Leisure

From organic wines to calorie conscious dining: Anantaya to set trend

Views - 3269 Tuesday, 21 January 2014 00:01

A vast, isolated beach, the magnificent Indian Ocean and the Chilaw lagoon filled with large stretches of mangroves make up the breathtaking surroundings of Anantaya Chilaw, the soon to be unveiled luxury beach resort of LAUGFS Leisure (LL). The ser


Three Burger King restaurants opened in Sri Lanka

Views - 6946 Tuesday, 21 January 2014 00:01

Burger King Worldwide, Inc. diversifies global restaurant portfolio with master franchise Burger King Worldwide, Inc. announced the opening of three Burger King Restaurants in Sri Lanka by the brand’s new master franchisee, Softlogic Restaura


Celebrate Chinese New Year 2014 at The Kingsbury’s Yue Chuan

Views - 3331 Friday, 17 January 2014 00:00

The Chinese New Year celebrations, also known as the Spring Festival, originated on the day when one of China’s mythological emperors Shun ascended the throne more than 4,000 years ago. On this day the Chinese decorate their homes with red lanterns


Celebrity chef endorses ‘Mercedes-Benz of kitchens’

Views - 8836 Friday, 13 December 2013 00:30

Nihonbashi and Ministry of Crab maestro Dharshan signs brand ambassador agreement with Häcker kitchens and German-made, Miele and Bosch home appliances Dedicated gastronomes, know Dharshan Munidasa for his two gourmet restaurants, Nihonbashi a


Seasonal calendar at The Commons – your cosy hangout

Views - 2520 Friday, 13 December 2013 00:25

The Commons, ‘your cosy hang out’ – is truly cosy this festive season with a month packed with delectable food, seasonal coffees that it’s famous for, kids activities, special Christmas menu and a blast through – to New Year 2014. From the


A magical Christmas at Galadari

Views - 3968 Friday, 13 December 2013 00:23

Christmas is a family affair. It is about holidays, the art of giving and receiving and of course tradition. Want a homely atmosphere to celebrate the spirit of an unforgettable Christmas? Then your choice should definitely be the Galadari Hotel. Th


Abans Family Christmas Funday

Views - 2679 Friday, 13 December 2013 00:22

 Sunday 15 December at Abans Elite Showroom Abans believe that a happy family is a family that gets together, relaxes and has fun together. It is appropriate that during the Christmas Season, which is a time for family reunions, Abans has orga


Celebrate Christmas with the delectable Norfolk Xmas range

Views - 4866 Friday, 13 December 2013 00:20

Norfolk range has once again launched a delightful array of Christmas specials for customers including a delicious Christmas menu, discounts on some items as well as Christmas hampers. Customer can enjoy a flavoursome Christmas and gift loved ones th


Celebrate Christmas with KFC

Views - 2442 Friday, 13 December 2013 00:19

A Christmas gift every time you dig into a KFC Christmas Family Combo KFC is putting together all of the season’s joy and excitement into their menu with delicious Christmas feasts and exciting seasonal activities planned for the entire month


Let your children discover the magic inside Santa’s Workshop, at Cinnamon Grand

Views - 1309 Friday, 13 December 2013 00:18

Give your kids a chance to have some old fashioned Christmas fun sans gadgets and addictive technologies. Cinnamon Grand, this year, attempts to recreate the story of Santa and his helper elves, and the magic behind Santa’s busy workshop. Blending


Miss France contestants mix Christmas cake at Cinnamon Bey

Views - 1585 Wednesday, 4 December 2013 00:10

On the final day of their exciting pre-pageant tour of Sri Lanka, the 33 finalists of Miss France 2014 engaged in the traditional ‘mixing of Christmas cake’ to kick off the season at Cinnamon Bey, Beruwela. This was indeed a thrilling and fun-fil


St. Nicholas Day at The Kingsbury

Views - 969 Wednesday, 4 December 2013 00:00

Christmas is celebrated as the season of sharing and caring around the world. It is not only acclaimed as a time of  sharing gifts with friends and relatives, but traditionally it has also been the season to think of the less fortunate and embark on


Mothercare and Early Learning Centre open third store at KCC

Views - 2829 Wednesday, 4 December 2013 00:00

Softlogic, a leading, dynamic conglomerate in Sri Lanka, who is the franchise partner for Mothercare and Early Learning Centre in Sri Lanka, has successfully opened its third door in Sri Lanka. The third Mothercare store was ceremoniously opened at t


Sing Along Negombo 2013

Views - 4768 Wednesday, 4 December 2013 00:00

Sing Along Negombo 2013, a musical extravaganza, proudly presented by CA Events will take place on 13 December 2013 at the Jetwing Blue, Negombo from 7 p.m. onwards, featuring the sensational Nalin Perera and Marians. The night will be added more gla


It’s “Twinkle Twinkle” at Hilton Colombo

Views - 5527 Wednesday, 4 December 2013 00:00

Christmas is definitely the best time of year and Hilton Colombo is ready to offer their loyal diners a sparkling Christmas with loads of festivities around the hotel. From Christmas goodies to Christmas luncheons and dinners, the hotel will be fille


A grand Chinese feast to celebrate the season

Views - 967 Wednesday, 4 December 2013 00:00

It is an irrefutable fact that Sri Lankans love their Chinese food. While seasons come and seasons go, Chinese food remains at the heart of all our food cravings all year long. That is why Cinnamon Grand has made a habit of its Chinese Christmas buff


Sunday Brunch and Kiddies Party at The Kingsbury

Views - 2082 Wednesday, 4 December 2013 00:00

The festive season has always been a family affair, and more so a time of merry making for the little ones. The Kingsbury understands the importance of tailoring its service solutions to suit every single member in the family, and ventures to especia


