Archive for September 28th, 2011


Wednesday, September 28th, 2011

Mount Lavnia Hotel organized a line up of events to celebrate World Tourism Day which is being commemorated across the globe on 27th September each year. World Tourism Day 2011 was celebrated in a unique way under the theme of ‘Tourism–Linking Cultures’.

This year, the main focus of Sri Lanka’s World Tourism Day celebrations will be on, empowering youth to look at the tourism industry as a career development drive to enhance the country’s economic growth.

MLH invited 150 students from neighbouring schools in the region – Buddhist Ladies College, Girls High School, Lalith Athulathmudalali Vidyalaya and St Thomas’s College and gave them an opportunity to take part in this event at the hotel to make them aware of the openings that we can offer in the hospitality trade.  The students were addressed by Mr Anura Dewapura General Manager Mount Lavinia Hotel. During his speech he emphasised the importance and the need to encourage school children to join the tourism/hospitality industry.

The programme was specially focused on the youth taking into account the tourism potential in the country in the coming years. Several programs, including career guidance workshops, focused on the youth considering the tourism potential in the country are to be held as a part of this programme.

At the main function which is being held at Beira Lake, Chef Publis De Silva, the Mount Lavinia Hotel’s Director of Culinary Affairs and long-serving chef, said the tribal community had many uncommon recipes which he had studied. “I will prepare and offer food made from 20 Veddah recipes during the World Tourism Day celebrations on W.orld Tourism Day.

Animal and People Alliance Event.

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A Toast to “World Tourism Day” Refreshing Organic Green Cocktails at MLH

Wednesday, September 28th, 2011

Green – it’s the color that reminds us to conserve and protect our precious natural resources. As such, it’s also the most popular color for cocktails. Another green initiative by MLH, when we introduce Green Cocktails to celebrate “World Tourism Day” on 27th September 2011.

MLH green team has compiled a collection of exotic, earth friendly organic cocktails made with eco friendly spirits. The following cocktails are made, using all Sri Lankan ingredients to cut down CO2 foot print.

Gini Sisila (Cooling Fire)

Sri Lankan White Rum

Cucumber Juice

Narran Cubes

Mint Leaves

Sugar Syrup

Saudiya (Cheers)

Sri Lankan Brandy

Fresh Ginger Juice

Sri Lankan Sour Orange

Lemon Grass Juice

Green Chili

Brown Sugar

Madu With a Te (Alcoholic Tea)

Sri Lankan Vodka

Green Tea Powder

Mint Leaves

Fresh Lime Juice

Sugar Syrup


Karapincha Sura (Curry Leave Cocktail)

Sri Lankan Arrack

Narran Juice

Curry leaves juice

Sugar Syrup

Rasa Mandira (Tasty Cocktail)

Sri Lankan Arrack

Local Mandarin Juice

Passion Juice

Lime Juice

King Coconut Water

Amarasa (Divine Taste)

Sri Lankan Arrack

Sri Lankan Red Rum

Sri Lankan Brandy

Sri Lankan Gin

Sri Lankan Vodka

Pineapple Juice

Passion Juice

Lime Juice

As the planet’s renewable resources are dwindling and the Ozone is depleting, more and more people are paying attention to Mother Earth. In this “recession” era, people are going “green” because they have to. Recycling clothes, reusing materials, and reducing packaging are all things that are slowly spreading through our society. We at MLH have  showed our appreciation for our planet and remind ourselves constantly of the steps we can take to preserve our environment. Averts Mr Anura Dewapura – General Manager Mount Lavinia Hotel.

Mount Lavinia Hotel has taken some big steps into becoming a green business and continuously supports initiatives that focus on environmentally sustainable development strategies. Some of the initiatives taken are participating in the earth hour where one hour was dedicated to a climate change initiative, biocides being used across the hotel instead of pesticides, eco gastronomy efforts, green procurement mechanisms in stationery, energy saving projects, water consumption control efforts and many community development initiatives to sustain the communities and environment around us”

All these cocktails are easy to make, its tasty and GREEN !  “Cocktails” – it’s an ideal drink when you’re at home and feel like enliven your day.

Cheers to you, and mama earth for a happy and healthy life !

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