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Dilmah launches website on history of Ceylon Tea

Views - 6 Tuesday, 19 September 2017 00:00

A website on the history of Ceylon tea was launched by Dilmah at the Dutch Burger Union recently to mark the 150th anniversary of Ceylon Tea. Dilmah Founder Merrill J. Fernando participated in the launch


Sri Lankan Tea celebrated at Australian Federal Parliament

Views - 7 Tuesday, 19 September 2017 00:00

A 2017 Tea Party was organised in the Main Committee Room of the Australian Parliament on Wednesday 6 September.


Aitken Spence Hotels pays tribute to 150 years of Ceylon Tea

Views - 8 Tuesday, 19 September 2017 00:00

Celebrating the perennial connection between Sri Lanka and Ceylon Tea dating back to 150 years, premier hospitality chain Aitken Spence Hotels hosted a unique concept event on Thursday, 14 September at its Vauxhall Street head office, with over 300 g


Waters Edge, perfect destination for every celebration

Views - 13 Friday, 15 September 2017 00:00

Away from the hustle and the bustle of the city yet situated in the middle of a suburb and surrounded by vast bodies of water adorned with picturesque water lilies stands Waters Edge, the perfect destination for every type of event.


Destination weddings at Anantaya Resort and Spa, Chilaw

Views - 39 Friday, 15 September 2017 00:00

Surrounded by azure hues of the Indian Ocean and complete with star-class luxury as well as excellent service levels, Anantaya Resort and Spa, Chilaw has become a popular destination wedding venue within two years since inception.


Hair and beauty workshop organised by Dreamron a huge success

Views - 5 Friday, 15 September 2017 00:00

A workshop and technical session on beauty and hair, the fifth of the series organised by Dreamron, the Sri Lankan identity in the international beauty industry, was held at the Golden Mango Resort in Anuradhapura on 28 August.


Crown Miss Intercontinental Sri Lanka 2017: Get your tickets now!

Views - 46 Thursday, 14 September 2017 00:00

How can you miss the event of the year, when Sri Lanka’s power woman will be crowned? It’s all happening on Sunday 24 September at the Grand Ballroom of the Hilton Colombo from 6:30 p.m. onwards. And you must be a part of it! Tickets are availab


Cartier ties elegance with individuality

Views - 11 Thursday, 14 September 2017 00:00

Purchasing a luxury watch has always been a unique experience, and this feeling has only heightened in modern times. While advances in technology have meant that consumers are increasingly geared towards function over aesthetic, not even the advent o


Cartier holds first exceptional watches event in Sri Lanka

Views - 14 Wednesday, 13 September 2017 00:00

On Thursday 7 September, Cartier hosted an extraordinary evening in collaboration with the Maison’s partner, Chatham Luxury. An exclusive watches selection were presented for the first time in Sri Lanka to showcase stunning works of know-how, innov


ODEL’s new ‘Botanica’ fall collection promotes synergy with nature

Views - 3 Wednesday, 13 September 2017 00:00

Nature continues to enthral fashion designers around the world, whose efforts to synergise their creations with the environment are well represented in the latest collection unveiled by ODEL to celebrate fall 2017.


Global dry shampoo brand Batiste enters Sri Lanka

Views - 13 Wednesday, 13 September 2017 00:00

Refresh your hair with a burst of fragrance and maintain a great look anytime, anywhere with Batiste Dry Shampoo.


Good Market to host a one-day Good Market event in Kandy

Views - 5 Wednesday, 13 September 2017 00:00

Good Market is a curated market place where vendors of social enterprises and responsible businesses that are good for people and the planet.


LiCC Jeans sponsors ‘Best Model’ mini pageant at Siyatha Miss World Sri Lanka 2017

Views - 11 Wednesday, 13 September 2017 00:00

Sri Lanka’s number one jewans brand, Long Island Clothing Company (LiCC Jeans) last weekend joined hands with Siyatha Miss World Sri Lanka 2017 to sponsor the popular Mini Pageant of ‘Best Model’.


Crown Paints to go beyond beauty

Views - 9 Friday, 8 September 2017 00:00

Having always believed in the value of trailblazing leadership, JAT Holdings, the licensed manufacturers and sole agent for the UK’s premium paints, collaborates with Exceptional Entertainment to aptly bring in Crown Paints as Title Sponsor for the


Chokolaate Centre Stage returns with more talented teens!

Views - 31 Friday, 8 September 2017 00:00

Established in 2006, the leading teen magazine in the country, Chokolaate Magazine has come a long way over the last few decades


An unforgettable celebration for princes and princesses at The Kingsbury

Views - 9 Friday, 8 September 2017 00:00

Celebrating important milestones of family members particularly children can leave lasting memories that will be carried throughout their lives.


