Rising Sri Lanka through
Global Encouragement
Currently post-war Sri Lanka is experiencing a rapid infrastructure development along with improved connectivity through road development, rehabilitation of railway networks and certain other development targeting rural and urban areas.
Highway networks, the completion of the Hambanthota port & the Colombo Southport expansion can be shown as recent developments which will boost the competitiveness of the economy.
Sri Lanka being a collection of historical sites, wild life parks, beaches, mountains covered with greenery would undoubtedly make Sri Lanka one of the best holiday destinations waiting your presence.
Amazing Sri Lanka at a Glance
Along with a history of nearly 2500 years  the tropical nation of Sri Lanka has a remarkable combination of stunning landscapes, cultural heritages, lovely beaches and smoothing environmental conditions.
The ancient history that reveals the traced  & untraced tales of exotic extinct species uncovered through religious mythology which makes Sri Lanka’s folklore a treasure trove.
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at a Glance
What makes Sri Lanka one of the most wonderful destinations in the world to visit???
Sri Lanka offers a travel experience varied from wonderful coral reefs relax in many natural beaches, surfing kite surfing to many other activities through rising blue waves, relaxing on a sun kissed beach to a wild life watching experience through misty mountains and pilgrimage to some of the most ancient cities in the world.
A lovely cup of tea with warm smiles and world renowned hospitality norms of Sri Lanka would be a perfect start for a holiday experience.
During the stay, experiencing the different cultural aspects mixed up with series of festivities throughout the year which could provide the chance of tasting an array of sweetmeats along with local spicy foods would sum up an excellent traveling experience.
Sri Lankan Legends
Along with foundations lead by legendry Kings who discovered futuristic technologies which has been involved in intricate sculpture, landscaping, palaces atop rocks, stupas etc the most breath-taking structures has been created in ancient cities of Sri Lanka.
Was ‘Sigiriya’ a creation of a genius nation of master builders ???
Important Facts About Sri Lankan
Capital : Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte
    (Administrative) Colombo (Commercial)
    6°54′N 79°54′E
Largest city : Colombo
Official Sinhala
  languages : Tamil
Demonym : Sri Lankan
Government : Unitary semi-presidential democratic
    socialist constitutional republic
President : Mahinda Rajapaksa
Prime Minister : D. M. Jayaratne
Speaker of the Parliament : Chamal Rajapaksa
Legislature : Parliament
National anthem: Sri Lanka Matha
National Tree: : The NA (Mesua Ferrea) Iron Wood
National Flower : The Nil Manel (Nymphaea Stellata) Blue
    Water Lily
National Animal : Wali Kukula (Gallus lafayetii) Jungle fowl
National Gem : The Blue Sapphire
National Sport : Volleyball
Longest River : Mahaweli (335 Kms)
Highest Peak : Piduruthalagala (Mount Pedro),
    2,524 m (8,281 ft)
Main Harbor : Port of Colombo
Main Airport : Bandaranayake International Airport
Main Agriculture Product : Rice
Main Exports : Tea
Working Days : Monday – Friday
Office Hours : 8.30am – 5.00pm
  Independence from the United Kingdom
Dominion : 4 February 1948 
Republic : 22 May 1972 
  constitution : 7 September 1978 
Total 65,610 km2 (122nd)
    25,332 sq mi 
Water (%) : 4.4
2012 census :20,277,597[2] (57th)
Density : 323/km2 (40th) 836.6/sq mi
GDP (PPP) - 2012 estimate
Total : $127 billion[3] (64th)
Per capital : $6,135[3] (111th)
GDP (nominal) - 2012 estimate
Total : $64.914 billion[3] (68th)
Per capital : $3,139[3] (123rd)
Gini (2010) : 36.4[4] medium
HDI (2012) : 0.715[5] high · 92nd
Currency : Sri Lankan rupee (LKR)
Time zone : SLST (UTC+5:30)
Date format : dd/mm/yyyy (AD)
Drives on the : Left
Calling code : +94
ISO 3166 code : LK
Internet TLD :  
The Sri Lankan Culture
The Sri Lankan Culture can be revealed as a culture which has been influenced by many religious economical exotic incidents but has managed to retain much of its ancient aspects. Mainly influenced by its long history and its Buddhist heritage, the overall culture can be largely shown as a result of the impact of the introduction of Buddhism, more than 2,300 years ago. In Sri Lanka the South Indian inspirations are visible in many aspects. Together with the lesser impact of Christianity,
Was ‘Sigiriya’ a creation of a genius nation of master builders ???
 Zoroastrianism and Islam in addition to the per-Buddhist worship of deities and animism, some of which still remain in the traditions and rituals of the country. The country has a rich artistic tradition, embracing the fine arts, including music, dance, and visual arts. Sri Lankan lifestyle is reflected in the cuisine, festivals, and sports. There are also some influences from colonization by the Portuguese, the Dutch, and the British. Sri Lankan culture is best known abroad for its cricket, food, holistic medicine, religious icons like the Buddhist flag, and cultural exports such as tea, cinnamon and gems. Sri Lankan culture is diverse, as it varies from region to region.
Sri Lanka is the land of multi-ethnic groups distinctively divided by two main characteristics: language and religion which consequently intersect to create four principal ethnic groups. The first one is the majority group of the country-that is Sinhalese people, accounting for bigger percentage of its total population, densely populated in the southwest of the island. The second largest group is Tamils which is segmented into two groups: the Ceylon Tamils or Sri Lankan Tamils and the Indian Tamils. Altogether, The Ceylon Tamils concentrate in the northern and eastern parts of the country while the Indian Tamils separate to settle in the south central Sri Lanka.
The other crowd is Moors, the Arab origins, recognized as the Muslims. Actually, among Moors, themselves, comprises of three subdivisions: the Sri Lankan Moors, the Indian Moors, and the Malays. The fourth group is the Burghers who are the descendants of the Portuguese and the Dutch.
Sri Lanka's culture also revolves around religion.
The Buddhist community of Sri Lanka observes Poya Days, which falls in every month. Buddhists exist in in all parts of the island especially down south and in upcountry and western seaboard. They are the largest religious group in Sri Lanka.
Sri Lankans are very religious because the history of the island has been involved with religion numerous times.
In most parts of the country there are many Buddhist temples associated with ancient times. The religious preference of an area could be determined by the number of religious institutions in the area.  The North and the East of the island has several famous Hindu temples due to bulk of Tamil population residing in those areas and ethnic conflict has severely affected other communities living on these areas during the times of LTTE strife.Many churches could be found along the southern coast line because of former Roman Catholic or Protestant colonial heritage.
Sinhala (also called Sinhalese or Singhalese) is the mother tongue of the Sinhalese ethnic group which is the majority spoken language in Sri Lanka. English, Tamil and Malay are also used in Sri Lanka within the communities.
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