Wildlife Photography Tour To Minneriya NP on 12 August 2017 by Prasanna Ambigaibagan

We Prasanna Ambigaibagan Nature & Wildlife Photography Organised our 7th Wildlife Photography Tour to Minneriya National Park on August 12,2017.
*** Reservation – First confirmed First Reserved basis ***

Wildlife Photography Tour To Minneriya NP on 12 August 2017 by Prasanna Ambigaibagan
Wildlife Photography Tour To Minneriya NP on 12 August 2017 by Prasanna Ambigaibagan

Wildlife Photography Tour to Minneriya National Park of Sri Lanka – Date: 12th August 2017

Tour Start from Colombo: 6.00AM
Breakfast at Kurunegala
Lunch at Habarana
Half Day Safari : 2.30 Pm to 6.00 PM
Leaving from Minneriya NP : 6.30 PM
Dinner at Dambulla
Reach Colombo : 11.30 PM

Cost – All Inclusive
For Sri Lankan : LKR. 5,600/- per Person (Sri Lankan)
For Foreigner : LKR. 5,500/- + Entrance Ticket Fee

1 Halfday Safari (from 2.30 Pm to 6.00 Pm)
6 Person Per Jeep

Price Includes

  • Transportation – Colombo – Minneriya NP – Colombo
  • All Food
  • Halfday Safari Jeep Cost
  • Entrance Fee
  • Door Pick Up within Colombo City Limits*

For more details : inbox me or mail me
Email: prasanna@synergyy.com
Call: +94776534669
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Thanks & Best Regards,
Prasanna Ambigaibagan MBA (UK) ACMA, CGMA (UK), BBA (UoP)
Naturalist & Wildlife Photographer
www.prasphotos.com
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Wildlife Photography Tour To Yala NP on 29 & 30 July 2017

We Prasanna Ambigaibagan Nature & Wildlife Photography Organised our 6th Wildlife Photography Tour to Yala National Park on July 29-30,2017.
We attached our Group Photo of our Last Yala Tour on June 10-11, 2017, for your reference, Please see Below details,

Yala Group Tour 4 10-11 June 2017
Yala Group Tour 4 10-11 June 2017

First in First Reserve

Wildlife Photographt Tours to Yala NP
Wildlife Photographt Tours to Yala NP

Wildlife Photography Tour to Yala National Park of Sri Lanka – Date: 29th & 30th July 2017

Day 1 (29/07/2017)
Tour Start from Colombo: 6.00AM
Check in at Yala Adventure : 11.30 Am
Safari – 2.30 Pm to 6.10 Pm
Casual Gathering : 7.30 Pm upwards

Day 2 (30/07/2017)
Alarm Call: 5.00 Am
Safari/ Bird Watching at Yala Adventure : 6.00 Am to 10.30 Am
Check out Yala Adventure: 11 Am
Reach Colombo : 6.00 PM

Cost
Deluxe Room Accommodation A/C : LKR. 15,000/- per Person (Sri Lankan)
Tented Camp Accommodation A/C : LKR. 17,000/- per Person (Sri Lankan)
For Foreigner – LKR 14,800/- & LKR 16,800/- + Hotel Surcharges + Entrance Ticket Fee
see below link for Yala Adventure Room/ Tented Camp and Other Facilities Photos,
Click Here to Check the Booking.com

Availability
Tented Camp – 3 Tented Camps with Double / Triple Sharing Basis
Deluxe Room – 4 Deluxe Room with Double / Triple Sharing Basis

*** Reservation – First confirmed First Reserved basis ***

Activities
2 Half Day Safari – 6 Person Per Jeep
Bird Watching Around Lake (130 Bird Species are recorded)
Macro Photography at Butter Fly Garden

Price Includes
A/C Couch Transportation – Colombo – Yala – Colombo
Full Board Accommodation
2 Half Day Safari Jeep Cost
Entrance Fee
Door Pick Up within Colombo City Limits*

For more details : inbox me or mail me
Email: prasanna@synergyy.com
Call: +94776534669
Facebook: Prasanna Ambigaibagan Nature & Wildlife Photography

Thanks & Best Regards,
Prasanna Ambigaibagan MBA (UK) ACMA, CGMA (UK), BBA (UoP)
Naturalist & Wildlife Photographer
www.prasphotos.com

40% off at Laya Safari Yala

Laya Safari Yala is announces an amazing promotion for the month of September, October and November 2016.

Laya Safari Yala is beach front hotel located near to Yala National Park with giving warm hospitality for holiday seekers and who love to enjoy Srilanka’s wildlife with very pleasing beach front of wildlife environment.

This promotion of 40% off valid when you book 2 nights in the month of September, October & November 2016.

for more details see below image or contact Laya Hotel on 0112 321 122/ 0472 239 581

40% off at Laya Safari Yala
40% off at Laya Safari Yala

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

Wildlife Tours and Wildlife Photography Tours to Sri Lanka – FREE KNOWLEDGE SHARING SERVICE

Sri Lanka is one of the best Destinations for explore culture, people, adventure, beaches and Wildlife. It has been noted many of the tourist willing to cover their tour with mixture of Beaches, Cultural sites, and Wildlife at an affordable cost. But many do fail to achieve fulfill their wildlife experience without knowing mammals name and how to maximum time in wildlife.

