Σρι Λάνκα

Watch Footage Of This Baby Elephant Being Rescued After Getting Stuck In A Drain

The Huffington Post | Jack Sommers | Posted 30.05.2016 | UK

This footage shows a baby elephant being rescued after being stuck in a drain in Sri Lanka. The calf got stuck in the drain southern port city of Hamb...

The 10,000-mile Google Maps Walking Tour (Complete to The Very Last Yard)

Bill Coles | Posted 11.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Bill Coles

Tinkering around on Google Maps, searching for the city of Dubai, I made the strangest discovery: you can get there on foot. On foot! Not that I'm g...

Criminalizing Men Who Have Sex With Men Boosts AIDS: A Lesson From Sri Lanka

Jonathan Cooper | Posted 28.04.2016 | UK
Jonathan Cooper

Over the past three months, 70 new cases of HIV have been reported in Sri Lanka, representing an increase from this time last year. The National STD /...

Everything You Need To Know About Sri Lanka's Best Kept Secret

Jo Carrigan | Posted 06.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Jo Carrigan

Madulkelle Tea and Eco Lodge sits perched high in the Knuckles mountain range. I came across this gem of a place on a travel blog when researching my trip, and immediately knew I had to write this into my itinerary. To say this place is heaven on earth would be an understatement - I only wish I'd stayed longer.

Grown-Up Backpacking In Breathtaking Sri Lanka Will Cure Your Adult Life Freakouts

Jo Carrigan | Posted 07.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Jo Carrigan

Sri Lanka is completely unlike any other Asian country I've ever been to - the people, the food, the sights and the experiences are all truly incredible. If you're looking for a party and a fried English breakfast, this place is not for you: it's been largely untouched - and not yet ruined - by tourism, meaning there's a distinct lack of the seedy underside of mass visitation that's plaguing so many Asian countries these days. Long may it continue.

Six Great Places to Go Backpacking with the Family

Tom McLoughlin | Posted 28.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Tom McLoughlin

Backpacking with family can be a one of a kind experience, one that will undoubtedly bring you closer together as a family unit and it will help to broaden the minds of your children. But it's no secret that family backpacking adventures have to be catered for with a different approach.

The Top Group Trips for Singles in 2016

Cathy Winston | Posted 01.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Cathy Winston

This is the time of year that I start craving travel - when it's cold, grey and miserable in the UK, the thought of somewhere exciting to visit in the New Year always gives me a lift. And just at the right time, the travel experts and tour operators all start releasing their latest trips and hottest destinations for 2016. Here are my top five most exciting group trips for singles in 2016.

12 Reasons to Visit Sri Lanka in 2016

Tom McLoughlin | Posted 26.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Tom McLoughlin

This tiny island nation has always been ever so slightly overshadowed by a bigger and much more glamorous cousin, India. But it is being overlooked no more; Sri Lanka tourism saw a 19.8% increase from 2013 to 2014, and a 17.9% increase from 2014 to 2015. If you're yet to experience the magic of Sri Lanka, here are 12 reasons why you should visit in 2016...

Sri Lanka at a Crossroads

Frances Harrison | Posted 08.10.2015 | UK
Frances Harrison

There's been a seismic shift. The publication of the UN report on Sri Lanka in September put on record indisputably and for posterity the terrible suffering endured by Tamils in the final phase of the Sri Lankan civil war. That acknowledgement of the atrocities is hugely significant given just a few years ago the world disbelieved most of these accounts.

Critical Moment In Geneva - But Will the Tamils See Justice?

James Berry | Posted 16.09.2015 | UK Politics
James Berry

If a judicial mechanism cannot be delivered, the UN Security Council meeting must be used as an opportunity to make the judicial process as accountable as possible. It must be used to set concrete and measurable targets for improving the lives of Tamil people in Sri Lanka.

Three of the Best Spiritual Escapes for Budget Travellers

Tom McLoughlin | Posted 26.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Tom McLoughlin

Throughout history, civilisations have sought to honour the divine in some way, be it at awe-inspiring natural spots, places where miracles or visions were reported, or buildings consecrated for worship.

