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Edex Expo 2020

Views - 52 Saturday, 18 January 2020 00:01

Edex Expo 2020, the education exhibition and job fair organised by Royal College, Colombo was

ECCSL European Networking Night at Mövenpick

Views - 75 Friday, 17 January 2020 00:00

The European Chamber of Commerce Sri Lanka (ECCSL) hosted a “European Networking Night” cocktail party recently to felicitate EU Ambassador to Sri Lanka and the Maldives Denis Chaibi at the Mövenpick Hotel – Pix by Upul Abayasekera

Negete client celebration

Views - 114 Thursday, 16 January 2020 00:00

Negete hosted its clients who use the STAAH Channel Manager and Booking Engine at the Shore By O in Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia recently, with over 200 of its customers in attendance - Pix by Ruwan Walpola

Just in Time Group stages Long Service Awards

Views - 106 Monday, 13 January 2020 09:01

Remembering Lasantha

Views - 79 Friday, 10 January 2020 00:00

A memorial was held at the graveside of slain The Sunday Leader Editor Lasantha Wickrematunge Wednesday morning to mark the 11th anniversary of his assassination – Pix by Ruwan Walpola

ISMM celebrates 47th anniversary

Views - 110 Thursday, 9 January 2020 00:00

The 47th anniversary banquet dinner and get together of the Institute of Supply and Materials Management (ISMM) was held at the Waters Edge recently - Pix by Ruwan Walpola

Sri Lanka Law College ’91 batch celebrates Silver Jubileeq

Views - 521 Wednesday, 8 January 2020 00:00

The Sri Lanka Law College batch of ’91, having completed 25 years at the Bar, held a ceremony to mark the Silver Jubilee recently at Waters Edge – Pix by Krishan Ranasinghe

SLASSCOM stages ‘Work in IT Sri Lanka’

Views - 116 Wednesday, 8 January 2020 00:00

The Sri Lanka Association of Software and Services Companies (SLASSCOM) organised a networking evening recently at the Galle Face Hotel. The main intention of the event, titled ‘Work in IT Sri Lanka’, was to create a forum where professionals and

AmCham Christmas Networking Event 2019

Views - 113 Tuesday, 7 January 2020 00:00

The American Chamber of Commerce in Sri Lanka (AmCham) Christmas Networking Event 2019 was held at the Taj Samudra Hotel recently. The main sponsor of this year’s event was s Coca-Cola Beverages Sri Lanka Ltd., a long-time member of AMCHAM in Sri L

Ceremonial opening of 4th session of Parliament

Views - 54 Monday, 6 January 2020 00:51

The ceremonial opening of the fourth session of the eighth Parliament was held last Friday (3 January) under the patronage of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa followed by a traditional tea party held at the parliament complex – Pix by Ruwan Walpola

Sri Lanka Logistics and Freight Forwarders Association holds Members Night 2019

Views - 374 Monday, 6 January 2020 00:00

Sri Lanka Logistics and Freight Forwarders Association (SLFFA) held its Members Night 2019 at The Stables, Park Street Mews recently – Pix by Ruwan Walpola

Vivaha 550 at BMICH

Views - 24 Saturday, 4 January 2020 00:01

Vivaha 550, a bridal show and exhibition organised by Event Media, was launched at the BMICH yesterday. The exhibition will be held on Saturday and Sunday as well from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. – Pix by Kithisiri De Mel

HNB ushers new decade with focus on client and employee success

Views - 102 Friday, 3 January 2020 00:00

A multi-religious ceremony took place at the Hatton National Bank Head Office, under the auspices of Managing Director/CEO Jonathan Alles, along with the Bank’s leadership, corporate, and executive management and staff. Similar observances were hel

Good Shepherd Convent marks 150 years

Views - 500 Thursday, 2 January 2020 01:04

The Past Pupils’ Association of Good Shepherd Covent, Kotahena organised ‘Shepherdian Sesquicenntial Blast’ to mark the 150th year of the Convent at the Water’s Edge, Battaramulla recently – Pix by Ruzaik FarookThe Past Pupils’ Associatio

Association of Consuls in Sri Lanka holds Biennial General Meeting

Views - 77 Thursday, 2 January 2020 01:02

The Association of Consuls in Sri Lanka Biennial General Meeting was held at the Galadari Hotel recently. Foreign Affairs Ministry Secretary Ravinatha Aryasinha was the Chief Guest at the function. The Association consists of Honorary Consuls represe

SLRA Premier Retail Forum 2019

Views - 86 Wednesday, 1 January 2020 00:00

The inauguration of the Sri Lanka Retailers Association (SLRA) Premier Retail Forum 2019 was held recently at the Cinnamon Grand, Colombo - Pix by Upul Abayasekara

SKAL International Colombo and PATA Sri Lanka annual Christmas party

Views - 132 Tuesday, 31 December 2019 00:06

The annual Christmas party of SKAL International Colombo together with PATA Sri Lanka was held at the Galadari recently – Pix by Indraratne Balasuriya

