Travel / Tourism

Sri Lanka shows its colours in New York

/ Tuesday, 21 February 2017 00:00

  Sri Lanka Tourism showed it’s a holiday destination worth visiting by showcasing its local splendour at the New York...


The Paradise Resort & Spa wins Guest Review Award from Booking.com

/ Friday, 17 February 2017 00:00

The Paradise Resort & Spa, a luxury resort situated in the heart of the Cultural Triangle in Dambulla, has been recognised for its exceptional ...


Connectivity issues holding back Israeli influx

/ Friday, 17 February 2017 00:00

Ceremonial opening of IMTM 2017 by Minister John Amaratunga, Israel’s Minister of Tourism Yariv Levin and Turkey’s Minister of Tourism,...


Anantaya Chilaw celebrates 3 years of excellence in the hospitality industry

/ Friday, 17 February 2017 00:00

Anantaya Chilaw, the first luxury hotel in the chain of Anantaya Resorts & Spas, recently celebrated its third anniversary as a pioneer in the ...


SriLankan Airlines named Best Airline in South Asia

/ Friday, 17 February 2017 00:00

SriLankan Airlines added yet another accolade when China’s Top Travel magazine named it the Best Airline in South Asia at the 10th Annual Top...


Taj Group Gold Partner for THINC Sri Lanka Networking Conference 2017

/ Thursday, 16 February 2017 00:00

The second edition of Tourism, Hotel Investment and Networking Conference (THINC) Sri Lanka was held last week in Colombo, Sri Lanka. TAJ Group par...


Anantara Peace Haven Tangalle Resort honoured with multiple TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice awards

/ Thursday, 16 February 2017 00:00

  Anantara Peace Haven Tangalle Resort is celebrating a haul of TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice awards after being recog...


TUI Group to target Brazil and China in global expansion

/ Thursday, 16 February 2017 00:00

BERLIN (Reuters): European travel and tourism company TUI aims to start offering holidays to customers from countries such as China, Brazil, Spain ...


Sri Lanka Tourism conquers the Mediterranean at IMTM Travel Fair 2017

/ Thursday, 16 February 2017 00:00

  Sri Lanka Tourism showcased its splendour in the Mediterranean by participating at the IMTM (International Mediterranean To...


Tourism Authority of Thailand eyes Sri Lanka with renewed interest

/ Wednesday, 15 February 2017 10:41

Hayleys Leisure Holdings Managing Director Johann Wijesinghe (left) shakes hand with Tourism Authority of Thailand Mumbai Office Director Soraya Ho...


Gulf Air commences direct flights between Colombo and Bahrain

/ Wednesday, 15 February 2017 10:41

The Ambassador of Sri Lanka to the Kingdom of Bahrain, Dr A. Saj U. Mendis, had a meeting with Gulf Air Chief Executive Officer Maher Salman Al Mus...


Sri Lanka is gifted with tourist attractions!

/ Wednesday, 15 February 2017 10:40

Presentation of the Spiritual Book ‘Pointers to Enlightenment’ to the British High Commissioner by the author Vipula Wanigasek...


Cathay Pacific targets Colombo-Australia traffic with Super Special Fares

/ Wednesday, 15 February 2017 10:40

  Cathay Pacific Airways recently launched its Super Special Return Fares in Economy Class starting from Rs. 79,900 including...


Dolphins jump in front of a tourist boat in the sea in Kalpitiya

/ Tuesday, 14 February 2017 00:00

  Dolphins jump in front of a tourist boat in the sea in Kalpitiya, Sri Lanka 12 February – REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatt...


Australia supports tourism skills development in Eastern, Northern Provinces

/ Tuesday, 14 February 2017 00:00

Australian High Commissioner Bryce Hutchesson, Minister for Skills Development and Vocational Training Mahinda Samarasinghe and Chief Mini...


China to take fingerprints of foreign visitors as security step

/ Tuesday, 14 February 2017 00:00

Reuters: China is to begin taking fingerprints of all foreign visitors as it steps up security on its borders, the Ministry of Public Security said...


Grand stars recognised and rewarded at Q2-3 Associate Meeting

/ Thursday, 9 February 2017 00:00

    Cinnamon Grad held its quarterly Associates’ Meeting and Awards to recognise outstanding performers in the Hot...


Australia lowers travel advisory for Sri Lanka

/ Thursday, 9 February 2017 00:00

  Sri Lanka Tourism entered another positive turning point in the tourism industry with the Australian Government lowering it...


Diversion of PIA flight with SriLankan operating crew

/ Thursday, 9 February 2017 00:00

Pakistan International Airlines flight PK757, an A330-300 aircraft wet-leased from SriLankan Airlines with a SriLankan Airlines operating crew, on ...


Barcelona rejects attempt by Airbnb to ease standoff over tourist crackdown

/ Thursday, 9 February 2017 00:00

Madrid (Reuters): The Spanish city of Barcelona on Tuesday rejected modifications by home-renting site Airbnb to its platform which aimed to ease a...


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SAITM and private medical schools: One bad start should not lead to throwing away a good idea

20 February 2017

Opposition to SAITM SAITM, the abbreviation for Sri Lanka's newest private university, South Asian Institute of Technology and Medicine (available at: http://www.saitm.edu.lk/), has been denoting a derogatory meaning in Sri Lankans' pres...


Delightfully imperfect?

18 February 2017

  A foreign national passing through the Colombo Private Bus Terminal on the day of a private bus strike  – Pic by Shehan Gunasekara     “Forty-year-old Mrs. Doreen Kulandivelu ...


Mother Lanka pregnant for the third time!

18 February 2017

A nattami carrying goods at Manning Market; the National Flag is seen on the wall in the background                                      &nbs...


Acting now for a better Sri Lanka

17 February 2017

Soldiers looking for survivors after a massive landslide in Aranayaka last year. The consequences of climate change will create a new pool of conflicts and will force people to survive and find a suitable way to live somewhere else – Pic by ...


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