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SriLankan to Fly More Destinations From May 13

Srilankan Airlines aircraft taking off from a runway
Sri Lankan Airlines offers passengers travel passage to London, Tokyo (Narita), Melbourne, Hong Kong and beyond.

SriLankan Airlines offers passengers travel passage to London, Tokyo (Narita), Melbourne, Hong Kong and beyond. The special scheme will commence on 13th May 2020, allowing travellers who are eligible to travel under the respective country travel advisories.

Passengers wishing to travel to the specified destinations or beyond can purchase their tickets through SriLankan offices or through local travel agents. Most countries have started allowing stranded travellers to repatriate subject to stipulated validity of the respective travel documents and quarantine periods.

SriLankan Airlines will also operate special Cargo Flights to 17 destinations in support of Sri Lanka’s export industries during the ongoing global crisis. These include 03 weekly flights to Male’ Maldives, 02 weekly flights to Chennai, Hong Kong, Singapore, London, Doha, Dubai, Melbourne, Beijing, Guangzhou and Shanghai, and one weekly flight to Mumbai, Karachi, Lahore, Dhaka, Frankfurt, and Tokyo.

The airline will operate both passenger and cargo flights to London, Tokyo, Melbourne and Hong Kong.

Passengers looking to board these flights must ensure that they are eligible to enter the respective countries depending on the restrictions imposed by regulatory authorities in each country. Furthermore, passengers are requested to check their border control or emigration authorities prior to purchasing any tickets.

The outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic forced a number of countries to close its borders and impose travel restricts. Along with major airlines, Sri Lankan airlines has temporarily suspended scheduled passenger flights till 15th May 2020. In spite of that, the airline has been operating special repatriation flights as well as cargo flights during the recent weeks.

Feature image by Srilankan Airlines

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Guinness World Record Holder Nathaniel Alapide Creates Stunning Sand Art Drawing at Sun Siyam Iru Fushi

Dubai-based and renowned sand artist Nathaniel Alapide astounded guests with his latest masterpiece created at the breathtaking Sun Siyam Iru Fushi. Alapide holds the Guinness World Record for creating the largest sand image. Additionally, he also earns recognition for crafting intricate and mesmerizing sand art creations. This time, Alapide has chosen the pristine shores of Sun Siyam Iru Fushi. His latest collaboration took place at the resort on the 12th of April in celebration of Eid Al Fitr. 

Nathaniel Alapide and His Work

Prior to his visit, Alapide has brought to life an awe-inspiring piece of art. The piece showcased his exceptional talent and creativity to various Sun Siyam Resorts. This was done in celebration of Easter as well, with the expansive beach of the resort serving as his canvas.

Alapide meticulously crafted his sand art, incorporating elements of local culture, marine life, and the serene ambiance of the island. Utilizing only his hands and simple tools, Alapide’s deft touch transformed the grains of sand into a breathtaking visual spectacle.

Working at Sun Siyam Iru Fushi has been an incredible experience. The natural beauty of The Maldives served as the perfect inspiration for my artwork. I am honoured to have had the opportunity to share my passion with guests from around the world, says Nathaniel Alapide.

Alapide’s creation at Sun Siyam Iru Fushi transcended the boundaries of traditional art forms. His artwork embodied the ephemeral beauty and harmony of nature. The intricate details and sheer scale of the sand art left onlookers in awe. Alpadine’s artwork truly captured the essence of the Maldives’ enchanting allure.

We are thrilled to have had Nathaniel Alapide create one of his magnificent sand art pieces at our resort. His ability to capture the essence of the Maldives in his artwork is truly remarkable and aligns perfectly with our commitment to providing unforgettable experiences for our guests says Abdulla Atham – Resort Manager.
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