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Indigenous people of Sri Lanka

The Veddhas also known as the ‘Forest People’ are the last indigenous people of Sri Lanka who are slowly becoming extinct unfortunately although there are reservations that can be visited and their way of life can be seen. The forests of Sri Lanka were inhabited by the Veddhas long before the Buddhists arrived dating back to the 6th century.

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Story of Ceylon Tea

The tea plant was brought to Sri Lanka from China by the British back in the year in 1824 and was planted in the Royal Botanical Gardens, Peradeniya. It is considered to have been the first non-commercial tea plant in Sri Lanka.

Blog article / 2019-07-02

Bollywood actress Jacqueline Fernandez promotes Sri Lanka tourism

She further added, “Sri Lanka is my homeland. I have spent some of my most beautiful and fondest memories and holidays over there. Sri Lanka is absolutely safe to go back right now. And we really would love your support for Sri Lanka.”

Blog article / 2019-07-02

Grand Hotel among top 100 luxury hotels of the world

The Grand Hotel Nuwara Eliya found itself ranked among the top 100 luxury hotels of the world in the Hotel of the Year Awards 2019 as it was recognized for its superior guest experience and service standards, the classical landmark of the hill country.

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Sri Lanka Visa

Obtaining a visa is remarkably simple as it can be done in advance through the official government website by using a debit / credit card for the required fee. Do not use other websites as they will charge extra. If you haven’t been able to obtain a visit visa in advance, it can be obtained by queuing at a special desk in the immigration arrivals hall.

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Sri Lanka Travel Tips

Travelling to Sri Lanka? Here are some things we think you should know prior to travel.

Blog article / 2019-06-25

Is Sri Lanka safe to visit in August?

The minister of tourism Development, Wildlife and Christian Religious Affairs, John Amaratunga said that the healing process has achieved much ground and things are returning rapidly back to normal. All precautions have been taken to ensure the safety of the tourists in all parts of the country.

Blog article / 2019-06-03

Travel Advisories Lifted

China, Germany and Switzerland are few countries that toned down its travel advisory imposed on Sri Lanka in order to help in reviving the tourism industry of the island nation which was hit hard after the Easter attack.

Blog article / 2019-05-20

Vesak in Colombo 2019

Over the weekend the entire country came together to celebrate much awaited Vesak customaries. Although it is a significant event for Buddhists across the globe, in Sri Lanka it was a unique event where all religious groups, Christians, Muslims, Hindus and Buddhists rallied around to ensure a colourful celebration.

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Sri Lanka Tourism to formulate insurance fund for tourists

A special insurance scheme will be formulated to pay compensation to any tourists who suffer injury or death while visiting Sri Lanka. The scheme is estimated to be USD 100,00 - USD 250,000.

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More MICE events to help industry recovery - SLTPB

To rebuild the confidence on the country’s security among global travelers, Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau (SLTPB) would now consider sponsoring such international events that the entity wouldn’t usually sponsor, Sri Lanka Tourism chief, Kishu Gomes said.

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Journalists and foreign social media influencers show renewed interest in Sri Lanka

The interest from travel writers and bloggers who wish to explore, photograph and promote this picturesque destination have amplified this initiative.

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SL Army Commander requests general public to return to normalcy

The general Public is requested to go back to their normal routine and that the tri-forces and the police are dedicated to ensure their safety through day and night.

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Easter Sunday Attack

“Sri Lanka has worked hard to entice tourists back and ensure them that this is a safe, welcoming and peaceful country to visit, over the last decade. And it has been successful".

Blog article / 2018-10-01

Official Travel Partner for IRONMAN 70.3 Colombo 2019

Leading Sri Lankan travel solutions provider, Hayleys Tours announced that the company will once again serve as Official Travel Partner to the second edition of the globally famed triathlon: IRONMAN 70.3 Colombo.