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Mother Sri Lanka brings ‘Love Sri Lanka Festival’ in celebration of Independence Day

Views - 0 Wednesday, 20 February 2019 00:00

Sri Lanka celebrated her 71st Independence Day on 4 February 2019. The Mother Sri Lanka movement (MSL) promotes the Independence Day of our Motherland, as the most appropriate day that all Sri Lankans can celebrate the ‘pride of being Sri Lankan’

Faith and history

Views - 12 Tuesday, 19 February 2019 00:00

The historic Navam Maha Perahera of the Gangaramaya Temple was held yesterday in Colombo. The annual event drew crowds of locals and tourists alike. – Pix by Shehan Gunasekara and Sameera Wijesinghe

Wedding Show 2019

Views - 50 Saturday, 16 February 2019 00:10

The Wedding Show 2019, organised by Asia Exhibition and Conventions, was launched by Jalani Premadasa at the BMICH in Colombo yesterday. The exhibition will be held today and tomorrow as well

ISMM anniversary celebration

Views - 102 Wednesday, 13 February 2019 00:00

The 46th anniversary banquet dinner and get-together of the Institute of Supply and Materials Management (ISMM) was held at Waters Edge recently – Pix by Samantha Perera

Ex-SCB Gathering 2019 at the Grand Oriental

Views - 152 Tuesday, 12 February 2019 00:00

The Ex SCB Gathering was held for the 2nd consecutive year at the Grand Oriental Hotel recently - Pix by Upul Abayasekera

National Chamber of Exporters Annual General Meeting

Views - 101 Monday, 11 February 2019 00:23

The National Chamber of Exporters of Sri Lanka (NCE) held their Annual General Meeting recently at the Grand Ballroom, Hotel Galadari Colombo. The Chief Guest was British High Commissioner to Sri Lanka James Dauris - Pix by Ruwan Walpola

Colombo Mega Shopping Fair at BMICH

Views - 119 Saturday, 9 February 2019 00:10

The Colombo Mega Shopping Fair – 2019 was launched at the BMICH on Friday. The exhibition, which includes stalls on household items, textiles, electronic equipment and many other items, will continue over the weekend – Pix by Kithsiri De Mel

Magic of Christmas brought alive at ‘CBB Christmas Carols 2018’

Views - 56 Friday, 8 February 2019 00:00

The season to be jolly was upon us and what better way to ring in the festive cheer and countdown to Christmas than at the ‘Council for Business with Britain (CBB) Christmas Carols 2018’ held at the Westminster House under the patronage of Britis

Shangri-La Hotel, Colombo welcomes Chinese New Year

Views - 84 Thursday, 7 February 2019 00:00

Shangri-La Hotel, Colombo celebrated the dawning of the Year of the Pig on Tuesday 5 February in grand style. The hotel has several authentic culinary offerings lined up to mark the new year, including a gourmet set menu at the hotel’s signature Ch

Hilton Colombo celebrates Chinese New Year

Views - 59 Thursday, 7 February 2019 00:00

The Hilton Colombo welcomed Chinese New Year on 5 January in the hotel’s plush Lobby, followed by a special celebratory lunch at GRAZE Kitchen. GRAZE Kitchen’s Chinese section has been enhanced from 5 to 11 February, with new dishes introduced by

CILT inducts new Corporate Partners and Members at Logistic Leaders’ Evening

Views - 116 Thursday, 7 February 2019 00:00

The Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport (CILT) Sri Lanka held its first Logistic Leaders’ Evening for 2019 recently at The Kingsbury. Tham Kok Kuan Simon, Assistant General Manager CHEC Port City Colombo Ltd. (CPCC), was the Keynote Speake

Celebrating Australia Day

Views - 97 Wednesday, 6 February 2019 00:00

A reception was hosted by Australian High Commissioner Bryce Hutchesson to celebrate Australia Day at Australia House in Colombo recently. Government ministers, dignitaries and other invitees attended the ceremony – Pix by Upul Abayasekara

71st National Day Celebration

Views - 79 Tuesday, 5 February 2019 01:28

The 71st National Day Festival was held by President Maithripala Sirisena yesterday (4 January) at the Galle Face Green with Maldivian President Mohamed Ibrahim as Chief Guest. Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, Speaker Karu Jayasuriya, Opposition

Pageantry preparations

Views - 54 Monday, 4 February 2019 00:21

As Sri Lanka celebrates its Independence Day today with pomp and pageantry, rehearsals were held at Galle Face Green last week in preparation for the celebrations

Collective meditation and all religion prayer to mark 71st Independence

Views - 184 Monday, 4 February 2019 00:18

Early on Saturday morning, 2 February, a diverse group of people sat in meditation beneath the Banyan tree at the Sri Lanka Foundation Institute, in Colombo. The group, members of Sri Lanka’s four major religions, Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam and Chri

‘Kedella Living In Style Exhibition 2019’ at BMICH

Views - 918 Saturday, 2 February 2019 00:10

The anticipated home design and construction exhibition ‘Kedella Living In Style Exhibition 2019’ is back and bigger than ever at the Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall (BMICH) on 1, 2, and 3 February with a line-up of vendors an

Colombo Rubber Traders’ Association centennial celebrations

Views - 124 Friday, 1 February 2019 00:00

The centennial year of the Colombo Rubber Traders’ Association (CRTA) was celebrated at the Grand Ballroom, Galle Face Hotel Colombo recently. The Chief Guest was Speaker of Parliament Karu Jayasuriya

