Archive for April, 2014

Celebrating 60 years with MLH!

Tuesday, April 29th, 2014

Mr. Samson Weragoda joined Mount Lavinia Hotel in 28th April 1954 to the Engineering Department to repair the elevators. It was his first job and he has worked in every unit in the Engineering Department so far. He knows the layout of the hotel better than the blueprints and he is also a part of the hotel history.

Mr. Weragoda helped majorly in building the beautiful fountain that we see in the front today and also, the small bridge after the security barrier at the hotel which was originally very narrow, was made wider by Mr. Weragoda.

Mr. Weragoda is a very innovative person. He used to steal cake trays and keep them in the places that were leaking, mend antennas by meddling with them and so much more.

We wish Mr. Weragoda all the very best and hope he will render his services to us in the coming years as he is a very valuable part in our hotel.

Mr.Takehito Toyoda visited MLH on the 28th of April 2014 for the 100th time.

Monday, April 28th, 2014

Mr. Takehito Toyoda visited MLH on the 28th of April 2014 for the 100th time.

Chef Publis Launches the World’s Smallest Recipe Book

Friday, April 25th, 2014

Chef Publis Launches the World’s Smallest Recipe Book

Friday, April 25th, 2014

In collaboration with Chef Publis’s 77th birthday The Royal Meals of The Last Kind of Sri Lanka – the world’s smallest recipe book which is 1cm x 1cm and only 05 milligrams in weight, with 42 recipes was launched on the 24th April 2014  at the Empire Ballroom , Mount Lavinia Hotel with several other publications.  Information for this book was obtained by puskola books in Kandy.

Mr. Sanath Ukwatte and Weragoda Sarada Himi were the chief guests. Hundreds of well-wishers attended the event.

Easter at Mount

Wednesday, April 16th, 2014

Celebrate Easter with Family and Friends with a special Jazz celebration to set the mood just right.

Dulani of MLH states : “ After all the heavy celebrating during this April season, Easter Sunday at MLH is a perfect getaway to relax your mind, body and soul.”

Easter is known to be the time to color eggs, hunt for eggs, get treats from Easter Bunny and attend church… However, Easter can be celebrated in many different ways… That’s why Mount Lavinia Hotel bringing Easter Jazz Brunch back again.

20th April head to Mount Lavinia Hotel for the Special Easter Jazz Brunch for a fun filled day with Easter Egg Hunts, Kids handwork activities and Face painting and not to mention the unique spread of dishes to give your taste buds a real treat.

Whether it’s Italian food, Indian food or Authentic Sri Lankan Cuisine you’re looking for we have it all on offer this Sunday for a price of Rs.3500 nett from 12:00 noon to 3:00pm.

For reservations or more details call 2711 430/446

Traditional Avurudu at the mount

Monday, April 14th, 2014

Chef Publis’s New Year Treat Kiosk

Thursday, April 10th, 2014

Avurudu, a one of a kind celebration held in great reverence in Sri Lanka alone. So what better way to celebrate Avurudu than indulging with the finest traditional sweetmeats from one of Sri Lanka’s oldest colonial hotels – Mount Lavinia Hotel?

As convoluted preparations of the Avurudu treats signifies the very essence of Avurudu in terms of food which will be one of the many events at MLH. With this in mind Team MLH has set up an authentic Chef Pubilis’s New Year Treat Kiosk located at the hotel premises that will be opened until the 13th April from 12:00noon to 8:00pm that will have Sinhala and Tamil New Year Treats made by Chef Pubilis himself.

Treats on offer are : Kavum, Mung Kevum, Kokis, Asmi, Aluwa, Savory Kokis, Jelabi, Saubora, Amberella Dosi, Welithalapa and much much more.

The hotel will be flooded with the sweet aromas of Avurudu where Sri Lanka’s quintessential festive foods will be available in all its authenticity at the hotel.

For more details please call 2711 430 or 446.

An old image of the Hotel sent to us by Jill Bradley from England

Monday, April 7th, 2014

Mount Lavina

Warm welcome to Eugienie and Professor Eugene De Silva at Mount Lavinia Hotel

Saturday, April 5th, 2014

Eugenie Carys de Silva is the world’s youngest person to graduate with a bachelor’s degree in intelligence analysis with a 4.0 GPA, at the age of 14.

Born in Manchester, England, de Silva is a graduate of the American Military University, where she is a student ambassador. She was raised by a single parent, her father Professor Eugene de Silva Ph.D. FRSA. She is a lifetime member of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars and the Golden Key Organization. She also has won eight first place awards for her presentations in psychology, history of science, physics and astronomy, behavioral sciences, psychology, computer science, and science and mathematics.

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Holi at the Paradise Beach!

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014

Mount Lavinia Hotel Group together with COLIND (Colombo Indian Expat Community), celebrated Holi at the Paradise beach on the 23rd of March 2014 for the second consecutive year.

MLH, as you’re well aware is devoted to surfacing the heritage and culture of many celebrations across the globe. This big festival in India marks the end of winter and the abundance of the upcoming spring harvest season, and it’s very popular among all age groups.

Savio of Mount Lavinia Hotel states: “This event was a huge success! A lot of teenagers participated and the food was delicious as always. We hope the ones who missed out last time will definitely come next year”