Sri Lanka makes a hall mark at the Swiss International Holiday Exhibition in Lugano, Switzerland

Sri Lanka makes a hall mark at the Swiss International Holiday Exhibition in Lugano, Switzerland »

18 Nov, 2019

Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau (SLTPB) was able to make a considerable impact on the international community with its tourism products, culture and scenic locations with its participation at the Swiss International Holiday Exhibition in Lugano, in Switzerland, which was held from 1st -3rd November 2019.

Sri Lanka Tourism partners with several International Organizations at IMM Asia 2019

Sri Lanka Tourism partners with several International Organizations at IMM Asia 2019 »

18 Nov, 2019

Sri Lanka Tourism took part at the International Media Market place (IMM) Asia held in Macao, China, from 21st to 22nd October 2019, by partnering with Macao Tourism and many regional tourism bodies.

Sri Lanka promotes tourism at the International Tourism and Travel Show in Montreal

Sri Lanka promotes tourism at the International Tourism and Travel Show in Montreal »

18 Nov, 2019

Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau in collaboration with the Sri Lanka High Commission in Ottawa participated at the International Tourism and Travel Show which took place at the Place Bonaventure in Montreal

Popular Travel blog ‘’My Adventure across the world ‘’ takes Sri Lanka to the centre stage

Popular Travel blog ‘’My Adventure across the world ‘’ takes Sri Lanka to the centre stage »

15 Nov, 2019

Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau was able to further spread the message to the world regarding Sri Lanka ‘s unique potential as a travel destination, by bringing down the Italian based female Travel Blogger, Claudia Tavani, under SLTPB ‘s Travel Blogger & Influencer program.

Sri Lanka dazzles as Premier Partner at World Travel Market

Sri Lanka dazzles as Premier Partner at World Travel Market »

13 Nov, 2019

The world’s leading travel and trade show opened in London, UK on 4th November 2019 on a grand scale. This year Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau (SLTPB) collaborated with WTM to be the ‘Premier Partner’ of the event.

A high profile delegation from Belgium arrives in Sri Lanka for a familiarization visit

A high profile delegation from Belgium arrives in Sri Lanka for a familiarization visit »

6 Nov, 2019

A delegation from the Association of Belgian Travel Organizers (ABTO) arrived in Sri Lanka on the 27th of October 2019, following the invitation of Hon. Minister of Tourism Development, Wildlife & Christian Religious Affairs, John Amaratunga, in support of Sri Lanka Tourism recovery efforts.

Sri Lanka shows its prestige at JATA Tourism Expo 2019

Sri Lanka shows its prestige at JATA Tourism Expo 2019 »

6 Nov, 2019

Sri Lanka was able to create a positive impact on its Japanese counterparts about its uniqueness as a travel destination, by participating at the JATA Tourism Expo 2019 held in Osaka, Japan, 24th – 27th of October 2019. The Tourism Expo in Japan is one of the biggest trade and consumer oriented travel fair.

Sri Lanka strikes a promising high at Travel Fair in Italy

Sri Lanka strikes a promising high at Travel Fair in Italy »

18 Oct, 2019

Sri Lanka Tourism Promotions Bureau (SLTPB) along with a contingent of 20 leading industry travel trade representatives participated at the renowned Italian tourism Fair TTG Incontri 2019 which was held in Rimini, Italy from 09th-11th October 2019.

Australian Travel Agents impressed with Sri Lanka Tourism

Australian Travel Agents impressed with Sri Lanka Tourism »

18 Oct, 2019

A group of over 60 Australian travel agents arrived in Sri Lanka recently on a week-long tour, from 4th to 13th of October 2019, to explore the uniqueness of Sri Lanka and a large number of holiday opportunities to choose from. The group was under the guidance of Mr. Dennis Bunnik, Chairman of the Council of Australian Tour Operators, (CATO) who previously visited Sri Lanka and also met Hon. Minister of Tourism Development, Wildlife & Christian Religious Affairs, John Amaratunga.

Culinary Adventure by Popular YouTubers – Chopstick Travel  Recognizing Jaffna

Culinary Adventure by Popular YouTubers – Chopstick Travel Recognizing Jaffna »

14 Oct, 2019

Under the Sri Lanka Tourism’s Travel Blogger & Influencer Program, Luke Martin and Sabrina Davidson of ‘’Chopstick Travel’’ - the popular Food Travel based YouTube channel visited Sri Lanka recently to explore Sri Lanka’s culinary diversity filled with rich flavors. Chopstick Travel is one of the growing international culinary travel channels on You Tube boasts over 93 million global views and over 500,000 subscribers.

