Dining

Richy Tea celebrates 25 years, launches latest innovation

Views - 631 Friday, 11 August 2017 00:00

Richy Tea aims to revolutionise the tea industry with the launch of its new tea dispenser. Said device will dispense export quality tea (unique to our motherland) thereby delivering an enhanced tea-drinking experience. The tea industry consists of


Sujan International unveils range of soya products

Views - 589 Friday, 11 August 2017 00:00

Sujan International has introduced a range of soya products to the Sri Lankan market. Strawberry soy protein milk is there for young children, 40+ vanilla is for the young executives, soy protein coffee for the whole family, soy protein faluda sha


A happening week for Harpo!

Views - 1019 Friday, 4 August 2017 00:10

  Celebrates 37 years in hospitality industry Harpo’s Pizza & Pasta marks 10th anniversary Italian restaurant Bayleaf turns 12 First wood-fired Harpo’s Pizza Roaming Truck and Mobile


Galadari triumphs at Culinary Art Food Expo 2017

Views - 806 Friday, 4 August 2017 00:00

The Galadari Hotel triumphed at the recently concluded Culinary Art Food Expo 2017 which was staged by Chefs Guild of Lanka the largest Food and Hotel show held at the BMICH. The hotel bagged two gold, six silver and seven bronze awards spread a


Waters Edge wins big at Culinary Art & Food Expo 2017

Views - 794 Friday, 4 August 2017 00:00

Adding further accolades to their already extensive local and international award portfolio, Colombo’s favourite suburban hotel Waters Edge and its culinary team performed outstandingly at the recently concluded ‘Culinary Art & Foo


Meditrend International launches “Healthy Sugar N’ Spice” with Nirvana Stevia and Himalayan Salts

Views - 787 Friday, 4 August 2017 00:00

Meditrend International has launched “Healthy Sugar N’ Spice” with Nirvana Stevia and Himalayan Salts to the local market. Meditrend International was formed in Australia by two Sri Lankans who saw a growing need for products t


Taj Samudra ‘Most Outstanding Hotel’ at Culinary Art 2017

Views - 800 Friday, 4 August 2017 00:00

Taj Samudra Colombo was awarded the prestigious overall award for ‘The Most Outstanding Hotel 2017’ at the recently concluded 17th Culinary Art Food Expo organized by the Chefs Guild Lanka.  The iconic event was held at the BMIC


Sri Lankan cuisine worthy of place on world stage

Views - 684 Friday, 4 August 2017 00:00

By Madushka Balasuriya “Trust me, our food is much, much greater than Indian food. And it’s the Indians who are saying that,” boasts Chef K.A.C. Prasad, without a hint of hyperbole in his voice. As Vice President of the Emirate


Colombo Coffee Company promotes ‘Coffee Culture’

Views - 840 Friday, 4 August 2017 00:00

Colombo Coffee Company (CCC) which holds the franchise for Italy’s favourite Lavazza Coffee recently was the ‘Official Coffee Partner’ for the 12th Hotel Show 2017 which was held at BMICH from 30 June-2 July.  The Hotel Sh


Mövenpick Hotel Colombo shines at Culinary Art Food Expo 2017

Views - 1007 Friday, 4 August 2017 00:00

  Elevating the gastronomic experience, the talented team took home 11 medals in total  The Culinary Art and Food Expo is one of the biggest in Asia and has been recognised by the world association o


A Swiss Week at Mövenpick Hotel Colombo

Views - 1181 Friday, 28 July 2017 00:00

  Mövenpick Hotel Colombo  to launch a Swiss Week offering authentic Swiss food and entertainment  The National Day of the Swiss Confederation is the ideal platform to celebrate the longstanding and


Thuwan and Sudarshana do Barista proud at National Barista Championship 2017

Views - 661 Friday, 28 July 2017 00:00

Barista’s Thuwan Surajdeen and Café Mocha by Barista’s very own Sudarshana Rajapakse did Barista proud at the recently concluded National Barista Championship 2017. NBC 2017 was held as a side-event to the Colombo Hotel Show


‘Culinary Art & Food Expo’ 2017: Top opportunity for talented chefs

Views - 806 Friday, 28 July 2017 00:00

The 17th edition of the ‘Culinary Art Food Expo’ organised by the Chefs’ Guild of Lanka and supported by professional exhibition organisers, CDC Events & Travels Ltd., is the country’s fastest-growing professional tra


A slice of pizza heaven at Honey Beach Club!

Views - 685 Friday, 28 July 2017 00:00

Offering the ultimate beach club experience in the heart of Colombo, Honey Beach Club at The Kingsbury has soon become a popular night life hot spot. Many have taken a liking to the place with its cosy yet up beat atmosphere and have made it their


Maldivian Independence Day at The Sooriya Village!

Views - 898 Friday, 21 July 2017 00:00

The Sooriya Village is celebrating Maldivian Independence Day ‘Minivan Dhuvas’ on 26 July from 6 p.m. onwards in appreciation and celebration of the thousands of Maldivian people here in Sri Lanka, who study and work amongst us every d


Shangri-La Hotel, Colombo set to unlock new contemporary dining scene in the city

Views - 1030 Friday, 21 July 2017 00:00

As Shangri-La Hotel, Colombo gears to open its doors later in 2017, the hotel’s Executive Chef, Paul Lenz is excited to make this the most contemporary dining destination in the city. The hotel will offer an uncompromising selection of local


‘Midnight Badaginnata’ Night Kade by Waters Edge

Views - 856 Friday, 21 July 2017 00:00

How many times have you woken up in the middle of the night, fumbled your way in the darkness to the refrigerator, only to find nothing tempting enough to eat? Even if you were to drive out to grab a quick bite, options are so limited for the city


