Shift to smart solutions for your home with LG SmartThinQ technology

Views - 8 Friday, 24 January 2020 00:00

The busy lifestyles of today’s generation demand easier ways to live life and enjoy comfort to the fullest with little effort. Meeting this requirement is the newly introduced SmartThinQ app from LG that is guaranteed to make your life so much easi

Huawei FreeBuds 3 and Huawei Watch GT 2 win ‘Best of CES 2020’ and ‘Editor’s Choice’ awards

Views - 12 Friday, 24 January 2020 00:00

Huawei, innovative smartphone manufacturer, recently launched the new additions to their array of wearables, which included the Huawei Watch GT and the Huawei FreeBuds 3. During the CES 2020, which is a forum for all those who thrive on the business

OPPO kicks off ‘To Create is to Live’ reiterating Reno Series as ultimate creative companion

Views - 9 Friday, 24 January 2020 00:00

OPPO recently held a series of six dialogues with popular creators in order to hear their stories and uncover the essence of art. Jacob Collier, Pella, Jessie Li, Ian Waelder, Rook Floro, and Mette Towley – these six spirited creators each shared

Famed economist turns nostalgic with ‘Return to Sri Lanka – Travels in a Paradoxical Island’

Views - 988 Thursday, 23 January 2020 02:20

A day in early December 1977 is well etched in Razeen Sally’s memory. He was visiting the family’s estate bungalow named Razeena in Badulla and though only 12 years old at the time, there was foreboding that his carefree days spent with family

Iconic Diesel brand store opens at One Galle Face Mall

Views - 10 Wednesday, 22 January 2020 00:17

Softlogic Brands Ltd., a fully owned subsidiary of Softlogic Holdings PLC, brings to you denim icon Diesel, the lifestyle brand which recently celebrated 40 glorious years of denim, by opening its very first Denim flagship store at One Galle Face Mal

La Serena launches ‘assisted living’ option for resort-style post-retirement life

Views - 18 Wednesday, 22 January 2020 00:16

La Serena, Sri Lanka’s first ever retirement resort for independent senior citizens, has announced it is now offering an assisted living option to further accommodate the unique needs of its clientele. La Serena is a purpose-built 44-unit beach-fro

China’s ‘mermaid descendants’ weave final garments from skin of fish

Views - 13 Wednesday, 22 January 2020 00:15

TONGJIANG, China (Reuters): You Wenfeng, who belongs to China’s tiny Hezhen ethnic group, is one of the few people in her community who can still make clothing from the skin of fish. She was not yet born when her kinsmen were thrown into labour cam

Larger number of Sri Lankans showing greater interest in elective cosmetic procedures

Views - 9 Wednesday, 22 January 2020 00:14

Sri Lanka appears to be witnessing an increasing interest in elective cosmetic procedures as locals seek out methods to enhance their physical appearance to look and feel confident. This may vary from wanting to reduce signs of ageing, enhancing a f

Sampath Bank Official Banking Partner for Singer Lifestyle Fiesta, Exhibition and Fun Fair 2019

Views - 15 Monday, 20 January 2020 00:00

Continuing to support events that add value to consumers’ lives, Sampath Bank stepped in as the Official Banking and Credit Card Partner of the Singer Lifestyle Fiesta Exhibition and Fun Fair 2019 held at the BMICH recently. The bank partnered with

UK’s Harry and Meghan to drop titles and retire as working royals

Views - 9 Monday, 20 January 2020 00:00

LONDON (Reuters): Prince Harry and his wife Meghan will no longer be working members of Britain’s monarchy and they will pay their own way in life as they embark on an independent future, Buckingham Palace said on Saturday. They will also no longer

Softlogic GLOMARK opens newest outlet in Nawala

Views - 19 Monday, 20 January 2020 00:00

After just over a year in the market, Softlogic GLOMARK stretches its presence further in the Sri Lankan modern trade sphere spreading inspiration amongst Sri Lankans all over, with the launch of their seventh outlet in the heart of Nawala, adjoinin

