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Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority

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Beauty of Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka Tourism officially launched its new with the ushering of peace in a new era. Addressing the guests and media via a live feed from Temple Trees at the launch at the BMICH, President Mahinda Rajapaksa declared 2011 as Visit Sri Lanka Year. In keeping with this theme, a series of activities and events have been planned in 2011 to lure in more tourists to the island. The President said: Having regained peace, my vision for development of tourism has become a reality. The rebranding is an integral part of the repositioning strategy of Sri Lanka Tourism, and comes at an opportune time with the dawning of a new era of peace in Sri Lanka, where there are much expectations and opportunities in the tourism industry.


Bird eye view of Sri Lanka

A birds eye view of paradise island, adams peak, eves pond and such other divine attractions. A rare documentary that was first seen on the National Geographic Channel.


City in Sri Lanka

The following is a list of cities in Sri Lanka See also list of towns in Sri Lanka.

Galle is a town situated on the southwestern tip of Sri Lanka , 119 km from Colombo. Galle was known as Gimhathiththa before the arrival of the Portuguese in the 16th century, when it was the main port on the island.


Adventure Sports

Sri Lanka is an ideal place for adventure seekers. The island country offers excellent adventure sport facilities. One can enjoy windsurfing, diving, snorkeling, rafting, canoeing and trekking in Srilanka.
Windsurfing: May to September is the best period for surfing in Sri Lanka as the winds are strongest during this period. Arugam bay on the east coast is Sri Lanka's best beach for surfing. Other beaches famous for surfing are Hikkaduwa on the southwestern coast and Bentota on the western coast.
Diving & Snorkeling: There are several dive sites along Sri Lanka's coastline where one gets an opportunity to see fantastic marine life such as corals, ship wrecks, myriad tropical fish, coral fish, angle fish and puffer fish. Hikkaduwa and Tangalla on the west coast, Unawatuna on the south coast and Nilaveli on the east coast are wonderful places for scuba diving and snorkeling. The best time for diving and snorkeling on the west coast is from November to April and on the east coast is from April to September as the seas are calmest during this period.

Rafting & Canoeing: Sri Lanka has hundreds of rivers and small streams that originate from hills and offer excellent water sports facilities. Some of the rivers such as Kelani River in Kitulgala, southwest of Kandy, are very popular among tourists for rafting purposes. Popular sites for canoeing are the Kalu Ganga (Black River) and the Kelani Ganga.

Heritage Sri Lanka

SRI LANKA'S HISTORICAL AND CULTURAL HERITAGE covers more than 2,000 years. Known as Lanka--the "resplendent land"--in the ancient Indian epic Ramayana, the island has numerous other references that testify to the island's natural beauty and wealth. Islamic folklore maintains that Adam and Eve were offered refuge on the island as solace for their expulsion from the Garden of Eden. Asian poets, noting the geographical location of the island and lauding its beauty, called it the "pearl upon the brow of India." A troubled nation in the 1980s, torn apart by communal violence, Sri Lanka has more recently been called India's "fallen tear."


Nature Wildlife Sri Lanka

Wildlife of Sri Lanka [Wiki] includes its flora and fauna and their natural habitats. Sri Lanka has one of the highest rates of biological endemism in the world. These include sloth bear, elephants, monkeys, heron, leopards, peacocks, crocs, snakes, fishes, dolphins, some sharks, frogs, and turtles.


Culture

Sri Lanka Culture [Wiki] is fascinating. The Yaksha and Naga tribes Civilized before 300 B.C. using agriculture and irrigation, Nourished from the Buddhism in early 2nd Century B.C. and also influenced by Indian invasions and going through Portuguese, Dutch and British rule, Sri Lankan Culture is diverse like it's Natural Heritage. Known as the Smiling People though out the world Sri Lankans enjoy a unique life style that's humble, artistic, entertaining and touching someone's heart with Sri Lanka hospitality known for centuries. The intimate connection between Society and Buddhism as well as traditional forms of Art, Dance and Music are the fusion of the Sri Lanka Culture


Shopping and Lifestyle Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka offers an interesting and existing array of items for shoppers. Gems, Finished Garments, Batiks, Tea and Handicrafts are popular shopping itineraries among the tourists. Handlooms fabric materials, leather products, furniture, reproduction of antiques, jewellery and ceramic are also popular with visitors of fine taste who appreciate the very best.


Culture

Sri Lanka Culture [Wiki] is fascinating. The Yaksha and Naga tribes Civilized before 300 B.C. using agriculture and irrigation, Nourished from the Buddhism in early 2nd Century B.C. and also influenced by Indian invasions and going through Portuguese, Dutch and British rule, Sri Lankan Culture is diverse like it's Natural Heritage. Known as the Smiling People though out the world Sri Lankans enjoy a unique life style that's humble, artistic, entertaining and touching someone's heart with Sri Lanka hospitality known for centuries. The intimate connection between Society and Buddhism as well as traditional forms of Art, Dance and Music are the fusion of the Sri Lanka Culture


Traditional Industries Bird Watching

The amazing abundance of over 400 varieties of birds in Sri Lanka is attributable to the tropical climate and wide range of natural habitats, from mountains to lowlands to dry plains and lush forests. On a point of academic argument, there are either 26 or 23 endemic species in Sri Lanka, largely confined to the rainforests of the hill zone.


Village Life

Village life in the countryside is fascinating and extremely sociable. The houses are provincial and each village tends to be inhabited by entire family generations. One can pass some relaxing days in Sri Lankan countryside to have some time off your hectic schedule. The time you have passed there would be highly productive for you. In this time you can recollect your abilities, reenergise yourself and return to your worktable completely rejuvenated.