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‘Colonial Romance’ delivers damning indictment via extraordinary collection

Views - 2 Wednesday, 22 August 2018 00:00

Fashion designer extraordinaire and fire-starter Stefan Andre Joachim set the stage ablaze at ‘Colonial Romance’

Launch of ‘Creating a Profession Par Excellence’

Views - 37 Tuesday, 21 August 2018 00:00

President of the International Federation of Accountants (IFAC) Rachel Grimes praised the country’s top three local accounting bodies, CA Sri Lanka, CMA Sri Lanka and AAT Sri Lanka, for coming together to strengthen the profession by launching the

Vidulka Energy Exhibition at BMICH

Views - 38 Saturday, 18 August 2018 00:00

The Vidulka Energy Exhibition 2018, a platform for booming solar energy manufacturers, suppliers and innovators to showcase their products for commercial, industrial and residential uses, is being hosted at the Nugasewana Hall, BMICH, and will be ope

Kedella Art of Living at BMICH

Views - 30 Saturday, 18 August 2018 00:00

Kedella Art of Living 2018, an exhibition for all things related to household appliances, home decorations, homes and real estate,

Hajj Shopping Festival at SLECC

Views - 29 Saturday, 18 August 2018 00:00

The Hajj Shopping Festival 2018, offering a wide range of products and services under one roof with amazing discounts and offers from over 100 shopping stalls, kicked off at the Sri Lanka Exhibition and Convention Centre (SLECC) yesterday. It will be

HLB International Asia Pacific Regional Conference

Views - 272 Thursday, 16 August 2018 00:00

Nihal Hettiarachchi and Company, a leading chartered accountants firm, in affiliation with HLB International, London, hosted the HLB International Asia Pacific Regional Conference under the theme ‘Excellence through Unity’ at the Shangri-La Hotel

Celebrating Swiss National Day

Views - 172 Wednesday, 15 August 2018 00:10

Chargé d’Affaires of Switzerland Stephanie Perillard and Randel van Heerden held a celebration of Swiss National Day recently at the Swiss Residence at Colombo 3. The Chief Guest was Science, Technology, Research, Skill Development and Vocational

Ceylinco Life Family Savari 11 - Rome, China, Singapore & Leisure World

Views - 40 Tuesday, 14 August 2018 00:00

The 11th edition of the Ceylinco Life Family Savari concluded with 1065 customers and their family members witnessing amazing experiences in overseas and local excursions. 5 lucky customers of Ceylinco Life or 20 people enjoyed the wonders of Rome w

Sri Lanka Association of NVOCC Agents holds 2nd AGM

Views - 93 Monday, 13 August 2018 00:48

The Chairman and Executive Committee of the Sri Lanka Association of NVOCC Agents (SLANA) held its 2nd Annual General Meeting recently at Movenpick Hotel in Colombo – Pix by Upul Abayasekara

COMPLAST Sri Lanka 2018 at BMICH

Views - 28 Saturday, 11 August 2018 00:00

The 5th edition of COMPLAST Sri Lanka 2018, the complete plastics exhibition, alongside COMEXPO 2018, the complete manufacturing expo was launched on 10 August at the BMICH, and will go on till 12 August. The event showcases over 150 exhibitors from

Celebrating culture

Views - 26 Friday, 10 August 2018 00:10

The Cultural Affairs Ministry, with the assistance of the Tri Forces and the National Youth Services Council, is taking part in a cultural event held under the guidance of the Prime Minister’s Office. The event is held under the patronage of Projec

JIT Solutions Day 2018

Views - 107 Wednesday, 8 August 2018 00:00

The after-party and cocktail event of the JIT Solutions Day 2018 was held at Hilton,

Marino Mall and Beach Hotel by Damro opens

Views - 244 Tuesday, 7 August 2018 00:00

The family-held Damro Group opened the mega Marino Mall and Beach Hotel in Colombo 3 last week, a venture involving a staggering Rs. 12.5 billion investment. Accessible from both Galle Road and Marine Drive, Marino Mall consists of 150,000 square fee

SLID holds AGM

Views - 112 Monday, 6 August 2018 00:00

The Sri Lanka Institute of Directors (SLID) held an Annual General Meeting recently at the Kingsbury Hotel, Colombo. The Chief Guest was Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and the Guest of Honour was British High Commissioner James Dauris.

