Tourist trader Monday, 22 October 2012 11:22
After decade of suffering,there is light end of the tunnel
Hopefully they will open up all the roads in fort.
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ind Monday, 22 October 2012 11:27
Good luck Sri Lanka !
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mail_guy Monday, 22 October 2012 11:27
lonely planet may have known that Lanka will be a lonely island in 2013
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Nodrog Wednesday, 24 October 2012 02:48
mail-guy....are you working as a post-man abroad you pathetic moron?
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Saskia Monday, 22 October 2012 11:28
Oh! there is a mistake in the sentence. It should be " Best to avoid" country.
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SL Monday, 22 October 2012 16:23
Sad isn't it!! To see all your money spent on campaign to boycott Sri Lanka is in vain.
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Saskia Tuesday, 23 October 2012 09:26
Do u know how many complaints that Lonely Planet has received so far from all over the world because of this announcement?
The current number of complaints is about 293.628. This will sure go up in the coming days.
Check it at Lonely Planet. Note that only signed-in people can view these statistics.
I.O.Sull-Lee Tuesday, 23 October 2012 07:08
no surprise that this country gets nowhere thanks to retards like you,
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Trehan Munsinghe Tuesday, 23 October 2012 10:22
Why don't you do something more productive than wasting your time with STUPID comments.... Remember this land prospers means everyone will proper not only the Sinhala.... !! So get that into your head... If you are really concerned about the people of this land its time you actually did something for them....
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Lobo Wednesday, 24 October 2012 02:45
Saskiam...so glad this accolade for our country is irritating you.
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true sri lankan Monday, 22 October 2012 11:28
Wow.... Good news for Sri Lanka... lets work hard & build economy...
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Firaz Anver Monday, 22 October 2012 11:35
Beware of White Vans.
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gdj100 Monday, 22 October 2012 11:36
This is indeed great news for the Sri Lankan economy. We sincerely hope tourism would grow from strength to strength in the years to come!!!!
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Lion Heart Monday, 22 October 2012 11:50
This is great news..Hope no conspiracy.We can look forward for a posperous year ahead.People lets not see a bad side of this also.Since it has been given rating by a reputed guide. Lets hope and pray that we see a boom in our Country.
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MR Monday, 22 October 2012 12:02
Good reason to rise cost of living
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Jeffrey Monday, 22 October 2012 12:11
Hope for the best...good times ahead
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lankan Monday, 22 October 2012 12:16
Love You Sri Lanka
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Give Monday, 22 October 2012 12:19
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sucker Monday, 22 October 2012 13:17
Sri Lanka deserves this..
I'm dying for Sri Lankan beaches nuff said.
This is something that I always say : Sri Lanka can be easily developed unlike india and many other developing countries but the problem is politicians (through the people , sadly), nothing else.
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lalitha Monday, 22 October 2012 13:26
the dollar is so weak in sl that its one of the cheapest places to travel for foreigners but ppl in sl are so poor to travel within our own country
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Fusion Monday, 22 October 2012 13:31
This is a pleasant surprise.
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wd Monday, 22 October 2012 13:35
Build More 3 -4 Star resorts with affordable prices. definitely we can go pass the Target of 2.5 Million tourists.
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senavi Monday, 22 October 2012 13:35
however the powerful are doing their best to destroy it by illegal trades like cutting forests, sand removal and dumping industrial and other waste without regard to environmental laws.
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Jungle boy Monday, 22 October 2012 13:47
Can sell all my fruits at a higher price
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kumara Monday, 22 October 2012 13:48
to Visit, yes..
to live in? .. hmm.. Question Mark..
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Sinha lay Monday, 22 October 2012 13:48
This country is better to avoid...most of the tourist will be dirty Chinese and Indians....
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Leslie Trimanne Monday, 22 October 2012 14:08
I worked for over 40 years as the English Speaking Senior Tourist Guide Lecturer, lets air our views positively, it is not only the country, many individuals and groups who provide conventional services to tourists across the country from all corners will be benefited economically and so the ancient and historical sites and worship places for restorations and phase shifts. I may not be there to get or see that benefit, but I will be that most happiest person if more and more Eco- friendly new sites are shown with utmost hospitality to the visitors of Sri Lanka.
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ben Monday, 22 October 2012 14:33
Now that we got it !! lets get the maximum use out of it. Lets make this paradise be on the top of the world for a long time. No matter which race or religion we are, lets think as One Sri lanka! Good luck Sri lanka!!
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Jaliya Senavirathne Monday, 22 October 2012 14:37
Everybody welcome to our little paradise. There are 20 million plus multi ethnic multi-cultural people are waiting with big smile to welcome u throughout the year. From Jafna to Hambantota, from Colombo to Batticaloa the country has united and opens for entire world to visit.
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Lankan Tuesday, 23 October 2012 03:57
To come to hambatota you need to get visa from china
and to come to batticalo you need to get visa from india
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Ranasinghe Monday, 22 October 2012 14:47
Avoid the White vans
Be deaf to 'western conspiracy'
Basic rights that may westerners enjoy in them countrues need to be promoted (not just tourist money) and enable any one to rise to the top, not just Sinhala paddy farmers (of one brand), its not paddies tourists come to see.