Colombo’s hottest party is back to party ‘for a cause’

Views - 2763 Tuesday, 19 November 2013 00:01

Ladies VIP Night 20 November at Cinnamon Lakeside Colombo Indulge in the next Ladies VIP Night – Passport To Fashion which will feature Mango – with their latest holiday collection of stylish and elegant evening, party and cocktail wear. Am


‘Rhythm of the Maroons’ 2013 concluded with a blast

Views - 3590 Tuesday, 19 November 2013 00:01

‘Rhythm of the Maroons’ (R.O.M.) 2013 organised by the Music Circle of Ananda College successfully concluded on 9 November 2013 at the Peter de Abrew Memorial Hall at Museaus College. The Music Circle, which carries a legacy over 36 years of exc


Janashakthi named official insurance partner for Sirasa Superstar Season 6

Views - 2119 Tuesday, 19 November 2013 00:01

Janashakthi Insurance PLC has tied up with Sirasa TV as official insurance partner for one of Sri Lanka’s most popular reality television shows; Sirasa Super Star, which showcases budding local talent across the island. As part of this commitment,


Expographic and Power of Play celebrate joint anniversaries

Views - 1433 Tuesday, 19 November 2013 00:01

With ‘Mahadanamuththa and modern Golayas’ Expographic bookstore, Pelawatte will combine their first year anniversary with the second year anniversary of Power of Play Ltd. and host the first public performance of ‘Mahadanamuththa and mode


SLID dinner theatre ‘Memories from Broadway’

Views - 7410 Tuesday, 19 November 2013 00:01

An elegant evening of entertainment Taking a delightful turn from its usual corporate training programs and workshops the Sri Lanka Institute of Directors brings together grand entertainment coupled with a sit down dinner on 25 November at the


GOTHAMA THAPOWANAYA undiscovered forest monastery

Views - 8055 Saturday, 9 November 2013 07:10

Trekurious together with the Weekend FT explores Sri Lanka for the curious traveller By Tashiya De Mel Dense tropical foliage, drooping banyan trees, bird calls echoing through the treetops, small caves, and narrow footpaths; while this sounds li


Athens: Plaka and other streets

Views - 2480 Saturday, 9 November 2013 07:07

This week, Chinthaka Thenuwara and Poornima Jayasinghe, in the third part of their Grecian photographic adventure, take us on a tour of the quaint and colourful Athenian streets of Plaka and Kydathenion. Plaka, the oldest section of Athens is a sect


Holland Roden shines wearing

Views - 1118 Saturday, 9 November 2013 07:06

Raoul Spring Summer ’13 Actress Holland Roden donned a Raoul Jackie Cut in Blouse from the popular Spring Summer ’13 (SS13) collection while attending the Comic-Con International 2013 event in San Diego. Inspired by nature “interrupted by t


‘Pointers to Enlightenment’ to be launched today

Views - 12914 Tuesday, 29 October 2013 00:32

By Yohanka Jayasuriya The launch of ‘Pointers to Enlightenment’ will be a watershed in Sri Lanka’s decade long endeavour to present her most precious gift to the world in the quest of ‘ finding true nature of life and the world’. Although


The Mavericks live at Jetwing Blue

Views - 1485 Tuesday, 29 October 2013 00:32

With cowboy hats, boots, and the sweet twang of guitar strings, The Mavericks, Germany’s most popular country band, will be performing live at Jetwing Blue from 29 to 31 October. Led by Dirk Glaessner, the band is one of the world’s best at this


Amazing Acropolis!

Views - 1294 Saturday, 26 October 2013 10:55

Kicking off our FT Explorer series, Chinthaka Thenuwara and Poornima Jayasinghe take us on a multipart photographic journey through Greece, its history, art and culture, with the first stop being the Acropolis Museum. Greece is the cradle of moder


A delightful tour among handicrafts

Views - 1856 Saturday, 26 October 2013 10:53

The Laksala Museum Gallery Café shows that Laksala is moving with the times By D.C. Ranatunga What does a gem pit look like? How is brassware made? Is lace-making an intricate affair? To find the answers, you don’t have to go far – walk into


JJ Twins in perfect harmony

Views - 1936 Saturday, 26 October 2013 09:21

By Sarah Hannan We have often seen brothers perform in musical ensembles but it is quite magnificent to see twins perform in perfect harmony. Having witnessed a few sets of twins perform at local talent shows I noticed that they always had this urge


Today's Columnists

Politicians and cricketers: Expected role, selection and performance evaluation (Part 2)

Thursday, 17 January 2019

Before commenting on the selection process, it is better to understand the ground realities and the nature of the beasts. Sri Lanka has a good theoretical education system. This system prompts students to ‘Cram-Remember-Express’ or ‘Read-Rememb


Open letter to M.A. Sumanthiran, MP

Thursday, 17 January 2019

Happy Pongal, Mr Sumanthiran! You and I are from two very different generations. In fact you belong to my uncle’s generation (sadly I don’t get along very well with my uncle). You are a child of the ’70s. I’m a child of the 90s. In a more tex


Why Gota gave me a ‘Gotler’ feeling

Wednesday, 16 January 2019

Bourgeoisie venues It is no accident that presidential-candidate hopeful Gotabaya Rajapaksa holds his Viyathmaga meetings in bourgeoisie spots. Once, it had been Shangri-La. Last Saturday, 12 January, it had been Waters Edge. Gota’s speech offered


A lie is also a truth

Wednesday, 16 January 2019

Gotabaya Rajapaksa is a determined contender for the presidency. His trenchant lecture to activists of the Viyathmaga forum demonstrated the man’s spiritedness and impulse to act. He is a driven man. What drives him?


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