Explore the world of wildlife with Classic Travels

Classic Travels organize a wildlife tours to Kabini and Pantanal Brazil in 2020.

The Experience

Pantanal Jaguar Tour, Brazil from 23rd to 30th October 2020

  • Special wildlife safari in the Brazilian Pantanal with special focus on finding Jaguars as well as other unique wildlife
  • Curated end to end tour with all aspects covered from travel insurance, airport transfers, International air fare, domestic flights and the tour itself
  • Personally led by renowned Sri Lanka photographer Rajiv Welikala who will be your guide/tour leader/ host/ photography instructor and much more
  • Native guides with great knowledge and instincts on capturing the best sighting angles
  • Top quality boats used for the safaris with unmatched condition and quality
  • Accommodation on twin sharing.
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.


Kabini India 7th to 10th May 2020

Ride into the heart of Nagarhole National Park, a land known for its many Tigers. Leopards, Indian Wild Dogs and the famous elusive Black Panther.


  • Return Airfare
  • Visa
  • 6 Safaris in Nagarhole National Park
  • Tour personally led by a top Sri Lankan naturalist and Birding guide
  • Full board accommodation in Kabini River Lodge
  • Upgraded accommodation in Cottages
  • Priority booking of safari jeeps
  • Priority allocation of best guides and trackers

For more details contact to Classic Travels on +94 11 777 33 00 or see below ad image

Explore the World wild with Classic Travels

Artificial Intelligent (AI) solution for vehicle parking – by Sri Lankan Engineers

Ai & Vision Solutions created a smart RNRS innovation by Sri Lankan Engineers. This systems provides you to total solutions for vehicle parking management for parking space and apartments.

AI Based Card less smart solution

For Vehicle Parks

  • Ticketing process automation with automated price calculations
  • Barrier gates automation with automated access control system
  • Surveillance and record keeping 24×7
  • No room for malpractice, corruption
  • Generate analytical reports

For Apartments

  • Barrier gates automation for all residents’ vehicles
  • Temporary authorization for all guest vehicle surveillance and record keeping 24×7 Generate analytical reports


For more details contact to Ai & Vision Solutions on info@aivision.asia or +94 77 771 2410 – Dharmasiri or  +94 70 306 3106 – Theekshana or see below image

Artificial Intelligent (AI) solution for vehicle parking – by Sri Lankan Engineers

Mercedes Benz VITO Available for Hire by ECD Global

ECD Global (Pvt) Ltd  Pioneer in the Transport Industry, Redefining the Art of Luxury Travel with Mercedes Benz VITO.

Mercedes Benz VITO Will Comfortably Accommodate 6 Passengers with ample Baggage Space, Available for your Round Tours, Day Excursion’s, Corporate Travel & Airport Transfers .

For Reservation, contact to ECD Global (Pvt) Ltd, Level 2, 178, George R De Silva Mawatha, Colombo 13.

Telephone : 011 4 384838,011 4384878,0711 115 115 or see below image

Mercedes Benz VITO Available for Hire by ECD Global

Central Finance Budget Rent a Car / Budget Hire

Central Finance brought you a Budget Hire/ Rent a car services islandwide for an affordable price of Rs. 1,450/- per day.

Now you can hire your rent a day from Colombo, Kandy, Nuwara Eliya, Jaffna, Galle, Badulla, Panadura and Anuradhapure.

Central Finance Budget Hire brought you 2 different options as follows,

Maruti Suzuki 800 Self Drive Manual Transmission Rs. 1450/- per Day
Maruti Suzuki Alto 800 Self Drive Manual Trnasmission Rs. 2,250/- per Day

Comfortable & convenient options -just for you from below address


#270, Vauxhall Street Colombo 2.

Tel: 011-2315161-2,2315233,2300555,0770-033 609 or 0770-033 610


#254, Katugastota Road, Kandy

Tel: 081-4470182, 2234234,2213351/3

#84, Raja Veediya, Kandy

Tel: 0777-834555. 081-2230230

Nuwara Eliva

#76, Kandy Road, Nuwaraelia.

