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Grand scale International Day of Yoga celebrations at Independence Square

Views - 15 Monday, 17 June 2019 00:07

The fifth International Day of Yoga was celebrated at the iconic Independence Square on Saturday 15 June. High Commission of India organised the mega event with the gracious presence of Minister of Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine Dr. Rajith


Future Minds Expo 2019

Views - 36 Saturday, 15 June 2019 04:26

The annual ‘Future Minds Education Exhibition and Job Fair’, organised by Nalanda College, Colombo, was launched at the BMICH yesterday. The exhibition, which shows higher education opportunities offered by local and foreign higher education inst


5th consecutive Standard Chartered Priority Golf Tournament

Views - 78 Friday, 14 June 2019 00:00

The fifth consecutive Standard Chartered Priority Golf Tournament was concluded over the weekend at the Shangri-La’s Hambantota, Golf Resort & Spa. The event kicked off with a tribute to those who lost their lives during the Easter Sunday bombings.


‘Walk of Warriors’ by SL Army with Sri Lanka Insurance a success

Views - 37 Tuesday, 11 June 2019 00:00

‘Walk of Warriors’, the walk organised by the Sri Lanka Army’s Air Mobile Brigade in celebrating their 25th anniversary and the 10th anniversary of victory in the Civil War, concluded with immense success on 8 June, with the closing ceremony he


CDPLC launches Rapid Response Afloat Repair Service

Views - 81 Monday, 10 June 2019 00:00

The Colombo Dockyard PLC (CDPLC) official launching ceremony of Rapid Response Afloat Repair Service was held at the Marino Beach hotel in Colombo recently. A large number of local and foreign stakeholders, high level representatives of shipping agen


Daniel O’ Donnell presented by Jaguar Land Rover with DK Promotions

Views - 107 Friday, 7 June 2019 00:00

SML Frontier Automotive, sole agents of Jaguar Land Rover in Sri Lanka in conjunction with DK Promotions, presented Daniel O’ Donnell featuring Mary Duff live in Sri Lanka. At yet another memorable show, Jaguar Land Rover Owners’ Club Members and


Glenfiddich Experimental Experience

Views - 65 Friday, 7 June 2019 00:00

A Glenfiddich Experimental Experience was hosted at Elevate Rooftop Bar, showcasing the skills of 12 world-renowned mixologists in a journey through the world’s most-awarded Single Malt – Pix by Sameera Wijesinghe


Eid Mubarak

Views - 46 Thursday, 6 June 2019 00:00

Muslims celebrated Eid al-Fitr, marking the end of the fasting month of Ramadan. Pictured are Sri Lankan Muslims at the Grand Mosque in Colombo yesterday – Pix by Shehan Gunasekara


Fellowship event by Directors of ‘findmyfare.com’

Views - 96 Wednesday, 5 June 2019 00:00

A fellowship cocktail hosted by the Directors of ‘findmyfare.com’ was held at Baillie Street Merchants


TMC Members Meet

Views - 74 Tuesday, 4 June 2019 00:00

The Management Club members meet was held at Salon Anthurium Galadari Hotel recently. Chief Sales and Marketing Officer of Port City Thow Ming Liang was the guest speaker – Pix by Chamila Karunarathne


A right Royal game

Views - 88 Monday, 3 June 2019 00:00

The first leg of the 75th Bradby Shield 2019, Royal College Colombo vs. Trinity College Kandy, was held at the Trinity College Rugby Ground Pallakele recently - Pix by Chamila Karunarathne


CIMA ‘Sri Lanka Forward’ forum

Views - 161 Friday, 31 May 2019 00:00

The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) held a forum titled ‘Sri Lanka Forward – Let’s Move Our Nation Forward in Business’ at the CIMA Auditorium in Colombo 5 on 29 May – Pix by Ruwan Walpola and Chamila Karunarathne


WiLAT holds AGM

Views - 152 Thursday, 30 May 2019 00:00

The sixth Annual General Meeting of Women in Logistics and Transport (WiLAT) was held recently at the Auditorium of the National Chamber of Commerce. Gayathri Karunanayake (CMILT) was appointed as the new Chairperson for the year 2019/20 – Pix by R


People’s Bank Annual Inter Branch / Department Quiz 2019

Views - 119 Wednesday, 29 May 2019 00:34

The 16th Annual Inter Branch/Department Quiz program organised by International Banking Division was successfully held at the Golden Rose, Boralesgamuwa recently with the participation of 117 teams. The objective of the quiz was to enhance the overal


eMarketingEye awards employees at “EME Awards 2018”

Views - 225 Tuesday, 28 May 2019 00:00

eMarketingEye, the award-winning Sri Lankan Digital Marketing Agency and a pioneer in the industry, felicitated the company’s top-performing employees for the last year at the EME Awards 2018 held at the Cinnamon Lakeside recently - Pic by Chamil


‘Break Fast at Sunset’ fosters harmony, focuses on humanity beyond religion

Views - 97 Tuesday, 28 May 2019 00:00

The Sri Lanka Muslim Civil Society (SLMCS) on Saturday hosted an open Ifthar, ‘Break Fast at Sunset,’ at the Colombo Municipal Council (CMC) lawn. This open air break fast hosted over 1,000 people from all walks of life, irrespective of race, rel


Muslims gather at Masjid Yusfiyah in memory of Easter Sunday victims

Views - 49 Saturday, 25 May 2019 00:01

Muslims gathered in front of Masjid Yusfiyah mosque, Negombo in remembrance of the victims of the Easter Sunday attacks, dedicating prayers in their memory. They held banners calling for unity and peace in these troubling times and denounced the acts


Hewlett Packard Enterprise Partner Appreciation Night 2019

Views - 352 Thursday, 23 May 2019 00:43

Hewlett Packard Enterprise, the pioneer enterprise information & communication technology company in world, recently hosted their business partners, who are the cornerstone of their operation worldwide, to recognize and reward them for their exceptio


WCIC commemorates International Women’s Day with knowledge-sharing session

Views - 166 Wednesday, 22 May 2019 00:00

Women’s Chamber of Industry and Commerce (WCIC) organised a knowledge-sharing session at the Kingsbury Hotel Colombo to commemorate International Women’s Day


10th State memorial service of war heroes

Views - 49 Tuesday, 21 May 2019 00:00


Colombo gears up for Vesak!

