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.
Surfing in Sri Lanka more than hits the spot for US-based Mike Denning on The Inertia lifestyle blog
US-based The Inertia lifestyle blog loves us. Its guide to surf trips says that “Sri Lanka is a gorgeous place, with white sand beaches, vibrant coral reefs, palm trees galore—and waves. Everywhere you look, there are waves. Lefts, rights, A-frames—it truly is a paradise for surfers and non-surfers alike.”
The east coast of Sri Lanka, from Trincomalee in the north down through our many pristine beaches to the famed Yala Nature Reserve and Galle in the south, offers a host of adventure experiences. National Geographic includes Sri Lanka on its list of Best Spring Trips around the world.
The Telegraph UK’s travel and destinations supplement focuses on 23 terrific reasons to visit our Sri Lanka paradise island, including diving with blue whales, 5,800 wild elephants ambling about and the biggest concentration of leopards in the world. See them in Yala national park, along with sloth bears and buffalo.
Less-abled youngsters in wheelchairs were heroes of the IRONKIDS Colombo race that raised the curtain for the epic IRONMAN triathlon. IRONKIDS Sri Lanka “is all about inspiring the kids to embrace an active lifestyle from a young age and to make them part of the big IRONMAN 70.3 Colombo event weekend”.
Sports tourism in Sri Lanka gets a major boost tomorrow (Feb 22-25) when the Ironman 70.3 triathlon takes place in the capital Colombo, the first time in Sri Lanka and South Asian region. “We want to showcase Sri Lanka’s potential to the world, and we want to position Sri Lanka as the hub for sports tourism.”