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GFH Chief Concierge honoured with Prestigious Les Clefs d’Or International Membership

Views - 80 Friday, 6 July 2018 00:00

The Galle Face Hotel, an iconic heritage property known to be South Asia’s Grande Dame and celebrated for its colonial charm,


Kingsbury partners with CE LA VI in $ 2 m investment to elevate Colombo’s nightlife landscape

Views - 578 Friday, 6 July 2018 00:00

The Kingsbury recently partnered with the award winning CE LA VI lifestyle brand in a $2 million investment to elevate


OLU Tropical Water powers Swim Week Colombo – Luxury Resort Wear Edition

Views - 45 Friday, 6 July 2018 00:00

OLU Tropical Water is once again the title partner for the fourth consecutive year for ‘Swim Week Colombo – Luxury


Scent’sationals now in Sri Lanka

Views - 19 Friday, 6 July 2018 00:00

Scent’sationals opened its doors for business in June in Nugegoda to provide a unique shopping experience for those


E-Kitchen kicks off culinary service

Views - 19 Friday, 6 July 2018 00:00

E-Kitchen has devised a platform for the discerning connoisseur to avail of a novel throughput service through ‘tokenisation’


Thematic brunch at Flow, Hilton Residences

Views - 24 Friday, 6 July 2018 00:00

Hilton Colombo Residences has announced the launch of four thematic weekly brunch packages at Flow starting from the month of July, designed for dining with family and friends.


Axe calls out to the bold, daring, intelligent and strong

Views - 28 Thursday, 28 June 2018 00:00

Axe, the global Unilever deodorant brand, is issuing a challenge to the audacious looking to ramp up the fun quotient in their life. The popular male grooming brand is whipping up a frenzy amongst young millennials in the city with three unique acti


Crysbro Golden Chicken gleams at Culinary Art Food Expo 2018

Views - 16 Thursday, 28 June 2018 00:00

Crysbro, the brand of Farms Pride Ltd., presented a striking demonstration of culinary excellence and awareness, highlighting Crysbro Golden Chicken along with a vast range of products at the Culinary Art Food Expo 2018. Raising awareness on the nutr


Dremron extends operations to Singapore

Views - 32 Thursday, 28 June 2018 00:00

Dreamron Sri Lanka’s leading cosmetics manufacturer, marketer and exporter in operation since 1998 has launched its products to many countries very successfully, mainly due to its quality matching to international standards. The latest addition to


Goodies just got better!

Views - 36 Thursday, 28 June 2018 00:00

Cinnamon Lakeside’s Goodies, known for its delectable chocolates, cakes, savouries and more, has got even better, with a new look, feel and colour scheme. The same great products that you’ve enjoyed are now available in brand new packaging and se


Weddings made easy with Retinue.lk

Views - 33 Thursday, 28 June 2018 00:00

A wedding can be one of two things; a fairytale out of a Disney classic or a nightmare of the worst kind. It all depends on the planning. But the planning itself can be the most stressful of all. The answer to every bride, groom, family of the couple


Festive season at Harpo’s Cafes & Restaurants

Views - 37 Thursday, 14 December 2017 00:00

The joy of the season is celebrated in many ways and this year the theme at Harpo’s Cafes & Restaurant is the homely feeling it presents at all the restaurants


Galadari brings to life the Magic of Christmas and New Year

Views - 32 Thursday, 14 December 2017 00:00

With the seasonal cheer just around the corner the Galadari Hotel is abuzz with activity to ensure that an explosion of seasonal festivity is celebrated in style.


Start your evening right at Bommu, OZO Kandy

Views - 2413 Friday, 9 June 2017 00:00

If you live in Kandy or if you are just visiting, there really is no better place to unwind and relax than Bommu at OZO Kandy whilst indulging in breath-taking views of the historic city. Bommu has a wide selection of local and international cuisi


Hotel Show Colombo 2017: Country’s premier showcase gearing up for 2020 target of 4 m tourists

Views - 2430 Friday, 9 June 2017 00:00

Hotel Show Colombo 2017 – in keeping with the Government’s goal of competing and achieving success in inbound tourism by 2020; presents an opportune showcase for the industry specialists to converge, source, develop business and broade


MasterChef Australia judge George Calombaris at Cinnamon Grand!

Views - 2400 Friday, 9 June 2017 00:00

Celebrity TV personality, restaurateur and judge of ‘MasterChef Australia’ George Calombaris arrived at Cinnamon Grand in the early hours on Wednesday, 7 May to begin his four-day tour in Sri Lanka.  He was greeted by Cinnamon H


Waters Edge brings power-packed adrenaline rush at exclusive F1 Power Brunch with Mette Bjerknes

Views - 2270 Friday, 9 June 2017 00:00

Waters Edge in collaboration with the Lanka Powerboat Association recently presented a fun-filled, adrenaline-packed day on the waters of the Diyawanna.  The press conference regarding the event was held on Friday 26 May under the patronage


Chadar Trek – Where the trekkers fall in love at first sight

Views - 4959 Thursday, 9 March 2017 00:00

    By Dhananath Fernando She is a gorgeous bride that reflects eternity, married to the majestic mountains of the Himalayas and protected by his countless siblings. All this is located in an obscure corner of our plane


