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The call of Trincomalee

Views - 4150 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 - 4347 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 - 4053 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 - 3670 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 - 3688 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 - 3645 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 - 3572 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 - 3584 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 - 3944 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 - 3935 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 - 3943 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 - 3845 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 - 3499 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 - 4132 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 - 3934 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 - 869 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 - 855 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


Twelve Days to Christmas at Mount Lavinia Hotel

Views - 696 Friday, 4 December 2015 00:00

The joy and cheer of Christmas comes early to Mount Lavinia Hotel, with Twelve Days to Christmas: a Christmas Party for Kids, on 13 December from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.  An array of exciting activities are in store to keep your little one busy th


Happy festive moments at Harpo’s Cafes & Restaurants

Views - 721 Friday, 4 December 2015 00:00

  Celebrations of the joy of the season are presented in many forms, from traditional to novel food, exciting cocktails and beverages and quality live entertainment.  The annual charity project – ‘Share wit


South Asia Textile Industries Lanka wows at 2015 Horse Racing Festival in Nuwara Eliya

Views - 1370 Wednesday, 20 May 2015 00:00

South Asia Textile Industries Lanka was out in full force at the Horse Racing Festival Nuwara Eliya 2015, having not only sponsored the first race, the South Asia Textile Industries Lanka Cup, but also a fashion show, the best hat competition and


Elephant Reach Hotel Yala crosses important milestone

Views - 1391 Friday, 24 April 2015 01:14

  The 29th of March is a special date in the calendar of Elephant Reach Hotel Yala. Since its inception in on 29 March 2006, the hotel has grown from strength to strength and has been setting the standards in world-class accommodation and


Egg-citing Easter celebrations at Waters Edge

Views - 1259 Friday, 24 April 2015 01:13

  From an eggy-licious Easter Brunch with egg-citing entertainment for kids, Easter gourmet treats that everyone would love, to chocolate Easter goodies designed to satisfy even the most monstrous chocoholic cravings and Easter bunny


‘Easter Family Lunch’ at Galadari

Views - 3539 Friday, 24 April 2015 01:12

The Galadari Hotel organised a special Easter family lunch at the Coffee Shop on 5 April from 12 noon to 3 p.m. It was a day filled with fun, excitement and a scrumptious lunch buffet menu for guests. This was a time to enjoy with friends and family


Avurudu celebrations at The Blue Water

Views - 1315 Friday, 24 April 2015 01:11

  The Blue Water for the 17th consecutive year invited all guests to join in to experience many rituals, customs and ceremonies connected with the New Year on 14 April. The hotel unveiled a sumptuous lunch buffet with Sri Lankan speci


Calamander Unawatuna Beach adorns perfect romantic setting for Valentine’s dinner

Views - 2952 Thursday, 12 February 2015 00:54

Calamander Unawatuna Beach is providing the perfect backdrop to a romantic, candlelit dinner for two, on their beachside pier. Showcasing a six course dinner menu, Valentine’s night promises to be a treat for the taste buds as well as a celebration


Heart shaped gift of love from Galadari

Views - 1330 Thursday, 12 February 2015 00:37

Look no further, stress out not; the Galadari Hotel has the perfect Valentine’s gift for you this year. A beautiful heart shaped edible chocolate box awaits you at the Cupid’s Hut from 12 to 14 February in the Lobby from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. This w


Valentine’s Day party splash by the pool at Hilton Colombo

Views - 3649 Thursday, 12 February 2015 00:35

Hilton Colombo announced today that the hotel will host romantic events for Valentine’s Day. The biggest of it all is the Valentine’s Day Pool party where couples can dine under the stars and dance the night away to the sound of Crossroad (band)


Abans Family Valentine’s Gala 2015

Views - 2925 Thursday, 12 February 2015 00:33

Valentine’s Day is all about sharing your love with those nearest and dearest to you. And so, Abans have organised a Family Valentine’s Gala on Saturday 14 February from 5 p.m. onwards at Abans Elite Showroom, Kollupitiya, where the whole family


Entice and be enticed at Cupid’s Enclave

Views - 2906 Thursday, 12 February 2015 00:32

The romance that kindled between two passionate souls who secretly nursed and nurtured their devotion for each other, whispering their promises within the walls of a mansion that yet stands as the monument for their love, can be relived once again th


Sweet confections in time for Valentine’s Day at The Kingsbury

Views - 2850 Thursday, 12 February 2015 00:32

Now while it is the time of year to be showering your loved ones with gifts, it is important to gift them something thoughtful and affectionate. When Cupid’s arrow is involved, the best gifts are those that come from the heart. So finding the perfe


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Is Sri Lanka ready for the 2025 growth agenda?

Tuesday, 19 September 2017

The other day the President and Prime Minister launched the 2025 vision for Sri Lanka which was incidentally the third policy statement of the Government since coming to power in 2015. My view is that the continuous changes to policy is important and


Venerable villainy of mercenary monks

Tuesday, 19 September 2017

The picture says it all. The ‘Silredi Sirakaruwan Mudaganime Aramudala’ was not demonstration of piety. It was a bold repudiation of the rule of law by a cabal of venerable villains, brazenly insisting that we Sinhala Buddhists submit to a rule b


Government has accepted jurisdiction of the International Court of Justice over Sri Lanka

Tuesday, 19 September 2017

At the ongoing September 2017 sessions of the UN Human Rights Council, the UK has written to the President of the Council to assert that a long standing dispute it has with the Mauritius cannot be referred to the International Court of Justice becaus


Vision 2025: Part 1: Need for moving from a wish list to a concrete plan

Monday, 18 September 2017

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