Friday, May 11, 2012
Opposition and UNP Leader Ranil Wickremasinghe said the combined opposition would commence the campaign shortly.
Wickremasinghe made this comment during a visit to the Hultsdorf area in Colombo to speak to the traders and consumers.
He inquired from the traders and consumers about the increasing cost of living and assured action to win relief for the people.
The Opposition Leader charged that one family in the country flourished while the rest of the families suffered.
He alleged that the government was digging treasures while the people were digging their graves due to the inability to win the battle for survival.
Wickremasinghe warned that strict action would also be taken against any party member who does not participate in the combined opposition campaign.You are also welcome to find a guesthouse in Sri Lanka
Monday, June 14, 2010
Tuesday, December 29, 2009
Sunday, July 12, 2009
First of all, I recommend you not to select a 5 stars hotel in some kind of closed area like in Bendota. If you travel a lot, you must know that all 5 stars hotel offers a High Aulity service, but you will not see a real life of the country. Of course you can order a standard excursion and take a look at standard things. Why standard ? Simple ! Just imagine, each day, hundreds of tourist visit the same place(s). As a result all locals already knows that, and trying to do their best to show something interesting to the tourist.
If you eant to enjoy the REAL life of the country, it's better to stay in different places, and to stay in guest houses. You can even imagine how beatifull and real they looks like. Of course if you select a guest house for 6$ per night, you will get only bed. But you can take a guest house for 30$ and get a really nice place to stay. With not so many peoples around you, and a raw life.
I can recommend you to take a look at Lanka Houses website. This guys personnaly visiting each place, make photos and videos and publish them. You can select a place thets suite for you better and make an online reservation.
It's a real phot of me, taken 2 days ago in Tangalle, in one of beatiful gesthouses that I found in Guet House area of lanka houses website. Just for 25 Euro per day, you can rent a natural bangalore on the beach. And enhoy the beatifull beach and RAW ocean.
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
June 09, 2009 (LBO) - Tourist arrivals in to Sri Lanka slumped 20.6 percent in May 2009 to 24,739 from a year ago as a global travel slowdown and fierce fighting that ended the Tamil Tiger insurgency deterred visitors.
According to figures put out by Sri Lanka's tourism office, arrivals from south Asia, the main source of visitors in May, fell 31 percent to 8,576.
This was mainly because of a sharp downturn in Indian visitors, who come both for tourism as well as business.
Arrivals from India in May 2009 fell 41 percent to 5,697 from the same month last year.
May is usually considered part of the off-season in the island, where arrivals peak during the winter in the northern hemisphere.
But this year, Sri Lanka also suffered from bad publicity generated by fierce fighting between government forces and Tamil Tigers, whose remnants and top leadership were wiped out in the final phase of a military campaign in mid-May.
The fighting generated news reports of civilian casualties and also led to calls from Western powers like the UK, a traditional source of visitors to the island, for probes into allegations of human rights abuses.
Arrivals from Western Europe in May 2009 fell 15.3 percent to 8,010 with visitors from the United Kingdom, the main source from the region, down eight percent to 4,558 and those from Germany down 28 percent to 1,216.
Arrivals from China, which the government sees as a big, new tourist generating market, fell 33 percent to 592.
The slump in arrivals meant low occupancy levels for listed hotels, and therefore reduced earnings.
But the tourism industry has said the end of the war augurs well for the future as peace is likely to entice visitors back to the island and revive the economy.
The tourism office figures showed that in May 2009, arrivals into Sri Lanka increased only from a few countries such as Pakistan, where the number of visitors went up 26 percent to 599.
Cumulative arrivals in the five months to May were down almost 20 percent to 157,495 visitors
Thursday, May 21, 2009
Probably one of the beateful and famous places in Sri Lanka is Unawatuna beach ! It's located on the South part of Sri Lanka, based in UNICEF protected coral bay. It's about 4 hours driving from Colombo. The beach is full of guesthouses, most of them situated right on the sane, it menas, when early in the morning, you open the doot of your room, the first step you make is a step to the beach. During the night you breath and listen for the ocean. You can also enjoy your daily meal in the small restorans near each guesthouse. You will be sitting on the beach, and warm ocean will sing you a song of dreams.
If you really have time, we recommend you to visit Unawatuna and try to stay at least 3 days here!