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Wyavasaya 2018

Views - 88 Saturday, 31 March 2018 00:25

Wyavasaya 2018, the trade and educational exhibition organised by the National Policies and Economic Affairs Ministry was launched by Project Management, Youth Affairs and Southern Development Minister Sagala Ratnayake at the BMICH on Friday. The exh


Ceramics and Glass Council Symposium inauguration

Views - 80 Friday, 30 March 2018 00:00

The inauguration of the Ceramics and Glass Council Symposium was held at the Taj Samudra hotel recently.


HSBC Colombo Fashion Week finale

Views - 136 Thursday, 29 March 2018 00:00

The HSBC Colombo Fashion Week (CFW) finale was an Emerging Designer Showcase featuring 12 designers and their creations at the Grand Ballroom, Hilton Colombo – Pix by Ruwan Walpola


HSBC Colombo Fashion Week Day 3

Views - 107 Wednesday, 28 March 2018 00:00

HSBC CFW 2018 for Spring/Summer took place on 24 March at the Hilton Colombo. Fashion designers featured were Bibi Russell


HSBC Colombo Fashion Week 2018 Day 2

Views - 207 Tuesday, 27 March 2018 00:00

Day two of the HSBC Colombo Fashion Week 2018 held at the Hilton Colombo Ballroom featured eight collections from Sri Lankan and international designers – Pix by Upul Abayasekara


MAC & CGL fete service providers

Views - 134 Tuesday, 27 March 2018 00:00

Ceva Global Logistic Lanka and MAC Supply Chain Solution, a subsidiary of MAC Holdings, hosted a reception for service providers recently at the Altitude Access Tower II Colombo - Pix by Ruwan Walpola


Old Anandians host Golden Nite 2018

Views - 191 Monday, 26 March 2018 00:00

The ‘Golden Nite 2018 - Dinner Dance’ was held by the Old Anandians 75-80 Groupat Waters Edge, Battaramullarecently for the 33rd successive year with the participation of reputed past Anandians and other distinguished guests.


Seylan Lifestyle Fair 2018 at BMICH

Views - 268 Saturday, 24 March 2018 00:00

Seylan Lifestyle Fair 2018 exhibition is being its exhibition for the fifth time and has reached a level of maturity, positioning itself as the most prestigious shopping exhibition in Sri Lanka. The exhibition commenced yesterday and will continue ov


University of Colombo MBA Alumni Association holds 20th Anniversary Ball

Views - 755 Thursday, 22 March 2018 00:00

The 20th Anniversary Ball of the MBA Alumni Association of the University of Colombo was held recently at Waters Edge. It was a glamorous event with wide participation. The event was chaired by Prabhath Kaushallya – Pix by Samantha Perera


Allianz Lanka thanks longstanding partners

Views - 329 Wednesday, 21 March 2018 01:23

Allianz Insurance Lanka Ltd. held an engaging evening for longstanding partners of Allianz Lanka and Janashakthi to thank them for their support over the years. Brokers, bankers and representatives from leasing companies attended the event held at Th


NDB Investment Banking Cluster Dinner Dance 2017

Views - 437 Tuesday, 20 March 2018 00:00

The NDB Investment Banking Cluster Dinner Dance 2017 was held at the Kingsbury Hotel recently. Pix by Indraratne Balasuriya


PORCELANOSA Grupo Showroom grand opening event

Views - 423 Monday, 19 March 2018 01:05

After much planning, the grand opening of the PORCELANOSA Grupo Showroom was held recently. The first showroom of its kind in Sri Lanka; the PORCELANOSA Grupo Showroom showcases some of the world’s finest options in the categories of tiles, kitchen


Printing in the spotlight at SLECC

Views - 124 Saturday, 17 March 2018 00:00

The Sri Lanka Printers Exhibition organised by the Sri Lanka Association of Printers (SLAP) was inaugurated yesterday at the Sri Lanka Exhibition and Convention Centre (SLECC) under the patronage of Minister of Special Assignments Dr. Sarath Amunugam


HNB launches ‘Connect’

Views - 236 Friday, 16 March 2018 00:00


MCB Bank hosts key clients

Views - 173 Thursday, 15 March 2018 00:00

MCB Bank hosted a dinner for its key customers to commemorate the visit of MCB Bank President/CEO Imran Maqbool to Sri Lanka. The event was held recently at The Kingsbury Colombo. Country General Manager Aali Shafi, other senior officials and key cus


Sampath Bank Corporate Credit Department annual get together

Views - 185 Wednesday, 14 March 2018 00:00

The annual get together of Sampath Bank Corporate Credit Department was held at Flag & Whistle Restaurant recently


The Mall at One Galle Face celebrates project milestone

Views - 237 Tuesday, 13 March 2018 00:00

The Mall at One Galle Face celebrated a project milestone of partnering with its Anchor Tenants with a signing ceremony at Shangri-La Hotel, Colombo recently, which introduced the city’s premier luxury lifestyle destination. The signing ceremony wa


ICS Sri Lanka 24th annual award ceremony

Views - 220 Monday, 12 March 2018 00:00

The 24th annual award ceremony of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers (UK) Sri Lanka Branch (ICS) was held at Cinnamon Lakeside, Colombo recently.