GFLOCK launches new ‘Recycled Collection’ made from waste PET bottles

Views - 31 Monday, 20 January 2020 00:00

In an effort to popularise responsible clothing while doing its part to save the environment from plastic pollution, GFLOCK Clothing recently launched its ‘Recycled Collection’ which has been created using fabrics that had been manufactured by us

People’s Bank celebrates Thai Pongal

Views - 10 Friday, 17 January 2020 00:00

A special ceremony was organised to commemorate the festival of Thai Pongal at the People’s Bank Kotahena branch under the patronage of People’s Bank Chief Executive Officer/General Manager Rasitha Gunawardena. At this ceremony a special Hindu po

Tavern – Pure Sri Lankan vibes at The Kingsbury’s Honey Beach Club

Views - 19 Friday, 17 January 2020 00:00

With The Kingsbury’s recent transformation, the Honey Beach Club was re-launched with exciting new spaces, with the spotlight on Honey Beach Club’s Tavern, conceptualised and designed with Sri Lankan vibes. Tavern boasts 69 flavours and varietie

Spexbay unveils latest outlet in Nugegoda

Views - 13 Friday, 17 January 2020 00:00

The revolutionary eyewear brand, Spexbay continued its expansion drive with the opening of its latest store in Nugegoda recently. Having established its credentials as an accessible, fashionable and youthful brand, Spexbay’s inclusive approach empo

Moonstruck: Japanese billionaire’s girlfriend entrants top 20,000

Views - 11 Friday, 17 January 2020 00:00

TOKYO (Reuters): Applications to become Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa’s girlfriend have topped 20,000, streaming service AbemaTV said on Thursday, ahead of its documentary on his search for a “life partner” to take on his moon voyage. Mae

Improve the quality of life at home with purified air

Views - 13 Friday, 17 January 2020 00:00

Does bad odour wafting from your garbage plague areas at your home, making your life uncomfortable or even unbearable? There is one life, but innovations are plenty, and so are the possibilities that come with it! SLIM Diploma in Strategic Brand Mana

Colourful Thai Pongal celebrations at Seylan Bank

Views - 26 Friday, 17 January 2020 00:00

Seylan Bank celebrated the Thai Pongal Festival at its Head Office located in the heart of Colombo. ‘Thai Pongal’, also known as the Harvest Festival, is celebrated by Tamil Hindu devotees. The festival is dedicated to the Sun God and is a colour

Living Right, Living Well: NTB American Express unveils wellness campaign

Views - 14 Thursday, 16 January 2020 00:00

Nations Trust Bank American Express heralded the new year by launching its wellness campaign. The brand campaign underscores personal and financial wellbeing, encouraging and empowering its card members to live a well-rounded life to the best of thei

‘’ debuts as e-shopping mall to find e-shops

Views - 36 Thursday, 16 January 2020 00:00

A Sri Lankan venture going one step beyond e-commerce, was launched recently and registration opened for clients to upload products to create their own e-shop. Marketing is a big challenge for entrepreneurs whether small, medium or larg

Cinnamon Red’s January deals

Views - 12 Thursday, 16 January 2020 00:00

Cinnamon Red, South Asia’s first lean luxury hotel, gives guests great deals when it comes to food and drinks, coupled with great city views and convenience in the heart of bustling Colombo. This January, enjoy the Hotel’s group booking deal at t

Abans celebrates Hugo Boss and Porsche global partnership

Views - 13 Thursday, 16 January 2020 00:00

Abans, the authorised distributor in Sri Lanka for world-famous German fashion brand Hugo Boss, celebrated the BOSS x PORSCHE global partnership with a reception held recently at the Abans Hugo Boss boutique at Arcade Independence Square. The recepti

Huawei opens sale of new wearable products at One Galle Face Huawei Experience Store

