Wimaladharma Brothers keeping time for the nation for over 83 years

Views - 26 Tuesday, 12 February 2019 00:02

Wimaladharma Brothers, ‘The Time Keepers to the Nation,’ has been the benchmark for wrist watches, alarm clocks and wall clocks in the industry for over 83 years. “We founded Wimaladharma Brothers in 1936, which has operated under the tagline

Let your love bloom this Valentine’s Day with Diamond Dreams

Views - 29 Tuesday, 12 February 2019 00:01

Since their entry to the Sri Lankan market in 2009, Diamond Dreams has now evolved to be on par with the most respected diamond jewellery retail brands in the country. As they cater to clientele who understand the timeless beauty of diamonds, they cr

Romance is afloat at Mahaweli Reach

Views - 59 Tuesday, 12 February 2019 00:00

Make this Valentine’s Day truly memorable for that special someone. Treat your Valentine to an enchanting six-course candle-lit dinner on 14 February at the Gangula Terrace by the flowing waters of the Mahaweli River, serenaded by their musicians.

Valentine’s Day at Mövenpick Hotel Colombo

Views - 38 Tuesday, 12 February 2019 00:00

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. Whether you’re blissfully in love or a superbly happy singleton, Valentine’s Day at Vistas is going

Tell us your story to win a dinner for two at FLOW this Valentines

Views - 32 Tuesday, 12 February 2019 00:00

Whether you’re dating, married or looking to rekindle a romantic spark that ignited your relationship, Valentine’s Day sets the mood to celebrate love, friendship, and all that good stuff. With a city offering many escapades and packages, FLOW pr

Shred your ex at In… On the Green this Valentine’s Day

Views - 32 Tuesday, 12 February 2019 00:00

The corniest day of the year can be celebrated differently where you bring your anger, frustrations and sadness to In… On the Green this Valentine’s Day. Just after a break up? Resenting all that time you wasted? Want to have an excuse to have f

Bring the romance to the Taj and let it complete your love story

Views - 56 Tuesday, 12 February 2019 00:00

This February, Taj Samudra Colombo is geared to celebrate Valentine’s Day in all its grandeur, with a Valentine’s Dinner by the poolside in a private love hut or villa, exclusively for individual couples on the romantic night of 14 February from

Walk for Life and be somebody’s hero, as AIA celebrates 100 years

Views - 27 Friday, 8 February 2019 00:00

The world’s largest life insurer, AIA, invites people to the AIA Walk for Life, a charity walk in aid of the Sri Lanka Heart Association (SLHA). As part of the company’s centennial celebrations, AIA will donate Rs. 1,000 to the SLHA on behalf of

Lecture on ‘Universal Human Values’ based on Vedanta philosophy

Views - 59 Friday, 8 February 2019 00:00

Swami Vivekananda Cultural Centre, High Commission of India, Colombo will be organising a lecture titled ‘Universal Human Values’ based on Vedanta philosophy by Mikhil Agarwal on Tuesday 12 February at 6 p.m. at its auditorium at 16/2 Gregory’s

Gut health for fitness

Views - 25 Friday, 8 February 2019 00:00

Your gut doesn’t just take care of itself. You have to make an effort to ensure that you have a healthy gut, which in turn will help improve your athletic performance. What does it mean to have a healthy gut? There is a single layer of cells that signs exclusive online partnership with GFlock Reforest

Views - 407 Friday, 8 February 2019 00:00

Sri Lanka’s largest and most trusted online shopping store, wOw has signed up to become the exclusive online partner with sustainable fashion brand GFlock Reforest. The acquisition is yet another successful example of wOw’s commitment to staying

Complete your 2019 look with Lonali by Selyn

Views - 33 Friday, 8 February 2019 00:00

Selyn has collaborated with ‘House of Lonali’ to design and create a beautiful new line of handloom shoes for their new STHRI collection – ‘Lonali for STHRI’ – to complete your look for the new year. House of Lonali is known for th

Colombo City Centre commemorates 71 years of Sri Lankan independence

Views - 27 Friday, 8 February 2019 00:00

To commemorate the milestone of the 71st year of Sri Lankan independence, Colombo City Centre conducted a series of fun and exciting events that captured the spirit of unity, harmony, and nationhood this Independence Day. Aptly titled ‘Freedom is a

Vogue Jewellers gift options that last beyond celebrations

Views - 27 Thursday, 7 February 2019 00:00

When it comes to selecting a special gift for someone special, have you thought of a gift that will last forever? A gift that has the added advantage of appreciating in value over time? Or, are you opting for enjoying a romantic time with only memori

Journey to ‘I Do’ at Cinnamon City Weddings on 10 Feb.