Sri Lanka showcases sustainable tourism at MATTA Trade Fair 2019

Sri Lanka showcases sustainable tourism at MATTA Trade Fair 2019 »

4 Oct, 2019

The Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau (SLTPB) exhibited Sri Lanka as a sustainable and diverse travel destination at the recently concluded Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents (MATTA) fair in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Sri Lanka Tourism Celebrates World Tourism Day BIA

Sri Lanka Tourism Celebrates World Tourism Day BIA »

28 Sep, 2019

The World Tourism Organization of the United Nations has proclaimed World Tourism Day since 1998 on 27 September. Celebrating World Tourism Day is aimed at raising awareness about the role of tourism around the world and promoting social, cultural, political and economic values.

Commitment to Sustainable tourism renews in UNWTO General Assembly

Commitment to Sustainable tourism renews in UNWTO General Assembly »

19 Sep, 2019

Travel News from Sri Lanka: UNWTO Secretary-General Zurab Pololikashvili, accompanied by Minister of Tourism Development, Wildlife and Christian Religious Affairs, John

The legendary Ramayana Trail begins with India’s leading travel writers and social media influencers

The legendary Ramayana Trail begins with India’s leading travel writers and social media influencers »

12 Sep, 2019

A familiarization tour of Sri Lanka's historic monuments connected with the Ramayana Legend was organized by SriLankan Airlines, the Sri Lankan National Carrier and a member of the Oneworld alliance. The familiarization tour offered a chance for visiting social media influencers,

Sri Lanka Tourism gears up for the So Sri Lanka Pro 2019

Sri Lanka Tourism gears up for the So Sri Lanka Pro 2019 »

7 Sep, 2019

The World Surfing League Qualifying Series 3000, also known as So Sri Lanka Pro 2019, is scheduled to take place at Arugam Bay's World Class Point Break from September 25th to 29th of this month, attended by over 70 surfers from 18 countries.

Visa Relax Countries to Sri Lanka

Visa Relax Countries to Sri Lanka »

2 Sep, 2019

As one of the many efforts to revive the tourism industry and take back the number of visitors lost as a result of the Easter Sunday attacks, 48 countries

Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau hosts networking session for travel bloggers

Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau hosts networking session for travel bloggers »

25 Aug, 2019

The Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau (SLTPB) hosted a networking event at Cinnamon Lakeside Colombo for a group of prominent social media influencers and travel bloggers to welcome them as well as to felicitate those who have made an exceptional contribution to promoting the destination.

International Culinary YouTubers Explore Colombo Cuisine

International Culinary YouTubers Explore Colombo Cuisine »

25 Aug, 2019

Canadian YouTubers Luke Martin and Chopstick Travel's Sabrina Davidson are presently working directly with the Sri Lankan Tourism Promotion Bureau in Sri Lanka to encourage tourism for the island.

Rafting in Kitulgala attracts foreigners

Rafting in Kitulgala attracts foreigners »

24 Aug, 2019

In the wake of the Easter bomb blasts, the amount of foreign visitors has now increased and a large number of them are engaged in rafting, tourist guides in Kitulgala said Yatiberiya.

Kitulgala White Water Rafting

Kitulgala White Water Rafting »

24 Aug, 2019

The Kellani River is safe except for some shallow parts in the opposite bank, it's a very secluded place to enjoy swimming and water sports like rafting. People enjoy picnics beside the lake and are often seen indulging in their favorite water sports.

Chinese Journalists fascinated by the beauty of Sri Lanka

Chinese Journalists fascinated by the beauty of Sri Lanka »

9 Aug, 2019

SriLankan Airlines, Sri Lankan's National Carrier and Oneworld alliance member, organized a familirization tour for a group of journalists representing China's leading newspaper. China is one of Sri Lanka's main airline markets and one of Sri Lanka's top tourism feeder markets, the airline has steered numerous measures to maintain Sri Lanka's attractiveness as a desired destination among Chinese travelers, post-Easter.

SriLankan Airlines welcomes free visa on arrival facility to 48 countries

SriLankan Airlines welcomes free visa on arrival facility to 48 countries »

5 Aug, 2019

SriLankan Airlines welcomes the launch, as part of a concerted attempt to increase tourism in the Indian Ocean island nation, of the free visa on arrival unit that the Government of Sri Lanka is providing to residents of 48 nations in Australasia, Europe, and North America from 1 August for a period of six months.

