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Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Day 2

Views - 192 Tuesday, 31 October 2017 00:00

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Day 1

Views - 166 Monday, 30 October 2017 00:00

The first day of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week showcased collections by 15 designers at the Mercedes-Benz Centre of Excellence (Dimo 800) in Colombo in collaboration with the Academy of Design (AOD)

4th Annual Asia Pacific Choir Games opened

Views - 174 Saturday, 28 October 2017 00:02

The fourth Annual Asia Pacific Choir Games was officially opened by Prime Minister of Sri Lanka Ranil Wickremesinghe at the ‘Temple Trees’

Aitken Spence celebrates Ceylon Tea

Views - 257 Friday, 27 October 2017 00:00

CA Sri Lanka 38th National Conference 2017

Views - 166 Thursday, 26 October 2017 01:05

The inauguration of the Chartered Accountants (CA Sri Lanka) 38th National Conference 2017 was held yesterday at the BMICH, with the participation of Chief Guest National Policies and Economic Affairs Deputy Minister Dr. Harsha

Toastmasters felicitate International President

Views - 115 Thursday, 26 October 2017 00:00

Toastmasters Club felicitated its International President Balaraj Arunasalam at a ceremony held at Galadari Hotel Colombo recently – Pix Samantha Perera

CA Sri Lanka 38th National Conference 2017

Views - 138 Thursday, 26 October 2017 00:00

The inauguration of the Chartered Accountants (CA Sri Lanka) 38th National Conference 2017 was held yesterday at the BMICH, with the participation of Chief Guest National Policies and Economic Affairs Deputy Minister Dr. Harsha De Silva and keynote s

AmCham-FedEx Golf Tournament 2017

Views - 80 Wednesday, 25 October 2017 00:01

The AmCham-FedEx Golf Tournament 2017 was held on Saturday 30 September at the Royal Colombo Golf Club (RCGC).

Derana honours modern day heroes of Sri Lanka

Views - 100 Tuesday, 24 October 2017 00:00

Derana, Sri Lanka’s No. 1 news and entertainment media network hosted Ada Derana Sri Lankan of the year 2017 Awards ceremony for the second consecutive year recently at Hilton, Colombo. At this milestone event Derana honoured and celebrated individ

68th anniversary of founding of People’s Republic of China

Views - 176 Monday, 23 October 2017 00:00

The 68th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China was celebrated recently at BMICH

Colombo International Shopping Festival at SLECC

Views - 77 Saturday, 21 October 2017 00:00

The Colombo International Shopping Festival is being held at the Sri Lanka Exhibition and Convention Centre from 20-22 October. The festival boasts the sale of a variety of products such as electronics, apparels, household items and footwear with the

Dialog Enterprise empowers southern biz with latest corporate solutions

Views - 115 Friday, 20 October 2017 00:00

Dialog Enterprise, the corporate solutions arm of Dialog Axiata PLC, hosted its top Small and Medium Enterprise customers from the Southern Province at a business presentation and fellowship at the Marriott Resort, Weligama recently

51st ICC AGM held at Galadari

Views - 162 Thursday, 19 October 2017 00:00

The 51st Annual General Meeting of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Sri Lanka was held at the Galadari Hotel recently. Switzerland Ambassador to Sri Lanka and the Maldives Heinz Walker Nederkoorn attended the AGM as the Chief Guest, where

Celebrating art

Views - 74 Tuesday, 17 October 2017 00:00

The 2017 Gongju International Art Festival exhibition was held at the Korean Embassy recently in collaboration with renowned Sri Lankan artist Raja Segar, whose paintings were exhibited at the 14th Gongju International Art Exhibition held at Limlip A

CASA ‘Treasure of the Sea’ Dinner Dance

Views - 527 Monday, 16 October 2017 00:00

The Ceylon Association of Shipping Agents (CASA) ‘Treasure of the Sea’ Dinner Dance was held at Hilton Colombo recently

Techno Sri Lanka 2017

Views - 88 Saturday, 14 October 2017 00:00

Techno Sri Lanka 2017 exhibition organised by the Institution of Engineers, Sri Lanka was launched by Special Assignments Minister Sarath Amunugama at the BMICH yesterday. The exhibition will continue over the weekend – Pix by Kithsiri de Mel

Singapore Airlines Staff Reunion 2017

Views - 457 Friday, 13 October 2017 00:00

Former and present staff of Singapore Airlines held their Staff Reunion 2017 at Raja Bojun Liberty Arcade recently

