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Pledge Holidays – Social Update – November 30, 2016 at 05:00PM

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Pledge Holidays – Social Update – November 30, 2016 at 02:04PM

INDIAN VEGETARIAN FOOD WRITER FINDS HER SALAD-DAY JOY IN DAMBULLA

To be a vegetarian in Sri Lanka is something of a rarity. So when Shubha Sharma, a vegetarian writer for The Hindu newspaper in India, paid a visit, she “expected to find little joy”.

But she changed her mind at Tropical Village in Dambulla. “Leaves and shoots are aplenty, but dressed in a way that make them look exotic. Praki Bandara, our guide, sees me excitedly toss one leafy salad after another onto my plate.”

This after “responses to my trip to the island nation from friends and family quickly move beyond curiosity to concern and even amusement; I, after all, have resolutely stuck to a vegetarian diet over the years. A friend offers tongue-in-cheek advice: “Make sure you visit the Ministry of Crab in Colombo!”.

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Pledge Holidays – Social Update – November 30, 2016 at 10:25AM

BID TO SAFEGUARD HABITAT OF THE ADORABLE SRI LANKA OTTERS

The charming and playful Ceylon Otter (Lutra lutra nair), once common throughout Sri Lanka but now rarely seen, has a new champion in the shape of environmentalist, ecologist, and attorney-at-law Jagath Gunawardena.

otters-roar-5Roar.lk reports that he and others concerned about the future of these adorable creatures is working behind the scenes to protect their habitats in a bid to increase their numbers.

Says Gunawardena: “Most otters are on the decline mainly because their habitats have been destroyed. Other reasons for the decline include them being subjected to roadkill, dogs, and pollution.”

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#SriLanka #Otters #Wildlife #Habitats #Environment
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Pledge Holidays – Social Update – November 29, 2016 at 01:29PM

GOOD NEWS FOR SRI LANKA AS TOURISM CONTINUES TO HIT THE HEADLINES

Good news for Sri Lanka continues to hit the headlines as our Pearl of the Indian Ocean is once again hailed as a must-visit global tourism and holiday destination.

“Being an island nation, from beaches, to historic places, to wild life, to anything – Sri Lanka has everything to attract any type of tourist to this beautiful country. There is no doubt, the future of Sri Lanka is indeed rosy.”

peter_duckerThese words by Peter Ducker (pictured right) CEO of the Institute of Hospitality (IH), were reported by hospitality.lk when he attended a briefing by the Sri Lankan branch of the institute in Colombo.

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