The Matale District is south of Kandy in Sri Lanka's Central Province. Two UNESCO World Heritage sites are located here. The Ancient City of Sigiriya is an archeological wonder of Sri Lankan city planning, arts, gardenscaping, engineering, hydraulic technology and defense from the 5th Century AD. The Golden Temple of Dambulla has been a prilgrimage site since the 2nd century BCE and is the largest and best-
The Heritance Kandalama Hotel is a high quality eco-
It is IMPORTANT to book your room early at the Heritance Kandalam because August is the peak tourism season. To book your room at the Heritance Kandalama (or for other accommodations questions), please contact Mr. Mohamed Aslam <email@example.com>, the local organizer for the conference.Accommodations of lower quality and price are are possible in the Kandalama-
Esela Perehera (festival of the sacred tooth relic) is an extravagant and ancient pageant that will be taking place in Kandy on August 1 to 10. Conference participants may should make an effort to visit Kandy immediately before the conference to experience this must see event.
VISA REQUIREMENT for International Participants
Almost all international participants need an Electronical Travel Authorization (ETA, like a visa) to attend the conference. For most attendees, it is sufficient to obtain a Tourist ETA online at <http://www.eta.gov.lk/slvisa/>. Requirements vary by country, however. If you have questions, please contact the conference organizer, Mr. Mohamed Aslam <firstname.lastname@example.org>, for further assistance.
How to Get to Heritance Kandalama
Note: Sabaragamuwa University of Sril Lanka's Dept. of Tourism Management is working on obtaining special transporation arrangements for conference attendees with a local tour operator. Information on this will be posted here as it becomes available.