Host Country- Sri Lanka
Wonderful beaches, marvelous mountains, waterfalls, lush green forests, exciting wildlife, spectacular cities or ancient history, whatever you are looking for, Sri Lanka is the only unique destination that offers all the above excitements within a very short reach and in different climates. Sri Lanka, the magnificent island of paradise, is on the Indian Ocean south of India and is widely known as the Pearl of the Indian Ocean, owing to the inexplicable beauty and majesty, which Sri Lanka is fraught with.
Kandy, the hill capital was the last bastion of the Sinhala kings and is a charming city offering a living record of a magnificent past. The easygoing capital of the hill country has a lot to offer - history, culture, forested hills and a touch of urban buzz. Only 115 km inland from the capital, climatically it is a world away due to its 500m altitude. Kandy was also the capital of the last Sinhalese kingdom. The town and the countryside around it, is lush and green and there are many pleasant walks both from the town or further afield. The town center, close of Kandy’s picturesque lake set in a bowl if hills, is a delightful jumble of old shops, antique and gemstones specialists, a bustling market and a good selection of hotels and restaurants.
Kandy is a romantic city any time of the year, but in August, this ancient capital becomes the venue of one of the most legendary festivals in Asia, the festival of the August moon when thousands of people from all parts of the country and from foreign countries throng to the hill capital to witness the magnificent spectacle.
The Earls Regency hotel, Kandy, is perched above the Mahaweli River and overlooks Kandy. The hotel considered to be a landmark of impeccable taste and unique style where one can unwind and relax while experiencing five star luxury and comfort. Accommodation include 104 rooms, each fully air conditioned with private balcony and with breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains countryside & Mahaweli River. The view from the room’s make you feel as if you are a part of the picturesque natural & cultural landscape outside
The Earl's Regency offers you the ideal five star luxury facilities from which to explore the cultural landscape of Kandy. It is located in the cultural Triangle of Sri Lanka and offers a range of fascinating places to visit. Further information about the hotel can be found at:http://www.aitkenspencehotels.com/earls/
Welcome at the Airport
A representative of ICSBE 2020 will be available to support you at the airport on your arrival and he/she will help you to reach your hotel or residence place as well.
The Bandaranayke International Airport is situated just outside the capital city of Colombo and more than 100 km away from Kandy city. Thus, transport needs to be arranged between the Bandaranayke International Airport and the conference venue, Kandy. Or, if you wish to come by yourself, you can reach to Kandy by bus, train and taxies.
Once you finalize your travel details, please be in touch with Conference Organization Committee who will facilitate group transport depending upon your flight schedules. They will also help you if you need any other options for travel pre and post conference.
For participants staying at the below mention hotels and rest houses, transport will be provided from hotel/ rest houses to the conference venue, Earls Regency hotel on free of charge. Please note that there won't be any other transport between any other nearby hotels and the conference venue, Earl's Regency hotel.
Royal Mall Hotel
Oakray Regency Hotel
**Following buses will be available from Kandy Clock Tower to reach the conference venue (it will take 20-45 minutes from Kandy city to Earls Regency Hotel by buses due to the road congestion).
Kundasale, Teldeniya, Karaliyadda, Digana, Menikhinna etc.
In addition, it is easy to find taxis/cabs/Tuk Tuk from Kandy city to reach the conference venue on convenient way.