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‘Vinu Prabha 2019’ certificate awarding ceremony sponsored by Revitiz

Views - 14 Thursday, 4 April 2019 00:14

Professional Beautician Nuwanthi Wanniarachchi’s ‘Salon Vinu and Academy’ awarded certificates to its students at a gala ceremony held at the Shanghai Hotel in Moratuwa with former First Lady Shiranthi Rajapaksa as the Chief Guest. Students who


Avurudu bonanza from Pannipitiya Private Hospital

Views - 11 Thursday, 4 April 2019 00:12

One of the most prominent hospitals in the island, Pannipitiya Private Hospital will offer its customers health check medical packages for the lowest costs to mark the coming festive season. This is by offering its customers a premium 25% discount fo


Aviraté bags Silver and Bronze Awards at SLIM Digis 2018

Views - 12 Thursday, 4 April 2019 00:12

Aviraté, an international fashion label that has taken Sri Lanka’s retail innovation to new heights, recently bagged the Bronze Award in the Retail Category and the Silver Award for The Best Digital Marketing Innovation at the SLIM Digis 2018 Awa


GOYO continues its winning streak at SLIM Digis 2018

Views - 13 Thursday, 4 April 2019 00:11

Sri Lanka’s trendiest fitness app and wearable GOYO continued its winning streak, clinching the Bronze award for the Best Digital Marketing Campaign at the inaugural SLIM Digis 2018 held recently. Awarded under Healthcare, Wellness and Hospitals c


FMLK store opens in Colombo creating unique user-experience bridging digital and physical realities

Views - 112 Wednesday, 3 April 2019 00:00

FMLK – a brick-and-mortar retail experience presented by Sri Lanka’s online fashion retail leader www.fashionmarket.lk came alive on 19 March at its city-central location on Green Path, amidst fashion, design, business and media communities. The


Shri Nadika Jewellers celebrates 30th anniversary

Views - 17 Wednesday, 3 April 2019 00:00

Shri Nadika Jewellers, one of the leading jewellery manufacturers in Sri Lanka, proudly celebrated its 30th anniversary on a grand scale. Founded by N.P.M. Pillai, three decades ago in Kegalle, Shri Nadika Jewellers has come a long way of success wit


Upgrade to a luxury shave with ‘King of Shaves’ at Cargills

Views - 11 Wednesday, 3 April 2019 00:00

We live in an era where humans are on the constant lookout for the latest and smartest technology in every aspect of their lives to satisfy their pursuit of perfection and performance. Be it the smartest phone, or the smartest home, technology is rap


Super cool looks from Chagall for Avurudu

Views - 15 Wednesday, 3 April 2019 00:00

Master Stylist and Hair Wizard Gerald Solomons of Chagall has come up with some super cool looks and styles to beat the heat, stay cool and look fabulous, while not forgetting the all-important ‘Avurudu look’ as well ! The sweltering heat and the


Celebrate Avurudu with the glamour of branded watches

Views - 18 Tuesday, 2 April 2019 00:00

GMT celebrates the Avurudu season with a fabulous discount of up to 30% on its entire range of branded watches. The exciting range is available in Sri Lanka only under the prestigious GMT banner at their flagship store on Level 2 at Majestic City and


DSI opens showroom in Pelmadulla

Views - 21 Tuesday, 2 April 2019 00:00

D. Samson & Sons Ltd. celebrated the opening of a second DSI showroom in the town of Pelmadulla. The new showroom is located at No. 116 along the Main Street of the town. D. Samson & Sons Ltd. Emeritus Chairman Deshamanya Nandadasa Rajapaksa and D.


ODEL captures ‘Spirit & Soul’ of summer with new collection

Views - 11 Tuesday, 2 April 2019 00:00

ODEL has travelled back to a simpler time with the launch of its Summer 2019 collection ‘Spirit & Soul’ featuring breezy fabrics in sunset tones and feminine florals with an aura of tangerine. Enlivened by floral embroidery and delicate floral mo


Singer ‘Soorya Deemana’ promotion to light up the Avurudu season

Views - 27 Friday, 29 March 2019 00:00

Singer (Sri Lanka) PLC, the country’s premier consumer durables retailer, is paving the way for Sri Lankan consumers to celebrate the Avurudu holiday season with the launch of the Singer ‘Soorya Deemana’ promotion. The Singer ‘Soorya Deemana


Shri Nadika Jewellery opens new branch in Kurunegala

Views - 59 Friday, 29 March 2019 00:00

Shri Nadika Jewellery, one of the leading jewellery companies in Sri Lanka, opened a new branch at No. 107, Perakum Street, Kurunegala. Founded by N.P.M. Pillai three decades ago in Kegalle, Shri Nadika Jewellery has come a long way of success with a


Holi at Paradise Beach!