Advisory issued from SriLankan Airlines on the London Heathrow strike

Advisory issued from SriLankan Airlines on the London Heathrow strike »

5 Aug, 2019

SriLankan Airlines has made preparations to minimize inconvenience to its valued passengers at London’s Heathrow Airport that may occur as a result of the strike action planned by ground staff of Heathrow Airport Limited (HAL) on the 5th and 6th of August.

Senanayaka Samudraya of Inginiyagala

Senanayaka Samudraya of Inginiyagala »

10 Jul, 2019

The biggest watercourse ever produced in Sri Lanka is Senanayaka Samudraya with an enjoyable view during sunset. This gigantic reservoir is

Maduru Oya National Wildlife Park

Maduru Oya National Wildlife Park »

10 Jul, 2019

The Maduru Oya National Wildlife Park is wealthy in flowering, fauna and cultural heritage and has established itself as a catchment

Henanigala Panchawasa Raja Maha Viharaya

Henanigala Panchawasa Raja Maha Viharaya »

10 Jul, 2019

Considered to be one of 64 temples constructed by King Kaouanthissa, Senanigala came to fame by choosing a rock monastery against

Camping in Kumana National Wildlife Sanctuary 

Camping in Kumana National Wildlife Sanctuary  »

10 Jul, 2019

Camping in Kumana became a fad between enthusiasts of wildlife when the Kumana National Park reopened almost two years ago and

The Japanese Peace Pagoda 

The Japanese Peace Pagoda  »

10 Jul, 2019

Constructed by A Japanese Buddhist Monk Nipponzan-My Founder, a worldwide peace initiative initiated by NichidatsuFujii?h?The Japanese Pagoda for Peace in Ampara

Govinda Hela of Siyambalanduwa

Govinda Hela of Siyambalanduwa »

10 Jul, 2019

Once the unattainable fortress of King Buwanakabahu, dating back to the six centuries A.C., the leaders of Eastern Digamadulla ruled by

Wadinagala

Wadinagala »

10 Jul, 2019

It’s an idyllic view on the night scattered by a few fishing ships and ever-current elephants around it, built close the

Samanabedda Cave Temple

Samanabedda Cave Temple »

10 Jul, 2019

Another King Saddatissa, who ruled the kingdom of Digamadulla under his brother, the Grand King Dutugamunu, was set in the midst

Omunugala Cave Monastery

Omunugala Cave Monastery »

10 Jul, 2019

In the midst of Mahaoya jungle lies Omunugala, a cave monastery that was established in the third century before the Christian

Kumana National Wildlife Park

Kumana National Wildlife Park »

10 Jul, 2019

A bird paradise known as Kumana is located in the Southeast corner of Sri Lanka, boarded by the Kumbukkan Oya. The

Maduru Oya Reservoir

Maduru Oya Reservoir »

10 Jul, 2019

The Maduru Oya reservoir is a magnificent sight with an uplifted Buddha statue, a dry zone jungle rising in the background,

Veheragala Temple

Veheragala Temple »

10 Jul, 2019

In the Mahaoya, near the warm water wells, there is an old temple of the second century BC, which even a

Inginimitiya Gal Oya National Park

Inginimitiya Gal Oya National Park »

10 Jul, 2019

The reservoir of the Gal Oya River in Inginimitiya Gal Oya National Park, originally formed as the catchment of Senanayake Samudraya,

Muhudu Maha Viharaya

Muhudu Maha Viharaya »

10 Jul, 2019

The hero of the Mahavansa Chronicle, a Muhudu Maha Vihara or a Sea Temple is a stone throwback from the town

Bandaraduwa

Bandaraduwa »

10 Jul, 2019

Bandaraduwa is today a forest reserve wealthy in biodiversity and one of Vedda’s adopted residences, which were displaced by the GalOya

Nuwaragala

Nuwaragala »

10 Jul, 2019

Beliefed as Prince Saddatissa’s refuge during his rebellious times with his brother King Dutugamune of Sri Lanka, Nuwaragala was a convent

Rambakan Oya

Rambakan Oya »

10 Jul, 2019

The fantastic Rambakan Oya once dammed and tamed by the fantastic kings of Sri Lanka like king Saddatissa and Paracramabahu is

Mullikulamalai

Mullikulamalai »

10 Jul, 2019

In the middle of the ruin-cloistered jungles today, the Batuwawu Kanda convent was once a big monastery in Bikkhunis.

