Dining

PM savours first anniversary of Kuuraku Japanese Restaurant

Views - 25 Friday, 8 September 2017 00:00

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe was the Chief Guest at the first anniversary ceremony of Kuuraku Japanese Restaurant at Park Street Mews, held recently.


Master Chef Kumar Pereira at Maniumpathy Colombo

Views - 13 Friday, 8 September 2017 00:00

Australian Master Chef finalist Kumar Pereira recently stayed at Maniumpathy boutique hotel and held an impromptu cooking demo where he made his famous Crab Salad with Tomato and Green Tea Jelly for a small group of fans.


McDonalds to limit use of antibiotics in chicken supply

Views - 13 Thursday, 31 August 2017 00:13

AFP: McDonalds says it will start globally rolling back use of antibiotics in its chicken products from 2018 as part of efforts to curb microbial resistance to drugs and the rise of superbugs. The decision follows a similar move undertaken in the US


Coca-Cola, PespiCo and others agree to cap sugar in drinks in Singapore

Views - 7 Thursday, 31 August 2017 00:01

SINGAPORE (Reuters): Seven major drinks companies including Coca-Cola and PepsiCo will limit the sugar content of drinks they sell in Singapore, as part of the city-state’s campaign to fight diabetes.


Colombo Supper Club and Jetwing Beach host Naked Finn on an evolutionary dining experience

Views - 19 Thursday, 31 August 2017 00:01

Featuring yet another fusion dining experience, this time around the Colombo Supper Club together with Jetwing Beach, Sri Lankan Airlines and Wine World will be hosting Ken Loon from Naked Finn, Singapore. The event will take place on 15 September at


CRYSBRO mychef.lk booth shines at Culinary Arts Expo 2017

Views - 19 Thursday, 31 August 2017 00:01

The CRYSBRO Chicken stall enticed the attention of thousands of culinary lovers who trotted the BMICH during 28, 29 and 30 July to participate in the Culinary Arts Exhibition held in the Sirimavo Bandaranaike Conference Centre.


New Nestomalt Plus with oats

Views - 12 Thursday, 31 August 2017 00:00

Nestomalt, Sri Lanka’s favourite malted food brand, has further enhanced its nutritional profile with the launch of all-new Nestomalt Plus. Enhanced with the goodness of oats, the new beverage is tailor-made for modern consumers with a busy routine


2017 ‘Colombo Gourmet Week’ by The Epicurean to wow good food lovers with classic European fare

Views - 28 Thursday, 31 August 2017 00:00

“After a good dinner one can forgive anyone, even one’s own relatives,” author Oscar Wilde is famously quoted as having said. Well, the time to forgive and forget and revel and dive into good food is here once again! The Colombo Gourmet Week by


Green Grass Hotel & Restaurant Jaffna wins CNCI Achievers Award

Views - 55 Thursday, 31 August 2017 00:00

CNCI Achiever Awards 2017 for Industrial Excellence organised by The Ceylon National Chamber of Industries was held for the 16th consecutive year at Galadari Hotel, Colombo recently. The CNCI Achiever of Industrial Excellence Award – 2017


Five-star food fiesta begins at Pettah floating market

Views - 231 Friday, 25 August 2017 00:00

An international three-day food fiesta has begun at the Pettah floating market.  The food fiesta is held according to a concept of the Minister of Provincial Councils and Local Government Faiszer Musthapha, in order to promote the floating


Tacology latest food rave!

Views - 170 Friday, 25 August 2017 00:00

  Taco Bell, the newest addition to Sri Lanka’s bustling international cuisine scene, is currently the hottest topic amongst Colombo’s ardent foodies, giving everyone something to taco ‘bout.  Originally


MLH award-winning chefs partner Michelin Star Chef Tom Aikens to host an evening of gastronomical de

Views - 176 Friday, 25 August 2017 00:00

Mount Lavinia Hotel held an exclusive evening featuring the hotel’s award-winning chefs partnering with Michelin Star Chef Tom Aikens in preparing a special dinner for a crème de la crème list of guests.  The exclusive d


National Bocuse d’Or chefs compete using fresh Round Island Barramundi

Views - 181 Friday, 25 August 2017 00:00

Oceanpick, Sri Lanka’s producer of oceanic barramundi; supported Sri Lankan chefs as their Seafood Sponsor when they entered the Bocuse d’Or competition, a biennial global culinary competition and a title coveted by chefs around the w


