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Spotlight on Good Travel places to visit in northern Sri Lanka and the Cultural Triangle

Traveling in Sri Lanka? Check out these Good Market approved social enterprises, responsible businesses, and community initiatives that prioritize people and the planet. This list includes travel experiences and places to eat, shop, and stay in Jaffna, Kilinochchi, Vavuniya, and the Cultural Triangle region of Anuradhapura, Dambulla, Sigiriya, and Polonnurawa. You can also find lists of Good Market approved enterprises for the south west, south, south east, east, central hills, and north west.

 

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Jaffna

Jetwing Jaffna

Jaffna, Sri Lanka

Jetwing is a pioneer of sustainable tourism in Sri Lanka and operates more than 35 hotels and villas across the country. Their Sustainability Strategy focuses on six key categories: Energy & Carbon, Water & Waste, …

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Kolam

Kolam

Jaffna, Sri Lanka

Kolam is a design studio collective that works with Jaffna artisans in northern Sri Lanka to create contemporary clothing and accessories from local materials and craft traditions. Priority is given to biodegradable, nontoxic, …

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Semman

Semman

Chunnakam, Jaffna, Sri Lanka

Semman showcases products made by skilled craftspeople in Sri Lanka’s Northern Province who were directly affected by over 30 years of war in the region. They uplift local communities by working with them on designs …

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Thinnai Organic

Thinnai Organic

Chunnakam, Jaffna, Sri Lanka

Thinnai Organic is an agritourism hotel and organic farm on ten acres of land in Jaffna. Farmstay options include a two-bedroom farmhouse, several rooms and glamping tents, and a secure space for backpackers to pitch their…

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Kilinochchi to Vavuniya

Lifetone

Kilinochchi, Sri Lanka

Lifetone was founded by a woman entrepreneur in the conflict-affected Vanni region of Sri Lanka. They specialize in herbal health drinks for blood sugar control, weight loss, pain relief, hypertension, cholesterol and skin care …

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Olai

Vaddakkachchi, Kilinochchi, Sri Lanka

Olai is a social enterprise that aims to replace housewares commonly made from plastic with eco-friendly alternatives made from local palmyra leaves. They offer table mats, coasters, bags, boxes, trays, baskets, and …

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Seva Village Rest

Vavuniya, Sri Lanka

Seva Village Rest is a training center, farm, and guesthouse that was developed in the northern community of Vavuniya by Sevalanka Foundation, a not-for-profit development organization that works with rural …

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Anuradhapura

Back of Beyond Anuradhapura

Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka

Back of Beyond offers seven retreats in secluded natural locations near jungles, streams, reservoirs, beaches and lagoons. The focus is on exploring and enjoying nature in a minimalistic, environmentally responsible way. For …

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Islander Center

Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka

Islander is a residential learning center and organic farm on 135 acres near Wilpattu National Park in Anuradhapura. Islander was established by Sevalanka, a development organization that works with rural …

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Dambulla to Polonnaruwa

Jetwing Lake

Dambulla, Sri Lanka

Jetwing is a pioneer of sustainable tourism in Sri Lanka and operates more than 35 hotels and villas across the country. Their Sustainability Strategy focuses on six key categories: Energy & Carbon, Water & Waste, …

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Back of Beyond

Back of Beyond Sigiriya

Sigiriya, Sri Lanka

Back of Beyond offers seven retreats in secluded natural locations near jungles, streams, reservoirs, beaches and lagoons. The focus is on exploring and enjoying nature in a minimalistic, environmentally responsible way. For …

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Jetwing Vil Uyana

Sigiriya, Sri Lanka

Jetwing is a pioneer of sustainable tourism in Sri Lanka and operates more than 35 hotels and villas across the country. Their Sustainability Strategy focuses on six key categories: Energy & Carbon, Water & Waste, …

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Green Community Minneriya

Polonnaruwa, Sri Lanka

Green Community Minneriya is part of a not-for-profit social enterprise which assists marginalized rural producers with branding, quality improvements, and market access. Their mission is to create an alternative …

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