Pan Asia Bank unveils ‘7 Day Bonanza’ to live the dream lifestyle

Views - 46 Tuesday, 6 August 2019 00:00

Credit cards come into prominence largely at the time of seasonal promotions, mostly due to the discount offers they carry. Since customers’ needs to spend are not limited to a particular season Pan Asia Bank has come up with an amazing promotion t

Fashion Bug celebrates 25 years of success

Views - 59 Tuesday, 6 August 2019 00:00

Celebrating a journey of 25 years in a constantly evolving industry such as fashion, is no easy task. Yet for Fashion Bug, a brand that has built a strong reputation for high quality fashion accessories and apparel in Sri Lanka, that journey commence

CavinKare’s Indica Easy re-enters Sri Lankan market with new factory in Horana

Views - 74 Tuesday, 6 August 2019 00:00

One of India’s leading FCMG conglomerates, CavinKare recently commenced local production operations for its popular hair colour brand, Indica Easy, opening a state-of-the-art factory in the BOI Zone, Horana. The launch of the production facility i

Mojo intact, grand new Cool Planet reopens in Pelawatte

Views - 53 Tuesday, 6 August 2019 00:00

Battaramulla and its residents flocked to welcome Cool Planet back into their orbit last week; nine months after fire reduced it to a charred wreck and closed one of the suburb’s most beloved shopping locations. Arising from the ashes like the phoe

Celebrate Colombo with food and music

Views - 1270 Monday, 5 August 2019 00:08

CFW Swim Week Colombo brings together four creative industries namely Art, Fashion, Food and Music to host a week-long creative festival titled ‘Celebrate Colombo’ presented by So Sri Lanka, Sri Lanka Tourism and Promotion Bureau (SLTPB).Celebrat

Female acoustic music duo UKITAS in Sri Lanka

Views - 43 Monday, 5 August 2019 00:00

UKITAS are female acoustic music duo Nikola Benedikovičová and Terézia Greguš, who create their own versions of well-known English and Spanish songs with a unique combination of ukulele and piano. They create charming and relaxing music which bri

The Breitling Superocean Ironman Limited Edition

Views - 51 Thursday, 1 August 2019 00:00

It was announced today that Breitling has partnered with IRONMAN, a Wanda Sports Group company, in launching the Breitling Superocean IRONMAN Limited Edition timepiece. As part of the partnership, Breitling becomes the Official Luxury Watch of IRONMA

OLU Swim Week Colombo to present new season of swim and luxury resort wear through 23 designers

Views - 55 Thursday, 1 August 2019 00:00

The fifth edition of OLU Swim Week Colombo will unveil the latest trends in swim and luxury resort wear presented by nine Sri Lankan designers and six international designers, as well as a newly conceptualised live fashion presentation by eight high

3D aura scanning available for astrological checkups for first time in Sri Lanka

Views - 215 Wednesday, 31 July 2019 00:00

Scanning energy centres in the body with a 3D aura scanner and getting therapy for their weaknesses is possible, now, with the veteran astrologer K.A.U. Sarachchandra (No. 660C, 2nd Subhuthi Athuru Mawatha, Subhuthipura, Battaramulla), who is the onl

Keells commits to 50% reduction in single use polythene bags by 2025

Views - 54 Wednesday, 31 July 2019 00:00

As Sri Lanka’s most valuable supermarket brand in 2018, Keells has taken a revolutionary step as the first supermarket chain in Sri Lanka to commit to a significant reduction in its single-use plastics. This in turn leads to a more sustainable shop

Cricket and shopping reap great rewards for Crescat Boulevard’s ‘Crescat Millionaire’

Views - 46 Wednesday, 31 July 2019 00:00

Crescat Boulevard has announced its Crescat Millionaire – the bumper prize winner for its spectacular cheer, shop and win World Cup Carnival that was held to commemorate the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 at the shopping mall from 30 May to 14 July. Sh

