Ceylon cinnamon, the wonder spice

Views - 40 Wednesday, 11 September 2019 00:00

Sri Lankans have long appreciated the wonderful spice that is cinnamon, using it in our daily cooking to add fragrance and flavour to many dishes. Two variants of cinnamon are popular across the world. The cheaper, strong flavoured, darker coloured

New ginger anti-dandruff shampoo from The Body Shop

Views - 12 Wednesday, 11 September 2019 00:00

Ginger. An unassuming household spice one would think; great to strengthen up a cup of tea, or flavour a good stir fry. For those more familiar with home-remedies, its medicinal value in the treatment of indigestion and even the soothing of physical

Bridal magic from Gerald Solomons and the Chagall team

Views - 11 Wednesday, 11 September 2019 00:00

Master stylist and hair wizard Gerald Solomons who has established Chagall as Sri Lanka’s most elite and fashionable salon, has put together a specialist Bridal Team to cater to the needs of all brides and their retinues on that all-important day.

Christell Skin Clinic expands operations to the Maldives

Views - 13 Wednesday, 11 September 2019 00:00

Sri Lanka’s leading cosmetology centre, the Christell Skin Clinic, has expanded its operations overseas with the opening of the Coco Skin Clinic in the Maldives. The launch event was graced with the presence of the First Lady of Maldives, Fazna Ahm

Tie the knot with Citrus Hotels

Views - 15 Wednesday, 11 September 2019 00:00

Citrus Hotels, some of Sri Lanka’s most sought-after destinations that offer the island’s finest views, gourmet cuisines, star-class facilities and quality hospitality, is geared to host some of your most memorable occasions that will last a life

CJS, Dr. Asha de Vos and Oceanswell unveil their ‘Love for the Blue Whale’

Views - 151 Friday, 6 September 2019 00:00

Two highly-respected brands came together at the Colombo Jewellery Stores retail outlet, located at Colombo City Centre to unveil a piece of exquisite craftsmanship amidst a special gathering of media, invitees and fans of both brands yesterday. Colo

Elephant House Ice Cream makes dynamic partnership with world renowned Warner Bros

Views - 27 Friday, 6 September 2019 00:00

Elephant House Ice Cream, the famous and iconic household brand for ice cream in Sri Lanka, has taken yet another giant leap through its historic partnership with Warner Bros. This game changing partnership is set to revolutionise the entire FMCG lan

Ceylinco Life policyholders treated to vantage viewing of Kandy Esala Perahera

Views - 22 Friday, 6 September 2019 00:00

A group of premium policyholders of Ceylinco Life were accorded the privilege of viewing the spectacular Kandy Esala Perahera, for the 5th consecutive year from one of the best vantage points in the city recently, as a special reward for their loyalt

Internationally renowned creations of Vogue Jewellers

Views - 15 Friday, 6 September 2019 00:00

Renowned locally and internationally as a fashion innovator, Vogue Jewellers has created history with exotic masterpieces that are truly distinguishing beyond mere beauty. Virtuous to create, evolve and excel, Vogue Jewellers – Sri Lanka’s leadin

Experience true comfort with SKECHERS from Abans

Views - 67 Friday, 30 August 2019 00:00

Searching for that dream pair of shoes that are stylish, versatile, and comfortable? SKECHERS offers a wide range of footwear that provide you with the ultimate comfort, while being ultra-stylish. Reinforcing the brand’s emphasis on providing a fa

William Penn debuts in Sri Lanka

Views - 106 Friday, 30 August 2019 00:00

PenndomeSri Lanka, has announced its brand launch in Sri Lanka of the William Penn brand. The renowned brand offers a wide portfolio of products in premium writing instruments and stationery including men’s accessories and corporate gifts. The com

Buying gems: Things to know

Views - 20 Friday, 30 August 2019 00:00

The 29th edition of the FACETS International Gem and Jewellery Exhibition beginning on 29 August and ending on 1 September, will feature a number of lapidary stalls for gem enthusiasts to learn how to evaluate and assess the Four Cs or for customer t

Mövenpick Hotel Colombo kicks off ‘Curiously Intimate’ wedding fair planning

Views - 40 Wednesday, 28 August 2019 00:00

Here in the heart of the city, amidst the bustling crowds and vibrant streets, the perfect setting can still be found to celebrate an intimate wedding in the company of your near dearest. Chic and contemporary, the Mövenpick Hotel Colombo will be ho

Ceylinco Life policyholders throng Leisure World for a day of fun and frolic

Views - 26 Wednesday, 28 August 2019 00:00

Even the threat of inclement weather could not dampen spirits when Ceylinco Life policyholders thronged the Leisure World theme park at Kaluaggala last week for a day of fun and frolic, with which the curtain came down on the life insurance leader’

Raja Jewellers adds glamour this August with amazing discounts

Views - 20 Wednesday, 28 August 2019 00:00

Acclaimed as the monarch of the gold world, Raja Jewellers is offering great concessions to customers with discounts for credit cards from all leading banks as well as interest-free easy payment schemes up to 60 months throughout the month of August.

