The macaques of Sri Lanka starred in the Disney documentary feature ‘Monkey World, which was shot at the historic capital city of Polonnaruwa. Now they are in trouble—at least, they were. But the government is now acting to preserve the habitat of a species that is found only on this Indian Ocean island.
A dream house for rent in southern Sri Lanka is featured in the latest edition of the UK’s glossy upmarket House & Garden magazine. Charlie and Tweenie Wrey built the house on the crest of a hill near Galle, with views across acres of tea plantation to the Indian Ocean.
With tourist safety now a top Sri Lanka government priority, the Special Task Force (STF) will patrol the beaches of Mirissa after the Sunday Times reports “violent attacks on tourists allegedly by a mafia group operating in the area as beach boys, with local political backing”.
Billed as “one of the best international shows Sri Lanka has ever witnessed”, Miss Premier Ceylon with Miss England 2018 will bring a touch of glamour to the island. Says the Sunday Times: “The event is expected to bring much cheer, sparkle and glitter to illuminate the off season.”
The Telegraph UK’s Alice Barraclough quotes Audre Lorde: “I have come to believe that caring for myself is not self-indulgent. Caring for myself is an act of survival”. She is in Sri Lanka to experience the full ‘survival’ regime at the Spring Awakening Signature Retreat at Sen Wellness Sanctuary on the south coast.
The New York-based Bloomberg spotlights luxury tourism in Sri Lanka in its latest online profile of the world’s high-achieving businessmen. In this case it’s Malik Fernando, whose portfolio includes the high-end Castlereagh bungalow resort.