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Eat less saturated, trans fats to curb heart disease: WHO

Views - 22 Friday, 11 May 2018 00:00

Geneva (Reuters): Adults and children should consume a maximum of 10% of their daily calories in the form of saturated fat such


Café Sociale creates new trend in café experience

Views - 318 Friday, 11 May 2018 00:00

Colombo’s constantly evolving café scene recently got a new lease of life with the opening of Café Sociale, a café cum working


Sri Lanka at SIAL Canada 2018 Food and Beverage Sector Intl. Exhibition in Montreal

Views - 39 Friday, 11 May 2018 00:00

Sri Lanka participated at the SIAL Canada 2018 – Food and Beverage Sector International Exhibition, which is one of world’s


Thalis Restaurant awarded Gold at Tourism Awards 2018

Views - 18 Friday, 11 May 2018 00:00

Acclaimed for serving exquisite Indian cuisine, Thalis Resturant in Colombo was honoured with a Gold award at the recent Tourism


Calorie disclosure rule takes effect for US food sellers

Views - 20 Friday, 11 May 2018 00:00

Reuters: Many restaurants, supermarkets, convenience stores and movie theaters across the United States are required


Celebrate Mum this Mother’s Day at Cinnamon’s City Hotels

Views - 40 Friday, 4 May 2018 00:00

Every mother deserves to be celebrated and given the royal treatment on the special day dedicated to all mothers around the world


‘Mums’ the word at Hilton Colombo!

Views - 35 Friday, 4 May 2018 00:00

Reserve the second Sunday in May to shower mom with the love and attention she deserves. After all the meals she has prepared over the years


Colombo Supper Club, Shangri-La and SriLankan Airlines welcome Master Chef Kenjiro ‘Hatch’ Hashida

Views - 62 Friday, 4 May 2018 00:00

On 10 and 11 May, Chef Kenjiro ‘Hatch’ Hashida will host a most elegant and memorable evening of dining on Japanese delicacies


Team Waters Edge heads to China for Bocuse d’Or Asia

Views - 39 Friday, 4 May 2018 00:00

The most prestigious gastronomic competition in the world “Bocuse d’Or” brings together the crème de la crème of the culinary world for Bocuse d’ Or Asia 2018.


Trendsetter Standard Chartered launches ‘Dining Cashback’

Views - 33 Friday, 4 May 2018 00:00

Standard Chartered once again set a new trend by being the first bank in the country to give its clients 20% cash back


A month of waffles at Waters Edge

Views - 40 Friday, 27 April 2018 00:00

Come celebrate the joys of the holiday season this April at Waters Edge. Overlooking the tranquil waters of the Diyawanna, this will be the ideal location to spend the holidays.


Moët Hennessy India, Lanka Premium Beverages in strategic partnership

Views - 192 Friday, 27 April 2018 00:00

Moët Hennessy India and Lanka Premium Beverages yesterday (Thursday) announced their strategic partnership for growth in the luxury beverage market.


Culinary Art Food Expo 2018 to be held annually due to rise in tourism

Views - 59 Friday, 27 April 2018 00:00

The Chefs Guild of Lanka announced that the Culinary Art Food Expo, the most comprehensive food and beverage exhibition


A seafood love affair with Chef Massimo at Il Ponte, Hilton Colombo!

Views - 29 Friday, 27 April 2018 00:00

Swing by the Il Ponte and enjoy the seafood a la carte menu, freshly prepared by Chef Massimo Zampar from 3 to 10 May.


Heineken boosts beer sales

Views - 26 Friday, 27 April 2018 00:00

Brussels (Reuters): Heineken, the world’s second largest brewer, increased beer sales in the first three months of 2018


World wine output falls to 60-year low

Views - 20 Friday, 27 April 2018 00:00

Paris (Reuters): Global wine output fell to its lowest level in 60 years in 2017 due to poor weather conditions in the European


Fiesta of flavours at Jetwing Sea

Views - 27 Friday, 20 April 2018 00:00

Food experiences have become an important part of a person’s travel memories as it gives you an opportunity to learn about different cultures


Dilmah launches Silver Jubilee afternoon high tea at Cinnamon Lakeside

Views - 48 Friday, 20 April 2018 00:00

Dilmah Tea launched its Silver Jubilee afternoon high tea at Cinnamon Lakeside recently while showcasing the country’s


Enjoy 30% off at Cinnamon Lakeside’s 7 Degrees North

Views - 40 Friday, 20 April 2018 00:00

A serene view, the city skyline and a chilled cocktail would make for a perfect evening, no matter what your day has been like


All about that bread

Views - 33 Friday, 20 April 2018 00:00

The beginning of 2018 saw the boutique bakery opening its latest outlet in Ratmalana, increasing its reach up to nine outlets.


