Avurudu Ulela to mark 46th anniversary celebrations of Ratmalana Welfare Association

Published : 12:01 am  May 13, 2014  |  Category: Lifestyle  |  Leave a Comment  |  829 views  |  

This year’s Avurudu Ulela took a greater importance as it was held as a part of the 46th anniversary celebrations activity, which followed a very successful family get together and the Annual General Meeting of the Ratmalana Welfare Association. This Avurudu Uthsawaya was graced by the Mayor as the Chief Guest and the Deputy Mayor, Ratmalana Air Force Base Commander and Mount Lavinia Division Senior Superintendent attending as Guests of Honour. The event was widely patronised and all the customary Avurudu games were keenly contested under the relevant age groups. RWA President Air Vice Marshal Ravi Arunthavanathan welcomed all the dignitaries and the members and their families who had gone... 


Action at the inaugural Bradby Fiesta 2014    

Published : 12:01 am  May 13, 2014  |  Category: Leisure, Lifestyle  |  Leave a Comment  |  1,101 views  |  

The first ever ‘Bradby Fiesta’ hosted by Royal College Colombo, Trinity College Kandy and the Royal College Union, got underway last Saturday with HSBC as the main sponsor of the event. Bradby fans got to enjoy the 70th Bradby Shield encounter between the two leading schools, amidst a fitting atmosphere at the Bloomfield Grounds and Race Course, with much revelry until midnight. With a crowd of over 12,000 that patronised the event, HSBC cardholders were treated to a special 20% deal at the hawker street food promotion on location featuring leading five star hotels in Colombo. Furthermore, participants were able to capture their special moments with family and friends at the instant photo... 


‘Food Revolution Day’ promotion at Harpo’s Cafes & Restaurants

Published : 12:01 am  May 13, 2014  |  Category: Leisure, Lifestyle  |  Leave a Comment  |  779 views  |  

Realising the importance of raising awareness of the impact healthy food has in our lives and to promote it with kids, Harpo’s cafes & Restaurants will be conducting a workshop for kids on simple healthy food recipes, coinciding with English celebrity chef, restaurateur, media personality, known for his food-focused television shows, cookbooks, Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution Day, this year on 16 May 2014. “Food Revolution Day is a global day of action to keep cooking skills alive. To date, 74 countries have taken part and over 900 ambassadors are championing the cause worldwide.” (Courtesy Jamie Oliver web) A light cookery workshop with wraps, smoothies using seasonal and fresh... 


Mesmerising Vesak tours on Colombo City Tour

Published : 12:01 am  May 13, 2014  |  Category: Leisure, Lifestyle  |  Leave a Comment  |  869 views  |  

Ebert Silva Holidays will operate Vesak tours on the Colombo City Tour, the city sightseeing service operated on open deck double deckers to showcase the city as it comes alive with colour and spiritual festivity during the Vesak season. The Colombo City Tour is a unique venture by Sri Lanka Tourism and Ebert Silva Holidays which has heightened the value of touristic experiences the city of Colombo has to offer to its visitors from around the world. Mesmerising Vesak tours through the city for both foreign visitors and Sri Lankans are organised from 14 to 18 May to view Colombo lit up in celebration like never before. Apart from the open deck double deckers air-conditioned luxury sightseeing... 


‘A morning at Sifani’ exciting prelude to jeweller’s plans for 2014

Published : 12:00 am  May 9, 2014  |  Category: Fashion/Lifestyle, Lifestyle, Sectors  |  Leave a Comment  |  437 views  |  

Indulge in the beauty of exquisite jewellery and be inspired by Sifani’s timeless designs. Setting forth an exciting start to Sifani’s series of events for the year 2014, ‘A morning at Sifani’ was held at the Sifani Gallery, No. 86, Galle Road, Colombo 03. Held under the theme of ‘Sun, Sand, Luxury’, ‘A morning at Sifani’ provided a unique opportunity for discerning jewellery lovers to experience their beautifully-crafted jewellery pieces. The theme was matched with Sifani’s latest collection, which featured designs hued in beautiful shades. Moving away from the mundane concepts of branding, Sifani created a far more effective impact through the event where invitees were able... 


