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Miss France contestants mix Christmas cake at Cinnamon Bey

Views - 1579 Wednesday, 4 December 2013 00:10

On the final day of their exciting pre-pageant tour of Sri Lanka, the 33 finalists of Miss France 2014 engaged in the traditional ‘mixing of Christmas cake’ to kick off the season at Cinnamon Bey, Beruwela. This was indeed a thrilling and fun-fil


St. Nicholas Day at The Kingsbury

Views - 962 Wednesday, 4 December 2013 00:00

Christmas is celebrated as the season of sharing and caring around the world. It is not only acclaimed as a time of  sharing gifts with friends and relatives, but traditionally it has also been the season to think of the less fortunate and embark on


Mothercare and Early Learning Centre open third store at KCC

Views - 2798 Wednesday, 4 December 2013 00:00

Softlogic, a leading, dynamic conglomerate in Sri Lanka, who is the franchise partner for Mothercare and Early Learning Centre in Sri Lanka, has successfully opened its third door in Sri Lanka. The third Mothercare store was ceremoniously opened at t


Sing Along Negombo 2013

Views - 4759 Wednesday, 4 December 2013 00:00

Sing Along Negombo 2013, a musical extravaganza, proudly presented by CA Events will take place on 13 December 2013 at the Jetwing Blue, Negombo from 7 p.m. onwards, featuring the sensational Nalin Perera and Marians. The night will be added more gla


It’s “Twinkle Twinkle” at Hilton Colombo

Views - 5520 Wednesday, 4 December 2013 00:00

Christmas is definitely the best time of year and Hilton Colombo is ready to offer their loyal diners a sparkling Christmas with loads of festivities around the hotel. From Christmas goodies to Christmas luncheons and dinners, the hotel will be fille


A grand Chinese feast to celebrate the season

Views - 959 Wednesday, 4 December 2013 00:00

It is an irrefutable fact that Sri Lankans love their Chinese food. While seasons come and seasons go, Chinese food remains at the heart of all our food cravings all year long. That is why Cinnamon Grand has made a habit of its Chinese Christmas buff


Sunday Brunch and Kiddies Party at The Kingsbury

Views - 2071 Wednesday, 4 December 2013 00:00

The festive season has always been a family affair, and more so a time of merry making for the little ones. The Kingsbury understands the importance of tailoring its service solutions to suit every single member in the family, and ventures to especia


Colombo’s hottest party is back to party ‘for a cause’

Views - 2755 Tuesday, 19 November 2013 00:01

Ladies VIP Night 20 November at Cinnamon Lakeside Colombo Indulge in the next Ladies VIP Night – Passport To Fashion which will feature Mango – with their latest holiday collection of stylish and elegant evening, party and cocktail wear. Am


‘Rhythm of the Maroons’ 2013 concluded with a blast

Views - 3582 Tuesday, 19 November 2013 00:01

‘Rhythm of the Maroons’ (R.O.M.) 2013 organised by the Music Circle of Ananda College successfully concluded on 9 November 2013 at the Peter de Abrew Memorial Hall at Museaus College. The Music Circle, which carries a legacy over 36 years of exc


Janashakthi named official insurance partner for Sirasa Superstar Season 6

Views - 2108 Tuesday, 19 November 2013 00:01

Janashakthi Insurance PLC has tied up with Sirasa TV as official insurance partner for one of Sri Lanka’s most popular reality television shows; Sirasa Super Star, which showcases budding local talent across the island. As part of this commitment,


Expographic and Power of Play celebrate joint anniversaries

Views - 1423 Tuesday, 19 November 2013 00:01

With ‘Mahadanamuththa and modern Golayas’ Expographic bookstore, Pelawatte will combine their first year anniversary with the second year anniversary of Power of Play Ltd. and host the first public performance of ‘Mahadanamuththa and mode


SLID dinner theatre ‘Memories from Broadway’

Views - 7402 Tuesday, 19 November 2013 00:01

An elegant evening of entertainment Taking a delightful turn from its usual corporate training programs and workshops the Sri Lanka Institute of Directors brings together grand entertainment coupled with a sit down dinner on 25 November at the


GOTHAMA THAPOWANAYA undiscovered forest monastery

Views - 7993 Saturday, 9 November 2013 07:10

Trekurious together with the Weekend FT explores Sri Lanka for the curious traveller By Tashiya De Mel Dense tropical foliage, drooping banyan trees, bird calls echoing through the treetops, small caves, and narrow footpaths; while this sounds li


Athens: Plaka and other streets

Views - 2471 Saturday, 9 November 2013 07:07

This week, Chinthaka Thenuwara and Poornima Jayasinghe, in the third part of their Grecian photographic adventure, take us on a tour of the quaint and colourful Athenian streets of Plaka and Kydathenion. Plaka, the oldest section of Athens is a sect


Holland Roden shines wearing

Views - 1110 Saturday, 9 November 2013 07:06

Raoul Spring Summer ’13 Actress Holland Roden donned a Raoul Jackie Cut in Blouse from the popular Spring Summer ’13 (SS13) collection while attending the Comic-Con International 2013 event in San Diego. Inspired by nature “interrupted by t


‘Pointers to Enlightenment’ to be launched today

Views - 12908 Tuesday, 29 October 2013 00:32

By Yohanka Jayasuriya The launch of ‘Pointers to Enlightenment’ will be a watershed in Sri Lanka’s decade long endeavour to present her most precious gift to the world in the quest of ‘ finding true nature of life and the world’. Although


The Mavericks live at Jetwing Blue

Views - 1479 Tuesday, 29 October 2013 00:32

With cowboy hats, boots, and the sweet twang of guitar strings, The Mavericks, Germany’s most popular country band, will be performing live at Jetwing Blue from 29 to 31 October. Led by Dirk Glaessner, the band is one of the world’s best at this


Amazing Acropolis!

