Youngest MD at newest star hotel
LALITHA Hotel, built in a scenic location at Pamburana, Matara on the
Galle Road, is another milestone in Lankaâs Hotel Industry.
Although not yet classified, this luxurious hotel has all the modern
features of a star class property.
When I visited Matara last week, I was amazed to see this beautiful
hotel standing majestically at Matara.
It can certainly be classified as second to none of the star class
The project is the brainchild of small entrepreneur, âTimber mill
owner turned hotelierâ, H. L. Lionel. The marvellous architecture of the
hotel is the combined efforts of Lionel and Architect, Anura Siriwardena.
Lalitha Hotel has four suites and 24 deluxe rooms with all modern
facilities of a star hotel, including hot-cold water, A/C, TV, telephone
with IDD facilities, a 24-hour room service, laundry service etc.
All rooms have been built with balconies in order that guests could
enjoy the natural cool breeze of the golden beaches of Devundara and
Mirissa. All rooms have been designed with beautiful interior decor.
The hotel has a beautiful swimming pool, built at the entrance.
Another unique feature is the three banquet halls, âEmeraldâ which is
fully air conditioned and carpeted and could accommodate over 300
The âSapphireâ banquet hall, air conditioned and carpeted, could
accommodate over 200 guests while the âRubyâ - non A/C, banquet hall can
accommodate over 300 guests.
With a capacity of over 500 guests, it is the largest in the Southern
Region, and within a short period of the opening of the hotel, it has
become extremely popular for large scale weddings, banquets and other
It is the ideal venue for in-house workshops, seminars and
conferences for which the hotel offers all modern facilities.
The two restaurants at the hotel offer the very best in Western,
Eastern, Chinese and International cuisine prepared by Executive Chef,
Pushpakumara Pathinayaka and his kitchen brigade of expert cooks.
The spicy Sri Lankan cuisine with delicious seafood specialities from
the âcatch of the dayâ from the Devundara and Mirissa beaches, and the
Saturday night BBQ have become big hits not only among Sri Lankans but
âWe are planning to add seven more guest rooms in the near futureâ
said young and charming Sumudu Maduranga, probably the youngest female
Managing Director of a star class hotel in Sri Lankaâs hotel industry.
Lalitha Hotel is owned and managed by Lalitha Hotel (Pvt) Ltd
Pamburana, Matara. Its Directors are H. L. Lionel (Chairman) Sumudu
Maduranga (Managing Director), Anula Weeratunga (Director), and Samadhi
Lalitha Hotel can be reached via email. firstname.lastname@example.org
âBreakersâ opens with a bang
The formal opening of the âBreakersâ night club took place at Hotel
Sea Breeze, Mt. Lavinia last week.
Special Projects Minister, Mahinda Wijesekera and Mrs. Ajantha
Wijesekera being welcomed by Managing Director, Hotel Sea
Breeze, Ranjith Balasuriya and Director Ms Zuhaira Balasuriya.
Also in the picture is Sneha Wasundara of Ratna Ranga Kala
Ayathanaya who entertained guests with a colourful dance item.
Pic by Beverley Jansz
A host of VIPs, and leading personalities in Sri Lankaâs Hospitality
Industry were present along with leading film idols.
Special Projects Minister, Mahinda Wijesekera and Mrs. Ajantha
Wijesekera were the chief guests.
Guests were enthralled by the dance items presented by Sneha
Wasundara of Ratna Ranga Kala Ayathanaya and pupils of Shine Star
Dancing Academy and âModel Bankâ of Nugegoda.
The opening of the âBreakersâ Night Club was followed by a BBQ night
at the Sunset. Beach Restaurant which is a part of Hotel Sea Breeze
owned and managed by Z. & R Leisure Management Services.
Onitha-Charming livewire of Ceylon Continental
Be it a hotel or any other business establishment, public relations
play a vital role in the success of its
business. Ceylon Continental could not have made a better choice than
the selection of charming, ever-smiling Onitha Gurugalla as the hotelâs
Public Relations Executive.
Whenever I visit the Ceylon Continental Hotel I receive a VIP
greeting with a warm charming smile from Onitha.
After completing her studies at Bishopâs College in 1995 Onitha
joined Air Lanka (now Sri Lankan Airlines) as a Ground Handling Agent.
In 1998 she joined Inter Continental Hotel (now Ceylon Continental) as
its Guest Relations Officer.
