ICBI 2017 Conference Tour Plan


Time of Departure & Destination

 Time of Arrival & Destination


University of Kelaniaya

(6.30 a.m.)

Bord'eau Restaurant, Balapitiya

(8.30 a.m.) 


Bord'eau Restaurant, Balapitiya

(9.15 a.m.) 

Madu River

(9.25 a.m.)

River Sightseeing

Madu River

(11.00 a.m.) 

Nature Trails Unawatuna

(12.30 p.m.)


 Nature Trails Unawatuna

(2.30 p.m.) 

Roomassala Sanctuaries

(2.45 p.m.)

Roomassala Sanctuaries Sightseeing

Roomassala Sanctuaries

(3.30 p.m.) 

Nature Trails Unawatuna

(3.45 p.m.) 


Nature Trails Unawatuna

(4.30 p.m.) 

Galle Fort

(5.00 p.m.)


Galle Fort

(6.00 p.m.) 

University of Kelaniya

(7.30 p.m.)

Return Journey


Detailed Time-Schedule

6:30 AM – Leaving University Premises (University of Kelaniya
à Kadawatha Expressway Entrance à Kurundugahahetekma Exit à Balapitiya)

8:30 AM – Reaching Bord’eau Restaurant, Balapitiya

8:30 AM – 9:15 AM – Breakfast at Bord’eau Restaurant

9:15 AM – 11:00 AM – Madu River Cruise

11:00 AM – Departure from Bord’eau to Nature Trails Unawatuna (Via Galle Road)

12:30 PM – Reaching Nature Trails Unawatuna

12:30 PM – 2:30 PM – Lunch and Relaxing at Nature Trails Unawatuna

2:30 PM – Leaving to Roomassala Sanctuary

2:45 PM – Reaching Roomassala Sanctuary

2:45 PM – 3:30 PM – Sightseeing at Roomassala Sanctuary

3:45 PM – Reaching Nature Trails Unawatuna

3:45 PM – 4:30 PM – Refreshment (Evening Snack)

4:30 PM – Leaving to Galle Fort

5:00 PM – Reaching Galle Fort

5:00 PM – 6:00 PM – Sightseeing at Galle Fort

6:00 PM – Leaving Galle fort (Galle Fort
à Pinnaduwa Interchange/Entrance to the Expressway à Kadawatha Exit à University of Kelaniya)

7:30 PM – Reaching University of Kelaniya

Places of Attraction      

General Description – Down-South, Sri Lanka

Tour to the Southern coastal line is a perfect travelling experience. It is specifically designed to the participants of the ICBI 2017 and the words specifically cannot describe the energy of the southern part of Sri Lanka. The Southern part of the country is inherited with a vibrant rich culture where the utmost hospitality for the tourists are offered generously with warmth of the people welcoming you with smile. Following is the description to the locations in line up to visit.          

Maadu River


The Madu Ganga is a shallow water body in south-west Sri Lanka, which enters the sea at Balapitiya. The Buddhist Amarapura Nikaya sect had its first upasampada on a fleet of boats anchored upon it in 1803.

Together with the smaller Randombe Lake, to which it is connected by two narrow channels, it forms the Madu Ganga wetland which has high ecological, biological and aesthetic significance, being home to 303 species of plants belonging to 95 families and to 248 species of vertebrate animals.            


Roomassala Sanctuary

Yet another place to be toured regarding Sri Lankan tourism sites is Rumassala. In colonial era, it was known as ‘Buena Vista’ (pleasant view). The legendary chronicle ‘Ramayana’ proclaims that ‘Rumassala’ is a chunk of Himalayan Mountains. 


Galle Fort


Basking on the southern coast of Sri Lanka in the bay of Galle, the Fort was first built by the Portuguese in 1588 before being extensively fortified by the Dutch in the mid-1600s. The Fort was declared a World Heritage Site in 1988 by UNESCO as a unique exposition of "an urban ensemble which illustrates the interaction of European architecture and South Asian traditions from the 16th to the 19th centuries.”

Conference Email: icbi@kln.ac.lk

Important Dates

Submission of Abstract and Full Paper by

26th August 2017

Notification of Acceptance and Comments by

23rd September 2017

Camera ready copy by

07th October 2017

Registration of Authors by

14th October 2017

Conference Date

17th November 2017

Conference Tour

18th November 2017