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  • Hublot celebrates Official Ambassador Michael Clarke’s return to test cricket alongside Jean-Claude Biver, Hublot’s Chairman

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    Luxury Swiss watch brand, HUBLOT, celebrated Official Brand Ambassador, Michael Clarke’s triumphant return to test cricket. Co-hosted by Jean-Claude Biver, Chairman of HUBLOT and President of the LVMH Watch Division, friends of HUBLOT assembled on-board super-yacht, the Sahana, for an afternoon of luxury on Sydney harbour. On-board, guests were treated to a special preview of HUBLOT novelties, as well as news that HUBLOT have signed a partnership as the Official Timekeeper of the ICC World Twenty20, happening in India from 8th March to 3rd April, 2016. This initiative extends on global alignments with iconic sporting events. An all-new Cricket-inspired timepiece is to be revealed from the brand in coming weeks to celebrate the association. Anchored in the present and always evolving, at the forefront of new advances in technology and fundamental research into new materials, HUBLOT remains committed to traditional expertise, creating timepieces which bear the mark of the most

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  • CJS articulates the timeless passions of LOVE.OBSESSION.ROMANCE at CFW

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      Passions are bold yet secretive; they are fascinating emotions that delve deep into the heart and yet have an enigmatic sense of constant discovery for love to thrive, romance to grow and obsession to simply take over. In its newest collection unveiled at Colombo Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2017, Colombo Jewellery Stores garnered those timeless passions into a fascinating collection of jewellery that harnessed the mysteries of love, obsession and romance. Conceptualised to depict the timelessness of these emotions within a sepia toned campaign, the Love.Obsession.Romance Collection began its walk on the runway showing the CJS Brand Ambassadors Jacqueline Fernandez and New York model Adam Flamer Caldera uniting for the first time to unveil a CJS collection, igniting the screen with smouldering undercurrents that perfectly denote the fervour exuding from this Collection. With male models wearing legendary Hublot timepieces with great pizzazz, the female models brought forth absolute glamour into

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  • Visa International, Master Card and American Express Global select Epic Lanka as Certified Vendor’ for their Access Control Server Solution

    Caption for PHOTO : Executive Chairman and Managing Director of the Epic Technology Group Dr. Nayana Dehigama presents a memento to Chief Operating Officer of the Sampath Bank Mr. Nanda Fernando. The Sampath Bank goes on record as being the first-ever customer of the 'Access Control Server Solution. Also in the picture is Director/CEO of the Epic Technology Group and chief architect of this product, Mr. Viraj Mudalige

    Colombo, Tuesday 23 February 2016. Epic Lanka Pvt Ltd today announced that Visa International, Master Card and American Express Global cards associations have certified and chosen its “Access Control Server Solution”. This world class product has now been certified by these three leading card associations for secure payment processing. Complying with 3D security for internet-based payment transactions, this is the preferred product with leading global banks, and financial institutions worldwide. Joining a prestigious community of technology providers around the world, Epic Lanka Pvt Ltd goes on record as being the first and only Sri Lankan company to be appointed as a Certified Vendor for their Access Control Server Solution to provide secure payment processing products to be used in Visa International, Master Card and American Express Global networks. Commenting on this achievement, Executive Chairman and Managing Director of Epic Technology Group Dr. Nayana Dehigama said, “We’re no doubt very proud

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  • Mount Lavinia Hotel celebrates literary heritage with ‘Words on the Mount’

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    Few hotels in Sri Lanka are able to capture their architectural legacy and rich historical heritage as Mount Lavinia Hotel. Celebrating a momentous 210 years, the Hotel recently announced its first bespoke event titled ‘Words on the Mount’ to be held in July 2016. The iconic hotel has gained fame and international repute for continuously presenting an impressive array of events. The Hotel prepares to celebrate a significant milestone  hosting a prestigious authors’ event resonates in showcasing its colonial heritage and distinct trendsetting identity. The event is set to promote Sri Lanka as an incomparable destination and Mount Lavinia Hotel as the nation’s most loved mansion, celebrating her extraordinary colonial past entwined with modern literature. This unique and innovative two day extravaganza will begin on July 8th and continue on 9th July introducing writers who have a ‘special connection’ to Sri Lanka. “We are delighted to be hosting some notable

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  • Suraj Mapa presents ‘Elements with Surya’

