Move away from romance – capture reality
One of Sri Lanka's most eye-catching sights is that of the stilt fishermen of Weligama, a fishing village on the south coast of the island.
The fisherman’s tale
“I can’t lose it all again,” says Sahan. A fisherman all his life, he lost his son and brother during the 2004 tsunami. Now left with two families to support, he also lost his livelihood when his trawler was washed away by the storm.
Are the elephants happy?
Oh, you have to see the elephants,” said almost everyone before a trip to Sri Lanka. But not necessarily the wild elephants roaming Sri Lanka’s national parks and elephant corridors. They were talking about Pinnawala.
Swag? Learn from a peacock in Sri Lanka.
As I am driving through Wilpattu National Park, on the lookout for the illustrious leopard, an amazing spectacle catches my eye.
Looking for leopards in the Land of Lakes
In the wildlife park of Wilpattu, which covers 1,300 square kilometers and is the largest in Sri Lanka, you’ll be lucky to spot that lightning-fast big cat.
Sri Lanka: One tuktuk, no limits
Tuk-tuks, automatic motorised rickshaws, are the vehicle of choice for many people in Sri Lanka. They act as family vehicles and double up as taxis as a way for owners to make money.
The story behind a stunning citadel
In the middle of a tropical rain forest, visible from far and wide on the top of massive rock, lies perhaps Sri Lanka’s greatest treasure: Sigiriya, a citadel just as spectacular as its history.
Time travel in a world heritage wonderland
The history of Sri Lanka is one of a highly sophisticated culture and an irresistible mixture of Hinduism and Buddhism.
Share the streets with elephants
Hello Sri Lanka, whose culture is an irresistible mixture of Hinduism and Buddhism. Its landscapes are an equal mix, ranging from cool highlands where tea is cultivated to warm beaches where stilt fishermen perform their amazing routine in the late afternoons. Visitors should also be ready to share the streets with cows, elephants, tuk-tuks and orange-clad monks – all trying to forge their way past you.