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IndiGo to fly from Chennai & Bangalore to Colombo

Posted by andy.b67 on 28th December 2017
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Category: Flights, News, Offer, Travel

IndiGo to fly from Chennai & Bangalore to Colombo

IndiGo, India’s largest and fastest-growing airline, has announced that Colombo, Sri Lanka will be its eighth international and 49th overall destination on its network.

New service from Switzerland to Sri Lanka

Posted by andy.b67 on 23rd December 2017
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New service from Switzerland to Sri Lanka

Edelweiss, Switzerland’s leading leisure airline and sister company of Swiss International Air Lines, is further expanding its route network to Asia. From 3rd November 2018 the airline will offer direct seasonal flights between Zurich and Colombo. An Edelweiss Airbus A340-300 will fly twice weekly. Every Thursday and Saturday between Zurich and Colombo connecting the two cities directly. Flight time will

Christmas in Sri Lanka

Posted by andy.b67 on 19th December 2017
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Category: Events, News, People

Christmas in Sri Lanka

Preparation for this great day begins weeks before, as in any other country. The festive sound or annoying sound of fireworks waking you up at dawn every morning of December is the first intimation that Christmas is round the corner.

Speaking with the locals

Posted by andy.b67 on 14th December 2017
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Category: Etiquette, People

Speaking with the locals

Sinhalese  known natively as Sinhala is the native language of the Sinhalese people, who make up the largest ethnic group in Sri Lanka, numbering about 16 million. Sinhalese is also spoken as a second language by other ethnic groups in Sri Lanka, totalling about four million. It belongs to the Indo-Aryan branch of the Indo-European languages. Sinhalese is written using the Sinhalese

4 Great Minds come together in Negombo

Posted by andy.b67 on 10th December 2017
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Category: News, People, Places, Sri Lankan food, Travel

When four great minds come together they create something that is simply authentic, different and a total success.

That is what happened with a new bar and restaurant named Toro (which is Spanish for bull) ideally located opposite the Jetwing Sea hotel in Palagathura which is Negombo Beach North. The four great minds are:

  • Krishan (the owner) who has many years experience as a

Lanka4Me Wins Top Travel Blog Award

Posted by andy.b67 on 8th December 2017
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Category: Internet, News, Travel

Lanka4Me Wins Top Travel Blog Award

www.Lanka4Me.com has been awarded a special merit as one of the  – Top 30 Sri Lanka Travel blog websites for 2017 by Feedspot.com We have been chosen from thousands of top Sri Lanka Travel blogs using search and social metrics.

The top blogs are chosen and ranked on following criteria

  • Google reputation and Google search ranking
  • Influence and popularity

Facebook Tests Splitting Its News Feed Into Two

Posted by andy.b67 on 21st November 2017
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Category: Internet, News

Facebook Tests Splitting Its News Feed Into Two

Facebook Inc. said it was testing the idea of dividing its News Feed in two, separating commercial posts from personal news.

The Facebook News Feed is a series of posts such as photos from friends, updates from family members, advertisements and material from celebrities or other pages that a user

Emirates Airbus A380 lands at Colombo Airport

Posted by andy.b67 on 27th July 2017
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Emirates Airbus A380 lands at Colombo

Emirates’ double decked Airbus A380 aircraft will make a one-off landing at the Colombo’s Bandaranaike International Airport (BIA), Katunayake, in Sri Lanka on the 14th August 2017, the first airline to land this wide-body aircraft at the airport’s new resurfaced runway. The special flight will be the first A380 aircraft to disembark passengers in Sri Lanka after completing a commercial service.

Massive Festival in Negombo coming soon

Posted by andy.b67 on 25th July 2017
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Category: Events, News

2016-07-30 18.15.34It starts on the Sunday 30th July 2017 and will continue until the 14th August. St.Anne’s church in Palagathura in Negombo is one of the biggest churches in the area. This one is set close to the Dutch Canal on St. Anns Road. This is an annual event starting the last Sunday in July. This is a church festival celebrated all over Negombo, where the streets

Red streets of Sri Lanka

Posted by andy.b67 on 22nd July 2017
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Category: Events, News, Sri Lankan food

Rambutan2It’s that time of year again  in Sri Lanka where the streets are turned red with many stalls at the side of the road selling the rambutan fruit. In some places it can be such a spectacle!! but what exactly is it?

The Rambutan Fruit

The Rambutan tree grows to about 10 to 20 metres in height. Its alternate leaves are 10 to 30 cm in length

Capacity increase from Russia with Emirates

Posted by andy.b67 on 17th July 2017
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Category: Flights, News, Travel

Emirates announced that both its daily flights between Dubai and Moscow will now be operated by the airline’s iconic airbus A380.