In 2000 Onitha left for Dubai for greener pastures and joined her
husband at Dubai Hilton as its Customer Relations Officer. After a stint
of three year in Dubai, Onitha returned to Sri Lanka and joined Ceylon
Continental Hotel as its Public Relations Executive.
Onitha has successfully completed an IATA Airline Course and also
obtained a Diploma in Computer.
Onitha paid a tribute to General Manager, Ceylon Continental Hotel,
Anil Jayemanne for all the cooperation and help given to her to make her
stay at Ceylon Continental most pleasant. âItâs a pleasure working at
Ceylon Continental with to its ever-smiling staff, Onitha said.
Olympus Plaza Hotel
Another milestone in Hotel Industry:
Built on a hillock at Haputall surrounded by lush green mountains
overlooking the world famous âFox Hillâ is
Olympus Plaza Hotel, another milestone in Lankaâs Hotel Industry.
The opening of this star class hotel took place recently at a
glittering ceremony attended by Health Minister, Nimal Siripala de
Silva, Chief Minister for Uva Province Vijith Wijayamuni Zoyza VIPs and
a host of leading personalities in Sri Lankaâs Hospitality Industry.
Invitees were welcomed by Chairman, Olympus Plaza Hotel, M. H. Sumith
Samayadasa, Managing Director, Ms. Chandrani Samayadasa and General
Manager, Gladwin A. Wille. (BJ)
Chivas night at Galadari
Enjoy a fabulous offer âBuy one - get one freeâ at the âChivasâ Night
at Nightingale Karaoke Lounge of the Galadari Hotel. Special cocktails
and complimentary Canapes will be offered today, with the âHappy Hourâ
being extended from 10.00 p.m. to 1.00 a.m.
Nightingale Karaoke Lounge offers a wide selection of CDâs consisting
of over 1000 songs from the popular hits of yesteryear and the latest
chart toppers. The music range comes in many international languages.
Galle Face Hotel
Galle Face Hotel has made elaborate plans to celebrate Fatherâs Day
tomorrow, Sunday June 17, on a grand
The Sea Spray restaurant will offer a scrumptious dinner buffet to
celebrate Fatherâs Day.
Treat your father to an evening of great fun and a fabulous spread of
delicious food at the âSea Sprayâ overlooking the blue waters of the
Indian Ocean, and show him how much you love him. All fathers will
receive valuable gifts, with a complimentary glass of wine for all.
It will be a treat for the entire family on Fatherâs Day at the Sea
Spray restaurant of Galle Face Hotel tomorrow Sunday, June 17, as the
hotel in planning to treat all fathers as VIPs on this great day, a
spokesman for Galle Face Hotel said.
Hilton Colombo has something special for the whole family on Fatherâs
Day, Sunday June 17. IL Ponte, will offer a âFamily Sunday Brunchâ a day
of fun and entertainment with a puppet show, face painting, magic show
and many more attractions. Spice up Fatherâs Day at the âSpicesâ spend
your morning with dad at the biggest Sunday Brunch in town and make dad
A complimentary glass of beer and a gift for dad. Make your dad feel
special by treating him to a scrumptious four-course dinner at Hilton
Colomboâs âStylishly Casualâ restaurant. A complimentary glass of
sparkling wine and a gift for every father.
Drop by at the âFine Thingsâ and pick up something to let your dad
know how much your care for him. Personalised cakes, chocolates, wines,
champagne and gifts are just a few of the many delights, offered from 8
a.m. to 10 p.m.
Mount Lavinia Hotel
This fatherâs day pamper your father to an extravagant fatherâs day
lunch at the Governorâs restaurant, Mount Lavinia Hotel. Take a dip with
him in the pool or simply spend some quality time by the Indian Ocean on
Sunday 17th June.
Enjoy, dinner vouchers, a chance to win original Polaroid sunglasses,
raffles, glasses of special wine and many surprises. Take time to show
him your love, gratitude and admiration this Fatherâs Day at the
legendary Mount Lavinia Hotel.
Ceylon Continental Hotel
âCafe Emeraldâ Coffee Shop of the Ceylon Continental Hotel is dishing
out a special treat to celebrate Fatherâs Day on Sunday June, 17. Bring
your dad to this special dinner buffet at the Cafe Emerald from 7 p.m.
to midnight. An array of delicious salads, soups, flavours of rice and
mouth watering meat dishes will be available with a tempting dessert
Do not miss this treat. Take Dad and the whole family to the warmest
heart in Sri Lanka, Ceylon Continental Hotel.