Kumar de Silva
  • Mount Lavinia Hotel celebrates literary heritage with ‘Words on the Mount’

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    Few hotels in Sri Lanka are able to capture their architectural legacy and rich historical heritage as Mount Lavinia Hotel. Celebrating a momentous 210 years, the Hotel recently announced its first bespoke event titled ‘Words on the Mount’ to be held in July 2016. The iconic hotel has gained fame and international repute for continuously presenting an impressive array of events. The Hotel prepares to celebrate a significant milestone  hosting a prestigious authors’ event resonates in showcasing its colonial heritage and distinct trendsetting identity. The event is set to promote Sri Lanka as an incomparable destination and Mount Lavinia Hotel as the nation’s most loved mansion, celebrating her extraordinary colonial past entwined with modern literature. This unique and innovative two day extravaganza will begin on July 8th and continue on 9th July introducing writers who have a ‘special connection’ to Sri Lanka. “We are delighted to be hosting some notable

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  • Tout l’été pour profiter de la terrasse la plus haute de Paris

    Jusqu’au 30 août, les visiteurs de la Tour Eiffel pourront prendre le soleil et contempler Paris depuis le premier étage de la Tour Eiffel. Une terrasse conviviale et cent pour cent durable y a été aménagée. On y trouve des végétaux, du mobilier de jardin en matériaux recyclés et vous pourrez même vous y muscler sur un…transat à pédales ! Au premier étage de la Tour Eiffel, une terrasse vient de naître Du 13 juin au 30 août, vous pourrez profiter, au premier étage de la Tour Eiffel, d’une terrasse estivale de 250 m2 placée sous le signe du développement durable. Située à 57 m du sol les visiteurs pourront y prendre le soleil en surplombant Paris. Après d’importants travaux de rénovation en 2014,  maintenant c’est une terrasse qui vient de voir le jour. Un espace conçu de façon totalement durable Cet espace de détente convivial et ludique comprend du

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  • Alliance Francaise de KOTTE presents ‘The Streets of Paris’ – black and white photo expo at the Lionel Wendt

    The Embassy of France in Sri Lanka and the Alliance Francaise de KOTTE present ‘The Streets of Paris’, the fifth annual exhibition of black and white photographs by media personality Kumar de Silva. Presented as part of the French Spring Festival 2015, this exhibition is free of charge and open to the public from 10 am to 7 pm on Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 July at the Lionel Wendt Art Gallery. All profits from the sale of photographs will go to the Scholarship Fund of the children of the award-winning ‘Nation’ / ‘Rivira’ press photographer, the late Rukshan Abeywansa. Chief Guest at the gala opening will be Hon. Ruwan Wijewardene, State Minister of Defence. Guest of Honour will be cinema legend Irangani Serasinghe. Situated at 11, Keppetipola Mawatha, Colombo 07, the “Alliance Française de Kotte” is France’s ONLY French language and cultural centre in the Colombo City and the

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  • Lankem celebrates World Environment Day with photo competition

    Lankem celebrates World Environment Day

    Colombo. Thursday 11 June 2015. Lankem Robbialac celebrates World Environment Day this month with an exciting photographic competition celebrating the colours of Nature. ‘Nature Photography Challenge’, as it is called, invites photographs from all Sri Lankans to be uploaded onto the Robbialac Face Book Page (https://www.facebook.com/LankemRobbialacSL) on or before Tuesday 30 June 2015. Each participant can submit a total of five photographs only. All photographs should be related to nature and celebrate the colours of Nature. The top three lucky winners will be selected by an eminent panel of judges from the National Association of Photographers of Sri Lanka. They will receive certificates and valuable gift vouchers to purchase Robbialac paint. Participants are advised that images submitted should not be manipulated using software. They should be able to submit the original camera file if required. Photographs submitted should also not bear the names and other details of the participants. The

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  • Crack-a-crab at the Cove – the most awaited Crab Fiesta on Mount Lavinia Hotel’s Paradise Beach is back!

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    Tie up that apron! Grab your claw crackers and crab mallets! Crack-a-crab is back at the Cove! One of the longest running and much looked forward to crab fiesta is back at the Mount Lavinia Hotel. The infamous Crack-a-crab, the all-you-can-eat crab promotion will continue at the Seafood Cove from 23rd April to 1st May, inviting all crab lovers to indulge in a wave of gastronomical crab delight. The culinary experts at the Seafood Cove led by Chef Asanka Karunaratne have fashioned a cracking menu, expected to delight the craving taste buds of the patrons. The mean and lean Steamed Crab is custom made for those who watch their waistlines. “Give in to your crab desire without feeling guilty”, explains Chef Asanka. The menu also covers the Mediterranean coast with the Mediterranean Crab prepared with Tomatoes, Onion, Garlic, Saffron with White Wine and complete with Freshly Chopped Tarragon. Venture to

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  • AWAIT : “Nostalgie05 – Street Life in Paris”

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    An exhibition of black and white photographs by Kumar de Silva celebrating the different layers of street life in Paris on Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 July from 10 am to 7 pm at the Lionel Wendt Art Gallery. All are welcome. Watch this space for more details !!! a hot summer afternoon, and there she was, this bouquiniste on the banks of the river seine, taking a break, barely shaded by the sun …

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  • ‘Kala Pola’ on Sunday 25 January at Nelum Pokuna Mawatha

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    Kala Pola 2015 – Sri Lanka’s annual open-air art fair will take place on Sunday 25 January 2015 along Nelum Pokuna Mawatha, Colombo 07. Free of charge and open to the public, it will open at 8.00 am and continue until 9.00 pm the same night. The official ceremony will be at 5.00 pm at which the Chief Guest will be H.E. Y. K. Sinha, the High Commissioner of India in Sri Lanka. Presented by The George Keyt Foundation and the John Keells Group over the past 22 years, Kala Pola has grown into a much-awaited cultural event and is today a not-to-be-missed event in Colombo’s annual cultural calendar. The street will come alive, as it has done over the past many years, with painters, sculptors and portrait sketchers as they cater to throngs of appreciative visitors in a fun-filled atmosphere of music and entertainment. (MEDIA RELEASE)

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