Lifestyle

Treat your Dad to Father’s Day at Harpo’s cafes and restaurants

Views - 23 Wednesday, 13 June 2018 09:00

Turn Father’s Day into a memory that lasts a lifetime – by treating your dad to a special treat at The Bayleaf, Park Street Mews restaurant, Curve tapas bar, Commons Coffee House, Colombo Fort Café or at Harpo’s Pizza Parl


FIFA on top of the world at Vistas

Views - 33 Wednesday, 13 June 2018 09:00

The experience at Vistas is a keeper!


Dad is king at Hilton Colombo

Views - 23 Friday, 8 June 2018 00:00

Fathers’ Day is an important event that reveres the prominent role father takes on, in a household. There are a host


Win a helicopter tour of Colombo this Father’s Day at Hilton Residences

Views - 27 Friday, 8 June 2018 00:00

FLOW at Hilton Colombo Residences announced their Father’s Day promotion to be held on Sunday, 17 June.


The game is on at the Hilton Colombo

Views - 26 Friday, 8 June 2018 00:00

The ultimate football destination, Il Ponte will be transformed into a football field with an atmosphere of revelry


Cotton Collection takes first step towards cashless future

Views - 189 Friday, 8 June 2018 00:00

Cotton Collection recently partnered with the popular mobile wallet app FriMi powered by


Vantage co-sponsors Mr. World Sri Lanka 2018

Views - 38 Friday, 8 June 2018 00:00

Leading men’s clothing label under the umbrella of Ebony Holdings, Vantage, is the proud co-sponsor of the Siyatha


French Spring Festival to celebrate art and culture in SL

Views - 24 Friday, 8 June 2018 00:00

The French Spring Festival this year has been set to celebrate art and culture in Sri Lanka while strengthening ties between


‘Daraz Pola’to be Sri Lanka’s most convenient online corner store

Views - 47 Monday, 4 June 2018 00:00

Changing the game for customers in terms of an online shopping experience, Daraz.lk has launched the ‘Daraz Pola’ to make the lives of busy professionals and homemakers alike simpler, by being the most convenient online corner store with all dail


Standard Chartered launch #2for1June

Views - 53 Monday, 4 June 2018 00:00

Standard Chartered is rewarding its customers with an innovative campaign this June.


‘Mineral’ unfolds eclectic and novel creations

Views - 18 Monday, 4 June 2018 00:00

Meeting Indira a former colleague at the Hilton Colombo came as a pleasant surprise! Here was a woman who now is a well-known and reputed jeweller Sri Lanka can be proud of! Local fashionistas will soon be fortunate to once again be privy to her new


Timely additions: Odel brings extensive range of Casio watches with Blink Intl.

Views - 33 Monday, 4 June 2018 00:00

Sri Lanka’s premier fashion department store Odel recently announced the addition of Casio watches to its extensive collection of original branded watches.


Sri Lankan Food Festival in Kathmandu

Views - 13 Friday, 1 June 2018 00:00

Embassy of Sri Lanka in Nepal opened a “Sri Lankan Food Festival” at the hotel Yak & Yeti in Kathmandu on 25 May


Wellness in motion: Spa Ceylon to celebrate Global Wellness Month in June

Views - 33 Friday, 1 June 2018 00:00

This June, Spa Ceylon will mark Global Wellness Day with the launch the #MyWellnessGoals campaign highlighting


Dreamron unveils its Vision 2020 to build beauty

Views - 21 Friday, 1 June 2018 00:00

A feel for the needs and wishes of their consumers, a disciplined approach to Dreamron, the home-grown company


‘Euphonic Yoga’ on 8 June at Indian Cultural Centre

Views - 15 Friday, 1 June 2018 00:00

As a curtain raiser to the 4th International Day of Yoga 2018, Swami Vivekananda Cultural Centre (Indian Cultural Centre),


Rains wash out Miss England pageant

Views - 35 Thursday, 31 May 2018 00:00

By Divya Thotawatte Plans to crown Miss England 2018 for Miss Europe have been upset after the reigning Miss England Stephanie Hill was unable to travel to Sri Lanka after a travel advisory was issued on inclement weather and dengue, organisers said


Indian Cultural Centre, Colombo renamed as ‘Swami Vivekananda Cultural Centre, Colombo’

