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Deshanee Reception Hall turns 10 with mega wedding fair

Views - 14 Wednesday, 17 April 2019 00:00

Planning a wedding can be a time consuming and daunting task, especially if you don’t have the right contacts and resources. One of the biggest tasks when it comes to planning a wedding is selecting a venue that suits your budget, provides superior


AKIRA’s unique Avurudu collection debuts

Views - 53 Friday, 12 April 2019 00:00

As the time for tradition and celebration dawns closer, AKIRA clothing store presents to their valued customer base an Avurudu Lungi collection for them to rejoice in this festive season with bright colours and comfortable fabrics, available exclusiv


New salad dressings with a zing from MA’s Kitchen

Views - 21 Friday, 12 April 2019 00:00

MA’s Kitchen, one of the country’s leading food manufacturers, recently announced the launch of a brand new range of salad dressings to cater to a variety of different palates. The range is made up of Honey Mustard, Coconut and Lemongrass, Sesame


YMCA Moratuwa conducts annual ‘Lama Avurudu Ulela’

Views - 17 Friday, 12 April 2019 00:00

The new YMCA Moratuwa recently organised and conducted its annual ‘Lama Avurudu Ulela’ which was well-attended by children in the Moratuwa area. Kids from low income families were specially invited to this event. In addition to traditional New Ye


British School in Colombo welcomes Sinhala and New Year in style

Views - 15 Friday, 12 April 2019 00:00

The British School in Colombo (BSC) celebrated the Sinhala and Tamil New Year 2019 during a Special Assembly held at the school premises recently. The students observed the event with reverence and enjoyed the exceptional and engaging dancing, singin


The Senior Station celebrates Avurudu

Views - 17 Friday, 12 April 2019 00:00

The Senior Station held its annual Avurudu festivities at the Ladies’ College Vocational Training Institute on Tuesday (2). The members of the group took part in various activities related to the New Year season. The Senior Station organisers condu


Unique fashion experience by Vision Care: ‘Fashion Frames’

Views - 25 Wednesday, 10 April 2019 00:07

Vision Care, the island’s leading eye care solutions provider recently launched its latest sub-brand ‘Fashion Frames’ at Colombo Fashion Week (CFW). Whilst serving as the Official Eyewear Partner of the event, Vision Care sponsored a wide varie


The altitude of photography: OPPO F11 Pro Mt. Everest

Views - 22 Wednesday, 10 April 2019 00:05

Beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder, but it can be shared as with F11 Pro! As a result, we have the first-ever mesmerising pictures taken by F11 Pro of Mt. Everest in its glory and grandeur. The stunning photograph closely captures the breath-tak


Mallika Hemachandra Jewellers: Prosper this season with a touch of gold

Views - 21 Wednesday, 10 April 2019 00:04

Sri Lanka’s renowned jewellers, Mallika Hemachandra Jewellers takes a hand in spreading prosperity this dawning Sinhala and Tamil New Year. The transition of the sun from the Meena Rashiya (House of Pisces) to the Mesha Rashiya (House of Aries), ge


Third edition of Lankan Isle out now

Views - 23 Tuesday, 9 April 2019 00:00

The third edition of Lankan Isle – a Collector’s Digest for discerning readers, is out now. The latest edition of Lankan Isle brings to its readers an assortment of stories that will enhance one’s knowledge and enable stimulating reading. This


Hameedia goes festive this Avurudu with ‘Summer has Come’

Views - 18 Tuesday, 9 April 2019 00:00

The dawn of the New Year is off to a prosperous start with Hameedia adding to the festive cheer with exclusive offers, discounts on credit cards and a new Avurudu collection on offer. The leading men’s wear brand that is synonymous with style and


Swarovski Gemstones holds ‘Art of Brilliance Sri Lanka’

Views - 64 Tuesday, 9 April 2019 00:00

Swarovski Gemstones recently organised the ‘Art of Brilliance Sri Lanka’ event in the heart of Sri Lanka, Colombo with the participation of Vice President Operations – Asia Pacific Kurt Zbinden. The event also marked the launch of Gem Visions,


