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Information about Sri lanka

Published on March 8, 2014

Author: vinayb92



About Sri Lanka  Sri Lanka has a documented history that spans over        3000 years Sri Lanka has a rich Buddhist heritage, and the first known Buddhist writings were composed on the island Capital of Sri Lanka: Colombo Official Languages: Sinhala, Tamil, English (Recognized) Government: Unitary semi-presidential democratic socialist constitutional republic Time Zone: GMT +5.30 Drives on the: Left Calling Code: +94

Interesting Facts about Sri Lanka  Sri Lanka is often known as the „Pearl of the Indian       Ocean‟. One of the first references of this country is mentioned in the Hindu epic, „Ramayana‟. Sri Lanka was believed to be the kingdom of „Raavana‟ and was initially known as „Lanka‟. UNDP and UNICEF rate Sri Lanka as one of the best among developing countries, on the Human Development Index Sri Lanka is also known as „The Nation of Smiling People‟ Sri Lanka has an elephant orphanage and every year, it serves as the venue of an elephant pageant. Coconut is a very important ingredient used in Sri Lankan cooking In most of the countries, nodding your head up and down means yes and moving it back and forth means

Food  Sri Lankan cuisine is one of the most complex cuisines of South Asia. Due to its proximity to South India, the cuisine of Sri Lanka shows some influence, yet is in many ways quite distinct. As a major trade hub, it draws influence from colonial powers that were involved in Sri Lanka and by foreign traders. Rice, which is consumed daily, can be found at any occasion, while spicy curries are favorite dishes for lunch and dinner. Some of the Sri Lankan dishes have striking resemblance to Kerala cuisine, which could be due to the similar geographic and agricultural features with Kerala.

AIESEC Sri Lanka  AIESEC in Sri Lanka is currently present in the     universities of Moratuwa, Kelaniya, Sri Jayewardenepura, Wayamba, Peradeniya and Colombo, providing an international platform for its members to discover and develop their potential In 2002 AIESEC Sri Lanka has won the highest ranking in XDAQ and also Global and Regional award for relative growth in number of exchanges. In 2003 it won the “Excellence in trainee satisfaction” award. MCP: Zoe Lawson No of GCDP exchanges: ICX-226, OGX- 15

Top 10 Places to Visit  Sigiriya  Yala National Park  Sri Pada  Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage  Dambulla Cave Temple  Sinharaja Forest Reserve  Temple of the tooth  Udawalawe National Park  Galle Face Green  Royal Botanical Gardens, Peradeniya

Weather  Sri Lanka is tropical, with distinct dry and wet seasons. The seasons are slightly complicated by having two monsoons. From May to August the Yala monsoon brings rain to the island‟s southwestern half, while the dry season here lasts from December to March. The southwest has the highest rainfall – up to 4000mm a year. The Maha monsoon blows from October to January, bringing rain to the North and East, while the dry season is from May to September. The North and East are comparatively dry, with around 1000mm of rain annually. There is also an inter-monsoonal period in October and November when rain can occur in many parts of the island.

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