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DSI Footcandy re-launches with new look and new collection of footwear

Views - 26 Thursday, 17 May 2018 00:00

D. Samson & Sons Ltd., the main marketing and distribution arm of the DSI Samson Group, has relaunched the organisation’s e-commerce site. Boasting an entirely new look, DSI Footcandy now has a range of the latest features and facilities to ensure


The Body Shop launches ‘Love Your Body Club’ membership in Sri Lanka

Views - 38 Thursday, 17 May 2018 00:00

Iconic British beauty brand The Body Shop, has introduced its popular loyalty program exclusively for customers in Sri Lanka. At the launch event at its Fairline building, Colpetty store, friends and fans of The Body Shop were introduced to the Love


15 finalists selected for Chokolaate LiCC Mother Daughter Fashion Designer Contest 2018

Views - 67 Thursday, 17 May 2018 00:00

The Chokolaate LiCC Mother Daughter Fashion Designer Contest organised by Sri Lanka’s premier teen magazine Chokolaate returns for the ninth consecutive year in partnership with LiCC Jeans on 26 May. The event this year will showcase designs creat


Indo-Singaporean fashion extravaganza ‘Threads of Time’ in September

Views - 21 Thursday, 17 May 2018 00:00

Threads of Time, an Indo, Singaporean fashion extravaganza will be staged by Anita Dorai and Kavita Thulasidas bringing the best of Western and Eastern chic in a collection of exquisite designer wear that is cutting edge, breathtaking and unique, yet


Supporting local artists: Alankara teams up with Kavan Balasuriya

Views - 16 Friday, 11 May 2018 00:00

One of Sri Lanka’s most iconic jewellery brands, with a reputation for creating the ‘perfect moment’ for its customers


Tea Talks at Maniumpathy: Focus on ‘The Chitra Lane Way’

Views - 43 Friday, 11 May 2018 00:00

‘The Chitra Lane Way’, a recently launched book about bringing up children; especially those with special needs, was the centre of a fascinating


5th Infocus exhibition of creative photography and ‘Sri Lanka in Focus’ coffee table book launch

Views - 283 Friday, 11 May 2018 00:00

The much awaited exhibition of creative photography – ‘Infocus’ will take place for the fifth year at the Lionel Wendt Art Centre on 19 and 20 May


‘Yoga for youth, yoga for all’

Views - 24 Friday, 11 May 2018 00:00

There was a huge response by Sri Lankan youth to connect and rejuvenate with shared heritage of yoga! The journey


Galadari Vesak Lantern Competition 2018

Views - 20 Friday, 11 May 2018 00:00

The Galadari Hotel successfully completed its annual Vesak Lantern Competition recently in high spirits. Every year this is the ideal opportunity


Cinnamon Grand Inter-Departmental Vesak Lantern Competition 2018

Views - 32 Friday, 11 May 2018 00:00

In a bid to celebrate Vesak, encourage creativity and comradery, Cinnamon Grand held its annual Inter-department Vesak Lantern Competition on 27 April


Lights, lanterns and more: Vesak at Cinnamon’s City Hotels

Views - 17 Friday, 11 May 2018 00:00

Vesak at Cinnamon’s city hotels saw the three properties light up in style with lanterns, lamps and colourful decorations


INSEE innovates with first-ever cement based Vesak pandal in the world

Views - 14 Friday, 11 May 2018 00:00

A large number of Vesak sightseers thronged Ranmuthugala, Kadawatha this year and witnessed a unique Vesak pandal


BMICH holds ‘Bakmaha Ulela’ for employees

Views - 12 Thursday, 10 May 2018 00:00

Inviting an auspicious start to the New Year, the iconic BMICH recently hosted an expansive and entertaining Avurudu employee celebration featuring over 20 events, including the always popular Fancy Dress Parade, Kanamutti, Sack Race, Singithi/Wadihi


Mövenpick Hotel Colombo makes this Mother’s Day a Sunday to remember

Views - 24 Thursday, 10 May 2018 00:00

Mother’s Day is a time for everyone around the world to celebrate and appreciate mothers. Celebrations can be traced back to the ancient Greeks and Romans, who held festivals in honour of the mother goddesses Rhea and Cybele, but the clearest moder


Special Iftar buffets at Cinnamon’s city hotels

Views - 48 Thursday, 10 May 2018 00:00

Cinnamon’s city hotels will honour the holy month in the Islamic calendar leading up to Ramadan with an array of special Iftar offerings designed to bring together families and colleagues in harmonious fellowship. Cinnamon Grand Colombo and Cinnamo


