Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche, German carmaker arrives in a….

Published : 1:58 am  May 28, 2013  |  Category: Motor  |  Leave a Comment  |  688 views  |  

Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche, German carmaker arrives in a Mercedes SLS Electric Drive at the Electro Mobiliy Conference of the German Government in Berlin on 27 May 2013 (Reuters)  Read More →


Mazda CX-5 voted ‘Car of the Year 2013’

Published : 1:58 am  May 28, 2013  |  Category: Motor  |  Leave a Comment  |  913 views  |  

Adding to its list of accolades, the Mazda CX-5 was recently crowned ‘Car of the Year 2013’ by ‘What Car?’ magazine. The magazine was quoted as saying “The CX-5’s low running costs and strength of its gasoline engine, are hard to resist. It’s an unbeatable buy at (much) less than US$ 25,000.” The compact SUV encompassing style, safety and spirit has also claimed fifth place in the top 100 cars, in the Auto Express Driver Power Survey 2013, as well as being voted ‘No.1 Off Roader/SUV.  Read More →


CILT Sri Lanka heads for important year

Published : 1:57 am  May 28, 2013  |  Category: Shipping / Aviation  |  Leave a Comment  |  609 views  |  

Marking a special day for the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport Sri Lanka (CILT—SL) recently, the institute held its annual general meeting at the Auditorium of the National Chamber of Commerce. CILT–SL is a territorial organisation of the CILT–International, the largest professional institute in the world, for professionals and aspiring professionals in the field of logistics and transport. Bolstered by a very enthusiastic group of members, CILT-SL recently transitioned from a CILT—International branch to a territory, signifying the progression of the local organisation.  Read More →


Singapore Air mothballs second cargo plane amid overcapacity

Published : 1:56 am  May 28, 2013  |  Category: Shipping / Aviation  |  Leave a Comment  |  708 views  |  

SINGAPORE (Reuters): The cargo arm of Singapore Airlines Ltd., said on Monday it will store a second Boeing 747-400 freighter aircraft as a result of continued overcapacity in the air cargo market.  Read More →


APL recognised as best intra-Asia shipping line

Published : 1:55 am  May 28, 2013  |  Category: Shipping / Aviation  |  Leave a Comment  |  513 views  |  

APL has won the Intra-Asia Best Shipping Line accolade at the 27th Asian Freight & Supply Chain Awards (AFSCAs) concluded recently. Based solely on the highest number of votes received from readers of Cargonews Asia, the award lauds APL’s outstanding performance in schedule integrity, customer service support, as well as its comprehensive port calls in the intra-Asia trade.  Read More →


Dubai Airport’s April passenger traffic jumps 19%

Published : 1:55 am  May 28, 2013  |  Category: Shipping / Aviation  |  Leave a Comment  |  513 views  |  

DUBAI (Reuters): Passenger traffic through Dubai International Airport climbed 18.7% in April from a year earlier, and should maintain that pace of growth in the coming months, airport authorities said on Monday. Passenger traffic totalled 5.42 million people in April, exceeding five million for a fifth straight month.  Read More →


Glorious crabs at the Curry Leaf

Published : 1:54 am  May 28, 2013  |  Category: Dining  |  Leave a Comment  |  1,010 views  |  
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Sri Lanka is well known for having the best of seafood and fresh crabs are a must to try if you are a visitor to the country. The Hilton Colombo’s authentic Sri Lankan and seafood restaurant the Curry Leaf; famous for its home-made style Sri Lankan curries will treat their diners to an all-you-can-eat crab promotion from 1 to 14 June.  Read More →


The Galle Face Hotel’s Verandah Restaurant

Published : 1:52 am  May 28, 2013  |  Category: Dining  |  3 Comments  |  1,264 views  |  

The Galle Face Hotel, popularly known as the ‘Grand Old Lady’ is gracefully spread across the kilometre-long stretch of lawn referred to as the Galle Face Green. The hotel has inherited a rich history that goes back as far as 1864.  Read More →


Amaya Resorts wins TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2013

Published : 1:50 am  May 28, 2013  |  Category: Travel / Tourism  |  1 Comment  |  794 views  |  

Four of the top Amaya Resorts in Sri Lanka – Amaya Lake, Amaya Hills, Hunas Falls by Amaya and Langdale by Amaya – were honoured with the 2013 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence award.  Read More →


Samsung preloads TripAdvisor app on new Galaxy S4

Published : 1:49 am  May 28, 2013  |  Category: Travel / Tourism  |  Leave a Comment  |  305 views  |  

TripAdvisor mobile app comes pre-installed on the new Samsung Galaxy S4, enabling millions of consumers worldwide to have easy access to TripAdvisor travel content. In addition to pre-installing the app, Samsung is using TripAdvisor content, millions of photos and over 100 million reviews and opinions to power its own travel apps.  Read More →