Delightful coffee commotion at Pebbles

Published : 12:14 am  September 18, 2013  |  Category: Dining, FT Lite  |  Leave a Comment  |  734 views  |  

Prepare to step aside from the routine and look at coffee, with a different perspective. The practice of drinking coffee is a tradition in itself and one that dates back many years. Indulge yourself and take a welcome break from a long day’s work at Pebble’s, your unwind space at the Taj Samudra Colombo. Enjoy the coffee treats at Pebbles and choose from an exciting spread of exotic hot internationally acclaimed coffees to refreshing cold coffee shakes and coffee desserts. Savour a cappuccino delight or melt with a smooth coffee ice cream tiramisu, drown in the rich and creamy mocha cheesecake or simply bite into a coffee almond cake. Save the best for the last and revel in a caramel macchiato... 


Exploring the ‘Land of Dragons’

Published : 12:02 am  September 14, 2013  |  Category: FT Lite  |  Leave a Comment  |  753 views  |  
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Beijing features several fascinating places that tourists must visit, starting with the Great Wall   By Cheranka Mendis Known as the ‘Land of Dragons and Emperors,’ China has a history that is as illustrious and immense as its popular landmark and world wonder, the Great Wall. The country which is rich in culture and famous for its ancient dynasties is now among the leading powerhouses of the world, shaping the future from its silver throne as the second largest economy of the world. In its capital city, Beijing, to attend the ‘Sri Lanka shines in Beijing’ tourism promotion campaign organised by Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau and Sri Lanka Embassy in Beijing  earlier this month,... 


Cinnamon Lakeside celebrates Italian cuisine

Published : 12:01 am  September 14, 2013  |  Category: FT Lite  |  Leave a Comment  |  1,013 views  |  
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By Marianne David The Dining Room at the Cinnamon Lakeside has been transformed into a gastronomic haven for Italian food lovers, with the launch of this month’s themed dinner buffet, featuring a delectable spread of carefully chosen cuisine. While The Dining Room has been taking diners on a culinary journey around the world with its themed dinner buffets each month, the Cinnamon Lakeside has definitely pulled out all the stops with this one, which will definitely delight diners. One of the first guests to embark on the Italian journey was none other than Italian Ambassador in Sri Lanka Fabrizio Arpea and his wife, who were welcomed by the Cinnamon Lakeside’s charming General Manager Denis... 


Ashok Ferrey’s ‘The Professional’ launched

Published : 12:00 am  September 14, 2013  |  Category: FT Lite  |  Leave a Comment  |  1,001 views  |  

By Sarah Hannan The National Library Colombo last Monday witnessed the launch of Ashok Ferrey’s fifth book, ‘The Professional,’ attended by dignitaries of diplomatic missions, authors and friends. In his welcome address, Ferrey stated that in every book his pure mathematician has resurfaced: “I am obsessed with time. Time is commonly considered as the fourth dimension. But being a mathematician I have used two timelines in ‘The Professional’; of a young boy living in London during the 1980s and of an older man who lives in Colombo during 2013.” The eras seem to be set far apart, however Ferrey has morphed the timelines to run in parallel and distorted the time factor or in his own... 


Wild Elephant makes Harleys roar in Sri Lanka

Published : 3:04 am  September 13, 2013  |  Category: FT Lite, Lifestyle  |  Leave a Comment  |  3,003 views  |  
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One of the most stirring sounds for any motor enthusiast is the iconically deep and passionate bellow of a classic Harley Davidson engine. A roar that was heard across Sri Lanka when the Harley Owners’ Group (HOG), Dubai chapter, recently concluded its local tour, powered by Wild Elephant. In getting people closer to these machines and the adrenaline filled culture that surrounded them, Wild Elephant, the popular, high-power beverage from Elephant House, was proud to have provided a helping hand in bringing down this fabled group of riders, and their even more fabled set of powerful Harley Davidson motorcycles, giving every Sri Lankan citizen the opportunity to experience the adrenaline inducing... 