Commencing 1st October 2017, the double daily Airbus A380 service will significantly boost seat capacity to and from Russia in order to meet customer demand. It will also allow multiple A380 to A380 connections to a wide range of destinations such as:

Mauritius,

New Direct flight service from Melbourne to Colombo

Posted by andy.b67 on 31st May 2017
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New Direct flight service from Melbourne to Colombo

Sri Lankan Airlines has announced it will operate a daily non-stop service from Melbourne Airport, Australia to Colombo Sri Lanka from 29th October 2017. Melbourne Airport Chief of Aviation Simon Gandy said in a statement the new service on the Airbus A330-330 aircraft would take Aussies directly to Sri Lanka’s capital city in just over 10 hours.

Oman Air Flight Offer from 8 European cities

Posted by andy.b67 on 29th April 2017
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Oman Air Flight Offer from 8 European cities

Oman Air is the national airline of Oman. Based at Muscat International Airport. Oman Air operates a fleet of four brand new Airbus 330-200 series aircraft, powered by Rolls-Royce Trent 700 engines. Configured in a very comfortable two class layout, the aircraft provides space for 20 business class seats and 196 economy class seats.

Airport closure a complete waste of time and money

Posted by andy.b67 on 26th April 2017
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Category: Flights, News, Travel

This is a big embarrassment to the airport, the government and officials. Surely the contractors knew how to read a tape measure!!!

The Bandaranaike International Airport was closed for daytime flights from 830am to 430pm for three months from January 6, 2017. The runway re opened as schedule on the 6

Colombo Airport (CMB) Re Opens for daytime flights on schedule

Posted by andy.b67 on 4th April 2017
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Colombo Airport (CMB) Re Opens for daytime flights on schedule

Civil Aviation and Transport Ministry said today 4th April 2017 that. “The main runway of the Bandaranaike Airport (CMB) ie Colombo International Airport will become fully operational again for daytime flights on Thursday April 06th 2017″. The Srilankan Airlines’ new aircraft (UL-1162)  would make the first landing on the runway. The airport’s main runway was closed for

Scandinavia to Sri Lanka Direct

Posted by andy.b67 on 10th March 2017
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Fly Dreamliner direct from Stockholm or Helsinki

thomson 787 dreamliner 1Thomson Airways now flies their new luxury Boeing 787 Dreamliner weekly to Colombo Sri Lanka from Stockholm in Sweden and Helsinki in Finland. These are both direct non stop flight of 10 hours and Premium Class are also available. These flights are a real show to Thomson Tui’s committment to Sri Lanka as they are an

Portuguese Surnames

Posted by andy.b67 on 22nd February 2017
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Category: People

Portuguese surnames and titles are very common among the Sinhalese

Sri Lanka’s first Prime Minister, Don Stephen Senanayake, bore the Portuguese title Don as part of his name.

The arrival of the Portuguese on Sri Lanka’s (Ceylon) shores in 1505 had a profound impact on local society and the Sinhalese. For one thing, the Portuguese title of Dom, originally applied to nobles and churchmen. Caught

Negombo Beach North

Posted by andy.b67 on 8th November 2016
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Category: Places

2b3d4ab0-2361-4989-a0f3-f12d7169f9aaPalagathura known as the New Negombo Beach North

In the last 12 months Palagathura junction has been transformed and now comprises of some of the best bars & restaurants in Negombo. However compared with the rest of Negombo, they offer you much better quality and lower prices than the established bars like Lords, Rodeo & Serendip which are situated near to Jetwing Blue.

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Sri Lankan Tea Sector in Crisis

Posted by andy.b67 on 22nd September 2016
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ACTIVITY-tea-pluckingSri Lankan Tea Sector in Crisis

The Sri Lankan tea sector is going through rough times. The tea plantations were nationalised in the 1970’s in an effort to run the estates under one umbrella. but with failing output, they were offered back via public auctions in 1992. Various conglomerates such as Keell’s, Aitken Spence and Hayleys saw an opportunity to vertical integrate tea production for sale and

The Sri Lankan Piggy Bank

Posted by andy.b67 on 21st September 2016
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the sril ankan piggy bankWhen it comes to saving, Sri Lankans have a lower saving rate than other Asian countries. Compare for example the Sri Lankan saving rate of 23%, compared to that of Singapore (53%), and of Malaysia (33%). India and the Philippines also have a higher saving rate of 31%. Reasons for this could be the low average salary of say 20,000 to 30,000 rps