Views - 49 Thursday, 16 January 2020 00:00

Huawei, innovative smartphone manufacturer, freshly unveiled its extensive and impressive collection of wearables for 2020, including the Huawei Watch GT 2, Huawei FreeBuds 3, Huawei Band 4 and Huawei Band 4E. The first sales event of the wearables w

Japanese billionaire Maezawa in $9 m ‘social experiment’ giveaway

Views - 10 Friday, 10 January 2020 00:00

TOKYO (Reuters): Japanese fashion tycoon Yusaku Maezawa is giving away $9 million to his Twitter followers in what he says is a “social experiment” to see if the payment boosts their happiness. Maezawa will give 1 million yen ($9,000) to 1,000 fo

Mobitel powers Raigam SoMe Awards 2019

Views - 40 Friday, 10 January 2020 00:00

Mobitel, Sri Lanka’s national mobile service provider has come forward to support Social Media Awards (SoMe) Awards 2019, Sri Lanka’s most anticipated social media award ceremony. Organised by Raigam, SoMe awards is a novel idea that recognises v

Comedy film ‘Like a Boss’ in Lankan cinemas from tomorrow

Views - 16 Friday, 10 January 2020 00:00

American comedy film ‘Like a Boss’ will be screened in five Sri Lankan cinemas from tomorrow. They are Liberty by Scope Cinemas, Colombo City Center, Majestic Cinemas, Empire Cinema, and PVR Cinemas. The film stars Tiffany Haddish, Rose Byrne, Je

LG to unveil Real 8K TV line-up at CES

Views - 9 Friday, 10 January 2020 00:00

LG Electronics will introduce its expanded 8K TV line-up next week at CES 2020, a global consumer electronics show running in the US city of Las Vegas from January 7 to 10. The line-up includes eight TVs with new 77and 65-inch class models joining LG

Tom Hanks honoured with lifetime award at Golden Globes

Views - 12 Friday, 10 January 2020 00:00

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (Reuters): Tom Hanks, regarded as one of the nicest men in show business, was honoured with a lifetime achievement award at the Golden Globes on Sunday to mark his 30-year movie career. The boyish-looking Hanks, now 63, was pres

LG to unveil new soundbar line-up at CES

Views - 10 Friday, 10 January 2020 00:00

LG Electronics (LG) will introduce at the upcoming CES 2020 in Las Vegas, USA a line-up of soundbars featuring premium quality audio, easy connectivity, smart functionality and sleek designs that integrate with LG TVs. LG’s new soundbar models deli

UK’s Prince Harry and Meghan to “step back” from being senior royals

Views - 13 Friday, 10 January 2020 00:00

LONDON (Reuters): Britain’s Prince Harry, the grandson of Queen Elizabeth, said he and his American wife Meghan plan to step back from their roles as senior members of Britain’s royal family and work to become financially independent. “We now p

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Forensic Audits part of bond scam cover-up

Saturday, 25 January 2020

From the time the bond scam was carried out by the Ranil Wickremesinghe administration, that administration under the guidance of the former Prime Minister had been avoiding the law by regularly bringing up various distractions so that the true natur

Halting mega projects is untimely; Govt. can explore other options

Friday, 24 January 2020

In a Sunday newspaper on 5 January a news item titled ‘Mega projects on hold until August budget,’ ‘Drop in revenue after tax reductions prevents spending on major constructions,’ was not a development-friendly headline. It may be accurate o

Is any further expenditure on the Port City a waste of money?

Friday, 24 January 2020

Erase from the mind all that you have read and heard about it. Then take a blank piece of paper, draw an irregular circle, and draw a line to divide it into two. On the bottom half write 300 acres. That is our Port City! To get the size into a proper

Foundations of incivility

Friday, 24 January 2020

The lack of advanced political consciousness and democratic discipline can be considered as one of the main reasons for the crisis and the failure that Sri Lanka is facing. This can be considered a situation that has prevailed since independence. Sri

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