British Cosmetics Academy of Hair and Beauty celebrates student graduation

Views - 9 Wednesday, 1 August 2018 00:00

British Cosmetics, the leader in hair and beauty care, awarded its students at the recently held annual graduation at the Hilton

Threads of Time: The business and glamour of fashion unfolds

Views - 27 Tuesday, 31 July 2018 00:00

Threads of Time, the fashion extravaganza which promises to be an explosion of couture, presented by Anita Dorai featuring the breath-taking designs of Singaporean Kavita Thulasidas of Stylemart on 2 September at the Hilton Ballroom, will be a show t

Chocolate, the seasonal produce of the month at Hilton Residences

Views - 19 Thursday, 26 July 2018 00:00

Hilton Colombo Residences has announced a month of chocolate as its seasonal specialty produce for August 2018 at BASICO Bar Lounge. The objective of this initiative is to look at the health aspect of each seasonal produce and how it can be used in d

Joseph Sergentakis curates CÉ LA VI Colombo’s new menu

Views - 127 Thursday, 26 July 2018 00:00

CÉ LA VI, Singapore Group Executive Chef Joseph Sergentakis has shared his expertise by curating the menus for the upcoming CÉ LA VI Colombo, which will adorn the striking rooftop of The Kingsbury Hotel. When enquired about his experience in the fo

The Kingsbury presents ‘Cuban Nights’

Views - 36 Thursday, 26 July 2018 00:00

The Kingsbury’s in-house bar has introduced ‘Cuban Nights,’ showcasing a range of Cuban inspired cocktails and tapas menus to be sampled while relaxing under a canopy of fairy lights with Cuban music playing. Cuban nights will be held at the in

Hameedia unveils ‘The Grooming Studio’

Views - 23 Tuesday, 24 July 2018 00:00

Hameedia, Sri Lanka’s leading menswear specialist recently introduced ‘The Grooming Studio’ – a total range of grooming solutions under one roof for grooms-to-be. Available at Hameedia showrooms island-wide, and run by Hameedia’s expert tea

Glitz Mount Lavinia reopens with ‘Fashioned by Nature’ theme

Views - 25 Tuesday, 24 July 2018 00:00

Glitz, Sri Lanka’s number one fashion destination recently reopened its doors under the theme ‘Fashioned by Nature’, which took inspiration from the lush tropical greenery of our island nation. The newly revamped outlet in Mount Lavinia re-open

A wedding to remember with Avani Hotels & Resorts

Views - 38 Monday, 23 July 2018 00:00

Avani Hotels & Resorts launches new wedding packages at ‘The Wedding Show – 2018’ to be held from 27-29 July at the BMICH. Couples booking their wedding or honeymoon packages at the exhibition at Avani properties will be entitled to an exciting

Villa-based residential country club Catalina Koggala gathers momentum

Views - 523 Friday, 20 July 2018 00:00

Villa-based residential country club, Catalina Koggala recently held a discussion to create awareness among local business

Premier jeweller Careems opens flagship store

Views - 49 Wednesday, 18 July 2018 00:00

Careem jewellers recently unveiled their spacious distinctively designed flagship store which is prestigiously located

Ministry of Crab pops up at Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore

Views - 43 Wednesday, 18 July 2018 00:00

Making its way to the land that made Sri Lankan Crabs famous, Ministry of Crab took to Singapore for an exciting three-day

Tamba Villas, the ultimate in paradise living

Views - 159 Wednesday, 18 July 2018 00:00

The southern coast which in recent times has witnessed a flurry of development and related activities, will soon be home to an idyllic

Four wins for Spa Ceylon at World Luxury Spa Awards 2018

Views - 74 Wednesday, 18 July 2018 00:00

Spa Ceylon, the world’s largest luxury Ayurveda chain, yet again stamped its global dominance in the segment by clinching

Hameedia opens new-look showroom in Rajagiriya

Views - 34 Tuesday, 17 July 2018 00:00

In keeping with its commitment to fulfil the demand for easy access to its much-loved world-class collections, Sri Lanka’s leading menswear specialist, Hameedia, re-launched its Rajagiriya showroom on a grand scale on 30 June at 578, Old Kotte Road

Cyaniq Global recognises winners of Rex Perera Challenge Trophy at Galle Face Hotel

Views - 18 Tuesday, 17 July 2018 00:00

Cyaniq Global, the specialised writing service and full-scope communications consultancy, partnered the Vajira Bridge Centre in hosting the inaugural Cyaniq Bridge Championship at Galle Face Hotel on 8 July. This initiative displayed the company’s

LAUGFS Supermarkets expands to Kesbewa with the largest LAUGFS Super outlet

Views - 22 Tuesday, 17 July 2018 00:00

LAUGFS Supermarkets, a pioneer in the retailing industry, recently announced the launch of its latest outlet in Kesbewa, in keeping with the company’s rapid expansion strategy. This outlet marked the 34th addition to the LAUGFS Supermarkets’ reta

