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Jaffna

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Jaffna, located in the northern part of Sri Lanka, is a vibrant city known for its rich cultural heritage and historical significance. It has a casual and laid-back atmosphere that effortlessly blends traditional Tamil customs with modern influences. Jaffna is famous for its delicious cuisine, particularly its seafood dishes and unique regional specialties such as ...

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Horton Plains

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Located in central Sri Lanka, Horton Plains is a mesmerizing destination that boasts stunning landscapes, diverse wildlife, and an enchanting atmosphere. This breathtaking national park offers a unique blend of beauty and adventure. One cannot help but be captivated by the rolling hills, picturesque valleys, gushing waterfalls, and dense forests that encompass the area. The ...

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Yala National Park

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Yala National Park in Sri Lanka is a paradise for wildlife enthusiasts. Spanning over 1,000 square kilometers, it is the country’s second-largest and most visited national park. With its diverse range of ecosystems including grasslands, forests, wetlands, and lagoons, Yala offers visitors a chance to witness an incredible variety of wildlife. It is particularly famous ...

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Bentota

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Located in the southern coast of Sri Lanka, Bentota is an absolute tropical paradise that has a serene and laid-back vibe. Surrounded by the breathtaking beaches with their soft golden sand and crystal-clear turquoise waters are ideal for sunbathing or engaging in water sports like snorkeling or jet skiing.   For those seeking adventures, Bentota ...

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Mirissa

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Mirissa, Sri Lanka is a paradise for travel enthusiasts looking for an astounding beach getaway. With its golden sandy beaches, crystal clear waters and lush palm trees swaying in the breeze, this tranquil coastal town has everything that you’re looking for.   Whether you’re a nature lover eager to spot whales and dolphins on an ...

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Nuwara Eliya

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Known as the “Little England,” Nuwara Eliya is a picturesque town located in the central highlands of Sri Lanka which instantly captivates visitors with its natural beauty. The manicured gardens, teeming green hills, cascading waterfalls and old-world charm with its colonial architecture, this beautiful little town creates a stunning backdrop that seemingly belongs to another ...

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Ella

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Ella, Sri Lanka, is a hidden gem that captivates travelers with its breathtaking landscapes, rich history, and relaxed charm. Nestled among the misty mountains of the central highlands, this small town offers panoramic views that will leave you in awe. The main attraction is undoubtedly the iconic Nine Arch Bridge, where you can witness an ...

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Moringa is a herb that brings amazing benefits to your physical health

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Moringa is a herb that brings amazing benefits to your physical health including lowering blood sugar and cholesterol levels, protecting the liver and working as an anti-oxidant. In Sri Lanka, the locals like to consume this in the form of thick juice for breakfast which is called “murunga kanda”.

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Wishing you all a very happy and peaceful Eid

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Join the vibrant Vesak celebrations at the Gangarama Temple, Presidential Secretariat, and Prime Minister’s Office Premises from May 5th to 7th in Colombo!

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Join the vibrant Vesak celebrations at the Gangarama Temple, Presidential Secretariat, and Prime Minister’s Office Premises from May 5th to 7th in Colombo!   Be mesmerized by the soulful Bakthi Geetha recitals, performed on a stunning floating stage at the Beira Lake in Colombo, and on boats, as you soak in the spiritual ambiance of ...

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The Silent Beach in Tangalle truly leaves you speechless with its stunning spotless shores and crystal-clear, sky-blue waters

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The Silent Beach in Tangalle truly leaves you speechless with its stunning spotless shores and crystal-clear, sky-blue waters. @marshmellows_on_tour   #SoSriLanka #ExploreSriLanka #VisitSriLanka #SriLankaTourism #SriLankaTravel #SriLanka #Beach #silentbeach   Courtesy: Tourism Sri Lanka

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HAPPY EASTER

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Sri Lanka makes it to Forbes’ 23 Best Places To Travel Around The World In 2023

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Would you visit with your loved one someday?

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On the waters of Weligama Bay sits a piece of a tropical island with a Palladian mansion for a secluded stay. Would you visit with your loved one someday?   @dariowidmer   Courtesy: Sri Lanka Tourism   #VisitSriLanka #Weligama

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Star Indian cricketer Gautam Gambhir shares his thoughts on why you should visit Sri Lanka

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To be proud of Sri Lanka’s ancient architecture and customs

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To be proud of Sri Lanka’s ancient architecture and customs. #VisitSriLanka #AncientArchitects

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Visit My City at ITB Berlin

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Visit My City at ITB Berlin Visit us at Hall: 5.2a / Stand 110 / Table No. 6 #visitsrilanka #itbberlin2023

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And You Thought You Knew Sri Lanka

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Sri Lanka received the first group of Chinese tourists after the pandemic

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Sri Lanka received the first group of Chinese tourists after the pandemic.

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Sri Lanka’s wildlife is truly exotic and has been recognised by Forbes Magazine

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Sri Lanka’s wildlife is truly exotic and has been recognised by Forbes Magazine as a destination for one of the top Wildlife Safaris outside of Africa for 2023.   https://www.forbes.com/…/bucket-list-travelbest…/

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Sri Lanka is the place to see both blue and sperm whales and dolphins

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Sri Lanka is the place to see both blue and sperm whales and dolphins. Mirissa in the south-west, Trincomalee in the north-east and Kalpitiya on the northwest coast.

