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Sri Lanka-Korea Business Council holds 25th AGM

Views - 96 Monday, 2 September 2019 00:03

The Sri Lanka-Korea Business Council held its 25th Annual General Meeting at the Movenpick Hotel recently – Pix by Sameera Wijesinghe


Batik Lanka exhibition

Views - 101 Saturday, 31 August 2019 00:10

The Batik Lanka exhibition which showcases Sri Lankan and foreign batik apparel and other products organised by the Ministry of Primary Industries was opened by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe on 29 August. Minister of Primary Industries Daya G


International Gem and Jewellery Show at BMICH

Views - 90 Saturday, 31 August 2019 00:05

The International Gem and Jewellery Show opened on Thursday at the Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall (BMICH) with the patronage of State Industry and Commerce Minister Buddhika Pathirana and Guest of Honour Lewis Allen. The exhibit


International gem and jewellery show ’’Facets’’ opens

Views - 94 Friday, 30 August 2019 00:00

The International Gem and Jewellery Show ’’FACETS 2019’’ opened yesterday at the Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall (BMICH).Lewis Allen was Guest of Honour. The exhibition will be held until Sunday, 1 September. It features h


APB Member Felicitation Awards

Views - 164 Thursday, 29 August 2019 00:23

Association of Professional Bankers Sri Lanka (APB) felicitated three of their members who were elevated to the position of Chief Executive Officer of their respective banks recently – Pix by Indraratne Balasuriya


HSBC revolutionizes Rewards in Sri Lanka

Views - 174 Thursday, 29 August 2019 00:22

HSBC unveiled its latest Rewards Credit Card partnering with Colombo’s largest shopping mall, Colombo City Centre (CCC) that was converted to a giant Rewards Hotspot. Customers were given a firsthand experience of the new Rewards card through the a


Sri Lanka-Australia-New Zealand Business Council 24th AGM

Views - 117 Wednesday, 28 August 2019 00:00

The 24th Annual General Meeting of the Sri Lanka-Australia-New Zealand Business Council was held at the Ivy Room, Cinnamon Grand Hotel Colombo recently. Australia High Commissioner David Holly attended the AGM as the Chief Guest, where Delano Dias wa


‘Women Top 50’

Views - 282 Tuesday, 27 August 2019 00:00

The ‘Women Top 50’ Professional and Career Women Annual Conference 2019 organised by Women in Management (WIM) was held at the Galle Face Hotel recently – Pix by Upul Abayasekara


Sri Lanka Shippers Council holds 49th AGM

Views - 203 Monday, 26 August 2019 00:16

The Sri Lanka Shippers Council held its 49th Annual General Meeting at Jetwing Colombo 7, followed by the Post Business session and cocktails – Pix by Sameera Wijesinghe


Construction Expo 2019

Views - 65 Saturday, 24 August 2019 00:10

Construction Expo 2019, the annual construction and building material exhibition, was launched by President Maithripala Sirisena Yesterday. Minister Champika Ranawaka and MP Mahinda Amaraweera were also present at the launch. The exhibition which inc


Empowering the female workforce

Views - 126 Friday, 23 August 2019 00:00

The American Chamber of Commerce in Sri Lanka recently held the second of the ‘Modern Workplaces’ series for 2019 titled ‘Empowering the Female Workforce’ at the Mövenpick Hotel Colombo – Pix by Sameera Wijesinghe


Annual General Meeting of Sri Lanka Association of NVOCC Agents

Views - 138 Thursday, 22 August 2019 00:29

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


Avindra Rodrigo PC hosts reception

Views - 273 Wednesday, 21 August 2019 00:00

An evening reception was hosted by Avindra Rodrigo PC recently at the Shangri-La Ballroom, Colombo to mark his swearing-in as President’s Counsel – Pix by Ruwan Walpola


SLFFA holds 38th AGM

Views - 199 Tuesday, 20 August 2019 00:00

The 38th Annual General Meeting of the Sri Lanka Logistics and Freight Forwarders’ Association (SLFFA) was held at Hilton Colombo Residences recently. Roshan Silva was elected as its Chairman and Chief Guest for the occasion was Expolanka Internati


WISTA Sri Lanka AGM 2019 at Kingsbury Hotel

Views - 150 Monday, 19 August 2019 00:04

The Sri Lankan arm of the Women’s International Shipping and Trading Association (WISTA) held its Annual General Meeting and fifth Anniversary at the Kingsbury Hotel recently, electing office bearers for the year 2019/20. Minister of Ports, Shippin


‘Kedella 2019’ at BMICH

Views - 136 Saturday, 17 August 2019 03:48

The most exclusive home related exhibition of the year, the ‘Kedella 2019’ exhibition, was launched yesterday at the BMICH. The exhibition, which mainly focuses on house designing and construction.....


