Sri LankaWhere to stay

The best hotels in Sri Lanka From luxury beachfront havens
to serene mountain hideaways

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Ayubowan! Sri Lanka, in the heart of the Indian Ocean, offers a unique blend of breathtaking natural scenery, alongside timeless cultural landmarks. The tear-drop island stands out with its rich cultural heritage, flavorful cuisine, and an abundance of exploration sites, ensuring a holiday experience that caters to all tastes and interests. There are many exceptional places to stay in Sri Lanka, offering serene sanctuaries that embody the island's fusion of tradition and modernity. We've carefully selected the 10 best places to stay. These hotels and lodges are what we consider the best places to stay in Sri Lanka.

Thomas Stadler By Thomas Stadler
Updated September 2023

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10 Best hotels in Sri Lanka

All our listings were hand-picked and experienced firsthand, so we can genuinely recommend them.

Kaju Green


Pool Kaju Green Kaju Green

Kaju Green Pool view Kaju Green

Nestled in the tranquil village of Unawatuna, Kaju Green eco lodges embodies the spirit of sustainable luxury, adjacent to the lush green Eluwila Bird and Wildlife Sanctuary. Its an adults-only, eco-friendly lodge surrounded by lush tropical gardens and swaying coconut palms, creating a peaceful retreat away from the hustle and bustle of Galle, that is just a 15 minutes tuk-tuk ride away. The 7 stylish bungalows are designed with natural materials and sustainable practices, offering a harmonious blend of comfort and environmental consciousness.

The onsite restaurant specializes in organic and locally sourced cuisine, providing a vegetarian farm-to-table dining experience. Kaju Green also boasts a holistic wellness center, where guests can indulge in rejuvenating spa treatments, yoga and pilates sessions, and meditation in a tranquil setting.

The location is great for exploring the south coast of Sri Lanka, with pristine beaches, vibrant markets, and cultural attractions nearby. Kayaking, Surfing, whale watching, and exploring historic Galle Fort are just a few of the activities available to guests.

Fort Bazaar

Galle Fort

Fort Bazaar Galle A townhouse from the 17th century nestled in the courtyard of Galle Fort

Room at Fort Bazaar Hotel Fifteen sumptuously furnished bedrooms, named Bazaar and Banyan, branch out from a serene courtyard

Restaurant Fort Bazaar Galle Fort Bazaar Galle

Suite at Fort Bazaar Fort Bazaar Galle

Lobby area at Fort Bazaar in Galle Fort Bazaar Galle

Evening at Fort Bazaar in Galle, Sri Lanka Fort Bazaar Galle

Tucked away on a cobblestone lane within the historic walls of the UNESCO-recognized Galle Fort, Fort Bazaar is a testament to patience and architectural reverence. What once was a merchant's mansion underwent a meticulous 11-year restoration journey, transforming it into a delightful boutique haven. With 18 expansive rooms and suites, this sanctuary artfully marries the old-world charm with contemporary comforts.

Each living space is thoughtfully oriented around a serene central courtyard, anchored by an age-old Banyan tree. High ceilings lend an airy spaciousness, while the inviting four-poster beds promise a restful repose. A swimming pool, carefully integrated into the setting, is on the horizon and promises to be a refreshing addition. Fort Bazaar invites you to step into a blend of history and modern elegance, right in the heart of Galle Fort.


Kandy Region

Santani Wellness Santani Wellness: An exquisite retreat nestled in the Sri Lankan hillside

Santani Bungalow The 16 mountain view chalets truly honor their name

Bungalow view at Santani The views from each chalet's private balcony are truly spectacular

Santani Restaurant The restaurant features minimalist design with floor-to-ceiling glass walls for panoramic views while dining

Aerial view of Santani Wellness Santani Wellness Resort & Spa

Spa pool at Santani The outstanding spa features treatment rooms, sauna, steam room, and a thermal salt pool

Santani stands out as a sanctuary for wellness enthusiasts, nestled in the beautiful Knuckles Range hills near Kandy, surrounded by untouched mountain scenery. The resort combines sleek minimalist design with state-of-the-art spa and yoga facilities, all designed for harmony and balance.

The 16 Mountain View chalets, featuring glass and timber with luxurious interiors, boast stunning vistas, balconies, and open-plan bathrooms with walk-in rain showers. The 4 Garden chalets are tailored for families with children.

