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Why Sri Lanka?

“Lanka” is a name of the island, “Sri” is a name of respect and prosperity. Officially the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri-Lanka is a tropical island near the equator in the northern Indian Ocean. It’s belongs to the Pre-Cambrian period with the 1700 kilometers coastal belt area and surface of 65610 Square Kilometers. This was known as the “Pearl of the Indian Ocean” and it was one of the prime attractions of the Indian Ocean in early days. Sri Lanka was known in several different names by different nations who came to Sri-Lanka through the ancient silk route for different trading a long time ago. The mother land of Sri Lanka was Taprobane of the Greeks, the Ceilao of Portuguese, Ceilan of Dutch, Serendib of Arabs, the Island of gems of King Solomon, and the “land without sorrow” of the ancient Chinese and Ceylon for British.

According to the Great Chronicle Mahawansa, The first Indo-Aryan group arrived in Sri-Lanka from northern India in 6th Centaury B.C. then they established in Sri-Lanka near by the river valleys, because their main occupation was agriculture. Buddhism was introduced to Sri-Lanka in 247 B.C. by the Arahath Mahinda, the son of empire Asoka in India, within few years Buddhism flourish in the whole island and monasteries began, dazzling white colour Stupa or Dageba is an indispensable feature of almost every Buddhist monastery in Sri-Lanka which occupy sites of considerable natural beauty of the country. For around 2000 years this was an independent country until 1505 A.D. when the maritime areas came under the Portuguese, followed by the Dutch and from 2nd of march 1815 the entire land became a colony of the British until regaining the independence on 04th february 1948 and Ceylon became a republic in 1972 and changed it’s name to “Sri-Lanka”.

This is a multi ethnic, multi religious, and multi cultural country, there is a population of 21 million a majority of Sinhalese, followed by Tamils, Muslim and Burgher with different religions like Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam and Christianity. They all belong to Sri-Lanka, as “Sri-Lankans”. The terrorist problems of Sri-Lanka is now over, come and see for yourself a delightful and peaceful paradise in the world with delightful people always very friendly, smiling, helpful and hospitable.

Rich natural resources of the country, including 21 national parks with high bio-diversity flora and fauna, bird watching hotspot including 33 endemic birds. Paddy cultivation in a large scale of Sri-Lanka with support of the more than 10,000 artificial lakes or tank networks which give prosperity to the nation. Sri-Lanka consists of 1700 kilometers costal belt area including one of the best beaches in the world such as Unawatuna, Trincomalee (Nelaweli), Pasi-kuda, Arugambe (including international windsurfing map) and you can see 5species of sea turtles out of 7species in the world. Sri-Lanka is a destination within 6 hours you can see one of the largest mammals on the land the “Elephant” and the largest mammal in the sea “Blue Whales”. There are 8 world heritage sites declared by UNISCO including the 8th wonder of the world the Sigiriya rock fortress. Misty hill country covered with tea plantations, waterfalls and panoramic sceneries, which give the world best Ceylon Tea, Spices for aromatic cuisines, precious stones (world best blue sapphire), Indigenous ayurweda medicine are some of the main attractions of the Sri-Lanka.

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Kataragama

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Kataragama is a pilgrimage town sacred to Buddhist, Hindu and indigenous Vedda people of Sri Lanka. People from South India also go there to worship. Kataragamam temple is a temple complex dedicated to Kataragama deviyo. It is one of the…
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Kandy

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Kandy is a major city in Sri Lanka, located in the Central Province, Sri Lanka. It was the last capital of the ancient kings' era of Sri Lanka. The city lies in the midst of hills in the Kandy plateau,…
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South of Nuwara-Eliya, Having been protected as a nature reserve from December 1969 this park was upgraded as a National Park in March 1988. The park covers an area of 3,160 hectares of montane grassland fringed and interspersed with patches…
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Hikkaduwa

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Sri Lankas one of the most beautiful, enchantment cities is Hikkaduwa and is the island's most developed beach resort. It has a range of accommodation, good restaurants and pleasant cafe-lined beaches. Hikkaduwa is surrounded lot of natural resources and her…
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Habarana

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Habarana is a small city in the Anuradhapura District of Sri Lanka. The location has some mid-range and up hotels aimed at package tourists, and is a departure point for other nearby locations of greater interest. Habarana is a popular…
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Galle

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Galle is a major city and capital of southern Sri Lanka, situated on the southwestern tip, 119 km from Colombo. Galle is the best example of a fortified city built by the Portuguese in South and Southeast Asia, showing the…
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Ella

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Ella is a small town in the Badulla District of Uva Province, Sri Lanka governed by an Urban Council. It is approximately 200 kilometres (120 mi) east of Colombo and is situated at an elevation of 1,041 metres (3,415 ft)…
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Dambulla

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Dambulla is a large city, situated in the Matale District, Central Province of Sri Lanka, situated 148 km (92 mi) north-east of Colombo and 72 km (45 mi) north of Kandy. Due to its location at a major junction, it's…
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Colombo

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Colombo is the commercial capital and largest city of Sri Lanka. It is the financial centre of the island and a popular tourist destination. It is located on the west coast of the island and adjacent to Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte,…
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Bentota

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Bentota is a coastal town in Sri Lanka, located in the Southern Province of Sri Lanka. It is approximately 65 kilometres (40 mi) south of Colombo and 56 kilometres (35 mi) north of Galle. Bentota is situated on the southern…
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Anuradhapur was the first capital of Sri-Lanka for more than 1500 years and the residence of 113 kings. It is famous for its well preserved ruins of ancient Sri-Lanka. It was declared as a world heritage site of UNESCO. It…
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