Lifestyle

This Valentine’s, love your earth first at Hilton Colombo!

Views - 11 Friday, 7 February 2020 00:00

As love fills the air, exciting experiences for all ages including entertainment, romantic dinners, and exclusive deals have been carefully curated from 5 to 14 February. Embark on a 10-day love affair with the Hilton Colombo by first loving your ear


Single, taken, or complicated: This app’s got you this Valentine’s Day!

Views - 30 Thursday, 6 February 2020 00:00

No matter your relationship status, the most romantic time of the year should be cheery and fun. Therefore, Viber, one of the leading messaging apps in the world, is launching ‘Viber Cupid’, a chatbot that’s meant to make anyone feel ‘special


A Valentine’s romance at Galadari Colombo

Views - 15 Thursday, 6 February 2020 00:00

The Galadari is gearing towards many romantic Valentine’s Day celebrations filled with surprises and excitement. A Parisian love story unravels at the hotel with a Valentine’s goodies hut taking you to the heart of France from 7 to 14 February.


Emirates to serve 40 unique culinary creations across network for Valentine’s Day

Views - 9 Thursday, 6 February 2020 00:00

Emirates is creating a memorable travel experience for its customers for Valentine’s Day. The airline will serve 40 unique Valentine’s Day themed desserts and treats on board and across its network of lounges spread over six continents. To celeb


Ladies VIP Night event in March to call to action for accelerating women’s equality

Views - 41 Thursday, 6 February 2020 00:00

The Ladies VIP Night’s International Women’s Week event 3 March at the host hotel Shangri-La, Colombo Ballroom from 6 p.m. onwards will call to action for accelerating women’s equality. This year the global theme of the International Women’s


Vogue Jewellers offers perfect gifts to celebrate lasting bonds

Views - 14 Wednesday, 5 February 2020 00:37

Love is treasured and symbolic with jewellery that is valued and cherished forever. Love is significant with jewellery that expresses the true feelings of your heart. With the very special Valentine’s Day around the corner, it’s time you got read


ASICS opens first store in Sri Lanka

Views - 43 Wednesday, 5 February 2020 00:36

ASICS India, a subsidiary of the Japanese sports performance brand has lined up an aggressive expansion plan to further grow its business with the launch of a new concept store at One Galle Face mall in Colombo, Sri Lanka, through the local footwear


FootBalance launches in Sri Lanka to offer unparalleled comfort for feet

Views - 82 Wednesday, 5 February 2020 00:33

Sri Lanka is among the top walking nations in the world. Research has identified that urban Sri Lankans are increasingly more conscious about their health. As such, they’re actively walking, jogging, cycling, running, and doing other forms of exerc


With love from the Mövenpick Hotel Colombo

Views - 16 Wednesday, 5 February 2020 00:32

Fall madly in love with what the Mövenpick Hotel Colombo has to offer. Woo your sweetheart with these romantic options in the heart of Colombo. Take in the panoramic city and ocean views with rose petals scattered around your table. Sounds idyllic,


Explore a world of endless entertainment with Apple Airplay on LG UHD 4K TVs

Views - 8 Wednesday, 5 February 2020 00:30

Convenient usage and ultimate viewing pleasure are first and foremost in the minds of today’s fast-paced generation. Extremely busy lifestyles and hectic daily schedules force people to use their smartphones more often rather than other electrical


Pakistan Lifestyle Exhibition 2020 concludes in Colombo

Views - 22 Tuesday, 4 February 2020 00:49

Sri Lankan Minister of Small and Medium Business and Enterprise Development and Minister of Industries and Supply Chain Management Wimal Weerawansa along with the High Commissioner of Pakistan in Sri Lanka, Maj. Gen. (Retd.) Saad Khattak inaugurated


