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, Serendib – the inflight magazine of SriLankan Airlines, Domus Sri Lanka and Time Out Sri Lanka (print and digital). Domus Sri Lanka is the Sri Lankan edition of the Italian architectural publication Domus and Time Out Sri Lanka is a member of the global Time Out network. We were also the publisher of Style, the revolutionary Sinhala magazine for women.
With over 30 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, which is our pioneering magazine established in 1987, to be market leaders in the respective subject areas.
BT Options is a registered, independent Sri Lankan company. Our young and dynamic team of 70 is headed by Mathi K Parthipan, Chairman/Managing Director.
Business Today is also synonymous with ‘Business Today TOP 10 Awards’, which has expanded to the Business Today TOP 30 recognises the top corporate performers in Sri Lanka at an annual ceremony. In 2017, we introduced a new segment, Business Today Passionate that recognized individuals who through their determination and creativity have brought recognition to Sri Lanka in the global sphere.
The Award Ceremony has been held over the years under the patronage of the Heads of State, President Chandrika Kumaratunga and President Mahinda Rajapaksa and more recently under the patronage of President Maithripala Sirisena. Other attendees of the event include, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, former Premier D M Jayaratne, Basil Rajapaksa, former Minister of Economic Development, Nimal Siripala de Silva, former Leader of the House and Minister of Irrigation and Water Resources Management and Gotabaya Rajapaksa, former Secretary to the Ministry of Defence and Urban Development.
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.
Explore Sri Lanka, Business Today, Serendib, each have their own website, which are constantly updated with each issue. Time Out Sri Lanka and Domus Sri Lanka are hosted on the international platforms of the respective publications. 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.
Emphasis, is a leading Event Management Company in the country with experience and expertise in all aspects of event management, media coordination and public relations. With unique concepts and professional approach Emphasis has successfully managed high profile State, Corporate and International events in Sri Lanka ensuring delivery of the desired outcome through customised strategic planning and implementation.
BT Active is our fully equipped private lifestyle gym set up exclusively for staff of BT Options with a personal trainer.
BT Green, which is based in Kokkaddichcholai is focused on pre-and post-harvest operations.
BT Options more recently entered the hospitality industry in Sri Lanka with three distinctive properties in Arugambay in the Southeast Coast of Sri Lanka. Paper Moon Kudils, a barefoot luxury hotel located near the popular surfing spot Whisky Point, is the first hotel by the company was opened on May 24, 2015. A beachside getaway made up of a cluster of cosy ‘Kudils’ that offer a simple way of life. On May 18, 2017, Arugambay Roccos was opened. It is a unique property that is minimalist in its approach but stylish in its offerings. Inspired by symmetry and clear lines, this cube-style resort is a one of a kind destination with beautiful views of the swimming pool, beach and ocean from the entrance of the property. Arugambay PodBay, our third property was unveiled in September 2018. It is a beautiful and vibrant resort located in the heart of Arugambay. The novel concept features compact convertainers in pastel hues arranged symmetrically together in the front and individual rooms facing the bay. Arugambay PodBay has made its mark as a chic, fun and colourful property that will provide wonderful experiences.
Arugambay has become a must visit destination for anyone travelling to the south-east coast. An area that had once been seasonal now draws visitors all year-round due to the efforts of Arugambay Roccos, Arugambay PodBay and Paper Moon Kudils in Whisky Point.