At Cinnamon Air we not only provide efficient and professional domestic air services in Sri Lanka, but some great special offers too! This exclusive Early Bird Offer lets you enjoy an attractive 25% discount when making a booking 60 days prior to your flight. Providing greater savings the earlier you make your booking, the deal is available on flights to all scheduled destinations and is amongst the best flight packages in Sri Lanka.
Helping you better plan your trip, our Cinnamon Air taxi schedules in Sri Lanka feature all the information you will need for your flight including departure & arrival days, times and destinations.
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American Express announces a range of hotel promotion for this forthcoming Holidays in November, December 2015. Enjoy your special discount from 15% to 50% off only for American Express credit card at below hotels.
Jetwing Ayurveda Pavilions
Amaloh by Jetwing
Jetwing Warwick Gardern
Era Beach by Jetwing
Galle Heritage Villa by Jetwing
Landesi by Jetwing
Saffron & Blue by Jetwing
Kottukal Beach House by Jetwing
The Cottage by Jetwing
Cocoon Resort & Villa
The Rainforest Ecolodge
Kithul Kanda Resort
Lavanga Resort& Spa
Arika Luxury Villa
The Sigiriya Village
Club Palm Bay
Thilanka Resort & Spa
The Bush Hotel
Rest House Avissawella
TERMS & CONDITIONS
The promotion is open to all American Express® Credit Cards issued by Nations Trust Bank PLC (excluding Corporate Cards)
The promotion is valid for bookings made & stays confirmed during specified period (inclusive of both days).
One Cardmember is eligible for a maximum of 2 rooms per hotel per booking. However the number of nights can be differed on availability.
Savings will be applicable for Double or Triple rooms booked only on Half or Full board basis. However there will be exceptions on the below properties.
At CALAMENDER BAY – TRINCOMALEE the saving valid only on FB basis & 20% savings on two night stays at all “Taprospa” properties.
At Hotel Pledge3 offer valid only for platinum card members.
Rooms will be given on a first come first served basis, strictly subject to availability & confirmation.
The card member(s) is/are to settle the total bill via American Express Credit Card to be eligible for the savings.
Savings applicable on local room rates and valid for Sri Lankans and Expatriates only.
Offer is not valid for online bookings and long weekends.
Reservations to be made in advance by calling the specified numbers. An advance payment is to be made by the Card member using his/her Nations Trust Bank, American Express Credit Card at the time of the reservation. The savings is not applicable for pre confirmed bookings made prior to the respective launch dates.
Standard Child Policy, Cancellation policy & Peak Supplements of the Properties will continue to apply.
Limited number of rooms available.
The type of rooms available (Single/ Double/Triple) and the basis on which it is offered (BB /HB/FB) will be in accordance with the standard policy of the individual property.
The offers cannot be exchanged for cash and/or used in conjunction with any other promotional programs or offers provided by service establishments involved in this promotion.
Nations Trust Bank PLC reserves the right to withdraw, modify or change all or any of the rules, terms & conditions applicable to this promotion at any given time without prior notice.
If any dispute arises regarding any of the terms and conditions contained herewith, the decision of the respective service establishment & Nations Trust Bank PLC shall be final.
Nations Trust Bank PLC accepts no liability for the quality of goods and services provided by the service establishments involved in this promotion since the Bank is not the supplier of such goods and services.
The General Credit Card terms and conditions will continue to apply.
The promotion is bound by the terms & conditions of the respective service establishment and Nations Trust Bank PLC.
Notes/ Abbrevations: Type of Room – Single/ Double/ Triple
Basis Booked – Bed & Breakfast / Full Board/ Half Board
Think Sri Lanka and some of the things that come to mind are Asian elephants and Ceylon tea. Delve deeper and you’ll discover a nation of rich heritage and wonders including lush greenery, monasteries, palaces, temples and theatres.
The country is among the beauties of the sub-continent that features a peaceful environment and a hard-working community.
Among ancient cities, a visit to Anuradhapura is a must as it holds the title as a sacred city by Buddhists around the world. Kandy is a scene to behold. With spiraling roads and refreshing environment, Kandy is especially beautiful around the Monsoon season when cool temperatures call to unwind with a warm cup of Ceylon tea.
For the adventurous, water sports such as rafting and gliding are slowly gaining popularity across its gleaming streams.
Wildlife is abundant in Sri Lanka, as it is known to be among the top five hotspots for biodiversity. Visitors to the Bundala National Park can spot monkeys, fruit bats and various species of water and migratory birds, as well as other fauna and flora — a photographers treat.
