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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 - 13 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 - 28 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 - 19 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 - 11 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 - 9 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 - 14 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 - 16 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 - 29 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 - 9 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 - 34 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 - 6 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 - 7 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 - 26 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 - 24 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 - 15 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 - 7 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 - 9 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 - 26 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 - 18 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


Rocking NYE parties at Hilton Colombo!

Views - 15 Friday, 22 December 2017 00:00

Celebrate in grand style on New Year’s Eve at Hilton Colombo, with a host of exciting activities to keep you on your toes throughout the evening.


Black Pearl docks in Negombo this New Year’s Eve

Views - 26 Friday, 22 December 2017 00:00

All hands hoay, the Black Pearl will dock at Amagi Aria in Negombo for the most unforgettable New Year’s Eve celebrations of all time – a party with a difference!


Indulge in the festive sparkle at Weligama Bay Marriott Resort & Spa

Views - 43 Friday, 22 December 2017 00:00

Make the season shine brighter by indulging in Marriott Hotel’s extravagant array of traditional delights. Enjoy world-class treatment and countless ways to eat


Discounts galore at The Lover and Teen Girl 

Views - 7 Thursday, 21 December 2017 00:00

The Lover and Teen Girl bringing the latest fashions of the changing world are now offering a collection of special discounts and gifts. Along with this, a series of special sales promotional programs has been launched at selected showrooms of The Lo


Envoy London dresses Mr. England 2017-18

Views - 13 Thursday, 21 December 2017 00:00

Hameedia, Sri Lanka’s leading menswear specialist, recently presented the winner of Mr. England 2017-18 Jack Eyers with a wardrobe courtesy of its premier brand Envoy London during the course of his visit to Sri Lanka. As Brand Ambassador of Envoy


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Evergreen memories of actor-politician Vijaya Kumaratunga

Saturday, 17 February 2018

Popular film actor-politician Vijaya Kumaratunga was shot dead in cold blood on 16 February 1988. He was standing near the front gate of his Kirulapone residence on Polhengoda road and talking to an acquaintance when the assailants travelling in a tw


Asma Jahangir fought for human rights across borders

Saturday, 17 February 2018

When Asma Jahangir, the Pakistani human rights campaigner who single handedly took on the civil, military, and religious establishment in her country, died in Lahore on 11 February, she had spent 48 of her 66 years in the war against injustice.


Coalition crack-up: UNP putsch, SLFP rebellion

Friday, 16 February 2018

What were the reasons for the governmental crisis? The UNP arrogantly attempted a political putsch. Having promised


Lessons for Govt. from recent LG Elections

Friday, 16 February 2018

The impact of the Local Government elections on the political system has been unbelievable and decisive. According to newspapers


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