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Shri Nadika Jewellery opens new branch in Kurunegala

Views - 270 Friday, 29 March 2019 00:00

Shri Nadika Jewellery, one of the leading jewellery companies in Sri Lanka, opened a new branch at No. 107, Perakum Street, Kurunegala. Founded by N.P.M. Pillai three decades ago in Kegalle, Shri Nadika Jewellery has come a long way of success with a


Holi at Paradise Beach!

Views - 24 Friday, 29 March 2019 00:00

Originating from the Indian subcontinent, Holi is a festival of culture, colour and celebration. The festival is significant for the arrival of spring and has become a popular festival. ‘Holi on the beach’ was held on Saturday 23 March. COLIND, a


Finland tops world’s happiest countries list again: UN report

Views - 17 Friday, 29 March 2019 00:00

Helsinki (Reuters): Finland topped the ranking of the world’s happiest countries for the second year in a row, with the Nordic countries taking the leading spots, an annual survey issued on Wednesday showed. South Sudan came last in the UN Sustaina


Cinnamon Bey Beruwala: bringing your dream wedding to life

Views - 49 Friday, 29 March 2019 00:00

Cinnamon Bey Beruwala, a key property in the Cinnamon Hotels & Resorts portfolio, is gearing up to host its first-ever wedding show from 9.00 am to 7.00 pm on Saturday, 30 March. Designed to showcase how couples can tie the knot in style with Cinnam


Colombo City Centre offers exciting new activities to celebrate Sinhala and Tamil New Year

Views - 33 Friday, 29 March 2019 00:00

In celebration of Sinhala/Tamil New Year, Colombo City Centre will be hosting their very own ‘Kolambata Avurudu’, which will commemorate this unique Sri Lankan festival by serving up exciting activities all month long with a refreshingly modern t


Bountiful Avurudu offers with Union Bank Credit Cards

Views - 17 Thursday, 28 March 2019 00:00

Union Bank is offering some great deals in town on its Credit and Debit Cards in view of the upcoming Avurudu season. The wide ranging discounts and offers are made available at popular clothing, accessories, dining, furniture, home appliances and o


Takas.lk kicks off Avurudu campaigns with up to 75% savings on mobiles and accessories

Views - 69 Thursday, 28 March 2019 00:00

Takas.lk is launching the campaign Mobile Madness at the newly launched flagship store, located in the heart of Colombo, at 288 Galle Road, Bambalapitiya (next to Bambalapitiya Flats) from 29-30 March. The promotion Mobile Madness will allow walk-in


SampathCards treats cardholders with amazing offers this Avurudu season

Views - 47 Thursday, 28 March 2019 00:00

Celebrating the Avurudu season, SampathCards is once again offering an enticing array of discounts and privileges for their loyal cardholders. Sampath Mastercard, Visa Credit Cardholders and Sampath Bank American Express Credit Cardmembers will be a


Hutch showers customers with extra love during Valentine season

Views - 15 Thursday, 28 March 2019 00:00

With romance in the air, Hutch Sri Lanka spread some extra love for all Sri Lankans with an exciting promotion dedicated for Valentine’s Day. Celebrating the spirit of love, all existing and new customers who came onboard during the season of love


HNB Cards ‘Happy Avurudu’ Promo 2019 unveils a whole world of happiness

Views - 103 Thursday, 28 March 2019 00:00

Ushering in a world of happiness this festive season, Sri Lanka’s most successful retail bank, HNB PLC announced the exciting return of the HNB Cards Avurudu Promo 2019; this time packed with even more value and over 200 exclusive offers. Coincidin


ComBank cardholders to enjoy discounts of up to 50% at Kandy City Centre

Views - 28 Thursday, 28 March 2019 00:00

Commercial Bank Credit and Debit Card holders shopping at the Kandy City Centre (KCC) in preparation for the Avurudu season can look forward to an exciting time as the Bank has partnered with 43 merchants at the complex to offer discounts up to 50% a


