State Minister Sriyani Wijewickrama injured in accident

The Police said that Wijewickrama was admitted to the Peradeniya Hospital for treatment. (Colombo Gazette) State Minister Sriyani Wijewickrama was injured and admitted to hospital following an accident this morning.Wijewickrama was injured when her vehicle crashed into a tree.

Ministry of Crab among Asias 50 Best Restaurants

Curated by William Reed Business Media, which also publishes The World’s 50 Best Restaurants, Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants was launched in 2013 and takes in six voting regions: India & Subcontinent; South-East Asia – South; South-East Asia – North; Hong Kong, Taiwan & Macau; mainland China & Korea; Japan. The list is voted on by the Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants Academy, an influential group of over 300 leaders in the restaurant industry across Asia, each selected for their expert opinion of Asia’s restaurant scene. Speaking a few words on this momentous occasion, renowned chef-restaurateur Dharshan Munidasa said, “We are honoured to be listed as one of Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants for the 5th consecutive year. This is only possible because of the dedication and perseverance of my team. This is not only a win for Ministry of Crab but also for our country!” The ‘Ministry of Crab’ has been included among Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants at an awards ceremony held in Macau today.Taking Sri Lanka to international heights, Ministry of Crab has once again made its way to ‘Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants’ List for the 5th consecutive year. Sponsored by S.Pellegrino and Acqua Panna, the award ceremony took place on 26th of March 2019 at the Wynn Palace in Macau, where Ministry of Crab ranked No.35. Alongside the main countdown, several individual award categories were recognized, including individual country awards for which Ministry of Crab received the S. Pellegrino Best Restaurant in Sri Lanka.Co-owner Mahela Jayawardena stated, “We are proud to be recognized by this prestigious list and we are excited to be able to share the Ministry of Crab experience across the world.” The most anticipated award ceremony in the culinary world is attended by the region’s celebrated chefs, renowned restaurateurs, industry VIPs and international media for a series of events including the #50BestTalks leading up to the gala awards.Sharing his thoughts on the win, co-owner Kumar Sangakkara said, “We are extremely happy that Ministry of Crab has been able to surpass some of the best restaurants in Asia to rank on this reputed list and place Sri Lanka on the global culinary map.” read more

Witness Spouse of Spain princess wanted sports deal toll

Witness: Spouse of Spain princess wanted sports deal ‘toll’ MADRID – A witness at the trial of Spain’s Princess Cristina and 16 others has testified that the princess’ husband wanted a commission of 300,000 euros ($339,000) as a “toll” to help the regional Balearic Islands government land a cycling sponsorship deal.Former Environment Minister Jaume Matas said Thursday he approved the 2003 payoff deal in return for Inaki Urdangarin’s influence. The Banesto cycling team was then one of the world’s best.Matas, regional leader of Spain’s Balearic Islands at the time, is among the defendants in the trial.Urdangarin is accused of using his former title of Duke of Palma to embezzle public funds for sporting deals through his non-profit Noos Institute.Money was allegedly funneled from Noos for personal use.Cristina, King Felipe VI’s sister, is charged with tax fraud. by The Associated Press Posted Feb 11, 2016 5:19 am MDT Last Updated Feb 11, 2016 at 6:00 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email read more