Sri Lanka Foundation
FAR THE MONEY RAISED HAS
RE ROOFED AN ORPHANAGE
NEW HOMES FOR HOMELESS VICTIMS
RESCUED DOGS IN A DOGS HOME (KACPAW)
MANY HOMELESS VICTIMS WITH FRESH FOOD AND PROVISIONS
SCHOLARSHIPS TO TSUNAMI AFFECTED CHILDREN
SMALL BUSINESSES BACK ON THEIR FEET BY BUYING EQUIPMENT TO START AGAIN
& RE PLANTED TREES TO HELP THE ENVIRONMENT
PROVIDED FRESH WATER TANK SYSTEMS TO TSUNAMI AFFECTED SCHOOLS
SUPPLIED CHILDREN AND THEIR TEACHERS WITH SCHOOL UNIFORMS AND SHOES
ALSO WITH THE HELP OF THE BRITISH PUBLIC WE HAVE:
OVER 4 CONTAINERS WITH BOXES OF AID CONTAINING:
CLOTHES, SHOES, BABY ITEMS, BLANKETS, BEDDING, KITCHEN WARE, FOOD, MEDICINES, SEWING MACHINES, COMPUTERS, BICYCLES
Many people have lost not only their possessions, homes and loved ones, but also their source of income. We have replaced badly damaged fishing boats (Sea Canoes), restoring the trade of families and have delivered 20 boats for the village of Kaburugamuwa in the south of Sri Lanka. All proudly bear the name of their sponsor.
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Weligama stilt fisherman
|Visit Sri Lanka - Watersports
An excellent way of helping the people of Sri Lanka is to visit for a holiday.
Do you love cricket? Sri Lanka is the place to go this year. During October 2007 there are a series of One Day Matches and in December there are Test Matches. We can help you to have a purpose built holiday just for you. Contact www.srilankadirect.org for more information. Mention us and we will receive £50!
If you are visiting Sri Lanka the use of a local guide will provide higher levels of enjoyment of your trip, with the local knowledge you will visit all the places both on and off the tourist trail.
or go directly to JNW TOURS or GAMINI
Gamini is an experienced tour guide and a tsunami survivor himself. We highly recommend his services. See his contact information.
Marine life, Diving & Water sports
Sri Lanka's coral reefs radiate a vibrant panorama among her picturesque ecological assets, while adding colour to its aquatic environs, corals have also proved to have their variegated scientific uses. However, due to a multitude of development activities by man, these coral reefs were recently found to be in a degraded state. In order to circumvent these hazards, two of Sri Lanka's premier coral reefs - HIKKADUWA and the BARRIER REEF, north of Kalpitiya have been declared as Marine Sanctuaries. Hikkaduwa was declared as a Marine Sanctuary in 1979, followed by the Barrier Reef in 1992, in accordance with the Flora and Fauna Protection Ordinance. This would actively inhibit wanton destruction. Therefore, only planned activities are permitted with the prior permission of the Department of Wildlife.
Lanka is a wonderful place for scuba diving and snorkeling. There are several
dive sites along the island's coastline which give you an opportunity to see a
fantastic marine life such as coral, ship wrecks, myriad tropical fish, coral
fish, angle fish and puffer fish. Hikkaduwa and Tangalle on
the west coast are pretty good but Unawatuna on the south coast and Nilaveli
on the east coast are even better.
For the more adventurous and enterprising divers, dozens of ship wrecks litter our coastline, almost always close to rocks and reefs and in clear accessible waters. These wrecks add a sense of adventure to all divers who have glided through these beautiful waters coming to know a different Sri Lanka, apart from its historical wealth, scenic beauty and the diverse cultures that she offers so abundantly.
Along the west coast the
best time to dive and snorkel is generally from
November to April. The seas are calmest from April to September along the east
coast. During this season, many dive operators offer PADI courses for
beginners as well as experienced people. There are wide selections of dives
including open water, wreck dives, night dives and dives for those who just
want to try dive out. Costs are varied depend on the completeness of equipment
offered by the operator and the popularity of the place.
Surfing Arugam Bay is one of the world's top 10 surf locations, situated on the idyllic and unspoilt East Coast of Sri Lanka. The closest town is Pottuvil, and it is within easy reach of the superb kovils at Oganda, Yala and Lahugala National Park, and Kataragama. The legendary Vihara Maha Devi is thought to have landed at Arugam Bay - or perhaps at Panama, a few miles to the south, the site of an important Buddhist temple. The drive north up the coast through Komari, Thirukovil (site of a fabulous Hindu temple), Oluvil, Akkaraipattu and Kalmunai towards Batticaloa, through jungle fringes where elephants roam and past numerous enchanting lagoons, is one of the most beautiful coastal journeys in the world.
Warm ,Calm waters invite
you to swim and when you want to feel the sun on your cheeks and get the
tan on your skin, You might as well loll around amidst the soft sands.
There is time enough for everything ,even to watch the sun dip in to the
far horizon in all it's crimson and gold glory.
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Ayubowan ! May you live long - greetings from Sri Lanka
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