February, 2014

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Colombo Courtyard awarded at the 2014 Tripadvisor Travellers’ Choice Hotel Awards

Colombo Courtyard has been named as a winner in the Top Hotels – Sri Lanka category in the 2014 Travellers’ Choice® awards. In the 12th year of the awards, the world’s most outstanding properties were identified in the categories of...
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The Kingsbury unfolds as the celebrity hotspot in Colombo

(L-R): Shiyani Saranapala, Assistant Manager Sales, Dinithi Somaratne, Manager Corporate Communications and Public Relations, Howard Bellamy, David Bellamy and Sunil Dissanayake,Director/General Manager—The Kingsbury

The Kingsbury rolled out the red carpet for the legendary country duo, the Bellamy Brothers.The multi-platinum-selling Bellamy Brothers have charted 15 No. 1 hits on the Billboard Hot Country charts.Their hits include such songs as "Let Your Love Flow," "If...
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Maldivian holiday resorts use BeachTech beach cleaning machines from Germany

The BeachTech Hydro-Sweepy

Tudawe Trading Company has recently supplied BeachTech ‘walk-behind’ engine driven beach cleaning machines to holiday resorts in the Maldives.Manufactured in two models—the Beach Tech Hydro-Sweepy and Beach Tech Sweepy- Mechanical facilitate easy maintenance of small beaches....
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Felicia Sorenson dishes up paradise on a plate at the Curry Leaf

Felicia Sorenson

“Queen of Curries”—Felicia Sorensen was back to cook up a range of curries together with Chef Karu at Hilton Colombo’s authentic outdoor Sri Lankan restaurant, the Curry Leaf. Knighted by her native island Sri Lanka, Felicia Sorensen’s knighthood was in...
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Altair awards construction contract to Shapoorji Pallonji

Altair due for completion in 2017

Shapoorji Pallonji International, the construction company, has been appointed the main contractor for Sri Lanka’s Altair residential twin tower in Colombo. The contract awarded, covers construction of the foundations, superstructure and civil works and overseeing finishes for the unique diagrid-supported...
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Lantern Sri Lanka – a coastal getaway

Situated on one of the most picturesque beaches on the south west coast of Sri Lanka, Lantern is a beach getaway for travellers who appreciate an authentic and intimate vacation.“Our philosophy of integrity, balance and inclusivity, and our belief in...
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The full moon day in the month of February marks Nawam Poya, signified by incidence of two events in Buddhist history...
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Railing by Southern Life

Railing by

It was early in the morning and sleep had not yet left our droopy eyes. We were at the Fort Railway station ready with three tickets to Matara. Amidst the busy hum of trains arriving and departing we descended the...
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The fertile land of Sembukulam

A decoupage cupboard decorated with the gold leaf design

From the main road in Thirappane town we turned onto a by-lane. Soon we were upon the fertile land of Sembukulam where farmers had cultivated acres of land with mixed crops....
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When speaking of Mahiyanganaya, locals often point to the more renowned places of interest. The Mahiyanagana Raja Maha Viharaya, Sorabora Wewa and...
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