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Valentine’s Day at OZO Colombo and Amari Galle

Views - 26 Monday, 10 February 2020 00:00

Cupid’s day at OZO Colombo – This Valentine’s Day, OZO Colombo invites you for a romantic dinner buffet at EAT restaurant. The evening is orchestrated around love and romance, priced at Rs. 6,000 per couple along with complimentary glasses of b


February at Cinnamon Red Colombo

Views - 16 Monday, 10 February 2020 00:00

This February, celebrate the ones you love at South Asia’s first lean luxury hotel, Cinnamon Red Colombo. City views coupled with great deals give you the perfect setting to share the day of love with those you love. A new special night also starts


Cinnamon Lakeside Colombo’s Valentine’s Day offers

Views - 41 Monday, 10 February 2020 00:00

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with views of the Beira Lake when you dine at Cinnamon Lakeside Colombo with the ones you love. Say it with dinner – a delightful dinner for two The special Valentine’s Day buffet, priced at Rs. 9,000 net per couple,


Celebrate Valentine’s Day at Cinnamon Grand Colombo

Views - 27 Monday, 10 February 2020 00:00

Treat your loved ones to an array of specials and celebrate the day of love at Cinnamon Grand Colombo. The finest fine dining on Valentine’s Day An exquisite six-course dinner is the perfect way to celebrate the day of love. Enjoy the romantic fin


Romance with colonial charm at Mount Lavinia Hotel

Views - 14 Monday, 10 February 2020 00:00

Make your Valentine’s Day a special affair at a destination that epitomises love. Mount Lavinia Hotel is steeped in colonial romance; it is rooted in history as the destination where a wealthy Governor fell irrevocably in love with a local mestizo


Hemas Travels to feature world’s best ‘Romantic Getaways’ at Wedding Show 2020

Views - 23 Monday, 10 February 2020 00:00

Wedding Show 2020, an exclusive exhibition aimed at helping couples craft their picture-perfect wedding, will take place on 14, 15 and 16 February at the BMICH, coinciding with the month of love. This year, for the very first time, the one-stop-sho


Dwaraka opens at Mount Lavinia with authentic North and South Indian flavours

Views - 27 Friday, 7 February 2020 00:00

Dwaraka, a pure vegetarian spot for authentic North and South Indian flavours, opened their second restaurant at No. 10, Old Quarry Road, Mount Lavinia, recently. The fully air conditioned restaurant has a spacious dining area with all modern facili


LAF hosts annual Scrabble Bash 2020

Views - 20 Friday, 7 February 2020 00:00

‘Let’s talk about dementia’ is the theme implemented globally in 2020. The theme has wide international appeal and will continue the drive for people to have conversations which will challenge stigma, leading to action, information, advice an


MAZE launches limited edition socks in year 2020; Pantone Colour of the Year

Views - 14 Friday, 7 February 2020 00:00

Back in December, Pantone – the industry standard for matching colours announced that 2020’s Colour of the Year would be Classic Blue, a dark, calming and rich shade slightly lighter than royal blue. A trendsetter the locally designed and produce


Raja Jewellers presents amazing new Valentine’s Day collection celebrating love

Views - 23 Friday, 7 February 2020 00:00

To strengthen the bonds of love and celebrate the special day for lovers, Raja Jewellers, the monarch of the gold world, presents an amazing and mesmerising new Valentine’s Day collection. The perfect gift to express to your loved one how you feel,


This Valentine’s, love your earth first at Hilton Colombo!

Views - 13 Friday, 7 February 2020 00:00

As love fills the air, exciting experiences for all ages including entertainment, romantic dinners, and exclusive deals have been carefully curated from 5 to 14 February. Embark on a 10-day love affair with the Hilton Colombo by first loving your ear


Single, taken, or complicated: This app’s got you this Valentine’s Day!

Views - 30 Thursday, 6 February 2020 00:00

No matter your relationship status, the most romantic time of the year should be cheery and fun. Therefore, Viber, one of the leading messaging apps in the world, is launching ‘Viber Cupid’, a chatbot that’s meant to make anyone feel ‘special


A Valentine’s romance at Galadari Colombo

Views - 17 Thursday, 6 February 2020 00:00

The Galadari is gearing towards many romantic Valentine’s Day celebrations filled with surprises and excitement. A Parisian love story unravels at the hotel with a Valentine’s goodies hut taking you to the heart of France from 7 to 14 February.


Emirates to serve 40 unique culinary creations across network for Valentine’s Day

Views - 10 Thursday, 6 February 2020 00:00

Emirates is creating a memorable travel experience for its customers for Valentine’s Day. The airline will serve 40 unique Valentine’s Day themed desserts and treats on board and across its network of lounges spread over six continents. To celeb


Ladies VIP Night event in March to call to action for accelerating women’s equality

Views - 59 Thursday, 6 February 2020 00:00

The Ladies VIP Night’s International Women’s Week event 3 March at the host hotel Shangri-La, Colombo Ballroom from 6 p.m. onwards will call to action for accelerating women’s equality. This year the global theme of the International Women’s


Vogue Jewellers offers perfect gifts to celebrate lasting bonds

Views - 15 Wednesday, 5 February 2020 00:37

Love is treasured and symbolic with jewellery that is valued and cherished forever. Love is significant with jewellery that expresses the true feelings of your heart. With the very special Valentine’s Day around the corner, it’s time you got read


ASICS opens first store in Sri Lanka

Views - 46 Wednesday, 5 February 2020 00:36

ASICS India, a subsidiary of the Japanese sports performance brand has lined up an aggressive expansion plan to further grow its business with the launch of a new concept store at One Galle Face mall in Colombo, Sri Lanka, through the local footwear


