Archive for May 2010

One visit is never enough- the Sri Lankan beach experience

Sri Lanka, the very name conjures up images of bright sunshine, endless beaches and warm, warm hospitality delivered with a genuine smile. Sri Lanka does indeed deliver all of this and more and now with the end of the internal war that ravaged the country for decades and with peace prevailing once again, the island is again ready to deliver.
Though a small country Sri Lanka has a diverse range of features, from the cool climes of the up country to the warm coastal areas it is hard at times to believe it is all within this tiny island. Being surrounded by the sea the country has endless miles of beach on offer, appreciated by locals and tourists alike.
On a broad level beaches in Sri Lanka can be divided as the West Coast, South Coast and East Coast, each having a unique quality while maintaining the classic Sri Lankan touch. The West Coast beaches are generally closer to the capital city of Colombo and are perfect for those based in and around the capital. The most popular beach is the Mount Lavinia beach, which is a strong family oriented beach, where of an evening you will find families enjoying the sand and surf. This is a safe beach and ideal for people travelling with children. Negombo too is another beach area well worth visiting, as it is a traditional fishing village as well, though at times the sea can be rough.
The South Coast is very popular as a tourist destination and in fact enjoys a thriving tourist industry. The ever popular Beruwala, Bentota, Hikkaduwa and Unawatuna beaches fall into this category.  The Hikkaduwa and the Unawatuna beaches in particular offer excellent snorkelling as there is a reef, inundated with tropical fish. Consisting of many tourist hotels and accommodations visitors can come out of the sea and enjoy a scrumptious sea food buffet right on the beach. Sri Lankans know how to treat guests and every visitor is guaranteed a once in a lifetime experience.
Though not quite sharing the popularity enjoyed by the Western and Southern beaches, the East Coast beaches are definitely coming into their own. The Nilaveli beach in Trincomalee and the Arugam Bay beaches have already made a mark amongst visitors for their soft sands and warm waters. Offering great surfing, diving and endless sunshine the East coast is fast gaining a reputation as the greatest area for beach holidays. The area is developing as a tourist hot spot with many hotels, guest houses and other accommodations being set up and already in existence.  The picturesque Batticaloa lagoon is idyllic and sums up what a perfect beach holiday should consist of.
One visit to Sri Lanka is never enough. Experiencing all the beaches itself would take many visits as though all offer soft, warm sandy beaches with the endless blue ocean each has its own unique personality that has to be experienced. That is why many visitors to this ‘Pearl in the Indian Ocean’ find themselves returning to its warm embrace many times over.
Larry Austin is a freelance journalist who writes on travel related topics such as hotel and destination reviews etc. He is currently working for which offers visitors the option of world wide hotel bookings. offers many last minute Sri Lankan hotel deals for holidaymakers.

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Effective ways of using email marketing

Email marketing is one of the best marketing methods that maintain relationship between a business company and its customers by giving them information about new products.

Of different methods of direct marketing, email marketing is the most effective and important method widely used by the business companies. While sending emails to customers, a business company can introduce its new products, various schemes and events. Such emails are sent on either daily or weekly basis depending on the request of subscribers. Marketers use it to be in contact with their potential customers.

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Advantages of Using Claims Processing Software

Behind every successful insurance company is a sophisticated automated claim processing software. The software should help to ensure a timely settlement and build positive rapport with clients. Claims management software eliminates human error by automating the entire process providing complete access to claims data records with the simple click of a mouse. A powerful management tool, claims management software helps to analyze and organize data to deal with complex litigation. There is basic functionality that any sophisticated claims software system should possess. Some basic features should include the following: simplified documentation and maintenance, software integration, and an increase of your claims management efficiency, to name a few.

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Does my conservatory or orangery need planning permission?

A well designed conservatory or orangery can be a great addition to your home and can genuinely enrich your living space and lifestyle. For example, folding sliding doors can open up your home allowing a seamless flow from your home to your new conservatory to your garden, while solar controlled glass now allows you to be able use this comfortably all year round.

