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People’s Bank hosts delegates and participants of APRACA

Views - 79 Thursday, 11 October 2018 00:00


Ritz Carlton Residences meet and greet event

Views - 251 Wednesday, 10 October 2018 00:00


APRACA holds 70th Executive Committee Meeting and 21st General Assembly

Views - 119 Tuesday, 9 October 2018 00:00

The Asia Pacific Rural and Agricultural Credit Association’s (APRACA) Regional Policy Forum kicked off its 70th Executive Committee Meeting and 21st General Assembly at Hilton Colombo – Pix by Lasantha Kumara


CIMA Business Leaders’ Summit

Views - 179 Monday, 8 October 2018 00:00

The inauguration of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) Business Leaders’ Summit 2018 was held recently at Shangri-La Colombo, in the presence of Chief Guest Science, Technology, Research, Skills Development & Vocational Traini


Bride and Groom Wedding Fair – 2018 at BMICH

Views - 251 Saturday, 6 October 2018 00:10

The Bride and Groom Wedding Fair – 2018, one of the biggest wedding exhibitions in Sri Lanka, was launched at the BMICH on Friday. It will continue over the weekend from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wedding planners, professional bridal fashion shows and wed


Colombo Uni MBA Alumni Association- Daily FT pre-Budget brainstorming session

Views - 233 Friday, 5 October 2018 00:00

The first ever pre-Budget brainstorming session with female professionals and entrepreneurs organised by the University of Colombo MBA Alumni Association and Daily FT, powered by Standard Chartered Bank, was held at the Hilton Colombo yesterday - Pix


208th Anniversary of Independence of Mexico

Views - 98 Thursday, 4 October 2018 00:00


Sri Lanka Tea Exporters Association holds 19th AGM at Cinnamon Grand

Views - 172 Monday, 1 October 2018 00:00

The 19th Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Sri Lanka Tea Exporters Association was held at Cinnamon Grand, Colombo recently. The Chief Guest for the occasion was Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, and the Guest of Honour was Plantation Industries


Book Fair’s final weekend!

Views - 56 Saturday, 29 September 2018 00:10

The annual Colombo International Book Fair, which was launched last Friday, will come to an end on Sunday 30 September. The exhibition, organised by the Sri Lanka Book Publishers’ Association, is being held at the BMICH for the 20th consecutive yea


University of Colombo Alumni Association holds AGM

Views - 113 Friday, 28 September 2018 00:00

The Annual General Meeting of the University of Colombo Alumni Association was held at the college house premises recently. University of Colombo Former Vice Chancellor Prof. G. L. Peiris was the Chief Guest – Pix by Ruwan Walpola


AMCHAM holds 26th AGM

Views - 169 Thursday, 27 September 2018 21:57

The 26th Annual General Meeting of the American Chamber of Commerce (AMCHAM) in Sri Lanka was held at the Hiwlton Colombo Residences recently. United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to Sri Lanka and Maldives Mission Director Reed


CCC’s Sri Lanka-China Business Council holds AGM

Views - 143 Wednesday, 26 September 2018 00:00

The Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Sri Lanka-China Business Council (SLCHBC) of the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce (CCC) was held recently at the Taj Samudra Hotel in Colombo, electing Yasantha Abeykoone as the President. The Chief Guest of the even


Ada Derana Sri Lankan of the Year 2018 Awards

Views - 276 Tuesday, 25 September 2018 00:00

The Ada Derana Sri Lankan of the Year 2018 Awards was held at Hilton Colombo last week. Sri Lankans who have defied convention and raised the bar of excellence were felicitated. The winners were selected by an expert jury headed by Vijitha Yapa, a f


Bibliophiles’ Paradise !

Views - 42 Saturday, 22 September 2018 00:10

The annual Colombo International Book Fair organised by the Sri Lanka Book Publishers’ Association was launched by Education Minister Akila Viraj Kariyawasam at the BMICH on Friday. The exhibition, which was organised for the 20th consecutive year,


73rd Independence Day of the Republic of Indonesia

Views - 75 Friday, 21 September 2018 00:00

The 73rd Independence Day of the Republic of Indonesia was commemorated at the Shangri-La Hotel Colombo with an Indonesian night and a gala dinner organised by the Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia recently – Pix by Indraratne Balasuriya


Cyber Security Summit 2018 CEO Forum at Cinnamon Grand

Views - 337 Thursday, 20 September 2018 02:28

The CEO Forum of the sixth annual Cyber Security Summit was held last evening at Cinnamon Grand, Colombo. The event was co-organised by Daily FT and CICRA Holdings – Pix by Upul Abayasekara and Ruwan Walpola


Exporters Association of Sri Lanka 21st AGM

Views - 179 Tuesday, 18 September 2018 00:00

The 21st Annual General Meeting of the Exporters Association of Sri Lanka was held recently at Cinnamon Grand. The meeting was followed by cocktails – Pix by Upul Abayasekara


MG Group of Companies anniversary celebration

Views - 159 Monday, 17 September 2018 00:00

MG Consultants Ltd. celebrated its 20th year and Engineering Consultants Ltd. celebrated its 50th year in a joint celebration recently held with a grand event where they felicitated the contribution of their loyal and long-serving employees


Lankapak at BMICH

Views - 49 Saturday, 15 September 2018 00:10

The largest expo of the printing, packaging and plastics sector, Lankapak, was initiated by the Sri Lanka Institute of Packaging with the objective of facilitating the printing and packaging industry to showcase their valued products and services to


Sustainable Energy and Smart Building Solutions Exhibition

Views - 44 Saturday, 15 September 2018 00:02

The Sustainable Energy and Smart Building Solutions Exhibition got underway at Nuga Sewana, BMICH, where modern energy solutions are showcased. State Minister of Power and Renewable Energy


Sri Lanka Economic Summit 2018 kicks off

Views - 166 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 - 77 Thursday, 13 September 2018 00:00


73rd National Day of Viet Nam celebrations

Views - 101 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 - 122 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 - 89 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 - 42 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 - 76 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 - 121 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 - 234 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 - 143 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


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The quality of some justice

Monday, 17 December 2018

We must, if we are rational beings and not mindless beasts, treat the herd instinct with due vigour. In the week before the Incarnation of the Son of God, a Son of the Soil seems fit for Crucifixion. The UNP’s sleek bloodhounds, some crossover SLFP


Reaping relevant results: Reflections on ‘Mind before Action’

Monday, 17 December 2018

The recent political turbulence that shattered the prestige edifices of governance proved several fundamental points. For me, one such is the need to have holistic thinking with emphasis on far reaching implications before taking a crucial decision.


JVP’s task ahead

Monday, 17 December 2018

Ranil Wickremesinghe has reclaimed his Prime Ministership, not because he deserved it but because of President Sirisena’s impulsive irrationality driven by hunger for power and because of a determined commitment by JVP, TNA and Muslim parliamentari


If the new regime fails to uphold democratic good governance, society will bark loud and bite

Monday, 17 December 2018

Let the leaders of the new regime clearly realise that the civil society and citizen voters are watching with eyes open, ears attentive, and minds alert, and the body ready to spring into mindful strategic action to establish whether the much hard-fo


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