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‘Lankan Isle’ a collector’s digest debuts this week at Colombo International Book Fair

Views - 41 Wednesday, 19 September 2018 00:00

Reaching out to a discerning audience, offering off-the-beaten track content, ‘Lankan Isle’ will be launched at the Colombo International Book Fair. A‘thinking person’s magazine’, Lankan Islelends its voice to all things Sri Lankan. A dynam


Kandurata Group introduces anti-mosquito socks

Views - 22 Wednesday, 19 September 2018 00:00

Kandurata Group has introduced anti-mosquito socks to the market for the first time in Sri Lanka, specially aiming the school children of the country. The socks will become a guardian to many school children from mosquitoes and insects when they are


Tiesh unveils Sri Lanka’s largest Gems and Jewellery Emporium

Views - 28 Wednesday, 19 September 2018 00:00

Tiesh, the leading jewellers in both Kandy and Colombo, recently unveiled its massive 27,000 sq. ft. showroom, and now goes on record as having Sri Lanka’s largest ever Gems and Jewellery Emporium, all under one roof. Formerly known as Lakmini Ltd.


Dankotuwa Porcelain introduces unique ‘Ready to Gift’ range

Views - 47 Wednesday, 19 September 2018 00:00

Dankotuwa Porcelain PLC, renowned for its luxurious and elegant porcelain tableware, introduced an exciting, new ‘Ready to Gift’ range, aimed at simplifying the gift giving experience for customers who are always on the go. Offered at a special i


Fast absorbing Body Yogurts by Body Shop: 15 seconds to glowing skin

Views - 17 Thursday, 13 September 2018 00:00

Showered? Tick. In a rush? Double tick. Planning to moisturise? No way. Not when you’ve got jeans to fit into and 10 minutes to get out the door. If this sounds familiar, then you have something in common with the 35% of women in the UK who don’t


Colombo International Book Fair returns to city for milestone 20th year

Views - 216 Thursday, 13 September 2018 00:00

If last year’s figures are anything to go by, some 1.5 million book lovers from all over Sri Lanka can be expected to visit the BMICH over just 10 days later this month, when the annual Colombo International Book Fair (CIBF) returns for its 20th ed


Cinnamon Life making Colombo a hub of world entertainment

Views - 524 Thursday, 13 September 2018 00:00

Cinnamon Life – Colombo’s most anticipated integrated development – is adding new dimensions to the city’s arts and entertainment offering with a line-up of events and international performances slated as a major boost during the forthcoming


Madara brings greater recognition to SL at 2018 Miss South Asia Canada

Views - 147 Friday, 7 September 2018 00:00

Lankan beauty Keshini Madara Marasinghe, a Canadian-Sri Lankan who is currently a PhD student in Public Health and Gerontology, brought greater recognition to the country, by winning the title of Second Runner-Up National at the 2018 Miss South Asia


amanté launches AW’18 collection

Views - 47 Friday, 7 September 2018 00:00

By Safna Malik amanté’s latest collection of ‘Starry Tales’ lingerie, ‘Moonlight’ – Autumn/Winter ‘18 (AW’18) was unveiled recently at an event held at the Barefoot Garden Cafe in Colombo. Speaking at the event, MAS Brands CEO Niranj


Shop for your favourite brands from anywhere at anytime with BuyAbans

Views - 15 Friday, 31 August 2018 00:10

Being a local, secure, and high-quality alternative to global online shopping websites such as Amazon and eBay, BuyAbans is the one-stop shop for the most popular brands in the world for consumer electronics.


Geeshan Bandara wins 2nd coveted Fearless Award with stunning wedding image

Views - 34 Friday, 31 August 2018 00:10

Earning kudos for the country and the industry, celebrated documentary wedding photographer Geeshan Bandara, was recently awarded a sought-after Fearless Award, his second one to date.


AIA Insurance helps Nuwara Eliya community live healthier, longer, better lives

Views - 13 Friday, 31 August 2018 00:10

AIA Insurance held a Health Camp in Nuwara Eliya recently as part of an effort to promote health and wellness in the community. The camp was conducted at a public school and was open to the students, their parents, teachers and the community, providi


Ranasinghe appointed OXY Brand Ambassador

Views - 36 Friday, 31 August 2018 00:10

Sri Lanka’s award winning sensational actor, dancer and model Hemal Ranasinghe has been appointed as the brand ambassador for OXY in Sri Lanka, a renowned brand that stands for excellence in men’s skin care.


