Sri Lanka opens third international airport

Sri Lanka opened its third international airport yesterday, paving the way for travellers to fly into the Northern Peninsula of the island.

An ATR 72-600 aircraft carrying the Air India Chairman and Alliance Air CEO amongst other staff and journalists, was welcomed at the Jaffna International Airport (JIA) with a water salute and great enthusiasm for the possibilities ahead.

The JIA was previously known as Palaly Airport and was primarily used as a military airbase and for domestic flights. Further construction is due to take place over two more phases with the next three months focusing on extending the current runway.…

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Red Dot’s Top 25 Places to Stay in Sri Lanka

After weeks of excitement and anticipation, today we present you the top five properties to stay in Sri Lanka. These hotel stays are utterly unforgettable- top-notch service, delightful dishes and jaw-dropping locations. There’s no wonder that these five properties are the ones that our guests loved most this year. So let us present Red Dot’s Best Places to Stay in Sri Lanka, without further ado. Read on and check whether your favourite is on the list. 

5. Ceylon Tea Trails

Dunkeld is one of five luxurious bungalow under the Tea Trails collection, perched high above the spectacular Castlereagh Lake near Dickoya and overlooking the lush green tea plantations of the Dunkeld Estate.…

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Red Dot’s Top 25 Places to Stay in Sri Lanka

Moving forward with the Red Dot Top 25 for 2019, this week are bringing you the next five of our line-up. What follows are some of the hottest picks of our guests-those properties that would definitely make you feel right at home while helping you create incredible travel memories to take home with you. From magnificent bungalows in the hills to luxury tents that would make you want to camp in, these properties are sure to inspire your next adventure in Sri Lanka.

9. Camellia Hills

Overlooking the picturesque Castlereagh reservoir in Sri Lanka’s central highlands in Hatton, Camellia Hills is a modern tea bungalow that offers accommodation in five bedrooms.…

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Red Dot’s Top 25 Places to Stay in Sri Lanka

Today, we are revealing another five out our favourite and most loved places to stay this year. This week’s appearances include idyllic coastal villas, luxurious resorts set amidst lush greenery and opulent tented accommodation. With upcoming winter holidays, you can pick one of these great properties to enjoy a pampered stay in the tropics.

14. Frangipani Tree

Frangipani Tree is a stylish, nine-bedroom boutique hotel by a secluded beach in Thalpe on Sri Lanka’s South Coast. Designed by Channa Daswatte, a protégé of Geoffrey Bawa, it is a tranquil and luxurious setting. Windows and verandahs that open onto the Indian Ocean, high-clay tiled roofs, cooling cement floors, courtyards with frangipani trees, white washed walls and interiors with contemporary timber and steel furniture make this a luxurious getaway.…

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