• Flags,  General

    Flags oF Provinces in Sri Lanka

    These are the information of Flags of Provinces. Provincial flags for the modern provinces of Sri Lanka were first introduced in 1987. Most of the flags are based upon ancient Sinhalese flags, and or symbols for their respective regions. There are nine (09) flags according to nine provinces. 1. Northern Province The flag is designed to represents the North province and its five districts Jaffna, Kilinochchi, Mannar, Vaunia and Mulathiw. Its main city is Jaffna. The province consists of 32 provincial divisional secretariats. Its area is 8290 square kilometers. The Wild Jasmine is the flower of this province. This area is being implemented after rescuing from the useless war. The…

  • Places,  Tourism

    Beach Destinations in Sri Lanka

    Sri Lanka possesses nearly 1600 km coastlines with tropical beaches which are popular among both local and foreign tourists. Most of the coastlines of the country are studded with varying coastal features such as bays, lagoons, sandbanks and rocky headlands. Marine recreation activities, such as sea bathing and Swimming, surfing, boating, snorkeling, deep-sea fishing, underwater photography, and Scuba diving can be seen at most of these beaches and related resort areas. Beaches at Tangalle, Beruwala, Mirissa, Bentita, Unawatuna  Arugam Bay, Pasikudda, Uppuveli, Hikkaduwa and Negambo are considered as famous tourist beaches in the country. Beach Negambo Negombo is a major city in Sri Lanka, situated on the west coast and at the mouth of the Negambo…

  • Tourism

    Tourism in Sri Lanka

    Tourism is travel for pleasure or business; also the theory and practice of touring, the business of attracting, accommodating, and entertaining tourists, and the business of operating tours. Today, tourism is a major source of income for many countries, and affects the economy of both the source and host countries, in some cases being of vital importance. Tourism in Sri Lanka is growing rapidly. For centuries, Sri Lanka has been a popular place of attraction for foreign travelers. The Chinese traveler Fa-Hien visited Sri Lanka as early as the 4th century, and in the twelfth century, Italian explorer Marco Polo claimed Sri Lanka to be the “best island of its size in the world. This provided the legislation for the…

  • Forest & Gardens,  Places,  Tourism

    Gampaha Botanical Garden

    Gampaha Botanical Garden also known as Henarathgoda Botanical Garden is situated in the suburb of Gampaha, about 18 miles (29 km) north-west of Colombo and within 1 kilometre (1,100 yd) from the Gampaha Railway Station, and not more than 500 yards (460 m) from the Gampaha-Minuwangoda road. It was established in 1876 by the British to conduct experiments on exotic economic plants such as Rubber and explore plant wealth and development of economy in the Colony. The altitude of garden is about 33 feet above the sea level. It has a tropical low-country climate. The total area of the botanical garden is about 36 acres and recently it acquired another 7 acres for its expansion process The total area of the…

  • Forest & Gardens,  Places,  Tourism

    Hakgala Botanical Garden

    Hakgala Botanical Garden is one of the five botanical gardens in Sri Lanka. It is the second largest garden in Sri Lanka. The garden is contiguous to Hakgala Strict Nature Reserve.The garden is contiguous to Hakgala Strict Nature Reserve in Nuwara Eliya. The garden is believed to be the highest set botanical gardens in the world. Hakgala Botanical Garden is situated on the Nuwara Eliya-Badulla main road, 16 km from Nuwara Eliya. The garden has a Cool temperate climate because of altitude is 5,400 feet above the sea level. The mean annual temperature ranges between 16 °C to 30°C during course of a year, From December to February it has…

  • General,  Places

    Capital city in Sri Lanka

    Colombo is the commercial capital and largest city of Sri Lanka. It is the financial center of the island and a popular tourist destination. It is located on the west coast of the island and adjacent to the Greater Colombo area which includes Sri Jayawardhanapura Kotte, the legislative capital of Sri Lanka and Dehiwala Mount Lavinia. Colombo is often referred to as the capital since Sri Jayawardhanapura Kotte is within the urban area of, and a suburb of, Colombo. But the ancient Colombo had bullock cart transport system with the development of Colombo this place gradually; Colombo became the busiest place. It is also the administrative capital of Western Province, Sri Lanka and the district capital…

  • Places

    Light House in Sri Lanka

    There are 14 active lighthouses in Sri Lanka. Most of the lighthouses in Sri Lanka are operated and maintained by the Sri Lanka Ports Authority (SLPA). However several are operated by the Sri Lanka Navy, while some are inactive. There are twenty five lighthouses in Sri Lanka, with sixteen of those being still active. Most of these lighthouses now fall under the control of Sri Lanka ports authority, whilst the remainder is under the control of the Sri Lanka Navy. Light House in Galle     This is Sri Lanka’s oldest light station, and it’s located in the southern province. Its built by the British was located about 100 meters…

  • Tourism

    The Ceylon Elephant

    The elephant is the king of the Ceylon jungle. No other animal dares to challenge his kingship. In their wild state, elephants live in small herds, about twenty-five in each. A full-grown male is usually the leader of the herd. Such a leader, in all his majesty and dignity, roams the jungle with his followers. Some elephants have tusks from which we obtain ivory, but “tusks” are now rare in Ceylon. Such an elephant is called a “Rogue Elephant” and the government issues licences to people to shoot such dangerous animals. From very early times the elephant has been trained to help main in various ways. It acts as a…

  • Places,  Tourism

    Galle fort in Sri Lanka

    Galle fort in the bay of Galle on the south west coast of Sri Lanka, it was built first in 1588 by the Portuguese, then extensively fortified by the Dutch during the 17 th century from 1649 onward. This was named as 451 world heritage sites in 1988. This is first light house in Sri Lanka. The fort has two gates. The two towering gates to the fort are termed “Portcullises gates” and the first gate of entry from the port is inscribed “ANNO MDCL XIX” which has depiction of Dutch coat of arms with the ubiquitous emblem of cock and inset “VOC” inscribed in the center. It was designed…

  • Forest & Gardens,  Natural resources,  Places,  Tourism

    Sinharaja Forest in Sri Lanka

    Sinharaja forest reserve is a biodiversity hot-spot in Sri Lanka. It is of international significance and has been designated a biosphere reserve and world heritage site by UNESCO. It is tropics rain forest in the world as nominated by UNESCO in 1988, and also conserved forest as nominated in 1962. This is famous wide variety of biodiversity and ever green forest. Location: This rainforest spanning an area of 18900 acres is located within Sabaragamuwa and Southern provinces of the south-west lowland wet zone of Sri Lanka, Which is located in Galle, Mathara and Rathnapura districts. It is highest place is top of the Hinipitigala Mountain (1170m). Sinharaja is bounded by…