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Every Trick a Designer Needs to Print Booklets

If you are a designer for a booklet print, you need to read this article. Listed down below are every trick that a designer needs to print booklets that are impressive looking and tough.

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Drug Rehab

Along the way, most people encounter interruptions in their life journey. Some may be short and easily overcome. Still others may be lethal in nature. When addiction strikes, the consequences are unpredictable and bear a very high risk. When it comes to substance abuse, it may not even be the abuser’s fault when chronic addiction sets in.
Nobody sets out to become a problem drinker, to be addicted to black tar heroin or become hopelessly hooked on his or her nighttime sleep medication. However, few families escape the burden of having a loved one who suffers from drug or alcohol abuse. For the fortunate the prospect of entering a drug rehab may be a life-saving option.
Pacific Hills Treatment Centers, Inc. understands the dilemma families face when confronted by the reality of drug use. They are a preferred drug rehab center that caters to the special rehabilitation needs of every addicted individual.
For over 15 years, Pacific Hills has offered alcohol treatment and drug rehab services by providing a variety of in-patient and out-patient structured programs tailored to the unique needs of the individual.
The caring staff of certified, skilled professionals administers the most sophisticated treatment techniques, medical services and drug rehab protocols available. Through lectures, workshops, group therapy and individual counseling, Pacific Hills educates their clients about the physical, psychological, emotional, relational and spiritual implications of long-term substance abuse. Thus, their comprehensive approach addresses the illness as it affects the whole person. Previous to discharge, each client is equipped with a relapse-prevention program that provides insight and techniques to counter the inevitable triggers to relapse.
After graduating from the primary care drug rehab program at Pacific Hills, each client is provided with the opportunity to enter a follow-up “transitional care” program that extends their training and allows for adequate preparation for re-entry into society.
No one else understands alcohol addiction like Pacific Hills Treatment Centers. It is time you get your loved one back.
For more information on Drug Rehab visit Pacific Hills Treatment Centers

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Alcohol Rehab

The problem of alcohol addiction is a worldwide epidemic. Alcoholism is the number one health problem in the United States. While less than 10% of the addicted enter treatment, alcohol rehab stands as the most successful resource for the long-term reversal of chronic alcohol abuse.
When it comes to decisions about treatment and rehabilitation, Pacific Hills serves to help families navigate through the maze of options they encounter while in their crisis.
The following are a number of typical questions to be addressed when seeking alcohol rehab services:
• Programs Offered: Does the alcohol rehab center offer a variety of residential and outpatient programs from which you can choose? A quality center will recommend a specific and comprehensive track of treatment that will address the unique needs of each client.
• Cost: Costs for alcohol rehab vary greatly and are dependent on the extent and duration of the services and program options taken. Families should be prepared for private payment for all or a portion of the treatment fees, as insurance policies tend to cover minimal treatment, inhibiting the recovery process. While fees tend to be high, the value is equally high and the cost much lower than treatment of other terminal diseases in their advanced stages.

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The price factor of London

University graduates are often in two camps when it comes to working in London: one that relishes the opportunity to live in one of the world’s largest and most thriving cities, the other more reluctant to move because they worry about the expense and high living costs associated with the capital.

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Advantages of Barcode Scanning in Retail Outlets

Effectively tapping the potential of barcode scanning can help retail outlets to better manage their resources. With the advantages of barcode scanning, like faster data capture, accuracy, and automatic identification, retail outlets can increase their operational efficiency, accuracy of inventory tracking and stock levels, workforce productivity, and provide better customer service. Also, barcode scanning ensures efficient point-of-sale management, faster customer checkout time, and better inventory controls.

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Analysis of Population and Internet Usage Statistics: 2009

Internet has revolutionized the businesses, economies and societies all over the globe. It is constantly unleashing new business models, creating new products and services, changing the way consumers shop and businesses sell their products. The increasing number of Internet users every year indicates increased awareness of Internet’s benefits for the people across the world.

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