Lifestyle signs exclusive online partnership with GFlock Reforest

Views - 405 Friday, 8 February 2019 00:00

Sri Lanka’s largest and most trusted online shopping store, wOw has signed up to become the exclusive online partner with sustainable fashion brand GFlock Reforest. The acquisition is yet another successful example of wOw’s commitment to staying

Complete your 2019 look with Lonali by Selyn

Views - 30 Friday, 8 February 2019 00:00

Selyn has collaborated with ‘House of Lonali’ to design and create a beautiful new line of handloom shoes for their new STHRI collection – ‘Lonali for STHRI’ – to complete your look for the new year. House of Lonali is known for th

Colombo City Centre commemorates 71 years of Sri Lankan independence

Views - 25 Friday, 8 February 2019 00:00

To commemorate the milestone of the 71st year of Sri Lankan independence, Colombo City Centre conducted a series of fun and exciting events that captured the spirit of unity, harmony, and nationhood this Independence Day. Aptly titled ‘Freedom is a

Vogue Jewellers gift options that last beyond celebrations

Views - 26 Thursday, 7 February 2019 00:00

When it comes to selecting a special gift for someone special, have you thought of a gift that will last forever? A gift that has the added advantage of appreciating in value over time? Or, are you opting for enjoying a romantic time with only memori

Journey to ‘I Do’ at Cinnamon City Weddings on 10 Feb.

Views - 82 Thursday, 7 February 2019 00:00

Cinnamon City Weddings, your journey to ‘I Do’ brings to life the venues that you always dreamed of as the backdrop to your special day. The moments that become lifetime memories must have a starting point, and what better way to imagine them tha

Le Grand by Asia Leisure hosts Sir Donald McCullin Fairway Galle Lit Fest Literary Salon

Views - 23 Tuesday, 5 February 2019 00:00

The Le Grand Hotel in Galle was selected as the venue of choice to host legendary photographer Sir Donald McCullin at a literary salon titled ‘Landscapes at Sunset,’ on 19 January. The intimate event was attended by invitees, members of the press

Optimising family health through dietary diversity

Views - 44 Tuesday, 5 February 2019 00:00

With 22% of Sri Lankans undernourished and 15% of children stunted, malnutrition is one of the most serious issues that has perennially gone under the radar. Through the ‘Reaching the Unreached Estates and Surrounding Communities on Equitable Wate unveils glamorous new store with four times the space

Views - 44 Tuesday, 5 February 2019 00:00 goes big with the launching of its new showroom on Saturday (26 January), moving closer to the heart of Colombo at No. 17, Charles Drive, Colombo 7. The showroom is four times more spacious than their pioneering brick and mortar outlet. He

Sritrims unveils new collection of unique designs in Indonesia

Views - 38 Friday, 1 February 2019 00:00

Sritrims, a prestigious Hong Kong based company, which has emerged as a leading manufacturer and supplier of apparel and fashion accessories to internationally renowned brands across the globe, unveiled a fabulous new collection of unique designs

Rekindling ‘Sri Lankan-ness’: ‘Love Sri Lanka Festival’ to celebrate Independence Day

Views - 1611 Friday, 1 February 2019 00:00

Sri Lanka will be celebrating the 71st Independence Day on 4 February. Today, if you walk around the country, whether it’s the cocktail circles in Colombo or the ‘kopi kade’ in the village, you mostly hear negativity, complaining about how thi

Kadadasi recycled paper: Keeping the environment at its heart

Views - 49 Friday, 1 February 2019 00:00

In the village of Bollatha – Gampaha, nestled among acres of lush greenery – lies a modest foundry of tastefully handcrafted paper where a vast range of artisan paper products, with the most vibrant designs and colours are brought to life. Kada

Raja Jewellers relaunches website and relocates Negombo branch

Views - 30 Friday, 1 February 2019 00:00

Raja Jewellers, the monarch of the gold world with a proud history of pioneering Sri Lankan jewellery industry for over 90 years, has re-launched their official website ( with a new look and more features to coincide with the o

Spa Ceylon wins ‘Asia’s Greatest Brands 2018’

Views - 59 Wednesday, 30 January 2019 00:02

Spa Ceylon – the world’s largest luxury Ayurveda chain, was awarded the prestigious Asia’s Greatest Brands 2018status, at the Asia’s Greatest Brands & Leaders Awards 2018, held in conjunction with the Asian Business & Social Forum, earlier th

Dress up in 2019 with STHRI by Selyn

Views - 45 Wednesday, 30 January 2019 00:01

Selyn, Sri Lanka’s only fair-trade guaranteed handloom company, recently launched its latest line of women’s wear under the STHRI brand. The new collection features a range of versatile tops, crop tops, pants and dresses in comfortable styles, va

Odel’s ‘At Leisure’ Spring 2019 Collection a nod to athleisure

Views - 48 Wednesday, 30 January 2019 00:00

Fashion and fitness morph in Odel’s versatile new Spring 2019 collection that dares to envisage clothing that is equally suited for work, a walk or even a cocktail, in comfort, confidence and style.

Spa Ceylon to open ‘Royal Tea Salon’

Views - 26 Wednesday, 30 January 2019 00:00

February will see Spa Ceylon opening its first experiential ‘Royal Tea Salon’ at Colombo’s Old Dutch Hospital, offering a uniquely interactive Gourmet Ceylonese High Tea experience.