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Our Group from Israel, enjoying their stay in Sri Lanka

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Whilst our Group from Israel, enjoying their stay in the Country.

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Witness locals dressed in their traditional attire and performing traditional dances

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Witness locals dressed in their traditional attire and performing traditional dances. Every Tuesdays and Wednesdays

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Finding peace and serenity in the heart of Anuradhapura

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Finding peace and serenity in the heart of Anuradhapura 🕊️. Explore the beauty and grace of Sri Lanka’s rich history and culture. Courtesy: Sri Lanka Tourism

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Our welcome to our group from Israel

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Negombo a mere 20 minutes from the Katunayake Airport

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Negombo a mere 20 minutes from the Katunayake Airport, making it the ideal place to start or end your journey in Sri Lanka. Affectionately dubbed as ‘Little Rome’, Negombo offers a variety of things to see and do, from medieval churches, a noisy fish market and access to fresh seafood and some of the most ...

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ITB Berlin 2023

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Meet us, write to us for appointments: senal@visitmycity.lk

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Tranquility, serenity, and beauty of nature.

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Tranquility, serenity, and beauty of nature. Amazing Sri Lanka!   “In all things of nature there is something of the marvelous.” Aristotle

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Happy 75th Independence Day! 🇱🇰

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Sri Lanka makes top 10 in ‘Most Instagrammable Places in the World 2023’

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Sri Lanka makes top 10 in ‘Most Instagrammable Places in the World 2023’ Sri Lanka has been listed amongst the ‘50 Most Instagrammable Places in the World 2023’ on travel website ‘Big 7 Travel’. The island nation made it to the Top 10 of the list, ranking ninth, amongst Italy, England, France and USA.

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Learn more about the culture that surrounds these amazing pieces of art at the museum

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Gangarama Nawam Perahera 2023

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Would You Love to be Invited for a Holiday of a Lifetime in Sri Lanka by Multi-Award Winning Veteran Indian Actor + Master Travel Storyteller Ashish Vidyarthi…?

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Our Group from Israel left the Island with great memories to themselves. This is what they had to say…

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Sri Lanka ranks second among the Top 10 Sustainable Holiday Destinations by N Travel

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Sri Lanka ranks second among the Top 10 Sustainable Holiday Destinations by N Travel. The Pekoe Trail which takes you through 7 valleys is particularly highlighted for its amazing experience.

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Our Group from Israel arrived earlier in the week

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The travel experts at TravelTriangle rank Sri Lanka first in their list of Top 24 countries to visit in 2023

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“Seethawaka Odyssey” Colombo – Waga weekend train now up and running

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“Seethawaka Odyssey”, the weekend special tourist train service which has been added to the operation in an effort to boost tourism, commenced its operations yesterday morning (Jan.15) from Colombo Fort Railway Station. The special tourist train, which is operational on the Kelani Valley railway line, will run from Colombo Fort to the Waga Railway Station. ...

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‘Covid 19’ Protocol and Procedures for ALL Inbound Tourists

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Warleigh Church Dickoya Road

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Warleigh Church Dickoya Road, built in 1878 by an Englishman William Scot and overlooks the Castlereagh reservoir. It is a symbol of the past but is also symbolic of Sri Lanka embracing it’s past and adapting it for the present, with multi-lingual services.

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The Pekoe Trail – Discover Sri Lanka on Foot

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A global “bucket list” travel experience Less explored culture and heritage Go off the beaten track in Sri Lanka’s Central Highlands The first 10 stages of the trail will be officially open to the public in July 2023, amounting to half the length of the trail

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Our Australian Clients, currently on tour on Mini Coach

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Our Australian Clients, currently on tour on Mini Coach

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Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

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FIFA Zone at Negombo was live and kicking

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Sri Pada / Adam’s Peak

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Sri Lanka’s hike to the top of Sri Pada / Adam’s Peak has been featured on Lonely Planet as one of the world’s most unforgettable hikes!

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Neroli Meadows, in Sri Lanka for the LPL embarks on a journey across the hill country of Sri Lanka with Farveez Maharoof as her guide

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Mein Schiff 5″, a cruise ship carrying 2000 tourists on board is docked at the Colombo harbour

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Mein Schiff 5″, a cruise ship carrying 2000 tourists on board is docked at the Colombo harbour. Travellers had the opportunity to explore Colombo and will be heading to discover iconic locations like Galle before the ship sets off to Malaysia

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Chinese cruise ships to visit Sri Lanka after travel restrictions relaxed

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Discussions with the Vice President of the China Cruise and Yacht Industry Association have been very successful which means that Chinese cruise ships are looking to dock in Sri Lanka soon. This will bring in a surge of Chinese tourists to the island further boosting the industry.

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Viking Mars

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The luxury passenger cruise ship, Viking Mars, docked by the shores of the island with 900 tourists on board. Travellers will be in for a treat with tours in Pinnawala, Galle, Colombo and many other places in Sri Lanka.

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Sri Pada or Adam’s Peak

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Dive into local history, religious culture, and the wonders of nature with a hike to the peak of Samanala Kanda most commonly known as Sri Pada or Adam’s Peak. Pilgrimage season begins on the 7th of December 2022 and will continue until the 5th of May 2023.

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Get a chance to see you smile again…

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Middle-East Crown Series

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Calling all boxing fans… are you ready for the Middle-East Crown Series coming to Sri Lanka? Watch your favorite warriors in action on the 26th of November.

