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Help for Sri lankan Visitors

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if any body need help from sri lanka pls contact me ...I m a NGO personal ...I take pleasure in helping fellow christians - rgds ....jude
9 years ago, August 28th 2009 No: 1 Msg: #84578  
if any body need help from sri lanka
pls contact me ...I m a NGO personal
...I take pleasure in helping fellow
christians - rgds ....jude Reply to this

9 years ago, November 1st 2009 No: 2 Msg: #91629  
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Hi I have arranged to visit Sri Lanka in Feb and do voluntary work in an orphanage on behalf of the Leo Project Foundation. Do you know them? I just want to make sure I will be safe as I am travelling alone. Thank you Chris Reply to this

9 years ago, November 13th 2009 No: 3 Msg: #93713  
Dear Chris ..........
thanks for your message ......its great to hear about your plans to uplift innocents ......God will bless you abundantly ............we will do all possible to look after you ............answer me below .............
leo foundation is good ......I know few people ..........
1.where are you hoping to stay ( what part of the country , also the place ( orphanage )
if its something to do with nuns .....they do unbelievable work here ..........
2.what are your other plans ? as sri lanka is a beautiful tourist destination make sure you see things in this country .........I ll help you ...2500 years old rich culture , monuments , architecture , worlds most advanced irrigation system was here 2500 yrs back etc
its better that you come with a clear picture , i ll introduce you to some good people .............
what are your other interests etc ......................Rgds jude Reply to this

9 years ago, November 13th 2009 No: 4 Msg: #93716  
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Hello Jude
Thank you for your comments. I am to stay with a local family and work around the Kurunegala area. I do not have much time to do other things apart from the weekend. Many thanks for your offer. I am pleased to hear your opinion of the Leo Project Foundation and I will be safe.
Regards Chris Reply to this

9 years ago, November 17th 2009 No: 5 Msg: #93905  
I would like to ask how to go from Negombo/Colombo/Int'l Airport to the Cultural Triangle (Dambulla - Anuradhapura - Polonnaruwa)? Can I go by plane, train or bus? I want to make a quick tour to this area for 3 days. I also contacted a travel agent for getting a quotation in case I arrange a package tour. Thank you for any tip.
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9 years ago, November 26th 2009 No: 6 Msg: #94521  
Dear chris ......
pls submit me below details soon .....I need to veryfy things clearly
1 - how you contacted - leo foundation - their details
2 - name of the orphanage
3 place add hoping to stay ....
pls understand ....there are bad people in good organizations .......also some use good names for bad purposes
( its every where in the world ) so lets act wisely ....to avoid discomforts
as I m here nothing to worry ......i ll introduce you to some active christians & priests of that are - Kurunegala
they will help you to achive your good goals ........
visit my blog - fedele -jude perera ........jude Reply to this

9 years ago, January 11th 2010 No: 7 Msg: #99129  
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Hell Fedele
This is great that you are helping the weary travelers. I will be traveling from Columbo to Badulla by train, can you give me any suggestions for my travels. We will be arriving mid April. Can you suggest reasonable bungalows in Columbo close to train and a place in Badulla.
Thanks for that! Reply to this

8 years ago, August 19th 2010 No: 8 Msg: #117836  
Hi Fedele,

This is great what you do;-) Thanks in advance.

I was wondering if you or anybody could advise me on best way to travel around Sri Lanka. We only have 11 days and obviously so many great places to see but at the moment I am struggling with a choice of a car rental or a driver?? I spent some time in India and I was wondering if it would be similar in a way that you reach a place and then get a taxi or a car to the next place?? Would that work or I really have to rent car/driver??Any help appreciated;-)

I cant wait - it will be fab;-)
Beata Reply to this

8 years ago, August 19th 2010 No: 9 Msg: #117865  
Beata and Tomek,

Rental car with a driver is the way to go in Sri Lanka. Navigating the roads by yourself will be tricky, but you can try it if you like that sort of adventure. Contact the Sri Lanka Tourist Board (key word on Google), or walk into one of many five-star hotels (you do not have to be a guest) and they will give you a list of reputable car rental agencies. Eitherway, negotiate a base price before you set out - calculated usually by mile.

If you decide to get a driver, factor in a small daily tip, usually about five to ten US Dollars a day - a happy driver will take you the "extra mile". Also, inform the driver that you expect him/her to drive at a safe speed - no heroics required.

Cheers!
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8 years ago, August 20th 2010 No: 10 Msg: #117905  
Thanks Oceanboy ;-) does it mean that taxi is not doable??
Do all guest houses provide place and food for drivers??

cheers,
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8 years ago, August 20th 2010 No: 11 Msg: #117919  
Taxi is doable, but may turn out to be more expensive. Besides, if you visit remote areas, getting a taxi may be tricky, specially at night. For short runs (10 miles or less) try a tuk-tuk (scooter taxi) - however be prepared to "hold on to your shorts" as it could be a wild ride of sorts, but it could be fun as well. Negotiate fare before you get going.

Not all guest houses provide for drivers. You may want to check before you set out. The tourist board (on Galle Road, Colombo, and online) should have a list of approved guest houses - the list could be a starting point until you get settled in.



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8 years ago, April 9th 2011 No: 12 Msg: #133333  
Thanks for that - we had an amazing driver and you were right - we would nothave done this on our own;-) Reply to this

8 years ago, April 13th 2011 No: 13 Msg: #133739  
Beata & Tomek ...........
are you in sri lanka ..........have you found a good place to stay ...........
I can arrange ...........tea plantation bunglaw or even a home stay unit
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8 years ago, April 14th 2011 No: 14 Msg: #133817  
Hi Fedele,

no we are back home - I was just following up on our conversation last year for people who read this in the future;-)

Thanks,
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