IWC Schaffhausen celebrates 150-year anniversary together with Chatham Luxury

Views - 11 Thursday, 21 March 2019 00:50

Celebrated Swiss luxury watch manufacturer IWC Schaffhausen commemorated 150 years of fine watchmaking together with its retail partner in Sri Lanka, Chatham Luxury, at an intimate dinner for guests in The 1864 Restaurant at The Galle Face Hotel on T

HSBC enables a virtual shopping experience for cardholders this Avurudu

Views - 8 Thursday, 21 March 2019 00:49

The upcoming Avurudu season is a busy time with everyone trying to beat the queues, the traffic, and the rush to shop for gifts. HSBC is offering customers the peace of mind to shop online (virtual malls) and get ready for Avurudu, while cardholders

ComBank cardholders celebrate Avurudu in grand style with discounts up to 50% island-wide

Views - 13 Thursday, 21 March 2019 00:48

To add to the excitement of the upcoming holidays, a feast of kavum and kokis and the song of the koha, the Commercial Bank of Ceylon has once again unveiled easy payment plans and discounts of up to 50%, at over 2000 partner outlets island-wide, whe

This Avurudu enjoy exclusive benefits and privileges with Nations Trust Bank American Express

Views - 11 Thursday, 21 March 2019 00:47

The Avurudu season is here and it’s time for family and friends! As the Card for all Seasons, Nations Trust Bank American Express offers a plethora of savings and attractive instalment plans to its Cardmembers. These benefits will only get better a

An unexpected happening

Views - 15 Saturday, 16 March 2019 00:00

After the coalition members left the government, the ‘Ape Aanduwa’ – as the common people preferred to call the Bandaranaike regime – the ministers were all from the SLFP. The Minister of Lands and Land Development, C P de Silva was Leader of

Huawei brings Avurudu early this year to Sri Lanka

Views - 14 Friday, 15 March 2019 00:00

Huawei, Sri Lanka’s number one smartphone brand, announced several exciting new offers celebrating this Avurudu season. Huawei announced the price reductions of several smartphones in order to deliver customers with the best smartphone options avai

Daraz announces launch of Avurudu Wasi

Views - 19 Friday, 15 March 2019 00:00

As the cuckoo heralds the approaching of the Sinhala and Tamil New Year, Daraz announces the launch of the largest online shopping sale in Sri Lanka, the Avurudu sale. Titled Daraz Avurudu Wasi, the sale offers local shoppers the ultimate Avurudu sho

What’s your hair story? Sunsilk Hairstory 2019 explores the limitless power of hair

Views - 48 Friday, 15 March 2019 00:00

A girl’s hair is much more than what meets the eye. If a person’s eyes are the windows to their soul, their hair is often a reflection of their personality and their journey through life. Often, a girl’s most defining moments are reflected thr

Raja Jewellers introduces a special bridal jewellery collection

Views - 10 Friday, 15 March 2019 00:00

Raja Jewellers, the monarch of the gold world with a proud 90-year history, introduces a comprehensive collection of exquisite bridal jewellery specially made for this wedding season. Finely crafted wedding rings, earrings, necklaces, pendants, bangl

Mallika Hemachandra Jewellers empowers inaugural SAARC Woman Entrepreneur Award

Views - 11 Wednesday, 13 March 2019 00:00

Mallika Hemachandra Jewellers joined hands with the Women’s Chamber of Industry and Commerce, Sri Lanka (WCIC) as the Official Jewellery Partner of the inaugural SAARC Woman Entrepreneur Award Presentation recently. With the sponsorship of the jewe

Celebrating the elegance of womanhood at Taj

Views - 14 Wednesday, 13 March 2019 00:00

Marking International Women’s Day, 8 March, Taj Samudra Colombo Manager Pulkesin Mohan together with the team had special offerings to salute the associates of the hotel. It was a fun-filled day for all Taj Samudra, Colombo lady associates and the ties up with NDB and HNB to offer up to 25% off, making Avurudu more joyful for customers