Cinnamon Air partners ayubo.life for ‘Back 2 Colombo’ virtual step challenge

Views - 39 Thursday, 28 March 2019 00:00

Premier smartphone health and wellness app ayubo.life continued its commitment to health and fitness by welcoming the country’s premiere domestic air taxi service, Cinnamon Air, as a partner for its upcoming ‘Back 2 Colombo’ virtual step challe


Kandy comes under Embark spell as 12th store opens in hill capital

Views - 21 Thursday, 28 March 2019 00:00

Kandy has fallen to the charm of Embark, Sri Lanka’s unique cause-linked lifestyle brand, which opened an outlet in the hill country capital recently, providing residents and visitors an opportunity to indulge their passion for fashion and their lo


Second Hi Life shopping complex opens in Dehiwala

Views - 161 Thursday, 28 March 2019 00:00

Hi Life Fashion, one of the emerging department stores, offers a complete shopping experience for the entire family. The store is filled with an extensive collection of items, ranging from clothing to cosmetics, foot wear, lingerie and household item


Selyn welcomes Sinhala and Tamil New Year with Avurudu pop-up

Views - 38 Thursday, 28 March 2019 00:00

With the Sinhala and Tamil New Year just around the corner, Selyn, Sri Lanka’s only fair-trade handloom company, partners with a selection of locally based businesses to help you celebrate the New Year. The brands present at the Selyn pop-up wou


Cool Planet launches exclusive ‘Ape Style Ape Avurudu’ collection

Views - 68 Tuesday, 26 March 2019 00:00

In celebration of the Sinhala and Tamil New Year, Sri Lanka’s premier retail giant, Cool Planet, launches its innovative new collection for Avurudu 2019, featuring exciting clothing lines catering to fashion desires of all shoppers. Cool Planet’s


First-ever Bangladesh Art Exposition in SL 2019 kicks off

Views - 36 Tuesday, 26 March 2019 00:00

Bringing together professionals from both countries while highlighting talent of South Asia, the Bangladesh Art Exposition in Sri Lanka 2019 was held recently in Colombo for the first time featuring creations of eight prominent artists in the industr


OHME Wears launches novel clothes designs under Tarah Collection

Views - 27 Monday, 25 March 2019 00:00

OHME Wears, the well-known brand for clothes on Facebook, has launched yet another collection of novel designs of clothes under the brand name ‘Tarah Collection’ (www.facebook.com/tarah-collection). Tarah Collection enables customers to choose dr


VW Beetle Owners Club celebrates landmark 20 years of pride

Views - 21 Monday, 25 March 2019 00:00

The Volkswagen Beetle Owners Club has made arrangements to hold the 20th Annual ‘Pride of Ownership’ drive on Sunday 31 March. This is a landmark event of the club as the Pride of Ownership Drive has carried on unbroken for the past 20 years. Thi


Swarnamahal seals partnership with Kapruka launching exclusive online collection!

Views - 26 Monday, 25 March 2019 00:00

Swarnamahal Jewellers, a Ben Holdings Company, Sri Lanka’s largest retail jeweller renowned for its bespoke craftsmanship, has partnered Kapruka, the country’s No. 1 e-commerce player. Ben Holdings Chairman Alex Lovell said, “The partnership s


Supercar Sundowner – Quintessentially hosts exclusive evening at King of the Mambo

Views - 32 Monday, 25 March 2019 00:00

With the stunning backdrop of the Colombo sky at sunset, prestige met pedigree performance at the exclusive invitees-only #SupercarSundowner, held at King of the Mambo, Galle Face Hotel. At the event, hosted by global luxury concierge service Quintes


IWC Schaffhausen celebrates 150-year anniversary together with Chatham Luxury

Views - 20 Thursday, 21 March 2019 00:50

Celebrated Swiss luxury watch manufacturer IWC Schaffhausen commemorated 150 years of fine watchmaking together with its retail partner in Sri Lanka, Chatham Luxury, at an intimate dinner for guests in The 1864 Restaurant at The Galle Face Hotel on T


