Thursday 24th April 2014

Dash launches sparkling new laundry soap

Published : 4:51 am  July 19, 2013  |  Category: Lifestyle  |  Leave a Comment  |  685 views  |  

Dash – a name that sparkles with quality – has this launched a new product, Dash Laundry Soap. Dash is a name synonymous with quality. This quality has now been certified. Dash comes to consumers today with the same familiar reliability and consumer-friendly qualities, and stamped with the TFM assurance. TFM or Total Fatty Matter is used as a parameter to identify the quality of soap. TFM quantifies the amount of fatty acids in a soap bar proportionate to its weight. Specifications for laundry soap within Sri Lanka are governed by Sri Lanka Standard 554. SLS 554 dictates that laundry soap should have a minimum of 59% TFM. But what members of the public are not aware of is that some soaps... 


Healthy cooking with Sharp Healsio microwave ovens

Published : 4:50 am  July 19, 2013  |  Category: Lifestyle  |  Leave a Comment  |  632 views  |  

Browns & Company presents the revolutionary solution to healthy cooking with the Healsio Sharp microwave oven with steam heating technology development which effectively removes excess oil food ingredients, and reduces cell damage to food. The Healsio water oven, which roasts food by spraying superheated steam at 300 degree Celsius, can squeeze out excess fat and salt in meat and fried foods while preserving vitamin C in steamed vegetables. The Healsio is the first oven in the world to employ this mechanism. The release of the new in the original basis, through the steam discharge port built into the microwave oven interior, and a new compact design, is the perfect solution for healthy cooking.... 


Hasini Gunasekera appointed Brand Ambassador for Seri Naturals

Published : 4:49 am  July 19, 2013  |  Category: Lifestyle  |  Leave a Comment  |  510 views  |  

Seri Naturals Ltd., a company that has been in the forefront of offering innovative, international quality personnel care products in Sri Lanka, announced the appointment of Hasini Gunasekera as its brand ambassador. A company that uses only the freshest of fruits, vegetables, flowers, natural oils, honey and plant extracts into products that exhibit the highest standards of quality while still remaining affordable, Seri’s natural ingredients are sourced directly from Europe, predominantly France. The company is driven by a philosophy of healthy beauty care solutions with no compromises, hence its emphasis on no chemicals such as parabens, phthalates and triclosan. Hasini Gunasekera is the... 


Free 10-year warranty on compressors of LG GIDC double door refrigerators from Abans

Published : 4:47 am  July 19, 2013  |  Category: Lifestyle  |  Leave a Comment  |  723 views  |  

Abans, confident of the high quality and durability of LG Green Ion Door Cooling (GIDC) double door refrigerators, is offering an amazing 10-year warranty (at no extra cost) on the compressors on the entire range of these refrigerators. The compressor is the heart of the refrigerator. A lot can happen in 10 years in the life of a refrigerator. Much like the average human heart that will beat 400 million times, the compressor of the refrigerator will put in a lot of work to ensure that it performs as efficiently and effectively as it should. Abans understand the importance of dependable and efficient appliances. With LG’s 10-year warranty on the compressor, you’ll have peace of mind that the... 


Vision Care opens 29th branch

Published : 4:36 am  July 19, 2013  |  Category: Lifestyle  |  Leave a Comment  |  501 views  |  

Vision Care Optical Services Ltd., Sri Lanka’s premier optical services provider, opened its latest branch in Wellawatta, which would be the 29th branch to their wide network of branches located islandwide. Its customers will be able to obtain all necessary services which would be provided by highly professional and qualified ophthalmic technologists, optometrists and sales personnel who will be using the latest technological equipment for the ease and convenience of customers who will be visiting the new branch located at No. 17, Galle Road, Wellawatta. It has an array of eyewear brands to suit customer requirements. Apart from this those who visit their new branch will be able to obtain eye... 


