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Maya Family Fiesta for inmates of Apeksha Cancer Hospital

Views - 18 Thursday, 15 November 2018 00:10

The Maya Family Fiesta has been organised for our own fraternal inmates of the Apeksha Cancer Hospital, at the Maharagama Urban Council Sports Arena. The event, to get underway on 23, 24 and 25 November, has been organised by Fathima Himaya Niyaz, a


Galle Face Hotel Wedding Show 2018 brings real weddings to life

Views - 8 Thursday, 15 November 2018 00:00

The Galle Face Hotel recently hosted an exclusive Wedding Show to kick off its wedding campaign #GFHRealWeddings and begin the 2019 wedding season. In keeping with the #GFHRealWeddings theme, the hotel organised demonstrations of real weddings with


Third Sri Lanka Festival in Canberra concludes successfully

Views - 5 Thursday, 15 November 2018 00:00

Sri Lanka Festival 2018 attracted large crowds in Canberra on Saturday, 10 November. This was the third consecutive Festival organised by the High Commission to showcase Sri Lanka to the Australian public. Thaala Asapuwa Da


Mixing Christmas happiness at Waters Edge

Views - 9 Wednesday, 14 November 2018 00:00

With the merry and jolly season and the most wonderful time of the year just around the corner, keeping true to the traditions of the most celebrated annual joyous seasons throughout the world, Waters Edge organised a true, fun-filled Christmas cake


Leveza Day at Cinnamon TBC Asia 2018 Bloggers

Views - 9 Wednesday, 14 November 2018 00:00

Cinnamon Hotels & Resorts partnered with MAS’ new travel wear brand, Leveza, for the Cinnamon Travel Bloggers’ Conference 2018 (Cinnamon TBC Asia 2018). As a part of the partnership with Leveza by MAS, 60 of the world’s most influential blogger


Pegasus Reef Hotel kicks off glittering holiday season with golden Christmas cake mixing

Views - 10 Wednesday, 14 November 2018 00:00

Pegasus Reef Hotel kicks off glittering holiday season with golden Christmas cake mixing In yet another unique celebration that is now trademark to the Pegasus Reef Hotel’s trend of creating memorable and engaging events for hotel patrons, local gu


Brand new Arrow Exclusive Brand Showroom at CCC

Views - 12 Tuesday, 13 November 2018 00:00

D. Samson & Sons Ltd., a member of the DSI Samson Group, the sole distributors of Arrow in Sri Lanka, celebrated the opening of the Arrow Exclusive Brand Showroom at the Colombo City Centre, which is located at No. 137, Sir James Peiris Mawatha, Colo


HSBC Colombo Fashion Week: The Preview powered by Hi!!

Views - 24 Tuesday, 13 November 2018 00:00

The 16th edition of HSBC Colombo Fashion Week, is scheduled to take place in March 2019, and promises to be different, with the introduction of new platforms and perspectives. The event will offer the public multiple avenues to interact with fashion


7th DSI Premier Showroom opens at CCC

Views - 9 Tuesday, 13 November 2018 00:00

A leading retail network, D. Samson & Sons Ltd. celebrated the opening of a brand new DSI Premier Showroom at the Colombo City Centre on 2November. The showroom located at No. 137, Sir James Peiris Mawatha, Colombo is the seventh DSI Premier Showroom


MINIGOOD launches its first store in Rajagiriya, Sri Lanka

Views - 14 Tuesday, 13 November 2018 00:00

MINIGOOD, a fast-growing high-quality Korean lifestyle designer brand, operating a network of over thousand stores across the globe, is now open in Sri Lanka at 1091/A, Jayewardenepura Mawatha, Rajagiriya.  The brand aims to provide worldwide cons


MTI idea2fund’s Bakamuna once again pops up at Hilton Colombo

Views - 59 Friday, 9 November 2018 00:00

Bakamuna, a mixed media lifestyle design brand powered by MTI’s idea2fund, has collaborated with The Hilton Colombo once again to host the brand’s third pop-up from 3 to 24 November. Bakamuna’s initial pop-up which was launched earlier this yea