ICCSL Members’ Night 2019

Views - 244 Tuesday, 31 December 2019 00:00

The International Chamber of Commerce Sri Lanka (ICCSL) Members’ Night 2019 was held at The Bayleaf Colombo 7 recently – Pix by Upul Abayasekara

State of Qatar National Day celebrations

Views - 118 Monday, 30 December 2019 00:14

The National Day of the State of Qatar was celebrated at the Taj Samudra, Colombo recently. Health Minister Pavithra Wanniarachchi was present as Chief Guest – Pix by Sameera Wijesinghe

‘Year End Shopping Carnival 2019’ at BMICH

Views - 66 Saturday, 28 December 2019 00:01

The ‘Year End Shopping Carnival 2019’ is being held at the BMICH from 27-30 December. The shopping extravaganza features discounts up to 70%

Colombo lights up for Christmas

Views - 81 Wednesday, 25 December 2019 00:10

The city of Colombo dons a festive hue in celebration of the Christmas season as the streets light up with awe-inducing decorations, such as fairy lights, Christmas trees, and various other adornments.

HNB ushers in Christmas with Annual Carol Service

Views - 275 Tuesday, 24 December 2019 00:00

Keeping up to the old tradition and to usher in the Christmas season, staff of HNB PLC got together to perform at the annual carol service. Chief guest Rt Rev Dr Harold Anthony Perera, Bishop of Kurunegala, graced the occasion, which was held at the

Dentsu Aegis Network launches Amnet

Views - 110 Tuesday, 24 December 2019 00:00

Dentsu Aegis Network recently ushered in a new frontier in Sri Lanka’s media and data landscape, with the launch of Amnet; the global leader in programmatic advertising, transforming the media, marketing and digital domains in the country - Pix by

Julius and Creasy celebrates 140th Anniversary

Views - 152 Monday, 23 December 2019 00:00

The full legal service law firm Julius and Creasy (commonly known as J&C) was founded in 1879 by two British solicitors. Julius and Creasy celebrated their 140th Anniversary on 8 December with a gala dinner at Galadari Hotel for members of the staff.

Exhibition for women entrepreneurs

Views - 62 Saturday, 21 December 2019 00:01

The Regional Development Division of EDB held an exhibition for women entrepreneurs registered with the EDB women’s cell and 2,000 New Exporters Development Program on 19 and 20 December....

WISTA Sri Lanka Christmas High Tea

Views - 116 Friday, 20 December 2019 00:00

WISTA Sri Lanka celebrated Christmas with their members by hosting a Christmas High Tea Party at Uga Residence, Colombo recently. -Pix by Sameera Wijesinghe

FTZMA Members’ Eve Cocktail

Views - 100 Wednesday, 18 December 2019 23:56

Free Trade Zone Manufacturers’ Association (FTZMA) Chairman Jatinder Biala together with the Executive Committee hosted a Members’ Eve Cocktail and dinner at (‘Boat’) 8-degrees Cinnamon Lake recently. Ministers, dignitaries, members and other

Standard Chartered Sri Lanka CEO hosts year-end celebration

Views - 138 Wednesday, 18 December 2019 01:21

Standard Chartered Sri Lanka CEO Bingumal Thewarathanthri held a year-end cocktail at the main ballroom of Shangri-La, Colombo recently - Pix by Ruwan Walpola

Thai Embassy marks trio of milestones

Views - 108 Tuesday, 17 December 2019 00:00

The Embassy of Thailand in Sri Lanka organised a reception marking the National Day of Thailand, the 92nd birth anniversary of the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej and Thailand’s Father’s Day on 5 December with the participation of many dignitaries a

UAE National Day celebrations

Views - 208 Monday, 16 December 2019 01:16

The Ambassador of the United Arab Emirates to Sri Lanka, Ahmed All Al Mualla, held a celebration to mark the 48th National Day of the United Arab Emirates at Shangri-La, Colombo recently. The Chief Guest was Women’s and Child Affairs, Social Securi

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Limping merchandise exports: Gota should not make the same mistakes as the previous governments

Monday, 20 January 2020

Sri Lanka’s sluggish export performance Sri Lanka’s merchandise exports have been limping from around 2011. Exports which amounted to $ 10.6 billion in 2011 have changed at a very slow rate since then. During 2011-18, the average annual merchandi

2020 – What will the decade ahead hold for aviation?

Monday, 20 January 2020

Crystal balls are murky things, and predicting what is ahead for the next decade is fraught with pitfalls. This is especially true in the aerospace industry as there is so little history to go on. As readers of this column are aware, the airline indu

UNP’s leadership crisis, democratic balance and stability

Monday, 20 January 2020

The UNP is in decline not because it divided, but because its leadership is in a state of advanced deterioration and decay. The party has failed to replace or separate itself from the incubus of its hopelessly out of touch and durably unsuccessful Ol

Role of private sector in climate change mitigation

Monday, 20 January 2020

We Sri Lankans, similar to those in other developing countries, prefer to leave a lot of things to the State. When something goes wrong we say “there ought to be a law” or “Government should take of these things”. However, climate change is a

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