Views - 53 Saturday, 18 May 2019 00:10

As Sri Lanka joins Buddhists all over the world in celebrating Vesak for the 2563th year today, Daily FT photojournalist Ruwan Walpola, Shehan Gunasekara and Sameera Wijesinghe yesterday toured Colombo to capture these moments of people getting ready


RE/MAX Sri Lanka 3rd annual convention and gala

Views - 68 Friday, 17 May 2019 00:00

RE/MAX Sri Lanka, part of the world’s #1 real estate brand, held its third annual convention and gala recently at the Lotus Ballroom, Shangri-La Colombo, to felicitate its high-achieving broker owners/agents - Pix by Ruwan Walpola


American Alumni Association of Sri Lanka celebrates 30 years of service

Views - 97 Thursday, 16 May 2019 00:00

American Alumni Association of Sri Lanka (AAA) celebrated 30 years of service, at the Pearl Anniversary Awards and Induction to Hall of Fame held at the Shangri-La Hotel, Colombo recently. The Chief Guest was US Ambassador Alaina B. Teplitz – Pix b


National Chamber of Commerce holds 60th AGM

Views - 187 Wednesday, 15 May 2019 01:09

The 60th Annual General Meeting of the National Chamber of Commerce of Sri Lanka was held at The Kingsbury recently. Speaker of Parliament Karu Jayasuriya was the Chief Guest at the event – Pix by Upul Abayasekera


HDFC Bank’s Performance Awards Ceremony 2019

Views - 93 Tuesday, 14 May 2019 00:00

A high level of enthusiasm and team spirit pervaded the Branch Performance Awards of HDFC Bank held recently at the Galadari Hotel in Colombo. The event was attended by over 500 people from branches across the country


N. Vasanthakumar announces retirement at People’s Bank corporate event

Views - 148 Monday, 13 May 2019 00:00

People’s Bank CEO/GM N. Vasanthakumar marked his retirement after 18 years of service at People’s Bank, at a corporate event held at the Shangri-La Ballroom Colombo on 4th April 2019 – Pix by Ruwan Walpola


Hayleys rewards game-changers at Chairman’s Awards 2018

Views - 121 Friday, 10 May 2019 00:00

Recognising and rewarding the most innovative and outstanding achievements of its subsidiaries, Sri Lanka’s iconic multinational Hayleys PLC treated its employees from across the group to a gala celebration at its Chairman’s Awards 2018


Almsgiving ceremony marks Thai King’s coronation ceremony

Views - 45 Thursday, 9 May 2019 00:00

The Royal Thai Embassy in Colombo organised an almsgiving ceremony on the auspicious occasion of the coronation of King Rama X at the residence of Ambassador of the Kingdom of Thailand to Sri Lanka Chulamanee Chartsuwan on 4 May. The event was attend


Royal Thai Embassy in Colombo offers blessings and good wishes to King Rama X

Views - 43 Thursday, 9 May 2019 00:00

On 6 May, the Royal Thai Embassy in Colombo organised a ceremony to offer blessings and good wishes to King Rama X on the auspicious occasion of his coronation. The ceremony was held at the residence of Ambassador of the Kingdom of Thailand to Sri La


HNB Gami Pubuduwa Avurudu Pola a resounding success

Views - 71 Wednesday, 8 May 2019 00:00

Celebrating three decades of service to microfinance customers across rural Sri Lanka, the HNB Gami Pubuduwa Avurudu Pola was successfully concluded with over 100 micro entrepreneurs from across the island showcasing their products at the BMICH in Co


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Those who go by social proof are easy prey to crafty schemers

Monday, 17 June 2019

Going after social proof Swiss writer and novelist, Rolf Dobelli, in one of the essays in his 2013 book ‘The Art of Thinking Clearly’, has given a fine warning to his readers. He has warned against going by ‘social proof’ or ‘majority view


Poson ponderings on positional power: ‘Authority vested’ vs. ‘authority wasted’

Monday, 17 June 2019

We witnessed a serene Poson Poya, in a far more improved security setting in Sri Lanka. Whilst the Sri Lankan life slowly returning to normal, political fronts do not appear to show the same. Has the political power become the people ‘pava’ (sin)


Emperors without clothes: Is Mother Lanka naked too?

Monday, 17 June 2019

The expression ‘The Emperor without clothes’ derives from the Hans Anderson tale that is based on Sufi wisdom. The Emperor in Anderson’s story was without doubt, the finest dressed man in the land and he loved wearing fine clothes and spent al


The confusion of the collision is becoming indescribable!

Monday, 17 June 2019

Strange are the things we are witnessing in the political scene. The fast-evaporating trust and confidence in politicians and the Government are seriously destroying the harmony of the nation. The Prime Minister of the country has admitted that the


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