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Kadadasi recycled paper: Keeping the environment at its heart

Views - 39 Friday, 1 February 2019 00:00

In the village of Bollatha – Gampaha, nestled among acres of lush greenery – lies a modest foundry of tastefully handcrafted paper where a vast range of artisan paper products, with the most vibrant designs and colours are brought to life. Kada


Raja Jewellers relaunches website and relocates Negombo branch

Views - 25 Friday, 1 February 2019 00:00

Raja Jewellers, the monarch of the gold world with a proud history of pioneering Sri Lankan jewellery industry for over 90 years, has re-launched their official website (www.rajajewellers.com) with a new look and more features to coincide with the o


Spa Ceylon wins ‘Asia’s Greatest Brands 2018’

Views - 49 Wednesday, 30 January 2019 00:02

Spa Ceylon – the world’s largest luxury Ayurveda chain, was awarded the prestigious Asia’s Greatest Brands 2018status, at the Asia’s Greatest Brands & Leaders Awards 2018, held in conjunction with the Asian Business & Social Forum, earlier th


Dress up in 2019 with STHRI by Selyn

Views - 32 Wednesday, 30 January 2019 00:01

Selyn, Sri Lanka’s only fair-trade guaranteed handloom company, recently launched its latest line of women’s wear under the STHRI brand. The new collection features a range of versatile tops, crop tops, pants and dresses in comfortable styles, va


Odel’s ‘At Leisure’ Spring 2019 Collection a nod to athleisure

Views - 34 Wednesday, 30 January 2019 00:00

Fashion and fitness morph in Odel’s versatile new Spring 2019 collection that dares to envisage clothing that is equally suited for work, a walk or even a cocktail, in comfort, confidence and style.


Spa Ceylon to open ‘Royal Tea Salon’

Views - 21 Wednesday, 30 January 2019 00:00

February will see Spa Ceylon opening its first experiential ‘Royal Tea Salon’ at Colombo’s Old Dutch Hospital, offering a uniquely interactive Gourmet Ceylonese High Tea experience.


Your journey to ‘I Do’ with Cinnamon City Weddings

Views - 66 Thursday, 24 January 2019 00:09

Cinnamon City Weddings, your journey to ‘I Do’, will be a never-before-seen wedding event presented by two of Cinnamon’s city hotels – Cinnamon Grand and Cinnamon Lakeside – that will showcase everything you would want and more, when prepar


Australian National Fitness Model Gayan Perera’s fitness workshop at Idea Hell

Views - 34 Thursday, 24 January 2019 00:06

For the first time in Sri Lanka, Gayan Perera, the well-known Australian National Fitness Model, is going to host a workshop on fitness issues and clear all doubts and myths about work out and nutrition plans. The event organised by Ramindu Randeni,


Royal Lanka Agencies introduces ladies’ watches that reflect a flight of butterflies

Views - 15 Thursday, 24 January 2019 00:04

Royal Lanka Agencies Ltd. recently introduced ladies’ watches that reflect a flight of butterflies and now they are available GMT on the 2nd Floor at Majestic City, 3rd Floor at Colombo City Centre and at UrbanTrendz, at the corner of Galle road an


Cargills Bank continues to offer ‘Best Supermarket Deal’ in town

Views - 42 Thursday, 24 January 2019 00:04

Cargills Bank has announced the extension of its 15% cash-back deal at Cargills Food City for the bank’s credit cards till 31 March 2019 with a new tagline ‘Why pay more for food when you can pay less?’ A 15% cash-back is given on the total pur


Winter comes to CÉ LA VI as it hosts official White Walker party in Sri Lanka

Views - 28 Thursday, 24 January 2019 00:00

The Kingsbury’s CÉ LA VI will be the place to be on Friday 25 January as it hosts the official White Walker party alongside beverage behemoth Johnnie Walker. The Whiskey is an official collaboration between Game of Thrones and Johnnie Walker. Fant


‘Sea to Plate’: Arpico launches new venture

Views - 15 Thursday, 24 January 2019 00:00

Arpico Supercentre, one of the fastest growing supermarkets in the island has taken freshness to the next level, under the project ‘Sea to Plate’. This strategic initiative will allow customers to purchase the freshest catch at the most competiti


Historic restaurant among shock losers in 2019 Michelin

Views - 16 Thursday, 24 January 2019 00:00

PARIS, AFP: A restaurant that has held three Michelin stars for half a century was pushed down a rank Monday in one of the biggest shocks of the French culinary guide for 2019. Ahead of the new edition’s unveiling Monday afternoon, Manager Daniell


From London’s Brick Lane to Davos, veganism on the menu

Views - 11 Thursday, 24 January 2019 00:00

London (Reuters): Teenage London restaurant manager Abdul Muhaimen settled his first-year university bill by cashing in on a rising trend: veganism. Working with his father, the owner of City Spice restaurant, and Michelin star chef Rupert Rowley, th


19 for 19: Ways you can challenge the way you eat in the New Year

Views - 14 Thursday, 24 January 2019 00:00

There’s so much more to eating healthier in the New Year than ditching carbs and including more water, fruit and vegetables in your diet (though all this is undeniably helpful). Here are our 19 favourite tips for eating healthier, giving your body


IdeaMart launches ‘ISayYouDo’, powering the next generation of lifestyle applications

Views - 24 Thursday, 24 January 2019 00:00

IdeaMart announced the launch of its latest innovative product, ‘ISayYouDo’, a web platform that assists its users in managing, personalising and automating their daily tasks, lifestyle choices, access to relevant information, and entertainment o


