Contact David D Schreiber
Habarana, Sri Lanka
International travel considerations: As of March 2021, foreign tourists are allowed into Sri Lanka. However, they’re required to be quarantined in a designated hotel. This condition is expected to change in the near future. We will keep you posted on the changes.
Registration will begin April 1 at 11 a.m. EDT.
Your brethren in Sri Lanka warmly invite you to attend the Feast of Tabernacles with them at the Habarana Village by Cinnamon. Habarana is a small city in the Anuradhapura District in the North Central Province. It is situated in the cultural triangle.
Habarana Village is sprawled across 27 acres of luxuriant land bordering a stunning lake. The hotel’s cozy cottages lie in clusters with clay tile roofs and brownish yellow exteriors. The bungalow-style rooms are surrounded by greenery amid high rise trees that provide plenty of shade. Habarana Village is a 5 ½ to 6-hour drive from Bandaranaike International Airport or from the city of Colombo. Transportation from Colombo to the Feast Site can be arranged upon request.
All brethren will be staying at the same venue and will have the unique and enjoyable opportunity to dine together at the “El Hena” Restaurant. Three buffet meals are provided each day, featuring local Sri Lankan dishes as well as excellent international cuisine while the “Panthaliya” coffee shop serves snacks and hot beverages. The hotel will also be the site for services in English each day in the “Gamsabha” conference hall.
The hotel features an outdoor pool and facilities for tennis, volleyball and badminton. Tours can be arranged for outside activities including hiking in the Ritigala jungle or riding an ox cart in Hiriwadunna. For those who dare to be adventurous, The Minneriya National Park, Pidurangala Rock and The Sigiriya Fortress, are less than a 30-minute drive from the hotel.
Family day is a traditional favorite at the Feast in Sri Lanka. A special afternoon full of fun team events is followed by another afternoon of cricket, which the whole family can participate and enjoy. The variety show as well as a family sing along and dance are sure to be a highlight as the Sri Lankan brethren are very talented and musical.
The sunset over the mountainous horizon beyond the lake at rear of the hotel is a beautiful and peaceful site in the evening. One may be tempted to take a boat ride on the lake, enjoy a walk in the cool of the evening around the grounds and take in the view of a herd of elephants beyond the lake or bicycle on the narrow roads running through the neighboring village.
A visit to Sri Lanka will be a life-changing experience. If you want to travel internationally and you earnestly desire to celebrate and serve at the Feast with your brothers and sisters who live overseas, the Feast in Sri Lanka would be an exceptional opportunity for you. A visit to this tropical island where food is delicious and the brethren are gracious, friendly and enthusiastically desiring to see the coming of God’s Kingdom, is a Feast you’ll not soon forget!
We sincerely seek and appreciate your earnest prayers for God’s blessing on the Feast in Sri Lanka and on all the Feasts around the world where God has chosen to place His name.
Feast Registration: To register go to http://ucg-srilanka.org/feast. A $45 registration fee (per family) is required. This can be mailed or paid via Paypal. You can also register here at feast.ucg.org, but please know that your registration is not complete until you register at http://ucg-srilanka.org/feast.