Dining,Lifestyle

Tell us your story to win a dinner for two at FLOW this Valentines

Views - 32 Tuesday, 12 February 2019 00:00

Whether you’re dating, married or looking to rekindle a romantic spark that ignited your relationship, Valentine’s Day sets the mood to celebrate love, friendship, and all that good stuff. With a city offering many escapades and packages, FLOW pr


Shred your ex at In… On the Green this Valentine’s Day

Views - 32 Tuesday, 12 February 2019 00:00

The corniest day of the year can be celebrated differently where you bring your anger, frustrations and sadness to In… On the Green this Valentine’s Day. Just after a break up? Resenting all that time you wasted? Want to have an excuse to have f


Bring the romance to the Taj and let it complete your love story

Views - 56 Tuesday, 12 February 2019 00:00

This February, Taj Samudra Colombo is geared to celebrate Valentine’s Day in all its grandeur, with a Valentine’s Dinner by the poolside in a private love hut or villa, exclusively for individual couples on the romantic night of 14 February from


Celebrate Valentine’s at Galadari Colombo

Views - 54 Friday, 8 February 2019 00:00

The Galadari Colombo is in full swing getting ready for Valentine’s Day. This year the hotel is offering special promotions that will make for an unforgettable day. ‘For the Love of Life’ is at Margarita Blue a Valentine’s special on 14 Febru


Traditional Chinese New Year rendition at the Taj

Views - 38 Friday, 8 February 2019 00:00

Taj Samudra Colombo celebrated the Chinese New Year in grand style at the authentic Chinese venue The Golden Dragon on 5 February with guests. Taj Samudra celebrated the occasion with cuisine that addresses all the traits with preparations that are s


Felicia returns to Curry Leaf

Views - 34 Friday, 8 February 2019 00:00

Savour the treasured flavours of Sri Lankan cuisine at the Curry Leaf, Hilton Colombo with Felicia Sorensen and the Curry Leaf team from 15to 24February. An exotic smorgasbord of traditional delights from designer hoppers to a selection of roti, pit


Romantic dining experiences at Amaya Resorts

Views - 27 Friday, 8 February 2019 00:00

Valentine’s Day, a day set in the calendar to sway our hearts to and fro, and give the best of our love to our better halves. True, one does not need one particular day to prove their love to someone, but sometimes one does feel the extra love on t


OZO Colombo announces Chef Mehdi as Executive Chef

Views - 44 Friday, 1 February 2019 00:00

OZO Colombo announces the appointment of its new Executive Chef, Boumaza Mohamed Mehdi. Algerian-born Mehdi brings with him more than 10 years of experience from all over the globe, having worked in the hotel industry in Tunisia, Thailand, Dubai and


Spices galore at the Indian Food Festival by Fairway Colombo

Views - 60 Friday, 1 February 2019 00:00

In celebration of the Indian Republic Day, the Fairway Street Food Festival for the month of January took an Indian twist as it showcased a range of Indian Street Food, along with Indian music and dances. The Hospital Street took a vibrant turn on 26


Premium online tea brand teakruthi now in Sri Lanka

Views - 49 Friday, 1 February 2019 00:00

Sri Lankan premium tea brand teakruthi which was initially launched in 2017 in international markets in the US, UK and Canada, recently began selling in the local market via its website, www.teakruthi.com. Having proven its value proposition of all


Shangri-La Hotel, Colombo welcomes Chinese New Year in authentic style

Views - 100 Friday, 1 February 2019 00:00

Shangri-La Hotel, Colombo celebrates the dawning of the Year of the Pig with a gourmet set menu at the hotel’s signature Chinese restaurant, Shang Palace, from 1 to 10 February. The Ang Pao Wishing Tree also lets guests experience the tradition of


Celebrate the Chinese New Year at Cinnamon Lakeside

Views - 190 Friday, 18 January 2019 00:00

The Chinese Food Festival in celebration of the Chinese New Year, will kick off on 25 January and will run until 7 February at Cinnamon Lakeside, giving diners in Colombo an opportunity to savour over 90 dishes, inspired by China’s rich culinary he


Chinese New Year Food Festival at Kingsbury’s Yue Chuan from 18-25 January

Views - 90 Friday, 18 January 2019 00:00

Bringing together families, friends and delicious cuisine, The Kingsbury is celebrating Chinese New Year to welcome the Year of the Pig from 18-25 January at Yue Chuan. A distinct à la carte menu has been carefully curated to suit the palate for tho


Mindful eating at Hilton Colombo: ‘One for One’ at Graze Kitchen

Views - 82 Friday, 18 January 2019 00:00

With the dawn of a new year there is no better time than the present to adapt a healthier lifestyle. Including more protein, vegetables, fruits and eating less carbs, sugars and having dinner four hours before going to sleep at night, are a few heal


Scientists reveal ‘ideal diet’ for people’s and planet’s health

Views - 43 Friday, 18 January 2019 00:00

LONDON, (Reuters): Scientists have unveiled what they say is an ideal diet for the health of the planet and its people – including a doubling of consumption of nuts, fruits, vegetables and legumes, and a halving of meat and sugar intake. If the wor


Study details how high fibre diets make for healthier lives

Views - 31 Friday, 18 January 2019 00:00

LONDON (Reuters): People who eat lots of high fibre and whole grain foods have lower risk of heart disease, stroke, diabetes and other chronic diseases than people whose diets are low in fibre, a study commissioned by the World Health Organization (W


