star luxury hotels in Colombo, has partnered with the premier lifestyle brand to usher in the pinnacle of so


HUGO BOSS Sri Lanka Hosts Personal Styling Event 

Views - 20 Wednesday, 8 August 2018 00:00

HUGO BOSS Sri Lanka recently treated its loyal BOSS VIP clientele to a two-day personal stylist session with local


Dankotuwa Porcelain opens at Crescat Boulevard

Views - 112 Wednesday, 8 August 2018 00:00

Dankotuwa Porcelain PLC, renowned for its luxurious and elegant porcelain tableware, unveiled its latest showroom


Australia’s No. 1 environmental brand ‘Earth Choice’ now in Sri Lanka

Views - 39 Wednesday, 8 August 2018 00:00

On a request from its customer Arpico Supercentre, Organicoguru.com the pioneer earth friendly functional food entity


Embark Opens New Store at Marino Mall

Views - 35 Wednesday, 8 August 2018 00:00

On the 3rd of August 2018 Embark celebrated the opening of a new store at the Marino Mall in Colombo 03. The founder


Hospital Street comes alive with Fairway Colombo Cultural Show

Views - 25 Friday, 3 August 2018 00:00

The Fairway Colombo Cultural Show turned out to be yet another whopping success as it attracted many locals and foreigners


Festa di Mezza estate

Views - 14 Friday, 3 August 2018 00:00

Celebration of italian food and drink with a Sri Lankan


Glitteray’s digital transformation

Views - 317 Wednesday, 1 August 2018 00:00

Glitteray Ltd., which owns and operates an online jewellery retailing platform, glitteray.com, has raised a series of funding


Ocean Blues: CJS takes to the high seas for latest luxury collection

Views - 25 Wednesday, 1 August 2018 00:00

The world’s seas and oceans have always been a source of wonder for mankind, challenging adventurers to take to the seas


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The rate of exchange, capital flight and the Central Bank

Friday, 21 September 2018

The Central Bank (CBSL) exists for the sole purpose of price stability. Its controls on the financial system and monetary policy exist to maintain price stability. As put forth many times by the Governor, the failing of the CBSL to control inflation


Red flag over the Sri Lankan Navy

Friday, 21 September 2018

Shocking story Rusiripala, a former banker in Sri Lanka, who has taken to writing in Daily FT, is perturbed by the red flag I have raised (Daily FT article 18 September) over the shocking charge that our Navy had operated a ransom gang that had abduc


The bald truth about fake news, etc.

Friday, 21 September 2018

In its most innocent forms, we may all enjoy a bit of ‘fake news’ and go to bed with a lighter heart and clean conscience. A meme on Facebook urging social media consumers to caution – “You can’t believe everything you read on the internet


Withholding Taxes – What, why, when?

Thursday, 20 September 2018

The tax regime in Sri Lanka historically imposes WHT on both domestic as well as cross border payments. WHT on domestic payments eases revenue collection (e.g.: PAYE) while WHT on cross border payments are adopted by most countries to ensure that the


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