Gelato in the Mediterranean

Views - 7212 Saturday, 21 January 2017 03:18

By Aysha Maryam Cassim When in Galle, I never forget to treat myself to a black cherry gelato at Peddler’s Inn. I had my first Mediterranean gelato experience in Barcelona, Spain. That was a generous scoop of ‘Crema Catalana’ (


Singer-songwriter Lasith’s debut single ‘Mathaka Mal’ out today

Views - 6981 Saturday, 21 January 2017 03:15

Singer-songwriter Lasith Fernando will be releasing his debut single ‘Mathaka Mal’ today, 21 January. He has made a name for himself as a working musician hustling the pub circuit of Colombo, performing in English. In ‘Mathaka


Why should they come to Sri Lanka?

Views - 7197 Saturday, 21 January 2017 03:14

It’s encouraging to read the monthly statistics of tourist arrivals to Sri Lanka. The numbers are increasing which certainly is a good sign. Why do tourists come to Sri Lanka? Occasionally there are articles in numerous journals and newspape


Munchi, Salawatte’s multi-religious Christmas miracle

Views - 7577 Saturday, 21 January 2017 03:09

This little brown cow was given in fulfilment of a vow to a local Hindu soothsayer, protected by Buddhists, rescued by Muslims and saved last Christmas By C. Gadiewasam On 20 December, a social media SOS went out through the Ani


The Grand Oriental days

Views - 7378 Saturday, 21 January 2017 03:04

By D.C. Ranatunga A new hotel is opened in Colombo. An old one is to change hands, according to news reports.  The Movenpick Hotel was opened. The owners of Grand Oriental Hotel (GOH) are looking for a buyer. Movenpick is the latest. GOH


O.T. Perera publishes new book on Kafka

Views - 6494 Saturday, 21 January 2017 03:02

Most Sri Lankans, when they fly off to richer pastures, contribute very little to their motherland except by way of remittance. But Bellanwila O. T. Perera, who emigrated to England in 1977, is different. He comes up with a book of his own wheneve


First-ever ‘Night of Ideas’ in Colombo with Kianoush Ramezani on 26 January

Views - 6645 Saturday, 21 January 2017 03:02

On 26 January, the Alliance Française de Kotte along with the Embassy of France, will present the first-ever Night of Ideas held in Colombo. During a special night, participants will be invited to share their ideas on the theme of ‘


Goodbye to ‘full kit’!

Views - 6508 Saturday, 21 January 2017 03:00

Top Government officials are bound to breathe a sigh of relief over President Maithripala Sirisena’s decision to free from the dress code that they should be, as we say, ‘in full suit’. They were directed to wear tie and coat b


Christmas lights everywhere

Views - 6992 Saturday, 24 December 2016 00:00

The past two to three weeks have been really busy time for households. They were unpacking boxes, scaling ladders, unrolling lights and inflating large objects. All of it to get ready for Christmas. Many drive out of their houses after dinner. I


Graduating from Coop Federal Bank

Views - 6848 Saturday, 24 December 2016 00:00

  Reading about the logo change of People’s Bank and its current vision, I remembered the early days of the bank.  In the 1950s, facing the sea near what was then known as the Parliament roundabout in the corner


Christmas cheer at the TAJ!

Views - 6794 Saturday, 24 December 2016 00:00

The Taj Samudra, Colombo herald in the Christmas season with bountiful goodies to get everyone in the festive spirit. The spirit of good cheer was enhanced by the melodious sounds of Christmas carols from MethoCantanti in the lobby.  


Kingdom Life launches debut album

Views - 6776 Saturday, 24 December 2016 00:00

If you’re a music enthusiast living in Colombo who loves to support local talent, the name Kingdom Life will definitely ring a bell. The band has gained much popularity in a short span of time around the country since their extraordinary per


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Accessibility at buildings and places – Indispensable need to enjoy civil rights

Wednesday, 26 September 2018

Have you not yet realised that the chances are now very high that at any stage or any moment in life, for a short time or for a long time, for different reasons, you or your loved ones could experience physical and/or sensory impediments, and fall in


Over-tourism: The new buzz word in tourism

Wednesday, 26 September 2018

Periodically the tourism industry is in the habit of coming up with some interesting name to describe a new emerging trend or situation in the industry. Sometimes the phenomena is not new, but has become relevant and topical enough to ‘package’ a


Depreciation of the rupee and Sri Lanka’s dilemma

Wednesday, 26 September 2018

The rupee depreciated by Rs. 29 from 2005 to 2014 and the average year-on-year depreciation of the Sri Lankan rupee was 2.8% per year. Official foreign reserves increased from $ 2.7 billion to $ 8.2 billion over the same period. In stark contrast, th


Laurels of ‘Living Together’: Refreshing reflections

Tuesday, 25 September 2018

It was a memorable evening with a mega gathering for a meaningfully different reason. It was not just another book launch with ego-boosting speeches about the author. It was also not an event where a popular politician coming late and preaching about


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