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Month: July 2015

Sri Lanka Trip Report

Sri Lanka Trip Report

By Arabella Lakin

            (The following is an extract from the blog published by Arabella Lakin, on her tour around Sri Lanka. Lakin is the Sales Manager for Natural World Safaris. The extract focuses on her experience with the Loris...

Open Colombo

Open Colombo

By Royston Ellis

The relaxing of security restrictions with the opening up of long-closed roads in Colombo, has turned the centre of the city into a fascinating haven for pedestrians. It’s now possible to walk the length of the road (Janadhipathi Mawatha, formerly ...

A beach a month

A beach a month

By Royston Ellis

As well as its hill country settlements, ancient ruins, wild life and rich cultural heritage, Sri Lanka can boast enough beaches for every month of the year. Sri Lanka’s first beach resort was Negombo, developed for tourists as it is the closest be...

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Books galore

Books galore

By Royston Ellis

If you want a cheap guide book about Sri Lanka, a rare volume about ancient Ceylon, or a few paperback novels to read on the beach, Colombo has a street to thrill book lovers. It’s opposite the traffic island where D R Wijewardena Road meets T B Ja...

Green Flash

Green Flash

By Royston Ellis

For something really unusual that’s not seen in many parts of the world, watch out for the Green Flash. No, it’s not the name of a lurid cocktail dreamed up by a barman and served on the terrace of your hotel. It’s something to watch for as the...