The Sunday Leader

Tourist Police unit to be set up in Ella to protect tourists

The Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority (SLTDA) says a Tourist Police unit will be set up in Ella to protect tourists. Facilities will also be upgraded at the Ella railway station, one of the main tourist entry points to the area, the SLTDA said. SLTDA held an Awareness and Training programme for Tuk Tuk Drivers [...]

Turyaa Chennai: Sri Lankan hospitality in the heart of India

Nestled in the busy humdrum of India’s bustling metropolitan, Turyaa Chennai marries the world of business with that of a five-star deluxe classifiedhospitality and much deserving leisure. Carrying the inherent warmth of Sri Lankan hospitality and award-winning service standards of the truly Sri Lankan Aitken Spence Hotels chain, Turyaa Chennai caters to the discerning professionals [...]

A luxury resort in Pottuvil dedicated for surfers

Setting a benchmark in eco-tourism and hospitality, Jetwing Hotels introduces the award winning eco-luxury surf resort, Jetwing Surf in Pottuvil Point. Built on minimum carbon footprint this Jetwing Symphony invested property recently received the award for the Best Hotel Architectural Design at the Asia Property Awards 2017. A luxury resort dedicated for surfers, Jetwing Surf [...]

Shangri-La Hotel Colombo opens in grand style

Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts celebrated the opening of Shangri-La Hotel, Colombo with an inauguration ceremony that signalled the city’s most highly anticipated hotel launch in nearly 30 years. The official opening was graced President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe ministers of the Government of Sri Lanka, key representatives of Shangri-La’s owners and management, [...]

Weekend Birding In Kitulgala

By Rajiv Welikala After a tiring month in October, I was pining for a getaway to the wilds once again. The exhibition work as well as my MBA had taken its toll, and I was very tired. Hearing about some good bird sightings in Kitulgala, I got together with my friend Riaz and headed to [...]

The Busiest Shrine In The World

By Faraz Shauketaly in Thirupathi  and Chennai, Southern India. Mount Lavinia was as calm and tranquil as it ever gets: it was afterall 03:15 hours in the morning as the car took me to an equally quiet and dark Nugegoda – where there was a change of cars – and we were on our way [...]

X File Star Gillian Anderson’s Former Sri Lankan Home

Gillian Anderson, who played Dana Scully in the ‘90s TV series ‘The X-Files,’ said she purchased this traditional country estate ‘on a whim’ in 2008 after it had lain abandoned for 30 years. The property sits on seven acres and is bordered by a coconut plantation and a jungle.   Click Here To See Full [...]

Luxury in the hills

“Luxury must be comfortable, otherwise it is not luxury”. The famous words of Coco Chanel, which are indeed true.  Located on a working tea estate, amongst rolling tea hills are four colonial era tea planters’ bungalows built between 1890 and 1939. This is said to be the world’s first tea bungalow resort – Ceylon Tea [...]

Cocoon Resort & Villas Indurwa

Nestled upon a former cinnamon plantation and tucked away in Induruwa 65 km from Colombo, lies Cocoon Resort & Villas, the flagship property owned by Sumanagiri Lanka Limited  stretched over 8½ acres of immaculately landscaped lush greenery. The Resort accentuates visions of extravagance, quality of service and abundant “space”, creating an unforgettable escape to an [...]

Centara Passikudah Resort And Spa

Centara Passikudah Resort and Spa is a new addition to the unspoiled Passikudah Bay, just off the coast of Batticaloa on the East Coast. Featuring stretches of calm blue sea, with hardly a hint of waves, Passikudah is ideal for swimming and water sports. The new Centara Passikudah resort maximises on this idyllic location.   [...]

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