Thailand Week Trade Fair at BMICH

Views - 92 Saturday, 10 March 2018 00:00

Thailand Week Trade Fair was inaugurated yesterday at the BMICH by Minister of Development Strategies and International Trade Malik Samarawickrama along with Ambassador of Thailand to Sri Lanka Chulamanee Chartsuwan, Thai Trade Centre Director Jittim


Kedella 2018 at BMICH

Views - 346 Saturday, 10 March 2018 00:00

The most exclusive home-related exhibition of the year 2018 Kedella exhibition, which commenced yesterday, is on this weekend at the Sirimavo Exhibition Hall, BMICH. The exhibition focuses on house designing and construction, interior designing, hou


Annual gathering of ex-bankers of Commercial Bank

Views - 172 Friday, 9 March 2018 00:00

The annual gathering of ex-bankers of Commercial Bank


SLAMERP AGM & 31st anniversary celebrations

Views - 207 Thursday, 8 March 2018 00:00

The Annual General Meeting and 31st anniversary celebration of the Sri Lanka Association of Manufacturers and Exporters of Rubber Products (SLAMERP) was held at the Cinnamon Grand Hotel, Colombo, recently. -Pix by Indraratne Balasuriya


Jazzy celebration of US-SL diplomatic ties

Views - 181 Wednesday, 7 March 2018 00:00

Celebrating 70 years of US and Sri Lanka diplomatic relations, a Jazz Sextet Concert featuring Wycliffe Gordon


HNB rewards bank staff at glittering Stars Night 2018

Views - 284 Tuesday, 6 March 2018 00:00

Celebrating another year of remarkable growth, Sri Lanka’s premier retail sector bank, HNB PLC hosted ‘Stars Night 2018’, a glamorous awards ceremony to recognize exceptional performances by its Retail and SME sales teams for the past year.


CA Sri Lanka inducts Jagath Perera as President

Views - 102 Monday, 5 March 2018 00:21

The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka (CA Sri Lanka) ceremonially inducted Jagath Perera as the 24th President of the Association recently at the grand Ballroom, Hilton Colombo, in the presence of a distinguished gathering which include


Medicare health exhibition now on

Views - 70 Saturday, 3 March 2018 00:04

The Medicare health exhibition is being held at the Sirimavo Bandaranaike Memorial Exhibition Hall from 2-4 March. Being held for the ninth consecutive year, the exhibition will showcase the latest technology available for disease diagnosis, preventi


Academy for Administrative Professionals Graduation and Award Ceremony

Views - 165 Friday, 2 March 2018 00:00

The Academy for Administrative Professionals Graduation and Award Ceremony was held at Galadari Hotel for the 13th


National Chamber of Commerce of Sri Lanka holds 59th AGM

Views - 119 Friday, 2 March 2018 00:00

The 59th Annual General Meeting of the National Chamber of Commerce of Sri Lanka was held at The Kingsbury recently.


Shower of blessings for Navam Perahera

Views - 61 Thursday, 1 March 2018 00:00

Drummers, dancers and performers don traditional costumes and regalia in preparation for the annual Gangaramaya Navam Perahera today (1 March). The Navam Perahera, first celebrated in 1979, takes place over two days under the auspices of the Gangaram


Macksons Care Annual Get Together 2017

Views - 155 Wednesday, 28 February 2018 00:00

Macksons Care Annual Get Together 2017 was held at the Mandarina Hotel Colombo recently. Macksons Holdings


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Of love and struggle: The interconnected feminist movements of South Asia

Wednesday, 26 September 2018

The last Cat’s Eye column observed all that there is to celebrate in the recent Supreme Court of India’s judgement on Sec. 377, which decriminalised adult consensual same-sex sexual activity in private. We used this ‘magnificent’ decision, wh


Accessibility at buildings and places – Indispensable need to enjoy civil rights

Wednesday, 26 September 2018

Have you not yet realised that the chances are now very high that at any stage or any moment in life, for a short time or for a long time, for different reasons, you or your loved ones could experience physical and/or sensory impediments, and fall in


Over-tourism: The new buzz word in tourism

Wednesday, 26 September 2018

Periodically the tourism industry is in the habit of coming up with some interesting name to describe a new emerging trend or situation in the industry. Sometimes the phenomena is not new, but has become relevant and topical enough to ‘package’ a


Depreciation of the rupee and Sri Lanka’s dilemma

Wednesday, 26 September 2018

The rupee depreciated by Rs. 29 from 2005 to 2014 and the average year-on-year depreciation of the Sri Lankan rupee was 2.8% per year. Official foreign reserves increased from $ 2.7 billion to $ 8.2 billion over the same period. In stark contrast, th


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