HAC seeks information on pig fat tainted imported milk powder allegations

Views - 28 Friday, 22 March 2019 00:00

The Halal Accreditation Council (Guarantee) Ltd. (HAC) has filed a Right to Information (RTI) application with the Ministry of Industry and Commerce seeking information to verify allegations that milk powder imported or sold in Sri Lanka contain pig

Experience Teppanyaki at the Robata Grill

Views - 40 Friday, 22 March 2019 00:00

Open kitchens have been the talk of the town, but the Japanese have long been ahead of the game when it comes to skilful theatrics and interactive dining. Step into the Mövenpick Hotel Colombo and experience Teppanyaki at the Robata Grill. Whether

Steuarts Town House Tea Lounge opens its newest outlet at Union Place

Views - 110 Friday, 8 March 2019 00:00

Steuarts Town House Tea Lounge recently opened its second outlet at Union Place recently. Over the past four years, Steuarts Town House Tea Lounge offered an extensive range of the finest Ceylon Teas to its patrons. Their range includes Ceylon black

‘Sri Lankan Food Festival’ at Galadari

Views - 58 Friday, 8 March 2019 00:00

The Galadari Colombo is abuzz preparing for one of the most exciting food festivals in town the ‘Sri Lankan Food Festival’. According to BBC Good Food trends report, Sri Lankan cuisine has topped the list this year, ranking number one as an alrea

For the Love of Crab with a taste of Weligama

Views - 36 Friday, 8 March 2019 00:00

Weligama Bay Marriott Resort and Spa has unveiled an exciting culinary experience, comprising of succulent crabs straight from the ocean to your plate. Dig your claws into a crab feast of the sea’s freshest catch, made to perfection with authentic

Pelwatte Dairy sponsors Central Province Chef’s Guild Meet-Up

Views - 40 Friday, 8 March 2019 00:00

Sri Lanka’s 100% local dairy manufacturer, Pelwatte Dairy Industries Ltd., was recently the proud sponsor of the Central Province Chef’s Guild Meet-Up. The gala event was held at Amaya Hills, Kandy and saw the participation of the cream of culina

Colombo Coffee Company takes total coffee solutions down south

Views - 37 Friday, 8 March 2019 00:00

Sri Lanka’s trusted total coffee solutions provider, the Colombo Coffee Company (CCC) has been for many years a valuable partner for restaurants, hotels, cafes, and even homes and offices when it comes to coffee, coffee machines, accessories and so

ComBank runs first ‘Dine & Smile’ of 2019 with discounts at 75 partner restaurants

Views - 37 Friday, 8 March 2019 00:00

The Commercial Bank of Ceylon’s popular ‘Dine & Smile’ promotion has been launched for the first time in 2019, with 75 of the country’s most popular restaurants offering discounts exclusive to the bank’s Credit and Debit Cardholders. Effect

Colombo Brewfest at the newest hotspot in town

Views - 59 Wednesday, 6 March 2019 00:00

Platinum One Suites, the newest hotspot and lifestyle venue in town, presents the Colombo Brewfest 2019. The event will take place on 7 and 8 March from 5 p.m. onwards and on 9 March from 12:30 p.m. onwards at the poolside. It’s going to be all chu

The Barnesbury launches all-new menu for 2019

Views - 51 Wednesday, 6 March 2019 00:00

The popular city and neighbourhood family restaurant, which opened its doors in February of 2013, is proud to release some new dishes for your enjoyment. Chef Manjula, who has been there from the inception, has come up with some new creations too goo

AYU introduces brand-new weekend lunch buffet

Views - 46 Wednesday, 6 March 2019 00:00

There is something about the endless spread of goodies, all laid out and ready for the taking, that brings out the inner child in us all. Inspired by the urban grocery store concept, AYU now introduces a brand-new weekend lunch buffet, offering a ran

Ministry of Crab pop-up at Atlantis Sanya on Hainan Island

Views - 70 Wednesday, 6 March 2019 00:00

Making its way to the tropical city of Sanya situated on the Hainan Island of China, Ministry of Crab was stationed at the premium resort, Atlantis Sanya, for an exciting three-day pop-up from 28 February to 2 March. Taking the Ministry of Crab expe

Booker dines free at Hilton Colombo Residences’ ‘Indian Indulgence’ from 28 February for 10 days

Views - 60 Friday, 22 February 2019 00:00

FLOW, Hilton Colombo Residences, will host ‘Indian Indulgence’ dinner experience for 10 days beginning from 28 February until 9 March. Resident Indian Chef Vicku Ram will take centre stage as FLOW highlights one of its distinct cuisines during di

Jungle dining elevated at Hotel Sigiriya

Views - 61 Friday, 22 February 2019 00:00

The lush gardens of Hotel Sigiriya come alive after sundown with the searing sounds of meatand tiki torch adorned pathways that lead you towards a gastronomic feast. Chef Bernard Jayasuriya along with his dedicated team pulls out all the stops, to pr

Brunch by the ocean: King of the Mambo opens for Sunday brunch with live music

Views - 46 Friday, 22 February 2019 00:00

When it comes to luxuriously indulgent weekends, nothing delivers quite like a Sunday brunch does. Galle Face Hotel’s King of the Mambo is elevating Colombo’s favourite Sunday pastime with its newly introduced A Lo Cubano – brunch every Sunday

