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Sri Lanka Economic Summit 2018 kicks off

Views - 161 Friday, 14 September 2018 00:00

The Sri Lanka Economic Summit 2018 by the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce kicked off at the Cinnamon Grand Colombo yesterday. The theme for this year’s Economic Summit is ‘On the Fast Track to a Turnaround’ – Pix by Ruwan Walpola and Lasantha K


SLITHM holds 39th graduation ceremony

Views - 72 Thursday, 13 September 2018 00:00


73rd National Day of Viet Nam celebrations

Views - 96 Wednesday, 12 September 2018 00:00

The 73rd National Day of Viet Nam was celebrated at the Jubilee Ballroom, Galle Face Hotel, Colombo recently. The Chief Guest at the event was Plantation Industries Minister Navin Dissanayake – Pix by Ruwan Walpola


Sri Lanka-Korea Business Council AGM

Views - 117 Tuesday, 11 September 2018 00:00

The Annual General Meeting of the Sri Lanka-Korea Business Council was held at the Taj Samudra Hotel recently. Korean Ambassador Lee Heon was the Chief Guest at the occasion – Pix by Indraratne Balasuriya


SLFFA 37th Annual General Meeting at Hilton Colombo Residencies

Views - 84 Monday, 10 September 2018 00:14

The 37th Annual General Meeting of the Sri Lanka Logistics and Freight Forwarders’ Association (SLFFA) was held at the Hilton Colombo Residences recently. Ceylon Chamber of Commerce (CCC) Chairman Rajendra Theagarajah attended the AGM as the Chief


Sri Lanka Buildcon and Wood International Expo – 2018

Views - 38 Saturday, 8 September 2018 00:10

Sri Lanka Buildcon and Wood International Expo – 2018 was launched by Industry and Commerce Deputy Minister Buddhika Pathirana at the BMICH on Friday. Deputy High Commissioner of India, Dr. Shilpak N


Taj Samudra Cricket Fiesta 2018

Views - 70 Friday, 7 September 2018 00:00

GM Challenge Trophy Cricket Tournament 2018 of Taj Samudra Colombo was held last week at the Colombo Thurstan College Grounds. The overall Cricket Championship was won by the Banquet Operations Team and the Kitchen Department became the Runners Up in


‘Jana Balaya’ protest

Views - 112 Thursday, 6 September 2018 00:57

Thousands of protesters flocked to Colombo yesterday for the ‘Jana Balaya’ rally organised by the Joint Opposition. Former President Mahinda Rajapaksa and former Defence Secretary Gotabhaya Rajapaksa joined the rally near the Bo tree at Fort and


Bio Foods celebrates 25th anniversary

Views - 228 Thursday, 6 September 2018 00:00

Sri Lanka’s premier organic food producer Bio Foods celebrated its 25th anniversary with its employees, farmers and wellwishers at a gala event held at Waters Edge recently. The ceremony also featured the awarding and appreciation of staff and farm


HNB kicks off its first-ever Walk The Talk challenge

Views - 135 Wednesday, 5 September 2018 00:00

HNB’s Head Office car park in Colombo 10 was left vacant on Friday 31st August as every employee – including all of the bank’s senior management, led by HNB Managing Director/CEO, Jonathan Alles - reaffirmed their commitment to HNB’s Green Pl


Asia Leisure and Belluna Japan introduce leisure property Le Grand

Views - 260 Tuesday, 4 September 2018 00:00

Asia Leisure together with Belluna Co. Ltd., Japan, celebrated the opening of Le Grand in Galle recently under the patronage of Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and Japanese Ambassador Kenichi Suganuma – Pix by Nirmala Dananjaya


Sri Lanka Shippers’ Council holds 48th AGM

Views - 173 Monday, 3 September 2018 00:00

The 48th Annual General Meeting of the Sri Lanka Shippers’ Council was held recently at the Lotus Ballroom, Shangri-La Hotel, Colombo. The Chief Guest and keynote speaker was State Minister of Finance Eran Wickramaratne, and the Guest of Honour


Chinese Traditional Painting Exhibition at J. D. A. Perera Gallery

Views - 30 Saturday, 1 September 2018 00:00

The Chinese Traditional Painting Exhibition, organised by the Shaanxi Provincial Foreign Cultural Exchange Promotion Association with guidance from the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China, was held recently,exhibition ends today at the J. D.


Spa Ceylon hosts cocktails to celebrate World Luxury Spa Awards 2018 victory

Views - 262 Thursday, 30 August 2018 00:00

Spa Ceylon hosted cocktails to celebrate its victory at the World Luxury Spa Awards 2018 held at the Spa Ceylon, Royal Indulgence Spa Galle Road Colombo – Pix by Upul Abayasekara


‘Unstoppable – The Future Belongs to Her’ Woman Entrepreneur of the Year 2017 awards

Views - 124 Wednesday, 29 August 2018 00:00

The Women’s Chamber of Industry and Commerce (WCIC) held its biennial flagship event ‘Woman Entrepreneur


Chartered Management Institute holds AGM

Views - 144 Tuesday, 28 August 2018 00:00

The 17th Annual General Meeting of the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) Sri Lanka branch was held at the Mövenpick hotel recently - Pix by Indraratna Balasuriya


DSI Supersport Volleyball Championship 2018 winds down

Views - 34 Monday, 27 August 2018 00:37

The final matches of the DSI Supersport Volleyball Championship 2018 were held on 3 and 4 August at the National Youth Center in Maharagama.