Land Rover partners Cinnamon Nature Trails to aide in conservation education

Published : 12:00 am  May 9, 2014  |  Category: Fashion/Lifestyle, Lifestyle, Sectors  |  Leave a Comment  |  420 views  |  

Land Rover will give its customers a truly unique experience with Cinnamon Nature Trails, through a series of ‘Expeditions,’ aimed at educating and informing customers on the capability of their renowned vehicle whilst benefitting the conservation of Sri Lanka’s wildlife and nature. These expeditions are the ultimate Land Rover adventure. Each of these incredible self-drive journeys promises to be a trip that will live with you forever. You’ll go off the beaten track and capture some of Sri Lanka’s most spectacular scenery from behind the wheel of your Land Rover, delight in fine accommodation and share experiences that only Land Rover can provide. All in the company of knowledgeable... 


Spend the day with mum this Mother’s Day

Published : 12:00 am  May 9, 2014  |  Category: Fashion/Lifestyle, Lifestyle, Sectors  |  Leave a Comment  |  240 views  |  

A mother’s love they say is unconditional and sincere. As Mum’s special day draws close, make her feel truly accepted with a tribute to a truly wonderful mother. HSBC credit cardholders have the chance of making this Mother’s Day extra special with a bundle of relevant offers that extend beyond the month of May 2014. Be it flowers, greeting cards, clothing, perfumes, to dining out or enjoying a relaxing spa treatment, HSBC cardholders can treat their mums to an unforgettable Mother’s Day with gift ideas that speak more than just saying ‘Happy Mother’s Day’.  Cardholders can start the day by surprising mum with the perfect bouquet of her favourite flowers from Lassana Flora, followed... 


Chef Augustus Lowe qualifies for Bocuse d’Or Asia Pacific Final 2014

Published : 12:00 am  May 9, 2014  |  Category: Fashion/Lifestyle, Lifestyle, Sectors  |  Leave a Comment  |  456 views  |  

By Sarah Hannan Since its inception in 1987, the Bocuse d’Or contest – named after the iconic French Chef Paul Bocuse – has given talented chefs from around the world a unique opportunity to demonstrate their culinary skills and provided an excellent springboard for their careers. Sri Lanka was invited to participate for the first time at the Asia Final in Shanghai in 2012 and achieved an impressive third place, giving it direct entry to the 2013 World Final in Lyon where it participated against 23 other countries. The time has come to choose the finalists for the 2015 World Final. This event will take place on 26-27 June, again in Shanghai. Augustus wins the day The Sri Lankan candidate... 


Quintessentially Lifestyle – an exclusive members only global concierge service

Published : 12:00 am  May 8, 2014  |  Category: Lifestyle  |  Leave a Comment  |  1,245 views  |  

Quintessentially Lifestyle, labelled by the Financial Times, UK as the ‘wish fulfilment empire’ for its personalised and proactive service to the world’s most discerning individuals, is an exclusive ‘members only’ luxury lifestyle and concierge service. Headquartered in London, UK, it is the only truly localised global concierge service, with offices in 63 cities, worldwide. Quintessentially Lifestyle Sri Lanka was launched last October to cater to the growing affluent Sri Lankan market looking to access the best the world has to offer. Commenting on the readiness of the Sri Lankan market for a service of this nature, Quintessentially Lifestyle Sri Lanka Director Niro Cooke said, “With... 


Golfy wins hearts of ‘junior’ guests at Galle Face Hotel

Published : 12:00 am  May 8, 2014  |  Category: Lifestyle  |  Leave a Comment  |  190 views  |  

“Golfy the lion cub, Galle Face Hotel’s new and cuddly mascot has left a lasting impression in the minds of our junior guests and it is wonderful to have them enjoy their stay with us,” states Galle Face Hotel Group General Manager Tony Fleming. Galle Face Hotel has recognised that travel can be a little distressing, especially for children who arrive at the hotel tired and often disorientated. The team at Galle Face Hotel therefore considered how to help them relax and adapt to the change of staying in a hotel. After much evaluation the team recommended a soft toy that might help their ‘junior guests’ feel more welcome. After all parents are treated to cold towels and signature welcome... 


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