Tel: 0770-112550,052-2235433,052-2235951, 052-2235422_


#364, Main Street, Jaffna

Tel: 0777-821866.021-2221608,021-2221942


#151 A, Matara Road, Galle

Tel: 0770-112512, 091-2223315, 091-4385676


#4, Udayaraja Mawatha, Badulla

Tel: 0770-112549. 055-2224666


#292 Galle Road, Panadura

Tel: 0771-436823. 038-4281010,038-2241533


#62, Maithiripala Senanayake Mawatha, Anuradhapura

Tel: 076-7609062, 025-2223560,025-4928578

For more details see below image or visit www.centralfinance.lk

Central Finance Budget Rent a Car Budget Hire

Fly to Kandy by Helicopter shuttle Service for Rs. 40,000/- per Person

Now you can fly each week from Colombo to Kandy in just 30 mins on Sri Lanka’s first helicopter shuttle service. As the pioneer in local luxury helicopter services, our Airbus four-seat and six-seat air conditioned helicopters are guaranteed to ensure your safety and comfort.

Book your seat now at the lowest starting price of Rs. 40,000/-,

For more details call IWS Aviation (Private) Limited on 0765 311 788 or see below image

Fly to Kandy by Helicopter shuttle Service for Rs. 40,000/- per Person

Colombo Kandy Office Shuttle on Friday

Arrow Taxi introducing new facility of office shuttle services to Kandy on Friday evening 5.30 Pm from Colombo Fort.

Say bye to the hustle of crowded buses or trains and say hi to arrow office shuttle and enjoy below benefits

  • Air Conditioned Vehicles
  • Onboard Free Wi-Fi
  • adjustable seats
  • priory seats on request

Cost – Rs. 995/- per person

Departure – 5.30 pm from Colombo Fort

for more details see below image or contact to arrow taxi on 0763 94 7772

Colombo Kandy Office Shuttle on Friday
Colombo Kandy Office Shuttle on Friday

Villa Mahakanda Introductory Offer

are you looking forward a special promotional of hotel or villa for your get together or meet up, here is an special Introductory offer from Villa Mahakanda. Villa Mahakanda is an ideal Hideaway in Kandy, offering 4 Course meals and Star Class Rooms in Blissful Surroundings.

Villa Mahakanda offers Bed & Breakfast, Half Board and Full Board packages at a special price of Rs. 5,500/- upwards

Rs. 5,500/- per Person for Bed & Breakfast (Per Head) Offer Includes:

  • Welcome Drink
  • Tea & Coffee in room
  • Breakfast
  • Free WiFi

Rs. 7,000/- per Person for Half Board  (Per Head) Offer Includes:

  • Welcome Drink
  • Tea & Coffee in room
  • Two Meals
  • Free WiFi

Rs. 8,500/- per Person for Full Board  (Per Head) Offer Includes:

  • Welcome Drink
  • Tea & Coffee in room
  • Three Meals
  • Free WiFi

* child under the age of 6 stays FREE Included in all offers

Only a 10 minute drive from the Galaha intersection & through one of Asia’s largest and most beautiful universities in Peradeniya.

For more details call Villa Mahakanda on 081 206 8600 / 071 245 3363 or see below image

Villa Mahakanda Introductory Offer
Villa Mahakanda Introductory Offer

Rent a Car from Colombo Airport

Senumi Tours & Travels offers range of cars and double caps for a rent a car option from Colombo Airport.

If you’re a traveler to Sri Lanka looking forward a rent a car from Colombo Airport itself, this is a good opportunity for you to get your desire car at your budget at Airport door step.

Senumi Tours & Travels offers below range of cars with an affordable price,

  1. Toyota Prius
  2. Toyota Axio
  3. Toyota Aqua
  4. Honda Shuttle
  5. Honda Fit
  6. Nissan Leaf
  7. Toyota Prado
  8. KDH Highroof
  9. KDH Flatroof
  10. Nissan Navara
  11. Toyota Hilux

For more details contact to Senumi Tours & Travels offers  on (+94) 777170 420/ (+94) 72 568 4590 or see below image

Rent a Car from Colombo Airport
Rent a Car from Colombo Airport

DJ Lanka Tours & Travels – Rs. 40 per Km

DJ Lanka Tours & Travels brought you round tours, local trips & day hires from Rs.40 Per Km. And you can hire Luxury Dual A/C, Vans, Buses & Cars For Your Tours with 10,16,29 and 42 Seaters with driver.

