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wOw.lk Shopping Carnival from 29-31 Dec.

Views - 53 Friday, 29 December 2017 00:00

Sri Lanka’s biggest year-end shopping fiesta, the wOw.lk Shopping Carnival, will once again bring bargains galore to Sri Lankan shoppers on 29, 30 and 31 December at the BMICH, Colombo.


Angels in vogue

Views - 23 Friday, 29 December 2017 00:00

The spotlight was on Crescat Boulevard as invitees and shoppers gathered in the Mall on 16 December, to experience the unveiling of an exquisite seasonal collection


Barista serves up the best values at BIA Outlet

Views - 7 Friday, 29 December 2017 00:00

With over 12 outlets spread across the country, Barista has made its name as the largest international coffee chain in Sri Lanka. Having first been established in the year 2002


The Cauldron calls out to all those dreamers!

Views - 10 Friday, 29 December 2017 00:00

What’s in a dream? A dream is hope that lets one see through misty eyes that one day could be a better day. A dream is hope of new beginnings that catches you if you fall and lifts you up to the highest point.


DFCC Bank spreads joy and excitement this festive season

Views - 12 Friday, 29 December 2017 00:00

DFCC Bank has launched a thrilling Christmas light-up to brighten the holiday season in conjunction with a host of exciting discounts on its credit cards and the Virtual Wallet.


The spirit of Christmas comes alive at The Kingsbury

Views - 5 Friday, 29 December 2017 00:00

This year, The Kingsbury is adorned with stunning decorations in shades of violet and silver. The theme was conceptualised by Assistant Director Housekeeping Mangala Hemananda and his dedicated team who worked tirelessly to put together an array of i


A family affair for NYE with Waters Edge ‘Restaurant with a Dance Floor’

Views - 11 Thursday, 28 December 2017 00:00

Colombo’s entertainment and culinary hub Waters Edge invites you along with your entire family to herald in 2018 in a gala way. The ‘Restaurant with a Dance Floor’ returns to the waterfront hotel for the fourth consecutive year and promises to


The Body Shop Sri Lanka partners The Little Gym to share Christmas goodwill

Views - 12 Thursday, 28 December 2017 00:00

The Body Shop Sri Lanka partnered The Little Gym of Colombo to bring some Christmas joy and cheer to 25 young children and their caregivers. The evening of activities held on 14 December at The Little Gym gymnastics centre in Colombo 2 was attended


Cinnamon Life, Broadway Asia poised to launch international theatre in Colombo

Views - 22 Thursday, 28 December 2017 00:00

The hills will come alive this February as Cinnamon Life, in partnership with Broadway Asia International, introduces Broadway theatre to Sri Lanka with the Andrew Lloyd Webber and David Ian Production of the Sound of Music. Rekindling fond memories


Indian cricketer Virat Kohli (left) and his wife Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma pose during their

Views - 16 Thursday, 28 December 2017 00:00

Indian cricketer Virat Kohli (left) and his wife Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma pose during their wedding reception in Mumbai on 26 December. They were wed in Tuscany on 11 December, ending weeks of frenzied speculation in the Indian media about th


Pope Francis (C) poses next to Liana Orfei (C/L) and members of Golden Circus during his weekly gene

Views - 10 Thursday, 28 December 2017 00:00

Pope Francis (C) poses next to Liana Orfei (C/L) and members of Golden Circus during his weekly general audience at Aula Paolo VI in The Vatican on 27 December - AFP


People’s Bank holds annual Christmas Carols

Views - 7 Thursday, 28 December 2017 00:00

The Christian Guild of the People’s Bank recently held its annual Christmas Carols, for the 39th time, at the People’s Bank Staff Training College Auditorium in Colombo 10. The staff representing branches located in Colombo, Gampaha and Puttalam,


Fairway Colombo Christmas Carol

Views - 13 Thursday, 28 December 2017 00:00

Fairway Colombo Christmas Carol was conducted on 23 December, under Fairway Holdings’ extensive partnership with Soul Sounds, the acclaimed award winning premier all women choir group in Sri Lanka. This marked Fairway Colombo’s first ever Christm


Sri Lanka Insurance Christmas Carols

Views - 15 Wednesday, 27 December 2017 00:00

The Sri Lanka Insurance Christmas Carols 2017, organised by the Christian Association of SLI under the theme ‘Joy to the World’


Mövenpick Hotel Colombo to celebrate New Year’s Eve with array of dining, entertainment offers

Views - 28 Wednesday, 27 December 2017 00:00

The first Swiss hospitality chain in town Mövenpick Hotel Colombo has given this city a theatrical dining experience and one of the highest rooftop bars with the finest panoramic views.


NDB delights children with Surprise Santa

Views - 7 Wednesday, 27 December 2017 00:00

A child’s greatest wish during the festive season is to see the famed Santa Claus bring gifts, and NDB made that wish come true. During the Christmas week


Commercial Bank heralds Christmas cheer with carols

Views - 7 Wednesday, 27 December 2017 00:00

The Commercial Bank of Ceylon commemorated the festive season with its annual, trilingual carol service, themed ‘Miracle in a manger’ this year.


‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Soars to $ 745 m worldwide

Views - 8 Wednesday, 27 December 2017 00:00

Los Angeles (Variety.com): Disney-Lucasfilm’s ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ is showing plenty of force at mulitplexes worldwide with $ 745.4 million globally as of Sunday.


SLT launches 2018 calendar under theme ‘Connected Lifestyle of Sri Lanka’

Views - 25 Tuesday, 26 December 2017 00:00

Sri Lanka Telecom (SLT), the country’s leading telecommunication provider announces the much awaited launch of its calendar for the upcoming year. Continuing its reputation as one of the most coveted corporate collectables in Sri Lanka, the SLT lau


Tibetan cultural lecture and photo exhibition in Colombo

Views - 4 Tuesday, 26 December 2017 00:00

By Shannon Jayawardena With the aim of strengthening the bond between Sri Lanka and China and spreading awareness on the country’s historical relationship with Tibet, a Tibetan cultural lecture and photo exhibition was held recently at the BMICH.


Privilege cards offered by Hi Life marking 1st anniversary 

Views - 6 Tuesday, 26 December 2017 00:00

Hi Life fashion store situated between Malabe and Koswatta is on the brink of celebrating their first anniversary on 22 December and they have introduced a privilege card named Honor Club and the customers using the card have already hit the number


Christmas Carols at the Taj

Views - 25 Tuesday, 26 December 2017 00:00

The Taj Samudra, Colombo heralded in the Christmas season with bountiful goodies to get everyone in the festive spirit. The spirit of good cheer was enhanced by the melodious sounds of Christmas carols from Metho Cantanti on 21 December at The Lattic


Calamander Unawatuna Beach prepare for Christmas celebrations in style

Views - 21 Tuesday, 26 December 2017 00:00

Calamander Unawatuna Beach is celebrating Christmas with an array of dining, shopping and entertainment events for the week of the festive season from 23 to 31 December. Calamander Unawatuna Beach has organised a Christmas market and invited all the


BreadTalk’s “White Christmas” creation crowned winner of Anchor X’Mas Cake-off!

Views - 13 Saturday, 23 December 2017 00:13

BreadTalk’s inspired team came out on top among other specialty bakeries and cafes to win the coveted Golden Whisk at the first ever exclusive Anchor X’Mas Cake-off. The awards ceremony was recently held at Colombo Court Hotel & Spa (formerly kno


Seylan Bank celebrates ‘The Glory of Christmas’ with annual Christmas Carols for 27th consecutive ye

Views - 14 Saturday, 23 December 2017 00:00

Seylan Bank recently held their annual Christmas Carols under the theme ‘The Glory of Christmas’ to usher in the festive season. A highly anticipated annual event which is now in its 27th year, the carols were held at the Methodist College Audito


Carols at CMC

Views - 6 Saturday, 23 December 2017 00:00

The Colombo Municipal Council Catholic Association organised Christmas Carols at the CMC Members Hall recently. Staff of the Colombo Municipal Council participated in the Carols. Commissioner of the Colombo Municipal Council V. K. Anura, priests of t


New Year’s Eve at The Sooriya Village

Views - 8 Saturday, 23 December 2017 00:00

The Sooriya Village is excited to host its annual New Year’s Eve dinner on Sunday 31 December from 7 p.m. onwards!


Celebrate the magic of the season with Fox Fm’s live Christmas Broadcast at Cool Planet Isipathana M

Views - 11 Saturday, 23 December 2017 00:00

Sri Lanka’s trendiest radio station Fox914 invites you to ring in the season with the ultimate holiday chill out as the vibe goes live at Cool Planet – Isipathana Mawatha from 1 to 31 December spreading the magic of Christmas!


Welcome 2018 with style at Taj Samudra

Views - 15 Friday, 22 December 2017 00:00

Welcome 2018 with style at the Samudra Ballroom of Taj Samudra, Colombo on New Year’s Eve. If you’re keen to kick up your heels and ring in the new year with a beverage in hand at one of the city’s most exclusive dances,


The only five star with five glorious five star celebrations!

Views - 13 Friday, 22 December 2017 00:00

Usher in the New Year in a refreshingly Sri Lankan style bash! Rs. 8,500 nett per person


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Many roads open

Saturday, 20 January 2018

We have just commenced Yahapalana Year 4. The third anniversary of Yahapalanaya is also the third anniversary of the defeat of the Rajapaksa regime. Both anniversaries coincide happily with the imminence of an island-wide election, the first since 20


Kasur child rape stems from subjugation of women in general

Saturday, 20 January 2018

Since the first week of the New Year, Pakistan has been in turmoil over the abduction, rape and murder of an eight-year-old girl, Zainab, in Kasur, a small town not far from Lahore in the Punjab province.


Demagoguery, deception and decrepitude inherent in most contemporary democracies

Saturday, 20 January 2018

Democracy is well and good as long its erstwhile proponents and players remain committed to high attendant ideals, pursuing with some degree of intelligence and sanity (fast eroding with the ascent of Donald J. Trump). Surely one must be faithful and


Problem is not us women and booze: It’s paternalism and capriciousness in policymaking

Friday, 19 January 2018

The other day the President of Sri Lanka went public expressing his intention to revoke a ministerial order revoking the notion that a woman of any age has no more maturity than a youth less than eighteen years old.


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