Swiss National Day celebration

Views - 221 Thursday, 15 August 2019 00:00

Swiss Ambassador Hanspeter Mock held a celebration of Swiss National Day recently at the Swiss Residence, Colombo 03. The Chief Guest was Development Strategies and International Trade Minister Malik Samarawickrama - Pix by Ruwan Walpola


Pageantry and tradition

Views - 51 Wednesday, 14 August 2019 00:00

The pageantry and traditions of the Randoli Perahera was on full display in Kandy on Monday with regular crowds participating under heavy security – Photos by Media Bureau, Sri Dalada Maligawa


Sunshine Holdings recognises trailblazers at inaugural ‘Sunshine Awards 2019’

Views - 237 Tuesday, 13 August 2019 00:00

Sri Lanka’s diversified conglomerate, Sunshine Holdings PLC recognised the top-performing employees of the Group during the financial year of 2018/19 recently at the inaugural ‘Sunshine Awards 2019’, held at the Cinnamon Grand Colombo.Hosted un


Swim Week Colombo Fashion Show Day 2 at Galle Face Hotel

Views - 152 Saturday, 10 August 2019 00:00

Day 2 of OLU Swim Week Swim Week Colombo Fashion Show Day 2 at Galle Face Hotel Colombo Fashion Show 2019


Swim Week Colombo Fashion Show Day 1 at Hilton

Views - 154 Friday, 9 August 2019 00:00

Day 1 of OLU Swim Week Colombo Fashion Show 2019 was held yesterday at the Hilton Colombo, unveiling the latest trends in swim and luxury resort wear presented by 7 designers


UTS Insearch Sri Lanka launched

Views - 134 Thursday, 8 August 2019 00:00

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe officially launched Colombo’s newest international higher education college, UTS Insearch Sri Lanka, recently. Attending the launch event were Australia’s High Commissioner to Sri Lanka David Holly, University


Certis Lanka celebrates 42nd anniversary

Views - 110 Wednesday, 7 August 2019 00:00

The 42nd anniversary celebrations of Certis Lanka were held at the Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall (BMICH) premises recently. The Chief Guest was Certis Lanka Chairman Sanka Wijesinghe - Pix by Ruwan Walpola


Co-Operative Insurance launches MD Club 2019

Views - 102 Tuesday, 6 August 2019 01:56

Co-Operative Insurance Company Ltd. recently launched their “MD Club 2019” program at their auditorium. 30 well developed sales personalities received their MD Club badges and certificates at the ceremony. It was a delightful occasion for all the


Rtn. Saravanan Soundrarajan installed as 91st President of Colombo Rotary Club

Views - 331 Monday, 5 August 2019 00:27

Rtn. Saravanan Soundrarajan was installed as the 91st President of the Rotary Club of Colombo on 7 July at the Taj Samudra Hotel Colombo. Rtn. Saravanan is a second generation Rotarian, as his father, Rtn. K Soundrarajan, is also a member of the Rot


Pro Food, Pro Pack and Ag-biz 2019 exhibition at BMICH

Views - 304 Saturday, 3 August 2019 00:10

The Pro Food, Pro Pack and Ag-biz 2019 exhibition was launched yesterday and will continue over the weekend from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the BMICH, Colombo. This is the 18th edition of the exhibition. It was inaugurated by Industry and Commerce Ministry


University of Colombo MBA Alumni Association 22nd AGM

Views - 167 Friday, 2 August 2019 00:00

The 22nd Annual General Meeting of the MBA Alumni Association of the University of Colombo was held at the Orchid Hall premises, BMICH recently, with SriLankan Airlines Group CEO Vipula Gunathillake attending as the Chief Guest. Manohari Abeysekera w


ComBank Excellence Awards 2019

Views - 155 Thursday, 1 August 2019 00:00

ComBank Excellence Awards 2019 was held for the ninth consecutive year at the Grand Ballroom of Waters Edge recently. ComBank Excellence Awards is a forum that recognises and felicitates high achieving branches and departments of Commercial Bank of C


Women Top 50 ‘Being a Corporate Athlete at Work’ by WIM at Sapphire Residences

Views - 191 Thursday, 1 August 2019 00:00

Sapphire Residences proudly hosted the dynamic panel of speakers of the highly anticipated conference by Women in Management (WIM), titled Women Top 50 ‘Being a Corporate Athlete at Work’. This delightful evening, conducted alongside the WIM te


180th AGM of Ceylon Chamber of Commerce

Views - 145 Wednesday, 31 July 2019 00:00

The 180th Annual General Meeting of the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce was held at the Cinnamon Grand recently. South African High Commissioner to Sri Lanka Robina Marks was the Chief Guest at the function – Pix by Upul Abayasekara


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