Application calls for University Admission for 2015/2016 academic Year by University Grants Commission

University Grants Commission invites applications for the University Admission for the academic year of 2015/2016. for the first time applications are call via online application form as below,

Application calls for University Admission for 2015/2016 academic Year by University Grants Commission
Application calls for University Admission for 2015/2016 academic Year by University Grants Commission

Click Here to get online application form for University entrance.

For this time government has announced that they will enroll 27,250 students for all 15 Universities and state run higher education institutions. The numbers shown 10% improve from last year university admission.

All the very best for all Students who are eligible to apply for Degree Programmes at State run Universities island-wide.

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Complete Kitchen from Singer Homes
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Sri Lanka National Parks

  1. Yala National Park

Yala combines a strict nature reserve with a national park. Divided into 5 blocks, the park has a protected area of nearly 130,000 hectares of land consisting of light forests, scrubs, grasslands, tanks and lagoons. Two blocks are currently opened to the public.

Situated in Sri Lanka’s south-east hugging the panoramic Indian Ocean, Yala was designated a wildlife sanctuary in 1900 and was designated a national park in 1938. Ironically, the park was initially used as a hunting ground for the elite under British rule. Yala is home to 44 varieties of mammal and 215 bird species. Among its more famous residents are the world’s biggest concentration of leopards, majestic elephants, sloth bears, sambars, jackals, spotted dear, peacocks, and crocodiles. The best time to visit Yala is between February and July when the water levels of the park are quite low, bringing animals into the open.

Sri Lankan Leopard, Yala National Park, Sri Lanka
Sri Lankan Leopard, Yala National Park, Sri Lanka
  1. Wilpattu National Park

Wilpattu National park is among the oldest and most important of protected areas in Sri Lanka. It also contains a number of important cultural sites. The sanctuary stretches from the North-western coast to the North-central province where the ancient city of Anuradhapura is located. Wilpattu National Park is laced with a complex of lakes called ‘Villus’, surrounded by grassy plains, set within scrub jungle. Many of the `big game’ found in Sri Lanka including elephant, sloth bear, water buffalo, and spotted dear can be seen here. Wilpattu is also known for leopards.

Sri Lankan Leopard @ Willpattu National Park, Sri Lanka
Sri Lankan Leopard @ Willpattu National Park, Sri Lanka
  1. Kumana(Yala East) National Park

Formerly known as Yala East National Park, Kumana lies on the south-east coast in the Eastern Province, 12km south of Arugam Bay, and is easily accessible from the Wellawaya-Pottuvil Road. The Park is physically separated from the more famous Yala National Park and Strict Reserve by the Kumbukkan Oya (River) and is better known for its migratory birds. A natural highlight of the park is a 200 hectare swamp lake sustained by the river through a half a mile long narrow channel. These mangrove swamps are a destination of choice for migratory birds. Among regular visitors who nest and breed are pelicans, painted storks, spoonbills, herons, egrets and little cormorants. Land animals found in the adjacent Yala are also found here.

Indian Peacock at Udawalawa National Park, Sri lanka
Indian Peacock – National Park, Sri lanka
  1. Wasgamuwa National Park

Wasgamuwa is home to a vast array of animals, as well as, ancient sites and tanks. Known for its rich population of predators among which bears receive significant attention. It is believed that Wasgamuwa has the highest density of bears than anywhere else in Sri Lanka. Bordered by the famous Mahaweli and the lesson known Amban river, Wasgamuwa spreads through the districts of Matale in the central hills and the ancient kingdom of Polonnaruwa.

Srilanka Leopard
Srilanka Leopard
  1. Gal Oya National Park

Gal Oya National Park, in close proximity to the eastern city of Amparai has an important task: to serve as the catchment area for Sri Lanka’s largest reservoir, the Senanayake Samudraya. It is the only national park where boat rides are allowed, offering visitors to the rare sight of swimming elephants, a phenomena famously known as ‘the crossings’.

 

  1. Udawalawe National Park

The Udawalawe National Park is Sri Lanka’s closest example of Africa’s savanna reserves. Better known as the country’s premier elephant park, Udawalawe revolves around the vast Udawalawe reservoir. Located on the base of hilly Ratnapura and Moneragala districts, the park is home, among other animals, to an elephant population of about 500. The park also boasts of an elephant transit home, with public displays during feeding times.

Indian Peacock at Udawalawa National Park, Sri lanka
Indian Peacock at Udawalawa National Park, Sri lanka
  1. Lahugala Kithulana National Park

The eastern park of Lahugala is among Sri Lanka’s smallest among parks but its importance to elephants and endemic birds is very big.

 

  1. Maduru Oya National Park

Maduru Oya National Park is designed to protect the immediate catchments of five reservoirs developed under the Accelerated Mahaweli Development Program, Sri Lanka’s most ambitious irrigation project. The park provides refuge for wildlife and lies between the Polonnaruwa-Batticalo Road and Mahiyangana-Padiyathalawa Road in the districts of Ampara, Badulla and Polonnaruwa.

Elephant hugging at Minneriya National Park
Elephant hugging at Minneriya National Park
  1. Horton Plains National Park

Horton Plains, a world heritage site is the catchment area for almost all of Sri Lanka’s major rivers. A silent and cold highland plateau in the central hills of Sri Lanka, the beautiful Horton Plains is surrounded by peak wildernesses and forests and is home to many endemic plants and animals thriving in a rare wet and cold climate. The park offers spectacular hikes and culminates with the World’s End, a dramatic 900 meter cliff with nothing but flat land beyond extending to the coast of Sri Lanka’s deep South./p>

 

  1. Bundala National Park

Bundala National Park lies in the dry and arid Hambantota District in Southern Sri Lanka. But the park’s many lagoons make it a paradise for migratory as well as resident birds. Every species of water birds found in the country find a safe haven here. Visitors will also be treated to many land animals from elephant to the deer. Bundala is also said to be the only park where visitors can spot both the Marsh and Seawater crocodile on the same safari trip.

