Sri Lanka is a tropical island found off the southern tip of India. Part of the South Asian subcontinent, this pearl of the Indian Ocean, (as it has been described for time immemorial) is a travellers’ paradise and the scenes of many historic events. According to its earliest historical record the Mahavansa, one of the first names it was called by was ‘Tambapanni’ when invaders landed from India they noticed the copper (Tamba) coloured sea-sand. The golden beaches of Sri Lanka are a testament to the fact that although over a 1000 years has passed since this incident was recorded not much has changed in the natural beauty of the island.
Over the centuries Sri Lanka became a melting pot of cultures as it was continually influenced by outside travellers, traders and explorers. Early Settlers came from many parts of the world with, food, dresses, languages, religions and customs left behind, intermingled and now form the multi-cultural experience that is Sri Lanka.Read More