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Fireside Chat 2019

Views - 113 Tuesday, 26 March 2019 00:00

The Daily FT, ICC Sri Lanka and CIMA organised Fireside Chat 2019 held at the Hilton Colombo recently – Pix by Upul Abayasekara and Ruwan Walpola


Glamour at SLAEA AGM

Views - 160 Monday, 25 March 2019 00:00

The Sri Lanka Apparel Exporters Association (SLAEA) held its Annual General Meeting at Cinnamon Grand recently. Indian High Commissioner to Sri Lanka Taranjit Singh Sandhu was the Chief Guest at the event while EDB Chairperson Indira Malwatte was the


‘Build SL Housing & Construction Expo 2019’ at BMICH

Views - 65 Saturday, 23 March 2019 00:10

‘Build SL Housing & Construction Expo 2019’ was held from yesterday at the Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall (BMICH) with the participation of the stakeholders representing different sectors of the construction industry with int


Anita Dorai presents ‘Kumarsutra’ in Colombo

Views - 131 Friday, 22 March 2019 00:00

Singaporean born Anita Dorai presented a comedy show like no other, ‘Kumarsutra,’ which was staged for Sri Lankan audiences on 17 March at the Hilton, Colombo – Pix by Lasantha Kumara


German Green Energy travelling exhibition in Sri Lanka

Views - 108 Wednesday, 20 March 2019 00:00

‘Germany’s Energiewende’ exhibition offered interested students, enthusiasts and professionals alike a unique opportunity to experience ideas on what’s happening in renewable energy in a multi-dimensional exhibit. Hosted by GIZ, the German de


European Chamber hosts networking event

Views - 131 Tuesday, 19 March 2019 00:00

The European Chamber of Commerce of Sri Lanka (ECCSL) recently hosted a European Networking Event in honour of the Ambassador of France to Sri Lanka and the Ambassador of Italy to Sri Lanka. This event provided an opportunity for local businesses to


BTL Lanka hosts shipping industry

Views - 358 Monday, 18 March 2019 00:00

BTL Lanka Ltd. and its Board of Directors and Managing Director Ranjan Ratnasingham recently hosted a reception for the shipping industry including clients, terminal operators and other stakeholders. pix by Sameera Wijesinghe


Sri Lanka Insurance Motor Plus – Ceylon Motor Show

Views - 81 Saturday, 16 March 2019 00:09

Sri Lanka Insurance Motor Plus – Ceylon Motor Show is being held at the Bandaranaike International Conference Hall (BMICH) from 15 to 17 March. This year’s show features timeless classics interspersed with modern developments in the automobile in


Russia’s Day of the Defender of the Fatherland celebrated

Views - 147 Friday, 15 March 2019 00:00

The Day of the Defender of the Fatherland was celebrated with a reception hosted by Embassy of the Russian Federation Military, Air and Naval Attaché Colonel Denis I. Shkoda and his wife at the Liberty Ballroom of the Ramada Hotel recently – Pix b


Nations Trust Bank American Express Golf Extravaganza 2019 concludes in style

Views - 139 Friday, 15 March 2019 00:00

The 8th Nations Trust Bank American Express Golf Extravaganza teed off at the Royal Colombo Golf Club recently in grand style. The tournament was adorned by competitive golf with over 250 participants, many of whom are customers of the bank. All p


Colombo Uni Law Faculty batch of 1982-1986 celebrates excellence

Views - 112 Thursday, 14 March 2019 02:18

The 1982-1986 Batch of the Faculty of Law, University of Colombo organised a felicitation ceremony for distinguished batch-mates who have excelled in their field at the Colombo Mercantile Cricket Association Club House recently – Pix by Chamila Ka


Cathay Pacific Airways SL hosts cocktail and dinner reception for customers

Views - 100 Thursday, 14 March 2019 02:15

Cathay Pacific Airways Sri Lanka hosted a cocktail and dinner reception for its valued customers at Galle Face Hotel recently – Pix by Upul Abayasekara


HNB rewards bank staff at glittering Stars Night 2019

Views - 318 Wednesday, 13 March 2019 00:00

Celebrating another year of remarkable growth and innovation, Sri Lanka’s most successful retail bank, HNB PLC, recognized the performances of its most exceptional branches and individuals in Retail and SME teams over the past year at its recently


Belvedere & Alice Farquhar at Merchants

Views - 246 Tuesday, 12 March 2019 00:00

Belvedere Global Brand Manager & London celebrity Alice Farquhar hosted an intimate cocktail party at the city’s hippest bar and only speakeasy, Ballie St. Merchants. Guests were treated to exquisite drinks developed especially for Merchants by Sh


THINC Sri Lanka opening cocktail reception

Views - 98 Tuesday, 12 March 2019 00:00

The 3rd Edition of Tourism, Hotel Investment & Networking Conference (THINC) Sri Lanka opening cocktail reception was hosted by Shangri-La Group recently at Kaema Sutra, Shangri-La Hotel, Colombo – Pix by Upul Abayasekara


10th International Exhibition on Textile and Apparel Technology, Machinery and Related Services

Views - 51 Saturday, 9 March 2019 00:10

The 10th International Exhibition on Textile and Apparel Technology, Machinery and Related Services organised by Textech Sri Lanka commenced on 7 March at the SLECC. The exhibition targets the apparel and textile community of Sri Lanka and will be a


