In a union of tradition and modernity, U.S. actress Meghan marries Prince Harry

Views - 13 Monday, 21 May 2018 00:29

WINDSOR, England (Reuters) - Prince Harry and his actress bride Meghan Markle married on Saturday in a dazzling ceremony that blended ancient English ritual with African American culture, infusing the 1,000-year-old British monarchy with a blast of m

Japan’s “Shoplifters” steals the show to win Cannes Palme d’Or

Views - 11 Monday, 21 May 2018 00:26

CANNES, France (Reuters) - Japanese director Hirokazu Kore-eda won the Palme d’Or at Cannes on Saturday for “Shoplifters”, a critically acclaimed family drama with unguessable plot twists.

Anita presents ‘Threads of Time’ Indo Singaporean fashion extravaganza in aid of Heart to Heart

Views - 59 Friday, 18 May 2018 00:00

Threads of Time, an Indo, Singaporean fashion extravaganza will be staged by Singaporean Anita Dorai in aid of Heart to Heart

Turret showcases luxury products for the discerning

Views - 36 Friday, 18 May 2018 00:00

Turret, a top designer outlet that specialises in the sale of luxury watches, writing instruments and leather accessories

Hair-straightening products contain potentially toxic mix

Views - 16 Friday, 18 May 2018 00:00

(Reuters Health) - Hair products used primarily by black women and children contain a host of hazardous chemicals, a new study shows.

Nike, H&M and Burberry join forces for sustainable fashion

Views - 20 Friday, 18 May 2018 00:00

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation): Major global brands Nike, H&M, Burberry and Gap have signed up to an initiative

US YouTube star unveils trainers with a modern slavery twist

Views - 11 Friday, 18 May 2018 00:00

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation): Known for unveiling the latest sneakers from Adidas and Nike on his YouTube

AIA Vitality partners HSBC GSC in Sri Lanka for cancer walk

Views - 15 Friday, 18 May 2018 00:00

AIA Vitality partnered with HSBC Global Service Centre in Sri Lanka for a Cancer Walk, organised for HSBC employees

DSI Footcandy re-launches with new look and new collection of footwear

Views - 23 Thursday, 17 May 2018 00:00

D. Samson & Sons Ltd., the main marketing and distribution arm of the DSI Samson Group, has relaunched the organisation’s e-commerce site. Boasting an entirely new look, DSI Footcandy now has a range of the latest features and facilities to ensure

The Body Shop launches ‘Love Your Body Club’ membership in Sri Lanka

Views - 30 Thursday, 17 May 2018 00:00

Iconic British beauty brand The Body Shop, has introduced its popular loyalty program exclusively for customers in Sri Lanka. At the launch event at its Fairline building, Colpetty store, friends and fans of The Body Shop were introduced to the Love

15 finalists selected for Chokolaate LiCC Mother Daughter Fashion Designer Contest 2018

Views - 57 Thursday, 17 May 2018 00:00

The Chokolaate LiCC Mother Daughter Fashion Designer Contest organised by Sri Lanka’s premier teen magazine Chokolaate returns for the ninth consecutive year in partnership with LiCC Jeans on 26 May. The event this year will showcase designs creat

Indo-Singaporean fashion extravaganza ‘Threads of Time’ in September

Views - 15 Thursday, 17 May 2018 00:00

Threads of Time, an Indo, Singaporean fashion extravaganza will be staged by Anita Dorai and Kavita Thulasidas bringing the best of Western and Eastern chic in a collection of exquisite designer wear that is cutting edge, breathtaking and unique, yet

Supporting local artists: Alankara teams up with Kavan Balasuriya

Views - 15 Friday, 11 May 2018 00:00

One of Sri Lanka’s most iconic jewellery brands, with a reputation for creating the ‘perfect moment’ for its customers

Tea Talks at Maniumpathy: Focus on ‘The Chitra Lane Way’

Views - 36 Friday, 11 May 2018 00:00

‘The Chitra Lane Way’, a recently launched book about bringing up children; especially those with special needs, was the centre of a fascinating

5th Infocus exhibition of creative photography and ‘Sri Lanka in Focus’ coffee table book launch

Views - 276 Friday, 11 May 2018 00:00

The much awaited exhibition of creative photography – ‘Infocus’ will take place for the fifth year at the Lionel Wendt Art Centre on 19 and 20 May

‘Yoga for youth, yoga for all’

Views - 19 Friday, 11 May 2018 00:00

There was a huge response by Sri Lankan youth to connect and rejuvenate with shared heritage of yoga! The journey

Galadari Vesak Lantern Competition 2018

Views - 16 Friday, 11 May 2018 00:00

The Galadari Hotel successfully completed its annual Vesak Lantern Competition recently in high spirits. Every year this is the ideal opportunity

