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UNFPA commences 9th Program Cycle in Sri Lanka (2018-2022)

Views - 108 Tuesday, 24 April 2018 00:00

The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) hosted an evening of fellowship for partners from the public sector, private sector, academia, civil society and UN agencies, to commemorate the organisation’s 9th Country Program Cycle in Sri Lanka. As th


People’s Bank ties up with ITN to celebrate Sinhala and Hindu New Year

Views - 59 Tuesday, 24 April 2018 00:00

As one of the leading banks in Sri Lanka, People’s Bank once again joined hands with Independent Television Network (ITN) to host the ‘Soorya Mangallaya’ in conjunction with the Sinhala and Hindu New Year from 12th to 15th of April at Weerawila


Introducing Serenia Residences

Views - 167 Monday, 23 April 2018 00:00

The Board of Directors of Serenia recently held a product introduction event for the upcoming beachfront development project, Serenia Residences, at the Shangri-La Hotel Colombo.


Avurudu celebrations

Views - 38 Saturday, 21 April 2018 00:18

A mega cultural show to celebrate Avurudu was organised by the Ministry of Megapolis and Western Development at Independence Square recently under the patronage of Speaker Karu Jayasuriya and Minister of Megapolis and Western Development Patali Cham


Celebrating trade with New Zealand

Views - 126 Friday, 20 April 2018 00:00

New Zealand Trade Commissioner to Sri Lanka Ralph Hays hosted a dinner reception with a visiting New Zealand


HNB Gami Pubuduwa Avurudu Pola a resounding success

Views - 89 Thursday, 19 April 2018 00:47

HNB Gami Pubuduwa Avurudu Pola, an annual trade fair organised by Sri Lanka’s premier private sector bank, Hatton National Bank (HNB) in service of its microfinance customers, was a resounding success. Over 100 micro entrepreneurs from across the i


2017 JASTECA Awards

Views - 208 Wednesday, 18 April 2018 00:19

The Japan-Sri Lanka Technical & Cultural Association recently held its annual 2017 JASTECA Awards in recognition of outstanding work by public and private sector business entities in the areas of Corporate Social Responsibility, Sustainability, 5S an


Ex-Sampath Bankers Club AGM

Views - 212 Tuesday, 17 April 2018 00:30

The Annual General Meeting of the Ex-Sampath Bankers Club was held at BRC Colombo recently – Pix by Upul Abayasekara


Venture Frontier Lanka debuts

Views - 177 Thursday, 12 April 2018 00:00

Venture Frontier Lanka is a 4-year nationwide entrepreneurship initiative launched by OviBees Ventures, aimed at identifying


Ladies VIP Night

Views - 294 Wednesday, 11 April 2018 00:00

Ladies VIP Night was held to mark International Women’s Week 2018 at Shangri-La Hotel, Colombo recently.


Dynasty Residencies Kandy hosts promotional event and cocktails

Views - 143 Tuesday, 10 April 2018 00:00

A promotional event and cocktails were hosted by Dynasty Residencies Kandy at Colombo Hilton Residences recently – Pix by Indraratne Balasuriya


Overseas Realty hosts VIP WTC tenants

Views - 198 Monday, 9 April 2018 00:00

Overseas Realty (Ceylon) Plc recently hosted a reception for the VIP tenants of the World Trade Center at the Havelock City Clubhouse, Colombo 6


Association of Professional Bankers – Sri Lanka holds AGM

Views - 130 Monday, 9 April 2018 00:00

The 29th Annual General Meeting of the Association of Professional Bankers – Sri Lanka was held on 21 March at HNB Towers, followed by fellowship and dinner. Asanka Ranhotty of Deutsche Bank A.G was elected the President of APB


27th Colombo Shopping Festival now on

Views - 68 Saturday, 7 April 2018 00:17

The 27th Colombo Shopping Festival (CSF), the most awaited and the most exciting shopping festival, opened at the BMICH yesterday. CSF offers the opportunity for visitors to shop everything they need with many exclusive offers and plenty of entertain


International Consumer Industry Fair

Views - 38 Saturday, 7 April 2018 00:00

The International Consumer Industry Fair is on from 2 to 11 April from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the Sri Lanka Exhibition & Convention Centre in Colombo. The event showcases apparel and accessories, home appliances, furniture, furnishings, food items, hou


Pakistan High Commission marks National Day

Views - 59 Friday, 6 April 2018 00:00

The High Commission of Pakistan in Sri Lanka organized a reception to celebrate the 78th National Day of Pakistan


