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Big Wheels Motor Show

Views - 90 Saturday, 19 May 2018 00:00

The Big Wheels Motor Show 2018, organised by the Vehicle Importers Association of Sri Lanka, was launched at the Nelum Pokuna premises yesterday. It will be held today and tomorrow as well from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Pix by Kithsiri De Mel


European Networking Night

Views - 115 Friday, 18 May 2018 00:00

The European Chamber of Commerce of Sri Lanka (ECCSL) hosted European Networking Night cocktails recently at Movenpick Hotel.


State of Israel’s 70th Independence Day celebrations

Views - 118 Wednesday, 16 May 2018 00:00

The Ambassador of Israel Daniel Carmon and his wife Ditza Froim and Honorary Consul of Israel Wicky Wickramatunga


South Africa Freedom Day

Views - 155 Tuesday, 15 May 2018 00:00

The 25th Freedom Day of South Africa was celebrated recently at the Galle Face Hotel, Colombo. Officials in attendance included the High Commissioner of South Africa Robina P. Marks, ministers, dignitaries and other invitees – Pix by Upul Abayaseke


Kingdom of the Netherlands National Day celebrations

Views - 177 Monday, 14 May 2018 00:00

The National Day of the Kingdom of the Netherlands was celebrated at the Trace Expert City Auditorium recently. Government ministers, dignitaries and other invitees attended the ceremony


Big draw for CSBA CPD program in partnership with CSE, SEC

Views - 109 Monday, 14 May 2018 00:00

Colombo Stock Brokers Association (CSBA) under the Presidency of Prashan Fernando in collaboration with Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE) and Capital Market Education and Training of Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) arranged a full day Continuous Prof


AISEX 2018

Views - 120 Saturday, 12 May 2018 00:10

The Apparel Industry Suppliers Exhibition (AISEX) 2018 is being held at the Sirimavo Bandaranike Memorial Hall at the BMICH from 10-12 May. The exhibition was ceremonially opened by Minister of Industry and Commerce Rishad Bathiudeen


Seylan Bank hosts cocktails for corporate clients

Views - 152 Friday, 11 May 2018 00:00

Seylan Bank hosted its corporate clients to an evening of cocktails and fellowship in commemoration of its 30th anniversary recently


IFS holds knowledge sharing session

Views - 143 Friday, 11 May 2018 00:00

IFS, the global enterprise applications company, held a knowledge sharing session for its customers in the construction


‘The Road Map to Prosperity’ showcased

Views - 92 Thursday, 10 May 2018 00:00

The Ministry of Megapolis and Western Development with CHEC Port City Colombo organised ‘The Road Map to Prosperity,’ a presentation of the proposed master plan and development control regulations of Colombo Port City Development Project, in the


41st annual seven-a-side Hockey Tournament

Views - 96 Wednesday, 9 May 2018 00:00

The 41st annual seven-a-side Hockey Tournament organised by the Mercantile Hockey Association was held at the P.


May Day rallies

Views - 65 Tuesday, 8 May 2018 00:00

Major May Day rallies of the United National Party (UNP), Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP), Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) and Janatha Vimukthi Peremuna (JVP) were held at different locations over the past two days – Pix by Upul Abayasekera, Ruwa


Sancharaka Udawa

Views - 110 Saturday, 5 May 2018 00:09

The eighth edition of Sancharaka Udawa was ceremonly opened to the public yesterday by Minister of Tourism Development John Amaratunga. Both outbound and inbound tour operators, tourism officials and other businesses in the industry participated in t


HSBC hosts ‘Evolution of Commercial Cards’

Views - 273 Friday, 4 May 2018 00:00


Bank of China comes to Colombo

Views - 282 Thursday, 3 May 2018 00:00

Bank of China recently marked the opening of its operations in Sri Lanka ceremoniously at Shangri-La Hotel, Colombo. The Chief Guest at the event was Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe. The bank is the world’s fourth biggest in terms of assets, am


WiLAT presses for progress on 5th anniversary

Views - 116 Wednesday, 2 May 2018 00:00

Women in Logistic and Transport (WiLAT) Sri Lanka celebrated its 5th anniversary with a conference themed ‘Press


Steelcase comes to Sri Lanka

Views - 155 Wednesday, 2 May 2018 00:00

Steelcase, a leader in office furniture and innovative workspace solutions, in partnership with Widac Commercial Interiors Ltd


Virtusa celebrates team loyalty at Long Service Awards 2017

Views - 349 Tuesday, 1 May 2018 00:00

Virtusa celebrated the loyalty and commitment of its longstanding team members at a special awards ceremony held at Waters Edge recently. The Virtusa Long Service Awards 2017 saw over 200 team members who have completed 10 to 15 years of service at V


