Travel / Tourism

Jetwing Hotels stars at Culinary Art and Food Expo 2017 with 94 medals

/ Thursday, 17 August 2017 00:47

Sri Lanka’s premier hospitality brand Jetwing Hotels bagged an astounding 94 medals at the Culinary Art Expo 2017 organised by the Chef&rsquo...


Taj Samudra sweeps Marie Bizard 25th National Mixology Challenge Trophy 2017

/ Thursday, 17 August 2017 00:46

25th National Mixology Challenge Trophy – 2017 was won by Sithara Jayasinghe of Taj Samudra Colombo, in Colombo region beating 42 participant...


Cinnamon Future of Tourism Summit: Changing landscapes, role of brands and delivering authentic experiences

/ Thursday, 17 August 2017 00:45

Have you ever stopped to think of better ways to market your destination and awaken the travel bug in your potential traveller? How can the travel ...


Asia Leisure: Truly yours

/ Thursday, 17 August 2017 00:44

Hear your soul whisper at The River House A chic minimalist affair, The River House is a five-suite property situated by t...


Findmyfare.com offers special discounts for Standard Chartered credit cards

/ Thursday, 17 August 2017 00:43

Sri Lanka’s largest online travel company, findmyfare.com is offering Standard Chartered credit card holders an unbeatable 40% off for local ...


Emirates A380 arrival boosts BIA

/ Wednesday, 16 August 2017 00:00

Marking a milestone in Sri Lanka’s airport and aviation industry, a one-off Emirates A380 commercial flight landed on Monday at the Bandarana...


Denesh Silva elected Chairman of Pacific Asia Travel Association – Sri Lanka Chapter

/ Wednesday, 16 August 2017 00:00

The Annual General Meeting of the PATA Sri Lanka Chapter was held on 31 July at the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce.  The Sri Lanka Chapter enab...


SIA unveils great fares to celebrate 70th anniversary

/ Wednesday, 16 August 2017 00:00

Singapore Airlines together with SilkAir, the regional wing of Singapore Airlines (SIA), has announced attractive Business Class and Economy Class ...


Wildlife and Nature Protection Society monthly lecture on 17 August

/ Wednesday, 16 August 2017 00:00

  Prof. Ajith de Alwis to speak on ‘COLOMBO: Keeping its head above the waste’ The Wildlife and Natur...


Aviation Minister pledges to lift BIA standards sky-high

/ Tuesday, 15 August 2017 00:39

Transport and Aviation Minister Nimal Siripala de Silva pledged to make the Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA) one of the most efficient, co...


Morning safaris permitted into Wilpattu National Park again

/ Tuesday, 15 August 2017 00:38

The decision to ban safaris into Wilpattu National Park on account of the ongoing drought was reversed by the Minister of Wildlife after extensive ...


ComBank and Visa pioneer DragonPass Airport Companion Program in Sri Lanka

/ Tuesday, 15 August 2017 00:38

The Commercial Bank of Ceylon has become the first bank in Sri Lanka to partner with Visa to offer its premium credit card holders exclusive travel...


Global air passenger traffic enjoys strong demand growth in June

/ Tuesday, 15 August 2017 00:37

IATA’s global passenger traffic data for June shows that demand, measured in total revenue passenger kilometres or RPKs, rose by 7.8% compare...


Cathay Pacific introduces Business Class promotional fares to Hong Kong, Tokyo, Los Angeles

/ Monday, 14 August 2017 00:05

Cathay Pacific Airways has launched Business Class promotional fares to select destinations from Colombo. Promotional fares of up to 20% o...


TUI confident for full year as summer bookings grow

/ Monday, 14 August 2017 00:02

AFP: German travel group TUI confirmed a bright outlook for its full financial year Thursday as summer bookings lifted the mood following a net los...


Sri Lanka’s tourism in the regional context

/ Monday, 14 August 2017 00:01

By Research  Intelligence Unit, Colombo The tourism growth of Sri Lanka has seen a sharp increase from 1.79 million visitors in 2...


Qatar waives entry visa requirements for citizens of 80 countries

/ Sunday, 13 August 2017 21:50

Qatar’s Ministry of Interior, Qatar Tourism Authority (QTA) and Qatar Airways have announced that Qatar will allow visa-free entry for ci...


Indian Cricket team celebrates first test victory at Amari Galle

/ Friday, 11 August 2017 00:00

India wrapped up an impressive 304-run victory against Sri Lanka at the first test match of the Sri Lanka vs. India 2017 series. To celebrate this ...


Hilton Colombo Residences announces HSBC credit card offers

/ Friday, 11 August 2017 00:00

  Discount deals on dinner and Sunday brunch at FLOW  Hilton Colombo Residences announced its offer for HSBC Credi...


Qatar Duty Free opens luxury British perfume boutique

/ Friday, 11 August 2017 00:00

Qatar Duty Free (QDF) has brought a taste of Britain to Hamad International Airport (HIA) this month, with the opening of its artisanal perfume bou...


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Sri Lanka must move from politics to business

17 August 2017

Last week, the Yahapalana Government, which came on the promise of good governance and weeding out corruption, had its first blow, when a senior minister and deputy leader of the party had to resign over allegations of corruption. Whilst the sha...


Failures in education drag the country down

17 August 2017

When the country received independence in 1948, the administration and education was of extremely high standard. In 1956, the S.W.R.D. Bandaranaike Government made Sinhala the Official Language and converted education to Swabasha, includi...


Three things to ponder on the 150th Anniversary of the World’s Finest Tea

16 August 2017

The Colombo International Tea Convention 2017 concluded on Friday, elegantly supported by our most accomplished cricketer and commended by several of the international delegates as the most significant gathering of the global tea industry. For ma...


Ravi K’s altruistic suicide!

15 August 2017

Ravi Karunanayake sacrificed his pride and position by tendering his resignation to save the Maithri-Ranil Government cabal. He could have faced and defeated the no confidence motion against him if Maithri (who owes his presidency to Ravi) and Ran...


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