I Prasanna Ambigaibagan a Wildlife photographer by passion and working professional in leading exporting company in Sri Lanka. I have notice many of tourist has been visit to National parks  with lacking knowledge of mammals and birds specifications and names and some of them harming to environment by their indecent behaviors inside national parks.

Therefore I have decided to offer a FREE KNOWLEDGE SHARING SERVICE at on my leisure time. This is 100% free without any conditions apply and this service is provide to betterment to nature and good wish of improve the knowledge of visitor.

I do available in weekend for this Free Service and you could contact me +94776534669 via whats app, Viber, IMO and Line on any times or you can send me a personal message though Facebook.

Below are some of my Basic information for you

Full Name: Prasanna Ambigaibagan
Qualification: MBA (UK), ACMA (UK),CGMA, ACMA (SL), BBA (UoP)
Language Speak : English, Tamil and Sinhala
Age: 28+
Profession: Management…
Passion: Wildlife Photography
Camera I use: Canon 70 D
Lens : 300mm F4, 50mm 1.8, 55-250mm, 18-55mm
How often visit to NP: at least once in a month
Most Favorite NP: Willpattu National Park

to See My Personal Photography Works Visit my Facebook Page as Click below Link

Prasanna Ambigaibagan Nature and wildlife Photography.

Sri Lankan Leopard, Yala National Park, Sri Lanka
Sri Lankan Leopard, Yala National Park, Sri Lanka
Sri Lankan Leopard @ Willpattu National Park, Sri Lanka
Sri Lankan Leopard @ Willpattu National Park, Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka Grey Hornbill @ Willpattu National Park, Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka Grey Hornbill @ Willpattu National Park, Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka Golden Jackal on Air @ Willpattu National Park, Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka Golden Jackal on Air @ Willpattu National Park, Sri Lanka
Male Leopard Y, Thala Wila, Willpattu National Park, Sri Lanka
Male Leopard Y, Thala Wila, Willpattu National Park, Sri Lanka
Male Leopard Y, Thala Wila, Willpattu National Park, Sri Lanka.
Male Leopard Y, Thala Wila, Willpattu National Park, Sri Lanka.
Indian Peacock, Yala National Park, Sri Lanka
Indian Peacock, Yala National Park, Sri Lanka
Indian Peacock at Udawalawa National Park, Sri lanka
Indian Peacock at Udawalawa National Park, Sri lanka
crocodile @ Yala National Park, Sri Lanka
crocodile @ Yala National Park, Sri Lanka
Changeable Hawk Eagke, Willpattu National Park, Sri Lanka
Changeable Hawk Eagke, Willpattu National Park, Sri Lanka
Baby Elephant at Minneriya National Park
Baby Elephant at Minneriya National Park

 

Budget Wildlife Tour Experience in Sri Lanka –less USD 50 per Day (all Inclusive)

I am Sri Lankan working professional passionate with wildlife and nature photography. Though I have a basic camera and lens (camera body: canon 70D and lenses of 18-55mm & 55-250mm) and budgeted life style, I always prefer to go wildlife photography tour as low cost as possible.

With god grace I got a friend who could travel with me on same basis with lower budget of less than USD 50 per day tour to Wilpattu National Park of Sri Lanka(though 7 people could occupy in jeep we always prefer only 2 per jeep, because from any angel you can take photograph without disturbing other partner).

We planned to visit Wilpattu National Park on 22nd October 2015 for one day tour (Fullday tour from 6.00 AM to 6.00 PM) so we left from colombo 21st October 2015 night 10.30 Pm to Petteh private bus stand. Once we reach the bus stand we had a plain tea with rotti to boost us and then proceeds to a small shopping of 4 soft drinks (canned drink) and biscuits (250g) for our breakfast for our next day at Willpattu National Park. By11.15 pm we were at Colombo- vavuniya bus terminal and took Colombo – vavuniya Bus (via Puttalam route) at 11.40 pm.

By 2.45 AM bus stopped at madurankuli for a snack & breaks of 15 minutes and reaches Wilpattu Junction by 4.00 AM. As we discuss in advanced with our safari jeep driver, once we get down at Wilpattu Junction we called our safari tour coordinator (jeep driver) for pick up us and drop to room for a quick refresh, by 4.20Am safari driver came and pickup us and drop to room by 4.35 AM. After a quick refesh within 30 minutes we were get ready for a safari, we ask our jeep driver to come early as possible to go entrance as first visitor (commonly leopard sighting are high in early morning, so get into park early may bless us for a leopard sighting). So our jeep driver came by 5.10 AM and we reach Wilpattu National park Entrance by 5.25 AM as first visitor and 2nd visitor came by 5.35 AM.

By 6.00 AM counter was open and we proceeds to our wildlife photography experience. The month of october is known as rainy month at Wilpattu National Park, therefore we really felt we may not see a leopard for a whole day, but we may see a bear; even our safari driver said same. So from the time of entrance we could able to see a golden jackals, spotted deers, wildbore, peacock, bee eaters, fish eagle, serpent eagle, malabar hornbill and for the first time we show a sri lankan endemic hornbill and many more birds.

But luckily by 9.30AM our jeep driver spotted a Leopard at Talawila Villu(Lake) and this leopard sighting was lead till 12.00 Noon almost for 2.5 hours and I was filled my memory card with more than 400 photos of leopards. Than we proceeds to Kumbuka Villu for our lunch and after lunch we napped for an hour inside jeep. So this time would be good sleeping time for us and rest time for jeep driver too.

