We hope to go on a tour as a part of this international conference. Given below are the destinations of the visits and the activities intended to be carried out.
02.Dondra Head Light House
Dondra Head is a cape on the extreme southern tip of Sri Lanka, near the small town of Dondra. The Dondra Head Light House was built by the British in 1889 during their colonial rule of the island. It is an impressive piece of architecture made entirely out of blocks of stone from Scotland, with each block weighing more than two tones. In fact, it is still the tallest light house in the country. Climbing the spiral staircase of a 160-foot tall lighthouse is arduous work. However, the view from the top of the lighthouse is simply stunning. A guarded deck at the top offers a breathtaking 360-degree view. The tower is octagonal in shape which is now used as an active aid to navigation. The Dondra Head Light House is operated and maintained by the Sri Lanka Ports Authority.
02.The Blow Hole (Hummanaya) at Dikwella
Hummanaya is a natural blowhole, caused when sea water rushes through a small underwater cave and is pushed upwards. The sea water flows into the cave, and then comes out of this hole due to pressure. The water fountain shoots up every couple of minutes with the spray often reaching as high as 25 m (82 ft). The height of the fountain depends nature of the sea. Seeing this is an exhilarating experience.
03.Udawalawe Elephant Transit Home
Sri Lankan elephants are an endangered species and their survival in their natural habitats is threatened due to various human activities. Human-Elephant Conflict is increasing and it has become a serious problem in the country. Therefore, elephants in the wild are constantly being killed, and many baby elephants become orphaned or abandoned. In order to provide shelter to the orphaned and abandoned baby elephants, the Department of Wildlife Conservation with help from the Born Free Foundation set up the Elephant Transit Home (ETH) within Udawalawe National Park in 1995. At present 31 destitute baby elephants are being looked after by the DWC, and when these elephants are strong enough to survive in their natural habitat, they are released to the jungle.
04.Udawalawe National Park
Udawalawe National Park lies on the boundary of Sabaragamuwa and Uva Provinces, Sri Lanka. The national park was established to provide a sanctuary for wild animals displaced by the construction of the Udawalawe Reservoir on the Walawe River, as well as to protect the catchment of the reservoir. The reserve covers 30,821 hectares (119.00 sq mi) of land area and was established in 1972. Dead trees standing in the reservoir are visual reminders of the extent of forest cover before the construction of the Udawalawe Dam. Udawalawe is an important habitat for water birds and Sri Lankan elephants.
We will provide you a luxury bus, safari jeeps, tickets at entrance. And lunch and evening tea are included in the package.
Date: 30th March 2017
Start from University premises at 7.00 am.
Arrival to Dondra light house at 7.30 and leaving Dondra at 8.30 am
Arrival to Hummanaya at 9.00 am and leaving 10.00 am
Arrival to Udawalawa elephant orphanage at 11.00 am
Safari visit will start at 11.00 am (supposed to cover within 3 hours)
Lunch at 2 pm and leaving Udawalawa at 3 pm
Evening Refreshments will be offered on your way back.
Fees and registration
Those who are interested in joining the tour should register online using conference tour registration form. The registration for the tour will be closed on 10th of March 2017.
Conference fees: LKR. 6000/= for foreign participants and LKR 4000/= for local .participants