Sri Lanka lies in the Indian Ocean with a land area of 65,610 square kilometers. A prominent multi-ethnic South Asian country, the island is known for its premium Ceylon tea, exotic cinnamon and enthralling natural beauty. The central highlands are ringed by verdant mountains whereas the coast is fringed by stunning beaches. Rain falls from two monsoons and from convectional precipitation. The south west monsoon blows from May to September and the northwest from November to March. The climate is typically tropical in the maritime region, meaning temperature ranges from 26 °C to 32°C in the low country and from 14°C-24°C in the central highlands. However, areas such as Nuwara Eliya enjoys a cool climate throughout the year. This varied climate of the country makes it a sensational year round destination.

The island’s history traces its roots back to prehistoric times during which Neolithic cultures thrived. Due to its prominent location in the Indian Ocean, Sri Lanka has been opened to foreign penetration. Marking the near end of Sri Lanka’s monarchy, the Portuguese arrived in 1505 and their involvement with local politics was prominent during the 17th century, until the Dutch seized the island in 1656. Finally, the British invaded and officially took over the island in 1505. It was in 1948 Sri Lanka gained independence from the British Empire as well as the right to self-rule. Today, Sri Lanka is a sovereign nation with an Executive President, democratically elected parliament, and a cabinet of Ministers. The present government is unitary; a free sovereign, democratic, socialist republic.

The majority and official language is Sinhala. Tamil is the other official language used in the country. English is widely spoken and understood. Sri Lanka is a multi-religious country with Buddhists constituting the majority. There are also Christians, Muslims and Hindus.
Unlike many destinations, Sri Lanka offers something for everyone. Only a handful of destinations have as many UNESCO World Heritage Sites hidden in a relatively small area. Sri Lanka proudly holds eight such sites in her cradle. With its mesmerising beaches, exotic wildlife, scenic hills, timeless ruins, serene rainforests, tongue-tingling cuisine and welcoming people, Sri Lanka is a country like no other.

While international flights are going and coming from all over the globe, domestic flights are operated within the island. SriLankan is the country’s national carrier that covers over 90 destinations over the world. You can also travel in buses, trains, taxis and tuk-tuks. If you would like to see some of the world’s most beautiful scenery, board a train in Sri Lanka.

Sri Lanka Standard Time is six hours ahead of GMT. (Please note that it is required to make allowance for summer-time changes in Europe).

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Despite the scars of the three-decade long civil war, Sri Lanka has many accomplishments in the economy and development in general. Although the little island was suppressed for five centuries by three colonial powers and a devastating civil war, the nation’s resilience has enabled the country to learn from its past, re-establish a unique identity and make strides in the modern world.

As far as travel and tourism is concerned, Sri Lanka has come a long way. Tourism has become a thriving industry in country during the past decade. Not to mention tourism plays a vital role in Sri Lanka’s economy and its growth.Therefore, in Sri Lanka, tourism is not only for the hoteliers, Government, and tour operators. Thousands depend on it. Backed by extensive infrastructure development projects including newly developed road systems, urban beautification projects, meticulous restoration of age-old buildings, conservation of historical sites and eco-tourism projects, the island’s tourism industry has experienced a rapid growth during the last couple of years.

Even after the tragic Easter Sunday outrage, Sri Lanka is rapidly recovering as the tourist arrival numbers are slowly but surely picking up again.Both private and government sectors of Sri Lanka have implemented comprehensive security measures to ensure safety of tourists and citizens. Moreover, the travel advisories imposed by various countries have also been lifted due to Sri Lanka’s safe and peaceful environment. Therefore, we would like to see you in Sri Lanka, which is a safe destination to visit.

Despite the Easter Sunday attacks, Sri Lanka still tops the Lonely Planet’s best travel destinations list of countries to visit in 2019. Also, Sri Lanka recently ranked number one on the Travel+ Leisure magazine’s list of 15 best islands list, beating the Maldives, Fiji, and Maui in Hawaii with a score of 92.12 out of 100. The natural beauty of the country and the hospitality of the people alone have attracted visitors to Sri Lanka over the decades.

Sri Lanka is a wonderful country to visit. Let us show you the best of our country – our culture, heritage, nature, wildlife and food.

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