Safari to view nature’s best
Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage is a nursery and breeding ground for wild Asian elephants. It’s a great place to get up close and personal with the mammals. Visitors can also feed the animals from a high point. You can also embark on a safari to view nature’s best.
Tea gardens spanning across lush fields denote the country’s booming tea production. Fresh, aromatic and bursting with flavour, Sri Lanka’s tea leaves are fragrant and refreshing, not to mention it offers great value for quality. It is also proud of its traditional crafts that showcase its distinct culture. Sri Lanka is also an attractive destination for medical tourism with world-class internationally accredited healthcare about 70 per cent comparatively cheaper than Singapore and Thailand.
Spas and massages are a favourite among tourists offering mineral-enriched packs and herbal, therapeutic concoctions to melt stress away.
According to the Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority (SLTDA), the country saw a 19.8 per cent rise in tourist arrivals in 2014 with 1,527,153 visitors compared to 1,274,593 in 2013.
In January 2012, the country introduced the Electronic Travel Authorization (ETA) for short-term visa in order to ease the flow of arrivals.
Ideal holiday destination
A chunk of Sri Lanka’s GDP comes from tourism and in an attempt to further raise numbers; the Ministry of Economic Development launched a five-year Tourism Development Strategy where it aims to reach a target number of 2.5 million visitors by the year 2016. This includes improving the country’s infrastructure, agriculture and product market.
A report by the Department of Census and Statistics shows that Sri Lanka’s GDP expanded by 7.7 per cent in the third quarter of 2014, compared to the same period the year before. Agriculture and tea production takes precedence in exports aside from textiles and rubber.
Keeping up with the rest of the world, Sri Lanka has set Millennium Development Goals (MDG) as a priority in the national agenda in a bid to improve the overall structure of the nation and combat poverty by the end of year 2015.
Its lush cities combined with warm hospitality and scrumptious food makes it an ideal holiday destination, attracting thousands of tourists every year. The UAE is home to a number of Sri Lankan expats, who take up respectable positions and contribute to their home country’s economy via remittances. The nation is on its way to steady growth alongside notable tourism and investment opportunities.
Srilanka is a fast growing tourist destination in South Asian country which attracts more Sri Lanka Honeymoon Packages and Typical Sri Lanka cultured wedding Packages. In addition to that Sri Lanka cater to all needs of your tourism in nature, Beaches, Wild life safaris, cultural tours, Sri Lanka History tour, Honeymoon Tour, Education Tour and Shopping tours within this tiny island.
But for last 20 years Indian Tourist to Sri Lanka is keeping as higher number of foreign tourist arrivals, these days the Indian tourist arrivals denoted about 16% of total tourist arrivals of Sri Lanka tourism.
There are few reasons for Indian Tourist to visit Sri Lanka
Cost of Air Travel Cost (Flight to Sri Lanka)
Flights are quite affordable, A Delhi-Kochi return fare for weekend would cost INR 16,905 while a Colombo return would cost INR 22,576. Plus, of course a ‘foreign’ tag to boast about.
The Emigration and Travel Approval or ETA, equivalent to a visa, is online and comes in minutes. Immigration clearance in Colombo is a breeze with travellers getting a free SIM card.
Booked online with no advance required – all payments on arrival. The rates for decent three to four star hotels range between INR 7,000 and 12,000 with breakfast and wifi free.
Freely available and fairly cheap. Unlike Kerala you don’t have to hide beer in coffee mugs at bars
The expressway to the city from the airport is a smooth drive. Cars can do up to 120 kmph on the southern expressway though many prefer the longer, more scenic route. Highway to Jaffna also good.
Quite cheap with plentiful seafood, and so are taxis and public transport
Not on the scale of Bangkok but Colombo does offer quite a few international brands at bargain prices. Also does great linen and handlooms
The Jaffna International Trade Fair (JITF), the most comprehensive and ‘looked forward to’ exhibition in the North will be held for the sixth consecutive year at the Durayappah stadium in Jaffna from January 23 to 25.
The exhibition which was the first of the kind to be held in the Northern region of the country has throughout the years been renowned as the best and most potent platform for the meeting of investors, businesses and the masses in the region.
JITF has been hailed to be the common platform under which networking and expanding of investments, business ideas, existing businesses and sharing of knowledge occurs, after the end of the civil conflict that ravaged the area.
The North is yet to be fully penetrated by private investments and remains ‘virgin territory’, with many of the resources in the area yet to be fully utilized.
The exhibition last year drew record number of visitors with each exhibitor achieving well beyond their expected targets in terms of all indicators.
