Monday, November 22, 2010

World’s Fifth Highest Tower will be in Sri Lanka soon - Lotus Tower

The Chinese state company has accepted a new contract to build the world’s fifth highest tower in Sri Lanka at an estimated cost of US$ 100 million.

The tower will be named “Lotus tower” (Nelum Kuluna) and when completed will stand 350 meters in height. The overall shape and appearance will be that of a lotus flower and will take up 20 acres of ground area.
The first and second floors will be used by media broadcasting and the telecommunications system. It is planned that there will be four basement levels including a shopping complex. According to the source it will take only 30 seconds for people wishing to visit the top floor of the tower which will accommodate gamble casinos and night clubs.

In view of the existing condition of the less fortunate in the country it may be argued that US$ 100 million might be put to a better use.


Tuesday, November 16, 2010

WildGrass - Sigiriya

Nestled in the heart of an enchanting forest, amongst the whispers of trees and magical birdsong, there exists a slice of paradise. Welcome to WildGrass - an unforgettable experience for the soul that longs utopian bliss.  Tucked away deep within the jungles of Sigirya, our tranquil haven is designed to captivate both heart and mind, cocooning you in the warm embrace of Mother Nature’s best. Indulge in untold luxuries, away from the cacophony of city life as you release all worldly worries in utmost seclusion cloaked by breathtaking natural scenery and the haunting music of the wild. Step into the enchantment of a luxurious jungle hideaway.
You will find it all too easy to fall under the spell woven by the resort’s alluring sensations from the very first second you begin your experience.  The other-worldly charm of the environment surrounding you can calm even the most restless of spirits. The most captivating feature of the Wild Grass Nature Resort is its absolute stillness and the sheer luxury of privacy within the folds of this gorgeous retreat, enveloped by the majesty of the pristine forest.
The resort rests in 30 acres of unfenced jungle land, surrounded by a stunning vista of lush forestry, majestic mountains, and a delightful little lake, an enthralling picture that can be enjoyed from almost any location within the premises. At the resort, considerable care has been taken to maintain the original ecosystem by leaving the wilderness untouched; as a consequence, the resort is regularly visited by a variety of resident creatures including elephants, wild boar, deer, wild rabbits, peacocks and more than 40 varieties of birds.
You find yourself delighting in the inner knowledge that you are a privileged visitor in their exclusive domain.
The unique feature of WildGrass remains its exceptional natural beauty and absolute solitude afforded to the traveler seeking a perfect rest. Intimate and secluded, the resort limits itself to only 5 exotic villas in the entire property, adequately spaced out to make privacy the ultimate luxury.
The official website can be found here.

Ramada - Katunayake

The Ramada Katunayake is 7 km from the International Airport bordering Colombo Airport Highway. 25 km away is the Colombo Main City - the hub of business activities / Harbour etc., 8 km to Katunayake Free Trade Zone and 5 km to Ekala Industrial Zone. We are also 25 km to Biyagama Export Processing Zone. Negombo Beach - famous fishing village is about 15 km North. About 3 km away is the Birds Sanctuary at Muturajawela which can be accessed by a boat ride. Also Gampaha Botanical Gardens is about 30 km away.
All rooms are equipped with TV, mini Bar. International direct dialing and Internet / Cable TV facility are in all rooms. Business Center Available. VIP Lounge Available. Gym and Swimming Pool facilities are free for resident guests. Lobby Bar. 24 hrs Coffee Shop and Room Service. Outdoor Games. Restaurant and Bar.
Travel about 2 km to the west from the Airport and would reach the Airport turn off roundabout. Take the road leading towards Colombo which is on the left side, South, and drive about 5 km. The Ramada Katunayake is situated on the right side when you drive from the airport towards Colombo.

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