Views - 204 Tuesday, 12 March 2019 00:00 has partnered with NDB and HNB for the Sinhala and Tamil New Year, offering each bank’s customer base up to 25% off on credit card and debit card purchases. Beyond these very special, store-wide Avurudu savings, credit card holders at HNB

A Night at the Opera at the Galle Face Hotel

Views - 28 Tuesday, 12 March 2019 00:00

The Galle Face Hotel is delighted to host ‘A Night at the Opera’ in association with Barbara Segal Music with international guest stars Carlos Conde Gonzales, Maestro Peter Crockford and artists from the Menaka Singers Opera Ensemble. The event t

Cutting a nostalgic groove

Views - 60 Tuesday, 12 March 2019 00:00

There really is no school like the old school, proven by the wave of nostalgia that seems to be gripping modern culture. In movies, fashion, music, design, even spirituality – shades from yesteryear are making a comeback among the globalised genera

Three new Breitling watches commemorate an aviation legend: the Curtiss P-40 Warhawk

Views - 16 Monday, 11 March 2019 00:00

For the better part of a century, Breitling has enjoyed a global reputation for its links to the world of aviation and for its pilot’s watches. And, with the release of two chronographs and an understated three-hand watch commemorating a partnershi

Iconic film star Sabeetha Perera appointed brand ambassador of NNO

Views - 17 Monday, 11 March 2019 00:00

Sabeetha Perera is a household name, having mesmerised the people of Sri Lanka with her powerful performances and fine acting over many decades. Having started her acting career at the tender age of three, she has gone on to win the hearts of million

Vaseline hosts day of fun in the sun with new SPF 24

Views - 18 Monday, 11 March 2019 00:00

Unilever Sri Lanka held a fun-filled influencer event at Water’s Edge recently to spread awareness about the recently-launched Vaseline Healthy White SPF 24 body lotion. The event witnessed a gathering of Sri Lanka’s foremost social media influen

Fashion and an investment – best of both from Vogue Jewellers

Views - 16 Friday, 8 March 2019 00:00

Contrary to the emerging trend particularly among the young generation to spend in vain on costume jewellery, gold jewellery in fact makes you a winner all the way. Sri Lanka’s leading jeweller, Vogue Jewellers with its eternal commitment to nurtu

KOKATH expands into LAUGFS Super outlets

Views - 23 Friday, 8 March 2019 00:00

Expanding its presence in the lifestyle retailing sector, KOKATH recently announced the introduction of its product range at LAUGFS Super outlets commencing from the Pepiliyana Supermarket. The KOKATH product line features a diverse range of high-qua

THEFACESHOP promotes The Therapy First Serum to mark Women’s Day

Views - 15 Friday, 8 March 2019 00:00

THEFACESHOP, a premium and globally popular K-beauty brand, just launched a new addition to their iconic The Therapy lineup – The Therapy First Serum in Sri Lanka. Drawing inspiration from traditional European therapies and ground-breaking skincar

Abans offers up to 50% discounts with ‘Avurudhu Vaasi at Abans Maha Gedara’

Views - 27 Friday, 8 March 2019 00:00

When Sri Lankans think of ‘Maha Gedara’, they conjure images of the special times they spend at their parents’ home during Avurudu, exchanging gifts, playing games, and dining together as a family. This Avurudu season, Abans will be capturing t

UK queen posts Instagram image on Science Museum tour

Views - 11 Friday, 8 March 2019 00:00

London (Reuters): Britain’s Queen Elizabeth entered the world of hi-tech communications on Thursday with a visit to the new “Top Secret” exhibition at London’s Science Museum. The 92-year-old monarch saw a World War Two enigma code machine an

