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Experience ‘Easter Eggcitement’ at Colombo City Centre

Views - 8 Friday, 19 April 2019 00:00

Colombo City Centre will be bringing the magic of Easter to Colombo that will provide enjoyment for the whole family! Aptly titled ‘Easter Eggcitement,’ this event will feature exciting games, awesome prizes, and more. The activities taking place


Emirates rolls out special Easter menus

Views - 3 Friday, 19 April 2019 00:00

Emirates is introducing seasonal treats to celebrate Easter on board and in select airport lounges worldwide. The Easter menu is available to customers in all cabin classes from 19 to 23 April when travelling from Dubai to destinations in Europe, Aus


Shangri-La Hotel, Colombo celebrates Sinhala and Tamil New Year

Views - 6 Friday, 19 April 2019 00:00

The Sinhala and Tamil New Year’s Day is signified as an important national holiday for both the Sinhala and Tamil communities. It stands as a unique occasion in the country’s history which symbolises unity and harmony between all communities. The


The Tashkent Files at Liberty by Scope Cinemas

Views - 3 Friday, 19 April 2019 00:00

Hindi political thriller ‘The Tashkent Files’ will be released on 20 April at Liberty by Scope Cinemas. The Tashkent Files is a thriller that revolves around the mysterious death of India’s 2nd Prime Minister Shri Lal Bahadur Shastri and attemp


Easter celebrations at the Waters Edge

Views - 9 Friday, 19 April 2019 00:00

Easter Brunch with the bunny! ‘Easter Brunch’ at the Waters Edge will be a brilliant international spread of delicious dishes, action stations, dessert counters and so much more, made with the finest ingredients and crafted with utmost care by th


SriLankan Airlines celebrates Avurudu at BIA and on board

Views - 8 Thursday, 18 April 2019 00:00

SriLankan Airlines, the National Carrier of Sri Lanka, organised a series of activities to share the joy of Sinhala and Tamil New Year festivities with passengers at Bandaranaike International Airport, Colombo. The traditional cultural displays and t


Grand Avurudu celebrated at the village in the city

Views - 9 Thursday, 18 April 2019 00:00

Cinnamon Grand Colombo celebrated the Sinhala and Tamil New Year at the village in the city, Nuga Gama, which saw everything from yummy Avurudu goodies and fun games and activities for the young and the young at heart. In keeping to its indigenous id


MMBL-Pathfinder celebrates New Year with harvest of bee’s honey at Riverpoint

Views - 21 Thursday, 18 April 2019 00:00

To help foster the environment and to create ecological awareness among its staff, MMBL-Pathfinder recently initiated a pilot beekeeping project at its headquarters at Riverpoint, Peliyagoda. The bees feed upon the nectar of blossoms and flowers of


The exclusive Easter Brunch at Taj Samudra

Views - 14 Wednesday, 17 April 2019 00:00

Easter is the completion of the Passion of Christ, preceded by Lent, which includes a 40-day period of fasting, prayer, and penance for Christians all over the world. It heralds a new beginning for Christians instilling hope and rebirth in the he


Hemas CEO celebrates Avurudu with pre-school children from Piyawara

Views - 4 Wednesday, 17 April 2019 00:00

Hemas Holdings Group CEO Steven Enderby recently joined youngsters from the Piyawara pre-school in Galle to celebrate the Sinhala and Tamil New Year. Also present were members of the Local Government authorities, parents, well-wishers, the village co


Easter celebrations at Cinnamon’s city hotels

Views - 23 Wednesday, 17 April 2019 00:00

Easter in the city will be the best one yet for Colombo’s diners with special offers, spread across the three Cinnamon’s city hotels; Cinnamon Grand, Cinnamon Lakeside and Cinnamon Red. Celebrate with your kids, your loved ones and friends! Here


Shangri-La Hotel Colombo’s Easter Sunday celebrations

Views - 120 Wednesday, 17 April 2019 00:00

Shangri-La Hotel, Colombo continues to serve guests with fun and innovative experiences; this Easter Sunday head to the hotel for yet another engaging event. Whether one is settling in for a tasty experience or spending quality time with family, an e


Deshanee Reception Hall turns 10 with mega wedding fair

Views - 6 Wednesday, 17 April 2019 00:00

Planning a wedding can be a time consuming and daunting task, especially if you don’t have the right contacts and resources. One of the biggest tasks when it comes to planning a wedding is selecting a venue that suits your budget, provides superior


AKIRA’s unique Avurudu collection debuts

Views - 27 Friday, 12 April 2019 00:00

As the time for tradition and celebration dawns closer, AKIRA clothing store presents to their valued customer base an Avurudu Lungi collection for them to rejoice in this festive season with bright colours and comfortable fabrics, available exclusiv


New salad dressings with a zing from MA’s Kitchen

Views - 9 Friday, 12 April 2019 00:00

MA’s Kitchen, one of the country’s leading food manufacturers, recently announced the launch of a brand new range of salad dressings to cater to a variety of different palates. The range is made up of Honey Mustard, Coconut and Lemongrass, Sesame


YMCA Moratuwa conducts annual ‘Lama Avurudu Ulela’

Views - 8 Friday, 12 April 2019 00:00

The new YMCA Moratuwa recently organised and conducted its annual ‘Lama Avurudu Ulela’ which was well-attended by children in the Moratuwa area. Kids from low income families were specially invited to this event. In addition to traditional New Ye


British School in Colombo welcomes Sinhala and New Year in style

Views - 9 Friday, 12 April 2019 00:00

The British School in Colombo (BSC) celebrated the Sinhala and Tamil New Year 2019 during a Special Assembly held at the school premises recently. The students observed the event with reverence and enjoyed the exceptional and engaging dancing, singin