Guests can choose between different packages that combine energizing yoga sessions with relaxing Ayurvedic treatments. The restaurant features minimalist design with floor-to-ceiling glass walls for panoramic views while dining, serving healthy meals with personalized attention to dietary needs by the chef (no Alcohol, but a wide range of fresh juices and herbal teas).

Explore the neighboring forests and tea plantations on foot, or take a stroll to enjoy a swim in the river nearby. Santani offers more than just luxury—it's a retreat where one can truly rejuvenate, finding equilibrium for the mind, body, and soul.

Nine Skies

Demodara (Ella)

Nine Skies Bungalow with pool Nine Skies, once a colonial-era tea bungalow, sits at the tranquil core of the Hill Country

Suite Bedroom at Nine Skies Bungalow There are five bedrooms, each elegantly decorated, with four poster beds, and featuring ensuite bathrooms with rain showers and bathtubs

Garden views at Nine Skies All rooms lead directly to lovely garden terraces, offering magnificent views of the lush tropical garden and hills beyond

Nine Skies Pool The refreshing pool, with jaw-dropping views over the valley

Demodara Railway Loop view Views from the estate over the famous Demodara Railway Loop from 1921

Nine Arch Bridge of Ella with Sri Lankan train The iconic Nine Arch Railway Bridge in Ella is just a short ride away from Nine Skies

Situated in the serene Hill Country, Nine Skies stands out as a charming boutique tea bungalow. With only five meticulously crafted rooms, each offering captivating views, it serves as an intimate sanctuary for guests.

Perched amidst emerald tea plantations, this haven overlooks distant temples and majestic peaks that gently roll down to the architectural wonder of the famed Demodara train Loop. The estate is beautified with exquisitely maintained gardens, teeming with a harmony of birds and butterflies. These can be best enjoyed from the refreshing infinity pool or the expansive terrace of the bungalow.

Each room epitomizes luxury, boasting expansive interiors with four-poster beds and windows that capture the vast panoramas beyond. While the tranquility of the surroundings may entice guests to linger, Nine Skies is strategically positioned near iconic landmarks like the Nine Arches Bridge, Little Adam's Peak, and Ella Rock. The addition of personalized touches, along with thoughtful amenities such as picnic lunches and the attentive butler service, enriches the guest experience, positioning it as the ideal retreat for discovering the Hill Country.



PALM Sri Lanka Amidst the jungle and rice fields of the relaxed surfing haven Ahangama

PALM Sri Lanka PALM Sri Lanka sits on a picturesque coconut grove

Inside the A-frame cabana at PALMS Airy A-frame cabanas featuring king-sized beds and chic concrete

PALM, hidden between rice paddies and the coastline of laid-back Ahangama, offers a tropical oasis where modern luxury meets the laid-back charm of the south coast. This cutting-edge boutique hotel, surrounded by lush gardens and palm trees, provides an inviting escape from the everyday hustle. Featuring six spacious A-Frame Cabanas and 2 Deluxe Suites on stilts, with floor-to-ceiling glass, polished concrete interiors, low-lying beds with plush linens, cane furniture, private patios and open-air showers.

PALMs fancy restaurant showcases a fusion of Sri Lankan and international flavors, using fresh and locally sourced ingredients and is also a popular spot for day visitors. The onsite gym is equipped with Crossfit, weightlifting, bodybuilding and powerlifting equipment and the 14m pool is the perfect place to relax and unwind.

The Mango Tree


Bedroom at Underneath The Mango Tree Hotel Underneath the Mango Tree, surrounded by coconut trees, in Dickwella

Pool at Underneath The Mango Tree Hotel Underneath The Mango Tree

Located in the picturesque coastal village of Dickwella in the south coast of Sri Lanka, UTM is many things: a personally run boutique hotel, a highly competent Ayurveda spa, and a high-spirited beachside hotel. The Austrian owners, Petra and Robert Hollmann, made every effort to create a completely unique kind of hotel. Most furnishings, artwork and fabrics are custom-designed, including lampshades crafted from recycled rice bags. Each of the 22 rooms & villas is equipped with an oversized bathtub, some come with a private plunge pools and Ocean views.