For more details see below image or contact to 0714 450 204

DJ Lanka Tours & Travels – Rs. 40 per Km
DJ Lanka Tours & Travels – Rs. 40 per Km

D.S Gunasekera Passenger Transport Services

Leading transport service provider of D.S Gunasekera, brought you range of transport solutions from small air conditioning van to  big 50 seater bus at an affordable price.

Enjoy your travel with D.S Gunasekera luxury vehicles as below,

  • 50, 45 or 41 Seats Super Luxury Bus with Cool Box, 2Tv, Adjustable seats, Sound system & Air balloon system
  • 33 Seats Luxury Bus with Cool Box, TV, Adjustable seats & Sound system
  • 54 Seats Semi Luxury Bus with TV & Subwoofer sound system
  • 14 Seats l Dual A/C Van with Adjustable Seats & Sound system

For more details see below image or contact to D.S Gunasekera Passenger Transport Services at No. 38, Wimalawatta Rd, Mirihana, Nugegoda.  Or call 0112820 332/077-264 80/077-264 80 11

D.S Gunasekera Passenger Transport Services
D.S Gunasekera Passenger Transport Services

Carson Taxi Service for Rs. 45 per Km upwards

Carson renowned rent a car company starts their own taxi services with Suziki Alto and Toyota Axio at a special price.

You could enjoy trouble free taxi service of Carson taxi service for Rs. 45 per Km for Suzuki Alto and Rs. 60 per Km for Toyota Axio.

Carson taxi offers airport taxi service for Rs. 2,000/- with Suzuki Alto and Rs. 2,300/- with Toyota Axio.

For more details download C-Taxi App on you mobile and enjoy more offers or  contact Carson Taxi company on 011 2 86 11 11 or see below image

Carson Taxi Service for Rs. 45 per Km upwards
Carson Taxi Service for Rs. 45 per Km upwards

Ceylinco VIP Express Bus Service for Policy Holders – New Revolution in Sri lankan Insurance Industry

Ceylinco VIP on the spot insurance made revolutionary changes in Insurance industry by introducing a Ceylinco VIP Express Super Luxury bus service for their policy holders.

Leave your vehicle at home. Travel daily to and from office for a nominal fee from below destinations

Nonstop from

  • Panadura to Colombo and back
  • Kaduwela to Colombo and back
  • Kadawatha to Colombo and back
  • Homagama to Colombo and back
  • Negombo to Colombo and back

Seats on this bus service are limited. To reserve your seat please call 0112 39 39 39 or visit one of our branches.

This kind of new bus services would be more benefited to those who traveling from out of Colombo to Colombo for a works, and it will helps to reduce the environmental pollution by encourage their policy holders to not to used their vehicles for their office hours and also reducing the traffic in the city

For more details see below image

Ceylinco VIP Express Bus Service for Policy Holders – New Revolution in Sri lankan Insurance Industry
Ceylinco VIP Express Bus Service for Policy Holders – New Revolution in Sri lankan Insurance Industry

50% off at Jetwing Hotel for Commercial Bank Credit Card – Feb 2016

Commercial Bank announces a special promotion of discount upto 50% at selected jetwing Hotels in February 2016.

Jetwing Kaduruketha and Jetwing Jaffna are those selected hotels entitled for the special price in this season.

Jetwing Kaduruketha

  • 50% off on double rooms
  • 45% off on triple rooms

Jetwing Jaffna

  • 40% off on double rooms
  • 35% off on triple rooms

Enjoy an amazing discount with your Commercial Bank Credit Cards till 29th February 2016 for more details see below image or contact to Jetwing Hotels on 0112 345 720. To obtain Commercial Bank Credit card contact to +94 112 353 353

50% off at Jetwing Hotel for Commercial Bank Credit Card – Feb 2016
50% off at Jetwing Hotel for Commercial Bank Credit Card – Feb 2016

