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

Sri Padaya, a Buddhist pilgrimage to a sacred mountain

The Sri Padaya is a sacred mountain to the Buddhists in Sri Lanka, as they believe the footprint at the mountain peak is of Gautama Buddha. It is located in the southern reaches of the Central Highlands, about 40 km northeast from  Ratnapura and 32 km southwest of from Hatton.  The surrounding region is largely forested hills, withRead More Sri Padaya, a Buddhist pilgrimage to a sacred mountain

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.