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Okanda Devalaya

Okanda Devalaya »

10 Jul, 2019

Okanda Devalaya is thought to be the place where God Skanda sailed for the first time on a golden ship into

Lahugala Kitulana Forest Reserve- The Playground of Elephants

Lahugala Kitulana Forest Reserve- The Playground of Elephants »

10 Jul, 2019

The LahugalaKitulana Forestry Reserve is a 1554 hectare wildlife and architecture reserve that feeds nearly 200 elephants on thriving grasslands around

Hot Water Wells of Mahaoya

Hot Water Wells of Mahaoya »

10 Jul, 2019

The Mahaoya’s seven warm water springs are wrapped in legends of their origins and their mythical healing powers, and a magnet

Veddagala 

Veddagala  »

10 Jul, 2019

The rock scattered around Veddagala near the iconic Mullikulammalai monastery used to be a shelter for the meditative monks. For the

Pallan Hela Mountain

Pallan Hela Mountain »

10 Jul, 2019

A mountain of 1065 meters in height over the basin of Gal Oya, Pallan Hela is said to have been a

Alioluwa Lake

Alioluwa Lake »

10 Jul, 2019

Alioluwa wewa is a reservoir connected with the Senanayaka Samudra in Inginiyagala. Formerly called the “Ali gal ge wewa,” the lake

Kotaveheragala

Kotaveheragala »

10 Jul, 2019

A tale about a novice monk who resided in the KotapabbathaVihara temple and who built a path to the “AkasaChethiyta” or

Kebiliththa Devalaya

Kebiliththa Devalaya »

10 Jul, 2019

Maha Siyambalawa Devalaya of Kebilitta is known to be

Kudagala Forest Reserve & Monastery 

Kudagala Forest Reserve & Monastery  »

10 Jul, 2019

For the last two thousand years, the monastery had been known as the Kuda-Sigiriya for its drop-lifted caves decorated with murals.

Gonagolla Monastery (Punchi Seegiriya)

Gonagolla Monastery (Punchi Seegiriya) »

10 Jul, 2019

One of the older monasteries of Digamadulla and remains of mural dating back to the tenth century BC are a few

Aranthalawa 

Aranthalawa  »

10 Jul, 2019

Aranthalawa once witnessed the slaughter of thirty-three Buddhist monks, many of their pre-teen novice monks, and four civilians by LTTE terrorists

Sangamankanda Point

Sangamankanda Point »

10 Jul, 2019

Sangamankanda is Sri Lanka’s easternmost point and is still a hilarious and 100 meters broad beaches.

This lighthouse was

Henanegala Len Viharaya

Henanegala Len Viharaya »

10 Jul, 2019

Believed as one of King Kawanthissa’s soixante four temples, Senanigala shot fame by choosing the rock monastery against King Elara, the

Habuthala Viharaya or Tharulengala Monastery

Habuthala Viharaya or Tharulengala Monastery »

10 Jul, 2019

At the corner of Hulannuge, HabuthalaViharaya or Tharulengala Forest Hermitage is only a few hundred meters from the Karandahela reservoir. The

Samangala Forest Hermitage

Samangala Forest Hermitage »

10 Jul, 2019

In the first century, BC Samangala forest hermitages created by King Sadatissa are now ruined. The ruined mountain top is six

Ancient Veheragala of Pulukunawa

Ancient Veheragala of Pulukunawa »

10 Jul, 2019

The path to the village of Pulkunawa is part of a vast once monastery constructed by a donor to an Arhant,

Kudumbigala Monastery

Kudumbigala Monastery »

10 Jul, 2019

Kudumbigala is a convent of more than 200 cave accommodation located in the Northern part of Ruhuna National Wildlife Park, a

Ancient Deegawapiya 

Ancient Deegawapiya  »

10 Jul, 2019

Deegawapie is one of Lanka’s seventeen most sacred pilgrim sites built in the second century B.C. by King Saddatissa, enclosing the

Bowattegala Monastery

Bowattegala Monastery »

10 Jul, 2019

His old monastery of the 3rd century B.C. lost to the forest and wild beast, the caves, the rock, and Buddha

Nagapabbatha Monastery in Bambaragasthalawa

Nagapabbatha Monastery in Bambaragasthalawa »