Top 50 Professional and Career Women Awards 2018

Views - 312 Monday, 27 August 2018 00:00

The Top 50 Professional and Career Women Awards 2018, organised by Women in Management (WIM) and IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, was held recently with Speaker Karu Jayasuriya serving as the Chief Guest.


Construct Exhibition 2018

Views - 67 Saturday, 25 August 2018 00:10

Construct Exhibition 2018 which includes stalls on building material, engineering consultation, architecture and other services, was launched by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe at the BMICH on Friday. The e


JASTECA holds 32nd AGM

Views - 123 Friday, 24 August 2018 00:00

The 32nd Annual General Meeting of Japan-Sri Lanka Technical and Cultural Association (JASTECA) was held


Children First Family Fun Day

Views - 57 Thursday, 23 August 2018 00:00

Family Fun day event provided 300 Ceylinco Life policyholders an opportunity to have fun as a family during this holiday season. The event was held at Saniro Dream Paradise in Veyangoda on 11th August 2018. Fun day event was part of the ‘Children


‘Colonial Romance’ delivers damning indictment via extraordinary collection

Views - 236 Wednesday, 22 August 2018 00:00

Fashion designer extraordinaire and fire-starter Stefan Andre Joachim set the stage ablaze at ‘Colonial Romance’


Launch of ‘Creating a Profession Par Excellence’

Views - 85 Tuesday, 21 August 2018 00:00

President of the International Federation of Accountants (IFAC) Rachel Grimes praised the country’s top three local accounting bodies, CA Sri Lanka, CMA Sri Lanka and AAT Sri Lanka, for coming together to strengthen the profession by launching the


Vidulka Energy Exhibition at BMICH

Views - 134 Saturday, 18 August 2018 00:00

The Vidulka Energy Exhibition 2018, a platform for booming solar energy manufacturers, suppliers and innovators to showcase their products for commercial, industrial and residential uses, is being hosted at the Nugasewana Hall, BMICH, and will be ope


Kedella Art of Living at BMICH

Views - 58 Saturday, 18 August 2018 00:00

Kedella Art of Living 2018, an exhibition for all things related to household appliances, home decorations, homes and real estate,


Hajj Shopping Festival at SLECC

Views - 57 Saturday, 18 August 2018 00:00

The Hajj Shopping Festival 2018, offering a wide range of products and services under one roof with amazing discounts and offers from over 100 shopping stalls, kicked off at the Sri Lanka Exhibition and Convention Centre (SLECC) yesterday. It will be


HLB International Asia Pacific Regional Conference

Views - 317 Thursday, 16 August 2018 00:00

Nihal Hettiarachchi and Company, a leading chartered accountants firm, in affiliation with HLB International, London, hosted the HLB International Asia Pacific Regional Conference under the theme ‘Excellence through Unity’ at the Shangri-La Hotel


Celebrating Swiss National Day

Views - 217 Wednesday, 15 August 2018 00:10

Chargé d’Affaires of Switzerland Stephanie Perillard and Randel van Heerden held a celebration of Swiss National Day recently at the Swiss Residence at Colombo 3. The Chief Guest was Science, Technology, Research, Skill Development and Vocational


Ceylinco Life Family Savari 11 - Rome, China, Singapore & Leisure World

Views - 50 Tuesday, 14 August 2018 00:00

The 11th edition of the Ceylinco Life Family Savari concluded with 1065 customers and their family members witnessing amazing experiences in overseas and local excursions. 5 lucky customers of Ceylinco Life or 20 people enjoyed the wonders of Rome w


Sri Lanka Association of NVOCC Agents holds 2nd AGM

Views - 119 Monday, 13 August 2018 00:48

The Chairman and Executive Committee of the Sri Lanka Association of NVOCC Agents (SLANA) held its 2nd Annual General Meeting recently at Movenpick Hotel in Colombo – Pix by Upul Abayasekara


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Reinvent yourself before reinventing your industry

Tuesday, 23 October 2018

For the last 19 years Interbrand has been carrying out its Best Global Brands report. This year, the theme of the study is ‘Activating Brave’, which examines the role that brand strength plays in the transformation of the world’s leading busi


Virtual banks: Opportunities and challenges

Tuesday, 23 October 2018

A virtual bank is a bank which predominantly delivers retail banking services through the internet or other forms of electronic channels instead of physical branches. This covers all online transactions whether it be via the web, email, mobile check


Value of regulated landfills: Megapolis Ministry must communicate

Tuesday, 23 October 2018

Our policymakers may do the right thing but not do it too well by not communicating the larger purpose of their actions. The current fuss about the proposed Aruwakkalu landfill is one such example. As the Ministry of Megapolis correctly points out,


IPS’s State of the Economy Report 2018 is a demonstration of its independent analysis of the economy

Monday, 22 October 2018

Economists are at the receiving end of society today when it comes to economic crises. They have been blamed not only for giving confusing advice, but also for failing to predict accurately the oncoming economic catastrophes.


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