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Festive season at Harpo’s Cafes & Restaurants

Views - 18 Thursday, 14 December 2017 00:00

The joy of the season is celebrated in many ways and this year the theme at Harpo’s Cafes & Restaurant is the homely feeling it presents at all the restaurants


Galadari brings to life the Magic of Christmas and New Year

Views - 23 Thursday, 14 December 2017 00:00

With the seasonal cheer just around the corner the Galadari Hotel is abuzz with activity to ensure that an explosion of seasonal festivity is celebrated in style.


Start your evening right at Bommu, OZO Kandy

Views - 2386 Friday, 9 June 2017 00:00

If you live in Kandy or if you are just visiting, there really is no better place to unwind and relax than Bommu at OZO Kandy whilst indulging in breath-taking views of the historic city. Bommu has a wide selection of local and international cuisi


Hotel Show Colombo 2017: Country’s premier showcase gearing up for 2020 target of 4 m tourists

Views - 2410 Friday, 9 June 2017 00:00

Hotel Show Colombo 2017 – in keeping with the Government’s goal of competing and achieving success in inbound tourism by 2020; presents an opportune showcase for the industry specialists to converge, source, develop business and broade


MasterChef Australia judge George Calombaris at Cinnamon Grand!

Views - 2360 Friday, 9 June 2017 00:00

Celebrity TV personality, restaurateur and judge of ‘MasterChef Australia’ George Calombaris arrived at Cinnamon Grand in the early hours on Wednesday, 7 May to begin his four-day tour in Sri Lanka.  He was greeted by Cinnamon H


Waters Edge brings power-packed adrenaline rush at exclusive F1 Power Brunch with Mette Bjerknes

Views - 2251 Friday, 9 June 2017 00:00

Waters Edge in collaboration with the Lanka Powerboat Association recently presented a fun-filled, adrenaline-packed day on the waters of the Diyawanna.  The press conference regarding the event was held on Friday 26 May under the patronage


Chadar Trek – Where the trekkers fall in love at first sight

Views - 4931 Thursday, 9 March 2017 00:00

    By Dhananath Fernando She is a gorgeous bride that reflects eternity, married to the majestic mountains of the Himalayas and protected by his countless siblings. All this is located in an obscure corner of our plane


Gelato in the Mediterranean

Views - 7187 Saturday, 21 January 2017 03:18

By Aysha Maryam Cassim When in Galle, I never forget to treat myself to a black cherry gelato at Peddler’s Inn. I had my first Mediterranean gelato experience in Barcelona, Spain. That was a generous scoop of ‘Crema Catalana’ (


Singer-songwriter Lasith’s debut single ‘Mathaka Mal’ out today

Views - 6968 Saturday, 21 January 2017 03:15

Singer-songwriter Lasith Fernando will be releasing his debut single ‘Mathaka Mal’ today, 21 January. He has made a name for himself as a working musician hustling the pub circuit of Colombo, performing in English. In ‘Mathaka


Why should they come to Sri Lanka?

Views - 7175 Saturday, 21 January 2017 03:14

It’s encouraging to read the monthly statistics of tourist arrivals to Sri Lanka. The numbers are increasing which certainly is a good sign. Why do tourists come to Sri Lanka? Occasionally there are articles in numerous journals and newspape


Munchi, Salawatte’s multi-religious Christmas miracle

Views - 7551 Saturday, 21 January 2017 03:09

This little brown cow was given in fulfilment of a vow to a local Hindu soothsayer, protected by Buddhists, rescued by Muslims and saved last Christmas By C. Gadiewasam On 20 December, a social media SOS went out through the Ani


The Grand Oriental days

Views - 7336 Saturday, 21 January 2017 03:04

By D.C. Ranatunga A new hotel is opened in Colombo. An old one is to change hands, according to news reports.  The Movenpick Hotel was opened. The owners of Grand Oriental Hotel (GOH) are looking for a buyer. Movenpick is the latest. GOH


O.T. Perera publishes new book on Kafka

Views - 6473 Saturday, 21 January 2017 03:02

Most Sri Lankans, when they fly off to richer pastures, contribute very little to their motherland except by way of remittance. But Bellanwila O. T. Perera, who emigrated to England in 1977, is different. He comes up with a book of his own wheneve


First-ever ‘Night of Ideas’ in Colombo with Kianoush Ramezani on 26 January

Views - 6633 Saturday, 21 January 2017 03:02

On 26 January, the Alliance Française de Kotte along with the Embassy of France, will present the first-ever Night of Ideas held in Colombo. During a special night, participants will be invited to share their ideas on the theme of ‘


Goodbye to ‘full kit’!

