I am Ishanka Maddawattha, the owner of Sri Lanka SunRide Tours and Drivers Pvt Ltd. Our company offers high quality professional tour organizing and driver services, car hire with driver, and travel advisory services which you may need. After few years living abroad, I decided that my life-goal is to show my beautiful homeland to the guests coming to Sri Lanka.
Our team of excellent drivers and travel experts will ensure your dream holiday come true! Our team contains drivers who has excellent professional driving skills, calm and reliable personality, huge local knowledge about Sri Lanka with every detail of this country; they have nice English communication skills, intelligent and friendly nature. And last but not least, of course, we have a NTDA SLTDA (National Tourist Drivers Association) certificate too. Our travel expert team will ask you about your interests, priorities, and make you the itinerary best fit to your ideas even it is a relaxed holiday or a more busy and adventurous tour. With our suggestions and information you can feel yourself in total security, your time management can be the best, and you will have an unforgettable travel experience, where you do not feel yourself as a tourist, but as a traveller and a friend, we ensure not just professional, but personal approach. We arrange all your travel requests with creativity and knowledge, at a great affordable price, with a good value for money services. If you create your own itinerary and book your own hotels, we can help you with driving services, but you also can rely on us to make you a package deal including all hotels, and transportation and programs; so the only you need to do is to enjoy the best holiday of your life.
If you are interested in the man behind this company, I can tell you my short story. In my young age years I was working as a quality controller and a storekeeping manager in the constructions and textile fields at the most important and biggest companies of Sri Lanka. These highly responsible positions were very nice, but they were not satisfying my wanderlust and my love of nature, culture and outdoor activities. So first, I went abroad, I lived and worked in Israel for 2 years. As my father was a professional driver, and I have learnt the proper skills and practices from him in my very early ages, when I come back to Sri Lanka, I started same, to be a tourist driver in the tourism industry. After completing several other courses and gaining certificates (certified tourist driver, advanced English and computer sciences, business management) and a lot of experience, I founded my own company dedicated to the tourism. The God gives me a big luck to find the love of my life, my wife, who is a European lady, working in the similar field as me, so later on we not only become partners in our life-journey, but in our business too. SunRide Tours is a family –run business, with a passionate and friendly and professional approach.
My motto is:
“To move, to breathe, to fly, to float,
To gain all while you give,
To roam the roads of lands remote,
To travel is to live.”
(Hans Christian Andersen)