Pro Food/Pro Pack and Agbiz Trade Exhibition at BMICH

Views - 51 Saturday, 4 August 2018 00:10

Pro Food/Pro Pack and Agbiz 2018 Trade Exhibition, Sri Lanka’s largest food, packaging and agriculture expo, was inaugurated for the 17th consecutive year yesterday, and will go on till tomorrow at the BMICH. The exhibition, organised by the Sri La

HNB awards Rs. 7 m in scholarship funding at ‘Diri Daru’ Awards 2018

Views - 48 Friday, 3 August 2018 00:00

Hatton National Bank PLC conducted its 7th annual ‘HNB Diri Daru’ scholarship award ceremony recently at the BMICH

Colombo Tea Traders Association’s 124th Annual General Meeting

Views - 160 Thursday, 2 August 2018 00:00

The 124th Annual General Meeting of the Colombo Tea Traders Association was held at the Cinnamon Grand recently. National Policies and Economic Affairs State Minister Dr. Harsha de Silva was the Chief Guest at the function - Pix by Sameera Wijesingh

Journalism Awards for Excellence 2017

Views - 91 Wednesday, 1 August 2018 00:00

The coveted annual Journalism Awards for Excellence 2017, organised by the Editors’ Guild of Sri Lanka together with the Sri Lanka

SLASSCOM Innovation Summit

Views - 148 Tuesday, 31 July 2018 00:00

SLASSCOM Innovation Summit 2018 Networking Cocktail held at the Cinnamon Grand recently - Pix by Upul Abayasekara

The 179th Annual General Meeting of the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce.

Views - 141 Monday, 30 July 2018 00:00

The 179th Annual General Meeting of the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce was held at the Cinnamon Grand recently.

PRINCE SUNCITY – Sri Lanka Charity at Nelum Pokuna

Views - 100 Thursday, 26 July 2018 00:00

The President of the Prince Suncity Group International Dato Sri Dr. Peter Ong (currently known as Prince Suncity) was born to a Malaysian business family; Dr. Peter Ong is into international real estate and wealth creations business ventures spread

Janashakthi Life launches Advisor Virtual Office to empower sales team with new digital capabilities

Views - 82 Wednesday, 25 July 2018 00:00

Janashakthi Life took a crucial step in its digitalisation journey with the launch of the Janasakthi Life Advisor Virtual Office – an innovative system that allows

‘A Delectable Night to Savour’ featuring Australian all-star Masterchef Kumar Pereira

Views - 65 Wednesday, 25 July 2018 00:00

‘A Delectable Night to Savour’ featured Australian all-star Masterchef Kumar Pereira, who curated a four-course meal.

DFCC’s Night of the Dragon 2018

Views - 219 Tuesday, 24 July 2018 00:00

PRINCE SUNCITY – Sri Lanka Charity at Nelum Pokuna

Views - 240 Tuesday, 24 July 2018 00:00

Datto Sri Ong Kean Swan who is known as prince Suncity was born in Malaysia to a business family. Prince Suncity is in the international real estate and wealth creation business and he has his business ventures spread all around the globe. Philanthro

National Day of France celebration

Views - 152 Monday, 23 July 2018 00:00

The National Day of France was celebrated recently at the Grand Ballroom of the Hilton Hotel, Colombo. Officials in attendance included the French Ambassador to Sri Lanka and the Maldives Jean-Marin Schuh, ministers, dignitaries and other invitee

Leinster Lodge banquet

Views - 160 Friday, 20 July 2018 00:00

The sesquicentennial anniversary celebration banquet of the Leinster Lodge Irish Freemasons of Sri Lanka was

Rocell holds Dinner Dance 2018

Views - 294 Thursday, 19 July 2018 00:00

People’s Bank Annual Inter-Branch/ Department Quiz 2018

Views - 109 Wednesday, 18 July 2018 00:00

The 15th Annual Inter - Branch/Department Quiz program organised by the International Banking Division was successfully

DFCC Bank Annual Awards Night

Views - 228 Tuesday, 17 July 2018 00:00

DFCC Bank held its Awards Night recently at the Union Ballroom, Hilton Colombo Residencies to recognize and reward employees who had performed exceptionally during 2017. During its journey, DFCC has earned a reputation in terms of the quality of its

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Identifying traitors: I cannot wait until Dr. Padeniya presents his point scheme

Tuesday, 21 August 2018

Cause for excitement I am excited! A way of identifying and measuring a traitor is soon to be unveiled; by no less than the President of the GMOA! Hasn’t he also qualified in some department of neurology? All the more reason to justify my excitemen

The evils of translocating wild elephants

Tuesday, 21 August 2018

The subject of translocating wild elephants has been a much-debated topic recently, after the Department of Wildlife Conservation (DWLC), acting on the orders of the Minster for Wildlife, wanted to move the only two wild elephants habituating the Sin

Climate scientists cheating us to a $ 12 b/year economic loss in 2050

Monday, 20 August 2018

Local news media carried the disturbing pronouncement by World Bank economists to the effect that Sri Lanka will become an extremely hot territory with 30C temperature rise and $ 12 billion per year economic loss by 2050.

Singapore miracle – How SL could benefit from trade with Singapore

Monday, 20 August 2018

According to a media report released by President’s Media Division, a committee of experts has been appointed by the President to examine and report on ‘the practical impact and use of the proposed officer policy guidelines and recommendations on

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