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Two awards for Kandyan Arts Residency

Kanchana Thilakaratne – Director of Kandyan Arts Residency upon receiving the certification flanked by (from his immediate right) Chaminda Yapa Bandara – Manager, A.S Dissanayake – Executive Chef along with other staff and officials
Kanchana Thilakaratne – Director of Kandyan Arts Residency upon receiving the certification flanked by (from his immediate right) Chaminda Yapa Bandara – Manager, A.S Dissanayake – Executive Chef along with other staff and officials

A renowned star class property on Peradeniya Road in Kandy, the Kandyan Arts Residency – well known over the years for its good food and hospitable service among tourists visiting the hill capital – has been awarded ISO 22000 – 2005 Certification (the fourth hotel property in Kandy to be bestowed with ISO certification) in two categories towards meeting the requirements of high standards of quality services expected, to be able to serve the hotel industry better.

The two categories it received recognition are for the Hotel’s capabilities of ‘Preparation and Serving of Food within its Restaurants and Room Service’ plus for ‘CIV Processing of Ambient Stable Products’.

Kandyan Arts Residency which was started by leading entrepreneur and philanthropist M.K.R Thilakaratne 12 years ago and his son Kanchana Thilekaratne – who is at present a Director of the company, and responsible in spearheading all operational and management aspects of the hotel. Kandyan Arts Residency which started off as a restaurant soon became one among the most popular entities in the restaurant sector popularly patronized by both, local and foreign visitors to the popular hill capital, Kandy.

It also attended its goals of becoming a fully-fledged residential hotel by adding thirteen rooms to its complex the same year thus providing its guests with well-appointed comfortable accommodation in addition to its already well known reputation as a restaurant serving the best cuisine in town.

Kandyan Arts Residency has an experienced staff headed by Executive Chef – A.S Dissanayake, who has a background of working for many star class hotels and managed by Chaminda Yapa Bandara who hails from a background experience of 28 years in hotel trade …..”

They are our strength and our stepping stone towards achieving successful milestones such as, the ISO recognition we have received,” said Kanchana Thilekaratne. Commenting on the ISO certification and his business ethics, Chairman of Kandyan Arts Residency said

“To us doing business is not all about earning money; it is also being

able to look into the welfare of

the vast number of workers employed by us and providing employment as a service to society, which has been an important trait in my life.

It is important to win the support of your workers if one wants to achieve certification in the nature of ISO 22000-2005 which helps one to steer ahead in business as an accepted entity that strives to maintain the highest standards in serving its customers with high quality products” he said in conclusion.

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