Archive for November, 2014

Celebrate a Good Ol’ Christmas at Mount Lavinia Hotel

Friday, November 28th, 2014

Where else would you go to celebrate a Good Ol’ Christmas than to the oldest and grandest? The Christmas events leading to New Year’s Eve at Mount Lavinia hotel promise you yet another grand experience of the age old celebration.

Revisit the iconic heritage hotel to experience the best of Christmas spreads on Christmas Eve and Christmas day including the traditional stuffed turkey, grand salads, live cooking and carving, and special seafood Christmas dishes of oyster, crab and lobster at the Seafood Cove, followed by delicious Christmas desserts like traditional Christmas pudding, Brudher, Ginger Cookies and apple pie.

The special Christmas line-up will open with the Singing Christmas tree which will come alive this year too from the 14th to 23rd December, with a host of angelic voices representing some of Colombo’s best school choirs. The highlight of the Singing Christmas tree would be the guest performance by the Jesus College Choir, Cambridge, UK on the opening night.

The Kids’ Christmas party will include a range of fun-filled activities such as the Winter Wonderland Photo booth, Yuletide Karaoke Carols, Letters to the North Pole, Story time with Saint Nick, Little Elves’ Kitchen and Christmas handcrafts.

Ending the year in the grandest of ways will be Gatsby at the Mount Lavinia; the most Grand, Glamorous and Glitzy New Year’s Eve party. Welcome the New Year in 1920’s style, dancing to the beats of Anno Domini and international DJ Alexander Vogt.

For more details and reservations: 0112 711 711 – 430/446

Performing at the Singing Christmas tree last year

Ape Kema with Kosala Dullewa at Mount Lavinia Hotel

Wednesday, November 12th, 2014

Mount Lavinia Hotel opens doors to its guests to witness the alluring performance of well-known dancer Kosala Dullewa, who is a testament that talent has no limitations, as he joins to entertain at the Sunday Dinner Buffet – Ape Kema at the Governor’s Restaurant.

Ape Kema is the trademark dinner buffet of the hotel with an extensive spread of authentic Sri Lankan food. Chef Publis, known for his distinct Sri Lankan culinary creations brings you cuisine which has a unique cultural twist, including dishes like Beef Dummassa, Kompittu, Pork Ambula, Polos Kadala Curry, Mutton Chatti Roast, Bath Rasa Gulawa, Habalapethi Pudding, Waraka Gini Sisila (Flambe) and much more.

“The Theme Nights at Mount Lavinia Hotel are made to offer our guests a variety of cuisine from across the world. Ape Kema is the dedicated buffet for everything Sri Lankan your taste palate desires. We are pleased to have Kosala Dullewa, an individual with special talent who has brought much fame and prestige to Sri Lanka,” stated Bazeer Cassim, Group General Manager for Mount Lavinia Hotel Group.

Kosala Dullewa is an epitome of achievement. Born with Down syndrome, Kosala took into dancing and captured public attention in 2004 at his solo performance named ‘Diriya Narthana’ at the age of 15. Excelling under the tutelage of Visharada Dimuthu Wijayarathne and Visharada Sakura Senevirathne, Kosala has performed at local and international gatherings including the International VSA Festival held in Washington DC, USA in 2010. Kosala has won awards and recognition at many levels such as Outstanding Performance at the National Dirijaya Awards in 2005 and 2012, and the Personal Improvement Award at The Outstanding Young Persons (TOYP) of Sri Lanka in 2007. He has been featured in many television programmes and has acted in the stage dramas ‘Memories of a Monkey Boy’ and ‘Sihina Mal Dangakarai’. He also won the Best Performance Award for his short film ‘Dreams’. Kosala is the founder of the Kosala Dullewa Foundation for Children with Special Needs through which he helps children and parents overcome limitations and achieve their dreams. A percentage of proceedings from Ape Kema will be donated to Kosala Dullewa Foundation.

Catch Kosala in action every Sunday from 7 pm to 10.30 pm at the Governor’s Restaurant, Mount Lavinia Hotel.

Ape kema is priced at LKR 2,600/= nett.
Please call 0112711711 Ext: 430/446 for reservations

Colombo VIP Night brings the enigma of the Murder on the Orient Express to Mount Lavinia Hotel

Wednesday, November 5th, 2014

A 200 years old historical building in a colonial setting, a Roaring Twenties atmosphere and a classic whodunit mystery to keep you guessing throughout your meal is what is promised when the Mount Lavinia Hotel together with the Annix Group host Murder on the Orient Express – the latest Dinner Theatre experience, on 29th November 2014. This SOLD OUT dinner event promises to be a night to remember as they open up the ‘A List’ AFTER PARTY , after 10.30pm, so that you can still be part of this memorable evening! A special lounge will be created for after dinner beverages to continue the festivities until the early hours including DJ music and dancing

Enacted by a cast of famed European actors, the well-known plot will have its own twists and turns, conspiracies, threats, suspicion and MURDER on the plate. Guests are provided the opportunity to interact with the characters, use the clue packs, watch the scenes unravelling and finally, solve the mystery.

This thrilling night will also include a pre-dinner cocktail hosted by Grape Expectations – Favourite International, an exclusive door gift by TRUNK for each VIP Lady and after-dinner beverages with dance and DJ. A grand prize awaits the Best Dressed Couple in the 1920s theme along with many table prizes.

Funds collected from the raffle draw will be donated to Women in Need, a non profit organization which helps, shelters and rehabilitates women and children who are victims of domestic violence.

‘A List’ AFTER PARTY ticket is available at just Rs 2,500 and includes a complimentary beverage of YOUR choice from the bar. Tickets are available from TRUNK, Cinnamon Grand Hotel or call the Reservation Hotline on 0772409299.
For event updates please visit Ladies VIP Night Facebook page,

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