FootBalance launches in Sri Lanka to offer unparalleled comfort for feet

Views - 94 Wednesday, 5 February 2020 00:33

Sri Lanka is among the top walking nations in the world. Research has identified that urban Sri Lankans are increasingly more conscious about their health. As such, they’re actively walking, jogging, cycling, running, and doing other forms of exerc


With love from the Mövenpick Hotel Colombo

Views - 20 Wednesday, 5 February 2020 00:32

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. Take in the panoramic city and ocean views with rose petals scattered around your table. Sounds idyllic,


Explore a world of endless entertainment with Apple Airplay on LG UHD 4K TVs

Views - 10 Wednesday, 5 February 2020 00:30

Convenient usage and ultimate viewing pleasure are first and foremost in the minds of today’s fast-paced generation. Extremely busy lifestyles and hectic daily schedules force people to use their smartphones more often rather than other electrical


Pakistan Lifestyle Exhibition 2020 concludes in Colombo

Views - 26 Tuesday, 4 February 2020 00:49

Sri Lankan Minister of Small and Medium Business and Enterprise Development and Minister of Industries and Supply Chain Management Wimal Weerawansa along with the High Commissioner of Pakistan in Sri Lanka, Maj. Gen. (Retd.) Saad Khattak inaugurated


DIMO celebrates nation’s rich history

Views - 17 Tuesday, 4 February 2020 00:46

Sri Lanka’s history is one which is rich in notable individuals who have made great contributions to the country. DIMO’s commitment and passion to revolutionary technology and engineering is deeply rooted in Sri Lanka, formerly a collection of ki


Top model Toni Garrn looks at latest trends and sustainable consumption at Ambiente

Views - 20 Monday, 3 February 2020 00:00

Toni Garrn is known primarily as a model in high end fashion magazines such as Vogue, Elle & Harper´s Bazaar. On 10 February, she will be visiting Ambiente, the leading global trade fair for consumer goods. Here, she will find out more about the lat


Singer-Beko alliance brings to life ‘Fun Baking for Kids’

Views - 16 Monday, 3 February 2020 00:00

The eagerly-awaited initiative, ‘Fun Baking for Kids’, organised by Singer Sri Lanka in partnership with Beko, witnessed young amateur chefs competing to conjure up lip-smacking confectionaries during the festive season. Apart from a resourceful


PUMA opens new store in Sri Lanka

Views - 38 Monday, 3 February 2020 00:00

Global sportswear brand PUMA announced the launch of its new store in Sri Lanka. Located in One Galle Face Mall, Colombo, the store is spread over 77 sqm., showcasing the widest array of the company’s latest performance and Sportstyle products. Sr


ODEL launches ‘Resort to Basics’

Views - 17 Monday, 3 February 2020 00:00

This season, ODEL embraces the statement ‘Less is More’ with their ‘Resort to Basics’ collection. The range of products highlights fashion staples and wardrobe essentials, made from breathable fabrics. The collection draws inspiration from th


A Night for the Girl Squads at Cinnamon Grand Colombo

Views - 16 Thursday, 30 January 2020 00:00

It’s all about the ladies on Friday, 31 January at Cinnamon Grand Colombo. The evening for the girl squads, taking place at the Sequel room, from 6:30 p.m. to 12 midnight, will include music from a female DJ, a female mixologist, special activities


SLT celebrates Thai Pongal with students of Colombuthurai Thuraiyappa Vidyalaya, Jaffna

Views - 18 Thursday, 30 January 2020 00:00

Sri Lanka Telecom (SLT), the leading ICT and digital solutions provider conducted a special event at Colombuthurai Thuraiyappa Vidyalaya, Jaffna recently in celebration of Thai Pongal, the harvest festival celebrated by the Hindu community in Sri Lan


Uber Eats to launch in Negombo

Views - 50 Thursday, 30 January 2020 00:00

Uber Eats, one of the world’s leading food delivery networks, will soon launch its operations in its third Sri Lankan city, Negombo. With a global presence in more than 500 cities across the world, UberEats has grown and expanded to be a market lea


Consumers approve FADNA Shape Up Tea for a healthy lifestyle

Views - 12 Thursday, 30 January 2020 00:00

Food and Nature Ltd., manufacturer and marketer of FADNA, recently announced findings of a research conducted amongst its consumers to capture the trust placed on the brand FADNA Shape Up Tea. The survey was administered by PepperCube Consultants Ltd


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Jothipala A unique playback singer who sang to joy, emotion and grief

Saturday, 29 February 2020

“Poruthukeesi Karaya, Ratawal Allanna Sooraya,” the lilting Baila song from ‘Sandesaya’ was the first Sinhala film song that I became immensely fond of as a little boy. I did not see the film ‘Sandesaya’ when it was first released in 196


For the love of my motherland Sri Lanka

Saturday, 29 February 2020

It is Monday 25 February 2020 as I hunt-and-peck my computer keyboard at Colombo International Airport Terminal 12 awaiting my flight to New York with my wife to attend a family funeral. I had been catching up on yester


China’s virus shutdown will hurt growth abroad

Friday, 28 February 2020

Many affluent Chinese fearful of being infected by the coronavirus and being quarantined by the State are staying home. Many companies and countries around the world are linked to the Chinese economy, which is likely to have far-reaching consequences


The reality of the system

Friday, 28 February 2020

The whole system of the country which has been crumbling is now on the verge of near collapse. The political regime, bureaucracy, intellectuals and the society in general did not have a sufficiently developed political imagination to understand the n


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