Indian Peacock, Yala National Park, Sri Lanka
Indian Peacock, Yala National Park, Sri Lanka
  1. Lunugamvehera National Park

Located adjacent to Yala National Park is Lunugamvehera Park, created primarily as a catchment area for the Lunugamvehera reservoir. A plan is mooted to amalgamate the park with its larger and more famous cousin Yala and if that happens, Lunugamvehera will be renamed as Yala West.

 

  1. Minneriya National Park

Home for the world famous Elephant ‘Gathering’, Minneriya National Park is nestled on the plains of the North-Central province, about 20kms from historic Polonnaruwa. Fed by the beautiful Minneriya tank, the park despite being one of the smallest, is a haven for elephants and birds, providing magnificent views to visitors.

 

  1. Kaudulla National Park

In close proximity to Habarana, the gateway to Trincomalee and Polonnaruwa, Kaudulla revolves around an ancient tank and is considered as an important elephant corridor, offering regular sightings.

Sri Lanka Grey Hornbill @ Willpattu National Park, Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka Grey Hornbill @ Willpattu National Park, Sri Lanka
  1. Hikkaduwa National Park

One of the two marine parks in Sri Lanka, Hikkaduwa National Park in the popular southern coast features fringing coral reefs showcasing a bio-diversity spectacle.

 

  1. Pigeon Island National Park

The 2nd marine park in the country, Pigeon Island is located in famed Nilaweli, on the outskirts of Trincomalee. The spectacular small island is home to a showcase of colorful corals and tropical fish and is a short boat ride from the world famous Nilaweli beach.

Sri Lankan Leopard @ Willpattu National Park, Sri Lanka
Sri Lankan Leopard @ Willpattu National Park, Sri Lanka
  1. Horagolla National Park

Horagolla is biologically, the most diverse and significant patch of forest in the wet zone of Sri Lanka, located just outside Colombo. The park presents a special zonal vegetation complex which provides a natural refuge for many species that are extremely rare, possibly extinct, in other parts of the island.

 

  1. Galways Land National Park

The only national park located within city limits, Galways is home to a montane eco system in the cold and windy hill station of Nuwara Eliya, also the highest located city in Sri Lanka. Galways is decorated by its beautiful population of birds, as well as, its colorful floral species of native and foreign origin. Along with the nearby Victoria Park, Galway is considered to be the most significant birding site in Sri Lanka.

Baby Elephant at Minneriya National Park
Baby Elephant at Minneriya National Park
  1. Ussangoda National Park

Believed to be the place where Ravana landed his mythical flying chariot, Ussangoda is situated in Nonagama, Hambantota in the deep South. Known for the red soil in the area, Ussangoda, with both land and sea features, is a haven for turtles.

 

  1. Angammedilla National Park

Originally a forest reserve within the Minneriya-Girithale Sanctuary within close proximity to Polonnaruwa, Angammedilla was established to protect the drainage basin of the giant Parakrama Samudra reservoir.

Changeable Hawk Eagke, Willpattu National Park, Sri Lanka
Changeable Hawk Eagke, Willpattu National Park, Sri Lanka
  1. Flood Plains National Park

The park is central to the integrity of the Mahaweli irrigation system, both for its unique “villus” and as a corridor for wildlife migration between grazing lands in Wasgamuwa and Somawathiya National Park. The area spans the Mahaweli River in Polonnaruwa district in North Central Province.

 

  1. Somawathiya National Park

Somawathiya National Park is one of the four national parks designated under the Mahaweli River Development project. Somawathiya Chaitya, a stupa said to be containing a relic of the tooth of the Buddha, is situated within the park.

Source: Wildlife Department Website

 

About Me

I Prasanna Ambigaibagan Cost Accountant by profession and passionate wildlife photographer from 2011, I do many budgeted road tours in overseas and meet many new friends and I do always invite them to Sri lanka and let them to experience Srilanka hospitality.

If anyone wanted to know more about Sri Lankan Wildlife and Wildlife Safaris, you can feel free to contact me by below comment or call me on +94776534669 (I do available in Whatsapp, Viber, IMO and Line).

if you’re interested you can follow my Wildlife photography page on Facebook on below link

Prasanna Ambigaibagan Nature and wildlife Photography
Prasanna Ambigaibagan Nature and wildlife Photography

Yala National Park, Sri Lanka

Yala combines a strict nature reserve with a national park. Divided into 5 blocks, the park has a protected area of nearly 130,000 hectares of land consisting of light forests, scrubs, grasslands, tanks and lagoons. Two blocks are currently opened to the public.

Situated in Sri Lanka’s south-east hugging the panoramic Indian Ocean, Yala was designated a wildlife sanctuary in 1900 and was designated a national park in 1938. Ironically, the park was initially used as a hunting ground for the elite under British rule. Yala is home to 44 varieties of mammal and 215 bird species. Among its more famous residents are the world’s biggest concentration of leopards, majestic elephants, sloth bears, sambars, jackals, spotted dear, peacocks, and crocodiles. The best time to visit Yala is between February and July when the water levels of the park are quite low, bringing animals into the open.

