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WiLAT presses for progress on 5th anniversary

Views - 112 Wednesday, 2 May 2018 00:00

Women in Logistic and Transport (WiLAT) Sri Lanka celebrated its 5th anniversary with a conference themed ‘Press


Steelcase comes to Sri Lanka

Views - 142 Wednesday, 2 May 2018 00:00

Steelcase, a leader in office furniture and innovative workspace solutions, in partnership with Widac Commercial Interiors Ltd


Virtusa celebrates team loyalty at Long Service Awards 2017

Views - 339 Tuesday, 1 May 2018 00:00

Virtusa celebrated the loyalty and commitment of its longstanding team members at a special awards ceremony held at Waters Edge recently. The Virtusa Long Service Awards 2017 saw over 200 team members who have completed 10 to 15 years of service at V


Commemorating Vesak

Views - 47 Tuesday, 1 May 2018 00:00

Sri Lanka is all lit up to mark Vesak, commemorated by Buddhists all over the world due to the important events that took place in the life of Lord Buddha on this day. First is the birth of Siddhartha Gautama; the second event is Siddhartha Gautama


Colombo’s Hospital Street comes alive with Fairway Colombo Street Events

Views - 163 Friday, 27 April 2018 00:00

During the past decade, the Colombo Dutch Hospital Precinct has gathered momentum as one of the popular hang-out


Tokyo Cement Annual Dealer Convention 2018

Views - 218 Thursday, 26 April 2018 00:00

Tokyo Cement Company (Lanka) PLC held its Annual Dealer Convention for 2018 at the Cinnamon Grand Hotel recently to felicitate their best dealers – Pix by Pradeep Dilrukshana


‘The One’– Avant-garde living at its best

Views - 136 Wednesday, 25 April 2018 00:00

A media gathering and a website launch of ‘The One’ was held at the site recently. The ultra-luxury three towers will comprise two luxury hotels


UNFPA commences 9th Program Cycle in Sri Lanka (2018-2022)

Views - 112 Tuesday, 24 April 2018 00:00

The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) hosted an evening of fellowship for partners from the public sector, private sector, academia, civil society and UN agencies, to commemorate the organisation’s 9th Country Program Cycle in Sri Lanka. As th


People’s Bank ties up with ITN to celebrate Sinhala and Hindu New Year

Views - 74 Tuesday, 24 April 2018 00:00

As one of the leading banks in Sri Lanka, People’s Bank once again joined hands with Independent Television Network (ITN) to host the ‘Soorya Mangallaya’ in conjunction with the Sinhala and Hindu New Year from 12th to 15th of April at Weerawila


Introducing Serenia Residences

Views - 181 Monday, 23 April 2018 00:00

The Board of Directors of Serenia recently held a product introduction event for the upcoming beachfront development project, Serenia Residences, at the Shangri-La Hotel Colombo.


Avurudu celebrations

Views - 48 Saturday, 21 April 2018 00:18

A mega cultural show to celebrate Avurudu was organised by the Ministry of Megapolis and Western Development at Independence Square recently under the patronage of Speaker Karu Jayasuriya and Minister of Megapolis and Western Development Patali Cham


Celebrating trade with New Zealand

Views - 133 Friday, 20 April 2018 00:00

New Zealand Trade Commissioner to Sri Lanka Ralph Hays hosted a dinner reception with a visiting New Zealand


HNB Gami Pubuduwa Avurudu Pola a resounding success

Views - 92 Thursday, 19 April 2018 00:47

HNB Gami Pubuduwa Avurudu Pola, an annual trade fair organised by Sri Lanka’s premier private sector bank, Hatton National Bank (HNB) in service of its microfinance customers, was a resounding success. Over 100 micro entrepreneurs from across the i


2017 JASTECA Awards

Views - 221 Wednesday, 18 April 2018 00:19

The Japan-Sri Lanka Technical & Cultural Association recently held its annual 2017 JASTECA Awards in recognition of outstanding work by public and private sector business entities in the areas of Corporate Social Responsibility, Sustainability, 5S an


Ex-Sampath Bankers Club AGM

Views - 220 Tuesday, 17 April 2018 00:30

The Annual General Meeting of the Ex-Sampath Bankers Club was held at BRC Colombo recently – Pix by Upul Abayasekara


Venture Frontier Lanka debuts

Views - 180 Thursday, 12 April 2018 00:00

Venture Frontier Lanka is a 4-year nationwide entrepreneurship initiative launched by OviBees Ventures, aimed at identifying


Ladies VIP Night

Views - 317 Wednesday, 11 April 2018 00:00

Ladies VIP Night was held to mark International Women’s Week 2018 at Shangri-La Hotel, Colombo recently.