Facets 2019 to promote local gem and jewellery industry with bigger and better show

Views - 239 Friday, 26 July 2019 00:00

By Divya Thotawatte In a bid to attract international dealers to Sri Lanka’s industry, the launch of the 29th edition of Facets International Gem and Jewellery Exhibition, which promises a ‘bigger and better’ show than ever before, was announc

‘Tiesh Blue Empress’, world’s largest commercial Blue Star Sapphire now on display in Kandy

Views - 83 Friday, 26 July 2019 00:00

The world’s largest-ever commercial Blue Star Sapphire now resides in Kandy, Sri Lanka at ‘Tiesh’, Sri Lanka’s largest Gems and Jewellery Emporium at No. 676, Peradeniya Road in the country’s central hill capital. The ‘Tiesh Blue Empress

Celebrate the glamour of branded watches

Views - 38 Friday, 26 July 2019 00:00

As always GMT celebrates the world’s finest fashion brands with its vast assortment of branded watches. With new arrivals to GMT’s awesome range of watches, consumers, collectors and watch enthusiasts alike will find an exclusive array of vibrant

Raja Jewellers Kandy branch celebrates first anniversary

Views - 59 Friday, 26 July 2019 00:00

Raja Jewellers, the monarch of the gold world, ceremonially celebrated the first anniversary of its presence in the city of Kandy. Having opened on July 2018, the Kandy branch of Raja Jewellers has attracted not only the attention, but also the trust

NTB American Express, the official Fashion Card for Swim Week Colombo Luxury Resort Wear 2020

Views - 66 Wednesday, 24 July 2019 00:00

For the fourth consecutive year, Nations Trust Bank American Express has partnered with CFW Swim Week for Luxury Resort-Wear as the official ‘Fashion Card’. Being synonymous with exclusivity, extraordinary experiences and luxury lifestyle, Natio

Huawei honours ‘Beautiful Sri Lanka’ photography excellence uplifting country destination

Views - 40 Wednesday, 24 July 2019 00:00

Huawei, the number one smartphone brand of Sri Lanka, organised a timely competition for aspiring shutter-bugs to experience and portray Sri Lanka’s beauty through the ‘Beautiful Sri Lanka’ Competition earlier this year. The winner, Anushka Fer

POSIT+VE Summer Sale at Selyn

Views - 45 Wednesday, 24 July 2019 00:00

It’s almost time for the summer sale by Selyn – Sri Lanka’s only fair-trade certified Handloom fashion retailer, and what’s better is it’s a POSIT+VE Offer, which means that you are contributing to boost economy domestic economic spending b

Singer ‘Nava Divi Thilina’ promotional program

Views - 33 Wednesday, 24 July 2019 00:00

Singer Sri Lanka has launched its ‘Nava Divi Thilina’ promotional program this year too offering valuable gifts and offers to all Sri Lankan young couples who are entering their life’s most wonderful dream, the wedding in the three months that

Are you ready for AIA’s Little Changes Challenge?

Views - 38 Wednesday, 24 July 2019 00:00

The world’s largest life insurer, AIA, has launched the Little Changes Challenge (LCC) in Sri Lanka, as part of its efforts to help people live healthier, longer, better lives. LCC is a new digital challenge across the region – designed to inspir

HNB treats its fans to global advanced screening of ‘Spider Man: Far From Home’

Views - 68 Thursday, 11 July 2019 00:00

Sri Lanka’s most customer friendly bank, HNB working in partnership with Sony Pictures hosted an advanced corporate screening of the hotly anticipated blockbuster sequel, ‘Spider Man: Far From Home’ for the bank’s fans on social media. Throug

LG makes your home smart, eco-friendly, and efficient

Views - 36 Thursday, 11 July 2019 00:00

LG has always made life good for consumers across the globe. This is because all LG Home Appliances and Electronics are prudently devised with the aim of protecting our health, improving our home environment, and preserving Earth’s ecosystems. The