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      Well known actor, model and dancer Suraj Mapa presents ‘Elements with Surya’, a spectacular dance extravaganza with over fifty dancers at 10.00 am and 6.30 pm on Saturday 27 February at the Dharmaraja College Audotirium in Kandy. The two-hour show will bring together dancers representing various forms and styles, combined with the talent of film stars on one stage to present the choreography and dance of Suraj Mapa . This performance star Sri Lanka’s award-winning and popular actress Yashoda Wimaladharma in a special guest performance. “She will perform for the very first time in the cinema segment of this show and we’re very proud and honoured to have her on board”, Mapa said. There will also be guest performances by stars like Upeksha Swarnamali, Tharuka Wanniarachchi, Himali Siriwardhane, Dinakshie Priyasad and Damitha Abeyrathne along with Suraj Mapa and his troupe of dancers. This extravaganza will present an explosion of

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  • Celebrate your Valentine’s weekend with The Kingsbury

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    As friends and lovers prepare to celebrate this universal day of love, The Kingsbury will be setting the mood for renewed romance. Starting from Valentine’s eve on Saturday, and throughout Valentine ’s Day the hotel has planned a weekend of red roses, champagne and unforgettable memories just for you. Just taking the time out to celebrate your bond and dedicating a day for a little romance over a dinner can be the one of the strongest ways to show how your love has grown and strengthened over the years.  This can give your relationship a boost and a chance for you to show how much you appreciate each other and that those original bonds have not been forgotten and in fact have deepened.  These occasions are often very rich in intimacy, caring, emotion and a means to demonstrate devotion. As humans, we tend to get caught up in our daily

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  • ‘Kala Pola’ 2016 – another successful celebration of Art! Generates over Rs. 13 million in sales

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      Kala Pola, Sri Lanka’s annual open-air art fair, turned Colombo into a riot of colour for the 23rd time, shining a spotlight on a variety of visual artists of Sri Lanka. Organised by The George Keyt Foundation and the John Keells Group, Kala Pola 2016 took place on 31st January 2016. 308 registered artists and over 22,000 estimated visitors flocked into Ananda Coomaraswamy Mawatha, Colombo 07 which was adorned with a variety of art ranging from breath-taking paintings and life-like portraits to abstract art and intricate sculptures. Gracing the official ceremony as Chief Guest was H.E. Dr. Jürgen Morhard, the German Ambassador for Sri Lanka and the Maldives, the Chairman and Trustees of The George Keyt Foundation and the Chairman of John Keells Holdings PLC, Mr. Susantha Ratnayake. Addressing the gathering, H. E. Dr. Jürgen Morhard said, “It’s always impressive for us to witness that Sri Lanka is not

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  • Custom-grown lilies from Lassana Flora make weddings more personalised

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    Lassana Flora takes Sri Lanka’s floral industry to new heights in the New Year with the introduction of a variety of custom-grown lilies for Sri Lankan weddings. The company grows different varieties of lilies with a Dutch technical collaboration in the Company’s nurseries in Nuwara Eliya, Belihul Oya and Keppettipola. “What makes our product truly unique is the personalised approach we have taken in making these flowers an integral part of a couple’s most memorable day. Wedding couples can now tour our beautiful flower nurseries nestled amid mountains and be a part of the process of growing their own flowers for their wedding. From planting to harvesting, the couple can be deeply rooted in all stages. The final flowers on display at the wedding and tied up in the bouquets will thus not merely be a decoration, but instead, a labour of love which is symbolic of the union itself.

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  • Cinnamon Lakeside hosts a week-long celebration for Chinese New Year 2016

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      Ring in the traditional Chinese Lunar New Year – the year of the monkey – with Cinnamon Lakeside, as the hotel lays out a week-long gastronomic celebration from 07 to 14 February, at the popular authentic Chinese restaurant, Long Feng. The hotel’s award winning team of chefs led by Chinese Master Chef Yang Jiayu have created an extensive festive dinner buffet featuring over 50 delicious dishes and desserts, following age old recipes that have been passed down from generations. A range of appetizers, soups, noodles, rice and mains along with a distinct dim sum bar and an action station where guests could enjoy the likes of peking duck, chilli crab, hot butter cuttlefish, braised sea cucumber and szechuan spicy pork ribs freshly sliced or hot off the pan are all for the picking. Priced at Rs.2,500 nett, the menu includes a popular range of fare, loved by Chinese all

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