The resort's restaurant offers a delightful journey through Sri Lankan cuisine, serving dishes made from locally sourced ingredients and fresh catches of the day. The pristine beach, just steps away, invites relaxation and water activities, while the lush garden and yoga pavilion provide spaces for serenity and wellness.

Jetwing Vil Uyana


Jetwing Vil Uyana Nestled in a thriving, wildlife-rich man-made wetland, this outstanding eco hotel stands as Sri Lanka's premier eco-tourism venture

Pool at Jetwing Vil Uyana In 2004, what were once abandoned rice fields were repurposed into a 28-acre private nature sanctuary

Overwater suite at Jetwing Vil Uyana in Sri Lanka Choose between five accommodation options: Forest, Marsh, Paddy, Garden, and Lake

Nestled in the quaint village of Sigiriya, Jetwing Vil Uyana invites you to a world where nature and heritage merge. Amidst paddy fields and reed beds, our nature reserve showcases the diverse beauty of five distinct Sri Lankan habitats within the celebrated cultural triangle.

The accommodations are thoughtfully designed, each reflecting its surrounding habitat—be it Forest, Marsh, Paddy, Garden, or Lake. More than just a stay, it's an immersive experience. Here, you'll find a meticulously crafted wetland set against the backdrop of an age-old fortress, offering a serene landscape that gently captivates the senses. At Jetwing Vil Uyana, uncover the richness of Sri Lanka's nature and culture in one harmonious setting.

Living Heritage


Pool at Living Heritage Koslanda Nestled in the core of Sri Lanka's hill country, Living Heritage provides eco-luxury within an expansive 80-acre estate

Forest Pavillion Living Heritage Koslanda Traditional Ambalama pavilions, perched on elevated platforms and surrounded by the lush forest

Bed inside a Forest Pavillion at Koslanda Forest Pavillion

Private Waterfall at Koslanda Hike to the nearby hidden waterfall that is private for hotel guests

Koslanda, nestled in the tranquil hills of Sri Lanka's central highlands, is situated approximately 700 meters above sea level. The expansive grounds of the hotelamidst pristine nature stretch through a forested valley, leading to a river and a private waterfall. The three Luxury Villa suites feature grand sizes, with hefty doors opening to a pillared courtyard, a bedroom up the stairs, and a bathroom with a walk-in shower, extending to a rear courtyard with a whirlpool. Five open-to-the-elements "Forest Pavilions" give more adventurous guests a space that's rooted in nature, ensuring a close connection with the green surroundings.

The stunning hilltop infinity pool offers breathtaking views over a valley dotted with paddy fields. Surrounded by nature, you can hear the rustling of monkeys in the overhead trees and elephants from the nearby forest occasionally make a serene appearance, strolling by. The lovely hotel staff will guide guests to the nearby hidden waterfall and river, offering a more private connection with nature, away from the usual tourist trails. The commitment to sustainability and the local community adds depth to the experience. Living Heritage Koslanda is not just a hotel; it's an opportunity to connect with the natural beauty and cultural heritage of Sri Lanka's highlands.



Pool with view at Amanwella Amanwella has the most stunning hotel pool you can find in Sri Lanka

Bedroom at Amanwella Amanwella

Beach of Amanwella Sri Lanka Amanwella

Amanwella Restaurant Amanwella

Private dinner at Amanwella Amanwella

Entry of Amanwella Amanwella

Amanwella, a luxurious seaside resort located on the sun-kissed southern coast of Sri Lanka, near the pristine shores of Tangalle, provides a serene and secluded paradise for those seeking a peaceful getaway. This contemporary oasis, influenced by the iconic modernist Geoffrey Bawa and designed to complement the natural beauty of the surroundings, features minimalist suites that blend modern elegance with local craftsmanship.

  • 30 elegant suites with private plunge pools and large terraces
  • Sri Lanka's most stunning infinity pool, 50-meter-long and providing stunning ocean views
  • Goyambokka Beach in front of Amanwella is one of the most beautiful in the region

True to Aman's philosophy, Amanwella embodies the essence of "barefoot luxury" and elegant simplicity. It's ideally situated for exploring the serene beaches and cultural attractions of Tangalle, with opportunities for wildlife encounters and excursions to nearby national parks. The resort's commitment to sustainability and its efforts to support the local community add depth to the guest experience.

