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Jul 06
The city of Anuradha (Part XX)

By Ama H. Vanniarachchy Majestic is the elephant whom a monarch rides; Splendid the monarch who rides an elephant, Neither outdoes the other in grandeur; For elephants are coequal unto kings. —An old Indian saying According to the Mahavamsa, Kandula or Kadol fought and won 28 great battles with King Dutugamunu and his last victorious The post The city of Anuradha (Part XX) appeared first on Ceylon Today.

Jul 01
Sri Lanka crosses one million tourist arrival mark

Sri Lanka tourism reached a key milestone on Saturday, welcoming its one millionth tourist for 2024. The millionth tourist was Patricia Roe and her husband Paul from Ireland, who arrived on 29 June on UL 504 from London. According to the Sri Lanka Tourism Promotions Bureau (SLTPB), this is their first visit to the island […]

Jul 01
Sri Lanka is surging the travel Industry with new visa-free entry policy for Maldives, Seychelles and Singapore

Sri Lanka, an island nation in the Indian Ocean, is a captivating tourist destination renowned for its stunning beaches, rich cultural heritage, lush tea plantations, and vibrant wildlife. Visitors can explore ancient cities like Anuradhapura and Polonnaruwa, admire the sacred Temple of the Tooth in Kandy, or embark on scenic train journeys through the picturesque […]

Jun 29
The Importance of Mental Health Education

By Ama H. Vanniarachchy Mental health education is increasingly recognised as a vital component of overall health and well-being. As society becomes more aware of the impact of mental health on every aspect of life, the importance of educating individuals about mental health cannot be overstated. This article explores the significance of mental health education, The post The Importance of Mental Health Education appeared first on Ceylon Today.

Jun 29
Revelation via excavation

By Ama H. Vanniarachchy Seruwawila Ancient Buddhist Monastery and settlement is one of Sri Lanka’s most significant religious, historical, cultural, and archaeological places. The monastery is a focal point for annual religious festivals that attract thousands of devotees from across the country. These festivals not only underscore the continuing religious importance of the site but The post Revelation via excavation appeared first on Ceylon Today.

Jun 29
Anuradhapura: The city of Anuradha (Part XIX)

By Ama H. Vanniarachchy The war against Elara by Dutugamunu is the first recorded great battle of Sri Lanka that was fought as a nation to protect the sovereignty of the Sinhala Kingdom and the territorial integrity of the island kingdom. One may argue about the war of Pandukabhaya, which is also one of the The post Anuradhapura: The city of Anuradha (Part XIX) appeared first on Ceylon Today.

Jun 27
Shaping the future of travel: dnata’s Sebastien Doussin on Sri Lanka’s tourism boom

Strong Partnerships with Aitken Spence Travels Fuel Unprecedented Growth Sebastien Doussin, the Divisional Vice President of Global Ground Services at dnata Travel Group, recently graced the vibrant shores of Sri Lanka for the prestigious dnata partner event, Horizon: Sri Lanka. This landmark event, which brought together business leaders from across the dnata Travel Group, was […]

Jun 26
Emirates-linked dnata Travel Group upbeat on Sri Lanka tourism

dnata Travel Group is upbeat on Sri Lanka tourism’s recent upsurge and expressed confidence in the country drawing potentially high larger numbers in tandem with further improvement to its attractiveness to the global traveller. Part of world’s biggest carrier Emirates, the dnata Travel Group, is one of the foremost integrated tourism/travel giants internationally. Last financial […]

Jun 26
First 23 days of June see over 84,000 tourist arrivals

Sri Lanka has seen an influx of tourists, with 84,383 visitors arriving in the first 23 days of June, pushing the cumulative number of arrivals this year to over 981,162. Source: SLTDA

Jun 25
Mee Kiri : Traditional Sri Lankan Buffalo Curd

A traditional dairy product revered for its rich creaminess and unique taste. Made from buffalo milk, this curd’s high-fat content gives it an unmatched texture that is both smooth and indulgent. The traditional method of preparation involves natural fermentation, which contributes to its distinct flavor and quality. Cultural and Economic Significance Buffalo curd is more […]

Jun 25
Moon Plains (Sandathenna): A Panoramic Paradise in Nuwara Eliya

Moon Plains, also known as Sandathenna, is a breathtaking landscape located along Ranhawadigama Road in Nuwara Eliya. This vast expanse offers stunning panoramic views of the surrounding mountains, including nine prominent peaks of the central highlands. The plains are a popular destination for nature lovers and those seeking tranquility and scenic beauty. Biodiversity The Moon […]

Jun 24
10 best things to see in Sri Lanka

Upon arriving in Sri Lanka for the first time, Marco Polo, the Venetian who many consider to be the world’s first global traveller, described it as the finest island of its size in the world. With its palm-fringed beaches, jungle-covered hills, ancient cities and relaxed vibe, along with colonial influences that helped make the country […]

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