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Doha Bank organises presentation on Qatar-Sri Lanka bilateral opportunities

Views - 100 Monday, 25 June 2018 00:00

The Board of Directors and management of Doha Bank Group organised a presentation on Qatar-Sri Lanka bilateral opportunities at the Shangri-La Hotel Colombo


INCO 2018 at BMICH

Views - 119 Saturday, 23 June 2018 00:52

INCO 2018, the industrial exhibition organised by the Institution of Incorporated Engineers, was launched at the BMICH. The exhibition provides an opportunity to meet key players and appoint quality distributors for their products and services, build


‘Explore Print Innovation’ at SLECC

Views - 50 Saturday, 23 June 2018 00:10

‘Explore Print Innovation,’ the international exhibition on textile, screen, digital, sublimation printing and signage industry, was launched yesterday (22) at Sri Lanka Exhibition and Convention Centre (SLECC) in Colombo. The exhibition will be


Germany vs Mexico FIFA Football World Cup live screening

Views - 100 Friday, 22 June 2018 00:00

Hayleys Group in partnership with the German Embassy in Sri Lanka and the Mexican


Bank of Ceylon hails top branches

Views - 151 Thursday, 21 June 2018 00:00

The Bank of Ceylon recognised its highest performing branches of 2017 at a glamorous event at Stein Studios, Ratmalana recently. The outstanding performers were recognised and awarded at this event. Branches were recognised under National level and P


Boney M comes to town with Liz Mitchell

Views - 134 Wednesday, 20 June 2018 00:00


AmCham Ball celebrates US-SL bond

Views - 378 Tuesday, 19 June 2018 00:00

The American Chamber of Commerce in Sri Lanka hosted its 20th AmCham Ball on 19 May 2018 at the Cinnamon Grand Oak Room, Colombo. The theme for this year’s ball was ‘Greater Together,’ which celebrates the strong bond between the United States


IPM Sri Lanka holds National HR Conference 2018

Views - 188 Monday, 18 June 2018 00:00

IPM Sri Lanka held the National HR Conference 2018 under the theme ‘Transformation of HR in the Digital World’ at the Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall Colombo recently.


Taj Samudra honours long service employees

Views - 144 Friday, 15 June 2018 00:34

Taj Samudra Colombo felicitated 70 of its long-service employees last week at The Grand Marquee – the elegant venue situated at the North Lawn as recognition of their loyalty and commitment to the hotel.


Standard Chartered launches ‘My Dream Account’ for kids

Views - 107 Thursday, 14 June 2018 00:00

Standard Chartered revolutionised the children’s savings account market when launching its latest proposition for kids less than 18 years under the title ‘My Dream Account’. The fresh proposition was announced amidst a gathering of key priority


Tapping ASEAN for SL growth

Views - 213 Tuesday, 12 June 2018 00:36

Participants gathered yesterday to gain key insights from global and local experts at a special CEOs Breakfast Forum, organised by Daily FT and the University of Colombo MBA Alumni Association, together with the strategic partnership of global bankin


Siam House turns 25

Views - 145 Tuesday, 12 June 2018 00:00

Siam House celebrated its 25th anniversary with a gala celebration and a Thai regional food promotion recently. The Department of Post issued a special postal stamp commemorating the silver jubilee. Thai Ambassador Chulamanee Chartsuwan and many othe


HSBC hosts longstanding customers in Kandy

Views - 104 Monday, 11 June 2018 00:00

Honouring customer loyalty, several longstanding customers of HSBC’s branch in Kandy, were hosted to an evening of cocktails by HSBC


Prestige Automobile launches ‘THE MINI ELITE’ loyalty program

Views - 152 Monday, 11 June 2018 00:00

Prestige Automobile Ltd. recently launched ‘THE MINI ELITE’, a loyalty program for MINI owners at the Botanik Bistro & Bar


Vivaha-2018

Views - 87 Saturday, 9 June 2018 00:10

Vivaha-2018, the wedding and bridal exhibition, was launched at the BMICH on Friday. Services and accessories required by brides and grooms are available at the exhibition which will be held on June 9 and 10 as well.


