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Sri Lanka government revokes decision to remove wasp nests from tourist hot spot

Sri Lanka government revokes decision to remove wasp nests from tourist hot spot

Jun 15, Colombo: Sri Lanka Minister of Agrarian Services and Wildlife S.M. Chandrasena announced today that the wasps nests would not be removed from the vicinity of Sigiriya rock fortress, the main tourist attraction in North Central Province. Authorities had earlier announced that the wasp nests would be removed from the world heritage site which […]

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‘Sigiriya’ to attract more tourists

‘Sigiriya’ to attract more tourists

The Deputy Minster of Economic Development, Lakshman Yapa Abeywardena, yesterday informed the authorities concerned to take steps immediately to develop Sigiriya which is a world heritage declared by UNESCO, to attract more tourists. He said that only a 22% of tourists who arrive in Sri Lanka visit Sigiriya. Minimizing the traffic at the ticket counter, […]

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Sri Lanka’s World Heritage Site: Scandal, suicide and Sigiriya

Sri Lanka’s World Heritage Site: Scandal, suicide and Sigiriya

By Unum Muneer Imagine, if you will, a sky-high fortress shrouded in juicy, blood curdling scandal. There is no wonder why UNESCO named the fortress city of Sigiriya one of Sri Lanka’s seven World Heritage Sites. Precariously perched at a whopping height of 370 metres Sigiriya is often referred to as “the palace of the […]

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PC licensed tourist guides a law unto themselves

PC licensed tourist guides a law unto themselves

No regional body authorized to register them, says top Tourism official The police are having an uphill task in putting down the tout menace at the World Heritage site of Sigiriya as a group of some 45 persons armed with questionable guide licences continue to pester visitors to the area. “This group argue that their […]

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Local, foreign help sought to restore Sigiriya ladies

Local, foreign help sought to restore Sigiriya ladies

By Nadia Fazlulhaq The Ministry of National Heritage and Cultural Affairs has sought local and foreign expertise in its struggle to restore the discoloured frescoes of the historic Sigiriya rock fortress. Cultural Affairs Ministry Secretary Wimal Rupasinghe said through there is no major damage caused to the frescoes there is a problem of discolouring of […]

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