Spectacular Sri Lanka eco-tourism luxury camping spotlighted by ‘world’s top architectural website’

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.

Seen In The City blogger discovers Amari Galle, ‘Sri Lanka’s heavenly new resort’

Seen In The City blogger Natasha Colyer couldn’t have been more charmed by Amari Galle, “a place of tranquillity in a city of rural charm and unrivalled beauty, lush green landscape and bustling towns and picturesque shores with dusty sands”.

A new height of beachside luxury in the heart of Sri Lanka’s famed Weligama Bay

It could hardly get much better than Sri Lanka’s new luxurious Weligama Bay Marriott Resort & Spa south-coast family resort—and don’t just take our word for it.

The magnificent Premier Ocean Suite at the Shangri-La’s Golf Resort and Spa in Sri Lanka

The LuxuryLaunches website reports that “Shangri-La’s debut in Sri Lanka was definitely worth the wait! The jaw-dropping property is undoubtedly one of the finest properties on the island”.

The Fortress protects and preserve Sri Lanka’s turtles

All over the world, historical nesting beaches are being encroached upon, not least in Sri Lanka—which is why The Fortress Resort and Spa launched its turtle preservation project on the south coast near Galle.

Ceylon Tea Trails Sri Lanka, ‘a luxury and charm that is truly one-of-a-kind’

Erica at Honestly WTF writes “my sister recently returned from her honeymoon in Sri Lanka and stayed for a few days in the country’s central highlands at an incredible resort called Ceylon Tea Trails”.

Royalty and magnificent views are a heady mix at EKHO Lake House in Polonnaruwa

Waking up in the king-sized bed once slept in by Queen Elizabeth II, with a view across a man-made lake to the ramparts of an ancient city once occupied by Sri Lankan royalty, is a heady experience.

Wilderness, wildlife and golf for the rich and famous at Sri Lanka’s wild and wonderful Shangri-La

Speer’s, the magazine for the rich and famous, is showcasing the Shangra La Hotel on Sri Lanka’s southern coast, a favourite oasis for fairway-loving tourists and holidaymakers.

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British curry a hot favourite at spicy Hilton Colombo food festival

Curry has been the de facto British national dish for decades, and is incredibly popular with everyone the length and breadth of the country. The UK magazine Curry Life has been travelling the world with their Britain Curry Festival—and this week it’s in Sri Lanka, showcasing the best of British at the 5-star Hilton in Colombo.
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Are hordes of safari jeeps threatening the leopards in Sri Lanka’s famed Yala National Park? Maybe not…
Are hordes of safari jeeps threatening the leopards in Sri Lanka’s famed Yala National Park? Maybe not…

Are hordes of safari jeeps threatening the leopards in Sri Lanka’s famed Yala National Park? Maybe not…

The South China Morning Post reports that with jeeps fighting for the best views of leopards in Sri Lanka's famed Yala National Park, "there are fears the big cats’ environment is under threat”. But the Post has added a new twist—that the growing hordes are in fact helping to protect the park’s wildlife.
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People’s Choice wildlife photos award features this amazing image by Sri Lanka photographer
People’s Choice wildlife photos award features this amazing image by Sri Lanka photographer

People’s Choice wildlife photos award features this amazing image by Sri Lanka photographer

A Sri Lankan wildlife photographer is one of this year’s entries in the National History Museum of London’s Wildlife Photographer of the Year People's Choice Award, reports the International Business Times. Lakshitha Karunarathna was on safari in Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya, when he spotted this unusual sight—a lilac-breasted roller riding a zebra.

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Are the revered forest-dwelling Veddah people of Sri Lanka poised to enter the 21st Century?
Are the revered forest-dwelling Veddah people of Sri Lanka poised to enter the 21st Century?

Are the revered forest-dwelling Veddah people of Sri Lanka poised to enter the 21st Century?

The forest-dwelling Veddha people of Sri Lanka are the much-revered island nation’s original inhabitants, with a history dating back 130,000 years. Much has been written about this s-called ‘indigenous’ aboriginal community—and much of it is wrong, according to a recent lengthy piece in The Island newspaper.

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Sri Lanka has ‘truly delightful hiking territory with trails that serve up some of the best views’
Sri Lanka has ‘truly delightful hiking territory with trails that serve up some of the best views’

Sri Lanka has ‘truly delightful hiking territory with trails that serve up some of the best views’

“Rising at dawn is the best way to see this region of Sri Lanka burst into life, as the rising sun spills across lush and sweeping amphitheaters of green, and views stretch to the horizon, undimmed by early mists and the clouds that roll in mid-morning, obscuring famous vistas.”

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