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Pledge Holidays – Social Update – May 31, 2017 at 03:23PM

SRI LANKAN ‘TEA ON A PLATE’ TO FEATURE AT PRESTIGIOUS BOCUSE D’OR CULINARY COMPETITION IN FRANCE

Fancy a nice cup of Ceylon tea? Or something you can really get your teeth into? Because some of Sri Lanka’s top chefs are getting ready to show you how eating tea can be as good as drinking it!

The Sunday Times reports that Dilmah, one of our best-known brands, is pioneering ‘tea on a plate’—cooking with tea—which will feature at the international Bocuse d’Or culinary competition in Lyon, France, in January 2019.

It says: “For the fourth time, Sri Lanka chefs has been invited to participate in this competition and … Dilmah is now helping to brand Sri Lanka tourism by having this special tea in food menus of all the contestants participating in the Bocuse d’Or.”

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#SriLanka #Tea #Ceylon #Dilmah #BocuseDOr
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Pledge Holidays – Social Update – May 31, 2017 at 12:23PM

MAHESH CORPORATION PIRITH BUDDHIST CHANTING CEREMONY

Mahesh Corporation, the parent company of Pledge Holidays, recently held an all-night pirith, a chanting ceremony by Buddhist monks that brings safety, peace and well-being to the community.

Staff and their families from across the group, which also includes the Pledge3 and Hush Lagoon 30 boutique hotels in Negombo, attended the ceremony at Mahesh Corporation vehicle sale-room in Kochchikade.

During the ceremony, Mahesh Corporation chairman Mahesh Fernando received a blessing from the Venerable Uduwe Dhammaloka Thera, and presented the monk with a sacred offering for his temple.
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Pledge Holidays – Social Update – May 30, 2017 at 02:20PM

POSON POYA DAY ON JUNE 8 CELEBRATES THE ARRIVAL OF BUDDHISM IN SRI LANKA

Every full moon, or poya, means a public holiday in Sri Lanka—and none is so important as the poson poya, on June 8 this year, which celebrates the arrival of Buddhism on our shores nearly 1,500 years ago.

Legend has it that during the June poya in BC306, Arahath Mahinda, son of the great King Asoka of India, and a group of missionaries arrived to spread the word of the Buddha.

He met King Devanampiyatissa of Sri Lanka atop the Mihintale rock, a landmark 12km east of Anuradhapura, a meeting of minds that paved way for the establishment of Buddhism in Sri Lanka.

It is a story infused with mystery and mysticism, harking back to a time when poyas were already established as auspicious and timely reminders of the mystery and magic of Sri Lanka’s long history.

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#SriLanka #PosonPoya #Buddhism
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Pledge Holidays – Social Update – May 29, 2017 at 11:35AM

IN SEARCH OF SRI LANKA’S ELUSIVE AND SECRETIVE FISHING CAT AT VIL UYANA ECO-RESORT

The pioneering Vil Uyana eco-resort owned by Jetwing Hotels is renowned for its dedication to safeguarding and promoting Sri Lanka’s amazing biodiversity.

Although best known for its man-made wetlands, modeled on a bird sanctuary west of London in the UK, it is also home to a myriad species of wildlife, including the cute slender loris.

But one of its most secretive and elusive creatures is the fishing cat, subject of a post on the website of Silkwinds, the regional wing of Singapore Airlines.

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#SriLanka #FishingCat #VilUyana #Jetwing #Silkwinds #SingaporeAirlines
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