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Jetwing Hotel planning gourmet feast for Galle Literary Festival

The Jetwing Kurulubedda will be playing host to the Galle Literary Festival this year as famous writers, novelists and literary enthusiasts attend the culinary experience whilst enjoying Sri Lanka holidays.

Jetwing Hotel planning gourmet feast for Galle Literary Festival

On 31 January this year, Gratiaen award winner, Shehan Karunatilaka and Diran Adebayo will be amongst 25 other delegates enjoying a gourmet feast at the nearby Jetwing Lighthouse who will be responsible for providing the delicious feast of Sri Lankan rice and curry.

The festival attendees on their Sri Lanka holidays will enjoy their gourmet meal within the beautiful surroundings of the newly constructed lush green paddy fields.

The chef of the Jetwing Lighthouse, Nihal Senanayake, said:

"We are aiming to present the true flavours' of Southern Sri Lankan hospitality at this paddy-lunch."

Tickets have already sold out for Galle Literary Festival and the celebrity whale watch event from the Jetwing Lighthouse on February 1 2010 but there are still some places available for the culinary feast on January 31. On the evening of the meal, Gehan De Silva Wijeyerratne will hold a talk on Sri Lanka becoming the latest hot spot for whale watching and whale photography.

Jetwing provide a number of luxury Indian Ocean hotels and Sri Lanka hotels for travellers from all over the world. The company was formed in 1970 by Jetwing's late chairman Herbert Cooray, after he constructed a 6 room hotel in Negombo catering for Charter travellers on Sri Lanka holidays. Since then Jetwing has luxury properties all over the region and three divisions of the company; Jetwing Travel, Jetwing Hotels, and Jetwing Eco Holidays.

Jetwing hotels have won a number of awards and accolades over recent years including the PATA Gold award in 2005 where one of the company's boutique hotels, Jetwing Lighthouse, won "A Taxi Service through the Community" in the Education and Training category. This will be the fourth consecutive year that Jetwing Lighthouse will be the platinum sponsor of the Galle Literary Festival.

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