The Sound of Music bids to make Sri Lanka’s capital Colombo an entertainment hub for tourists. The renowned musical masterpiece has just closed after a five-day run at Nelum Pokuna, courtesy of John Keells group, which undertook the mammoth—and somewhat risky—task of importing the show.
Monthly Archive: February 2018
A shocking YouTube video of a young elephant being abused as a tourist attraction at the capital Colombo’s best-known Buddhist monastery is attracting widespread internet condemnation. Help stop this abuse by NOT having you picture taken with captive temple elephants.
Beautiful and extraordinary pictures of Sri Lanka by Italian photographer Giacomo Bruno are featured on his own website and that of Phoblographer—The Psychology of Creative Photography.
With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, and romance in the air, all you need is … love cake! We like to think that it’s called love cake because of its delicious, fragrant, sweet spiciness—just like true love itself!
Smash-hit stage show The Sound of Music brings the magic of Broadway to Sri Lanka for the first time
The Sound of Music film smashed box office records around the world when it opened in 1965, and the many Broadway productions have also been massively popular. Now, for the first time, one of the most critically-acclaimed musicals in history is to be staged in the Sri Lanka capital Colombo courtesy of Cinnamon Life.
Reclaiming the sea to create high-end tourist beaches is mooted by eminent Sri Lankan architect, urban planner and developer Surath Wickramasinghe. In a piece in Ceylon Today, he says that “to reclaim the sea around the Galle Face Green in Colombo is a commendable idea”.
The Pulitzer-Prize-winning Tampa Bay Times in Florida reports how a young girl whose parents are from Sri Lanka has published ‘Sri Lanka: Through My Eyes’, a labour of love and story of passion and compassion by Anuksha Wickramasinghe, a 15-year-old sophomore at the exclusive Berkeley Preparator School.
The immensely challenging upcoming IRONMAN 70.3 Colombo Triathlon has been hailed as a major boost for sports and adventure tourism in Sri Lanka. To be held at Galle Face Green on February 25, this spectacular test of strength, stamina and fitness will see 850 triathletes from 63 countries bidding for victory.