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Smoke & Bitters at Hiriketiya

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Congratulations Smoke & Bitters at Hiriketiya a cocktail bar and smokehouse that has put Sri Lanka in the global cocktail map. Championing the region and all it has to offer by staying focussed on local spirits and ingredients, with house-made syrups and tinctures at the forefront of the cocktail menu. https://www.worlds50bestbars.com/…/smoke-bitters.html

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It’s that time to travel!

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Promoting Sri Lanka to the Indian market

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Words can’t define the uniqueness of Sri Lanka!

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Glad to see the recognition of three world standard products

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3 Sri Lankan Hotels Ranked World’s Best

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Happy Diwali – from all of us at Visit My City Travels

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Previously 30 day visa has now been extended to 180 days

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Previously 30 day visa has now been extended to 180 days

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Booker Prize 2022

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Sri Lanka is proud to announce that Shehan Karunatilaka was awarded the esteemed Booker Prize 2022 for his second novel titled The Seven Moons of Maali Almeida. We encourage all reading enthusiasts to indulge in this wonderful fantasy novel which highlights the depth of humanity as described by the judges for this award.

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Our island of wonder and Sri Lankan Airlines have been nominated under the categories below:

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If you loved your experience with Sri Lankan Airlines and are inspired by the beauty of our little island, do leave your vote in the link below. Our island of wonder and Sri Lankan Airlines have been nominated under the categories below: · Most desirable country – Sri Lanka · Most desirable city – Galle ...

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Sri Lanka ranks among the world’s top 13 safest countries to travel

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Sri Lanka is one of the most amazing countries to visit and we have now made it into the list of safest countries to visit in the world!

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Issinbassagala Temple

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Have you been to this beautiful place in North of Sri Lanka? Issinbassagala Temple. This place is just an hour drive away from Anuradhapura on Jaffna main Road. This hidden place is so important for the Buddhists as a religious place and for those who are interested in a nice view, this place is ideal.

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Sri Lanka boasts of many Botanical Gardens

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Sri Lanka boasts of many Botanical Gardens including Royal Botanical Gardens, Peradeniya, Kandy, Hakgala Gardens, Nuwara-eliya, Seethawaka Wet Zone Botanic Gardens, Avissawella, Mirijjawila Botanical Garden, Hambantota, Gampaha Botanical Garden, and Sirilak Spice and Herbal Botanical Garden located in Matale houses.

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Sri Lanka initiated the TFP system for the greater ease of foreign travellers

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Sri Lanka initiated the TFP system for the greater ease of foreign travellers from the 5th of October this year to make sure that they too experience a convenient and smooth access to fuel supplies across Sri Lanka, thereby facilitating them with a comfortable travel experience. Got questions on how to get your TFP? Click ...

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Planning your trip to Sri Lanka from Moscow?

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Already planning your trip to Sri Lanka from Moscow? We are looking forward to having you with us to explore the island! Below is the flight schedule for Aeroflot Airlines from the 31st of October to the 1st of November.

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Flights from Moscow to Colombo resume

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As flights from Moscow to Colombo resume, Sri Lanka welcomes back the crew and passengers of Aeroflot Airlines with traditional dances and a lovely breakfast. Tourism Minister Harin Fernando expressed warm words of welcome to anyone travelling to Sri Lanka from Russia.

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Further positive affirmation that Sri Lanka is ready to welcome visitors

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Italy Relaxes Travel Advisory on Sri Lanka

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Sri Lanka ranks among the top 20 best places to visit

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Sri Lanka continues to be a favourite among travellers being listed in 17th place on the list of Top 20 Places to Travel by Readers’ Choice Awards 2022 by Conde Nast Traveler. Read through the article below for more: https://www.dailymirror.lk/…/Readers…/215-246294…

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Sri Lanka among Top 10 most friendliest countries in the world

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Sri Lanka among Top 10 most friendliest countries in the world

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The Australian Government Relaxes Travel Advisory on Sri Lanka

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The Australian Government Relaxes Travel Advisory on Sri Lanka

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Enjoy the beauty of Sri Lanka

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We are a resilient Nation. Please do visit us.

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A Romantic’s Guide to Sri Lanka

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Beautiful Badulla is situated in the lower central hills of Sri Lanka. With British colonial buildings including the railway station, St Mark’s Church and the Old Welekade Market, and the ancient Muthiyangana Temple. Badulla district is one of the leading tea producing districts.

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Roadshows in India

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Our representation at the Roadshows in India – visit us at Delhi on 26th, Mumbai on 28th & Hyderabad on 30th September

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World Tourism Day 2022

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As we celebrate World Tourism Day 2022, The Temple of The Tooth Relic – one of Sri Lanka’s most iconic tourist attractions, will be hosting an amazing event within the premises. We invite you to experience the special cultural shows and interactive activities that will be held from 9 am to 5 pm on the ...

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Colombo Lotus Tower

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A display that replicates the petals on Lotus Flower

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We are at the Roadshows in India

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Delhi on 26th, Mumbai on 28th & Hyderabad on 30th September

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We are at the Roadshows in India

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Delhi on 26th, Mumbai on 28th & Hyderabad on 30th September

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5-year multiple entry tourist visa

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Along with the multiple entry and single entry tourist visas valid for 1 year with a 6-month stay, Sri Lanka widens its horizons for tourism with the latest addition to the time period. The cabinet has approved a 5-year multiple entry tourist visa option with a 6-month stay period for 35 countries

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Further positive affirmation that Sri Lanka is ready to welcome visitors

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The U.S. Government Relaxes Travel Advisory on Sri Lanka

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Why Travel to Sri Lanka Now?