Than by 1.30PM we again proceeds to thalawila for spot a leopard again but we didn’t get a chance, so we were wait sometime at mannika villu as it is nearest lack to talawila lake. But no luck, but while waiting we could see again a couple of golden Jackals, Spotted Deers, Wildbore, Peacock, Bee eaters and many birds.

Due to a rainy season we left from there by 3.45 PM and reach entrance/ exit location by 5.30 PM. Just we entered to exit, a elephant was cross the road, so we were lucky to an elephant in that day too J.

Than we proceed to room and had a quick refresh; than same jeep driver drop us again at Willpattu Junction for us to take bus to Colombo. by 7.30 PM we taken jaffna –colombo bus and reach Colombo pettah Bus Stand by 11.00 PM and reach home by 11.45 Pm.

September 2015
September 2015
Wilpattu National Park -February 2015
Wilpattu National Park -February 2015

Our tour Cost Breakdown

Tuk Tuk charges from Home to Pettah Bus Stand LKR 150.00
Plain Tea and Rotti LKR 100.00
4 Soft Drinks and Biscuits LKR 1,365.00
Bus to Wilpattu Junction LKR 560.00
Snack at Mathurankuli LKR 130.00
3l Water Bottles LKR 180.00
Willpattu National Park Entrance Feel (3 Inclusing Jeep Driver) LKR 810.00
Safari Jeep Cost LKR 7,000.00
Tips to Jeep Driver LKR 1,000.00
Lunch LKR 540.00
Bus to Colombo LKR 560.00
Tuk Tuk charges from  Pettah Bus Stand to Home LKR 250.00
Room Charges LKR 1,250.00
Total LKR 13,895.00
Per Person LKR 6,947.50
in USD – USD 1 = LKR 140  USD       49.63

 

If you like to see photograph what we taken visit my Facebook Page : https://www.facebook.com/iloveyouprasanna

Or visit to youtube video : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gYGeKXlI5nE

If you have any questions please do write below comment, I am so passionate to give my answers.

 

Exclusive Group Work Shops for PSSL Members by Ute Grobowsky in Sri Lanka

Ute will be in Sri Lanka from the 12th of January till the 3rd of February on a photography training assignment at PSSL. She is senior photographer from Germany with over 30 years experience. She has worked extensively in Europe and Africa and is also credited with the official portrait of the present Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel.

Street Photography        – Friday 16/01

Portraiture          -Wednesday 21/01

Photojournalism              -Thursday 22/01

Understand light              -Tuesday27/01

Photography startups    – Wednesday 28/01

Portraiture (repeat)        -Thursday29/01

Photoshop level 1-3        -Sunday 01/02

 

These small group (7-10 max) workshops will commence at 10.30am at PSSL and will continue till 4.30pm. A nominal fee of Rs 1000/= will be charged per member on a first come first paid basis. Only Tea/Coffee and light refreshment will be provided. Participants will need to order their own Lunch. You are required to bring you Photographic equipment. For the PS workshops a Laptop will be needed. For more information please call Merrill at the PSSL office 2690940.

For more detail see below image

Exclusive Group Work Shops for PSSL Members by Ute Grobowsky in Sri Lanka
Exclusive Group Work Shops for PSSL Members by Ute Grobowsky in Sri Lanka

Wildlife Photographic Competition for 65th Anniversary of the Department of Wildlife Conservation

Department of Wildlife Conservation organised an wildlife photographic competition Held to mark the 65th Anniversary of the Department of Wildlife Conservation this Wildlife Photographic Competition Open Section and School Section.

A decision has been taken to hold wildlife photographic competition to mark the 65th Anniversary of the Department of Wildlife Conservation.

Any Sri Lankan and school children can participate at this competition and submit only 04 wildlife photos containing natural wildlife splendour and activities either in black & white or colour.

All photos should have been taken in National Parks, sanctuaries or wildlife protected areas in Sri Lanka and should not be digitally altered. If necessary, either the negative or a scanned image CD should be submitted along with the photos.

The length of photo should be between 12″ and 18″ while the width should be between 8″ and 12”. Photos should not be submitted either in mounted positions. The reverse top left corner of the photo should be marked the applicants name as given in the application, address title and serial number. A short description on the wildlife locations, the camera and the lenses, should be submitted.

The ownership of all the photos should be of the applicant and should not have been submitted to any other photographic competition earlier. The department will use the selected photos for media and Publicity Purposes.

All photographs should either be sent by post or personally delivered to the Director General, Department of Wildlife Conservation. The top left corner of the cover containing the photographs should be marked “Wildlife Photographic Competition 2014” Entries received after the relevant date will not be accepted and the Department shall not be responsible for any damages caused in the mail.

This is an open and non fee levying competition and any officer or member of his family, serving in institutes functioning under the Ministry of Wildlife recourse conservation No. 811/A, Jayanthipura, Battaramulla is not permitted to participate in this competition.

The Competition will be evaluated under a formal panel of judges to select winner and the decision of the panel of judges will be the final. Prizes and certificates will also be awarded to first, second and third place winners while 10 merit certificates will also be awarded. Official results will be notified to winners by post.