Magic Beans

Laura McCartan | Posted 27.07.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Laura McCartan

We were sitting inside the staffroom of a school about twenty minutes away from the Rosie May Home. Spending my mornings here, I had been preparing th...

In Defence of Diaspora and Sri Lanka's Invisible Victims

Frances Harrison | Posted 22.06.2016 | UK
Frances Harrison

There's typically a sense that once people have fled their country they no longer deserve a full stake in its future. Perhaps the assumption is exiles have assimilated elsewhere, their children no longer speak the language or understand the nuances of the culture. Sometimes there's a degree of envy - members of a diaspora are considered financially better off abroad...

Hottest Hotels, Attractions And Theme Parks Launching In 2015

Roshina Jowaheer | Posted 20.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Holidays in 2015 are set to get bigger and better with the opening of futuristic theme parks, beautiful hotels and exciting new cultural zones hitting...

Sri Lankan Elections 2015: Will There Be 'Change'?

Amjad Saleem | Posted 09.03.2015 | UK Politics
Amjad Saleem

Today, 8 January 2015, Sri Lankans will be heading to the polls to elect a new President. Unlike in previous recent presidential elections, it now seems that there is a real contender to challenge the incumbent and suddenly the apathetic Sri Lankan voter has become energized...

Tsunami 10 - A Missed Opportunity for Sri Lanka

Amjad Saleem | Posted 23.02.2015 | UK
Amjad Saleem

10 years on, we should be reflecting on how we can once again build the relationships. This is vital for the country to move forward otherwise those that lost their lives in that terrible natural disaster and since then, would have lost it in vain.

Louise Ridley

My Tsunami: Survivors Share Their Remarkable Stories 10 Years Later

HuffingtonPost.com | Louise Ridley | Posted 24.12.2014 | UK

This report contains graphic details The tsunami that ravaged the coasts of the Indian ocean on Boxing Day 2004 is still fresh in the minds of mill...

The Reality of Institutionalisation

Laura McCartan | Posted 17.02.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Laura McCartan

After attending the International Volunteering Conference in Croydon, The Rosie May Memorial Fund were invited to share their opinion on international volunteering, the problem's with institutionalisation, and the bad press volunteering faces.

Exploring Sri Lanka: Habarana, Kandy and Colombo

Zahra Razavi | Posted 15.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Zahra Razavi

Sri Lanka is an island dappled with stunning landscapes, fascinating wildlife and a tumultuous history. Geographically close to India, but distinct in its culture, traditions and monuments, Sri Lanka is a country quite unlike any other.

Then And Now, The Boxing Day Tsunami A Decade After The Devastation

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot & Elliot Wagland | Posted 26.12.2014 | UK

A decade ago on Boxing Day morning, as families and tourists started to begin their day just before 8.00am, a 9.1-magnitude earthquake struck 100 mile...

How to Book a Last Minute Family Christmas Getaway

William Gray | Posted 31.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
William Gray

Christmas is coming, but it's not too late to wrap up a festive break for family and friends. If you can't face the thought of party hats and board games with the in-laws, how about getting away for a last-minute holiday.

Planet Appetite: The Exotic Far North of Sri Lanka - Jaffna and its Islands

Rupert Parker | Posted 10.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rupert Parker

Long out of bounds for travellers, because of the war, the city of Jaffna, and its peninsula, is now safe for travel and there's even a new railway line.

Planet Appetite: Culture, Comfort and Joy in Sri Lanka

Rupert Parker | Posted 09.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rupert Parker

Sri Lanka is a popular holiday destination, with most people visiting the West Coast, but my trip takes me to the East and Central Highlands, home of the country's "Cultural Triangle".

Planet Appetite: Cinnamon Citadel Hotel, Kandy, Sri Lanka

Rupert Parker | Posted 02.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rupert Parker

In its riverside location, surrounded by lush Sri Lankan vegetation, the Cinnamon Citadel Hotel is an oasis of calm, just outside Kandy.

Planet Appetite: Chaaya Blu Resort, Trincomalee, Sri Lanka

Rupert Parker | Posted 01.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rupert Parker

The East coast of Sri Lanka is still relatively unspoilt and Chaaya Blu, on Uppuveli beach, just outside Trincomalee is an idyllic seaside resort.