Siddhalepa marks entry into Germany
Siddhalepa lau- nched its operations in Germany recently taking the
art of healing the natural way to the world
With its entry into Germany, Siddhalepa becomes the only ayurveda
company in the world to own and operate treatment centres in multiple
In addition to its very own state of the art manufacturing complex,
producing preparations according to
traditional methods in a modern setting. Siddhalepa has
propelled itself into the heart of Europe, as Germany is a central hub
to many European countries.
In order to offer the total ayurvedic experience in Germany,
Siddhalepa has invested heavily in both training and infrastructure. All
therapists are Sri Lankan and have undergone extensive training in Sri
All doctors have also had training in addition, to a period of
residence at the Siddhalepa Hospital in Sri Lanka.
Located on the second largest island in Germany, Usedom, Siddhalepa
offers its services at the Hotel Baltic.
Even the chefs have been trained in order how to prepare foods that
are in line with the philosophy of traditional ayurvedic healing.
Siddhalepa also insists that all ingredients and remedies are
formulated using ingredients and preparations imported directly from its
very own International Standard,
Sri Lankan factory and all meet the stringent approval of the German
Siddhalepa in addition to its, ISO approved factory currently
operates the Siddhalepa Ayurveda Health Resort in Wadduwa, the
Siddhalepa Ayurveda Hospital and Anarva day spa in Mount Lavinia and
offers travellers relaxation at the Business Class lounge of the
Bandaranaike International airport.
The recent past has shown a significant increase in the number of
travellers to ayurvedic destinations such as India and Sri Lanka.
The Siddhalepa Ayurveda Health Resort in Wadduwa already maintains
excellent links with leading travel and tour operators such as TUI,
Meier’s Weltreisen and Thomas Cook, with Siddhalepa products and
services now being made available in Germany.
Tourism revenue dip
With the tourism arrivals dropping in the last few months Sri Lanka
would see a 20 per cent decline in both the revenue and arrivals for
Additional Director, Ministry of Tourism, S. Kaleiselvam said that
the total tourist arrivals for the year would be around 450,000 which is
nearly a 100,000 drop. “Last year the industry earned a revenue of
around US $ 450 million and this figure will go down to around US $
380,” he said. He said that with the industry now recovering after the
removal of adverse traval advisories, 2008 would be a better year for
He said that in addition to India, the Middle East is also becoming
an emerging market to Sri Lanka. “We need to further exploit this,” he
Third dimension to indigenous food at Spice Festival
Aitken Spence Hotels, pioneers in quality improvement practices of
food preparation and service in the hotels of Sri Lanka have come up
with another innovative way to add value to your holiday by offering
good health and nutrition.
This new venture is “Third Dimension to Sri Lankan Cuisine”,
rediscovering of our own brand of cuisine that was practiced by our
ancestors. So far the culinary art has focused mainly on the taste and
presentation of the food.
But now by using indigenous food items and creative improvisation
these two dimensions are improved by making the food you eat are healthy
- the third dimension. This is achieved by providing healthy indigenous
cuisine to suite your taste buds without compromising on the taste.
Traditional Sri Lankan cuisine is known to have produced a nation of
healthy people. This is evident i and various other social issues,
eating habits of Sri Lankans have considerably deviated n the rural
areas of the country even now.
However due to urbanization, lifestyle changes from the genuine Sri
Lankan cuisine. There are over forty flavours identified in Sri Lankan
cuisine. Most of these indigenous food items as well as providing
nutrition contain micronutrients that are deemed to essential for a
In addition, the vegetables and spices that are endemic to Sri Lanka
have highly valued medicinal properties. These ingredients contain
components that have therapeutic potential and are rich in antioxidants
& bioactive properties, considered to be an essential component in a
Hotel School for East
The Ministry of Tourism is looking at the possibility of opening a
hotel school for the Eastern Province.
Deputy Minster of Tourism Faiser Mustapha said that there is a demand
for hotel sector employees both in Sri Lanka and especially in the
“Currently we are unable to meet this demand and this is the reason
we are looking at opening a Hotel school in the Eastern province,” he
Special offers from SriLankan holidays
SriLankan Holidays will give away a free holiday for every group of
five travelling to the Far East, spicing up its popular ‘Mega 999’
“Any group of five persons booking their holiday together will only
pay the fare for four adults, with the fifth holidaymaker travelling for
free,” says SriLankan Holidays, General Manager, Amith Sumanapala.
“As always we give more Sri Lankans the opportunity to discover new
places, go shopping, get some much needed rest and relaxation and return
with a world of memories.” The offer will be valid through October and
November to SriLankan Holidays’ top five Far East destinations -
Bangkok, Hong Kong, Kula Lumpur, Beijing and Singapore.
Apart from the popular attractions, fun activates and shopping
opportunities, the Far East comes alive during October and November with
annual religious and cultural festivals.
The Hindu festival of Deepavali or the festival of lights is common
to most Far East nations and is a treat for any visitor.
Meanwhile, if your are heading to Singapore, don’t miss the God’s
Festival - a celebration of the Nine Emperor Gods who are believed to
cure ailments and bestow good fortune and longevity when they visit
earth during the nine days of this festival.
In November, Singapore comes alive with the River Buskers’ Festival,
where talented street performers from around the world gather on the
walkways of Orchard Road, along the Singapore riverbank and Marina Bay.
Spectators can enjoy fantastic street theatre, comedians,
contortionists, magicians, mimes, sword-swallowers and jugglers, all set
against the glittering backdrop of the city. Meanwhile, holidaymakers to
Bangkok in November can cast away their troubles at the annual Loy
Held on November’s full moon, it is one of the most beautiful sights,
lighting up waterways all over the country, with little floats (kratong)
made from banana trunks, flowers and candles set afloat on the water.
This symbolizes the casting away of troubles and a call for a happy