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Certis Lanka celebrates 40 years of excellence

Views - 180 Friday, 29 September 2017 00:00

Commercial and industry security specialists Certis Lanka Group which offers a myriad of different services and is the premier service provider in loss prevention services in Sri Lanka celebrated its 40th anniversary and awards night at a glamorous a


Sri Lanka Retail Forum

Views - 58 Thursday, 28 September 2017 00:55

The Sri Lanka Retail Forum 2017 was launched recently at Cinnamon Grand in the presence of Chief Guest former Deputy Prime Minister of Thailand and former Secretary General of the UN Conference on Trade and Development Dr. Supachai Panitchpakdi


Sri Lanka Ceramics and Glass Council AGM

Views - 190 Tuesday, 26 September 2017 00:00

The Annual General Meeting of the Sri Lanka Ceramics and Glass Council was held at the Kingsbury Hotel recently - Pix by Indraratne Balasuriya


Ceylon College of Physicians 50th Annual Academic Sessions inauguration

Views - 118 Monday, 25 September 2017 00:00

The inauguration of the Ceylon College of Physicians 50th Annual Academic Sessions was held recently at the Cinnamon Grand


Sumathi Tele Awards

Views - 77 Saturday, 23 September 2017 00:01

The Sumathi Tele Awards was held this week at Nelum Pokuna theatre with leading actors, actresses and other veterans from the film and entertainment industry – Pix by Shehan Gunasekara


Elpitiya Plantations celebrates 20th anniversary

Views - 163 Friday, 22 September 2017 00:00

The 20th anniversary of Elpitiya Plantations PLC was celebrated at the Grand Ballroom, Cinnamon Lakeside recently


Ceylinco Life launches 11th ‘Family Savari’

Views - 85 Thursday, 21 September 2017 00:00

Ceylinco Life launched its ‘Family Savari 11’ promotion to its sales force this month at the BMICH. For the 11th edition, the grand prize or main destination will be Rome and 20 people from five policyholder families will win an all-expenses-paid


CIMA Business Leaders Summit 2017

Views - 396 Wednesday, 20 September 2017 00:00

The CIMA Business Leaders Summit 2017 was held at the Cinnamon Grand recently under the theme ‘What’s Next: The Changing Business Landscape’.


17th Sri Lanka-Thailand Business Council AGM

Views - 218 Monday, 18 September 2017 01:23

The 17th Annual General Meeting of the Sri Lanka-Thailand Business Council was held at the Waters Edge in Battaramulla recently. It was held under the patronage of President of the Council Rizan Nazeer


Colombo International Book Fair 2017 launched

Views - 138 Saturday, 16 September 2017 00:00

The Colombo International Book Fair 2017 was launched at the BMICH under the auspices of President Maithripala Sirisena and Education Minister Akila Viraj Kariyawasam. The fair will be held from 15-24 September and invites all literary fans to be a p


Daily FT-Colombo Uni MBA Alumni Association pre-Budget forum

Views - 181 Friday, 15 September 2017 00:00

The Daily FT and MBA Alumni Association of the University of Colombo organised a pre-Budget forum at the Hilton Hotel on Wednesday


Ruhunu Cement Plant celebrates 50 years

Views - 225 Thursday, 14 September 2017 00:00

Recently, the management and employees of INSEE Ruhunu Cement Plant celebrated 50 years on 3 August, at Avenra Beach, Hikkaduwa. The celebration started in June, with a worthy effort undertaken to donate a house for a family in desperate need of one.


Exporters Association holds 20th AGM

Views - 157 Thursday, 14 September 2017 00:00

The 20th Annual General Meeting of the Exporters Association of Sri Lanka was held at the Ramada Hotel recently. Central Bank Governor Dr. Indrajit Coomaraswamy attended the AGM as the Chief Guest and International Trade State Minister Sujeewa Senasi


Living the ‘Softlogic Life way of life’

Views - 113 Wednesday, 13 September 2017 00:00

On 27th August the ambience of Bloomfield grounds was bustling with vibrant energy as employees of Softlogic Life took to the field to participate in Softlogic Life Games 2017.


SAPPTA holds AGM

Views - 121 Tuesday, 12 September 2017 00:00

The Annual General Meeting of the Spices & Allied Products Producers’ & Traders’ Association (SAPPTA) was held at the Taj Samudra Hotel recently – Pix by Indraratne Balasuriya


‘Central Banking Challenges and Prospect’ book launch

Views - 120 Monday, 11 September 2017 00:42

Dr. W.A. Wijewardena launched his new book titled ‘Central Banking Challenges and Prospect’ at Movenpick Hotel. The book contains 20 articles which Dr. Wijewardena has authored over a decade including to the Daily FT


Sri Lanka Wood Expo

Views - 52 Saturday, 9 September 2017 00:00

Sri Lanka Wood Expo is being held from 8 to 10 September at the BMICH. This event showcases product like laminates, veneers, plywood, particle board, WPC, MDF, engineered wood, moulded plywood, panel products, wood composites, sawn timber, joinery ma


SAARC Trade Fair

Views - 43 Saturday, 9 September 2017 00:00

SAARC Trade Fair 2017, launched on Thursday at SLECC and open today as well, provides opportunities for businessmen and investors to network and capitalise opportunities on across the SAARC region.