Mothers dine for free this Sunday at Galle Face Hotel

Views - 22 Thursday, 10 May 2018 00:00

This Mother’s Day, make your mum feel extra special by treating her to a memorable Sunday at the Galle Face Hotel. The iconic hotel is offering a Mother’s Day special at The Verandah restaurant, where mum dines for free (in a group of 4). The ex


Celebrate your mom at the Taj

Views - 17 Thursday, 10 May 2018 00:00


Sri Lanka in Ha Noi: A cultural fiesta

Views - 39 Wednesday, 9 May 2018 00:00

For the first time in Viet Nam, the Embassy of Sri Lanka launched a three-day Cultural Fiesta in Ha Noi to commemorate 70th Anniversary


Mother’s Day celebrations at Harpo’s Cafes & Restaurants

Views - 27 Wednesday, 9 May 2018 00:00

Eventhough everyday is a special day to celebrate your Mum – Sunday 13 May being Mother’s Day is celebrated with special menus at Harpo’s cafes & Restaurants.


‘Cook For Mom’ and more with Shangri-La Hotel this Mother’s Day

Views - 25 Wednesday, 9 May 2018 00:00

Shangri-La Hotel, Colombo celebrates Mother’s Day as little chefs cook for their moms, and a host of other activities.


Excel Restaurants takes over FLOOR by O! and SHORE by O!

Views - 30 Wednesday, 9 May 2018 00:00

Excel Restaurants Ltd., a subsidiary of Browns Investments PLC (BI), was granted franchise rights of FLOOR by O! and SHORE


Breitling announces Breitling Squads

Views - 23 Friday, 4 May 2018 00:00

Breitling announced the gifted actors who are the members of the first Breitling Squads. This imaginative idea involves


DSI opens brand new showroom in Pelawatta

Views - 56 Friday, 4 May 2018 00:00

D. Samson & Sons Ltd. recently celebrated the opening of a brand new showroom at No. 466A, Pelawatta, Battaramulla.


Chandanalepa Herbal Cream improved with highly valuable sandalwood oil

Views - 23 Friday, 27 April 2018 00:00

Chandanalepa herbal cream has been improved with highly valuable sandalwood oil, popularly known as golden oil


BeWaxed opens first outstation branch in Kandy

Views - 50 Friday, 27 April 2018 00:00

Sri Lanka’s premier waxing salon BeWaxed recently opened its very first outstation branch in the hill capital of Kandy


Back hygge for happiness: Danes seek UNESCO recognition

Views - 19 Friday, 27 April 2018 00:00

Reuters: Denmark will ask the United Nations cultural agency UNESCO to recognise officially the concept of ‘hygge’ Reuters


Ultimate Fitness celebrates first anniversary

Views - 16 Friday, 27 April 2018 00:00

Colombo is transforming in to a fitness conscious, healthy lifestyle promoting modern metropolis. Once upon a time


Saudi women take to weightlifting for “shape and beauty”

Views - 15 Friday, 27 April 2018 00:00

Reuters: In a country where women have yet to drive, a number of women in Saudi Arabia are challenging social norms by taking to heavy sports such as weightlifting.


VLCC promotes cosmetology services

Views - 15 Friday, 27 April 2018 00:00

India’s premier wellness brand VLCC which has now branched out to reach many parts of the world recently launched


The Body Shop introduces Strawberry Haircare and fruity Lip Juicers

Views - 18 Friday, 27 April 2018 00:00

The Body Shop is bringing back fruity, nostalgic scents with the launch of Strawberry Haircare and Lip Juicers in stores.


Today's Columnists

No other country can better understand the preciousness of free trade than SL

Thursday, 19 July 2018

The year 2018 marks the 40th anniversary of China’s reform and opening-up and also the 17th anniversary of China’ accession to the World Trade Organization (WTO). In 2001, China acceded to the WTO, which marked a new historic stage of reform and


Development of national housing and Employees’ Provident Fund

Thursday, 19 July 2018

‘Singapore’ has become a buzzword in the media circles today. Media speak is centred round many issues. Extradition of the fugitive Central Bank Governor appointed to the post on a recommendation by our PM, now missing and reportedly taken refuge


Sri Lanka stepping up its pursuit of trade-led growth

Wednesday, 18 July 2018

“We were a trading nation since the era of ancient kings,” Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe reminded Parliament


To hang or not to hang!

Tuesday, 17 July 2018

President Maithripala Sirisena dropped a bombshell out of the blues last week, sans all ‘maître’ (loving-kindness) when he launched a coup de main on drug offenders. He threatened to use his powers to place his signature to execute the death sen


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