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Association of Professional Bankers – Sri Lanka 30th anniversary convention

Views - 427 Thursday, 10 January 2019 01:29

Association of Professional Bankers – Sri Lanka (APB) held its 30th anniversary convention at the BMICH recently, titled ‘Regional Congruence: Harmonising Policy and Economic Prosperity’. The Chief Guest was Central Bank Governor Dr. Indrajit C

CIPM celebrates Charter status

Views - 370 Thursday, 10 January 2019 00:00

The Chartered Institute of Personnel Management Sri Lanka (CIPM) was conferred the prestigious Charter status by the Parliament of Sri Lanka. In celebration a gala black tie dinner was held recently at Waters Edge – Pix by Ruwan Walpola

Galadari celebrates NYE in style

Views - 114 Wednesday, 9 January 2019 00:00

The Galadari Hotel bid adieu to 2018 in grand style with NYE celebrations climaxing till dawn. The Coffee Shop partied the night away with a gala dinner and lobby dance with the band Heart N’ Soul and Effex DJs keeping the crowds entertained and da

Amaya Resorts welcomes 2019

Views - 111 Wednesday, 9 January 2019 00:00

A New Year has dawned and it was celebrated in a grand manner with people from around the world, friends and families near and dear at each of the Amaya Resorts located in Passikudah, Dambulla, Kandy, Nuwara Eliya and the Maldives. The year-end party

Remembering Lasantha

Views - 166 Wednesday, 9 January 2019 00:00

The 10th anniversary of the assassination of The Sunday Leader Founder Editor-in-Chief Lasantha Wickrematunge was marked with a memorial at his graveside at Borella Kanatte last morning. This year’s memorial featured a tribute by Minal Wickrematun

Vivaha exhibition

Views - 87 Saturday, 5 January 2019 00:10

Vivaha exhibition which showcases products and services associated with weddings organised by Event Media for the 500th consecutive time got underway at BMICH recently. The exhibition will be on until Sunday 6 January – Pix by Kithsiri de Mel

AAT holds 16th Annual Conference 2018

Views - 84 Friday, 4 January 2019 00:00

The inauguration of the Association of Accounting Technicians of Sri Lanka (AAT) 16th Annual Conference 2018 was held recently at the Galadari Hotel, in the presence of Chief Guest Dr. Harsha De Silva and keynote speaker Dinesh Weerakkody

HNB affirms their resolution of ‘serving you better’ as they commence the New Year

Views - 136 Thursday, 3 January 2019 00:02

HNB commenced its banking activities for 2019 with a firm resolution to embrace its ethos of commitment, teamwork, excellence in work and leading with courage. A multi-religious ceremony also took place at the Bank’s Head Office under the auspice

Manipal Technologies launch ‘Cross Fraud’ with Lake House Printers and Publishers

Views - 107 Wednesday, 2 January 2019 00:00

Manipal Technologies, India in collaboration with Lake House Printers and Publishers PLC, launched their fraud detection solution ‘Cross Fraud’ in Sri Lanka recently at the Cinnamon Grand

444 unveils new identity extension as next-generation lifestyle booking platform

Views - 94 Wednesday, 2 January 2019 00:00

444, Sri Lanka’s largest booking platform powered by Dialog Axiata, unveiled a new extension to its identity, by enabling convenient access to over 150 stylists in partnership with Club Soirte, a renowned service provider collaborating with reputed

Fireworks blast in 2019 worldwide after turbulent year

Views - 80 Wednesday, 2 January 2019 00:00

RIO DE JANEIRO (AFP): Revellers welcomed 2019 on Tuesday with fireworks displays and festivities as a celebratory wave swept westward across the globe from Asia to Europe and the Americas, putting to bed a tumultuous 2018. In Rio de Janeiro, the c

Ananda and Nalanda Classes of ’93 celebrate Silver Jubilee

Views - 176 Wednesday, 2 January 2019 00:00

Ananda and Nalanda Classes of ’93 celebrated their Silver Jubilee at Shangri-La Hotel Colombo recently, backed by popular bands Marians and Kurumba. The event was part of their fundraising campaign to build leadership capability between the pre

AAP Christmas Splendour 2018

Views - 232 Monday, 31 December 2018 00:00

The Academy for Administrative Professionals Student Fraternity organised the fifth consecutive AAP Christmas Splendour 2018 as its practical session of event management recently at the Mirage Hotel Ballroom in Colombo. It was a fantasy night whic

Shopping Carnival 2018 at BMICH

Views - 75 Saturday, 29 December 2018 00:10

The year-end Shopping Carnival 2018 was launched at the BMICH on Friday. Household items, textiles, electrical equipment and many other items are available at the Shopping Carnival, which will be held on Saturday, Sunday and Monday as well

Fairway National Literary Awards 2018

Views - 79 Friday, 28 December 2018 00:00

The Fairway National Literary Awards 2018 by Fairway Holdings was held recently at Galle Face Hotel Colombo – Pix by Krishan Ranasinghe

Cinnamon Life presents ‘Mamma Mia!’