Srilanka Leopard
Srilanka Leopard
Block Extent Date added to the park
Block I 14,101 hectares (54.44 sq mi) 1938
Block II 9,931 hectares (38.34 sq mi) 1954
Block III 40,775 hectares (157.43 sq mi) 1967
Block IV 26,418 hectares (102.00 sq mi) 1969
Block V 6,656 hectares (25.70 sq mi) 1973

 

Yala National Park Weather

Yala is in a hot, semi-arid environment despite its lush greenish look, especially during the monsoon season. Temperature ranges from 260C to about 300C. The North-east monsoon season is when Yala gets most of its rainfall from September to December

 

Be a responsible Visitor to Yala National Park

Yala is the most visited national park in Sri Lanka with record-breaking numbers every passing year. Now as you think of coming to the park, we have a question for you. Why? If the answer is because it sounds like a ‘fun’ thing to do, we want to help you make the answer and your experience much more meaningful and productive. Here’s a checklist of preparations

  1. Do your homework by reading up on wildlife, its destruction and get to know the park you are preparing to visit. Start with its history; geography and the inhabitants. Each animal has incredibly unique features, behaviors, feeding patterns etc. Knowing your hosts will make the adventure all the more memorable.
  2. Get children involved too and friends. Talk about what you know and drive home the fact that you are not visiting a circus. Read to Do’s and Don’ts elsewhere on this page and take them to your heart. A wildlife safari is essentially an educational experience that imparts incredible happiness and doing it with friends and family is truly a ‘fun’ experience.
  3. Be prepared to speak up and act responsibly. Do not condone bad, ugly, selfish behavior and do not entice your trekker to break the law. Every wrong move may endanger the animals and your life too.
  4. Yala in its entirety is 26 times bigger than the city of Colombo. But the public is currently allowed only on two of its designated blocks making the park’s road network over-crowded with vehicular traffic, especially on public holidays. While new areas with more roads are being considered it’s a humongous and costly task experiencing delays. So the best you can do is to travel in an orderly, responsible manner, sticking to designated routes and not speed at any time.
  5. Remember, at all times that you are in someone else’s territory and conduct yourself as a responsible nature lover. Leave with only memories and do not leave even your footprints.
Sri Lankan Leopard, Yala National Park, Sri Lanka
Sri Lankan Leopard, Yala National Park, Sri Lanka

Rule of Thumb of Visiting Yala National Park

The rule of the thumb in visiting a national park is that you must simply blend in and try to be invisible. While you just can’t hide from them, there’s a lot you can do to make sure that the animals can simply ignore you. Each animal has its own personality and the slightest thing can destroy their peace. When you understand their habitat, lifestyle and behavior, you can become a good visitor. Just as much as an irritating and selfish neighbor can drive us wild, destroy our peace and turn us into angry human beings, the slightest thing can upset the equilibrium of animals and that may happen quite unwittingly on your part. This is why educating ourselves is to prepare ourselves for the journey. Avoid any kind of interaction, verbal or through gestures. Did you know even the noise of vehicles seem to affect the feeding habits and personality of elephants, for example? Animals sense who you really are. Be patient and respectful and they will roam freely. Predators can feel mostly under pressure because of photographers, which has huge impact on their hunting, feeding and reproductive habits. Be a spy and never force a photo op on them. Chasing an animal in your vehicle puts them under tremendous pressure and think of having to experience that visitor after visitor, day after day. Some species of birds are more sensitive in special times; the most crucial period for birds is nestling season. Any undue pressure can bring on the kind of pressure they feel when a predator is on the prowl. That’s quite cruel. Learning about animals is fun and adds meaning to life; what’s more, it prepares you to be a responsible visitor to the animal kingdom. Be patient at all times; the VIP is not you but your host, who wants you to come, be amazed and go, all unnoticed!

 

What in Leopard Mind

Imagine, you are a superstar and you don’t even know about it. And zillion people come at dawn and dusk, just the same way the paparazzi zoom in on their target. They hustle and jostle for vantage points, follow you round like a bunch of possessed men or a pack of looting hyenas. They won’t even let you eat in peace or let you enjoy that well-earned fiesta. If this happens to you, surely you can call in the Police or hire some security guards. You’d give a piece of your mind, at least. A leopard can’t call in the Police but it can give you a piece of its mind but it chooses not to; displaying greater tolerance and latitude that humans show. It has little option but to accept and adjust, letting you enjoy that perfect shot while our irresponsible actions may forever change even their gene pools, as they learn to live with noisy human visitors. There are some 40 leopards, the highest gathering in the world, putting up with you. A gracious host only asks for a considerate visitor!

 

What to do in an emergency!

When you enter a national wildlife park you accept the risks involved. While animal attacks are rare, you must remember that they can happen. Animals are highly unpredictable, temperamental and may easily be provoked or spring to action without a warning. They are known to guard their herds and territories; with behavior different from one species to another. Elephants offer the highest risk while other predators may pose dangers at close range.

In case of an emergency, remind yourself to be calm and intently listen to the instructions of your tracker. If you are on your own, remain quiet, engine of vehicle cut and do not leave the vehicle at all.

In extremely dangerous situations, your tracker may ask you to put foot to the pedal; remember to keep calm and think rationally. Loud noise should be made only if trekker says so or when no other solution is in the offing, in the face of a violent, persistent attack, which is extremely remote and unlikely.

Your trekker is trained for any eventuality and will take you out of harm’s way. If you do not have a trekker, call for help if you need assistance if you are lost or need urgent help.

Elephant hugging at Minneriya National Park
Elephant hugging at Minneriya National Park

Yala National Park Bungalows (Bungalows inside Yala National Park)

A series of wildlife bungalows operated by the park afford nature enthusiasts to spend a night in the park. These bungalows are very basic, promote open space but give you an unforgettable experience as you experience a night in the animal kingdom. You can book a bungalow here. You can also be out on the beaten track before the rest of the traffic gets in. A series of wildlife bungalows operated by the park afford nature enthusiasts to spend a night in the park. These bungalows are very basic, promote open space but give you an unforgettable experience as you experience a night in the animal kingdom. You can book a bungalow here. You can also be out on the beaten track before the rest of the traffic gets in.