The Senior Station celebrates Avurudu

Views - 11 Friday, 12 April 2019 00:00

The Senior Station held its annual Avurudu festivities at the Ladies’ College Vocational Training Institute on Tuesday (2). The members of the group took part in various activities related to the New Year season. The Senior Station organisers condu


Unique fashion experience by Vision Care: ‘Fashion Frames’

Views - 14 Wednesday, 10 April 2019 00:07

Vision Care, the island’s leading eye care solutions provider recently launched its latest sub-brand ‘Fashion Frames’ at Colombo Fashion Week (CFW). Whilst serving as the Official Eyewear Partner of the event, Vision Care sponsored a wide varie


The altitude of photography: OPPO F11 Pro Mt. Everest

Views - 15 Wednesday, 10 April 2019 00:05

Beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder, but it can be shared as with F11 Pro! As a result, we have the first-ever mesmerising pictures taken by F11 Pro of Mt. Everest in its glory and grandeur. The stunning photograph closely captures the breath-tak


Mallika Hemachandra Jewellers: Prosper this season with a touch of gold

Views - 13 Wednesday, 10 April 2019 00:04

Sri Lanka’s renowned jewellers, Mallika Hemachandra Jewellers takes a hand in spreading prosperity this dawning Sinhala and Tamil New Year. The transition of the sun from the Meena Rashiya (House of Pisces) to the Mesha Rashiya (House of Aries), ge


Third edition of Lankan Isle out now

Views - 15 Tuesday, 9 April 2019 00:00

The third edition of Lankan Isle – a Collector’s Digest for discerning readers, is out now. The latest edition of Lankan Isle brings to its readers an assortment of stories that will enhance one’s knowledge and enable stimulating reading. This


Hameedia goes festive this Avurudu with ‘Summer has Come’

Views - 14 Tuesday, 9 April 2019 00:00

The dawn of the New Year is off to a prosperous start with Hameedia adding to the festive cheer with exclusive offers, discounts on credit cards and a new Avurudu collection on offer. The leading men’s wear brand that is synonymous with style and


Swarovski Gemstones holds ‘Art of Brilliance Sri Lanka’

Views - 46 Tuesday, 9 April 2019 00:00

Swarovski Gemstones recently organised the ‘Art of Brilliance Sri Lanka’ event in the heart of Sri Lanka, Colombo with the participation of Vice President Operations – Asia Pacific Kurt Zbinden. The event also marked the launch of Gem Visions,


HNB Gami Pubuduwa Avurudu Pola at BMICH 6-7 April

Views - 30 Friday, 5 April 2019 00:00

Commemorating the 30th anniversary since HNB first began championing microfinance, rural banking and entrepreneurship in Sri Lanka, the Bank announced the launch of its third annual Gami Pubuduwa Avurudu Pola. Commencing from 10 am at the BMICH on 6-


Germany’s Nolte Küchen opens new showroom in Sri Lanka

Views - 32 Friday, 5 April 2019 00:00

Konsept Centro is the official local partner for the world’s most celebrated kitchen, bedroom and living room furniture and fittings. The organisation has a longstanding partnership with the Nolte Group; Germanys leading manufacturer of deluxe kitc


Raja Jewellers offers attractive discounts for New Year season

Views - 14 Friday, 5 April 2019 00:00

Raja Jewellers, the monarch of the gold world with over 90 years of proud history in Sri Lanka, offers very lucrative discounts up to 50% on all purchases during the Sinhala-Hindu New Year season. The massive discount offer includes 15% discount on p


Celebrate the festive season with ‘Super Avurudu’ at LAUGFS Supermarkets

Views - 27 Friday, 5 April 2019 00:00

LAUGFS Supermarkets is celebrating this Avurudu season with ‘Super Avurudu’, offering exciting seasonal offers for its valuable customers. More than 350 products will be on offer during the month of April across the supermarket chain together wit


Enjoy Avurudu shopping with ‘BOC Festive Discounts’ from BOC Cards

Views - 23 Friday, 5 April 2019 00:00

The Bank of Ceylon invites BOC Card holders to enjoy shopping for Avurudu with their families as they can enjoy the highest discounts during the Avurudu period. The Bank offers discounts for both its Credit and Debit Card holders at popular shopping


Latest Vogue Bridal Jewellery Collection now in showrooms

Views - 17 Thursday, 4 April 2019 00:15

Every bride’s dream is to look her best on her wedding day… to be admired, to be dressed in her dream bridal and be adorned in jewellery like no other. For nearly six decades, Vogue Jewellers has been introducing novel designs that have become ic


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No more stones to break Sri Lankan bones

Friday, 19 April 2019

Trial by fire is not a new ordeal to Christian community. It predates Notre Dame and Nazism by millennia. In fact, a decade or so before Nero torched believers to light Roman avenues, Jewish religious leaders put Jesus-followers to the test as the Ch


Wounding the social psyche

Friday, 19 April 2019

In this article, I intend to discuss the serious wounds inflicted on the psyche of Sri Lankan society, which have not received adequate attention, but need immediate cure, for they might develop into a dangerous cancer if not treated without further


What 5G could be to Game of Thrones (and vice versa)

Friday, 19 April 2019

We will be hearing a lot about these two seemingly unrelated topics this month. In a hurriedly but meticulously organised event, Dialog Axiata recently demonstrated 5G applications for the first time in South Asia. 5G will be commercially available


On time – Only for a week! A must-change!

Thursday, 18 April 2019

We are in April and the month where we witness the declaration of a new year as per our traditional practice. It is that period of time when a huge majority of our population, which certainly can be counted in millions, intends to act in unison and q


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