Margarita Fores enjoys Colombo despite a politically restless night

Chef Margarita Fores arrived in a “slightly politically restless evening in Colombo.” It was still a beautiful night even if the power lines were cut off. “It was nice to dine by candlelight…inspite of the dark, we had a magical time, and the tireless kitchen team was totally unfazed by the challenge. From the beautiful […]

Sri Lanka bows to Chinese pressure, pays $6.8M for substandard fertilizer

Sri Lanka paid a Chinese company $6.8 million despite rejecting its shipment of organic fertiliser as substandard, officials said Saturday, even though Colombo is in the throes of a foreign exchange crisis. The state-run People’s Bank of Sri Lanka said it paid Qingdao Seawin Biotech Group $6.87 million in connection with an out-of-court settlement over […]