Guide to Sri Lanka

Guide to Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka's Other Half: A guide to the Central, Eastern & Northern Provinces is an updated guidebook of the Island nation

Staff Writer
July 24 , 2014
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One very good reason to buy this book would be that there are no updated post-war Sri Lanka guidebooks on the shelves as yet. Having said that, Juliet Coombe and Daisy Perry’s cheerful guide, overrun by photographs and illustrations, is a bona fide buy, especially if you’re curious about some of the ex-LTTE strongholds in the north and east. 


Barring an obligatory eight pages on Colombo, Sri Lanka’s Other Half, as its name suggests, ignores the touristy south and west entirely. The writing is warm and personal, constantly fed by anecdotes and dialogues. And the information is as thorough and as insider-y as it can get in places where tourism is still finding its feet. But beware, things are changing so rapidly that some of the details, such as guidelines for permits and air transport options, might be dated by the time you get there.

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