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SBISL launches EMV Classic International Debit Card on Visa platform

Views - 81 Thursday, 18 July 2019 01:50

SBI Sri Lanka (SBISL) launched its EMV Classic International Debit Card on Visa platform as part of its retail initiatives in the august presence of its longstanding customers and distinguished invitees at the Taj Samudra, Colombo. The card was launc

‘21/4 We Care’ Tribute Concert

Views - 103 Wednesday, 17 July 2019 00:00

Musicians, private sector and the civil society united on Saturday in solidarity for the victims of the Easter Sunday attacks via the ‘21/4’ Tribute Concert at the BMICH on Saturday. Over 20 musicians performed and enthralled a packed house durin

‘CarFree CMB’

Views - 117 Monday, 15 July 2019 01:39

Colombo’s first-ever open street concept day saw residents reclaiming their streets from Green Path to Independence Avenue on foot, bicycle, skateboard and rollerblades. Jointly organised by Colombo Municipal Council (CMC) and The Embassy of the Ki

Wedding Show 2019 at BMICH

Views - 66 Saturday, 13 July 2019 00:01

The Wedding Show – 2019 bridal exhibition organised by Asia Exhibitions & Conventions was launched at the BMICH on Friday. Visitors including future brides and grooms can obtain services from over 250 professionals in the wedding industry at the ex

HNB treats fans to global advanced screening of ‘Spider Man: Far From Home’

Views - 47 Friday, 12 July 2019 00:00

Sri Lanka’s most customer-friendly bank, HNB working in partnership with Sony Pictures hosted an advanced corporate screening of the hotly-anticipated blockbuster sequel, ‘Spider Man: Far From Home’ for the bank’s fans on social media. Throu

AIRDC Board of Trustees meet at Mövenpick

Views - 40 Friday, 12 July 2019 00:00

The Association of Insurers and Reinsurers of Developing Countries (AIRDC) held the Board of Trustees’ strategic planning meeting recently at the Mövenpick Hotel, Colombo. The hosting, cocktails and dinner was organised by the President and mem

SLID Women Directors Forum launch

Views - 117 Thursday, 11 July 2019 00:07

The launch of the Women Directors Forum, organised by Sri Lanka Institute of Directors (SLID), was held at the BMICH recently - Pix by Upul Abayasekera

Queen’s birthday banquet at Cinnamon Grand

Views - 111 Wednesday, 10 July 2019 00:00

Queen Elizabeth the Second’s birthday banquet was held on 25 June at the Cinnamon Grand, Colombo. British High Commissioner for Sri Lanka James Dauris was the Chief Guest - Pix by Sameera Wijesinghe

French Spring Festival 2019

Views - 151 Friday, 5 July 2019 00:01

The opening of the French Spring Festival 2019, organized by the Embassy of France and Alliance Française de Kotte, was held recently at the Ambassador’s Residence in Rajagiriya

Multi-faith prayer morning held at HNB

Views - 98 Wednesday, 3 July 2019 00:00

Hatton National Bank held its bi-annual, multi-religious prayer morning at its Head Office recently. Jonathan Alles, Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, together with management and staff gathered together in readings and prayer, which were o

Chartered Management Institute UK Sri Lanka branch holds 18th AGM

Views - 65 Wednesday, 3 July 2019 00:00

The 18th Annual General Meeting of the Chartered Management Institute, UK (CMI) Sri Lanka branch was held at the Galle Face Hotel recently. High Commissioner for the UK in Sri Lanka James Dauris attended the AGM as the Chief Guest, where Murali Praka

CPM Sri Lanka celebrates 10th anniversary

Views - 65 Tuesday, 2 July 2019 00:00

The Institute of Chartered Professional Managers of Sri Lanka (CPM Sri Lanka)  recently celebrated its 10th anniversary. To mark this event, CPM Sri Lanka launched its Management and Entrepreneurship programs with a fully fledged syllabus and

‘My Wedding’ Exhibition at BMICH

Views - 110 Saturday, 29 June 2019 00:10

CEC Events is a pioneer event organiser in Sri Lanka with more than five popular events in the country. The 15th edition of My Wedding - Wedding Show series will be held on 28 – 30 June at BMICH. This will be a giant wedding expo in Sri Lanka, whic

Standard Chartered Cup 2019 

Views - 99 Wednesday, 26 June 2019 02:30

Standard Chartered’s five-a-side futsal tournament, “The Road to Anfield” SC Cup 2019, was played out at Racecourse Grounds, Colombo, recently.

Sancharaka Udawa 2019 launched

Views - 159 Saturday, 22 June 2019 00:10

Tourism Development, Wildlife and Christian Religious Affairs Minister John Amaratunga cuts the ribbon to launch Sancharaka Udawa 2019, with SLAITO President Harith Perera (left). This is the ninth edition of the Sancharaka Udawa tourism and travel

Indian artist Santosh Kumar holds exhibition of paintings: ‘Timeless Moments’

Views - 105 Friday, 21 June 2019 00:00

R.B. Santosh Kumar, an accomplished Indian artist, held his exhibition of paintings titled ‘Timeless Moments’ at the Lionel Wendt Art Gallery recently. Santosh Kumar is currently the Country Manager for Mastercard Sri Lanka and Maldives. Proceeds

IFS TechTalk forum presents theme ‘Rethink, Redefine, Recreate’