Ministry of Crab returns to Shangri-La Hotel, At The Shard, London for 3-day pop up

Views - 109 Friday, 20 April 2018 00:00

Two years after his one-night only event at the Shangri-La Hotel, At the Shard, London in 2016 Celebrity Chef Dharshan Munidasa


PRIMA, WUSC, and NPTA partner to skill up Sri Lanka bakers to world class level

Views - 45 Friday, 20 April 2018 00:00

40 bakers representing the top talent and best hotels in the northern region of Jaffna gathered recently to develop world class baking skills.


Hotel Asia Maldives to sponsor ‘Team Maldives’ debut at Asian Pastry Cup 2018 in Singapore

Views - 78 Friday, 20 April 2018 00:00

Two Maldivian pastry chefs, Chef Aminath Hameed from Conrad Maldives Rangali Island and Chef Ibrahim Fareed from Soneva


Coca-Cola’s fetes value distributors at convention

Views - 25 Friday, 20 April 2018 00:00

Coca-Cola Beverages Sri Lanka Ltd. (CCBSL) recently hosted its annual Distributor Partner Convention,


Sysco LABS: Bringing the CX revolution to food service

Views - 32 Friday, 20 April 2018 00:00

Customer experience (CX) is fast emerging as a key competitive advantage in today’s marketplace. In fact, according


Make the New Year a ‘magical one’ with new Magic Ice Cream flavours

Views - 36 Tuesday, 10 April 2018 00:00

In time for the holiday season brimful with celebrations, and special meals deserving special touches, Magic Ice Cream announces its Limited Edition Seasonal Ice Cream Flavours. Magic holiday menu features two seasonal ice creams, Magic Coconut with


Jessica Heath releases premier cookbook: ‘CEYLOVE: From Sri Lanka with Spice’

Views - 162 Tuesday, 10 April 2018 00:00

Jessica Heath, a recognised ardent advocate of Sri Lanka and a Top 40 contestant on MasterChef USA Season 8, has released her first cookbook, ‘CEYLOVE: From Sri Lanka with Spice’. CEYLOVE (pronounced ‘Say Love’), put very simply, is the marri


Seminar on ‘Food Safety & Healthy Food: A Look beyond State Regulatory Framework’

Views - 31 Tuesday, 10 April 2018 00:00

The Institute of Food Science and Technology Sri Lanka (IFSTSL) held a seminar on ‘Food Safety & Healthy Food: A Look beyond State Regulatory Framework’ on 6 April, at Hotel Global Towers in Colombo focussing on capacity development of stakeholde


Kaema Sutra at Shangri-La Hotel, Colombo launches 1st pop-up restaurant at Shangri-La Hotel, At The

Views - 59 Tuesday, 10 April 2018 00:00

Kaema Sutra at Shangri-La Hotel, Colombo teams up with their sister London property Shangri-La Hotel, At The Shard, London to open their first ever pop-up restaurant on 10 and 11 April. The pop-up restaurant showcases the finest of native Sri Lankan


Waters Edge Launches “Goodness at the Edge” Healthy Meal Plan

Views - 119 Friday, 6 April 2018 00:00

Healthy eating and a healthy lifestyle is Colombo’s latest phenomenon. With the entire nation recognising the need for healthy living


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The rate of exchange, capital flight and the Central Bank

Friday, 21 September 2018

The Central Bank (CBSL) exists for the sole purpose of price stability. Its controls on the financial system and monetary policy exist to maintain price stability. As put forth many times by the Governor, the failing of the CBSL to control inflation


Red flag over the Sri Lankan Navy

Friday, 21 September 2018

Shocking story Rusiripala, a former banker in Sri Lanka, who has taken to writing in Daily FT, is perturbed by the red flag I have raised (Daily FT article 18 September) over the shocking charge that our Navy had operated a ransom gang that had abduc


The bald truth about fake news, etc.

Friday, 21 September 2018

In its most innocent forms, we may all enjoy a bit of ‘fake news’ and go to bed with a lighter heart and clean conscience. A meme on Facebook urging social media consumers to caution – “You can’t believe everything you read on the internet


Withholding Taxes – What, why, when?

Thursday, 20 September 2018

The tax regime in Sri Lanka historically imposes WHT on both domestic as well as cross border payments. WHT on domestic payments eases revenue collection (e.g.: PAYE) while WHT on cross border payments are adopted by most countries to ensure that the


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