Last date of acceptance of Photographs 05.09.2014
Photo judging 12.09.2014
Award Ceremony 01.10.2014 at the Department of Wildlife Conservation

 

For more details see below image

Wildlife Photographic Competition for 65th Anniversary of the Department of Wildlife Conservation
Wildlife Photographic Competition for 65th Anniversary of the Department of Wildlife Conservation

Photographic Courses in Srilanka from Photographic Society of Srilanka

the Photographic Society of Srilanka invites applications for the Applied Photography courses held in Colombo.

The Programme is starts from 30th April 2014 for Weekdays evening sessions and 3rd May 2014 for weekend sessions.

The option of Saturday morning or Wednesday evening sessions at our well appointed, air conditioned auditorium and studio facilities at The Lionel Wendt Art Centre, 18, Guildford Crescent, Colombo 7.

 

Course fee is Rs. 19,800.00 its Inclusive of transport on Two excursions Galle & Gampaha on a clay’s duration in tour coach Refreshments at sessions.(Early registration recommended)

for more details contact to Academic Director: Panduka de Silva at 0712 272 970 / pandu@sltnet.lk or see below image or visit The Lionel Wendt Art Centre, 18, Guildford Crescent, Colombo 7 – 2 690 940

Photographic Courses in Srilanka from Photographic Society of Srilanka
Photographic Courses in Srilanka from Photographic Society of Srilanka

Metropolitan offers for Computer accessories and Camera accessories

Metropolitan offers great deals for acer, Canon and Sony. The offer valid on the emall purchase only.

Acer G236HL LED Monitor

  • 23-inch (diagonal) Widescreen LED
  • 20.07 x 11.29 inches {509.76 x 286.74 mm)
  • 1920x 1080 60 Hz
  • 16.7 million colours
  • HDMI with HDCP (optional)
  • DVI With HDCP (optional)

Emall Price: Rs. 22,750.00 (Normal Price Rs. 23,325.00)

 

Canon Value Pack 810/811

  • Compatible with Canon iP2
  • 770 / iP2772 / MP245
  • MP258 / MP268 / MP276
  • MP287 / MP486 / MP496
  • MP497 / MX328
  • MX338 / MX347
  • MX357 / MX 366
  • MX416 / MX426

Emall Price: Rs. 4,760.00 (Market Price Rs. 5,040.00)

 

Canon BG-E5 Battery Grip

  • EOS 450D, EOS 500D, EOS 1000D
  • IBG-E5 battery grip
  • Vertical shutter release
  • Control dial
  • AE / FE lock
  • AF point selector
  • Exposure compensation

Emall Price: Rs. 20,823.04

 

SONY MH410 Stereo Headset

  • Cable length 1450 mm
  • 57 inches
  • 15.0g
  • 0.5 oz

Emall Price Rs. 1,800.00

 

For more information call Metropolitan on  0722 332 607 or visit emall@metropolitan.lk or visit www.metroemall.com

Or see below image

 

Metropolitan Deals for Computer accessories and Camera accessories
Metropolitan Deals for Computer accessories and Camera accessories

Luxury train services starts from Colombo to Palai from today

A luxury train service will be operated from Colombo to Palai from Today 7th March 2013. The Railway Department extended the train service on the northern line up to Palai on Tuesday.

The trail way department is expected to run to Jaffna by June and will be extended further upto Kankesanthurai on September 14.2014.

Train time table from Colombo to Palai

Rail Service Departure from Colombo Arrive to Palai
Yal Devi

5.50 AM

1.20 PM

Deyata kirula

6.50 Am

12.30 PM

Holiday Service

9.45 Am

4.50 Pm

Luxury Train (A/C)

2.45 Pm

8.28 PM

(Saturday Only)
Mail Trains

8.20 PM

5.00 Am

 

Train time table from Palai to Colombo

Rail Service Departure from Palai Arrive to Colombo
Yal Devi

10.40 Am

6.42 Pm

Deyata kirula

2.15 Pm

8.05 PM

Holiday Service

9.45 Am

4.45 Pm

Luxury Train (A/C)

6.50 Am

12.50 PM

(Saturday Only)
Mail Trains

8.00 PM

4.40 Am

 

G.C.E (A/L) Private Candidate Applications for August 2014 – Application form attached, last day for submission is 28th March 2014

Department of Education invites applications for the  G.C.E (A/L) Examination applications for the Private candidates.

The Applications of private candidates for the above examination will be received from 24.02.2014 to 28.03.2014. Candidates are advised to read this notice carefully and follow the instructions given herein before filling up the application forms and also to make sure to select exactly the correct Town Number and Subject Numbers. Candidates are allowed to offer a maximum of three main subjects.

 

Private Candidate (Only those who have obtained the school-leaving certificate can apply as private candidates. It is completely prohibited for anyone to sit this examination as a private candidate, while still being in school. If such a sitting is discovered, the examination results will be invalidated and they will be debarred from sitting any future examinations)

 

Needs of G.C.E (A/L) General English Subject too

Apart from the three main subjects and the Common General Test, candidates may apply for the subject, “General English” too. However, the grade obtained for this subject will not be considered for University Entrance. The grade received will be entered in the G.C.E. (A.L.) Certificate.

