Hotel Sea Breeze
Another star in Mt. Lavinia:
MD Ranjith Balasuriya
Located on the picturesque waterfront of the Mt. Lavinia beach, the
most popular beach close to the city of Colombo, Hotel Sea Breeze offers
star class facilities and unmatched hospitality.
The hotel boasts of 20 guest rooms - two deluxe rooms and 18 standard
rooms. All guest rooms are equipped with star class facilities,
including A/C, cable TV/ mini-bar, telephone with IDD facilities,
hot/cold water, room service, individual balconies and laundry service.
Some guest rooms are carpeted wall to wall.
The hotelâs Mayura Restaurant services delicious Western, Eastern,
Chinese and Sri lankan cuisine while the Sun Set restaurant specialises
in sea food preparations from the catch of the day from the Indian
Ocean, prepared by Executive Chef, K.M.H. Roshanthan who counts over 12
years experience in food and beverage, with four years overseas
The hotel also operates a Sunset Beach Restaurant offering âKola
Kendaâ traditional Sri Lankan meals like Kiribath, green gram, Kadala,
hoppers and Kotthu.
The hotel has a well stocked bar âHansa Barâ Gymnasium and transport
facilities. To cater to the demand for holistic therapy the hotel
operates an Ayurvedic Centre managed by a qualified Ayurvedic Degree
holder, and his team.
Hotel Sea Breeze is managed by Z and R Leisure Management Services,
who are also marketing agents for Hotel Sun Hill, a 20-room star
property at Unique View, Nuwara Eliya, and Summer House, Castle Reigh, a
beautiful three-cottage property, off Dick Oya.
The company will shortly open a Night Club, overlooking the Indian
Ocean, on the thirdrd floor of Hotel Sea Breeze.
The air conditioned âMaroonâ ballroom offers all modern facilities
for weddings, conferences, banquet functions and in-house workshops. The
ballroom can cater to over 150 guests.
Managing Director, Hotel Sea Breeze, Ranjith Balasuriya is a veteran
hotelier who has over 32 years experience in Sri Lankaâs hospitality
industry. The other director of the hotel is Ms. Zuhaira Balasuriya.
Hotel Sea Breeze can be reached via e-mail: [email protected]
New tastes at Navratna -Taj Samudra
Navratna, arguably the finest Indian restaurant in the City, has just
introduced a new menu with new flavours whilst still retaining the
This great assemblage of culinary delights now includes many dishes
from Lucknow and Hyderabd, two regions often considered to be of great
significance in Indiaâs tradition of rich cuisine. This fare is
distinctive for its blend of spices and unique preparation approaches.
The menu offers nothing short of true authenticity - Navratnaâs
master âChef Pawanâ had spent time honing his skills in the wonderous
art of preparing these dishes in both Hyderabd and Lucknow.
Stemming from these origins are the most enchanting of biryaniâs and
kebabs whose recipes are whispered like well guarded secrets.
From the fine Galavat Kebab made of minced lamb to the Murg Lucknowi
pulao your appetite will be quenched in the most desirable way.
If youâre always looking for something extra-ordinary then you must
try Banjara cuisine. This is the cuisine of the gypsies of India whose
nomadic lifestyle resulted in an amalgamation of cultures and an imbibed
culinary tradition of many parts of India.
Make sure you try out the Dhuan Murg, a chicken delicacy or the Dal
Banjara. Unique and unexplored, these treats are not to be missed.
The best is truly saved for last - the desserts on offer will allure
your sweet tooth into deep craving. From melt in the mouth baked anjeer
halwa, a truly tantalizing dessert made of figs to the loved Rasmalai,
every last bite will be relished.
From Trainee Steward to Manager
When Eric Rodrigo began his hotel career as a trainee steward at
Browns Beach Hotel, Negombo in 1980, his ambition was to reach the
zenith of his hotel career.
After serving Browns Beach for three years, Eric left Sri Lanka in
search of greener pastures. He joined the Holiday Inn Hotel, Salala,
Oman as a Restaurant Supervisor and worked there for four years.
He returned in 1986 and joined Taj Airport Garden Hotel as a
Restaurant Supervisor and was subsequently promoted as Coffee Shop
Manager, Restaurant and Bar Manager and Banquet Manager.
After serving Airport Garden Hotel for five years, Eric left for the
Maldives to join a 5-Star hotel, Laguna Beach Resort as Food and
Beverage Manager. After three years he returned to Sri Lanka and joined
the Sunflower Beach Hotel, Negombo as Food and Beverage Manager.
From Sunflower, he joined Club Hotel Dolphin, as a Food and Beverage
Manager. Eric was recalled to the Maldives and joined Laguna Beach
Resort once again as the resortâs Food and Beverage Manager.
