Category: Activities

Increased Leopard sightings in Uda Walawe.

The naturalist for Mahoora camping, Thilak Obeysekera, who has been based in Udawalawe Mahoora Camp for more than a month now, informs us that Leopard sightings in Uda Walawe are on the rise. The highlight has been the sighting of two leopards on June 7 at Habakagala Rock. This is good news for all wildlife… Read More »

Colombo ART Biennale 2009.

Colombo’s very first ART Biennale will take place from 10 to 14th September bringing together over 50 artists from Sri Lanka and overseas under the theme of `Imaging peace’.  As in other Art Biennales held in Venice, New York and Sydney, the Colombo Art Biennale (CAB) is expected to take place once every two years… Read More »

Kelaniya Temple cycling excursion from Colombo.

The Red Dot Sales Team recently took the challenge of cycling from Arkady Villa in Talangama to Kelaniya. The tour was organised by Action Lanka, one of the premier adventure operators in Sri Lanka.  The cycle tour is approximately 18km in a loop and can be arranged at very short notice. The tour begins from… Read More »

Horton Plains, New rules, New experience.

Horton Plains comprises a gently undulating highland plateau at southern end of the central mountain massif of Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka’s second and third highest peaks, Kirigalpotha (2,395m) and Thotupola Kanda (2,357m), are found here. Three important rivers, the Mahawali, Kelani and Walawe originate from the Horton Plains.

The spectacular Kandy Perehera.

One of the great thrills of being a Red Dot chauffeur guide is taking clients to the Kandy Esala Perehera, the island’s most colourful and dramatic street pageant, which takes place in the days leading up to the Esala Poya Day in August. This year I escorted Tony and Trudi Barringer, a charming couple from… Read More »

Luxury Camping in the Knuckles.

The Red Dot sales persuaded the Directors to take two days off for some serious “research”. The attraction was a new luxury camping option in the Knuckes, a beautiful range of mountains to the north-east of Kandy. The campsites in the Knuckles are managed by Leopard Safaris, one of the premier wildlife operators in the… Read More »

East Coast is rising again.

Surfaced from Arugam Bay last evening.  What a trip!!  so much to explore enroute and once there, peaceful fishing villages and the Indian Ocean waves that has put Sri Lanka on the world’s surfing circuit as one of 10 best surf spots in the world. Some of us in Colombo have been waiting for terrorism… Read More »

Mithirigala Forest Reserve.

Located just 1 hour’s drive away from Colombo on the A4 off the Hanwella town is a small remaining patch of rain forest called Mithirigala. Now protected by the forest department and also being a hermitage this forest is a excellent place to spend a day or half a day. Even if you are not… Read More »

Aid for Children, Raising funds for Settikulam Transit Camp

Red Dot staff have been helping to raise funds for refuges current awaiting rehabilitation in the Settikulam Transit Camp in Northern Sri Lanka. Since the end of the war there is an urgent need to help the thousands of Sri Lankans in these camps. The project we have been trying to help was initiated by… Read More »

Sri Lanka Champion of Champions Surf Contest.

The UK Pro Surf Tour will return to Arugam Bay in July for the ‘Sri Lanka Champion of Champions Surf Contest’ — further proof that this escapist east-coast settlement is now fighting back after several tough years caused by the devastating effects of the tsunami and the civil unrest in the country as the Sri… Read More »