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    White Sand Lovers

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    Religious Places

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    Fishing

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    Whild Life

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    Pristine Transport

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sri-lanka tourism logoThe Sri Lankan Culture can be revealed as a culture which has been influenced by many religious economical exotic incidents but has managed to retain much of its ancient aspects. Mainly influenced by its long history and its Buddhist heritage, the overall culture can be largely shown as a result of the impact of the introduction of Buddhism, more than 2,300 years ago.

lc cultureIn Sri Lanka the South Indian inspirations are visible in many aspects. Together with the lesser impact of Christianity, Was ‘Sigiriya’ a creation of a genius nation of master builders. Zoroastrianism and Islam in addition to the per-Buddhist worship of deities and animism, some of which still remain in the traditions and rituals of the country. The country has a rich artistic tradition, embracing the fine arts, including music, dance, and visual arts. Sri Lankan lifestyle is reflected in the cuisine, festivals, and sports. There are also some influences from colonization by the Portuguese, the Dutch, and the British. Sri Lankan culture is best known abroad for its cricket, food, holistic medicine, religious icons like the Buddhist flag, and cultural exports such as tea, cinnamon and gems. Sri Lankan culture is diverse, as it varies from region to region.

Sri Lanka is the land of multi-ethnic groups distinctively divided by two main characteristics: language and religion which consequently intersect to create four principal ethnic groups. The first one is the majority group of the country-that is Sinhalese people, accounting for bigger percentage of its total population, densely populated in the southwest of the island. The second largest group is Tamils which is segmented into two groups: the Ceylon Tamils or Sri Lankan Tamils and the Indian Tamils. Altogether, The Ceylon Tamils concentrate in the northern and eastern parts of the country while the Indian Tamils separate to settle in the south central Sri Lanka.

The other crowd is Moors, the Arab origins, recognized as the Muslims. Actually, among Moors, themselves, comprises of three subdivisions: the Sri Lankan Moors, the Indian Moors, and the Malays. The fourth group is the Burghers who are the descendants of the Portuguese and the Dutch.

Sri Lanka's culture also revolves around religion.

The Buddhist community of Sri Lanka observes Poya Days, which falls in every month. Buddhists exist in in all parts of the island especially down south and in upcountry and western seaboard. They are the largest religious group in Sri Lanka.

Sri Lankans are very religious because the history of the island has been involved with religion numerous times.

In most parts of the country there are many Buddhist temples associated with ancient times. The religious preference of an area could be determined by the number of religious institutions in the area.  The North and the East of the island has several famous Hindu temples due to bulk of Tamil population residing in those areas and ethnic conflict has severely affected other communities living on these areas during the times of LTTE strife.Many churches could be found along the southern coast line because of former Roman Catholic or Protestant colonial heritage.

Sinhala (also called Sinhalese or Singhalese) is the mother tongue of the Sinhalese ethnic group which is the majority spoken language in Sri Lanka. English, Tamil and Malay are also used in Sri Lanka within the communities.

 

 

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Sunbathing

Mount Lavinia Beach
Just 12 km from south of Colombo.

Mount Lavinia is the most popular beach because of its close proximity to the capital.

Nilaveli Beach
14 km from Trincomalee.

Nilaveli is a water sports hub. Fishing, angling, water skiing, snorkeling- all are here for you.

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Surfing Lessons

Windsurfing
Price from 40$ per hour

Kitesurfing

Price from 50$ per hour

Although the swell all around Sri Lankan is seasonal, one exception is the Weligama beach break where surf is available all year around for beginner and advanced.

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Restaurants

Coco Veranda Restaurant
Open: 08.00am-11.30pm

Serving Cuisines: Coffee Shops, Desserts And Sweets, Lounge.

The Sizzle Restaurant
Open: 12pm-12am

Serving Cuisines: Semi Fine Dining, Multi-cuisine, Mongolian.

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