Odel introduces Yamamay to Sri Lanka

Views - 74 Tuesday, 27 November 2018 00:00

Sri Lanka’s favourite fashion and lifestyle department store Odel has introduced the latest range of exquisite ladies intimate wear to the Sri Lankan market with the launch of the exclusive Italian lingerie brand Yamamay. Yamamay offers a fashionab

Genie partners Food Studio at Colombo City Centre

Views - 34 Friday, 23 November 2018 00:00

Genie, Sri Lanka’s first PCI-DSS certified payment app, announced its recent partnership with Food Studio Ltd., the company responsible for creating the island’s first Food Atrium, located on the 3rd floor of the Colombo City Centre. The partners

New Coconut &Vanilla shower cream from Rani

Views - 26 Friday, 23 November 2018 00:00

Sri Lanka’s enduring national beauty brand, Rani has new ground with a brand new variant of shower cream. The new product,Rani Coconut and Vanilla Shower Cream, is enriched with real coconut cream which has excellent moisturising properties that wi

Selyn welcomes the season with ‘buy local’ pop-up

Views - 29 Friday, 23 November 2018 00:00

It’s the season to be local and buy local! Why not challenge yourself to buy local gifts this holiday season, as Selyn Sri Lanka’s only fair-trade handloom company partners with a host of locally-based industries that include Andrea Boekel, Ma

LAUGFS Supermarkets launches ‘LAUGFS one’ Customer Loyalty Card

Views - 75 Friday, 23 November 2018 00:00

Renowned as a trusted brand, LAUGFS Supermarkets recently launched a loyalty program in a bid to offer a myriad of benefits to its customers. ‘LAUGFS one’ the new loyalty program was launched under the tagline ‘One Card – Infinite Benefits’

Hunter & Company relocates Moratuwa showroom to serve customers better

Views - 45 Friday, 23 November 2018 00:00

Hunter & Company PLC, the name synonyms with quality home and garden products, industrial and light engineering products and bicycles since 1911 has relocated its Moratuwa showroom to serve you better at No. 435, Galle Road, Rawathawatta, Moratuwa. T

Mixing X’mas cake at Amaranthé Bay

Views - 23 Wednesday, 21 November 2018 00:00

The weekend just ended was eventful for the guests and staff of Amaranthé Bay Resort & Spa, tucked away in a quiet picturesque corner in Uppuveli, several kilometres north of Trincomalee town. 

MA’s Kitchen rings in the season with a range of delectable goodies

Views - 43 Wednesday, 21 November 2018 00:00

MA’s Kitchen Gourmet Market, located at 472, Ven. Muruththettuwe Ananda Himi Mawatha, Colombo 05, is gearing up for the holiday season with a host of delicious season spices, sauces and scrumptious goodies. MA’s Kitchen’s Gourmet Market promise

Celebrate Thanksgiving at FLOW with a buffet for family

Views - 48 Wednesday, 21 November 2018 00:00

Hilton Colombo Residences announced its festive celebrations for Thanksgiving with a buffet for the family at its main restaurant FLOW. For family and friends looking to celebrate this festivity, the Private Dining Rooms at FLOW can accommodate up to

Make your Christmas more delightful with Standard Chartered

Views - 34 Monday, 19 November 2018 00:04

Standard Chartered launched its seasonal promotions with an extensive range of savings for its credit and debit cardholders. Clients will receive up to 40% savings and will be spoilt for choice as offers are available throughout the season and on sel

Softlogic launches first supermarket ‘Glomark’

Views - 1398 Monday, 19 November 2018 00:00

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Maya Family Fiesta for inmates of Apeksha Cancer Hospital

Views - 67 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 - 88 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 - 18 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 - 30 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 - 31 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 - 38 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 - 55 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 - 124 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 - 195 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 - 425 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 - 78 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 - 42 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 - 19 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 - 24 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, personal digital wellbeing assistant for women

Views - 25 Friday, 9 November 2018 00:00

Dialog Axiata PLC, Sri Lanka’s premier connectivity provider has announced the launch of, 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 - 20 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 - 27 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 - 50 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 - 17 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

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New Year resolution: Attaining financial freedom in 2019!

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It is that time of the year when everyone, young and old is journaling their new-year resolutions, and reflecting on the past year. You might be disappointed if you are carrying forward a few resolutions from the past years. You could be thinking, wh

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Thursday, 24 January 2019

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