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Maithri Gunaratne PC celebrates swearing-in at Galle Face Hotel

Views - 499 Friday, 12 April 2019 00:00

An evening of cocktails was hosted by Maithri Gunaratne PC recently at the Galle Face Hotel Colombo to mark his swearing-in as President’s Counsel - Pix by Ruwan Walpola

Great Manager Awards at the Kingsbury

Views - 124 Thursday, 11 April 2019 00:00

The Colombo Leadership Academy and People Business organised a Great Manager Awards held at the Kingsbury Hotel recently. Non-Cabinet Minister of Economic Reforms and Public Distribution Dr. Harsha De Silva was the Chief Guest at the event

ACOB holds AGM, annual get-together

Views - 144 Wednesday, 10 April 2019 00:59

The Association of Compliance Officers of Banks (ACOB) held its Annual General Meeting and annual get-together at Elevate Restaurant, Access Towers recently – Pix by Chamila Karunarathne

SLAAQP guest lecture and networking evening

Views - 120 Wednesday, 10 April 2019 00:28

Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Quality and Productivity (SLAAQP) held a guest lecture and networking evening recently at Waters Edge, Battaramulla – Pix by Ruwan Walpola

Port City Colombo Golf Classic 2019  

Views - 128 Tuesday, 9 April 2019 00:00

Royal Colombo Golf Club March monthly Medal Award Ceremony ‘Port City Colombo Golf Classic 2019’ Medal Award Ceremony organised by Royal Colombo Golf Club and sponsored by Port City Colombo was held at Royal Colombo Golf Club recently – P

Feedertech hosts gathering for Sri Lankan shipping and ports community

Views - 287 Tuesday, 9 April 2019 00:00

Feedertech, which is a renowned Feeder carrier in the shipping industry under the dynamic vision of Chairman Ali Maghami and the leadership of CEO/Director Jeanie Tan, were in Colombo, along with their highly professional team, to meet and engage the

Gathering hosted by Kongahage and Wijesinghe

Views - 128 Tuesday, 9 April 2019 00:00

The cocktail and dinner was hosted by Sarrath Kongahage P.C. and Sarath Wijesinghe P.C. recently at the Sri Lanka Foundation Institute recently to mark their swearing-in as Presidents’ Counsel.

ICS Sri Lanka holds 25th Annual Awards Ceremony

Views - 141 Monday, 8 April 2019 00:00

The Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers – Sri Lanka Branch held their 25th Annual Awards Ceremony at the Cinnamon Lakeside Hotel recently. The Chief Guest was Ports, Shipping and Southern Development Minister Sagala Ratnayake – Pix by Ruwan Walpol


Views - 65 Saturday, 6 April 2019 00:01

VET Expo, the veterinary exhibition organised by the Sri Lanka Veterinary Association (SLVA), was launched at the Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall (BMICH) yesterday. The exhibition will be held until Sunday (7). Agriculture, Rural

‘Ransalu’ at BMICH

Views - 56 Saturday, 6 April 2019 00:00

The national handloom exhibition ‘Ransalu’ was launched at the BMICH in Colombo yesterday with a view of promoting handloom produce during the festive season. The exhibition will be held till Sunday (7) – Pix by Kithsiri de Mel

National Day of Bangladesh celebrations

Views - 157 Friday, 5 April 2019 00:00

The National Day of Bangladesh was celebrated recently at Cinnamon Lakeside. Officials in attendance included the Bangladesh High Commissioner to Sri Lanka Riaz Hamidullah, Opposition Leader Mahinda Rajapaksa, ministers, MPs, dignitaries and other i

79th National Day of Pakistan celebrations

Views - 119 Thursday, 4 April 2019 00:27

The 79th National Day of Pakistan was celebrated at the Galadari Hotel’s Grand Ballroom recently. Opposition Leader and former President Mahinda Rajapaksa, Government ministers, MPs, dignitaries, business community, members of the security forces a

Celebrating ‘Earth Hour’ for a future of climate action at the Taj

Views - 54 Wednesday, 3 April 2019 00:00

At precisely 8:30 p.m. on Saturday 30 March, hundreds of millions of people from communities, businesses and governments, all over the world turned off their lights for Earth Hour, transcending all barriers of race, religion, culture, society, genera

Celebrating Earth Hour at the Galle Face Hotel

Views - 44 Wednesday, 3 April 2019 00:00

South Asia’s leading grand dame, the Galle Face Hotel celebrated Earth Hour on the 30 March by arranging a beach cleanup at the Galle Face Green. This opportunity was for the guests residing at the hotel as well as the team members. Earth Hour is a

20th Annual Pride of Ownership drive

Views - 78 Wednesday, 3 April 2019 00:00

The Volkswagen Beetle Owners Club held its 20thannual ‘Pride of Ownership’ drive on Sunday. This is a landmark event of the Club, as the Pride of Ownership drive has carried on unbroken for the past 20 years, and this year’s drive coincided wit

SLASSCOM hosts first ever AI Asia Summit

Views - 98 Tuesday, 2 April 2019 00:00

The Association for Software and Services Companies (SLASSCOM) hosted a first-ever AI Asia Summit held at Kingsbury Hotel recently - Pix by Upul Abayasekara

HNB marks International Women’s Day

Views - 109 Tuesday, 2 April 2019 00:00

As a progressive bank that actively supports women’s advancement and helps forge gender parity, HNB maintains a strong connection between their higher purpose and their business, understanding the importance of women’s contribution to society. Th

