Kumar de Silva
  • Global Towers unveils country’s first panoramic roofed ballroom

    Chairman and MD of Global Towers Phylix Selvadurai at the launch of The

    Panoramic view, new F&B options and great banqueting facilities on offer Also launches The Dome Bar on the rooftop Hopes to increase turnover by at least Rs 150 Mn this year  Colombo 09th March  2016 – Colombo Sri Lanka:    Working on an ethos of pioneering initiatives for the hospitality industry, Global Towers which was the first commercial property to open its doors on the Marine Drive in 2002, unveiled Sri Lanka’s very first panoramic and all weather banqueting space on its rooftop recently.  Called ‘The Dome’, this ballroom, which caters to 250 pax, is designed to add much more lustre to any banquet event, whether wedding, corporate event, dinner dance or product launch given its panoramic view of both bustling cityscape and alluring seascape.  The Dome was ceremonially inaugurated by Minister for Development Strategies & International Trade Malik Samarawickrema. As was mentioned by Chairman and Managing Director of Global Towers

  • St. Patrick’s on the Beach: a true Irish fiesta at Mount Lavinia Hotel’s Paradise Beach


    Mount Lavinia Hotel’s Paradise Beach will be decked in green for three full days for the best Irish fiesta to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. Brush up your dancing skills to join the Irish band and tap dancing girls flown down specially for the event. Drive down to Mount Lavinia Hotel on 17th, 18th and 19th March for a true Irish as the celebrations start off from 7 pm onwards. Bringing the festival outdoor to the Paradise Beach, Mount Lavinia Hotel promises a completely different experience this year. The atmosphere will blend tropical with Irish; food, drinks, music and dance under the starry skies, with your feet buried in the golden sand. Topped up with a series of fun filled games the evenings will definitely offer great excitement. Aer Lingus, the Irish band who will perform at the festival comes from one of the oldest music societies in Ireland, the Aer

  • Queen of Curry Spices it up at the Curry Leaf Restaurant


    COLOMBO, Sri Lanka – March 7, 2016 –   Curry Queen also known as “Darling” will spice up the Hilton Colombo’s authentic Sri Lankan restaurant; the Curry Leaf with her gorgeous flair in Sri Lankan cooking from 11th to 20th March during dinner. From luscious crab, to designer hoppers with cheese & chilli, beetroot flavour with seeni sambol and egg, mutton roti and double egg roti along with a variety of yams and vegetarian options will be available during the promotion. Fragrant creations of seafood, fresh crab, prawns and a variety of fish are made to your choice of taste. Felicia Sorensen’s skill and reputation gained her entree into the ranks of Les Disciples d’ Auguste Escoffier in 1980, as well as being honored in 1992 as the first Asian Chef to officiate at the Robert Mondavi Winery’s Great Chefs programme. She is Asia’s most renowned proponent of Sri Lankan cuisine.

  • Legendary Cannonball Run to be revived on 18th March 2016

    Meeting Rooms, Galle Face Hotel, Colombo, Sri Lanka

    Colombo. 09 March 2016. French Ambassador to Sri Lanka Jean-Marin Schuh and German Ambassador Juergen Morhard are taking part in the traditional Cannonball run celebrated by Colombo’s 150 year old Galle Face Hotel, which will be held this year on the 18th of March 2016. The Cannonball run is an annual tradition celebrated on the Galle Face Green, to commemorate the extraordinary incident of a cannon misfire by a member of the British Artillery  in 1845. The 30-pound cannon had misfired during a practice session around the southern ramparts of the Colombo Fort, crashing through the roof of the now Galle Face Hotel, leaving a heavy dent on the drawing room floor where it came to rest under a chair. The cannon ball is at present preserved in the museum located in the South Wing of the hotel. In memory of this “infamous incident” an annual run has been held over the years, which begins at the


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