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Wedding Show 2018

Views - 128 Saturday, 17 February 2018 00:56

The Wedding Show 2018 exhibition was launched at the BMICH on Friday. The exhibition which includes wedding costumes, wedding planning, and photography will be held today (17) and tomorrow (18) as well

BOC Premier Customer Appreciation Dinner

Views - 259 Friday, 16 February 2018 00:00

The BOC Premier Customer Appreciation Dinner was held at the Shangri-la Hotel Colombo recently

Sampath Las Vegas Nite

Views - 454 Thursday, 15 February 2018 00:00

Sampath Nite, the annual dinner dance of Sampath Bank, was held at the Sirimavo Bandaranaike Memorial Exhibition Centre recently. This year’s event was a dazzling affair set in Las Vegas, with over 1,000 guests, members of the Sampath Team and the

The Sound of Music is buzzing in Colombo

Views - 195 Wednesday, 14 February 2018 00:00

Mainland China opens doors in Colombo

Views - 188 Wednesday, 14 February 2018 00:00

South Asia’s leading Pan Asian restaurant chain, Mainland China, was opened in Colombo recently at a well-attended

Sri Lanka’s first-ever international kart race – X30 Asia Cup

Views - 78 Tuesday, 13 February 2018 00:00

Sri Lanka’s first-ever international kart race X30 Asia Cup flagged off at the Sri Lanka Karting Circuit (SLKC) in Bandaragama on 13 and 14 January. This enthralling start to Asia’s karting season featured a number of Asia’s best drivers and wi

Getting ready for the polls

Views - 26 Saturday, 10 February 2018 00:17

Thousands of public servants including police and Election Commission officials yesterday were seen at work around the country readying for the Local Government elections today

GRI celebrates opening of world-class tyre factory

Views - 218 Friday, 9 February 2018 00:00

Global Rubber Industries (GRI) recently opened a world-class advanced specialty tyre factory in Badalgama and held a cocktail

69th Republic Day celebrations

Views - 160 Thursday, 8 February 2018 00:00

The 69th Republic Day of India was celebrated at the India House in Colombo recently. President Maithripala Sirisena, Speaker of the Parliament of Sri Lanka Karu Jayasuriya, Government Ministers, Ambassadors, business community leaders and members o

Australia Day 2018

Views - 185 Wednesday, 7 February 2018 00:00

The Australian High Commission organised Australia Day 2018 at the Australian Residence, Colombo 7

Sri Lanka Chamber of Medical Devices Industry appoints new committee at 3rd AGM

Views - 334 Tuesday, 6 February 2018 00:00

The Sri Lanka Chamber of Medical Devices Industry (SLCMDI) appointed its new committee at the third Annual General Meeting held at the Cinnamon Grand Colombo recently. George Steuart Health Executive Director Eran Ranasinghe took over the presidency

70th Independence Day

Views - 101 Monday, 5 February 2018 00:00

The 70th Independence Day celebrations were held under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena at Galle Face yesterday. The theme of this year’s celebrations was ‘One Nation’.

Preparing to celebrate !

Views - 65 Saturday, 3 February 2018 00:04

Rehearsals for Sri Lanka’s 70th Independence Day celebrations were held at Galle Face Green on 2 February – Pix by

Chamod Fernando wins Schoolboy Rugby Player of the Year award

Views - 120 Friday, 2 February 2018 00:00

Former Isipathana fullback and current CR&FC player Chamod Fernando was awarded the Schoolboy Rugby Player

“HSBC POWER Breakfast ” - “Global Currency Outlook 2018”

Views - 278 Thursday, 1 February 2018 00:00

HSBC hosted their corporate clients for “HSBC Power Breakfast” at Shangri-La Colombo on 25 January 2018, focused on the global currency outlook for 2018.  Dr. Indrajit Coomarsawamy, Central Bank Governor delivered an insightful key note address

High Commission marks 69th Republic Day of India in Colombo

Views - 203 Saturday, 27 January 2018 00:17

The High Commission of India and the Indian expatriate community in Sri Lanka celebrated the 69th Republic Day of India on Friday, 26 January, at India House in Colombo. High Commissioner Taranjit Singh Sandhu unfurled the Indian flag and inspected a

Home & Deco now on

Views - 74 Saturday, 27 January 2018 00:00

The biggest furniture, home decor and services exhibition is being held at the BMICH from 26 to 28 January from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. The exhibition brings together a wide variety of services and products related to households under one roof

