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Insurance connections

Views - 2 Friday, 6 December 2019 00:00

NMG Consulting Partner Roshan Perera hosted an insurance connections event recently for insurance industry friends, clients and colleagues at 8 Degrees, Cinnamon Lakeside Hotel – Pix by Upul Abayasekara

Indian CEO Forum of Sri Lanka

Views - 44 Thursday, 5 December 2019 00:00

The Indian CEO Forum of Sri Lanka (ICF) was held at the Upper Crystal Ballroom of the Taj Samudra Colombo recently and was followed by an evening of cocktails, wine tasting, food pairing and designer desserts along with stand-up comedy from internat

An evening with a difference at SLID Annual Directors Dinner

Views - 94 Wednesday, 4 December 2019 00:16

The Sri Lanka Institute of Directors (SLID) has organised Annual Directors Dinners, with each year having unique entertainment themes. This year, being the seventh consecutive year, SLID organised an evening of ‘unsolved mystery and paranormal saga

Maroon and Blue Ball 2019

Views - 107 Tuesday, 3 December 2019 01:14

The Maroon and Blue Ball 2019 dinner dance entertained by the band Flame and organised by the Carey College Old Boys Association was held at the Hotel Galadari Grand Ballroom recently – Pix by Chamila Karunarathne

CILT Sri Lanka holds Centenary Celebration Dinner

Views - 240 Monday, 2 December 2019 00:00

Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) Sri Lanka held their Centenary Celebration Dinner on 24 October at the Oak Room, Cinnamon Grand Hotel. Central Bank Governor Dr. Indrajit Coomaraswamy was the Chief Guest, and Dato Radzak Malek FC

Vivaha Wedding Show

Views - 24 Saturday, 30 November 2019 00:01

CEC Events is a pioneer event organiser in Sri Lanka and has organised more than five popular events in the country. Its latest event, the 15th Edition of Vivaha – Wedding Show series will be held on 29, 30 November and 1 December in BMICH. This wi

KPMG MESA Conference Gala Dinner

Views - 434 Thursday, 28 November 2019 00:00

The 18th KPMG MESA Conference Gala Dinner was held at the Galle Face Hotel recently.- Pix by Upul Abayasekara

19th International Insurance Congress 2019

Views - 204 Wednesday, 27 November 2019 10:31

The 19th International Insurance Congress 2019 organised by the Sri Lanka Insurance Institute was held recently at the Shangri-La Hotel, Colombo – Pix by Upul Abayasekara

CA Sri Lanka 40th National Conference

Views - 117 Tuesday, 26 November 2019 00:00

The inauguration of the CA Sri Lanka 40th National Conference took place in conjunction with the launch of a special commemorative first day stamp cover to mark the institution’s diamond jubilee, recently at the Waters Edge, Battaramulla - Pix b

JKH team savours SCB-sponsored Liverpool Anfield opportunity

Views - 75 Monday, 25 November 2019 00:00

The winning futsal team of John Keells Holdings (JKH) recently savoured a lifetime opportunity at Liverpool Anfield, courtesy of the Standard Chartered Bank. Having emerged as champions of the SC Cup 2019, a competition for customers of the Standard

Singer Lifestyle Fiesta 2019 at BMICH

Views - 115 Saturday, 23 November 2019 00:00

The Singer Lifestyle Fiesta 2019 trade fair organised by Singer Sri Lanka PLC commenced at the Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall yesterday. The opening took place under the patronage of Singer Sri Lanka Chairman Mohan Pandithage and

SLWLA Purple Night 2019

Views - 156 Friday, 22 November 2019 00:01

Sri Lanka Women Lawyers’ Association (SLWLA) fundraiser for women’s and children’s welfare and empowerment projects, “Purple Night 2019”, was held at the BMICH recently. Chief Justice Jayantha Jayasuriya PC, President of Court of Appeal Jus

New President assumes duties

Views - 44 Thursday, 21 November 2019 01:02

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa yesterday assumed duties as the 7th Executive President of Sri Lanka at the Presidential Secretariat. The President assumed duties following religious observances and the event was attended by former President Maithripala

President Rajapaksa sworn in

Views - 34 Thursday, 21 November 2019 01:00

President Gotabaya Rajapaksa was ceremoniously sworn in as the 7th Executive President yesterday at the historic site of Ruwanwelisaya in Anuradhapura - Pix by Chamila Karunarathne

National Day of Turkey

Views - 90 Thursday, 21 November 2019 00:00

The National Day of Turkey was celebrated recently at the Grand Ballroom of the Galle Face Hotel. Officials in attendance included the Ambassador of Turkey to Sri Lanka Büyükelçi Tunca Özçuhadar, Ministers, dignitaries and other invitees - Pix b

e-Swabhimani 2019 Digital Social Impact Awards

Views - 72 Wednesday, 20 November 2019 00:50

e-Swabhimani 2019, ‘The Digital Social Impact Awards’ ceremony organised by the Information & Communication Technology of Sri Lanka, was held at Shangri-La Hotel recently with the participation of former Digital Infrastructure and Information Tec

Sampath Bank hosts 7th AGM of Association of Banking Sector Risk Professionals of Sri Lanka

Views - 124 Tuesday, 19 November 2019 00:00

The 7th Annual General Meeting of the Association of Banking Sector Risk Professionals of Sri Lanka (ABSRP) was held recently at the auditorium of the Sampath Bank Head Office in Colombo. A lecture on Assets and Liabilities Management Best Practices