10 Jul, 2019

The remains of an old Monastery lost in the moment and the jungle is hidden in the middle of the Kudumbigala

Piyangala Forest Hermitage

Piyangala Forest Hermitage »

10 Jul, 2019

The King Dutugamunu Piyangala Forest Hermitage’s principal wife, who was built by the Queen Rajitha in the 1st century BC, remains

Neelagiri Stupa

Neelagiri Stupa »

10 Jul, 2019

The greatest stupa in the East Province of Sri Lanka is to be hidden in the vast jungles of the forest

Rajagala

Rajagala »

10 Jul, 2019

Most of the rainfall is on the west side of the mountain, although Rajagala is spread throughout the monastic village. Two

Arugambay & Pottuvil Point

Arugambay & Pottuvil Point »

10 Jul, 2019

The Arugam Bay is a page from a dream book for surfers, where the shore is wide and white, the waters

Magul Maha Viharaya

Magul Maha Viharaya »

10 Jul, 2019

Histoire was made in this place when King Kelanitissa, daughter of the Kingdom of Kelaniya, married the King of Rohana, King

Jayanthi Wewa

Jayanthi Wewa »

10 Jul, 2019

It is an idyllic sight on an afternoon scattered with a few fishing ships, built to dam the Pallan Oya River

Buddhangala Monastery

Buddhangala Monastery »

10 Jul, 2019

The Buddangalamonastery, Buddhist meditation center almost 2300 years ancient, is hidden among a dense jungle filled with wild elephants and leopards.

The History Of Srilankan Airlines

The History Of Srilankan Airlines »

13 May, 2019

Established by the Government of Sri Lanka in July 1979, following the closure of Air Ceylon, Air Lanka initially operated two Boeing 707 jets on lease from Singapore Airlines.

Eat at Harbour Court – Kingsbury Hotel Colombo

Eat at Harbour Court – Kingsbury Hotel Colombo »

7 May, 2019

You're going to be hungry after a hot day walking around Fort's streets. Check out the nearby Kingsbury Hotel, one of the most prestigious venues in the city, and dine at its top restaurant, Harbor Court. The all-day restaurant serves numerous sumptuous dishes, mixing influences from Western, Indian, Japanese and South East Asia.

Port of Colombo

Port of Colombo »

7 May, 2019

While many parts of the harbor remain closed to the public due to security issues, it is still worth talking about a walk around the area to experience commercial and naval activities as a result of decades of civil war. The Port of Colombo is not only Sri Lanka's busiest port, but also South Asia's busiest because of its ideal location in the Indian Ocean.

Beira Lake , Colombo

Beira Lake , Colombo »

7 May, 2019

The Beira Lake extends from Fort to the heart of the city, making a wonderful walk and allowing you to soak in the exotic atmosphere of the diverse capital of Sri Lanka. Once spread over more than 165 hectares of land, it was reduced a decade ago to 65 hectares.

World Trade Center Sri Lanka

World Trade Center Sri Lanka »

7 May, 2019

Center stands as a symbol of the increasingly vibrant business scene in Colombo, offering state-of-the-art offices and facilities in addition to several restaurants, shops, and other entertainment venues. Run by the Overseas Realty Ceylon, this is one of the most sought-after trading locations in the country and provides significant access to global market links.

The Dutch Hospital Colombo

The Dutch Hospital Colombo »

7 May, 2019

The Dutch Hospital is considered to be the city's oldest building and dates back to Dutch domination's colonial times. Since it was built c. In 1681, there were several purposes for the historic building. It was later used by seafarers and the Colombo Apothecaries as a health center for Dutch East India Company staff until it was eventually converted into a shopping and dining area.

Pettah , Colombo 11

Pettah , Colombo 11 »

7 May, 2019

Pettah is a Colombo, Sri Lanka neighborhood located east of Fort City Centre. The neighborhood of Pettah is famous for the Pettah Market, a series of bazaars and markets open-air. It is one of the busiest commercial areas in Sri Lanka, where there are a huge number of wholesale and retail shops, buildings, business institutions, and other organizations.

Good Market at Colombo Racecourse’s

Good Market at Colombo Racecourse’s »

7 May, 2019

Good Market Global is a curated social enterprise and responsible business community that is good for people and good for the planet. It makes finding, connecting, and exchanging with new economy participants easier. A weekly market event and an organic and natural food shop are coordinated by Good Market within Sri Lanka.

