A group of upcoming bartenders from Heritance Kandalama and Heritance Ahungalla Hotels walked away with key wins at the recently concluded National BarTenders' Cocktails and Flair Competition 2012, organised by the Ceylon Hotel School Graduates' Association.
Indika Kumara Marasinghe, Praveen Sampath Fernando, Gihan Sadanayake, Iresh Tharanga Mayadunna, Sithara Wickramasinghe and Roshan Madushanka Malagammana grabbed the limelight for their flaring and innovation.
'What is noteworthy is that all of them joined us in trainee positions from remote parts of the country.
They worked hard, moved up the ranks and never passed an opportunity to learn new skills, which is very encouraging for us,” said Mr.Malin Hapugoda, Managing Director, Aitken Spence Hotels.
Bringing pride to Heritance Kandalama, 27-year-old Indika Kumara Marasinghe, a native of Pelwehera, Dambulla, was adjudged the winner of the National Marie Brizard competition.