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208th Anniversary of Independence of Mexico

Views - 105 Thursday, 4 October 2018 00:00


Sri Lanka Tea Exporters Association holds 19th AGM at Cinnamon Grand

Views - 179 Monday, 1 October 2018 00:00

The 19th Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Sri Lanka Tea Exporters Association was held at Cinnamon Grand, Colombo recently. The Chief Guest for the occasion was Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, and the Guest of Honour was Plantation Industries


Book Fair’s final weekend!

Views - 62 Saturday, 29 September 2018 00:10

The annual Colombo International Book Fair, which was launched last Friday, will come to an end on Sunday 30 September. The exhibition, organised by the Sri Lanka Book Publishers’ Association, is being held at the BMICH for the 20th consecutive yea


University of Colombo Alumni Association holds AGM

Views - 121 Friday, 28 September 2018 00:00

The Annual General Meeting of the University of Colombo Alumni Association was held at the college house premises recently. University of Colombo Former Vice Chancellor Prof. G. L. Peiris was the Chief Guest – Pix by Ruwan Walpola


AMCHAM holds 26th AGM

Views - 173 Thursday, 27 September 2018 21:57

The 26th Annual General Meeting of the American Chamber of Commerce (AMCHAM) in Sri Lanka was held at the Hiwlton Colombo Residences recently. United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to Sri Lanka and Maldives Mission Director Reed


CCC’s Sri Lanka-China Business Council holds AGM

Views - 153 Wednesday, 26 September 2018 00:00

The Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Sri Lanka-China Business Council (SLCHBC) of the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce (CCC) was held recently at the Taj Samudra Hotel in Colombo, electing Yasantha Abeykoone as the President. The Chief Guest of the even


Ada Derana Sri Lankan of the Year 2018 Awards

Views - 333 Tuesday, 25 September 2018 00:00

The Ada Derana Sri Lankan of the Year 2018 Awards was held at Hilton Colombo last week. Sri Lankans who have defied convention and raised the bar of excellence were felicitated. The winners were selected by an expert jury headed by Vijitha Yapa, a f


Bibliophiles’ Paradise !

Views - 44 Saturday, 22 September 2018 00:10

The annual Colombo International Book Fair organised by the Sri Lanka Book Publishers’ Association was launched by Education Minister Akila Viraj Kariyawasam at the BMICH on Friday. The exhibition, which was organised for the 20th consecutive year,


73rd Independence Day of the Republic of Indonesia

Views - 82 Friday, 21 September 2018 00:00

The 73rd Independence Day of the Republic of Indonesia was commemorated at the Shangri-La Hotel Colombo with an Indonesian night and a gala dinner organised by the Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia recently – Pix by Indraratne Balasuriya


Cyber Security Summit 2018 CEO Forum at Cinnamon Grand

Views - 348 Thursday, 20 September 2018 02:28

The CEO Forum of the sixth annual Cyber Security Summit was held last evening at Cinnamon Grand, Colombo. The event was co-organised by Daily FT and CICRA Holdings – Pix by Upul Abayasekara and Ruwan Walpola


Exporters Association of Sri Lanka 21st AGM

Views - 184 Tuesday, 18 September 2018 00:00

The 21st Annual General Meeting of the Exporters Association of Sri Lanka was held recently at Cinnamon Grand. The meeting was followed by cocktails – Pix by Upul Abayasekara


MG Group of Companies anniversary celebration

Views - 180 Monday, 17 September 2018 00:00

MG Consultants Ltd. celebrated its 20th year and Engineering Consultants Ltd. celebrated its 50th year in a joint celebration recently held with a grand event where they felicitated the contribution of their loyal and long-serving employees


Lankapak at BMICH

Views - 57 Saturday, 15 September 2018 00:10

The largest expo of the printing, packaging and plastics sector, Lankapak, was initiated by the Sri Lanka Institute of Packaging with the objective of facilitating the printing and packaging industry to showcase their valued products and services to


Sustainable Energy and Smart Building Solutions Exhibition

Views - 48 Saturday, 15 September 2018 00:02

The Sustainable Energy and Smart Building Solutions Exhibition got underway at Nuga Sewana, BMICH, where modern energy solutions are showcased. State Minister of Power and Renewable Energy


Sri Lanka Economic Summit 2018 kicks off

Views - 175 Friday, 14 September 2018 00:00

The Sri Lanka Economic Summit 2018 by the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce kicked off at the Cinnamon Grand Colombo yesterday. The theme for this year’s Economic Summit is ‘On the Fast Track to a Turnaround’ – Pix by Ruwan Walpola and Lasantha K


SLITHM holds 39th graduation ceremony

Views - 81 Thursday, 13 September 2018 00:00


73rd National Day of Viet Nam celebrations

Views - 112 Wednesday, 12 September 2018 00:00

The 73rd National Day of Viet Nam was celebrated at the Jubilee Ballroom, Galle Face Hotel, Colombo recently. The Chief Guest at the event was Plantation Industries Minister Navin Dissanayake – Pix by Ruwan Walpola


