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Anglo Eastern Annual Dinner

Views - 75 Wednesday, 6 November 2019 00:00

The Anglo Eastern Group’s Annual Dinner was held at the Grand Marquee, Taj Samudra recently with the participation of Anglo-Eastern Ship Management Mumbai Managing Director Maneesh Pradhan and Deputy Managing Director Vineet Gupta – Pix by Sama


Citi celebrates 40 years in Sri Lanka

Views - 199 Tuesday, 5 November 2019 00:00

Citi, celebrating its 40th anniversary in Sri Lanka, hosted a cocktail reception recently at the Grand Ballroom, Hilton Colombo. The celebratory event was attended by over 300 clients, regulators, community advocates and stakeholders in addition to C


CIPM Sri Lanka National HR Conference 2019 Networking and Fellowship

Views - 110 Monday, 4 November 2019 00:00

CIPM Sri Lanka hosted a networking and fellowship session at the BMICH after the inaugural session on 17 September. Members of the CIPM Governing Council, the Chief Guest, keynote speakers, local and foreign delegates participated – Pix by Sameera


Infotel 2019 at BMICH

Views - 56 Saturday, 2 November 2019 00:01

Sri Lanka’s largest ICT exhibition opened yesterday under the theme ‘Towards a Digital Nation’ at the BMICH. Digital Infrastructure and Information Technology Minister Ajith P. Perera participated as the Chief Guest and SLT Chairman P.G. Kumara


HNB celebrates children with funfilled activities at Singithi Day

Views - 53 Friday, 1 November 2019 00:00

October 22, 2019: Sri Lanka’s leading private sector bank HNB, organised a day of funfilled activities for children at more than 50 of its key customer care centres across the island, celebrating Singithi Day on October 19, 2019. A range of fun ac


People’s Bank launches premier credit card

Views - 105 Thursday, 31 October 2019 01:48

People’s Bank’s premier credit card was launched recently at the Galle Face Hotel with the participation of People’s Bank Chairman Nissanka Nanayakkara, PC and CEO/GM Rasitha Gunawardana


Master Divers celebrates four decades

Views - 147 Wednesday, 30 October 2019 01:34


Beyond subsidies

Views - 25 Wednesday, 30 October 2019 00:03

Both Sri Lanka Podujana Peramuna (SLPP) presidential candidate Gotabaya Rajapaksa and Democratic National Front (DNF) presidential aspirant Sajith Premadasa have outlined plans to continue and even possibly extend the fertiliser subsidy with plans to


Inauguration of 58th ACI Financial Markets Association World Congress

Views - 54 Tuesday, 29 October 2019 00:00

The inauguration ceremony of the 58th ACI Financial Markets Association World Congress was held at the Hilton Colombo recently - Pix by Indraratne Balasuriya


SLFFA Cargo Services celebrates 25th Anniversary at Hilton Colombo Residences

Views - 132 Monday, 28 October 2019 00:31

The 25th Anniversary of the SLFFA Cargo Services Ltd. was celebrated at Hilton Colombo Residences recently. The Board of Directors, staff members, and visitors attended the ceremony – Pix by Upul Abayasekara


The Wedding Planner 2019

Views - 123 Saturday, 26 October 2019 00:01

The Wedding Planner 2019 is an exclusive bridal exhibition accommodating more than 200 reputed brands in the industry. The exhibition will be held from the 25-27 October at the BMICH


Republic of Korea National Day celebration

Views - 68 Friday, 25 October 2019 00:00

The National Day of the Republic of Korea was celebrated at the Grand Ballroom, Shangri-La Hotel recently. The Chief Guest was Ports and Shipping and Southern Development Minister Sagala Ratnayaka – Pix by Ruwan Walpola


Anamchara pioneers narrative design for leaders and brands

Views - 93 Thursday, 24 October 2019 00:00

Anamchara launched Narrator at the Colombo Hilton recently, the first of six new tools and resources the strategic narrative design company intends to introduce in 2019. Narrator draws on a range of cross-disciplinary approaches, including marketing


People’s Republic of China 70th anniversary celebrations

Views - 96 Wednesday, 23 October 2019 01:04

The 70th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China was celebrated at the Sirimavo Bandaranaike Memorial Exhibition Centre at BMICH recently. The President, Prime Minister, Opposition Leader, Government Ministers, MPs, members of


Planters Association of Ceylon holds 165th AGM

Views - 151 Tuesday, 22 October 2019 00:00

The 165th Annual General Meeting of the Planters Association of Ceylon was held at the Cinnamon Lakeside recently. Ceylon Chamber of Commerce (CCC) Chairman Dr. Hans Wijayasuriya attended as the Chief Guest at the event, where Sunil Poholiyadde was


Sri Lanka Girl Guides Association conclude successful 51st AGM

Views - 58 Monday, 21 October 2019 00:00

The Sri Lanka Girl Guides Association (SLGGA) successfully concluded its 51st AGM with Dato’ Jeyadhevi Subramaniam, Chief Commissioner of the Girl Guides Association of Malaysia, presiding as the Chief Guest. “My wealth is my experience, my stre


Galadari Colombo all-night ‘Pirith’ and multi-religious ceremony

Views - 83 Monday, 21 October 2019 00:00

The Galadari Colombo celebrated its 35th anniversary on 6 October. The hotel had organised many special events and celebrations to coincide with this special date. The management of the hotel had taken this opportunity to organise an all-night ‘Pir


BIG BADWOLF is back in Colombo!

