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Exporters Association holds 20th AGM

Views - 153 Thursday, 14 September 2017 00:00

The 20th Annual General Meeting of the Exporters Association of Sri Lanka was held at the Ramada Hotel recently. Central Bank Governor Dr. Indrajit Coomaraswamy attended the AGM as the Chief Guest and International Trade State Minister Sujeewa Senasi


Living the ‘Softlogic Life way of life’

Views - 109 Wednesday, 13 September 2017 00:00

On 27th August the ambience of Bloomfield grounds was bustling with vibrant energy as employees of Softlogic Life took to the field to participate in Softlogic Life Games 2017.


SAPPTA holds AGM

Views - 116 Tuesday, 12 September 2017 00:00

The Annual General Meeting of the Spices & Allied Products Producers’ & Traders’ Association (SAPPTA) was held at the Taj Samudra Hotel recently – Pix by Indraratne Balasuriya


‘Central Banking Challenges and Prospect’ book launch

Views - 116 Monday, 11 September 2017 00:42

Dr. W.A. Wijewardena launched his new book titled ‘Central Banking Challenges and Prospect’ at Movenpick Hotel. The book contains 20 articles which Dr. Wijewardena has authored over a decade including to the Daily FT


Sri Lanka Wood Expo

Views - 51 Saturday, 9 September 2017 00:00

Sri Lanka Wood Expo is being held from 8 to 10 September at the BMICH. This event showcases product like laminates, veneers, plywood, particle board, WPC, MDF, engineered wood, moulded plywood, panel products, wood composites, sawn timber, joinery ma


SAARC Trade Fair

Views - 42 Saturday, 9 September 2017 00:00

SAARC Trade Fair 2017, launched on Thursday at SLECC and open today as well, provides opportunities for businessmen and investors to network and capitalise opportunities on across the SAARC region.


Sri Lanka-China Business Council marks 60 years of Sino-Lanka diplomatic ties

Views - 50 Friday, 8 September 2017 00:00

The Sri Lanka-China Business Council of the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce celebrated 60 years of diplomatic relations between Sri Lanka and China at the Hilton Colombo Residences recently.


DFCC welcomes new CEO

Views - 147 Friday, 8 September 2017 00:00

The Chairman of DFCC Bank and Board of Directors hosted cocktails at the Cinnamon Grand recently to welcome Lakshman Silva, the new Chief Executive Officer of DFCC Bank


CCC Import Section holds 82nd AGM

Views - 124 Thursday, 7 September 2017 00:00

The Import Section of the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce held it 82nd Annual General Meeting at the Taj Samudra Hotel – Pix by Sameera Wijesinghe


SLAP holds annual Print Owners Get Together

Views - 86 Wednesday, 6 September 2017 00:00

The Sri Lanka Association of Printers (SLAP) held its annual Print Owners Get Together at the Taj Samudra Hotel’s Ballroom recently.


Dialog 4G The Sunday Times Schoolboy Cricketer 2017

Views - 66 Tuesday, 5 September 2017 00:00

Dialog 4G The Sunday Times Schoolboy Cricketer 2017 awards ceremony was held at the Nelum Pokuna Mahinda Rajapaksa Theatre recently – Pix by Ruwan Walpola


Colombo Uni Alumni Association AGM

Views - 105 Monday, 4 September 2017 01:05

The 35th Annual General Meeting of the Alumni Association of the University of Colombo was held at College House recently. State Minister of Finance Eran Wickramaratne was the Chief Guest at the event


Sri Lanka Economic Summit 2017

Views - 123 Friday, 1 September 2017 00:00

The Sri Lanka Economic Summit 2017 was held by the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce at the Cinnamon Grand Colombo recently - Pix by Lasantha Kumara and Ruwan Walpola


Richmond College Galle Felicitates Austin Fernando

Views - 125 Thursday, 31 August 2017 00:00

Austin Fernando, the distinguished old boy of Richmond College Galle who became the Secretary to the President, was felicitated by the Richmond College Union Colombo at Hilton Colombo Residences recently – Pix by Lasantha Kumara


SLUKS AGM

Views - 203 Tuesday, 29 August 2017 00:02

The Annual General Meeting of the Sri Lanka-UK Society (SLUKS) was held at the Taj Samudra Hotel recently. British High Commissioner to Sri Lanka and Maldives James Dauris was the Chief Guest at the occasion  – Pix by Indraratne Balas