Nithya: New Colombo handloom chic arrives at Melaché

Published : 12:10 am  July 17, 2013  |  Category: FT LITE, Lifestyle  |  1 Comment  |  1,193 views  |  
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nithya is a newly minted designer brand that reinvents Sri Lanka’s ancient craft of handloom with contemporary elegance. Newly introducing handloom into markets that value stylish and elegant fashion, nithya also produces denim saris, Tartan checks, refreshing acid yellows and earthy browns in handloom fabrics cut into easy, flattering silhouettes. nithya was launched in 2012 by the young fashion designer Nithya Lamahewa graduating from Northumbria University UK at AOD campus in Colombo. The designer Nithya has an eye for the intricate fabric weaving mastery of traditional weavers and uses her international education in fashion to present it with a never-seen-before contemporary flair. She... 


New landmark Laksala showroom under Divi Neguma program

Published : 12:01 am  July 17, 2013  |  Category: FT LITE, Lifestyle  |  Leave a Comment  |  520 views  |  

With the objective of popularising and promoting the Sri Lankan handy-crafts industry both locally and globally, Laksala, the oldest and most well known gift and souvenir boutique in Sri Lanka will open its landmark store in the Colombo Museum premise at the end of this month. Positioned as the ‘National Museum Gallery Café’, the state of the art showroom which is being constructed at a cost of Rs. 185 million falls under the Divi Neguma social development scheme with the guidance of Minister for Economic Development Basil Rajapaksa. While the cabinet has approved Rs. 220 million for the Museum outlet project, the sum spent for the first phase will amount to approximately Rs. 185 million,... 


Shilpa 2013 to celebrate heritage of handicrafts

Published : 12:00 am  July 17, 2013  |  Category: FT LITE, Lifestyle  |  Leave a Comment  |  539 views  |  

By Paranagamage Waruni and Gunamala Sajeewani The National Crafts Council (NCC) will hold Shilpa 2013 under the theme ‘Celebrating Sri Lanka handicraft’s heritage’ from 15 to 18 August at the BMICH. Functioning under the aegis of the Ministry of Traditional Industries and Small Enterprises Development, NCC said the event is expected attract a large number of exhibitors and buyers and be a big boost for the handicraft industry. NCC Chairman Buddhi Keerthisena emphasised that Shilpa 2013 is not just only a festival but also a very good opportunity to promote handicrafts among people locally, regionally and internationally, especially in the tourism industry. At previous Handicrafts Exhibition... 


Modest fashion options from Haya

Published : 12:00 am  July 17, 2013  |  Category: FT LITE, Lifestyle  |  Leave a Comment  |  494 views  |  

Haya – a brand of fine quality shawls, scarves and hijab accessories imported from Malaysia – has a brand new stock of items suited for Muslim women during the Ramadan season including high quality branded items from popular labels such as Mortada and Rozello. With a choice of vibrant colours, fabrics and lengths; one can find any style they require. Haya offers a vibrant array of printed and plain colours that you can match with your readymade outfits. Offering a range of the latest in silks, cottons, stretch cotton and pashmina shawls and hijabs – Haya is a name to keep in mind for all your modest fashion requirements. Haya will also introduce a special “Prayer Kit” which includes... 


When Andare hit the screen

Published : 12:00 am  July 13, 2013  |  Category: Lifestyle  |  Leave a Comment  |  620 views  |  

Reading about the exhibition of Tilak Samarawickrema’s efforts with the weavers of Talagune now being held at the Lionel Wendt, I was reminded of my close association with him at a time when he had just returned from Italy after many years. Tilak was experimenting with his newly acquired talent – contemporary designs for traditional Sri Lankan wall hangings. I was handling PR at CTC in the days when CSR was an unknown term. We at CTC looked at promoting Sinhala art and culture. We sponsored many a cultural event including the annual Sinhala drama festival for several years. We gave interest free loans to talented dramatists to produce Sinhala plays. In the process I met Tilak who was relatively... 


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