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EDEX Expo at BMICH

Views - 6 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 - 90 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 - 61 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 - 136 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 - 110 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 - 78 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 - 87 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 - 72 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


AAT Members Night 2017

Views - 136 Friday, 12 January 2018 00:00

AAT Members Night 2017 was held at the Grand Oriental Hotel recently


Nawaloka Hospitals hosts fellowship cocktails

Views - 171 Thursday, 11 January 2018 00:00

Nawaloka Hospitals hosted fellowship cocktails to mark the opening of its new building featuring a specialist Centre and Car Park at the premises recently


ACOB holds annual get-together

Views - 138 Wednesday, 10 January 2018 00:00

The Association of Compliance Officers of Banks (ACOB) held its annual get-together at OZO Colombo recently


GHR – Annual Cricket Tournament

Views - 104 Wednesday, 10 January 2018 00:00

The 4th Annual Cricket Tournament of Global Housing and Real Estate was held at Moors Sports Club Ground recently.


President opens Moragahakanda Mega Irrigation Project 

Views - 62 Tuesday, 9 January 2018 00:00

President Maithripala Sirisena declared open the Moragahakanda Development Project yesterday. The Moragahakanda-Kalu Ganga Irrigation Development Project can be considered a modern day irrigational wonder of Sri Lanka which ends the worries of farme


President opens Rajagiriya flyover

Views - 56 Tuesday, 9 January 2018 00:00

President Maithripala Sirisena opened the Rajagiriya flyover yesterday, which will provide a long-term solution to the severe traffic congestion in the Rajagiriya area. Even though construction work on the flyover was scheduled to be completed by the


Oman Air 8th anniversary dinner

Views - 134 Monday, 8 January 2018 01:16

The 8th anniversary dinner of Oman Air was held at Cinnamon Lakeside Colombo recently. The Ambassador of Oman to Sri Lanka Sheikh Jumah Hamadan Hasan Al Shehhi was the Chief Guest at the function


Inauguration of APB 29th anniversary convocation

Views - 89 Monday, 8 January 2018 00:00

The inauguration of the Association of Professional Bankers (APB) Sri Lanka 29th anniversary convocation 2017 was recently held at Cinnamon Grand.


Vivaha 2018 at BMICH

Views - 335 Saturday, 6 January 2018 00:33

Vivaha 2018, an exhibition which highlights fashions and other aspects involved in weddings, got under underway at the BMICH yesterday. The exhibition showcases fashions for brides, grooms, décor and much more


The Great HR Quiz 2017

Views - 129 Friday, 5 January 2018 00:00

The Great HR Quiz is one of the main events organised by IPM Sri Lanka (Institute of Personnel Management). The main objective


HNB starts the New Year with blessings of all faiths

Views - 140 Thursday, 4 January 2018 00:06

Staff of HNB commenced the first working day of 2018 on a spiritual note. A religious observance followed by New Year traditions was the bank’s way of setting forth year 2018. Religious blessings in the Buddhist, Hindu, Christian and Muslim faiths


STC Old Boys host dinner

Views - 209 Thursday, 4 January 2018 00:00

S. Thomas’ College Mount Lavinia Old Boys hosted a dinner recently at the Mt. Lavinia Hotel. The Warden of STC Fr. Marc Billimoria graced the occasion and Anura Tennekoon was the Guest of Honour – Pix by Krishan Ranasinghe


RI District 3220 holds Black Tie Charity Banquet

Views - 88 Wednesday, 3 January 2018 00:00

RI District 3220 organised a Black Tie Charity Banquet to mark the visit by Rotary International President Ian Riseley and First Lady Juliet to Sri Lanka recently at the Shangri-La Hotel


INAP 19th symposium

Views - 99 Wednesday, 3 January 2018 00:00

The 19th symposium on International Network of Affiliated Ports (INAP) under the theme ‘Maritime Co-operation and Economic Prosperity through INAP’ was held at The Kingsbury Hotel


Standard Chartered felicitates customers

Views - 201 Tuesday, 2 January 2018 00:00

In appreciation of its valued customers, Standard Chartered Sri Lanka recently hosted cocktails at Shangri-La Hotel, Colombo – Pix by Upul Abayasekara


Welcoming 2018!

Views - 84 Tuesday, 2 January 2018 00:00


wOw.lk Shopping Carnival at BMICH

Views - 180 Saturday, 30 December 2017 00:59

Sri Lanka’s biggest year-end shopping fiesta, the wOw.lk Shopping Carnival, once again brings bargains galore to Sri Lankan shoppers on 29, 30 and 31 December at the BMICH, Colombo. The range of products available include home appliances, electroni


Club Mahindra Holiday Launch

Views - 185 Friday, 29 December 2017 00:00

Introduction to Sri Lanka of the largest vacation ownership company outside of the USA, namely Club Mahindra, which was introduced by Mahindra Holidays & Resorts India and Ideal Retreats recently at the kingsbury hotel Colombo


National Day of Romania

Views - 119 Thursday, 28 December 2017 00:00

The National Day of Romania along with the 60th anniversary of it establishing diplomatic relations with Sri Lanka was celebrated recently at the Samudra Ballroom of the Taj Samudra Hotel Colombo. Officials in attendance included the Head of the Roma


NDB Bank hosts cocktails for Privilege Select customers

Views - 281 Thursday, 28 December 2017 00:00

NDB Bank recently hosted cocktails at the Shangri-La Colombo, for its Privilege Select customers – Pix by Upul Abayasekara


Trinity College Kandy OBA (Colombo Branch) Annual Dinner Dance

Views - 178 Wednesday, 27 December 2017 00:00

The Trinity College Kandy OBA (Colombo Branch) organised their annual dinner dance recently at Hilton Colombo


President opens Colombo Christmas Street 2017

Views - 102 Saturday, 23 December 2017 00:05

Colombo Christmas Street 2017 at Green Path, offers a whole new concept in entertainment for the second consecutive year. The event is organised by the Sri Lanka Retailers’ Association in collaboration with the Ministry of Tourism Development and


Today's Columnists

Many roads open

Saturday, 20 January 2018

We have just commenced Yahapalana Year 4. The third anniversary of Yahapalanaya is also the third anniversary of the defeat of the Rajapaksa regime. Both anniversaries coincide happily with the imminence of an island-wide election, the first since 20


Kasur child rape stems from subjugation of women in general

Saturday, 20 January 2018

Since the first week of the New Year, Pakistan has been in turmoil over the abduction, rape and murder of an eight-year-old girl, Zainab, in Kasur, a small town not far from Lahore in the Punjab province.


Demagoguery, deception and decrepitude inherent in most contemporary democracies

Saturday, 20 January 2018

Democracy is well and good as long its erstwhile proponents and players remain committed to high attendant ideals, pursuing with some degree of intelligence and sanity (fast eroding with the ascent of Donald J. Trump). Surely one must be faithful and


Problem is not us women and booze: It’s paternalism and capriciousness in policymaking

Friday, 19 January 2018

The other day the President of Sri Lanka went public expressing his intention to revoke a ministerial order revoking the notion that a woman of any age has no more maturity than a youth less than eighteen years old.


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