He returned and served Airport Garden Hotel as Banquet Manager for
five years. From Airport Garden, Eric joined Pegasus Reef Hotel, Hendala
and F&B Manager/Sales Manager and served Pegasus for five years.
From Pegasus, he joined Dickwella Villa Resort, Matara as the hotelâs
F&B Manager, and was subsequently promoted to the post of Manager. He
also served Rosen Renaissance Hotel, Kataragama as F&B Manager.
In March this year, Eric reached his goal in life when he was
appointed Manager, Villa Palma Beach Resort, Pamunugama.
Eric is a Diploma holder in F&B Management from the American Hotel
and Motel Association, USA and a registered Lecturer in Food and
Text & Pic BJ
Godamba Rotti Promo at Commons
Colomboâs favourite chill-out spot is rolling it fat from May 18- 31.
It will offer a Godamba Rotti Promotion at the Commons from the May 18
to 31 commencing at 6.00pm.
At the innovative âRotti Karaththayaâ in the garden; the chefs will
roll up tasty rottis with the filling of your choice, made hot and fresh
right in front of you.
From a choice of fine cut meats, fresh vegetables and cheese, youâll
have everything to create the filling thatâs a perfect fusion of your
To wrap up your mix, you can choose from 15 different varieties of
savoury rotties or 7 sweet rottis to suit your craving. The menu also
gives you a take-away option as well, so you can enjoy goodies on the
Soak up a great atmosphere that will satisfy your soul and your
stomach. The ideal place for that intimate rendez-vous or lively social
gathering, The Commons is the place to be down flower road.
Dosai and Idly promotion at Atrium Cafe
Two of South Indiaâs most popular dishes-Dosai and Idly are now yours
to savour in five star comfort, as Cinnamon Grand goes on a special Dosai and Idly promotion from May 17 - 27th at the Atrium Cafe.
The promotion will offer you a chance to enjoy an all - you can - eat
Dosai and Idly feast during dinner with your entire family, with
something for everyone.
you can be part of this special culinary experience with typical
Indian music and decor to match the mood.
Start the feast the traditional way with a Rasam drink and choose
from the special counters offering a range of Dosai and Idly dishes -
Masala dosai, Ghee dosai, Cheese dosai, Chilli dosai, Paper dosai, Onion
dosai and even Poddi special dosai.
Thereâs also a range of Idly, Vadai, Ulundu Vadai and Aloo Bondai. A
choice of spicy curries such as Chicken, Liver and Mutton along with
Sambar, green and red coconut sambol, assorted pickles and other popular
accompaniments that are normally part of this South Indian meal
experience, will enhance the fare.
Top it all off with a sweet Sagu Pudding (Payasam) and a Banana; this
is one Indian binge you shouldnât miss.
Waffles Galore at Ceylon Continental
A blend of exotic and traditional fillings inside warm, melt-in
your-mouth waffles are on offer especially at La Patisserie de Paris,
Ceylon Continental Hotel Colombo from May 25 - 30.
Blueberry, mango, chocolate and even ice cream are among the flavours
available. Plus, if you want to discover the chef in you, make your own
waffle and fill it up with what ever gets you going, says PR executive
Visit the Pastry Shop âLa patisserie de Parisâ and enjoy a delicious
mouth-watering array of Waffles during 9 am - 9 pm. There will be
Blueberry Waffle, Strawberry Waffle, Mango Waffle, Ice Cream Waffle,
Chocolate Waffle and Savory Waffles during the promotion.
âMay Specialsâ from Galadari
A special discounted holiday package is being offered to Sri Lankans
and expatriates by the Galadari Hotel until May 31.
The package includes discounts on room charges, on BB (bed and
breakfast) and on food and beverage at all restaurants of the Galadari
Hotel. Free use of the hotelâs swimming pool too is included in the
This offer is being made to give Sri Lankans and expatriates an
opportunity to spend a memorable holiday at a 5-star hotel, General
Manager, Galadari Hotel, Sampath Siriwardena said.
Catch FA Cup action at the Mix Bar
Catch the action live on a giant screen at the Mix Bar, Taj Samudra
Hotel when Manchester United and Chelsea battle it out at the FA Cup
Finals happening today from 8 pm onwards.
Be a part of the real action and let it be known who you are rooting
for when the face painters come around to add to the cheer.
Whatâs more, youâve got an even bigger reason to look out for those
goals and it doesnât even matter which side youâre on.
Yes thatâs right - with Taj Samudraâs very own âBOGOâ - Buy One Get
One - Free promotion youâll be running to the bar for the first five
minutes after a goal to get your free drink.
Also take part in the exciting competitions and you just might win an
overnight stay for a couple at the Taj Exotica.