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Celebrating China

Views - 67 Monday, 22 October 2018 00:51

The 69th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China was celebrated at the Shangri-La Hotel’s Grand Ballroom recently. Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa, Government Ministers, MPs, members of the security forces and the busines


Seylan Colombo Motor Show at BMICH

Views - 38 Saturday, 20 October 2018 00:10

The Seylan Colombo Motor Show, which is being held for the 11th consecutive year, kicked off at the BMICH yesterday. The exhibition features vehicles of latest models, car shows and much more and will continue over the weekend


German National Day celebrations

Views - 112 Thursday, 18 October 2018 00:01


Mixing of the Traditional Christmas Cake at the Taj

Views - 46 Thursday, 18 October 2018 00:00

Christmas is never Christmas without its finest traditions. One of its sweetest traditions was Christmas cake which originated in Europe centuries ago. The Christmas cake is a favorite amongst all that enjoy sweet treats during festive season, the wo


The Kingsbury hosts Christmas cake mixing with Shakin’ Stevens

Views - 51 Thursday, 18 October 2018 00:00

The Kingsbury Colombo held its traditional Christmas cake mixing at Ce La Vi recently, with Shakin’ Stevens doing the honours of commencing the ceremony, aided by Hayleys CEO and Chairman Mohan Pandithage and The Kingsbury Colombo General Manager C


Delifrance hosts cocktails and cookery demo with Michel Roth

Views - 129 Tuesday, 16 October 2018 00:00

Softlogic Restaurants Ltd. together with Delifrance hosted cocktails and a cookery demo by Michelin starred Chef Michel Roth at Delifrance ODEL recently – Pix by Indraratne Balasuriya


Celebrating National Day of Korea

Views - 74 Monday, 15 October 2018 00:00

The National Day of the Republic of Korea was celebrated at the Korean Ambassador’s residence, No. 50 Horton Place, Colombo 7, recently. The Chief Guest was Telecommunication, Digital Infrastructure and Foreign Employment Minister Harin Fernando


Techno 2018 at BMICH

Views - 55 Saturday, 13 October 2018 00:10

Techno 2018 exhibition was launched by Megapolis and Western Development Minister Champika Ranawaka at the BMICH on Friday. The latest equipment being used in construction and many other fields is available at the exhibition which will be held till


CCC’s Import Section holds 83rd AGM

Views - 67 Friday, 12 October 2018 00:00

The Import Section of the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce held it 83rd Annual General Meeting recently at the Cinnamon Lakeside Hotel – Pix by Upul Abayasekara


People’s Bank hosts delegates and participants of APRACA

Views - 69 Thursday, 11 October 2018 00:00


Ritz Carlton Residences meet and greet event

Views - 214 Wednesday, 10 October 2018 00:00


APRACA holds 70th Executive Committee Meeting and 21st General Assembly

Views - 103 Tuesday, 9 October 2018 00:00

The Asia Pacific Rural and Agricultural Credit Association’s (APRACA) Regional Policy Forum kicked off its 70th Executive Committee Meeting and 21st General Assembly at Hilton Colombo – Pix by Lasantha Kumara


CIMA Business Leaders’ Summit

Views - 167 Monday, 8 October 2018 00:00

The inauguration of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) Business Leaders’ Summit 2018 was held recently at Shangri-La Colombo, in the presence of Chief Guest Science, Technology, Research, Skills Development & Vocational Traini


Bride and Groom Wedding Fair – 2018 at BMICH

Views - 78 Saturday, 6 October 2018 00:10

The Bride and Groom Wedding Fair – 2018, one of the biggest wedding exhibitions in Sri Lanka, was launched at the BMICH on Friday. It will continue over the weekend from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wedding planners, professional bridal fashion shows and wed


Colombo Uni MBA Alumni Association- Daily FT pre-Budget brainstorming session

Views - 223 Friday, 5 October 2018 00:00

The first ever pre-Budget brainstorming session with female professionals and entrepreneurs organised by the University of Colombo MBA Alumni Association and Daily FT, powered by Standard Chartered Bank, was held at the Hilton Colombo yesterday - Pix


208th Anniversary of Independence of Mexico

Views - 93 Thursday, 4 October 2018 00:00


Sri Lanka Tea Exporters Association holds 19th AGM at Cinnamon Grand

Views - 161 Monday, 1 October 2018 00:00

The 19th Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Sri Lanka Tea Exporters Association was held at Cinnamon Grand, Colombo recently. The Chief Guest for the occasion was Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, and the Guest of Honour was Plantation Industries


Book Fair’s final weekend!

