SRI PADA SEASON (16-12-2013 to 14-05-2014)
Sri Pada is the only mountains in the world where four major religions get together and worship. To the Buddhist, the imprint found on the summit of the mountain is the hallowed footprint of the Lord Buddha hence the Name Sri Pada. To the Hindus, the footprint is that of God Shiva. To the Christians, it is the footprint of St. Thomas, and to the Islam, it is the foot print of Adam, hence the title Adam’peak.


  SLITHM Invites Applications for Certificates Level Courses in Hospitality
Ratnapura College of Sri Lanka Institute of Tourism and Hotel Management (SLITHM), invites applications for the following certificate level courses (Five months , Full time course) for the year 2014. Applicants of Sabaragamuwa Province should send their applications on or before 15.11.2013 to the Principal, Sri Lanka Institute of Tourism and Hotel Management (Ratnapura College), New Town, Colombo Road, Ratnapura.

Professional Cookery, Hotel Reception, Restaurant & Bar Service, and Hotel Housekeeping

Further details could be obtained from: or for inquiries: Tel: 045-2226464


  New Access to Udawalawe National Park (West)
  A new access from Weligepola, Handagiriya to the Udawalawe National Park (West) is being developed by the Ministry of Tourism of the Sabaragamuwa Provincial Council (SPC) in collaboration with the Dept. of Wildlife Conservation. Hon Athula Rahubaddha, the Minister of Tourism, SPC and other relevant officers visited the site on May 19, 2012 to review the progress of development. The Minister Rahubaddha advised to take necessary steps to complete the all construction work and open it for visitors as soon as possible. This development will provide an outstanding experience to wildlife lovers and they will also get the opportunity to visit some lesser-known archaeological sites which are scattered over the area  
Ministry of Tourism
Sri Lanka Tourism Developement Authority
Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau
Sri Lanka Institute of  Tourism & Hotel Management
Sri Lanka Convention Bureau
Sri Lankan Airline
Sabaragamuwa Provincial Council
SLITHM - Ratnapura
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We are looking forward to welcome you to our province –Sabaragamuwa:an absolute year-round delight for visitors. During your visit here, you will be treated to the World’s Heritage Sites,fragile beauty

of unique flora and fauna, mystic valleys, overflowing rivers, waterfalls, rural tranquillity blended with unparallel hospitality. In addition to the breathtaking scenery Sabaragamuwa is also known for its cultural activities, with fascinating pre-historic and historic sites, lively festivals and, more interestingly, a wide range of precious and semi-precious gems create an opportunity to experience and celebrate all that makes us proud.

There is always a Sabaragamuwa experience to please every visitor. Let your adventure begin!


Hon. Athula Kumara Rahubadda
Minister of Tourism

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