Share with us the most memorable moment while you were travelling in Sri Lanka. Share your experience with images and a short description. The most interesting will win a trip to Sri Lanka
Purpose and Design of the Competition and Draw
"My Sri Lankan Story" competition is hosted by Sri Lanka Tourism as key component to engage with wildlife streaming viewers and travellers. This Competition is designed to create a collage of happy holiday memories of international travellers.
Outline of the competition
International travellers are to share their memorable moment when travelling in Sri Lanka (wildlife experiences preferred). The photo of their memory along with a description of up to 50 words (maximum) to be shared on social media.
Registration Process
Participants are to post a picture on social media channels (Instagram/Facebook) along with a description as creatively as possible. The mandatory hashtags to be included are #mysrilankanstory #couchsafari
Screenshot & Registration
The participant should make sure the post is public and take a screen shot of the post and email it to with the MY SRI LANKAN HOLIDAY in the subject line.
Name, email address and relevant contact details to be included in the email.
Registration for the competition is from 1 November to 13 November 2020
By applying you accept the Terms and Conditions (and the Privacy Statement of these Terms and Conditions) displayed as part of the registration process.
To the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, Sri Lanka Tourism will not be responsible for any lost, delayed, misdirected, illegible, incomplete or undeliverable submissions, or any delay or failure to transmit, receive or consider applications.
Discover wildlife with Chitral - Cinnamon Hotels & Resorts
  • 2 return air tickets to Sri Lanka on economy class inclusive of taxes.
  • Hotel accommodation for 2 in a double/ twin room on bed & breakfast basis for a total of 7 nights in 1 or more Cinnamon Hotels
  • Return airport transfers
A wild adventure – Aitken Spence Hotels
  • 2 return air tickets to Sri Lanka on economy class inclusive of taxes.
  • Hotel accommodation for 2 in a double/ twin room on bed & breakfast basis for 7 nights at Heritance Kandalama sponsored by Aitken Spence Hotels.
  • Return airport transfers
A Sunny Stay – ONYX Sri Lanka
  • 2 return air tickets to Sri Lanka on economy class inclusive of taxes.
  • Hotel accommodation for 2 in a double/ twin room on bed & breakfast basis for 7 nights at Amari Galle sponsored by ONYX Sri Lanka
  • Return airport transfers
Tranquility – Shangri La Resorts
  • 2 return air tickets to Sri Lanka on economy class inclusive of taxes.
  • Hotel accommodation for 2 in a double/ twin room on bed & breakfast basis for 7 nights at Shangri La Resort Hambantota by Shangri La Resorts & Spas
  • Return airport transfers
Peace Haven – Anantara Resorts
  • Hotel accommodation for 2 in a double/ twin room on bed & breakfast basis for 3 nights at Anantara Kalutara and 3 nights at Anantara Tangalle, Sri Lanka
  • Return airport transfers
Wild Choices – Theme Resorts & Spas
  • Hotel accommodation for 2 in a double/ twin room on bed & breakfast basis for 7 nights at any hotel of Theme Resorts & Spas
  • Return airport transfers
Balmy nights - Royal Palms Beach Hotel
  • 01 Double / Twin room for 07 nights on Bed & Breakfast Basis at Royal Palms Beach Hotel
Wild Escape - Jetwing Yala
  • 01 Double / Twin room for 07 nights on Bed & Breakfast Basis at Jetwing Yala
Scenic Discoveries - Serendib Leisure
  • 01 Double / Twin room for a 3 night stay at Hotel Sigiriya and 4 night stay at Lantern Boutique Hotel, Mirissa on Bed & Breakfast basis
City & Sea - Mt. Lavinia Hotel
  • 01 Double / Twin room for 07 nights on Bed & Breakfast Basis at the Mount Lavinia Hotel
Chilled life - Camelot Beach Hotel
  • 01 Double / Twin room for 07 nights on Bed & Breakfast Basis at the Camelot Beach Hotel.
A Scenic Adventure - Resplendent Ceylon
  • 01 Double / Twin room for 2 nights at Ceylon Tea Trails, 2 nights at Wild Coast Lodge & 3 nights at Cape Weligama
Special Moments - Amaya resorts
  • 01 Double / Twin room for 07 nights on Bed & Breakfast Basis at an Amaya Hotel
Misty Hideaway - Blackpool Resort & Spa
  • 01 Double / Twin room for 07 nights on Bed & Breakfast Basis at the Blackpool Resort & Spa.
Bright lights - Hilton Colombo
  • 01 Double / Twin room for 07 nights on Bed & Breakfast Basis at the Hilton Colombo
Sun, Sea & Sand - Hikkaduwa Beach Hotel
  • 01 Double / Twin room for 07 nights on Bed & Breakfast Basis at the Hikkaduwa Beach Hotel