Commemorating Vesak

Views - 50 Tuesday, 1 May 2018 00:00

Sri Lanka is all lit up to mark Vesak, commemorated by Buddhists all over the world due to the important events that took place in the life of Lord Buddha on this day. First is the birth of Siddhartha Gautama; the second event is Siddhartha Gautama


Colombo’s Hospital Street comes alive with Fairway Colombo Street Events

Views - 166 Friday, 27 April 2018 00:00

During the past decade, the Colombo Dutch Hospital Precinct has gathered momentum as one of the popular hang-out


Tokyo Cement Annual Dealer Convention 2018

Views - 220 Thursday, 26 April 2018 00:00

Tokyo Cement Company (Lanka) PLC held its Annual Dealer Convention for 2018 at the Cinnamon Grand Hotel recently to felicitate their best dealers – Pix by Pradeep Dilrukshana


‘The One’– Avant-garde living at its best

Views - 138 Wednesday, 25 April 2018 00:00

A media gathering and a website launch of ‘The One’ was held at the site recently. The ultra-luxury three towers will comprise two luxury hotels


UNFPA commences 9th Program Cycle in Sri Lanka (2018-2022)

Views - 114 Tuesday, 24 April 2018 00:00

The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) hosted an evening of fellowship for partners from the public sector, private sector, academia, civil society and UN agencies, to commemorate the organisation’s 9th Country Program Cycle in Sri Lanka. As th


People’s Bank ties up with ITN to celebrate Sinhala and Hindu New Year

Views - 80 Tuesday, 24 April 2018 00:00

As one of the leading banks in Sri Lanka, People’s Bank once again joined hands with Independent Television Network (ITN) to host the ‘Soorya Mangallaya’ in conjunction with the Sinhala and Hindu New Year from 12th to 15th of April at Weerawila


Introducing Serenia Residences

Views - 184 Monday, 23 April 2018 00:00

The Board of Directors of Serenia recently held a product introduction event for the upcoming beachfront development project, Serenia Residences, at the Shangri-La Hotel Colombo.


Avurudu celebrations

Views - 51 Saturday, 21 April 2018 00:18

A mega cultural show to celebrate Avurudu was organised by the Ministry of Megapolis and Western Development at Independence Square recently under the patronage of Speaker Karu Jayasuriya and Minister of Megapolis and Western Development Patali Cham


Celebrating trade with New Zealand

Views - 135 Friday, 20 April 2018 00:00

New Zealand Trade Commissioner to Sri Lanka Ralph Hays hosted a dinner reception with a visiting New Zealand


HNB Gami Pubuduwa Avurudu Pola a resounding success

Views - 95 Thursday, 19 April 2018 00:47

HNB Gami Pubuduwa Avurudu Pola, an annual trade fair organised by Sri Lanka’s premier private sector bank, Hatton National Bank (HNB) in service of its microfinance customers, was a resounding success. Over 100 micro entrepreneurs from across the i


2017 JASTECA Awards

Views - 224 Wednesday, 18 April 2018 00:19

The Japan-Sri Lanka Technical & Cultural Association recently held its annual 2017 JASTECA Awards in recognition of outstanding work by public and private sector business entities in the areas of Corporate Social Responsibility, Sustainability, 5S an


Ex-Sampath Bankers Club AGM

Views - 224 Tuesday, 17 April 2018 00:30

The Annual General Meeting of the Ex-Sampath Bankers Club was held at BRC Colombo recently – Pix by Upul Abayasekara


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Constitutional paradox: There is no such thing called Election Commission

Wednesday, 14 November 2018

Our Constitution, which was certified by Parliament on 31 August 1978, has 19 amendments; the First Amendment to the Constitution was certified by the Speaker in the same year on 20 November. By the end of 1988, there had been 14 amendments made to t


‘So Sri Lanka’ – upgrade staff, processes, infrastructure at BIA arrivals to be world’s best!

Wednesday, 14 November 2018

24 October, time 12:47 p.m., place – my residence in Colombo My phone buzzes with a WhatsApp message from my old colleague Prasad Fernanado now with Saudi British Bank in Saudi. I am thrilled to see the message ‘Sri Lanka top country for travel i


Qatar crisis: From the Sri Lankans’ point of view

Wednesday, 14 November 2018

The aim of this article is to examine the Saudi blockade over Qatar and its impact in the past 17 months on the country. A special focus will be given to the Sri Lankan workers who have been living in Qatar for the past two decades. The reason why th


The reality of Sri Lanka – household end!

Wednesday, 14 November 2018

Whilst Sri Lanka is debating what is right and wrong on the governance of the country, the Sri Lankan household is falling part due to escalating costs, as per the latest data released by respected research agency Nielsen. For the seventh quarter in


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