Dynasty Residencies Kandy hosts promotional event and cocktails

Views - 152 Tuesday, 10 April 2018 00:00

A promotional event and cocktails were hosted by Dynasty Residencies Kandy at Colombo Hilton Residences recently – Pix by Indraratne Balasuriya


Overseas Realty hosts VIP WTC tenants

Views - 204 Monday, 9 April 2018 00:00

Overseas Realty (Ceylon) Plc recently hosted a reception for the VIP tenants of the World Trade Center at the Havelock City Clubhouse, Colombo 6


Association of Professional Bankers – Sri Lanka holds AGM

Views - 141 Monday, 9 April 2018 00:00

The 29th Annual General Meeting of the Association of Professional Bankers – Sri Lanka was held on 21 March at HNB Towers, followed by fellowship and dinner. Asanka Ranhotty of Deutsche Bank A.G was elected the President of APB


27th Colombo Shopping Festival now on

Views - 97 Saturday, 7 April 2018 00:17

The 27th Colombo Shopping Festival (CSF), the most awaited and the most exciting shopping festival, opened at the BMICH yesterday. CSF offers the opportunity for visitors to shop everything they need with many exclusive offers and plenty of entertain


International Consumer Industry Fair

Views - 40 Saturday, 7 April 2018 00:00

The International Consumer Industry Fair is on from 2 to 11 April from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the Sri Lanka Exhibition & Convention Centre in Colombo. The event showcases apparel and accessories, home appliances, furniture, furnishings, food items, hou


Pakistan High Commission marks National Day

Views - 63 Friday, 6 April 2018 00:00

The High Commission of Pakistan in Sri Lanka organized a reception to celebrate the 78th National Day of Pakistan


CMI holds Management Excellence Awards, felicitates past Presidents

Views - 163 Thursday, 5 April 2018 00:00

The Chartered Management Institute of Sri Lanka recently held its ‘CMI Sri Lanka Management Excellence Awards’ and a felicitation ceremony to honour past Presidents of CMI Sri Lanka at Shangri-La Hotel, Colombo – Pix by Shehan Gunasekara


‘Ceylinco Life’ Annual Awards

Views - 96 Wednesday, 4 April 2018 00:00

The spearheads of Ceylinco Life’s remarkable growth in 2017 were recognised at a gala awards ceremony and 30th anniversary


Ananda College Class of ’87 celebrates ‘Big 50’

Views - 892 Tuesday, 3 April 2018 00:00

Old Anandians of Ananda College Colombo – Class of ’87 celebrated ‘Big 50’ at Waters Edge recently – Pix by Ruwan Walpola


Bangladesh Independence Day celebrations

Views - 113 Monday, 2 April 2018 00:00

Bangladesh’s 47th Independence Day was celebrated at the Balmoral Ballroom of The Kingsbury recently.


Wyavasaya 2018

Views - 88 Saturday, 31 March 2018 00:25

Wyavasaya 2018, the trade and educational exhibition organised by the National Policies and Economic Affairs Ministry was launched by Project Management, Youth Affairs and Southern Development Minister Sagala Ratnayake at the BMICH on Friday. The exh


Ceramics and Glass Council Symposium inauguration

Views - 80 Friday, 30 March 2018 00:00

The inauguration of the Ceramics and Glass Council Symposium was held at the Taj Samudra hotel recently.


HSBC Colombo Fashion Week finale

Views - 136 Thursday, 29 March 2018 00:00

The HSBC Colombo Fashion Week (CFW) finale was an Emerging Designer Showcase featuring 12 designers and their creations at the Grand Ballroom, Hilton Colombo – Pix by Ruwan Walpola


Today's Columnists

The rate of exchange, capital flight and the Central Bank

Friday, 21 September 2018

The Central Bank (CBSL) exists for the sole purpose of price stability. Its controls on the financial system and monetary policy exist to maintain price stability. As put forth many times by the Governor, the failing of the CBSL to control inflation


Red flag over the Sri Lankan Navy

Friday, 21 September 2018

Shocking story Rusiripala, a former banker in Sri Lanka, who has taken to writing in Daily FT, is perturbed by the red flag I have raised (Daily FT article 18 September) over the shocking charge that our Navy had operated a ransom gang that had abduc


The bald truth about fake news, etc.

Friday, 21 September 2018

In its most innocent forms, we may all enjoy a bit of ‘fake news’ and go to bed with a lighter heart and clean conscience. A meme on Facebook urging social media consumers to caution – “You can’t believe everything you read on the internet


Withholding Taxes – What, why, when?

Thursday, 20 September 2018

The tax regime in Sri Lanka historically imposes WHT on both domestic as well as cross border payments. WHT on domestic payments eases revenue collection (e.g.: PAYE) while WHT on cross border payments are adopted by most countries to ensure that the


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