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Hewlett Packard Enterprise Partner Appreciation Night 2019

Views - 389 Thursday, 23 May 2019 00:43

Hewlett Packard Enterprise, the pioneer enterprise information & communication technology company in world, recently hosted their business partners, who are the cornerstone of their operation worldwide, to recognize and reward them for their exceptio


WCIC commemorates International Women’s Day with knowledge-sharing session

Views - 184 Wednesday, 22 May 2019 00:00

Women’s Chamber of Industry and Commerce (WCIC) organised a knowledge-sharing session at the Kingsbury Hotel Colombo to commemorate International Women’s Day


10th State memorial service of war heroes

Views - 55 Tuesday, 21 May 2019 00:00


Colombo gears up for Vesak!

Views - 69 Saturday, 18 May 2019 00:10

As Sri Lanka joins Buddhists all over the world in celebrating Vesak for the 2563th year today, Daily FT photojournalist Ruwan Walpola, Shehan Gunasekara and Sameera Wijesinghe yesterday toured Colombo to capture these moments of people getting ready


RE/MAX Sri Lanka 3rd annual convention and gala

Views - 88 Friday, 17 May 2019 00:00

RE/MAX Sri Lanka, part of the world’s #1 real estate brand, held its third annual convention and gala recently at the Lotus Ballroom, Shangri-La Colombo, to felicitate its high-achieving broker owners/agents - Pix by Ruwan Walpola


American Alumni Association of Sri Lanka celebrates 30 years of service

Views - 118 Thursday, 16 May 2019 00:00

American Alumni Association of Sri Lanka (AAA) celebrated 30 years of service, at the Pearl Anniversary Awards and Induction to Hall of Fame held at the Shangri-La Hotel, Colombo recently. The Chief Guest was US Ambassador Alaina B. Teplitz – Pix b


National Chamber of Commerce holds 60th AGM

Views - 214 Wednesday, 15 May 2019 01:09

The 60th Annual General Meeting of the National Chamber of Commerce of Sri Lanka was held at The Kingsbury recently. Speaker of Parliament Karu Jayasuriya was the Chief Guest at the event – Pix by Upul Abayasekera


HDFC Bank’s Performance Awards Ceremony 2019

Views - 109 Tuesday, 14 May 2019 00:00

A high level of enthusiasm and team spirit pervaded the Branch Performance Awards of HDFC Bank held recently at the Galadari Hotel in Colombo. The event was attended by over 500 people from branches across the country


N. Vasanthakumar announces retirement at People’s Bank corporate event

Views - 188 Monday, 13 May 2019 00:00

People’s Bank CEO/GM N. Vasanthakumar marked his retirement after 18 years of service at People’s Bank, at a corporate event held at the Shangri-La Ballroom Colombo on 4th April 2019 – Pix by Ruwan Walpola


Hayleys rewards game-changers at Chairman’s Awards 2018

Views - 134 Friday, 10 May 2019 00:00

Recognising and rewarding the most innovative and outstanding achievements of its subsidiaries, Sri Lanka’s iconic multinational Hayleys PLC treated its employees from across the group to a gala celebration at its Chairman’s Awards 2018


Almsgiving ceremony marks Thai King’s coronation ceremony

Views - 51 Thursday, 9 May 2019 00:00

The Royal Thai Embassy in Colombo organised an almsgiving ceremony on the auspicious occasion of the coronation of King Rama X at the residence of Ambassador of the Kingdom of Thailand to Sri Lanka Chulamanee Chartsuwan on 4 May. The event was attend


Royal Thai Embassy in Colombo offers blessings and good wishes to King Rama X

Views - 44 Thursday, 9 May 2019 00:00

On 6 May, the Royal Thai Embassy in Colombo organised a ceremony to offer blessings and good wishes to King Rama X on the auspicious occasion of his coronation. The ceremony was held at the residence of Ambassador of the Kingdom of Thailand to Sri La


HNB Gami Pubuduwa Avurudu Pola a resounding success

Views - 82 Wednesday, 8 May 2019 00:00

Celebrating three decades of service to microfinance customers across rural Sri Lanka, the HNB Gami Pubuduwa Avurudu Pola was successfully concluded with over 100 micro entrepreneurs from across the island showcasing their products at the BMICH in Co


15th Sujata Jayawardena Memorial Oration

Views - 165 Tuesday, 7 May 2019 00:00

The 15th Sujata Jayawardena Memorial Oration of the University of Colombo, hosted by the University of Colombo Alumni Association, was held recently at the BMICH. The oration, on the topic “Up in the cloud: Using artificial intelligence and digitis


Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport AGM

Views - 208 Monday, 6 May 2019 00:00

The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) Sri Lanka held its 35th Annual General Meeting (AGM) on 29 March at the Victorian of Kingsbury Hotel attended by a gathering of members. Gayani De Alwis CMILT was re-elected uncontested as the


Rise up for solidarity

Views - 141 Monday, 6 May 2019 00:00

The Sri Lanka Muslim Civil Society on Saturday organised a ceremony titled ‘Rise up for solidarity. Humanity beyond religion’ at the Independence Square to commemorate the loss of precious lives in the extremist terror attacks on Easter Sunday in


