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The Steuart by Citrus prepares for best birthday celebration ever

All set to celebrate the birthday of the country’s most charming business boutique hotel - The Steuart by Citrus – on the 5th of July.  Since its grand opening two years ago, The Steuart has enjoyed its prime location being in the midst of the Commercial Capital – the ever so bustling city of Colombo. Catering to a variety of guests from the curious leisure traveller to the busy corporate professionals, the hotel serves them with a fabulously enticing array of food and beverages topped with ultra comfy amenities.

Housed within the colonial styled edifice you will find its exclusive &Co Pub and Kitchen, waiting to surprise you with a tantalizing gastronomical experience. The Scottish themed pub is stocked with an exuberant assortment of beverages including wines, whiskies, cocktails and juices. This cozy restaurant offers a refined yet cheerful ambiance suited for fine dining, corporate luncheons or even a casual fellowship with friends and associates. Diners will not only get to savour an eclectic array of succulent European delicacies and authentic hot and spicy local cuisine, but also groove to the beats of their favourite DJ music or live band entertainment.











Emirates advises customers to arrive early to airport during busy summer season

Emirates expects higher than usual passenger traffic on its flights this upcoming weekend, starting from Wednesday 21st June as travelers journey out for their summer holidays and Eid breaks. Over 106,000 travellers will be passing through Emirates Terminal 3 during the weekend and Eid period, according to the airline’s latest forecast figures. The busiest weekend day for the airline is expected to be on Friday 23 June where over 37,000 Emirates passengers will depart through Terminal 3.
Emirates reminds customers to arrive at the airport at least three hours before flight departure. With ongoing heavy road works and construction around the main airport highways, customers are encouraged to plan extra time to avoid potential delays.
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Sri Lanka Economic Summit 2017 to Discuss the Importance of ‘Walking the Talk’ to realize a Greener Growth path

The Importance of Sri Lankan businesses aligning its growth plans with greener practices to help develop a ‘sustainable era,’ will be discussed intensely at the upcoming Sri Lanka Economic Summit 2017.

The topic will be discussed at a thematic session titled, ‘Realizing a Greener Growth Path - Walking the Talk’, with the participation of thought leaders and industry practitioners.

The session will kick off with a presentation by Dr. Rae Kwon Chung, Former Principal Advisor on Climate Change, Executive Office of the Secretary General of the United Nations, while, Mr. Ralph Van Doorn, Senior Country Economist for Sri Lanka and the Maldives of The World Bank and Mr. Sunil Sethi, Managing Director Fonterra Brands Lanka, also following him with presentations.

The trio’s delivery would be followed by a panel discussion, which will include Dr. Prasanthi Gunawardana, Senior Lecturer of the Department of Forestry and Environmental Science of the University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Mr. Avanthi Jayathilaka, Director of Global Management Consultants and Mr. Vidura Ralapanawa, General Manager, Environmental Sustainability of MAS Intimates. The session would be moderated by Uchita De Zoysa, an expert on sustainability.

The session will discuss the cost Sri Lanka will have to pay, if a sustainable development path is not adopted, why does Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) matter for businesses, what are the entry points to engage on SDGs at a country level, what kind of partnerships the private sector can enter into engage in driving the SDG agenda and the type of an institutional mechanism that should be put in place, for the private sector to engage on the SDG agenda at a national level.

The two day Sri Lanka Economic Summit organized by the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce will take place on the 25th and 26th July, 2017 at the Cinnamon Grand Hotel, Colombo under the title of ‘Execute – Transform - Realize’.

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