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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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Moose Clothing Company wins award at SLIM Brand Excellence 2020

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Hasib Omar, Executive Director/CEO at Moose Clothing Company (second left) with the company’s Head of Sales and Marketing Stefan Schumacher, Head of Supply Chain Vinu Basnayake and Senior Manager Finance Nadeesha Gunawardana.

Moose Clothing Company clinched their first bronze award for “Best New Entrant Brand” category at the recently held SLIM Brand Excellence Awards 2020.

Moose Clothing believes in creating clothing that’s loved by all, allowing everyone to embrace and celebrate their unique personalities. Moose Clothing has over time established itself as a versatile brand that creates comfortable quality clothing with the perfect fit. The brand is keen about perfecting every aspect of their clothing and puts in every effort to create a quality garment that will always speak for itself.

Commenting on their marvellous achievement, Hasib Omar, Executive Director/CEO of Moose Clothing Company said, “This is indeed a testimony of our hard work and dedication towards the brand and our customers. At Moose we believe that each customer is unique and our clothing is tailored to match that uniqueness. We entered the market with that in mind and this award is a clear indication that we are on the right track.”

Established in 2018, the brand’s journey is all about celebrating the free-spirited personality of the wearers with versatile clothing that’s suitable for work, dance and play. 

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CSE bounces back; indices pick-up but turnover low

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By Hiran H.Senewiratne 

CSE activities bounced back  yesterday following a continued decline in its activities on  previous days.  But the market registered low turnover, fuelling investor concerns, stock market analysts said.

Both CSE indices moved upwards. The All Share Price Index went up by  76. 69 points and S and P SL20 rose by 39.03 points. Turnover stood at Rs. 2.07 billion without a crossing.

In the retail market, top five companies that mainly contributed to the turnover were; Expolanka Rs. 188 million (4.2 million shares traded), LOLC Holdings Rs. 158.6 million (526,000 shares traded), Sampath Bank Rs. 155 million (one million shares traded), JKH Rs. 145 million (975,000 shares traded) and  Dipped Products Rs. 118 million (2.8 million shares traded). During the day 76.96 million share volumes changed hands in 18746 transactions.

Sri Lanka’s rupee quoted flat at 196.00/197.00 levels to the US dollar in the one-week forwards market on Friday while bond yields remained steady, dealers said. The rupee last closed in the one- week forward market at 196.00/197.00 to the dollar on Thursday.

Sri Lanka expects the GDP to grow between 3.0 to 3.5 per cent in the first quarter of 2021 with the rapid vaccination campaign rolled out giving people more confidence.

 

 

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AIA Insurance congratulates Sri Lanka’s Most Admired Companies

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AIA Insurance congratulates the winners of Sri Lanka’s Most Admired Companies 2020, for being recognized not just for their financial performance but also the value they create for their shareholders, customers, employees and the wider community.

AIA commended the 25 companies that were awarded this esteemed accolade- for proving their mettle with consistency, authority and sustainable growth, creating excellent business performance. This was the third consecutive year that AIA was the Platinum Sponsor of the Awards, organized by the International Chamber of Commerce Sri Lanka (ICCSL) and other affiliated sponsors.

AIA CEO Nikhil Advani commented, “As part of Asia’s leading insurer and Sri Lanka’s Best Life Insurance Company for the 2nd consecutive year (awarded by the Global Banking and Finance Review) AIA’s core philosophy is doing the Right Thing, in the Right Way and with the Right People. We take pride in being associated with this event, which recognizes business excellence and ethics- essentially doing the right thing, the right way for the right results. We place honesty and integrity in the highest esteem and are delighted to celebrate reputed companies that share our values in generating value for their shareholders, customers and the community.”

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