A Valentine’s getaway to Amari Galle

Views - 23 Tuesday, 22 January 2019 00:00

Cuddle up and rediscover the magic of love on the most romantic day at one of the most romantic resorts down south, Amari Galle. For those lovebirds looking for an entire day to celebrate, Amari Galle has it all planned under one roof. Be it a spa d


Odel opens ‘Luv SL Treasures’ outlet at Shangri-La, Colombo

Views - 33 Tuesday, 22 January 2019 00:00

‘Luv SL’ – Odel’s unique tribute brand that celebrates Sri Lankan creative expression through merchandise – has opened an outlet at the Shangri-La Hotel in Colombo, offering visitors a select range of high quality souvenir products truly ev


CMB 1948 – two young entrepreneurs creating waves with a classic collection of apparel

Views - 25 Friday, 18 January 2019 00:00

They belong to the Instagram generation – where they have built a cult following for their uniquely Sri Lankan brand. Yet for Akarsha Weerasooriya and Saliya Gunasekera, this is only the beginning of their entrepreneurial journey. CMB 1948 is the


‘Sour Metal’ crafting a new trend in vintage bling

Views - 246 Friday, 18 January 2019 00:00

Sour Metal, a brand promoting vintage Sri Lankan jewellery, with an aim to rekindle an appreciation for the eccentricities and beauty of ancient Ceylon, was launched in Colombo recently. The designer and founder of Sour Metal, Saeeda Deen, is a gradu


Hair wizard Gerald Solomons on 2019 and the looks that sizzle

Views - 15 Friday, 18 January 2019 00:00

Master stylist and hair wizard Gerald Solomons owner of Colombo’s most elite salon Chagall spoke of the upcoming trends for the year 2019. In Gerald’s opinion, though following a trend is important and obviously most people want to keep up with a


Second edition of ‘Lankan Isle’ now out

Views - 20 Thursday, 17 January 2019 00:00

The second edition of ‘Lankan Isle’ which came among the readers at the Colombo International Book Fair last September is now out. The dynamic quarterly which reaches out to a discerning audience, offering off-the-beaten track content, assures a


Exercise: How to keep everyone’s least favourite NY resolution!

Views - 23 Thursday, 17 January 2019 00:00

Thinking of taking better care of yourself by working out regularly in the New Year? Good. It’s important. It’s equally important to maintain that thought throughout the year until it turns into a habit and you develop a strong, healthy body for


2019 welcomes 70 years of menswear excellence by Hameedia

Views - 20 Thursday, 17 January 2019 00:00

Hameedia – the menswear specialist of global repute, celebrated the dawning of the New Year with the traditional multi-religious ceremony at its Ratmalana Head Office Complex recently. The customary milk-warming and multi-cultural activities, carr


SriLankan Airlines celebrate Thai Pongal

Views - 21 Thursday, 17 January 2019 00:00

SriLankan Airlines celebrated Thai Pongal – the celebration of the first harvest of the year, at its home base at Bandaranaike International Airport, Sri Lanka. The Airline’s ground handling staff  greeted and celebrated Thai Pongal festival wit


Carnatic vocal recital by Sakthi Ravitharan

Views - 53 Saturday, 12 January 2019 00:00

To celebrate Thai Pongal, Swami Vivekananda Cultural Centre, High Commission of India, Colombo will be presenting a Carnatic vocal recital by Dr Sakthi Ravitharan a vocalist from Australia, on 16 January at 6 p.m. at Swami Vivekananda Cultural Centre


VOICES OF PEACE – they were just like us

Views - 35 Saturday, 12 January 2019 00:00

Although South Africa set a shining example in peace-building with its truth and reconciliation process to nations struggling with the aftermath of civil war, not many have followed in their footsteps. Before reaching for reconciliation, truth, espec


Busy start as a reporter

Views - 40 Saturday, 12 January 2019 00:00

Having supported the UNP at the 1956 general election, Lake House faced a daunting task in building relations with the new Prime Minister and Cabinet ministers. On the other hand, the new Government also wanted media publicity for its policies and pl


Resolve to make health and wellness a priority in 2019 with Nations Trust Bank American Express

Views - 37 Friday, 11 January 2019 00:00

We all understand that our health and wellness is of utmost importance. That’s why increasing physical fitness and setting aside time to relax are often one of the most popular New Year’s resolutions. This New Year, Nations Trust Bank American Ex


Revitiz hair nutrition partner at Le Coiffeur Thilaque Academy graduation ceremony

Views - 20 Friday, 11 January 2019 00:00

The 2018 graduation ceremony of the Le Coiffeur Thilaque – Academy of Hair & Beauty owned by Thilaque de Silva was held at the Hotel Galadari recently. Thilaque de Silva who has over 30 years of vast experience in hair dressing is known to be the h


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Discipline and the devil’s disciples

Monday, 18 February 2019

That coach who repeatedly slapped a boy under his care has generated a storm of controversy on social media. On one side are aunties, bleeding hearts, civil rights champions et al who are outraged or at the very least shocked or surprised. On the oth


SL growth profile: Arrest moving down the staircase immediately to avoid hard landing on the floor

Monday, 18 February 2019

Strong message in the Sri Lanka Development Update 2019 Sri Lanka Development Update for 2019 was released by the World Bank last week. This document contains a review by the bank’s residential staff of the present state of the country’s economy


Prudential banking and saga of MTD Walkers

Monday, 18 February 2019

The matters referred to in the article under this title published in the Daily FT (15 February) are spotlighted in more detail under this scrutiny. While the general attention of the public remains more focused on recently arrested underworld kingpin


Minister Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe’s empty rant

Monday, 18 February 2019

Minister Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe (WR) has joined President Sirisena’s reckless verbal onslaught on the Constitutional Council (CC) that was set up by the 19th Amendment (Daily Mirror 15 February). I use “verbal onslaught” intentionally since, as


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