CBL’s Convenience Foods (Lanka) achieves OHSAS 18001 certification for Occupational Health and Safet

Views - 409 Friday, 18 August 2017 00:00

Convenience Foods (Lanka) PLC, a subsidiary of Ceylon Biscuits Ltd. (CBL), the pioneer in manufacturing and marketing Lankasoy, the market leader for soya based products in Sri Lanka, was awarded the OHSAS 18001 certification for Occupational Heal


Zesta partners Eat Street CMB 2017 as title sponsor

Views - 389 Friday, 18 August 2017 00:00

Zesta, Sri Lanka’s premium tea brand by Watawala Tea Ceylon Ltd. (WTCL), stepped forward as title sponsor of Eat Street CMB 2017, a family-friendly open-air food festival. Organised by Share Innovations, the most anticipated event for local


Super Bento rush at Hilton Colombo’s Ikoi Tei!

Views - 408 Friday, 18 August 2017 00:00

On your mark set ready go…..that’s right the race is on! 15 Bento boxes are for grabs each day from 21 August till 2 September, 12 noon to 3 p.m. A 10-course Bento Box for just Rs. 1,500 nett is all yours for dining-in only. The box c


Maliban launches first of its kind ‘ABC Learnies Biscuits’

Views - 392 Friday, 18 August 2017 00:00

Maliban, the most enjoyed biscuit brand in Sri Lanka which has been catering to many ardent biscuit lovers for over 65 years, recently launched their latest custom made biscuit for children. Kids in the age group of three years and above enjoyed a


Taste the real roots of Sri Lanka at Fairway Colombo Street Food Festival with EGB

Views - 413 Friday, 18 August 2017 00:00

Filled to the brim with tasty street food, from the ever-popular fish and chips and grills, to mouth-watering dosas, box noodles, rottis and even acharu, the Fairway Colombo Street Food Festival is made even more special due to its unique and rust


The true taste of Turkey with Ankara’s new chef

Views - 380 Friday, 18 August 2017 00:00

  Ankara introduces new chef and new menu  With the mention of the word Ankara, comes flashbacks of all the old tales of Constantinople, as the city was known then, and visions of the metropolitan capital of Turkey


Pizza Hut introduces the all new ‘Magnificent 7’!

Views - 773 Friday, 11 August 2017 00:00

Once again Pizza Hut Sri Lanka launches a brand new enticing range of pizzas for Sri Lankans to relish. Introducing The Magnificent Seven, a mystical mouth-watering new range of delicious pizzas from Pizza Hut Sri Lanka; with seven new glorious pi


Redefining taste: Cream of the crop Kapiti Cheese touches Sri Lankan shores

Views - 603 Friday, 11 August 2017 00:00

Sri Lankan connoisseurs can now indulge in one of the world’s top gourmet cheese ranges that’s a cut above the rest. Fonterra Brands Sri Lanka unveiled its premium Kapiti Cheese range at an exclusive cheese and wine tasting experienc


&Co by The Steuart unveils much-awaited new menu

Views - 616 Friday, 11 August 2017 00:00

  17 exciting new dishes to take customers on a culinary adventure around the world!  &Co, the exclusive pub and restaurant of The Steuart by Citrus, recently unveiled an exciting new menu with 17 exclusive dis


Richy Tea celebrates 25 years, launches latest innovation

Views - 641 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 - 594 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 - 1027 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 - 815 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 - 796 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 - 809 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 - 822 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 - 691 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


Today's Columnists

Is Iran a threat to global peace?

Saturday, 18 November 2017

The aim of this article is to explore Iran’s nuclear program and its consequences throughout the world. Iran one of the nuclear power countries in the Middle East, which has brought very grave concern to the US.


Maldives forcefully voices plight of small island states at climate change conference

Saturday, 18 November 2017

The plight of small island states was forcefully voiced by Maldivian Minister for Environment and Energy Thoriq Ibrahim at the 23rd Conference of Parties to the UN Convention on Climate Change (COP23) being held in Bonn, Germany.


The Blue Green Budget of the Unity Government

Friday, 17 November 2017

The Budget proposals of the Unity Government under the theme ‘Blue Green Budget’ for the fiscal year 2018 are expected to support the achievement of medium-term targets such as Per Capita Income of $ 5,000


Starship budgets and the “Bicycle Brigade”

Friday, 17 November 2017

One has only to read the wide and varied responses to Budget 2018 (B18) to realise how fissured our society is.


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