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Planning on visiting Sri Lanka this year? Here’s why you should definitely go for it!

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Why Travel to Sri Lanka Now?

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Planning on visiting Sri Lanka this year? Here’s why you should definitely go for it!

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Why Travel to Sri Lanka Now?

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Planning on visiting Sri Lanka this year? Here’s why you should definitely go for it!

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Why Travel to Sri Lanka Now?

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Planning on visiting Sri Lanka this year? Here’s why you should definitely go for it!

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Sri Lanka is the place to be

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Ambuluwawa Tower

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Ambuluwawa Tower. Have you tried this adventure yet? Located in the suburbs of Gampola Town in Sri Lanka. There has been an increased popularity in recent times especially due to the breathtaking views you can experience when you climb to the top of the Ambuluwawa Tower. It is also known for its narrow spiral staircase ...

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The momentum continues for Sri Lanka

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The momentum continues for Sri Lanka. Confidence in stability restored as Spain relaxes travel advisory.

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Madu River

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Madu River is a wetland, near the Small town “Balapitiya” along the Colombo Galle highway. This is the point where the Estuary of the Madu River. The river flows through a terrain where it creates a large number of islands, and the eco system creates a beautiful wetland.

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Congratulations to our Sri Lankan Cricket team

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Congratulations to our Sri Lankan Cricket team, champions of the Asia T20 Series. You’ve made us proud once again with your brilliant sixes and those quick wickets!

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Ravana Falls in Ella during rainy season

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Gold Route service at BIA

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Now you can enjoy the premium airport service experience on your arrival and departure with the newly introduced Gold Route service at BIA. Pre-book up to 3 hours (arrival) & 6 hours (departure) ahead of your flight: www.airport.lk/gold-route/index

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Confidence in stability restored as countries relax travel advisories

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The momentum continues for Sri Lanka. Confidence in stability restored as countries relax travel advisories. Canada being the recent such good news.

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Kalpitiya an undiscovered paradise

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Kalpitiya an undiscovered paradise, is a coastal town located in western region of Puttalam District. The Kalpitiya peninsula consists of fourteen islands. It is developing as a tourist destination. Kalpitiya is ideal for dolphin watching and known as being the best place in Sri Lanka for kitesurfing. Besides being a haven for kitesurfers, Kalpitiya is ...

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The momentum continues for Sri Lanka

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The momentum continues for Sri Lanka. Confidence in stability restored as countries relax travel advisories. Netherlands being the recent such good news.

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Discover serendipity on foot 🇱🇰

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5-year multiple entry tourist visa with 6 months stay for 35 countries: Harin

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Cabinet has approved a 5-year multiple entry tourist visa with 6 months stay for 35 countries to help boost tourism in Sri Lanka, Tourism Minister Harin Fernando said. He said in a twitter post that the decision was taken in addition to the 1-year multiple entry and single entry tourist visas which have 6 months ...

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The momentum continues for Sri Lanka

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The momentum continues for Sri Lanka. Confidence in stability restored as countries relax travel advisories. Sweden being the recent such good news.

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Three-wheeled adventure through magical Sri Lanka

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World famous three-wheeled adventure through magical Sri Lanka! Uncover the beauty of this ancient island, hunt for lost treasures, discover hidden locations, and compete for the Tri-Wheel Trophy! 13 days, epic gatherings, international teams, and infinite adventures! Visit http://tuktuktournament.com to learn more and reserve your place in history!

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UK Government relaxes travel advisory

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The momentum continues for Sri Lanka 🇱🇰 Confidence in stability restored as UK Government relaxes travel advisory.

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Yet another European travel advisory lifted

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Yet another European travel advisory lifted. More countries demonstrating confidence in Sri Lanka

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World Tourism Day Celebrations 2022

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The Government of Switzerland Relaxes Travel Advisory on Sri Lanka

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SL-focussed promotion office opens in Ahmedabad to woo visitors from Gujarat

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The first-ever Sri Lanka-specific office by Destination Management Company (DMC) was opened in Ahmedabad on Saturday to woo more visitors from the Indian state of Gujarat. Tourism Minister Harin Fernando and Sri Lanka Tourism Brand Ambassador and iconic cricketer Sanath Jayasuriya opened the office set up by DMC Expert Hospitality in Ahmedabad, the most populous ...

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Message from Craig Ondachi MP Victoria Parliament – Australia

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Travel by air within Sri Lanka

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Book with us to travel by air within Sri Lanka for a bird’s eye view 🚁🇱🇰

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France has changed the travel advisory and removed ‘only for essential travel’

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We look forward to see you soon . France has changed the travel advisory and removed ‘only for essential travel’.   https://www.diplomatie.gouv.fr/…/conseils…/sri-lanka/

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Malayalam & Tamil Cinema Legend Mr. Mammootty arrived to Sri Lanka

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Malayalam & Tamil Cinema Legend Mr. Mammootty arrived to Sri Lanka (16th Aug.) for the shooting of his latest Malayalam Drama Movie named “Kadugannawa Oru Yathura Kurippu”   Mr. Mammootty and the Indian delegation was warmly welcomed by The Chairman of Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau (SLTPB) Mr.Chalaka Gajabahu

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Sri Lanka!! 🇱🇰 She is too good to forget!! ❤️

