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Blogs from Tikalanka are designed to enhance your knowledge of Sri Lanka and Maldives and keep you up to date with recent developments. We intend to post regular features on travel, news, lifestyle and accommodation as well as guest articles from current and past customers, which will give you first-hand experience of Tikalanka, Sri Lanka and Maldives.

Archive: July 2020

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TikaWeeks #31/2020: Sri Lanka update

Posted by John on 27th July 2020

From 24 July 2020, Sri Lanka is exempt from Foreign & Commonwealth Office advice against all non-essential international travel. However, quarantine regulations are still in force for people entering the UK from Sri Lanka, and the island is not open to tourism until next month in any case. With the reported completion of the Outer Circular Expressway you can now travel from Bandaranaike International Airport to Hambantota on the southeast coast, the gateway to Yala National Park, in just 3 hours 30 minutes!

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TikaWeeks #29/2020: Sri Lanka & Maldives update

Posted by John on 15th July 2020

Tikalanka is 16 years old today! When we launched in 2004 we could never have envisaged what the future would hold for us… and what a 16 years it has been! We have endured civil war, a tsunami, countless, disrupting local and parliamentary elections, terrorist bomb attacks, a financial recession, and now COVID-19. But we have endured – and remain resolutely positive, whatever the ‘new normal’ may be.

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TikaWeeks #27/2020: Sri Lanka & Maldives update

Posted by John on 3rd July 2020

Ridiculous as it may seem, the illustrious UK government today decided NOT to include either Sri Lanka or Maldives on its initial travel corridors list, which exempts travellers from self-isolating for 14 days on arrival in England from 10 July 2020. Both island nations have managed to limit the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) effectively and efficiently, contrary to our own government's disastrous and amoral actions, so why penalise them for doing the job properly?

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