Eco-tourism doesn’t get much more ‘part of the landscape’ sustainable than the lakeside Saraii Village in Sri Lanka’s deep south. The Sunday Times reports that Saraii “is not just about seeing the new, but about feeling and breathing in a rustic experience that touches the soul of the traveller”.
The online Indian lifestyle magazine Verve is in no doubt: “Nowhere is life’s excellence, its fullness, its force and its music, its mystery, its damage and radiance more apparent than in Sri Lanka.” Acclaimed writer Siddharth Dhanvant Shanghvi in praise for an experience that left his heart skipping a beat.
Sri Lanka is in the vanguard of efforts to control the ‘plastics catastrophe’ that is polluting the world’s oceans. Last year it banned plastic bags and other disposable plastic consumer products. “Sri Lankans should become eco-friendly citizens” says the Daily Mirror.
The idyllic Dedduwa wetlands in southern Sri Lanka are famed for the Lunuganga Estate created by legendary architect Geoffrey Bawa, celebrated as the father of tropical modernism.
An outstanding example of Sri Lanka’s focus on sustainable eco-tourism is featured on Arch Daily, billed as the world’s most visited architecture website.