D Tech and Spexbay launch eyewear online store

Views - 37 Wednesday, 22 May 2019 00:00

D Tech Ltd., a leading enterprise solution provider in Sri Lanka and a member of the DSI Samson Group, has successfully launched Spexbay (, an online store that specialises in eyewear. The Spexbay online store offers the latest fashio

Kindai Kagaku Lanka celebrates 20th anniversary

Views - 25 Wednesday, 22 May 2019 00:00

Kindai Kagaku Lanka Ltd., sole agent for an array of world famous beauty cultural products under the brand name of Dreamron has celebrated its 20th anniversary at the Dreamron production premises in a traditional and a grand ceremony recently. The co

Breitling and its Surfers Squad launch limited-edition Superocean Heritage

Views - 29 Friday, 17 May 2019 00:00

Breitling launched its Superocean Heritage Ocean Conservancy Limited-Edition watch in Bali with the support of its high-profile Surfers Squad members Kelly Slater, Sally Fitzgibbons, and Stephanie Gilmore. Working with the conservation group Ocean Co

It’s business as usual at Chagall

Views - 32 Friday, 17 May 2019 00:00

The recent tragedies and bomb blasts that rocked the country, resulted in all usual life as we know it coming to a standstill. The whole nation was in shock, racked by grief at the loss of life, while businesses across the country big and small took

Nails by Lucky opens at Toni and Guy

Views - 33 Friday, 17 May 2019 00:00

Nails by Lucky Susil opened at Toni and Guy recently with a small gathering of close friends, family and prominent personalities. Lucky who is a reputed manicurist and pedicurist has been in the industry for many years. Lucky believes in experimenti

Skip the line and reserve your spot in the latest style trend

Views - 29 Friday, 17 May 2019 00:00

Dots and stripes (not the Morse code kind) are two basic design templates that have been considered fashionable ever since Disney introduced Minnie Mouse wearing a red polka dot dress in 1928 and Coco Chanel brought stripes into the mainstream in 191

Spa Ceylon opens 90th store in Moscow

Views - 77 Friday, 10 May 2019 00:00

Spa Ceylon, the world’s largest Ayurveda Wellness chain, reached their landmark 90th international location with the opening of their exclusive Wellness Boutique at the prestigious Evropeiskiy Shopping Mall, located in the heart of the Russian capi

Celebrate with your mom at the Taj

Views - 33 Friday, 10 May 2019 00:00

On Mother’s Day we have an opportunity to thank every mom for all that they have done for us. Being a full-time mom can be stressful as it is rewarding, which is why the Taj Samudra Colombo has created an exclusive brunch for all mothers on Sunday,

Softlogic Restaurants ranked among Asia’s Best Workplaces in 2019 list

Views - 25 Friday, 10 May 2019 00:00

Softlogic Restaurants Ltd., part of the Softlogic group of companies, and the Master Franchisee in Sri Lanka for global brands Burger King, Baskin-Robbins and Délifrance, has been ranked among the Best Workplaces in Asia 2019 in the Small and Medium

Luxury in privacy with the Mövenpick Hotel Colombo

Views - 45 Friday, 10 May 2019 00:00

Preparing for an event or party is always a stressful task. As the host, you need to think about your guest list, the venue, drinks and food. Whether you are planning for a party of 40 or 1000, the Mövenpick Hotel Colombo can pull off catering for a

Sri Lankan Night 2019 organised by Sri Lankan Students Union at Kursk State Medical University

Views - 40 Thursday, 2 May 2019 01:09

On 13 April, Sri Lankan students organised the ‘Sri Lankan Night 2019’ at the Kursk State Medical University (KSMU), in the framework of which they showcased Sri Lankan cultural performances, which included traditional and modern dancing numbers,

Keerthi Pasquel releases brand new single

Views - 23 Thursday, 2 May 2019 01:05

Popular Sri Lankan recording artist, Keerthi Pasquel’s new single, ‘Kadulakwa Aha Arina’, was released to audiences this past week at Sage Recording Studio, Delkanda. Manjula Hettiarachchi beautifully penned the track’s lyrics while its music

Anthony Joshua stars in Stretch Tailoring campaign for BOSS Menswear 

Views - 19 Thursday, 2 May 2019 01:04

Unified heavyweight world champion Anthony Joshua is the new face of BOSS Stretch Tailoring, a unique collection of suits, shirts and jackets that flex with the movements of the body. The campaign film and images show Joshua in constant motion, dress

