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Vanakkam! Roar Media launches Tamil edition

Views - 6754 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 - 6979 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 - 7325 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 - 4950 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 - 4821 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 - 6912 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 - 4764 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 - 2274 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 - 4582 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 - 3909 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 - 4133 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


Chinese Dragon Café opens newest branch at Ratmalana

Views - 4903 Wednesday, 30 December 2015 00:00

From left: Manager Ajith Kumara, Director Saurabh Udeshi, Managing Director Naishadh Udeshi, Manager Jeromi Jayawardane and Branch Manager Warren Hameed    Chinese Dragon Café the pioneering resta


Master of fusion food – Michelin starred Chef Richard Toix at Cantaloupe Aqua

Views - 4301 Wednesday, 30 December 2015 00:00

A rare gastronomic experience with Michelin-starred chef Richard Toix, chef-owner of the acclaimed Passions et Gourmandises restaurant, awaits all at Cantaloupe Aqua when the French Chef who is being flown in from Paris showcases his award-winnin


The call of Trincomalee

Views - 4183 Friday, 18 December 2015 00:00

  Christmas in the big city or by the sea ... what will it be for families seeking a memorable if not unforgettable holiday this holiday season? Trincomalee, where sun, sea and sand find perfect fusion with history, is a v


Let’s start the New Year right at The Kingsbury

Views - 4388 Friday, 18 December 2015 00:00

  Sri Lankans are known for their love for celebrations. And one of the biggest celebrations is the dawning of the New Year. And nothing makes it more perfect than good food, good friends and great music. The Kingsbury has


Residence by Uga greets festive season with exciting calendar of events

Views - 4075 Friday, 18 December 2015 00:00

  Residence by Uga Escapes, the Colombo boutique hotel owned by leading leisure group Uga Escapes Ltd., will herald the festive season at its popular restaurant and bar, rare at Residence, through a line-up of exciting events


Indulge in sumptuous feasts on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day at OZO Colombo

Views - 3692 Friday, 18 December 2015 00:00

  During the festive season, OZO Colombo is hosting special Christmas feasts at EAT Restaurant to help bring guests some holiday cheers! Executive Chef Meththa and his celebrated team of chefs at OZO Colombo are sleighing i


Celebrate New Year’s Eve at Taprobana Wadduwa

Views - 3722 Friday, 18 December 2015 00:00

  Celebrate New Year’s Eve at Taprobana Wadduwa where a countdown second to none awaits those who party at this awesome beach resort! With the night’s entertainment including great music, a fabulous dinner buffet


Christmas celebrations at Cinnamon’s city hotels

Views - 3683 Friday, 18 December 2015 00:00

  This Christmas, look no further than the popular Cinnamon’s city hotels – Cinnamon Grand, Cinnamon Lakeside and Cinnamon Red to experience the true magic of the season through a line-up of extensive gastronomic


A Cinnamon curated dinner with celebrity chef Marco Pierre White

Views - 3592 Friday, 18 December 2015 00:00

  Godfather of modern cooking Marco Pierre White, who is a three Michelin star celebrity chef and Judge of MasterChef Australia and Hell’s Kitchen fame, will be in Sri Lanka courtesy of Cinnamon Hotels & Resorts, fl


Cinnamon Lakeside’s Teddy Bears’ Picnic

Views - 3613 Friday, 18 December 2015 00:00

  Giving kids a unique picnic experience filled with fun games, food and teddy bears’; Colombo’s five-star urban resort Cinnamon Lakeside held a Teddy Bears’ Picnic on Sunday 13 December at the Waterside. Ki


Chapter One Restaurant and Café: Serving up new experiences in taste

Views - 3977 Friday, 18 December 2015 00:00

  Whether you’re in the mood for a wholesome healthy breakfast, an exotic lunch or a deliciously decadent dessert, Chapter One Restaurant and Café has your food cravings covered. The newest addition to the city&r


Christmas cheers at the Taj Samudra!

Views - 4018 Friday, 18 December 2015 00:00

  Christmas comes alive at the Taj Samudra, Colombo this season. Come to where the Christmas is truly merry and the New Year super-celebratory. The night before Christmas – an international dinner buffet with all the tradition


Seasonal celebrations light up at Galle Face Hotel

Views - 3972 Tuesday, 8 December 2015 00:04

The Galle Face Hotel that has been romanticised as a heritage hotel for many years and considered South Asia’s leading Grande Dame, is indeed a heritage landmark rooted to both Sri Lanka’s colonial past and its independent present. Cel


Cinnamon Lakeside readies to unveil ‘tallest secret’

Views - 3867 Tuesday, 8 December 2015 00:02

Having brought the longest yule log in Sri Lanka last year, the premier five-star urban resort Cinnamon Lakeside has come up with yet another spectacle to entice its guests this December. Dubbed the ‘tallest secret’, Cinnamon Lakeside&


British Scholars’Association of Sri Lanka X’mas party on 18 Dec.

Views - 3567 Tuesday, 8 December 2015 00:01

The British Scholars’ Association of Sri Lanka has organized their Annual Christmas Party on Friday, 18th December at 7.30 p.m. at the Colombo City Hotel, 33, Canal Row, Colombo Fort. The Association, which was founded in the year 1985, wa


‘Goodies Hut’ at the Galadari

Views - 4169 Friday, 4 December 2015 00:00

  The wait is finally over the Galadari Hotel’s popular Goodies Hut will open at the Lobby as well as the Café 64 from 11 to 31 December, giving the perfect opportunity to purchase all Christmas delights at the G


Christmas comes alive at the Taj Samudra

Views - 3979 Friday, 4 December 2015 00:00

  Experience a memorable Christmas at the Taj Samudra, Colombo as it heralds the Christmas season with bountiful goodies to get everyone in the festive spirit. Enjoy this special time of the year and celebrate Christmas in s


Anantaya Resorts & Spa promises endless celebrations this festive season

Views - 902 Friday, 4 December 2015 00:00

  Anantaya Resorts & Spa, Chilaw – LAUGFS Leisure Ltd’s luxurious island getaway in Chilaw’s coast – is gearing up for the festive season with a line-up of exciting events and offers. The Christmas


OZO Kandy invites guests for a truly magical Christmas experience

Views - 919 Friday, 4 December 2015 00:00

As a latest addition to the number of hotels in Kandy, solely managed by Thailand-based ONYX Hospitality, OZO Kandy is getting ready to celebrate their very first Christmas in style, with a line-up of well-planned events.  The hotel will we


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