Kumar de Silva
  • Wesley College Prize Giving on Friday 26 June 2015

    LOGO - Wesley College Colombo

    Wesley College Prize Giving on Friday 26 June 2015   The annual Prize Giving of Wesley College will be held at 4.30 pm on Friday 26 June at the College Hall under the auspices of the incumbent Principal Mr. Upali Ratnayake. Chief Guest on the occasion will be the Bishop of Colombo, the Rt. Revd. Dhiloraj Ranjit Canagasabey. All are welcome.

  • Tout l’été pour profiter de la terrasse la plus haute de Paris

    Jusqu’au 30 août, les visiteurs de la Tour Eiffel pourront prendre le soleil et contempler Paris depuis le premier étage de la Tour Eiffel. Une terrasse conviviale et cent pour cent durable y a été aménagée. On y trouve des végétaux, du mobilier de jardin en matériaux recyclés et vous pourrez même vous y muscler sur un…transat à pédales ! Au premier étage de la Tour Eiffel, une terrasse vient de naître Du 13 juin au 30 août, vous pourrez profiter, au premier étage de la Tour Eiffel, d’une terrasse estivale de 250 m2 placée sous le signe du développement durable. Située à 57 m du sol les visiteurs pourront y prendre le soleil en surplombant Paris. Après d’importants travaux de rénovation en 2014,  maintenant c’est une terrasse qui vient de voir le jour. Un espace conçu de façon totalement durable Cet espace de détente convivial et ludique comprend du

  • Alliance Francaise de KOTTE presents ‘The Streets of Paris’ – black and white photo expo at the Lionel Wendt

    The Embassy of France in Sri Lanka and the Alliance Francaise de KOTTE present ‘The Streets of Paris’, the fifth annual exhibition of black and white photographs by media personality Kumar de Silva. Presented as part of the French Spring Festival 2015, this exhibition is free of charge and open to the public from 10 am to 7 pm on Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 July at the Lionel Wendt Art Gallery. All profits from the sale of photographs will go to the Scholarship Fund of the children of the award-winning ‘Nation’ / ‘Rivira’ press photographer, the late Rukshan Abeywansa. Chief Guest at the gala opening will be Hon. Ruwan Wijewardene, State Minister of Defence. Guest of Honour will be cinema legend Irangani Serasinghe. Situated at 11, Keppetipola Mawatha, Colombo 07, the “Alliance Française de Kotte” is France’s ONLY French language and cultural centre in the Colombo City and the

  • Hublot celebrates 10 years of iconic “Big Bang” with launch of exclusive new exhibition at Harrods

    Hublot at Harrods

    Colombo. Monday 08 June 2015. Press members joined Ricardo Guadalupe, CEO of Hublot, Benoît Lecigne, Brand Director for Hublot United Kingdom, Ireland, France & Belux, and Jason Broderick, Harrods Fashion Director of Menswear, Sports and Fine Watches, to officially inaugurate a never-before-seen exhibition at Harrods, the revered London department store, including interactive showcases and stunning neon lights. Roy Hodgson, manager of the England national football team and former English footballer, attended the event as Hublot’s Guest of Honour. This is the first stop on the “Big Bang Grand Tour” after Munich in April, an exhibition which will travel the world stopping, among others, in Paris, New York, Hong Kong and Tokyo. The radical neon lit window displays highlight how the brand never stops bringing tradition into the future through four iconic themes: the celebration of the 10th Anniversary of Big Bang, World class collaborations such as Ferrari and Football Teams,

  • Tudawe Trading revolutionises Sri Lanka’s industries with Steam Cleaning

    CAPTION FOR PHOTO - Ambassador of the Republic of Korea in Sri Lanka His Excellency Won-sam Chang, Chairman / Managing Director of Tudawe Trading Mr. Wasantha Tudawe and Business Development Manager of SJE Corporation of Korea Mr. Tom Kim at the launch.

