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COLOMBO, 12 June, 2017: The Third Lamudi Real Estate Expo that took place on the North Lawn of Taj Samudra on the 17th and 18th of June 2017 turned out to be a roaring success. Welcoming property seekers and investors from across the country, the two day event concluded successfully along with many positive remarks from exhibitors and visitors.

Constructing an ideal platform for all real estate requirements, the leading property portal Lamudi launched its first ever real estate exhibition in May 2016. The event that received immense popularity and responses led the company to introduce its second expo in September 2016.

With two striking successes, the Lamudi Expo soon turned out to be the one stop shop for all real estate requirements, catering to the needs of property seekers, buyers, investors and other interested parties from around the world. While the event was an ideal spot for leading developers and agents to showcase their projects and offer services to a large crowd at one venue, it also served buyers, investors, sellers and other parties to a great extent.

Lamudi’s third Real Estate Expo marked a milestone in Sri Lankan real estate thanks to all its sponsors and exhibitors. Exhibitors that came on board on this two-day event included Singer (title partner)  showcasing their modern and stylish furniture collection, ACQUEST,  the media  briefing sponsor for the event, Raintree Residencies, Blue Ocean , Summer Lands, Global Housing, Dusit Thani, Sanken, HomeLands,and many more.  Visitors were able to view and discover these projects in 3D models obtaining a clear vision of every project.

During the event, Raintree Residencies launched its latest upcoming projects gaining the attention of all present. A Range of affordable apartment options were presented by the leading developer, Global Housing. In addition, developers like Capitol Twinpeaks, Home Lands Skyline, Iconic Galaxy and Global Housing too displayed their latest projects.  

Following the roaring success of its third real estate exhibition, Lamudi confirms that the real estate market of the country is moving in the right direction. There is more space for growth and development and the company is continuously looking for ways to contribute to this development not only by reaching out to the online market but also serving to the offline market through events like this. The two-day event showed that with Sri Lankans, foreign residents, and local expats showing a keen interest, the real estate market in the Sri Lanka are in safe hands.

Launched in 2013, Lamudi is a global property portal focusing exclusively on emerging markets. The fast-growing platform is currently available in 13 countries in Asia, the Middle East and Latin America, with close to a million real estate listings across its global network. The leading real estate marketplace offers sellers, buyers, landlords and renters a secure and easy-to-use platform to find or list properties online.

Published in Property & Building

Continues the winning trend with “Best in Class” awards

After a record-breaking performance at international competitions in 2016, eMarketingEye (, the award-winning Sri Lankan Digital Marketing Agency and a pioneer in the industry, welcomed the new year with six “Best in Class” wins at the prestigious Interactive Media Awards (IMA) competition held recently.

The haul at the IMA included wins for Aitken Spence Holidays, Jetwing Holidays and Mosvold Sri Lanka ("Travel/Tourism" category), Ayura Studio ("Fashion/Style" category) and Dilmah Food Services ("Food/Beverage" and "Retail" category). The Interactive Media Awards (IMA) is a competition that aims to increase the standards of excellence on the Internet. It is open to individuals and organizations involved in designing, developing, managing, supporting and promoting websites with nominations being accepted from around the world from web design firms, advertising agencies and corporate marketing departments, as well as individual web designers and graphic artists. The competition’s judges evaluate websites based on five key criteria - Design, Content, Feature Functionality, Usability and Standards Compliance. In order for a website to win a coveted IMA Award, it must excel in each criterion by standing out from the competition and deserve to be a top choice for the target market.

Established in 2007, eMarketingEye has grown to be one of the best in the Asian region over the past ten years, having gained international recognition for its expertise in providing end-to-end online marketing solutions to the travel and hospitality industry. The company is a Google AdWords and Analytics Certified Partner Company that offers the total range of online marketing services including Search Engine Optimization (SEO), Web Development, Pay Per Click Marketing (PPC), Social Media Optimization, Online Marketing Consultancy, Content Development, Internet Booking Engine, E-Mail Marketing, Web Analytics and Hotel Fact Sheet Development. Sincethe very first award win back in 2007, eMarketingEye has been bagging international awards every year for successful online marketing campaigns and website development projects. In the year 2016, the company reached a record haul of 27 award wins during the year, making itthe most successful year in its history.

