Sri Lanka is ready to welcome tourists from 1st August 2020.

Commended by the World Health Organisation for their proactive and robust approach to handling COVID-19, Sri Lanka is one the countries with the greatest success worldwide.

Its early intervention and high testing rate, coupled with its established healthcare and surveillance system has resulted in a successful curtailment of the virus.

Sri Lanka has designed a clear set of protocols and precautionary measures to safeguard the health and safety of residents and tourists.

A negative PCR (Patient Care Report) is required pre-flight and a further free rapid health check on arrival are just part of a comprehensive set of standards to be implemented across the Sri Lankan tourism industry.

As a result Sri Lanka is emerging from the pandemic as a strong post lockdown destination.


Each week the Sri Lanka Bespoke Team are sharing our family recipes recipes and this week we are sharing two popular family Tamil recipes. 

Sri Lanka’s multi-ethnic population ensures the island’s culinary variety. The mix of people living in Sri Lanka comprises Sinhalese, Tamils, Moors (Muslims), Burghers and Eurasians, Malays and Veddhas. Tamils arrived in Sri Lanka around 2000 years ago and mostly established themselves in the north in and north-east of the island. 

Popular Tamil dishes include Rasam, a spicy, sour soup that aids digestion and Vadai, a deep fried savoury that is sold hot and fresh from street hawkers. 

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