Below are List of Bungalows available for stay upto 3 days continuously,

Warahena Bungalow

First Night: LKR 8008.00

Second Night: LKR 14,504.00

Third Night: LKR 21,000.00

 

Mahasilawa Bungalow

First Night: LKR 8008.00

Second Night: LKR 14,504.00

Third Night: LKR 21,000.00

 

Ondaathe Bungalow

First Night: LKR 6,888.00

Second Night: LKR 12,264.00

Third Night: LKR 17,640.00

 

Heenwewa Bungalow

First Night: LKR 5,768.00

Second Night: LKR 10,024.00

Third Night: LKR 14,280.00

 

Thalgasmankada Bungalow

First Night: LKR 5,768.00

Second Night: LKR 10,024.00

Third Night: LKR 14,280.00

 

New Buthawa Bungalow

First Night: LKR 8008.00

Second Night: LKR 14,504.00

Third Night: LKR 21,000.00

 

Old Buthawa Bungalow

First Night: LKR 8008.00

Second Night: LKR 14,504.00

Third Night: LKR 21,000.00

If you are interested to Book Bungalows located inside Yala National Park : Click Here

 

Indian Peacock at Udawalawa National Park, Sri lanka
Indian Peacock at Udawalawa National Park, Sri lanka

Are interested in camping inside Yala National Park

The campsite can provide accommodation for a maximum of 10 people at a time. You can also have 2 kids below the age of 6 in addition to that. Campsites are open for any bookings of not more than 3 days.

There are onsite toilets for campers and don’t forget to clean it when you are leaving. Littering inside the park is strictly prohibited so don’t leave anything behind apart from your footsteps. Permanent constructions are not allowed inside a campsite, you have a 20 X 20 ft. land to build your temporary dwellings.

If you have more than 1 camp tent, you may have to pay extra for each additional tent. All campers are entitled to a seasoned trekker when entering the park. No refunds are entertained under any circumstance.

  • The guest registration forms must be filled on arrival.
  • Alcohol consumption and smoking is strictly prohibited on campsites.
  • You have to be responsible for your actions inside the park. Make sure that you leave it as you see it.
  • Any harm caused to the nature by you is a serious crime and will be dealt with extreme prejudice.
  • Campers must be fully aware of the rules of the park and expected to be in line with all of them.

 

Safari Riders

Obviously, your trip to Yala revolves around the safari ride that takes you on an experience of a lifetime. Remember, this is no circus and animals are not on duty waiting for you. It’s that feeling of uncertainty and adventure that makes it a wildlife experience. To catch the inhabitants of the jungle you need to be there at the best time and thread patiently.

 

Plan your itinerary

Make a well thought-out schedule. If you are a local planning your first trip to Yala, plan you route and make sure you have proper transport. While a 4-WD vehicle is recommended a van with high ground clearance would do. If you don’t have one, you can hire a safari jeep at the entrance. If you are an overseas visitor, Yala would be among many other local destinations you plan to visit. So, it is important to slot it in well. Talk to your tour operator about travel time from your previous destination and where you need to be after Yala. It’ll give you a good idea if your agent has prepared you a good itinerary or not. The chances are you’d first visit the ancient kingdoms first and travel next to hill country before arriving in Yala, with plans to move on to the southern coast and then ending back in Colombo. Or you’ll do it the other way round. Look at the distance and travel time that will get you to Yala. Keep In mind that the best time to enter the park is when the park opens just after 6:00am or after 4:00pm when animals resurface after taking cover from the sun. You may also opt for a full day tour. Leave adequate time to arrive at the park at the planned entry time.

A memorable safari

Right, now that you just can’t wait to get to this amazing animal kingdom, you need to do your homework before you actually get there. Proper preparation is the key to making the most of your safari to Yala National Park of Sri Lanka

 

How to get to Yala National Park of Sri Lanka

Top routes from 7 famous locations

Colombo (Capital City)

Colombo 01 – Fort >> Bandaragama >> Horana >> Ratnapura >> Palmadulla >> Kahawatta >> Madampe >> Udawalawe >> Thanamalwila >> Tissemaharamaya >> Yala Block 1 {243km}

Kandy To Yala through Nuwara Eliya

Kandy >> Pilimathalawa >> Gampola >> Nuwara Eliya >> Walimada >> Bandarawela >> Diyathalawa >> Haputhale >> Wallawaya >> Tissemaharamaya >> Yala Block 1 {245km}

Galle to Yala

Galle > >Matara >> Hambantota >>Tissa >> Yala Block 1 {169km}

Arugam Bay to Yala

Arugam Bay >> Buttala >> Kataragama >> Yala

 

Yala National park Entrance Ticket for Foreigner
Foreign Adult – LKR 3688.00
Foreign Child – LKR 1037.52

 

Safari Jeeps Price
For Half day tour : LKR. 4000 – 6000
For Fullday Tour: LKR. 8000 – 10000

For more detail contact to Wildlife Department of Sri Lanka, Address: 811A,Jayanthipura,Battaramulla. Sri Lanka. or contact on +94 11 2 888 585 or email to: dg@dwc.gov.lk

Source: Yala National Park Official Website

 

About Me

I Prasanna Ambigaibagan Cost Accountant by profession and passionate wildlife photographer from 2011, I do many budgeted road tours in overseas and meet many new friends and I do always invite them to Sri lanka and let them to experience Srilanka hospitality.

If anyone wanted to know more about Sri Lankan Wildlife and Wildlife Safaris, you can feel free to contact me by below comment or call me on +94776534669 (I do available in Whatsapp, Viber, IMO and Line).

if you’re interested you can follow my Wildlife photography page on Facebook on below link

Prasanna Ambigaibagan Nature and wildlife Photography
Prasanna Ambigaibagan Nature and wildlife Photography

DFCC Bank Sinhala Tamil New Year Gift

DFCC announces a special gift for your money deposits between 7th April to 4th May 2016 for this Sinhala Tamil New Year festive. The promotion is brings you many gifts for your every saving amount from Rs. 10,000/- upwards.

