The Kingsbury sculpts it fine and stirs it up

Published : 6:54 am  August 16, 2013  |  Category: Other Sectors  |  Leave a Comment  |  3,478 views  |  

The Kingsbury, since its entry into Sri Lanka’s hospitality sphere, earlier this year has been a key a catalyst in transforming gastronomic standards by pitching expectations of foodies higher and pushing the industry to respond with culinary finesse. Indeed, with a reputation for its culinary excellence, The Kingsbury has become a gastronomic hub. Well, the saying goes that the proof of the pudding is in the tasting. This age-old adage rings true for The Kingsbury. On the one hand, consistently good feedback from customers has shaped the service philosophy and on the other recognition from industry-specific competitions has given credibility to the hotel’s service credo. At Culinary Arts... 


Galadari dazzles at Culinary Art 2013

Published : 6:51 am  August 16, 2013  |  Category: Other Sectors  |  Leave a Comment  |  682 views  |  

Once again, the Galadari has added yet another to its list of achievements by shining bright at the recently concluded Culinary Art 2013, presented by the Chefs’ Guild of Lanka. The hotel triumphed with five gold medals, seven silver medals and 12 bronze medals spread across different categories. With a total of 24 recognitions to its credit, the Galadari proudly held a special awards ceremony for its achievers at Culinary Art 2013 hosted by General Manager Sampath Siriwardena and its management team. This special celebration was held at the hotel’s poolside on 12 August 2013. The jubilant award winners were treated to an evening of victory and celebration where special awards of appreciation... 


Lemongrass receives seal of approval for Thai Cuisine from Thai Select

Published : 6:50 am  August 16, 2013  |  Category: Other Sectors  |  Leave a Comment  |  628 views  |  

By Cheranka Mendis For as long as she remembers, Awanthi Wijethilake wanted to set up her own Indian restaurant. She wanted a special dining option for guests to sit and munch on crispy rotti’s dipped in red paneer curries while personal stewards waited on them; a unique establishment creating an exotic atmosphere for dining. Three years ago, when Awanthi along with her husband Indika Wijethilake embarked on a venture to realise this dream, she had no idea that by the time she completed the restaurant’s infrastructure, her dreams would have had to be improved upon; make it bigger and different, yet retain the hope of opening a restaurant that will be known for its high quality of food and... 


Sunquick mocktails attract innovative bartenders at Culinary Art 2013

Published : 6:48 am  August 16, 2013  |  Category: Other Sectors  |  Leave a Comment  |  1,975 views  |  

Sunquick, partnering with the Chefs’ Guild of Lanka, successfully conducted the popular mocktail competition at the annual Culinary Art Exhibition 2013 held recently at BMICH. More than 100 participants from leading hotels took part in the competition. The contestants had to prepare two innovative mocktails within seven minutes and they all came up with innovative recipes. They were judged by an international panel of certified judges of the World Association of Chefs Societies (WACS). The mocktail competition really encouraged the young bartenders to participate and showcase their skill and talents. The judges were Chrys Grey, who heads and manages a dedicated team of food and beverage professionals... 


Another historic landmark for Barista Lavazza at Colombo National Museum

Published : 6:47 am  August 16, 2013  |  Category: Other Sectors  |  Leave a Comment  |  1,083 views  |  

Barista Lavazza added a new facet to the Colombo National Museum with a swanky new café, the 11th in Sri Lanka by the first international franchise of its kind to be launched in the country. Sitting amidst the lush expanse of the Museum’s gardens, the café enjoys the cultural backdrop of this historic location, a rare setting for an urban coffee house. It offers coffee drinkers and diners a haven of tranquillity amidst the bustle of the city. The cafe’s cosy indoor seating area is designed with all the trimmings that are the hallmark of Sri Lanka’s largest coffee chain. A spacious lawn offers the option of lounging outdoors with the perfect cup of coffee whilst taking in the view of the... 


Building up Sri Lanka for foreign investment

Published : 12:00 am  August 15, 2013  |  Category: Other Sectors  |  1 Comment  |  860 views  |  

 Innovation agency Volume praises Lankan workforce but wants processes fast tracked to set up business Sri Lanka’s post-war development and booming IT/BPO industry have attracted several companies to commence operations here, and while they have reaped benefits from the rapidly developing infrastructure and talent and skill sets available amongst the workforce, they still face a multitude of issues, including spools of bureaucratic red tape to navigate their way through. UK-based digital and technology agency Volume, after a successful two-year trial period in Sri Lanka, has officially launched its first venture outside the UK in the country, setting up a state-of-the-art office at the... 


Seeking more Indian business, with Chinese help

Published : 12:00 am  August 9, 2013  |  Category: Other Sectors  |  Leave a Comment  |  1,301 views  |  

By Amantha Perera IPS: As he stood on the westernmost edge of Colombo’s new harbour expansion, it was hard for Priyath Bandu Wickrama – the man tasked with reinventing the port as a regional giant – to cap his enthusiasm. “The potential is enormous,” Wickrama said, standing on top of the new pilot house. “You know we are standing on land that is not even on the map.” The land is part of the new harbour expansion scheme that will add three new terminals to Colombo port, each with three berths. The first opened this week. In all, 400 million dollars were invested for the land development and another 500 million dollars for the infrastructure on the berths. Of the investment on berths,... 


Three Sinha opens Concept Centre

Published : 12:01 am  August 7, 2013  |  Category: Other Sectors  |  Leave a Comment  |  1,387 views  |  

Three Sinha Industries, a trailblazer in Sri Lanka’s construction industry recently announced the opening of their new Head Office and Concept Centre located at No. 448, Nawala Road, Koswatta, Nawala. This state-of-the-art Concept Centre grants customers easier access and greater convenience to choose from a variety of products and services offered by the Three Sinha Group. Established in 1968, Three Sinha Industries specialises in a range of construction related products and services such as Steel Building and Roofing, Roller Doors and Roller Shutters, Steel and Aluminium Fabrications, Stainless Steel Railings and more. Over the years, the company has built a reputation for being a trusted... 


UTE backs Sri Lanka’s largest construction exhibition for 5th year

Published : 12:00 am  August 7, 2013  |  Category: Other Sectors  |  Leave a Comment  |  719 views  |  

United Tractor & Equipment (UTE) has once again stepped forward as the main sponsor of Sri Lanka’s largest construction exhibition for the 5th consecutive year. ‘Construct 2013’ will take place on 9, 10 and 11 August 2013 at Sirimavo Bandaranaike Memorial Exhibition Centre. Organised by the National Construction Association of Sri Lanka, ‘Construct’ is a key event in the regional industry calendar. Pictured here is Machine Sales and Rental General Manager Janak Edirisinghe handing over the sponsorship cheque to National Construction Association of Sri Lanka Chairman Deshamanya Lion Sunil P. Liyanarachchi. The event will provide a platform for the biggest names in the construction... 


China’s steel output to hit record high in 2013

Published : 12:00 am  August 7, 2013  |  Category: Other Sectors  |  Leave a Comment  |  663 views  |  

Reuters: China’s steel output is expected to rise 9% from a year ago to a record high of about 780 million tons in 2013, the country’s economic watchdog said, even as a slower economy points to a modest growth in demand. China’s legion of steelmakers, which account for nearly half of the world’s output, have been keeping production high to shield their market share in a fragmented industry and maintain credit lines with banks. But with supply continuing to outpace demand as China’s economic growth slows, it is weighing on steel prices and steelmakers’ balance sheets, with many of them incurring losses. China’s economy has slowed in nine out of the past 10 quarters. Growth in steel... 


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