Seylan Lifestyle Exhibition

Views - 60 Saturday, 9 March 2019 00:00

Seylan Lifestyle Exhibition featuring more than 200 stoles commenced yesterday at the BMICH for the fifth year. The


Daily FT-Colombo University MBA Alumni Association Post-Budget Forum 2019

Views - 423 Thursday, 7 March 2019 00:18

The MBA AThe MBA Alumni Association of the University of Colombo and the Daily FT organised a Post-Budget Forum 2019 at the Cinnamon Lakeside yesterday. Standard Charted Bank was the strategic partner – Pix by Upul Ablumni Association of the Univer


HSBC CFW day 03

Views - 67 Wednesday, 6 March 2019 00:00

The HSBC Colombo Fashion Week (CFW) day 03 was held last Friday (1 March) at the Shangri-La Hotel, Colombo – Pix by Ruwan Walpola


HSBC CFW day 04

Views - 49 Wednesday, 6 March 2019 00:00

The HSBC Colombo Fashion Week (CFW) day 04 was held last Saturday (2 March) at Colombo Hilton – Pix by Lasantha Kumara


HSBC CFW day 01

Views - 64 Tuesday, 5 March 2019 00:00

Day 01 of the HSBC Colombo Fashion Week 2019 was held last week (27 February) at the Hilton Colombo – Pix by Upul Abayasekara


HSBC CFW day 02

Views - 56 Tuesday, 5 March 2019 00:00

The HSBC Colombo Fashion Week (CFW) day 02 was held on Thursday (28 February) at the Galle Face Hotel Colombo – Pix by Shehan Gunasekara


Medicare 2019 – National Healthcare Exhibition

Views - 84 Saturday, 2 March 2019 00:10

The 10th edition of the Medicare 2019 – National Healthcare Exhibition was inaugurated by Health Minister Rajitha


Romance and elegance combined at the Taj Samudra!

Views - 79 Friday, 1 March 2019 00:00

Taj Samudra Colombo celebrated Valentine’s Day in its all grandeur on 14 February with guests by the poolside and other restaurants. All were set to fall in love with the romantic atmosphere which made a ‘Love-go around’ with a touch of luxur


Valentine’s at Galadari ends in style

Views - 60 Friday, 1 March 2019 00:00

The Galadari Colombo was the talk of the town this Valentine’s with all promotions concluding in full swing. The star promotion was ‘For the Love of Life’ at Margarita Blue; this was a fully packed event powered by Kiss FM and kept guests danci


HNB Branch Managers Conference 2019

Views - 50 Friday, 1 March 2019 00:00

Celebrating a proud legacy of over 130 years, HNB (PLC), Sri Lanka’s largest and most innovative commercial bank hosted its Annual Branch Managers’ Conference 2019 on the 02nd February at HNB Towers auditorium. A hotly anticipated event in the ba


MBA Night 2019 

Views - 243 Thursday, 28 February 2019 00:00

The MBA Night 2019 organised by the MBA Alumni Association of University of Colombo was held recently at the Union Ballroom of Hilton Colombo Residences.  – Pix by Chamila Karunarathne


William Angliss Institute and SLIIT celebrate ‘5 years and over 500 Graduates’

Views - 100 Wednesday, 27 February 2019 00:07

The partnership between the William Angliss Institute, Australia and the Sri Lanka Institute of Information Technology celebrated ‘5 years and over 500 Graduates’ with a grand cocktail reception at Elevate Lounge, Access Towers recently – Pi


So Sri Lanka IRONMAN 70.3 Colombo concludes on high note

Views - 163 Monday, 25 February 2019 00:00

So Sri Lanka IRONMAN 70.3 Colombo commenced at 6.15 a.m. yesterday with the participation of 775 tri-athletes. The race began with a 1.9 km swim in Galle Face, followed by a 90 km three-loop through the Colombo Port, Colombo Fort Area and Marine Driv


Ironman 70.3 Expo kicks off

Views - 180 Saturday, 23 February 2019 00:10

So Sri Lanka Ironman 70.3 Colombo Expo was launched on Thursday to showcase local and international sports, health and wellness products and services to athletes until 24 February. The expo, officially opened by Minister of Tourism Development, Wild


Today's Columnists

Death of a sentence?

Tuesday, 16 July 2019

Many a voice has been raised against the carrying out of the death sentence in Sri Lanka. It is inhumane, offends human rights, the State should not kill, the possibility of an error in the judicial process leading to the death of an innocent person


SL’s future depends not on outdated feudalistic system but on becoming partner of a digital economy

Monday, 15 July 2019

Calling Sri Lanka an agriculture-based country is a misnomer A widely-held view by many Sri Lankans is that Sri Lanka was an agriculture-based economy in the past and it should be so even in the future. The first part of this argument is only half-t


Competing with competencies: Developing future-proof Sri Lankans

Monday, 15 July 2019

Competencies are required to compete in an increasingly competitive global environment. Sri Lanka has slipped from 71st place to 85th on the World Economic Forum Global Competitiveness Index (GCI) last year. This shows a dismal picture as Sri Lanka i


Timing is everything

Monday, 15 July 2019

Imagine this scene – the boy totally in love decides to take the plunge and propose to her. He sets up everything perfectly. The ring, the restaurant, the menu and the post proposal music to celebrate. Everything is manicured to a fine detail. But


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