The exhibition will feature the construction industry, hospitality industry. Food beverage and packing industry, Automobile industry, ICT industry, financial services, Apparel, Agricultural, Consumer goods and many others, which will be on show during the three days.
A resolution was passed at the Northern Provincial Council to declare Vannerikkilam area within the purview of the Northern Provincial Council as a Bird sanctuary.
Preliminary work in Vannerikulam within tte Karaichichi Pradheshiya Sabha should be commenced forthwith and should be made available to the general public as early as possible. This would ease the minds of the people affected by the war and tourism too could be developed.
KFC a warm culture and some of the best hospitality among quick service restaurant chains the world over; now opens its new outlets at Cargills Square in Jaffna.
KFC is opens its first stores in Majestic City in 1995 by Cargills and now its expand its operations more than 25 restaurants around the island. Cargills itself offers a wide range of local palates of KFC Chicken Buriyani, KFC Chicken Pop Corn N Rice, KFC Chicken Charger – along with signature KFC meals.
The Latest Restaurant was at Jaffna at Cargills Own Supper Market complex in Jaffna city, opposite to Jaffna Hospital.
KFC Food Menu for All Outlets including Jaffna (New Outlets)
For Home Delivery Services available at
Majestic City Food Court
KFC Grilled Chicken
Chicken Popcorn & Rice
Chocolate Biscuit Pudding
1 Pepsi or 7up
Hot Wings Bucket/Box
KFC Dine in Menu for KFC Resultants around the Island
Delft Island is a famous and growing tourism destination in Northern part of Sri Lanka, the Delft Islands formally known as Nedunthivu by Srilankan which means the largest island in the Northern Region. ( Nedum or Nediya – Large in Tamil and Thivu – island in Tamil) so it is become Nedunthivu,
Nedunthivu was called llha Das Vacas by Portuguese and Delft Island by Dutch later finally it’s become Delft Island in English too.
Delft Island basic Information
Northern Province of Sri Lanka
handicraft from Palmyrah tree
Remittance from aboard
Devil Wells and Some other wells
Currently available on populated areas and expending further
Mode of Transport and cost
Three Wheeler – Rs. 1,500.00
TATA Ace (DIMO Batta)Rs. 2,000.00 to Rs. 2,500.00
Places to Visit in Delft Island or Nedunthivu
Dutch Fort (Meekaman Fort)
Foot Print in Rock
Horses Stable ( Dutch Period)
Dutch Fort (Vediyarasan Fort)
12 Branch Palmyrah Tree
Landscape Water Tanks
Sandy, White Beaches
Journey from Kurikadduwan (KKD) to Delft Island/ Nedunthivu
Kurikadduwan is known as one of the main jetty in Jaffna to go to Nainatheevu (for Nagadeepa Temple or Nagapoosani Amman Temple) and Delft Island. This is formally known as KKD by Naval Community.
Kurikadduwan (KKD) to Delft Island/ Nedunthivu ferry Time
There is a single ferry is available by Road Development Authority for Free of Charge the ferry could transport upto 100 Passengers at a time,
Navy also offering a boat if anyone wanted to hire separately, the boat is available for Rs. 6,000.00 Up and down from KKD to Delft Island back to KKD.
Delft Island to Kurikadduwan
Morning 6.00 or 6.30 Am
Kurikadduwan to Delft Island
Morning 9.30 or 10.00 Am
Delft Island to Kurikadduwan
Noon 2.30 or 3.00 Pm
Kurikadduwan to Delft Island
Evening 6.00 or 6.30 Pm
Traveling Time Approximately: 45 Minutes to 1 Hours
And it’s advisable to stay inside the boat rather staying out, when the sea is though and if you are new to boat journey, advisable to takes some shopping Bags in case of vomiting while your journey.
Mobile Coverage is Delft Island
All Srilanka Mobile Networks providers offer the Mobile Coverage in Delft Island, and there is no Issues of Loss of Mobile Coverage in the island.
Hotels and Accommodation at Delft Island
There are 4 Rooms Hotel opened recently and offers you a very basic accommodation alone with food and drink services near to the jetty points of Delft Island.
And there are less number of shops available for retailing and mostly the bread and buns available for sales those.
Vehicle Hiring in Delft Island
It is advisable to hire the vehicles near to jetty points, where all the three wheel drivers are asking the same amount as pre-determine of Rs. 1,500.00 and Dimo Batta Drives are about Rs. 2,000 to Rs. 2,500.00
And they will manage your time to see all the places within the times frame and allow you to see all above 12 places with in time of 10.30 Am to 2.30 Pm.
