Sri Lanka to conserve archaeological sites destroyed in war

Sri Lanka to conserve archaeological sites destroyed in war

Colombo, Jan 27 (NIA) – The Sri Lankan government has instructed its Archaeology Department, to take immediate measures to conserve its Archaeological sites, including those destroyed in the 30 year war between government troops and Tamil Tiger rebels. Senior officials from the Archaeology Department have informed the government that archaeological conservation activities in several parts of the country including the former war torn north and […]

Hilton Colombo celebrates Christmas in style with grand festivities

Hilton Colombo celebrates Christmas in style with grand festivities

Colombo, Dec 14 (NIA) – Hilton Colombo, one of Sri Lanka’s most popular luxury hotels, has announced a list of grand activities lined up this month to celebrate the Christmas and New Year season. In a statement, the Hotel said that throughout the holiday season, each of its restaurants and bars were offering their own unique brand of […]

Savour the nuances of Tamil culture at Svatma Heritage Hotel in Thanjavur

Savour the nuances of Tamil culture at Svatma Heritage Hotel in Thanjavur

Thanjavur, December 8 (NIA): The town of Thanjavur is considered to be the seat of Tamil culture – think Chola temples, Carnatic music and Bharatanatyam, Tamil Nadu’s traditional dance. The town’s most iconic landmark is the Brihadeeswara Temple, built over 1000 years ago by the Chola King, Rajaraja I .It is considered one of the […]

Story of Otara Gunawardene, founder of the iconic Colombo store Odel

Story of Otara Gunawardene, founder of the iconic Colombo store Odel

Meera Srinivasan of The Hindu discovers that Otara Gunawardene, founder of the iconic Colombo store Odel, began her business in the boot of her car selling factory surpluses to raise money for street dogs. About 10 minutes into the interview, Otara Gunawardene says: “There’s one under your table.” I look and find Rusty, a fawn […]

GRAZE – Be Amazed!

GRAZE – Be Amazed!

Colombo, Nov 2 (NIA) – The GRAZE KITCHEN at Hilton Colombo, is a food lover’s paradise. One of the first of its kind to be opened in this beautiful island country, GRAZE KITCHEN offers a vast variety of delicacies , ranging from Thai to Japanese and Indian to Chinese, making it an all in one […]

Il Ponte – Sri Lanka’s finest Italian cuisine

Il Ponte – Sri Lanka’s finest Italian cuisine

Aug 19 (NIA) – A walk into Il Ponte, one of Sri Lanka’s authentic Italian restaurants is a real treat to one’s taste buds. Established in the island country over 20 years ago, the restaurant, which is ranked amongst the best in the country, provides a high end service to its hungry diners and a true […]