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

Views - 56 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 - 303 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 - 49 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 - 25 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


Official timekeeper Hublot launches countdown to ICC Cricket World Cup 2019

Views - 35 Thursday, 28 February 2019 00:00

In central London, Hublot, official timekeeper of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, celebrated the 100-day countdown to cricket’s greatest competition recently. Ricardo Guadalupe, CEO of the Swiss luxury watchmaker, launched a three-metre-high clock


Timex Group Luxury Division introduces Vincent Bérard

Views - 23 Thursday, 28 February 2019 00:00

Part of Timex Group since 2006 and originally based in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Vincent Bérard was a manufacturer of luxury mechanical watches who used nature as a source of inspiration. By exploring his inspiring legacy and reinterpreting that connectio


Japanese Cultural Fair 2019 at Arcade, Independence Square on 2 March

Views - 78 Tuesday, 26 February 2019 00:00

The Embassy of Japan in Sri Lanka, in collaboration with the Japanese Solidarity Association and the Japanese Commerce and Industry Association in Sri Lanka, will present the Japanese Cultural Fair 2019 at Arcade, Independence Square Colombo-7 on 2 M


AIA donates Rs. 3 m to SLHA in celebration of 100 years

Views - 22 Tuesday, 26 February 2019 00:00

The world’s largest life insurer, AIA, donated Rs. 3 million to the Sri Lanka Heart Association (SLHA), raised at the AIA Walk for Life, a charity walk in celebration of the company’s 100 year journey. AIA donated Rs. 1,000 to the SLHA on behalf


Major recognition for DI at Footwear and Leather Fair 2019

Views - 33 Friday, 22 February 2019 00:00

A leader in Sri Lanka’s leather footwear and accessories sector, Ceylon Leather Products Ltd., also known as DI, has been recognised with multiple awards at the recently concluded 11th Footwear and Leather Fair 2019. Held early this year at the BMI


Exciting savings at leading supermarkets with Nations Trust Bank American Express

Views - 31 Friday, 22 February 2019 00:00

We all like to indulge ourselves from time to time and Nations Trust Bank American Express understands this. That’s why Cardmembers can now enjoy amazing savings and exclusive privileges at many of Sri Lanka’s leading supermarket chains. The savi


Exhibition and sale on 1 and 2 March

Views - 30 Friday, 22 February 2019 00:00

Inspired by the rich culture and diversity of the Sa Pa tribes in Vietnam, Rithihi presents the Anavila Spring Summer Collection 2019 on 1 and 2 March at its flagship store at Alfred House Gardens Colombo-3. It is a storybook palette of designer Anav


The Body Shop opens new store at Colombo City Centre

Views - 235 Friday, 22 February 2019 00:00

This month the world’s most well-known ethical skincare brand joined other exclusive international labels at the Colombo City Centre, with the opening of a new store on its ground floor. Guests celebrated at the launch event on Sunday, 27 January.


CFW celebrates Sri Lankan fashion with unique fashion exhibition

Views - 40 Friday, 22 February 2019 00:00

CFW introduces the Fashion Design Exhibition celebrating the craft of fashion design in Sri Lanka and the designers behind it. This exhibition is part of The Next 15 vision, which celebrates the work which through this exhibition will be enjoyed by f


Dialog partners ZEE5 to bring largest bouquet of Indian language content to Lankan audiences

Views - 86 Thursday, 21 February 2019 00:00

Dialog Axiata PLC, Sri Lanka’s premier connectivity provider, announced a key strategic partnership with ZEE5, the largest digital entertainment platform for Indian language content, to offer its huge content library of over 100,000 hours of premiu


Samaranayake The Discount Store declared open in Panadura

Views - 105 Thursday, 21 February 2019 00:00

Samaranayake The Discount Store, the latest entrant to the supermarket chains in Sri Lanka, was declared open in Panadura by its Founder and Chairman Dhananjaya Samaranayake and the board of directors recently. The discount store has two sections as


Lanka Alzheimer’s Foundation celebrates 10 years of Scrabble with Scrabble Bash on Saturday

Views - 22 Thursday, 21 February 2019 00:00

Lanka Alzheimer’s Foundation (LAF) will hold its Scrabble Bash on Saturday. Seniors can look forward to participating once again in this annual event which has been held since 2009 where another fun day is theirs to enjoy! Opened to juniors as well


Serenia Residences Official Residential Sponsor for Colombo Fashion Week

Views - 53 Thursday, 21 February 2019 00:00

“We are happy to announce that Colombo Fashion Week and Serenia will once again partner with CFW for the second consecutive year where Serenia will be the Official Residential Partner,” stated Colombo Fashion Week President Ajay Vir Singh. Seren


Cotton Collection celebrates new beginnings with whimsical Spring line

Views - 24 Thursday, 21 February 2019 00:00

Cotton Collection’s flagship brand ‘COCO’ has launched its ‘Spring 2019’ line, celebrating creation with feminine florals and petal soft pastels that take patrons on a fashion journey inspired by the new beginnings symbolised by the season.