Views - 1286 Saturday, 26 October 2013 10:55

Kicking off our FT Explorer series, Chinthaka Thenuwara and Poornima Jayasinghe take us on a multipart photographic journey through Greece, its history, art and culture, with the first stop being the Acropolis Museum. Greece is the cradle of moder


A delightful tour among handicrafts

Views - 1850 Saturday, 26 October 2013 10:53

The Laksala Museum Gallery Café shows that Laksala is moving with the times By D.C. Ranatunga What does a gem pit look like? How is brassware made? Is lace-making an intricate affair? To find the answers, you don’t have to go far – walk into


JJ Twins in perfect harmony

Views - 1924 Saturday, 26 October 2013 09:21

By Sarah Hannan We have often seen brothers perform in musical ensembles but it is quite magnificent to see twins perform in perfect harmony. Having witnessed a few sets of twins perform at local talent shows I noticed that they always had this urge


Yashan releases music video for ‘Labagaththe Amaruwen’

Views - 3107 Saturday, 26 October 2013 09:20

Yashan released his new music video for his latest single ‘Labagaththe Amaruwen’ last Sunday, 20 October. It is a Sri Lankan pop song which was written by the freshest revelation to the Sri Lankan music industry, Sajith V. Chathuranga who wrote t


Rambo is back at his usual haunts

Views - 10716 Saturday, 26 October 2013 09:17

Recently Srilal Miththapala highlighted that Rambo, the elephant regularly sighted along the Udawalawe National Park bund, had gone missing and that there were concerns that he was sick and that something serious could have happened to him. Subsequ


Aditya Resort clinches four medals at Culinary Arts 2013

Views - 3692 Tuesday, 13 August 2013 00:00

The culinary team from Aditya Resort bagged four medals at the Culinary Arts 2013 competition which concluded recently. ‘The Battle of the Chefs’, a trade show and culinary competition by the Chefs’ Guild of Sri Lanka, took place at the BMICH


Catering to varying customer tastes

Views - 3350 Tuesday, 13 August 2013 00:00

As the appetite for dining out grows with new restaurants being introduced, HSBC Premier customers will have the exclusive privilege to enjoy ‘Cardholder Dines Free’ for the first time at Tsing Tao and Kinnaree restaurants, the latest additions a


Study finds increasing balance in online hotel reviews

Views - 3718 Tuesday, 13 August 2013 00:00

The popular view of online hotel reviews is that many are unfairly negative, but a new study published in the Cornell Hospitality Quarterly (CQ) finds that as more reviews are posted on a site, the overall tone becomes more balanced. The study, “O


Anantara becomes first to adopt new IDeaS pricing system

Views - 4690 Tuesday, 13 August 2013 00:00

Anantara Hotels, Resorts & Spas has become the first hotel group in Asia Pacific and the Middle East to adopt IDeaS’s new pricing system technology. Anantara is now using IDeaS pricing system to drive better forecasting and get retail demand-ba


A chocolate haven

Views - 5210 Tuesday, 16 July 2013 01:22

By Cheranka Mendis Aiming to create a new chocolate culture in Sri Lanka, Indian company ‘The Chocolate Room’ last week opened its first store outside India down Rosmead Place, bringing world quality chocolate and frozen yoghurts to the country.


Courtyard’s Midweek Jazz

Views - 7753 Tuesday, 16 July 2013 01:21

Colombo Courtyard, the urban boutique hotel in Colombo, brings about another dimension to Colombo nightlife with their ‘Midweek Jazz’, a novel midweek night out for city dwellers. ‘Replay’, the Jazz band who plays at the Loft-Lounge Bar of t


YES 101 holds ‘Corporate Avurudu Challenge’

Views - 3579 Saturday, 18 May 2013 00:47

YES 101, Sri Lanka’s number one hit music station, continues to entertain its listeners with yet another entertaining event with the YES 101 Corporate Avurudu Challenge. The evening was filled with excitement and fun as 20 teams of men and wome


Elephant House Cream Soda puts the ‘pop’ into Avurudu

Views - 5400 Saturday, 18 May 2013 00:44

Elephant House Cream Soda which was chosen as the country’s most popular beverage for the seventh consecutive time; provided thousands of fans unlimited refreshment and entertainment opportunities this year too, centred around the island-wide S


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In the desert of Tamil films, actor Sivaji Ganesan was an oasis

Saturday, 22 September 2018

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Saturday, 22 September 2018

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The rate of exchange, capital flight and the Central Bank

Friday, 21 September 2018

The Central Bank (CBSL) exists for the sole purpose of price stability. Its controls on the financial system and monetary policy exist to maintain price stability. As put forth many times by the Governor, the failing of the CBSL to control inflation


Red flag over the Sri Lankan Navy

Friday, 21 September 2018

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