INTRODUCTION (ABOUT SRI LANKA)
| Sri Lanka is a tear drop shaped island, located off south eastern shores of India, 880km north of the equator. This island known as the Pearl of the Indian Ocean, is sprawling over the area of 65,525 sq km. |
Sri Lanka is a land of multi ethnic and multi religious society. Sinhalese with 74% are the main ethnic group.
The administrative capital is of the country is Sri Jayawardanapura and the main city, Colombo, is the commercial capital.
Sri Lanka has a population of 19.6 million, with a high literacy rate of 91.8 per cent, main languages are Sinhala, Tamil and English.
English is widely spoken throughout the country with the exception of remote villages.
This island of natural beauty has excellent climatic conditions with an average temperature of 27 c degrees. But the central hills are cooler with 14 c degrees. This isle delight offers a very good climate for holiday makers throughout the year.
Sri Lanka is an Island nation full of natural treasures.
Early Arab traders called the Island "Serendib" the land of happy surprises. Famous
People of Sri Lanka are friendly and hospitable.Major exports of the country are textiles, garments, tea, spices and gems.
A 30 day visa is given to tourist on arrival at the airport, free of charge.