Camp Kreativ 2017

Views - 4 Friday, 8 September 2017 00:00

Camp Kreativ (CK), an initiative by Power of Play (PoP), is a unique summer holiday program for kids that took place at Sooriya Music Village from 14 to 19 August. CK 2017 featured workshops in drama, dance, robotics, musical theatre, photography and


Big draw for Hameedia’s “What’s Your Fit” campaign

Views - 9 Tuesday, 5 September 2017 00:00

Hameedia, Sri Lanka’s premier menswear specialist renowned for quality and style recently introduced ‘What’s Your Fit?’ campaign to extend their fashion expertise to their loyal customers. The island-wide campaign was launched with the aim of


Star Holdings launches another Sri Lanka’s first

Views - 20 Tuesday, 5 September 2017 00:00

Star Holdings – a 100% Sri Lankan fabric care company has added another “Sri Lanka’s first” to its product portfolio which already includes innovative products like Star Dishwash Round and Starlight Detergent Powder.


‘Dengue Killer’ and ‘Maduruthala Dhoopa’ hit the market

Views - 9 Tuesday, 5 September 2017 00:00

Two fine solutions to protect yourself and your loved ones from the dengue epidemic that has hit hard in Sri Lanka bringing about the highest death rate recently have been gifted to you by Irahanda Weda Gedara.


Savings with Abans LG Inverter home appliances

Views - 8 Tuesday, 5 September 2017 00:00

Aided by the most advanced technology, LG Electronics is undoubtedly a leader in the home appliance industry, predominantly focusing on providing consumers innovative solutions that cannot be found in any other appliance. Abans, the sole agents for L


Leema Creations wins National Silver Award for Large Category Business at CNCI

Views - 7 Friday, 1 September 2017 00:00

Total interior solutions provider Leema Creations Ltd. was recognised and honoured with the National Silver Award for Large Category Business at the CNCI Achiever of the Year 2017 awards ceremony held at Hotel Galadari on 17 August.


Blue Ocean Group ventures into facility management services for its luxury condominiums

Views - 54 Friday, 1 September 2017 00:00

The Blue Ocean Group of Companies has today grown into a formidable leader and trendsetter in over six industries including real estate, construction, engineering, trading, education and corporate consultancy.


Unveiling the ‘Landmark’ in Sri Lanka’s real estate sector

Views - 25 Friday, 1 September 2017 00:00

The highly-lucrative real estate development industry in Sri Lanka had a new player added to its portfolio with the launch of Landmark Developers Holding Ltd.


MAIC, professional decorators for any event

Views - 4 Friday, 1 September 2017 00:00

With the festive season just four months away, MAIC promises to make all your decoration stresses disappear. If you are on a budget or are looking for the most traditional or creative seasonal theme for your company or yourself, you don’t need to w


Paramount Event Spaces – Creating events with a difference

Views - 10 Friday, 1 September 2017 00:00

Paramount Event Spaces are elegant venues with helpful and knowledgeable staff, ready to assist you in making the memories of a lifetime. Their contemporary design and customisation options make them a premier venue for trainings, business events, an


Kandurata introduces revolutionary car umbrella

Views - 25 Thursday, 31 August 2017 00:01

A revolutionary car umbrella has been introduced to the Lankan market by the country’s premier umbrella manufacturer, Kandurata Umbrellas.


Chanaka Keppetiwalana joins Dreamron as Group CEO

Views - 16 Thursday, 31 August 2017 00:00

Chanaka Keppetiwalana joined Dreamron Group as the company’s Group CEO on 1 August after having a short stint at USS Engineering as the company CEO. Prior to this he was the Group CEO at Diana Trading He was the Director Sales and Marketing of JL


Wild Stone’s scratch and win competition to give away Royal Enfield Motorbike worth over Rs. 1.1 m

Views - 8 Thursday, 31 August 2017 00:00

Wild Stone, a renowned brand of men’s body deodorant recently introduced to the Sri Lankan market by American Remedies, announced the launch of a special promotion for consumers at an event held in Colombo. With the newly launched scratch and win c


Bridal magic from hair wizard Gerald Solomons

Views - 6 Thursday, 31 August 2017 00:00

Master stylist and hair wizard Gerald Solomons has expanded his range of services vis a vis brides so that he can make them look even more magical on their very special day. Chagall which has established itself as Sri Lanka’s most elite and fashion


Today's Columnists

Is Sri Lanka ready for the 2025 growth agenda?

Tuesday, 19 September 2017

The other day the President and Prime Minister launched the 2025 vision for Sri Lanka which was incidentally the third policy statement of the Government since coming to power in 2015. My view is that the continuous changes to policy is important and


Venerable villainy of mercenary monks

Tuesday, 19 September 2017

The picture says it all. The ‘Silredi Sirakaruwan Mudaganime Aramudala’ was not demonstration of piety. It was a bold repudiation of the rule of law by a cabal of venerable villains, brazenly insisting that we Sinhala Buddhists submit to a rule b


Government has accepted jurisdiction of the International Court of Justice over Sri Lanka

Tuesday, 19 September 2017

At the ongoing September 2017 sessions of the UN Human Rights Council, the UK has written to the President of the Council to assert that a long standing dispute it has with the Mauritius cannot be referred to the International Court of Justice becaus


Vision 2025: Part 1: Need for moving from a wish list to a concrete plan

Monday, 18 September 2017

The Unity Government released its newest economic policy statement titled V2025 – the marketing tag for the goals it has set for realisation from 2017 to 2025 – two weeks ago.


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