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Vimal Monday, 22 October 2012 14:47
I just hope Sri Lanka stays affordable.. Prices of things keep sky rocketing.. We might loose in the game due to this. I mean places like Thailand are unbelievable cheap.
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siribiris Monday, 22 October 2012 14:59
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janaka Monday, 22 October 2012 15:04
මේ මගේ මව් බිම
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Shams Monday, 22 October 2012 15:28
God bless Srilanka
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gugi Monday, 22 October 2012 15:32
good but lankans are becoming poor...cant afford to buy a car...99% on lease...very good economy...
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ramesh Monday, 22 October 2012 15:36
haha....bad news for Ranil fans
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Buddhi Kasun Monday, 22 October 2012 15:51
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Dipu Monday, 22 October 2012 16:03
Hey great news for a great country!!!!!Pack your bags and head to the island nation for a holiday of a lifetime. Book your holidays with Abans Tours, Sri lanka.
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Ajith Tuesday, 23 October 2012 01:00
Obiviously, Lanka would be the choice of "Lonely Planet"! (That's how other see it)
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Ruzaick Tuesday, 23 October 2012 02:55
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Susa Tuesday, 23 October 2012 03:25
They absolutely correct. SL is best to VISIT!!!
But not to LIVE!!!!
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Lankan Tuesday, 23 October 2012 04:08
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Zam Tuesday, 23 October 2012 06:00
Please mr gotabaya ...over to you , there are some cheats who sell imitation stones.they call themself government institutions.its very sad those people do unethical business,
Names go as bureau
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John Tuesday, 23 October 2012 06:07
What about north part (Jaffna)? Will Mahinda allow Tamils to build hotels? Will Mahinda reduce army camps in north and east? Then only tourists go to those parts.............
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ind Tuesday, 23 October 2012 10:50
Only LTTE remnants are worried about army camps in North.
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ase Tuesday, 23 October 2012 06:10
oh sorry, those who travell with lonly planet forget, do not bring a cent to us. back packers, aiyoooooo pau sri lanka.
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Eagle Eyes Tuesday, 23 October 2012 06:56
Those of us who live in the country always new it was beautiful and hospitable. This is the reason we have lived through war, political repression, corruption, economic stagnation and decline of quality of life and the lack of rule of law. This is a great country with a lot to offer. The people are nice, if not a bit naive. There is so much history, archaeology, architecture and natural beauty to gaze and be lost in. Truly a paradise island.
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Saskia Tuesday, 23 October 2012 09:32
We also have white vans which will bring you to your destination for free.
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Weerasinghe Tuesday, 23 October 2012 06:59
Sri Lanka should provide a first class first impression ensuring the continuation of the business.
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I.O.Sull-Lee Tuesday, 23 October 2012 07:10
i really think people read news just to enjoy the bad things. whenever there is a good news published they make snide remarks. whats up with you? did you have a troubled childhood?
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Mohamed Tuesday, 23 October 2012 07:51
This is awesome, proud to be a sri lankan
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Oshanda Tuesday, 23 October 2012 08:46
Spokesman Adam Bennett said that the choices are not based on where travellers are already going but rather are "our pick of where we believe travellers really should consider visiting in 2013."
It means number one in new destinations.
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Democracy Tuesday, 23 October 2012 09:41
be aware of pradeshiya saba chairman's, dont stay alone with your partner in hotel's...
be aware of white vans...
stay at your own risk.
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Malcolm de Silva. Wednesday, 24 October 2012 07:03
what ever said and done remember that this lonely planet is our own mother land.what ever the way possible we'll have to contribute in making ours a beautiful destination for all mankind.
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Lucky Wednesday, 24 October 2012 13:49
Good news. We still have undiscovered treasures to market. big or small have them all.
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Sulesh Coorey Friday, 26 October 2012 07:49
SL is a beautiful country and I am sad that I am yet to visit many places in this gorgeous island. Beaches, ancient capitals/ruins, breathtaking upcountry can be experienced if you take the train from Colombo to Badulla. A drastic change in weather can be experienced just 180Kms away from Colombo where temp. goes to around 10C and even lesser in Dec/Jan. Obviously Sri Lanka is an amazing place to visit. The main things that should be developed are roads/highways and more hotels to accomadate tourists......
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vidura Thursday, 1 November 2012 11:07
best in the world ... SRILANKA
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Anu perera Thursday, 1 November 2012 17:22
No Need to Argue ,No matter whether East or West ,Sri Lanka is the best !!! :-])
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Carrol Friday, 2 November 2012 00:40
This great news. This lovely Gods' Country has been in need of a life for so long.
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Sim Sunday, 27 January 2013 06:32
An Indian living here for last 3 years and I m yet to get over SL.... Travelled most of southeast Asia and the hospitality of the lankans is commendable. .... Fabulous country tourism wise awesome people resident wise. Those who disagree are welcome to go to hell please !! Cheers SL ...
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