Sri Lanka-China Business Council marks 60 years of Sino-Lanka diplomatic ties

Views - 52 Friday, 8 September 2017 00:00

The Sri Lanka-China Business Council of the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce celebrated 60 years of diplomatic relations between Sri Lanka and China at the Hilton Colombo Residences recently.


DFCC welcomes new CEO

Views - 151 Friday, 8 September 2017 00:00

The Chairman of DFCC Bank and Board of Directors hosted cocktails at the Cinnamon Grand recently to welcome Lakshman Silva, the new Chief Executive Officer of DFCC Bank


CCC Import Section holds 82nd AGM

Views - 127 Thursday, 7 September 2017 00:00

The Import Section of the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce held it 82nd Annual General Meeting at the Taj Samudra Hotel – Pix by Sameera Wijesinghe


SLAP holds annual Print Owners Get Together

Views - 90 Wednesday, 6 September 2017 00:00

The Sri Lanka Association of Printers (SLAP) held its annual Print Owners Get Together at the Taj Samudra Hotel’s Ballroom recently.


Dialog 4G The Sunday Times Schoolboy Cricketer 2017

Views - 68 Tuesday, 5 September 2017 00:00

Dialog 4G The Sunday Times Schoolboy Cricketer 2017 awards ceremony was held at the Nelum Pokuna Mahinda Rajapaksa Theatre recently – Pix by Ruwan Walpola


Colombo Uni Alumni Association AGM

Views - 107 Monday, 4 September 2017 01:05

The 35th Annual General Meeting of the Alumni Association of the University of Colombo was held at College House recently. State Minister of Finance Eran Wickramaratne was the Chief Guest at the event


Sri Lanka Economic Summit 2017

Views - 136 Friday, 1 September 2017 00:00

The Sri Lanka Economic Summit 2017 was held by the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce at the Cinnamon Grand Colombo recently - Pix by Lasantha Kumara and Ruwan Walpola


Richmond College Galle Felicitates Austin Fernando

Views - 131 Thursday, 31 August 2017 00:00

Austin Fernando, the distinguished old boy of Richmond College Galle who became the Secretary to the President, was felicitated by the Richmond College Union Colombo at Hilton Colombo Residences recently – Pix by Lasantha Kumara


SLUKS AGM

Views - 207 Tuesday, 29 August 2017 00:02

The Annual General Meeting of the Sri Lanka-UK Society (SLUKS) was held at the Taj Samudra Hotel recently. British High Commissioner to Sri Lanka and Maldives James Dauris was the Chief Guest at the occasion  – Pix by Indraratne Balas


Sri Lanka-Malaysia Business Council 23rd AGM

Views - 273 Monday, 28 August 2017 00:14

The 23rd Annual General Meeting of the Sri Lanka-Malaysia Business Council was held at the Hilton Colombo Residences recently. Malaysia High Commissioner to Sri Lanka Wan Zaidi Wan Abdullah attended the AGM as the Chief Guest, where Iqram Cuttilan


Construction expo at BMICH

Views - 358 Saturday, 26 August 2017 00:48

The Annual Construct Exhibition organised by the National Construction Association of Sri Lanka was launched at the BMICH by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe on Friday. The three-day exhibition will be concluded on 27 August. Ministers Sajith P


Tea banquets by celebrity chefs Tom Aikens and Jason Atherton

Views - 427 Friday, 25 August 2017 00:00

Tea banquets were held at the Mount Lavinia Hotel on 12 August and Cinnamon Grand Hotel on 13 August featuring celebrity chefs Tom Aikens and Jason Atherton   


Today's Columnists

Kodak moments for Sri Lanka Tourism

Wednesday, 13 December 2017

It was quite disheartening to see the tourism numbers for November 2017 dropping to 167,511 visitors at 0.2% growth against


Liberalising shipping and logistics: Cat out of the bag on THC too

Wednesday, 13 December 2017

At the 2017 Sri Lanka Shippers’ Council AGM as the outgoing chairman, I urged the Government on the need for fully liberalising the shipping sector to reap the long-term benefits for Sri Lanka.


A universal good: How increased health coverage can help beat back antimicrobial resistance

Wednesday, 13 December 2017

Ensuring all people everywhere have access to health services that are affordable, of good quality and within reach is a public health imperative.


Towards sustainable green automobile beyond 2018

Wednesday, 13 December 2017

In the National Budget proposals for the year 2018, the Government has taken positive steps to promote the electric car segment


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