Views - 18 Friday, 29 March 2019 00:00

Originating from the Indian subcontinent, Holi is a festival of culture, colour and celebration. The festival is significant for the arrival of spring and has become a popular festival. ‘Holi on the beach’ was held on Saturday 23 March. COLIND, a


Finland tops world’s happiest countries list again: UN report

Views - 13 Friday, 29 March 2019 00:00

Helsinki (Reuters): Finland topped the ranking of the world’s happiest countries for the second year in a row, with the Nordic countries taking the leading spots, an annual survey issued on Wednesday showed. South Sudan came last in the UN Sustaina


Cinnamon Bey Beruwala: bringing your dream wedding to life

Views - 31 Friday, 29 March 2019 00:00

Cinnamon Bey Beruwala, a key property in the Cinnamon Hotels & Resorts portfolio, is gearing up to host its first-ever wedding show from 9.00 am to 7.00 pm on Saturday, 30 March. Designed to showcase how couples can tie the knot in style with Cinnam


Colombo City Centre offers exciting new activities to celebrate Sinhala and Tamil New Year

Views - 26 Friday, 29 March 2019 00:00

In celebration of Sinhala/Tamil New Year, Colombo City Centre will be hosting their very own ‘Kolambata Avurudu’, which will commemorate this unique Sri Lankan festival by serving up exciting activities all month long with a refreshingly modern t


Bountiful Avurudu offers with Union Bank Credit Cards

Views - 13 Thursday, 28 March 2019 00:00

Union Bank is offering some great deals in town on its Credit and Debit Cards in view of the upcoming Avurudu season. The wide ranging discounts and offers are made available at popular clothing, accessories, dining, furniture, home appliances and o


Takas.lk kicks off Avurudu campaigns with up to 75% savings on mobiles and accessories

Views - 59 Thursday, 28 March 2019 00:00

Takas.lk is launching the campaign Mobile Madness at the newly launched flagship store, located in the heart of Colombo, at 288 Galle Road, Bambalapitiya (next to Bambalapitiya Flats) from 29-30 March. The promotion Mobile Madness will allow walk-in


SampathCards treats cardholders with amazing offers this Avurudu season

Views - 31 Thursday, 28 March 2019 00:00

Celebrating the Avurudu season, SampathCards is once again offering an enticing array of discounts and privileges for their loyal cardholders. Sampath Mastercard, Visa Credit Cardholders and Sampath Bank American Express Credit Cardmembers will be a


Hutch showers customers with extra love during Valentine season

Views - 11 Thursday, 28 March 2019 00:00

With romance in the air, Hutch Sri Lanka spread some extra love for all Sri Lankans with an exciting promotion dedicated for Valentine’s Day. Celebrating the spirit of love, all existing and new customers who came onboard during the season of love


HNB Cards ‘Happy Avurudu’ Promo 2019 unveils a whole world of happiness

Views - 85 Thursday, 28 March 2019 00:00

Ushering in a world of happiness this festive season, Sri Lanka’s most successful retail bank, HNB PLC announced the exciting return of the HNB Cards Avurudu Promo 2019; this time packed with even more value and over 200 exclusive offers. Coincidin


ComBank cardholders to enjoy discounts of up to 50% at Kandy City Centre

Views - 20 Thursday, 28 March 2019 00:00

Commercial Bank Credit and Debit Card holders shopping at the Kandy City Centre (KCC) in preparation for the Avurudu season can look forward to an exciting time as the Bank has partnered with 43 merchants at the complex to offer discounts up to 50% a


Cinnamon Air partners ayubo.life for ‘Back 2 Colombo’ virtual step challenge

Views - 21 Thursday, 28 March 2019 00:00

Premier smartphone health and wellness app ayubo.life continued its commitment to health and fitness by welcoming the country’s premiere domestic air taxi service, Cinnamon Air, as a partner for its upcoming ‘Back 2 Colombo’ virtual step challe


Kandy comes under Embark spell as 12th store opens in hill capital

Views - 16 Thursday, 28 March 2019 00:00

Kandy has fallen to the charm of Embark, Sri Lanka’s unique cause-linked lifestyle brand, which opened an outlet in the hill country capital recently, providing residents and visitors an opportunity to indulge their passion for fashion and their lo


Second Hi Life shopping complex opens in Dehiwala

Views - 58 Thursday, 28 March 2019 00:00

Hi Life Fashion, one of the emerging department stores, offers a complete shopping experience for the entire family. The store is filled with an extensive collection of items, ranging from clothing to cosmetics, foot wear, lingerie and household item


Selyn welcomes Sinhala and Tamil New Year with Avurudu pop-up

Views - 29 Thursday, 28 March 2019 00:00

With the Sinhala and Tamil New Year just around the corner, Selyn, Sri Lanka’s only fair-trade handloom company, partners with a selection of locally based businesses to help you celebrate the New Year. The brands present at the Selyn pop-up wou


Cool Planet launches exclusive ‘Ape Style Ape Avurudu’ collection

Views - 43 Tuesday, 26 March 2019 00:00

In celebration of the Sinhala and Tamil New Year, Sri Lanka’s premier retail giant, Cool Planet, launches its innovative new collection for Avurudu 2019, featuring exciting clothing lines catering to fashion desires of all shoppers. Cool Planet’s


First-ever Bangladesh Art Exposition in SL 2019 kicks off

Views - 21 Tuesday, 26 March 2019 00:00

Bringing together professionals from both countries while highlighting talent of South Asia, the Bangladesh Art Exposition in Sri Lanka 2019 was held recently in Colombo for the first time featuring creations of eight prominent artists in the industr


OHME Wears launches novel clothes designs under Tarah Collection

Views - 17 Monday, 25 March 2019 00:00

OHME Wears, the well-known brand for clothes on Facebook, has launched yet another collection of novel designs of clothes under the brand name ‘Tarah Collection’ (www.facebook.com/tarah-collection). Tarah Collection enables customers to choose dr


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Wounding the social psyche

Friday, 19 April 2019

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No more stones to break Sri Lankan bones

Friday, 19 April 2019

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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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