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Carnatic vocal recital by Sakthi Ravitharan

Views - 21 Saturday, 12 January 2019 00:00

To celebrate Thai Pongal, Swami Vivekananda Cultural Centre, High Commission of India, Colombo will be presenting a Carnatic vocal recital by Dr Sakthi Ravitharan a vocalist from Australia, on 16 January at 6 p.m. at Swami Vivekananda Cultural Centre


VOICES OF PEACE – they were just like us

Views - 19 Saturday, 12 January 2019 00:00

Although South Africa set a shining example in peace-building with its truth and reconciliation process to nations struggling with the aftermath of civil war, not many have followed in their footsteps. Before reaching for reconciliation, truth, espec


Busy start as a reporter

Views - 28 Saturday, 12 January 2019 00:00

Having supported the UNP at the 1956 general election, Lake House faced a daunting task in building relations with the new Prime Minister and Cabinet ministers. On the other hand, the new Government also wanted media publicity for its policies and pl


Resolve to make health and wellness a priority in 2019 with Nations Trust Bank American Express

Views - 10 Friday, 11 January 2019 00:00

We all understand that our health and wellness is of utmost importance. That’s why increasing physical fitness and setting aside time to relax are often one of the most popular New Year’s resolutions. This New Year, Nations Trust Bank American Ex


Revitiz hair nutrition partner at Le Coiffeur Thilaque Academy graduation ceremony

Views - 5 Friday, 11 January 2019 00:00

The 2018 graduation ceremony of the Le Coiffeur Thilaque – Academy of Hair & Beauty owned by Thilaque de Silva was held at the Hotel Galadari recently. Thilaque de Silva who has over 30 years of vast experience in hair dressing is known to be the h


Serendib Leisure hotels kick off 2019 in grand splendour

Views - 9 Friday, 11 January 2019 00:00

Celebrations were in full swing at Serendib Leisure hotels to kick start the New Year in true Sri Lankan flair. As 2018 came to an end, the night came alive with boundless energy and stellar live entertainment to ensure every guest delightfully rang


Celebrate Thai Pongal at the Mövenpick Hotel Colombo

Views - 30 Friday, 11 January 2019 00:00

Often called the “Harvest Festival”, Thai Pongal is celebrated to commemorate the beginning of harvesting crops in the fields. This harvest festival dedicated to the Sun God, is a four-day festival celebrated by one and all. The term ‘Pongal’


Celebrate Thai Pongal at Cinnamon Grand

Views - 20 Friday, 11 January 2019 00:00

Celebrate the Hindu harvest festival popularly known as ‘Thai Pongal’ at Cinnamon Grand’s South Indian restaurant Chutneys on Tuesday, 15 January with a festive vegetarian buffet. Decorated with traditional kolam and other accessories, the Pong


Inside Access information blog recognised at SLT Zero One Awards

Views - 21 Thursday, 10 January 2019 00:00

Inside Access (www.insideaccess.lk), an initiative powered by Access, was recognised as the first runner-up for the Best Community Empowerment Programme under the Media and Publishing Sector at the SLT Zero One Awards 2017/18, held recently. The awa


Anarga Enterprises online store goes live at www.anarga.lk

Views - 26 Thursday, 10 January 2019 00:00

Anarga Enterprises ‘Excellence in everything’, was successfully launched at a special ceremony in, Moratuwa, on 22 December 2018. Anarga is an online store owned by Prathibha Perera, upcoming young entrepreneur, who specialises in a wide range of


Seminal exhibition of Sri Lankan heritage art opens in Los Angeles

Views - 51 Thursday, 10 January 2019 00:00

The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) recently opened an exhibition titled ‘The Jeweled Isle: Art from Sri Lanka’, which is the first comprehensive survey of Sri Lankan art organised by a US museum. Drawn in part from LACMA’s collection


Kolam to exhibit at Rithihi from 10 January

Views - 85 Friday, 4 January 2019 00:00

Placing the spotlight on a craft which is unique to the Jaffna peninsula, Kolam, a collective of designers articulate dexterous artistry in pattern and skill and a first time exhibition of saris, jewellery and handbags from 10 January at Colombo’s


BOC Multi Currency Travel Card integrates with CH17 Loyalty

Views - 35 Friday, 4 January 2019 00:00

Bank of Ceylon’s Travel Card, the most convenient, safe and secure multi-currency card will add more benefits and privileges through an exclusive arrangement with CH17 Loyalty – program dedicated for CH17’s corporate membership. A Memorandum of


7th helicopter tour for Mobitel 4G nation winners

Views - 12 Friday, 4 January 2019 00:00

Mobitel once again launched an exciting and memorable helicopter ride for its most loyal customers making them aware of the widespread nature of Mobitel’s 4G network. This initiative was a fun activity for loyal customers on board, whilst highlight


Fashion Bug loyal customers rewarded with whale-watching experience at Mirissa

Views - 13 Friday, 4 January 2019 00:00

As a part of their ongoing customer engagement program, Fashion Bug provided an exciting opportunity to all loyal Reward Card holders as they were taken on a whale-watching trip to Mirissa. 40 lucky winners were selected out of about 50,000 customers


Celebrating 5 years of Bellissima

Views - 47 Friday, 4 January 2019 00:00

When it comes to biscuit pudding in Colombo, a name that constantly comes to mind is Bellissima. Yes, the artisan biscuit pudding brand, which has evolved over the years, and has become one of the most popular go to dessert options among trendy local


Khomba Baby Soap re-launched to offer more herbal goodness

Views - 28 Tuesday, 1 January 2019 00:00

Khomba Baby Soap, Sri Lanka’s No. 01 herbal baby care product, has been re-launched with new herbal ingredients and new soothing fragrances with an expansion of the portfolio. The predominantly margosa (neem/kohomba) based range of products has un


