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‘Making it Big’ by Binod

/ Friday, 17 February 2017 00:00

The launch of the book ‘Making it Big’ – the inspiring story of Nepal’s first billionaire Binod Chaudhary, took place at th...


NCC holds 58th AGM

/ Thursday, 16 February 2017 00:00

The 58th Annual General Meeting of the National Chamber of Commerce (NCC) was held at The Kingsbury recently. The Chief Guest for the occasion was ...


Jetwing Colombo Seven launch

/ Wednesday, 15 February 2017 10:37

Jetwing Colombo Seven, the first city hotel attached to the Jetwing Hotels Group, was launched recently at Ward Place – Pix by Upul Abayaseka...


Graduate Diploma in Purchasing and Supply Chain Management Convocation

/ Tuesday, 14 February 2017 00:00

The 25th Convocation of the Graduate Diploma in Purchasing and Supply Chain Management was held at the BMICH recently – Pix by Sameera Wijesi...


Standard Chartered’s Priority Banking unveils flagship centre

/ Monday, 13 February 2017 00:37

Standard Chartered’s Priority Banking unveiled its flagship centre at 22A Sir Marcus Fernando Mawatha, Colombo 7 at a ceremony graced by clie...


Splendour of Navam Perahera

/ Friday, 10 February 2017 00:00

The 38th Navam Maha Perahera of the Hunupitiya Gangaramaya was held last night. Several thousand dancers representing the upcountry, low country an...


India’s 68th Republic Day celebrations

/ Thursday, 9 February 2017 00:04

The 68th Republic Day of India was celebrated at India House in Colombo recently. Former President Chandrika Kumaratunga, Government Ministers, bus...


Celebrating Australia Day and 70th anniversary of bilateral relations

/ Tuesday, 7 February 2017 00:00

A reception was hosted by Australian High Commissioner Bryce Hutchesson to celebrate Australia Day and the 70th anniversary of bilateral relations ...


Independence Day celebrations

/ Monday, 6 February 2017 00:31

Sri Lanka’s 69th Independence Day celebrations were held under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena at the Galle Face Green in Col...


Singapore Airlines Top Agents Awards

/ Monday, 6 February 2017 00:04

The Singapore Airlines Top Agents Awards ceremony was held recently at Hilton Hotel with the participation of Singapore Airlines Senior Regional Vi...


Japan Expo 2017

/ Saturday, 4 February 2017 00:00

The Japan Expo Premier Sri Lanka 2017 supported by the Embassy of Japan in Sri Lanka and the Embassy of Sri Lanka in Japan was launched at the BMIC...


Pride of place

/ Saturday, 4 February 2017 00:00

Members of the Sri Lanka Armed Forces participate in Independence Day parade rehearsals at Galle Face Green  – Pix by Shehan Gunasekar...


Footwear and leather fair

/ Saturday, 4 February 2017 00:00

The Footwear and Leather Fair 2017 organised by the Sri Lanka Export Development Board (EDB) was launched at the BMICH on Friday. Leather goods inc...


HNB relocates to upgraded Customer Centre in Kollupitiya

/ Wednesday, 1 February 2017 00:00

Continuing its rapid growth momentum in the New Year, HNB, Sri Lanka’s premier private sector commercial bank, announced the opening of its n...


‘Rhythms of North Western’

/ Tuesday, 31 January 2017 00:00

‘Rhythms of North Western,’ the annual staff get-together of HNB North Western Region 2016, was organised by the Regional Office and he...


Ceylon Motor Show

/ Saturday, 28 January 2017 00:00

The three day Ceylon Motor Show 2017 kicked off yesterday at the BMICH where a number of new vehicles were launched for the first time to the publi...


Sri Lanka’s Annual Open-Air Art Fair

/ Thursday, 26 January 2017 00:00

Sri Lanka’s Annual Open-Air Art Fair, organised by the George Keyt Foundation in partnership with John Keells Holdings PLC, was held at Anand...


BRC Sixes revived

/ Wednesday, 25 January 2017 00:00

An evening of cocktails organised by the Burgher Recreation Club (BRC) was held at the club recently to celebrate the revival of the BRC Sixes afte...


UAG and Fairfirst go beyond a business calling

/ Wednesday, 25 January 2017 00:00

For years now, Union Assurance General Ltd. (UAG) has been at the forefront of working towards creating safer roads in Sri Lanka. They have been do...


SLASSCOM Annual Awards Night and Cocktails

/ Tuesday, 24 January 2017 00:01

The Board of SLASSCOM held its Annual Awards Night and Cocktails recently at The Kingsbury – Pix by Krishan Ranasinghe ​ ...


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24 March 2017

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24 March 2017

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24 March 2017

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