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Lounging in Sri Lankan luxury is very hard to beat, writes Nina Karnikowski.
Exotic food, ancient traditions, seaside fun and cricket are part of the Sri Lankan capital's colour and movement.
I feel the captain should make it clear to everyone on long-haul flights that they must consider their fellow passengers.
No need for a 'do not disturb' sign at these havens, writes Michael Gebicki.
Jane Reddy and family return to Sri Lanka in search of elephants and adventure.
This chef, restaurateur and TV presenter loves the Ceylon Tea Trails in the hill country of Sri Lanka.
Mysteriously untouched by tourism, Sri Lanka ticks all boxes on a traveller's checklist. Picture riding ruby-red trains that chug through luminescent-green tea plantations; palm trees jutting over dazzling white beaches while stilt fisherman ply their trade undisturbed from the shallows; magnificent 2000-plus years UNESCO ruins begging exploration, and a singular, spectacular cuisine. Don't think. Just go.