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Taj Samudra Cricket Fiesta 2018

Views - 78 Friday, 7 September 2018 00:00

GM Challenge Trophy Cricket Tournament 2018 of Taj Samudra Colombo was held last week at the Colombo Thurstan College Grounds. The overall Cricket Championship was won by the Banquet Operations Team and the Kitchen Department became the Runners Up in

‘Jana Balaya’ protest

Views - 124 Thursday, 6 September 2018 00:57

Thousands of protesters flocked to Colombo yesterday for the ‘Jana Balaya’ rally organised by the Joint Opposition. Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa and former Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa joined the rally near the Bo tree at Fort and

Bio Foods celebrates 25th anniversary

Views - 237 Thursday, 6 September 2018 00:00

Sri Lanka’s premier organic food producer Bio Foods celebrated its 25th anniversary with its employees, farmers and wellwishers at a gala event held at Waters Edge recently. The ceremony also featured the awarding and appreciation of staff and farm

HNB kicks off its first-ever Walk The Talk challenge

Views - 147 Wednesday, 5 September 2018 00:00

HNB’s Head Office car park in Colombo 10 was left vacant on Friday 31st August as every employee – including all of the bank’s senior management, led by HNB Managing Director/CEO, Jonathan Alles - reaffirmed their commitment to HNB’s Green Pl

Asia Leisure and Belluna Japan introduce leisure property Le Grand

Views - 276 Tuesday, 4 September 2018 00:00

Asia Leisure together with Belluna Co. Ltd., Japan, celebrated the opening of Le Grand in Galle recently under the patronage of Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and Japanese Ambassador Kenichi Suganuma – Pix by Nirmala Dananjaya

Sri Lanka Shippers’ Council holds 48th AGM

Views - 179 Monday, 3 September 2018 00:00

The 48th Annual General Meeting of the Sri Lanka Shippers’ Council was held recently at the Lotus Ballroom, Shangri-La Hotel, Colombo. The Chief Guest and keynote speaker was State Minister of Finance Eran Wickramaratne, and the Guest of Honour

Chinese Traditional Painting Exhibition at J. D. A. Perera Gallery

Views - 35 Saturday, 1 September 2018 00:00

The Chinese Traditional Painting Exhibition, organised by the Shaanxi Provincial Foreign Cultural Exchange Promotion Association with guidance from the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China, was held recently,exhibition ends today at the J. D.

Spa Ceylon hosts cocktails to celebrate World Luxury Spa Awards 2018 victory

Views - 275 Thursday, 30 August 2018 00:00

Spa Ceylon hosted cocktails to celebrate its victory at the World Luxury Spa Awards 2018 held at the Spa Ceylon, Royal Indulgence Spa Galle Road Colombo – Pix by Upul Abayasekara

‘Unstoppable – The Future Belongs to Her’ Woman Entrepreneur of the Year 2017 awards

Views - 139 Wednesday, 29 August 2018 00:00

The Women’s Chamber of Industry and Commerce (WCIC) held its biennial flagship event ‘Woman Entrepreneur

Chartered Management Institute holds AGM

Views - 157 Tuesday, 28 August 2018 00:00

The 17th Annual General Meeting of the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) Sri Lanka branch was held at the Mövenpick hotel recently - Pix by Indraratna Balasuriya

DSI Supersport Volleyball Championship 2018 winds down

Views - 63 Monday, 27 August 2018 00:37

The final matches of the DSI Supersport Volleyball Championship 2018 were held on 3 and 4 August at the National Youth Center in Maharagama.

Top 50 Professional and Career Women Awards 2018

Views - 360 Monday, 27 August 2018 00:00

The Top 50 Professional and Career Women Awards 2018, organised by Women in Management (WIM) and IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, was held recently with Speaker Karu Jayasuriya serving as the Chief Guest.

Construct Exhibition 2018

Views - 80 Saturday, 25 August 2018 00:10

Construct Exhibition 2018 which includes stalls on building material, engineering consultation, architecture and other services, was launched by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe at the BMICH on Friday. The e

JASTECA holds 32nd AGM

Views - 128 Friday, 24 August 2018 00:00

The 32nd Annual General Meeting of Japan-Sri Lanka Technical and Cultural Association (JASTECA) was held

Children First Family Fun Day

Views - 70 Thursday, 23 August 2018 00:00

Family Fun day event provided 300 Ceylinco Life policyholders an opportunity to have fun as a family during this holiday season. The event was held at Saniro Dream Paradise in Veyangoda on 11th August 2018. Fun day event was part of the ‘Children

‘Colonial Romance’ delivers damning indictment via extraordinary collection

Views - 241 Wednesday, 22 August 2018 00:00

Fashion designer extraordinaire and fire-starter Stefan Andre Joachim set the stage ablaze at ‘Colonial Romance’

Launch of ‘Creating a Profession Par Excellence’

Views - 88 Tuesday, 21 August 2018 00:00

President of the International Federation of Accountants (IFAC) Rachel Grimes praised the country’s top three local accounting bodies, CA Sri Lanka, CMA Sri Lanka and AAT Sri Lanka, for coming together to strengthen the profession by launching the

