HSBC celebrates Avurudu with deserving children

Published : 12:01 am  April 18, 2014  |  Category: Lifestyle  |  Leave a Comment  |  1,528 views  |  

HSBC’s annual Avurudu festival for children got underway at ‘Ape Gama’, Battaramulla recently. Over 250 children from the Meth Mihira Special Education Centre, Sri Sangamiththa Balika Niwasaya, Clarandon Children’s Home, Salvation Army Girls School and Community Concern Centre, came together to enjoy the Avurudu festivities. The event was attended by HSBC’s senior management and over hundred staff members. In keeping with the symbolic traditions of Avurudu, the event began with the hearth being lit to boil milk, followed by the lighting of the oil lamp. Children were served Avurudu kevili including fresh kevum which was prepared at the venue. There were many fun activities planned for... 


Sinhala and Tamil New Year celebrations in Tokyo

Published : 12:01 am  April 18, 2014  |  Category: Lifestyle  |  Leave a Comment  |  547 views  |  

The Embassy of Sri Lanka together with the Sri Lankan Associations and Sri Lankan community living in Japan organised the Sinhala and Tamil New Year Festival recently in Tokyo. A large gathering of over 5,000 Sri Lankan and Japanese community members from all parts of Japan participated and celebrated this auspicious occasion. The Chief Guest at the opening ceremony was Yoshiki Nagatamo, Mayor of Chofu City. In his opening remarks, Ambassador Admiral Wasantha Karannagoda stressed the importance of cultural events of this nature to promote Sri Lanka’s unity and traditions in a foreign nation in addition to strengthening bilateral relations between Japan and Sri Lanka through such cultural exchanges. The... 


Cinnamon Grand’s Nuga Gama

Published : 12:01 am  April 18, 2014  |  Category: Lifestyle  |  Leave a Comment  |  232 views  |  

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Easter at Mount

Published : 12:00 am  April 17, 2014  |  Category: Leisure, Lifestyle  |  Leave a Comment  |  1,323 views  |  

Celebrate Easter with family and friends with a special Jazz celebration to set the mood just right. Dulani of MLH states: “After all the heavy celebrating during this April season, Easter Sunday at MLH is a perfect gateway to relax your mind, body and soul.” Easter is known to be the time to colour eggs, hunt for eggs, get treats from Easter Bunny and attend church. However, Easter can be celebrated in many different ways. That’s why Mount Lavinia Hotel is bringing Easter Jazz Brunch back again. On 20 April head to Mount Lavinia Hotel for the Special Easter Jazz Brunch for a fun-filled day with Easter egg hunts, kids handwork activities and face painting and not to mention the unique spread... 


Easter at Park Street Mews

Published : 12:00 am  April 17, 2014  |  Category: Leisure, Lifestyle  |  Leave a Comment  |  1,118 views  |  

20 April lunch and dinner For those of you who wish to enjoy this Easter in a relaxed atmosphere with emphasis on Easter specials – Park Street Mews will be your best option. Set in an old warehouse concept on a private street, Park Street Mews has been the preferred choice for Sunday breakfast and Easter Sunday is that much more special with Chef Rohan’s specials. In keeping with traditional Easter items he offers sweet hot plum glazed ham, beef tournedos with tomato basil ragout, gratinated with cheese and herb bread crumbed, crusted roast lamb with roast grapes and cranberries among others. Interesting starts include spankopita – spinach and feta triangles and cream of pea with horseradish... 


A Grand Easter

Published : 12:00 am  April 17, 2014  |  Category: Leisure, Lifestyle  |  Leave a Comment  |  1,287 views  |  

With Easter just around the corner, Cinnamon Grand brings you a range of goodies including chocolate eggs, cakes, cupcakes, cake pops and cookies, all made in intricately creative designs, that make for the ideal family indulgence, a head turner on the Easter table or a gift when making a festive visit. Be it a snow white bunny atop a whipped cream cake, a chocolate shell sprouting delicate roses on a marble coated cake, a colourfully pastel rainbow ribbon cake or a bunny stuck down the rabbit hole, you can rest assured Cinnamon Grand’s team from the cake room will do justice to these unique Easter delicacies. These beautiful delights will be available at the Coffee Stop on 19 and 20 April... 


Easter celebrations at Hilton Colombo

Published : 12:00 am  April 17, 2014  |  Category: Leisure, Lifestyle  |  Leave a Comment  |  4,684 views  |  

Easter celebrations are around the corner. The resurrection of Christ is celebrated magnificently all over the world. Hilton Colombo has always celebrated this special day by dishing out one of the best Easter brunches in Colombo.  This year too an extravagant Easter Brunch will happen on Easter Sunday, 20 April from 11.30 a.m. to 3.00 p.m. The buffet will include a complimentary glass of “bubbly” for each guest. Easter Brunch will have all the Easter trimmings from freshly baked breads, piping hot soups, varieties of cheese, succulent meats, fresh seafood and roast carvery. The sinful desserts prepared by Sri Lanka’s “Best Pastry Chef 2011” Stanley Perera will be another highlight... 


What better way to celebrate Easter than at The Kingsbury

Published : 12:00 am  April 17, 2014  |  Category: Leisure, Lifestyle  |  Leave a Comment  |  1,243 views  |  

After forty days of cutting back on your favourite treats, Easter Sunday is the perfect excuse to indulge. Celebrate Easter at the Sunday Caviar and Oyster Brunch, including a succulent selection of Easter delicacies, appetisers, salads, soups, mains and desserts prepared just for you by the dynamic team of chefs at The Kingsbury. It’s going to be a celebration fit for the entire family, with good cheer and laughter to make memories that will surely last a lifetime. Spend this special holiday at the most scenic location in town with the bountiful Sunday Caviar and Oyster Brunch, accompanied with a glass of bubbly and a free flow of brew priced at Rs. 3,500 (all inclusive) per person, on 20... 


Celebrate Easter at Taj Samudra

Published : 12:00 am  April 17, 2014  |  Category: Leisure, Lifestyle  |  Leave a Comment  |  975 views  |  

This Easter come to Taj Samudra to celebrate with your family. There will be a special brunch at the all day dining restaurant, Latitude, in commemoration of Easter as well as yummy Easter goodies available for sale at Pebbles. Easter is the completion of the Passion of Christ, preceded by Lent, includes a forty-day period of fasting, prayer, and penance for Christians all over the world. It heralds a new beginning for Christians instilling hope and rebirth in the hearts of many. Enjoy the fabulous spread at Latitude, of Easter Brunch with your family on Easter Sunday, the 20th of April 2014. There will be a special carving station from which you can enjoy Roasted Turkey with apples and nut,... 


CFW gears up to stand among best in Asia

Published : 12:00 am  April 5, 2014  |  Category: Lifestyle  |  Leave a Comment  |  274 views  |  

Founder of Colombo fashion Week Ajai Vir Singh recaps CFW 2014, traces the event’s origins and outlines future plans Q: What is your outlook on the Asian fashion industry? A: Asian fashion industries are working at defining themselves in global terms, fashion consumerism in Asia is definitely on the rise. There is more fashion-based awareness with every new generation. How they consume fashion is changing too. The role of digital is becoming integral to fashion. In this time of evolving fashion in the region, CFW is not far behind, we are determined to be seen among the best in Asia soon. Q: How does Fashion Week support designers and the retail industry? A: I always said that from my point... 


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