Terms and Conditions

1. Eligibility

  1. The International Competition
    1. This competition is available to anyone who has as Sri Lankan memory to share.
    2. It is mandatory to provide a valid as proof of identification if requested by the SLTPB.
    3. Age limit – 18 years and above
    4. Willing to travel to Sri Lanka if selected as a winner.
    5. All winners with foreign passports must comply with entry formalities introduced by Government of Sri Lanka
    6. Visa fee and any other cost of foreign passport holders must be borne by each such winner.
  2. Sri Lanka Tourism reserves its right to request valid proof of identity, residency, age and other relevant documentation and may disqualify Participants at any point if Sri Lanka Tourism at its sole discretion determines that the provided proof is not sufficient, inaccurate or if the participant (including, where applicable, any documents required by Sri Lanka Tourism to sign and return any declaration, affidavit, or release required from the Participants.
  3. Participants acknowledge and understand that by registering in the Competition their information and material may be used by Sri Lanka Tourism and that the participant and his/ her family members and friends may be photographed, videotaped and otherwise recorded and they agree to permit Sri Lanka Tourism to be granted a perpetual right to use the same as publicity and to sign an affidavit and to procure a signed affidavit from their family members and friends to this extent in the event Sri Lanka Tourism deems it necessary. Any such material/footage will be the sole property of Sri Lanka Tourism which has the right to use, edit, adapt, post, stream, copy and exploit such material/footage and all elements embodied therein, including any names and likenesses embodied therein, in whole or in part, in any and all media now known or hereafter devised throughout the world, for the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, for advertising, promotional, trade and other purposes.
  4. Sri Lanka Tourism may, without notice and at any time in its sole option, disqualify any participant who:
    1. does not meet the Competition's eligibility criteria,
    2. fails to comply with these terms and conditions,
    3. attempts to register or participate in the Competition in any manner or through any means other than as described in these terms and conditions,
    4. attempts to disrupt or undermine the Competition or attempts to circumvent any of these terms and conditions
    5. acts in a manner that would bring disrepute to Sri Lanka Tourism, its affiliates and/or any partner of the Competition.
    6. In the sole opinion of Sri Lanka Tourism is found to be of bad faith, have a prior criminal record or involvement in any crime, offense or fraudulent conduct whether resulting in a conviction or not.

2. Guidelines for Participation

The information and material (in whatsoever form) submitted in connection with the Competition by an applicant should not:

  1. contain any material, information or the like that is fraudulent, forged, a misrepresentation of actual facts or intended to mislead or trick any person.
  2. contain, depict or refer to any content that would bring disrepute to, disparage or place the Competition, Sri Lanka Tourism, its affiliated companies or partners of the Competition in a negative light.
  3. contain, depict, imply or refer (explicitly or implicitly) to any crude, vulgar, obscene, sexually explicit, violent, disparaging, discriminatory, offensive, illegal or otherwise unsuitable language, activity or other content (as determined by Sri Lanka Tourism in its sole discretion).
  4. contain, depict or refer to any content of or which without merit refers to any third party (as determined by Sri Lanka Tourism in its sole discretion);
  5. contain any content that violates any law or any third party's rights (including privacy, publicity, personality and intellectual property rights).
  6. have been used by and/or submitted by any person to this Competition or in respect of any other purpose.
  7. trigger any reporting or royalty obligation to any third party.

3. Representations and Warranties

You represent and warrant that by registering for the Competition:

  1. You, may satisfy all eligibility requirements for participants.
  2. You, shall all times be in compliance with all applicable laws and regulations;
  3. Sri Lanka Tourism's use of your information and material will not infringe or violate any laws, third party intellectual property, privacy or other rights.
  4. That you shall abide by any supplier terms and conditions that may applicable to the holiday packages made available.