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Super fun moment on the Ella train. Rocking with the amazing local friends true Sri Lankan way. This country is truly a Magical Place 🙏❤️🇱🇰

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Devinuwara Lord Vishnu Perahera

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Annual Devinuwara Lord Vishnu Perahera

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Sri Lanka Tourism hosting Media FAM

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Sri Lanka Tourism hosting Media FAM with South Indian media News7tamil, News18, TV 9, Behindwoods, Hindu newspaper, Ananda Vikatan, Sakthi Vikatan and Madura digital. During the tour Katharagama perahera will be livestreamed Stay tuned https://youtube.com/c/News7TamilBakthi #SLbloggers #Sosrilanka #visitsrilanka #kataragamaperahera2022

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Hassle free travels in Sri Lanka

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The top luxury travel magazine features the worlds most beautiful swimming pools

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Conde Nast Traveller global – the top luxury travel magazine features the worlds most beautiful swimming pools. Including one right here in Sri Lanka – Wild Coast Tented Lodge   #lovesrilanka   https://www.resplendentceylon.com/wildcoastlodge-yala/…

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Sanath Jayasuriya has been appointed as a brand ambassador for Sri Lanka Tourism

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One of Sri Lanka’s iconic cricketers Sanath Jayasuriya has been appointed as a brand ambassador for Sri Lanka Tourism. This was announced at an event held in Colombo on Thursday (Aug 04).   Meanwhile, the appointment of newly-established tourism advisory board comprising of experts was also officially announced at this event.

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“Sri Lanka held a special place in Shane Warne’s heart”, says his brother Jason

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“Sri Lanka held a special place in Shane Warne’s heart”, says his brother Jason   Jason Warne & his family visited Sri Lanka upon the invitation of the Minister of Tourism, Hon. Minister Harin Fernando, was in commemoration of dedicating the first match of the Test series (held on the 29th of June 2022) between ...

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Kataragama Esala Festival 2022

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Kataragama Esala Festival 2022   Livestream on https://www.facebook.com/Kataragamadevalaya/   Kataragama Esala Perehera is a most spectacular event of the annual Esala festival, which is held on the nights of the Esala (month of August) festive season. A procession (perehera) with traditional dancers, kawadi dancers, drummers, fire walkers, elephants, and many other religious rituals, it is ...

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A UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE – SINHARAJA FOREST RESERVE

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A UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE SINHARAJA FOREST RESERVE   The forest steeped in deep legend and mystery. The word Sinharaja means, lion (sinha) king (raja) and the popular belief is that the legendary origin of the Sinhala people in Sri Lanka is from the descendants of the union the lion king who once lived in ...

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Sigiriya, Rock Fortress

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Beautiful views Climb Sigiriya when you plan your trip to Sri Lanka

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Latest travel article at Mumbai Messenger by Sitaram Mewati

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Tourism despite protest, Sri Lanka is a Gem of Destination: No hurdles for visiting tourists   (Published : 14/07/2022 – Latest travel article at Mumbai Messenger by Sitaram Mewati )   Visiting Journalists Program (VJP) :2022/ July Project #sosrilanka #visitsrilanka #slbloggers   https://mumbaimessenger.com/…/tourism-despite-protest…/

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France has removed the travel advisory against travel to Sri Lanka 🇫🇷

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France has removed the travel advisory against travel to Sri Lanka 🇫🇷

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Sri Lanka Tourism has warmly welcomed a mainstream Indian print media & travel influencer delegation

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Sri Lanka Tourism has warmly welcomed a mainstream Indian print media & travel influencer delegation, visiting Sri Lanka (from 3rd July to 11July) under SLTPB’s Visiting Journalists & Influencers Programs. Some of the key publications representing the press trip series include Lokmat , Sagar(Marathi), India Tribune, Mumbai Messenger, Daily Do Base Sophia (Hindi), India Blooms ...

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Kandy Esala Perahera 2022

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Kandy Esala Perahera 2022 The Grand Pageant of Asia

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Indian and Sri Lankan women’s cricket teams explore Sigiriya fortress

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Indian and Sri Lankan women’s cricket teams explore Sigiriya fortress UNESCO world heritage site, hosted by Sri Lanka Tourism.

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A warm welcome to Jason Warne and Family

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A warm welcome to Jason Warne and Family who have been invited for the special event hosted by Srilanka Tourism in Galle in memory of the Australian Cricket legend Shane Warne.

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Sri Lanka defined by Warmth not adversity 🇱🇰 We will eventually rise again.

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REMOVAL of mandatory COVID-19 Insurance for international visitors.

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Ashton Agar expresses his feelings about Sri Lanka and his experiences there.

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Sri Lanka the ‘Spice Island’. Our amazing and unique spices are sought after globally.

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UK Government lifts travel advisory 🇬🇧

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UK Government lifts travel advisory   This is a positive development. When the fuel and gas shortages severely impacting our citizens are addressed, Sri Lanka could gradually start to re build tourism.   Rather than price based marketing, focus should be on positioning Sri Lanka for our unique experiences, diversity and authenticity. Sri Lanka is ...

