Archive for January, 2008

Sri Lanka Celebrating the 60th Independence Day

Wednesday, January 30th, 2008

Sri Lanka will be Celebrating the 60th Independence Day on February 04. In the year of 1948 Sri Lanka won the , after ruling Sri Lanka from 1815 to 1948. Irrespective of the security threats from the LTTE it is believed that their will be a grand Independence Day Celebration this year. Government has increased [...]

Navam Perahera Gangaramaya Temple – Colombo

Tuesday, January 29th, 2008

Navam Perahera is held at Gangaramaya Temple, Colombo on the Navam full moon poya day of every year. The Perahera was first started in the year of 1979. This year the Perahera will be held on the 20th of February and it is treated as one of the spectacular pageants apart from the Kandy and [...]

Sri Lanka increases fuel prices

Monday, January 14th, 2008

The Ceylon Petroleum Corporation has increased the fuel prices on the 13th. As for the latest prices hike , petrol price has increased from 10 rupees, diesel by 5 rupees and kerosene prices by two rupees. The new prices for petrol and diesel will be 127 and 80 per litre respectively

ITB travel and tourism exhibition in Berlin, Germany

Sunday, January 13th, 2008

ITB the world’s largest travel and tourism exhibition will be held from March 5th to 9th in Berlin, Germany.  This exhibition is treated as one of the largest travel exhibition in the world. There will be more than 10,000 companies from 184 countries will be present for this exhibition.  More than 50 travel companies will [...]

Sri Pada Pilgrims Season has started

Friday, January 11th, 2008

The annual Sri Pada Pilgrim season started on the 23 December 2007 (on Unduwap Full Moon Poya Day). Thousands of People of many religions will walk to homage the sacred foot print. The season started with the ritual caring of the stature and sacred ornaments of god Sumana Saman. There are two paths to reach [...]

The top 10 locations you must visit in Sri Lanka

Tuesday, January 8th, 2008

If you are on a holiday in Sri Lanka this is the list of 10 best locations you must visit. 1. The Citadel of Sigiriya One of the magnificent archeological site locates in central Sri Lanka. 2. The Golden Rock Temple Dambulla The best preserved cave temple complex which is known as the “Golden Rock [...]

Annual Duruthu Maha Perahera of Kelaniya

Saturday, January 5th, 2008

Annual Duruthu Maha Perahera of Kelaniya temple will be held on the 22nd of this month (on Duruthu full moon poya day) which is taken place science 1927. This colorful procession is only second to the Kandy Perahera. The Perahera is held for three nights. Udamaluwa Perahera starts with the ritual handing of the secret [...]

The Galle Literary Festival on 16th to 20th of this month

Friday, January 4th, 2008

The Galle Literary Festival is scheduled to be start on the 16th to 20th of this month @ UNESCO world heritage site of Galle. There will be more than 70 events such as panel discussions, poetry slams, film evenings, seminars, and book launches etc.

The Pearl Fishers in Sri Lanka

Friday, January 4th, 2008

A French Opera set in Sri Lanka, “The Pearl Fishers” by Georges Bizet 120 singers, Musicians and Dancers will be performing on the 9th and 11th of January 7.00 pm onwards @ BMICH Colombo. Alliance française 11, Barnes Place, Colombo 7 (2 69 41 62) The Gallery Café , 2 Alfred House Road, Colombo 3 [...]

Have a joyful New Year

Thursday, January 3rd, 2008

Wishing you a year of Happiness, Peace and Prosperity. Have a joyful New Year. From : Golden Lanka Travels (Pvt) Ltd – The Gateway to Paradise.