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So Sri Lanka IRONMAN 70.3 Colombo concludes on high note

Views - 164 Monday, 25 February 2019 00:00

So Sri Lanka IRONMAN 70.3 Colombo commenced at 6.15 a.m. yesterday with the participation of 775 tri-athletes. The race began with a 1.9 km swim in Galle Face, followed by a 90 km three-loop through the Colombo Port, Colombo Fort Area and Marine Driv

Ironman 70.3 Expo kicks off

Views - 180 Saturday, 23 February 2019 00:10

So Sri Lanka Ironman 70.3 Colombo Expo was launched on Thursday to showcase local and international sports, health and wellness products and services to athletes until 24 February. The expo, officially opened by Minister of Tourism Development, Wild

Architect 2019 at BMICH

Views - 309 Saturday, 23 February 2019 00:00

Architect 2019 exhibition organised by the Sri Lanka Institute of Architects was launched at the BMICH on Thursday. The exhibition, which is providing many services in the industry, including building materials and novel conc

“Manikarnika – The Queen of Jhansi” screening to mark India’s 70th Republic Day

Views - 208 Friday, 22 February 2019 00:00

A group of Indian expats in Colombo, along with their families, decided to mark the 70th Republic Day of India by watching a movie together at Liberty Lite. As per Capt. Anirban Banerjee, this movie “Manikarnika – The Queen of Jhansi” is a pre-

Mother Sri Lanka brings ‘Love Sri Lanka Festival’ in celebration of Independence Day

Views - 85 Wednesday, 20 February 2019 00:00

Sri Lanka celebrated her 71st Independence Day on 4 February 2019. The Mother Sri Lanka movement (MSL) promotes the Independence Day of our Motherland, as the most appropriate day that all Sri Lankans can celebrate the ‘pride of being Sri Lankan’

Faith and history

Views - 61 Tuesday, 19 February 2019 00:00

The historic Navam Maha Perahera of the Gangaramaya Temple was held yesterday in Colombo. The annual event drew crowds of locals and tourists alike. – Pix by Shehan Gunasekara and Sameera Wijesinghe

Wedding Show 2019

Views - 120 Saturday, 16 February 2019 00:10

The Wedding Show 2019, organised by Asia Exhibition and Conventions, was launched by Jalani Premadasa at the BMICH in Colombo yesterday. The exhibition will be held today and tomorrow as well

ISMM anniversary celebration

Views - 153 Wednesday, 13 February 2019 00:00

The 46th anniversary banquet dinner and get-together of the Institute of Supply and Materials Management (ISMM) was held at Waters Edge recently – Pix by Samantha Perera

Ex-SCB Gathering 2019 at the Grand Oriental

Views - 211 Tuesday, 12 February 2019 00:00

The Ex SCB Gathering was held for the 2nd consecutive year at the Grand Oriental Hotel recently - Pix by Upul Abayasekera

National Chamber of Exporters Annual General Meeting

Views - 138 Monday, 11 February 2019 00:23

The National Chamber of Exporters of Sri Lanka (NCE) held their Annual General Meeting recently at the Grand Ballroom, Hotel Galadari Colombo. The Chief Guest was British High Commissioner to Sri Lanka James Dauris - Pix by Ruwan Walpola

Colombo Mega Shopping Fair at BMICH

Views - 237 Saturday, 9 February 2019 00:10

The Colombo Mega Shopping Fair – 2019 was launched at the BMICH on Friday. The exhibition, which includes stalls on household items, textiles, electronic equipment and many other items, will continue over the weekend – Pix by Kithsiri De Mel

Magic of Christmas brought alive at ‘CBB Christmas Carols 2018’

Views - 87 Friday, 8 February 2019 00:00

The season to be jolly was upon us and what better way to ring in the festive cheer and countdown to Christmas than at the ‘Council for Business with Britain (CBB) Christmas Carols 2018’ held at the Westminster House under the patronage of Britis

Shangri-La Hotel, Colombo welcomes Chinese New Year

Views - 107 Thursday, 7 February 2019 00:00

Shangri-La Hotel, Colombo celebrated the dawning of the Year of the Pig on Tuesday 5 February in grand style. The hotel has several authentic culinary offerings lined up to mark the new year, including a gourmet set menu at the hotel’s signature Ch

Hilton Colombo celebrates Chinese New Year

Views - 78 Thursday, 7 February 2019 00:00

The Hilton Colombo welcomed Chinese New Year on 5 January in the hotel’s plush Lobby, followed by a special celebratory lunch at GRAZE Kitchen. GRAZE Kitchen’s Chinese section has been enhanced from 5 to 11 February, with new dishes introduced by