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Sri Lanka Tourism hosted a German travel writer from the German Newspaper

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Sri Lanka Tourism hosted a German travel writer from the German Newspaper WESER-KURIER .“Weser -Kurier” claims to be one of the renowned newspapers in the North West of Germany- Bremen.   https://www.weser-kurier.de/…/sri-lanka-wo-kann-man-am…

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Thank you Australia 🇦🇺 for your friendship

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#SRILANKACAN

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Sri Lanka’s Northern Promise

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“Sri Lanka’s Northern Promise”-   With Colorful Temple Architecture to Lip-Smacking Cuisines, The Region Holds A Lot Of Promise For Those Looking For An Alternative To The Popular Western Coast..   National Geographic Traveller – India (March -April 2022 VOL.10/ Issue 03) Sri Lanka Tourism’s Indian Tourism Promotion continues by collaborating with National Geographic India. ...

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Sri Lanka Tourism media FAM tour covered by the Elle Korea magazine

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Sri Lanka Tourism media FAM tour covered by the Elle Korea magazine. A collaboration between Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau and the Embassy of Sri Lanka in Korea.   https://www.elle.co.kr/article/65962

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The Famous Four of Sri Lanka

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The Famous Four of Sri Lanka! The much talked about Big Four – The Sri Lankan Leopard (Panthera parades kotiya), Sri Lankan Elephant (Elephas maximus maximus), Sri Lankan Sloth Bear (Melursus ursinus inornatus) all endemic to Sri Lanka and the Blue Whale (Balaenoptera musculus) a regular visitor to the island’s waters are all celebrities in ...

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On the shooting-set of Israeli film “Arugam Bay” – currently filming in the East Coast of Sri Lanka

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Films produced in Sri Lanka show case our destination to millions of film inspired tourists to explore the destination, showcase local culture, stunning locations and attractions which have become popular due to their appearance in International films and television series.   On the shooting-set of Israeli film “Arugam Bay” – currently filming in the East ...

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Important Note: The Ella Odyssey Train is temporarily suspended

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The Ella Odyssey Train (Kandy to Demodara) is temporarily suspended

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Glamping And Hiking In The Beautiful Knuckles Mountain Range, Sri Lanka

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Glamping And Hiking In The Beautiful Knuckles Mountain Range, Sri Lanka.   Showcasing our beautiful island   https://www.passportandpixels.com/hiking-knuckles…/

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Meet us at Hall 11 C45 at SATTE (South Asia’s Travel & Tourism Exchange) 18-20 May, 2022

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SATTE (South Asia’s Travel & Tourism Exchange) offers a comprehensive platform to domestic and international buyers and professionals from across the travel, tourism and hospitality industry along with National and State Tourism Boards (NTOs and STOs). 

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Ramayana Trails. Sri Lanka has over 50 sites.

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Ramayana Trails. Sri Lanka has over 50 sites. Congratulations Mahesh Priyadarshana, National Tour Guide who worked as a Speleologist in the Rama-Ravana documentary film to promote Sri Lanka tourism with an International film crew. It was telecasted in the Discovery + channel in India.   https://youtu.be/zGwofKQorEs

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Frella International

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Glad to see the passion to build wellness in Sri Lanka, the paradise island for wellbeing. Yes, we are facing tremendous challenges, not all within our control to solve. We will together thrive once more   fohttps://www.facebook.com/1071975052859455/posts/5317505564973028/?d=n   Frella International   Met with the Chairperson of Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority Mrs. Kimarli Fernando today! ...

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Despite challenges, Sri Lanka adapts to continue welcoming tourists in 2022

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Despite challenges, Sri Lanka adapts to continue welcoming tourists.

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Despite challenges, Sri Lanka adapts to continue welcoming tourists. Despite power cuts, fuel shortages and citizen protests, Sri Lanka continues to welcome tourists, as hotels and restaurants innovate to to stay open   https://www.thehindu.com/…/despite…/article65359747.ece

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Tourism Travel App

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Global Recognitions 2020 – 2022

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Radisson Hotel Group has signed a landmark agreement for three hotels and resorts in Sri Lanka with La Vie Hotels & Resorts

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Radisson Hotel Group has signed a landmark agreement for three hotels and resorts in Sri Lanka with La Vie Hotels & Resorts, which will result in the launch of an upper-upscale Radisson Blu resort near Galle, and two upscale Radisson hotels in Colombo and Kandy. The three new properties will start to welcome guests in ...

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Singapore Airlines signs MOU with Sri Lanka Tourism

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Singapore Airlines signs MOU with Sri Lanka Tourism reaffirming SIA’s commitment to Sri Lanka to support efforts to boost tourism in the country.   This MoU leverages SIA’s extensive route network, connecting customers from other countries to Sri Lanka. Under the agreement, SIA and SLTPB will conduct joint activities to boost the tourism industry in ...

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Israeli Film “Arugam Bay” to be shot in East Coast (May 2022)

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Israeli Film “Arugam Bay” to be shot in East Coast (May 2022)   Sri Lanka Tourism welcomed multi award winning Israeli film production house “United Channel Movies” (UCM) to shoot their latest feature film “Arugam Bay” in the Eastern Part of Sri Lanka.   Filming will be mainly undertaken in Eastern Coast of Sri Lanka, ...

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Important Notice

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Wearing a face mask as a measure of preventing Covid-19 is a MUST.

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Travel Requirements Singapore – Indonesia – Cont.

