Archive for February, 2014

77th Open water Two Mile Sea Swim with SLASU and Wallace the Whale plans underway

Tuesday, February 18th, 2014

The Sri Lanka Aquatic Sports Union (SLASU) will hold its 77th Annual Mount Lavinia Sea Swim in association with the Mount Lavinia Hotel in a grand scale on the 1st and 2nd of March 2014.

“The event has taken place on the shores of Mount Lavinia for the past 76 years, hence it is very appropriate to take this sporting event to the next level we launched a mascot last year” states Mahika Chandrasena, Group Manager, Corporate Communications at MLH. “Wallace brings in a fun aspect to the sport as the hospitality industry’s focus is to encourage everyone to have a ‘whale of a time’, and so a mascot that epitomizes us, the destination and the fighting spirit of true sportsmanship all combined is the essence of Wallace the Whale.”

The sea swim will draw over 700 swimmers between the ages of 12 years and 70 years.

The event will be held in a grand scale this year with big names in the world of sporting garments MAS and media sponsors being MTV Sports  will be supporting the event this year.

The two mile sea swim which is iconic with the Mount Lavinia Hotel and its location is incidentally one of the oldest open water swimming competitions in Asia having seen participants passing down the title from generation to generation. Its rich heritage includes unique records of history of winners within the same family, father and son combinations, mother and son combination and repeat victories.

Sri Lanka Aquatic Sports Union is the governing body of Aquatic Sports in Sri Lanka for the aquatic sports of swimming, diving, water polo, synchronized swimming and open water swimming.

Ceylon Today welcomes MLH app!

Monday, February 17th, 2014

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Soft Launch of MLH Mobile App

Saturday, February 15th, 2014

A longstanding Affair with the MLH’s mobile app

Wednesday, February 5th, 2014

Claimed and built on love and romance and proven as the preferred choice by lovers, honeymooners and wedding couples, Mount Lavinia Hotel has got the right recipe for 2014. Steeped with romantic locations and indeed the ideal venues for a memorable event, MLH wanted to add much spice and has taken it very seriously when it comes to “being in touch” with MLH.

“Yes, we have all what a memorable and romantic visit would vouch for but also, we wanted to add a mechanism that all our patrons could be not just a click away but also a TOUCH away with hot deals constantly being uploaded and certainly being top of mind, and what better way than to launch “a MLH app”,” says Chinthaka Daluwatte, Group Director Sales and Marketing at MLHG.

Chinthaka avers further, “Smartphones and tablets represent a huge opportunity for hotels, travel agents and leisure companies to increase online bookings and to follow a trail that other sectors have blazed. It is not surprising then that we wanted to get into it.”

The MLH mobile app will put the hotel at one’s fingertips. From any mobile phone or tablet connected to the internet one can instantly tap into MLH, anytime, anywhere.

“Everyone lives on their mobile phones these days, so it’s important for MLH to be easily accessible, user friendly whenever and wherever people need access to a night out or the a memorable place to be,” says Ehantha Sirisena, Head of OMAK Technologies. The creators of the mobile app. “MLH mobile app puts hotel information just a touch away with much faster access than going through a browser. We encourage everyone to take advantage of this by downloading the app where super hot deals are continuously available.”

MLH’s mobile app was developed by OMAK Technologies. OMAK is an innovative IT software solutions provider & software development company in Sri Lanka with experience in a wide range of business domains.

OMAK specializes in the development of Mobile Apps, Mobile Integrated Services and Solutions, restaurant management systems, and cash flow/wealth management systems. Amongst its repertoire of clients is Commercial Bank of Ceylon, Sri Lankan Airlines, Fonterra, Bridgevine (a Fortune 500 Company), Maharaja Group of Companies, Capital Alliance, Nawaloka Group of Companies, and many other Foreign entities. The OMAK team is united by the enthusiasm for satisfying our clients. Our focus is on development, design, and strategic leading edge solutions.