• 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 a big way. The Sinhala name for lace is Renda […]

  • 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 in the world. However, irresponsible mining of corals have resulted […]

  • Finance
    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 seven times oversubscribed. According to the Central Bank the country’s […]

  • Fashion
    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. At a recent fashion show held in Colombo, thirty five […]

  • Fashion
    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 be contributing to this special edition under the category ‘Gem […]

  • Finance
    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 super markets could exchange foreign currency notes; Sri Lankan students […]

  • News
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    Vidulka Energy Efficiency Gold Award for Kandalama and Seyshelles Hotels

    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 sector. Vidulka Exhibition and Energy Efficiency Awards ceremony is an […]

  • 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. Athula and his wife, popular singer Samitha Mudunkotuwa, are highly […]

  • 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 prominent among them were Sheshadri, who portrayed the character of […]

  • 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 their talents to be recognized. As part of their award, […]

  • 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 as Priya, winning critical acclaim. This young and striking actress […]

  • Travel
    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 beyond. In this fast and furious age of high-speed trains […]

  • 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 flocking to the city, accommodation is something hard to find […]

  • Travel
    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 to the South, the site of a Buddhist temple excavated […]

  • 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. Vice Chairman of SLGJA, A.H.M Imtizam, believes that FACETS 2011 […]

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