Category Archives: tourism
Rajkumar Kanagasingam, courtesy of Daily Mirror, 16 March 2017, where the title is “Establishing first-ever marinas in Sri Lanka“
M “Establishing first-ever marinas in Sri Lankaarina is an unheard name to many Sri Lankans, but not anymore. Dr. Dietmar Doering, a German hotelier based in Marawila in the North Western Province of Sri Lanka, is venturing into establishing a first-ever marina in Marawila. He pioneered sports tourism in Sri Lanka nearly three decades ago by establishing Asian-German Sports Exchange Programme; now it’s his turn for enhancing nautical tourism in Sri Lanka. Tourism Development Minister John Amaratunga also has given the green light to make this marina venture a success. Generally, the Mediterranean region is famous for some of the world’s finest marinas; they are harbouring thousands of yachts and boats which are owned by rich and adventurous boaters around the world. Those boaters are not only cruising around the Mediterranean Seas but crossing the Suez Canal and entering into the Arabian Sea and many of them are venturing towards East Asia. India and Sri Lanka are getting their importance because of their location but hardly any marinas to serve them other than the recently established Kochi International Marina in the Indian state of Kerala.
Neha Kale introduces “Wild Sri Lanka,” a three-part documentary series that explores Sri Lanka’s sublime natural beauty and diverse local wildlife is full of humbling moments you won’t soon forget… beginning this Friday evening at 7.30 pm on SBS …. via an introductory article entitled “Five Times I was blown way by Sri Lanka — Paradise in the Indian Ocean”
Few places are a canvas for traveler’s fantasies quite like Sri Lanka. Although the island country has long been associated with crumbling Dutch forts and empty beaches, the civil war, which ran between 1983 and 2009, has seen it largely avoid attention from a tourist invasion. Unlike nearby India (ground zero for Eat Pray Love devotees) Sri Lanka retains an air of mystique. Sri Lanka – Paradise In The Indian Ocean, a three-part National Geographic documentary series that airs on SBS on 28 October, is less interested in this version of Sri Lanka as an unspoiled tropical playground than it is in zoning in on the natural rhythms of one of the most biodiverse countries in the world. The first episode introduces viewers to a cast of leopards, elephants and jackals that play larger-than-life characters in an age-old, primal drama. Here are five times it reminded me that nature is so much smarter than we give it credit for and that pausing to appreciate its majesty will blow you away every time.
Courtesy of JANAKA GALLANGODA and the YALA ADVENTURE TEAM
ALSO SEE https://www.facebook.com/YalaAdventureTeam/videos/1840466172899200/ … for SLOTH BEAR, ELEPHANTS AND A PEACOCK DANCE
Juliette Coombe in The Daily News, 14 October 2016, where the title is “Fatal Attraction to World’s End”
I got stuck into walking the boggy and grassy marshes and wild moors of Horton Plains, which is like the depressing misty on some days topography of Yorkshire in Emily Bronte’s Wuthering Heights. the depressing misty on some days topography of Yorkshire in Emily Bronte’s Wuthering Heights. Horton Plains is a reverie in gloomy downcast smog bitten sky, small tufts of valleys and equally small craggy cliffs, dark rocky ledges and stormy quarries, the slight drizzle with the water droplets like pincers and icicles pelting one’s skin, the rugged landscape also smudged by water puddles and at the end of the world one gets the feeling of Caspar David Friedrich’s painting capturing the German Romanticism, one of turbulent melancholia.