American Express Credit Card Hotel Promotions

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 sea
  • Jetwing Lagoon
  • Jetwing Lighthouse
  • Jetwing Yala
  • Jetwing Ayurveda Pavilions
  • Amaloh by Jetwing
  • Jetwing Warwick Gardern
  • Jetwing Kurulubedda
  • Villa 700
  • 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
  • Brook Butique
  • Randholee
  • Queens Hotel
  • Rajarata Hotels
  • The Firs
  • Hotel Pledge3
  • Saraii Village
  • Roman lake/Beach
  • Mahaweli Reach
  • Anilana
  • The Rainforest Ecolodge
  • Kithul Kanda Resort
  • Lavanga Resort& Spa
  • Mandira Bunglows
  • Arika Luxury Villa
  • The Sigiriya Village
  • Club Palm Bay
  • The Palms
  • Kalu Hideaway
  • Heritage Hotel
  • Rana 212
  • Hotel Suisse
  • Fisherman’s Bay
  • Seethawaka Regency
  • Thilanka Resort & Spa
  • Thilanka Hotel
  • Thampa Hotel
  • The Bush Hotel
  • Hotel Famous
  • Rest House Avissawella


  1. The promotion is open to all American Express® Credit Cards issued by Nations Trust Bank PLC (excluding Corporate Cards)
  2. The promotion is valid for bookings made & stays confirmed during specified period (inclusive of both days).
  3. One Cardmember is eligible for a maximum of 2 rooms per hotel per booking. However the number of nights can be differed on availability.
  4. 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.
  5. At CALAMENDER BAY – TRINCOMALEE the saving valid only on FB basis & 20% savings on two night stays at all “Taprospa” properties.
  6. At Hotel Pledge3 offer valid only for platinum card members.
  7. Rooms will be given on a first come first served basis, strictly subject to availability & confirmation.
  8. The card member(s) is/are to settle the total bill via American Express Credit Card to be eligible for the savings.
  9. Savings applicable on local room rates and valid for Sri Lankans and Expatriates only.
  10. Offer is not valid for online bookings and long weekends.
  11. 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.
  12. Standard Child Policy, Cancellation policy & Peak Supplements of the Properties will continue to apply.
  13. Limited number of rooms available.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  19. The General Credit Card terms and conditions will continue to apply.
  20. 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

See below image for more details

American Express Credit Card Hotel Promotions
American Express Credit Card Hotel Promotions

Sri Lanka is to face huge traffic near soon and suggestion to avoid traffic in Colombo

Motor Traffic Department of Sri Lanka has made a statement stated that they received 491,628 vehicles registration for first 8 months of this year.

Last year first 8 month vehicle registrations were 429,556 and it has increase by 14.45% over the year.

The highest numbers of vehicles registered this year were motorbikes and three-wheelers, which are 243,165 Motor Cycle registrations and 84,592 Motor Cycle Registration. In the meantime, Finance Minister Ravi Karunanayake said made a statement that the maximum loan-to-value ratio for vehicle leasing has been increased from 70 to 90 percent from4th October 2015.

Gradual increment of the vehicle registration shows, the country’s urban cities and sub-urban would face a huge traffic in near future. It is government responsible to develop a proper transportation infrastructure such as below,

Improve Public transports of Buses (SLTB and Private)

SLTB ultra luxury passenger bus
SLTB ultra luxury passenger bus

Government should taken steps to improve their SLTB bus services into Normal and comfortable ultra luxury passenger bus at an affordable cost. They could run their SLTB ordinary bus service at low price as usual and ultra luxury passenger bus at premium price.

This would help the SLTB to improve their standard and makes Profitable venture into Government Sector,

Proper Time Schedule for Buses

If the Transport ministry could taken steps to improve timely services for Buses and control the bus movement by GPS and makesure same route buses would be compete at any given time. If any bus drivers drown over speed or misbehave with passengers should be fined and taken action against to them.

Improve Train Services

Government should take actions to improve Train service between main cities and urban rail service on demand. Still many of working crowed has using train transport to reach their work place on time, if government could offer frequent train services with much comforable in peak time, many people would not considered to by a vehicle on their own.

Introduce Metro Rail Services

there were some rummer articles state that government is planning for metro services within western provinces and it stated that the Metro is from Negombo from North to Panadura to South and Kottawa from West to hub at Fort Colombo.