Commenting on the latest wins of the company, Rajitha Dahanayake - CEO of eMarketingEye, “2016 was a ground-breaking year for eMarketingEye in terms of the number of award wins. It is clear that we have carried forward that winning trend into 2017 as well. While we have always been consistently winning awards for our solutions in the Travel and Hospitality industry, it is encouraging to note that we were able to bag awards in categories such as Fashion, Food & Beverage and Retail. While it highlights the fact that we have got our approach spot on, we can look forward to more wins in diverse industries throughout the year.”

eMarketingEye is the only digital marketing agency in Sri Lanka specialising in the travel and hospitality industry. It provides integrated marketing solutions for a diverse range of clients and has garnered an impressive portfolio in this 10-year period. A majority of eMarketingEye’s client list includes leading international travel and hospitality brands such as The Ascott Limited, Berjaya Hotels & Resorts, InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), Anantara Hotels, Resorts and Spas, COMO Hotels & Resorts, Starwood Hotels, Oaks Hotels & Resorts, Chatrium Hotels and Residences and The Fullerton Hotel. The company also has an impressive array of Sri Lankan travel and hospitality clientele such as Jetwing Hotels, Aitken Spence Hotels, Cinnamon Hotels and Resorts, Theme Resorts, Uga Escapes, Cantaloupe Hotels, Serendib Leisure, Asia Leisure, Mosvold Hotels, Mount Lavinia Hotel, 98 Acres Resort & Spa and The Blue Water Wadduwa, among many others.In recent years, the company has expanded its reach beyond the travel and hospitality vertical and encompasses diverse sectors such as Food and Beverage (F&B), FMCG, Finance and Education. The clientele comprises industry leaders including Dilmah Tea, John Keells Logistics, Vision Care Optical Services, DSI Tyres, CINEC Campus, Elysian Realty, Cinnamon Life, H-Connect, InfoMateand Candor Holdings.

Published in Achievement

Friday, 16 June 2017, Colombo: Sri Lanka took pride of place at the Asia Pacific Property Awards 2016-2017, held recently in Bangkok, Thailand, as its leading real estate major, The Blue Mountain Group’s most iconic real estate development to-date, Achilleion, was recently recognized as one of the top three apartments in the Asia-Pacific region.  

The first 7-Star Apartment in Sri Lanka, Achilleion is drawing international attention to its ambitious scope. Sri Lanka’s Achilleion shared the limelight with other top developments - the Bulgari Hotel and Residences in Shanghai, and HBS Towers in Mumbai. A large number of senior delegates representing leading property development companies in the region gather from across 25 countries at every Asia Pacific Property Awards Summit, to celebrate the best residential and commercial property projects.

This global recognition catapults Blue Mountain’s Achilleion into the big league, to compete against global real estate titans for the title of ‘Best Apartment in the World’ at the ‘World Property Awards 2016-2017’, in November, later this year. 

Published in Achievement

FRIDAY 16TH JUNE 2017, COLOMBO: As the Sinhala and Tamil New Year dawned on April 14th, the residents at Meethotamulla, Kolonnawa encountered an unforeseen tragedy with the collapsing of the infamous garbage mound. 32 innocent lives were lost following the calamity which affected 625 persons and damaged 145 houses. During this period, the country stepped forward to provide immediate relief for the victims, while Airtel also raised a fund generously contributed by its employees. With the Advanced Level exam approaching, Airtel doubled its fund as a means of supporting and empowering the students affected in Meethotamulla in the most meaningful manner.

