Awesome Sri Lanka

A little more than three years ago, Sri Lanka was a basket case, and had been for more than a quarter of a century, as civil war ravaged the country. Sri Lankan-born novelist Michael Ondaatje, in his book Anil’s Ghost,

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Coral Sands Hotel wins TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence

Coral Sands Hotel, located in Hikkaduwa, has received a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence award. The prestigious award, which honours hospitality excellence, is given only to establishments that consistently achieve outstanding traveller reviews on TripAdvisor and is extended to qualifying businesses

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SriLankan Airlines daily direct flights to Beijing and Shanghai

SriLankan Airlines the national carrier of Sri Lanka has now commenced daily direct flights to Beijing and Shanghai. The service inaugurated on 15 July. Initially, SriLankan Airlines flew three times a week to Beijing and four times a week to

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SriLankan Airlines to join Oneworld Global Alliance in 2013

SriLankan Airlines the national airline of Sri Lanka is to join the Oneworld global airline alliance next year. At a press briefing in Beijing ahead of the official opening of the annual general meeting of the International Air Transport Association

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At one with nature … the Heritance Kandalama

While searching for Sri Lanka’s lost kingdoms, Margaret Turton finds five-star digs hidden among the treetops. As soon as our vehicle turns onto the rough gravel entrance road, I know we are up for something unusual. This totally unexpected encounter

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Sri Lanka Navy offers Whale Watching Cruises off Eastern Coast

The Sri Lanka Navy owned Passenger Craft, “Princess of Lanka” is re-commencing her whale watching cruises off the Eastern Coast upon completion of the vessel’s refurbishment/revamping to meet the necessities of its new clientele in Trincomalee. Whale enthusiasts and tourists

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Air Asia to buy 50 Airbus A320 jets

“In my mind, that is an aircraft order that we would need, but we haven’t made the right analysis yet,” Tony Fernandes tells Reuters. Air Asia is studying a potential $4 billion deal to buy another 50 Airbus A320 passenger

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Amaya Resorts and Spas win Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence

Four Amaya Resorts and Spas properties have won the prestigious 2012 Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor, the world famous travel review web site. The four winning resorts are Amaya Lake Resort – Dambulla, Amaya Hills Resort – Kandy, Hunas Falls

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Emirates Luxury Holidays catalogue offers Sri Lanka to UK market

Sri Lanka has once again been featured as one of the leading destinations for leisure travellers in the United Kingdom by Emirates, the award-winning Dubai-based international airline. An exclusive luxury holidays brochure produced by Emirates for the UK market devotes

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Qatar shows a keen interest in Sri Lanka hotel sector

Enhanced links with Arab world – Economic ties strengthened The government of Qatar is considering investing in Sri Lanka’s hotel and leisure sectors to the tune of US $ 1 billion, External Affairs Minister Prof G L Peiris told the

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