‘Kingsman: The Golden Circle’ launch reception

Views - 187 Thursday, 12 October 2017 00:00

20th Century Fox, together with the British High Commission and Skyline Entertainment Ltd., celebrated Britain’s creative industries during a reception at The Westminster House Colombo to launch the film ‘Kingsman: The Golden Circle’. The film

Turkish Airlines World Golf Cup Sri Lanka competition

Views - 105 Wednesday, 11 October 2017 00:00

The Turkish Airlines World Golf Cup Sri Lanka competition was successfully concluded recently featuring 103 players

Vallibel Finance honours outstanding employees at glitzy awards night

Views - 170 Monday, 9 October 2017 00:00

Financial pace-setter Vallibel Finance recognised the pivotal role its employees played in the company’s ascendency with a glitzy awards night.

‘Shilpa Abhimani – 2017’

Views - 78 Saturday, 7 October 2017 00:00

‘Shilpa Abhimani – 2017,’ the international crafts festival organised by the National Council for Crafts, got underway on 4 October at the BMICH. Handicrafts, fabrics and a host of other items are on display at the exhibition. The show will be

Big Bad Wolf Book Sale inspires local book lovers

Views - 165 Saturday, 7 October 2017 00:00

The Big Bad Wolf Book Sale was inaugurated by Chief Guest Minister of Education Akila Viraj Kariyawasam and Big Bad Wolf Books Founder and Managing Director Andrew Yap and Executive Director Jacqueline Ng and Director of ProRead Lanka Ltd. Nishan Was

Taj Samudra honours long service employees

Views - 101 Friday, 6 October 2017 00:00

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

Sri Lanka Parliament celebrates 70th anniversary

Views - 51 Friday, 6 October 2017 00:00

A special session to commemorate the 70th anniversary of Parliament was held on 3 October. President Maithripala Sirisena,

Eighth Conference of the Association of SAARC Speakers and Parliamentarians

Views - 31 Friday, 6 October 2017 00:00

The eighth Conference of the Association of SAARC Speakers and Parliamentarians (ASSP) was inaugurated under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena in Colombo on Wednesday

Ceylon Tea Festival Tea Banquets cocktail reception

Views - 130 Wednesday, 4 October 2017 00:00

A Ceylon Tea Festival Tea Banquets cocktail reception curated and cooked by three Michelin Star Chef Jason Atherton was held at the Cinnamon Grand Hotel recently

CIMA President’s dinner

Views - 318 Monday, 2 October 2017 00:00

CIMA President David Stanford hosted a dinner at the Kingsbury Hotel recently with a large gathering of Fellows and CIMA members

National Arts Festival 2017

Views - 63 Saturday, 30 September 2017 00:36

The National Arts Festival 2017 was launched at the BMICH on Thursday (28). The exhibition which showcases countrywide art skills will continue today

Certis Lanka celebrates 40 years of excellence

Views - 180 Friday, 29 September 2017 00:00

Commercial and industry security specialists Certis Lanka Group which offers a myriad of different services and is the premier service provider in loss prevention services in Sri Lanka celebrated its 40th anniversary and awards night at a glamorous a

Sri Lanka Retail Forum

Views - 58 Thursday, 28 September 2017 00:55

The Sri Lanka Retail Forum 2017 was launched recently at Cinnamon Grand in the presence of Chief Guest former Deputy Prime Minister of Thailand and former Secretary General of the UN Conference on Trade and Development Dr. Supachai Panitchpakdi

Today's Columnists

The SLFP’s crisis

Tuesday, 12 December 2017

The SLFP’s crisis is a crisis of ideological identity. It is also an existential crisis. The SLFP is divided into two tendencies, a Minority (‘Menshevik’) faction with 44 seats in Parliament, led by President Sirisena, not all of them elected,

Investments in listed securities and best practices to follow

Tuesday, 12 December 2017

Investment in financial instruments has never been easier than today. With the sphere of new technology, an investor is able to invest not only in his or her own jurisdiction but also in other countries’ financial markets. The capital market is an

Law, society, power and morality

Tuesday, 12 December 2017

On 28 November, I wrote a small op-ed which was received with mixed emotions, and hence I believe this follow-up will put the record straight. My sentiment throughout the article was that the state had the obligation to enact legislations which corre

Lloyd Yapa’s treatise on export competitiveness: A must reference book for SL economic policymakers

Monday, 11 December 2017

A pressing economic problem faced by the present Government, and any government that would come to power in the future, is the dwindling export earnings.

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