FLSP May Day Rally

Views - 37 Thursday, 2 May 2019 00:32

The Front-Line Socialist Party held their May Day rally in front of the Colombo Fort Railway Station yesterday. -Pix by Chamila Karunarathne


SLPP International Workers’ Day celebrations

Views - 37 Thursday, 2 May 2019 00:31

Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) celebrated International Workers’ Day with Opposition Leader Mahinda Rajapaksa and more politicians at the Sri Jayawardenepura-Kotte Municipal Council yesterday. – Pix by Sameera Wijesinghe


JVP celebrates International Workers’ Day

Views - 29 Thursday, 2 May 2019 00:30

People’s Liberation Front (JVP) celebrated International Workers’ Day under the title ‘Build People’s Power for a People’s Administration’ at the JVP head office Pelawatta yesterday. – Pix by Ruwan Walpola


SLFP celebrates May Day

Views - 34 Thursday, 2 May 2019 00:24

The Sri Lanka Freedom Party celebrated May Day under the auspices of President Maithripala Sirisena at the Sri Lanka Foundation Institute yesterday


Lanka Challenge

Views - 85 Tuesday, 30 April 2019 00:00

On Saturday, 27 April, despite the devastating events in Sri Lanka, the Tuk Tuk Warriors successfully finished their 1,000 km adventure around Sri Lanka at Suriya Resort in Waikkal Sri Lanka. The group was camping in the middle of a forest in Manna


United in grief

Views - 68 Monday, 29 April 2019 00:13

Yesterday was a sombre day as Sri Lankans marked a week since the devastating Easter Sunday attacks that left 253 people dead and scores more injured. President Maithripala Sirisena, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe and Opposition Leader Mahinda R


Cinnamon Grand remembers departed brothers, sister and guests

Views - 402 Saturday, 27 April 2019 00:56

As dusk fell, over 300 staff members of Cinnamon Grand Colombo made their way across the bridge at Tao, the Hotel’s Chinese outlet, overlooking the ill-fated, yet much loved Taprobane restaurant. The Grand team gathered to pay tribute to their team


Subdued Friday prayers at mosques amidst tight security

Views - 57 Saturday, 27 April 2019 00:54

Some mosques across the island were closed yesterday while others held subdued prayers in the aftermath of the Easter Sunday attacks, with several displaying messages of condolence for the victims. Police protection was in place at mosques in light o


NCE holds 60th AGM

Views - 64 Friday, 26 April 2019 00:00

The 60th Annual General Meeting of the National Chamber of Commerce of Sri Lanka was held at The Kingsbury recently. Speaker of Parliament Karu Jayasuriya was the Chief Guest at the event – Pix by Upul Abayasekara


Securing Sri Lanka’s safety

Views - 79 Thursday, 25 April 2019 00:00

Security forces carried out several controlled explosions of suspicious motorbikes and scooters parked in busy areas in the capital Colombo yesterday – Pix by Chamila Karunarathne, Gayan Amarasekara and Ishan Sanjeewa


More funerals as nation mourns

Views - 75 Thursday, 25 April 2019 00:00

Several funerals were held in Madampitiya and Negombo yesterday for those who lost their lives in the Easter Sunday attack at St. Anthony’s Church Kochchikade and St. Sebastian’s Church Katuwapitiya Negombo – Pix by Ruwan Walpola and Shehan Gun


Sri Lankan New Year festival successfully held in Dubai

Views - 117 Wednesday, 24 April 2019 00:00

Zabeel Park Dubai was crowded with over 20,000 Sri Lankans and the other nationals under the flag of Sri Lanka on Friday 12 April, to celebrate the Sri Lankan New Year Festival, a whole day event organised by the Consulate General of Sri Lanka, along


A day of mourning

Views - 37 Wednesday, 24 April 2019 00:00

Funerals were held in Negombo yesterday for those who lost their lives in the Easter Sunday attack at St. Sebastian’s Church. The explosion at St. Sebastian’s Church is believed to have claimed more lives than any of the other attacks that day


Batticaloa bleak

Views - 31 Wednesday, 24 April 2019 00:00

Shops were closed and flags of mourning displayed in Batticaloa yesterday. The explosion at the Protestant Zion Church happened just before Easter mass was to begin, claiming at least 26 lives and injuring over 100 – Pix by Kushan Pathiraja


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Tuesday, 20 August 2019

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Will ‘10 February’ be repeated?

Tuesday, 20 August 2019

Whilst Sri Lanka is in election mode, the thought crossing every Sri Lankans mind is, ‘Will the 10 February 2018 elections behaviour be repeated?’ given the head-start that ‘Brand Gota’ has got. Whilst many are speculating who will be the fig


Shanta Devarajan: Economist who cannot get disconnected from his motherland

Monday, 19 August 2019

For me, Shanta Devarajan, formerly the Acting Chief Economist of the World Bank Group succeeding the Nobel Laureate Paul Romer and presently Professor at Georgetown University, USA, was a legend by himself. When I met him in early part of the new mil


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