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Who We Are

Our journey has been long and we have been continuously evolving but we have remained true to our values and principles and that is what has made us who we are today. BT Options is the publisher of Explore Sri Lanka, Business Today, Target, Serendib – the inflight magazine of SriLankan Airlines, Design, domus Sri Lanka, iCreate Sri Lanka and TimeOut Sri Lanka, print and digital (web and app). With over 27 years 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.

Business Today is also synonymous with ‘Business Today TOP 10 Awards’, which is now the Business Today TOP TWENTY FIVE that recognises the top corporate performers in Sri Lanka at an annual ceremony. The event has been held under the patronage of the Heads of State, President Chandrika Kumaratunga and President Mahinda Rajapaksa and more recently under the patronage of Prime Minister D M Jayaratne, Basil Rajapaksa, Minister of Economic Development, Nimal Siripala de Silva, Leader of the House and Minister of Irrigation and Water Resources Management, Ranil Wickremesinghe, Leader of the Opposition and Gotabaya Rajapaksa, Secretary to the Ministry of Defence and Urban Development.

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.

The company became the Authorised Reseller and Authorised Service Provider for Apple brand in Sri Lanka in year 2003. BT Store—located at 20 2/1, Lauries Place, Colombo 4—which is the first ever Apple store in Sri Lanka was opened in 2006 for Apple Macs, iPods and other related products. Our second BT Store is located at 536, R A De Mel Mawatha, Colombo 3.

Furthermore, Explore Sri Lanka, Business Today, Target Serendib and Design each have their own website, which are constantly updated with each issue. All our magazines come in print form, however, we also recognised the importance of moving with new technology while valuing our traditions. As such all magazines are available on Apple App Store.


BT Options also renders versatile services, be it for design, photography, web development or editorial, to a diverse clientele that entails the production of corporate newsletters, brochures, posters, coffee table books and other promotional material.

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.

Emphasis is a result oriented versatile company, offering a broad spectrum of services. Having been in the industry for over 10 years Emphasis has garnered a vast experience in high profile events both local and international, providing expertise in public relations and delivery of the desired outcome for a variety of clientele, through customised strategic planning and implementation. Emphasis follows a policy of hands-on approach for each and every aspect from inception to conclusion to ensure that all events earn the desired exposure.

Recent international events that were successfully concluded:

58th Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference: This included the coordination of the inauguration ceremony, the hawker street style dinner hosted by Hon Chamal Rajapaksa, Speaker of the Parliament of Sri Lanka for all delegates, all the Plenary Sessions and the General Assembly; and the 32nd Small Branches conference.


The groundbreaking ceremony and foundation laying ceremony of Shangri La Hotels and Resorts Asia in Colombo, under the patronage of Hon Basil Rajapaksa, Minister of Economic Development and Hambantota, under the patronage of Hon Chamal Rajapaksa, Speaker of the Parliament of Sri Lanka and Hon Namal Rajapaksa respectively, 2012.