Herbal tea brand Fadna’s Chairman shares insights to success so far

Views - 85 Thursday, 11 July 2019 00:00

I realised that there was a demand for natural products, but people were not consuming them because it was either hard to find, or troublesome to prepare. Therefore, we developed the idea of blending natural herbs such as belimal, ranawara and iramus

Hugo Boss hosts exclusive father-son event with Legendary Teafarer

Views - 49 Thursday, 11 July 2019 00:00

Hugo Boss recently hosted an exclusive tea-tasting event by Adrian Gabriel of Akbar Brothers for their loyal Boss VIP clientele that celebrated the special bond shared between father and son. The event took place in June at the Boss Store Arcade Inde

SL pavilion debuts at ‘XXII Triennale di Milano, Broken Nature: Design Takes on Human Survival’

Views - 52 Friday, 28 June 2019 00:00

The ‘XXII Triennale di Milano, Broken Nature: Design Takes on Human Survival’ features projects that commit to the idea of repairing and building connections, on all scales, in all dimensions, from all fields of design research. This exhibition u

Waters Edge reveals exclusive offers at My Wedding Exhibition 2019

Views - 231 Friday, 28 June 2019 00:00

One of the premier wedding venues in Sri Lanka, Waters Edge opens its doors to couples who wish to create the perfect wedding with a complete, full service line-up, and first access to attractive promotions are offered exclusively at stall number ‘

World record dive for OMEGA Planet Ocean

Views - 37 Friday, 28 June 2019 00:00

At the British Museum in London, OMEGA reveals the watch that made the world’s deepest dive – and the ground-breaking technology behind its success. When Victor Vescovo successfully piloted his deep submergence vehicle DSV Limiting Factor to the

Samsung brings world’s first QLED 8K TV to Sri Lanka in partnership with Jaguar Land Rover Sri Lanka

Views - 248 Friday, 21 June 2019 00:00

Samsung Sri Lanka has launched the world’s first QLED 8K TV in Sri Lanka in partnership with SML Frontier Automotive, sole agents for Jaguar Land Rover in Sri Lanka. The Samsung QLED 8K TV, a must-have for all luxury homes, comes with Real 8K Resol

Experience the healing power of yoga with Jetwing Hotels

Views - 48 Friday, 21 June 2019 00:00

Does a getaway that will soothe your mind, body and soul sound tempting? Do you need to take a break from stressful responsibilities and a never-ending rat race? Then consider embarking on a journey of wellness with Jetwing Hotels, by incorporating d

Teejay backs Moratuwa Uni. Graduation Fashion Show for 7th year to foster Lankan design talent

Views - 53 Friday, 21 June 2019 00:00

Twenty apparel collections created by final year fashion design students of the University of Moratuwa (UoM) illuminated the catwalk with fascinating styles, at a spectacular event sponsored by Teejay Lanka PLC, Sri Lanka’s only multinational texti

Today's Columnists

State of the economy of Sri Lanka

Saturday, 21 September 2019

I am not an economist nor do I profess to be an economic analyst. The views expressed in this presentation are those of a layman who has always been interested in the economic progress of Sri Lanka.

Premadasa, Père et Fils

Saturday, 21 September 2019

We are what time, circumstances and history has made of us. We are trapped in history. At age 77, I refuse to trap history in my mind. This essay is an obligation to history. Although J.R. Jayewardene introduced ‘Executive Presidentialism’, coer

Economy, business community and the Prime Minister

Friday, 20 September 2019

The speech made by Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe as the Chief Guest of the Sri Lanka Economic Summit 2019 deserves very careful consideration by the country due to several reasons. This will no doubt be his last speech on economic policy to be

Sri Lanka needs to invest more on soft infrastructure

Friday, 20 September 2019

Developing countries like Sri Lanka will have to prepare for further downside risks in 2020 with the growing debt problems and the growth problems in Europe and the slowdown in Asia. Slower growth is already visible in weakening global trade and comm

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