Srilanka General Information
Srilanka General Information


Introduction
For a small island, Sri Lanka has many nicknames: Teardrop of India, Pearl of the Orient etc. This colourful collection reveals its richness and beauty, and the intensity of the affection it evokes in its visitors. Consequently this small island state contains an exotic mixture of languages, cultures and religions.
Sri Lanka, the Isle of Serendipity is a tourist paradise with an abundance of tourist attractions like the sunny beaches, glorious ancient cities, salubrious hill country, beautiful fauna & flora, exquisite handicrafts, world renowned gems, traditional dance & drama, colourful festivals, smiling people and not forgetting the mouth watering Sri Lankan cuisine. Sri Lanka is fast becoming the shopping centre of South Asia.
Facts and Figures

Area 66,000 sq km
Population 19 million
Capital City Colombo
People 74% Sinhalese, 18% Tamils, 7% Moor, 1% other
Language Sinhalese, Tamil, English

Cities
Anuradhapura Batticaloa Colombo
Dambulla Galle Hambantota
Hikkaduwa Jaffna Kalutara
Kandy Kurunegala Mannar
Matara Negombo Nuwara Eliya

History
Today’s Sri Lanka welcome its visitors to experience the nation’s glittering tapestry of culture, and the rich abundance of nature, so handsomely bestowed, and to give credence to the old adage – that good things come in small packages.The entire island is teeming with bird life, and exotics like elephants and leopards are not uncommon. To top it all off, the people are friendly, the food is delicious and costs are low.This colourful collection reveals its richness.
Climate
Today’s Sri Lanka welcome its visitors to experience the nation’s glittering tapestry of culture, and the rich abundance of nature, so handsomely bestowed, and to give credence to the old adage – that good things come in small packages.The entire island is teeming with bird life, and exotics like elephants and leopards are not uncommon. To top it all off, the people are friendly, the food is delicious and costs are low.This colourful collection reveals its richness.
Geography
Today’s Sri Lanka welcome its visitors to experience the nation’s glittering tapestry of culture, and the rich abundance of nature, so handsomely bestowed, and to give credence to the old adage – that good things come in small packages.The entire island is teeming with bird life, and exotics like elephants and leopards are not uncommon. To top it all off, the people are friendly, the food is delicious and costs are low.This colourful collection reveals its richness.


Colombo Accommodation

Hotel Colombo Plaza 5* Hotel Trans Asia 5* Galadari Hotel 5*
Hotel InterContinental 5* Hotel Hilton 5* Hotel Grand Oriental 4*
Hotel Holiday Inn 4* Hotel Galle Face 3*


Nuwara Eliya

Hotel Hill Club 5* Hotel Windsor 4* Hotel Galway Forest Lodge 3*


Anuradhapura Accommdation

Nuwarawewa Rest House Galway Miridiya Lodge


Kandy Accommdation

Hotel Earl's Regency 5* Hotel Mahaweli Reach 5* Hotel Le Kandyan 4*
Hotel Tree of Life 3*