Sri Lanka-Malaysia Business Council 23rd AGM

Views - 267 Monday, 28 August 2017 00:14

The 23rd Annual General Meeting of the Sri Lanka-Malaysia Business Council was held at the Hilton Colombo Residences recently. Malaysia High Commissioner to Sri Lanka Wan Zaidi Wan Abdullah attended the AGM as the Chief Guest, where Iqram Cuttilan


Construction expo at BMICH

Views - 340 Saturday, 26 August 2017 00:48

The Annual Construct Exhibition organised by the National Construction Association of Sri Lanka was launched at the BMICH by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe on Friday. The three-day exhibition will be concluded on 27 August. Ministers Sajith P


Tea banquets by celebrity chefs Tom Aikens and Jason Atherton

Views - 424 Friday, 25 August 2017 00:00

Tea banquets were held at the Mount Lavinia Hotel on 12 August and Cinnamon Grand Hotel on 13 August featuring celebrity chefs Tom Aikens and Jason Atherton   


Standard Chartered Golf Tournament 2017

Views - 686 Wednesday, 23 August 2017 00:00

The Standard Chartered Golf Tournament 2017, held exclusively for its Corporate and Priority Banking clients, teed off at the Victoria Golf and Country Resort, Digana. Harsha Abeywickrema emerged the Men’s Low Gross Winner, while Niloo Jayat


Ex-Sampath Night 2017

Views - 723 Tuesday, 22 August 2017 00:19

A dinner dance organised by Ex-Sampath Bankers, Ex-Sampath Night 2017, was held at Golden Rose, Boralesgamuwa – Pix by Samantha Perera


Trade Finance Association of Bankers 20th anniversary

Views - 734 Monday, 21 August 2017 00:00

The Trade Finance Association of Bankers celebrated its 20th anniversary with Central Bank Governor Dr. Indrajit Coomaraswamy at Kingsbury Hotel recently  - Pic by Samantha Perera 


CMA awards ceremony and accounting conference

Views - 554 Monday, 21 August 2017 00:00

The CMA Excellence in Integrated Reporting Awards and National Management Accounting Conference 2017 were held recently at Kings Court of Cinnamon Lakeside Colombo - Pix by Ruwan Walpola ​  


Seylan Motor Show 2017 at BMICH

Views - 976 Saturday, 19 August 2017 00:18

The International Motor and Motor Accessories exhibition, the ‘Seylan Motor Show 2017’ was inaugurated at the Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall (BMICH) last morning. Minister Harin Fernando and former President Mahind


BARTON launch

Views - 694 Friday, 18 August 2017 00:00

Liberty Building Solutions’ BARTON range of premium quality electrical cable protection systems was recently launched at the Sequel at the Cinnamon Grand Colombo  - Pix by Ruwan Walpola  


Ceylon Motor Traders Association AGM

Views - 851 Friday, 18 August 2017 00:00

The 97th Annual General Meeting of the Ceylon Motor Traders Association (CMTA) was held at the Cinnamon Grand Colombo recently  - Pix by Ruwan Walpola  


DFCC Awards Night

Views - 824 Thursday, 17 August 2017 00:51

DFCC Bank honoured its outstanding consumer banking achievers of 2016 at an awards ceremony held recently. The awards recognised individuals as well as entire teams and each of them were evaluated for their impact on the bottom line. The Board of


Ceylon Association of Ship Agents AGM

Views - 814 Thursday, 17 August 2017 00:36

The 51st Annual General Meeting of the Ceylon Association of Ship Agents (CASA) was held at the Kingsbury Hotel recently. Hayleys Advantis Ltd Managing Director Ruwan waidyaratne was elected as the new chairman of CASA for the year 2017-2018. 


Anantaya Resorts and Spa Passikudah first anniversary

Views - 909 Wednesday, 16 August 2017 00:00

The management of Anantaya Resorts and Spa – Passikudah celebrated its first year anniversary at the Hilton Colombo Residences recently  – Pix by Ruwan Walpola  


LankaBuild at SLECC

Views - 999 Saturday, 12 August 2017 00:38

LankaBuild – 2017, Sri Lanka’s international building and construction show, was launched at the Sri Lanka Exhibition & Convention Centre (SLECC) on Friday. The exhibition brings together suppliers of building and construc


CRT Trade Fair 2017

Views - 1091 Saturday, 12 August 2017 00:34

  CRT (Coconut, Rubber, Tea) Trade Fair, the Sri Lankan plantation industry’s premium trade fair of the year, was launched by President Maithripala Sirisena at the BMICH on Friday. The exhibition, organised by the Minis


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