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‘Bakmaha Asiriya’ at Amaya Hills

‘Bakmaha Asiriya’, a real Kandyan festive atmosphere will come alive at the Amaya Hills from 10 to 16 April in Heerassagala, Kandy. At ‘Rasawasala’, the main restaurant will interduce a special preparations on Avurudu theme buffets. ‘Mahanuwara Kada Veediya’ – a special dinner at ‘Rasawasala’ Terrace, ‘Pera Aparadiga Rasamusuwa’ - International buffet combination of 20 varieties of dishes, ‘Baaratha Rathriya’ - Indian Night including special Indian dishes and ‘Bakmaha Bojanaya’ - special lunch buffet on the day of the New Year are some of the attraction of the Amaya Hills.

Fresh Strawberry promotion will be a novel theme for festive season at Poolside and Dumbara Bar, where Fresh Strawberry Flambé, Strawberry Cheese Cake, Strawberry Glazed in Chocolate and Strawberry Crepes with Red Rum will hit the Avurudu festive table.

Amaya ‘Bakmaha Ullela’ will be held at the hotel Tennis Court on 14th April from 9.30 am onwards.
‘The holiday makers can feel the real atmosphere of the Avurudu at ‘Bakmaha Ullela’ with traditional games such as pillow fights, bun eating, sack race, tug of war, eye the elephant etc’ said Hiudath Ratnasiri, Manager Food & Beverage and Manager Le Garage Discothèque ‘Bakmaha Ullela’ continues into the evening with International Buffet dinner, magic show and music from the popular band ‘Venus’.
The Avurudu dinner is priced at Rs.1,700/- nett per person. For more information call Hiudath or Anil on 081-2233521/2, 081-4474022.

Avurudu with Chef Publis at MLH: ‘Lavinia Avurudu Asiriya 2011’

Sinhala and Tamil New Year is an annual event that stimulates society, enlivens the nation and fosters national consciousness in Sri Lanka. The festival is celebrated mainly by the Buddhists and the Hindus. Now Christians too participate in New Year celebrations as this highlights the authentic customs.

‘There is no way that the Aluth Avurudu ought to be treated casually.” The traditional customs will take place on 14th April which Chef Publis will conduct starting from 12noon at Mount laviania Hotel
Intricate preparations with the preparation of very traditional Avurudu treats as kavun, kokis, mun kevun and the kiribath or milk rice signifies the very essence of Avurudu in terms of food which will be one of the many events that will be highlighted on this day.

“And why not pay some attention to the multitude of sweet aromas that will flow from the hotel’s kitchen when Chef Publis will cook up some authentic Sinhala Avurudu dishes with the traditional customs that will be observed throughout the hotel,” states Anura Dewapura, General Manager of the hotel.

Our Avurudu starts from 10th April with the whole family partaking in traditional games like the following will take place on the beach: Kotta Pora , Kana Mutti , Blind feeding the blind, Sack races, Kabadi, Slow bike races (bring your own bike), Gama haraha diveema, Olinda Pancha, Avurudu Kamaraya and Kumari , Obstacle races , Bun eating comp, and other traditional activities

‘A real vacation’ at Cinnamon Lakeside

With the Avurudu holidays round the corner, and hotels out of Colombo booked out, the most peaceful place to spend the long weekend is likely to be right in the heart of the city. True to its concept of being a resort hotel in the city, this Avurudu season Cinnamon Lakeside offers guests a vacation in every sense of the word.

Those at their wits end during the season when domestic help return home on holiday find comfort in the fact that after a short, stress free drive to the hotel, they will be received warmly and pampered profusely throughout their entire stay. The hotel boasts three hundred and forty luxurious rooms some offering a breathtaking view of the Beria Lake and others a city or Indian Ocean view.

The hotel offers guests an Avurudu special to usher in the Sinhala and Tamil New Year beginning on the 13th and extending until the 17th of April. During this time only, a recently refurbished deluxe double room will be offered at Rs. 21,000 (all inclusive) including the extensive breakfast buffet served at The Dining Room, and Rs. 18,050 (all inclusive) for the room only.

The choices in entertainment and dining are limitless. The hotel houses several food and beverage outlets catering to diverse palates. Royal Thai is recognized by patrons as the most authentic Thai restaurant in town whilst Long Feng is popular for its Singaporean cuisine. Both restaurants will offer a fabulous four course set menu with three options each at nominal rates of Rs. 1,270 for lunch and Rs. 1,905 for dinner inclusive of taxes. Each will contain an entirely vegetarian menu option too.

Meanwhile, Seven Degrees North, the latest al-fresco style outlet offering tapas and Mediterranean cuisine, Goodies, the trendy and convenient delicatessen, Sushi Bar known for its delightful presentation and value for money, The Lounge with its daily high tea, Poolside, The Library (the exclusive lounge and nightclub for members and in-house guests) and 24-hour Room Service complete the array of culinary choices at Cinnamon Lakeside Colombo.

In the spirit of taking a ‘real vacation’ guests are invited to float away into a day dream in the crystal blue infinity pool overlooking the vast expanse of the Beira Lake. The hotel’s health club, Power Drome, comprises a fully equipped gymnasium, saunas and steam rooms, aerobics and yoga lessons, air conditioned squash courts and flood lit tennis courts.

The Azmaara Spa located on the first floor offers deeply relaxing and rejuvenating therapies for the mind, body and soul at a 20% discount during this period.

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