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Venture Frontier Lanka debuts

Views - 190 Thursday, 12 April 2018 00:00

Venture Frontier Lanka is a 4-year nationwide entrepreneurship initiative launched by OviBees Ventures, aimed at identifying


Ladies VIP Night

Views - 321 Wednesday, 11 April 2018 00:00

Ladies VIP Night was held to mark International Women’s Week 2018 at Shangri-La Hotel, Colombo recently.


Dynasty Residencies Kandy hosts promotional event and cocktails

Views - 155 Tuesday, 10 April 2018 00:00

A promotional event and cocktails were hosted by Dynasty Residencies Kandy at Colombo Hilton Residences recently – Pix by Indraratne Balasuriya


Overseas Realty hosts VIP WTC tenants

Views - 209 Monday, 9 April 2018 00:00

Overseas Realty (Ceylon) Plc recently hosted a reception for the VIP tenants of the World Trade Center at the Havelock City Clubhouse, Colombo 6


Association of Professional Bankers – Sri Lanka holds AGM

Views - 144 Monday, 9 April 2018 00:00

The 29th Annual General Meeting of the Association of Professional Bankers – Sri Lanka was held on 21 March at HNB Towers, followed by fellowship and dinner. Asanka Ranhotty of Deutsche Bank A.G was elected the President of APB


27th Colombo Shopping Festival now on

Views - 114 Saturday, 7 April 2018 00:17

The 27th Colombo Shopping Festival (CSF), the most awaited and the most exciting shopping festival, opened at the BMICH yesterday. CSF offers the opportunity for visitors to shop everything they need with many exclusive offers and plenty of entertain


International Consumer Industry Fair

Views - 43 Saturday, 7 April 2018 00:00

The International Consumer Industry Fair is on from 2 to 11 April from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the Sri Lanka Exhibition & Convention Centre in Colombo. The event showcases apparel and accessories, home appliances, furniture, furnishings, food items, hou


Pakistan High Commission marks National Day

Views - 67 Friday, 6 April 2018 00:00

The High Commission of Pakistan in Sri Lanka organized a reception to celebrate the 78th National Day of Pakistan


CMI holds Management Excellence Awards, felicitates past Presidents

Views - 167 Thursday, 5 April 2018 00:00

The Chartered Management Institute of Sri Lanka recently held its ‘CMI Sri Lanka Management Excellence Awards’ and a felicitation ceremony to honour past Presidents of CMI Sri Lanka at Shangri-La Hotel, Colombo – Pix by Shehan Gunasekara


‘Ceylinco Life’ Annual Awards

Views - 100 Wednesday, 4 April 2018 00:00

The spearheads of Ceylinco Life’s remarkable growth in 2017 were recognised at a gala awards ceremony and 30th anniversary


Ananda College Class of ’87 celebrates ‘Big 50’

Views - 902 Tuesday, 3 April 2018 00:00

Old Anandians of Ananda College Colombo – Class of ’87 celebrated ‘Big 50’ at Waters Edge recently – Pix by Ruwan Walpola


Bangladesh Independence Day celebrations

Views - 117 Monday, 2 April 2018 00:00

Bangladesh’s 47th Independence Day was celebrated at the Balmoral Ballroom of The Kingsbury recently.


Wyavasaya 2018

Views - 91 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 - 82 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 - 139 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 - 111 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 - 215 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 - 139 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 - 199 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 - 292 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 - 774 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 - 336 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 - 441 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 - 434 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 - 130 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 - 266 Friday, 16 March 2018 00:00


MCB Bank hosts key clients

Views - 177 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 - 187 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 - 239 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 - 234 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.


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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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