Test run on a new Madhu Road rail track

admin, October 31, 2014

Close on the heels of the inauguration of Pallai-Jaffna reconstructed railway track and signal syste...
Church denies claims over Pope's visit

admin, October 31, 2014

The Catholic Church of Sri Lanka says it is not under any pressure from the Government to cancel the...
Demos on Lanka in India for second day

admin, October 31, 2014

Protests rocked different parts of Tamil Nadu for the second day today against the capital punishmen...
Police contradict DMC stats over victims

admin, October 31, 2014

The police today contradicted statistics issued on the number of victims from the Koslanda landslide...
UN Committee accused of being biased

admin, October 31, 2014

The United Nations (UN) Human Rights Committee has been accused of being biased by the Government.
Sharma sends solidarity after landslide

admin, October 31, 2014

Commonwealth Secretary-General Kamalesh Sharma has sent his solidarity and condolences on behalf of...
Washington is to rush aid to Koslanda

admin, October 31, 2014

The US State Department says it is currently working with USAID’s Office of Foreign Disaster Assi...
Protests in India over death sentence

admin, October 31, 2014

Protests were staged in parts of Tamil Nadu yesterday following the Colombo High Court order issuin...
Athureliya renews warning to Mahinda

admin, October 31, 2014

Jathika Hela Urumaya (JHU) Parliamentarian, the venerable Athureliya Rathana thera, speaking at a ra...
Church ok for polls around end of Jan

admin, October 30, 2014

The Catholic Church in Sri Lanka hopes the date of the Presidential elections will be postponed to a...

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Dine In at the ‘Times Square’ at The Manhattan Fish Market

Dine In at the ‘Times Square’ at The Manhattan Fish Market

Award winning restaurant chain The Manhattan Fish Market Sri Lanka opens its doors at the Rajagiriya branch giving customers the option of dining in the ‘Times Square Room’. Allowing diners…

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Lester by Lester – as told to Kumar de Silva

Lester by Lester – as told to Kumar de Silva

The Embassy of France and the Alliance Francaise de KOTTE recently hosted the launch of the Sinhala translation of ‘Lester…

Getting ready for X-Mas

Getting ready for X-Mas

With it’s origins in Europe centuries ago, the traditional Christmas cake is today a festive food enjoyed the world over.…

Miss France shines at “Treasure Hunt”

Miss France shines at “Treasure Hunt”

Miss France for Miss World 2014, Flora Coquerel, was hosted by Cinnamon Hotels and Resorts recently at the “Treasure Hunt”…

2015 Budget presentation

2015 Budget presentation

President Mahinda Rajapaksa presented his Government’s budget for 2015 in Parliament, in which several concessions were announced for the public…

At the Ladies vs Musaeus Regatta

At the Ladies vs Musaeus Regatta

Our shutterbug was at the 11th Annual Ladies College vs Musaeus College Regatta at the Colombo Rowing Club yesterday and…

Awareness walk by Burhani Serendib School

Awareness walk by Burhani Serendib School

The Interact Club of Burhani Serendib School, Colombo, organised a march raising awareness for Oral Cancer, where hundreds of students…

Enjoying being fit

Enjoying being fit

Zumba Shine, a fitness event by U.S. fitness instructor Priyadharshan Ramasamy, was held at The Stables at the Park Street…

Galle Dutch Hospital shopping precinct opens

Galle Dutch Hospital shopping precinct opens

The ‘Dutch Hospital Shopping Precinct’, a new commercial paradise situated in the historic fortress of the renowned world heritage city…

Chinese President is Xi Jinping in Sri Lanka

Chinese President is Xi Jinping in Sri Lanka

A look back at Chinese President Xi Jinping’s historic visit to Sri Lanka during which he had talks with President Mahinda…

Japanese Prime Minister’s Sri Lanka visit

Japanese Prime Minister’s Sri Lanka visit

A look at Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s one day official visit to Sri Lanka where he had talks with…

AXE Rocks Colombo with the Biggest Blast of the Year

AXE Rocks Colombo with the Biggest Blast of the Year

AXE, the premium brandof men’s deodorant sprays,threw the biggest blast of the year on 23rd August at The Kingsbury to celebrate…

Golden Gleam 2014

Golden Gleam 2014

Golden Gleam 2014, a dinner dance organized by the Old Boys’ Union of St Peter’s College, Colombo was held recently. Old…

Surfs up at Arugambay

Surfs up at Arugambay

It was all about the sun, the sea and the sand at Arugambay from August 8-10 as Red Bull hosted…

Journalism Awards 2014

Journalism Awards 2014

The journalism awards 2014 was held at the Mount Lavinia hotel recently. Daily FT journalist Dharisha Bastians won the coveted…

Arcade opens in Colombo

Arcade opens in Colombo

The Arcade shopping complex, Sri Lanka’s trendiest and most grand shopping complex, showcasing a host of world renowned brands, was declared…

Celebrating the 4th of July

Celebrating the 4th of July

The US Embassy in Colombo celebrated Independence Day at the Hilton hotel last week. Government and opposition politicians as well…

Sri Lanka welcomes visitors from Chongqing

Sri Lanka welcomes visitors from Chongqing

Sri Lanka recently launched the first ever weekly charter flight from the Chinese city of Chongqing to Colombo. A Srilankan airlines…

Social Media Day

Social Media Day

Etisalat Lanka recently hosted Social Media Day in Colombo. Social media users both young and old attended the event. Media…

Celebrating the Queen’s birthday

Celebrating the Queen’s birthday

The British High Commissioner to Colombo, John Rankin last week hosted a reception at Westminster House to mark the birthday…

Exercising the fun way

Exercising the fun way

Pedal Pushers staged a fun cycle riding event recently where people both young and old rode their cycles along the…

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Hair Couture by Ramzi Rahaman

Hair Couture by Ramzi Rahaman

‘Hair Couture’ a fashion show extravaganza by Ramzi Rahaman, was held at the Galadari Hotel recently. The show saw some…

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Dilshan launches ‘D Pavilion Inn’

Dilshan launches ‘D Pavilion Inn’

National cricketer and former captain T.M. Dilshan opened a mini hotel at Kirulapone named ‘D Pavilion Inn’. The hotel, located at Stafford Place, Kirulapone, was declared…

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The story behind the story

The story behind the story

Four professionals met together in 2005 at a leading Club in Colombo and discussed a partnership over drinks, much fun and laughter.  The strategy was put in place…