Media digest: Doha deliciousness, exotic beaches and ‘the original soul of Buddhism’
New Sri Lanka restaurant opens in Qatar capital city Doha
The Gulf Times in Qatar spotlights a new Sri Lankan restaurant in the capital Doha (pictured top), “a new addition to the chain of an affordable dining restaurant that is literally for everyone”.
It reports that “the ambassador of Sri Lanka to Qatar, Prof Dr W M Karundasa, inaugurated this latest branch of New White Oceanic Restaurant & Bakery, sixth in the chain owned by Sri Lankan restaurateur Tenisan De Silva”.
Sri Lanka features among world’s best 10 exotic beach resorts
The Huffington Post says that “visitors to the picturesque coastal town of Ahungalla fall in love with its wide palm-fringed beach, one of the best in the country, coupled with its relaxed, island vibe”.
“Life in this Galle District spot is simple and rustic, with little to do but embrace the unspoilt, natural beauty and take relaxation to the max. While there, you can hire a bike to explore the local area, embark on a boat safari on Madu Ganga, the second largest wetland in the country, and visit the nearby village of Ambalangoda, which is a centre for antiques and colourful masks.”
Where the original soul of Buddhism still thrives
Singapore’s Weekender has named Sri Lanka among top “exotic destinations quickly gaining popularity with travellers seeking one-of-a-kind experiences”.
Highlighting wellness and health, its says that “Ayurveda has been refined and perfected over more than 5,000 years. Based on herbs and diet, it was region’s only treatment method until the introduction of Western medication in the 19th Century”.
Sun Aqua Pasikudah: ‘a Sri Lankan resort gem’
TTG (Travel Trade Gazette) speaks exclusively to Evgenia Boyankova of Sun Siyam Resorts, “a five-star boutique resort in the northeast on Pasikudah Bay, a scenic seaplane flight or drive from the capital of Sri Lanka, Colombo”.
Evgenia says: “Tourism is the fourth biggest foreign revenue earner for Sri Lanka…we need to increase awareness of the attractions of Sri Lanka in more regions across the world”.
Awe-inspiring landscapes, pristine beaches, rich cultural heritage
The Dhaka Tribune in Bangladesh hails Sri Lanka as the ideal getaway for Muslims celebrating Eid, the religious holiday celebrated worldwide that marks the end of Ramadan.
It says: “Few places in the world hold such a remarkable combination of awe-inspiring landscapes, pristine beaches, rich cultural heritage and unforgettable experiences within such a compact location.”