Glitter and glamour, tassels and sequins herald a ‘Retro Glam’ Christmas at Odel

Views - 10 Friday, 9 November 2018 00:00

Happy days are here again – it’s glitter, it’s glamour, it’s sequins and tassels, it’s bright neon lights with mirror balls and bling; Odel brings it all out this festive season in a retro inspired fashion extravaganza that lets you indulge


Dimensions opens first showroom in Battaramulla

Views - 10 Friday, 9 November 2018 00:00

The art of energy healing made its entry into Battaramulla as Dimensions celebrated the opening of its first showroom. Located at No. 555/2/B/1 Kaduwela Road, Thalangama North, Battaramulla, the showroom is the brainchild of Harshanie Hewamadduma Rit


Grand sale organised by Lanka Alzheimer’s Foundation

Views - 11 Friday, 9 November 2018 00:00

This annual sale is being held for the third time and has a larger selection this time round for shoppers to indulge in. Saturday 17 November is the date to make a note of and doors will open at 10 a.m. The venue will be the Lanka Alzheimer’s Found


Dialog launches Yeheli.lk, personal digital wellbeing assistant for women

Views - 8 Friday, 9 November 2018 00:00

Dialog Axiata PLC, Sri Lanka’s premier connectivity provider has announced the launch of Yeheli.lk/Thozhi.lk, an anonymous messaging platform that connects users with expert advice, available on web and Android app. In simpler terms this platform


Spa Ceylon Wellness Club mobile app launched

Views - 6 Friday, 9 November 2018 00:00

Spa Ceylon, the world’s largest luxury Ayurveda chain, has launched its Spa Ceylon Wellness Club mobile app, offering members the convenience of fast, easy access to a world of wellness information. The app will also provide information about Spa


STHRI by Selyn and Island Lush collaborate!

Views - 16 Wednesday, 31 October 2018 00:00

Looking for a summer sandal you can wear with everything? Look no further than the brand new collaboration launched by STHRI by Selyn and Island Lush. These fantastic pieces use production off-cuts of the vibrant cotton handloom fabrics woven by 


Spexbay launches first eyewear store in Maharagama

Views - 22 Wednesday, 31 October 2018 00:00

Spexbay has launched its fashionable optical outlet for the first time in Sri Lanka. Creating a dynamic experience in the busy but upcoming suburb of Maharagama, a popular area for bargain shopping,Spexbay offers high quality products at affordable p


Renaissance in audio from Yamaha Pro Studio

Views - 9 Wednesday, 31 October 2018 00:00

The Yamaha Music Centre continues to diversify with the inception of Sri Lanka’s foremost studio and a cutting-edge recording complex – the Yamaha Pro Studio. The studio is situated on the first floor of the Yamaha Music Centre’s flagship store


Sriyani Dress Point opens its newest showroom in Negombo

Views - 47 Wednesday, 31 October 2018 00:00

Sriyani Dress Point, one of the largest chains of readymade garments in Sri Lanka, opened its new and the eighth showroom at No. 22 Main Street Negombo recently with actress Pooja Umashankar participating as a special guest. Sriyani Dress Point that


LAUGFS SuperMart joins CH17 Loyalty

Views - 22 Wednesday, 31 October 2018 00:00

The supermarket chain of LAUGFS Holdings Ltd. is the latest to join the popular welfare scheme owned and managed by CH17 exclusively for employees and staff in the mercantile and corporate sectors. Perks at Work, Nucleus Loyalty, Ransalu Privilege ar


Dreamron Group expanding business to Vietnam

Views - 11 Wednesday, 31 October 2018 00:00

Dreamron Group, one of the local personal care brands and largest hair care manufacturer in the country, is expanding its business further in Southeast Asia by signing an agreement with Vietnam. Dreamron products has been accepted by big supermar


