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National Day of Romania celebrations

Views - 111 Thursday, 13 December 2018 00:00

The National Day of Romania was celebrated recently at The Kingsbury Colombo. Officials in attendance included Head of the Romanian Mission to Sri Lanka Dr. Victor Chiujdea, Cornelia Marieta Chiujdea, Speaker of Parliament of Sri Lanka Karu Jayasuriy


Sri Lanka Retailers’ Association holds AGM

Views - 112 Thursday, 13 December 2018 00:00

The 2nd Annual General Meeting of the Sri Lanka Retailers’ Association (SLRA) was held at the Ramada Hotel recently. Cargills (Ceylon) Deputy Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Ranjit Page attended the AGM as the Chief Guest – Pix by Upul Abay


Sri Lanka Thailand Business Council AGM

Views - 60 Wednesday, 12 December 2018 00:00

The Annual General Meeting of the Sri Lanka Thailand Business Council was held at the Ramada Colombo recently. Thailand Ambassador to Sri Lanka Chulamanee Chartsuwan was the Chief Guest at the occasion – Pix by Indraratne Balasuriya


UAE National Day celebrations in Colombo

Views - 101 Tuesday, 11 December 2018 00:00

The Embassy of the United Arab Emirates in Colombo held a reception celebrating the 47th National Day of the United Arab Emirates at the Shangri-La Hotel, Colombo recently  – Pix by Sameera Wijesinghe


Trinity College Hockey Foundation AGM

Views - 161 Monday, 10 December 2018 00:40

The Annual General Meeting of the Trinity College Hockey Foundation was held at the Burgher Recreation Club (BRC) recently


Colombo Court Hotel rebrands

Views - 157 Monday, 10 December 2018 00:36

The rebranded ‘Colombo Court Hotel and Spa’ hosted cocktails to its clients and friends at the poolside of the hotel recently – Pix by Indraratne Balasuriya


Family Fair 2018 at BMICH

Views - 320 Saturday, 8 December 2018 00:10

Family Fair 2018, the biggest industry exhibition in the country, was launched at the BMICH on Thursday (6). The exhibition will be held till Sunday (9). Products on offer include household items and consumer electronics


National Food Festival kicks off

Views - 66 Saturday, 8 December 2018 00:09

The National Food Festival, organised by the National Food Promotion Board, was launched yesterday at Green Path, Colombo. The festival, which will come to an end tomorrow, includes traditional, foreign, and trendy food items – Pix by Kithsiri De


Shangri-La Hotel, Colombo reveals a magical festive season

Views - 99 Friday, 7 December 2018 00:00

Shangri-La Hotel, Colombo dawned the magic of the season with the festive tree lighting and introduction of Bebop & the Barking Crickets – the band extraordinaire for Colombo’s ultimate New Year’s Eve party – on Wednesday. The Bebop and the B


Park Street Mews lights up the season

Views - 116 Friday, 7 December 2018 00:00

Staying true to its yearly tradition, Park Street Mews, the city’s destination venue for food, retail fashion and events was recently lit up to mark the start of the festive season in Colombo. Guest of honour Kumar Sangakkara sparked off proceedin


Elevate celebrates launch

Views - 233 Friday, 7 December 2018 00:00

The launch of Elevate, rooftop lounge and restaurant by Access Group, was held recently, showcasing exquisite food, signature cocktails and breathtaking views – Pix by Sameera Wijesinghe


Reception held to celebrate launch of film ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’

Views - 115 Thursday, 6 December 2018 00:00

British High Commissioner to Sri Lanka James Dauris co-hosted a reception along with 20th Century Fox and Skyline Entertainment Ltd. to celebrate the launch of the film Bohemian Rhapsody, and the popularity and influence of the UK film and music ind


Sri Lanka Ceramics and Glass Council holds AGM

Views - 89 Wednesday, 5 December 2018 00:00

The Annual General Meeting of the Sri Lanka Ceramics and Glass Council was held at the Hilton Colombo recently – Pix by Ruwan Walpola


DFCC Bank launches Iconnect mobile app

Views - 151 Tuesday, 4 December 2018 00:00

DFCC Bank launched its Iconnect mobile app at the Cinnamon Grand recently – Pix by Upul Abayasekara


95th anniversary celebrations of Turkey

Views - 103 Monday, 3 December 2018 00:00

The 95th anniversary of the proclamation of the Republic of Turkey was celebrated at the Galle Face Hotel recently. The embassy of Turkey in Colombo organised the function, with many government officials, ambassadors and business leaders pres


‘My Wedding – 2018’ at BMICH

Views - 234 Saturday, 1 December 2018 00:01

‘My Wedding – 2018,’ a bridal exhibition organised by CEC Events Ltd., was launched at the BMICH on Friday. Visitors can meet over 100 professionals in the field under one roof at the exhibition which will continue on Saturday 1 and Sunday 2 De