DIMO celebrates nation’s rich history

Views - 16 Tuesday, 4 February 2020 00:46

Sri Lanka’s history is one which is rich in notable individuals who have made great contributions to the country. DIMO’s commitment and passion to revolutionary technology and engineering is deeply rooted in Sri Lanka, formerly a collection of ki


Top model Toni Garrn looks at latest trends and sustainable consumption at Ambiente

Views - 20 Monday, 3 February 2020 00:00

Toni Garrn is known primarily as a model in high end fashion magazines such as Vogue, Elle & Harper´s Bazaar. On 10 February, she will be visiting Ambiente, the leading global trade fair for consumer goods. Here, she will find out more about the lat


Singer-Beko alliance brings to life ‘Fun Baking for Kids’

Views - 15 Monday, 3 February 2020 00:00

The eagerly-awaited initiative, ‘Fun Baking for Kids’, organised by Singer Sri Lanka in partnership with Beko, witnessed young amateur chefs competing to conjure up lip-smacking confectionaries during the festive season. Apart from a resourceful


PUMA opens new store in Sri Lanka

Views - 38 Monday, 3 February 2020 00:00

Global sportswear brand PUMA announced the launch of its new store in Sri Lanka. Located in One Galle Face Mall, Colombo, the store is spread over 77 sqm., showcasing the widest array of the company’s latest performance and Sportstyle products. Sr


ODEL launches ‘Resort to Basics’

Views - 15 Monday, 3 February 2020 00:00

This season, ODEL embraces the statement ‘Less is More’ with their ‘Resort to Basics’ collection. The range of products highlights fashion staples and wardrobe essentials, made from breathable fabrics. The collection draws inspiration from th


A Night for the Girl Squads at Cinnamon Grand Colombo

Views - 16 Thursday, 30 January 2020 00:00

It’s all about the ladies on Friday, 31 January at Cinnamon Grand Colombo. The evening for the girl squads, taking place at the Sequel room, from 6:30 p.m. to 12 midnight, will include music from a female DJ, a female mixologist, special activities


SLT celebrates Thai Pongal with students of Colombuthurai Thuraiyappa Vidyalaya, Jaffna

Views - 16 Thursday, 30 January 2020 00:00

Sri Lanka Telecom (SLT), the leading ICT and digital solutions provider conducted a special event at Colombuthurai Thuraiyappa Vidyalaya, Jaffna recently in celebration of Thai Pongal, the harvest festival celebrated by the Hindu community in Sri Lan


Uber Eats to launch in Negombo

Views - 47 Thursday, 30 January 2020 00:00

Uber Eats, one of the world’s leading food delivery networks, will soon launch its operations in its third Sri Lankan city, Negombo. With a global presence in more than 500 cities across the world, UberEats has grown and expanded to be a market lea


Consumers approve FADNA Shape Up Tea for a healthy lifestyle

Views - 11 Thursday, 30 January 2020 00:00

Food and Nature Ltd., manufacturer and marketer of FADNA, recently announced findings of a research conducted amongst its consumers to capture the trust placed on the brand FADNA Shape Up Tea. The survey was administered by PepperCube Consultants Ltd


Employees living AIA’s brand promise at Healthy Cook-Off

Views - 14 Thursday, 30 January 2020 00:00

AIA Sri Lanka recently wrapped up the AIA Healthy Cook-Off for employees, a first of its kind at AIA Sri Lanka. This was a ‘healthy cooking competition’ that was part of the larger ‘Little Changes Challenge’ (LCC) launched by AIA to encourage


Consulate General in Jaffna celebrates Republic Day of India

Views - 5 Tuesday, 28 January 2020 00:02

The Consulate General of India celebrated the 70th anniversary of India’s Republic Day Sunday morning (26 January) with Consul General Balachandran and Jaffna Security Forces Commander Major General Ruwan Wanigasooriya paying respects at the IPKF M


India Republic Day celebrations at the Taj Samudra

Views - 13 Tuesday, 28 January 2020 00:01

On 26 January, India celebrated its Republic Day to honour the day Constitution of India came into force in the year 1950. Taj Samudra, Colombo celebrated India’s 71st Republic Day on Sunday, 26 January in the hotel premises.


