Ella i Hill Country på Sri Lanka är en pärla som fler och fler upptäcker.

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The Sri Lanka hill country is one of the most beautiful areas of the tropical island. Bright green tea plantations, lush jungle, misty mountain peaks and flowing water falls are just some of the tempting sights. The most popular town to base yourself in is Ella. A laid back highland village in the middle of some spectacular scenery. It’s somewhere to stay for more than just a couple of nights as there are lots of things to do


17 skäl att besöka Sri Lanka 2017

Här kommer ett trevligt reportage/blogginlägg som vi gärna delar vidare. 17 skäl till att besöka Sri Lanka.

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Exotic, captivating and colourful, Sri Lanka was the final country I visited in 2016. It was a whirlwind adventure across multiple destinations and although I wasn’t there for long, it definitely gave me an authentic taste of what Sri Lanka has to offer. So if you’re after a little travel inspiration for the New Year, you’re in the right place. Let me tell you 17 reasons to visit Sri Lanka in 2017…

17 Reasons to visit Sri Lanka in 2017

Mövenpick öppnar i Colombo

Äntligen – nytt femstjärnigt i Colombo. Har under en längre tid sett hur ett nytt hotell, Mövenpick, har växt fram i Sri Lankas kommersiella huvudstad Colombo.

Här några rader från teamet bakom


We take this opportunity to introduce you to Mövenpick Hotel, Colombo, the first five-star hotel to launch in the city on 2017 after 25 years.


Opening Date      –    07th January 2017


The Brand

The brand journey began in 1948, when founder, the late Ueli Prager stopped to watch a seagull (Möwe in German) along the shores of lake Zurich, swoop down and skillfully pick up food mid-flight. An instant inspiration that has led to genuine success with representation in over 24 countries with 83 hotels, resorts and cruises currently in operation. Traditional Swiss values such as quality, reliability and care with a personal touch, are well lived in all our hotels by simply doing quite normal things in an extraordinary manner.


With a Sri Lankan soul and Swiss heart, our stunning upscale 219 roomed hotel offers a variety of facilities specialized for leisure  guests that range from dedicated rooms verity of dining options and bars and Spa & Gym facilities, and roof top infinity swimming pool. Also for MICE travelers , two  ball rooms, executive lounge to five meetings rooms and a board room with state of the art facilities.


A whole new level of vertical experiences awaits your guests  as we offer an extensive and theatrical range of both fine and informal dining . ”The Brasserie” will take diners on a journey to the cities of Southern France while the ”Robata Grill and Lounge” our Japanese restaurant allows you to drink in the surroundings as you watch the Masters on the Robata Grill. ”AYU”, the All Day Dining is a place where food and drinks are shared with friends, and heat, warmth and an all-embracing energy abound while the ”Vistas bar” on the roof top entices you with plush lounges, bar snacks and swish cocktails with a spectacular sunset in the background. ”The Mansion” is the Hotel’s Club and Night lounge dedicated for Residents and members while the Lobby Lounge will serve tea, coffee and snacks throughout the day. The Pool Bar located on the roof top will serve energizing drinks and fresh snacks.

Nyhetsbrev december

Nyhetsbrev december

Läs vårt senaste nyhetsbrev. Många tips och artiklar om Sri Lanka.


Den 16 december landade den första direktflighten, TUI, från Stockholm i Colombo. De förväntansfulla resenärerna möttes i den ljumma kvällen av traditionell lankesisk gästfrihet representerade av Kandyian dancers.

Glöm inte bort att Sri Lanka är en , an emerging trade hub in South Asia (se video från FN-organisationen ITC) – länk. Ett företag som insett det sedan länge är Tailor Store som nyligen blevutsedd till årets företagare – länk. Även svenska Kamic Group via sitt dotterbolag Etal har tillverkning på Sri Lanka – de har nu utökat.
ETAL bygger för tillväxt med 50% utökning av produktionsytorna

Läs mer om vad Sri Lanka erbjuder i senaste numbret av Time Out eller artikeln i Condé Nast Traveller



Underbara östkusten på Sri Lanka är en dold juvel. Nedan kommer lite information från ett av företagen i staden Batticaloa som vill marknadsföra sin verksamhet.


We organize excursions in Batticaloa district, bicycle rental, outdoor activities, fishing/cooking classes, boat rides on the lagoon, homestays, taxi services, etc…

I also invite you to have a look at our services directly on our website:
–      The video of our excursions in Batticaloa can be found on: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qjl_XRSSe1M
–      The description of our daily excursions and activities is on the page: http://eastnwestonboard.com/excursions-batticaloa/
–      Our bicycle rental service is displayed on: http://welcometobatticaloa.com/bicycle-rental-batticaloa/
–      Information about our network of homestays is available on: http://eastnwestonboard.com/homestay-sweet-homestay/
Our 3 host families already advertised online (another 8 families to come soon…) are: Mala’s Homestayhttps://www.airbnb.com/rooms/4042919 , Sweet Mary’s Garden https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/2772323 and Amma’s Hut: https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/4245130

We hope this information can be useful for your work, and that you can propose some of our services to your guests when they travel in the Eastern Province.

Additionally, you might be interested to read more about our work on the following pages:
–      The way we see our work is described on:
– Our taxi and shared taxi services are online here: http://eastnwestonboard.com/taxi-service-batticaloa-district/
– You can get more information about who we are on the following page: http://eastnwestonboard.com/about-us/
– There is also a page for French readers here: En Français – East N’ West On Board!

Please feel free to contact us for additional information. Tell us also if you would like us to come and make a presentation of our work directly in your office. I’ll be in Colombo next week and could certainly come and do so if you can give me your available time.

The whole team at East N’ West on Board wishes you a great day and hopes to meet you in our district during your next visit, or before this, in a meeting in Colombo!

Thanks to acknowledge the reception of this email,

Best greetings from Batticaloa,

Sandrine Debruyne

East N’ West on Board
31 Lake Road
Sinna Uppodai
Tel: +94 65 222 60 79 – Mob: +94 72 56 15 980
Email: eastnwestonboard@yahoo.com

Sri Lanka – Exotisk roadtrip med grönskan som kuliss

I dagens Svenska Dagbladet fanns en mycket bra artikel om Sri Lanka. Journalisten Christina Bild har fångat Sri Lankas färger och smaker.

”SRI LANKA Kanske är det den buddhistiska tron som gör landet så välkomnande, den naturliga ödmjukheten inför människor, djur och natur. Lägg till det ett sagolikt landskap, rikt djurliv och delikat kök. Det är lätt att förstå varför den som en gång rest hit återkommer.”


Svd 27 dec 2015 sid 2

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