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The Beauty Of Beeralu Lace

With ethical consciousness growing among customers the world over, many young local fashion designers are looking to the past for inspiration. They have begun to value traditional arts and crafts and in the process Beeralu lace has found its way into high fashion clothing in…

Sri Lanka’s dwindling coral reefs

For hundreds of years, coral reefs have been a valuable resource for the people of Sri Lanka, particularly those living along the coastal belt. Places such as Hikkaduwa, Unawatuna, Trincomalee and the Bar-Reef in Kalpitiya are home to some of the most beautiful Coral Reefs…

Tips on investing in the booming Sri Lankan economy

Sri Lanka’s post-war economy is booming. The peaceful environment is luring large scale investment as well as an influx of tourists from around the world, brining in the much needed foreign currency. A $1 billion sale of sovereign dollar bonds last month was more than…

Hand-woven sarees gaining in popularity

Models wearing sarees in vibrant colours, showing-off the beauty of the hand-woven saree in unique colour combinations is a common sight during fashion shows in Colombo. Today, the handloom saree is in high demand among the fashionable local community as well as expatriates and foreigners….

Otara to design for Swarovski

Fashion icon and founder/CEO of Odel, Otara Gunewardene has been invited by Swarovski, the global brand in the crystal industry, to design a piece of jewellery of her choice and participate in its special edition of the ‘Swarovski Gem Visions 2012’ trend book. Otara will…

Central Bank further relaxes foreign exchange regulations

The Central Bank (CB) on Wednesday (17) announced the further relaxation of foreign exchange regulations, which will come into immediate effect. Last November, the CB revised exchange control regulations and introduced several measures aimed at boosting investment. Among the new policy measures are – selected…

Vidulka Energy Efficiency Gold Award for Kandalama and Seyshelles Hotels

Kandalama Hotel

In recognition of the efficient use of energy, the Heritance Kandalama and Seyshelles Hotel Pvt Ltd were presented with the Gold Award in the Hotels category at the Vidulka Awards Ceremony held at the BMICH, Colombo recently. Sri Lankan Catering won Gold in the Construction…

Athula Adikari and Amaya – Are They Married?

When will Athula Adikari marry Amaya? Or are they already married? These are the latest rumors doing the rounds about popular singer and entertainer Athula Adikari. Amaya is an upcoming fashion model and her relationship with Athula was an open secret for some time now….

Rising Star Sheshadri Priyasard

A rising star in the local cinema is Sheshadri Priyasard; daughter of veteran film maker Dinesh Priyasard. The promising young actress made a name for herself following her film debut in Udayakantha Warnakulasuriya’s Challengers. The movie Challengers introduced a large number of new faces and…

Charini & Kanchana promote ethical fashion in UK

Young eco fashion designer Charini Suriyage together with Kanchana Talpawila will launch their sustainable collection for the first time in London in August-September this year. Both won awards at the Sri Lanka Design Festival (SLDF) Ethical Fashion Designer Award 2010, which paved the way for…

Put A Chat With Auntie Netta

Those who watched the award winning Prasanna Vithanage film Akasa Kusum, would no doubt remember the character ‘Priya’, the troubled daughter of Sandhya Rani (Malini Fonseka), who worked as a hostess at a Karaoke night club. Nimmi Harasgama displayed her talent in a sterling performance…

Train Journey To The Hills

Nuwara Eliya conjures up images of lush green vegetation, waterfalls, and mountains and of course the refreshingly cold weather. One of the best ways to enjoy the breath-taking scenery unfolding along the way is to board a train in Colombo to the hill capital and…

The Magnificent Kandy Esala Perahera

The spectacular Kandy Esala Perahera, which commenced on July 31 with the planting of the ‘Kapa’ (Kapsituvima), will parade the ancient city of Kandy in all its glory until August 14, when the final Day Perahera will be held. With both local and foreign tourists…

Arugam Bay – A Surfing Paradise

Situated on the idyllic and pristine East coast of Sri Lanka, Arugam Bay is known as one of the top 10 surf points in the world. The legendary Vihara Maya Devi is thought to have landed at Arugam Bay – or Panama, a few miles…

The Wonderful Gems of Ceylon

The Sri Lanka Gem and Jewellery Association (SLGJA) will hold its annual exhibition – FACETS 2011 – from September 8 to 11 at the BMICH, Colombo. Organizers expect a large number of business delegations from different parts of the world to attend this four-day event….

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