Gold FM celebrates 15 glittering years

Published : 12:00 am  September 20, 2013  |  Category: Entertainment, FT Lite  |  Leave a Comment  |  628 views  |  

Gold FM was warmly welcomed into homes all around the island 15 years ago and since then the station has indeed made radio history. Yesterday, 19 September, Sri Lanka’s No. 1 English radio station, Gold FM celebrated 15 years of its existence. Gold FM, a part of Asia Broadcasting Corporation Ltd., a member of Rayynor Silva Holdings, was launched in 1998 and from day one has been dedicated to sharing every bit of success with their extensive listener base in Sri Lanka as well as across the globe. Within a time span of 15 years, Gold FM has brought to you the best in music, the most comprehensive news and greatest international artistes of all time; Boney M, Cliff Richard, Leo Sayer, Billy Ocean,... 


The De Lanerolle Brothers reach for the stars

Published : 12:00 am  September 20, 2013  |  Category: Entertainment, FT Lite  |  2 Comments  |  589 views  |  

Come Monday, 23 September, music enthusiasts will witness yet another monumental concert by The De Lanerolle Brothers at Waters Edge, Battaramulla. Despite their busy schedules, the Daily FT managed to catch the due for a brief interview about their success story and how things have progressed from their first concert to get them where they are today By Sarah Hannan Q: Having the support and sponsorship for four consecutive years from most of your sponsors; what is the key factor for your event sponsors to tie up with your events on each occasion? A Ishan: We have three concerts a year, solely organised and performed by the ‘Brothers’ year-on-year, which gives sponsors more advertising space... 


Futurex to hold ‘Fantastic Four’ exhibitions in September

Published : 12:00 am  September 20, 2013  |  Category: Entertainment, FT Lite  |  Leave a Comment  |  570 views  |  

Showcasing latest innovations and technologies of four sectors under one roof Futurex Trade Fair and Events, dedicated to improving the economy of Sri Lanka by creating ideal business platforms for lucrative industries, is organising an exhibition representing construction materials aluminium, glass, windows and doors, and wood. The event will be held from 27 to 29 September at the BMICH in Colombo, under the theme ‘The Fantastic Four in Sri Lanka’. The exhibition covering the four sectors will be simultaneously held at the same venue under the titles ‘Sri Lanka Glass International Expo 2013,’ ‘Sri Lanka Windows and Doors International Expo 2013,’ ‘Sri Lanka Aluminium Extrusion... 


Roti and kottu fest at the Curry Leaf

Published : 12:00 am  September 20, 2013  |  Category: Dining, FT Lite  |  Leave a Comment  |  603 views  |  

Colombo’s authentic Sri Lankan and Seafood restaurant Curry Leaf at the Hilton Colombo will serve a variety of rotis and kottu roti from 20 to 30 September from 7 p.m. to midnight. The famous Sri Lankan dish kottu roti is enjoyed not only amongst the locals but also by many foreign travellers visiting the country. Having set a record for preparing 2,100 kilo grams of kottu roti in 2008, the hotels’ kottu roti is something the hotel boasts about. The team of chefs have mastered the art of making kottu roti and other rotis in true Sri Lankan style giving the diners a local treat. Ranging from pol roti with traditional Sri Lankan curries to kottu rotis such as crab and prawn, godamba roti stuffed... 


Arabian nights every Wednesday at Spices

Published : 12:20 am  September 18, 2013  |  Category: Dining, FT Lite  |  Leave a Comment  |  760 views  |  
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Hilton Colombo’s Spices restaurant is famous for its extensive spreads of a la minute buffets during breakfast, lunch and dinner. Recently the Spices restaurant introduced three themed nights during the week with themed buffets every Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday. The famous Arabian cuisine will take centre stage on Wednesdays during dinner with authentic Arabian dishes made a la minute by the team of chefs at the Hilton Colombo.   The team at the hotel will transform the restaurant according to the different themes of the week. Guests can also enjoy Thai on Thursday and Indian on Saturday apart from the Wednesday Arabian night giving the diners an opportunity to taste various flavours... 