The Body Shop launches new Mediterranean Almond Milk with Oats Facial Mask

Views - 17 Tuesday, 1 January 2019 00:00

‘Don’t Let Sensitive Skin Hold You Back!’ promises The Body Shop, the leading British beauty brand known globally for its commitment to expert-endorsed beauty and skin care. The socially and environmentally conscious name has just released its


Eat Street kicks off at Green Path

Views - 14 Tuesday, 1 January 2019 00:00

The seventh edition of Eat Street Colombo kicked off at Green Path on 1 and 2 December. The successful street food festival had a massive crowd gathering for the weekend food and fun. The event had several food challenges and exciting prizes for the


DSI opens in Panadura; kicks off Supersport seasonal campaign

Views - 21 Tuesday, 1 January 2019 00:00

Today’s footwear industry boasts a number of brands that are well-known for their various useful qualities and high standards. However, in the recent years it has become clear that the local industry is plagued by duplicates and cheap imitations of


Vision Care opens new outlet at Colombo City Centre

Views - 32 Tuesday, 1 January 2019 00:00

Vision Care, the market leader in eye care products, recently unveiled its 52nd outlet at Sri Lanka’s premier international shopping mall, Colombo City Centre (CCC) with the presence of their guest of honour, Chairman – Sri Lanka Retailer’s Ass


Pedals Footwear turns two

Views - 27 Friday, 28 December 2018 00:00

Pedals – Authentic Handloom Footwear, a startup aimed to produce quintessential Sri Lankan sustainable handmade shoes, heart crafted with intricate detailing, to showcase to the global footwear scene what we as a small nation are capable of. Predom


Classy gifts at affordable prices at Abans

Views - 14 Friday, 28 December 2018 00:00

As the Christmas and New Year season draws to a close, it is usually the time for reflecting back on the moments of the past year and looking forward to the new. Part of this involves re-evaluating the things we need in our kitchen. Abans makes this


NOLIMIT opens first-ever pop-up store at K-Zone Ja-Ela

Views - 56 Friday, 28 December 2018 00:00

NOLIMIT recently launched its first-ever pop-up store at K-Zone, Ja-Ela, becoming one of the first large-scale retail stores to do so in Sri Lanka NOLIMIT has taken steps to tap into the growing market of pop-up retail, and the new pop-up store offer


Subway joins CH17 Loyalty

Views - 72 Friday, 28 December 2018 00:00

CH17 Loyalty adds more value to its program by getting the membership to taste the best of sandwiches from Subway! World’s largest QSR chain Subway, purveyor of fresh and delectable submarine sandwiches (subs) and salads, having more than 45,500 re


Dance, dine and ring in the New Year at Cinnamon’s city hotels

Views - 20 Friday, 28 December 2018 00:00

What better way to welcome 2019 than with the endless list of special celebrations on offer for you at Cinnamon’s city hotels – Cinnamon Grand, Cinnamon Lakeside and Cinnamon Red. From a gala dinner dance to intimate dinner gatherings with family


British School Christmas Carol Concert

Views - 18 Tuesday, 25 December 2018 00:00

The British School in Colombo conducted their annual Christmas Carol Concert 2018 at the school auditorium recently. The audience was treated to an amazing night of music by the talented Junior and the Senior Choir of the school. Teachers, parents, p


Swipe DFCC Credit Cards daily to enjoy special CashBack offers

Views - 16 Tuesday, 25 December 2018 00:00

Christmas and New Year is an eagerly awaited holiday season for people in Sri Lanka, with family and friends coming together to spend time and exchange gifts. It is a joyous season when people aspire to enjoy the best lifestyle possible – be it sho


YMCA Moratuwa conducts Annual Carols Service 2018

Views - 18 Tuesday, 25 December 2018 00:00

YMCA Moratuwa conducted its Annual Carols Service 2018 recently at its main hall. The main focus was on singing of carols by its Youth club and the Children’s club, presenting a short play simultaneously with the singing of carols. Carols were also


Coca-Cola set to brighten up the festive season with its iconic Christmas Truck roadshow

Views - 21 Tuesday, 25 December 2018 00:00

From as far back as the 1930s, Coca-Cola has continued its legacy of bringing families and friends together to share moments of happiness and refreshment during Christmas and the New Year. In keeping with its iconic holiday tradition which brings the


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Why Gota gave me a ‘Gotler’ feeling

Wednesday, 16 January 2019

Bourgeoisie venues It is no accident that presidential-candidate hopeful Gotabaya Rajapaksa holds his Viyathmaga meetings in bourgeoisie spots. Once, it had been Shangri-La. Last Saturday, 12 January, it had been Waters Edge. Gota’s speech offered


A lie is also a truth

Wednesday, 16 January 2019

Gotabaya Rajapaksa is a determined contender for the presidency. His trenchant lecture to activists of the Viyathmaga forum demonstrated the man’s spiritedness and impulse to act. He is a driven man. What drives him? Ancient Greeks developed the co


Morals and ethics take a nosedive in Sinhala-Buddhist Sri Lanka

Wednesday, 16 January 2019

As a Sri Lankan first, as a member of the predominant ethnic community, Sinhalese, as a follower of the Buddhist philosophy and as a grandmother, I have taken it upon myself to address the youth and young adults of Sri Lanka, amongst them – the fut


Politicians and cricketers: Expected role, selection and performance evaluation (Part 1)

Wednesday, 16 January 2019

I am an apolitical person. I am neither a political analyst nor a sports analyst. However, I closely observe both activities. I attentively observed recent political turmoil in Sri Lanka from a remote location via mass media. I watched the performan


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