The Mount Lavinia Hotel(MLH) made waves on January 25 as it unveiled the “MLH Plant-Earth Market”, the country’s first-ever Vegan Market. This market will operate monthly on Poya days at The Terrace, coinciding with the Hotel’s Vegan Buffet and Vegan High Tea.
Visitors to the “MLH Plant-Earth Market” were treated to a wide range of vegan products, all of which were “Good Market Approved”. From vegan clothes to jewellery, musical instruments at the Drum House, arts and crafts, and household goods, attendees had access to an impressive selection of items.
Meanwhile, the Hotel played host to the Vegan Lunch Buffet and Vegan High Tea. The market operated from 10 am to 4 pm, providing ample time for attendees to explore and indulge in the vegan offerings.
This platform was more than just a market; it was a celebration of the vegan lifestyle and a way for like-minded individuals to connect. The Mount Lavinia Hotel aims to continue supporting veganism and local vendors of vegan products, recognising the importance of this movement and its positive impact on both individuals and the environment.
The “MLH Plant-Earth Market” drew not only locals from Mount Lavinia, but also attracted foreigners. Its popularity is a testament to the growing interest and awareness surrounding veganism. Furthermore, the market is just the beginning. The Hotel has plans to educate the local community and promote a healthier and more balanced lifestyle.
Mount Lavinia Hotel implemented the “Green Going Green” conceptin 2010 during Anura Dewapura’s tenure as General Manager. With his strong advocacy for environmental sustainability, it comes as no surprise that he has re-introduced these ideas upon his return as the Chief Operating Officer of MLH Group. Recognising the Hotel’s efforts, MLH received Bronze and Silver certifications for the Earth Check Awards in 2010 and 2011 respectively. -DF