Savings Amount Gifts
Rs. 10,000/- Buddy Bag
Rs. 25,000/- Wall Clock
Rs. 50,000/- Gift voucher for Singer or applicable supermarket.*
Rs. 100,000/- Gift voucher for Singer or applicable supermarket*
Rs. 1,000,000/- Singer 24″ LED TV/Washing Machine/Microwave Oven/Home Theatre System.
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DFCC Bank Sinhala Tamil New Year Gift
DFCC Bank Sinhala Tamil New Year Gift

Help Needed for National Cancer Institute to buy PET Scanner

National Cancer Institute calls for a help from the public and donators for buying a PET scanner which can detect and treat cancer patients with 98% Accuracy.

This is a great concept for anyone who would love to help cancer patients who is fighting their life with cancer.

Cost of PET Scanner: Rs. 200mn
Account No: 0071275069
Swift Code: BCEYLKLX
Branch Code: 055 Maharagama
 BANK CODE: 7010
Account Name: National Cancer Institute

 

For more information visit www.fightcancer.lk or see below image

Help Needed for National Cancer Institute to buy PET Scanner
Help Needed for National Cancer Institute to buy PET Scanner

Audi A6 Now available in Sri lanka for Rs. 13.6 Million Upwards

Audi Colombo Announced proudly introduces Audi A6 Model to Sri lanka; Audi takes a giant leap into the realm of intuitive technology. This car is engineered to react even before you command it to. With a sharp, elegant design that captures the luxurious realm of the modern day automobile, the Audi A6 is powered with many intuitive technologies to deliver a prestigious driving experience.

Drive away now and pay in 2017 or pay Rs. 170,310 a month*

Price: Rs.13.6 Million upwards

For more detail contact to Audi Colombo,

No. 3, R. A. De Mel Mawatha, Colombo 5.

Tel: -94 11 755 5557, +94 77 753 9000, +94 77 276 8000, -94 77 314 6726

Or see below image

Audi A6 Now available in Sri lanka for Rs. 13.6 Million Upwards
Audi A6 Now available in Sri lanka for Rs. 13.6 Million Upwards

Suzuki Alto Price in Sri Lanka – Rs. 2,292,000 upwards – April 2017

Suzuki Alto is one of the highest selling car in Sri Lanka also Suzuki Alto name it highest resale value car in Sri Lanka as well, because it is  very affordable price Indian Manufacture using Japan Technology.

Presently the Suzuki Alto Prices are starting from Rs. 1,790,000/- upwards and see below table for detail prices of All 13 Suzuki Alto versions

Model New Price
Suzuki Alto with Airbag Rs. 2,292,000/-
Suzuki Alto Smart Plus Rs. 2,378,000/-
Suzuki Alto Extreme Rs. 2,356,000/-
Suzuki Alto Chilli Rs. 2,492,000/-
Suzuki Alto Gold Rs. 2,492,000/-
Suzuki Alto Platinum Rs. 2,492,000/-
Suzuki Alto Titanium Rs. 2,492,000/-
Suzuki Alto K10 VXI Manual Rs. 2,840,000/-
Suzuki Alto K10 VXI Automatic Rs. 2,969,000/-
Suzuki Alto K10 VXI Manual Limited Edition Rs. 3,050,000/-
Suzuki Alto K10 VXI Automatic Limited Edition Rs. 3,179,000/-
Suzuki Alto K10 VXI Manual Platinum Rs. 3,070,000/-
Suzuki Alto K10 VXI Automatic Platinum Rs. 3,199,000/-

 

Ex-Stock Available now for your spot delivery

For more detail see below image or contact to Associated Motorways (Private) Ltd, No. 445, Bauddhaloka Mawatha, Colombo 8.

Sales Hotline : 0117 609 609

Suzuki Auto Price in Sri Lanka – April 2016
Suzuki Auto Price in Sri Lanka – April 2016

Hero Motor Bikes Sinhala Tamil New Year Sale – Discount upto 25,000/-

Abans announces a special promotion for this Sinhala Tamil New Year promotion for Hero Motor Bikes, the promotion brings you Free registration / Discounts upto 25,000/- on your new Hero Motor cycles in this New Year.

Model Price Promotion
Hero Pleasure 100c Scooter Rs. 199,999/- Best Price
Hero iSmart 100cc Rs. 215,999/- Free Registration
Hero Xtreme 150cc Rs. 304,500/- Free Registration
Hero Karizma 225cc Rs. 349,999/- Rs. 25,000/- Discount

 

For more details contact to Hero Motor showroom on 0115 777 000 or see below image

Hero Motor Bikes Sinhala Tamil New Year Sale – Discount upto 25,000/-
Hero Motor Bikes Sinhala Tamil New Year Sale – Discount upto 25,000/-

Automobile Association Bungalows available for your holiday at a special price

Are you looking forward a enjoyable and comfortable stay at main tourist location of Sri Lanka at budget rate; here is a best option for you, stay at Automobile Association Bungalows located in main tourist attraction areas are now available for your holiday season at a special price.

If you plan to visit Tourist holiday spots of Nuwara Eliya, Weerawila, Kalpitiya, Trincomalee, Anuradhapura or Kandy in your weekends or holiday seasons,  call Automobile Association on 011 7 555 557 and book Automobile Association Bungalows at a very special price.

For more details contact to Automobile Association of Ceylon,

40, Sir M.M.M. Mawatha, Colombo 03.

Tele. No: 0117 555 557   (Firoza -ext. 218)

Automobile Association Bungalows available for your holiday at a special price
Automobile Association Bungalows available for your holiday at a special price

Samsung 32” TV for Rs. 59,990/- from Singer

Singer Sri Lanka announces a special festive promotion for Samsung 32” Smart TV for Rs. 52,990/-. Samsung 32” Smart TV comes with the latest technology of internet browsing on your Tv using wifi Connectivity or HDMI connection with your mobile or laptops. now its more convenience for you to see Youtube videos, Facebook updates and Twitter and many more.