Views - 49 Saturday, 29 September 2018 00:10

The annual Colombo International Book Fair, which was launched last Friday, will come to an end on Sunday 30 September. The exhibition, organised by the Sri Lanka Book Publishers’ Association, is being held at the BMICH for the 20th consecutive yea


University of Colombo Alumni Association holds AGM

Views - 109 Friday, 28 September 2018 00:00

The Annual General Meeting of the University of Colombo Alumni Association was held at the college house premises recently. University of Colombo Former Vice Chancellor Prof. G. L. Peiris was the Chief Guest – Pix by Ruwan Walpola


AMCHAM holds 26th AGM

Views - 160 Thursday, 27 September 2018 21:57

The 26th Annual General Meeting of the American Chamber of Commerce (AMCHAM) in Sri Lanka was held at the Hiwlton Colombo Residences recently. United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to Sri Lanka and Maldives Mission Director Reed


CCC’s Sri Lanka-China Business Council holds AGM

Views - 135 Wednesday, 26 September 2018 00:00

The Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Sri Lanka-China Business Council (SLCHBC) of the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce (CCC) was held recently at the Taj Samudra Hotel in Colombo, electing Yasantha Abeykoone as the President. The Chief Guest of the even


Ada Derana Sri Lankan of the Year 2018 Awards

Views - 219 Tuesday, 25 September 2018 00:00

The Ada Derana Sri Lankan of the Year 2018 Awards was held at Hilton Colombo last week. Sri Lankans who have defied convention and raised the bar of excellence were felicitated. The winners were selected by an expert jury headed by Vijitha Yapa, a f


Bibliophiles’ Paradise !

Views - 38 Saturday, 22 September 2018 00:10

The annual Colombo International Book Fair organised by the Sri Lanka Book Publishers’ Association was launched by Education Minister Akila Viraj Kariyawasam at the BMICH on Friday. The exhibition, which was organised for the 20th consecutive year,


73rd Independence Day of the Republic of Indonesia

Views - 72 Friday, 21 September 2018 00:00

The 73rd Independence Day of the Republic of Indonesia was commemorated at the Shangri-La Hotel Colombo with an Indonesian night and a gala dinner organised by the Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia recently – Pix by Indraratne Balasuriya


Cyber Security Summit 2018 CEO Forum at Cinnamon Grand

Views - 326 Thursday, 20 September 2018 02:28

The CEO Forum of the sixth annual Cyber Security Summit was held last evening at Cinnamon Grand, Colombo. The event was co-organised by Daily FT and CICRA Holdings – Pix by Upul Abayasekara and Ruwan Walpola


Exporters Association of Sri Lanka 21st AGM

Views - 172 Tuesday, 18 September 2018 00:00

The 21st Annual General Meeting of the Exporters Association of Sri Lanka was held recently at Cinnamon Grand. The meeting was followed by cocktails – Pix by Upul Abayasekara


MG Group of Companies anniversary celebration

Views - 147 Monday, 17 September 2018 00:00

MG Consultants Ltd. celebrated its 20th year and Engineering Consultants Ltd. celebrated its 50th year in a joint celebration recently held with a grand event where they felicitated the contribution of their loyal and long-serving employees


Lankapak at BMICH

Views - 45 Saturday, 15 September 2018 00:10

The largest expo of the printing, packaging and plastics sector, Lankapak, was initiated by the Sri Lanka Institute of Packaging with the objective of facilitating the printing and packaging industry to showcase their valued products and services to


Sustainable Energy and Smart Building Solutions Exhibition

Views - 40 Saturday, 15 September 2018 00:02

The Sustainable Energy and Smart Building Solutions Exhibition got underway at Nuga Sewana, BMICH, where modern energy solutions are showcased. State Minister of Power and Renewable Energy


Sri Lanka Economic Summit 2018 kicks off

Views - 161 Friday, 14 September 2018 00:00

The Sri Lanka Economic Summit 2018 by the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce kicked off at the Cinnamon Grand Colombo yesterday. The theme for this year’s Economic Summit is ‘On the Fast Track to a Turnaround’ – Pix by Ruwan Walpola and Lasantha K


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IPS’s State of the Economy Report 2018 is a demonstration of its independent analysis of the economy

Monday, 22 October 2018

Economists are at the receiving end of society today when it comes to economic crises. They have been blamed not only for giving confusing advice, but also for failing to predict accurately the oncoming economic catastrophes.


Future competencies for Sri Lankans: Rhetoric and reality

Monday, 22 October 2018

I was humbly happy to be the first Sri Lankan to speak at Fiji Annual HR Convention. It gave me a wonderful opportunity to meet warm people of another island nation. With booming tourism and bountiful natural resources, it appears as one of the most


Challenges in preserving and promoting Pakistan’s Buddhist past

Saturday, 20 October 2018

The international media has been portraying Pakistan as a hotbed of Islamic fundamentalism, especially after the Americans carried out a surgical strike there to kill international terrorist and fugitive, Osama bin Laden.


Government’s cohabitation stuck in the past or what?

Friday, 19 October 2018

The appointment of career judge Nalin Perera as the new Chief Justice, who has served in the judiciary for over 30 years, provides a snapshot into President Maithripala Sirisena’s thought process, amidst various stories of clashes with his coalitio


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