 

For more information see below Link attached

For Details in Sinhala       Click Here

For Details in Tamil          Click Here

For Details in English       Click Here

G.C.E A/L 2014 Examination Time table would be as below

G.C.E (A/L) Private Candidate Applications for August 2014 – Application form attached, last day for submission is 28th March 2014
G.C.E (A/L) Private Candidate Applications for August 2014 – Application form attached, last day for submission is 28th March 2014

Emirates offer to travel Dubai for Rs. 56,340.00 Upwards with Visa

Emirates Airlines offer to Enjoy Dubai with their visa inclusive fare from LKR 56,340*

Fly Emirates to Dubai with our world class service, in flight entertainment and a visa fee inclusive fare.

The offer valid  for purchases on or before 20th March 2014 and outbound on or before 31st March 2014. Offer valid on EK666/EK664 Terms and conditions apply. For more detail contact Emirates on 4 704070 or see below image

Emirates offer to travel Dubai for Rs. 56,340.00 Upwards with Visa
Emirates offer to travel Dubai for Rs. 56,340.00 Upwards with Visa

Canon DSLR Camera prices in Sri Lanka – February 2014

Metropolitan an authorised dealer for Canon Cameras in Srilanka, announces a special prices for their Canon EOS Cameras as follows

Canon EOS 100D with EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Lens for Rs. 105,000.00 Cash Price or Rs. 5,147.00 x 24 Months on Selected Credit Cards and enjoy; Free 8GB Memory Card and Camera bag
Canon EOS 700D with EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Lens for Rs. 155,000.00 Cash Price or Rs. 7,598.00 x 24 Months on Selected Credit Cards and enjoy; Free 8GB Memory Card and Camera bag
Canon EOS 70D with EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Lens for Rs. 220,000.00 Cash Price or Rs. 20,784.00 x 24 Months on Selected Credit Cards and enjoy; Free 8GB Memory Card and Camera bag

Free training with every purchase of an EOS

Start enjoying your Canon camera with a carefully designed basic training program by our experienced trainers

For more information contact Metropolitan from  Weekdays 9.00am to 6.00pm, Saturdays 9.00am to 5.00pm or visit www.mcentre.lk

Canon DSLR Camera prices in Sri Lanka – February 2014
Canon DSLR Camera prices in Sri Lanka – February 2014

Srilanka Law College Entrance Examination 2013 for Academic year of 2014 Result is Released Today

Srilanka Law College has released the Srilanka Law College Entrance 2013 for Academic year of 2014 Result and those who have selected for the Law College academic year of 2014 will receive a letter from Law College. The Selected Candidate letters has  been posted last Friday (31/01/2014)

The pass list of  Srilanka Law College Entrance Examination 2013 for Academic year of 2014 is attached Law College Notice Board.

Abeywardane B.S.R is obtain the best result for the Srilanka law College Entrance examination as 81 Marks out of 100. Abeywardane B.S.R is 1362755 indexed and from 181, Colombo Road, Rathnapura.

The Cut off Marks for the Srilanka law College Entrance examination is 66.(those who have obtained 66 is Pass, and those who obtain less is not qualify for the Law College)

 

See below image or

Sri Lanka Law College Entrance Sep 2013 Examination Result 1
Sri Lanka Law College Entrance Sep 2013 Examination Result 1
Sri Lanka Law College Entrance Sep 2013 Examination Result 2
Sri Lanka Law College Entrance Sep 2013 Examination Result 2
Sri Lanka Law College Entrance Sep 2013 Examination Result 3
Sri Lanka Law College Entrance Sep 2013 Examination Result 3
Sri Lanka Law College Entrance Sep 2013 Examination Result 4
Sri Lanka Law College Entrance Sep 2013 Examination Result 4
Sri Lanka Law College Entrance Sep 2013 Examination Result 5
Sri Lanka Law College Entrance Sep 2013 Examination Result 5
Sri Lanka Law College Entrance Sep 2013 Examination Result 6
Sri Lanka Law College Entrance Sep 2013 Examination Result 6
Sri Lanka Law College Entrance Sep 2013 Examination Result 7
Sri Lanka Law College Entrance Sep 2013 Examination Result 7
Sri Lanka Law College Entrance Sep 2013 Examination Result 8
Sri Lanka Law College Entrance Sep 2013 Examination Result 8
Sri Lanka Law College Entrance Sep 2013 Examination Result 9
Sri Lanka Law College Entrance Sep 2013 Examination Result 9
Sri Lanka Law College Entrance Sep 2013 Examination Result 10
Sri Lanka Law College Entrance Sep 2013 Examination Result 10

Download PDF form of Images by Clicking Below

Sri Lanka Law College Entrance Sep 2013 Examination Result

All the Very Best for Selected Students.

Canon EOS Promotion in Colombo Sri Lanka – December 2013

The Canon EOS Camera System is the most complete Single Lens Reflex (SLR) camera system in the world. Whether you are a beginner or advanced professional looking for a digital camera, the EOS System takes your photography to the next level.

Metropolitan offers a very attractive prices for the range of Canon EOS ranges at Canon Photohub in Colombo Showroom at Colombo 03.

The offers are valid for Canon EOS-1Dx, Canon EOS Mark 5D III, Canon EOS 6D, Canon EOS 70D, and Canon EOS 100D.

Prices start from Rs. 32,000.00 Upwards and Installment schemes available for HSBC, Sampath Bank and Bank of Ceylon Credit Cards.