Views - 6484 Saturday, 21 January 2017 03:00

Top Government officials are bound to breathe a sigh of relief over President Maithripala Sirisena’s decision to free from the dress code that they should be, as we say, ‘in full suit’. They were directed to wear tie and coat b


Christmas lights everywhere

Views - 6984 Saturday, 24 December 2016 00:00

The past two to three weeks have been really busy time for households. They were unpacking boxes, scaling ladders, unrolling lights and inflating large objects. All of it to get ready for Christmas. Many drive out of their houses after dinner. I


Graduating from Coop Federal Bank

Views - 6831 Saturday, 24 December 2016 00:00

  Reading about the logo change of People’s Bank and its current vision, I remembered the early days of the bank.  In the 1950s, facing the sea near what was then known as the Parliament roundabout in the corner


Christmas cheer at the TAJ!

Views - 6774 Saturday, 24 December 2016 00:00

The Taj Samudra, Colombo herald in the Christmas season with bountiful goodies to get everyone in the festive spirit. The spirit of good cheer was enhanced by the melodious sounds of Christmas carols from MethoCantanti in the lobby.  


Kingdom Life launches debut album

Views - 6761 Saturday, 24 December 2016 00:00

If you’re a music enthusiast living in Colombo who loves to support local talent, the name Kingdom Life will definitely ring a bell. The band has gained much popularity in a short span of time around the country since their extraordinary per


Vanakkam! Roar Media launches Tamil edition

Views - 6731 Saturday, 24 December 2016 00:00

Roar, Sri Lanka’s new media platform, continues to realise its vision to expand globally, with Roar Tamil. This new edition delivers engaging content that focuses on current affairs, lifestyle and business to Tamil readers, both in Sri Lanka


Bursa: A journey to the birthplace of the Ottoman Empire

Views - 6962 Saturday, 10 December 2016 02:19

By Aysha Maryam Cassim Towards the North Western Coast of Marmara Sea, lies a trade destination that linked East to the West once upon a time. Being Turkey’s fourth largest city and the first capital of Ottoman Empire, Bursa bears


Toilet paper, the Daily FT and a loose stomach in Paree!

Views - 7313 Saturday, 10 December 2016 02:16

By Kumar de Silva Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe was recently critical of the Daily FT over two opinion articles on Government plans for the Hambantota port and offers of tabs to students, and went on to liken the paper to cheaper


Magical celebrations at Galle Face Hotel this season

Views - 4939 Saturday, 10 December 2016 02:15

This year, the Galle Face Hotel has all the trimmings to make this festive season even more delightful for guests and their loved ones. South Asia’s leading grande dame set the tone for the season with the traditional lighting of the Christm


Positive approach to beat cancer

Views - 4807 Saturday, 10 December 2016 02:13

Preventing cancer is one most effective ways of beating cancer, says a prominent organisation that firmly believes that cancer “can and will be beaten”. Research shows one third of all cancers are related to smoking, overexposure to th


Planet-friendly gifts from Secret Garden

Views - 6294 Saturday, 10 December 2016 02:11

Secret Garden is a home-based planet-friendly venture that produces naturally grown plants, adhering to the ‘reduce-reuse-recycle’ concept in the production process. Rainwater is harvested, plastic pots are never used and the decor is


See the ‘Unseen Sri Lanka’

Views - 4705 Saturday, 10 December 2016 02:05

The Philatelic Bureau deserves to be complimented for the effort made in looking out for innovative themes. The latest theme selected for a set of 12 stamps is titled ‘Unseen Sri Lanka’ depicting places from different parts of the coun


Chris Creations: Exquisite cakes and cake structures

Views - 2250 Saturday, 10 December 2016 02:03

By Shannine Daniel Chris Creations run by Christine Joseph Batcho is a home-based cake business located in Dehiwala. Christine specialises in cakes and cake structures for wedding ceremonies as well as cakes for birthdays and other spec


Breeze into 2016 with Anantaya, Chilaw

Views - 4558 Wednesday, 30 December 2015 00:00

  Anantaya Resorts and Spa, LAUGFS Leisure Ltd’s island getaway nestled along Chilaw’s pristine coast, is set to take its guests on an unforgettable culinary journey this New Year’s Eve with a spectacular ra


Christmas Carols at the Taj

Views - 3896 Wednesday, 30 December 2015 00:00

The Taj Samudra, Colombo herald in the Christmas season with bountiful goodies to get everyone in the festive spirit. The spirit of good cheer was enhanced by the melodious sounds of Christmas carols from Choro Calibre and Metho Cantanti.


Seasonal greetings for Elephant House sausages lovers

Views - 4110 Wednesday, 30 December 2015 00:00

Elephant House sausage range is vast varying from chicken to beef to pork concocted with a unique difference to drive the ultimate desire of food high and fineness. It is made with utmost care and the best spices and highest quality meats are used


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