Meethotamulla tragedy not only snatched away shelter and belongings, but also valuable note books and text books of close to 300school children. Advanced Level exam is one of the most pivotal and influential determinants of an individual’s future. As the exam approaches increasing the anxiety of the candidates in the affected area, Airtel employees collaborated and contributed their time, money and energy by providing them with photocopied school notes paired with stationary for the younger students.

Commenting on the humanitarian initiative, Chief Executive Officer of Bharti Airtel Lanka Mr. Jinesh Hegde said, “During a national disaster like this, we at Airtel believe that we are responsible to make a difference. With a perfect understanding about the needs of the affected children, all our employees made a collective effort to not only contribute financial assistance but also to get to the ground level and understand the most crucial need for this community to rebuild their futures. We wanted to reduce their burden of the youth during this difficult time and do something meaningful by empowering them, as they are the future of the country.”

Published in CSR & Environment
Wednesday, 21 June 2017 23:39

Lose Weight the Scientific Way at VLCC

Colombo, Wednesday 14th June 2017: VLCC founded by Vandana Luthra in 1989 has been in operation in Sri Lanka since 2011. They cater to a wide range of all over the globe and in three hundred locations all over the world. The organization specializes in slimming, beauty and wellness services and caters to individuals who desire to maintain their health and aid self transformation.

The two wellness centers at Colombo 7 and Nugegoda offers a wide variety of services ranging from weight management to beauty treatment. VLCC practices the highest ethical and quality standards in their practice. Their medical professionals are highly qualified and some of the best in the business. The treatment methods they offer are only used after extensive research conducted by the research and development team. The result of all this is multiple success stories and happy clients.

The weight management services or the slimming treatments that are administered to consumers are initiated by carrying out a body composition analysis on the individual and suggesting treatment while taking into consideration other factors such as medical complications. During a span of 3-4 months, the company promises to help the consumer achieve a ten kilogram weight loss.

For scientific weight loss and slimming treatment, VLCC practices four methods known as the dietary modifications, physical activity, passive activity and behavioral modification. The professionals that work behind the scenes analyze every aspect of the consumer from the body mass index to the Body composition analysis which gives an idea about your fat accumulation and they suggest treatment customized to each. Those who are given treatments according to the dietary modifications are examined for their body metabolic rate and a calorie requirement is obtained and this approach is based around controlling the energy intake whereas the other three methods focus more on increasing energy expenditure. Each customer is advised to come for these treatments at least 2-3 days a week based on their necessity.

Aside from the slimming treatments, they also offer spot reduction treatments for those who wish to lose fat in specific areas of their body. One of the spot reduction treatments use ultra sound waves to mobilize deposited fat and radio frequency rays to tighten muscle fibers. Another one of the specificities of the slimming treatment is that there is no necessity for dietary supplements, hunger suppressants and meal replacements because qualified dieticians take the utmost care in prescribing a right diet in the right quantity with balanced nutritional composition. This ensures that individuals can continue to enjoy their food the way they like it.

One of the many satisfied customers who have had lifestyle transformations thanks to VLCC’s programmes is Devmith Kaggodaarachchi, a Managing Director by profession. “With my high profile job, stress and workloads made my weight go up to 105kg, but after 8 months I lost 29kgs and 8 inches off my waist. Unlike in a gym, VLCC takes BMI, Body composition analysis & DNA assessments and delivers customized plans and they keep track of what’s happening in your body. It is a scientific approach and if you follow their instructions, the results are guaranteed. Highly recommended!” he said.

Professionals carrying out the treatment at VLCC also note of many who have suffered from medical conditions such as diabetes, cholesterol, hypothyroidism, PCOS and arthritis who have received relief from their symptoms since undergoing these treatments aside from the weight loss benefits.

To avail yourself of the same benefits please call the center in Colombo 7 on 0112 674174-5 or the Nugegoda center on 0112 828765-6. Customers can also book free trials on

Published in Lifestyle
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