The Sri Lanka Aqua Club has marked World Environment Day with ‘Beat Plastic Pollution’, a major cleanup of the beaches and coral reefs around Sri Lanka. The crusade was led by PADI diver Jehan Pieris. He says: “We removed plastic that was stuck in the corals and other pollutants from the seabed.”
We see the whale as emblem of a threatened planet, writes conservationist Philip Hoare in the Guardian UK—and nowhere do we see them better than here in Sri Lanka. And the fact that we see them in such large numbers is good news for the future of whales worldwide.
The BBC’s amazing and epoch-making Blue Planet has returned, this time including whale-watching and sea turtles in the Indian Ocean off Sri Lanka’s very own Jungle Beach.
Sri Lanka is poised for “a boom in high spending tourists who enjoy yachting and the associated lifestyle”, according to the Colombo-based website NewsIn.Asia.
Conversant Traveller blogger Heather Cole enjoys her first whale-watch in Sri Lanka from the deck of a catamaran after a night cruise in the Indian Ocean waters off Marissa, a premier south-coast beach resort.
Surfing fanatic Sam at Over The Dune has posted a comprehensive guide to surfing in Sri Lanka, full of fantastic impressions and best-beach tips for beginners and enthusiasts alike.