Softlogic Life opens state-of-the-art new head office at One Galle Face

Views - 185 Monday, 18 November 2019 02:27

Marking a new era of unprecedented growth and top-of-the-line service ethos, Sri Lanka’s fastest-growing life insurer Softlogic Life has moved its corporate office to One Galle Face Tower, an international-grade business tower in the heart of Col

Hotel Show Colombo 2019 prepares industry for expected boom in 2O2O

Views - 53 Saturday, 16 November 2019 00:02

The 14th edition of Hotel Show Colombo 2019, one of the best-recognised industry expos, was officially launched at the BMICH from 12 to 14 November. The Chief Guest was Minister of Tourism, Wildlife and Christian Religious Affairs John Amaratunga and

THASL 54th anniversary dinner

Views - 88 Friday, 15 November 2019 00:00

The 54th anniversary dinner of the Hotels Association of Sri Lanka (THASL) was held recently at the Cinnamon Grand, in the presence of Chief Guest Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and Keynote Speaker Emirates Airline President Sir Tim Clark - Pix

Modernisation and disruption of supply chain in focus at HSBC SCF event

Views - 96 Thursday, 14 November 2019 00:00

HSBC recently hosted a breakfast event at Shangri-La Colombo to mark the launch of the new web-based HSBC Supply Chain Finance (HSCF) platform and to share ideas on the modernisation and disruption of the supply chain in the wake of digital disrupti

APB Sri Lanka holds 31st anniversary convention

Views - 118 Wednesday, 13 November 2019 00:00

The Association of Professional Bankers (APB) Sri Lanka held its 31st anniversary convention recently at the Grand Ballroom, Hilton Colombo. Central Bank of Sri Lanka Governor Dr. Indrajit Coomaraswamy was Chief Guest and World Bank Country Director

Royal Katina Offering Ceremony by Thai Embassy

Views - 144 Tuesday, 12 November 2019 00:00

The Royal Thai Embassy in Colombo organized a Royal Kathina Offering Ceremony at Rajaguru Sri Subhuthi Maha Viharaya, Waskaduwa recently. The Ceremony was headed by the most Venerable Waskaduwe Mahindawansa Mahanayaka Thero, Chief Incumbent of the te

Fireside Chat with the presidential candidates

Views - 121 Monday, 11 November 2019 00:00

The third in the series of the popular Fireside Chat series organised by the International Chamber of Commerce Sri Lanka (ICC Sri Lanka) together with Daily FT was held last week. The session titled ‘What Lies Ahead: With the Leading Presidential C

Seylan Colombo Motor Show at BMICH

Views - 68 Saturday, 9 November 2019 01:50

The Seylan Colombo Motor Show organised by the Asia Exhibition and Convention Centre, which is being held for the 12th consecutive year, kicked off at the BMICH yesterday.

Anglo Eastern Annual Dinner

Views - 70 Wednesday, 6 November 2019 00:00

The Anglo Eastern Group’s Annual Dinner was held at the Grand Marquee, Taj Samudra recently with the participation of Anglo-Eastern Ship Management Mumbai Managing Director Maneesh Pradhan and Deputy Managing Director Vineet Gupta – Pix by Sama

Citi celebrates 40 years in Sri Lanka

Views - 176 Tuesday, 5 November 2019 00:00

Citi, celebrating its 40th anniversary in Sri Lanka, hosted a cocktail reception recently at the Grand Ballroom, Hilton Colombo. The celebratory event was attended by over 300 clients, regulators, community advocates and stakeholders in addition to C

CIPM Sri Lanka National HR Conference 2019 Networking and Fellowship

Views - 101 Monday, 4 November 2019 00:00

CIPM Sri Lanka hosted a networking and fellowship session at the BMICH after the inaugural session on 17 September. Members of the CIPM Governing Council, the Chief Guest, keynote speakers, local and foreign delegates participated – Pix by Sameera

Infotel 2019 at BMICH

Views - 51 Saturday, 2 November 2019 00:01

Sri Lanka’s largest ICT exhibition opened yesterday under the theme ‘Towards a Digital Nation’ at the BMICH. Digital Infrastructure and Information Technology Minister Ajith P. Perera participated as the Chief Guest and SLT Chairman P.G. Kumara

HNB celebrates children with funfilled activities at Singithi Day

Views - 52 Friday, 1 November 2019 00:00

October 22, 2019: Sri Lanka’s leading private sector bank HNB, organised a day of funfilled activities for children at more than 50 of its key customer care centres across the island, celebrating Singithi Day on October 19, 2019. A range of fun ac

Today's Columnists

Statesmanship and moral leadership

Friday, 6 December 2019

“The chief task in life is simply this: to identify and separate matters so that I can say clearly to myself which are externals not under my control, and which have to do with the choices I actually control. Where then do I look for good and evil?

Trust science and technology to deliver: Let innovation be the key

Thursday, 5 December 2019

A new leadership for the country is at the helm. One that is known to believe in focus and intent as well as the power of execution. While execution of plans is critical – we have seen awful delays and procrastination over what is important – it

The professional leadership selection committee

Thursday, 5 December 2019

The political storm has subsided. A proven veteran has weathered the storm. He is now entrusted with the utmost responsibility to rebuild the nation and to reposition the country in the Asian economic landscape. Living abroad, I attentively observed

What the private sector needs more than tax cuts

Wednesday, 4 December 2019

Few things have stood out in the first two weeks of the new President. Firstly the significant tax cuts, ranging from reduction in VAT, reintroducing tax exemptions and abolishing other taxes such as NBT and WHT. Secondly the public announcement that

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