4.Competition Breakdown and Prizes

In order for a participant to be declared a winner such participant must be eligible for the prize as the winner of the Competition, he, she or they must have complied with, and remain in compliance with, these Terms and Conditions

5. Judging Criteria:

  1. Closing date for registration will be 13th November 2020.
  2. All winners to be announced by the 20th of November 2020
  3. The winners will be selected by a panel of judges appointed by Sri Lanka Tourism.
  4. Such decision shall be final and binding and not be open to challenge or appeal.
  5. The winners will be announced on Sri Lanka Tourism Social Media pages (i.e. Facebook, Instagram and Twitter)
  6. The winners will be notified via an official email from Sri Lanka Tourism management followed by a phone call. If the winner cannot be contacted for whatsoever reason or does not claim the prize within 7 days of a notification, Sri Lanka Tourism reserves the right to withdraw the prize from the winner and award the prize to another participant as decided by the Judges.
  7. Whilst Sri Lanka Tourism shall use its best endeavors to meet these timelines, Sri Lanka Tourism shall have absolute discretion to change the same as it deems fit and appropriate with or without notice to the participants.

6. Travel Time Frame

International Competition

Sri Lanka Tourism will advise the travel window along with travel conditions.

7. Cancellation

Sri Lanka Tourism reserves the right to cancel or amend the competition and these terms and conditions without notice for whatsoever reason whether for reasons within the control of Sri Lanka Tourism or beyond its control such as in the event of a catastrophe, war, civil or military disturbance, act of God or any actual or anticipated breach of any applicable law or regulation or any other event outside of Sri Lanka Tourisms' control. Any changes to the Competition will be notified to entrants via the website and email.

8. Disclaimer and Limitation of Liability

By entering this competition, an entrant is indicating his/her agreement to be bound by these terms and conditions. Sri Lanka Tourism shall not under any circumstance be liable to indemnify and /or hold harmless you, your partner or any person claiming under, for on behalf of you in respect of any loss or damage suffered as a result of your applying to participate in the Competition whether direct, indirect, consequential or otherwise.

9. General

  1. Competition Winner's packages cannot be transferred under any circumstances.
  2. Severability: The invalidity or unenforceability of any provision of these Terms and Conditions shall not affect the validity or enforceability of any other provision. In the event that any provision is determined to be invalid or otherwise unenforceable or illegal, these Terms and Conditions shall otherwise remain in effect and be construed in accordance with their terms as if the invalid or illegal provision was not contained herein.
  3. Waiver: By entering the Competition, you waive all rights to seek injunctive or equitable relief, or to claim punitive, incidental or consequential damages, or attorneys' fees.
  4. Law: These terms and the relationship between the participant and Sri Lanka Tourism shall be governed by the laws of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka.
  5. Amendment: these Terms and Conditions may be amended and/or modified by Sri Lanka Tourism at its sole discretion from time to time and the participants agree to update themselves of such amendments and/modifications if any and to abide by the same.
  6. The Participants agree to the use of their names and images in any publicity material, as well as their entry. These include features of Sri Lanka Tourism website, Facebook page, any other publication or broadcast whether in Sri Lanka or in any other country. You are requested to bear in mind that your video may be posted on YouTube or other sites to provide maximum publicity to the Competition.
  7. Entry into the competition will be deemed as your acceptance as a participant of these terms and conditions. This competition is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook, Twitter or any other Social Network. You are providing your information to Sri Lanka Tourism and not to any other party. The information provided will be used in conjunction with the following Privacy Policy which you hereby accept.

Privacy Policy and Data Statement

You are required to provide full and accurate details in the form required by us in order for us to process such information for the raffle. We are not in a position to confirm or process the same in the event that you do not provide such personal data as required.

Sri Lanka Tourism confirms that all personal information provided by you will be used for the purposes of facilitating the competition. We may provide and /or transfer such personal data to our service providers, agents and other parties as required for the purpose of facilitating the competition and the raffle draw. Such personal data will unless required by applicable law be stored for a period not exceeding 5 years.

You shall have the right to request from us, access to, any rectification or erasure of personal data provided to us or to restrict the processing of such data. You shall also have the right to withdraw his/her consent for us to use the personal data at any time in writing, provided that any processing of data prior to the withdrawal of such consent shall not be rendered unlawful.

Furthermore, you confirm that any personal information or data you are sharing on behalf of another person for the purposes of this competition with us has been obtained with the prior consent of such person who has apprised himself/herself of these terms and conditions and such person is aware of their rights in respect of such data provided to us.