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ONCE A BLUE, ALWAYS BLUE

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The sands of the famed Negombo beach carry memories with the wind; seeing much change over the years, such as the former Blue Oceanic Hotel being magically transformed into a property of luxury and elegance,

Sri Lanka Tourism launches home stay programme

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To supplement the demand for accommodation at various tourist destinations in the country, Sri Lanka Tourism launched the Home Stay and Bungalow program adding another exciting segment to present accommodation categories. 

Oman Air unveils spectacular new First Class and Business Class lounges at Muscat International Airport

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Oman Air, the national carrier of the Sultanate of Oman, has unveiled spectacular new First Class and Business Class lounges at Muscat International Airport. The lounges continue the themes of luxury, comfort and outstanding hospitality found on Oman Air's aircraft, ensuring a seamless passenger experience.

Top 10 budget boutique hotels

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Budget travel and staying at boutique hotels don't have to be mutually exclusive with a little research.

Mandira Bungalows introduces the unique concept of Boutique Bungalows

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Sunshine Travels – a subsidiary of Sunshine Holdings Ltd., one of the leading investment conglomerates in Sri Lanka – are further expanding their business in the hotels segment with substantial investments towards innovative new developments.

Emirates unveils special packages for Dubai Shopping Festival

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As the countdown begins to the 15th edition of the Dubai Shopping Festival (DSF), the Colombo office of Emirates has supplemented the airline's 'Stay 4, Pay 3' offer with attractive travel plus accommodation packages that will appeal to travellers from Sri Lanka.

Sandwiches on the Go

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Mount Lavinia Hotel


Landgang (Rs.950nett)
This sandwich comprises salad, pickle, meats, fish and cheese.

Explore Kotahena

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Today I took time out to visit another place that is close to my heart and is perhaps my third home. I remember taking the 112 double decker bus to visit my aunts in Kotahena when I was a kid and the best part of the journey was seeing the harbour lit at dusk.

Emirates SkyCargo Completes its Longest Flight

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Emirates SkyCargo, the freight division of Emirates airline, has set new records by operating its longest ever non-stop flight - 17.5 hours from Sydney to New York. Emirates SkyCargo's new generation Boeing 777 Freighter (777F) operated the service, which arrived on 28th December.

Kingfisher launches 14 new flights

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Kingfisher Airlines, India's only Five Star airline rated by Skytrax, recently launched of 14 new flights on seven routes.

Esna Villas to build luxury boutique hotel in Nilaveli

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Esna Villas, a company fully owned by Esna Holdings, has invested in a beach property on Nilaveli beach, Trincomalee with a 144 feet beach frontage. This project, which is valued at USD 1 million, is the company's first foray into the leisure sector.

Animals in entertainment

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Year after year, from the zoo to a four year olds birthday party we see animals being used as showcases, as spectacles to be jeered at, laughed at and clapped for.

Shopper's Paradise

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This week in Loafer’s Diary we feature the hot spots for shopping in some of the busiest towns in Colombo.Presenting to you Pettah, Nugegoda, Kiribathgoda and Wattala in all their glory.

Scrumptious Biriyani

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Scrumptious Biriyani

More British tourists arrive

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Sri Lanka has seen a significant increase in tourist arrivals in the country this year compared to last year according to statistics published by the Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority.

luxury living in thilanka

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Hotel Thilanka in Kandy is one of the few hotels in the city that can boast about years of experience and the old world charm. Nearly two and half dacades ago, Hotel Thilanka was one of the oldest hotels to join the new Kandyan era of the post tourism boom in the seventies.

SriLankan Airlines Acquires another Airbus A320

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SriLankan Airlines took delivery of yet another Airbus A320 aircraft, as it continues to expand its global route network to serve the needs of the country’s booming travel and tourism industries.

Ceylon Continental to be Colombo’s dazzling centrepiece on New Year’s Eve

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Ceylon Continental will be hosting two sensational events to usher in the New Year - Continental Flight 2011 at the Sapphire Ballroom and the exclusive Hush! at the Hotel’s rooftop Cat’s Eye ballroom.

Explore Maradana

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Today I ventured into the busy city of Maradana. Packed withhistory, stories and beautiful buildings and not to forget tasty food, this city captures the essence of Sri Lanka.

Explore Battaramulla

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Today I decided to explore a town closer to my own home.Battaramulla is one of the biggest towns located in the suburbs of Colombo and it seems to be getting bigger by the day.

Gourmet sandwiches from China Doll

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It’s almost impossible to forget the iconic lady, who made noodles a fad. The sassy, fun and enticing China Doll, who fashioned the noodle craze, now gives you all the more reason to go healthy with the launch of gourmet sandwiches that promise to thrill you with excitingly new flavours. China Doll,

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