Lassana Flora joins Inter Flora’s worldwide chain

Published : 12:00 am  July 16, 2014  |  Category: Lifestyle  |  Leave a Comment  |  160 views  |  

Sri Lanka now on international floral map Sri Lanka’s premier floral solutions provider, Lassana Flora, recently joined Inter-Flora’s nearly 50,000 strong network of florists around the globe and is now fully enabled to deliver flowers to any part of the world. Similarly Inter Flora will execute its deliveries in Sri Lanka through Lassana Flora, thus complementing and strengthening the seamless international operation. Interflora is the largest floral company in the world with the longest serving flower delivery network too. For over 95 years, Interflora has been providing the finest quality in floral products and excellence in customer service with international floral delivery service... 

Hilton Colombo Residences unveils Indian promotion

Published : 2:00 am  July 11, 2014  |  Category: Dining, Lifestyle  |  Leave a Comment  |  510 views  |  

New resident Chef Ashwini Kumar presents range of delicious signature dishes By Marianne David The Hilton Colombo Residences’ first resident specialty Indian cuisine Chef Ashwini Kumar presented his signature dishes at the hotel’s Indian food promotion on Wednesday, serving up a range of delectable dishes and setting the stage for what can be expected at HCR in the months ahead. The promotion, which launched on 9 July and is on until 26 July, showcases Kumar’s top selections from diverse Indian cuisine and is sure to satisfy any gourmand. Sitting down for a brief chat with the Daily FT, Kumar revealed that he’s been in Sri Lanka for just two months and his last stint was at the Hilton... 

Indian curry flavours at Hilton Colombo

Published : 12:00 am  July 11, 2014  |  Category: Dining, Lifestyle  |  Leave a Comment  |  356 views  |  

Grab a delicious Indian lunch on weekdays prepared by Indian Curry Maestro Chef Paul Joe, along with a beverage of your choice: Steam rice with a combination of butter chicken, garlic naan, palak paneer, chilli naan, goan fish curry, dhal makhani and many more. For more information please contact Food & Beverage Office on 2492492 or log into  Read More →

Opening of French Food Festival at Cinnamon Lakeside Colombo

Published : 12:00 am  July 11, 2014  |  Category: Dining, Lifestyle  |  Leave a Comment  |  337 views  |  

The French Food Festival at Cinnamon Lakeside Colombo was officially opened at The Dining Room by the Ambassador of France to Sri Lanka Jean-Paul Monchau and his wife, Madam Françoise Monchau on Thursday, 3 July 2014. Guest Chef Jean Yves Cuppari, who was specially invited from France for the event, prepared an exquisite spread of culinary favourites from his homeland. The French Food Festival was held in conjunction with the French Spring Festival 2014. The Dining Room will celebrate French cuisine from 3 to 14 July from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. at Rs. 2,695 nett. For reservations and inquiries, the restaurant may be reached on 0112491930.  Read More →

It’s ‘summerlicious’ 2014 at Harpo’s Cafes & Restaurants

Published : 12:00 am  July 11, 2014  |  Category: Dining, Lifestyle  |  Leave a Comment  |  328 views  |  

Summer time is holiday time for most, to just chill out with colleagues, friends and family and enjoy the holiday months. With this in mind the “Summer’licious” promotion is on at the Bay leaf, The Commons, Park Street Mews, Curve Bar, Colombo Fort café and Harpo’s pizza for July and August. “With many on holiday, and holidaymakers from overseas travelling to visit family and enjoy what we have to offer, we felt it the ideal time and a great promotion to focus on vibrant salads, fruity desserts and light main meals, best eaten al fresco with special menus to promote this theme. Summer’licious is all about food, drinks and music, sending happy vibes for all to enjoy,” says MD Harpo... 

Mobitel powers, the largest online store in Sri Lanka

Published : 12:00 am  July 11, 2014  |  Category: Lifestyle  |  Leave a Comment  |  420 views  |  

National mobile service provider Mobitel has partnered with for the launching of its latest initiative, an online store that is expected to become the largest online store in Sri Lanka to revolutionise the customer shopping experience, by eliminating the necessity to be physically present for any purchase of products and services. offers the widest range of products ranging from electronics including computers, cameras, phones, tablets and accessories to beauty and personal care products, home and kitchen appliances, furniture, linen, jewellery, toys, books and more. services are driven by a need to provide its valuable customers a memorable online shopping... 

Janashakthi provides travel insurance protection to The Old Joes’ Choir

Published : 12:00 am  July 11, 2014  |  Category: Lifestyle  |  Leave a Comment  |  385 views  |  

At World Choir Games in Latvia Janashakthi Worldwide Travel Insurance has stepped forward as the Insurance Partner for The Old Joes’ Choir as they make a bid for gold at the eighth World Choir Games. The World Choir Games has been dubbed the ‘Choir Olympics’, and was initiated in 2000 in order to unite people across the world through music. The Old Joes’ Choir is comprised of past students of St. Joseph’s College, who share a passion for choral music. Formed in 1997, the choir has held several successful concerts and is now ready to perform on a global stage. As insurance partner, Janashakthi Insurance will be providing The Old Joes’ Choir with travel insurance for the duration of... 

Break your daily fast at one of the world’s best gathering places

Published : 12:00 am  July 11, 2014  |  Category: Dining, Lifestyle  |  Leave a Comment  |  74 views  |  

Considered one of the five pillars of Islam, Ramazan is regarded the holiest month for Muslims. Mount Lavinia Hotel invites all Muslims to break-fast at the Governor’s Restaurant daily from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., until 30 July.   The Ifthar Buffet at the Governor’s Restaurant for dinner is priced at Rs. 1,500 nett, offering special discounts for groups and corporates. Ask for your very own Ifthar card and be entitled for a 50% discount as well. The menu on offer (subject to change): fresh cut fruits, dates, rock sugar, fresh fruit juice, sweet lassi, faluda (bar), chicken congee or mutton congee, chicken satay or beef satay, vegetable samosa or mutton samosa, vegetable spring roll, falafel wraps,... 

Carvery Sundays at Hilton Colombo

Published : 12:00 am  July 11, 2014  |  Category: Dining, Lifestyle  |  Leave a Comment  |  80 views  |  

Slice into traditional British pub carvery on Sunday afternoons from 6 July onwards between 12 noon to 2:30 p.m. at Echelon Pub, priced at Rs. 1,995 nett. The buffet consists of soup, carvery action stations, fresh accompaniments and hot puddings, which will definitely complete your Sunday cravings! For more information please contact the Food & Beverage Office on 2492492 or log into    Read More →

Art to strengthen friendship between Japan and Sri Lanka

Published : 12:00 am  July 11, 2014  |  Category: Lifestyle  |  Leave a Comment  |  133 views  |  

Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), Sri Lanka will launch an island-wide art competition among school children in honour of the 60th anniversary of Japan Official Development Assistance (ODA). “I hope that this art competition will raise public awareness of Japan’s support for Sri Lanka and strengthen and nurture the bond between the two countries,” said JICA Chief Representative Kiyoshi Amada. The competition theme is ‘Friendship between Sri Lanka and Japan’ and school children under 15 years will be eligible to submit entries from 14 July 2014 to 31 August 2014. All necessary information to participate can be collected from the following links: JICA Sri Lanka Webpage: JICA... 

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