Ulagalla is a luxurious holiday retreat set amidst 58 acres of lush woodland, paddy fields and the Ulagalla Reservoir in the rural village of Tirappane near Anuradhapura. It was once the abode of a village chieftain. The original walawwa (ancestral mansion), which was built in 1885, still remains and has been renovated maintaining its traditional architectural features, and now houses the resort’s reception area. Accommodation is in luxurious chalets scattered across the 58 acre estate and overlooking paddy fields and reservoirs. Ulagalla Resort follows strict ecofriendly policies and runs a solar energy farm

All 30 suites at Amanwella are identical in layout and design and fall into two categories – the Pool Suites and the Pool Ocean Suites, based on their location and views. Suites are contemporary in design with terrazzo floors and soothing beige, cream and sandy tones that reflect the beach setting. Suite interiors consist of a combined sleeping and living room furnished with a king-sized bed, writing desk, armchair and credenza. Sliding screens divide this area from the open-plan bathroom which features a freestanding bathtub, twin vanities, dressing area, h/w shower and toilet. The floor -to-ceiling glass and latticed panels form two sides of the dwelling – one opening onto a private walled-in courtyard with plunge pool (6×4 metres in size) and the other to an outdoor terrace, complete with dining table, chairs and a double sun lounge. Suites are linked by pathways: most are within comfortable walking distance, and a small resort vehicle is available for transport to the more elevated levels. Pool Suites Situated mostly on the hillside, the Pool Suites enjoy varying views of the coconut grove and ocean. Here three sets of suites share an outdoor terrace and connecting doors. These are ideal for families or couples traveling together. Ocean Pool Suites Ocean Pool Suites are situated on the lower levels of the hill and enjoy uninterrupted views of the coconut grove and beach. Most are freestanding, although two sets share an outdoor terrace and connecting door.

SOS Children’s Village Initiative

Established in 1949, the SOS Children Village Foundation stands as the world’s largest non-profit organization committed to nurturing orphaned, abandoned, and vulnerable children. Their multifaceted approach, spanning family support, medical care, education, and emergency assistance, positively impacts the lives of countless children and families. 

Our commitment: 

Ceylon Roots is devoted to bolstering this cause by sponsoring the education and well-being of 10 children each month. Our aspiration is to progressively increase the number of sponsored children while also offering valuable exposure to those youngsters aspiring to pursue a career in the hospitality industry. 

Buddhist Roots

Embracing our rich cultural heritage and the profound influence of Buddhism on Sri Lanka’s cultural fabric, Ceylon Roots proudly presents the ‘Buddhist Roots’ project.  

The island’s connection to the teachings of The Buddha has shaped it’s identity and inspired the creation of temples and statues that embody our faith. However, the passage of time has left some of these rural temples in neglected states, depriving them of the rightful care they merit. 

Our commitment: 

With unwavering dedication, we have undertaken a vital commitment to revive and sustain temples island-wide. Through providing essential support for upkeep, nourishment, and sustainable living conditions, the aim of the Buddhist Roots project is to help ensure the lasting prosperity of these sacred sites. 

By joining hands with us, you are not only contributing to their well-being, but also getting the chance to explore these sites and personally experience the rich authenticity of Sri Lankan Buddhism.  

Brown Roots

In a dynamic effort to combat deforestation and bolster environmental conservation, we proudly present to you, the ‘Brown Roots’ Project, launched on World Environment Day, June 5th, 2017, undertaken in collaboration with Browns Tours. Working closely with relevant authorities and organizations, including Sri Lanka Forest Reserves, we stand united in preserving and enriching the beauty of our island home for generations to come. 

Our commitment: 

As part of our unwavering dedication, we have pledged to plant a tree for every traveler who embarks on a journey with us, and since its inception, the ‘Brown Roots’ project has already seen the planting of over 3000 trees in the central province of Sri Lanka by the end of 2018. 

Our resolve remains resolute, and with your invaluable support, we endeavour to further elevate this number in the years ahead. Join us in nurturing the very roots of nature’s grandeur.