For more details about the Samsung 32” Smart TV and special promotion visit nearest Singer Showroom or contact Singer on 0115 400 400

Samsung 32” TV for Rs. 59,990/- from Singer
Samsung 32” TV for Rs. 59,990/- from Singer

Ford Mustang 2016 now available in Sri Lanka for Rs. 15 Million for Permit Holders

Future Automobiles (Pvt) Ltd is an subsidiary of Softlogic Holding PLC announces they have Imported all New Ford Mustang 2016 SUV for Rs. 15 Million for Permit Holders (with Available Permit of USD 62,500).

Ford Mustang well known for their performance and pleasure of driving, now you can enjoy Ford Mustang 2016 version in srilanka with 5.0L GT Premium engine with 435hp, 542Nm Torque.

Limited Stock Available, to Book Now or to know more details contact Baskaran on 0765408217 or see below image

Ford Mustang 2016 now available in Sri Lanka for Rs. 15 Million for Permit Holders
Ford Mustang 2016 now available in Sri Lanka for Rs. 15 Million for Permit Holders

Ford Everest Titanium 2016 now available in Sri Lanka for Rs. 8.5 Million for Permit Holders

Future Automobiles (Pvt) Ltd is an subsidiary of Softlogic Holding PLC announces they have Imported Ford Everest Titanium 2016 SUV for Rs. 8.5 Million for Permit Holders (with Available Permit of USD 62,500)

Ford Everest Titanium 2016 is a 3.2L Duratorq TDCi VGT engine with 200hp, 470Nm Torque, AWD, 6 Speed Auto transmissions with Select Shift. Comfortable 3rd Row Seats.

Limited Stock Available, to Book Now or to know more details contact Baskaran on 0765408217 or see below image

Ford Everest Titanium 2016 now available in Sri Lanka for Rs. 8.5 Million for Permit Holders
Ford Everest Titanium 2016 now available in Sri Lanka for Rs. 8.5 Million for Permit Holders

Sinhala Aluth Avurudu Litha 2016 –Sinhala Tamil New Year Auspicious Times 2016

The New Moon

The new moon can be seen on Friday the 08th of April and on Sunday the 08th of May

Bathing for Old Year

Bathing for old year falls on Wednesday the 13th of April

Dawning of the New Year

New Year will dawn at 7.48pm on Wednesday the 13th of April

Punya Kalaya

Punya kalaya begins on Wednesday the 13th of April at 1.24pm and Thursday the 14th of April at 2.12am

Preparing of Meals

Preparing meals for the New Year should begin at 8.06pm on Wednesday the 13th of April

Trading and First Meal of the New Year

The tradition of trading and consuming the first meal of the New Year is to be done at 8.54pm on Wednesday the 13th of April

Anointing With Oil

Anointing the head with oil is set for Saturday the 16th of April at 10.41am

Leaving for Work

Leaving for work in the New Year is set for 6.27am on Monday the 18th of April

 

Hants Avuruduv Sale from 1st March to 15th April 2016

Hants a leading mattress manufactures and seller in the market announces a special Sinhala/Tamil New Year 2016 discounts upto 15%.

Enjoy 10% discounts on Foam Mattresses and 15% discount on innerspring mattresses. This special offer is valid only upto 15th April 2016.

For more detail see below image or contact to Borella Showroom on 011 2687975-7

Hants Avuruduv Sale from 1st March to 15th April 2016
Hants Avuruduv Sale from 1st March to 15th April 2016

Maximise your Dollar Investment with US$ 150 million Sri Lanka Development Bond

First Capital Treasuries PLC invites potential investors in Sri lanka and aboard to invest on US$ 150 million Sri Lanka Development Bond. This Sri lanka Development Bond is a Risk – free, Tax – free, Higher rates than bank deposits and  its available for the period of 3Months, 6 Months, 1Year and 2 Years.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Foreign Citizens & Entities
  • Non – Residents of Sri Lanka
  • Sri Lanka Dual Citizens
  • Non – Resident Foreign Currency (NRFC)
  • Resident Foreign Currency (RFC)
  • Resident Non – Nationals Foreign Currency (RNNFC)
  • Foreign Exchange Earners Accounts (FEEA)
  • Authorised Dealers in Foreign Exchange
  • Primary Dealers in Government Securities
  • Board of Investment of Sri Lanka Approved Companies
  • Specified Insurance Companies
  • Licensed Specialised Banks and Licensed Finance Companies
  • permitted to accept foreign currency deposits

Now open for subscription through First Capital Treasuries PLC Contact: +94 11 2639881, 2639889, 2639885

For more details see below image

Maximise your Dollar Investment with US$ 150 million Sri Lanka Development Bond
Maximise your Dollar Investment with US$ 150 million Sri Lanka Development Bond

Sri Lanka Duty Free – World Duty Free Shop Promotion

World Duty Free Shop located in Departure and Arrival launch of Bandaranayke International Airport announces a special promotion for this Sinhala Tamil New Year celebrating Travelers as below.

  • 15% Discount For NTB -American Express Credit Cardholders
  • 15% Discount For the Loyalty Card
  • Buy selected products WIN Electronics Worth Rs. 2.5 Million
  • 11% Discount For all Airline Frequent Flyer Cardholders

And many more instant offers are available, for more details see below image or visit to World Duty Free on your travels.

Sri Lanka Duty Free – World Duty Free Shop Promotion
Sri Lanka Duty Free – World Duty Free Shop Promotion

Fixed Deposits with CDB and Get Free iPhone 6S

Citizen Development Business Finance PLC announces a special promotion for 30 Months and 4 years Fixed Deposits to get a nominal interest rate along with Apple iPhone 6S Free.

Make a Fixed Deposits of Rs. 500,000/- for  4years at a 6.25% Interest rate (A.E.R. 5.74%) and get your Apple iPhone 6S Free. Normal 4 Years Fixed Deposit Interest rate would be 11.50% (A.E.R 9.92% ).