MTI’s Bakamuna designs a creative work space for Luxe Asia

Views - 55 Thursday, 7 March 2019 00:00

Regional destination management company Luxe Asia recently teamed up with Bakamuna to design a contemporary workspace for their premises located at Vauxhall Street, Colombo-2. Bakamuna, a venture powered by MTI Consulting, is led by Bakamuna CEO and

Serenia Residences concludes yet another successful partnership with Colombo Fashion Week

Views - 23 Thursday, 7 March 2019 00:00

Once again Colombo Fashion Week and Serenia partnered together for the second consecutive year where Serenia was the Official Residential Partner, said Serenia Executive Director Sabina Karunanayake. Serenia Residences, a private collection of 47 be

Quantum Fitness opens latest branch in Negombo

Views - 15 Thursday, 7 March 2019 00:00

Quantum Fitness, the pioneers in marketing quality fitness equipment in Sri Lanka, opened its latest showroom at the bustling Western Province suburb, Negombo on 21 February. The opening took place under the patronage of Quantum Fitness Chairman Noma

‘It’s a Pink Affair’ as Taj celebrates International Women’s Day

Views - 37 Thursday, 7 March 2019 00:00

On 8 March, Taj Samudra Colombo is set to celebrate the global International Women’s Day in appreciation of women for their achievements and commitment. The luxury city hotel has dedicated this special day with preparations in place at the Ports of

Commons Coffee House expands with new cafe at Hatch Building in Fort

Views - 18 Friday, 1 March 2019 00:00

Commons Coffee House, the first home-grown coffee house in the city now in its 13th year of operation, expanded to launch its 2nd Commons Coffee House, now at the recently launched Hatch Building, Sri Lanka’s largest co-working office space and bus

Revitiz – hair nutrition partner at Thirani Pieris International Beauty Academy

Views - 13 Friday, 1 March 2019 00:00

The graduation ceremony of the Thirani Pieris International Beauty Academy conducted by Thirani Pieris was held for the 27th time at the BMICH recently. Thirani Pieris is known to be the teacher of thousands of students across the country over the p

Fleminco opens new showroom in Moratuwa

Views - 23 Friday, 1 March 2019 00:00

The revolutionary online gift delivery store, Fleminco, recently opened its newest showroom at Rawathawatta, Moratuwa. Speaking about this, Fleminco Group Ltd. Directress Hashini Ramanayake stated: “Fleminco started its operations only in August 20

Bringing the heart and soul of Indian Cuisine to the Bey

Views - 10 Friday, 1 March 2019 00:00

Cinnamon Bey Beruwala, part of the Cinnamon Hotels & Resorts chain, recently launched the latest addition to its restaurant portfolio – Tandoor, which will now offer guests a delectable array of traditional Indian staple dishes and delicacies. Infu

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M.N. Nambiar: Birth centenary of Tamil cinema’s greatest screen villain

Saturday, 23 March 2019

Thursday 7 March this year was the birth centenary of Indian film actor Manjeri Narayanan Nambiar known to the world at large as M.N. Nambiar. The great Thespian who made a name for himself by acting in negative roles was hailed by many as the greate

An innocent utopian dream

Saturday, 23 March 2019

In an article published in the Daily FT on 19 February 2015, I predicted the trajectory of the ‘Yahapalana’ Government. In that piece of conjecture captioned ‘Maithri’s Mandate and Ranil’s Royalist Regency’ I said that Sri Lanka was witne

Historic betrayal of SLMC and ACMC

Saturday, 23 March 2019

It appears, according to a news report that the leaders of SLMC, ACMC and DPF during a meeting with President Sirisena to discuss constitutional reforms have “reneged on their promise to back the ongoing efforts to abolish the executive presidency

Playing with history

Friday, 22 March 2019

First of all, I was delighted to note a counter criticism ‘A reply to Victor Ivan’s ‘What went wrong with Sri Lanka?’ published in the Financial Times on 11 March in response to my article which appeared in the same newspaper on 22 February.

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