    Tudawe Trading revolutionises Sri Lanka’s industries with Steam Cleaning 99.9% bacteria-free and 100% germ-free guaranteed Colombo. Wednesday 17 June 2015. Tudawe Trading together with SJE Corporation of Korea recently launched a green revolution in the cleaning industry in Sri Lanka with the introduction of the Optima range of steam cleaning machines to the local market. The gala launch was held under the patronage of the Ambassador of the Republic of Korea in Sri Lanka His Excellency Won-sam Chang. Also present were the Business Development Manager of SJE Corporation of Korea Mr. Tom Kim and Chairman / Managing Director of Tudawe Trading Mr. Wasantha Tudawe. The new ‘Optima Steamer’ cleaning machines have totally done away with traditional chemicals, soaps and detergents. The secret of cleaning steam lies in the effective combination of the blast of steam and the temperature. Taking pride of place among the multitude of benefits of steam cleaning

  • Lankem celebrates World Environment Day with photo competition

    Lankem celebrates World Environment Day

    Colombo. Thursday 11 June 2015. Lankem Robbialac celebrates World Environment Day this month with an exciting photographic competition celebrating the colours of Nature. ‘Nature Photography Challenge’, as it is called, invites photographs from all Sri Lankans to be uploaded onto the Robbialac Face Book Page (https://www.facebook.com/LankemRobbialacSL) on or before Tuesday 30 June 2015. Each participant can submit a total of five photographs only. All photographs should be related to nature and celebrate the colours of Nature. The top three lucky winners will be selected by an eminent panel of judges from the National Association of Photographers of Sri Lanka. They will receive certificates and valuable gift vouchers to purchase Robbialac paint. Participants are advised that images submitted should not be manipulated using software. They should be able to submit the original camera file if required. Photographs submitted should also not bear the names and other details of the participants. The

  • Check Point Capsule : groundbreaking mobile security that goes where you go

    Bhaskar Bakthavatsalu, Regional Director for India and SAARC of Check Point Software Technologies addresses participants at the launch in Colombo.

    Check Point Capsule : groundbreaking mobile security that goes where you go ! Revolutionary Single Solution to Secure Business Data and Mobile Devices Colombo. Thursday 11 June 2015. Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. (Nasdaq: CHKP), the worldwide leader in securing the Internet, announced the availability in Sri Lanka of Check Point Capsule, a complete mobile solution that offers unparalleled protection for business data and mobile devices, everywhere. “The Check Point Capsule is an exceptional extension of our industry-leading enterprise security solutions. Protection of information, regardless of device or location, is a clear necessity for all organisations and we are excited to offer a multi-layer mobile solution that is both seamless and secure”, said Dorit Dor, Vice President of Products at Check Point Software Technologies. With Check Point Capsule, an organisation has unmatched security that goes on any device and on any document, everywhere. The Check Point Capsule is a single

  • ‘April Blossoms 2015’ dazzles in N’Eliya with Lassana Flora patronage


    Colombo. Thursday 07 May 2015. Nuwara Eliya was a magnificent riot of colour last month when April Blossoms 2015 showcased the multi-faceted beauty and intricate skills of “floriculture” to the thousands of visitors who made their customary pilgrimage to this hill station. Organised by the Nuwara Eliya Mayor His Worship Mahinda Dodampegamage and the members of Nuwara Eliya Municipal Council, April Blossoms 2015 was co-ordinated by Chief Public Health Inspector D.B. Maussawa. Minister of Sports and Tourism Hon. Naveen Dissanayake was the Chief Guest at the opening ceremony while the Chief Minister of the Central Province Hon. Sarath Ekanayake was Chief Guest at the awards award ceremony. Acclaimed as Sri Lanka’s only European-type flower show which showcases upcountry flowers, “April Blossoms 2015”, attracted large numbers of floral experts, enthusiasts and foreign visitors to the Queen Victoria Park in Nuwara Eliya. “We are delighted to have been the Principal Sponsor of

  • Renuka Foods PLC continues growth momentum

    PHOTO - Executive Chairman of Renuka Foods PLC Dr. Ranjit Rajiyah

    • Revenue for the year 2014/15 at Rs. 6.4 Bn • Aims for leading market share in Sri Lanka’s FMCG landscape Colombo. Sunday 31 May 2015. In its interim financial statement released for the fourth quarter of the financial year 2014/15 Renuka Foods PLC recorded a revenue of Rs. 1,703 Mn, a 17% increase compared to the revenue during the same period last year. For the year the turnover recorded was Rs. 6.4 Bn compared to Rs. 5.5 Bn in the previous year. The profit for the period ended 31st March 2015 was Rs. 462.9 Mn, of which profit attributable to the equity holders was Rs. 229.6 Mn, reflecting a 150% increase compared to the same period during the previous financial year. The total comprehensive income of the group for the period ended 31st March 2015 was Rs. 914.8 Mn, while the comprehensive income attributable to the equity holders was


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