Ape Kema with Kosala Dullewa at Mount Lavinia Hotel

December 2014| 564 views

Kosala Dullewa

Kosala Dullewa

Mount Lavinia Hotel opens doors to its guests to witness the alluring performance of well-known dancer Kosala Dullewa, who is a testament that talent has no limitations, as he joins to entertain at the Sunday Dinner Buffet—Ape Kema at the Governor’s Restaurant.

Ape Kema is the trademark dinner buffet of the hotel with an extensive spread of authentic Sri Lankan food. Chef Publis, known for his distinct Sri Lankan culinary creations brings you cuisine which has a unique cultural twist, including dishes like Beef Dummassa, Kompittu, Pork Ambula, Polos Kadala Curry, Mutton Chatti Roast, Bath Rasa Gulawa, Habalapethi Pudding, Waraka Gini Sisila (Flambe) and much more.

“The Theme Nights at Mount Lavinia Hotel are made to offer our guests a variety of cuisine from across the world. Ape Kema is the dedicated buffet for everything Sri Lankan your taste palate desires. We are pleased to have Kosala Dullewa, an individual with special talent who has brought much fame and prestige to Sri Lanka,” stated Bazeer Cassim, Group General Manager – Mount Lavinia Hotel Group.

Kosala Dullewa is an epitome of achievement. Born with Down syndrome, Kosala took dancing and captured public attention in 2004 at his solo performance named ‘Diriya Narthana’ at the age of 15. Excelling under the tutelage of Visharada Dimuthu Wijayarathne and Visharada Sakura Senevirathne, Kosala has performed at local and international gatherings including the International VSA Festival held in Washington DC, USA in 2010. Kosala has won awards and recognition at many levels such as Outstanding Performance at the National Dirijaya Awards in 2005 and 2012, and the Personal Improvement Award at The Outstanding Young Persons (TOYP) of Sri Lanka in 2007. He has been featured in many television programmes and has acted in the stage dramas—‘Memories of a Monkey Boy’ and ‘Sihina Mal Dangakarai’. He also won the Best Performance Award for his short film ‘Dreams’. Kosala is the founder of the Kosala Dullewa Foundation for Children with Special Needs through which he helps children and parents overcome limitations and achieve their dreams. A percentage of proceedings from Ape Kema will be donated to Kosala Dullewa Foundation.

Catch Kosala in action every Sunday from 7pm – 10:30pm at the Governor’s Restaurant.