Lanka Challenge 2012 travels to the North

The legendary tuk tuk takes centre stage yet again at the popular Lanka Challenge 2012. The 12 – day three-wheeler encounter that takes competitors who arrive from across the globe on a journey across the island.

This year’s event is unlike in any other in the competition’s four-year history with the opening up of the Northern hemisphere, allowing participants to explore roads less travelled. The teams travel North from Negombo and proceed to Jaffna where they continue through the popular town of Trincomalee before climbing the hills of Nuwara Eliya en route back to Negombo.

Similar to the Cambo Challenge held in Cambodia, Participants of the Lanka Challenge will have to complete both against each other and sometimes together in order to fulfill a number of challenges based on culture, ecology and adventure.…

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Bartenders from the Heritance hotel chain in Sri Lanka win honours at National Bartenders Cocktail and Flair Competition 2012

No visit to a tropical country is ever complete without a tropical cocktail like a Pina Colada or Mojito, and with the need have the right mix of flair and knowledge to create some of the endless cocktail options available, two teams of upcoming bartenders from the Heritance Kandalama and Heritance Ahungalla hotels showed just what they can do when they walked away with key wins at the this year’s ‘National Bartenders Cocktails and Flair Competition 2012’
The event, organized by Ceylon Hotel School Graduates’ Association featured over 300 participants from across the island who showed off their cocktail making skills.…

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