HNB Gami Pubuduwa Avurudu Pola at BMICH 6-7 April

Views - 47 Friday, 5 April 2019 00:00

Commemorating the 30th anniversary since HNB first began championing microfinance, rural banking and entrepreneurship in Sri Lanka, the Bank announced the launch of its third annual Gami Pubuduwa Avurudu Pola. Commencing from 10 am at the BMICH on 6-


Germany’s Nolte Küchen opens new showroom in Sri Lanka

Views - 50 Friday, 5 April 2019 00:00

Konsept Centro is the official local partner for the world’s most celebrated kitchen, bedroom and living room furniture and fittings. The organisation has a longstanding partnership with the Nolte Group; Germanys leading manufacturer of deluxe kitc


Raja Jewellers offers attractive discounts for New Year season

Views - 36 Friday, 5 April 2019 00:00

Raja Jewellers, the monarch of the gold world with over 90 years of proud history in Sri Lanka, offers very lucrative discounts up to 50% on all purchases during the Sinhala-Hindu New Year season. The massive discount offer includes 15% discount on p


Celebrate the festive season with ‘Super Avurudu’ at LAUGFS Supermarkets

Views - 36 Friday, 5 April 2019 00:00

LAUGFS Supermarkets is celebrating this Avurudu season with ‘Super Avurudu’, offering exciting seasonal offers for its valuable customers. More than 350 products will be on offer during the month of April across the supermarket chain together wit


Enjoy Avurudu shopping with ‘BOC Festive Discounts’ from BOC Cards

Views - 28 Friday, 5 April 2019 00:00

The Bank of Ceylon invites BOC Card holders to enjoy shopping for Avurudu with their families as they can enjoy the highest discounts during the Avurudu period. The Bank offers discounts for both its Credit and Debit Card holders at popular shopping


Latest Vogue Bridal Jewellery Collection now in showrooms

Views - 42 Thursday, 4 April 2019 00:15

Every bride’s dream is to look her best on her wedding day… to be admired, to be dressed in her dream bridal and be adorned in jewellery like no other. For nearly six decades, Vogue Jewellers has been introducing novel designs that have become ic


‘Vinu Prabha 2019’ certificate awarding ceremony sponsored by Revitiz

Views - 22 Thursday, 4 April 2019 00:14

Professional Beautician Nuwanthi Wanniarachchi’s ‘Salon Vinu and Academy’ awarded certificates to its students at a gala ceremony held at the Shanghai Hotel in Moratuwa with former First Lady Shiranthi Rajapaksa as the Chief Guest. Students who


Avurudu bonanza from Pannipitiya Private Hospital

Views - 18 Thursday, 4 April 2019 00:12

One of the most prominent hospitals in the island, Pannipitiya Private Hospital will offer its customers health check medical packages for the lowest costs to mark the coming festive season. This is by offering its customers a premium 25% discount fo


Aviraté bags Silver and Bronze Awards at SLIM Digis 2018

Views - 17 Thursday, 4 April 2019 00:12

Aviraté, an international fashion label that has taken Sri Lanka’s retail innovation to new heights, recently bagged the Bronze Award in the Retail Category and the Silver Award for The Best Digital Marketing Innovation at the SLIM Digis 2018 Awa


GOYO continues its winning streak at SLIM Digis 2018

Views - 15 Thursday, 4 April 2019 00:11

Sri Lanka’s trendiest fitness app and wearable GOYO continued its winning streak, clinching the Bronze award for the Best Digital Marketing Campaign at the inaugural SLIM Digis 2018 held recently. Awarded under Healthcare, Wellness and Hospitals c


FMLK store opens in Colombo creating unique user-experience bridging digital and physical realities

Views - 213 Wednesday, 3 April 2019 00:00

FMLK – a brick-and-mortar retail experience presented by Sri Lanka’s online fashion retail leader www.fashionmarket.lk came alive on 19 March at its city-central location on Green Path, amidst fashion, design, business and media communities. The