Ceylon Tea Promotion at the 7th Annual Toronto Tea Festival 2019

Views - 31 Friday, 22 February 2019 00:00

The Consulate General of Sri Lanka in Toronto, as part of its tea promotional program in 2019, participated in the 7th Annual Toronto Tea Festival 2019, organised by the Tea Guild of Canada, which was held from 1-3 February at the Toronto Reference L

High Commission hosts ‘Sri Lankan Food Fest’ in Singapore

Views - 72 Friday, 22 February 2019 00:00

The High Commission of Sri Lanka in Singapore in collaboration with Hotel Mandarin Orchard, Singapore organised a ‘Sri Lankan Food Festival’ to mark the 71st Anniversary of Independence of Sri Lanka. The event was held from 13 to 15 February at H

Nestle set to sell first Starbucks coffee under $7.15 b deal

Views - 28 Friday, 15 February 2019 00:00

VEVEY, Switzerland (Reuters): Nestle will sell Starbucks-branded coffee at grocery stores and online in Europe, Asia and Latin America from this month as it seeks to increase its lead over rivals such as JAB. After last year’s $7.15 billion cash de

Bellissima’s Matcha Biscuit Pudding at Ramen Misoya Colombo

Views - 66 Friday, 15 February 2019 00:00

Although it might initially sound strange as one may think, it comes as no surprise if you hear a ‘Matcha Biscuit Pudding’ being introduced by the artisan dessert manufacturer Bellissima, which is a brand synonymous for always introducing varieti

Boost your energy with sugarcane this month at Hilton Colombo

Views - 41 Friday, 15 February 2019 00:00

Sugarcane juice is a good source of glucose which as we know, helps to re-hydrate the human body and give it a boost of energy. Sugarcane juice is considered an alkaline forming food because of the high concentration of calcium, magnesium, potassium,

Jaffna Festival at Cinnamon Grand for third consecutive year

Views - 69 Friday, 15 February 2019 00:00

The much awaited culinary and cultural extravaganza, Jaffna Festival is back for the third consecutive year at Cinnamon Grand! Experience the colourful diversity of the Yalpanam through food and music from 14-24 February, held at Cinnamon Grand’s

Candlelight romance at Elevate on Valentine’s Day

Views - 44 Wednesday, 13 February 2019 00:00

Colombo’s popular venue Elevate will enthral couples on Valentine’s Day with a candle light romantic dinner from 7:30 p.m. onwards at 29th Floor, Access South Tower. Romantic diners will be served a four-course menu, complimentary glass of spark

Shangri-La Hotel, Colombo celebrates Valentine’s with gourmet hideaways, sensory journey experiences

Views - 64 Wednesday, 13 February 2019 00:00

Dotted as the cosmopolitan social dining capital of Colombo, Shangri-La Hotel, Colombo is celebrating Valentine’s Day to make this 14 February one to remember. Brimming with the vibrancy and exclusivity of a retro classic bar and restaurant, Capit

Namaste India! Ministry of Crab opens in Mumbai

Views - 1894 Wednesday, 13 February 2019 00:00

The most anticipated overseas outpost of Ministry of Crab (MOC) was launched last week in Mumbai, India. Within a span of six months from opening Ministry of Crab in Shanghai last year and in Manila earlier this year, Ministry of Crab, Mumbai was lau

Mövenpick Hotel kicks off ‘Ten Days in India’

Views - 62 Wednesday, 13 February 2019 00:00

‘Ten Days in India’ kicked off at the Mövenpick Hotel Colombo on 8 February. Many familiar faces were present on the first day of this 10-day-long Indian food festival featuring entertainment acts by the talented ImzyS dance loft. Together with

Romance is afloat at Mahaweli Reach

Views - 67 Tuesday, 12 February 2019 00:00

Make this Valentine’s Day truly memorable for that special someone. Treat your Valentine to an enchanting six-course candle-lit dinner on 14 February at the Gangula Terrace by the flowing waters of the Mahaweli River, serenaded by their musicians.

Valentine’s Day at Mövenpick Hotel Colombo

Views - 46 Tuesday, 12 February 2019 00:00

Fall madly in love with what the Mövenpick Hotel Colombo has to offer. Woo your sweetheart with these romantic options in the heart of Colombo. Whether you’re blissfully in love or a superbly happy singleton, Valentine’s Day at Vistas is going

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

Views - 43 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 - 41 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 - 61 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

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Expand employer-backed childcare to close the gender gap in Sri Lanka

Friday, 19 July 2019

In Sri Lanka, women’s formal workforce participation is at only 36%, compared with 75% for men. Sri Lanka could raise its gross domestic product by as much as 20% in the long-run by closing the gender gap in the workforce, according to one estimate

Who should be our next president?

Friday, 19 July 2019

After the recent terrorist attacks and the subsequent violence unleashed against innocent Muslims by racists, Sri Lankans are searching for a leader who can save the country. Many have lost faith in the leaders, due to the breakdown in the security a

The messed-up lives

Friday, 19 July 2019

It can be seen that there is a serious mess-up not only in the State and the social system in Sri Lanka, but also in the lives of the people. People of Sri Lanka are having smiling faces, yet those who live happily are very rare. You will find that u

Reimagining our reality: the last best hope for us?

Friday, 19 July 2019

Imagination can be a powerful tool for shaping everyday reality. We use it to construct everything from the mundane to the mystic. A down-to-earth example would be our subscription to the idea of the intrinsic value and worth of every human being. I

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