Global franchise MINIGOOD to enter Sri Lanka creating a quality simple lifestyle to all consumers

Views - 1553 Tuesday, 30 October 2018 00:38

Joining the fastest growing retail fashion sector and bringing a variety of Korean franchisee products to Sri Lanka, KiMO Ceylon Co-Founders Zamrin Mabuthoon and Tasneem Siddeeque are to introduce global franchise MINIGOOD to Sri Lanka within the nex


Spa Ceylon Wellness Club mobile app launched

Views - 14 Friday, 26 October 2018 00:01

Spa Ceylon, the world’s largest luxury Ayurveda chain, has launched their Spa Ceylon Wellness Club mobile app, offering members the convenience of fast, easy access to a world of wellness informatio


The rise of green beauty

Views - 14 Friday, 26 October 2018 00:00

Today, a growing number of consumers across the world are rejecting chemical-filled skincare products and cosmetics for pricey, plant-based, and seemingly less toxic alternatives. It is a thriving sector—one that some experts think could change the


ACL Cables sponsors Ladies College Colombo Walk

Views - 8 Friday, 26 October 2018 00:00

Sri Lanka’s No. 1 electric cable, ACL Cables PLC, sponsored the walk held to mark the 66th anniversary of Ladies’ College Colombo, a leading girls college in Sri Lanka. Commenting on this, ACL Cables Managing Director Suren Madanayake said: “A


Vision Care launches ‘505’: first branded designer eyewear store in Sri Lanka

Views - 11 Friday, 26 October 2018 00:00

Vision Care Optical Services Ltd., home to many international fashion labels for over 25 years, proudly announces the launch of its exclusive Luxottica-branded 505 Store for the first time in Sri Lanka. Luxottica Group is a leader in the design, manu


Light up any season with ‘Diyas by Dankotuwa’

Views - 20 Friday, 26 October 2018 00:00

Dankotuwa Porcelain PLC, renowned for its luxurious and elegant porcelain tableware, has launched ‘Diyas by Dankotuwa,’ the perfect way to mark a cultural or religious celebration, or even any special day.


Halloween Week at BOMMU Rooftop Bar and Lounge, OZO Kandy

Views - 9 Thursday, 18 October 2018 00:00

While most celebrate Halloween on a single day, OZO Kandy has organised a week-long spook fare in the quiet and quaint city. BOMMU Bar and Lounge invites you to a wild celebration in the dark from 27 October until 2 November from 18:00 onwards. BOMM


The Kingsbury to celebrate Oktoberfest at Honey Beach Club

Views - 72 Thursday, 18 October 2018 00:00

The Kingsbury Hotel, Colombo presents Oktoberfest from 25-30 October at its popular Honey Beach Club, from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. There will be an extensive array of comforting and warm German food such as a Bavarian Mixed Grill platter with pork, chicke


Today's Columnists

Courting democracy; Housing disaster?

Thursday, 15 November 2018

A small step was taken by a sovereign court the day before yesterday. It was a giant leap for the supremacy of the Constitution over all three arms of government in a recently benighted Sri Lanka. As well as being the tangible proof of intra-governme


Sri Lanka’s Judiciary in its finest hour

Thursday, 15 November 2018

“We must never forget that the only real source of power we as judges can tap is the respect of the people” –Justice Thurgood Marshall


When scholars turn slayers of reason

Thursday, 15 November 2018

“… I think, that the intellectual is an individual endowed with a faculty of representing, embodying, articulating a message, a view, an attitude, philosophy or opinion to, as well as for, a public. And this role has an edge to it, and cannot be


A stable democracy is a prerequisite for the wellbeing of Sri Lankans

Thursday, 15 November 2018

In Sri Lanka, despite the complexity of overlapping policies, the slow pace in implementing economic policies has been of central concern in the past few years. The current political state in Sri Lanka poses a series of e


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