Sri Lanka with Alexander Armstrong on SBS – Alexander Armstrong heads for the Paradise Isle of the Indian Ocean, Sri Lanka, discovering not only the golden sands but also its historic culture.

Now a destination for everything from the most modern urban sophistication to laid-back surf cafés, Sri Lanka has started to recover from a long civil war and incredible natural disasters to welcome visitors.

Along the way, Alexander meets some unforgettable characters – human, elephant… and even the odd reptile.

Episode One:

Alexander is seduced by the golden beaches of the South West and his first port of call is the fortress town of Galle.

His love of classical music leads him to investigate the life of a Choon Pan Man. He finds out more about captive elephants in Sri Lanka and at the Elephant Millennium foundation he meets Sudimenika, one of eight elephants that have been rescued.

Then he visits a dog home where he meets a few of the rescued strays.

Sri Lanka With Alexander Armstrong on SBS and SBS on Demand – New Series Premiere – Wednesday, 11 October at 7.30pm

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Sri Lanka with Alexander Armstrong on SBS