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Elpitiya Plantations celebrates 20th anniversary

Views - 2 Friday, 22 September 2017 00:00

The 20th anniversary of Elpitiya Plantations PLC was celebrated at the Grand Ballroom, Cinnamon Lakeside recently


Ceylinco Life launches 11th ‘Family Savari’

Views - 23 Thursday, 21 September 2017 00:00

Ceylinco Life launched its ‘Family Savari 11’ promotion to its sales force this month at the BMICH. For the 11th edition, the grand prize or main destination will be Rome and 20 people from five policyholder families will win an all-expenses-paid


CIMA Business Leaders Summit 2017

Views - 243 Wednesday, 20 September 2017 00:00

The CIMA Business Leaders Summit 2017 was held at the Cinnamon Grand recently under the theme ‘What’s Next: The Changing Business Landscape’.


17th Sri Lanka-Thailand Business Council AGM

Views - 159 Monday, 18 September 2017 01:23

The 17th Annual General Meeting of the Sri Lanka-Thailand Business Council was held at the Waters Edge in Battaramulla recently. It was held under the patronage of President of the Council Rizan Nazeer


Colombo International Book Fair 2017 launched

Views - 60 Saturday, 16 September 2017 00:00

The Colombo International Book Fair 2017 was launched at the BMICH under the auspices of President Maithripala Sirisena and Education Minister Akila Viraj Kariyawasam. The fair will be held from 15-24 September and invites all literary fans to be a p


Daily FT-Colombo Uni MBA Alumni Association pre-Budget forum

Views - 116 Friday, 15 September 2017 00:00

The Daily FT and MBA Alumni Association of the University of Colombo organised a pre-Budget forum at the Hilton Hotel on Wednesday


Ruhunu Cement Plant celebrates 50 years

Views - 192 Thursday, 14 September 2017 00:00

Recently, the management and employees of INSEE Ruhunu Cement Plant celebrated 50 years on 3 August, at Avenra Beach, Hikkaduwa. The celebration started in June, with a worthy effort undertaken to donate a house for a family in desperate need of one.


Exporters Association holds 20th AGM

Views - 123 Thursday, 14 September 2017 00:00

The 20th Annual General Meeting of the Exporters Association of Sri Lanka was held at the Ramada Hotel recently. Central Bank Governor Dr. Indrajit Coomaraswamy attended the AGM as the Chief Guest and International Trade State Minister Sujeewa Senasi


Living the ‘Softlogic Life way of life’

Views - 94 Wednesday, 13 September 2017 00:00

On 27th August the ambience of Bloomfield grounds was bustling with vibrant energy as employees of Softlogic Life took to the field to participate in Softlogic Life Games 2017.


SAPPTA holds AGM

Views - 96 Tuesday, 12 September 2017 00:00

The Annual General Meeting of the Spices & Allied Products Producers’ & Traders’ Association (SAPPTA) was held at the Taj Samudra Hotel recently – Pix by Indraratne Balasuriya


‘Central Banking Challenges and Prospect’ book launch

Views - 103 Monday, 11 September 2017 00:42

Dr. W.A. Wijewardena launched his new book titled ‘Central Banking Challenges and Prospect’ at Movenpick Hotel. The book contains 20 articles which Dr. Wijewardena has authored over a decade including to the Daily FT


Sri Lanka Wood Expo

Views - 38 Saturday, 9 September 2017 00:00

Sri Lanka Wood Expo is being held from 8 to 10 September at the BMICH. This event showcases product like laminates, veneers, plywood, particle board, WPC, MDF, engineered wood, moulded plywood, panel products, wood composites, sawn timber, joinery ma


SAARC Trade Fair

Views - 29 Saturday, 9 September 2017 00:00

SAARC Trade Fair 2017, launched on Thursday at SLECC and open today as well, provides opportunities for businessmen and investors to network and capitalise opportunities on across the SAARC region.


Sri Lanka-China Business Council marks 60 years of Sino-Lanka diplomatic ties

Views - 41 Friday, 8 September 2017 00:00

The Sri Lanka-China Business Council of the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce celebrated 60 years of diplomatic relations between Sri Lanka and China at the Hilton Colombo Residences recently.


DFCC welcomes new CEO

Views - 111 Friday, 8 September 2017 00:00

The Chairman of DFCC Bank and Board of Directors hosted cocktails at the Cinnamon Grand recently to welcome Lakshman Silva, the new Chief Executive Officer of DFCC Bank


CCC Import Section holds 82nd AGM

Views - 80 Thursday, 7 September 2017 00:00

The Import Section of the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce held it 82nd Annual General Meeting at the Taj Samudra Hotel – Pix by Sameera Wijesinghe


SLAP holds annual Print Owners Get Together

Views - 73 Wednesday, 6 September 2017 00:00

The Sri Lanka Association of Printers (SLAP) held its annual Print Owners Get Together at the Taj Samudra Hotel’s Ballroom recently.


