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Bill wipe-outs up to three million this season with NDB Good Life

Views - 33 Friday, 14 December 2018 00:00

Christmas is all about sharing joy and happiness filled with laughter. With the year coming to an end Christmas is around the corner. Christmas shopping has been made easy with your NDB GoodLife Cards. This year too NDB Goodlife Cardholders can enjo


Royal Artistry Make-up Collection by Spa Ceylon

Views - 58 Friday, 14 December 2018 00:00

Spa Ceylon, the world’s largest luxury Ayurveda chain has just launched a unique range of natural make-up infused with island minerals, caring plant oils and hydrating fruit butters, in exotic shades inspired by the tropical beauty of Ceylon. Desig


Mövenpick Hotel Colombo gears up for festive season

Views - 27 Friday, 14 December 2018 00:00

The first Swiss hospitality chain in town has given this city a theatrical dining experience and one of the highest rooftop bars with the finest panoramic views. An upscale, modern hospitality company that is passionate about ‘making moments’, fi


Fairway Colombo brings a street full of Christmas

Views - 29 Friday, 14 December 2018 00:00

Transforming the iconic Dutch Hospital precinct with a variety of innovative and diverse events, Fairway Colombo has established itself as one of the most popular hotspots of Colombo. Fairway Colombo began the season’s festivities on 11 December w


Celebrate the festive season at OZO Colombo

Views - 32 Friday, 14 December 2018 00:00

Leave the preparation for a hearty festive Christmas and New Year to OZO Colombo this season as you share the seasonal spirit amidst your loved ones while you raise a glass to the year gone by and welcome the year ahead. ‘Kisses and Wishes’ is OZ


Water’s Edge presents biggest kiddies Christmas party in town

Views - 33 Friday, 14 December 2018 00:00

Hey kids, moms and dads, gear up for the most gigantic and fun-filled Christmas Party in town– the‘Kiddies Christmas Kingdom’ this season atWater’s Edge. Kids will go into a world of entertainment and magical flair in a land of fun and frolic


Feel the magic of the season with Amari Galle

Views - 27 Friday, 14 December 2018 00:00

With the choice of spectacular ocean views in the Ahara Restaurant or the merry atmosphere of the Bommu Rooftop Bar and Restaurant, celebrate with loved ones, the festive favourites with all the trimmings at Amari Galle. The celebration of exquisite


Colombo Jewellery Stores opens latest boutique at Colombo City Centre Mall

Views - 25 Thursday, 13 December 2018 00:00

The luxury jewellery brand Colombo Jewellery Stores (CJS) this week opened its newest boutique at the country’s largest shopping mall. With its high quality gem and jewellery designs, as well as its exclusive range of iconic international watch bra


Sri Lanka’s very own fun socks out now

Views - 48 Thursday, 13 December 2018 00:00

This season bring out your personality with MAZE, socks that are designed and made in Sri Lanka with prints ranging from Sri Lankan icons to modern classics to name a few. Sticking to its quirky products the name MAZE is about getting lost in your ow


Fashion Bug showcases brand new Christmas collection

Views - 20 Thursday, 13 December 2018 00:00

Fashion Bug celebrated the launch of a brand new Christmas collection by way of a fashion show, which was held on 1 December at the organisation’s showroom in Wattala amidst a crowd of loyal customers and well-wishers. The fashion show featured a s


Sunsilk Ramani Fernando Hair & Beauty Academy hosts Graduation and Hair Art 2018 Grand Championship

Views - 25 Thursday, 13 December 2018 00:00

Nurturing tresses over generations to become thick, long and smooth, Sunsilk, the market leader in the hair care industry, has been boosting the confidence and beauty of girls in Sri Lanka for decades. Celebrating this legacy, the Ramani Fernando Sun


10 good reasons to visit Vogue Jewellers this season

Views - 23 Thursday, 13 December 2018 00:00

As the season unfolds, whether you are resident or holidaying in Sri Lanka, you are undoubtedly looking for that perfect gift with a personal touch or a boost for yourself. Let’s glance at 10 good reasons why you should visit Sri Lanka’s leading


HSBC makes seasonal campaign #creatorsofcheer come alive at Colombo City Centre

Views - 35 Wednesday, 12 December 2018 00:00

There was much buzz and festive cheer as officials from HSBC and the Colombo City Centre (CCC) flipped the switch on to light up the big Christmas tree and officially kick start the festivities at CCC. Many shoppers gathered to witness the special tr


UNICEF and wOw.lk launch the gift that gives back to children

Views - 24 Wednesday, 12 December 2018 00:00

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and leading online retail destination wOw.lk have partnered to launch Sri Lanka’s first line of ‘Inspired Gifts’, essential supply items that when purchased online support and improve the lives of c


Christmas at OZO Kandy

Views - 20 Wednesday, 12 December 2018 00:00

With the festive season approaching, celebrate the feast of light in the hills with OZO Kandy, as they put together something special for the whole family for Christmas Day and New Year’s Eve. To ease the workload and make this Christmas a truly me


Samsung re-launches QLED TV

Views - 20 Wednesday, 12 December 2018 00:00

The world’s leading electronics company and Sri Lanka’s preferred electronics brand, Samsung, had a mini second launch of its QLED TV at the Singer Lifestyle Exhibition, held from 23 to 25 November. The Samsung stall, which featured the entire r


‘Nikon Experience Hub’ concept showroom opens at Photo Technica

Views - 15 Wednesday, 12 December 2018 00:00

​The largest photographic retailer in the field of photographic cameras in Sri Lanka, Photo Technica recently declared opened the first ‘Nikon Experience Hub’ in South Asia. Photo Technica, the sole distributor for Nikon digital cameras in


