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Lal Jayasuriya: The Great Miracle Mechanic

Known mostly to vintage motorcycle collectors and enthusiasts around the world is a small shed covered with metal sheets, owned by miracle mechanic Mr. Lal Jayasuriya. His work on vintage motorcycles is legendary to a level where one of his Triumph Thunderbird restorations is displayed at the Fujiyama Museum in Fujiyoshida, Japan! He has dedicated the past 50 years to become one of the best vintage bike restorers in the world! Having exported over 450 restorations to his foreign clients and having another 250 ongoing projects at present, Lal keeps bringing these classic icons to life with the help of his sons. If you’re in the Colombo Suburbs, drop by Ceylon Motors for a chat about Triumphs, Nortons and Ariels, over a cup of Ceylon tea.


Our policy in discouraging Animal Cruelty, Tourist Traps and Staged Tourist Shows

Animals Are Friends Too: Discouraging Animal Cruelty, Tourist Traps and Staged Tourist Shows

We at ExJ stay away from tourism experiences that are staged and involve animal cruelty and shopping traps that are contrived to exploit and deceive clients.

Even though some of the popular ‘attractions’ are not included in our programmes due to the above reasons, we have no objections in our clients making their own arrangements with our Drivers to visit these places.


Why we do not promote following attractions


Turtle Hatcheries

As this concept has serious negative aspects in terms of conservation, we do not encourage our visitors to patronize the turtle hatcheries, as not all of them are really turtle-friendly. We instead encourage them to observe turtles in their natural habitats.

Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage

When we became aware that the animal welfare standards there were questionable, we stopped encouraging our clients to visit the orphanage. We are pleased to observe that the Born Free Foundation has now adopted similar measures.

Elephant back rides – Habarana

There’s uncertainty surrounding the attitude of this place towards animal welfare. There may be a few ethical operators, but in general, we are not in agreement with how the place is run. We all would love a photo of us riding an elephant, but is a lifetime of pain caused to these magnificent mammals really worth a few fleeting likes on social media?

Traditional Village Tour with a Canoe Trip and Bullock-Carts – Habarana

This is a tourist trap where a lot of the trip is ‘staged’ for commercial purposes. Such fake touristic experiences will not give our visitors an idea of what life in the country is really like, so join us as we show you the real side of Sri Lanka. And at the end of every vacation, always ask yourself, “Did you feel that your holiday was ethical, eco-friendly, and reduced environmental impacts?”

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