What is Sri Lanka famous for? Golden-sand beaches, abundant wildlife, verdant hill country and ancient architecture…to name but a few!
Exploring Sigiriya in Sri Lanka, the Remarkable Rock Fortress Complex; Vasudevan R; Lemonicks
Visit the rock fortress of Sigiriya in sri lanka and be mesmerized by the incredible architecture, art, and history! Things to do at Sigiriya fortress…
Source: Exploring Sigiriya in Sri Lanka, the Remarkable Rock Fortress Complex
5 Top UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Sri Lanka; Vasudevan R; Lemonicks
Vasudevan R and Nisha Jha recently had the opportunity to visit Sri Lanka and were happy to cover 5 of the 8 UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Sri Lanka…
On the Ponniyin Trail: Here are the five places that tread the path of the Cholas in Sri Lanka; Meenakshi J; New Indian Express
Filmmaker Mani Ratnam’s Ponniyin Selvan I or PS1 brings to life Tamil Nadu and Sri Lanka’s stupas, lush forests and lotus-filled ponds.
Source: On the Ponniyin Trail: Here are the five places that tread the path of the Cholas in Sri Lanka
UNESCO Heritage Site Threatened by Development of Galle Port; PK Balachandran; The Citizen
The recently announced multi-faceted US$ 200 million plan to develop Galle harbor at the southern tip of Sri Lanka both as an enhanced commercial port and as a water sports and leisure hub hosting cruise ships, is an attractive proposition.
Source: UNESCO Heritage Site Threatened by Development of Galle Port
Visit vibrant and diverse Sri Lanka; Daitranvan; Viet Reader
For Sri Lanka’s National Day (February 4), Viet Nam News introduces a message from the embassy. When you need less than a day to travel from one end to the other, and yet you can dabble in at least 25 different activities, you know you’ve come to the right place. When you have a past so mighty yet so exciting, with the most vibrant culture that makes falling in love with it as easy as riding a bike; when you can drive into an ocean full of life, catch the freshness spraying from a waterfall hitting the rocks, and hear the birds singing as they build their homes; when every day is a summer romance with sunrise breakfasts and idyllic road trips straight out of a movie; when you can wake up with elephants, play hide and seek with leopards and close your eyes under a sky full of stars; when you can smell fragrant spices cooking in different combinations from every household with age-old treasured recipes; when you feel like everyone around you is family and you’ve run out of words to express how you feel deep inside, and your heart races and warms at the same time- you just know you’ve fallen in love with it all: you know that you have indefinitely fallen for Sri Lanka!
Source: Visit vibrant and diverse Sri Lanka
Sigiriya: Sri Lanka’s ancient water gardens; Katie Lockhart; BBC
A complex masterpiece of irrigation engineering design, Sigiriya’s artfully designed water gardens required structural planning way ahead of its time.
The World Heritage Sites Of Sri Lanka; Everyman; The Island
It was on July 31, 2010 that UNESCO inscribed The Central Highlands of Sri Lanka comprising Horton Plains, Knuckles Conservation Forest and the Peak Wilderness- Protected Area, as a World Heritage Site. In fact this site was one of the two which were classified by UNESCO as ‘Natural Sites’ the other being Sinharaja Forest Reserve(1988).
The Old Town Of Galle And Fortifications; Everyman; Sunday Island
Volleyball it is claimed is Sri Lanka national sport. However there is no doubt that Cricket is the most popular sport in Sri Lanka .That popular West Indies calypso ‘Cricket, lovely cricket.’,’ will always be ringing in the ears. From the villages where youngsters from around 16 to 26 or maybe even older, use ‘polpithi’ bats, to the towns where more sophisticated young men use willow bats.
The unsolved mystery of Sri Lanka’s ‘Stargate’; Demi Perera; BBC
In recent years, the internet has been alight with speculation that a chart-like carving in Anuradhapura is a stargate: an ancient gateway through which humans can enter the Universe.
Saving Sinharaja: Many Layers of Protection But Threats Continue; Tharuka Dissanaike; Ground Views
Photo courtesy of Rukshan Kuru-Utumpala Sinharaja’s conservation status is of “significant concern”. According to the World Heritage Outlook, published by International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), Sinharaja has been assessed in 2020 as a World Heritage Site with significant concern to its conservation status and future viability.
Source: Saving Sinharaja: Many Layers of Protection But Threats Continue
Saving Sinharaja: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly; Tharuka Dissanaike; Ground Views
The Sinharaja Rainforest has been in the public eye for a few weeks now. Is it being threatened by encroachment and development? Will it lose its UNESCO World Heritage status?
CENS writes to UNESCO to urge GoSL to stop destroying #Sinharaja; Zulfick Farzan; News First
Source: CENS writes to UNESCO to urge GoSL to stop destroying #Sinharaja
Sri Lanka deforestation: Irrigation reservoirs to be built in Sinharaja; Hamadiya Hamza; Economy Next
Source: Sri Lanka deforestation: Irrigation reservoirs to be built in Sinharaja
Deforestation in Sri Lanka; Raj Gonsalkorale; Sri Lanka Guardian
Visiting the Sacred Temple of Tooth in Kandy; Hemi; Travel Gumbo
Investors see missing data as key hurdle for biodiversity action; Hilde Jervan; China Dialogue
Financial institutions must better understand their exposure to biodiversity risks so they can take steps to reduce these through company divestment or engagement…
Source: Investors see missing data as key hurdle for biodiversity action – China Dialogue
Environment and development: Sri Lanka’s interminable crisis; Gamini Herath; Daily FT
Source: Environment and development: Sri Lanka’s interminable crisis | Daily FT
Abiding Images from Sri Lanka; Outlook India
From coasts to cloud forests, from tea gardens to wildlife safaris, from UNESCO World Heritage Sites to small guest houses serving awesome home cooked food, Sri Lanka packs in a surprising number of diverse attractions despite being an island nation.
Source: Abiding Images from Sri Lanka
Save a prayer at Sigiriya rock, Sri Lanka; Business Mirror
Source: Save a prayer at Sigiriya rock, Sri Lanka ｜ Business Mirror