Marriott to manage first hotel in Sri Lanka

US based Marriott International has inked an agreement with Weligama Hotel properties to manage a 200 room, 11-storey property on the South coast of Sri Lanka.
The resort which will be operated as Weligama Bay Marriott Resort and Spa will add to the number of high-quality properties available in one of the most popular regions in the country.
Among the many facilities at the resort are a swimming pool with a pool bar, three restaurants and a spa and fitness centre. The resort is expected to be fully operational by 2014.
Weligama, about 40 minutes south of Galle, is well known for its sandy beaches and stilt fishermen.…

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Protective jackets a must to visit Sigiriya summit

When you think of safety jackets, the first thing that comes to mind usually is an activity that has something to do with the sea. In this case however, safety jackets have been deemed a must in one of the driest regions in the country!

The Sigiriya Central Cultural Fund has made it essential for tourists to wear safety jackets if they wish to scale to the top of Sigiriya, one of Sri Lanka’s key landmarks and tourist attractions.

According to the manager of the fund, the decision was taken after two children and a tourist had been injured in a wasp attack recently.…

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