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Looking for Leopards in Sri Lanka

Looking for leopards at Yala National Park in Sri Lanka, sounds like one of the easiest things to do, especially once you learn that the park is known to have the largest population of leopards in the world. I mean, how hard can it be right? Here’s what I learnt....

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Breakfast with the Elephants of Sri Lanka

Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage Some surprise guests arrived while I was finishing my breakfast. And it was well worth the interruption. I sat outside on my balcony enjoying the view of the Maha Oya River – swirling water studded by emerald palm trees. It was quiet,...

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In an Elephant’s Eye

I had been in Sri Lanka for a week, and now a couple of friends and I are passing through the interior of the island-nation the size of West Virginia. The road’s edge is lined with a four-pronged spacey wire fence standing roughly ten feet high, this marks the...

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A Sip of Sri Lanka’s Tea Country

Television news bombards us daily with images of global destruction, famine, disease, and wars. No wonder we despair at the future mankind is forging for itself, one filled with hopelessness and religious fanatics hiding behind guns. However, what the news does not...

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Sri Lanka by Balloon

Adventure Tourism taken to Greater Heights with Hot Air Balloons The skies over Sri Lanka will light up from Saturday March 22nd for two weeks as the Sri Lanka Balloon Festival 2008 takes off the ‘ground’ with 72 international ballooning enthusiasts mainly from the...

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Food in Sri Lanka

As diverse as its ethnicities, is the variety of food available in Sri Lanka. From Aubergines, to a host of green leafy vegetables, and papaws and bananas from home grown garden plots, to delicious four course menus to suit the most discerning; Sri Lanka has it all....

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Greaves Adds Sri Lanka and Bhutan

Chicago – June 4th, 2007 – Greaves Tours has created two new tours to meet a growing demand for travel to Sri Lanka and Bhutan. The 10 day 'The Emerald Island of Sri Lanka' and a 14-day 'The Land of the Thunder Dragon' are a splendid addition to the luxury tour...

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Sri Lankan Opens its Homes

Visitors to Sri Lanka will have the rare opportunity to step inside the private world of one of Asia’s most celebrated architects when his country estate, Lunuganga, opens as an exclusive boutique hotel later this year. Geoffrey Bawa, widely acknowledged as the...

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Sri Lanka Tourism

Recent refurbishments, the opening of new coastal properties, keen investment interest from big players in the international hospitality industry and a positive tourism outlook are all strong indicators that Sri Lanka is geared up for a return to double-digit growth...

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