A special promotions available for Canon EOS 700D with 18 – 55 mm f/3.5 – 5.6 IS STM Lens to Rs. 120,000.00

For more information see below image or visit to Flagship Store 40, Edward Lane, Colombo 03 or visit Retail Stores 1-34Z New Wing, 1st Floor, Liberty Plaza, Colombo 03.

Canon EOS Promotion in Colombo Sri Lanka – December 2013
Canon EOS Promotion in Colombo Sri Lanka – December 2013

Places to Visit in Delft Island – Images, Maps and Tour Guidance

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

Located: Northern Province of Sri Lanka
Population: Approximately 5000
Families: Approximately 1500
Income Sources: Fishing
  Palmyrah Toddy
  handicraft from Palmyrah tree
  Kottakilangu
  Remittance from aboard
Water Source: Devil Wells and Some other wells
Electricity: 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
  Bus

 

Places to Visit in Delft Island or Nedunthivu

  1. Aalamavanam  (Banian)
  2. Growing Stone
  3. Queens Tower
  4. Baobab Tree
  5. Wild Horses
  6. Dutch Fort (Meekaman Fort)
  7. Pigeon Hole
  8. Foot Print in Rock
  9. Horses Stable ( Dutch Period)
  10. Dutch Fort (Vediyarasan Fort)
  11. 12 Branch Palmyrah Tree
  12. India Border
  13. Landscape Water Tanks
  14. 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

 Click here to see Delft Island Places to see in Google Map

12 Branch Palmyrah Tree in Delft Island
12 Branch Palmyrah Tree in Delft Island
Delft Island Hotel and Accomodation
Delft Island Hotel and Accomodation
Delft Island Landscape
Delft Island Landscape
Delft Island Map
Delft Island Map
Dutch Fort (Meekaman Fort) in Delft island
Dutch Fort (Meekaman Fort) in Delft island
Dutch Fort (Vediyarasan Fort) or court complex
Dutch Fort (Vediyarasan Fort) or court complex
Eagle in Delft Island
Eagle in Delft Island
Growing Stone
Growing Stone
Horses Stable ( Dutch Period) in Delft Island
Horses Stable ( Dutch Period) in Delft Island
India Border from Delft Island
India Border from Delft Island
Kurikadduwan Jetty
Kurikadduwan Jetty
Large Foot Print in Rock at Delft Island
Large Foot Print in Rock at Delft Island
Pigeon Hole in Delft island
Pigeon Hole in Delft island
Speed boat from Delft island to KKD (Ambulance Boat)
Speed boat from Delft island to KKD (Ambulance Boat)
Wild Horses in Delft Island
Wild Horses in Delft Island

Government Information Centre details and Online Checking Process of Departments in Sri Lanka

The Government Information centre is a key Information provider about the government products and services to general Public.

The www.gic.gov.lk itself is helping lots of srilankan and foreigners to obtain their basic information about their search.

Here the below links are attached for the most of the needed information, for more detail see below list of information or visit www.gic.gov.lk

 

 Organization

 eService

  Airport & Aviation Services (Sri Lanka) Limited   Arrivals Flight Schedule
  Atomic Energy Authority   List of Licensed Institutes in the Country
  Ayurvedic Medical Council   Details of Registered Ayurvedic Medical Council Members
  Central Bank of Sri Lanka   Current Economic Indicators ( Exchange Rates )
  Department of Animal Production and Health   DAPH Application Status
  Department of Buddhist Affairs   Buddhist Cultural Temple Directory
  Department of Examinations   Exam Results
  Department of Hindu Affairs and Cultural Service   Hindu Cultural Temple Directory
  Department of Import Export Control   HS-Code Details
  Department of Labour   Contact details of District Offices
  Department of Land Settlement   View status of Title Registration
  Department of Meteorology   Latest Weather Information
  Department of National Museum   View Museum Visitor Information
  Department of Official Languages   Find Language Facilitators
  Department of Official Languages   Language Proficiency
  Department of Post   Find Postal Codes and Relevant Contact Details
  Department of Probation and Child Care   Contact details of Child Rights Promoting Officers
  Department of Public Trustee   Check the Status of Foreign Compensation
  Department of Railways   Find your Distance and Parcel Transport Cost
  Department of Register Generals   View Deed Registration Details
  Department of Registrar of Companies   Request for Company Names
  Department of Rubber Development   View Rubber Prices
  Department of Social Services   Search for Training Courses for a Specific Disability
  Department of Social Services  Check Status of Application Form Submitted for a Training Course
  Department of Survey   List of licensed surveyors
  Department of Technical Education and Training   List of Available Training Courses
  Deyata Kirula   Project monitoring System
  Merchant Shipping Division   Certificate of Competency Verification
  Merchant Shipping Division   Performance Certificate Verification
  Ministry of Public Administration and Home Affairs   Add Transfer Requests/ Find Transfer Opportunities
  Ministry of Public Administration and Home Affairs   Find Grama Niladhari Details
  National Secretariat For Non-Governmental Organizations   Directory of Registered NGOs in Sri Lanka
  Nenasala Website   Find Nenasala Centers
  Samurdhi Authority   Samurdhi Bank Directory
  Southern Provincial Road Passenger Transport Authority   Southern Provincial Bus Schedule
  Sri Lanka Bureau of Foreign Employment   View Foreign Employment Opportunities
  Sri Lanka Standard Institute   Search Library Books
  Sri Lanka Standard Institute   Search System Certified Companies
  Sri Lanka Standard Institute   Search Certified Product
  Sri Lanka Tea Board   View Tea Price
  Sri Lanka Tea Board   View Tea Directory
  Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau   Quick Information for Tourists
  Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau   Sri Lanka Accommodation
  Sri Lanka Transport Board   Contact details of Depots
  Tea Small Holdings Development Authority   Subsidy Information
  Water Resources Board   Cost Estimates for Services information

Source:  www.gic.gov.lk

100 years of Tibet on 29th Nov to 1st Dec 2013 at Kandy City Centre

The Embassy of People’s Republic of China organised an event 100 years of Tibet on 29th Nov to 1st Dec 2013 at Kandy City Centre Level 02.02 from 10.00 Am to 7.00 Pm.

