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Sri Lanka has been known by many names over the centuries. During the years under the British occupation is was known as Ceylon and many years before that it was called Serendib, a word now used to describe utter tranquility and relaxation. It is said that Marco Polo visited this tear shaped Island in the 14th century and described it as "undoubtedly the finest island in the world ".
There exists a small island which is little known in this world… but being situated in the center of a major trading route and complete with vast natural resources …. Ideal climate for agriculture, cultivation of exotic herbs and condiments…. It attracted the attention of nations who were the superpowers at the time. The tiny island nation was attempted to be conquered countless times…
Tucked away in the ancient regal Kingdom of Kurunegala, is Ridi Viharaya, a temple that dates back to King Dutugamunu’s era, which is associated with the king’s task of building the famous Ruwanwelisaya. It is from this location that a large haul of silver is said to have been discovered – the silver that was used to construct the famous Ruwanweli Stupa.
Kalpitiya is located in Puttalam district, North Western province of Sri Lanka. It is known for its serene beauty. It consists of 14 islands. It has a total area of 16.73 km2. The people of Kalpitiya are mostly fishermen. It is now developing as an attractive tourist destination. It is a marine sanctuary with a diversity of habitats ranging from bar reefs, flat coastal plains, saltpans, mangroves swamps, salt marshes and vast sand dune beaches.
The railway line from Colombo to Badulla is a spectacular railway line which, over a distance of 180 miles, ascends from sea level to 6500 feet and then descends in to the Uva valley (or Uva Basin as it is usually called) to terminate at Badulla at 2000 feet. The railway was built by the British in the latter part of the 19th century primarily for freight. Since then very little has been changed. The gradients are steep and the tight curves prevent the use of modern rolling stock.
It’s dark. I’m lying on bed, listening to the unfamiliar sounds of the Sri Lankan night. Crickets chirr, frogs croak and from time to time there is a rustling noise from above the tent roof – monkeys jumping from tree to tree. The jungle lulls me to sleep.
Nuwara Eliya is a city, in the hill country of the Central Province, Sri Lanka. The city name meaning is "city on the plain" or "city of light". The city is the administrative capital of Nuwara Eliya District, with a picturesque landscape and temperate climate. It is located at an altitude of 1,868 m (6,128 ft) and is considered to be the most important location for tea production in Sri Lanka. The city is overlooked by Pidurutalagala, the tallest mountain in Sri Lanka. Nuwara Eliya is also known for the temperate, cool climate, the city is known for being the coolest area in Sri Lanka.
The echo of the voices of fisher folk chanting ambawa kavi – the familiar tunes of hodi helei heliya- harmonizes with sea breeze. For the curious mind that takes a stroll along the Chilaw beach, the booming voices of these fisher folk would no doubt be an excuse to stop by. A fishing community that engages in this manual form of fishing using the large net- called maadela in the area between Iranawila and Ambakandawila in Chilaw, is truly a sight to behold: a gaze worthwhile!
Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage is an orphanage, nursery and captive breeding ground for wild Asian elephants located at Pinnawala village, 13 km northeast of Kegalle town in Sabaragamuwa Province of Sri Lanka. Pinnawala is notable for having the largest herd of captive elephants in the world.
Once part of the Ancient Digamadulla Kingdom, the first Kingdom of Sri Lanka, Ampara is a hub city of the Eastern Province today. Elevating from a thirty year old war Ampara is one of the favorite beach towns in Sri Lanka today
A raptor is a special type of bird which captures live prey. The word “raptor” means “to seize or grasp” in Latin. Raptors use their powerful, sharp talons to capture their prey and to defend themselves.
Sail Lanka Charter is born from the collaboration of a Sri Lankan Shipyard and a French couple, Elodie Le Blevenec and Julien Carayon both professional navigators Their catamaran ‘Topaz’ is a beautiful 48 feet (15m) sailing catamaran especially designed for “day-charter”
Somawathiya National Park is one of the four national parks designated under the Mahaweli River development project. Somawathiya Chaitya, a stupa said to be containing a relic of the tooth of the Buddha, is situated within the park.
Bentota is a coastal town in Sri Lanka, located in the Galle District of the Southern Province, governed by an Urban Council. It is approximately 65 kilometres south of Colombo and 56 kilometres (35 mi) north of Galle. Bentota is situated on the southern bank of the Bentota River mouth, at an elevation of 3 metres (9.8 ft) above the sea level. The name of the town is derived from a mythical story which claims a demon named 'Bem' ruled the tota or river bank.
Polonnaruwa is the main town of Polonnaruwa District in the North Central Province, Sri Lanka. Kaduruwela area is the Polonnaruwa New Town and the other part of Polonnaruwa...
Sri Lanka is a paradise island with remarkable bio-diversity. Sri Lanka though it is a small country the magnitude of bio-diversity is very high. Because of this, the paradise country is ranked 10th highest in the bio-diversification. Also Sri Lanka is a tropical island which is close to the equator and the geographical change is dramatic. This geographical variation is led to many ecological systems which has become the natural habitats of many species.
Strong, dry breezes ruffle the quiet serenity of the temperate country side. Wild grass thrust through pleasantly undulating ground while a lone lizard revels in brilliant sunshine...
In search of a truly authentic destination that fully demonstrates how life is lived in eastern Sri Lanka? If so, look no further than the “City of the Singing Fish.” Batticaloa has much to offer both the novice and worldly explorer interested in the vast cultural diversity of the island.
By Frank Justice
Pandanus Beach Resort and Spa is the latest player in Induruwa, one of Sri Lanka’s old beach destinations. Pandanus Resort is the latest creation of renowned architect Vinod Jayasinghe.
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Royal Botanical Garden, Peradeniya is situated about 5.5 km to the west from the city of Kandy in the Central Province of Sri Lanka and attracts 2 million visitors annually.
There is much excitement in the sleepy little village of Meemure nestling amongst the foothills of the magnificent Knuckles Range.