Or els make a Fixed Deposits of Rs. 750,000/- for  30 Months at a 5% Interest rate (A.E.R. 4.82%) and get your Apple iPhone 6S Free. Normal 36 Month Fixed Deposit Interest rate would be 11% (A.E.R 9.97% ).

If you really wanted to buy an Apple iPhone this may be good promotion, but as an investment opportunity this promotion will not work.

See below table for Normal Interest Rate from CDB

Period Monthly Interest Maturity Interest AER Monthly AER Maturity
1 Month 7% 7.23%
3 Months 7.00% 7.50% 7.23% 7.71%
6 Months 8.50% 9.00% 8.84% 9.20%
12 Months 9.00% 10.00% 9.38% 10.00%
18 Months 9.50% 10.50% 9.92% 10.25%
24 Months 9.50% 10.75% 9.92% 10.23%
36 Months 9.50% 11.00% 9.92% 9.97%
48 Months 9.75% 11.50% 10.20% 9.92%
60Months 10.00% 12.00% 10.47% 9.86%

 

For more details see below image

Fixed Deposits with CDB and Get Free iPhone 6S
Fixed Deposits with CDB and Get Free iPhone 6S

Cathay Pacific – More Comfort Journey in Air

When you travel well, your trip can become more memorable, more meaningful, more rewarding. Fly daily non-stop from Colombo to Hong Kong and onwards to over 190 destinations worldwide* More choice, no hassles. That’s travelling well.

Explore other travelers’ #lifewelltravelled experiences and share your own moments. www.cathaypacific.com/lifewetravelled

For more details see below image

Cathay Pacific – More Comfort Journey in Air
Cathay Pacific – More Comfort Journey in Air

Bank of Ceylon Credit Card Offers for Sinhala/Tamil New Year 2016

Bank of Ceylon offers range of promotions islandwide to celebrate this Sinhala / Hindu New Year festive month of April 2016. BoC brings you range of offers from different segments of Chopping, Holiday tours, Footwear, Health Care, bookshops, Insurance, Restaurants, Childcare, Jeweler and wellness centers.

See below for detail information of BoC Credit Card Promotions for this New Year Season

 

Merchant Date of Promotions Discounts available for BOC Credit Card
House of Fashion March 27, 8th & 9th April 25%
Choice Park March 27, 3rd April 25%
 Choice Mart March 27, 3rd April 25%
Selections March 27, 3rd April 25%
GCS March 26th & 27th 25%
Fashion Gate March 26th & 27th ,2nd, 3rd, 9th and 10th April 25%
Samanmal 1st to 3rd April 25%
Cool Planet March 28th & 29th 25%
Diliganz March 30th & 31st, 6th,7th April 25%
Rich Look March 26th & 27th 25%
Spring & Summer April 8th&9th 25%
Fashionside April 8th,9th,10th 25%
Saree Mender 1st to 3rd April 25%
Galle City Stores March 26th & 27th 25%
Much More March 28th & 29th 25%
Ideals Exclusive 1st to 8th April 25%
Andhum Andhum 1st,2nd April 25%
Super Fashion 3rd April 25%
Only You 6th to 8th April 25%
Moonage 6th to 8th April 25%
Emma Fashion 7th to 8th April 25%
Piyarathna 2nd to 3rd April 30%
Ashee April 3rd, 18th to 24th 20%
OPAT 1st to 3rd April 20%
Chamathkara 1st to 30th April 20%
Fashion Bug 2nd to 4th April 20%
Mallu Mallu 1st March to 30th April 50%
Aliya 1st March to 30th April 50%
Kithala 1st March to 30th April 50%
Rajarata 1st April to 31st July 40%
Saunter Paradise Hotel 1st April to 31st July 30%
Lavanga Resort & Spa 1st April to 30th June 30%
Peocock Beach 1st April to 30th June 30%
Heritage Hotel upto 30th April 25%
Amaranthe Bay 1st April to 30th June 20%
Style Steps March 25th to April 15th 20%
Bootzz March 25th to April 15th 20%
Dr.Neville Fernando Hospital 1st April to 31st May upto 40%
Lanka Hospital 1st March to 31st May upto 10%
Durdans Hospital 1st March to 31st May upto 10%
Sarasavi Bookshop 1st to 30th April upto 20%
M.D. Gunasena 1st to 15th April 7.50%
Allianz Insurance Upto December 31st 35%
Raja Bojun 1st March to 12th April 10%
Aumrith Masala Talk 1st to 7th April 10%
Baby Care 6th to 8th April 25%
Panther 15th March to 30th April 15%
Vision Care 1st March to 30th April Upto 10%
JAT 1st March to 30th April 30%
VLCC 1st to 7th April 30%
Chamathka 1st to 30th April 20%
Raja Jewelers 28th to 30th April upto 45%

 

For more details see below image or contact to Bank of Ceylon on 011 220 4444

Bank of Ceylon Credit Card Offers for SinhalaTamil New Year 2016
Bank of Ceylon Credit Card Offers for SinhalaTamil New Year 2016

LG TV Sinhala/Tamil New Year Sale at Abans

Abans announces a special 30% off and 20 month interest free installment scheme available for any LG TV Purchases by HSBC Credit cards.

Use your HSBC Credit card and enjoy a huge discount from Abans

LG 32” Smart TV

Normal Price:     69,999/-

HSBC Discounted Price: 48,999/-

20 Month Installment:   2,450/-

 

LG 43” Smart TV

Normal Price:     159,999/-

HSBC Discounted Price: 127,999/-

20 Month Installment:   6,400/-

 

LG 42” 3D Cinema 3D Smart TV

Normal Price:     179,999/-

HSBC Discounted Price: 143,999/-

20 Month Installment:   7,200/-

 

LG 49” Ultra HDTV 4K

Normal Price:     299,999/-

HSBC Discounted Price: 224,999/-

20 Month Installment:   11,250/-

 

For more details contact to Abans on 0115 999 000 or see below image

LG TV SinhalaTamil New Year Sale at Abans
LG TV SinhalaTamil New Year Sale at Abans

E H Cooray & Sons Furniture – Avurudu Sale

E H Cooray & Sons is a leading furniture designers in Sri Lanka announces their special promotion for the Sinhala/Tamil New Year seasonal sale. Enjoy special 20% discount on Cash purchases and 15% discount on Credit card purchases.

