Galle Face Hotel hosted the eagerly-awaited Cannonball Run recently in high spirits with the exclusive Colombo Gin taking centre-stage at the high-profile event, which was attended by many of the glitterati and the literati of Colombo society, corporate world and diplomatic community. The Cannonball Run is an annual event that celebrates friendly rivalry, this year between Germany and France. French Ambassador to Sri Lanka Jean-Marin Schuh and German Ambassador Juergen Morhard were the two adversaries for the evening. This year’s Master of the Cannon was Minister of Tourism Development and Christian Religious Affairs and Minister of Lands, John Amaratunga. The Cannonball Run is an annual tradition celebrated on the Galle Face Green, to commemorate the extraordinary incident of a misfired cannonball by a member of the British Artillery in 1845.