The Ramayana is an epic historical Hindu saga of princely strife and family betrayal linking India and Sri Lanka. The ancient story centres on the travails of Rama, an Indian king’s exiled son, and the abduction to Sri Lanka of his wife Sita in a power struggle over who would succeed the ailing king.
Monthly Archive: March 2018
Famed Sri Lankan architect Geoffrey Bawa’s magical Lunuganga pastoral estate a favourite with tourists
The Sri Lankan architect Geoffrey Bawa, famed as the ‘father of tropical modernism’, still inspires worldwide acclaim 15 years after his death. The focus of this reverence is the magnificent Lunuganga pastoral estate near Bentota on the south-western littoral, which Bawa lovingly created over 50 years.
Veteran traveller Julie writes on her The Less Travelled Path blog that “Sri Lanka is a great place for beach lovers, some already well known, others more off-the-beaten-path”.
Young American woman travelling alone in Sri Lanka: ‘kindness, generosity, thoughtfulness and chivalry’
A young woman from America travelling alone in Sri Lanka has told of the kindness, generosity and chivalry she encountered everywhere she went. Ilica Malkanthi Karunaratne, writing in the Sunday Observer, tells the story of how Chinese-American entrepreneur Joyce Zhang “met with nothing but friendliness”.
The second series of the hit British TV series The Good Karma Hospital being filmed in Sri Lanka is proving to be a big tourist attraction. And for one star-struck UK couple it meant a coveted walk-on part as extras after meeting the show’s star Amanda Redman and the rest of the cast.
We’ve written before about how much the British love curry, and now CNN Traveller has their list of the best 15 curry restaurants in Britain’s capital city. Which happily includes “the best Sri Lankan cuisine this side of Colombo” found at Apollo Banana Leaf in South London.
More and more foreign tourists are coming to Sri Lanka to see and do things they can’t see and do at home—and there are a lot of wonderful things to see and do here. But are foreigners being overcharged for the privilege—‘ripped off’ and discriminated against, as many are claiming across social media?
Ayurveda wellness treatments, yoga and Buddhist mindfulness in Sri Lanka are proving attractive holiday benefits for young Japanese professionals. DeNA, a top Tokyo e-commerce video development company linked to Nintendo, is actively promoting Sri Lanka as a destination because of our mind-and-body health treatments.