If that news was not rummer, this would be great help to avoid Colombo traffic and this would help to save millions of dollars as fuel and time.

In overall Sri Lanka need an ultimate transport solution to avoid traffic in city, unless we may face huge problems when Srilanka reaches 2.5 Million Tourist arrival in 2020.

Better Transport system will make Better Eco Friendly Sri Lanka to cater many industry in near future.

Lets Develop Sri Lanka

up to 50% off on findmyfare.com – for this New Year Season

www.findmyfare.com announces a special 50% off on book the Exclusive Avurudu Season Hot Hotel Deals & Enjoy Massive Savings!

Prices are starting from Rs. 3,200 per person.

Offers are valid from Cinnamon Hotels & Resorts, Heritance Hotels & Resorts, Avani, Jetwing Hotels, Amaya Hotels & Spa, and 100 Hotels.

For more details see below image or contact to find my fare on 0117 24 7 365

up to 50% off on findmyfare.com – for this New Year Season
up to 50% off on findmyfare.com – for this New Year Season

Ratmalana Airport to be used for more civilian transportation related to tourism

The government has drawn attention to utilize Ratmalana airport for inland civil passenger transportation. Ports Shipping and Aviation Minister Aijuna Ranatunga said.

The government will look into possibilities to carry out inland passenger transportation from Ratmalana airport as far as such activities do not affect the national security, Under this, flights will be operated to inland destinations such as the North and East. South and a few other tourist destinations.

Aviation authority has already discussed to conduct flights to tourist destinations with inland tour and airline operators. However, priority will definitely be given to the national security since it is above all other activities.

Special bus service in Anuradhapura pilgrims to visit atamasthana for Rs. 70/-

A special bus service for the convenience of devotees visiting Anuradhapura on pilgrimage to pay homage to the Atamasthana was inaugurated by Internal Transport Minister Ranjith Madduma-bandara at the Anuradhapura Railway Station premises last week.

The bus service starting from two points, the railway station and the Anuradhapura old bus stand premises, will charge Rs. 70 per passenger to cover the entire atamasthana and bring them back to the original starting point in any of these buses.

Buses will be operated under a frequency of 45 minutes. They will cover the Sri Maha Bodhi, Ruwanweli Maha Seya, Jetawanaramaya, Kuttam Pokuna Samadhi Buddha statue, Isurumuniya, Sadaham Seya, Mirisawetiya, Thuparamaya, Lankaramaya, Sandakadapahana and Abhay-agiriya.

This Bus service was a great budgeted tour for the people to visiti Anuradhapura historical places too.

Sri Lanka Train Booking by Mobile Phone (Mobitel)

Are you getting ready for your April Holidays to tour around Sri Lanka, plan your tours with Srilanka Railways and book your tickets by Mobitel.

Dial 365 to reserve your train tickets to any destination in advance via Mobitel mTicketing and start the April holiday with a memorable rail journey.

Rs. 8/- per minute + taxes and reservation charges + ticket charges apply.

For more details see below image or Dial 365

Sri Lanka Train Booking by Mobile Phone by Mobitel
Sri Lanka Train Booking by Mobile Phone by Mobitel

CCTV cameras in all buses in Sri Lanka (CTB and Private Buses)

The Transport Ministry is making arrangements to set up CCTV cameras in all private buses and Ceylon Transport Board (CTB) buses, Internal Transport Minister stated in news.

At present, the number of complaints received by the ministry and the CTB on inconveniences encountered by passengers inside buses are rapidly increasing. Violence against women, passengers not obtaining balance money, not offering seats to differently-abled persons, pregnant mothers and clergy, etc are some of the complaints.

The Transport Ministry will install CCTV cameras in buses to prevent passengers from encountering problems while using public transport, the minister added. CCTV cameras have been installed in about 1,000 buses and immediate steps will be taken to set them up in all CTB buses and private buses. Setting up CCTV cameras inside buses will support to identify inconveniences faced by passengers and to take action against bus operators, Transport Ministry sources explained

Free Wi-Fi access in Sri Lanka Railways Station for rail passengers

Railway passengers in Sri lanka would be able to enjoy free Wi-Fi facilities at some 100 selected railway stations in the country by April, the Railway Department said to news.

