Clashes between wild elephants and farmers in Sri Lanka are increasing as rangers and villagers work to find ways to avoid conflicts that can lead to death and devastation. A Guardian UK photo-essay spotlights the struggle between feeding the people and elephants that need to feed themselves.
The ‘London Eye’ ferris wheel on the South Bank of the UK’s capital city is the inspiration behind the ‘Colombo Eye’ planned for Sri Lanka’s capital. The wheel will tower over the $4million ‘Fantasy Land’ project in a recent deal with Melchers Project Management.
The South China Morning Post reports that with jeeps fighting for the best views of leopards in Sri Lanka’s famed Yala National Park, “there are fears the big cats’ environment is under threat”. But the Post has added a new twist—that the growing hordes are in fact helping to protect the park’s wildlife.
Brits are in love with Sri Lanka, and a piece in the UK Sunday Times spotlights how many have invested their lives—and life savings—in rental villas and boutique hotels on the ‘Tangalle Riviera’, rapidly emerging as a paradise hot-spot for tourists and beach lovers from around the world.
Imagine being able to tell your mates that you travelled 1,000km around Sri Lanka in a tuk-tuk that you drove. That is the Lanka Challenge: the ultimate road trip for those who like their travel fully-charged and no-holds-barred.