Travel / Tourism

Turkish Airlines’ Miniport Service now provides more conveniences

/ Friday, 23 June 2017 00:00

Turkish Airlines has expanded the scope of its Miniport service, which provides a special luggage transport opportunity to its passengers between A...


‘Rising Star of Hospitality 2017’ to adjudge most outstanding personalities in hospitality industry

/ Friday, 23 June 2017 00:00

The Hotels Association of Sri Lanka (THASL) has announced their first ever island-wide competition to adjudge the most outstanding personalities am...


Emirates wins 13th consecutive World’s Best Inflight Entertainment award at Skytrax World Airline Awards 2017

/ Friday, 23 June 2017 00:00

Emirates has won World’s Best Inflight Entertainment award for a record 13th year at the prestigious Skytrax World Airline Awards 2017. The a...


Eco Team unveils ‘Ahas Pokuna’

/ Friday, 23 June 2017 00:00

  Sri Lanka’s first, all-suite, luxury, private bush walks camp  Diving into the history of the hill capita...


The world has chosen Qatar

/ Thursday, 22 June 2017 00:00

Qatar Airways wins Airline of the Year at 2017 Skytrax Awards PARIS, France: Qatar Airways announced that it has again been named as Airlin...


Colombo Skalleagues re-elected to SKAL Asia Board

/ Thursday, 22 June 2017 00:00

  The 46th SKAL Asian Area Congress was held in Bahrain from 12-15 May. Organised by SKAL International Bahrain, the event dr...


Sri Lanka highlights importance of political commitment to sustainable tourism

/ Thursday, 22 June 2017 00:00

Tourism Minister John Amaratunga held a bilateral meeting with Minister of Tourism of the Philippines Wanda Corazon T. Teo on the sidelines of the...


Cinnamon Life presents The Queen’s High Tea with George Calombaris

/ Thursday, 22 June 2017 00:00

It was a memorable evening on 11 June for MasterChef enthusiasts across Colombo as they gathered to meet the renowned MasterChef Judge and Australi...


Sri Lankan culinary delights applauded by Israeli holidaymakers

/ Thursday, 22 June 2017 00:00

  Located approximately 5,400 km away from Sri Lanka, Israel has shown an increasing attention to Sri Lanka over the recent ...


Sri Lanka promoted among Nepal’s travel agents

/ Thursday, 22 June 2017 00:00

  The Embassy of Sri Lanka in Nepal organised a meeting with the travel agents of Nepal at the Embassy premises on 15 June to...


Turkish Airlines picks up 4 awards at 2017 Skytrax World Airline Awards

/ Thursday, 22 June 2017 00:00

    Turkish Airlines has picked up four awards this year – ‘Best Airline in Southern Europe,’ ‘Be...


SLITHM focuses on protecting the environment

/ Thursday, 22 June 2017 00:00

Sri Lanka’s premier hospitality training institution the Sri Lanka Institute of Tourism and Hotel Management (SLITHM) marked World Environmen...


Waters Edge breaks ground for banquet expansions

/ Wednesday, 21 June 2017 00:00

Colombo’s favourite suburban hotel, Waters Edge is today a firm favourite among those who wish to tie the knot in style overlooking the sceni...


‘Dim Sum Festival’ at Golden Dragon, Taj

/ Wednesday, 21 June 2017 00:00

The Taj Samudra Colombo invites you to be a part of yet another fabulous indulgence, the traditional ‘Dim Sum Festival’ till 22 June at...


A French affair at The Kingsbury

/ Wednesday, 21 June 2017 00:00

French cuisine is a unique, cultural experience that blends flavourful, wholesome foods with elegance, sophistication, and artful presentation. Fre...


Jetwing Colombo Seven, Colombo Supper Club to host innovators behind trendy cocktail bar Vasco

/ Wednesday, 21 June 2017 00:00

Colombo Supper Club’s last edition featured the creations of Singaporean chef Damian D’Silva. Once again this month, they have teamed u...


Emirates advises customers to arrive early to airport during busy summer season

/ Wednesday, 21 June 2017 00:00

  Over 106,000 passengers to pass through Emirates Terminal 3 over busy holiday period  Emirates expects higher th...


ON14 at OZO Colombo brings World Music Day 2017 to Colombo

/ Wednesday, 21 June 2017 00:00

World Music Day is celebrated globally on 21 June and OZO Colombo intends to celebrate music in Sri Lanka for the second consecutive year by bringi...


Hospitality investors and senior industry leaders to gather in Malé

/ Friday, 16 June 2017 00:00

Bench Events have recently announced the launch of the inaugural Maldives Hotel & Tourism Investment Briefing to be held on 30 November in Mal&...


Saudia increases onboard entertainment options

/ Friday, 16 June 2017 00:00

Saudi Arabian Airlines (Saudia) has announced an increase in the amount of entertainment programs available onboard its aircraft, offering 1,800 ho...


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Saman Kelegama: Even the blood running through his veins is oriented to economics

27 June 2017

The bearded economist who saw shortcomings of Sri Lanka’s liberalisation move My association with Dr. Saman Kelegama, Executive Director of the Institute of Policy Studies or IPS, dates back to the early 1990s when I had the opportunity to...


ICC cricketing lessons for Sri Lankan economy

27 June 2017

     It has been proven over time how sports strategies can be used by many other disciplines. An eagerly anticipated event on the cricketing calendar was the ICC Champions Trophy. An underdog in terms of its rank we...


A conspiracy theory: Tread with extreme caution, Sri Lanka

24 June 2017

  Politics as the science of attaining “power” The first lessons taught to any student of the science of politics almost invariably includes a reference to the 16th century Florentine philosopher Machiavell...


Most Venerable Mahanayake, I don’t know why…

24 June 2017

“I think that hate is a feeling that can only exist where there is no understanding” – Tennessee Williams, Sweet Bird of Youth     A few days ago we had the Ven. Warakagoda Shri Gnanarathana, Mah...


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