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‘Kingsman: The Golden Circle’ launch reception

Views - 190 Thursday, 12 October 2017 00:00

20th Century Fox, together with the British High Commission and Skyline Entertainment Ltd., celebrated Britain’s creative industries during a reception at The Westminster House Colombo to launch the film ‘Kingsman: The Golden Circle’. The film


Turkish Airlines World Golf Cup Sri Lanka competition

Views - 127 Wednesday, 11 October 2017 00:00

The Turkish Airlines World Golf Cup Sri Lanka competition was successfully concluded recently featuring 103 players


Vallibel Finance honours outstanding employees at glitzy awards night

Views - 194 Monday, 9 October 2017 00:00

Financial pace-setter Vallibel Finance recognised the pivotal role its employees played in the company’s ascendency with a glitzy awards night.


‘Shilpa Abhimani – 2017’

Views - 82 Saturday, 7 October 2017 00:00

‘Shilpa Abhimani – 2017,’ the international crafts festival organised by the National Council for Crafts, got underway on 4 October at the BMICH. Handicrafts, fabrics and a host of other items are on display at the exhibition. The show will be


Big Bad Wolf Book Sale inspires local book lovers

Views - 183 Saturday, 7 October 2017 00:00

The Big Bad Wolf Book Sale was inaugurated by Chief Guest Minister of Education Akila Viraj Kariyawasam and Big Bad Wolf Books Founder and Managing Director Andrew Yap and Executive Director Jacqueline Ng and Director of ProRead Lanka Ltd. Nishan Was


Taj Samudra honours long service employees

Views - 104 Friday, 6 October 2017 00:00

Taj Samudra Colombo felicitated 70 of its long-service employees last week at The Grand Marquee – the largest elegant venue situated at the North Lawn as recognition of their loyalty and commitment to the hotel.


Sri Lanka Parliament celebrates 70th anniversary

Views - 53 Friday, 6 October 2017 00:00

A special session to commemorate the 70th anniversary of Parliament was held on 3 October. President Maithripala Sirisena,


Eighth Conference of the Association of SAARC Speakers and Parliamentarians

Views - 33 Friday, 6 October 2017 00:00

The eighth Conference of the Association of SAARC Speakers and Parliamentarians (ASSP) was inaugurated under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena in Colombo on Wednesday


Ceylon Tea Festival Tea Banquets cocktail reception

Views - 130 Wednesday, 4 October 2017 00:00

A Ceylon Tea Festival Tea Banquets cocktail reception curated and cooked by three Michelin Star Chef Jason Atherton was held at the Cinnamon Grand Hotel recently


CIMA President’s dinner

Views - 324 Monday, 2 October 2017 00:00

CIMA President David Stanford hosted a dinner at the Kingsbury Hotel recently with a large gathering of Fellows and CIMA members


National Arts Festival 2017

Views - 69 Saturday, 30 September 2017 00:36

The National Arts Festival 2017 was launched at the BMICH on Thursday (28). The exhibition which showcases countrywide art skills will continue today


Certis Lanka celebrates 40 years of excellence

Views - 198 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 - 59 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 - 200 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 - 120 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 - 78 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 - 164 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 - 90 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 - 399 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 - 221 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 - 145 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 - 188 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 - 226 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 - 162 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 - 115 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 - 122 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 - 122 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 - 53 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 - 54 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.


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Many roads open

Saturday, 20 January 2018

We have just commenced Yahapalana Year 4. The third anniversary of Yahapalanaya is also the third anniversary of the defeat of the Rajapaksa regime. Both anniversaries coincide happily with the imminence of an island-wide election, the first since 20


Kasur child rape stems from subjugation of women in general

Saturday, 20 January 2018

Since the first week of the New Year, Pakistan has been in turmoil over the abduction, rape and murder of an eight-year-old girl, Zainab, in Kasur, a small town not far from Lahore in the Punjab province.


Demagoguery, deception and decrepitude inherent in most contemporary democracies

Saturday, 20 January 2018

Democracy is well and good as long its erstwhile proponents and players remain committed to high attendant ideals, pursuing with some degree of intelligence and sanity (fast eroding with the ascent of Donald J. Trump). Surely one must be faithful and


Problem is not us women and booze: It’s paternalism and capriciousness in policymaking

Friday, 19 January 2018

The other day the President of Sri Lanka went public expressing his intention to revoke a ministerial order revoking the notion that a woman of any age has no more maturity than a youth less than eighteen years old.


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