Adam’s Peak

Adam’s Peak is one of the most challenging and rewarding hikes in Sri Lanka and is attempted by thousands of people each year. Pilgrims journey to Adam’s Peak to see the footprint at the summit, variously believed to be the footprint of Lord Buddha, Lord Shiva, Adam or the Christian apostle St. Thomas, and are joined by tourists keen to witness one of the most glorious sunrises in Asia from the top of the mountain.

We set out at 1am, a little earlier than necessary in order to avoid the crowds, bundled up in warm layers I never thought that I would need in Sri Lanka.…

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Discover Sri Lanka’s culinary hotspots

Why Sri Lanka is one of the best destinations for foodies

In recent years, Sri Lankan cuisine has become a trendy dining choice in the U.K. Hoppers, the iconic Sri Lankan restaurant chain, now have four restaurants in London including one at Kings Cross Station, whilst comedian Romesh Ranganathan recently wrote a column in The Guardian describing his astonishment that his mum’s cooking is finally cool. It is difficult to remember that not long ago many would have struggled to point out Sri Lanka on a map, let alone tell you anything about their cuisine.

When you think about the ingredients in Sri Lankan food, it is not surprising that Sri Lankan cuisine has taken off in the U.K.…

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Sri Lankan tourism soon to be in full swing

Sri Lanka set to transform tourism industry

Batticaloa Domestic Airport to be upgraded as tourist numbers start to rise again

Over the past decade, tourism has been the fastest growing industry in Sri Lanka. The island was one of travel’s best kept secrets for many years, but word slowly started to spread and the 2010s saw a huge influx of visitors to the island, driven by the likes of Lonely Planet who branded Sri Lanka as ‘the world’s hottest travel destination’ in 2017. Even with the tragic events of Easter Sunday 2019, which significantly reduced tourist numbers last year, just a few weeks ago Sri Lanka was named one of the best places to visit in 2020 by Condé Nast Traveller.…

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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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