Wild Coast
Tented Lodge

Yala National Park

Aerial view of Wild Coast Tented Lodge Wild Coast Tented Lodge, neighboring Yala National Park, seamlessly blends jungle, beach and safari experiences

Pool cocoon from above, Wild Coast Tented Lodge Wild Coast Tented Lodge

Bedroom Wild Coast Tented Lodge Wild Coast Tented Lodge

Bathroom Wild Coast Tented Lodge Wild Coast Tented Lodge

Wild Coast Tented Lodge Wild Coast Tented Lodge

Wild Coast Tented Lodge Wild Coast Tented Lodge

Leopard safari at Yala National Park Yala National Park in Sri Lanka boasts the world's highest leopard density, making it a top spot for sightings

Elephant in Yala National Park Yala is also home to majestic elephants roaming freely in their natural habitat

Ari Lankan Sloth bear in Yala National Park A rare sighting: The Sri Lankan sloth bear, during a game drive into Yala National Park

Nestled on the fringe of Yala National Park, this Relais & Chateaux property is a secluded, luxurious safari retreat on Sri Lanka's untamed southern coastline. The lodge boasts cocoon-like accommodations, masterfully crafted in a dome shape using robust French canvas. Stepping inside, each tented suite transports you to a bygone era of grand expeditions: soaring arched ceilings, rich teak floors, plush leather chairs, and freestanding copper bathtubs. 5 of the 28 tents come with own private plunge pools.

The heart of the lodge is its open-air restaurant, where guests can savor a variety of exquisite dishes inspired by local flavors and international cuisine. Dining is a sensory experience, with the sound of waves and the sea breeze adding to the ambiance. The adjacent pool area & lawns are perfect for relaxation after a day of exploring the nearby Yala National Park.

Wild Coast Tented Lodge is ideally situated for wildlife enthusiasts, with Yala National Park known for its diverse wildlife, including leopards, elephants, and a myriad of bird species. Every stay is complemented with safari game drives into the heart of the national park, providing an opportunity to witness these magnificent creatures in their natural habitat.

We hope that our curated collection of luxury accommodations in Sri Lanka has inspired your travel plans. If you wish to do a booking, make use of the direct links provided for each hotel.

More about Sri Lanka

Prepare for the stunning vistas of Sri Lanka, where rolling tea plantations, abundant wildlife, and diverse cultures welcome you on a memorable expedition.

Continue reading for travel advice and insights on Sri Lanka.

Best time to go

Sri Lanka has two monsoon seasons that affect different parts of the island at different times of the year. The southwest monsoon season occurs from May to September, affecting the southwestern and central regions of Sri Lanka, including popular destinations like Colombo, Galle, Ella and Kandy. During this time, these areas experience heavy rainfall, high humidity, and rough seas, making it less ideal for beach activities and outdoor exploration.

The northeast monsoon season occurs from November to February and affects the eastern and northern parts of Sri Lanka, including Trincomalee, Jaffna, and Batticaloa. During this time, the weather is generally dry and sunny, making it an excellent time for beach activities and outdoor exploration in these areas.

West- and Southern Coast (Colombo, Galle, Weligama, Yala)


Eastern Coast (Trincomalee, Batticaloa, Pottuvil)



The iconic Nine Arches Bridge in Ella

Galle Dutch Fort

Sri Lanka Travel Q&A

We know that traveling to a new destination comes with its set of queries. This section was designed to answer the most frequently asked questions about traveling to Sri Lanka, helping you to plan your journey.

How do I get to Sri Lanka?

Bandaranaike International Airport (CMB), approx. 30 minutes away from Colombo, is the primary international airport of Sri Lanka. Major airlines from various parts of the world, including Europe, Asia, and the Middle East, offer frequent flights to this airport. For those traveling from regions without direct flights, connecting flights are typically available through major hubs such as Singapore, Dubai, and Kuala Lumpur.

The national carrier, SriLankan Airlines, provides a wide range of international flights connections as well as regional routes like to India and the Maldives.

Do I need a visa to vist Sri Lanka?

Most foreigners require an Electronic Travel Authorization (ETA) before entering Sri Lanka. Tourists obtaining an ETA are typically granted a 30-day stay in Sri Lanka, though extensions can be sought once inside the country. The ETA application process can usually done online, with a simple form and a fee. Upon approval, the ETA is valid for six months from the issue date, but the maximum duration of stay for a tourist ETA is 30 days from the date of entry. For longer stays, you need to obtain the visa from your local embassy or extend the ETA during your stay.

