For the love of music

Published : 12:00 am  June 6, 2014  |  Category: Entertainment, Lifestyle  |  Leave a Comment  |  275 views  |  

Naik Muhammad Kakar and Rozina Karak (of the remote Loralai District of Pakistan) who had been following the Ceylon Radio, Music Program for the past 30 years are visiting Sri Lanka to convey their appreciation to the Sri Lankan Broadcasting Corporation. The High Commissioner of Pakistan in Sri Lanka Qasim Qureshi hosted them today along with SLBC Chairman Hudson Samarasinghe and his music program team. Here the High Commissioner and Pakistani Officers are seen with the delegates and the SLBC team.  Read More →


Launching of ‘Deshapremaye Kedapatha’

Published : 12:00 am  June 6, 2014  |  Category: Entertainment, Lifestyle  |  Leave a Comment  |  253 views  |  

A book on the life and works of the late Dr. T.B. Jayah Text and pix by Ruzaik Farook A Sinhala volume titled ‘Deshapremaye  Kedapatha’ authoured by Former Minister of Media  Imthiaz Bakeer Markar, based on the life and works of the late Dr. T. B. Jayah was launched at Zahira College, Colombo. Patron of the Bakeer Markar Center for National Unity, Dr. Karunasena Kodituwakku presided at the event. Author of the book Imthiaz Bakeer Markar presented the books to chief guest Deputy Minister of Education Mohan Lal Grero, and representatives of the country’s major political parties at the launching. Director of the Regional Bureau for Asia and the Pacific of the World Intellectual Property... 


‘Friends in Harmony’ perform for charity

Published : 12:00 am  June 6, 2014  |  Category: Entertainment, Lifestyle  |  Leave a Comment  |  4,344 views  |  

The well known orchestra ‘Friends in harmony’ will perform at the Russian Cultural Centre auditorium at Independence Avenue, Colombo 7 on 13 June 2014, rolling out excerpts from Broadway, theme songs of popular movies, Latin American favourites, Sri Lankan perennials, waltzes and ending up with a sing-along. The concert will take place from 7 p.m. until 9:30 p.m. Proceeds from the show will go towards ‘Sahan Suwa’ – an organisation carrying out invaluable service towards terminally ill cancer patients, providing pain management and family support to these people in need. Tickets are priced at Rs. 3,000 and 2,000. Contact Indrani Wijesundera on 011 2637371, 0777 329889, 0718 563985. More... 


Sandun Gamage presents ‘Sendal My Brides’

Published : 12:43 am  June 3, 2014  |  Category: Lifestyle  |  Leave a Comment  |  971 views  |  
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Sandun Gamage with a career spanning nearly two decades has won much renown for his prowess in the field of photography. His remarkable ability to transform each moment captured into something extra special has made him a much sought after veteran in the fields of fashion and wedding photography. Venturing into photography at a young age in 1996 through the Sandella tabloid of the Sunday Lankadeepa newspaper, Sandun Gamage managed to create a name for himself as a feature-writer and fashion and personal photographer. Still an ardent contributor to Sandella, Sandun has captured the most number of ‘popular faces in Sri Lanka’ from stars to cricketers to even politicians, showcasing class and... 


Royal Lanka Agencies launches Turret

Published : 12:42 am  June 3, 2014  |  Category: Lifestyle  |  Leave a Comment  |  1,620 views  |  

Aimed at enhancing customer experience in luxury brand market A result of a business diversification strategy practiced by Royal Lanka Agencies, Jewel Laurel was established in 2006 to specialise in the manufacture and sale of jewellery and gems. Taking another step forward, in 2013 the company initiated the import of world-renowned brands of luxury watches, pens and men’s accessories. Hence, enhancing its market position, Royal Lanka Agencies launched ‘Turret’, a designer store catering to the niche high-end clientele for luxury watches, gems and jewellery. The Turret showroom was ceremonially opened last week at No. 64 Dharmapala Mawatha, Colombo 3 and features renowned luxury brands... 