Taken by Tibet’s first photographer, the 10th Demu Denzin Gyaco and his second son Demu Wangiug Doje, the chairman of the Tibet Photographers’ Association.

Entrance Free

For more information see below image

100 years of Tibet on 29th Nov to 1st Dec 2013 at Kandy City Centre
100 years of Tibet on 29th Nov to 1st Dec 2013 at Kandy City Centre

Nikon D5200 with 18-55VR & 55-300 VR for Rs. 124,900.00 from CameraLK

The CameraLK announces special offer for the Nikon D5200 with 18-55VR & 55-300 VR for Rs. 124,900.00. The offer valid for the special period in November 2013 and the Price inclusive of

  • Nikon D5200 Body
  • 18-55VR Len
  • 55-300 VR Len
  • 8GB Memory
  • Camera Bag

For Rs. 124,900.00

Credit card instalments available for HSBC, HNB and Sampath Banks Credit Cards as follows

6,820 x 24 HSBC and 6,250 x 24 HNB / Sampath for more information contact to CameraLK on 011 7 817 870 – 71/72 or see below image

Nikon D5200 with 18-55VR & 55-300 VR for Rs. 124,900.00 from CameraLK
Nikon D5200 with 18-55VR & 55-300 VR for Rs. 124,900.00 from CameraLK

Power Boat Challenge in Colombo Sri Lanka on 23rd & 24th November 2013

The Dialog presents an F2 Power Boat challenge competition in Colombo, Sri Lanka on 23rd and 24th November 2013 at Beira Lake near to Mcallum Road (Opposite to Sathosa).

This is first time a power Boat (Speed Boat competitions are held in Colombo, Sri Lanka with the sponsor of Dialog.

For more information see below image

Power Boat Challenge in Colombo Sri Lanka on 23rd & 24th November 2013
Power Boat Challenge in Colombo Sri Lanka on 23rd & 24th November 2013

University of Moratuwa Photography Competition 2013

Engineering Faculty Student Union organised a Photography Competition 2013 on 3rd to 5th December 2013 at University of Moratuwa.

Applications are calls on following category and the Photographs should submitted on or before 20th November 2013.

School, University and Open and very attractive prizes are ahead.

Terms & Conditions

  1. Contestants are free to make their entries on any topic but should be within the perimeter of the country capturing the heritage and beauty of Sri Lanka. Animals in captivity cannot be included.
  2. According to the age level the contestants can compete under the following categories. (Open category, School category and University category)
  3. Photographs already exhibited in any exhibition are not allowed.
  4. The photographs should be unframed and not mounted, having an effective area not less than 10”x12”
  5. Every photograph should have the photographer’s name, address, photo number and the category at its back in removable manner. (No water marks on photo)
  6. Each entry of School applicants should be certified by the principal, saying that the photographs are their own creations.
  7. A small description about the photograph and the technical details of the photograph (used camera model, used lens, used film, the location the photograph was taken …etc.), should be given with the application.
  8. The maximum number of entries by one person for the exhibition is limited to ten (10).
  9. It should be possible to obtain the identity of the photograph if required.
  10. The organizing committee maintains the full rights to publish any of the chosen photographs to the media for non-commercial use.
  11. Photographs should be submitted, carefully packed in a suitable cover with the name, address and the number of photographs written on the cover.
  12. The photographs should be sent via post to “Pehesara 2013”, Engineering Faculty Union, Faculty of Engineering, University of Moratuwa, or delivered by hand to the Postal Unit of University of Moratuwa on a weekday during office hours.
  13. Applicants from the University of Moratuwa should submit their entries to “WUS” book shop in Sumanadasa building.
  14. The entries should be sent on or before 21st November 2013. we will not be responsible for any late submissions.
  15. The assessment of the photographs will be done by three invited judges and the decision of the judges will be the final.
  16. Certificates will be awarded for selected applicants and prizes will be granted for the first, second and third places in each category.
  17. The Exhibition will be held on 3rd, 4th,5th of December 2013 at University Of Moratuwa..
  18. For the Applicants of University of Moratuwa, the photographs should be collected from the same place where the entries were submitted, within two weeks after the completion of the Exhibition in the university. The Organizing committee will not be responsible for the unclaimed photographs after this period.
  19. For other applicants, the photographs can be collected from the same place where the entries were submitted, within two weeks after the completion of the Exhibition in the university, and the remaining photographs can be collected from University.