Colombo City Centre

Colombo City Centre »

7 May, 2019

Colombo City Center is a 47-story mixed-use development that includes a 5-story retail space of 3,675 m2 (39,560 sq ft), a 164-room hotel and 192 residential apartments. The building is located at Sir James Pieris Mawatha, Colombo 02, opposite Beira Lake.

Arcade Independence Square Colombo 07

Arcade Independence Square Colombo 07 »

7 May, 2019

The Arcade Independence Square is a shopping complex located in the Sri Lankan city of Colombo, housed in a group of renovated buildings including the former Jawatta Lunatic Asylum (later known as the building of the Auditor General) and the former Western Provincial Council Building. It was built as part of the Sri Lankan Government's Independence Square Redevelopment Program.

Colombo Fort

Colombo Fort »

7 May, 2019

Fort Sri Lanka's Colombo Central Business District. It is Colombo's financial district and the Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE) location and Colombo's World Trade Center from which the CSE operates. It is also the headquarters location of the Bank of Ceylon. The Galle Face Green Promenade, built in 1859 under the administration of Sir Henry George Ward, the governor of Ceylon (Sri Lanka) during the British colonial administration, is located along the foreshore of the Fort area. Fort also houses the General Post Office, hotels, departments and offices of government.

Old Parliament Building

Old Parliament Building »

7 May, 2019

The building of the Old Parliament is the building that houses Sri Lanka's Presidential Secretariat. Located in the sea-facing fort area of Colombo, it is close to the House of the President, Colombo and adjacent to the General Treasury Building. The building housed the legislature of the island for 53 years until Sri Jayawardenepura opened the new parliamentary complex in 1983.

Mount Lavinia Beach

Mount Lavinia Beach »

7 May, 2019

Mount Lavinia Beach is just outside the city of Colombo. For the locals as well as the tourists visiting Colombo, this beach strip has a lot to offer. There are plenty of nice restaurants and relaxing areas along the beach. Mount Lavinia Beach is a must visit as a tourist visiting Colombo.

R. Premadasa International Cricket Stadium (RPS) Colombo

R. Premadasa International Cricket Stadium (RPS) Colombo »

7 May, 2019

R. Premadasa International Cricket Stadium (RPS) is a cricket stadium on Khettarama Road, Maligawatta, Colombo, Sri Lanka, also known as Khettarama Stadium, Ranasinghe Premadasa Stadium or simply as Premadasa Stadium. Before June 1994, the stadium was known as the Khettarama Cricket Stadium and is now one of the main venues in which the Sri Lankan cricket team has hosted over 100 one-day international matches.

Sri Lanka Armed Forces

Sri Lanka Armed Forces »

3 May, 2019

The Sri Lanka Armed Forces are the overall unified military of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka encompassing the Sri Lanka Army, the Sri Lanka Navy, and the Sri Lanka Air Force;

Gems Of Sri Lanka

Gems Of Sri Lanka »

29 Apr, 2019

A gemstone is the naturally occurring crystalline form of a mineral which is desirable for its beauty, valuable in its rarity,

Auspicious Times for Sinhala & Tamil  Aluth Avurudu 2019

Auspicious Times for Sinhala & Tamil Aluth Avurudu 2019 »

12 Apr, 2019

The New Moon

For the new lunar year, the new moon should be viewed on Sunday 7th April

Sinhalese New Year (Aluth Avurudda)

Sinhalese New Year (Aluth Avurudda) »

5 Apr, 2019

Sinhalese New Year, generally known as Aluth Avurudda (Sinhalese: අලුත්අවුරුද්ද) in Sri Lanka, is a Sri Lankan holiday that celebrates the traditional New Year of the Sinhalese people in Sri Lanka.

The National Museum of Ratnapura, Sri Lanka

The National Museum of Ratnapura, Sri Lanka »

1 Apr, 2019

The National Museum of Ratnapura, located in the Ratnapura district, is one of Sri Lanka's many museums. On May 13, 1988, the beautiful building called "Ehelepola Walauva" was opened as a museum for the public. It has showrooms containing prehistoric archeological inventions, natural heritage, geological, anthropological, zoological artifacts and models related to the Province of Sabaragamuva.

