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Sri Lanka Calling




Greetings from Sri Lanka!

Greetings from sunny Sri Lanka; from the land of many treasures,
a land like no other:




Come the 19th of May; the full moon day of the month, Sri Lanka will light up to commemorate the largest Buddhist celebration in the world – Vesak. The celebrations commemorate the Birth, Enlightenment, and Parinirvana of the Buddha.

Sri Lanka Tourism’s celebrations this year is a collaborative effort with the Bentota Hoteliers Association and will feature a series of events under project ' Vesak Celebrations 08', on May 19th and 20th in Bentota and the adjacent village of Beruwela. These two coastal villages in the South West of Sri Lanka are renowned the world over for stretches of beautiful beach and this May, it will, also be remembered for the ingenuity and creative talent of its villagers. From an innate culture of hospitable warmth, they will turn in to proud artistes of natural talent, as the events unfold at the UDA grounds in Bentota and Beruwela.

The whole island will be bathed in light, as nature’s light – the full moon’s splendor combines with man made creative illuminations. An over 2500 year old culture of spirituality and creativity will once again revive the memory of the Buddha in the hearts and minds of all during this time of the year.


The great Hindu festival of “Maha Kumbabishekam” was held last week at the Kotahena Sivan temple with the participation of 74 Hindu priests representing temples all over the island and 10 invitee priests from south India.

This festival held at least once in ten years is undertaken with great devotion to invoke the blessings of Hindu Gods to bring peace and prosperity to the country and its people. Large numbers of devotees gathered at the temple premises to pay obeisance to the deities. 



At the recently concluded Arab Travel Mart held at the Dubai World Trade Centre, Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau joined SriLankan Holidays in promoting destination Sri Lanka as a family destination with special incentives for children.

“We are pleased to announce this family-friendly package for the summer season to encourage more Middle East visitors to our destination,” announced Faizer Mustapha, Deputy Minister of Tourism, who was to lead the delegation from Sri Lanka to the ATM last week. He went on to say “This family-oriented promotion will be the norm throughout the summer.”

SriLankan Holidays’ General Manager, Amith Sumanapala said, “We have tied up with three trade partners namely, Connaissance De Ceylan, Jetwing Travels and Walkers Tours to give holidaymakers a world of memories on the island holiday.” The summer promotion is valid from June 1st 2008 to August 31st 2008. For more details visit


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