Employees living AIA’s brand promise at Healthy Cook-Off

Views - 15 Thursday, 30 January 2020 00:00

AIA Sri Lanka recently wrapped up the AIA Healthy Cook-Off for employees, a first of its kind at AIA Sri Lanka. This was a ‘healthy cooking competition’ that was part of the larger ‘Little Changes Challenge’ (LCC) launched by AIA to encourage

Consulate General in Jaffna celebrates Republic Day of India

Views - 8 Tuesday, 28 January 2020 00:02

The Consulate General of India celebrated the 70th anniversary of India’s Republic Day Sunday morning (26 January) with Consul General Balachandran and Jaffna Security Forces Commander Major General Ruwan Wanigasooriya paying respects at the IPKF M

India Republic Day celebrations at the Taj Samudra

Views - 14 Tuesday, 28 January 2020 00:01

On 26 January, India celebrated its Republic Day to honour the day Constitution of India came into force in the year 1950. Taj Samudra, Colombo celebrated India’s 71st Republic Day on Sunday, 26 January in the hotel premises.

Hublot announces Big Bang with integrated bracelet

Views - 13 Monday, 27 January 2020 00:00

The first Big Bang with an integrated bracelet has been announced by Hublot. It said 15 years after its creation, the Big Bang features its first integrated metal bracelet, with the first link fused with the case. An integrated bracelet means a rest

Café Kumbuk certified as Pearl Protector approved restaurant

Views - 248 Monday, 27 January 2020 00:00

The Pearl Protectors, a volunteer-based organisation that advocates towards protecting the marine environment of Sri Lanka and Café Kumbuk, a boutique restaurant which offers affordable, easy-going food to small crowds with a focus on using locally

Glitz makes its mark at One Galle Face Mall

Views - 27 Monday, 27 January 2020 00:00

The fashion destination, Glitz ended 2019 triumphantly, opening not one but two outlets at the premier One Galle Face (OGF) Mall. Opening simultaneously with the mall opening, the new ‘Glitz Select’ outlet is located on the fifth floor, while ‘

71st Republic Day of India celebrations in Sri Lanka enthralling concert by ‘Divine Quartet’

Views - 25 Monday, 27 January 2020 00:00

To commemorate India’s 71st Republic Day a special cultural concert ‘Divine Quartet’ featuring legendary maestros from India, Grammy winner Pandit Vishwa Mohan Bhatt and Grammy-nominated Pandit Subhen Chatterjee enthralled the music lovers of C

Shift to smart solutions for your home with LG SmartThinQ technology

Views - 17 Friday, 24 January 2020 00:00

The busy lifestyles of today’s generation demand easier ways to live life and enjoy comfort to the fullest with little effort. Meeting this requirement is the newly introduced SmartThinQ app from LG that is guaranteed to make your life so much easi

Huawei FreeBuds 3 and Huawei Watch GT 2 win ‘Best of CES 2020’ and ‘Editor’s Choice’ awards

Views - 33 Friday, 24 January 2020 00:00

Huawei, innovative smartphone manufacturer, recently launched the new additions to their array of wearables, which included the Huawei Watch GT and the Huawei FreeBuds 3. During the CES 2020, which is a forum for all those who thrive on the business

OPPO kicks off ‘To Create is to Live’ reiterating Reno Series as ultimate creative companion

Views - 15 Friday, 24 January 2020 00:00

OPPO recently held a series of six dialogues with popular creators in order to hear their stories and uncover the essence of art. Jacob Collier, Pella, Jessie Li, Ian Waelder, Rook Floro, and Mette Towley – these six spirited creators each shared

Famed economist turns nostalgic with ‘Return to Sri Lanka – Travels in a Paradoxical Island’

Views - 1344 Thursday, 23 January 2020 02:20

A day in early December 1977 is well etched in Razeen Sally’s memory. He was visiting the family’s estate bungalow named Razeena in Badulla and though only 12 years old at the time, there was foreboding that his carefree days spent with family

