From Ocean Blues to Oceanswell

Views - 62 Tuesday, 16 October 2018 00:00

Inspired by the colours and textures of Sri Lanka’s ocean waters, Colombo Jewellery Stores (CJS) uses its newest collection, Ocean Blues to raise awareness on marine conservation, working with Dr. Asha de Vos and Oceanswell. Already well known for

Sonu Nigam sings Vogue’s golden jingle

Views - 704 Thursday, 11 October 2018 00:00

The golden voice of Bollywood, Sonu Nigam visited Sri Lanka to sing Sri Lanka’s oldest running radio jingle which was produced for Vogue Jewellers. The legendary icon of advertisements, first aired in 1962 has set a record by being aired for nearly

H.S. Fabric Collection opens new showroom in Moratuwa

Views - 35 Thursday, 11 October 2018 00:00

H.S. Fabric Collection, the pioneer supplier of fine quality upholstery fabrics in Sri Lanka, launched its newest showroom in Moratuwa recently. Sri Lanka Army Adjutant General and Gajaba Regiment Colonel Major General Shavendra Silva attended the o

Galadari celebrates 34th anniversary in style

Views - 72 Thursday, 11 October 2018 00:00

The Galadari Hotel celebrated its 34th anniversary in grand style on 6 October. The hotel which is proud of its reputation of serving 34 years of service to the hospitality industry treated guests to a fabulous day of celebration. The Coffee Shop ope

Dankotuwa Porcelain reintroduces Laklain locally

Views - 31 Wednesday, 10 October 2018 00:00

Dankotuwa Porcelain PLC, renowned for its luxurious and elegant porcelain tableware, recently reintroduced its value-for-money heritage brand Laklain to the local market.  Now available with several new offerings that feature a similar high-quality

Sapphire Residences by ITC Hotels launched

Views - 99 Wednesday, 10 October 2018 00:00

The start of the launch of the uber-luxury apartments ‘Sapphire Residences’ by ITC Hotels globally was marked on 2 October, coinciding with the commencement of the 150th birth anniversary celebrations of Mahatma Gandhi. The launch program will en

Abans Homes In Style offers elegant, non-toxic furniture at flagship store Colombo City Centre

Views - 29 Friday, 5 October 2018 00:00

Abans Homes In Style, the furniture arm of Abans PLC, officially launched its flagship concept store at the Colombo City Centre Mall on 19 September. The nearly 9,000 sq. ft. store was formally opened by Abans Group Chairperson Aban Pestonjee. Dignit

Tiesh unveils Sri Lanka’s largest gems and jewellery emporium in central hills

Views - 16 Friday, 5 October 2018 00:00

By Shamseer Jaleel Leading jeweller Tiesh recently opened its 27,000 square foot massive showroom in Kandy. One of the pioneer gems and jewellery outlets in the central hills known as Lakmini Ltd. since its launch more than two decades ago at 676, Pe

Turret flags 5 years of serving excellence and luxury

Views - 24 Friday, 5 October 2018 00:00

Turret, the sole authorised agent of Montblanc, Baume & Mercier and Raymond Weil, highly-renowned, internationally-acclaimed luxury brands in Sri Lanka, celebrated five years of serving luxury and elegance to Colombo’s glitterati and cognoscenti.

Mount Lavinia Hotel at European Street Food Festival

Views - 12 Friday, 5 October 2018 00:00

The European Street Food Festival brings together the best hunger busters from around Europe. Each food brings in both a unique and authentic touch from its respective country of origin. Adding flavour to this year’s festival the Mount Lavinia Hot

Sri Lankan Beauty Queen wins Miss British Empire 2018 title

Views - 39 Friday, 5 October 2018 00:00

Dr. Nuwandika Lakmali Wickramarathne-Siriwardena, Miss British Empire 2018 was welcomed at the Bandaranaike International Airport, as she returned to the island victorious in the International Beauty pageant held in Perth, Australia. Nuwandika, a me

‘Urban Island’ concept store for ‘designed & made in Sri Lanka’ fashion and homeware opens at Col. 7

Views - 182 Thursday, 4 October 2018 00:00

Colombo Mayor Rosy Senanayake on Monday unveiled the flagship store for ‘designed & made in Sri Lanka’ designer lifestyle product brand ‘Urban Island’. This new and unique concept store is located in Colombo 7 and presents a new take on the

‘Shop Til You Drop 2018 – VIP Style!’ on 13 October

Views - 81 Thursday, 4 October 2018 00:00

On Saturday, 13 October, Colombo VIP Night presents its third ‘Shop Til You Drop 2018’. This one-day shopping extravaganza will be held at the Taj Samudra Hotel – Grand Marquee. Boasting 11 acres of beautifully landscaped gardens and nestled wi

House of Fashion re-opens at Bambalapitiya

Views - 659 Thursday, 4 October 2018 00:00

House of Fashion, the leading clothing store, reopened its branch at the original location in Bambalapitiya on 29 September. The fashion store now opened for business at its store at No. 28, R.A. De Mel Mawatha (Duplication Road) equipped with the la

Free unlimited medical consultations now on oDoc

Views - 9 Thursday, 4 October 2018 00:00

Patients can now cut down medical expenses in addition to time spent in queues, germ filled waiting rooms and stressful trips to the doctor by subscribing to free unlimited medical consultations for the entire family on oDoc for Rs. 499 a month. oDoc

Keells Union Place opens doors to a fresh, new retail experience

Views - 210 Thursday, 4 October 2018 00:00

Keells Union Place was reopened yesterday, offering customers a fresh new retail experience, marking a significant milestone in the journey of the brand since the time the rebranding began. While all Keells stores carry a variety of pizza, juice and

iDealz opens at Marino Mall

Views - 14 Friday, 28 September 2018 00:00

iDealz Lanka opened its latest state-of-the-art outlet at the Marino Mall, Colombo 3, recently. This outlet marks its presence as the first-ever mobile outlet to be opened at the Marino Mall. Located on the ground floor, the new outlet was inaugurat

