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Annual General Meeting of Sri Lanka Association of NVOCC Agents

Views - 112 Thursday, 22 August 2019 00:29

The Chairman and Executive Committee of the Sri Lanka Association of NVOCC Agents (SLANA) held its Annual General Meeting recently at Mövenpick Hotel in Colombo – Pix by Upul Abayasekara

Avindra Rodrigo PC hosts reception

Views - 199 Wednesday, 21 August 2019 00:00

An evening reception was hosted by Avindra Rodrigo PC recently at the Shangri-La Ballroom, Colombo to mark his swearing-in as President’s Counsel – Pix by Ruwan Walpola

SLFFA holds 38th AGM

Views - 190 Tuesday, 20 August 2019 00:00

The 38th Annual General Meeting of the Sri Lanka Logistics and Freight Forwarders’ Association (SLFFA) was held at Hilton Colombo Residences recently. Roshan Silva was elected as its Chairman and Chief Guest for the occasion was Expolanka Internati

WISTA Sri Lanka AGM 2019 at Kingsbury Hotel

Views - 143 Monday, 19 August 2019 00:04

The Sri Lankan arm of the Women’s International Shipping and Trading Association (WISTA) held its Annual General Meeting and fifth Anniversary at the Kingsbury Hotel recently, electing office bearers for the year 2019/20. Minister of Ports, Shippin

‘Kedella 2019’ at BMICH

Views - 93 Saturday, 17 August 2019 03:48

The most exclusive home related exhibition of the year, the ‘Kedella 2019’ exhibition, was launched yesterday at the BMICH. The exhibition, which mainly focuses on house designing and construction.....

Swiss National Day celebration

Views - 211 Thursday, 15 August 2019 00:00

Swiss Ambassador Hanspeter Mock held a celebration of Swiss National Day recently at the Swiss Residence, Colombo 03. The Chief Guest was Development Strategies and International Trade Minister Malik Samarawickrama - Pix by Ruwan Walpola

Pageantry and tradition

Views - 47 Wednesday, 14 August 2019 00:00

The pageantry and traditions of the Randoli Perahera was on full display in Kandy on Monday with regular crowds participating under heavy security – Photos by Media Bureau, Sri Dalada Maligawa

Sunshine Holdings recognises trailblazers at inaugural ‘Sunshine Awards 2019’

Views - 208 Tuesday, 13 August 2019 00:00

Sri Lanka’s diversified conglomerate, Sunshine Holdings PLC recognised the top-performing employees of the Group during the financial year of 2018/19 recently at the inaugural ‘Sunshine Awards 2019’, held at the Cinnamon Grand Colombo.Hosted un

Swim Week Colombo Fashion Show Day 2 at Galle Face Hotel

Views - 131 Saturday, 10 August 2019 00:00

Day 2 of OLU Swim Week Swim Week Colombo Fashion Show Day 2 at Galle Face Hotel Colombo Fashion Show 2019

Swim Week Colombo Fashion Show Day 1 at Hilton

Views - 125 Friday, 9 August 2019 00:00

Day 1 of OLU Swim Week Colombo Fashion Show 2019 was held yesterday at the Hilton Colombo, unveiling the latest trends in swim and luxury resort wear presented by 7 designers

UTS Insearch Sri Lanka launched

Views - 130 Thursday, 8 August 2019 00:00

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe officially launched Colombo’s newest international higher education college, UTS Insearch Sri Lanka, recently. Attending the launch event were Australia’s High Commissioner to Sri Lanka David Holly, University

Certis Lanka celebrates 42nd anniversary

Views - 95 Wednesday, 7 August 2019 00:00

The 42nd anniversary celebrations of Certis Lanka were held at the Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall (BMICH) premises recently. The Chief Guest was Certis Lanka Chairman Sanka Wijesinghe - Pix by Ruwan Walpola

Co-Operative Insurance launches MD Club 2019

Views - 86 Tuesday, 6 August 2019 01:56

Co-Operative Insurance Company Ltd. recently launched their “MD Club 2019” program at their auditorium. 30 well developed sales personalities received their MD Club badges and certificates at the ceremony. It was a delightful occasion for all the

Rtn. Saravanan Soundrarajan installed as 91st President of Colombo Rotary Club

Views - 304 Monday, 5 August 2019 00:27

Rtn. Saravanan Soundrarajan was installed as the 91st President of the Rotary Club of Colombo on 7 July at the Taj Samudra Hotel Colombo. Rtn. Saravanan is a second generation Rotarian, as his father, Rtn. K Soundrarajan, is also a member of the Rot

Pro Food, Pro Pack and Ag-biz 2019 exhibition at BMICH

Views - 282 Saturday, 3 August 2019 00:10

The Pro Food, Pro Pack and Ag-biz 2019 exhibition was launched yesterday and will continue over the weekend from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the BMICH, Colombo. This is the 18th edition of the exhibition. It was inaugurated by Industry and Commerce Ministry

University of Colombo MBA Alumni Association 22nd AGM

Views - 158 Friday, 2 August 2019 00:00

The 22nd Annual General Meeting of the MBA Alumni Association of the University of Colombo was held at the Orchid Hall premises, BMICH recently, with SriLankan Airlines Group CEO Vipula Gunathillake attending as the Chief Guest. Manohari Abeysekera w

