Seenigama Academy win the inaugural Elephant House Murali Cup

Seenigama Academy won the inaugural Murali Cup last weekend with a brilliant display against Dulwich College in the final at Surrey Village in Maggona. The final was dominated by the sensational batting of Adeesha Thilakshana, who scored a whirlwind 100 not out.

Thilakshana’s hundred, reached of the last ball of the innings after an overthrow, allowed the strong Seenigama XI score 245 for 2 in 35 overs. Dulwich College, the strongest of four English teams in the tournament, were restricted to 59 for 8 before rain stopped play in the 22nd over.


St. Patrick’s College Jaffna, who were invited to participate in the tournament by former captain Kumar Sangakkara, one of the trustees of the Foundation of Goodness (FOG), won the third place play-off against KLCA from Malaysia.…

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Chaaya Blu opens in Trinco.

The dawning of peace in Sri Lanka last year opened up the exciting potential for tourism in the east coast and the first visible sign of this is the opening of Chaaya Blu last week. Owned by John Keells Hotel Group and called Club Oceanic previously, the “retro-chic” four-star beach hotel was conceptualised by master architect Channa Daswatte and inspired by the James Bond movie, ‘Die Another Day’.

Chaaya Blue opens in Trinco

Speaking after the opening, Deputy Chairman of John Keells Holdings Ajit Gunewardene said: “This ‘70s property now revamped as a stylish retro-chic product will also set trends in modern resort interiors being outside the typical Sri Lankan resort design.…

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SriLankan Airlines launch Economy Plus.

SriLankan Airlines announced on Wednesday that they’ll be offering a new “Economy Plus” service from 1 Sept on their London to Colombo route. A media release said: “Enjoy the comfort of a seat pitch of 35 inches and an exclusive, relaxed cabin ensuring you arrive at your destination in better shape. Seats will start from Row 10 to 14.” The new service will cost an additional £50 each way. Passengers can book in advance through their agent or can upgrade on check-in subject to availability.

SriLankan Airlines launch Economy Plus

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Resumption of domestic flights.

We all remember the days of the SriLankan Air Taxi and hope soon it will become a reality again. That may take a while, but there is some good news about domestic air travel: the government has announced that the Air Force will start operating weekly commercial flights to Sigiriya, Trincomalee and Jaffna every Saturday. The return airfare to Sigiriya will be LKR 9000 and return fare to Trinco will be LKR 15300 per person. We are still awaiting more details. For more info contact: 0602144244 (Hotline) or email: helitours@salf.gov.lk.…

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