Vidulka Energy Exhibition at BMICH

Views - 198 Saturday, 18 August 2018 00:00

The Vidulka Energy Exhibition 2018, a platform for booming solar energy manufacturers, suppliers and innovators to showcase their products for commercial, industrial and residential uses, is being hosted at the Nugasewana Hall, BMICH, and will be ope

Kedella Art of Living at BMICH

Views - 76 Saturday, 18 August 2018 00:00

Kedella Art of Living 2018, an exhibition for all things related to household appliances, home decorations, homes and real estate,

Hajj Shopping Festival at SLECC

Views - 76 Saturday, 18 August 2018 00:00

The Hajj Shopping Festival 2018, offering a wide range of products and services under one roof with amazing discounts and offers from over 100 shopping stalls, kicked off at the Sri Lanka Exhibition and Convention Centre (SLECC) yesterday. It will be

HLB International Asia Pacific Regional Conference

Views - 337 Thursday, 16 August 2018 00:00

Nihal Hettiarachchi and Company, a leading chartered accountants firm, in affiliation with HLB International, London, hosted the HLB International Asia Pacific Regional Conference under the theme ‘Excellence through Unity’ at the Shangri-La Hotel

Celebrating Swiss National Day

Views - 244 Wednesday, 15 August 2018 00:10

Chargé d’Affaires of Switzerland Stephanie Perillard and Randel van Heerden held a celebration of Swiss National Day recently at the Swiss Residence at Colombo 3. The Chief Guest was Science, Technology, Research, Skill Development and Vocational

Ceylinco Life Family Savari 11 - Rome, China, Singapore & Leisure World

Views - 56 Tuesday, 14 August 2018 00:00

The 11th edition of the Ceylinco Life Family Savari concluded with 1065 customers and their family members witnessing amazing experiences in overseas and local excursions. 5 lucky customers of Ceylinco Life or 20 people enjoyed the wonders of Rome w

Sri Lanka Association of NVOCC Agents holds 2nd AGM

Views - 130 Monday, 13 August 2018 00:48

The Chairman and Executive Committee of the Sri Lanka Association of NVOCC Agents (SLANA) held its 2nd Annual General Meeting recently at Movenpick Hotel in Colombo – Pix by Upul Abayasekara

COMPLAST Sri Lanka 2018 at BMICH

Views - 45 Saturday, 11 August 2018 00:00

The 5th edition of COMPLAST Sri Lanka 2018, the complete plastics exhibition, alongside COMEXPO 2018, the complete manufacturing expo was launched on 10 August at the BMICH, and will go on till 12 August. The event showcases over 150 exhibitors from

Celebrating culture

Views - 31 Friday, 10 August 2018 00:10

The Cultural Affairs Ministry, with the assistance of the Tri Forces and the National Youth Services Council, is taking part in a cultural event held under the guidance of the Prime Minister’s Office. The event is held under the patronage of Projec

JIT Solutions Day 2018

Views - 141 Wednesday, 8 August 2018 00:00

The after-party and cocktail event of the JIT Solutions Day 2018 was held at Hilton,

Marino Mall and Beach Hotel by Damro opens

Views - 419 Tuesday, 7 August 2018 00:00

The family-held Damro Group opened the mega Marino Mall and Beach Hotel in Colombo 3 last week, a venture involving a staggering Rs. 12.5 billion investment. Accessible from both Galle Road and Marine Drive, Marino Mall consists of 150,000 square fee

SLID holds AGM

Views - 126 Monday, 6 August 2018 00:00

The Sri Lanka Institute of Directors (SLID) held an Annual General Meeting recently at the Kingsbury Hotel, Colombo. The Chief Guest was Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and the Guest of Honour was British High Commissioner James Dauris.

Pro Food/Pro Pack and Agbiz Trade Exhibition at BMICH

Views - 69 Saturday, 4 August 2018 00:10

Pro Food/Pro Pack and Agbiz 2018 Trade Exhibition, Sri Lanka’s largest food, packaging and agriculture expo, was inaugurated for the 17th consecutive year yesterday, and will go on till tomorrow at the BMICH. The exhibition, organised by the Sri La

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Unless addressed, wages issue will keeping troubling Bangladesh’s garment industry

Saturday, 19 January 2019

The recent week-long mass protests by garment workers in Bangladesh came to an end after an upward revision of wages for six classes of workers. But even after the upward revision, the Bangladeshi garment worker gets less than what workers in compara

Is GDP the ideal metric of the future?

Friday, 18 January 2019

In an age of stark contradictions, we live in a world where the exclusive 1% enjoy access to an abundance of wealth and resources but also a world where a billion people scarcely have enough to eat and have limited access to health and education. Whi

Evaluation of economic performance: 4 years into Yahapalana Government

Friday, 18 January 2019

The Yahapalana Government completed four years on 8 January this year. The four-year journey was a rough ride with a clear rift between the President and the UNP; the ruling party. The Government continues to face severe criticism from both inside an

Elimination of bribery and corruption

Friday, 18 January 2019

Bribery and corruption can be regarded as a malicious cancer that has penetrated into almost every strata of Sri Lankan state. It can be considered a major factor affecting Sri Lanka’s poverty, backwardness and indebtedness. Abuse of power by thos

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