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Hilton Colombo invites you to come home for Christmas!

Views - 84 Wednesday, 5 December 2018 00:00

Christmas is all about tradition and year after year Hilton Colombo welcomes back friends who have made a seasonal gathering at the hotel, a much anticipated ritual. This season, Hilton Colombo invites you, your family and your friends to bask in th


Signature seasonal vibes in tune with the festive season

Views - 16 Tuesday, 4 December 2018 00:00

Signature, the popular menswear brand offers its island-wide clientele an exciting festive offering this forthcoming Christmas and New Year season. Taking on a theme of ‘Be a Man for All Seasons’ and keeping in line with international standards,


‘50 Days of Christmas’ by Mallika Hemachandra Jewellers

Views - 19 Tuesday, 4 December 2018 00:00

Sri Lanka’s renowned jewellery chain Mallika Hemachandra Jewellers winds up its five-decadelegacy with tremendous glam. These masters of craftsmanship steal the thunder of the hyper competitive markets with the unveiling of one of their most antici


Mastercard rewards cardholders with 10% savings at Singer

Views - 34 Friday, 30 November 2018 00:00

Mastercard has announced a partnership with Singer Sri Lanka to offer Mastercard cardholdersattractive discounts on a wide range of consumer electronics, furniture and more during this holiday season. Mastercard cardholders can avail 10% savings on s


Nations Trust Bank American Express partners with Dutch Hospital to light up the season

Views - 40 Friday, 30 November 2018 00:00

Nations Trust Bank American Express has partnered with the Dutch Hospital Shopping Precinct for the sixth consecutive year to celebrate the end of year festive season and the Dutch Hospital’s seventh anniversary. Cardmembers are invited to experie


LAKARCADE makes its mark in the Sri Lankan novelty gifts and souvenirs industry

Views - 197 Friday, 30 November 2018 00:00

By Ruwandi Gamage With Sri Lanka becoming the number one travel destination according to The Lonely Planet rankings, the success of the novelty gift and souvenir industry, which is one of the major developing categories in tourism, is thus far stabil


Spa Ceylon greets festive season with Butterfly Paradise Festive Collection

Views - 26 Thursday, 29 November 2018 00:00

This festive season, Spa Ceylonwill celebrate the exotic natural beauty of Ceylon through its new Butterfly Paradise Collection ofaromatic festive indulgences. True to their island roots, the world’s largest luxury Ayurveda chain has created a coll


Miss Intercontinental 2018 gathers momentum

Views - 44 Thursday, 29 November 2018 00:00

Who will be the next Miss Intercontinental 2018 Sri Lankan Queen? That’s the big question that will be answered at the Finale of the Miss Intercontinental Beauty Pageant. The social media is abuzz with over one million votes within just four days


Fouzul Hameed’s Envoy Concept 2019 showcases new formal menswear

Views - 21 Thursday, 29 November 2018 00:00

Colombo’s fashion elite, VIPs and prominent personalities from business, industry and high society thronged to be the first to witness design visionary Fouzul Hameed’s eagerly-awaited ‘Concept 2019’ Fashion Show. Held on 24 November at the En


Light up the season with Nations Trust Bank American Express

Views - 59 Wednesday, 28 November 2018 00:00

The festive season is finally here and the end of year cheer is definitely in the air. As Christmas and the New Year draw closer, it is time to get out our shopping lists and make sure that this year’s holidays are the most amazing, indulgent exper


SampathCards keeps on giving all through the year

Views - 44 Wednesday, 28 November 2018 00:00

SampathCards,the card that keeps on giving, has dialed up the festivities this holiday season with aneven more amazing mix of discounts and privileges. Sampath Mastercard, Visa Credit Cardholders and Sampath Bank American Express Credit Cardmembers w


ComBank POS power for retail outlets at Colombo City Centre

Views - 38 Wednesday, 28 November 2018 00:00

Retail outlets at Colombo City Centre, Sri Lanka’s trendiest shopping mall, have been powered by Point-of-Sale (POS) machines supplied by Commercial Bank of Ceylon, the country’s largest private bank. Nearly 50 POS machines have already been inst


More supermarket discounts and merrier offers for ComBank cardholders this season

Views - 60 Wednesday, 28 November 2018 00:00

With seasonal shopping picking up, Commercial Bank has announced it is offering discounts of up to 30% on credit and debit card purchases on specific days, at leading supermarkets in the country. Keells supermarkets will offer a 25% discount on cred


Tropic Of Linen brings social consciousness to the forefront with ‘Pop-Up Paradise’

Views - 30 Tuesday, 27 November 2018 00:00

Tropic Of Linen, Sri Lanka’s go-to boutique for luxury island-wear, is hosting its first-ever festive ‘Pop-up Paradise’ market on Sunday, 2 December, at its flagship store in Colombo 7.


Odel Moratuwa relocates to K-Zone Moratuwa to offer bigger and better shopping experience

Views - 94 Tuesday, 27 November 2018 00:00

Almost nine years to the day it first opened its doors to customers, Odel’s store in Moratuwa has relocated to the ‘K-Zone’ complex nearby, joining sister outlets Softlogic Max, Burger King and Baskin Robbins which are already at the location,


Odel introduces Yamamay to Sri Lanka

Views - 71 Tuesday, 27 November 2018 00:00

Sri Lanka’s favourite fashion and lifestyle department store Odel has introduced the latest range of exquisite ladies intimate wear to the Sri Lankan market with the launch of the exclusive Italian lingerie brand Yamamay. Yamamay offers a fashionab


Genie partners Food Studio at Colombo City Centre

Views - 34 Friday, 23 November 2018 00:00

Genie, Sri Lanka’s first PCI-DSS certified payment app, announced its recent partnership with Food Studio Ltd., the company responsible for creating the island’s first Food Atrium, located on the 3rd floor of the Colombo City Centre. The partners


