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Complast at BMICH

Views - 1405 Saturday, 5 August 2017 00:17

Complast 2017, the International Plastics Exhibition was launched at the Nuga Sevana Hall at BMICH on Thursday. The 4th edition of the exhibition would be concluded today - Pix by Kithsiri De Mel 


Pro-food exhibition

Views - 1368 Saturday, 5 August 2017 00:11

Sri Lanka’s largest food, packaging and agriculture exhibition, Pro food/Pro pack and Agbiz Exhibition, was launched at the BMICH on Friday. The exhibition which was organised by the Sri Lanka Food Processors Association together wi


Sri Lanka Logistics and Freight Forwarders’ Association holds 36th AGM

Views - 1472 Friday, 4 August 2017 00:00

The 36th Annual General Meeting of the Sri Lanka Logistics and Freight Forwarders’ Association was held at Hilton Colombo Residences recently. At the event Jagath Pathirane was elected as its Chairman and Guest of Honour for the occasion was


IGFS fashion show and exhibition

Views - 1461 Thursday, 3 August 2017 00:02

International Graduate Fashion Spectacle (IGFS) is to bring together international fashion graduates from around the world to showcase their best work together at a catwalk show and exhibition in Sri Lanka. This show is an initiative for


Colombo Tea Traders Association holds 123rd AGM

Views - 1334 Wednesday, 2 August 2017 00:00

The 123rd Annual General Meeting of the Colombo Tea Traders Association was held at the Cinnamon Grand recently. State Minister of Finance Eran Wickramaratne was the Chief Guest at the function, which was attended by key industry personnel –



National Day of Slovenia

Views - 1315 Monday, 31 July 2017 00:11

The National Day of Slovenia was celebrated recently at the Empire Ballroom of Mount Lavinia Hotel - Pix by Sameera Wijesinghe  


‘Culinary Art Food Expo 2017’ now on

Views - 1406 Saturday, 29 July 2017 00:01

‘Culinary Art Food Expo 2017’ which showcases the skills of chefs was commenced at the BMICH yesterday under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena. This exhibition which will be held until 30 July is organised by the


Republic of France National Day celebrations

Views - 1576 Friday, 28 July 2017 00:00

The National Day of the Republic of France was celebrated recently at the Grand Ballroom of the Galle Face Hotel. Officials in attendance included the France Ambassador to Sri Lanka and the Maldives Jean-Marin Schuh, ministers, dignitaries and oth


Journalism Awards for Excellence 2016

Views - 1687 Wednesday, 26 July 2017 00:00

The coveted annual Journalism Awards for Excellence 2016 s organized by The Editors’ Guild of Sri Lanka together with the Sri Lanka Press Institute was held last night at the Mount Lavinia Hotel. Here are the main winners recognized at the c


MBA Alumni Association of University of Colombo holds 20th AGM

Views - 1518 Tuesday, 25 July 2017 00:01

The 20th Annual General Meeting of the MBA Alumni Association of the University of Colombo was held at Hilton Colombo Residences recently. Australia High Commissioner to Sri Lanka Bryce Hutchesson attended the AGM as the Chief Guest, wher


Company of Master Mariners of Sri Lanka holds AGM

Views - 1455 Monday, 24 July 2017 00:01

The Company of Master Mariners of Sri Lanka held its 26th Annual General Meeting at the Mandarin Shore Ballroom of Hotel Citrus, Waskaduwa on 24 June http://static.ft.lk/ftadmin/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/23233041/LRG.jpg


The Wedding Show 2017 kicks off

Views - 1423 Saturday, 22 July 2017 00:02

The Wedding Show 2017 exhibition was inaugurated at the Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall (BMICH) yesterday. The exhibition will continue till tomorrow (23 July), with over 200 stalls showcasing products and services for


Ceylon Chamber of Commerce holds 178th AGM

Views - 1551 Friday, 21 July 2017 00:00

The 178th Annual General Meeting of the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce was held at the Cinnamon Grand Hotel Oak Room recently. The Chief Guest was CG Corp Global Chairman Dr. Binod Chaudhary  – Pix by Ruwan Walpola


Aitken Spence Travels celebrates 40th anniversary

Views - 1620 Thursday, 20 July 2017 00:05

​ Aitken Spence Travels celebrated its 40th anniversary recently at Waters Edge. The Chief Guest was Special Assignments Minister Dr. Sarath Amunugama  Pix by Ruwan Walpola


Visakha centenary celebrations

Views - 2469 Wednesday, 19 July 2017 00:00

Celebratory cocktails and dinner marked the ‘Centenary of Visakha Vidyalaya’ at the Cinnamon Grand recently  – Pix by Indraratne Balasuriya


CIM Sri Lanka Annual Conference 2017 inauguration

Views - 1872 Tuesday, 18 July 2017 00:43

The inauguration of the 17th CIM Annual Conference was held last night at Cinnamon Grand, Colombo under the patronage of British High Commissioner to Sri Lanka James Dauris and keynote speaker Founder of SOSTAC Planning Framework Paul R. Smith.&nb


NDB unveils ‘Araliya’

