Given its rich history of Ayurveda treatments, Sri Lanka demonstrates holistic therapies to living a healthy lifestyle. Here’s a sneak peek into the insights from a few wellness experts…
Dr Rajitha Senaratne, Minister of Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine
Six of Sri Lanka’s leading wellness resorts participated at Arab Health for the first time. I believe that it is a very good start at expanding our tourism offerings to the world at large. This is one of the largest exhibitions in the world with over 4000 exhibitors from 160 countries and 250 local and international speakers specialising in health and wellness sectors.
H E Charitha Yattogoda, Consul General of Sri Lanka in Dubai
With a rich history in wellness tourism, Sri Lanka showcased its wellness resorts available especially for the Middle Eastern clientele. Our participation in the event is a gateway to this region to learn about the many tourism offerings the country has to attract different types of tourists to the nation and its emergence as a wellness tourism destination.
Asoka Hettigoda, Managing Director, Hettigoda Industries, Siddhelepa Group
Arab Health was a good platform to network and share our treatment plans. Currently, a lot of people are looking at holistic health programmes including natural foods, natural medicine and natural practices for the physical, mental and spiritual health. The programmes we offer are not only based on Ayurvedic treatments but also on health food, yoga and meditation.
Shelly Thenuwara, Managing Director, Tree of Life Nature Resort Kandy
Our resort is built with nature itself and it is a wonderful experience to guests who prefer a wellness holiday amidst a very natural environment. We have a very personalised service which can be tailor-made to the requirements of guests. We’d like to invite the Middle East travellers to come and indulge in an unforgettable experience in a cool climate.
Janaka Buddhakorala, General Manager, Heritance Ayurveda Maha Gedara Beruwela
At Heritance Ayureda Maha Gedara, we have different programmes for different people depending on their necessities —to relieve stress, shed weight, rejuvenate or detox. With adequate time of staying in the hotel, these treatments can be performed well to help guests as people are now looking at changing their lifestyles to make them more healthier.
Upul Gamage, General Manager, Kaya Health and Wellness Resort, Uswetakeiyawa
Located 20 minutes away from the international airport in Uswetakeiyawa between Colombo city and the airport, our wellness resort offers natural treatment solutions such as magnesium floating tanks, salt caves, hyperbaric and hyperthermia machines, detoxing machines, etc. We also have the kaya cuisine to indulge in healthy eating options.