Cinnamon Grand Inter-Departmental Vesak Lantern Competition 2018

Views - 24 Friday, 11 May 2018 00:00

In a bid to celebrate Vesak, encourage creativity and comradery, Cinnamon Grand held its annual Inter-department Vesak Lantern Competition on 27 April

Lights, lanterns and more: Vesak at Cinnamon’s City Hotels

Views - 17 Friday, 11 May 2018 00:00

Vesak at Cinnamon’s city hotels saw the three properties light up in style with lanterns, lamps and colourful decorations

INSEE innovates with first-ever cement based Vesak pandal in the world

Views - 14 Friday, 11 May 2018 00:00

A large number of Vesak sightseers thronged Ranmuthugala, Kadawatha this year and witnessed a unique Vesak pandal

BMICH holds ‘Bakmaha Ulela’ for employees

Views - 11 Thursday, 10 May 2018 00:00

Inviting an auspicious start to the New Year, the iconic BMICH recently hosted an expansive and entertaining Avurudu employee celebration featuring over 20 events, including the always popular Fancy Dress Parade, Kanamutti, Sack Race, Singithi/Wadihi

Mövenpick Hotel Colombo makes this Mother’s Day a Sunday to remember

Views - 22 Thursday, 10 May 2018 00:00

Mother’s Day is a time for everyone around the world to celebrate and appreciate mothers. Celebrations can be traced back to the ancient Greeks and Romans, who held festivals in honour of the mother goddesses Rhea and Cybele, but the clearest moder

Special Iftar buffets at Cinnamon’s city hotels

Views - 41 Thursday, 10 May 2018 00:00

Cinnamon’s city hotels will honour the holy month in the Islamic calendar leading up to Ramadan with an array of special Iftar offerings designed to bring together families and colleagues in harmonious fellowship. Cinnamon Grand Colombo and Cinnamo

Mothers dine for free this Sunday at Galle Face Hotel

Views - 19 Thursday, 10 May 2018 00:00

This Mother’s Day, make your mum feel extra special by treating her to a memorable Sunday at the Galle Face Hotel. The iconic hotel is offering a Mother’s Day special at The Verandah restaurant, where mum dines for free (in a group of 4). The ex

Celebrate your mom at the Taj

Views - 15 Thursday, 10 May 2018 00:00

Sri Lanka in Ha Noi: A cultural fiesta

Views - 34 Wednesday, 9 May 2018 00:00

For the first time in Viet Nam, the Embassy of Sri Lanka launched a three-day Cultural Fiesta in Ha Noi to commemorate 70th Anniversary

Mother’s Day celebrations at Harpo’s Cafes & Restaurants

Views - 22 Wednesday, 9 May 2018 00:00

Eventhough everyday is a special day to celebrate your Mum – Sunday 13 May being Mother’s Day is celebrated with special menus at Harpo’s cafes & Restaurants.

‘Cook For Mom’ and more with Shangri-La Hotel this Mother’s Day

Views - 20 Wednesday, 9 May 2018 00:00

Shangri-La Hotel, Colombo celebrates Mother’s Day as little chefs cook for their moms, and a host of other activities.

Excel Restaurants takes over FLOOR by O! and SHORE by O!

Views - 24 Wednesday, 9 May 2018 00:00

Excel Restaurants Ltd., a subsidiary of Browns Investments PLC (BI), was granted franchise rights of FLOOR by O! and SHORE

Breitling announces Breitling Squads

Views - 19 Friday, 4 May 2018 00:00

Breitling announced the gifted actors who are the members of the first Breitling Squads. This imaginative idea involves

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Great ‘Gamperaliya’: A great novel made into a great film by a great director

Saturday, 23 June 2018

‘Gamperaliya’ (Changes in the Village/Changement au Village) was the third feature film made by ace director Lester James Peries. It was released on 20 December 1963.The film was based on the famous novel of the same name written by the doyen of

Confusion in Maldivian opposition is to Yameen’s advantage

Saturday, 23 June 2018

The ongoing confusion in the ranks of the Maldivian opposition, barely three months before the presidential election, works to the advantage of the incumbent President and candidate of the Progressive Party of the Maldives (PPM), Abdulla Yameen.

Implications of inward FDI on China: Lessons to be learnt

Saturday, 23 June 2018

China overtook the United States to become the largest trading nation in the world in 2014. China is the second largest economy in the world behind the United States and the largest exporter in the world. It is referred to as the factory of the world

22 June 1941: Operation Barbarossa

Friday, 22 June 2018

When Adolf Hitler founded his Third Reich in January of 1933 there was a decisive ‘quickening’ of history towards the cataclysmic

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