Hublot announces Big Bang with integrated bracelet

Views - 10 Monday, 27 January 2020 00:00

The first Big Bang with an integrated bracelet has been announced by Hublot. It said 15 years after its creation, the Big Bang features its first integrated metal bracelet, with the first link fused with the case. An integrated bracelet means a rest


Café Kumbuk certified as Pearl Protector approved restaurant

Views - 246 Monday, 27 January 2020 00:00

The Pearl Protectors, a volunteer-based organisation that advocates towards protecting the marine environment of Sri Lanka and Café Kumbuk, a boutique restaurant which offers affordable, easy-going food to small crowds with a focus on using locally


Glitz makes its mark at One Galle Face Mall

Views - 25 Monday, 27 January 2020 00:00

The fashion destination, Glitz ended 2019 triumphantly, opening not one but two outlets at the premier One Galle Face (OGF) Mall. Opening simultaneously with the mall opening, the new ‘Glitz Select’ outlet is located on the fifth floor, while ‘


71st Republic Day of India celebrations in Sri Lanka enthralling concert by ‘Divine Quartet’

Views - 22 Monday, 27 January 2020 00:00

To commemorate India’s 71st Republic Day a special cultural concert ‘Divine Quartet’ featuring legendary maestros from India, Grammy winner Pandit Vishwa Mohan Bhatt and Grammy-nominated Pandit Subhen Chatterjee enthralled the music lovers of C


Shift to smart solutions for your home with LG SmartThinQ technology

Views - 14 Friday, 24 January 2020 00:00

The busy lifestyles of today’s generation demand easier ways to live life and enjoy comfort to the fullest with little effort. Meeting this requirement is the newly introduced SmartThinQ app from LG that is guaranteed to make your life so much easi


Huawei FreeBuds 3 and Huawei Watch GT 2 win ‘Best of CES 2020’ and ‘Editor’s Choice’ awards

Views - 29 Friday, 24 January 2020 00:00

Huawei, innovative smartphone manufacturer, recently launched the new additions to their array of wearables, which included the Huawei Watch GT and the Huawei FreeBuds 3. During the CES 2020, which is a forum for all those who thrive on the business


OPPO kicks off ‘To Create is to Live’ reiterating Reno Series as ultimate creative companion

Views - 12 Friday, 24 January 2020 00:00

OPPO recently held a series of six dialogues with popular creators in order to hear their stories and uncover the essence of art. Jacob Collier, Pella, Jessie Li, Ian Waelder, Rook Floro, and Mette Towley – these six spirited creators each shared


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Diplomatic drone strike, Indo-Lanka equation and constitutional change

Thursday, 20 February 2020

The ‘diplomatic drone strike’, the dramatic US strictures against the Army Commander, Lt. Gen. Shavendra Silva, tells us that Big Brother IS watching. This isn’t the usual suspects, its way out of their league. This is the Big League, the big b


Solar and wind power can resolve electricity crisis, early and cheaper, if allowed

Thursday, 20 February 2020

The country is facing the worst power situation in the history, with electricity generation being unable to meet the demand, with generation costs among the most expensive in the world. With the current scenario, the country cannot be expected to com


Sri Lanka: A great ocean polluter with plastics? No, we are not!

Thursday, 20 February 2020

I was going through the corridors of an impressive State training facility in the heart of Colombo and witnessed the message on each floor as you await the lift that Sri Lanka is the fifth largest marine polluter with respect to single use plastics!


Future of higher education and challenges for public universities in Sri Lanka

Thursday, 20 February 2020

We are constantly told that the workplace or private spaces of the future will be radically changed due to rapid technological changes, but the only certainty about this future is its uncertainty. How do we face such an uncertain future? The consensu


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