Therefore those who are traveling it is advisable to come jetty soon as possible, because the priority will given to those who lives in island and later only for tourist upon space available.
For more information check fee of below images, taken at Delft Island by my selves, and copy rights reserves to www.prasphotos.com
And it is advisable to take printout of these articles and manage your tour, Feel Free to Ask question about the tour guidance
Ceylon Theatres expected to spend Rs.85 Million to take cinemas to the North with an identified location for a mall in Jaffna that is being developed to set up 3 screens at an investment of Rs. 85 million.
Meanwhile the company is proposed to have the 3D facility at least one theatre out of 3, and it is expected to opened for patrons as early as the end of this calendar year.
The Ceylon theatres is already operates about 30 theatres, specially most of it is in urban areas And screening Imported and Local Cinemas.
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The kilali lagoon jetty in Kilinochci high Security Zone was opened for fishing from September 18, 2013 on the direction of Defense Security Godapaya Rajapaksa.
The Kilalai lagoon jetty was closed for fisherman during the past three decades due to terrorist activities. With the progress of the resettlement programme launched by the government, those who have resettled in their origin commands their livelihood as usual he said, the fisheries sector is one of the common most important livelihood of the northern and Eastern provinces.
The kilalai lagoon jetty was close to fisherman due to the security reason. The defense ministry and the navy have made arrangements to open the lagoon jetty for the fisherman.
State Bank of India opens its 6th office in Sri Lanka at Jaffna. Walk into state of India and you can tell why we’re India’s leading bank. Our vast reach across regions and culture, technological process and warm services ensue a wonderful banking experience that you can trust. Don’t take our world for it. Experience it yourself.
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Sri Lanka Railways (SLR) will operate three trains to Kilinochchi daily commencing Sunday.
A SLR spokesman said this will include the Yal Devi which operated up to Omanthai earlier, the Deyata Kirula intercity train which ran upto Medawachchiya earlier and the night mail train from Colombo.
According to the schedule, the Yal Devi will leave Colombo Fort at 5.45 am and reach the Kilinochchi station at 12.35pm. The Deyata Kirula intercity train will leave the Colombo Fort station at 6.50 am and reach the Kilinochchi station at 11.48 pm, and The night mail train will leave the Colombo Fort station at 10.15pm and arrive at Kilinochchi at 4.10am (next day).
In the return journey, the Yal Devi will leave the Kilinochchi station at 6 am and arrive at the Colombo Fort station at 1pm. The Deyata Kirula intercity train will leave Kilinochchi at 2.18 pm and reach Colombo Fort at 7.16pm.
Meanwhile, the night mail train will leave the Kilinochchi station at 8.30 pm and arrive at Colombo Fort at 4.40 am (next day).
Srilanka Railway is preparing to operate railway services up to Kilinochchi from Mid September 2013, and 87% of the Omanthai to Palai railway track have been complete and expected to complete the 100% by End September 2013.
This would be great Development to residents in Northern Province and suborns. It is encourage to business communities to buildup their business relationships with north and South in terms to develop better trading in Northern Province.
Over 52 million people speak Tamil in India, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Vietnam, and Singapore, with an estimated 800,000 speakers elsewhere in the world. The official language of the South Indian state of Tamil Nadu, Tamil has a rich literary tradition dating back to the third century BC. This essential resource provides an introduction to the cultures and histories of Tamil Nadu, Sri Lanka, and Malaysia, in addition to an extensive two-way dictionary, comprehensive phrasebook, and basic grammar. All Tamil entries are presented in the Roman alphabet to aid the English speaker, but the book also introduces the native script with a detailed pronunciation guide. The phrasebook offers guidance to travellers in a range of settings from the hospital to the Internet cafe. Each phrasebook chapter contains a section called ‘What You May Hear’ that prepares the travellers for common responses in each situation.
The Expo Lanka a leading conglomerate business entity in Sri Lanka offers its Super Luxury Rail Service in Sri Lanka.
The Services are Offer for the Main Routes of
Colombo to Kandy (07:00 to 09:30) & Kandy to Colombo (15:00 to 17.30)
Colombo to Badulla (08:15 to 17:53) & Badulla to Colombo (10:00 to 20.25)
Colombo to Vavuniya (16:20 to 21:10) & Vavuniya to Colombo (05:45 to 10.25)
Colombo to Trincomalee (21:00 to 05:10) & Trincomalee to Colombo (19:30 to 04.05)
Things to Consider before Booking Expo Rails
The Expo Rail Compartment is contains 40 sears with 10 rows in total, where you may not gets chance see outside if you’re not book window side seats and its depend on the seats you books.