HSBC enables a virtual shopping experience for cardholders this Avurudu

Views - 39 Thursday, 21 March 2019 00:49

The upcoming Avurudu season is a busy time with everyone trying to beat the queues, the traffic, and the rush to shop for gifts. HSBC is offering customers the peace of mind to shop online (virtual malls) and get ready for Avurudu, while cardholders


ComBank cardholders celebrate Avurudu in grand style with discounts up to 50% island-wide

Views - 48 Thursday, 21 March 2019 00:48

To add to the excitement of the upcoming holidays, a feast of kavum and kokis and the song of the koha, the Commercial Bank of Ceylon has once again unveiled easy payment plans and discounts of up to 50%, at over 2000 partner outlets island-wide, whe


This Avurudu enjoy exclusive benefits and privileges with Nations Trust Bank American Express

Views - 22 Thursday, 21 March 2019 00:47

The Avurudu season is here and it’s time for family and friends! As the Card for all Seasons, Nations Trust Bank American Express offers a plethora of savings and attractive instalment plans to its Cardmembers. These benefits will only get better a


An unexpected happening

Views - 29 Saturday, 16 March 2019 00:00

After the coalition members left the government, the ‘Ape Aanduwa’ – as the common people preferred to call the Bandaranaike regime – the ministers were all from the SLFP. The Minister of Lands and Land Development, C P de Silva was Leader of


Huawei brings Avurudu early this year to Sri Lanka

Views - 36 Friday, 15 March 2019 00:00

Huawei, Sri Lanka’s number one smartphone brand, announced several exciting new offers celebrating this Avurudu season. Huawei announced the price reductions of several smartphones in order to deliver customers with the best smartphone options avai


Daraz announces launch of Avurudu Wasi

Views - 64 Friday, 15 March 2019 00:00

As the cuckoo heralds the approaching of the Sinhala and Tamil New Year, Daraz announces the launch of the largest online shopping sale in Sri Lanka, the Avurudu sale. Titled Daraz Avurudu Wasi, the sale offers local shoppers the ultimate Avurudu sho


What’s your hair story? Sunsilk Hairstory 2019 explores the limitless power of hair

Views - 193 Friday, 15 March 2019 00:00

A girl’s hair is much more than what meets the eye. If a person’s eyes are the windows to their soul, their hair is often a reflection of their personality and their journey through life. Often, a girl’s most defining moments are reflected thr


Raja Jewellers introduces a special bridal jewellery collection

Views - 37 Friday, 15 March 2019 00:00

Raja Jewellers, the monarch of the gold world with a proud 90-year history, introduces a comprehensive collection of exquisite bridal jewellery specially made for this wedding season. Finely crafted wedding rings, earrings, necklaces, pendants, bangl


Today's Columnists

Our Cricket Board simply cannot deliver – why not they all quit honourably?

Tuesday, 18 June 2019

“It is necessary, therefore, for the Government to pay serious attention to the doings of Sri Lanka Cricket [board] and take immediate action to lift their game for the progress of our glorious game.” Question for Sri Lanka Cricket (board) Sri La


Yesterday Tamils, today Muslims and tomorrow who?

Tuesday, 18 June 2019

From the time of S.W.R.D. Bandaranaike’s election victory in 1956, one and only one issue had dominated political party campaigns in this country; and that was communalism. The Tamil community was the main focus of these campaigns for over 50 years


Those who go by social proof are easy prey to crafty schemers

Monday, 17 June 2019

Going after social proof Swiss writer and novelist, Rolf Dobelli, in one of the essays in his 2013 book ‘The Art of Thinking Clearly’, has given a fine warning to his readers. He has warned against going by ‘social proof’ or ‘majority view


Poson ponderings on positional power: ‘Authority vested’ vs. ‘authority wasted’

Monday, 17 June 2019

We witnessed a serene Poson Poya, in a far more improved security setting in Sri Lanka. Whilst the Sri Lankan life slowly returning to normal, political fronts do not appear to show the same. Has the political power become the people ‘pava’ (sin)


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