Views - 1487 Monday, 17 July 2017 00:10

NDB launched its first women’s savings account ‘Araliya’. The event was held at Independence Arcade with the presence of the product’s Brand Ambassador popular singer/vocalist Umaria Sinhawansa.  NDB Araliya will have


Mahajana Suwa-Dana

Views - 1372 Saturday, 15 July 2017 00:00

The ‘Mahajana Suwa-Dana International Healthcare Exhibition 2017’ was inaugurated yesterday at the BMICH, and will continue till tomorrow. The National Chamber of Commerce of Sri Lanka together with the Ceylon College of Physicians wit


AADHAYAM 2017

Views - 1380 Saturday, 15 July 2017 00:00

National trade fair AADHAYAM 2017 kicked off at the Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall (BMICH) yesterday. The fair will go on till tomorrow, showcasing a wide range of products from over 200 entrepreneurs hailing from 10 rural dis


Empowering students  at “HNB Diri Daru” Scholarship Awards

Views - 1260 Friday, 14 July 2017 00:00

Hatton National Bank PLC conducted the “HNB Diri Daru” scholarship award ceremony recently at the BMICH. Over 750 young students were awarded scholarships worth Rs. 7 million at the ceremony. The presentation of these scholarships was


CMI Sri Lanka Branch holds 16th AGM

Views - 1308 Thursday, 13 July 2017 00:00

The 16th Annual General Meeting of the Chartered Management Institute, UK (CMI) Sri Lanka Branch was held at Mövenpick Hotel recently. Deputy High Commissioner for the UK in Sri Lanka Laura Davies attended the AGM as the Chief Guest, where Ma


StartupX Foundry unveils new futuristic premises

Views - 1224 Wednesday, 12 July 2017 09:34

Created with the goal of revolutionising the Sri Lankan startup ecosystem, the StartupX Foundry – a cutting-edge startup catalyst – unveiled its futuristic new premises recently at a launch attended by leading personalities in the coun


HP launches innovative Ink Tank series

Views - 1135 Wednesday, 12 July 2017 09:33

HP launched the innovative Ink Tank series of all-in one printers under the theme ‘No Spill No Fuss’ at the Hilton Colombo recently – Pix by Ruwan Walpola


Sri Lanka Telecom hosts SLT Zero One Awards Night

Views - 1398 Tuesday, 11 July 2017 00:05

Sri Lanka Telecom recently hosted the SLT Zero One Awards Night at the Grand Ballroom of the Hilton Colombo. The event was live cast on PEO TV and all other social media channels of SLT. Present at the event were Minister of Telecommunication and


Recognising excellence

Views - 1240 Monday, 10 July 2017 00:39

Sri Lanka’s best companies to work for were recognised and honoured by Great Place to Work Sri Lanka at the Cinnamon Grand recently – Pix by Indraratne Balasuriya


Thailand Week trade fair at BMICH

Views - 1128 Saturday, 8 July 2017 00:00

Thailand Week trade fair in Sri Lanka was launched yesterday at the Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall (BMICH) in Colombo organised by Thai Trade Center, Chennai, India with the participation of State Minister of International Tra


Global tea party

Views - 1198 Friday, 7 July 2017 00:00

The world’s biggest tea party, the Global Ceylon Tea Party, which will commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Sri Lankan tea industry, was held at the Galle Face Hotel yesterday. Plantation Industries Minister Navin Dissanayake was the Chi


French Spring Festival 2017 opens

Views - 1121 Thursday, 6 July 2017 00:00

To mark the opening of the French Spring Festival 2017 organised by the Embassy of France and Alliance Francaise de Kotte, cocktails and a photo exhibition titled ‘Mystic’ by Marie-Caroline Schuh-Senlis were hosted by French Ambassador


National Day of Philippines celebration

Views - 1145 Wednesday, 5 July 2017 00:00

The 119th anniversary of the National  Day of Philippines was celebrated  recently at the Galadari Hotel. Officials in attendance included the Ambassador of the Republic of Philippines Vicente Vivencio  T. Bandillo, Honorary C


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What is more important? Fixing the Constitution or fixing the economy?

Tuesday, 17 October 2017

The Steering Committee of the Constitutional Assembly has produced an Interim Report on six key issues after 73 sessions between April 2016 and September 2017, without basic consensus among the key partners of political party representatives in the C


Top 10 tourist source markets and marketing of Sri Lanka tourism niches

Tuesday, 17 October 2017

The tourism sector is a significant that contribute to the economy of the country. Sri Lanka received over two million arrivals in 2016. This was 14% increase compared to last year 2015. In the case of foreign exchange earnings, Sri Lanka’s earning


The bond robbery and CB’s reputation: Yahapalana Government should stop playing hide and seek

Monday, 16 October 2017

Immediately after the Treasury bond auction on 27 February 2015, the news of a massive impropriety that had taken place in the auction spread across the market like a wildfire.


Robert Knox, different now?

Monday, 16 October 2017

“At their leisure when their affairs will permit, they commonly meet at places built for strangers and way-faring men to lodge in, in their language called Amblomb, where they sit chewing betel, and looking one upon the other very gravely, solidly


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