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

(11.30 a.m.)


Salty Swamis Cafe & Surf Shop  (12.00 p.m.)


Salty Swamis Cafe & Surf Shop 

(1.00 p.m.)


Hikkaduwa Coral Reef 

(1.10 p.m.)

Coral Reef Seeing

 Hikkaduwa Coral Reef 

 (2.30 p.m.)


 Roomassala Sanctuaries

(3.15 p.m.)

Roomassala Sanctuaries Sightseeing

 Roomassala Sanctuaries

(5.30 p.m.)


Kat's Coffee, Unawatuna

 (5.35 p.m.)


Kat's Coffee, Unawatuna

(6.10 p.m.)


University of Kelaniya

(7.50 p.m.)

Returning to University of Kelaniya


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. Its estuary and the many mangrove islets on it constitute a complex coastal wetland ecosystem. In 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. It might be one of the last remaining tracts of untouched mangrove forests in Sri Lanka.


Hikkaduwa Coral Reef

Hikkaduwa coral reef is a typical shallow fringing reef with an average depth of around 5 metres (16 ft).[2] The coral reef reduces the coastal erosion and forms a natural breakwater.[1] The coast of the national park extends four km. Generally the coast is narrow, ranging from 5–50 m according to the climatic conditions of the year. Scuba diving is a popular recreation here.


Rumassala, the Mythical Mountain of Galle, Sri Lanka

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

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