Sri Lanka-Korea Business Council AGM

Views - 126 Tuesday, 11 September 2018 00:00

The Annual General Meeting of the Sri Lanka-Korea Business Council was held at the Taj Samudra Hotel recently. Korean Ambassador Lee Heon was the Chief Guest at the occasion – Pix by Indraratne Balasuriya


SLFFA 37th Annual General Meeting at Hilton Colombo Residencies

Views - 94 Monday, 10 September 2018 00:14

The 37th Annual General Meeting of the Sri Lanka Logistics and Freight Forwarders’ Association (SLFFA) was held at the Hilton Colombo Residences recently. Ceylon Chamber of Commerce (CCC) Chairman Rajendra Theagarajah attended the AGM as the Chief


Sri Lanka Buildcon and Wood International Expo – 2018

Views - 51 Saturday, 8 September 2018 00:10

Sri Lanka Buildcon and Wood International Expo – 2018 was launched by Industry and Commerce Deputy Minister Buddhika Pathirana at the BMICH on Friday. Deputy High Commissioner of India, Dr. Shilpak N


Taj Samudra Cricket Fiesta 2018

Views - 88 Friday, 7 September 2018 00:00

GM Challenge Trophy Cricket Tournament 2018 of Taj Samudra Colombo was held last week at the Colombo Thurstan College Grounds. The overall Cricket Championship was won by the Banquet Operations Team and the Kitchen Department became the Runners Up in


‘Jana Balaya’ protest

Views - 134 Thursday, 6 September 2018 00:57

Thousands of protesters flocked to Colombo yesterday for the ‘Jana Balaya’ rally organised by the Joint Opposition. Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa and former Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa joined the rally near the Bo tree at Fort and


Bio Foods celebrates 25th anniversary

Views - 239 Thursday, 6 September 2018 00:00

Sri Lanka’s premier organic food producer Bio Foods celebrated its 25th anniversary with its employees, farmers and wellwishers at a gala event held at Waters Edge recently. The ceremony also featured the awarding and appreciation of staff and farm


HNB kicks off its first-ever Walk The Talk challenge

Views - 158 Wednesday, 5 September 2018 00:00

HNB’s Head Office car park in Colombo 10 was left vacant on Friday 31st August as every employee – including all of the bank’s senior management, led by HNB Managing Director/CEO, Jonathan Alles - reaffirmed their commitment to HNB’s Green Pl


Asia Leisure and Belluna Japan introduce leisure property Le Grand

Views - 296 Tuesday, 4 September 2018 00:00

Asia Leisure together with Belluna Co. Ltd., Japan, celebrated the opening of Le Grand in Galle recently under the patronage of Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and Japanese Ambassador Kenichi Suganuma – Pix by Nirmala Dananjaya


Sri Lanka Shippers’ Council holds 48th AGM

Views - 186 Monday, 3 September 2018 00:00

The 48th Annual General Meeting of the Sri Lanka Shippers’ Council was held recently at the Lotus Ballroom, Shangri-La Hotel, Colombo. The Chief Guest and keynote speaker was State Minister of Finance Eran Wickramaratne, and the Guest of Honour


Chinese Traditional Painting Exhibition at J. D. A. Perera Gallery

Views - 52 Saturday, 1 September 2018 00:00

The Chinese Traditional Painting Exhibition, organised by the Shaanxi Provincial Foreign Cultural Exchange Promotion Association with guidance from the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China, was held recently,exhibition ends today at the J. D.


Spa Ceylon hosts cocktails to celebrate World Luxury Spa Awards 2018 victory

Views - 279 Thursday, 30 August 2018 00:00

Spa Ceylon hosted cocktails to celebrate its victory at the World Luxury Spa Awards 2018 held at the Spa Ceylon, Royal Indulgence Spa Galle Road Colombo – Pix by Upul Abayasekara


‘Unstoppable – The Future Belongs to Her’ Woman Entrepreneur of the Year 2017 awards

Views - 147 Wednesday, 29 August 2018 00:00

The Women’s Chamber of Industry and Commerce (WCIC) held its biennial flagship event ‘Woman Entrepreneur


Chartered Management Institute holds AGM

Views - 163 Tuesday, 28 August 2018 00:00

The 17th Annual General Meeting of the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) Sri Lanka branch was held at the Mövenpick hotel recently - Pix by Indraratna Balasuriya


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No more stones to break Sri Lankan bones

Friday, 19 April 2019

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Wounding the social psyche

Friday, 19 April 2019

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What 5G could be to Game of Thrones (and vice versa)

Friday, 19 April 2019

We will be hearing a lot about these two seemingly unrelated topics this month. In a hurriedly but meticulously organised event, Dialog Axiata recently demonstrated 5G applications for the first time in South Asia. 5G will be commercially available


On time – Only for a week! A must-change!

Thursday, 18 April 2019

We are in April and the month where we witness the declaration of a new year as per our traditional practice. It is that period of time when a huge majority of our population, which certainly can be counted in millions, intends to act in unison and q


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