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Information about Time Out Sri Lanka’s publisher and its portfolio

By Rameesh Gunasekera

Time Out Sri Lanka is the third international title to be introduced in Sri Lanka by BT Options.

BT Options is also the publisher of Explore Sri Lanka, Business Today, Target, Serendib – the inflight magazine of SriLankan Airlines, Design, Domus Sri Lanka and iCreate Sri Lanka. All publications are available in print, web and app forms. With over 27 years of experience in the publishing industry in Sri Lanka, BT Options has been the first in many areas in the country. With an extensive distribution network and strong sales team has enabled our publications, especially Explore Sri Lanka (20,000 copies monthly) – which is our pioneering magazine established in 1987 – to be market leaders in the respective subject areas.

Explore Sri Lanka is the very first publication of BT Options and offer readers articles on travel destinations, off-the-beaten-track, retreats and getaways, serendipitous discoveries, cultural events, personalities and lifestyle, accompanied by captivating photography. 

The magazine of the corporate world, Business Today features an interesting line-up of interviews with eminent personalities and includes exclusive syndications from Harvard Business Review and Financial Times and a monthly column by Richard Branson. 

Business Today is also synonymous with ‘Business Today TOP TWENTY FIVE Awards’ that recognises the top corporate performers in Sri Lanka at an annual ceremony. The event has been held under the patronage of the Head of State.

Serendib, the inflight magazine of the national carrier, SriLankan Airlines, is a monthly publication that explores the exotic isle of Sri Lanka bringing the reader experiences of the country along with articles in the local languages Sinhala and Tamil. 

Target reflects the positive development of the country highlighting the fact that Sri Lanka is a dynamic and resilient country on a path towards economic growth.  

Design, commenced in January 2014 features an array of articles drawn from a broad range of spheres that focuses  on the innovative, unique and high-end elements of design.

The first international publication to be published in Sri Lanka, Domus was founded in 1928 by architect Gio Ponti in Italy. Focusing on content that explores architecture and design, the magazine is renowned as ‘the international point of reference for architecture, design and urbanism' and Domus Sri Lanka is published under license from Editoriale Domus in Italy. 

iCreateSri Lanka, licensed from iCreate in London, is the second international title to be launched by BT Options in Sri Lanka. The magazine brings up to the minute Apple news, hands on product reviews for dedicated Mac, iPod and iPhone users. 

BT Options is a locally registered, independent company. Our young and dynamic team of eighty is headed by Mathi K Parthipan, Chairman/Managing Director. We operate in a modern hi-tech Apple Mac environment and can lay claim to be the largest Apple Mac environment in Sri Lanka. BT Options continually invests in improving the quality of production and is equipped with state-of-the-art in house pre-press production facilities. Our entire operations have been streamlined with an ERP solution developed by HansaWorld UK.

BT Store, the first Authorised Reseller and Service Provider for the Apple brand in Sri Lanka has two stores in Colombo 3 and Colombo 4. 

BT Active, the first corporate gym in Sri Lanka. Fully equipped with state-of-the-art machinery and a trainer, the gym is only for staff and is open by invitation.

Diversifying into new sectors, Whisky Point Resort will have three properties under its name in Arugam Bay and began its operations in March 2015. 

InvestSL can make potential investors make the right business decisions. Our team of experts provides consultation, business matching services, business and regulatory advice and location logistics for various economic sectors.

Our sister company Emphasis is the leading PR and Event Management Company in the country with experience and expertise in all aspects of event management, media coordination and public relations, both in national and international events.



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