Views - 66 Friday, 21 June 2019 00:00

The inaugural IFS TechTalk was recently held at the Galle Face Hotel Colombo under the theme ‘Rethink, Redefine, Recreate’. IFS TechTalk is a one-of-a-kind exclusive forum for business leaders hosted by IFS consisting of IFS customers as well as

Celebration of Queen Elizabeth’s birthday

Views - 223 Wednesday, 19 June 2019 00:00

The British High Commission in Colombo celebrated Queen Elizabeth II’s 93rd birthday at Westminster House recently. Parliamentarians, businessmen, religious leaders and representatives of the international community and civil society attended the e

Poson celebrations

Views - 32 Tuesday, 18 June 2019 00:00

Wijeya Newspapers illuminated the historic Thanthirimale Rajamaha Vihara Chaithya to celebrate the Poson weekend. This was the 16th consecutive occasion that Wijeya Newspapers illuminated the historic site. Several other ceremonies were also held to

Grand scale International Day of Yoga celebrations at Independence Square

Views - 54 Monday, 17 June 2019 00:07

The fifth International Day of Yoga was celebrated at the iconic Independence Square on Saturday 15 June. High Commission of India organised the mega event with the gracious presence of Minister of Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine Dr. Rajith

Future Minds Expo 2019

Views - 72 Saturday, 15 June 2019 04:26

The annual ‘Future Minds Education Exhibition and Job Fair’, organised by Nalanda College, Colombo, was launched at the BMICH yesterday. The exhibition, which shows higher education opportunities offered by local and foreign higher education inst

5th consecutive Standard Chartered Priority Golf Tournament

Views - 140 Friday, 14 June 2019 00:00

The fifth consecutive Standard Chartered Priority Golf Tournament was concluded over the weekend at the Shangri-La’s Hambantota, Golf Resort & Spa. The event kicked off with a tribute to those who lost their lives during the Easter Sunday bombings.

‘Walk of Warriors’ by SL Army with Sri Lanka Insurance a success

Views - 70 Tuesday, 11 June 2019 00:00

‘Walk of Warriors’, the walk organised by the Sri Lanka Army’s Air Mobile Brigade in celebrating their 25th anniversary and the 10th anniversary of victory in the Civil War, concluded with immense success on 8 June, with the closing ceremony he

CDPLC launches Rapid Response Afloat Repair Service

Views - 108 Monday, 10 June 2019 00:00

The Colombo Dockyard PLC (CDPLC) official launching ceremony of Rapid Response Afloat Repair Service was held at the Marino Beach hotel in Colombo recently. A large number of local and foreign stakeholders, high level representatives of shipping agen

Daniel O’ Donnell presented by Jaguar Land Rover with DK Promotions

Views - 142 Friday, 7 June 2019 00:00

SML Frontier Automotive, sole agents of Jaguar Land Rover in Sri Lanka in conjunction with DK Promotions, presented Daniel O’ Donnell featuring Mary Duff live in Sri Lanka. At yet another memorable show, Jaguar Land Rover Owners’ Club Members and

Glenfiddich Experimental Experience

Views - 87 Friday, 7 June 2019 00:00

A Glenfiddich Experimental Experience was hosted at Elevate Rooftop Bar, showcasing the skills of 12 world-renowned mixologists in a journey through the world’s most-awarded Single Malt – Pix by Sameera Wijesinghe

Eid Mubarak

Views - 73 Thursday, 6 June 2019 00:00

Muslims celebrated Eid al-Fitr, marking the end of the fasting month of Ramadan. Pictured are Sri Lankan Muslims at the Grand Mosque in Colombo yesterday – Pix by Shehan Gunasekara

Fellowship event by Directors of ‘findmyfare.com’

Views - 142 Wednesday, 5 June 2019 00:00

A fellowship cocktail hosted by the Directors of ‘findmyfare.com’ was held at Baillie Street Merchants

TMC Members Meet

Views - 96 Tuesday, 4 June 2019 00:00

The Management Club members meet was held at Salon Anthurium Galadari Hotel recently. Chief Sales and Marketing Officer of Port City Thow Ming Liang was the guest speaker – Pix by Chamila Karunarathne

A right Royal game

Views - 109 Monday, 3 June 2019 00:00

The first leg of the 75th Bradby Shield 2019, Royal College Colombo vs. Trinity College Kandy, was held at the Trinity College Rugby Ground Pallakele recently - Pix by Chamila Karunarathne

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Expand employer-backed childcare to close the gender gap in Sri Lanka

Friday, 19 July 2019

In Sri Lanka, women’s formal workforce participation is at only 36%, compared with 75% for men. Sri Lanka could raise its gross domestic product by as much as 20% in the long-run by closing the gender gap in the workforce, according to one estimate

Who should be our next president?

Friday, 19 July 2019

After the recent terrorist attacks and the subsequent violence unleashed against innocent Muslims by racists, Sri Lankans are searching for a leader who can save the country. Many have lost faith in the leaders, due to the breakdown in the security a

The messed-up lives

Friday, 19 July 2019

It can be seen that there is a serious mess-up not only in the State and the social system in Sri Lanka, but also in the lives of the people. People of Sri Lanka are having smiling faces, yet those who live happily are very rare. You will find that u

Reimagining our reality: the last best hope for us?

Friday, 19 July 2019

Imagination can be a powerful tool for shaping everyday reality. We use it to construct everything from the mundane to the mystic. A down-to-earth example would be our subscription to the idea of the intrinsic value and worth of every human being. I

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