Batadombalena of Rathnapura

Batadombalena of Rathnapura »

1 Apr, 2019

Batadombalena is an 8,000-year-old archeological site, Balangoda Man, 85 km (52.8 mi) from Colombo, Sri Lanka, a two-hour drive from Colombo. Here, 460 m above sea level, lying in the foothills of Siri Pada, Sri Lankan archeologists discovered fossil evidence of the Balangoda Man's prehistoric human settlement, a term forged to refer to the anatomically modern skeletal remains of Homo sapiens found in caves near Balangoda.

Gem Mines of Rathnapura

Gem Mines of Rathnapura »

1 Apr, 2019

Sri Lanka is a land famous for producing some of the world's most beautiful jewels, such as the Blue Bell that decorates the British crown and the' Star of India.' Ratnapura is the island's place of gem mining, and a visit to this town would allow you to see the process of digging the pits and washing the gravel that contains the gems.

Bambarakanda Waterfalls of Badulla

Bambarakanda Waterfalls of Badulla »

1 Apr, 2019

Bambarakanda Waterfall is one of the places to visit if you're visiting the district of Badulla. It is Sri Lanka's highest waterfall, at an impressive height of 790 feet. It ranks as the 299th highest waterfall in the world with a height of 263 m (863 ft).

Maha Saman Devalaya of Rathnapura

Maha Saman Devalaya of Rathnapura »

1 Apr, 2019

Maha Saman Devalaya located in Ratnapura is a shrine dedicated to the deity Saman.it is believed to have once visited Ratnapura by a court minister and vowed that if his gemming expeditions went right, he would build a shrine dedicated to the deity of Sumana Saman.

Kitulgala

Kitulgala »

1 Apr, 2019

Kitulgala is the place you should go to if you're looking for places to visit near Ratnapura. Located in the wet zone rainforest, this town in Sri Lanka is experiencing two monsoons throughout the year, making it one of Sri Lanka's wettest places.

Adam’s Peak (Sri Pada) of Rathnapura in Sri Lanka

Adam’s Peak (Sri Pada) of Rathnapura in Sri Lanka »

1 Apr, 2019

Adam's Peak (Sri Pada) is previously known as `Samanthakuta' first mentioned in the Deepawamsa, the earliest Pali chronicle (4th century), and also in the Mahawamsa chronicle of the 5th century, where it is stated that the Buddha visited the Sri Pada peak.

Boptah Ella Water Falls in Rathnapura, Sri Lanka

Boptah Ella Water Falls in Rathnapura, Sri Lanka »

1 Apr, 2019

Bopath Ella is a waterfall located in Sri Lanka's Ratnapura District. It has a very similar shape to the Sacred Fig or "Bo" tree leaf that earned it that name. The waterfall is the country's main tourist attraction. Local myths say it's haunted and a treasure trove is hidden. Due to its shape, the name "Bopath Ella" was given to the waterfall.

Udawalawe National Park in Rathanapura, Sri Lanka

Udawalawe National Park in Rathanapura, Sri Lanka »

1 Apr, 2019

Udawalawe National Park is located in Sri Lanka on the border between Sabaragamuwa and Uva Provinces. The National Park was established to provide sanctuary for wildlife displaced by the construction of the Udawalawe Reservoir on the Walawe River and to protect the reservoir catchment.

Sinharaja Forest Reserve Sri Lanka

Sinharaja Forest Reserve Sri Lanka »

1 Apr, 2019

Sinharaja Forest Reserve is a national park and a biodiversity hotspot in Sri Lanka. It is of international significance and has been designated a Biosphere Reserve and World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

Yapahuwa – Stop By

Yapahuwa – Stop By »

26 Mar, 2019

There is a huge lion staircase which leads to the temple of Buddha with a sacred tooth relic. These stairs are half-way up to the hillside and they are considered to be a masterpiece of the citadel of Yapahuwa but unfortunately, now they are in ruins.

Munneswaram Temple – Pray

Munneswaram Temple – Pray »

26 Mar, 2019

Munneswaram Temple is considered to be one of the most important sanctuaries in Sri Lanka which has been devoted to Shiva. It is believed that Durga is invincible, Shiva teaches wisdom and Vishnu is the protector.

Padeniya Raja Maha Vihara – Visit

Padeniya Raja Maha Vihara – Visit »

26 Mar, 2019

The mentioned name is a Kandyan styles temple, which is worth a visit if you are passing by it. The temple is located about 25 km Northwest of Kurunegala and 85 km South of Anuradhapura, where the Anuradhapura and Puttalam roads have met.