Raffles Colombo students excel at Chokolaate Ponds Competition

Published : 12:38 am  June 3, 2014  |  Category: Lifestyle  |  Leave a Comment  |  734 views  |  

Design students win top awards at Mother Daughter Fashion Designer 2014 Aspiring fashion design students from Raffles Colombo, the Sri Lankan branch of the leading international design education provider Raffles Design Institute, won several top awards at the recently-concluded ‘Chokolaate Ponds Mother Daughter Fashion Designer 2014’. The event was held on Saturday, 24 May at the Sri Lanka Exhibition and Convention Centre (SLECC). In the ‘Mother & Daughter Fashion Designer, 2014’ Category, Ranilu Chathurani was judged to be the Overall Fashion Designer of 2014. Fashion Design student Ranilu Chathurani was also judged as the winner in the ‘Casual Wear’ segment while Preethi Priyangani... 


Successful ‘Food Revolution Day’ promotion at Harpo’s Cafes & Restaurants

Published : 12:00 am  June 2, 2014  |  Category: Dining, Lifestyle  |  Leave a Comment  |  3,518 views  |  

Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution Day promotion was held for the first time in Sri Lanka at Harpo’s Cafes & Restaurants. Simple healthy food recipes, vegetarian pizza, smoothies, wraps, spaghetti tomato (recipes from Jamie Oliver website) were featured, coinciding with Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution Day 16 May 2014. The Bayleaf Restaurant(Italian), Colombo Fort Café (Fusion food), The Commons  Coffee House and Park Street Mews restaurant, saw many aspiring young chefs from age 6-15 years at the workshop making the recipes from scratch and having fun while doing it! “The promotion was a great success with many parents and kids appreciative that we took this initiative. Eating healthy... 


Maggi Noodles re-launches with Vitamin A fortification

Published : 12:00 am  June 2, 2014  |  Category: Dining, Lifestyle  |  Leave a Comment  |  889 views  |  

Celebrates 30 years in Sri Lanka Delighting generations of Sri Lankans since 1984, Maggi noodles celebrates 30 years as a Sri Lankan household favourite. In commemoration of its three decades as a trusted, family noodles product in the hearts of Sri Lankan adults and children, the popular ‘two minute’ noodles brand has renovated the nutritional profile of its Maggi Chicken noodles, Maggi Curry noodles and Maggi Tikiri noodles to include Vitamin A fortification. This latest nutritional enhancement follows the range’s calcium fortification in 2009 and the inclusion of vegetables in the noodles seasoning in 2012. “I am proud to say that this marks a new era for Maggi in taste and goodness.... 


The Kingsbury’s gift to a happy mum

Published : 12:00 am  June 2, 2014  |  Category: Lifestyle  |  Leave a Comment  |  375 views  |  

“As Renee’s family, we can’t say how excited we were when told that Renee had won this lovely mother’s day promotion package,” stated Mrs. Jones, the lucky mum who received a delightful Kingsbury treat won by her daughter Renee Jones at the Mother’s Day Brunch. Mother’s Day celebrations at The Kingsbury was a phenomenal affair. The Sunday Brunch included a spectacular spread of culinary delights, ranging from Asian, American, European, Chinese and Japanese delicacies. In addition to popular delicacies such as oysters, caviar and foie gras, delicious portions of salads, soups, meat and sweets too were served, in the elaborate Kingsbury style of taste and grandeur. The day concluded... 


The Manhattan Fish Market opens second branch in Rajagiriya

Published : 12:00 am  June 2, 2014  |  Category: Dining, Lifestyle  |  Leave a Comment  |  1,075 views  |  

Renowned restaurant chain The Manhattan Fish Market (MFM) announced the opening of its second branch in Rajagiriya this month. Located at 997/1, Sri Jayawardenepura Mawatha, Rajagiriya, the popular restaurant expands its operations to cater to the discerning seafood lovers in town. Inspired by the finest seafood restaurants found along Fulton Street in Manhattan, The Manhattan Fish Market is an award winning casual dining restaurant that specializes in serving American-style seafood cooked in the healthiest methods. Customers in the neighbourhood can now experience the taste of fresh seafood cooked with authentic flavours that are unique to The Manhattan Fish Market kitchen. Open from 12 noon... 


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