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Retail therapy reaches new heights

The new Cool Planet showroom

“Twenty-five-thousand square feet of pure shopping excitement is what Cool Planet offers you,” says Rohitha Abeykoon, Business Development Manager of the new Cool Planet that opened on Isipathana Mawatha, Havelock Town. The new Cool Planet store has been designed keeping...
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Ramada Colombo’s new look

Interior of Ramada Colombo

Ramada Colombo has embarked on a complete transformation of its product. A four star hotel and one of the first in the city, it is currently also a part of an international chain with over 7,000 hotels worldwide. Setting itself...
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Colombo Courtyard wins Asia Pacific Property Award

Award winning design

After competing with interior designers from the region, Colombo Courtyard has been declared winner of Asia Pacific Property Awards 2013. The award will be presented and the announcement officially made at a dinner to be held at the Shangri-La Hotel...
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Raja Jewellers opens in Negombo

Wife of Anura Priyadharshana Yapa, Minister of Petroleum Industries opening the new showroom while Anthony Jayaweera, Mayor of Negombo looks on

Raja Jewellers, one of the oldest gold jewellery dealers in the country, has opened its first showroom in Negombo as a first step in expanding their branch network. Described as an ‘Ultra Modern Showroom’ by the company, the new outlet...
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LAUGFS bags Retail Award

(L-R): Faiza Al Sayed, Vice President in Dubai Business Women Council handing the Award to Ravi Dahanayake, the CEO of LAUGFS Supermarkets and Prof Chetan Wakalkar, Group Director, Indira Group of Instiute

The promotional concept “LAUGFS Labandiyawa, Hitha Sanasana Sathkaraya”, meaning ‘Binding with Bondage’ has emerged a winner at the Asia Retail Summit. The awards ceremony was held in September last year and the award for “Innovative Retail Concept of the Year”...
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British Airways CEO and journalists welcomed at The Kingsbury

Keith Williams, CEO – BA welcomed with a garland

Resuming flights after a 15 year break, British Airways CEO accompanied by his wife and a crew of journalists from the UK checked into The Kingsbury Hotel in April. Keith Williams, CEO – British Airways, along with his wife and...
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Lanka Bell transforms customer experience with IBM

Prasad Samarasinghe, Managing Director, Lanka Bell exchanging the partnership agreement with Sudesh Bajaj, Country Manager – Integrated Technology Services, Global Technology Services, IBM Sri Lanka. Also in the picture is Trushan Handy, Head of IT – Lanka Bell

Leading telecommunications service provider Lanka Bell has adopted IBM SmartCloud to transform existing infrastructure to drive higher efficiency, manage costs and increase speed-to-market. The private cloud environment will not only help Lanka Bell improve customer experience but also equip the...
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Rasa Kevili Kade

Chef Publis attends to queries

“Publis’ Kevili Kade” located at the MLH hotel courtyard was declared open in a traditional ceremonial event. The Kevili kade features Sinhala and Tamil New Year treats made by Chef Publis himself....
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Glitz with ‘Chathak’ to support less privileged children

(L–R): A M M Shafeek, Operations Manager – Glitz, Shadeeshan, Managing Director – Chathak, handing over the bond to Divaka Rathnadurai, Deputy National Director – SOS. Also in the picture are Thivanka Thomas and Sanka of SOS, Nifraz Mohamed and Mohamed Minnas at SOS Children’s Village Piliyandala, Sri Lanka

The retail fashion chain Glitz has joined hands with a local brand of t-shirts, ‘Chathak’ to support orphanages and less privileged children. The initiative came as part of the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programme of Glitz. ‘Chathak’ whose product range...
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Rado back on court

Andy Murray

In a sport where matches can last for hours as they turn into an epic battle of wills, Rado precision timing systems ensure that every second counts and nothing is missed. With recent matches in major tournaments clocking up durations...
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