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COMPLAST Sri Lanka 2018 at BMICH

Views - 40 Saturday, 11 August 2018 00:00

The 5th edition of COMPLAST Sri Lanka 2018, the complete plastics exhibition, alongside COMEXPO 2018, the complete manufacturing expo was launched on 10 August at the BMICH, and will go on till 12 August. The event showcases over 150 exhibitors from


Celebrating culture

Views - 28 Friday, 10 August 2018 00:10

The Cultural Affairs Ministry, with the assistance of the Tri Forces and the National Youth Services Council, is taking part in a cultural event held under the guidance of the Prime Minister’s Office. The event is held under the patronage of Projec


JIT Solutions Day 2018

Views - 129 Wednesday, 8 August 2018 00:00

The after-party and cocktail event of the JIT Solutions Day 2018 was held at Hilton,


Marino Mall and Beach Hotel by Damro opens

Views - 337 Tuesday, 7 August 2018 00:00

The family-held Damro Group opened the mega Marino Mall and Beach Hotel in Colombo 3 last week, a venture involving a staggering Rs. 12.5 billion investment. Accessible from both Galle Road and Marine Drive, Marino Mall consists of 150,000 square fee


SLID holds AGM

Views - 120 Monday, 6 August 2018 00:00

The Sri Lanka Institute of Directors (SLID) held an Annual General Meeting recently at the Kingsbury Hotel, Colombo. The Chief Guest was Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and the Guest of Honour was British High Commissioner James Dauris.


Pro Food/Pro Pack and Agbiz Trade Exhibition at BMICH

Views - 58 Saturday, 4 August 2018 00:10

Pro Food/Pro Pack and Agbiz 2018 Trade Exhibition, Sri Lanka’s largest food, packaging and agriculture expo, was inaugurated for the 17th consecutive year yesterday, and will go on till tomorrow at the BMICH. The exhibition, organised by the Sri La


HNB awards Rs. 7 m in scholarship funding at ‘Diri Daru’ Awards 2018

Views - 52 Friday, 3 August 2018 00:00

Hatton National Bank PLC conducted its 7th annual ‘HNB Diri Daru’ scholarship award ceremony recently at the BMICH


Colombo Tea Traders Association’s 124th Annual General Meeting

Views - 197 Thursday, 2 August 2018 00:00

The 124th Annual General Meeting of the Colombo Tea Traders Association was held at the Cinnamon Grand recently. National Policies and Economic Affairs State Minister Dr. Harsha de Silva was the Chief Guest at the function - Pix by Sameera Wijesingh


Journalism Awards for Excellence 2017

Views - 101 Wednesday, 1 August 2018 00:00

The coveted annual Journalism Awards for Excellence 2017, organised by the Editors’ Guild of Sri Lanka together with the Sri Lanka


SLASSCOM Innovation Summit

Views - 154 Tuesday, 31 July 2018 00:00

SLASSCOM Innovation Summit 2018 Networking Cocktail held at the Cinnamon Grand recently - Pix by Upul Abayasekara


The 179th Annual General Meeting of the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce.

Views - 149 Monday, 30 July 2018 00:00

The 179th Annual General Meeting of the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce was held at the Cinnamon Grand recently.


PRINCE SUNCITY – Sri Lanka Charity at Nelum Pokuna

Views - 139 Thursday, 26 July 2018 00:00

The President of the Prince Suncity Group International Dato Sri Dr. Peter Ong (currently known as Prince Suncity) was born to a Malaysian business family; Dr. Peter Ong is into international real estate and wealth creations business ventures spread


Janashakthi Life launches Advisor Virtual Office to empower sales team with new digital capabilities

Views - 87 Wednesday, 25 July 2018 00:00

Janashakthi Life took a crucial step in its digitalisation journey with the launch of the Janasakthi Life Advisor Virtual Office – an innovative system that allows


‘A Delectable Night to Savour’ featuring Australian all-star Masterchef Kumar Pereira

Views - 72 Wednesday, 25 July 2018 00:00

‘A Delectable Night to Savour’ featured Australian all-star Masterchef Kumar Pereira, who curated a four-course meal.


