Sri Lankan airlines lands at Mattala airport

A Sri Lankan Airlines flight has made its maiden landing at the Mattala international airport in Hambantota, the airline said. In a facebook posting the...

Mattala airport to open in March

The Mattala International Airport will be declared open in March this year, the Minister of Civil Aviation Priyankara Jayaratne told Parliament today. He said that...

AirAsia scraps KL–Colombo route

AIR ASIA will be withdrawing daily flights from Kuala Lumpur to Colombo, Sri Lanka, effective Saturday because of commercial reasons. Guests that are affected by the...

Sri Lanka and Spain cheapest destinations to travel

England cricket fans due to follow the national side in forthcoming tours of New Zealand and Australia could find they run out of money...

Sri Lanka’s Edge Hotels and Resorts to start small luxury chain

Edge Hotels and Resorts, a new small luxury hotel chain has signed agreements to start two hotels, with four more planned, Sri Lanka's state...

One millionth tourist arrives to Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka welcomed its one millionth tourist to the country at 10 pm last night. The tourist was greeted by senior officials of Sri...

Lanka tops destinations to travel in 2013

UK-based carrier British Airways asked a panel of experts to compile a list of the top 13 new destinations and popular favorite places to...

Lankan skies safe and secure

The official results released recently by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) after carrying out a comprehensive system audit on the State capabilities for...

Taxi campaign to promote Sri Lanka in Munich

A taxi campaign was organised by the Sri Lanka Embassy in Berlin in collaboration with Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau during the ‘October Festival’...

Eastern Hotel Developers redefines simple comfort with Kothmale Holiday Resort

Eastern Hotel Developers have announced holiday offerings said to “encourage travelers to escape the warm temperatures and indulge in the chilly hill side atmosphere...

Five star hotel opens in Pasikuda

President Mahinda Rajapaksa declared open the first five star hotel in the eastern province. The five star hotel was opened in the Pasikuda tourism zone...

Cinnamon Lakeside Hotel Colombo awarded recertification from Green Globe

Green Globe announced re-certification of the Cinnamon Lakeside Hotel Colombo in Sri Lanka. Since the initial onsite audit two years ago, this luxury property...

Google’s Rajan Anandan invests in Lankan travel startup Trekurious

Sri Lanka-based travel portal Trekurious.com has secured first round of funding from Blue Ocean Ventures, promoted by Google India MD Rajan Anandan, and the...

Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau and MasterCard sign agreement on cross-border tourism

MasterCard cardholders traveling to Sri Lanka will soon have even more reasons to enjoy their stay. MasterCard Worldwide and the Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau...

Sri Lanka tourist arrivals up 9.7-pct in August

Sri Lanka's tourist arrivals rose 9.7 percent in August 2012 to 79,456 from a year earlier with Western Europe and East Asian growing but...

Mihin Lanka launches regular Colombo to Bahrain service

Sri Lanka's low-cost carrier Mihin Lanka has launched five-weekly services connecting Colombo and Bahrain. Mihin Lanka’s commercial flight service, using its Airbus fleet between Sri...

British Airways earmarks Colombo return

British Airways (BA) is set to resume flights to Sri Lanka after pulling out some ten years ago due to the civil war. According to...

Mihin to fly to Madurai

Soon Madurai airport will see an international flight taking off from its runway. The schedule, submitted by the Mihin Lanka Airlines, a low-cost carrier...

Club Palm Bay Marawila opens a new Banquet Hall

Club Palm Bay Marawila recently opened its remodeled Banquet Hall, in the presence of special invitees and the media. The Banquet Hall has been remodeled...

April tourist arrivals up nine percent

Sri Lanka's tourist arrivals rose 9.0 percent to 65,591 in April this year, which helped raise the number of holidaymakers for the first four...