Dialog 4G The Sunday Times Schoolboy Cricketer 2017

Views - 56 Tuesday, 5 September 2017 00:00

Dialog 4G The Sunday Times Schoolboy Cricketer 2017 awards ceremony was held at the Nelum Pokuna Mahinda Rajapaksa Theatre recently – Pix by Ruwan Walpola


Colombo Uni Alumni Association AGM

Views - 93 Monday, 4 September 2017 01:05

The 35th Annual General Meeting of the Alumni Association of the University of Colombo was held at College House recently. State Minister of Finance Eran Wickramaratne was the Chief Guest at the event


Sri Lanka Economic Summit 2017

Views - 110 Friday, 1 September 2017 00:00

The Sri Lanka Economic Summit 2017 was held by the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce at the Cinnamon Grand Colombo recently - Pix by Lasantha Kumara and Ruwan Walpola


Richmond College Galle Felicitates Austin Fernando

Views - 118 Thursday, 31 August 2017 00:00

Austin Fernando, the distinguished old boy of Richmond College Galle who became the Secretary to the President, was felicitated by the Richmond College Union Colombo at Hilton Colombo Residences recently – Pix by Lasantha Kumara


SLUKS AGM

Views - 193 Tuesday, 29 August 2017 00:02

The Annual General Meeting of the Sri Lanka-UK Society (SLUKS) was held at the Taj Samudra Hotel recently. British High Commissioner to Sri Lanka and Maldives James Dauris was the Chief Guest at the occasion  – Pix by Indraratne Balas


Sri Lanka-Malaysia Business Council 23rd AGM

Views - 250 Monday, 28 August 2017 00:14

The 23rd Annual General Meeting of the Sri Lanka-Malaysia Business Council was held at the Hilton Colombo Residences recently. Malaysia High Commissioner to Sri Lanka Wan Zaidi Wan Abdullah attended the AGM as the Chief Guest, where Iqram Cuttilan


Construction expo at BMICH

Views - 319 Saturday, 26 August 2017 00:48

The Annual Construct Exhibition organised by the National Construction Association of Sri Lanka was launched at the BMICH by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe on Friday. The three-day exhibition will be concluded on 27 August. Ministers Sajith P


Tea banquets by celebrity chefs Tom Aikens and Jason Atherton

Views - 407 Friday, 25 August 2017 00:00

Tea banquets were held at the Mount Lavinia Hotel on 12 August and Cinnamon Grand Hotel on 13 August featuring celebrity chefs Tom Aikens and Jason Atherton   


Standard Chartered Golf Tournament 2017

Views - 664 Wednesday, 23 August 2017 00:00

The Standard Chartered Golf Tournament 2017, held exclusively for its Corporate and Priority Banking clients, teed off at the Victoria Golf and Country Resort, Digana. Harsha Abeywickrema emerged the Men’s Low Gross Winner, while Niloo Jayat


Ex-Sampath Night 2017

Views - 701 Tuesday, 22 August 2017 00:19

A dinner dance organised by Ex-Sampath Bankers, Ex-Sampath Night 2017, was held at Golden Rose, Boralesgamuwa – Pix by Samantha Perera


Trade Finance Association of Bankers 20th anniversary

Views - 709 Monday, 21 August 2017 00:00

The Trade Finance Association of Bankers celebrated its 20th anniversary with Central Bank Governor Dr. Indrajit Coomaraswamy at Kingsbury Hotel recently  - Pic by Samantha Perera 


CMA awards ceremony and accounting conference

Views - 550 Monday, 21 August 2017 00:00

The CMA Excellence in Integrated Reporting Awards and National Management Accounting Conference 2017 were held recently at Kings Court of Cinnamon Lakeside Colombo - Pix by Ruwan Walpola ​  


Seylan Motor Show 2017 at BMICH

Views - 949 Saturday, 19 August 2017 00:18

The International Motor and Motor Accessories exhibition, the ‘Seylan Motor Show 2017’ was inaugurated at the Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall (BMICH) last morning. Minister Harin Fernando and former President Mahind


Today's Columnists

Media Freedom: alive and not so well… is it?

Friday, 22 September 2017

Today the only corpses in sight are those lining the bullpen – critics and social commentators who have fallen asleep at their desks, lulled by a democracy that offers peace but pre-empts justice. Oscar Wilde,


Rise of sustainable electric automobiles and the end of petrol and diesel vehicles

Friday, 22 September 2017

The past three years have been the hottest in recorded history and 2017 is already projected to be hotter than 2016! The cause for this heating up of the planet is clearly due to the excessive burning of fossil fuels.


The cry of ‘export or perish’ becoming real to Sri Lanka

Friday, 22 September 2017

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe speaking at the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) Annual Committee held in Colombo said for Sri Lanka to promote exports and investment, the Government will soon introduce several laws in


Why are interest rates high?

Thursday, 21 September 2017

The general public is concerned about the high level of interest rates prevailing in the recent past. Interest rates influences the day-to-day life of ordinary people as it is the benchmark for all economic decisions.


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