Author Archives: SriLanka

Lankans throng Pakistan gala show in Colombo


LAHORE – A three-day Pakistan Food, Culture and Shopping Festival kicked off in Colombo, Sri Lanka yesterday. The event was jointly inaugurated by Sri Lankan Health Minister Dr Rajitha Sena Rethna and Pakistani High Commissioner in Sri Lanka Maj Gen (r) Syed Shakeel Hussain at Waters Edge Hotel, in Sri Lankan capital city. The festival, first of its kind in ... Read More »

LOLC Group inks landmark agreement with France’s Club Mediterranee


The LOLC Group and France’s Club Mediterranee, signed a historic agreement last week which will witness the Riverina Resort in Beruwela being branded as the First Club Med Resort in Sri Lanka. The landmark agreement was signed between LOLC Group Managing Director and CEO, Kapila Jayawardena and Club Mediterranee President and CEO,Henri Giscard d’Estaing on behalf of the respective companies. ... Read More »

The secrets of Sri Lanka


Sri Lanka might have emerged as the “hot” holiday destination of 2016, filling the Instagram feeds of a studiously beach-boho set drawn to its reliable surf and covetable new crop of chic boutique hotels, but the real highlight for me was somewhat scruffier, and far further inland. Taking the (very) slow scenic train from the tea hills of Talawakelle to ... Read More »

Lanka’s traditional arts, culture should be protected


Sri Lanka’s traditional arts and culture should be protected while at the same time those serving in them should earn a good income, Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said. “If we fail to do that, many would abandon these professions and choose to migrate to the Middle East,” the Prime Minister said addressing the Shilpa Abhimani and SAARC handicraft exhibition organised ... Read More »

Birds-i-view Traveller’s Photo Contest 2017


Birds-i-view calls on Visitors to Sri Lanka to put nature in the frame. Whether you’re young, old, professional or amateur, we’d like to see work that raises awareness of the beauty and fragility of Birds of Sri Lanka. The Contest is open exclusively to overseas Nationals & Sri Lankans residing overseas & visiting the island between July 2016 and February ... Read More »

Tourism Fest in Colombo


With the festive season just around the corner elaborate plans are being made to transform the city of Colombo in to a Tourism Wonderland from the 20th to the 23rd of December this year. Sri Lanka Tourism under the guidance of the Ministry of Tourism Development and Christian Religious Affairs is planning the second edition of Tourism Fest which took ... Read More »

Visual Arts Programme in Colombo


CAB 2016, 4th edition of the Visual Arts programme will be curated by lead curator Alnoor Mitha, Senior Research Fellow (Asian Cultures) at Manchester Metropolitan University, UK and Founding Artistic Director of the Manchester Triennial. The programme will see the works of 25 local artists and 25 International artists exhibited at several different locations around Colombo including Colombo 7 and ... Read More »

Ocean Vibe – HIKA Fest 2016


“HIKKA FEST 2016 – Ocean Vibe” is a unique event, one-of-a-kind in the world of music and tourism. It is characterized by the unique format of the event, variety of segments and performing features of musicians from different countries. This would be featuring openness to the new, the intrigue of contest, combination of entertainment and high artistic level of participants’ ... Read More »

Asia Hotel & Tourism Investment Conference


Sri Lanka, one of the top two emerging hotel and resorts market in Asia, is to host the first Asia Hotel & Tourism Investment Conference (AHTIC) at the Hilton Colombo in Sri Lanka on 27 – 29 November 2016. AHTIC will bring together international investors, business leaders, government ministers and officials for two days of networking. The conference programme will ... Read More »