Shilpa National Awards to recognise handicraftsmen

Published : 12:01 am  February 25, 2014  |  Category: Lifestyle  |  1 Comment  |  862 views  |  

The National Awards will be presented by President Rajapaksa today at BMICH The Ministry of Traditional Industries and Small Enterprise Development is mandated with the responsibilities to strengthen the craft sector in the country. In this context, Provincial craft exhibitions and the national craft exhibition are conducted annually with the support of the National Crafts Council and National Design Centre. Island-wide best craft products and processes are showcased at this national exhibition. Ministry of Traditional Industries and Small Enterprise Development Secretary V. Sivagnanasothy said that, based on the provincial crafts exhibitions followed by the national exhibition, the best performing... 


AOD alumni Sri Lankan designers Nithya, Lonali and Prabath dazzle Austria

Published : 12:00 am  February 25, 2014  |  Category: Lifestyle  |  Leave a Comment  |  1,999 views  |  

AOD International Design Campus, the pioneering design educator offering the world-renowned Northumbria University UK design degrees, has proven its global educational standards by dazzling Austrian catwalks at a worldwide cultural exchange program in design. Three AOD design graduates did Sri Lanka proud on the prestigious ‘Crossing Fashion’ international platform in Austria by leading their sustainable fashion businesses to represent the country. House of Lonali by Lonali Rodrigo, ‘Nithya’ by Nithya Lamahewa and ‘Prabath’ by Prabath Samarasooriya were featured in the Crossing Fashion gala show in Graz, Austria. Crossing Fashion is devoted to a cultural exchange in design and fashion.... 


Bollywood Diva Kareena Kapoor signs on to play Brand Ambassador role for Naturals

Published : 12:00 am  February 25, 2014  |  Category: Lifestyle  |  Leave a Comment  |  2,147 views  |  

Asia’s fastest growing hair and beauty salon chain to expand presence in Sri Lanka and touch 650 salons mark by year-end Cameras are ready to roll on a new Naturals global ambassadorship featuring Kareena Kapoor Khan. The Indian beauty icon mirrors the brand’s mastery of breaking new ground and its uncompromising commitment to excellence. She also oozes style and confidence, mesmerising men and women across generations, with her powerful charisma and sheer talent. Now Naturals the award-winning pan-India salon chain comes together with this Bollywood diva for a powerhouse performance in Sri Lanka that will set the salons’ box office on fire. As the brand embarks to cross yet another milestone... 


Omega introduces new timing equipment for ice hockey at Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games

Published : 12:00 am  February 21, 2014  |  Category: Lifestyle  |  Leave a Comment  |  2,170 views  |  

Together with the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF), OMEGA has developed the IH Whistle Detection system, an innovative new technology which makes its debut at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic ice hockey games. Sochi 2014 marks the 26th time that OMEGA has been appointed as the Olympic Games Official Timekeeper.  The tradition speaks to the cutting edge developments behind the brand’s exceptional timepieces that are available in Sri Lanka at Chatham Luxury. During a game of ice hockey, every on-ice official is equipped with a wireless microphone in order to speak to the scorekeeper on the timing bench. The automatic whistle detection system monitors the audio signal throughout the game... 


Shiseido to sell two skincare brands to L’Oreal for $ 316 m

Published : 12:00 am  February 21, 2014  |  Category: Lifestyle  |  Leave a Comment  |  548 views  |  

Reuters: Japan’s Shiseido Co Ltd said on Thursday that it has signed a deal to sell skincare brands Decleor and Carita to L’Oreal SA for about 230 million euros ($ 316.3 million). The two companies had been in exclusive talks for the transaction since last October.  Read More →


The Chariot lays foundation stone for mega industrial kitchen

Published : 12:00 am  February 21, 2014  |  Category: Lifestyle  |  Leave a Comment  |  686 views  |  

The Chariot, a Sri Lankan restaurant that’s synonymous with scrumptious short-eats, delicious sweets and fiery local dishes, laid the foundation stone for a state-of-the-art mega industrial kitchen on 19 February, in a perfect location in Malabe, within the capital of Sri Lanka. Identifying a need of the discerning customers, the two acre land in Malabe the curative power of nature in the city is projected to complete a 100 pax banqueting facility with a spacious garden area and with a recreation facility on top of it enjoying delicious food and beverages throughout the stay. Malabe is an eco-friendly area that borders the greater Colombo within half an hour and just 10 km away from the commercial... 


NAWA hosts Mardi Gras Ball on 1 March

Published : 12:00 am  February 21, 2014  |  Category: Lifestyle  |  Leave a Comment  |  395 views  |  

The North American Women’s Association (NAWA) established in 1952 will once again host the Mardi Gras Ball on Saturday 1 March at the Cinnamon Grand Ballroom with Misty and DJ Danushka in attendance. The non-profit organisation focuses primarily on how they can uplift and support women and children with special needs throughout Sri Lanka. It is their policy that all monies raised from this Ball and other fund raising opportunities are given directly to those in need. Throughout the years the women in NAWA have made it a priority to visit and spend time with the charities they support. Through these visits they are able to see firsthand how their contributions continue to provide support and... 


Sing along with APB members tonight

Published : 12:00 am  February 21, 2014  |  Category: Lifestyle  |  Leave a Comment  |  264 views  |  

Association of Professional Bankers (APB) 25th anniversary activities will be concluded on a very high note on 21 February 2014 with a mega event named ‘Sing Along with APB members’ at Sri Lanka Foundation (SLF) banquet hall from 7 p.m. onwards. This event is open for APB members and tickets are priced at Rs. 1,000, available at SLF from 5 p.m. onwards.  Read More →


Attire: A creative cause in battling cancer

Published : 12:00 am  February 21, 2014  |  Category: Lifestyle  |  Leave a Comment  |  376 views  |  

‘Attire – Walk for a Cause,’ a glamorous evening of fashion, design and vibrancy co-organised by the Interact Clubs of Kingswood College and Colombo International School, Kandy, caused warm applause when it unfolded last week, at the picturesque Kandy City Center Penthouse Terrace. The event was a community responsibility fundraising project on behalf of the Cancer Hospital, Kandy, which showcased the talents of an active body of young designers and fashion artists from a range of schools from Kandy and its neighbouring districts. Running hand and hand with the fashion designing competition for teens were eagerly followed contests on graphic designing and interior decor. The competition... 


Old Peterites’ 87-92 Legends ‘Arabian Nights’

Published : 12:00 am  February 21, 2014  |  Category: Lifestyle  |  Leave a Comment  |  200 views  |  

The gathering of the batch mates of the Old Peterites Group of 87-92 will be held at Barracuda Seafood & Grill on 28 February from 7 pm onwards. Tickets are priced at Rs. 2,500, including dinner, spirits, music and surprises to swing the mood. All Old Peterites are welcome for the event. For further details contact Project Chairman Walter on 0714-348156 or Lindsay on 0772-774806.  Read More →


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