Mr. T.Pabilis Singho the most well known Master Chef in Sri Lanka today, He joined the Mount Lavinia Hotel in 1957 and was promoted to the post of cook in 1960 after an extensive training in all the sections. Mr. Pabilis Silva has been the cook for the late Sir Oliver Goonatileke, the then Ex-Governor General of Ceylon, and the late Sir John Kotalawala, one time Prime Minister of Ceylon.

  • During the period when the Mount Lavinia Hotel was managed by the Hyatt Corporation of USA, he underwent training under foreign cookery experts and was promoted as Assistant Chef at Mount Lavinia Hyatt in 1972. In 1974 he served in the capacity of Executive Chef at the Beach Cabana and La Langousterie Restaurant. He served as the Executive Chef at the Kuramathi Tourist Island Resort in the Maldives in the year 1983. He returned to the Mount Lavinia Hotel in 1984. At present he serves as the adviser to the Embadu Resort, in the Maldives in addition to being the Executive Chef of Mount Lavinia Hotel.

He organized the cookery competition ‘Food and Travel Mart” held in Sri Lanka for the first time in 1986. He was also the main technical co-ordinator of ‘ Bak Maha Asiriya” Food exhibitions 1992 and 1993 held at the BMICH which had the participation of over 16,500 persons on the two occasions.

Mr. Pabilis Singho organized several International Food Festivals in Sri Lanka in collaboration with Cookery experts of Germany, Singapore and China. He has traveled in several countries of the world including Switzerland, Sweden, Thailand and Singapore and has held several Sri Lankan Food Festivals in world renowned hotels in Belgium, Netherlands, Germany and England.

Professor-Chandana Jayawardena