Views - 158 Thursday, 27 December 2018 00:00

Cinnamon Life is presenting the worldwide smash hit musical ‘Mamma Mia!’ for the first time in South Asia, at the Nelum Pokuna Mahinda Rajapaksa Theatre for an eight-day run from 22-30 December as part of the international tour. Here are som

Christmas is a time to come together: RW

Views - 85 Tuesday, 25 December 2018 00:00

Christmas is the season of great joy. It’s a time for remembering the past with hope for the future. The life of Jesus Christ brought hope and reconciliation to a fragmented world. It is an opportune time to rid ourselves of divisiveness and bring

President wishes a joyful Christmas

Views - 47 Tuesday, 25 December 2018 00:00

The expectation of Christmas is a promise of a new life; a new birth. Christmas is a season where the message of Jesus on peace and reconciliation reverberates throughout the world. People around the world celebrate Christmas to mark the arrival of J

Colombo lights up in time for Christmas

Views - 106 Monday, 24 December 2018 00:25

The city of Colombo dons a festive hue in celebration of the Christmas season as the streets light up with awe-inducing decorations, such as fairy lights, Christmas trees, and various other adornments – Pix by Upul Abayasekara, Shehan Gunasekara, R

IFS concludes 4th Mind Masters Challenge

Views - 74 Monday, 24 December 2018 00:00

The IFS Mind Masters challenge was recently held for the fourth consecutive year at the Havelock City Club House in Colombo. IFS Mind Masters Challenge is a one-of-a-kind business quiz hosted by IFS for customers in Sri Lanka. IFS welcomed its exist

2nd Brazilian Film Festival in Sri Lanka

Views - 100 Monday, 24 December 2018 00:00

A cocktail party hosted by the Embassy of Brazil to celebrate the second Brazilian Film Festival in Sri Lanka was held at the Embassy premises recently – Pix by Indraratna Balasuriya

New Cabinet Ministers sworn in before President

Views - 59 Friday, 21 December 2018 00:00

The new Cabinet of Ministers took their oaths before President Maithripala Sirisena at the President’s office yesterday

ICCSL Members’ Night

Views - 193 Friday, 21 December 2018 00:00

The International Chamber of Commerce Sri Lanka (ICCSL) Members’ Night 2018 was held at the Park Street Mews recently

‘Gabo’s World of Trafalgar Summer’ launch

Views - 88 Thursday, 20 December 2018 00:00

Gabo Travels recently launched the Trafalgar holiday package in partnership with Trafalgar Tours, ‘Gabo’s World of Trafalgar Summer’ launch 2019, at the Golden Pond Marquee, Taj Samudra Hotel Colombo – Pix by Ruwan Walpola

Wine Australia’s Asian Emerging Markets Roadshow 2018 in Colombo

Views - 82 Thursday, 20 December 2018 00:00

Australian winemakers and brand representatives participated in Wine Australia’s Asian Emerging Markets Roadshow 2018 held in Colombo recently. The multi-city program, presented by Wine Australia and its in-market partner Austrade, involved wine ed

ASEEWSL Felicitation Dinner & Get-Together 2018

Views - 46 Thursday, 20 December 2018 00:00

The Alumni Association of Sustainable Energy Engineering MSc Program (Worldwide) Sri Lanka (ASEEWSL) Felicitation Dinner & Get-Together 2018 was held at Solis Hotel, Pitakotte recently - Pix by Upul Abayasekera

AmCham annual Christmas Networking Evening

Views - 104 Wednesday, 19 December 2018 00:00

The American Chamber of Commerce in Sri Lanka (AmCham) recently held its annual Christmas Networking Evening at the Mövenpick Hotel in Colombo. The event was graced by the presence of the US Ambassador to Sri Lanka and the Maldives Alaina B. Teplitz

Corporate captain Hemaka Amarasuriya launches biography

Views - 131 Wednesday, 19 December 2018 00:00

Former Chairman of Singer Sri Lanka Hemaka Amarasuriya whose multi-hued personality encompasses large doses of extraordinary leadership abilities tempered with determination, a quiet firmness and an indomitable strength to make him one of the most re

Browns Hotels & Resorts hosts party for travel trade

Views - 395 Tuesday, 18 December 2018 00:00

The annual cocktail and dinner party of Browns Hotels & Resorts, for the travel trade was held at Floor by O! recently - Pix by Upul Abayasekara

Royal Thai Embassy, Colombo celebrates Thailand’s National Day at Shangri-La

Views - 76 Monday, 17 December 2018 00:00

The Royal Thai Embassy in Colombo organised a reception marking the National Day of the Kingdom of Thailand, the 91st birth anniversary of late King Bhumibol Adulyadej, and Thailand’s Father’s Day on 5 December with the participation of many dign

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Handagama’s Asandimitta: Not mere psychoanalysis; sociocultural, political and economic analysis too

Monday, 25 March 2019

Sri Lanka’s award winning film director, Asoka Handagama, screened his latest creative work, Asandimitta, before an invited audience in Colombo last week. This was a prelude to its public release, which was to be commenced immediately. Handagama i

From Vacation to Workation: Lessons for Lankans

Monday, 25 March 2019

Vacation is something we know and look forward to in our lives. What about workation? The relatively newer term comes with a mixed bag of promises and pitfalls. Some even call it a sad trend of our times. How do we Sri Lankans behave? Are we drifting

M.N. Nambiar: Birth centenary of Tamil cinema’s greatest screen villain

Saturday, 23 March 2019

Thursday 7 March this year was the birth centenary of Indian film actor Manjeri Narayanan Nambiar known to the world at large as M.N. Nambiar. The great Thespian who made a name for himself by acting in negative roles was hailed by many as the greate

An innocent utopian dream

Saturday, 23 March 2019

In an article published in the Daily FT on 19 February 2015, I predicted the trajectory of the ‘Yahapalana’ Government. In that piece of conjecture captioned ‘Maithri’s Mandate and Ranil’s Royalist Regency’ I said that Sri Lanka was witne

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