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Walkers Tours participates at SATTE Travel Exhibition – Promoting Sri Lanka as a Tourist Destination

The South Asia Travel & Tourism Exchange (SATTE) Travel Exhibition recently concluded in the Indian city of New Delhi and Walkers Tours were amongst the Sri Lankan participants that included other well-known names in the travel and hospitality industry. The exhibition which is one of the largest of its kind in India, gave participants a […]

By caleb
Date : 19-Apr-2017
SriLankan Airlines Named Best Airline in South Asia – Winning A Prestigious Accolade

Adding to its growing list of international awards, SriLankan Airlines was recently named by the Top Travel magazine of China as the Best Airline in South Asia. Announced at the tenth edition of the annually held Top Travel Awards, this accolade was given in recognition of the increasing efforts taken by SriLankan Airlines to expand […]

By laviniawoolf
Date : 12-Apr-2017
Tourist Arrivals to Sri Lanka Break Record for January – A Bright Future Ahead

A sign that bodes well for tourism in Sri Lanka, tourist arrivals increased by 13% in January and this upward trend is expected to continue. Visitor numbers for the first month of the year were at 219,360 which is a record when it comes to arrivals in January. This fact is even more significant when […]

By laviniawoolf
Date : 12-Apr-2017
Sinhala and Tamil New Year Celebrations in Sri Lanka – A Cultural Extravaganza!

Of all the festivities and events to take place in Sri Lanka, there is none that is so joyous and exciting than the Sinhala and Tamil New Year celebrations. If you’re a culture-vulture tourist travelling to the country, this is the time to visit as you will get to witness and experience an extravagant display […]

By caleb
Date : 30-Mar-2017
Sinhala and Tamil New Year Celebrations in Sri Lanka – A Most Joyous Time To Visit

For the people of Sri Lanka, the island nation of many wonders, New Year falls on the month of April, with the coming of spring. This is because according to Astrology, a belief that is practised very strongly in the country; the year begins when the sun moves from the Meena Rashiya (House of Pisces) […]

By caleb
Date : 27-Mar-2017
Sinhala and Tamil New Year Celebrations in Sri Lanka – The dawn of a new year

Celebrate the New Year with Sri Lanka on April 13th and 14th; the dawn of the Sinhala and Tamil New Year. The annual celebrations are met with traditional festivities that begin at a certain auspicious time that is set by Buddhist and Hindu astrologers. The rituals to mark the New Year’s Day comprises of first […]

By auburn
Date : 17-Mar-2017
Sri Lanka Returns to Spanish Market After a Decade – Europe’s Third Largest Tourism Fair

Sri Lanka recently made a lasting impression in Madrid, Spain at the 37th International Tourism Trade Fair. The event took place between the 18th-22nd January 2017, bringing in a staggering sum of 9,672 companies, institutions and bodies directly involved in the travel and tourism industries, ranging from 165 different countries and regions. However, the significance […]

By laviniawoolf
Date : 03-Mar-2017
The Spectacular Duruthu Maha Perahera of Kelani Temple – Celebrating the first ‘Poya’ day of the year

According to the Buddhist religious calendar in Sri Lanka, every full moon of the month or ‘poya day’, marks a significant event in the Buddha’s lifetime. The first full moon of the year, known as Duruthu Poya, celebrates the arrival of the Buddha to the country and is marked with a procession known as the […]

By caleb
Date : 24-Jan-2017
Duruthu Perahera in Kelaniya – An age old celebration full of vibrancy and the beat of drums

As the slightly chilly month of January eases into its second week, the Kelaniya Temple in Western Sri Lanka begins preparations for its annual pageant called the Duruthu Perahera. A composition of three separate processions each as vibrant and awe-inspiring as the other, the Duruthu Perahera is a religious celebration featuring colourful aspects of Sri […]

By caleb
Date : 21-Jan-2017
Detroit Connection “The Launch” – Spreading Love Through Music

With the growing love for techno music in Colombo’s party scene, ULTRA got together recently on the 10th of December 2016 at the Grand Unasewana in Kaduwela to give patrons a milestone event in Sri Lankan techno culture. For years now, the local party scene has been buzzing with tourists flying down yearly, looking for […]

By caleb
Date : 18-Jan-2017