Visit the Official website of the Department of Immigration & Emigration.

How long should I plan to stay in Sri Lanka?

For a comprehensive exploration of Sri Lanka, we recommended a stay of around two to three weeks. This allows you to experience a diverse range of what the island has to offer, from the ancient temples and historical sites like Anuradhapura and Polonnaruwa, to the beautiful beaches along the southern coast. A two-week itinerary typically covers the cultural highlights, some scenic hill country towns like Kandy and Ella, and a few days of relaxation by the beach. If you're interested in more in-depth travel, like safaris in national parks like Yala or Wilpattu, tea plantation visits in the central highlands, or exploring the less-touristed northern regions, planning for three weeks or more can be beneficial. Sri Lanka's relatively compact size makes it easy to travel around, but allowing time to soak in each location's unique atmosphere and culture enhances the experience.

What is the spoken language in Sri Lanka?

In Sri Lanka, the primary languages are Sinhala and Tamil. English is also spoken, particularly in areas frequented by tourists and in upscale hotels. It's always appreciated by locals when you learn a few common phrases in their language.

What currency is used in Sri Lanka? Can I pay with credit card?

The currency of Sri Lanka is the Sri Lankan Rupee (LKR). ATMs are widely available in cities and towns, and credit cards are accepted in most hotels, restaurants, and shops. It's advisable to carry some cash, especially when traveling to rural areas or for small purchases. Credit cards are widely accepted in major cities, tourist destinations, and by most hotels, restaurants, and shops.

Navigating Sri Lanka: How to get around.

When moving between the airport, hotels, and various destinations, private transfers are the most comfortabel option and your hotel will arrange them for you. While renting a car is technically possible, it's generally not recommended due to high costs and risks of an accident. It's quite common to rent a car with private driver for the whole duration of the trip.

For exploring local areas, tuk-tuks are a great choice. These three-wheeled vehicles zip through the streets, offering an up-close view of Sri Lankan life. Note that tuk-tuks offer limited space, making them only suitable for short trips without luggage. Up for little adventure? Hopping on a local bus, especially along the coastline, gets you a slice of local life.

Sri Lanka has a railway system, the coastal line from Colombo via Galle to Matara, and the scenic hill country route from Colombo to Badulla via Kandy and Ella, are particularly noteworthy. Trains are very cheap and relatively reliable, but run infrequently so its a good idea to study the timetable. The journey from Kandy to Ella is especially famous, taking passengers through lush tea plantations and stunning landscapes in over six hours. While trains are usually crowded, this experience is almost a must-do for visitors.

Cinnamon Air, the domestic air taxi service in Sri Lanka, operates daily scheduled flights, private charters, and scenic tours from its Colombo hub to various destinations across the island, including Kandy, Sigiriya, and Jaffna.

Do I need vaccination for Sri Lanka? Is there Malaria or Dengue?

It's advisable to be up to date with routine vaccinations like measles-mumps-rubella (MMR), diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis, varicella (chickenpox), polio, and your yearly flu shot. Additionally, vaccinations for Hepatitis A and Typhoid are recommended as these diseases can be contracted through contaminated food or water in Sri Lanka.

The Malaria risk in Sri Lanka has significantly decreased in recent years, and the country was declared malaria-free by the WHO in 2016. However, it's always wise to take precautions against mosquito bites, as other mosquito-borne diseases like dengue fever are still present.

Dengue fever is more common in urban and suburban areas, and the risk tends to increase during the rainy season. Using mosquito repellents, wearing long sleeves and pants, and sleeping under mosquito nets in areas where dengue is prevalent can help reduce the risk.

What are the cultural etiquette tips for visiting Sri Lanka?

Respecting local customs and traditions enhances your experience in Sri Lanka. Dress modestly when visiting temples and religious sites; covering shoulders and legs is often required. It's customary to remove shoes and hats before entering these places. When greeting people, a small nod or a smile is appreciated. Although handshakes are common, avoid physical contact with monks or opposite genders in more conservative areas. Always ask for permission before taking photos of people or private properties. Being mindful of these practices shows respect for the Sri Lankan culture.

