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European Chamber hosts networking event

Views - 122 Tuesday, 19 March 2019 00:00

The European Chamber of Commerce of Sri Lanka (ECCSL) recently hosted a European Networking Event in honour of the Ambassador of France to Sri Lanka and the Ambassador of Italy to Sri Lanka. This event provided an opportunity for local businesses to


BTL Lanka hosts shipping industry

Views - 352 Monday, 18 March 2019 00:00

BTL Lanka Ltd. and its Board of Directors and Managing Director Ranjan Ratnasingham recently hosted a reception for the shipping industry including clients, terminal operators and other stakeholders. pix by Sameera Wijesinghe


Sri Lanka Insurance Motor Plus – Ceylon Motor Show

Views - 75 Saturday, 16 March 2019 00:09

Sri Lanka Insurance Motor Plus – Ceylon Motor Show is being held at the Bandaranaike International Conference Hall (BMICH) from 15 to 17 March. This year’s show features timeless classics interspersed with modern developments in the automobile in


Russia’s Day of the Defender of the Fatherland celebrated

Views - 142 Friday, 15 March 2019 00:00

The Day of the Defender of the Fatherland was celebrated with a reception hosted by Embassy of the Russian Federation Military, Air and Naval Attaché Colonel Denis I. Shkoda and his wife at the Liberty Ballroom of the Ramada Hotel recently – Pix b


Nations Trust Bank American Express Golf Extravaganza 2019 concludes in style

Views - 135 Friday, 15 March 2019 00:00

The 8th Nations Trust Bank American Express Golf Extravaganza teed off at the Royal Colombo Golf Club recently in grand style. The tournament was adorned by competitive golf with over 250 participants, many of whom are customers of the bank. All p


Colombo Uni Law Faculty batch of 1982-1986 celebrates excellence

Views - 95 Thursday, 14 March 2019 02:18

The 1982-1986 Batch of the Faculty of Law, University of Colombo organised a felicitation ceremony for distinguished batch-mates who have excelled in their field at the Colombo Mercantile Cricket Association Club House recently – Pix by Chamila Ka


Cathay Pacific Airways SL hosts cocktail and dinner reception for customers

Views - 99 Thursday, 14 March 2019 02:15

Cathay Pacific Airways Sri Lanka hosted a cocktail and dinner reception for its valued customers at Galle Face Hotel recently – Pix by Upul Abayasekara


HNB rewards bank staff at glittering Stars Night 2019

Views - 309 Wednesday, 13 March 2019 00:00

Celebrating another year of remarkable growth and innovation, Sri Lanka’s most successful retail bank, HNB PLC, recognized the performances of its most exceptional branches and individuals in Retail and SME teams over the past year at its recently


Belvedere & Alice Farquhar at Merchants

Views - 191 Tuesday, 12 March 2019 00:00

Belvedere Global Brand Manager & London celebrity Alice Farquhar hosted an intimate cocktail party at the city’s hippest bar and only speakeasy, Ballie St. Merchants. Guests were treated to exquisite drinks developed especially for Merchants by Sh


THINC Sri Lanka opening cocktail reception

Views - 96 Tuesday, 12 March 2019 00:00

The 3rd Edition of Tourism, Hotel Investment & Networking Conference (THINC) Sri Lanka opening cocktail reception was hosted by Shangri-La Group recently at Kaema Sutra, Shangri-La Hotel, Colombo – Pix by Upul Abayasekara


10th International Exhibition on Textile and Apparel Technology, Machinery and Related Services

Views - 47 Saturday, 9 March 2019 00:10

The 10th International Exhibition on Textile and Apparel Technology, Machinery and Related Services organised by Textech Sri Lanka commenced on 7 March at the SLECC. The exhibition targets the apparel and textile community of Sri Lanka and will be a


Seylan Lifestyle Exhibition

Views - 57 Saturday, 9 March 2019 00:00

Seylan Lifestyle Exhibition featuring more than 200 stoles commenced yesterday at the BMICH for the fifth year. The


Daily FT-Colombo University MBA Alumni Association Post-Budget Forum 2019

Views - 414 Thursday, 7 March 2019 00:18

The MBA AThe MBA Alumni Association of the University of Colombo and the Daily FT organised a Post-Budget Forum 2019 at the Cinnamon Lakeside yesterday. Standard Charted Bank was the strategic partner – Pix by Upul Ablumni Association of the Univer


HSBC CFW day 03

Views - 66 Wednesday, 6 March 2019 00:00

The HSBC Colombo Fashion Week (CFW) day 03 was held last Friday (1 March) at the Shangri-La Hotel, Colombo – Pix by Ruwan Walpola


HSBC CFW day 04

Views - 47 Wednesday, 6 March 2019 00:00

The HSBC Colombo Fashion Week (CFW) day 04 was held last Saturday (2 March) at Colombo Hilton – Pix by Lasantha Kumara


HSBC CFW day 01

Views - 63 Tuesday, 5 March 2019 00:00

Day 01 of the HSBC Colombo Fashion Week 2019 was held last week (27 February) at the Hilton Colombo – Pix by Upul Abayasekara


HSBC CFW day 02

Views - 55 Tuesday, 5 March 2019 00:00

The HSBC Colombo Fashion Week (CFW) day 02 was held on Thursday (28 February) at the Galle Face Hotel Colombo – Pix by Shehan Gunasekara


Medicare 2019 – National Healthcare Exhibition

Views - 79 Saturday, 2 March 2019 00:10

The 10th edition of the Medicare 2019 – National Healthcare Exhibition was inaugurated by Health Minister Rajitha


Romance and elegance combined at the Taj Samudra!

