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Heritage of Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka is one of the most famous island and 2500 years historical in the world, which has maintained its fame down. It was known in Europe as Taprobane and in Arabic writings as Serendib. At the king and the royal family embraced Buddhism it came to be the dominant religion of the people. The missionary work done in the island by Thera Mahinda and Their Sanghamitta, the son and daughter of Emperor Asoka, added a further dimension to it. Perhaps one of the strongest reasons for the establishment and growth of Buddhist culture in the island is the dedicated work done by the Sangha, the community of Buddhist monks, establish by the two royal missionaries. The arrival of the sacred relics and the Bodhi tree consolidated their activity.

Sri Lanka is one of the few countries with a very vast and rich cultural diversity. The culture is itself very unique and thereby contributes to the Sri Lankan identity. Sri Lankan culture includes a lot of customs and rituals, whish date to more than 2000 years which were handed down from generation to generation. The most prominent feature of the Sri Lankan is its colourful festivals, which is one of the main tourist attractions. Religion plays an important role in molding the Sri Lankan culture and traditions.
Sri Lankan culture if often reflected by the use of art, architecture, sculptures ,and even food. Some people would say that Sri Lanka has a more conventional culture which is obviously influenced by the prominent religions prevailing the country such as buddhism, hinduism, islam, etc…… The Sri Lankan way of life is very simple and filled with humility and happiness , this is one of the reasons why the Sri Lankans have a very great sense in appreciating the simple things in life such as nature.
Cultural anthropological history of the ‘Traditional New Year’ which is celebrated on month of April and “Kandy Esala Perahera” which is celebrated on month of July and August depending on the Full Moon Poya day, goes back to an ancient period in Sri Lankan history. People think the celebration of new year and Kandy Esala Perahera is the change of thoughts too. Various beliefs, perhaps those associated with fertility of the harvest, gave birth to many rituals, customs, and ceremonies connected with all those and etc.

One of the main features of the culture is its Indian and European influence. Since most of the time Sri Lankan kings married Indian princesses they incorporated Indian culture into ours but still preserving the unique Sri Lankan identity. The European influence was a result of invasion from the Portuguese and Dutch and finally the British. Hospitality is also one of the prominent characteristics of the culture, making Sri Lankans one of the friendly nations in the world.

Colombo

Colombo is the largest city in Sri Lanka, and is known as a financial and commercial capital of the country. In 5th century, the city was …

Kandy

In the up country Kandy was the last kingdom and was captured in 1815 and they ruled our Island for about 150 years up to ….

Nuwara Eliya

In Nuwara- Eliya just over Kandy exists very cold weather throughout the year. Where you get very high mountain tables and flower gardens…

Sigiriya

The Sigiriya village is very small city of Mathale District, Sigiriya would be that of a rock rising up like a lone sentinel from the surrounding plane..

Galle

In down south of Sri lanka there is a Sub capital city called Galle. In 17th century when Dutch rule Sri Lanka in the beach side they have built .

Yala

Yala National Park with an area of 1259 sq km is the biggest National Park in Srilanka. The Park is located 309 km south of Colombo on the

Udawalawe

The park is situated in south of Central Highlands. At the center of the park lies the Udawalawe Reservoir. Udawalawe National Park .

Kitulagala

The Kithulgala village is one of very small unspoiled village in Sri Lanka. As at Today, Kitulgala is famous for whitewater rafting. It is known as a only

Mirissa

The whales watching is one of so exciting activities in Sri Lanka for locals as well as foreigners who are visiting in down south. Also people who ar. .
Sri Lanka, formerly called “Ceylon”, is an island nation in the Indian Ocean, southeast of the Indian subcontinent, in a strategic location near major Indian Ocean sea lanes. The nation has a total area of 65,610 km², with 64,740 km² of land and 870 km² of water. Its coastline is 1,340 km (830 mi) long. The main island of Sri Lanka has an area of 65,268 km² – it’s the twenty-fifth largest island of the world by area.[1] Dozens of offshore islands account for the remaining 342 km² area. The largest offshore island, Mannar Island, leads to Adam’s Bridge. Adam’s Bridge, a land connection to the Indian mainland, is now mostly submerged with only a chain of limestone shoals remaining above sea level. According to temple records, this natural causeway was formerly complete, but was breached by a violent storm (probably a cyclone) in 1480. The formation is also known as Rama’s Bridge, as according to Hindu mythology, it was constructed during the rule of Lord Rama. Sri Lanka’s climate includes tropical monsoons: the northeast monsoon (December to March), and the southwest monsoon (June to October). Its terrain is mostly low, flat to rolling plain, with mountains in the south-central interior. The highest point is Pidurutalagala at 2,524.13 m (8,281.3 ft). Natural resources include limestone, graphite, mineral sands, gems, phosphates, clay, hydropower. More than 90% of Sri Lanka’s surface lies on Precambrian strata, some of it dating back 2 billion years. The granulite facies rocks of the Highland Series (gneisses, sillimanite-graphite gneisses, quartzite, marbles, and some charnokites) make up most of the island and the amphibolite facies gneisses, granites, and granitic gneisses of the Vinjayan Series occur in the eastern and southeastern lowlands. Jurassic sediments are present today in very small areas near the western coast and Miocene limestones underlie the northwestern part of the country and extend south in a relatively narrow belt along the west coast.[2] The metamorphic rock surface was created by the transformation of ancient sediments under intense heat and pressure during mountain-building processes.

Journey Memories

The best way to experience our wide collection of sweets is to visit the store. Follow the aromas and choose the most enticing sweets to satisfy your palate.

Awurudu Festival

The calendar year universally begins on 1st January and ends on 3 I st December. However, many nationalities throughout the globe follow different calendars from this standard frame of 1st January to 31st December. What N currently followed globally is the Christian calendar beginning from the Birth of Christ. This era is separated as BCE (before Christian era) and AD (after Christian era)

Vesak Festival

Vesak is a religious and cultural festival in Sri Lanka. It is celebrated on the day of the full moon in the month of May. Vesak Day is one of the biggest days of the year and is celebrated by Buddhists all over the world. Buddhists commemorate the important events that took

Poson Festival

Poson Poya is praised yearly with extraordinary intensity all through the island yet especially in Mihinthalaya where Mahinda Thereo first put his foot to lecture the expression of Lord Buddha. This is the reason Mihinthalaya is known as the support of Buddhism in Sri Lanka. With the foundation of Bhikku Sasanaya every single other component of a humanized society started to develop with the specialty

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