Habitat Sri Lanka to raise joy and funds through ‘Christmas with a Cause’

Views - 23 Tuesday, 11 December 2018 00:00

Christmas is one of the most awaited days of the year and as 2018 draws to a close, Habitat for Humanity Sri Lanka will be hosting a Christmas market titled ‘Christmas with a Cause’ to be held on 15 and 16 December from 9 a.m. onwards at the Chur


Embark unveils 2019 calendar

Views - 54 Tuesday, 11 December 2018 00:00

The brightly coloured, one-of-a-kind Embark 2019 calendar is now available to all those on the lookout to support the brand’s pashionable cause, where passion and fashion unite to make a difference to the lives of street dogs and communities. The


Hope Cookies: A mission spreading love and hope for the differently-abled

Views - 19 Tuesday, 11 December 2018 00:00

At a factory situated on the outskirts of Kaduwela, a group of unique individuals are busy at work churning out some finely handcrafted confections. All phases of the manufacturing process – mixing, baking and packaging – are done to perfection,


A season of health and well-being

Views - 45 Tuesday, 11 December 2018 00:00

Dilmah Conservation rings into the festive season of Christmas with a promise of good health and well-being with the launch of the traditional Sri Lankan first aid box and the publication ‘Hela Veda Ath Potha’ (Handbook on Traditional Home Remedi


Mövenpick Hotel Colombo hosts heart-warming Christmas tree lighting event

Views - 18 Friday, 7 December 2018 00:00

The first Swiss hospitality chain in the city marked the beginning of the Christmas season with their tree lighting ceremony held on Monday (3 December). This upscale, modern hospitality company that is passionate about ‘making moments’ invited t


Celebrating the 7th anniversary of iconic Old Dutch Hospital Colombo

Views - 45 Friday, 7 December 2018 00:00

Celebrating the 400-year-oldDutch Hospital Colombo’sseventh anniversary, merchants of the shopping precinct, officials from the Urban Development Authority (UDA), and officials of Nations Trust Bank came together for the ceremonial lighting of the


Galle Face Hotel celebrates holiday season with Christmas tree lighting event

Views - 32 Friday, 7 December 2018 00:00

The Galle Face Hotel celebrated the start of the holiday season in style with the annual lighting of the Christmas tree among guests and friends of the hotel. Guests were treated to an array of delightful canapés and Christmas delicacies such as mu


‘Beat the Clock’ this weekend at Jaguar Land Rover Showroom

Views - 19 Friday, 7 December 2018 00:00

SML Frontier Automotive, sole agents for Land Rover in Sri Lanka invites customers to a special one-of-a-kind event with the all-new fleet of vehicles at their first ‘Beat the Clock’ event Saturday, 8 December from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Customers can


Festive splendour unveiled at Aura Haute Couture

Views - 29 Friday, 7 December 2018 00:00

Aura Haute Couture, the choice of the discerning fashionista unveiled their dazzling Festive Season Collection at their beautifully appointed boutique on Rosmead Place in the presence of Mayor Rosy Senanayake. A beautiful collection of both ethnic as


AIA Vitality sponsors ‘Run for Their Lives’ for 2nd year running

Views - 13 Friday, 7 December 2018 00:00

AIA Insurance’s health and wellness app, AIA Vitality is the Gold Sponsor for this year’s ‘Run for Their Lives’ (RFTL), making it the second consecutive year of this partnership. RFTL which is an annual charity run to create awareness on and


AWPA’s Secret Santa for a shelter dog or cat

Views - 12 Friday, 7 December 2018 00:00

December is here and it is the season for giving. While most of us focus on helping other people in need we appeal to those with a soft corner for animals – to think about our voiceless best friends. Santa Claus tends to visit the domestic pets in


444 unveils new identity extension as next generation lifestyle booking platform

Views - 21 Thursday, 6 December 2018 00:00

444, Sri Lanka’s largest booking platform powered by Dialog Axiata, unveiled a new extension to its identity by enabling convenient access to over 150 stylists in partnership with Club Soirte, a renowned service provider collaborating with reputed


Kumarika - Official Hair Care Partner at Hiru Golden Film Awards 2018

Views - 20 Thursday, 6 December 2018 00:00

Hemas Manufacturing’s leading and innovative hair care solution, Kumarika, was the the Official Hair Care Partner at the Hiru Golden Film Awards 2018 held recently at the Sugathadasa Indoor Stadium. Organised by the Asia Broadcasting Corporation Lt


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Lasantha, journalists and diplomats

Wednesday, 23 January 2019

We find scarce little to celebrate in a sullied land, marking our days remembering the tragedies that tell our blood-soaked history. In the troubled decades preceding, many, from the highest in the land to average citizens, have met with violent ends


Automation and machine learning: Helping organisations extract deeper value from data

Tuesday, 22 January 2019

The world is in the midst of a data explosion. Humans are generating an estimated 2.5 quintillion bytes of data every single day1, according to Forbes, and more data was created in the past two years than in all of human history. No wonder data now r


SL tourism: From TOM to experience the brand in 2019

Tuesday, 22 January 2019

Last week I had just crossed the border that separates Laos from Thailand and was on route via land to Thailand. My mind was on Laos – a country branded globally as ‘Simply Beautiful’ (backed by the ADB in 2018) to attract visitors into the cou


Questionable (or absurd) official report on poverty indicators

Tuesday, 22 January 2019

The latest Report issued by the Ministry of National Policies and Economic Affairs on ‘Poverty Indicators’ is both questionable and outrageous.1This Ministry is under the responsibility of the Prime Minister, Ranil Wickremesinghe. Most of the sta


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