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Hotels Corp. in deal with Forbes-list billionaire Binod’s Zinc Hospitality

Global giant to invest Rs. 250 m for 50% of subsidiary to boost rest houses Ceylon Hotels Corporation PLC has entered into an agreement with Zinc Hospitality Lanka Ltd., which is part of Cinnovation/CG Group, a multi-dimensional conglomerate with a portfolio of complementary business comprising over 90 companies and 60 brands in the global market. [...]

Miss China finalists with First Lady

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Cinnamon Hotels & Resorts are presently hosting the 15 pageant finalists of the Miss Universe China pageant on a tour of Sri Lanka, flown courtesy of SriLankan Airlines. The tour is part of the pageant’s official agenda, following regional selections that will culminate in the grand finale of the Miss Universe China crowning pageant, scheduled [...]

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Miss China for Miss Universe contestants in Sri Lanka

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Contestants for the Miss China for Miss Universe 2014 competition were in the country in the run up to the final competition. The contestants modelled a range of outfits designed by Sri Lankan labels at a fashion show organised as part of the pre-competition... 

Legends and dreams of Hantana

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By D.C. Ranatunga “The first public holiday after my arrival in Ceylon in March 1941 was Good Friday, and I seized the opportunity to pay my first visit to Peradeniya. I went alone and told nobody I was going, lest the newspaper reporters picked up my trail. I had no wish to reopen the ‘Battle of the Sites’ which had been fought so bitterly for... 


5 ‘happiest hours’ in Colombo

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By Terooka de Zylva Everybody loves to indulge in a good happy hour, whether it is to avoid rush hour traffic after work, to catch up with friends or co-workers... 

Kopi Luwak, the world’s most expensive coffee

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By Thulasi Muttulingam A kilogram of these beans can cost up to $ 400 or more. It’s not for the faint-hearted, either of purse or palate. The average... 

A glimpse of the 1956 election

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The Sri Lanka Freedom Party (SLFP) will be 63 years old next week. The party was formed on 2 September 1951. Founder S.W.R.D. Bandaranaike quit the UNP... 

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