Washington Embassy marks Remembrance Day
Prasad Kariyawasam and staff of the Sri Lanka Embassy in Washington DC
and the staff marked Remembrance Day on May 19, by observing a minutes
silence followed by a ceremony.
He spoke of the national commemoration of Remembrance Day, which was
held in Matara. The significance of this year's commemoration was
fostering reconciliation to unite the hearts and minds of the different
communities in Sri Lanka. The commemoration was reflective of the
Declaration of Peace adopted at Sri Lanka's 67th anniversary of
independence on February 4th this year,.
The Ambassador spoke about what President Maithripala Sirisena said
at the national commemoration in Matara that the Government's policy is
'development and reconciliation', observing that "we cannot fulfill our
expectations for reconciliation only through development. The
reconciliation process primarily includes truth, seeking justice,
eliminating fear and mistrust, building trust among the communities and
rebuilding destroyed physical infrastructure. Hence, with the
experiences of the war, we must understand the utmost need for a
A five-day shopping experience
A Designer Clearance Pop Up Store will transform Park Street Mews
into a retail therapy hotspot as three entrepreneurial women, Catherine
Obrenovic, Latika Alok and Leigh Miller, forces behind Touche,
Glitterati and Azure Luxe and Originals Furniture get together to create
a five-day shopping experience. The deluxe Pop Up store will be open for
late night shopping for Colombo fashionistas who can shop, socialize and
network over cocktails. Touché Collections are designed for the modern
woman with material imported from Italy.
Catherine Obrenovic, Latika Alok and Leigh Miller, forces
Touche, Glitterati and Azure Luxe and Originals Furniture
Glitterati is a Singapore Fashion House. Glitterati's haute couture
pieces are fashioned in silks and chiffons. They specialize in glamorous
gowns and chic cocktail dresses. The collection is available for private
viewing in Colombo.
Azure Luxe Beach Wear is a lifestyle clothing brand featuring
swimwear, beach wear and resort wear. The Collection is available at
Aussie Swim Store, Crescat Boulevard, Colombo.
Originals is about individuality, a simple, clean, contemporary style
seen in the mix of old and new teakwood furniture and the contrast of
assorted materials of glass, stainless steel and iron. The aim is to
create a modern living environment that can translate to any country and
lifestyle. A 20% discount for the event week only and a 40% on all serax
and sati kebon items!
A door gift by Unilever via Lux will be given to the first 100 ladies
June 3: 5pm to 10.30pm, June 4, 5 and 6: 12 noon to 3pm and then 6pm
June 7th: 11am to 3pm.
Café Francais will offer a special menu for June 7, 'Brunch A La