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TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS SINGAPORE – INDONESIA Based on Surat Edaran SATGAS COVID-19 No. 17 2022

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Travel Requirements Singapore – Indonesia

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TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS SINGAPORE – INDONESIA Based on Surat Edaran SATGAS COVID-19 No. 17 2022

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Covid-19 preventive measures relaxed

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As per Ministry of Health as at 20th April 2022

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Not-Vaccinated & Not-fully vaccinated Travellers are released from On-arrival PCR test & Quarantine requirements

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As per Ministry of Health as at 20th April 2022

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Happy French couple during difficult times in Sri Lanka, asking french people to come Sri Lanka without fear 🇫🇷🇱🇰

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8 of the top surfing spots in Sri Lanka: experience the best waves whatever the season

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Lonely Planet, 1 APRIL 2022 8 of the top surfing spots in Sri Lanka: experience the best waves whatever the season https://www.lonelyplanet.com/…/best-surfing-in-sri-lanka

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Even through challenging times, there are still positive sentiments that people from around the world share.

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Sinhala & Tamil New Year (Avurudu & Puthandu) 2022

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A traditional holiday of Aluth Avurudda & Puthandu is equally important for Sinhalese and Tamil people of Sri Lanka   Sri Lankan New Year is a joyful festival celebrated to ensure a good harvest and to bring prosperity and happiness to the country. Sinhala Buddhists call it Aluth Avurudu, while Tamil Hindus name it Puthandu. ...

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Brice from Prestige publication, France. He explains it is safe for tourists to travel and to visit beautiful Sri Lanka! 🇫🇷🇱🇰

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Writer from Metro Newspaper UK talks of the hospitality and generosity of the people of Sri Lanka and the remarkable country 🇬🇧🇱🇰

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ITV, UK 🇬🇧 🇱🇰

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SL is safe & peaceful inspite of fuel queues etc

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We will together overcome. Together we will thrive once more 🇱🇰

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French Raid Amazone 🇫🇷 🇱🇰

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International Travellers at Nanu Oya Railway station. We shall together overcome 🇱🇰

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Together we shall thrive once more 🇱🇰

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Valued visitors from Spain 🇪🇸

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Let’s keep our flag flying

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Sri Lanka Tourism gained a total of 5.2 million global reach via multiple online platforms in the first quarter of 2022

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Whilst we face challenges, we continue to engage with the international traveller and expect to reap the benefits in the future 

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Communication from Ministry of Tourism

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Communique from the Secretary, Ministry of Tourism  

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Important Notice

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03/04/2022   Those leaving for overseas during curfew hours can use their airline e-tickets as curfew passes and those arriving from abroad can use their arrival boarding passes –    Chairman, Civil Aviation Authority 

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Making Sri Lanka a Cruise Hub

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A City on the Sea   Cruise sailing from Chennai to Hambantota

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Revision of Seasonal Fares Ex-CMB

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Effective 05th April 2022 0000hrs (SG time) all seasonal fares Ex-CMB will be subject to a slight revision due to the sharp increase in crude oil prices in the world market.   Hence, we recommend all ticketing to be finalised on or before the afore mentioned timeline to avoid any negative fare discrepancies.

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Introduction of Premium Economy Seat Selection SQ464/465 (Day 5/Fri – Day Tranche)

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Commencing 1st April 22 SQ 465/SQ464 flights operated on Day 05 (Day tranche) will include Premium Economy (PEY) chargeable seats made available at the chargeable seat selection stage for Economy Class bookings.   The standard seat type will be branded as Premium Economy Standard Seat whilst the Extra Legroom Seats will be branded as Premium ...

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Update on current Country situation

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The current Country situation is not as bad as it is transpire on media. We encourage you to travel through a reliable travel partner, such as Visit My City to mitigate the inconvenience.

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Sri Lanka exceeded the 100,000 tourist arrivals in March 2022

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Sri Lanka exceeded the 100,000 visitors mark in to the country for the first time since re-opening with 101,192 tourist arrivals in March of 2022.   As at 30th March 2022

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Wanderlust Magazine

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With 34 pages of the magazine dedicated to Sri Lanka, including a story on the superlative history and archaeological treasures of the island and take on the extraordinary wildlife found all over the country. The magazine is in 50 countries around the world in 50,000 copies (including the news outlet at Colombo airport) as well ...

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Revision of Timings on the Day Tranche

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Please be informed that SQ465 on Friday (Day 05) will be subjected to a change in timing commencing 1st April 22 which has been highlighted in the table below. Timings for SQ 465 on Tuesday (Day 02) will remain as per our previous update. The morning tranche will operate an A350 aircraft providing improved connectivity ...

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Singapore Simplifies Travel Protocols

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Fully Vaccinated travellers on all Singapore Airlines flights will enjoy quarantine-free entry into Singapore commencing 01st Apr 2022. Appended below are salient points of this revision. Effective 1st April 2022: VTP (Vaccinated Travel Pass) : Pax will not be required to apply for a Vaccinated Travel Pass (VTP) for entry into Singapore. On Arrival Testing: ...

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Drone Approval

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Online Approval System is now available for drones brought to Sri Lanka by Tourists.  Please register and obtain approval from the Civil Aviation Authority of Sri Lanka (CAASL) prior to operating them. portal.caa.lk/drone/apply-now/index.html     

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On 10th March 2022, after 54 years Ratmalana International Airport resumed its operations.

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The Maldivian Government’s chief airline – Maldivian Airline, started air operations with the 50 seater DH 8 aircraft. Currently operating 3 times a week the operations are expected to increase to 5 times a week starting in May. 