Ximivogue expands to Kandy City Centre

Views - 37 Friday, 28 September 2018 00:00

Ximivogue, a fast fashion merchandise brand which was launched in Sri Lanka for the first time in July, opened its third outlet at the Kandy City Centre recently. The brand provides a vast array of products such as household items, health and beauty,

The Body Shop launches Body Yogurts in Colombo

Views - 19 Friday, 28 September 2018 00:00

The Body Shop in Sri Lanka launched its exciting new range of Body Yogurts with an intimate event at the Fairline Body Shop outlet. The Body Shop invited its clients from Colombo to join them at the launch, alongside special guest and popular lifesty

BeWaxedchampions convenience with new outlets and VIP services

Views - 12 Friday, 28 September 2018 00:00

When it comes to waxing, Sri Lanka’s premier and dedicated waxing salon BeWaxedhas made a name for itself as the go-to place in the last five years. Since its inception Founder Durga Kenny and her team have become household names among women in Col

Corporate looks from Chagall

Views - 12 Friday, 28 September 2018 00:00

Chagall, Sri Lanka’s premier hair and beauty salon, has come up with an exciting new corporate package focusing on men and women who aim at looking their best, both inside and out of their offices. “Chagall has devised a corporate package aimed

Why take my watch to an authorised agent?’ Expert advice from Chatham Luxury Watches

Views - 13 Friday, 28 September 2018 00:00

While most mechanical timepieces come with guarantees of durability, the intricate machinery with which they operate can still be subject to some degree of wear and tear. With regular and expert care however, your luxury wristwatch will keep ticking

Unveiling Swarovski’s Crystal Forest Store at Colombo City Centre

Views - 15 Friday, 28 September 2018 00:00

Swarovski officially opens its doors in Sri Lanka bringing its heritage and craftsmanship in crystal to Colombo City Centre at No. 137, Sir James Peiris Mawatha, Colombo 2. The brand brings its dazzling collection that delivers extraordinary everyday

Brand new US Polo Assn. showroom by DSI Group at Colombo City Center

Views - 24 Friday, 28 September 2018 00:00

The latest US Polo Assn. Exclusive Brand Showroom can now be found at the Colombo City Center, which is located at No. 137, Sir James Peiris Lane, Colombo. This is the brand’s second exclusive brand showroom to be opened by D. Samson & Sons Ltd., a

‘Living Together’ is the only way

Views - 81 Thursday, 27 September 2018 00:40

Once again, Deepal Sooriyaarachchi invited corporate Colombo to an unusual book launch experience. This time it was when he launched his latest book ‘Living Together’on 12 September with the PIMA at the PIM Auditorium which was filled to capacity

Opening of Sri Lanka’s first international mall redefines lifestyle in Colombo

Views - 34 Tuesday, 25 September 2018 00:00

After months of preparation, the Mall at Colombo City Centre opened to the public on 19 September amidst an ambience of colourful celebrations. Conveniently situated by the historic Beira Lake at the heart of the city, the ultramodern lifestyle desti

Sri Lanka craft-makers net highest sales so far at Shilpa 2018 fest

Views - 10 Friday, 21 September 2018 00:00

The recently concluded six-day long national handcrafts festival has netted highest sales reported in the series so far.  “The Shilpa Abhimani 2018 festival reported a total sale of Rs. 10.82 million. This is the best sales in this series so far.

Seylan Travel Card empowers Minelle Perera for Face of Beauty Contest 2018

Views - 22 Friday, 21 September 2018 00:00

Reiterating its value as the bank that acknowledges the efforts made by people who strive to succeed in life, Seylan Travel Card has come on board as a partner to empower Minelle Perera, the 2017 Siyatha Miss World, who is expected to compete in the

Singer Sri Lanka and Sony International launch Sony’s new high-power Home Audio Systems in Sri Lanka

Views - 69 Friday, 21 September 2018 00:00

Singer (Sri Lanka) PLC, the country’s premier consumer durables retailer, together with Sony International, launched six new high power Home Audio Systems at an exclusive event held at the Shangri-La Hotel, Colombo recently. The event was attended

‘The greatest shows on earth’ from Imran

Views - 210 Thursday, 20 September 2018 00:01

Imran Saibo, the legend of Sri Lanka’s entertainment industry walks into the space that is Funtime, accompanied of course by his trusty steed Sir Jeeves. We refer to Sir Jeeves as a trusty steed as he resembles that in size. He is in fact a British

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Untruth is the crisis

Tuesday, 13 November 2018

Political language, said George Orwell, is designed to make lies sound truthful, murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind. Dr. Sarath Amunugama is the subject of this essay. In addition to his current incarnation of a p

Rise, Sri Lankans – our country needs you now!

Tuesday, 13 November 2018

I am sick, tired and bloody fed up of reading and listening to pessimistic tales of woe on the unprecedented crisis we and our country are facing at this dark moment in time. I am also fed up to the back teeth with reading and listening to lamentatio

Ranil abused and subverted parliamentary democracy

Tuesday, 13 November 2018

TIME: What was the immediate reason for calling an election? President Kumaratunga: I was forced into it by a total breakdown of cohabitation in Government. The Prime Minister (Ranil Wickremesinghe) was determined to harass me and chase me out. He ha

The Bench must ensure that the judges will continue to be trusted

Monday, 12 November 2018

In the backdrop of the recent developments and the strong arguments that have been presented against the dissolution of Parliament saying the President has no constitutional power to do so, before four and a half years into a Parliamentary term, as s

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