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Tantalising Turkish treats at the Graze Kitchen

By Daphne Charles Are your taste buds hankering after a new sensation? Fancy a Turkish tuck-in? Then head over to the Hilton Colombo, where a Turkish food promotion is currently underway. Offering an inviting spread of international cuisine, the Graze Kitchen at the Colombo Hilton has never failed to impress. Now on offer, till the [...]

Epicurean Night at Rare at Residence by Uga Escapes

Colombo’s leading boutique hotel, Residence by Uga Escapes’ equally unparalleled restaurant Rare, is currently prepping to welcome a night of culinary entertainment together with Chef Chris Bonello on December 08th, 09th and 10th. The event will feature a Chefs’ Table Concept, with Wine Pairing and a Masterclass. Approximately 30-40 people will be accommodated for the [...]

Next round of ETCA negotiations set for next month

The next round of talks on the proposed Economic and Technical Cooperation Agreement (ETCA) with India is scheduled to take place next month. Minister of Development Strategies and International Trade Malik Samarawickrama told Parliament on Monday that six rounds of talks on ETCA have been completed. He said the key objective of ETCA is to resolve [...]

TNA asserts it does not want the LTTE to return

Tamil National Alliance (TNA) leader R Sampanthan told Parliament today that the TNA does not want the LTTE to return. He said the TNA also does not want violence and instead wants a political solution for the Tamils within a united Sri Lanka. “That is something we publicly state. So why don’t we try to [...]

Presidential Commission denies tapping phones of MPs

The Presidential Commission investigating the alleged treasury bond scam has denied claims of phone tapping of Parliamentarians. Leader of the House Lakshman Kiriella told Parliament today that the privilege of Parliamentarians had been violated by the Presidential Commission as the mobile phones of some Parliamentarians had been tapped. He said that the Presidential Commission or the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) [...]

Sri Lanka survive scare as 1st Test ends in thrilling draw

Despite losing almost two days of play due to inclement weather, Indian bowlers put up a spirited show, pushing Sri Lanka on the brink but bad light meant the play ended early for fifth day in a row and the first Test ended in a draw. When the bails were drawn, Indian seamers had reduced [...]

Designer wedding show to feature top bridal designers

A designer wedding show will be held later this month featuring the top bridal designers and hair and makeup artists in Sri Lanka. The show will feature Sri Lanka’s leading singers, the De Lanerolle Brothers and will be held at the newly opened Shangri-La Hotel in Colombo. The ‘Designer Wedding Show 2017′ has been jointly [...]

Indian Prime Minister and Ranil to have talks in New Delhi

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe is due to leave on an official visit to India tomorrow, the Prime Minister’s office said. He will have a bilateral meeting with the Indian Premier Narendra Modi in New Delhi and will also call on the Indian President Ram Nath Kovind during his stay in New Delhi. Wickremesinghe will be taking [...]

Nuzreth Jalaldeen appointed Executive Director of AmCham

The American Chamber of Commerce in Sri Lanka has appointed Nuzreth Jalaldeen as its new Executive Director with effect from November 2017. Nuzreth was formerly at Uber Sri Lanka, and is a veteran in the Communications and PR industry, with experience ranging from work at Leo Burnett Solutions Inc to Sri Lanka Telecom Mobitel to [...]

PM clarifies matters to treasury bond commission

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe says he clarified matters related to the treasury bond issue to the Presidential Commission investigating the alleged treasury bond scam. The Prime Minister appeared before the commission, Monday, and was questioned for over an hour. Several United National Party members and Ministers also attended the hearing. The Prime Minister later told reporters [...]

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