New Coconut &Vanilla shower cream from Rani

Views - 25 Friday, 23 November 2018 00:00

Sri Lanka’s enduring national beauty brand, Rani has new ground with a brand new variant of shower cream. The new product,Rani Coconut and Vanilla Shower Cream, is enriched with real coconut cream which has excellent moisturising properties that wi


Selyn welcomes the season with ‘buy local’ pop-up

Views - 28 Friday, 23 November 2018 00:00

It’s the season to be local and buy local! Why not challenge yourself to buy local gifts this holiday season, as Selyn Sri Lanka’s only fair-trade handloom company partners with a host of locally-based industries that include Andrea Boekel, Ma


LAUGFS Supermarkets launches ‘LAUGFS one’ Customer Loyalty Card

Views - 70 Friday, 23 November 2018 00:00

Renowned as a trusted brand, LAUGFS Supermarkets recently launched a loyalty program in a bid to offer a myriad of benefits to its customers. ‘LAUGFS one’ the new loyalty program was launched under the tagline ‘One Card – Infinite Benefits’


Hunter & Company relocates Moratuwa showroom to serve customers better

Views - 44 Friday, 23 November 2018 00:00

Hunter & Company PLC, the name synonyms with quality home and garden products, industrial and light engineering products and bicycles since 1911 has relocated its Moratuwa showroom to serve you better at No. 435, Galle Road, Rawathawatta, Moratuwa. T


Mixing X’mas cake at Amaranthé Bay

Views - 22 Wednesday, 21 November 2018 00:00

The weekend just ended was eventful for the guests and staff of Amaranthé Bay Resort & Spa, tucked away in a quiet picturesque corner in Uppuveli, several kilometres north of Trincomalee town. 


MA’s Kitchen rings in the season with a range of delectable goodies

Views - 39 Wednesday, 21 November 2018 00:00

MA’s Kitchen Gourmet Market, located at 472, Ven. Muruththettuwe Ananda Himi Mawatha, Colombo 05, is gearing up for the holiday season with a host of delicious season spices, sauces and scrumptious goodies. MA’s Kitchen’s Gourmet Market promise


Celebrate Thanksgiving at FLOW with a buffet for family

Views - 47 Wednesday, 21 November 2018 00:00

Hilton Colombo Residences announced its festive celebrations for Thanksgiving with a buffet for the family at its main restaurant FLOW. For family and friends looking to celebrate this festivity, the Private Dining Rooms at FLOW can accommodate up to


Make your Christmas more delightful with Standard Chartered

Views - 33 Monday, 19 November 2018 00:04

Standard Chartered launched its seasonal promotions with an extensive range of savings for its credit and debit cardholders. Clients will receive up to 40% savings and will be spoilt for choice as offers are available throughout the season and on sel


Softlogic launches first supermarket ‘Glomark’

Views - 1296 Monday, 19 November 2018 00:00

By Ruwandi Gamage


Maya Family Fiesta for inmates of Apeksha Cancer Hospital

Views - 65 Thursday, 15 November 2018 00:10

The Maya Family Fiesta has been organised for our own fraternal inmates of the Apeksha Cancer Hospital, at the Maharagama Urban Council Sports Arena. The event, to get underway on 23, 24 and 25 November, has been organised by Fathima Himaya Niyaz, a


Galle Face Hotel Wedding Show 2018 brings real weddings to life

Views - 81 Thursday, 15 November 2018 00:00

The Galle Face Hotel recently hosted an exclusive Wedding Show to kick off its wedding campaign #GFHRealWeddings and begin the 2019 wedding season. In keeping with the #GFHRealWeddings theme, the hotel organised demonstrations of real weddings with


Third Sri Lanka Festival in Canberra concludes successfully

Views - 18 Thursday, 15 November 2018 00:00

Sri Lanka Festival 2018 attracted large crowds in Canberra on Saturday, 10 November. This was the third consecutive Festival organised by the High Commission to showcase Sri Lanka to the Australian public. Thaala Asapuwa Da


Mixing Christmas happiness at Waters Edge

Views - 29 Wednesday, 14 November 2018 00:00

With the merry and jolly season and the most wonderful time of the year just around the corner, keeping true to the traditions of the most celebrated annual joyous seasons throughout the world, Waters Edge organised a true, fun-filled Christmas cake


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Politicians and cricketers: Expected role, selection and performance evaluation (Part 2)

Thursday, 17 January 2019

Before commenting on the selection process, it is better to understand the ground realities and the nature of the beasts. Sri Lanka has a good theoretical education system. This system prompts students to ‘Cram-Remember-Express’ or ‘Read-Rememb


Open letter to M.A. Sumanthiran, MP

Thursday, 17 January 2019

Happy Pongal, Mr Sumanthiran! You and I are from two very different generations. In fact you belong to my uncle’s generation (sadly I don’t get along very well with my uncle). You are a child of the ’70s. I’m a child of the 90s. In a more tex


Why Gota gave me a ‘Gotler’ feeling

Wednesday, 16 January 2019

Bourgeoisie venues It is no accident that presidential-candidate hopeful Gotabaya Rajapaksa holds his Viyathmaga meetings in bourgeoisie spots. Once, it had been Shangri-La. Last Saturday, 12 January, it had been Waters Edge. Gota’s speech offered


A lie is also a truth

Wednesday, 16 January 2019

Gotabaya Rajapaksa is a determined contender for the presidency. His trenchant lecture to activists of the Viyathmaga forum demonstrated the man’s spiritedness and impulse to act. He is a driven man. What drives him?


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