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About Us

Ceylonese Connection was found back in 2013 with the idea of providing affordable and tailor-made healthcare internships for international healthcare students in mind. It is organized to make internship programs tailored for each student or a group of students as needed. We believe in the concept of freedom of choice when it comes to where the students want to live, eat or how they want to spend the days of their program.

Speaking of freedom of choice it is up to the students to choose what they require. However through experience we know what works with majority of students and we recommend the same. If any student feels that something needs to be changed, we at Ceylonese Connection have made the option to reach us out and tailor a placement program that works for them.

Apart from invaluable experience which students will gain in Sri Lankan healthcare institutions your view on life as you know it will change forever. We promise you that the new places, cultures, cuisine and people you encounter will reward you with a whole new perspective in to life. Join with us and help to change a life; be it yours or someone else.

Faces behind Ceylonese Connection

Savinda Arambepola

Savinda Arambepola "Savi" co-founded Ceylonese connection along with Dhanushka and Chamal. Savi will be in charge of looking over all the proceedings leading to the placements and volunteers stay being comfortable and beneficial. Savinda has completed in Bachelor of Dentistry at University of Peradeniya ,Sri Lanka. Savi is a sports enthusiast who has participated both in school and university level. His favourite sports include football, Rugby and Cricket. Because of his passion for healthcare services Savi is hoping to help the underprivileged through the vision of Ceylonese Connection.

Dhanushka Alahakoon

Dhanushka is often referred to as “Dhanu” around his mates and is an applied sciences graduate, with a special interest in the industrial aspects of physics and chemistry. Dhanu is passionate about the environment and animals and likes to travel and explore, he likes to spend his spare time for projects regarding the communities in need. Through Ceylonese Connection Dhanu expects to give the best experience for the ones who will be coming to this unique paradise as guests and hope to plan ahead in various community development projects as well and move ahead with them while changing their lives.

Chamal Abayaratne

The youngest of the team, he is in-charge of handling financial aspects of Ceylonese Connection. Past student of Chartered Institute of Management Accountants. Chamal left his job in administration of Clinical Research to join the adventurous journey with Ceylonese Connection. Chamal is also a part-time trader on capital markets.

About Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka, known until 1972 as Ceylon, is truly a paradise island surrounded by the pristine blue waters of the Indian Ocean and warm golden sandy beaches.

Often called the “Pearl of the Indian Ocean” for that very reason, this beautiful island has something to offer to all types of travellers; whether you seek to spend a blissful evening watching a breath taking sunset by a sandy beach, or to engage in a thrilling adventure trekking your way through a rainforest or simply to engage in an extraordinary culinary experience, Sri Lanka will not fail to fascinate you.

Renowned for its warm hospitality, enchanting culture and agreeable tropical climate, Sri Lanka is a must visit destination for any traveller.

Due to its prominent position in the ancient sea routes between Europe, Africa and Asia the teardrop island has been a cradle for cross ways of culture, trade and religion for thousands of years. Old and new, East and West, nature people and spirituality; here it all unites together to form one unique civilization. From surfing to whale watching, snorkelling to deep sea diving, rafting to elephant tracking, UNESCO heritage sites to hundreds of miles of untouched coast lines, from exotic spices to world renowned tea, Sri Lanka is truly a land like no other.

About Kandy

We’re based in Kandy, the charming hill capital of Sri Lanka. A UNESCO world heritage city, it is a must visit travel destination for any traveller to Sri Lanka. This beautiful city is located in the foothills of central highlands nestled among lush mountain ranges, green valleys, meandering rivers, picturesque lakes and cascading waterfalls.

A laid-back city alive with culture and friendly people, you will have plenty to do in Kandy during your stay. Whether it is a calming walk along the scenic Kandy Lake situated at the heart of the city, or devouring the scrumptious local cuisine at one of the many local restaurants or simply chilling at a bar with the locals after dusk- Kandy has something to offer to sooth all your cravings.

You could wander the ancient narrow streets hunting for best bargains, indulge in a therapeutic Ayurveda spa, hike your way through the mountains and lush green forests and discover the spiritual side in you in this incredible city.

As the home to one of the most important Buddhist temples, the Temple of Tooth that holds the scared relic of Lord Buddha, this city can be best described as the heart of spiritual Sri Lanka. The kandy Perahara, one of the biggest cultural pageant that takes place in the month of July or August is world renowned. Thousands of traditional drummers and dancers accompanied by hundreds of decorated elephants parade/promenade the streets of Kandy for seven consecutive nights showcasing the proud cultural heritage of this ancient city.

Due to its central position in the heart of Sri Lanka, Kandy gives you easy access to all your travel destinations. The well-developed transport system that connects Kandy with the rest of the country will provide you with a trouble-free opportunity to explore all corners of Sri Lanka MAP?

The House

You will be staying in a house that is located in a quiet neighbourhood situated few minutes away from the city center. The house is spacious, well-furnished and is equipped with a well-stocked kitchen.

We provide you with Wi-Fi and other necessities to ensure that your stay with us is a comfortable one. Feel free to discuss with us if you need to arrange anything to make your stay better.

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