SLIM Brand Excellence 2017

Views - 276 Friday, 26 January 2018 00:00

The 16th Sri Lanka Institute of Marketing (SLIM) Brand Excellence 2017 Award Ceremony recently concluded at the BMICH

CPM Members Fellowship Night 2017

Views - 298 Monday, 22 January 2018 00:01

The Institute of Certified Professional Managers (CPM) hosted ‘CPM Members Fellowship Night 2017’ recently with the participation of CPM President Prof. Lakshman R. Watawala at Global Towers Hotel Colombo – Pix by Upul Abayasekara


Views - 132 Saturday, 20 January 2018 00:00

EDEX Expo, the National Higher Education and Careers Expo, is now the single largest nationwide platform connecting Sri Lankan youth with options and opportunities in the post-secondary, graduate and postgraduate fields, and technical and vocational

HNB Millennium Trophy Golf Tournament 2018 

Views - 249 Friday, 19 January 2018 00:00

For the tenth consecutive year, HNB sponsored the Millennium Trophy Golf Tournament 2018, a leading event of the Sri Lankan golfing calendar

IFFSA Awards Night 2017

Views - 123 Thursday, 18 January 2018 00:00

The 2nd Islamic Finance Forum of South Asia (IFFSA) Awards Night 2017, was held at the Ramada Hotel recently. The event was organised by UTO EduConsult in conjunction with KPMG adjudication - Pix by Upul Abayasekara

Gala cocktails at Galadari’s new Grand Ballroom

Views - 234 Wednesday, 17 January 2018 00:00

It was a night of splendor and glamour as the Galadari Hotel’s General Manager Sampath Siriwardena hosted cocktails on 6 January

CIM holds AGM

Views - 168 Tuesday, 16 January 2018 00:00

The Annual General Meeting of the Chartered Institute of Management (CIM) was held at Jetwing Colombo recently – Pix by Indraratne Balasuriya

Small Hydro Power Developers Association AGM

Views - 129 Monday, 15 January 2018 00:00

The 10th Annual General Meeting of the Small Hydro Power Developers Association was held at Park Street Mews recently. Power and Renewable Energy Minister Ranjith Siyambalapitiya attended the AGM as its Chief Guest

BBDO Lanka celebrates success with ‘Just Clap’

Views - 119 Monday, 15 January 2018 00:00

Advertising agency BBDO Lanka celebrated its three big wins and a successful season under the theme ‘Just Clap’ at the Gregory’s Room of the Taj Samudra, Colombo recently

Pakistan Single Country Exhibition 2018

Views - 130 Saturday, 13 January 2018 00:54

The Pakistan Single Country Exhibition 2018 is being held at the BMICH from 12 to 14 January. The event was officially opened to the public in the presence of President Maithripala Sirisena. Various stalls including items such as clothing, gem and je

AAT Members Night 2017

Views - 184 Friday, 12 January 2018 00:00

AAT Members Night 2017 was held at the Grand Oriental Hotel recently

Nawaloka Hospitals hosts fellowship cocktails

Views - 262 Thursday, 11 January 2018 00:00

Nawaloka Hospitals hosted fellowship cocktails to mark the opening of its new building featuring a specialist Centre and Car Park at the premises recently

ACOB holds annual get-together

Views - 173 Wednesday, 10 January 2018 00:00

The Association of Compliance Officers of Banks (ACOB) held its annual get-together at OZO Colombo recently

Today's Columnists

Maximum Residue Level: Dilemma of agricultural product exporters in Sri Lanka

Wednesday, 19 September 2018

Due to increased emphasis on consumer health, majority of developed countries such as EU, Japan and the US insist on MRL testing of food items which has to be done by the exporter. The Codex Alimentarius Commission which is an inter-governmental bod

East Container Terminal blunder: Learn from Chinese

Tuesday, 18 September 2018

Minister for Ports and Shipping Mahinda Samarasinghe informed the press in August that Cabinet has approved the development of East Container Terminal (ECT) of Colombo Port by the Ports Authority. According to approval: nPorts Authority would develop

President Sirisena, playing with fire, must take note that smoke will get into his eyes

Tuesday, 18 September 2018

Penchant for playing with fire President Gamaralalage Sirisena has always had a penchant for playing with fire. He did fire-play at the local government elections when he made a disastrous U-turn and went round country blasting the party and its lea

Response to claims that Sri Lanka was in a ‘debt trap’ in 2014 due to ‘Chinese loans’

Monday, 17 September 2018

Several Western analysts have carried out a relentless media campaign in keeping with their own geopolitical agenda, to suggest that China was luring Sri Lanka into a carefully engineered debt trap.

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