Specially if your travels to Kandy or Badulla its always better to check with Expo when will Open Deck Compartment will run ( 1 Open Deck Compartment will running to Badulla out of total 8 Expo Rail Compartment), which makesure your not getting disappointment while your journey.
Specially if your nature lover its recommended to check with expo when will Open Deck is available and book accordingly or Book Window side seats.
The Below Window Sides do have much advantages compare to other seats,
4A & 4D – You could see outside without any Crossing of Windows
7A & 7D – You could see outside without any Crossing of Windows
1A & 1D – You could see outside, but Air-condition will be Too much,
10A & 10D – You could see outside but it is a last seats
2A & 2D – lesser the change to see outside, due to seats located in between windows
5A & 5D – lesser the change to see outside, due to seats located in between windows
8A &8D – lesser the change to see outside, due to seats located in between windows
Don’t Book Below seats if you Unable to find any of above Mention seats Number
3A & 3D – You can’t see anything in outside
6A & 6D – You can’t see anything in outside
9A & 9D – You can’t see anything in outside
Facilities in Expo Rail
Compare to any other mode of transport the Expo Rail provide the luxury journey to your desire location of Colombo, Kandy, Badulla, Vavuniya and Trincomalee.
The Expo Rail compartment is made in India and brought it in Sri Lanka for luxury travels of train services in srilanka with Private Public Entity with Expo & Railway Department of Sri Lanka.
The Expo rail is full air-conditioning and maintains the temperature as 21 Celsius to keep you cool. And leather and Fabric Seating and Lighting Brings you the Aero Plane imagination with very well trained cabin crews.
The Expo Rail itself with Modern Toilet facilities with well cleaned. And Expo Rail do have electric Plug points near to every seats to charge your Laptop, Tablet or Mobile in your journey (as long your travels).
For your entertainment expo arrange the TV Shows in entire your journey with English Movies and short programmes of Mind your Languages etc and a Few Wi-Fi facility…
Food and Services
The Expo Rail provides its breakfast, lunch and Dinner according to your journey period. And Breakfast is mostly from the Paan Paan in Colombo and Lunch and Dinner according to the travels. And the Tea or Coffee provides according in morning and evening and depends on your travels.
The Other than Breakfast Lunch and Dinner is not up to the quality as expects. Most of the time foreigners don’t wish to try it (Appreciate if they could improve quality).
The Expo Rail Ride
The While its Luxury compartment, due to the rail track, which you may enjoy the bumpy Journey, which makes your uncomfortable to eat or drink what, served in board.
Cost & Benefits of Expo Rail
Colombo to Kandy
Colombo to Badulla
Colombo to Vavuniya
Colombo to Trincomalee
While the cost of travel is triple the amount of First Class of railway Couches, it is recommended who needs air-conditioning Environment with clean seats attached to Plug Points to carried out your day today activities with Free Wi-Fi.
The Clean Toilets and Well served Cabin Crews would be another main reason for the safe journey to your desire location.
In Over all be mindful to book your seat with window side as stated above and avoid disappointment on your journey.
The Expo Lanka a leading Group of Companies who owns Expo Aviations, offers an attractive offer for Expo Air flights to Jaffna. For every visit you fly with Expo Air you will enjoy a complimentary night stay at Expo Pavilion.
And reserve 2 nights stay & more till 31st March 2013, and enjoy the second night as complimentary on bed & breakfast basis.
For more information about books and offers contact Expo aviation on below details.
Government taken steps to established new Industrial and Tourism Zone in North shortly. The New Zones will be provides many Direct and Indirect employment in region.
Several investors have already come forward to establish industries in fruit based product, poultry, Fish Processing, Sugar and Roofing Sheet at below industrial zones,
Bird Sanctuaries, Golf and Play Grounds, Facilities of sea Sports and Special boat Services have been planed as part of tourism zone. Several star class hotels are willing come up in the three islands.
Expo Lanka made an Special offer long time back; which is applicable still for the festive seasons too, purchases a return air ticket to Jaffna and to be entitled to a 10% Discounts on the room rates for the first two nights and a further discounts of 15% for the 3rd night onwards at Expo Pavilion and Expo Pavilion Margosa, Jaffna.
The Offer will be valid till end December 2012, hurry up and enjoy the special rates form Expo Lanka – Expo Air.
*Offers subject to change
for more information see below image or visit Expo Lanka Website
The HSBC Srilanka Offers attractive air ticket offers for Buy 1 and get 1 Free for their Valuable Credit Card Holders.
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