CILT inducts new Corporate Partners and Members at Logistic Leaders’ Evening

Views - 158 Thursday, 7 February 2019 00:00

The Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport (CILT) Sri Lanka held its first Logistic Leaders’ Evening for 2019 recently at The Kingsbury. Tham Kok Kuan Simon, Assistant General Manager CHEC Port City Colombo Ltd. (CPCC), was the Keynote Speake

Celebrating Australia Day

Views - 116 Wednesday, 6 February 2019 00:00

A reception was hosted by Australian High Commissioner Bryce Hutchesson to celebrate Australia Day at Australia House in Colombo recently. Government ministers, dignitaries and other invitees attended the ceremony – Pix by Upul Abayasekara

71st National Day Celebration

Views - 95 Tuesday, 5 February 2019 01:28

The 71st National Day Festival was held by President Maithripala Sirisena yesterday (4 January) at the Galle Face Green with Maldivian President Mohamed Ibrahim as Chief Guest. Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, Speaker Karu Jayasuriya, Opposition

Pageantry preparations

Views - 65 Monday, 4 February 2019 00:21

As Sri Lanka celebrates its Independence Day today with pomp and pageantry, rehearsals were held at Galle Face Green last week in preparation for the celebrations

Collective meditation and all religion prayer to mark 71st Independence

Views - 209 Monday, 4 February 2019 00:18

Early on Saturday morning, 2 February, a diverse group of people sat in meditation beneath the Banyan tree at the Sri Lanka Foundation Institute, in Colombo. The group, members of Sri Lanka’s four major religions, Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam and Chri

‘Kedella Living In Style Exhibition 2019’ at BMICH

Views - 2419 Saturday, 2 February 2019 00:10

The anticipated home design and construction exhibition ‘Kedella Living In Style Exhibition 2019’ is back and bigger than ever at the Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall (BMICH) on 1, 2, and 3 February with a line-up of vendors an

Colombo Rubber Traders’ Association centennial celebrations

Views - 145 Friday, 1 February 2019 00:00

The centennial year of the Colombo Rubber Traders’ Association (CRTA) was celebrated at the Grand Ballroom, Galle Face Hotel Colombo recently. The Chief Guest was Speaker of Parliament Karu Jayasuriya

NDB Investment Banking Cluster holds annual dinner party

Views - 354 Thursday, 31 January 2019 00:03

NDB Investment Banking Cluster, comprising NDB Capital Holdings, NDB Investment Bank, NDB Wealth Management and NDB Stockbrokers, recently its annual dinner party at Hilton Colombo Residences – Pix by Upul Abayasekara

TMC holds AGM

Views - 135 Wednesday, 30 January 2019 00:30

The Annual General Meeting of The Management Club (TMC) was held at the Galadari Hotel recently

SL-Bangladesh Business Co-operation Council holds get-together

Views - 96 Wednesday, 30 January 2019 00:26

The Sri Lanka-Bangladesh Business Co-operation Council organised a get-together at Sinhalese Sport Club Colombo recently

Footwear & Leather Fair at BMICH

Views - 224 Saturday, 26 January 2019 00:10

The Footwear & Leather Fair 2019 organised by the Sri Lanka Footwear and Leather Products Manufacturers Association was launched at the BMICH on Friday by Deputy Minister Nalin Bandara and EDB Chairp

Theme Resorts and Spas team holds partner appreciation party

Views - 159 Friday, 25 January 2019 00:00

Theme Resorts and Spas team held its partner appreciation party themed ‘Baila Baila’ at Ape Gama, Battaramulla recently – Pix by Chamila Karunarathne

Association of Consuls in Sri Lanka Christmas celebration

Views - 167 Thursday, 24 January 2019 01:19

The Association of Consuls in Sri Lanka Christmas Dinner was held at The Kingsbury recently. Foreign Affairs Ministry Secretary Ravinatha Aryasinha was the Chief Guest at the function – Pix by Upul Abayasekara

TOPWILL Automotive Battery launched

Views - 229 Thursday, 24 January 2019 00:13

Douglas & Sons (Pvt.) Ltd. (DSL), Sri Lanka’s leading supplier of automotive batteries, launched its locally manufactured TOPWILL battery on 18th January 2019 at the ShangriLa Hotel in Colombo. The Chairman and Directors of DSL officiated the cerem

Edex Expo 2019 at BMICH

Views - 182 Saturday, 19 January 2019 00:10

Edex Expo 2019, one of Sri Lanka’s largest education exhibitions and job fairs, was launched at the BMICH yesterday (18) by Minister Rauff Hakeem. SLT Chairman K. Sirisena, ILO Country Director Simrin Singh and Royal Coll

Annual Dinner Dance of USJP Marketing Alumni Association

Views - 197 Friday, 18 January 2019 00:00

Marketing Alumni Association of University of Sri Jayewardenepura (USJP) recently held its Annual Dinner Dance titled ‘Marketing Kings & Queens 2018’ at Hotel Solis, Kotte. - Pix by Ruwan Walpola

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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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