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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".

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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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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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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.

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.

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 / 2019-06-25

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 / 2019-07-02

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.

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.”

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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.

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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.

Blog article / 2019-09-18

Ship wrecks & diving spots in Sri Lanka

The old ship wreck sites in Sri Lanka which surrounds the coastline are must-see places if you ever happen to visit the island as its marine life is great in abundance.

Blog article / 2019-09-02

Scenic Train rides in Sri Lanka

The train rides in Sri Lanka are the most scenic and unforgettable leaving you breathless and wanting more. It is one of the reasons as to why the country is famous and known as one of the main tourist destinations. It takes you through the hill country covered in beautiful tea plantations, beaches, foggy tea estates, waterfalls, steep mountains and old pine forests.

Blog article / 2019-09-05

Boutique hotels in Colombo

Colombo, Sri Lanka’s bustling commercial hub is a town that has lived for over 2000 years and is now a trendy megalopolis dotted with many colonial era buildings amongst the skyscrapers and shopping malls. It features many exclusive boutique hotels for budget travellers to high end clients.

Blog article / 2019-09-24

Boutique hotels in the Hill Country

The hill country of Sri Lanka is the most scenic, mist wrapped land of emerald peaks and tremendous views, of hillsides carpeted with tea plantations and graced by bewildering cascades.

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