Sri Lanka's archaeological treasures bear testimony to a civilization that spanned the golden age of Periclean Greece, the Roman Empire, Mayan citadels, and Napoleonic grandeur. The resultant legacy is a culture embellished by the more recent influences of Western colonizers, and Eastern traders, producing a mercurial mix of races and religions, arts and crafts, festivals and costumes that enchant the visitor with their exquisite variety.
To these man-made riches, add the God-given blessings of nature: azure seas, sandy beaches, verdant hills, cascading waterfalls, abundant wildlife, a riot of flowers and fruits, coconut groves, spice gardens, tea estates. Here ones day can be gloriously lazy by a palm shaded lagoon or full of excitement, snorkeling, swimming, fishing or sailing Like a brilliant jewel in the sparkling waters of the Indian Ocean, Sri Lanka is an island country of rich and varied landscapes of lush green jungles, cool refreshing hills, sun drenched beaches an warm friendly people.
Some Interesting Facts about this Paradise Island.
At 92 per cent, Sri Lanka's literacy rate is the best in South Asia. Sirimavo Bandaranayake became the first female Prime Minister in the world when her Freedom Party won elections in 1960. It was the first of the British colonies outside...