Lanka Alzheimer’s Foundation celebrates World Alzheimer’s Day in song

Published : 3:04 am  September 13, 2013  |  Category: FT Lite, Lifestyle  |  Leave a Comment  |  690 views  |  

St. Andrews Scotts Kirk comes alive with an enjoyable evening of beautiful music on 21 September performed by ASTERIA – an all Female Voice Choir. ASTERIA was founded in 2010 when a group of passionate singers, all cherishing Methodist College, Colombo, Sri Lanka as their alma mater, decided to form a choir under the direction of Mahen Peiris. The female amateur choir comprises singers of all ages united in their love for singing; yet another unique feature. Named after the Titan Goddess of Falling Stars, ASTERIA continues to sing and experiment with new genres of music and thereby has a wide repertoire that encompasses choral, spiritual, jazz, pop, and acappella music. ASTERIA is directed... 


‘Coke Ekka Rock Wenna’ rocks Colombo

Published : 3:03 am  September 13, 2013  |  Category: FT Lite, Lifestyle  |  Leave a Comment  |  961 views  |  

Coca-Cola Sri Lanka in partnership with Y FM celebrated the culmination of the ‘Coke Ekka Rock Wenna’ campaign, with a mega concert held on 30 August 2013. More than 30,000 people attended the concert at Galle Face Green, Colombo that featured Sri Lanka’s most talented artistes ranging from Wayo, Rookantha Gunathilake, Athula Adikari, Udaya Sri, Randhir, Umariya, Ashanthi, Lahiru Perera and many more. Coca-Cola launched the ‘Coke Ekka Rock Wenna’ special campaign this summer to encourage Sri Lankan’s youth to share happiness with music and Coca-Cola. The concert was a way for music lovers across Sri Lanka to connect live with music and Coca-Cola. The concert featured flash mobs of... 


‘Life Space’ in Sri Lanka by Russian artist

Published : 3:01 am  September 13, 2013  |  Category: FT Lite, Lifestyle  |  Leave a Comment  |  671 views  |  

Russian artist Anastasia Georgievskaya will exhibit her painting done about Sri Lanka during her stay in Sri Lanka at The Russian Cultural Festival on  20 September at 4 p.m. at the Russian Centre in Colombo, 10, Independence Avenue, Colombo – 07. Anastasia says every country has something special about it, something that makes it unique. I call this set of characteristics ‘the country code’ and as an artist, I always try to decipher it and show it in my paintings. I am continuously looking for better ways to depict the code. Sri Lanka overwhelmed me with its bright colours, its ancient culture and importantly with the paradox of its colour scheme. In most countries, it’s the bright... 


Top movie offerings on Hiru TV this weekend

Published : 3:01 am  September 13, 2013  |  Category: FT Lite, Lifestyle  |  Leave a Comment  |  1,019 views  |  

Hiru TV has lined up a good choice of movies this weekend to enthrall its views. On Friday at 10 p.m. the Sinhala movie “Dakina Dakina Mal” will be telecast. The cast includes Roger Seneviratne, Roshan Pilapitiya, Damitha Abeyratne and Semini Iddamalgoda and the movie is directed by V. Sivadasan. On Saturday at 10 p.m. blockbuster Hindi movie “I, Me Aur Main” will be shown. I, Me Aur Main (English: I, Me and Myself) is a Bollywood romance drama film directed by debut film director Kapil Sharma. Cast includes John Abraham, Prachi Desai and Chitrangada Singh. On Sunday at 12 noon Hindi action thriller “Players” will be telecast. Directed by duo Abbas and Mustan Burmawalla and stars... 


‘Goodies’ galore at Cinnamon Lakeside

Published : 2:56 am  September 13, 2013  |  Category: Dining, FT Lite  |  1 Comment  |  3,695 views  |  

GOODIES patisserie at Cinnamon Lakeside Colombo, is all about sumptuous, freshly baked treats. Located at the lower lobby level, this five star delicatessen is renowned for its delicious cakes, desserts and mouth watering savoury delights. Offering guests convenience, quality and value for money, Goodies is a treasure trove for lovers of exquisite pastries and sweetmeats. Pastry Chef Niranjan dishes out his expertise to create a range of irresistible cakes each month. The September special is a rich, heavenly date cake sprinkled with crunchy cashew nuts to delight your taste buds. Chocoholics are in for a treat as Goodies also offers a number of chocolate themed cakes to satisfy that chocolate... 


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