ComBank Excellence Awards 2019

Views - 145 Thursday, 1 August 2019 00:00

ComBank Excellence Awards 2019 was held for the ninth consecutive year at the Grand Ballroom of Waters Edge recently. ComBank Excellence Awards is a forum that recognises and felicitates high achieving branches and departments of Commercial Bank of C

Women Top 50 ‘Being a Corporate Athlete at Work’ by WIM at Sapphire Residences

Views - 178 Thursday, 1 August 2019 00:00

Sapphire Residences proudly hosted the dynamic panel of speakers of the highly anticipated conference by Women in Management (WIM), titled Women Top 50 ‘Being a Corporate Athlete at Work’. This delightful evening, conducted alongside the WIM te

180th AGM of Ceylon Chamber of Commerce

Views - 139 Wednesday, 31 July 2019 00:00

The 180th Annual General Meeting of the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce was held at the Cinnamon Grand recently. South African High Commissioner to Sri Lanka Robina Marks was the Chief Guest at the function – Pix by Upul Abayasekara

Farman Cassim celebrates swearing-in as President’s Counsel

Views - 497 Tuesday, 30 July 2019 00:00

An evening of reception was hosted by Farman Cassim PC recently at the Oak Ballroom Cinnamon Grand Hotel Colombo to mark his swearing-in as President’s Counsel – Pix by Ruwan Walpola

First-ever Photojournalism Exhibition at J.D.A. Perera Gallery this weekend

Views - 132 Saturday, 27 July 2019 05:55

The inaugural photo exhibition by the Sri Lanka Photojournalists Association (PASL,) Photo Exhibition 2019, opened yesterday with President Maithripala Sirisena, Speaker Karu Jayasuriya, and Opposition Leader Mahinda Rajapaksa in attendance. The exhi


Views - 164 Thursday, 25 July 2019 00:24

The Ceylon Motor Traders’ Association (CMTA) 99th Annual General Meeting was held at the Hilton Colombo Residence recently - Pix by Upul Abayasekera

SLASSCOM AGM 2019/2020

Views - 120 Wednesday, 24 July 2019 00:00

SLASSCOM held its 2019/2020 Annual General Meeting (AGM) to elect a new set of leaders at the Galle Face Hotel recently - Pix by Sameera Wijesinghe

‘Technopreneurship for Social Change’

Views - 304 Tuesday, 23 July 2019 00:00

The UN Development Program (UNDP) in Sri Lanka, together with the Citi Sri Lanka networking session, celebrated the success of ‘Technopreneurship for Social Change’, a youth development program to promote entrepreneurship through technology, at t

Alumni Association of University of Colombo felicitation ceremony

Views - 165 Tuesday, 23 July 2019 00:00

The Alumni Association of the University of Colombo organised a felicitation ceremony for new Vice Chancellor Chandrika N. Wijeyaratne and outgoing Vice Chancellor Prof. Lakshman Dissanayake held at University of Colombo College House recently – Pi

French National Day at Hilton Colombo

Views - 169 Monday, 22 July 2019 00:00

The French National Day was celebrated at Hilton Hotel Colombo’s Grand Ballroom recently. The Chief Guest was Development Strategies and International Trade Minister Malik Samarawickrama – Pix by Ruwan Walpola

SBISL launches EMV Classic International Debit Card on Visa platform

Views - 155 Thursday, 18 July 2019 01:50

SBI Sri Lanka (SBISL) launched its EMV Classic International Debit Card on Visa platform as part of its retail initiatives in the august presence of its longstanding customers and distinguished invitees at the Taj Samudra, Colombo. The card was launc

‘21/4 We Care’ Tribute Concert

Views - 210 Wednesday, 17 July 2019 00:00

Musicians, private sector and the civil society united on Saturday in solidarity for the victims of the Easter Sunday attacks via the ‘21/4’ Tribute Concert at the BMICH on Saturday. Over 20 musicians performed and enthralled a packed house durin

‘CarFree CMB’

Views - 183 Monday, 15 July 2019 01:39

Colombo’s first-ever open street concept day saw residents reclaiming their streets from Green Path to Independence Avenue on foot, bicycle, skateboard and rollerblades. Jointly organised by Colombo Municipal Council (CMC) and The Embassy of the Ki

Wedding Show 2019 at BMICH

Views - 187 Saturday, 13 July 2019 00:01

The Wedding Show – 2019 bridal exhibition organised by Asia Exhibitions & Conventions was launched at the BMICH on Friday. Visitors including future brides and grooms can obtain services from over 250 professionals in the wedding industry at the ex

Today's Columnists

State of the economy of Sri Lanka

Saturday, 21 September 2019

I am not an economist nor do I profess to be an economic analyst. The views expressed in this presentation are those of a layman who has always been interested in the economic progress of Sri Lanka.

Premadasa, Père et Fils

Saturday, 21 September 2019

We are what time, circumstances and history has made of us. We are trapped in history. At age 77, I refuse to trap history in my mind. This essay is an obligation to history. Although J.R. Jayewardene introduced ‘Executive Presidentialism’, coer

Economy, business community and the Prime Minister

Friday, 20 September 2019

The speech made by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe as the Chief Guest of the Sri Lanka Economic Summit 2019 deserves very careful consideration by the country due to several reasons. This will no doubt be his last speech on economic policy to be

Sri Lanka needs to invest more on soft infrastructure

Friday, 20 September 2019

Developing countries like Sri Lanka will have to prepare for further downside risks in 2020 with the growing debt problems and the growth problems in Europe and the slowdown in Asia. Slower growth is already visible in weakening global trade and comm

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