Bentota Beach Hotel wins 5 crowns at ‘Crown for Food Hygiene’

Published : 12:18 am  September 18, 2013  |  Category: Dining, FT Lite  |  Leave a Comment  |  4,222 views  |  

In keeping up with one of the pledges of Cinnamon Hotels & Resorts, ‘I will get it right the first time, every time,’ Bentota Beach Hotel bagged five crowns for food hygiene, the highest standard of food hygiene, at a ceremony held recently. The Chief Guest of the Awards Ceremony was Senior Minister for Food Security M.P. Dayaratne. The event was well attended by the officials of Ministry of Food Security, Ministry of Industry and Commerce, Ministry of Health, SLTDA and CMC. The ‘Crown for Food Hygiene’ scheme was launched by IND-EXPO Certification Ltd., as the implementing partner to encourage the continuous improvement of food hygiene standards in the food handling establishments... 


Splendours of September at Cinnamon Lakeside Colombo

Published : 12:18 am  September 18, 2013  |  Category: Dining, FT Lite  |  Leave a Comment  |  2,854 views  |  

This month, Cinnamon Lakeside Colombo presents its patrons with a variety of offers to make it a splendid September. Continuing its gastronomical journey around the world, ‘The Dining Room’ will be making a stop in Italy this month, as it lays out a delectable Italian dinner buffet from the 12th until 21st. The celebration of cultures extends to ‘The Lounge’, which will be serving a vibrant Asian High Tea throughout the month. The delightful high tea will feature both sweet and savoury treats like chicken won ton, Thai fish cakes and dragon rolls. An ideal occasion to catch up with friends and family, the Asian High Tea will take place daily from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. The popular ‘Express... 


Gold worth Rs. 3 m for loyal Knorr customers

Published : 12:16 am  September 18, 2013  |  Category: Dining, FT Lite  |  Leave a Comment  |  829 views  |  

Knorr, the Sri Lankan housewives’ partner in preparing mouth-watering food, rewarded 31 of its loyal customers with gifts of gold bangles at the conclusion of a three-month long competition held all around the island. The promotion recognised thousands of home-chefs who have been a part of the Knorr brand for generations and stayed true to the brand’s commitment towards partnering with mothers to help create flavourful and wholesome dishes for their families. Participants from around the island submitted two empty Knorr product packages to qualify for the prizes. Speaking about the event, Knorr Brand Manager Rehani Barsenbach said: “Here at Knorr, we are committed to helping you make every... 


Fawlty Towers the dining experience: Matinee show

Published : 12:15 am  September 18, 2013  |  Category: Dining, FT Lite  |  Leave a Comment  |  1,671 views  |  

On 5 and 6 October by popular demand Enter the world of the snobbish, manic Basil, his domineering wife Sybil and their hopeless language-challenged waiter, Manuel. Be one of the steady stream of bemused guests trying to make Manuel understand what it is you want; ask for an ‘ice bucket’ and you may just be presented with a ‘nice bucket’; a simple procedure like opening a bottle of wine can become a huge drama and maybe during all this, you might get some service Fawlty style of course. Everything that can go wrong will, and in fact can best be described as organised  chaos. It takes a lot of courage for performers to take on the roles created and made famous by John Cleese and Connie... 


Weekend welcome with sushi and sashimi at The Kingsbury

Published : 12:15 am  September 18, 2013  |  Category: Dining, FT Lite  |  Leave a Comment  |  444 views  |  

From Friday to Sunday, The Kingsbury celebrates the weekend fun, frolic and family time, with an offer of an array of sushi and sashimi. Head over to “The Score”, the sports bar by the sea and be treated to the finest of the Japanese delights from sushi nigiri, sushi maki to succulent slices of ruby red maguro sashimi. Drape these jewels of fine cuisine in just the right mix of soy and wasabi and experience a taste explosion that is just the most fitting celebration of the weekend. Pair it with a glass of Chardonnay or Pinot Noir, or savour it against the grainy malt of a fine beer to complete the experience. This is The Kingsbury lifestyle, a celebration of fine cuisine and luxury living. From... 


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