Epic Technology Group celebrates 20 years of innovation excellence

Views - 177 Friday, 8 June 2018 00:00

Epic Technology Group recently hosted a cocktail for its corporate clients and special invitees in celebration of 20 years


Negete, Next Generation Technologies hosts clients

Views - 181 Thursday, 7 June 2018 00:00

Negete, Next Generation Technologies, the authorised reseller of STAAH in Sri Lanka, the global IT Company founded on advancing organisations through modern technology, hosted a cocktail function for their clients at the Hotel Galadari recently. Clie


NMG Consulting hosts Insurance Connection event

Views - 107 Wednesday, 6 June 2018 00:00

NMG Consulting Partners Roshan Perera and Matthew Maguire hosted an insurance connections event recently


Association of Board/Company Secretaries of Banks in Sri Lanka holds annual get-together

Views - 220 Tuesday, 5 June 2018 00:00

The annual get-together of the Association of Board/Company Secretaries of Banks in Sri Lanka was held at the Hotel Ramada Colombo recently – Pix by Indraratne Balasuriya


WiLAT holds AGM

Views - 292 Tuesday, 5 June 2018 00:00

Women in Logistics and Transport Sri Lanka (WiLAT) held its Annual General Meeting recently at the Auditorium of the National Chamber of Commerce of Sri Lanka, Colombo – Pix by Ruwan Walpola


Standard Chartered concludes fourth consecutive Golf Tournament

Views - 164 Monday, 4 June 2018 00:00

Standard Chartered concluded its 4th consecutive Client Golf Tournament at the Shangri-La’s Hambantota Golf Resort & Spa.


MCB Bank hosts Ifthar

Views - 130 Friday, 1 June 2018 00:00

MCB Bank held its Ifthar (breaking fast ceremony) at Movenpick Hotel last week


Institute of Hospitality Sri Lanka holds 26th AGM

Views - 139 Thursday, 31 May 2018 00:00

The 26th Annual General Meeting of the Institute of Hospitality Sri Lanka (International Branch) was held at the Ramada Hotel, Colombo 03, recently.  Tourism Development and Christian Religious Affairs Minister John Amaratunga attended the AGM as th


CT CLSA hosts networking event

Views - 192 Wednesday, 30 May 2018 00:00

CT CLSA recently organised a networking cocktail event for its special invitees, corporate invitees and leading local clients at the Cinnamon Grand


DFCC credit card relaunch

Views - 251 Monday, 28 May 2018 00:00

DFCC Bank recently relaunched their credit card range at a special event held at the Cinnamon Grand, Colombo, amidst a large gathering of clients, prominent personalities, directors, CEOs, top executives and business leaders


Auto Vision Motor Show 2018

Views - 675 Saturday, 26 May 2018 00:30

The Auto Vision Motor Show 2018, renowned for bringing all motor-related products and services under one roof, is being held at BMICH from 25-27 May. The exhibition will showcase a dazzling array of passenger cars, off-road vehicles, concept cars, lu


Sampath Bank’s “Towards Vision 2020 with Sampath Stars”

Views - 256 Friday, 25 May 2018 00:00

Sampath Bank recommitted itself to offering technology driven, world class financial services to Sri Lankan


Europe Day celebrations

Views - 91 Friday, 25 May 2018 00:00

European Union Delegation Ambassador to Sri Lanka Tung-Lai Margue together with his wife Fabienne Francotte hosted Chief Guest


Leptos Estates promotes Cyprus in Sri Lanka

Views - 116 Thursday, 24 May 2018 00:00

A presentation and cocktails were hosted by Leptos Estates, the number one home builder in Cyprus, at the Mövenpick Hotel recently. The presentation enthralled the audience and introduced Cyprus as the gateway to the European Union – Pix by Indrar


Leo Burnett bids farewell to Ranil de Silva

Views - 228 Tuesday, 22 May 2018 00:00

Leo Burnett Sri Lanka hosted a farewell party to felicitate its iconic leader and world-renowned advertising professional, Ranil de Silva, who stepped down from his role after serving as the agency’s Managing Director for the last 18 years – Pix


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Tuesday, 22 January 2019

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Tuesday, 22 January 2019

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