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Uva Wellassa University Field Visit to U.H.E Properties

The teams at The UHE Group were pleased to welcome 61 undergraduates of the Uva Wellassa University of Sri Lanka, from the Department of Tourism Studies for their Hospitality, Tourism and Events Management Degree Program on a field visit to The UHE Group’s properties. The students took part in thorough sessions on front office operations, F&B operations, and housekeeping operations at the 98 Acres Resorts and Spa, zip line operations and base camp visit at the Flying Ravana, and at Ella’s ever-happening Ravana Pool Club, the students were introduced to kitchen and restaurant operations. It was a pleasure for all at The UHE group to meet many young tourism enthusiasts in one place!



Flying Ravana Adventure Park Celebrates 5 Years of Unforgettable Adventures.

Flying Ravana Adventure Park, the beacon of adventure in Ella, Sri Lanka, celebrated its 5th anniversary on February 1st, 2023. This momentous occasion signifies the Park’s commitment to delivering top-notch adventure experiences aligned with global safety standards.

Chairman, Board of Directors and the management team graced the occasion alongside the dedicated team of staff members who have been the backbone of Flying Ravana’s success over the past five years. The celebration commenced with religious observances. During the celebrations, the adventure park’s long-serving employees were honored with service awards and tokens of gratitude. This event is much more than just a celebration of the last five years which represents Flying Ravana’s commitment to providing unrivaled adventure experiences in the years ahead.

Abeyrathne Brothers (Founders) expressed their excitement about this significant milestone, stating, “As we celebrate the past five years, we’re grateful for the community’s unwavering support, our dedicated team, and the adventurers who’ve chosen Flying Ravana Adventure Park. This milestone isn’t just about the past, it signifies our commitment to pushing adventure boundaries. The next five years and beyond will be even more memorable for all seeking the exhilaration of Flying Ravana.”

Flying Ravana Adventure Park has established itself as a leading figure in the industry by offering visitors an exceptional experience amidst the stunning scenery of Ella. Flying Ravana Adventure Park is the the first and only adventure facility in the country to be certified by the European Ropes Course Association (ERCA). This certification highlights the park’s strong commitment to maintaining the highest safety standards, a commitment that is foundational to its operations. The ERCA’s endorsement is particularly significant as it supports the construction, inspection, training, and operation of ropes courses, ensuring a safe and quality experience for participants.

Renowned for its signature Mega Zip-line, Flying Ravana Adventure Park offers a wide array of exhilarating activities that cater to thrill-seekers of all ages. The park’s diverse range of attractions include Free-Fall Jump, ATV/Quad Bike excursions, Abseiling, Archery and Air Rifle. These offerings have not only transformed the adventure experience in Sri Lanka but also set a new standard in the region’s adventure tourism sector. With its ERCA certification, Flying Ravana Adventure Park is poised to continue leading the way in providing safe, thrilling, and unforgettable experiences to visitors from around the globe.

Honoring families, explorers, and people of the local community, the park’s fifth-anniversary celebration is evidence of its growth and the park’s dedication to safety, excellence, and this 5 years of excellence is proof of Flying Ravana’s commitment to providing exhilarating experiences while fostering a sense of community and unity.


98 Acres Resort & Spa Shines Bright on its 12th Anniversary!

Celebrates 12 years of Excellence

98 Acres Resort and Spa, an elegant luxury boutique hotel, that stands on a scenic 98 acre tea estate, surrounded by a stunning landscape in Ella, recently commemorated its 12th Anniversary. 98 Acres Resort and Spa, a trailblazer in showcasing Ella as a top-tier destination, has also transformed the landscape of the region, creating jobs and setting a trend of sustainable luxury.

To commemorate the property’s 12th anniversary, an event was held with religious observances. During the ceremony, long serving employees were recognised with service certificates and tokens of appreciation. Exclusive limited-edition merchandise to mark the anniversary was also produced.

In addition to this, 98 Acres Resort and Spa also donated some essential medical items to the Demodara Base Hospital.

Speaking at this momentous occasion, The Abeyrathne Brothers, the co-founders of 98 Acres Resort and Spa stated ‘Our unique combination of luxury and environmentally conscious practices has positioned us as a leading choice on travelers’ schedules in Ella. This achievement also underscores our unwavering dedication to nurturing community development, enhancing livelihoods, and creating opportunities in the area. We would not be able to be where we are today without the people, especially our employees, who work tirelessly to create a unique experience at 98 Acres Resort & Spa. As we celebrate this milestone, we look forward to the future and serving our guests for many years to come.

Visitors also have the delightful opportunity to experience the lavish Ravana Pool Club done by 98 Acres Resort & Spa, at the property. This exclusive facility boasts a heated infinity pool, inviting jacuzzis, a continuous stream of DJ music, and an ambiance that remains open 365 days a year. The allure of the Ella swing, a grand swing, further enhances the overall experience. Guests can also savour gourmet cuisine and handcrafted cocktails. The Ravana Pool Club recently achieved three prestigious awards at the World Luxury Awards, showcasing its outstanding architectural design, expansive vistas, and opulent entertainment offerings in the South West Asia region.

