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Axis Bank Annual Get Together with FI Partners

Views - 160 Wednesday, 21 February 2018 00:00

Axis Bank, Sri Lanka, conducted an Annual Get Together with the FI Partner Banks of Sri Lanka recently at the Taj Samudra

SLASSCOM People Summit 2018 kicks off today

Views - 186 Tuesday, 20 February 2018 00:13

The knowledge and innovation chamber SLASSCOM-organised People Summit 2018 under the theme ‘Transforming the way we think, work and connect’ will take place today at the Lotus Ballroom, Shangri-La Colombo, from 10.30 a.m. to 5.30 p.m., preceded

AMCHAM hosts networking event

Views - 232 Monday, 19 February 2018 00:00

The American Chamber of Commerce (AMCHAM) New Year Cocktail and Networking Event 2018 was held at the Cinnamon Grand

Wedding Show 2018

Views - 70 Saturday, 17 February 2018 00:56

The Wedding Show 2018 exhibition was launched at the BMICH on Friday. The exhibition which includes wedding costumes, wedding planning, and photography will be held today (17) and tomorrow (18) as well

BOC Premier Customer Appreciation Dinner

Views - 188 Friday, 16 February 2018 00:00

The BOC Premier Customer Appreciation Dinner was held at the Shangri-la Hotel Colombo recently

Sampath Las Vegas Nite

Views - 326 Thursday, 15 February 2018 00:00

Sampath Nite, the annual dinner dance of Sampath Bank, was held at the Sirimavo Bandaranaike Memorial Exhibition Centre recently. This year’s event was a dazzling affair set in Las Vegas, with over 1,000 guests, members of the Sampath Team and the

The Sound of Music is buzzing in Colombo

Views - 140 Wednesday, 14 February 2018 00:00

Mainland China opens doors in Colombo

Views - 127 Wednesday, 14 February 2018 00:00

South Asia’s leading Pan Asian restaurant chain, Mainland China, was opened in Colombo recently at a well-attended

Sri Lanka’s first-ever international kart race – X30 Asia Cup

Views - 46 Tuesday, 13 February 2018 00:00

Sri Lanka’s first-ever international kart race X30 Asia Cup flagged off at the Sri Lanka Karting Circuit (SLKC) in Bandaragama on 13 and 14 January. This enthralling start to Asia’s karting season featured a number of Asia’s best drivers and wi

Getting ready for the polls

Views - 17 Saturday, 10 February 2018 00:17

Thousands of public servants including police and Election Commission officials yesterday were seen at work around the country readying for the Local Government elections today

GRI celebrates opening of world-class tyre factory

Views - 166 Friday, 9 February 2018 00:00

Global Rubber Industries (GRI) recently opened a world-class advanced specialty tyre factory in Badalgama and held a cocktail

69th Republic Day celebrations

Views - 120 Thursday, 8 February 2018 00:00

The 69th Republic Day of India was celebrated at the India House in Colombo recently. President Maithripala Sirisena, Speaker of the Parliament of Sri Lanka Karu Jayasuriya, Government Ministers, Ambassadors, business community leaders and members o

Australia Day 2018

Views - 149 Wednesday, 7 February 2018 00:00

The Australian High Commission organised Australia Day 2018 at the Australian Residence, Colombo 7

Sri Lanka Chamber of Medical Devices Industry appoints new committee at 3rd AGM

Views - 275 Tuesday, 6 February 2018 00:00

The Sri Lanka Chamber of Medical Devices Industry (SLCMDI) appointed its new committee at the third Annual General Meeting held at the Cinnamon Grand Colombo recently. George Steuart Health Executive Director Eran Ranasinghe took over the presidency

70th Independence Day

Views - 71 Monday, 5 February 2018 00:00

The 70th Independence Day celebrations were held under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena at Galle Face yesterday. The theme of this year’s celebrations was ‘One Nation’.

Preparing to celebrate !