A mesmerising evening, a night of illusions

Views - 138 Friday, 30 November 2018 00:00

The Sri Lanka Institute of Directors (SLID) hosted the Annual Directors’ Dinner at the Balmoral, in the Kingsbury with around 250 guests attending. This year SLID presented a unique corporate event, where guests were entertained by illusions of se


Spirited competition at Ceylinco Life’s 2018 Sports Festival 

Views - 50 Thursday, 29 November 2018 00:00

Ceylinco Life staff demonstrated their skills in sports when the 12th annual sports festival of Ceylinco Life concluded recently at the Mahinda Rajapaksa International Stadium in Diyagama, Homagama. Ceylinco Life staff and sales teams from every dis


President kicks off 75th anniversary celebrations of Sri Lanka Army’s Signals Corps

Views - 98 Thursday, 29 November 2018 00:00

The inaugural session of the information technology exhibition of the international conference held to mark the 75th anniversary Sri Lanka Signals Corps of Sri Lanka Army under the President’s patronage was held at the Bandaranaike Memorial Intern


Indian CEO Forum

Views - 128 Wednesday, 28 November 2018 00:00

The Indian CEO Forum of Sri Lanka (ICF) was held at the Grand Marquee, Taj Samudra Colombo recently. The Chief Guest was High Commissioner of India in Sri Lanka Taranjit Singh Sandhu


Tissa Dissanayaka installed as new Rotary Club Colombo Centennial President

Views - 367 Monday, 26 November 2018 00:01

Rotarian Tissa Dissanayaka was installed as President of Rotary Club of Colombo Centennial for the year 2018/2019, in a colourful event recently held at Hotel Galadari. Rotarian Tissa Dissanayaka is the 13th President of the Club. District Governor


Singer Lifestyle Exhibition and Fun Fair

Views - 237 Saturday, 24 November 2018 00:10

Singer Lifestyle Exhibition and Fun Fair was launched at the BMICH on Friday (23) at the BMICH. The exhibition which includes clothing and accessories, home appliances and furniture would be held on Saturday (24) and Sunday (25) as well from 10 a.m.


LMNC hosts ‘Conquering the Impossible’

Views - 146 Monday, 19 November 2018 00:00

The League of Multinational Corporates (LMNC), a consortium of leading multinational corporates operating in Sri Lanka, hosted its inaugural business forum titled ‘Conquering the Impossible’, featuring Jim Lawless, a globally renowned keynote spe


Dark day for democracy

Views - 84 Saturday, 17 November 2018 00:10

Chaos unfolded in Parliament yesterday with Speaker Karu Jayasuriya being escorted into the Chamber by police and taking a fresh vote on the no confidence motion while parliamentarians loyal to MP Mahinda Rajapaksa hurled projectiles at the police an


Parliament reconvenes

Views - 120 Thursday, 15 November 2018 00:42

Parliament was a hive of activity yesterday as members convened to prove their majority. Both the Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) and the United National Party (UNP) were out in force, along with key Opposition lawmakers to uphold the sovereignty of t


K&D Group of Companies holds annual awards ceremony

Views - 98 Wednesday, 14 November 2018 00:00

The annual awards ceremony of the K&D Group of Companies was held recently at its newly-opened office premises at Dalugama, Kelaniya recently – Pix by Indraratne Balasuriya


Serenia Residences’ private groundbreaking celebration at Shangri-La

Views - 115 Wednesday, 14 November 2018 00:00

The unique luxury residences in Talpe – Galle, Serenia celebrated the commencement of construction on their project on 22 October at the Shangri- La Hotel, Colombo. Access Projects took possession of the site on 5 October and construction is now on


Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Sri Lanka 2018 Day 3

Views - 94 Tuesday, 13 November 2018 00:21

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Sri Lanka 2018 conceptualised by AOD in partnership with Dimo – the official custodian of the Mercedes-Benz brand in Sri Lanka – was held at Dimo 800 Colombo – Pix by Ruwan Walpola


Demonstrating for democracy

Views - 153 Monday, 12 November 2018 01:31

A large crowd gathered for a candlelight vigil yesterday near the Beira Lake opposite the Gangarama Temple from 6.00 p.m. to show their support for democracy in Sri Lanka – Pix by Sameera Wijesinghe


Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Sri Lanka 2018 Day 2

Views - 87 Monday, 12 November 2018 00:00

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Sri Lanka 2018, conceptualised by AOD in partnership with Dimo, the official custodian of the Mercedes-Benz brand in Sri Lanka, was held at Dimo 800 Colombo – Pix by Upul Abayasekara


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