Mastercard offers greater value for Premium cardholders in Sri Lanka

Views - 29 Tuesday, 17 July 2018 00:00

Mastercard unveiled an enhanced suite of benefits and privileges exclusively for World and Platinum Mastercard consumer credit cardholders in Sri Lanka. Based on the company’s experiences from around the world as well as its understanding of the l

Brand new flavours at Flavoured

Views - 28 Thursday, 12 July 2018 00:00

From a range of brand new soups and starters to a number of delicious new mains and desserts, Cinnamon Red’s Flavoured restaurant has expanded their menu, offering guests a truly gastronomic experience in the heart of Colombo. The newest soup on th

Dankotuwa Porcelain-made Portmeirion Choices collection honoured by V&A Museum in London

Views - 67 Thursday, 12 July 2018 00:00

A stunning tableware collection from Portmeirion, exclusively manufactured by Dankotuwa Porcelain PLC in Sri Lanka, has achieved the rare honour of being entered into the permanent ceramics collection of the prestigious Victoria and Albert (V&A) Muse

Arpico Supercentres revamped for unmatched shopping experience

Views - 18 Wednesday, 11 July 2018 00:00

Sri Lanka’s leading chain of supermarkets, Arpico has upgraded the main Supercentres of its island wide network to

Scent’sationals now in Sri Lanka

Views - 11 Wednesday, 11 July 2018 00:00

Scent’sationals opened its doors for business in June in Nugegoda to provide a unique shopping experience for those looking

Uswatte expands into biscuits market with Uswatte Golden Biscuits

Views - 200 Wednesday, 11 July 2018 00:00

Uswatte Confectionery Works, Sri Lanka’s oldest confectionery manufacturer, has expanded into the biscuits market

Help the Red Pandas thrive with The Body Shop

Views - 20 Wednesday, 11 July 2018 00:00

This month, celebrate the environment and its bounty with a beauty routine that goes the extra mile for biodiversity.

MA’s Biryani Masala: The spice of life

Views - 15 Wednesday, 11 July 2018 00:00

The ethnic palate of Persian cuisine is now a simple seasoning away from filling one’s home kitchen with the fabulous

Refurbished Buththala Singer Plus showroom opened

Views - 26 Wednesday, 11 July 2018 00:00

The newly refurbished Singer Plus showroom in Buththala was declared opened by Singer Sri Lanka Sales Director Mahesh

Park Street Gourmet: Making shopping cool again!

Views - 94 Thursday, 5 July 2018 00:00

By Madushka Balasuriya “Sri Lanka is undergoing what I like to call a gastronomic revolution,” an enthusiastic Suren Mirchandani tells me. “And here, we wanted to house those products at a venue reflective of our goal to bring that revolution f

Axe calls out to the bold, daring, intelligent and strong

Views - 27 Thursday, 28 June 2018 00:00

Axe, the global Unilever deodorant brand, is issuing a challenge to the audacious looking to ramp up the fun quotient in their life. The popular male grooming brand is whipping up a frenzy amongst young millennials in the city with three unique acti

Crysbro Golden Chicken gleams at Culinary Art Food Expo 2018

Views - 16 Thursday, 28 June 2018 00:00

Crysbro, the brand of Farms Pride Ltd., presented a striking demonstration of culinary excellence and awareness, highlighting Crysbro Golden Chicken along with a vast range of products at the Culinary Art Food Expo 2018. Raising awareness on the nutr

Dremron extends operations to Singapore

Views - 32 Thursday, 28 June 2018 00:00

Dreamron Sri Lanka’s leading cosmetics manufacturer, marketer and exporter in operation since 1998 has launched its products to many countries very successfully, mainly due to its quality matching to international standards. The latest addition to

Goodies just got better!

Views - 36 Thursday, 28 June 2018 00:00

Cinnamon Lakeside’s Goodies, known for its delectable chocolates, cakes, savouries and more, has got even better, with a new look, feel and colour scheme. The same great products that you’ve enjoyed are now available in brand new packaging and se

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In the desert of Tamil films, actor Sivaji Ganesan was an oasis

Saturday, 22 September 2018

‘Indian Film,’ first published in 1963 and co-authored by former Columbia University Professor Erik Barnouw and his student Dr. Subrahmanyam Krishnaswamy, is considered a seminal study of the evolution and growth of Indian cinema. The book is cit

Imran may turn blind eye to blasphemy law and persecution of Ahmadiyyas

Saturday, 22 September 2018

There are clear signs that Pakistan’s freshly minted Prime Minister, Imran Khan, will make a sincere effort to reduce corruption and maladministration in the domestic sphere. In foreign affairs he is likely to make a brave attempt to mend fences wi

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

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