Apart from providing exceptional lodging, the facility also presents a variety of activities, including but not limited to archery, hiking, bird watching, and numerous other engagements that contribute to a distinctive and memorable experience.

The property has also been the recipient of many international awards such as the ‘Best Luxury Mountain Resort in the World’ by World Luxury Awards, the ‘Best Relaxation Experience in Sri Lanka’ by Haute Grandeur Global Awards, and the Best Romantic Hotel in Asia by Trip Advisor’s Traveler’s Choice Awards’.

As 98 Acres Resort & Spa marks its 12th Anniversary, the resort not only reflects on its past achievements but also looks ahead with a commitment to providing unparalleled experiences for its guests. With a blend of opulence, eco-conscious practices, and a dedication to fostering local growth, 98 Acres Resort and Spa remains an iconic destination, promising a harmonious retreat for years to come.


Ravana Pool Club, Ella Sri Lanka shines at the 8th Annual World Luxury Awards

14.01.2024, Colombo, Ravana Pool Club, Ella Sri Lanka, the epitome of luxury and entertainment, proudly announces its spectacular celebration of success at the 8th Annual World Luxury Awards 2023 in Athens, Greece. In a triumphant display of global excellence, Ravana Pool Club, affiliated with the world-renowned 98 Acres Resort & Spa, clinched three prestigious awards, solidifying its status as a beacon of unparalleled guest experience and excellence in the hospitality industry.

Ravana Pool Club walked away with three coveted titles, Best Luxury Entertainment Restaurant – Asian Continent, Best Panoramic Views in the Region – South West Asia, and Best Outstanding Architecture in the Region – South West Asia. The triple triumph at the World Luxury Awards reinforces Ravana Pool Club’s position as a global leader in luxury entertainment. The club’s outstanding achievements celebrate its commitment to providing guests with unparalleled experiences, making it a must-visit destination for those seeking a transcendent blend of luxury, entertainment, and architectural excellence.


Abeyrathne brothers (owners) and the group expressed their gratitude, saying, “We are honored and humbled by these awards. They are a reflection of our commitment to providing exceptional services. We extend our deepest appreciation to our clients and our incredible team for their dedication. Our commitment to creating extraordinary experiences remains unwavering, and we invite guests to indulge in the extraordinary at every visit.”

Ravana Pool Club, with its Balinese-inspired architecture, complete with a full bar and kitchen, offers a luxurious ambiance that seamlessly combines elegance and relaxation. The infinity pool, day beds, heated jacuzzis, and panoramic views create an unforgettable experience, transforming each visit into a journey into opulence.  Delight in a diverse culinary adventure with fusion dishes by the in-house chef and unique cocktails designed by Indika De Silva of Toddy Tapper, Cologne, Germany. Using local and residue ingredients, the culinary offerings promise to tantalize taste buds, creating a feast for the senses. Ravana Pool Club is an all-inclusive entertainment venue that accommodates a diverse array of preferences including all-day DJ music, Kids Masterchef Camps, Sunset Pool Parties, and the daring Ella Swing, ensuring memorable moments for guests while relaxing by the pool.


Halpé Tea Celebrates Triple Triumph at the 31st National Export Awards

U.H.E. Exports Pvt Ltd, the proud parent company of Halpé Tea, is delighted to announce its triumphant success at the 31st Annual Export Awards, held recently. The esteemed event witnessed Halpé Tea securing three prestigious awards, solidifying its position as a leader in the tea and tea products sector.   

Eranda Aberathna, Managing Director of U.H.E. Exports Pvt Ltd, expressed gratitude and pride in the company’s achievements, saying, “We are immensely honored to receive these prestigious awards. It is a testament to the hard work and dedication of our team and the unwavering support of our clients. These awards reinforce our commitment to delivering exceptional tea experiences to our customers worldwide.”

The highlight of the evening was the presentation of the Gold Award in the Tea and Tea Products Sector (Medium Category) to Halpé Tea. This recognition not only underscores the exceptional quality of their teas but also acknowledges the dedication and innovation embedded in the crafting process. In addition to the Gold Award, Halpé Tea was honored with the esteemed Late Deshabandhu Patrick Amarasinghe Challenge Trophy. This trophy, named after Late Deshabandhu Patrick Amarasinghe, Founder President of the NCE, symbolizes his interests of SME Export Oriented Enterprises & commitment to the Export Development of the country. This trophy is awarded by the Chamber to the exporter who gets the Best SME Exporter of the Year Award. A crowning achievement for U.H.E. Exports Pvt Ltd was being named the Most Outstanding SME Exporter of the Year 2023, which is granted to the entity achieving the best overall performance in the sector. This accolade reflects their prowess in navigating the global market and their dedication to being a driving force in Sri Lanka’s export sector.


