Pilots On The Beach: Sri Lankans Defy A Curfew To

The warm waters around Sri Lanka are famous for sightings of whales. The swell during the monsoon season and Sri Lanka’s proximity to the continental shelf create the perfect conditions for krill—the primary food item of whales, to thrive on. Krill are found in abundance off the western, southern and eastern coasts of the island. […]Read More

Tourism visa to be extended : SLTDA requests six-month validity

A proposal has been made by the Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority (SLTDA) to increase the validity period of tourist visas to six months from the current period of one month, according to the SLTDA.  The proposal has been submitted to the Cabinet of Ministers and is likely to be taken up this week, “Normally […]Read More

The Bread That Perera Baked : Inside Story of Perera

When K.A. Charles Perera baked his first batch of bread in 1902, he could have never imagined that he would go on to feed several generations of Sri Lankans. Nearly 120 years later, that humble little bakery which carried his name on the door—Perera & Sons, has gone on to become one of the largest […]Read More

Online Ordering is here to stay. Is your business ready

The wellbeing of your business is important more than ever in these trying times. The country is still recovering from the pandemic while shuddering in fear of a second wave. As a business owner, you would be rightfully concerned about supporting your employees, and keeping your business afloat. And you need to do all of […]Read More

Use of Nippon Medifresh as an Anti-Microbial Healthcare Coating

For several decades, Nippon Paint has leveraged upon its superior Japanese technology to provide innovative, sustainable, and environmentally friendly coating solutions for decorative, automotive, and industrial applications. The company is also one of the only manufacturers of paints with a direct presence in Sri Lanka through its Japanese parent, thus ensuring that the latest in […]Read More

Zero to Hero : How Sail Lanka Pioneers in Luxury

You don’t quite notice it every day, but the blue seas surrounding Sri Lanka possess a beauty and a charm that is quite hard to describe. Somehow, the Indian Ocean captivates, excites, and soothes the soul at the same time. If you look carefully, you might notice that the gentle bobbing waters have a distinct […]Read More

Hayleys Offers ‘Work From Hotel’ Working Vacations To Its 31,000

Though cross-border tourism has come to a standstill due to the pandemic, domestic tourism has been booming. The United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) even chose to highlight domestic tourism through the 2020 World Tourism Day, which fell on 27 September. To mark the event, the Hayleys Group—a diversified conglomerate with interests in nearly every […]Read More

John Keells Hotels & Indra Traders to build 3-star lean

The Board of Investment (BOI) of Sri Lanka signed an agreement with Indra Hotels and Resorts Kandy (Pvt) Ltd., a joint venture between John Keells Hotels PLC and Indra Traders (Pvt) Ltd., to build a 160-room, three-star, lean luxury hotel in Kandy. The agreement was signed on behalf of the BOI by Susantha Ratnayake, Chairman […]Read More

Diversey’s Linen For Life: Building Lives Through Used Linens

Those of us in the hospitality sector often don’t spare a second thought to used linens. After all, what use can an old piece of cloth be? But Diversey, Inc., a global provider of cleaning and hygiene products in the hospitality, healthcare, food and beverage, food service, retail and facility management sectors has now found […]Read More

Sri Lankan Coconuts Go Global, Saying ‘Ayubowan’ To The World

Ayubowan (Ah-you-bo-h-one): A traditional Sri Lankan greeting which means ‘May you live long & be healthier’ Over the last decade or so, coconut has started trending across the world for its numerous health benefits. Since the West rediscoveredits love for coconuts, products have started flying off the shelves and the sector has grown by leaps […]Read More