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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 - 88 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

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Sri Lanka 2018 Day 1

Views - 91 Saturday, 10 November 2018 00:10

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Sri Lanka 2018, conceptualised by AOD in partnership with DIMO – the official custodians of the Mercedes-Benz brand in Sri Lanka – was held recently at DIMO 800, Colombo – Pix by Indraratna Balasuriya

Planters’ Association of Ceylon holds 164th AGM

Views - 127 Friday, 9 November 2018 00:00

The 164th Annual General Meeting of the Planters’ Association of Ceylon was held at the Galadari Hotel recently – Pix by Upul Abayasekara

Sampath Bank marches ahead ‘Towards Vision 2020’

Views - 213 Thursday, 8 November 2018 00:00

Sampath Bank ceremonially embarked on the second phase of its strategic vision for the year 2020 at a gala event titled ‘Towards Vision 2020’. This grand event, attended by close to 3,000 members of Team Sampath, was held at the Sri Lanka Exhibit

Sri Lanka Retail Forum 2018 launch at Cinnamon Grand

Views - 161 Wednesday, 7 November 2018 00:00

The Sri Lanka Retailers’ Association Chairman and Executive Committee’s launch of the Sri Lanka Retail Forum 2018 was held recently at the Cinnamon Grand Colombo. The Chief Guest was Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe – Pix by Ruwan Walpola

Colombo’s first internationally acclaimed lifestyle brand CE LA VI opens

Views - 148 Tuesday, 6 November 2018 00:10

Premier lifestyle destination CE LA VI opened its doors recently at The Kingsbury rooftop as Colombo’s first internationally acclaimed lifestyle brand on the invitation of Hayleys PLC Chairman and Chief Executive Mohan Pandithag

Infotel 2018 at BMICH

Views - 88 Saturday, 3 November 2018 00:10

Infotel 2018, the biggest and most prestigious ICT exhibition in Sri Lanka and the whole of South Asia, organised by the Federation of Information Technology Industry Sri Lanka (FITIS), kicked off on 2 November at the Bandaranaike Memorial Internatio

Austria National Day celebrations

Views - 163 Thursday, 1 November 2018 00:00

Austria National Day was celebrated by Austrian Honorary Consul Senaka D. Amarasinghe recently at the Califonia Grill, Galadari Hotel Colombo – Pix by Ruwan Walpola

HNB Singithi Savings Day attracts children of all ages

Views - 97 Wednesday, 31 October 2018 00:00

Excited children of all ages rushed into over 71 Hatton National Bank (HNB) Customer Centres across the island to participate in mega-celebrations for ‘Singithi Savings Day’ on Saturday, 20 October. The Singithi Savings Day program included a num

Raid Amazones, largest female-only adventure challenge, comes to Sri Lanka

Views - 280 Tuesday, 30 October 2018 00:00

The world’s largest female-only adventure challenge, the Raid Amazones, successfully completed the first of its two editions to be held in Sri Lanka. 266 women, primarily from France, took part in the event divided in teams of two or three. The con

90th year celebration of Rotary Club of Colombo

Views - 162 Monday, 29 October 2018 00:00

The 90th year celebration of the Rotary Club of Colombo was held at the Hilton Colombo recently. The Chief Guest at the celebration was Rotary International President Barry Rassin, accompanied by First Lady Esther – Pix by Upul Abayasekara

CSE-SEC Investor Forum in UK, Scotland a success

Views - 415 Monday, 29 October 2018 00:00

The Colombo Stock Exchange and the Securities and Exchange Commission successfully concluded the Invest Sri Lanka Forums in London, UK and Edinburgh, Scotland recently. Separately presentations were made to Sri Lankan diaspora in London as well, host

‘Sihina Niwahana – Art of Living’ at BMICH

Views - 75 Saturday, 27 October 2018 00:09

‘Sihina Niwahana – Art of Living,’ the year-end interior and trade fair organised by Asia Exhibition and Conventions, was launched at the BMICH on Friday. Construction equipment, household items, furniture and many more services are available a

Zahira College Colombo Group of 80 celebrates 25th anniversary

Views - 167 Friday, 26 October 2018 00:01

Zahira College Colombo Group of 80 held its 25th anniversary celebration themed ‘Inspire to Change’ at the Ramada Hotel, Colombo, recently. Professor M.T.A. Furkhan was the Chief Guest. Principal Trizviiy Marikkar, Board of Governors Chairman Fou

King of the Mambo opens in Colombo!