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Ministry of Tourism is taking initiatives to introduce a one-year multiple entry tourist Visa

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Ministry of Tourism is taking initiatives to introduce a one-year multiple entry tourist Visa. This is aiming to promote increased tourist arrivals to the country.  The visa will be USD 200 per year with multiple opportunities to enter with each stay up to 90 days & will be in effect upon the announcement of Department ...

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Helitours finally fulfills conditions to get air operator certificate

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It can no longer fly as a military operation and must follow all civil aviation rules and regulations, says CAASL Director-General The Civil Aviation Authority of Sri Lanka (CAASL) has issued an air operator certificate (AOC) to Helitours, the Air Force-run paid passenger transport service. The AOC had been pending till Helitours fulfilled conditions allowing ...

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UL welcomes pre-departure COVID testing relaxation for fully vaccinated travellers

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SriLankan Airlines yesterday welcomed the Government decision to allow fully vaccinated passengers to take on a flight sans a pre-departure COVID testing.  It said fully vaccinated  passengers can board any SriLankan Airlines’ flight that is departing to Sri Lanka without any form of pre-departure COVID-19 testing starting from 1 March. “This new standard relating to ...

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Weddings, wellness, and gaming to attract Indian Tourists

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Sri Lanka is going to take concrete steps in the near future to build up the infrastructure to attract Indian tourists. The Indian outbound tourist market represents one of the largest growing markets in the world and accounts for the largest amount of arrivals to Sri Lanka. As part of this strategy the Travel Agents ...

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EU, SLTDA unveil first ever long-distance walking trail

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Ambassador of the EU Delegation in Sri Lanka Denis Chaibi together with Sri Lanka Tourism Chairperson Kimarli Fernando, launched the initial stage of the island’s first ever long-distance walking trail, with the unveiling of the signage at the trailhead.  The Heritage Trails project identifies a collection of destination-based walking trails across the island starting with ...

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Tourism sector attracts US$ 1,013 mn, 59 projects valued US$ 300 mn approved

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Sri Lanka’s pandemic-hit tourism industry is confident of a strong resurgence at the moment and investments amounting to US$ 1,013 million have been attracted by the industry for the past two years despite the COVID outbreak. Tourism Minister Prasanna Ranatunga said they have received 99 proposals to invest in tourism in Sri Lanka during the ...

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Thailand to restart quarantine-free travel from February 1st

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Read more at: https://travel.economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/destination/international/thailand-to-restart-quarantine-free-travel-from-february-1/89013454

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Airline travel under the ‘New Normal’

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The prerequisites for air travel today under the ‘new normal’ is cumbersome and stressful. I had the opportunity to experience it first-hand on a recent fight back from Australia.  A negative PCR test 72 hours before departure is essential on most airlines. When in a country like Australia, which has got its COVID response plans ...

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Alliance of Unions of SriLankan Airlines renews pact to safeguard national carrier

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The nine main unions representing the employees of the national carrier, SriLankan Airlines, have linked arms once again towards ensuring the survival of the airline and her staff. “The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that was renewed hails from a time during the previous government, which was determined to cease operations of the national carrier. The ...

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Colombo welcomes Zara Rutherford on her journey to break multiple Guinness World Records

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The Airport and Airport Service (Sri Lanka) Ltd. yesterday welcomed Zara Rutherford – the youngest woman to fly solo around the world at Colombo International Airport in Ratmalana (CIAR). The 19 year-old Rutherford is on her journey to break multiple Guinness World Records, which includes the youngest woman to fly around the world, the first ...

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New Tourism Act in 2021: Tourism authorities to be merged

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Sri Lanka is set to enact a new Tourism Act next year which would merge Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority (SLTDA), Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau (SLTPB) and the Sri Lanka Convention Bureau (SLCB).  Speaking to The Morning Business, SLTDA DG Dhammika Wijesinghe said that there are various segments that are involved in duplicating tasks in ...

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Christmas brings hope for tourism

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The dejected tourism industry is currently studying the new draft Tourism Act which has not included any of their previous proposals and is hoping the health regulations will not change since they are still cashing in on the tourism industry’s revival this Christmas. Sri Lanka Association of Inbound Tour Operators (SLAITO) past President and Andrews ...

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Singapore! Here we come…..

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Singapore has opened its doors to fully vaccinated travellers from Sri Lanka from the 16th of December 2021. You want to get out of Lanka for a short trip, Singapore is the ideal destination to satisfy your short pent up travel needs. Please read the guidelines carefully below before you decide to hop on that ...

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20% off at Aerotel transit hotel at Changi Airport

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Singapore Airlines is delighted to announce that there is a 20% discount available for passengers travelling from Sri Lanka through Changi Airport on transit. The offer is available for Aerotel hotel and is valid from now to 16th August 2022. Changi is a beautiful airport to spend time, but hey, sometimes one needs to get ...

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Air traffic to Colombo soars with five more airlines from December

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Following the aggressive promotions as well as participation in top-trade shows, the air traffic to Sri Lanka has risen sharply with multiple international airlines operating into Colombo. With five more new airlines starting from December, the total international airlines operating into Sri Lanka will increase to 25.  Flag carrier of Malaysia – Malaysian Airlines will ...

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Kuwait Airways doubles capacity out of Colombo

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Kuwait Airways announced yesterday that it intends to double its capacity in and out of Colombo from 5 December as part of a strategy for restoration of regular operations into Colombo.  It said the seating capacity has been increased from 290 Economy and 36 business class seats to 580 Economy and 72 business class via ...

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