DFCC’s Night of the Dragon 2018

Views - 243 Tuesday, 24 July 2018 00:00


PRINCE SUNCITY – Sri Lanka Charity at Nelum Pokuna

Views - 389 Tuesday, 24 July 2018 00:00

Datto Sri Ong Kean Swan who is known as prince Suncity was born in Malaysia to a business family. Prince Suncity is in the international real estate and wealth creation business and he has his business ventures spread all around the globe. Philanthro


National Day of France celebration

Views - 157 Monday, 23 July 2018 00:00

The National Day of France was celebrated recently at the Grand Ballroom of the Hilton Hotel, Colombo. Officials in attendance included the French Ambassador to Sri Lanka and the Maldives Jean-Marin Schuh, ministers, dignitaries and other invitee


Leinster Lodge banquet

Views - 165 Friday, 20 July 2018 00:00

The sesquicentennial anniversary celebration banquet of the Leinster Lodge Irish Freemasons of Sri Lanka was


Rocell holds Dinner Dance 2018

Views - 326 Thursday, 19 July 2018 00:00


People’s Bank Annual Inter-Branch/ Department Quiz 2018

Views - 117 Wednesday, 18 July 2018 00:00

The 15th Annual Inter - Branch/Department Quiz program organised by the International Banking Division was successfully


DFCC Bank Annual Awards Night

Views - 234 Tuesday, 17 July 2018 00:00

DFCC Bank held its Awards Night recently at the Union Ballroom, Hilton Colombo Residencies to recognize and reward employees who had performed exceptionally during 2017. During its journey, DFCC has earned a reputation in terms of the quality of its


Porsche 70th birthday celebration at BMICH

Views - 171 Monday, 16 July 2018 00:00

Porsche Centre Sri Lanka celebrated Porsche’s 70th birthday recently in a grand scale at the BMICH under the patronage of German Ambassador to Sri Lanka Jörn Rohde. The leading global sports car brand marked its 70th birthday under the theme ‘Po


Ayurveda Expo 2018 at BMICH

Views - 103 Saturday, 14 July 2018 00:10

Ayurveda Expo 2018, the three-day mega exhibition, was launched yesterday at the BMICH under the patronage of Minister of Health Rajitha Senarathne, Industries Minister Daya Gamage and Minister of Industry and Commerce Rishad Bathiudeen, organised fo


Summer Fair 2018 at SLECC

Views - 216 Saturday, 14 July 2018 00:00

The 21st edition of Summer Fair 2018 started yesterday at the SLECC. The exhibition provides customers with discounts of up to 70% and will continue over the weekend – Pix by Kithsiri De Mel


University of Colombo MBA Alumni Association holds 21st AGM

Views - 148 Friday, 13 July 2018 00:00

The 21st Annual General Meeting of the MBA Alumni Association of the University of Colombo was held recently


EFL-Havies scrum down

Views - 744 Thursday, 12 July 2018 00:00

In commemoration of their recent partnership, Expolanka Freight and Havelock Sports Club jointly hosted employees, members and customers to a celebration at the Havelock Sports Club recently. EFL announced a three-year sponsorship agreement with the


British High Commission celebrates the Queen’s birthday

Views - 93 Wednesday, 11 July 2018 00:00

The British High Commission in Colombo celebrated Queen Elizabeth II’s 92nd birthday at Westminster House recently.


Russia Day celebrations

Views - 275 Tuesday, 10 July 2018 00:00

The National Day of Russia, better known as Russia Day, was celebrated in Colombo recently. Ambassador to the Russian Federation to Sri Lanka Yuri Borisovich Materiy and Eleena Materiy, Chief Guest Minister of Health Rajitha Senarathne, Speaker Karu


HNB organized a multi-religious prayer morning

Views - 149 Monday, 9 July 2018 00:00

Hatton National Bank recently organized a multi-religious prayer morning for invocation of blessings on employees and their place of work. Jonathan Alles, Managing Director/CEO together with management and staff gathered together in readings and pray


Home and You Lifestyle Fair Exhibition at BMICH

Views - 506 Saturday, 7 July 2018 02:19

The Home and You Lifestyle Fair Exhibition was launched at the BMICH yesterday. The exhibition, which provides services on remodeling, home improvement, decor and outdoor furniture, will be held today and tomorrow as well.


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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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