NDB Investment Banking Cluster holds annual dinner party

Views - 300 Thursday, 31 January 2019 00:03

NDB Investment Banking Cluster, comprising NDB Capital Holdings, NDB Investment Bank, NDB Wealth Management and NDB Stockbrokers, recently its annual dinner party at Hilton Colombo Residences – Pix by Upul Abayasekara

TMC holds AGM

Views - 118 Wednesday, 30 January 2019 00:30

The Annual General Meeting of The Management Club (TMC) was held at the Galadari Hotel recently

SL-Bangladesh Business Co-operation Council holds get-together

Views - 89 Wednesday, 30 January 2019 00:26

The Sri Lanka-Bangladesh Business Co-operation Council organised a get-together at Sinhalese Sport Club Colombo recently

Footwear & Leather Fair at BMICH

Views - 189 Saturday, 26 January 2019 00:10

The Footwear & Leather Fair 2019 organised by the Sri Lanka Footwear and Leather Products Manufacturers Association was launched at the BMICH on Friday by Deputy Minister Nalin Bandara and EDB Chairp

Theme Resorts and Spas team holds partner appreciation party

Views - 129 Friday, 25 January 2019 00:00

Theme Resorts and Spas team held its partner appreciation party themed ‘Baila Baila’ at Ape Gama, Battaramulla recently – Pix by Chamila Karunarathne

Association of Consuls in Sri Lanka Christmas celebration

Views - 149 Thursday, 24 January 2019 01:19

The Association of Consuls in Sri Lanka Christmas Dinner was held at The Kingsbury recently. Foreign Affairs Ministry Secretary Ravinatha Aryasinha was the Chief Guest at the function – Pix by Upul Abayasekara

TOPWILL Automotive Battery launched

Views - 144 Thursday, 24 January 2019 00:13

Douglas & Sons (Pvt.) Ltd. (DSL), Sri Lanka’s leading supplier of automotive batteries, launched its locally manufactured TOPWILL battery on 18th January 2019 at the ShangriLa Hotel in Colombo. The Chairman and Directors of DSL officiated the cerem

Edex Expo 2019 at BMICH

Views - 91 Saturday, 19 January 2019 00:10

Edex Expo 2019, one of Sri Lanka’s largest education exhibitions and job fairs, was launched at the BMICH yesterday (18) by Minister Rauff Hakeem. SLT Chairman K. Sirisena, ILO Country Director Simrin Singh and Royal Coll

Annual Dinner Dance of USJP Marketing Alumni Association

Views - 159 Friday, 18 January 2019 00:00

Marketing Alumni Association of University of Sri Jayewardenepura (USJP) recently held its Annual Dinner Dance titled ‘Marketing Kings & Queens 2018’ at Hotel Solis, Kotte. - Pix by Ruwan Walpola

Hayleys Advantis unveils Sri Lanka’s largest distribution hub in Kotugoda, Ja-ela

Views - 206 Thursday, 17 January 2019 00:00

Hayleys Advantis Ltd. ceremonially unveiled Sri Lanka’s largest distribution hub – Advantis 3PL Plus Logistics City – in Kotugoda, Ja-ela recently amidst a gathering of clients, employees and well-wishers. The facility was built as part of the

R.I.O and Alba jazz up NYE Party at the Taj

Views - 84 Wednesday, 16 January 2019 00:00

The Taj Samudra’s exquisite New Year’s celebration featured renowned international artists R.I.O and Alba at the Grand Marquee. Qatar Airways, Turkish Airlines and Air India sponsored return air tickets to Cardiff, Istanbul and Delhi. Guests cel

Pakistan Lifestyle Exhibition at BMICH

Views - 150 Saturday, 12 January 2019 00:00

Pakistan Lifestyle Exhibition – 2019 which includes Pakistani textiles and furniture was launched at the BMICH yesterday. The exhibition will continue over the weekend – Pix by Kithsiri de Mel

Association of Professional Bankers – Sri Lanka 30th anniversary convention

Views - 417 Thursday, 10 January 2019 01:29

Association of Professional Bankers – Sri Lanka (APB) held its 30th anniversary convention at the BMICH recently, titled ‘Regional Congruence: Harmonising Policy and Economic Prosperity’. The Chief Guest was Central Bank Governor Dr. Indrajit C

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Discipline and the devil’s disciples

Monday, 18 February 2019

That coach who repeatedly slapped a boy under his care has generated a storm of controversy on social media. On one side are aunties, bleeding hearts, civil rights champions et al who are outraged or at the very least shocked or surprised. On the oth

SL growth profile: Arrest moving down the staircase immediately to avoid hard landing on the floor

Monday, 18 February 2019

Strong message in the Sri Lanka Development Update 2019 Sri Lanka Development Update for 2019 was released by the World Bank last week. This document contains a review by the bank’s residential staff of the present state of the country’s economy

Prudential banking and saga of MTD Walkers

Monday, 18 February 2019

The matters referred to in the article under this title published in the Daily FT (15 February) are spotlighted in more detail under this scrutiny. While the general attention of the public remains more focused on recently arrested underworld kingpin

Minister Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe’s empty rant

Monday, 18 February 2019

Minister Wijeyadasa Rajapakshe (WR) has joined President Sirisena’s reckless verbal onslaught on the Constitutional Council (CC) that was set up by the 19th Amendment (Daily Mirror 15 February). I use “verbal onslaught” intentionally since, as

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