Shri Nadika Jewellers celebrates 30th anniversary

Views - 32 Wednesday, 3 April 2019 00:00

Shri Nadika Jewellers, one of the leading jewellery manufacturers in Sri Lanka, proudly celebrated its 30th anniversary on a grand scale. Founded by N.P.M. Pillai, three decades ago in Kegalle, Shri Nadika Jewellers has come a long way of success wit


Upgrade to a luxury shave with ‘King of Shaves’ at Cargills

Views - 17 Wednesday, 3 April 2019 00:00

We live in an era where humans are on the constant lookout for the latest and smartest technology in every aspect of their lives to satisfy their pursuit of perfection and performance. Be it the smartest phone, or the smartest home, technology is rap


Super cool looks from Chagall for Avurudu

Views - 19 Wednesday, 3 April 2019 00:00

Master Stylist and Hair Wizard Gerald Solomons of Chagall has come up with some super cool looks and styles to beat the heat, stay cool and look fabulous, while not forgetting the all-important ‘Avurudu look’ as well ! The sweltering heat and the


Celebrate Avurudu with the glamour of branded watches

Views - 24 Tuesday, 2 April 2019 00:00

GMT celebrates the Avurudu season with a fabulous discount of up to 30% on its entire range of branded watches. The exciting range is available in Sri Lanka only under the prestigious GMT banner at their flagship store on Level 2 at Majestic City and


DSI opens showroom in Pelmadulla

Views - 34 Tuesday, 2 April 2019 00:00

D. Samson & Sons Ltd. celebrated the opening of a second DSI showroom in the town of Pelmadulla. The new showroom is located at No. 116 along the Main Street of the town. D. Samson & Sons Ltd. Emeritus Chairman Deshamanya Nandadasa Rajapaksa and D.


ODEL captures ‘Spirit & Soul’ of summer with new collection

Views - 21 Tuesday, 2 April 2019 00:00

ODEL has travelled back to a simpler time with the launch of its Summer 2019 collection ‘Spirit & Soul’ featuring breezy fabrics in sunset tones and feminine florals with an aura of tangerine. Enlivened by floral embroidery and delicate floral mo


Singer ‘Soorya Deemana’ promotion to light up the Avurudu season

Views - 33 Friday, 29 March 2019 00:00

Singer (Sri Lanka) PLC, the country’s premier consumer durables retailer, is paving the way for Sri Lankan consumers to celebrate the Avurudu holiday season with the launch of the Singer ‘Soorya Deemana’ promotion. The Singer ‘Soorya Deemana


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Our Cricket Board simply cannot deliver – why not they all quit honourably?

Tuesday, 18 June 2019

“It is necessary, therefore, for the Government to pay serious attention to the doings of Sri Lanka Cricket [board] and take immediate action to lift their game for the progress of our glorious game.” Question for Sri Lanka Cricket (board) Sri La


Yesterday Tamils, today Muslims and tomorrow who?

Tuesday, 18 June 2019

From the time of S.W.R.D. Bandaranaike’s election victory in 1956, one and only one issue had dominated political party campaigns in this country; and that was communalism. The Tamil community was the main focus of these campaigns for over 50 years


Those who go by social proof are easy prey to crafty schemers

Monday, 17 June 2019

Going after social proof Swiss writer and novelist, Rolf Dobelli, in one of the essays in his 2013 book ‘The Art of Thinking Clearly’, has given a fine warning to his readers. He has warned against going by ‘social proof’ or ‘majority view


Poson ponderings on positional power: ‘Authority vested’ vs. ‘authority wasted’

Monday, 17 June 2019

We witnessed a serene Poson Poya, in a far more improved security setting in Sri Lanka. Whilst the Sri Lankan life slowly returning to normal, political fronts do not appear to show the same. Has the political power become the people ‘pava’ (sin)


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