New in April 2013
Sid acts as guide for a Telegraph journalist who produced this article:
A new article about our work in a national magazine.
The grounded ship Farah III used in the civil war as a firing platform by the Tigers after the Jordanian vessel ran aground in 2006.
New in February
Two Weddings in six months at our Homestay on Mannar Island. See the photos on this Home Page.
See Jaffna Railway Station on the Home Page under Unusual Architecture
Remote Homestays - our feature about our two Homestays where you will live with local people
Exploring Wildlife - our latest wildlife photos….
New in January 2013
We have set up a new Section on Community Support which appears at the top of the website. In it we feature some of the many local organisations in remote areas we have visited in January 2013 which are working with little government support to ease the hardship of vulnerable groups, such as those who are innocent victims of the civil war.
How to avoid being overcharged…. in tourist areas! Up to date information on the most common scams and ways of being overcharged. But please note this happens mostly in the tourist areas and that the vast majority of Sri Lankan people across the country are decent, honest and offer overwhelmingly generous hospitality….
In December 2012 huge landslides caused devastation in the Knuckles Mountains. We report one week later on the impact.
Zahira school in Kattenkudy We visited this school in the Eastern Province for children with special needs. Kattenkudy is also infamous for the massacre of hundreds on Moslems at prayer in 1990. We are taken to one of the mosques where it happened.