For further details, Please visit our web site at http://www.efsu.mrt.ac.lk/pehesara/open.html  or Email us at pehesara2013@gmail.com or call

Dilina – 071-25 40 664

Nuwan – 071-27 84 284

Click here for Sinhala Transations

Click here for Application of University of Moratuwa Photography Competition 2013

 

University of Moratuwa Photography Competition 2013
University of Moratuwa Photography Competition 2013

Fashion & Fashionable Wedding Photography Workshop on 10th November 2013

The Negpho Photographers Association organised an Fashion & Fashionable Wedding Photography Workshop on 10th November 2013 in Negombo.

Event will enrol only on Limited participants, therefore Register soon as possible.

Investment:       Rs. 2000/= (including Buffet Lunch & Refreshments)

Venue: Amagi lagoon Beach Hotel, Negombo

For more information contact 0777949224,0772888348, 0772243030 or see below image

 

Fashion & Fashionable Wedding Photography Workshop on 10th November 2013
Fashion & Fashionable Wedding Photography Workshop on 10th November 2013

Snap away with Mihin and win 2 Free Return Tickets to Seychelles – till 30th October 2013

This October, we got something fun in our mind just for YOU! Get your creative caps on and get ready to “Snap away with Mihin!”

All you have to do is, post your favourite picture that you took of a direct Mihin Lanka destination on our facebook wall and enter your personal details along with an inspirational tag line for the photo. Your photograph will stand a chance to be featured in our famous year end Ahasa magazine 12th issue which has over half a million readership! Plus stand a chance to get Two FREE return air tickets to our newest destination Seychelles!

Don’t forget! You have to enter the contest before 30th October, 2013 and all participants must come through our official facebook fan page!

Hurry, and like us now to take part in our photo contest! And you can countdown till you win BIG with us!

See below image for more details

Snap away with Mihin and win 2 Free Return Tickets to Seychelles – till 30th October 2013
Snap away with Mihin and win 2 Free Return Tickets to Seychelles – till 30th October 2013

National Diploma in Training and Human Resource Development (NDTHRD) from IPM

The IPM Invites applications for the National Diploma in Training and Human Resource Development (NDTHRD)

HR development is an ever expanding profession mainly due to its strategic placement in the overall HR strategy of the organization. People development is identified as key criteria in the organization’s ability to achieve its business goals. A unique feature of this specialization is the required competency profile to become a successful trainer or training manager. IPM’s NDTHRD is a comprehensive study programme which encompasses the critical theoretical concepts and models coupled with opportunities to enhance essentially practical; skills. The programme is delivered by an outstanding panel of trainers from different disputes such as marketing, HR, operations, Finance etc.

 

Entry requirements

  • Graduate of full professional qualification from a recognized professional institute or
  • GCE (A/L) with 3 passes including 3 years of executive level experience in a recognized organization in the fields of HR/Training & or staff officer level or
  • GCE (O/L )with 5 years executive level experience in a recognized organization HR/Training & or staff officer level or
  • Those who have successfully completed any certificate course at IPM
Course commencement: 20th October 2013
English aptitude test/ interview: 13th October 2013
Medium: English
Venue: Celestial Academy No.7 -1/7, 7thfloor, Orchard Shopping Complex, Galle Road, Colombo-06.
Duration: 1 year (Plus three months for the project report)
Time: 9.00am-4.00pm
Investment: Rs. 85,000.00 (could be paid in three instalments)

 

Upfront payments will be entitled for a discount of 10% as against the course fee of Rs. 85,000/- IPM students, who have completed or following PQHRM stage III are also entitled for a 10% discount.

for further information contact on 0112199988 or see below image

National Diploma in Training and Human Resource Development (NDTHRD) from IPM
National Diploma in Training and Human Resource Development (NDTHRD) from IPM

Sri Lankan Holidays Promotion to Delhi for Rs. 43,999.00 Upwards till 31st October 2013

You can now visit the famous places in the world such as Taj Mahal, Agra Fort, Hawa Mahal, Amber Fort, India Gate, Qutub Minar and Jaipur for only LKR69,999.00 ; the Package includes return economy airfare on Mihin lanka, 4 night’s hotel accommodation with breakfast and all tours and transfers.

If you want to enjoy the city of Delhi for a couple of nights, it’s just LKR43,999. Package includes return economy airfare on Mihin Lanka, 2 night’s hotel accommodation with breakfast and return airport transfers to/from hotel.

For more details call Srilankan Airlines on 1979 or 0197333838 Colombo, 0812232495/5 Kandy. 0912246942/3 Galle or visit your nearest travel agent.

Offer valid from 23rd September 31st October 2013 see below image for more information

Sri Lankan Holidays Promotion to Delhi for Rs. 43,999.00 Upwards till 31st October 2013
Sri Lankan Holidays Promotion to Delhi for Rs. 43,999.00 Upwards till 31st October 2013

LG IPS TV in Srilanka

Abans Leading Electronic Sellers in Sri Lanka announces the special promotions for the LG IPS TV.

42’Model 42LA5200 for Rs. 59,900.00 Upwards

  • 42’ screen with LED
  • Cinema 3D
  • Smart share
  • Time machine-11
  • Dual play
  • Narrow bezill

 

32’-Mdel 321LN5418 for Rs.59,900 upwards.

  • 32’ screen
  • LED backlit
  • HD
  • Narrow
  • USB movie
  • 2.0 speaker system

For more information see below image or call 0115999000

LG IPS TV in Srilanka
LG IPS TV in Srilanka