Mirissa, the tourist hotspot beach in southern Sri Lanka, is getting visitors mostly from positive online and personal recommendations. Market research firm Feedback.lk reports that internet searches and personal recommendations are key drivers of Mirissa’s success as a must-visit tourist destination.
Taking toddlers on a foreign holiday can be fraught at the best of times—but tropical sun, sea and sand never fails to settle the most fractious spirit! Such was the case for Islay Lord and his family on their beach holiday in Sri Lanka.
London restaurateur Yohini Nandakumar, whose parents are from Sri Lanka, loves the amazing variety of food to be found in our capital city Colombo, now a thriving tourist hub. The Evening Standard reports that the UK-born co-founder of Lewisham’s Sparrow restaurant grew up visiting Colombo.
A British civil servant suffering from eczema, an excruciating skin condition, is blessing the day she discovered a cure made in Sri Lanka. In desperation she turned to a gel made from a vine known as the ‘balloon plant’ (Cardiospermum halicacabum), which is used in Sri Lanka’s traditional ayurveda medical treatments.
Sri Lanka is being hailed as “South Asia’s symbol of rebirth”, an “intrepid traveler’s trifecta: rich culture and history, a plethora of flora and fauna and pristine coastlines”. San Francisco Examiner freelance writer Julie L Kessler travels the length and breadth of the island.
Sri Lanka like it used to be back in the 60s rekindles some fond memories for renowned Colombo journalist, musician and social activist Feizal Samath. Enid Blyton, ex-London Transport red buses, ‘suicide-door’ cars, Brylcream, Elvis Presley—and Woodstock.