Wedding World exhibition and bridal show to be held in September

Views - 152 Wednesday, 28 August 2019 00:00

In a bid to attract and inspire clientele from around Sri Lanka who are interested in investing in unconventional and classy marriage ceremonies, Wedding World exhibition and bridal show will be held at Waters Edge on 14 and 15 September, organisers

Singer introduces array of built-in kitchen appliances

Views - 27 Tuesday, 27 August 2019 00:00

Today we are living in a quick-changing advanced lifestyle. We tend to add valuable and appropriate things to our lives. As we gradually move towards a luxurious, modern lifestyle, the ordinary Sri Lankan kitchen has also been timely influenced by in

Endless gift options at Vogue Jewellers

Views - 42 Thursday, 15 August 2019 00:00

“Best gifts come from the heart” explains why we should focus on giving a gift of real value – gifts that will be cherished forever. Sri Lanka’s leading jeweller Vogue Jewellers offers the perfect mix of trend focus designs for any occasion t

New DSI Showroom opens in Dambulla

Views - 39 Thursday, 15 August 2019 00:00

D. Samson & Sons Ltd. recently celebrated the opening of its new DSI Showroom in the Dambulla town, located at No. 547, Anuradhapura Road, Dambulla. Strategically located along the Anuradhapura road, which bustles with both local and foreign tourists

CJS Brand Ambassador Jacqueline Fernandez in town to unveil new ‘Reefs’ collection

Views - 82 Thursday, 15 August 2019 00:00

Celebrity Bollywood actress and longstanding CJS Brand Ambassador Jacqueline Fernandez was in town to pay a special visit to the Colombo Jewellery Stores outlet at Dutch Hospital for the unveiling of a new collection titled ‘Reefs’. The new colle

7-piece pop rock band Flame to headline at Elevate

Views - 59 Tuesday, 13 August 2019 00:00

The month of August is set to be a rocking one at Elevate, Colombo’s highest rooftop bar, as one of the city’s legendary pop-rock bands, Flame, is scheduled to light up Thursday evenings throughout the month from 7:30 p.m. onwards. Flame, origin

Summer Vibes at Cinnamon Red this August

Views - 39 Tuesday, 13 August 2019 00:00

Asia’s first lean luxury hotel, Cinnamon Red Colombo, brings an enticing list of food and drink offers this August to tempt the trendiest guests in the city. Combo Lunch Platter: Create your own combo platter by choosing from four starters, five m

Poya Day Vegetarian Buffet at Ramada Colombo

Views - 45 Tuesday, 13 August 2019 00:00

All veggie lovers out there, head on over to Ramada Colombo this Poya and experience their popular vegetarian buffet. A delicious all vegetarian menu has a fresh juice counter featuring star fruit and nelli juice among others, a salad bar that includ

A taste of Switzerland

Views - 141 Thursday, 8 August 2019 00:00

Each year on 1 August, the Swiss people celebrate their founding anniversary which dates back to 1291. The founding anniversary celebrates diversity through unity which brings together the 26 individual canton flags flying alongside the grand and fam

Royal Fernwood Porcelain launches Microwaveable Rice Cooker

Views - 46 Thursday, 8 August 2019 00:00

Royal Fernwood Porcelain takes pride in introducing a very special line of innovative porcelain-based cookware products to ease your burdens, launched just in time for the holiday season enabling faster and more convenient everyday cooking. A large-s

‘HOMEMART mini’ hardware and homeware convenience store concept debuts at Orion City

Views - 65 Thursday, 8 August 2019 00:00

Sri Lanka’s popular one-stop, general hardware and homeware supermarket, ‘HOMEMART,’ has expanded to Colombo’s IT hub, Orion City, recently. Powered by St. Anthony’s Hardware Ltd., ‘HOMEMART,’ the novel general hardware supermarket and

Fems walks the talk

Views - 73 Thursday, 8 August 2019 00:00

By Ruwandi Gamage Introducing a new and advanced sanitary napkin with great absorbency and added comfort, Fems, one of the leading brands of sanitary napkins in Sri Lanka, which is manufactured by a local company no less, organised a tour of its faci

Pan Asia Bank unveils ‘7 Day Bonanza’ to live the dream lifestyle

Views - 44 Tuesday, 6 August 2019 00:00

Credit cards come into prominence largely at the time of seasonal promotions, mostly due to the discount offers they carry. Since customers’ needs to spend are not limited to a particular season Pan Asia Bank has come up with an amazing promotion t

Fashion Bug celebrates 25 years of success

Views - 57 Tuesday, 6 August 2019 00:00

Celebrating a journey of 25 years in a constantly evolving industry such as fashion, is no easy task. Yet for Fashion Bug, a brand that has built a strong reputation for high quality fashion accessories and apparel in Sri Lanka, that journey commence

CavinKare’s Indica Easy re-enters Sri Lankan market with new factory in Horana

Views - 70 Tuesday, 6 August 2019 00:00

One of India’s leading FCMG conglomerates, CavinKare recently commenced local production operations for its popular hair colour brand, Indica Easy, opening a state-of-the-art factory in the BOI Zone, Horana. The launch of the production facility i

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Industry 4.0, disruptive technology and MAS Matrix: An example for way forward in Sri Lanka

Monday, 16 September 2019

Technology has always been disruptive. When a new technology is introduced, it changes the way the humankind lives, behaves, earns, interacts and communicates. Some 10,000 years ago, when agriculture and animal breeding were domesticated through the

Radically reinvented reality: Relevance to Sri Lanka

Monday, 16 September 2019

I am delighted to be involved in the National HR Conference 2019, the largest HR event in South Asia. This time it is on the theme ‘Radically Reinvented Reality’. We need to take another look at the way we act institutionally and nationally, in u

Boeing in MAX-imum trouble

Monday, 16 September 2019

Boeing, America’s mighty aircraft manufacturer, is in deep trouble. The controversy surrounding the best-selling 737 MAX has refused to go away. The Federal Aviation Administration, the US aviation regulator, has spent over 110,000 hours addressing

Gotabaya Rajapaksa at Viyathmaga: Vision with an authoritarian zeal!

Monday, 16 September 2019

Gotabaya Rajapaksa has unveiled his national strategy or vision as a presidential candidate with an authoritarian zeal. This is clear from his Viyathmaga speech. He should be commended however for his fairly clear expression of views and objectives.

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