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Pedals Footwear turns two

Views - 29 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 - 16 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 - 64 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 - 74 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 - 21 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 - 19 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


Huawei brings the Christmas delight to Colombo ‘Make Snow Possible’

Views - 35 Tuesday, 25 December 2018 00:00

To celebrate its rise as the number one smartphone brand in Sri Lanka, Huawei Sri Lanka has granted the ultimate wish for snow in Colombo. With a wide range of successful smartphones launched in the year 2018, the team extends their gratitude to the


Trendy Hub brings international runway fashion to Sri Lanka with Colombo City Centre store opening

Views - 105 Friday, 21 December 2018 00:00

The hottest trends straight off the runways of fashion capitals are translated into wearable and affordable looks at Colombo’s latest fashion destination – Trendy Hub. Embracing diversity, the chic new brand presented a curated selection catering


When smiles shine brighter than Christmas lights!

Views - 16 Friday, 21 December 2018 00:00

There’s something about Christmas that makes you believe in magic – whether you personally celebrate it or not. At HSBC, it’s an annual tradition to share the spirit of Christmas and spread love, joy and happiness among some very special childr


The BOSS Holiday Collection

Views - 17 Friday, 21 December 2018 00:00

BOSS joins forces with artist Jeremyville on a new collection and campaign for the holiday season. Sleek BOSS design collides with playful Jeremyville artwork in a limited-edition collection, featuring a cityscape inhabited by a unique cast of charac


Seasonal offers from United Colors of Benetton

Views - 18 Friday, 21 December 2018 00:00

Effortlessly transitioning from the glitter and shimmer of the previous season to the chic, contemporary, playful silhouettes of Autumn-Winter, United Colors of Benetton’s 2018 Fall Collection is here to conjure the seasonal spirit, encapsulating a


Miss Intercontinental Sri Lanka 2018 finalist to Manila

Views - 75 Thursday, 20 December 2018 00:00

Nisansala Sewwandi was crowned Miss Intercontinental Sri Lanka, edging out 10 finalists chosen from over 600 applications, held on 5 December at the La Belle Epoch Hotel, Mount Lavinia. She was chosen from a host of beautiful, accomplished women. Sh


Philippines wins fourth Miss Universe crown

Views - 29 Thursday, 20 December 2018 00:00

BANGKOK (Reuters): Catriona Gray from the Philippines was crowned Miss Universe on Monday, the fourth time the Southeast Asian country has won the international beauty pageant. Gray, a 24-year-old Filipino-Australian model, won the title in the Thai


COMBank’s ‘Miracle in a Manger’ carol service welcomes the season

Views - 20 Thursday, 20 December 2018 00:00

‘Miracle in a Manger,’ Commercial Bank’s annual trilingual carol service, once again fostered Christmas cheer among the Bank’s staff recently. The harmonious choir inclusive of 34 singers, seven musicians and three compeers, all members of st


Savoy Premiere, Rajagiriya opens with exclusive screening of ‘Mary Poppins Returns’

Views - 787 Thursday, 20 December 2018 00:00

EAP Films and Theatres, a wholly-subsidiary of Ben Holdings, is unveiling Savoy Cinemas with the launch of Savoy Premiere Rajagiriya on 20 December. The launch will be marked by a pre-screening of ‘Mary Poppins Returns’ a day prior to the global


Celebrate the magic of Christmas at Cinnamon’s city hotels

Views - 32 Thursday, 20 December 2018 00:00

It truly is the most wonderful time of the year at Cinnamon’s city hotels – Cinnamon Grand, Cinnamon Lakeside and Cinnamon Red. At Cinnamon’s city hotels, Christmas is a time for fun with family and friends and they have a special line-up of fe


HNB rings in the season with Annual Christmas Carol Service

Views - 77 Thursday, 20 December 2018 00:00

With celebrations around the festive season beginning to ramp up, Sri Lanka’s premier retail sector bank, HNB, hosted its long-awaited Annual Christmas Carols at the HNB Auditorium under the patronage of Rt. Rev. Vinston Fernando, Bishop of Kuruneg


Christmas Market with a different theme and purpose

Views - 22 Tuesday, 18 December 2018 00:00

‘Help them to Help themselves’ is a project promoted by Prudential Shipping and Helanka Vacations as part of their efforts to inculcate a culture of Creating Shared Values (CSV) amongst the team. The goal of the concept is to empower and enrich