Vibrant apparel range for the woman with an aesthetic touch

Views - 23 Thursday, 2 May 2019 01:02

Global Desi, an Indian fashion brand known for its vibrant prints, colours and all things fun is now in Sri Lanka, ready to be worn on a bright sunny day. Walk into UrbanTrendz in Colpetty to find the brand’s Summer ‘19 Collection, #SunKissedSumm

Businesswoman wins Uganda’s first ‘Miss Curvy’ beauty contest

Views - 21 Thursday, 2 May 2019 01:00

KAMPALA, AFP: Nasasi Belinda, a Ugandan businesswoman, has won the east African country’s first-ever ‘Miss Curvy’ beauty pageant, vowing to act as a role model for other women with ‘plus-size’ figures. “I am going to be an inspiration,

LEADS: Leading the way in protecting our children

Views - 111 Saturday, 27 April 2019 01:25

By Ruwandi Gamage LEADS is a faith-based organisation, with an evangelical fellowship at inception. With the acronym standing for ‘Lanka Evangelical Alliance Development Service,’ it is a child-focused National NGO, which has been responding to t

‘Katath Subha Arpico’ for this Avurudu season

Views - 29 Friday, 26 April 2019 00:00

The retail giant of Sri Lanka has a host of gifts and gift vouchers for purchases above Rs. 5,000 to celebrate Avurudu to the fullest. As the time of celebration for all Sri Lankans, fast approaches, Arpico invites all to celebrate Avurudu to the ful

Space Office launched in Colombo introducing contemporary office furniture

Views - 23 Friday, 26 April 2019 00:00

Most offices are dull, drab and colourless, created in grey, black and beige tones, and this is what would eventually create a culture in the organisation. The furniture that occupies your office space plays a major role in creating the ideal ambianc

Rainco mosquito-proof nets endeavour to protect every household

Views - 37 Friday, 26 April 2019 00:00

After recently concluding an extremely successful novel consumer promotion titled ‘Rainco Thegi Dela’ for its mosquito nets, Rainco Ltd. Chief Operating Officer Ahmed Aroos shared his views on the company and its ethos. Following are excerpts:

Taking the Ministry of Crab experience to Europe for the first time at Shangri-La Hotel, Paris

Views - 40 Wednesday, 24 April 2019 00:00

Taking the Ministry of Crab experience to Europe for the first time, the Asia’s 50 Best Restaurant conducted a five-day pop-up at the Shangri-La Hotel, Paris from 9 to 13 April. The team from Ministry of Crab led by renowned chef-restaurateur Dhars

South Asian region’s first-ever ‘Nikon Experience Hub’ unveiled at Photo Technica

Views - 46 Wednesday, 24 April 2019 00:00

​‘Nikon Experience Hub’ (NEH), the newest innovative sales promotion platform by the world-renowned Nikon Co., Japan, was recently unveiled at Photo Technica premises in Colombo by Shintaro Nishimura, Person-in-Charge of the Sri Lankan market f

Local fashion brand TODOS makes headway in the global market

Views - 25 Wednesday, 24 April 2019 00:00

Sri Lanka has a long-standing history of being a supplier for big fashion brands. A majority of these organisations have been blue-chip companies with a large number of staff and factories that have gone on to put Sri Lanka on the map. However, today

Softlogic GLOMARK unveils mini-format GLOMARK Essentials at Asiri Hospitals in Colombo and Kandy

Views - 53 Wednesday, 24 April 2019 00:00

After entrenching its credentials in the modern trade market, Softlogic GLOMARK, Sri Lanka’s first inspirational global market, launches GLOMARK Essentials, the mini format of Softlogic GLOMARK. This astute strategy to have the large-format Softlog

Hameedia’s ‘Men in Black’ dazzle at CFW

Views - 20 Wednesday, 24 April 2019 00:00

Hameedia, the pioneer in men’s fashion celebrates its 70th anniversary this year of providing superior quality menswear and exceptional services to Sri Lankan men from all walks of life. Its brand new collection which was featured at the recently h

Experience ‘Easter Eggcitement’ at Colombo City Centre

Views - 17 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 - 12 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 - 26 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 - 16 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 - 17 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 - 29 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

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