Sunday, October 22, 2017

It’s So Easy.

As a result of development of infrastructure facilities and due to the small size of the country it is much easier for you to travel all over the country in a very short span of time. You can make your day worthy by visiting a lot of places as there are many routes which will take you to a bunch of new destinations giving you some exquisite experiences

So Much in So Little.

Sri Lanka is home for 8 UNESCO world heritages sites. When considering Kandy city it is known mainly for Temple of the Tooth, Kandy Lake, Hantana mountain range, Royal Botanical Gardens and more. As in above we can clearly see that many world heritages (8) are packed into a small area. When the whole country is taken into concern Sigiriya (8th wonder in the world), Horton plains, forest covers like Yala national park and Wilpattu national park, beaches like Nilawali, hikkaduwa, etc have been major tourist attractions. The small size of this country is the sole factor that enables any person to visit these places in a short span of time.

The Undiscovered Country.

Srilanka was well known for tea and spices in the past. But now its also known for a paradise with plenty of tourist attractions consisting unique alluring features which words fail to describe. Green forests, sandy beaches, sapphire blue inland waters, endemic wildlife, history and cultures makes Sri lanka a different place. Year by year the no. of tourists who visit this exciting country increases tremendously. The secret of this is none other than its unique beauty which gives an exquisite feeling for those who visits here. If you haven’t visited it yet, it’s a place you should visit.

Sunday, October 15, 2017

A Little Srilankan History.

The legend and history are deeply intertwined in the early srilankan history well.
Pendent-shaped Sri Lanka is an island of beauty and diversity.
The story of Srilanka begins way back in 35,000 BC. It is with the nation’s indigenous Veddhas or Wanniyala-aetto (hunter gatherers) subsisting on the island’s natural bounty who left few traces of their past, and later it is with the founder of the Sinhalese race, Prince Vijaya who landed to Srilanka around the 5th or 6th century BC, present-day Mannar.
Sri Lanka is with two main ethnic groups called the Sinhalese and Tamils, and their religions are Buddhism and Hinduism, as well as early influence from Arab traders (Middle East) establishing and later, colonial powers of the European.
There were two Sri Lanka’s most famed and great royal capitals called Anuradhapura and Polonnaruwa which made beauty of the Buddhist iconography and early Sinhalese culture.
Anuradhapura kingdom remained stronger and developed the dry northern plain in the 4th century Bc to the 10th century AD, almost 1500 years. Buddhism, followed by around 65 percent of the population of srilanka, was introduced to the island at Mihintale Mountain in the 3rd century BC by Mahinda, the son of the great Buddhist emperor Ashoka in India.
Polonnaruwa survived for more than 2 centuries as a Sinhalese capital. Many tanks were constructed during this region by the kings especially by parakramabahu 1.
Meanwhile the first Tamil kingdom established itself in Jaffna, in the north of the island, also developed as an independent Tamil kingdom in the early years and remains the heartland of the Tamil people. Later Kandy was the last royal capital of the Sri Lanka and finally it succumbing in 1815.
Arab traders stayed for several months in the coastal rivers and lagoons during the south west monsoon and they made Srilanka as a business hub since some of them drawn to the rich gem fields in the southwest of the island. They called to this island as Serandib, from seran (gem) and dwip (island).
By the time there is a considerable amount of Muslims living in Srilanka by observing the religion of Islam (Islamic people).
Sri Lanka discovered by the Portuguese in 1505 and it’s the wealth of spices, (particularly cinnamon), ivory and also elephants – riches. Arab and Chinese traders recognized it long since before.
The British people took Sri Lanka peacefully in 1796 and ruling until 1948 (the Sri Lanka’s Independence Day), by leaving her with an efficient roads and amazing rail system and a rich legacy of Ceylon Tea.

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