Views - 74 Friday, 1 March 2019 00:00

Taj Samudra Colombo celebrated Valentine’s Day in its all grandeur on 14 February with guests by the poolside and other restaurants. All were set to fall in love with the romantic atmosphere which made a ‘Love-go around’ with a touch of luxur


Valentine’s at Galadari ends in style

Views - 58 Friday, 1 March 2019 00:00

The Galadari Colombo was the talk of the town this Valentine’s with all promotions concluding in full swing. The star promotion was ‘For the Love of Life’ at Margarita Blue; this was a fully packed event powered by Kiss FM and kept guests danci


HNB Branch Managers Conference 2019

Views - 50 Friday, 1 March 2019 00:00

Celebrating a proud legacy of over 130 years, HNB (PLC), Sri Lanka’s largest and most innovative commercial bank hosted its Annual Branch Managers’ Conference 2019 on the 02nd February at HNB Towers auditorium. A hotly anticipated event in the ba


MBA Night 2019 

Views - 234 Thursday, 28 February 2019 00:00

The MBA Night 2019 organised by the MBA Alumni Association of University of Colombo was held recently at the Union Ballroom of Hilton Colombo Residences.  – Pix by Chamila Karunarathne


William Angliss Institute and SLIIT celebrate ‘5 years and over 500 Graduates’

Views - 89 Wednesday, 27 February 2019 00:07

The partnership between the William Angliss Institute, Australia and the Sri Lanka Institute of Information Technology celebrated ‘5 years and over 500 Graduates’ with a grand cocktail reception at Elevate Lounge, Access Towers recently – Pi


So Sri Lanka IRONMAN 70.3 Colombo concludes on high note

Views - 161 Monday, 25 February 2019 00:00

So Sri Lanka IRONMAN 70.3 Colombo commenced at 6.15 a.m. yesterday with the participation of 775 tri-athletes. The race began with a 1.9 km swim in Galle Face, followed by a 90 km three-loop through the Colombo Port, Colombo Fort Area and Marine Driv


Ironman 70.3 Expo kicks off

Views - 178 Saturday, 23 February 2019 00:10

So Sri Lanka Ironman 70.3 Colombo Expo was launched on Thursday to showcase local and international sports, health and wellness products and services to athletes until 24 February. The expo, officially opened by Minister of Tourism Development, Wild


Architect 2019 at BMICH

Views - 286 Saturday, 23 February 2019 00:00

Architect 2019 exhibition organised by the Sri Lanka Institute of Architects was launched at the BMICH on Thursday. The exhibition, which is providing many services in the industry, including building materials and novel conc


“Manikarnika – The Queen of Jhansi” screening to mark India’s 70th Republic Day

Views - 204 Friday, 22 February 2019 00:00

A group of Indian expats in Colombo, along with their families, decided to mark the 70th Republic Day of India by watching a movie together at Liberty Lite. As per Capt. Anirban Banerjee, this movie “Manikarnika – The Queen of Jhansi” is a pre-


Mother Sri Lanka brings ‘Love Sri Lanka Festival’ in celebration of Independence Day

Views - 77 Wednesday, 20 February 2019 00:00

Sri Lanka celebrated her 71st Independence Day on 4 February 2019. The Mother Sri Lanka movement (MSL) promotes the Independence Day of our Motherland, as the most appropriate day that all Sri Lankans can celebrate the ‘pride of being Sri Lankan’


Faith and history

Views - 59 Tuesday, 19 February 2019 00:00

The historic Navam Maha Perahera of the Gangaramaya Temple was held yesterday in Colombo. The annual event drew crowds of locals and tourists alike. – Pix by Shehan Gunasekara and Sameera Wijesinghe


Wedding Show 2019

Views - 86 Saturday, 16 February 2019 00:10

The Wedding Show 2019, organised by Asia Exhibition and Conventions, was launched by Jalani Premadasa at the BMICH in Colombo yesterday. The exhibition will be held today and tomorrow as well


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Revitalising the tourist inflows

Wednesday, 22 May 2019

Easter Sunday 21 April terror acts have dealt a very heavy blow on tourism. The inflow has dried up for the moment while it can be presumed that forward selling too may have become sluggish. It is noted that Government has introduced a series of meas


Truth has now arrived, and falsehood has perished

Wednesday, 22 May 2019

“And say: Truth has now arrived, and Falsehood has perished: for Falsehood by its very own nature is bound to perish.” Holy Quran: Chapter 17 Verse 81. Every discussion, debate and discourse that we see and hear over the audio – visual and prin


Afghan refugees face Jaffna’s hostility: These Sri Lankans are crazy

Wednesday, 22 May 2019

Abbas Ahmadi, an IT specialist, was rather high in the Afghan provincial civil service. He is of Hazara ethnicity and persecuted by the majority Pashtuns who ironically dominate the ruling faction as well as the rebelling Taliban.The Hazaras are inpa


One month gone: No charge on over 200 Catholics murdered

Wednesday, 22 May 2019

It’s been one month since the murder of around 300 innocent Catholic children and parents but no has yet been charged for the biggest negligence of duty that Sri Lanka has seen in recent history. The President and Prime Minister have both denied a


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