Logiventures unveils newest green solution Convertainers Villa

Published : 7:01 am  August 16, 2013  |  Category: Other Sectors  |  Leave a Comment  |  792 views  |  

Responding to the wave of enthusiasm among eco-minded architects and builders, Logiventures, the market leader and innovator of container cabins in Sri Lanka, launched its Convertainers Villa named ‘#01 The Green’ at the recently concluded Construct 2013 exhibition. Offering a cost effective way to bring sustainable features to the masses, Convertainers were the centre of attraction at the exhibition. Designed and built from a 20 foot shipping container, the Convertainers Villa features a fully furnished bedroom, living room and toilet, with a custom fabricated re-purposed wooden breezeway patio. Being fully lockable, secure, weather-proof and vermin-proof, the containers come with a remarkable... 


Air-purifying paints from Nippon

Published : 7:00 am  August 16, 2013  |  Category: Other Sectors  |  Leave a Comment  |  2,109 views  |  

After air conditioners, it’s now a wall paint that promises to improve air quality indoors. Nippon Paint India (Pvt) Ltd., owned by the Nippon Paint group of Japan, has announced the launch of its next-generation paint, ‘Odour-less AirCare’. The product uses active carbon technology which cleanses the air by continuously absorbing the indoor air pollutant called formaldehyde, and converting it into water vapour, according to a company statement. Formaldehyde is a common indoor air pollutant found in virtually all homes and buildings. It is emitted into the air from sources such as furniture, carpeting, flooring, cabinets and wallpaper. Some people are very sensitive to formaldehyde. Children... 


Browns at Construct 2013

Published : 7:00 am  August 16, 2013  |  Category: Other Sectors  |  Leave a Comment  |  613 views  |  

Brown & Company PLC showcased an array of products at Sri Lanka’s leading and compressive construction industry related exhibition “Construct” organised by the National Construction Association of Sri Lanka (NCASL) on the 9, 10 and 11 August 2013 at the Sirimavo Bandaranaike Memorial Exhibition Center (SBMEC) Colombo. Leading brands in the company’s power and generation and consumer portfolios including Makita, Maktec, Eclipse and Tailin for Industrial and DIY power tools and accessories, FG Wilson and Firman for industrial and domestic power generators, Radco Industrial and Automotive radiators / coolants and the company’s own ‘BG’ products and the Sharp range of air conditioners... 


Centrepoint Interiors becomes Konsept Centro

Published : 6:59 am  August 16, 2013  |  Category: Other Sectors  |  Leave a Comment  |  855 views  |  

Well-respected home furniture veteran Naresh Butani has announced that his popular home and hospitality furnishings consultancy, formerly known as Centrepoint Interiors, will now be re-branded as Konsept Centro. The new identity is also in keeping with the consultancy’s soon-to-be unveiled ultra-chic, multi-storey showroom at No. 141, Vijaya Kumaratunga Mawatha, Polhengoda, Colombo 5. Over the past five years, Centrepoint Interiors has worked with homeowners at many of Sri Lanka’s top condominium projects, such as the recently completed Emperor luxury apartment building, in furnishing customer’s apartments to suit their lifestyles. A newly minted joint venture with the Mirama group, which... 


Sand-free construction products to hit Indian market

Published : 6:59 am  August 16, 2013  |  Category: Other Sectors  |  Leave a Comment  |  558 views  |  

AHMEDABAD: The days of sand mafia in India appear numbered if the sand-free construction products launched by an Ahmedabad-based company on Tuesday take wings in the country’s infrastructure sector. Perlcon Premix (Pvt) Ltd., which launched a range of 12 self-curing products for the first time in India, said its sand-free solutions are eco-friendly, light weight and long-lasting. It has set up a manufacturing facility with a capacity of 100,000 tons per annum at Kadi, 45 km from Ahmedabad, with an investment of Rs. 20 crore. “The continued nefarious activities of sand mafia in different parts of India prompted us to look for alternatives to sand. After some three years’ research and development,... 


The Kingsbury sculpts it fine and stirs it up

Published : 6:54 am  August 16, 2013  |  Category: Other Sectors  |  Leave a Comment  |  2,587 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  |  661 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  |  609 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  |  1,937 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  |  1,032 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...