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Authentic international flavours 24/7 at Plates

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By Steve A. Morrell

The newest concept in fine dining was launched at the Cinnamon Grand.  More so fine dining  with the piquancy of authentic flavours of each country. Meaning you don’t have to go far. Here in Colombo; at the Cinnamon Grand, that’s as far as you need  go. At the opening of Plates, the hotel’s 24-hour restaurant recently, it was said you could sample very nearly the best of international cuisine: Italy;  pasta carbonara, panzenella, caprese  salad with pesto sauce.   France: chicken marengo,  jambon- beurre, pain de campagne, poulet chasseur; such were the choices.

Additionally  a spread  of delicious  Sri Lankan  cuisine. Also on hand, Arabic,  Far Eastern, Mediterranean, Japanese; with these choices it was hard to leave, but then  with the girth  growing to unimaginable  circumferences, it was time to go, with every intention of being back for more shortly.
 

General Manager Kamal Munasinghe (L) and CEO Cinnamon Hotels and Resorts, Mikael Svensson.Pic by Dharmasena Welipitiya

General Manager, Cinnamon Grand Colombo, Kamal Munasinghe introducing ‘Plates’ said the new restaurant offers a place for guests to come together, and experience a wide variety of international flavours  24 hours each day. The ambience, décor, have all been put together to support the right atmosphere for guests to relax yet enjoy camaraderie in a convivial setting to make the best of the meal with selected  company.

The fresh new look developed with interiors of the restaurant  relates to the  choice of cuisine, complemented   by an extensive range of beverages, including wines and cocktails.

Whether its breakfast, lunch, dinner,  a special children’s menu or all day a la carte menu ‘Plates’ recipes are specially put together for gourmet enjoyment.

The General Manager said buffets always legendary at Cinnamon Grand, specially, at ‘Plates’, is the zenith for taste and atmosphere unequalled in the city for variety and authenticity.  

 

 



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Cabraal briefs Chief Incumbents on Port City Project Commission Bill

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On the instructions of the President and the Prime Minister, State Minister of Finance Ajith Nivard Cabraal on April 19 visited the Asgiriya Chapter, the Malwathu Chapter and the Chief Prelates of the Amarapura and Ramanna Maha Nikayas and briefed them on the relevant draft commission bill on Port City Project.

Cabinet Minister Prasanna Ranatunga, Minister of State Lohan Ratwatte, Minister of State Kanaka Herath, MP Wasantha Yapa Bandara and MP Kokila Gunawardena were also present on the occasion.

 

 

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Growing importance of training for nurses taking care of patients with NCDs

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To keep pace with the rapid expansion and increasing complexity of elderly home healthcare, training needs of home healthcare nurses must be identified and subsequent training programs implemented. English Nursing Care conducts training sessions on a weekly basis covering a variety of care needs for Non-Communicable Diseases (NCD) such as diabetes. The World Health Organisation (WHO) record that NCDs are estimated to account for 75% of total deaths in Sri Lanka.

Furthermore, according to the Sri Lankan Ministry of Health “although people are living longer, they live more years suffering from disease and disability, mainly from NCDs; life expectancy at birth in Sri Lanka is 74.9 years but healthy life expectancy at birth is only 67.0 years.” This has a significant impact on quality of life.

English Nursing Care Sri Lanka works towards improving the quality of life of the elderly living with NCD’s by training nurses on the most advanced and developed methodologies brought through years of experience internationally and locally. Being responsible for the well-being of your loved ones is pivotal in the service they provide.

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SriLankan Airlines welcomes Indian delegation to Sri Lanka

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SriLankan Airlines in a bid to recommence Indian tourist arrivals to Sri Lanka under the proposed bio-bubble tourist arrival concept successfully completed a familiarization tour for Indian media and travel trade professionals recently. A delegation of tour operators, agents, and senior editors representing influential media institutions concluded a familiarization tour in Sri Lanka.

The delegation spent six nights and seven days touring the country while being subjected to mandatory PCR testing and other health guidelines imposed by the Ministry of Health. Upon arriving in Sri Lanka, the delegation toured the most sought-after local tourist sites including Dambulla, Kandy, Nuwara Eliya, and Bentota. The tour was initiated by SriLankan Holidays and the ground arrangements for the tour were handled by Jetwing Travels, Aitken Spence, Sri Lanka Convention Bureau (SLCB), and Hamoos Travels.

The main purpose of their participation in this fam tour was to restore confidence in visiting Sri Lanka, especially among the Indian tourists to provide them in-depth knowledge on how the country’s tourism industry operates under the bio-bubble concept. Apart from visiting various places, they experienced the stringent health and safety protocols adopted by the country in resuming tourism under the “bio-bubble” concept allowing tourists to roam around without mixing with the local population.

During their stay here, the delegation was hosted for a virtual meet-and-greet with SriLankan Airlines Chairman Ashok Pathirage, Chief Executive Officer Vipula Gunathilleka, and Head of Worldwide Sales & Distribution Dimuthu Tennakoon. The discussion focused on the airline’s operations to India, vaccination and quarantine travel arrangements between the two countries, current safety measures, and guidelines pertaining to the bio-bubble concept. They lauded the effort taken by officials to make their trip a memorable one.

The Indian delegation was highly impressed with the opportunities they were given to travel and explore the country and its exclusive holiday prospects for the enthusiastic traveller. This fam tour was a manifestation of the immense potential of Sri Lanka as a post-covid travel destination enticing the Indian traveller.

 

 

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