Sanka Wijeyakulasuriya

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General Manager – Sri Lanka
Sanka
Born and bred in Sri Lanka, I have been travelling around the island for the past 30 years. I was always attracted to the lesser known destinations where hidden cultural sites await to be discovered. Mud House, Santani and Ulpotha are very special boutique properties that I love going back to over and over again. From the day I started out in the industry, it has been amazing to see how the island’s tourism evolved in the last 15 years from a mass market destination to a high end boutique one, with many villas and luxury properties coming up all around the country. I still find myself getting on board a vintage train travelling around the country without a destination and getting out at any station I feel like, and figuring out what to do next from there onward. This is one of the best ways I experience the local culture and find out new avenues to promote the island. For me, getting lost is the ideal way to discover Sri Lanka!
  • Last Visited: Jaffna
  • Favourite Destination: Kumana
  • Favourite Resort: Santani
  • Bucket List: Go caving inside the Ravana cave “Nil Diya Pokuna” in Ella, go diving in Little Basses
  • Insider Tip: Visit Sigiriya rock fortress by 7am and the Temple of the tooth by 5.30pm to avoid crowds.
  • Contact me on: sanka@hummingbird.travel