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Taj Samudra Colombo

Posted: December 27, 2009 at 3:09 pm   /   Sri Lanka, Travel Tips

The Taj Samudra Hotel in Colombo, Sri Lanka lies in the heart of the Colombo business district. Taj Samudra is one of the most luxurious  Hotels in Colombo. A pleasant surprise is  even though they spoil you with large rich classy rooms, the prices are not to steep. It is quite normal to fetch a […]

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China Boosts Sri Lankan Tourism Arrivals.

Posted: August 19, 2008 at 4:05 am   /   News, Sri Lanka

Pressure from rising oil prices, rising interest rates and a bust US  housing industry threatens tourists numbers around the world. Sri Lanka too was stuck with a tourist arrival decline of 0.2 percent,but once again China came to the rescue. The Chinese tourism market, one of the fastest growing markets for tourism has travel agents […]

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Sri Lanka establishes Rent-A-Car Association.(RACA)

Posted: August 14, 2008 at 2:13 am   /   News, Sri Lanka

Sri Lankan rent a car businesses have established the Sri Lankan Rent-A-Car Association to improve and set bench marks in the countries lucrative tourism industry. The newly formed association already has eleven members and more are inline to be accredited after passing the criteria into in this association. Currently the basic criteria into the association […]

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Southern Expressway Hits a Road Block.

Posted: August 7, 2008 at 2:00 am   /   Latest Posts, News, Sri Lanka

A senior government official has confirmed that the southern expressway has face yet another obstacle. The expressway having had many setbacks and delays in completion date now lacks funding to be completed by the expected date of 2010. The expressway deigned to connect the southern region of Matara with the capital Colombo significantly cutting down […]

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Government forces of Sri Lanka advancing into the LTTE held area. Colombo

Posted: August 6, 2008 at 3:03 am   /   News, Sri Lanka

After two decades of fighting between the government forces and the separatist LTTE (Lanka Tamil Tigers Elam) the stall mate seems to be ending. There has been intensive fighting between both sides in the recent years after the Norwegian brokered peace deal failed.   LTTE in a recent act of temporary cease of offensive released […]

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Sri Lanka holds provincial elections.

Posted: July 18, 2008 at 2:02 am   /   News, Sri Lanka

Security has been beefed up around Sri Lanka especially in the provinces that elections are going to be held soon. More than 8,000 security personnel will be watching over as the North Central Province and South Eastern (Sabaragamuva) Province goes to the polling booths on 23rd August. So far election watch groups in Sri Lanka […]

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The Kandy Perahera (also called Esala Perahera )

Posted: July 18, 2008 at 1:28 am   /   Sri Lanka

This is one of the highlights for the travellers visiting the pearl of the Indian ocean. It is a festival that has been celebrated since 300 B.C in the old capital of Kandy in Sri Lanka to honour its Buddhist traditions. This even marks the public viewing of the sacred tooth of the Sri Dalada […]

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Iran becomes Sri Lanka’s biggest donor

Posted: July 17, 2008 at 3:15 am   /   News, Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka has received 1.05 billion dollars (USD) in total as foreign aid so far this year with loans for projects (959 million) and grants (90 million). This year aid from Iran has surpassed Japan. Traditionally Japan has been the biggest donor of this island nation followed by the manila biased Asian Development Bank (ADB) […]

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Mysteries of Sri Lanka the Adams Bridge

Posted: July 17, 2008 at 3:11 am   /   Sri Lanka

Pictures from space by NASA have revealed a great hidden secret of this island nation. A 1,750,000 year old bridge between Sri Lanka and India. The recently discovered bridge is called Adams Bridge and is 30 kilometres long and is made from a chain of shoals. It is believed that this bridge has been submerged […]

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Transport in Sri Lanka

Posted: July 8, 2008 at 3:15 am   /   Sri Lanka, Travel Tips

There are many ways to travel around in Sri Lanka. Transport ranges from train, bus, taxi, car rentals, sea planes and helicopters. The country has about 96,695 km of roads. Total length of roads is 11,285 km from which 10,721 km are paved and 564 km are unpaved. As many roads are narrow, government has […]

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