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Our Story

Founded as a pioneering Eco and Adventure tourism company in the year 2000, Eco Team has, over the years, narrowed its focus to become the most sought-after specialist in Wildlife Tourism and Experiential Travel. 

With five specialised accommodation brands under its umbrella, Eco Team features the most unique Tented Accommodations & Lodges in the country. 

Eco Team believes that requirements and expectations of world travellers have changed rapidly and have become more unique. As a result, tourism providers are no longer in a position to offer pre-packaged mass products to clients. The need of the hour is to find the smallest of niches and provide customised tour solutions. 

Eco Team’s responsible tourism ethos and values remain unchanged, with the focus being on community benefit and partnerships, conservation through tourism, minimising carbon emission, and preserving local values and culture.

Founded by entrepreneur and innovator Anuruddha Bandara, Eco Team is a company of ‘firsts’ and has been a pioneering force behind many initiatives, constantly striving to make a difference in every endeavour. Turning 20 in the year 2020, Eco Team continues to flourish and currently provides services to over 140 national and international companies across the globe. 

Our Service Values

Exclusive  Experiences
It’s all about what you will be doing. 

We take pride in offering the exclusive and unique experiences going beyond just the tourist highlights. We believe that no two persons on this earth could be the same, so therefore no holiday created should be the same too. With our unparalleled access to all the hidden corners, we don't merely create holidays, we design experiences that money can’t buy.  

Genuine Encounters
It’s all about whom you are meeting.

Our tours are designed to grant you an intimate peak into the country and meeting real local people. With our special relationships cultivated over the years, our tours offer access into villages and homes to provide truly unique perspectives. This is something we are really specialized in. You do things together, share a meal or take part in a religious ritual; you become their guest but not a paid tourist.     

Spaces with Character
It’s about where you are staying. 

Our handpicked accommodations are way different to large chain hotels with conventional star ratings. We offers small properties with quality, character, ambiance and run by passionate people. The range does not limit to “hotels” and goes into Tented Camps, Lodges, Home Stays, Colonial Bungalows, Luxury Boutique Properties as well as Tree Houses that have won multiple awards and plaudits.


Passionate Sustainability
It’s about how we do things. 

We believe that the sustainability and conservation approach in tourism is not merely an option but a way of life. While offering you unique, unconventional experiences and encounters, we strive to stay conscious of the sustainability of our habitat, people and culture. You wouldn’t find the Elephant Orphanage, animal rides or shows, or any other experiences that exploit people or animals in our programmes.

 

F A M I L Y

 

1.FOCUS

FOCUS

  • Focus on our Vision and Mission

  • To enhance the Quality of the Service

1  Right candidate for the right job
2 Sound orientation about company culture and new environment
3  Innovativeness
4   Standard training and development programme and evaluate the result.

2.ACCOUNTABILITY

ACCOUNTABILITY

  • Accountability of the responsibilities in the job role

  • Social accountability

  • Environment accountability

3.MILESTONE

MILESTONE

  • Rewarding employees on their Commitment, Skills, Voluntary participations and innovations.

  • Celebration of  achievements, days of importants for both company and individuals.

 

4.INNOVATION

INNOVATION

  • New experiences , services and methods

  • New Ideas

  • New technology which will enhance the service quality, standard and the  process effectiveness

5.LEADERSHIP

LEADERSHIP

  • Support to achieve their targets

  • Delegation

  • Knowledge sharing

  • Unbiased

6.YOUTHFULNESS

YOUTHFULNESS

  • Celebrations

  • Creative atmosphere

  • Energy

  • Young Heart

  • Unity

The Brands

Our brands are as diverse as you can imagine and we have successfully managed to extend our reach to virtually every facet in the specialized tourism segments. Under our parent company Eco Team's valued guidelines, all of our brands boast an experienced and dedicated team and encompass the same principles of unmatched customer service and firm policies on environmental impact and sustainable tourism. Some of our most popular brands include:

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Sustainability

We are a local organization with a global focus that facilitates world-class tourism experiences and wilderness accommodation that are socially and environmentally responsible, that embraces our motto to provide innovative and passionate service to our customers in a manner that is financially rewarding for our employees and stakeholder.

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Vacancies

We are an award-winning organization specialized in the travel and tourism industry in Sri Lanka with over a decade of industry experience. We are now looking for dynamic individuals who can empower our team as we expand our business.

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Our Founder

Mr. Anuruddha Bandara
Mr. Anuruddha Bandara, also known as AB, is an award-winning entrepreneur who has built a reputation as a niche tourism specialist, explorer, and management trainer.

He has travelled to all parts of Sri Lanka and approximately 13% outside of it. As Founder / CEO and Master Crafter of Experiences & Encounters, he has navigated Eco Team (Pvt) Ltd. to becoming the most diversified tourism specialist group in Sri Lanka – a parent company to 10 renowned, niche tourism brands. As the Founder and President of the Sri Lanka Wilderness Foundation, he has taken environmental conservation to a national platform.
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Sarinda Unamboowe


Mr. Sarinda Unamboowe

A Director of MAS’ Apparel Board, Mr. Sarinda Unamboowe is currently the CEO & Managing Director of MAS Kreeda, the Nike division of MAS Holdings, and heads Environmental Sustainability for the Group. Having joined MAS in 2001 as the CEO of Linea Aqua, he is also a member of MAS’ Innovations Leadership Team and serves on the Board of Biodiversity Sri Lanka.

He had held the positions of Chief Operating Officer of Jk Marketing Services Pvt Ltd., Chief Executive Officer for MAS Holdings (Pvt) Ltd., Account Officer at Standard Chartered International (USA) Ltd. and General Manager-Sales at John Keells Stock Brokers (Pvt) Ltd. as well.

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Saiyan De Silva Wijerathne

Mr. Sriyan de Silva Wijeyeratne

Mr. Sriyan de Silva Wijeyeratne currently the chairman of Employees’ Trust Fund Board, was the Managing Director/CEO of Teejay Lanka PLC, which is one of the S&P Top 20 Companies, and was recognised during his time as a Winner of Forbes “Asia’s 200 Best under a Billion Dollar Company.”

He has served as the Country Manager of Microsoft for Sri Lanka and Bangladesh and was responsible for setting up and growing the footprint in Sri Lanka. He previously held the post of Director Marketing and Sales of Suntel and was a Brand Manager at Nestle.

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Haj

HAJ

Hajreen Juhara, popularly known as Haj, is a bubbly individual with immense experience in customer care and tourism spanning over two decades, locally and overseas.
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Migara updated

MIGARA

Migara is an IT professional, who later on found customer care to be much more exciting - than hiding behind a screen. But his true calling came soon after; sustainable tourism coupled with customer care.  
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Eshan

ESHAN

An adventure dreamer, Eshan is constantly on an adventure quest; travelling almost every “working day” - contributing immensely to develop the Adventure Product portfolio we offer today.
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shivani

SHIVANI

A founding team member of Eco Team, an avid traveller, Shivani’s ethos of experiencing destinations before talking about them, is what makes her so dynamic and exciting to speak to.
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Hotline : (+94) 70 222 8 222
Office Address : 20/63, Fairfield Garden, Colombo 08, Sri Lanka