Sri Lanka’s first underwater museum opens

Sri Lanka’s first underwater museum was opened by Navy Commander Vice Admiral Piyal De Silva off the shores of Galle on April 5.This underwater museum was built off the Galle shores under the close supervision of the Navy Commander, upon a proposal by Prime MinisterMahinda Rajapaksa. The initial plan was to utilise unusable train compartmentsRead More Sri Lanka’s first underwater museum opens

Bows and arrows and complex symbolic displays 48,000 years ago in the South Asian tropics

Michelle C.Langley1*,Noel Amano2, Oshan Wedage2,3, Siran Deraniyagala4,M.M Pathmalal5,Nimal Perera4, Nicole Boivin2,6,7,8, Michael D. Petraglia2,6,8, Patrick Roberts2,6Archaeologists contend that it was our aptitude for symbolic, technological, and social behaviors that was central to Homo sapiens rapidly expanding across the majority of Earth’s continents during the Late Pleistocene. This expansion included movement into extreme environments and appearsRead More Bows and arrows and complex symbolic displays 48,000 years ago in the South Asian tropics

It’s back: This island is world No.1 again

It was named Lonely Planet’s top destination for 2019, but the Easter Sunday terror attacks in Sri Lanka saw the country’s booming tourism industry suffer tremendously. Now things are on the mend, with a new world No.1 ranking — and this time it’s voted by travellers. Sri Lanka has been named No.1 in Travel + Leisure’s World’s BestRead More It’s back: This island is world No.1 again

CCTHA unites to promote sustainable tourism in Sri Lanka

Sustainability Committee   Pledges to make Colombo hotels’ operations plastic-free by March 2020 The Colombo City Tourist Hotels Association (CCTHA) yesterday announced its pledge to eliminate the use of single-use plastic to preserve Sri Lanka’s appeal as a top tourist destination.  The CCTHA which consists of 37 hotels has reached an agreement to identify keyRead More CCTHA unites to promote sustainable tourism in Sri Lanka

International Travel Influencers step-up to give back to the nature in Sri Lanka

Together with 6 international travel bloggers & Influencers from UK, Netherlands, Singapore, India, USA, Sri Lanka Tourism’s Blogger Programme kicked off the very first “Destination Promotional Familiarization Tour with Nature Concern “initiative by planting 200 trees within the areas of Badulla District (Alugolla Hill) where the area was affected by Soil Erosion & Landslides. DaveRead More International Travel Influencers step-up to give back to the nature in Sri Lanka

Iron Man 70.3 Colombo 2019

Sri Lanka Ports Authority is partnering with the Ironman 70.3, one of a series of long-distance triathlon races, going to be held in Colombo on Sunday (24 February) for the second consecutive year.
Around 739 athletes from 58 countries will swim, cycle and run, covering a distance of 113 kilometres or 70.3 miles in the event. Certainly, this event will motivate our local athletes and this will give them valuable networking opportunities.

Best Destination to Travel in 2019

Sri Lanka secured the top spot in the Lonely Planet’s best travel destinations list of countries to visit in 2019. Germany, Zimbabwe, Panama, Kyrgyzstan, Jordan, Indonesia, Belarus, São Tomé and Príncipe and Belize have been listed as other top global destinations. “Sri Lanka is decidedly having its moment in the equatorial sun and change isRead More Best Destination to Travel in 2019