Unrealistic expectations among tourists in Sri Lanka—and their own unwise behaviour—may be partly to blame for recent attacks and harassment by locals and ‘beach boys’. Sri Lanka has pledged to protect tourists visiting the island nation as much as possible following a spate of attacks on foreigners.
Florida-based glam lifestyle magazine Coastal Living has discovered Wild Coast Tented Lodge in Sri Lanka—and they love it! Writes Marisa Spyker: The lodge is ideally located “where the Indian Ocean meets the jungle”, right next to Yala National Park and its leopards.
A three-day visit to Sri Lanka’s capital Colombo was a was a visual and foodie treat for Condé Nast Traveler’s Sarah Khan. First stop the Dutch Hospital in Old Colombo to meet Mark Forbes of Colombo City Walks “for a stroll through the erstwhile Dutch Fort, looking for traces of the city’s Dutch and British legacies”.
Eco-tourism in Sri Lanka is thriving thanks to the island’s abundant biodiversity, amazing natural landscapes—and the growing awareness that all this must be nurtured, properly managed and sustainable. The DailyFT interviewed Sri Lanka Rainforest Ecolodge Chairman Prema Cooray, an expert in sustainable tourism.
Sri Lanka’s free health service is one of the best in the world, says WHO Director-General, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus. NewsIn.Asia reports Dr Tedros as saying that the reason Sri Lanka has such a high-quality health service is because of its free availability.
Dragon boats, the fastest growing international team water sport, are coming to Sri Lanka at the Diyawanna Rowing Centre in Colombo! This massively demanding and picturesque 2,000-year-old sport, which began in China, is poised to become a major Sri Lanka tourist attraction.