Under this programme Wi-Fi hotspots are due to be established in over 100 stations around the country with the support of Sri Lanka Telecom which is a leader in Telecommunication in Sri Lanka.

Railway Commercial Superintendent  stated to media that “We are going to begin this programme next week from the Fort Railway Station. By April, there will be almost 100 railway stations with free internet access which enables passengers to access internet via smart phones or tablets”. And the infrastructure facilities for the project are still being constructed by the Railway Department in the selected railway stations.

Another joint project was launched by SLT and Mobitel that has provided access to free Wi-Fi hotspots on Intercity Express trains for passengers. It was launched by SLT Chairman, Kumarasinghe Sirisena yesterday in the Jaffna Station

Sri Lanka expectes to cross 2 million tourist arrivals in 2015: Sri Lanka Tourist Promotional Bureau Chairman

Respected marketer and business personality Rohantha Athukorala has been appointed as the Chairman of the Sri Lanka Tourist Promotional Bureau (SLTPB) by Sports and Tourism Minister Navin Dissanayake

Athukorala was the seventh Chairman of the Sri Lanka Export Development Board (EDB), the only Chairman to serve the EDB for over five years, and supported the industry in taking the export revenue from US $ 6 billion to US $ 11 billion in his tenure.

Athukorala commenting on the task ahead said, “Given the vibrancy of the private sector, the two million visitor arrivals can be achieved. We are targeting the UK market to generate a 190000 from the current 144,168, Germany to be 150,00 from current 102,977 whilst France to be 100,000 visitors from the current 78883, just to name a few. The economic instability in Russia is worrying given that almost 69,718 tourists were generated from this market but the rest of the world will so some catching up is our estimate.”


TV programme ‘Bachelor’ (French version) Shooting expected to be in Sri Lanka for Episode 9-10

The New Tourism and Sports Minister Navin Dissanayake has invited the leading French TV channel NT 1 from France to film and telecast the prime time TV programme ‘Bachelor’ (French version) in Sri Lanka in line with the global trend of marketing tourist destinations via film tourism.

Minister Navin Dissanayake voiced “The popular TV series Bachelor that will be aired in France will be filmed across the world and I am happy that we have been able to get Sri Lanka into the choice set.”

Episode 1-2 is to be filmed in Spain, 4-5 in Paris, 6-8 in the Alps and episode 9-10 in Sri Lanka. This is a big win for the country and we must pursue this strategy as a public-private partnership project as the beneficiaries must be the private sector Minister Naveen Dissanayake said.

The Chairman of the Sri Lanka Tourism Promotions Bureau Rohantha Athukorala commented “The programme Bachelor (French version) attracts a viewership of 1.3 million in France and as the minister mentioned it commands a prime time belt.

Sri Lanka Holidays tour – Places to see in Sri Lanka

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.

Courtesy: Farhana Chowdhury for Khaleej Times


Why Indian visits to Sri Lanka (Few Reasons to visit Sri Lanka)

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.

VISA Process

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

Getting around

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


Srilankan Airlines 30% in EDEX Expo 2015 in Kandy – 30th & 31st January 2015

Sri Lanka Airlines offers 30% off to Srilankan online destinations for Student Visa Holders and 20% off to other passengers.

Visit the Srilankan Airlines stall at Kandy City Centre on 30th and 31st January 2015

As the official carrier of EDEX 2015, we also offer students an exclusive 40kg baggage allowance when flying to Srilankan online destinations.

See below image for more details or call Sri Lankan Airlines on 1979

Srilankan Airlines 30% in EDEX Expo 2015 in Kandy – 30th & 31st January 2015
Srilankan Airlines 30% in EDEX Expo 2015 in Kandy – 30th & 31st January 2015

New reduced bus fare from 1st February 2015

National Transport Commission announces the new bus fare revision after the fuel Price reduction in last week. The below Fare reductions will be implemented from 1st February 2015.

The starting bus fare has reduced by Rs. 1/- from Rs. 9/- to Rs. 8/-.

See below image for the details bus fare reduction from 1 to 305th Bus fare stage.

New reduced bus fare from 1st February 2015
New reduced bus fare from 1st February 2015
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