Supreme Floors for superior living

Views - 20 Friday, 31 August 2018 00:10

Supreme Floors, the flooring arm of CeyaCon specialises in premium quality, modern and inventive flooring. Located in the heart of Colombo city they received high commendations earlier this year as they floored


Mövenpick Wedding Fair tomorrow

Views - 60 Friday, 31 August 2018 00:10

The Mövenpick Hotel Colombo will host the first ever Mövenpick Weddings Fair, featuring carefully selected partners, from 10.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m. tomorrow. Entrance to the event will be free a


The ultimate Fall collection arrives at Odel

Views - 17 Friday, 31 August 2018 00:10

When it comes to the business and glamour of fashion in Sri Lanka, what springs instantly to mind is Odel of course! Having established itself as the trendsetter and go to destination for clothing and accessories that are trendy, chic, glamorous, wea


Hameedia rewards Commonwealth medal winners with exclusive clothing collections

Views - 12 Friday, 31 August 2018 00:10

Hameedia, Sri Lanka’s pioneering menswear specialist recently hosted a special event to celebrate the nation’s most talented weightlifters and boxers who managed to bag silver and bronze medals at the 2018 Commonwealth Games. Held at Hameedia’


Quintessential Kitchens from JAT Furnishing

Views - 20 Friday, 31 August 2018 00:10

wIt has been said that a kitchen is a reflection of the woman (or the man!) that cooks in it. With our modern lifestyles, it is perhaps more of a reflection of just how busy we are. To minimise the hassle and improve functionality, yet keep the elega


Tiara Rollo flies high at International Kite Festival introducing new delectable variants

Views - 19 Thursday, 30 August 2018 00:00

Tiara Rollo, marketed by Ceylon Biscuits Ltd. (CBL) added colour to the Derana International Kite Festival held recently with the launch of two new delightful flavours. The extremely popular Tiara Rollo as a single-serving mini Swiss roll with a choc


Pulse Offmarks Miss Sri Lanka Earth set to revolutionise beauty pageant industry in Sri Lanka

Views - 72 Thursday, 30 August 2018 00:00

It’s that time of the year again where amidst a flurry of charisma, confidence and meticulous training sessions, Sri Lanka will soon come to choose its ambassador for Miss Earth 2018. Miss Earth, deemed one of the Big Four International Pageants a


Food delivery app Uber Eats gearing up for launch in Colombo

Views - 23 Thursday, 30 August 2018 00:00

Uber Eats, the food delivery app by ride-hailing company Uber, is all set to launch its services in Colombo next month. Similar to the Uber rides app, Uber Eats is a food delivery app that helps bring food to consumers in a convenient and reliable ma


Crysbro sponsors 60th AGM of Sri Lanka Housewives’ Association

Views - 25 Thursday, 30 August 2018 00:00

Crysbro, a forerunner in Sri Lanka’s poultry industry sponsored the 60th Annual General Meeting of the Housewives’ Association. Held at the Kingsbury Hotel, the diamond anniversary celebrations took place amidst glitz and glamour in the presence


Lanka Alzheimer’s Foundation’s Run to Remember on Saturday

Views - 18 Thursday, 30 August 2018 00:00

As the month of September dawns, the Run to Remember event organised by the Lanka Alzheimer’s Foundation (LAF) kicks off from the Taj Samudra North Lawn on 1 September at 4:30 p.m. LAF is privileged to have the hotel Taj Samudra host this event fo


When artistic elements combine: Alankara and Geshany Balder create art

Views - 14 Thursday, 30 August 2018 00:00

In another example of serendipitous creative collaboration, leading jeweller Alankara and local artist Geshany Balder joined hands to launch Alankara’s latest offering – an exquisite new collection called “Dawn To Dusk”. The renowned jewelle


Body Doc Fitness & Wellness Pavilion celebrates one year anniversary

Views - 118 Tuesday, 28 August 2018 00:00

Body Doc Fitness & Wellness Pavilion, the largest and most technologically advanced fitness centre in the country celebrated its one year anniversary in mid-August. Located less than a kilometre away from the heart of Malabe town in Athurugiriya Road


Bio Foods launches range of products to celebrate 25th anniversary

Views - 78 Tuesday, 28 August 2018 00:00

By Divya Thotawatte Bio Foods celebrated its 25th anniversary last week with the launch of a range of products marketed under its own brand. The launch is a part of the company’s initiative to give back to the people of the land from which it harve


Odel’s Fitness Week a ‘fitting’ inspiration

Views - 23 Tuesday, 28 August 2018 00:00

People who are physically fit, are healthier, able to maintain their most optimum weight, and are also most likely to not be prone to health problems. Becoming physically fit requires a change in life style. Incorporating a regular exercise into one


CHI, The Spa at Shangri-La Hotel, Colombo welcomes renowned therapist Rashdy Ahmad

Views - 42 Friday, 24 August 2018 00:00

Shangri-La’s signature CHI, The Spa draws inspiration from the origins of the Shangri-La legend, a place of personal peace, enchantment and wellbeing.


Mövenpick hotel gears up to host its first wedding fair

Views - 81 Friday, 24 August 2018 00:00

The Mövenpick Hotel Colombo will be hosting ‘Mövenpick Weddings’, its very first wedding fair. Its


Mallika Hemachandra Jewellers celebrates golden anniversary

Views - 26 Friday, 24 August 2018 00:00

Leading jeweller and masters of craftsmanship, Mallika Hemachandra Jewellers will be celebrating its 50th year of operation


Today's Columnists

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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