Iconic Diesel brand store opens at One Galle Face Mall

Views - 25 Wednesday, 22 January 2020 00:17

Softlogic Brands Ltd., a fully owned subsidiary of Softlogic Holdings PLC, brings to you denim icon Diesel, the lifestyle brand which recently celebrated 40 glorious years of denim, by opening its very first Denim flagship store at One Galle Face Mal

La Serena launches ‘assisted living’ option for resort-style post-retirement life

Views - 31 Wednesday, 22 January 2020 00:16

La Serena, Sri Lanka’s first ever retirement resort for independent senior citizens, has announced it is now offering an assisted living option to further accommodate the unique needs of its clientele. La Serena is a purpose-built 44-unit beach-fro

China’s ‘mermaid descendants’ weave final garments from skin of fish

Views - 19 Wednesday, 22 January 2020 00:15

TONGJIANG, China (Reuters): You Wenfeng, who belongs to China’s tiny Hezhen ethnic group, is one of the few people in her community who can still make clothing from the skin of fish. She was not yet born when her kinsmen were thrown into labour cam

Larger number of Sri Lankans showing greater interest in elective cosmetic procedures

Views - 15 Wednesday, 22 January 2020 00:14

Sri Lanka appears to be witnessing an increasing interest in elective cosmetic procedures as locals seek out methods to enhance their physical appearance to look and feel confident. This may vary from wanting to reduce signs of ageing, enhancing a f

Sampath Bank Official Banking Partner for Singer Lifestyle Fiesta, Exhibition and Fun Fair 2019

Views - 27 Monday, 20 January 2020 00:00

Continuing to support events that add value to consumers’ lives, Sampath Bank stepped in as the Official Banking and Credit Card Partner of the Singer Lifestyle Fiesta Exhibition and Fun Fair 2019 held at the BMICH recently. The bank partnered with

UK’s Harry and Meghan to drop titles and retire as working royals

Views - 18 Monday, 20 January 2020 00:00

LONDON (Reuters): Prince Harry and his wife Meghan will no longer be working members of Britain’s monarchy and they will pay their own way in life as they embark on an independent future, Buckingham Palace said on Saturday. They will also no longer

Softlogic GLOMARK opens newest outlet in Nawala

Views - 35 Monday, 20 January 2020 00:00

After just over a year in the market, Softlogic GLOMARK stretches its presence further in the Sri Lankan modern trade sphere spreading inspiration amongst Sri Lankans all over, with the launch of their seventh outlet in the heart of Nawala, adjoinin

GFLOCK launches new ‘Recycled Collection’ made from waste PET bottles

Views - 126 Monday, 20 January 2020 00:00

In an effort to popularise responsible clothing while doing its part to save the environment from plastic pollution, GFLOCK Clothing recently launched its ‘Recycled Collection’ which has been created using fabrics that had been manufactured by us

People’s Bank celebrates Thai Pongal

Views - 11 Friday, 17 January 2020 00:00

A special ceremony was organised to commemorate the festival of Thai Pongal at the People’s Bank Kotahena branch under the patronage of People’s Bank Chief Executive Officer/General Manager Rasitha Gunawardena. At this ceremony a special Hindu po

Tavern – Pure Sri Lankan vibes at The Kingsbury’s Honey Beach Club

Views - 57 Friday, 17 January 2020 00:00

With The Kingsbury’s recent transformation, the Honey Beach Club was re-launched with exciting new spaces, with the spotlight on Honey Beach Club’s Tavern, conceptualised and designed with Sri Lankan vibes. Tavern boasts 69 flavours and varietie

Spexbay unveils latest outlet in Nugegoda

Views - 18 Friday, 17 January 2020 00:00

The revolutionary eyewear brand, Spexbay continued its expansion drive with the opening of its latest store in Nugegoda recently. Having established its credentials as an accessible, fashionable and youthful brand, Spexbay’s inclusive approach empo