Views - 37 Thursday, 31 May 2018 00:00

The Government of India has decided to name the Indian Cultural Centre, Colombo after the famous Indian philosopher and spiritual leader, Swami Vivekananda.  The Indian Cultural Centre, which has been a prominent hub of cultural activities in Colomb


Second edition of Italian Week to display Italy’s artistic richness in Colombo

Views - 57 Thursday, 31 May 2018 00:00

By Shannon Jayawardena The Italian Embassy will showcase a wide array of the country’s artistic richness via a dedicated week of events from 4 to 8 June in Colombo. The event is in celebration of Italian National Day in Sri Lanka, bringing the coun


Annual Drama Comp on 23 May at Wendt

Views - 17 Tuesday, 22 May 2018 00:00

The annual interschool drama competition, popularly known as “Drama Comp”, hosted by the Interact Club of Royal College, has gained a prominent spot in the School Drama calendar.  “Drama Comp” will be returning yet again this year on 23 May


Rotaract Club of Colombo East’s ‘Noise 2018: Finals’ on 1 June

Views - 62 Tuesday, 22 May 2018 00:00

Since its inception in 2016, NOISE has been one of the flagship projects of the Rotaract Club of Colombo East under the avenue of public relations. It is in essence a competition for youth, giving them a platform to display their musical talents t


Cinnamon’s next culinary event features Nigella Lawson

Views - 24 Tuesday, 22 May 2018 00:00

Cinnamon Life announced the arrival of world famous culinary celebrity of home cooking , – Nigella Lawson, for a series of exclusive events in Sri Lanka, from 21 to 23 June, which is sure to thrill gourmands and culinarians alike across the island.


Aviraté issues ‘Garments without Guilt’ labels

Views - 31 Monday, 21 May 2018 00:31

Aviraté, an international renowned fashion brand of the Timex and Fergasam Group (T&FG), launched declared their retail brands had acquired ‘Garments without Guilt’certification on 16 May at the T&FG head office.


In a union of tradition and modernity, U.S. actress Meghan marries Prince Harry

Views - 15 Monday, 21 May 2018 00:29

WINDSOR, England (Reuters) - Prince Harry and his actress bride Meghan Markle married on Saturday in a dazzling ceremony that blended ancient English ritual with African American culture, infusing the 1,000-year-old British monarchy with a blast of m


Japan’s “Shoplifters” steals the show to win Cannes Palme d’Or

Views - 13 Monday, 21 May 2018 00:26

CANNES, France (Reuters) - Japanese director Hirokazu Kore-eda won the Palme d’Or at Cannes on Saturday for “Shoplifters”, a critically acclaimed family drama with unguessable plot twists.


Anita presents ‘Threads of Time’ Indo Singaporean fashion extravaganza in aid of Heart to Heart

Views - 66 Friday, 18 May 2018 00:00

Threads of Time, an Indo, Singaporean fashion extravaganza will be staged by Singaporean Anita Dorai in aid of Heart to Heart


Turret showcases luxury products for the discerning

Views - 41 Friday, 18 May 2018 00:00

Turret, a top designer outlet that specialises in the sale of luxury watches, writing instruments and leather accessories


Hair-straightening products contain potentially toxic mix

Views - 19 Friday, 18 May 2018 00:00

(Reuters Health) - Hair products used primarily by black women and children contain a host of hazardous chemicals, a new study shows.


Nike, H&M and Burberry join forces for sustainable fashion

Views - 20 Friday, 18 May 2018 00:00

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation): Major global brands Nike, H&M, Burberry and Gap have signed up to an initiative


US YouTube star unveils trainers with a modern slavery twist

Views - 12 Friday, 18 May 2018 00:00

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation): Known for unveiling the latest sneakers from Adidas and Nike on his YouTube


Today's Columnists

Top Cola brand crashing globally; lesson for Sri Lanka

Friday, 20 July 2018

We have heard the age old adage, if a brand is not in line to the trends of a customer, they will cease to exist over time.


Religion and politics: a tale of two hypocrisies

Friday, 20 July 2018

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times; it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness; it was the epoch of belief,


Sri Lanka’s Trade Information Portal – Bringing local traders one step closer to the global market

Friday, 20 July 2018

Sri Lanka’s traditional lacework famously known as Beeralu is slowly moving into the spotlight of the global fashion industry


Building great organisations: What will it take in the future?

Friday, 20 July 2018

I would like to begin by congratulating the Great Place to Work Institute for organising this event to recognise ‘Sri Lanka’s Best


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