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Latest News about Sri Lanka 2018


13th of March

Tourists permitted past check points at Kandy with passport as passports

Toursists will not be having any inconvience at kandy, as all has returned back to normalcy. 

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28th of February

Special traffic Plan in Colombo for Gangaramaya Perahera

Traffic will be limited due to the annual Navam Perahera 

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20th of February

The Fourth Lankan Fest at Melbourne

Following the success of the 3 Lankan Fest's which happened in 2015, 2016 and 2017: Lankan fest is back for the fourth consecutive year. The organizers of this event wish to provide visitors with a unique quality experience that includes Sri Lankan Food, Tourism and Entertainment.

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15th of February

Sri Lanka Tourism powers South Asia's first IRONMAN event

Sri Lankan Tourism Promotion Bureau to sponsor an Inaugural IRONMAN 70.3 Colombo Triathlon.This event will be held on the 25th of February at Galle Face Green. Over 850 Triathletes will be Participating from over 6t3 countries.

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31st of January

Thotalagala Plantation House reviewed Under Uk's Telegraph "Travel Destinations". 

Sri Lanka’s own “Thotalagala Plantation house in Haputale was given an 8/ 10 by The Telegraphs Travel Destination Expert. It is definitely highly recommended as it also received a 10/10 on location and 9/10 on style and Character.

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29th of January

Sri Lanka to build a "Dream world" at Waters Edge, Battaramula

Sri Lanka’s Urban Development Authority of Waters Edge “will build a theme park overlooking the Waters of the Diyawannna”. It is further mentioned that this is a 600 million rupee investment and the Theme Park will feature a 40 Meter high Ferris Wheel. The park Is said to feature attractions themed on three of the main elements: Wind, Air, and Land

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26th of January 

Sri Lanka mentioned under "eight unexpectedly affordable vacations to take in 2018"

Sri Lanka listed under “Eight unexpecredly affordable vations to take in 2018” along with Hong Kong, Seattle, London, Botswana, Turks and Caicos, Argentina and Hawaii.Sri Lanka is described as an “affordable vacation that’s as dreamy as (and less croweded than) India or Thailand”.

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09th of January 

Presentation on Sri Lanka's major tourist sites.

Gene Smith will discuss Sri Lanka's Major tourist locations and its hidden exotic locations.

  • Time: Noon
  • Date: 14th of January 
  • Location: El Floridita Resturant, 1253 N. Vine St, Hollywood.
  • Admission: 25 USD (inclusive of Lunch and admission.)
  • Host: Network for Travel Club.
  • Contact Number : (323)-578-3601
  • Email:

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