Golden era in the recent history of Sri Lanka

Early 1950s was the golden era in the recent history of Sri Lanka,  during which Queen Elizabeth II also visited Sri Lanka. It is the earliest time that I can now remember. That was my first year in the secondary school in Jaffna in the northern part of Sri Lanka. Two years prior to that, Sri Lanka […]

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Journey: Colombo to Unawatuna

Unawatuna is a leading tourist attraction in Sri Lanka, known for its golden sandy beaches and coral. It is located in the district of Galle and is 108 kilometres south of Colombo. Rich in biodiversity, Unawatuna has 60 species of endemic birds which include herons, terns, kingfishers and sandpipers. Some of the rarer species found […]

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Journey: Colombo to Trincomalee

Trincomalee is in the Eastern Province of Sri Lanka. The history of this beautiful city spans more than 2,500 years and is known to be one of the oldest cities in Asia. For visitors traveling from Batticaloa, Trinco as it is fondly known is just 69 miles to the north and Jaffna 113 miles to the […]

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Treasure Beach, Jamaica: life beyond Jakes

Treasure Beach first appeared on the Jamaican tourist map almost 25 years ago, with the opening of a hotel called Jakes. The then obscure fishing village on the island’s south-east coast quickly acquired a following among travellers drawn to adjectives like “barefoot”, “boho”, and “off-the-beaten-track”, and the rare blend of boutique chic and authentic Jamaica […]

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Sri Lanka: Follow in Sir David Attenborough’s footsteps to see the largest animal on earth – Express.co.uk

The island’s southern coast attracts big numbers of blue whales – and Cantaloupe Hotels (dialling from the UK: 00 941 1722 1485/cantaloupehotels.com) has launched a new Big Blue Experience with excursions to see them. Cantaloupe Hotels offers seven nights from £1,015, (two sharing), B&B. Price excludes flights. ————————— Take note It’s never too early to […]

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