Views - 84 Thursday, 7 February 2019 00:00

Cinnamon City Weddings, your journey to ‘I Do’ brings to life the venues that you always dreamed of as the backdrop to your special day. The moments that become lifetime memories must have a starting point, and what better way to imagine them tha

Le Grand by Asia Leisure hosts Sir Donald McCullin Fairway Galle Lit Fest Literary Salon

Views - 25 Tuesday, 5 February 2019 00:00

The Le Grand Hotel in Galle was selected as the venue of choice to host legendary photographer Sir Donald McCullin at a literary salon titled ‘Landscapes at Sunset,’ on 19 January. The intimate event was attended by invitees, members of the press

Optimising family health through dietary diversity

Views - 48 Tuesday, 5 February 2019 00:00

With 22% of Sri Lankans undernourished and 15% of children stunted, malnutrition is one of the most serious issues that has perennially gone under the radar. Through the ‘Reaching the Unreached Estates and Surrounding Communities on Equitable Wate unveils glamorous new store with four times the space

Views - 47 Tuesday, 5 February 2019 00:00 goes big with the launching of its new showroom on Saturday (26 January), moving closer to the heart of Colombo at No. 17, Charles Drive, Colombo 7. The showroom is four times more spacious than their pioneering brick and mortar outlet. He

Sritrims unveils new collection of unique designs in Indonesia

Views - 39 Friday, 1 February 2019 00:00

Sritrims, a prestigious Hong Kong based company, which has emerged as a leading manufacturer and supplier of apparel and fashion accessories to internationally renowned brands across the globe, unveiled a fabulous new collection of unique designs

Rekindling ‘Sri Lankan-ness’: ‘Love Sri Lanka Festival’ to celebrate Independence Day

Views - 1613 Friday, 1 February 2019 00:00

Sri Lanka will be celebrating the 71st Independence Day on 4 February. Today, if you walk around the country, whether it’s the cocktail circles in Colombo or the ‘kopi kade’ in the village, you mostly hear negativity, complaining about how thi

Kadadasi recycled paper: Keeping the environment at its heart

Views - 49 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 - 32 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 ( with a new look and more features to coincide with the o

Spa Ceylon wins ‘Asia’s Greatest Brands 2018’

Views - 60 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 - 49 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 - 52 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 - 26 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 - 79 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 - 49 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 - 18 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 - 48 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

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Making Sri Lanka go to the ‘MICE’

Wednesday, 27 March 2019

Whilst Sri Lanka continues to show a year-on-year growth in tourists, the focus thus far has only been on the number of tourists coming in, instead of the cash inflow and subsequent economic development. As of 2018, the local tourism sector is said t

Govt.’s 2019 Budget proposals are detrimental to women and children

Wednesday, 27 March 2019

The focus and attempt to create a gender-progressive Budget this fiscal year is indeed welcome. However, reading through the Budget proposals, it is alarming to see how many of its allocations to address women’s issues tend to further discriminate

AI and political marketing

Wednesday, 27 March 2019

Artificial Intelligence has become a hot topic in the recent past in Sri Lanka, with an eminent business personality explaining how his companies like Singer and HAYLEYS are using this technology to better serve the customers. Let me do a deep dive i

Worms destroying agriculture

Wednesday, 27 March 2019

By mid-March the majority of paddy farmers have completed harvesting their Maha crop; some with financial issues have already disposed their stocks to middlemen. Others are fighting to get a reasonable price for their stocks. The Paddy Marketing Boa

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