Ministry of Health partners Litro Gas to bring ‘healthy cooking’ to the limelight

Views - 656 Friday, 21 July 2017 00:00

In a bid to enable a culture of health conscious culinary habits to penetrate into the wider social spectrum within Sri Lanka, Medical Services of the Ministry of Health recently held a healthy cooking competition at the BMICH for medical administ


Ceylon Tea Party celebrations with Amaya Resorts

Views - 646 Friday, 21 July 2017 00:00

Sri Lanka celebrated 150 years of Ceylon Tea on 5 July and to mark this grand occasion the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in collaboration with the tea industry hosted a tea party at 5 p.m. in every time zone creating a 24 hour chain across the wor


Taj Samudra Colombo emerges winners at Bocuse d’ Or Sri Lanka 2017 with ‘Best Dilmah Tea-Inspired Di

Views - 1664 Thursday, 20 July 2017 00:02

Taj Samudra Colombo emerged victorious at the Bocuse d’ Or Sri Lanka 2017 competition held recently. The winning concoction was the ‘Best Dilmah Tea-Inspired Dish’. The two extremely talented chefs from Colombo’s most pictu


The story of a Bocuse d’Or Sri Lanka Gold Medallist: From unemployed to culinary role model in 8 mon

Views - 2420 Thursday, 20 July 2017 00:02

Every individual has inherent ability regardless of their circumstances; poverty is debilitating, but not disabling, physical disability in most cases is ability in an untypical form. When the unemployed son of a tea picker in Ratnapura u


McCormick to buy Reckitt’s food unit for more than $4 b

Views - 1391 Thursday, 20 July 2017 00:02

Reuters: McCormick & Co Inc is set to buy the food business of British consumer goods conglomerate Reckitt Benckiser Group Plc for more than $4 billion, the Financial Times reported on Tuesday, citing people close to the matter. McCormick, a


Cracking the recipe for success with Sri Lanka’s first Dairy Solutions Kitchen!

Views - 1266 Thursday, 20 July 2017 00:02

Anchor Food Professionals Head Kumar De Silva divulges how a customer-centric attitude and high quality dairy ingredients are changing the game for chefs and foodies alike Sri Lankan chefs have been delivering game-changing and delicious r


Coffee culture evolving in Sri Lanka says Barista

Views - 583 Friday, 14 July 2017 00:00

One of the pioneers of Sri Lanka’s evolving coffee culture, and the largest and first international chain in Sri Lanka, Barista is today a household name among coffee lovers spread all across the nation. Having first established in Colombo i


Knorr celebrates Greek food with digital dining experience

Views - 578 Friday, 14 July 2017 00:00

  Knorr fuses Greek cuisine with edible QR codes to create an unparalleled culinary experience in Colombo  Laughter and fun abounded as curious visitors scanned the edible QR codes on their spanakopita and pastit


Barra-licious: Galle Face Hotel executes signature seafood dishes with Round Island Barramundi

Views - 590 Friday, 14 July 2017 00:00

The Galle Face Hotel’s seafood restaurant ‘Sea Spray’ is debuting a delicious new menu that features Round Island’s premium quality barramundi as a signature dish. This sustainable and commercially farmed produce has a dist


Taco Bell comes to Sri Lanka, with first outlet at Horton Place

Views - 783 Friday, 14 July 2017 00:00

Hold your breath, Sri Lanka! Taco Bell, the world’s largest Mexican-inspired quick service restaurant chain, will unleash an electrifying experience when it opens its doors in Sri Lanka on 17 July at No. 36, Horton Place, Colombo 7. 


It’s ‘Summerlicious’ 2017 at Harpo’s Cafés & Restaurants

Views - 777 Friday, 7 July 2017 00:01

The Bayleaf, The Commons, Park Street Mews restaurant, Curve Tapas Bar, Colombo Fort Café and Harpo’s Pizza Nugegoda and Mt. Lavinia will feature Summerlicious promotion in July and August for the fourth consecutive year, with delight


Waters Edge triumphs at Bocuse d’Or Sri Lanka

Views - 762 Friday, 7 July 2017 00:00

Paying tribute to its world-class culinary prowess the team from Waters Edge once again triumphed at the Bocuse d’Or Sri Lanka Selection Competition that was held last Friday (30 June). The team comprising of multiple award-winning Executive


Enigmatic Dian Gomes endorses Café Mocha

Views - 741 Friday, 7 July 2017 00:00

Some know him as an affluent entrepreneur, some as a visionary leader and some others, as the ‘Father of Modern Sri Lankan Boxing’. What he is lesser known for, is for his true passions – art and a good cup of coffee. Dian Gomes


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Is Sri Lanka ready for the 2025 growth agenda?

Tuesday, 19 September 2017

The other day the President and Prime Minister launched the 2025 vision for Sri Lanka which was incidentally the third policy statement of the Government since coming to power in 2015. My view is that the continuous changes to policy is important and


Venerable villainy of mercenary monks

Tuesday, 19 September 2017

The picture says it all. The ‘Silredi Sirakaruwan Mudaganime Aramudala’ was not demonstration of piety. It was a bold repudiation of the rule of law by a cabal of venerable villains, brazenly insisting that we Sinhala Buddhists submit to a rule b


Government has accepted jurisdiction of the International Court of Justice over Sri Lanka

Tuesday, 19 September 2017

At the ongoing September 2017 sessions of the UN Human Rights Council, the UK has written to the President of the Council to assert that a long standing dispute it has with the Mauritius cannot be referred to the International Court of Justice becaus


Vision 2025: Part 1: Need for moving from a wish list to a concrete plan

Monday, 18 September 2017

The Unity Government released its newest economic policy statement titled V2025 – the marketing tag for the goals it has set for realisation from 2017 to 2025 – two weeks ago.


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