From Laugfs to Jade
Laugfs Holdings Limited has stepped into the leisure industry through
their sister company, Laugfs Leisure Limited. This concept was
introduced by Chairman, Laugfs Holdings Limited, W.K.H. Wagapitiya, a
young, energetic and innovative entrepreneur who had already made his
mark on Sri Lankan business field and Thilak Perera, Managing Director.
Aruna Jayalath, General Manager of Laugfs Leisure Limited explained this
novel concept of having a Fuel Mart, Super Market and restaurant
According to Aruna Jayalath, their idea of developing this chain of
Chinese restaurants named Jade is to make available authentic Chinese
cuisine to more people in and outside Colombo. As they are already
holding prime property in choice locations in and around Colombo where
their Fuel Marts are situated, it is a small step to upgrade them with a
Laugfs Sunup Super market and a Jade restaurant to cater to every need
of the motorists, Jayalath said.
The chefs at Jade Restaurants are highly trained in Chinese cuisine
and only authentic ingredients are used in preparation of the dishes.
The theme of Jade chain of restaurants is 'hygiene'. The courteous and
friendly staff is also highly trained with experience in star-class
Almost all authentic Chinese restaurants are situated in the heart of
Colombo. Their first restaurant with seating capacity for 80 guests was
opened in Jubilee Post Junction, Nugegoda and the second will be opened
in the very near future in Maharagama.
Laugfs Leisure Limited is planning to open five restaurants in and
around Colombo. They are planning to go into the small luxury hotel
concept by next year. They have got some property at scenic locations in
Chilaw, Sigiriya and the Deep South. Jade restaurants promote the idea
of family restaurants that is why several of their projected restaurants
will not be serving any liquor.
But there is a variety of tasty 'mocktails' available consisting of
tasty fruit juices and other non-alcoholic beverages in varying
combinations to suit the discerning palate, says Aruna Jayalath who is a
Hotel School Graduate with more than 23 years of hoteliering experience.
Before joining Laugfs, he was the Resident Manager of Koggala Beach