The offer is only valid to all showroom furniture and its valid upto 30th April 2016.

For more details see below image or contact any of E H Cooray & Sons showrooms islandwide,

Colombo 411, Galle Road, Colombo – 03. 011-2575197
Moratuwa 132, De Soysa Road, Moratuwa. 011-4015863
Kandy 171, D. S. Seranayake Veediya. Kandy. 081-2224409
Matara 392, Anagarika Dharmapala Mw„ Pamburana, Matara. 041-2222368
E H Cooray & Sons Furniture – Avurudu Sale
E H Cooray & Sons Furniture – Avurudu Sale

Commercial Bank Credit Card promotion for Sinhala /Tamil New Year 2016

Commercial Bank announces a special Promotion for their Credit Card and Debit Card Holders an excellent discount from the leading merchant around the island.

Visit your nearest showroom and do your shopping with your commercial bank Credit or Debit card and enjoy discounts upto 50% on this Sinhala / Hindu New Year Festive.

Merchant Promotion Valid Dates Discount for Credit Card Discount for Debit Card
Avirate 1st to 3rd April 20% 15%
Warehouse 1st to 3rd April 25% 20%
Crocodile 1st to 3rd April 20% 15%
Diliganz 1st to 3rd April 20% 15%
Double XL 1st to 3rd April 22.50% 15%
Emerald Shirtstore 1st to 3rd April 20% 15%
Fashion Bug 1st to 3rd April 20% 15%
The Factory Outlet 1st to 3rd April 20% 15%
Supul 1st to 2nd April 20% 20%
Samanmal 1st to 3rd April 20% 15%
Mangala Tex 1st to 3rd April 20% 15%
Kelly Felder 1st to 2nd April 20% 15%
Haamaa 1st to 3rd April 20% 15%
Aditi 4th to 7th April 15% 15%
Andhum Andhum 4th to 7th April 20% 15%
Ashee 4th to 7th April 25% 20%
Be you 4th to 7th April 20% 15%
CIB 4th to 7th April 20% 15%
Dilly Carlo 4th to 7th April 25% 15%
Dressmo 4th to 7th April 20% 10%
The Origin 4th to 7th April 20% 15%
Reebok 4th to 7th April 20% 15%
Puma 4th to 7th April 20% 15%
DSI Premier 4th to 7th April 20% 15%
DSI 4th to 7th April 20% 15%
Clarks 4th to 7th April 20% 15%
Hameedia 4th to 5th April 20% 15%
The Raymond Shop 4th to 5th April 20% 15%
Signature 4th to 5th April 20% 15%
Spring & Summer 4th to 7th April 20% 15%
Crocs 5th to 6th April 20% 15%
Nike 5th to 6th April 20% 15%
Galleria 5th to 6th April 20% 15%
Giordano 5th to 6th April 20% 15%
International Watches 5th to 6th April 20% 15%
Levis 5th to 6th April 20% 15%
Mango 5th to 6th April 20% 15%
Monthercare 5th to 6th April 20% 15%
Dockers 5th to 6th April 20% 15%
Pepe Jeans 5th to 6th April 20% 15%
Splash 5th to 6th April 20% 15%
Triumph 5th to 6th April 25% 15%
Bata 8th to 10th April 20% 15%
Choice Park 8th to 10th April 25% 20%
Cloud7 8th to 10th April 25% 15%
House of Fashions 10th April 25% 15%
Kreation 8th to 10th April 15% 10%
Kids Warehouse 8th to 10th April 25% 15%
Vol Square 8th to 10th April 20% 15%
Sunimal’s 8th to 10th April 25% 15%
Romafour 8th to 10th April 20% 15%
Much More 8th to 10th April 20% 15%
Luv Esence 8th to 10th April 20% 20%
Cool Planet 8th to 10th April 20% 15%
Beverly Street 8th to 10th April 20% 15%
Kidsland 15th to 17th April 20% 10%
The Parfumerie 15th to 17th April 25% 15%
Takas.lk till 15th April upto20% 5%
Damro till 15th April upto15% 10%

 

Enjoy a great dining experience at over 50 resturants islandwide this season with commercial bank credit and Debit cards (Credit Card – 30% and Debit Card – 20%)

See below image for more details or contact to Commercial bank customer care on 0112 353 353

Commercial Bank Credit Card promotion for Sinhala Tamil New Year 2016
Commercial Bank Credit Card promotion for Sinhala Tamil New Year 2016

Enjoy April Holiday in Chennai for Rs. 36,500/- for 3 Night Accommodation

Aitken Spence Travels bring you a special Holiday tour for this April Holiday season, enjoy this special tour to Chennai with 3 Nights accommodation at a special Price of Rs. 36,500/-* upwards.

The special price achieves because of the Exclusive offer given by Mihin Lanka Air line and Turyaa Chennai offers a special price for Aitken Spence hotel.

Price includes:

3 nights accommodation at Turyaa Chennai (5 star) on twin sharing basis with Breakfast (free 3rd night – valid for one month) | Economy class air ticket including all taxes on Mihin Lanka and Complementary return airport transfer will provide.

Offer valid from 1st April to 30th April 2016

*Terms & Conditions apply

For more details contact to Aitken Spence Travel at #305, Vauxhall street. Colombo 02

Or call any of below numbers or see below image

077 311 2862

077 349 3743

077 265 5585

Enjoy April Holiday in Chennai for Rs. 36,500- for 3 Night Accommodation
Enjoy April Holiday in Chennai for Rs. 36,500- for 3 Night Accommodation