Song and praise at St. Theresa’s Church ‘Little Flower in Bethlehem’ Christmas Carol Service

Views - 20 Tuesday, 18 December 2018 00:00

St. Theresa’s Church, Thimbirigasyaya will host a unique celebration of voices in harmony at their ‘Little Flower in Bethlehem’ carol service on Thursday, 20 December. This year’s event is centred around the deep spirituality and immense love


DFCC Bank infuses joy and optimism to the festive season

Views - 28 Tuesday, 18 December 2018 00:00

DFCC Bank has become synonymous with bringing light and cheer into people’s lives. Every year, the bank generously decorates the Galle Face roundabout and the road leading to its head office on Galle Road, while simultaneously decorating its branch


‘Creative Activities for Children’ by Somalatha Subasinghe Play House

Views - 81 Tuesday, 18 December 2018 00:00

Lanka Children’s and Youth Theatre Foundation (LCYTF) or popularly known as Somalatha Subasinghe Play House commences its next session of ‘Creative Activities for Children’ program (CAC-Prog) on 5 January 2019. The program is open to children


SOS Children’s Villages Sri Lanka launches ‘No Child Alone’ campaign this season

Views - 109 Tuesday, 18 December 2018 00:00

SOS Children’s Villages Sri Lanka (SOSCVSL) kicked off a special campaign ‘No Child Alone’ recently with a panel discussion to discuss the challenges faced by children in Sri Lanka who are growing up alone. The discussion featured experts and k


Minigood opens Wattala and Dehiwela stores geared for the season

Views - 57 Monday, 17 December 2018 00:17

Sri Lanka’s new favourite lifestyle high-quality Korean designer brand, Minigood opened its doors to an all-new concept store in Wattala, which is its third new store to open within a month; the other two stores open include Rajagiriya and Dehiwela


Christmas with Dankotuwa Porcelain

Views - 22 Monday, 17 December 2018 00:14

Dankotuwa Porcelain PLC held a ceremonial lighting of the Christmas tree recently along with caroling and cocktails at its Signature Showroom at Guildford Crescent. The evening brought much festive cheer and celebrations with guest performances from


Cargills Bank credit cards offer ‘best deals’ in town for Christmas

Views - 279 Friday, 14 December 2018 00:00

The Cargills Bank Credit Card is a must-have for those seeking safety, reliability and financial benefits. Cargills Bank is giving away the best deal in town with a 15% cashback on total purchases made at Cargills Food City till the end of December 2


‘A fulfilling Christmas’ with exciting seasonal promo unveiled at Arpico

Views - 38 Friday, 14 December 2018 00:00

Dressed in blue, red and gold - colours associated with royalty - the Arpico retail chain has launched an unparalleled Christmas shopping experience this festive season, coupled with the exciting prospect of one lucky family winning an all-expenses-p


Experience big brands and enjoy bigger savings at the Abans Big Christmas Sale

Views - 25 Friday, 14 December 2018 00:00

Following up on their immensely successful Christmas promotion last year, Abans is providing even more incredible offers especially for the season. Aptly titled “Abans Big Christmas Sale,” the promotion allows Abans’ loyal customers to purchase


Today's Columnists

Lasantha, journalists and diplomats

Wednesday, 23 January 2019

We find scarce little to celebrate in a sullied land, marking our days remembering the tragedies that tell our blood-soaked history. In the troubled decades preceding, many, from the highest in the land to average citizens, have met with violent ends


Automation and machine learning: Helping organisations extract deeper value from data

Tuesday, 22 January 2019

The world is in the midst of a data explosion. Humans are generating an estimated 2.5 quintillion bytes of data every single day1, according to Forbes, and more data was created in the past two years than in all of human history. No wonder data now r


SL tourism: From TOM to experience the brand in 2019

Tuesday, 22 January 2019

Last week I had just crossed the border that separates Laos from Thailand and was on route via land to Thailand. My mind was on Laos – a country branded globally as ‘Simply Beautiful’ (backed by the ADB in 2018) to attract visitors into the cou


Questionable (or absurd) official report on poverty indicators

Tuesday, 22 January 2019

The latest Report issued by the Ministry of National Policies and Economic Affairs on ‘Poverty Indicators’ is both questionable and outrageous.1This Ministry is under the responsibility of the Prime Minister, Ranil Wickremesinghe. Most of the sta


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