CMI holds Management Excellence Awards, felicitates past Presidents

Views - 148 Thursday, 5 April 2018 00:00

The Chartered Management Institute of Sri Lanka recently held its ‘CMI Sri Lanka Management Excellence Awards’ and a felicitation ceremony to honour past Presidents of CMI Sri Lanka at Shangri-La Hotel, Colombo – Pix by Shehan Gunasekara


‘Ceylinco Life’ Annual Awards

Views - 91 Wednesday, 4 April 2018 00:00

The spearheads of Ceylinco Life’s remarkable growth in 2017 were recognised at a gala awards ceremony and 30th anniversary


Ananda College Class of ’87 celebrates ‘Big 50’

Views - 836 Tuesday, 3 April 2018 00:00

Old Anandians of Ananda College Colombo – Class of ’87 celebrated ‘Big 50’ at Waters Edge recently – Pix by Ruwan Walpola


Bangladesh Independence Day celebrations

Views - 110 Monday, 2 April 2018 00:00

Bangladesh’s 47th Independence Day was celebrated at the Balmoral Ballroom of The Kingsbury recently.


Wyavasaya 2018

Views - 74 Saturday, 31 March 2018 00:25

Wyavasaya 2018, the trade and educational exhibition organised by the National Policies and Economic Affairs Ministry was launched by Project Management, Youth Affairs and Southern Development Minister Sagala Ratnayake at the BMICH on Friday. The exh


Ceramics and Glass Council Symposium inauguration

Views - 76 Friday, 30 March 2018 00:00

The inauguration of the Ceramics and Glass Council Symposium was held at the Taj Samudra hotel recently.


HSBC Colombo Fashion Week finale

Views - 128 Thursday, 29 March 2018 00:00

The HSBC Colombo Fashion Week (CFW) finale was an Emerging Designer Showcase featuring 12 designers and their creations at the Grand Ballroom, Hilton Colombo – Pix by Ruwan Walpola


HSBC Colombo Fashion Week Day 3

Views - 87 Wednesday, 28 March 2018 00:00

HSBC CFW 2018 for Spring/Summer took place on 24 March at the Hilton Colombo. Fashion designers featured were Bibi Russell


HSBC Colombo Fashion Week 2018 Day 2

Views - 171 Tuesday, 27 March 2018 00:00

Day two of the HSBC Colombo Fashion Week 2018 held at the Hilton Colombo Ballroom featured eight collections from Sri Lankan and international designers – Pix by Upul Abayasekara


MAC & CGL fete service providers

Views - 123 Tuesday, 27 March 2018 00:00

Ceva Global Logistic Lanka and MAC Supply Chain Solution, a subsidiary of MAC Holdings, hosted a reception for service providers recently at the Altitude Access Tower II Colombo - Pix by Ruwan Walpola


Old Anandians host Golden Nite 2018

Views - 184 Monday, 26 March 2018 00:00

The ‘Golden Nite 2018 - Dinner Dance’ was held by the Old Anandians 75-80 Groupat Waters Edge, Battaramullarecently for the 33rd successive year with the participation of reputed past Anandians and other distinguished guests.


Seylan Lifestyle Fair 2018 at BMICH

Views - 229 Saturday, 24 March 2018 00:00

Seylan Lifestyle Fair 2018 exhibition is being its exhibition for the fifth time and has reached a level of maturity, positioning itself as the most prestigious shopping exhibition in Sri Lanka. The exhibition commenced yesterday and will continue ov


University of Colombo MBA Alumni Association holds 20th Anniversary Ball

Views - 708 Thursday, 22 March 2018 00:00

The 20th Anniversary Ball of the MBA Alumni Association of the University of Colombo was held recently at Waters Edge. It was a glamorous event with wide participation. The event was chaired by Prabhath Kaushallya – Pix by Samantha Perera


Allianz Lanka thanks longstanding partners

Views - 313 Wednesday, 21 March 2018 01:23

Allianz Insurance Lanka Ltd. held an engaging evening for longstanding partners of Allianz Lanka and Janashakthi to thank them for their support over the years. Brokers, bankers and representatives from leasing companies attended the event held at Th


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It is possible to amend Muslim Marriage Law: Ash Sheik Muneer Malaffer (Naleemi)

Friday, 25 May 2018

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Friday, 25 May 2018

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Friday, 25 May 2018

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Hype and haunt hovering over Gotabaya Rajapaksa

Thursday, 24 May 2018

There is a connection between the hype that is being built these days around Gotabaya Rajapaksa, former Defence Secretary and once-powerful brother of the once-powerful President, and the haunt that shadows him wherever he goes. The hype is loud and


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