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Third International Conference on Holistic Medicine
ICHM - 2012

Important Dates & Travel Info

Conference Dates

17 November 2012 till 18 November 2012


Submission Dates

ICHM accepts submissions for abstract only or for peer reviewed full papers.

Paper Types Due Notification Camera Ready Submission
Abstract Only Oct 1, 2012 Oct 7, 2012 Oct 15, 2012
Full article for blind peer review Sep 10, 2012 Sep 30, 2012 Oct 15, 2012


ICHM Accommodation


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Galle Face Hotel (3.6 km)

This colonial-style hotel boasts 7 dining options and a spa which houses a gym. It also has a saltwater pool that face the vast Indian Ocean. Book online or contact Mr. Denzil Gunasekera, Sales Manager.

Email: denzil@gallefacehotel.net
Tel: (94)-11-2541010-16 – EXT-6301
Mobile: (94) 772-102248
Fax: (94)-11-5548123


The Sovereign Corporate Hotel, Rajagiriya (5.6km)

The Sovereign is a 5-minute drive from the heart of Colombo and a 10-minute drive from BMICH. Featuring authentic Sri Lankan furnishings, the hotel has a restaurant and free parking. Rooms with breakfast are also available from $US70. Place bookings here.


Renuka City Hotel (2.8km)

Just 100 metres from Liberty Plaza Shopping Complex, Renuka City Hotel offers free parking and 3 restaurants. A 24-hour front desk and round-the-clock room service is available. Place bookings here.


Hotel Sapphire (4.3km)

Hotel Sapphire is 4.5 km from the Sri Lanka National Museum and the National Art Gallery. It offers modern accommodation with an outdoor pool, free parking and free Wi-Fi. Place bookings here.


Hotel Janaki (2.2km)

Hotel Janaki is located just 1 km from the Colombo Beach. It offers modern accommodation with an outdoor pool, 2 dining options and free Wi-Fi in public areas. Place bookings here.


Hotel Sansu (3.5km)

Hotel Sansu is located a 15-minute walk from both Narahenpita and Kinillapone Train Stations. It offers value-for-money accommodation with a restaurant, free parking and free Wi-Fi access. Place bookings here.


Travelling to Sri Lanka

You can obtain information about visa requirements to visit Sri Lanka at the Department of Immigration and Emigration. A list of Sri Lankan Missions abroad is available at the website of the Department of External Affairs. Travel information about Sri Lanka can be found at Official travel information.


Travelling within Sri Lanka

A range of pre- and post-conference tours are available. They are listed below. Tours can be arranged for individuals and groups. Please contact Asia Tours for further details and costs. Tel: +94772726127/ +94785277248 Email: asiatours@postmaster.co.uk


Kandy Day Trip

Leave the hotel (early morning) for Kandy. En route, visit Pinnawela elaphant orphanage to see the baby elephants being fed. Upon reaching Kandy, visit the Temple of the Tooth Relic and drive around the city with a visit to a gem museum. Have lunch at a hotel of participants choice. On return, visit Peradeniya Botanical Gardens. Reach Colombo by evening.


Sigiriya Day Trip

For the entertainment of the adventure loving, visit Sigiriya, the fortress in the sky. Leave the hotel (early morning) for Dambulla. En route, visit Pinnawela elaphant orphanage. Visit the Dambulla cave Temple in the afternoon and stop at a hotel of participants choice. Finally visit the famous rock fortress in Sigiriya. Upon completion, return to Colombo by evening.


Bentota Day Trip

Leave the hotel (early morning) to Bentota. Visit a turtle hatchery and spend some time on the beach. Observe local life and witness traditional toddy tapping. Evening boat trip along the Bentota river and upon completion, return to Colombo.


Colombo City Shopping Tour

Colombo Leave the hotel and proceed on a city tour. Drive around Colombo. Visit the old parliament, the Galle face Green, the Fort area, the market, bazaar, a Buddhist temple, a Hindu temple, a Catholic church, the Colombo Museum. The Town Hall building, BMICH, elite residential areas, and a few shopping malls (ODEL / House of Fashion / Beverly Street)


Pinnawela Day Trip

Leave the hotel at 7.00am and proceed to Pinnawela. Visit the Elephant orphanage and watch baby elephants being fed and bathed. Return to the hotel in the afternoon.


Nuwara Eliya 1 Night/ 2 Days Trip

Day 1: Leave the hotel (early morning) and proceed to Nuwara Eliya via Pinnawela. En route, visit the Elaphantorphanage, a tea factory/plantation,. Reach Nuwara Eliya and visit the Botanical Gardens. Spend the rest of the evening at leisure, and explore the small city. Dine and stay overnight at Grand Hotel - Nuwara Eliya.

Day 2: Breakfast and visit Hakgala Botanical Gardens and upon completion, proceed to Colombo via Kitulgala. En route a chance to enjoy white water rafting at Kitulgala and visit the location where the famous 'Bridge over the River Kwai' was filmed. Reach Colombo by evening.


Kandy/Nuwara Eliya 2 Nights / 3 Days Trip

Day 1: Leave for Kandy in the morning. En route, visit the Elephant orphanage. Pay a visit to the Temple of the Tooth Relic and witness a cultural dance performance. Dine and stay at Chaaya Citadel.

Day 2: Breakfast and visit Peradeniya Botanical Gardens. Upon completion, proceed to to Nuwara Eliya. En route, visit a tea factory/plantation. Reach Nuwara Eliya and visit the Botanical Gardens. Spend the rest of the evening at leisure, and explore the small city. Dine and stay overnight at Grand Hotel - Nuwara Eliya.

Day 3: Breakfast and visit Hakgala Botanical Gardens and upon completion, proceed to Colombo via Kitulgala. En route a chance to enjoy white water rafting at Kitulgala and visit the location where the famous 'Bridge over the River Kwai' was filmed. Reach Colombo by evening.


Kandy/ Sigiriya 2 Nights / 3 Days Trip

Day 1: Leave the hotel (early morning) for Sigiriya. En route, visit the Dambulla Cave Temple. Afternoon, climb Sigiriya Rock Fortress, the place in the sky. Dine and stay overnight at the Sigiriya Village Hotel.

Day 2: Leave for Kandy after breakfast. En route, visit a spice garden and a batik factory. Pay a visit to the Temple of the Tooth Relic and witness a cultural dance performance. Dine and stay at Chaaya Citadel.

Day 3: Breakfast and visit Peradeniya Botanical Gardens and upon completion, proceed to Colombo via Pinnawela Elephant orphanage. Reach Colombo by evening.


Other Tours

Tours can be arranged for individuals and groups. Please contact Asia Tours for further details and costs.
Tel: +94772726127/ +94785277248 Email: asiatours@postmaster.co.uk