Views - 94 Saturday, 19 October 2019 00:02

The much-awaited, the Big Bad Wolf Book Sale Colombo 2019 and the exclusive preview day of the Sale took place at the Sri Lanka Exhibition and Convention Centre (SLECC) on 17 October. The Book Sale is officially open for the public from 18 to 28 Octo


PIMA CEO Forum 2019

Views - 97 Friday, 18 October 2019 00:00

A CEO Forum organised by the Postgraduate Institute of Management Alumni Association (PIMA), themed ‘Sri Lanka Marching Forward – Being Brilliant as Business Leaders’ was held at Cinnamon Lakeside, Colombo recently – Pic by Chamila Karunarat


Sri Lanka Insurance successfully concludes environment enhancement of 100 needy schools

Views - 40 Thursday, 17 October 2019 00:33

Sri Lanka Insurance successfully concluded its CSR initiative ’Pasal Piriyatha Surakimu’ school enhancement drive on 12 October at 100 underprivileged schools located across the country. Sri Lanka Insurance extended assistance to develop infrastr


Day of German Unity hosted by Ambassador Rohde

Views - 105 Wednesday, 16 October 2019 00:13

The Day of German Unity was celebrated recently with German Ambassador Jorn Rohde and his wife Sonia Lapointe hosting cocktails at the Ambassador’s residence in Colombo – Pix by Upul Abayasekara


Scrum and Tackle 2019 Sahara Night

Views - 112 Tuesday, 15 October 2019 00:00

The Annual Dinner Dance of CR & FC, ‘Scrum and Tackle 2019 Sahara Night’, was held recently at the Kings Court, Cinnamon Lakeside Colombo – Pix by Ruwan Walpola


People’s Bank Achievers Award 2019

Views - 84 Monday, 14 October 2019 00:00

People’s Bank Achievers Award 2019 was recently held at Hotel Hilton Colombo with the participation of People’s Bank Chairman Nissanka Nanayakkara, PC and CEO/GM Rasitha Gunawardana – Pix by Ruwan Walpola


National engineering and technology exhibition ‘techno 2019’ launched

Views - 51 Saturday, 12 October 2019 00:00

‘techno 2019’, the national engineering and technology exhibition, was ceremoniously opened yesterday at the Sirimavo Bandaranaike Memorial Exhibition Centre under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena. The exhibition will bring togethe


K & D Group of Companies holds Annual Awards Ceremony

Views - 77 Friday, 11 October 2019 00:01

The Annual Awards Ceremony of K & D Group of Companies was held recently at Cloves Banquets Resorts Kelaniya


Lanka Realty Investments launches HQ Colombo

Views - 311 Thursday, 10 October 2019 00:03

Lanka Realty Investments PLC launched its newly-refurbished head office – HQ Colombo – and held cocktails recently at 464A, T. B. Jayah Mawatha, Colombo 10. The property comprises eight floors of high-end office space – Pix by Ruwan Walpola


CameraLK Award Ceremony 2019

Views - 122 Thursday, 10 October 2019 00:00

The CameraLK Award Ceremony 2019 was recently held at the ICBT Campus Auditorium. The keynote speaker at the event was Rear Admiral Dr. Lalitha Ekanayake, and the event was followed by basic and advanced photography course certificate distribution an


CIMA Business Leaders Summit 2019

Views - 127 Wednesday, 9 October 2019 00:00

The inauguration of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) Business Leaders Summit 2019 was held recently at Shangri-La Colombo, in the presence of Chief Guest State Minister of Finance Eran Wickramaratne – Pix by Upul Abayaseker


Bandaranaike Memorial Oration

Views - 120 Tuesday, 8 October 2019 00:00

The Bandaranaike Memorial Oration was delivered by Ambassador Shivshankar Menon, former National Security Advisor, Foreign Secretary and Ambassador of India, at the Jasmine Room of the BMICH recently. He spoke on ‘Emerging International Order in th


Colombo Tea Traders’ Association launches ‘Tea Men’ holds AGM

Views - 167 Monday, 7 October 2019 01:39

The Colombo Tea Traders’ Association launched the book ‘Tea Men’ in commemoration of its 125th anniversary and held its Annual General Meeting at the Grand Ballroom, Shangri-La Hotel Colombo recently.


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Friday, 21 February 2020

The election of Gotabaya Rajapaksa as President at the last Presidential Election can be said to have been the ultimate wish of the majority of Sinhala Buddhist people. Yet, the people were not aware that the President they were electing does not hav


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Friday, 21 February 2020

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Diplomatic drone strike, Indo-Lanka equation and constitutional change

Thursday, 20 February 2020

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Thursday, 20 February 2020

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