Views - 265 Thursday, 25 October 2018 00:00

Galle Face Hotel and Infini Concepts invited guests to the opening of King of the Mambo, a new restaurant-bar hybrid located in the hotel’s seafront wing. King of the Mambo draws inspiration from Cuban culture, with a colourful space designed to ev

MAS Active Trading (Kreeda Division) wins SC Trophy ’18

Views - 197 Thursday, 25 October 2018 00:00

Standard Chartered’s five-a-side futsal tournament, the SC Trophy 2018, was held on Saturday, 20 October at the Racecourse Grounds, Colombo 7. The closely-battled final match between MAS Active Trading (Kreeda Division) and Digital Mobility Soluti

Singapore Airlines hosts Passenger and Cargo Top Agent Awards

Views - 167 Wednesday, 24 October 2018 00:00

Singapore Airlines (SIA) Sri Lanka held an appreciation event to recognise the contributions made by tis top performing passenger and cargo partners at the Grand Ballroom, Hilton Colombo recently. The event was attended by key personnel of leading tr

Softlogic Retail and Candy Group host cocktails

Views - 192 Tuesday, 23 October 2018 00:00

The management of Softlogic Retail together with the Candy Group launched new products recently and hosted cocktails at Mont Blanc, Movenpick Hotel Colombo – Pix by Ruwan Walpola

Celebrating China

Views - 111 Monday, 22 October 2018 00:51

The 69th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China was celebrated at the Shangri-La Hotel’s Grand Ballroom recently. Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa, Government Ministers, MPs, members of the security forces and the busines

Seylan Colombo Motor Show at BMICH

Views - 89 Saturday, 20 October 2018 00:10

The Seylan Colombo Motor Show, which is being held for the 11th consecutive year, kicked off at the BMICH yesterday. The exhibition features vehicles of latest models, car shows and much more and will continue over the weekend

German National Day celebrations

Views - 157 Thursday, 18 October 2018 00:01

Mixing of the Traditional Christmas Cake at the Taj

Views - 96 Thursday, 18 October 2018 00:00

Christmas is never Christmas without its finest traditions. One of its sweetest traditions was Christmas cake which originated in Europe centuries ago. The Christmas cake is a favorite amongst all that enjoy sweet treats during festive season, the wo

The Kingsbury hosts Christmas cake mixing with Shakin’ Stevens

Views - 102 Thursday, 18 October 2018 00:00

The Kingsbury Colombo held its traditional Christmas cake mixing at Ce La Vi recently, with Shakin’ Stevens doing the honours of commencing the ceremony, aided by Hayleys CEO and Chairman Mohan Pandithage and The Kingsbury Colombo General Manager C

Delifrance hosts cocktails and cookery demo with Michel Roth

Views - 166 Tuesday, 16 October 2018 00:00

Softlogic Restaurants Ltd. together with Delifrance hosted cocktails and a cookery demo by Michelin starred Chef Michel Roth at Delifrance ODEL recently – Pix by Indraratne Balasuriya

Celebrating National Day of Korea

Views - 93 Monday, 15 October 2018 00:00

The National Day of the Republic of Korea was celebrated at the Korean Ambassador’s residence, No. 50 Horton Place, Colombo 7, recently. The Chief Guest was Telecommunication, Digital Infrastructure and Foreign Employment Minister Harin Fernando

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Come, let us build!

Friday, 26 April 2019

It was the best of times; it was the worst of times. Best because Sri Lanka was united in what it did well: being at peace, on an extended sabbatical, pursuing the absence of conflict – even mindlessly – and enjoying the fruit of island life. Wor

Black Easter

Friday, 26 April 2019

To Sri Lankan Christians, Easter this year was a day of God where demons reigned. It can be considered an unfortunate day in which the country was plunged again into the uncivilised wretchedness that prevailed in the country during the violent confli

Explaining Sri Lanka’s new Emergency Regulations on ‘publication’

Friday, 26 April 2019

Sri Lanka’s President issued a new set of Emergency Regulations on 22 April. This note explains the contents of Emergency Regulation 15, which concerns the ‘control of publications’, and certain other regulations relevant to publication. There

A secular public space is essential for the safety and wellbeing of all

Friday, 26 April 2019

The heart is heavy and the pen is slow. The environment is thick with the shared sorrow of many. Pain and suffering caused by deaths of hundreds and maiming of more on Easter of 2019 will linger for the rest of our lives. But life must go on and we m

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