What should I pack for my trip to Sri Lanka?

Packing for Sri Lanka requires a versatile approach due to its varied climates and cultural norms. Essentials include lightweight and breathable clothing for the humid and hot areas, alongside a sturdy pair of walking shoes for exploring cities and historical sites.

For visiting the hill country, where the climate is cooler, packing a light jacket or sweater is advisable. Conservative attire is recommended for visiting religious sites and women should bring a scarf or shawl to cover their shoulders, and both men and women should wear clothes that cover knees and shoulders. Don't forget to pack swimwear, sun protection, insect repellent, a reusable water bottle, and any necessary medications. A universal travel adapter is also a must-have for charging your devices.

Is Sri Lanka safe to travel?

Sri Lanka is generally considered a safe destination for travelers. Like any travel destination, it's important to exercise standard safety precautions. Petty crime, such as pickpocketing or bag snatching, can occur, particularly in crowded areas like markets, on public transport, and in tourist locations. It's advisable to be vigilant with your belongings and avoid carrying large sums of money or displaying expensive items.

The island has a complex history, including a long civil war that ended in 2009 and some isolated incidents of political and religious tension. However, the country has made significant strides in terms of stability and safety in recent years. It's always wise to stay informed about the current situation before and during your trip, especially regarding local news and any travel advisories from your government.

What type of power plug is used in Sri Lanka?

Sri Lanka utilizes two main types of electrical plugs: Type D and Type G. The Type D plug features three round pins arranged in a triangular formation, while the Type G plug is characterized by three rectangular pins set in a similar layout. To ensure your devices remain powered throughout your visit, it's advisable to acquire a suitable adapter upon arrival in Sri Lanka.

What are the top must-see attractions in Sri Lanka?

Sri Lanka is a treasure trove of cultural, historical, and natural attractions. Must-visit sites include the ancient rock fortress of Sigiriya, the sacred city of Kandy with the Temple of the Tooth Relic, the historic Galle Fort, and the stunning Dambulla Cave Temple. Nature enthusiasts should not miss Yala National Park for wildlife safaris, the picturesque tea plantations in the hill country, and the beautiful beaches of Mirissa, Unawatuna, and Trincomalee. For those interested in learning about Sri Lanka’s rich history and cultural heritage, the ancient cities of Anuradhapura and Polonnaruwa offer a glimpse into the past with their well-preserved ruins and monuments.

Where do I find the best beaches?

In our journey across the beautiful island of Sri Lanka, we've discovered some of the most pristine beaches that you simply must visit. Let's start with Mirissa, a tranquil paradise where you can bask in golden sands and even catch sight of majestic whales during the right season. Not far from the historic city of Galle, there's Unawatuna, a crescent-shaped beach lined with palm trees and known for its coral reef and sublime sunsets. We'd also recommend the laid-back charm of Bentota, perfect for both sunbathing and water sports. If you're looking for a less frequented spot, the untouched beauty of Nilaveli in Trincomalee awaits you. Finally, Arugam Bay, on the island's east coast, is a surfer's dream, offering some of the best waves in the world.

Can I combine Sri Lanka with a visit of other destinations?

Sri Lanka pairs perfectly with a variety of other exciting destinations. The most sought-after pairing is with the Maldives, offering travelers the chance to immerse themselves in Sri Lanka's rich cultural tapestry for a week before unwinding on the pristine beaches of the Maldives, nestled within luxurious resorts.

For those intrigued by the allure of India, there's a wealth of options accessible by flight. Kerala and Tamil Nadu are particularly appealing due to their closeness, providing a seamless blend of experiences. For those keen to delve into the heart of India's rich history and vibrant culture, direct flights to Delhi and Mumbai open the doors to the majestic state of Rajasthan and the captivating Tiger parks.

The Middle East presents another excellent pairing with Sri Lanka, often serving as a convenient stopover that segments the journey. A layover in Dubai or Abu Dhabi can add a luxurious twist to your adventure, while considering Oman could offer an unparalleled blend of desert landscapes, rich cultural heritage, mountainous terrains, and scenic beaches, creating an unforgettable travel experience.

All information provided above is accurate to the best of our knowledge at the time of publication. For the latest updates and details, please consult relevant authorities or official sources.