In a rigorous evaluation process, the 31st Annual Export Awards recognized excellence in various sectors, with a keen focus on innovation, quality, and contribution to the national export landscape. The awards serve as a benchmark for industry leaders, highlighting companies that demonstrate outstanding performance and adherence to international standards. The significance of these accolades lies not only in honoring the achievements of companies like Halpé Tea but also in encouraging a culture of continuous improvement within the industry. The comprehensive evaluation criteria encompassed financial performance, export performance, market/product development, value addition, effective management efforts, implementation of quality management/environment protection systems, branding, innovation, research and development activities and human resources. 

Halpé Tea’s success is not only a celebration of their accomplishments but also a recognition of the journey from the lush tea fields to the refined cups enjoyed by tea enthusiasts globally. Their handcrafted blends and attention to detail set them apart, and these awards validate the passion and craftsmanship infused into every Halpé Tea product. 

As they celebrate this momentous achievement, they extend their heartfelt thanks to their loyal clientele, stakeholders, and the wider community for being integral parts of their success story. They look forward to continuing this journey of excellence, innovation, and commitment to quality.

For more information about Halpé Tea and its award-winning products, please visit https://www.halpetea.com/



Anniversary Celebrations at Flying Ravana Adventure Park

Commemorating five years of endless excitement and boundless adventure at Flying Ravana Adventure Park! The milestone was celebrated with a religious ceremony followed by paying tribute to the remarkable individuals who have steered the journey towards success.

The festivities continued into the night with a vibrant celebration featuring delicious food, lively music, dancing, and fellowship with the dedicated team whose relentless hard work and passion have made every adventure unforgettable.

This anniversary not only marks the achievements but also showcases the incredible journey embarked on together as a team.



Anniversary Celebrations at 98 Acres Resort & Spa

The 12th anniversary of 98 Acres Resort & Spa was commemorated through religious blessings and by recognizing the contributions of individuals who have been pivotal to the success of this journey. This celebration underscored the enduring legacy of providing luxury, relaxation, and a steadfast commitment to empowering the community.


NCE Awards – Halpé Tea (2023)

It is with pride that it is announced that Halpé Tea, the flagship brand of U.H.E. Exports Pvt Ltd, has been honored with three prestigious accolades at the 31st Annual Export Awards 2023 by the National Chamber of Exporters Sri Lanka.

🥇 Gold Award in Tea and Tea Products Sector (Medium Category)
🏆 Most Outstanding SME Exporter
🏆 Late Deshabandhu Patrick Amarasinghe Challenge Trophy

This achievement is underscored by a steadfast commitment to quality and innovation within the tea industry. Heartfelt gratitude is extended to the National Chamber of Exporters for the acknowledgment of this dedication and relentless efforts.

The success achieved is intrinsically linked to the trust and loyalty of the discerning clientele. Deepest thanks are expressed to each one who has chosen Halpé Tea, contributing to this remarkable journey. Appreciation for the garden-fresh tea, artfully handcrafted blends, and meticulous attention to every detail — from the delicate plucking of tea leaves to the final pour into the cup — is recognized as a perpetual wellspring of inspiration.

Furthermore, this triumph stands as a testament to the unwavering passion, sacrifices, and diligence of the exceptional team. From the lush tea fields to the refined cup in the hands of consumers, a pivotal role has been played by each team member in establishing Halpé Tea as a symbol of excellence.



World Luxury Restaurant Awards – Ravana Pool Club (2023)

Ravana Pool Club was recognized with three prestigious awards at the World Luxury Restaurant Awards 2023.

  • Best Luxury Entertainment Award (Continent – Asia)
  • Best Panoramic Views (Regional – South West Asia)
  • Best Outstanding Architecture (Regional – South West Asia)

These international awards celebrates the commitment to excellence, innovation, and the unparalleled dining experience that Ravana Pool Club provide to the guests.


Haute Grandeur Global Awards – 98 Acres Resort & Spa (2023)

98 Acres Resort & Spa was honored with the prestigious title of “Best Relaxation Experience in Sri Lanka” at the 2023 Haute Grandeur Global Awards, a testament to the commitment to providing guests with an unparalleled level of serenity and rejuvenation.

The Haute Grandeur Global Awards are recognized as a pinnacle of achievement for the global hotel industry, celebrating exceptional contributions to hospitality excellence. Winning this award is a reflection of the high standards and dedication the resort puts into every aspect of the guests’ experience.

Nestled amidst the mountains of Ella, Sri Lanka, 98 Acres Resort and Spa is a sanctuary of tranquility, designed to offer a serene escape from the hustle and bustle of daily life. The award-winning relaxation experience is crafted around the essence of lush landscapes, bespoke spa treatments, divine food experiences, and the warm hospitality ensuring a harmonious blend of nature, comfort, and wellness.