Nature & Culture
Sri Lanka is a green and fertile land of natural beauty with a tropical climate. Bio diversity the essence of an eco tourist destination is greater per square kilometer than any other country in Asia.
Ranweli Holiday Village is an eco-friendly tourist resort committed to protecting the environment.
We protect the natural habitat. The business operates and conducts operations in an environmentally friendly manner by using our resources efficiently and managing our waste and emissions to minimize the impact on the environment.
By conducting regular meetings and through written communications, we make sure our employees, guests, suppliers and the public are aware of our eco-friendly policy. We design and maintain systems which are subject to continuous improvement in order to meet our short and long term environment protection goals.
We undertake to comply government legislation and the expectations of the public in this regard.
Let's save mother earth
Responsible Travel is a new way of travelling for those committed to respect and benefit local people and the environment.
Our guests are encouraged to explore the unique eco-system of the mangrove habitat and the numerous indigenous aquatic and terrestrial plants in order to stimulate their interest in nature and introduce environmentally responsible tourism.
During nature tours our clients are introduced to eco-friendly facilities and a detailed explanation of the eco-system is provided.
Scientific information, written and verbal interpretation programs are provided to enhance the learning experience. A knowledge-based holiday with focus on conservation and sustainability of resources is thus achieved.
Responsible Travel suits life's curious adventurers and enthusiasts.
Ranweli company directors and officials fulfill their obligations to society by lobbying provincial and central governmental authorities whenever possible to introduce environmentally friendly and sustainable tourism principles in policy making.
The late Mr. Chandra de Silva, Director/CEO was the Founder President of the Ecotourism Society of Sri Lanka (ESSL) formed in 1999. He was invited as a visiting lecturer in Ecotourism for the Undergraduate Degree program in Forestry and Environment by the University of Sri Jayawardenapura a prestigious institution of higher learning in Sri Lanka. Mr. De Silva was also a member of the Board of Directors of The International Eco tourism Society [TIES] Washington D.C. and a Fellow of The Royal Geographical Society of the United Kingdom.
Ranweli is already well known for its Corporate Environmental Policies and commitment to conservation and environmental interpretation.
Our environmental conservation initiatives include the following:
- Solar energy for water heating
- Solid/liquid waste treatment technology
- Maximum use of recyclables
- Organic vegetable gardens
Contribution to the Community
Ranweli has been able to establish a relationship with the local village by virtue of providing direct and indirect benefits to the community. Some of these are: use of primary building materials, contracting skilled and semi-skilled labour and purchase of vegetables and fruits, artifacts and arts and crafts.
In July 2004, Ranweli received a €500 grant from Ecoclub The Ecoclub Project, to create an organic vegetable plot and greenhouse in a neighboring girls' school. This encouraged the community to initiate home gardens and grow organic vegetables.
Ranweli believes that the degradation of the environment the vital resource base of tourism can be protected if the younger generation is actively involved in the protection of our natural and cultural resources.
Ranweli product brochure
** COMMON IORA Aegthina tiphia S.Iorava
15cm. White rump. Male- Blue-black upper parts. Female- greenish tinge with yellow upper parts. BrR. All Zones.Very Common