Your journey to ‘I Do’ with Cinnamon City Weddings

Views - 75 Thursday, 24 January 2019 00:09

Cinnamon City Weddings, your journey to ‘I Do’, will be a never-before-seen wedding event presented by two of Cinnamon’s city hotels – Cinnamon Grand and Cinnamon Lakeside – that will showcase everything you would want and more, when prepar

Australian National Fitness Model Gayan Perera’s fitness workshop at Idea Hell

Views - 44 Thursday, 24 January 2019 00:06

For the first time in Sri Lanka, Gayan Perera, the well-known Australian National Fitness Model, is going to host a workshop on fitness issues and clear all doubts and myths about work out and nutrition plans. The event organised by Ramindu Randeni,

Royal Lanka Agencies introduces ladies’ watches that reflect a flight of butterflies

Views - 17 Thursday, 24 January 2019 00:04

Royal Lanka Agencies Ltd. recently introduced ladies’ watches that reflect a flight of butterflies and now they are available GMT on the 2nd Floor at Majestic City, 3rd Floor at Colombo City Centre and at UrbanTrendz, at the corner of Galle road an

Cargills Bank continues to offer ‘Best Supermarket Deal’ in town

Views - 47 Thursday, 24 January 2019 00:04

Cargills Bank has announced the extension of its 15% cash-back deal at Cargills Food City for the bank’s credit cards till 31 March 2019 with a new tagline ‘Why pay more for food when you can pay less?’ A 15% cash-back is given on the total pur

Winter comes to CÉ LA VI as it hosts official White Walker party in Sri Lanka

Views - 37 Thursday, 24 January 2019 00:00

The Kingsbury’s CÉ LA VI will be the place to be on Friday 25 January as it hosts the official White Walker party alongside beverage behemoth Johnnie Walker. The Whiskey is an official collaboration between Game of Thrones and Johnnie Walker. Fant

‘Sea to Plate’: Arpico launches new venture

Views - 16 Thursday, 24 January 2019 00:00

Arpico Supercentre, one of the fastest growing supermarkets in the island has taken freshness to the next level, under the project ‘Sea to Plate’. This strategic initiative will allow customers to purchase the freshest catch at the most competiti

Historic restaurant among shock losers in 2019 Michelin

Views - 19 Thursday, 24 January 2019 00:00

PARIS, AFP: A restaurant that has held three Michelin stars for half a century was pushed down a rank Monday in one of the biggest shocks of the French culinary guide for 2019. Ahead of the new edition’s unveiling Monday afternoon, Manager Daniell

From London’s Brick Lane to Davos, veganism on the menu

Views - 14 Thursday, 24 January 2019 00:00

London (Reuters): Teenage London restaurant manager Abdul Muhaimen settled his first-year university bill by cashing in on a rising trend: veganism. Working with his father, the owner of City Spice restaurant, and Michelin star chef Rupert Rowley, th

19 for 19: Ways you can challenge the way you eat in the New Year

Views - 16 Thursday, 24 January 2019 00:00

There’s so much more to eating healthier in the New Year than ditching carbs and including more water, fruit and vegetables in your diet (though all this is undeniably helpful). Here are our 19 favourite tips for eating healthier, giving your body

IdeaMart launches ‘ISayYouDo’, powering the next generation of lifestyle applications

Views - 33 Thursday, 24 January 2019 00:00

IdeaMart announced the launch of its latest innovative product, ‘ISayYouDo’, a web platform that assists its users in managing, personalising and automating their daily tasks, lifestyle choices, access to relevant information, and entertainment o

A Valentine’s getaway to Amari Galle

Views - 26 Tuesday, 22 January 2019 00:00

Cuddle up and rediscover the magic of love on the most romantic day at one of the most romantic resorts down south, Amari Galle. For those lovebirds looking for an entire day to celebrate, Amari Galle has it all planned under one roof. Be it a spa d

Odel opens ‘Luv SL Treasures’ outlet at Shangri-La, Colombo

Views - 46 Tuesday, 22 January 2019 00:00

‘Luv SL’ – Odel’s unique tribute brand that celebrates Sri Lankan creative expression through merchandise – has opened an outlet at the Shangri-La Hotel in Colombo, offering visitors a select range of high quality souvenir products truly ev

CMB 1948 – two young entrepreneurs creating waves with a classic collection of apparel

Views - 33 Friday, 18 January 2019 00:00

They belong to the Instagram generation – where they have built a cult following for their uniquely Sri Lankan brand. Yet for Akarsha Weerasooriya and Saliya Gunasekera, this is only the beginning of their entrepreneurial journey. CMB 1948 is the

‘Sour Metal’ crafting a new trend in vintage bling

Views - 261 Friday, 18 January 2019 00:00

Sour Metal, a brand promoting vintage Sri Lankan jewellery, with an aim to rekindle an appreciation for the eccentricities and beauty of ancient Ceylon, was launched in Colombo recently. The designer and founder of Sour Metal, Saeeda Deen, is a gradu

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Dissecting the 52-day saga: A forensic analysis by a forensic expert

Monday, 18 March 2019

It was 7:30 in the evening on 26 October 2018. The day being a typical Friday, Sri Lankans had been settled for yet another uneventful weekend. Many had sat in front of TV sets watching their favourite teledramas. Suddenly, viewers got alerted by a n

Triple E class budget now needs to sail

Monday, 18 March 2019

In shipping terms Triple E (EEE) stands for economies of scale, energy-efficient and environmentally improved vessels that was developed to cater to the market/industry demands. In my analysis of the 2019 budget proposals, I feel the overall budget o

Trusted smart products – theme of World Consumer Day 2019

Saturday, 16 March 2019

Era of digitalisation It is a pity that one of the most powerful groups worldwide which is the consumer group in Sri Lanka is a powerless insignificant group in the lowest ebb on consumerism in Sri Lanka due to inaction and lack of organised efforts

The last straw in local politics today

Friday, 15 March 2019

I don’t despair easily. But a sense of desolation has overtaken me. Since it is abundantly clear that the last of the statesmen is dead and gone in Sri Lanka today. However much you may hold out hope that some knight in shining armour or street-wis

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