Ministry of Crab opens in Manila, Philippines

Views - 1630 Friday, 18 January 2019 00:00

Following the opening of Ministry of Crab in Shanghai only a few months ago, co-owners, Kumar Sangakkara and Chef Dharshan Munidasa launched Ministry of Crab at Shangri-La at the Fort, Manila by hosting a media dinner followed by a grand opening even


Next Innings scores high

Views - 953 Saturday, 12 January 2019 00:00

THE PLACE The latest addition to the ever-expanding list of eateries in Colombo, Next Innings is a sports lounge with its very own atmosphere. It serves up food that is quite different to what we’ve come to expect from such establishments and the p


Food Studio together with Sampath Bank offers guilt free indulgence this holiday season

Views - 69 Friday, 21 December 2018 00:00

Sri Lanka’s first international food court, Food Studio at Colombo City Centre (CCC) joins hands with Sampath Bank to offer customers an extravagant two days of seasonal indulgence this holiday season. Sampath Bank cardholders are eligible for a 3


Calorie Counter launches coffee

Views - 50 Friday, 21 December 2018 00:00

Colombo’s favourite healthy food chain Calorie Counter, recently launched a range of organic coffees and a healthy dessert range at its Ward Place outlet. The coffee range bring a host of your favourite coffee drinks with a choice of having them wi


Mambo into the New Year with King of the Mambo’s ‘Delicioso’ festive menus

Views - 73 Friday, 21 December 2018 00:00

Colombo dining’s hottest new venue, King of the Mambo, is all set to bring in the festive season with cheer this month. The Latin American-inspired restaurant and lounge is introducing a selection of delightful menus and events guaranteed to get th


Wasana Nature Resort and Restaurant launches restaurant on islet

Views - 54 Friday, 21 December 2018 00:00

Wasana Nature Resort and Restaurant which was established as an eco-friendly tourism retreat spanning a picturesque five-acre landscape, with the view of offering another unique experience has opened a restaurant with all facilities on an islet. The


‘Super food’ moringa now in modern, easy-to-consume form

Views - 108 Friday, 21 December 2018 00:00

Although the humble ‘murunga’ (moringa) is taken for granted as a common dish in our day-to-day lives in Sri Lanka, few realise that moringa leaf related products are identified as ‘super food’ worldwide due to their amazing range of health b


Foodies Lanka culminates everything about food on one online platform

Views - 52 Friday, 21 December 2018 00:00

Ever wanted to go out with family and friends for a meal, but find yourself stuck trying to decide where to dine at? Or does each member of your group want something different? Constantly looking for offers and deals and the best dining options in th


Free Pizzas from Pizza Hut in celebration of 25 years

Views - 53 Friday, 14 December 2018 00:00

Pizza Hut celebrated its 25th anniversary with an irresistible offer of 1400 free pizzas on the 25 November. Twenty-five Double Chicken & Cheese Large Pan Pizzas were given away to the first 25 customers at each outlet in Sri Lanka, which created unp


Norfolk-Crescent’s ‘Hurryup’ opens doors

Views - 103 Friday, 14 December 2018 00:00

Norfolk Foods Ltd. opened its exclusive mini store and café on 7 December, offering its customers the full range of products from its Norfolk and Crescent ranges, which includes all-time favourites and a new selection of products and accompanying di


Vegemite returns as Most Iconic Australian Brand 2018

Views - 31 Friday, 14 December 2018 00:00

Vegemite returned as the Most Iconic Australian Brand 2018 according to the 19th Reader’s Digest annual list of Most Trusted Brands. The results come from the independently conducted Trusted Brands Survey by Catalyst- a search and social marketing


Tasty Caterers turns 37 with launch of new festive menus

Views - 87 Friday, 14 December 2018 00:00

Tasty Caterers, Sri Lanka’s favourite restaurateur, is celebrating its 37th anniversary this year by introducing a new range of enticing menus fit for the occasion and season. To commemorate this milestone, as well as the coming of the festive seas


The best food deal for your meal

Views - 52 Friday, 14 December 2018 00:00

The latest entrant to the dynamic online food delivery platform in Sri Lanka is Meal Deal. With their own unique features, Meal Deal has gained wide acceptance among the local food industry within a very short time since its launch. Speaking about th


Calorie Counter on expansion drive

Views - 74 Wednesday, 12 December 2018 00:00

Sri Lanka’s homegrown health-conscious restaurant chain Calorie Counter is setting up for a major expansion drive in 2019 with a fully-fledged franchising model that will allow local and international investors to have their own Calorie Counter out


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4-day work week: A solution to many problems?

Tuesday, 26 March 2019

A three-day weekend every week and only four days of work a week. The idea would seem too good to be true for many. But this is an idea that is being experimented in the West and some companies have already started out on a four-day work week. How ab


Christchurch massacre and the Australian Labor Party

Tuesday, 26 March 2019

“He sought many things from his act of terror, but one was notoriety, and that is why you will never hear me mention his name… He is a terrorist, he is a criminal, he is an extremist. But he will, when I speak, be nameless… And to others I impl


Political bait to woo the professionals or a genuine effort to build the economy?

Tuesday, 26 March 2019

It has been a forgone conclusion that Sri Lanka’s current economic woes have been precipitated by the debt burden the country has to serve in the short term and the negative Balance of Trade. Whilst improving tax collection is a temporary measure t


Handagama’s Asandimitta: Not mere psychoanalysis; sociocultural, political and economic analysis too

Monday, 25 March 2019

Sri Lanka’s award winning film director, Asoka Handagama, screened his latest creative work, Asandimitta, before an invited audience in Colombo last week. This was a prelude to its public release, which was to be commenced immediately. Handagama i


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