Views - 47 Saturday, 3 February 2018 00:04

Rehearsals for Sri Lanka’s 70th Independence Day celebrations were held at Galle Face Green on 2 February – Pix by

Chamod Fernando wins Schoolboy Rugby Player of the Year award

Views - 70 Friday, 2 February 2018 00:00

Former Isipathana fullback and current CR&FC player Chamod Fernando was awarded the Schoolboy Rugby Player

“HSBC POWER Breakfast ” - “Global Currency Outlook 2018”

Views - 232 Thursday, 1 February 2018 00:00

HSBC hosted their corporate clients for “HSBC Power Breakfast” at Shangri-La Colombo on 25 January 2018, focused on the global currency outlook for 2018.  Dr. Indrajit Coomarsawamy, Central Bank Governor delivered an insightful key note address

High Commission marks 69th Republic Day of India in Colombo

Views - 162 Saturday, 27 January 2018 00:17

The High Commission of India and the Indian expatriate community in Sri Lanka celebrated the 69th Republic Day of India on Friday, 26 January, at India House in Colombo. High Commissioner Taranjit Singh Sandhu unfurled the Indian flag and inspected a

Home & Deco now on

Views - 48 Saturday, 27 January 2018 00:00

The biggest furniture, home decor and services exhibition is being held at the BMICH from 26 to 28 January from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. The exhibition brings together a wide variety of services and products related to households under one roof

SLIM Brand Excellence 2017

Views - 198 Friday, 26 January 2018 00:00

The 16th Sri Lanka Institute of Marketing (SLIM) Brand Excellence 2017 Award Ceremony recently concluded at the BMICH

CPM Members Fellowship Night 2017

Views - 278 Monday, 22 January 2018 00:01

The Institute of Certified Professional Managers (CPM) hosted ‘CPM Members Fellowship Night 2017’ recently with the participation of CPM President Prof. Lakshman R. Watawala at Global Towers Hotel Colombo – Pix by Upul Abayasekara


Views - 102 Saturday, 20 January 2018 00:00

EDEX Expo, the National Higher Education and Careers Expo, is now the single largest nationwide platform connecting Sri Lankan youth with options and opportunities in the post-secondary, graduate and postgraduate fields, and technical and vocational

HNB Millennium Trophy Golf Tournament 2018 

Views - 213 Friday, 19 January 2018 00:00

For the tenth consecutive year, HNB sponsored the Millennium Trophy Golf Tournament 2018, a leading event of the Sri Lankan golfing calendar

IFFSA Awards Night 2017

Views - 87 Thursday, 18 January 2018 00:00

The 2nd Islamic Finance Forum of South Asia (IFFSA) Awards Night 2017, was held at the Ramada Hotel recently. The event was organised by UTO EduConsult in conjunction with KPMG adjudication - Pix by Upul Abayasekara

Gala cocktails at Galadari’s new Grand Ballroom

Views - 218 Wednesday, 17 January 2018 00:00

It was a night of splendor and glamour as the Galadari Hotel’s General Manager Sampath Siriwardena hosted cocktails on 6 January

CIM holds AGM

Views - 151 Tuesday, 16 January 2018 00:00

The Annual General Meeting of the Chartered Institute of Management (CIM) was held at Jetwing Colombo recently – Pix by Indraratne Balasuriya

Small Hydro Power Developers Association AGM

Views - 106 Monday, 15 January 2018 00:00

The 10th Annual General Meeting of the Small Hydro Power Developers Association was held at Park Street Mews recently. Power and Renewable Energy Minister Ranjith Siyambalapitiya attended the AGM as its Chief Guest

BBDO Lanka celebrates success with ‘Just Clap’

Views - 101 Monday, 15 January 2018 00:00

Advertising agency BBDO Lanka celebrated its three big wins and a successful season under the theme ‘Just Clap’ at the Gregory’s Room of the Taj Samudra, Colombo recently

Pakistan Single Country Exhibition 2018

Views - 85 Saturday, 13 January 2018 00:54

The Pakistan Single Country Exhibition 2018 is being held at the BMICH from 12 to 14 January. The event was officially opened to the public in the presence of President Maithripala Sirisena. Various stalls including items such as clothing, gem and je

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Tamil actor Kamal Haasan stars in new role as political leader

Saturday, 24 February 2018

Srinivasan Kamal Haasan is one of India’s foremost film actors. Known popularly as Kamal, the talented and versatile thespian has not only excelled as an actor onscreen, but has successfully engaged in other cinematic spheres too. The multi-faceted

Yameen’s economic offensive to counter political adversity ahead of presidential poll

Saturday, 24 February 2018

The embattled Maldivian President Abdulla Yameen, who is facing intense political opposition both in and out of the country, hopes to win the September, 2018 presidential election using a combination of political belligerence and a strong economic pr

In the end, there was nothing

Saturday, 24 February 2018

Much more than a storm in a tea cup! To a non-discerning person, it all seemed like the final battle of the counter revolution. President Sirisena was up in smoke trying to oust Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe for no articulated reason. He asked

Shouldn’t Govt. prevent parliamentary system from decay and destruction?

Friday, 23 February 2018

The wrong people teach us the best lessons. As a clever nation, we had always used our ballot and chased the wrong people

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