Know someone going on holiday to Sri Lanka? Tell them to #ThinkAgain

Today sees the re-launch of our Ethical Tourism Campaign, #ThinkAgain. Please have a look and then share it with your friends. This is an initiative we first unveiled in late 2012 to help tourists better understand the ethical risks involved in going on holiday to Sri...

Black cabs advertise for white vans

  The Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau has launched a major advertising campaign across the UK’s major cities. The ongoing 12-week long campaign, launched at the request of the Sri Lankan Ministry of Economic Development and paid for by the Sri Lankan taxpayer,...

Lonely Planet and Sri Lanka

Lonely Planet made the news recently after the BBC sold it to reclusive Tennessee billionaire Brad Kelley at a reported £80 million loss. Meanwhile we and our friends at Society for Threatened People have been having a debate with Lonely Planet over their Sri Lanka...

The rise of military-run tourism in Sri Lanka

Deep in the jungle of the northern Mullaitivu district, south of the town of Puthukkudiyiruppu, lies the former LTTE operations hub, now a ghost town. Visitors are offered a guided tour of the hub which comprises of a 3 story underground bunker, a firing range, a film...

Sri Lanka’s Killing Fields Tourism

“The Sri Lankan military is advertising a newly constructed hotel in the heart of the killing fields in the north of the island, where tens of thousands of minority Tamils were killed in 2009. The holiday resort, called Lagoon’s Edge, caters for Sinhala...