Author: Srilal Miththapala - eTN Sri Lanka

We Must Stop for COVID-19 to Stop
Breaking Travel News

We Must Stop for COVID-19 to Stop

Srilal Miththapala - eTN Sri Lanka Srilal Miththapala - eTN Sri Lanka- August 1, 2020

I recently came across a cartoon which succinctly captured the essence of the COVID-19 prevention advice. “The virus does not ... Read More

Dreaming of a Travel Safari? How to Calm an Agitated Elephant
Responsible Tourism News

Dreaming of a Travel Safari? How to Calm an Agitated Elephant

Srilal Miththapala - eTN Sri Lanka Srilal Miththapala - eTN Sri Lanka- June 27, 2020

All serious wildlife enthusiasts have had, at one time or another, the experience of being charged down by an enraged ... Read More

Sri Lanka Wildlife Parks: Post-COVID-19 Operations a New Start?
Travel Safety & Emergencies

Sri Lanka Wildlife Parks: Post-COVID-19 Operations a New Start?

Srilal Miththapala - eTN Sri Lanka Srilal Miththapala - eTN Sri Lanka- April 14, 2020

The current ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has brought tourism and leisure travel to its knees in Sri Lanka and around the ... Read More

COVID-19 Coronavirus: Nature’s Wake-up Call to Mankind?
Editorial

COVID-19 Coronavirus: Nature’s Wake-up Call to Mankind?

Srilal Miththapala - eTN Sri Lanka Srilal Miththapala - eTN Sri Lanka- April 13, 2020

Today, mankind has enabled technological and scientific progress to eradicate diseases, helped increase life expectancy, reduced starvation and extreme poverty, ... Read More

Sri Lanka Tourism in crisis: Managing and seeking out opportunities
Breaking Travel News

Sri Lanka Tourism in crisis: Managing and seeking out opportunities

Srilal Miththapala - eTN Sri Lanka Srilal Miththapala - eTN Sri Lanka- June 11, 2019

The Rapid Response Team by Safertourism reached out to Sri Lanka tourism authorities including the minister of tourism and industry ... Read More

Buddhism, sustainability and Sri Lanka
Responsible Tourism News

Buddhism, sustainability and Sri Lanka

Srilal Miththapala - eTN Sri Lanka Srilal Miththapala - eTN Sri Lanka- October 25, 2018

Today, sustainability is fast becoming a very relevant and essential aspect of our lives. This has come about, as a ... Read More

Tourism in Sri Lanka: Brain drain or brain gain?
Tourism News

Tourism in Sri Lanka: Brain drain or brain gain?

Srilal Miththapala - eTN Sri Lanka Srilal Miththapala - eTN Sri Lanka- July 25, 2018

Much has been talked about of Sri Lanka’s tourism boom, and the impending human resource shortfall that the industry will ... Read More

Of elephants and tourists: Sustainable wildlife tourism in Sri Lanka
Responsible Tourism News

Of elephants and tourists: Sustainable wildlife tourism in Sri Lanka

Srilal Miththapala - eTN Sri Lanka Srilal Miththapala - eTN Sri Lanka- July 17, 2018

eTN Sri Lanka ambassador delivered a talk on “Sri Lanka Tourism & Sustainability with special emphasis on Elephants” in Canberra. Read More

What is the real investment in the hotel plant in Sri Lanka?
Hospitality Industry News

What is the real investment in the hotel plant in Sri Lanka?

Srilal Miththapala - eTN Sri Lanka Srilal Miththapala - eTN Sri Lanka- June 5, 2018

The tourism industry has been referred to as a “Thrust Industry” and “Engine of Growth” by the state ad nauseam, ... Read More

Wild elephant antics and broken tusks
Sri Lanka travel news

Wild elephant antics and broken tusks

Srilal Miththapala - eTN Sri Lanka Srilal Miththapala - eTN Sri Lanka- April 21, 2018

Male elephants and musth Male elephants are solitary by nature, having been driven away from the rest of the herd ... Read More

Sri Lanka asks: Where have all the tourists gone?
Hospitality Industry News

Sri Lanka asks: Where have all the tourists gone?

Srilal Miththapala - eTN Sri Lanka Srilal Miththapala - eTN Sri Lanka- June 22, 2017

The total number of tourists as recorded by the Emigration department and published by the Sri Lanka Tourist Development Authority ... Read More

Death of the “Gentle Giant of Yala”
Travel News

Death of the “Gentle Giant of Yala”

Srilal Miththapala - eTN Sri Lanka Srilal Miththapala - eTN Sri Lanka- June 16, 2017

Wildlife enthusiast Srilal Miththapala pays tribute to Tilak, the iconic and senior-most tusker of Yala National Park, who died yesterday. ... Read More