Moonstruck: Japanese billionaire’s girlfriend entrants top 20,000

Views - 16 Friday, 17 January 2020 00:00

TOKYO (Reuters): Applications to become Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa’s girlfriend have topped 20,000, streaming service AbemaTV said on Thursday, ahead of its documentary on his search for a “life partner” to take on his moon voyage. Mae

Improve the quality of life at home with purified air

Views - 18 Friday, 17 January 2020 00:00

Does bad odour wafting from your garbage plague areas at your home, making your life uncomfortable or even unbearable? There is one life, but innovations are plenty, and so are the possibilities that come with it! SLIM Diploma in Strategic Brand Mana

Colourful Thai Pongal celebrations at Seylan Bank

Views - 31 Friday, 17 January 2020 00:00

Seylan Bank celebrated the Thai Pongal Festival at its Head Office located in the heart of Colombo. ‘Thai Pongal’, also known as the Harvest Festival, is celebrated by Tamil Hindu devotees. The festival is dedicated to the Sun God and is a colour

Living Right, Living Well: NTB American Express unveils wellness campaign

Views - 21 Thursday, 16 January 2020 00:00

Nations Trust Bank American Express heralded the new year by launching its wellness campaign. The brand campaign underscores personal and financial wellbeing, encouraging and empowering its card members to live a well-rounded life to the best of thei

‘’ debuts as e-shopping mall to find e-shops

Views - 51 Thursday, 16 January 2020 00:00

A Sri Lankan venture going one step beyond e-commerce, was launched recently and registration opened for clients to upload products to create their own e-shop. Marketing is a big challenge for entrepreneurs whether small, medium or larg

Cinnamon Red’s January deals

Views - 15 Thursday, 16 January 2020 00:00

Cinnamon Red, South Asia’s first lean luxury hotel, gives guests great deals when it comes to food and drinks, coupled with great city views and convenience in the heart of bustling Colombo. This January, enjoy the Hotel’s group booking deal at t

Abans celebrates Hugo Boss and Porsche global partnership

Views - 17 Thursday, 16 January 2020 00:00

Abans, the authorised distributor in Sri Lanka for world-famous German fashion brand Hugo Boss, celebrated the BOSS x PORSCHE global partnership with a reception held recently at the Abans Hugo Boss boutique at Arcade Independence Square. The recepti

Huawei opens sale of new wearable products at One Galle Face Huawei Experience Store

Views - 61 Thursday, 16 January 2020 00:00

Huawei, innovative smartphone manufacturer, freshly unveiled its extensive and impressive collection of wearables for 2020, including the Huawei Watch GT 2, Huawei FreeBuds 3, Huawei Band 4 and Huawei Band 4E. The first sales event of the wearables w

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Jothipala A unique playback singer who sang to joy, emotion and grief

Saturday, 29 February 2020

“Poruthukeesi Karaya, Ratawal Allanna Sooraya,” the lilting Baila song from ‘Sandesaya’ was the first Sinhala film song that I became immensely fond of as a little boy. I did not see the film ‘Sandesaya’ when it was first released in 196

For the love of my motherland Sri Lanka

Saturday, 29 February 2020

It is Monday 25 February 2020 as I hunt-and-peck my computer keyboard at Colombo International Airport Terminal 12 awaiting my flight to New York with my wife to attend a family funeral. I had been catching up on yester

China’s virus shutdown will hurt growth abroad

Friday, 28 February 2020

Many affluent Chinese fearful of being infected by the coronavirus and being quarantined by the State are staying home. Many companies and countries around the world are linked to the Chinese economy, which is likely to have far-reaching consequences

The reality of the system

Friday, 28 February 2020

The whole system of the country which has been crumbling is now on the verge of near collapse. The political regime, bureaucracy, intellectuals and the society in general did not have a sufficiently developed political imagination to understand the n

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