PM visits Laugfs Gas Terminal, CMPort-SLPA’s Hambantota Port

Views - 228 Monday, 1 April 2019 00:00

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe on Saturday visited the terminal belonging to Laugfs Gas in Hambantota as well as the China Merchant (CMPort) and Sri Lanka Ports Authority managed Hambantota port. He was detailed about the on-going developments

Importance of gender equality via puppetry

Views - 68 Saturday, 30 March 2019 00:10

‘Why? Saama’ – a puppet show on the importance of gender equality was performed in celebration of International Women’s Day and World Puppetry Day at the British Council Library on Saturday, 23 March. Performed by finger, hand and giant puppe

Dian Gomes celebrates appointment at Mount Lavinia Hotel

Views - 1025 Friday, 29 March 2019 00:00

Newly-appointed Honorary Consul-General to Georgia Dian Gomes hosted a reception at the Mount Lavinia Hotel recently. Ministers, MPs, dignitaries, members of the business community, members of the security forces, and other invitees attended the ce

Ex-Commercial Bankers’ 12th Annual Get-Together

Views - 192 Thursday, 28 March 2019 00:00

The 12th Annual Get-together of Ex Commercial Bankers was held at Hotel Sapphire, Colombo recently. The gathering had a wide representation of banking professionals - those who have retired from service, moved out of the banking service, and also tho

SL Chamber of Medical Devices Industry holds 4th AGM

Views - 192 Wednesday, 27 March 2019 00:00

The Sri Lanka Chamber of Medical Devices Industry held their 4th Annual General Meeting at The Cinnamon Grand, Colombo, recently. Pic by - Chamila Karunarathne

Skål International holds 65th AGM

Views - 119 Tuesday, 26 March 2019 00:00

The Sri Lanka Club of the International Association of Travel and Tourism Professionals, Skål International, held its 65th Annual General Meeting recently at Galadari Hotel, Colombo. The Guest Speaker at the occasion was John Keells Holdings Execut

Fireside Chat 2019

Views - 113 Tuesday, 26 March 2019 00:00

The Daily FT, ICC Sri Lanka and CIMA organised Fireside Chat 2019 held at the Hilton Colombo recently – Pix by Upul Abayasekara and Ruwan Walpola

Glamour at SLAEA AGM

Views - 164 Monday, 25 March 2019 00:00

The Sri Lanka Apparel Exporters Association (SLAEA) held its Annual General Meeting at Cinnamon Grand recently. Indian High Commissioner to Sri Lanka Taranjit Singh Sandhu was the Chief Guest at the event while EDB Chairperson Indira Malwatte was the

‘Build SL Housing & Construction Expo 2019’ at BMICH

Views - 109 Saturday, 23 March 2019 00:10

‘Build SL Housing & Construction Expo 2019’ was held from yesterday at the Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall (BMICH) with the participation of the stakeholders representing different sectors of the construction industry with int

Anita Dorai presents ‘Kumarsutra’ in Colombo

Views - 132 Friday, 22 March 2019 00:00

Singaporean born Anita Dorai presented a comedy show like no other, ‘Kumarsutra,’ which was staged for Sri Lankan audiences on 17 March at the Hilton, Colombo – Pix by Lasantha Kumara

German Green Energy travelling exhibition in Sri Lanka

Views - 110 Wednesday, 20 March 2019 00:00

‘Germany’s Energiewende’ exhibition offered interested students, enthusiasts and professionals alike a unique opportunity to experience ideas on what’s happening in renewable energy in a multi-dimensional exhibit. Hosted by GIZ, the German de

European Chamber hosts networking event

Views - 133 Tuesday, 19 March 2019 00:00

The European Chamber of Commerce of Sri Lanka (ECCSL) recently hosted a European Networking Event in honour of the Ambassador of France to Sri Lanka and the Ambassador of Italy to Sri Lanka. This event provided an opportunity for local businesses to

BTL Lanka hosts shipping industry

Views - 362 Monday, 18 March 2019 00:00

BTL Lanka Ltd. and its Board of Directors and Managing Director Ranjan Ratnasingham recently hosted a reception for the shipping industry including clients, terminal operators and other stakeholders. pix by Sameera Wijesinghe

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Industry 4.0, disruptive technology and MAS Matrix: An example for way forward in Sri Lanka

Monday, 16 September 2019

Technology has always been disruptive. When a new technology is introduced, it changes the way the humankind lives, behaves, earns, interacts and communicates. Some 10,000 years ago, when agriculture and animal breeding were domesticated through the

Radically reinvented reality: Relevance to Sri Lanka

Monday, 16 September 2019

I am delighted to be involved in the National HR Conference 2019, the largest HR event in South Asia. This time it is on the theme ‘Radically Reinvented Reality’. We need to take another look at the way we act institutionally and nationally, in u

Boeing in MAX-imum trouble

Monday, 16 September 2019

Boeing, America’s mighty aircraft manufacturer, is in deep trouble. The controversy surrounding the best-selling 737 MAX has refused to go away. The Federal Aviation Administration, the US aviation regulator, has spent over 110,000 hours addressing

Gotabaya Rajapaksa at Viyathmaga: Vision with an authoritarian zeal!

Monday, 16 September 2019

Gotabaya Rajapaksa has unveiled his national strategy or vision as a presidential candidate with an authoritarian zeal. This is clear from his Viyathmaga speech. He should be commended however for his fairly clear expression of views and objectives.

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