Mother-Daughter Fashion Designer contest turns 10

Views - 142 Friday, 15 February 2019 00:00

Celebrating 10 years of spotlighting young designers and mother-daughter model duos, Chokolaate magazine’s Mother-Daughter Fashion Designer contest returns in 2019 with greater expectations. The much-awaited fashion spectacle will take place this y


ANBD to promote the vibrant culture of the region through ‘Illuminating Asia’

Views - 68 Friday, 15 February 2019 00:00

Asia Network Beyond Design (ANBD) Special Exhibition 2019 kicked off in Colombo with the theme ‘Illuminating Asia’ while promoting the creativity and vibrant culture of the region on 11 February at the Sri Lanka Institute of Information Technolog


Colombo City Centre celebrates Indian Republic Day

Views - 19 Friday, 15 February 2019 00:00

Colombo City Centre, in collaboration with the India-Sri Lanka Foundation and Indian Council for Cultural Relations, commemorated Indian Republic Day by showcasing the exuberant, colourful, and vibrant nature of India’s unique culture. The cultural


Miss Sri Lanka 2019 auditions a success

Views - 1082 Friday, 15 February 2019 00:00

The launch and auditions of Miss Sri Lanka 2019 were held successfully in a grade scale at the Cinnamon Grand Hotel recently. This collaborative effort of many dynamic individuals involved in the modelling industry has already created a revolutionary


Popularity of Valentine’s Day: Sri Lanka ranks 8th in the world!

Views - 378 Thursday, 14 February 2019 00:00

Sri Lanka has been ranked eighth in the world in a study on the places where Valentine’s Day, which falls today, is most popular. With a Popularity Score of 62, Sri Lanka’s ranking was described as follows: “The home of the love cake is one th


One of a kind Valentine’s Day experience aboard Flow Houseboats by Amber Collection

Views - 40 Thursday, 14 February 2019 00:00

Love is in the air this February aboard the Flow Houseboats by the Amber Collection part of the Debug Hospitality and Leisure chain, offering several exciting and elegant experiences. Flow by The Amber Collection has revolutionised the luxury romanti


Raja Jewellers presents exclusive Valentine’s collection

Views - 32 Thursday, 14 February 2019 00:00

Raja Jewellers, the monarch of the gold world with a proud history of pioneering the Sri Lankan jewellery industry for over 90 years, has unveiled an elegant collection of new designs of jewellery to celebrate this Valentine’s Day with value and me


Cinnamon City Weddings to help lovers realise their dream weddings

Views - 38 Thursday, 14 February 2019 00:00

By Divya Thotawatte Bringing together hundreds of couples in an effort to help them realise their dream weddings, ‘Cinnamon City Weddings,’ a unique event, was unveiled by Cinnamon’s city hotels to inspire lovers to make their day fashionably u


Ramzi & Co. Jewelry opens flagship store in Colombo

Views - 133 Wednesday, 13 February 2019 00:00

With 25 years of unrivalled reputation in the gem and jewellery sector Ramzi & Co. Jewelry has recently opened its new flagship store in Colombo. Strategically located at 98, Bauddhaloka Mawatha on a sprawling 6,000 square foot dual level property, R


Cotton Collection unveils Spring 2019 range by Kaveri

Views - 82 Tuesday, 12 February 2019 00:03

Cotton Collection unveiled the Spring 2019 range by Kaveri, at an exclusive preview on 9 February. Kaveri, designed by India’s imminent designer Kaveri Lalchand, pays homage to all that is linen. In its pursuit to enable an experience that is comfo


Wimaladharma Brothers keeping time for the nation for over 83 years

Views - 48 Tuesday, 12 February 2019 00:02

Wimaladharma Brothers, ‘The Time Keepers to the Nation,’ has been the benchmark for wrist watches, alarm clocks and wall clocks in the industry for over 83 years. “We founded Wimaladharma Brothers in 1936, which has operated under the tagline


Let your love bloom this Valentine’s Day with Diamond Dreams

Views - 46 Tuesday, 12 February 2019 00:01

Since their entry to the Sri Lankan market in 2009, Diamond Dreams has now evolved to be on par with the most respected diamond jewellery retail brands in the country. As they cater to clientele who understand the timeless beauty of diamonds, they cr


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We should sell our water

Monday, 22 July 2019

When you read the title of this article, you will probably feel disgusted with me as selling our water has been a controversial topic since a long time ago. By the way, I am talking about virtual water trade and you would be surprised to know that we


A voice of compassion amid howls of zealotry

Monday, 22 July 2019

The unrestrained freedom extended by the current regime to a bunch of saffron-clad street vendors of Sinhala Buddhist zealotry is pushing Sri Lanka once again into a cauldron of ethnic and religious convulsion. The nationwide spread and virulence of


Roger Beteille: The man who reinvented the commercial airliner

Monday, 22 July 2019

The visionary engineer, pilot and manager who led Airbus to some its most significant decisions, passed away last month. Beteille, who was the head of French aircraft manufacturer Sud Aviation’s flight testing section, was made technical director


“Sri Lanka’s future lies in producing exportable manufactured goods”: Dr. Howard Nicholas

Monday, 22 July 2019

Drawing lessons from Vietnam’s experiences The Sri Lanka-born economist attached to The Hague based Institute of Social Studies – Dr. Howard Nicholas – addressing a packed audience consisting of the alumni of the Postgraduate Institute of Manag


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