Crepe Runner on the Sunday Times

Hope keeps foodie passion alive

Three hundred oil lamps illuminated the Dutch Hospital Colombo, on the evenning of Tuesday, May 21, remembering the victims of the Easter Sunday attacks. Just like the many hotels around the country, restaurants and small culinary ventures have been badly affected by the lack of customers. Nevertheless, the lamps which were lit by the staff and loyal patrons of the Dutch Hospital complex were a symbol of hope for a better tomorrow.
During the week we spoke to several restaurateurs and individual food entrepreneurs who were unanimous that it’s this hope which propels them on.

Dilini Perera, the owner of ‘Lay Low Negombo’ like all restaurateurs, is keeping her head up and hoping that things will get back to normal again. “We do not want our dream to be ruined, to take a step back and feel disappointed,”she says.

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