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Quote - Joseph Pulitzer

"PUT IT BEFORE THEM BRIEFLY SO THEY WILL READ IT, CLEARLY SO THEY WILL APPRECIATE IT, PICTURESQUELY SO THEY WILL REMEMBER IT AND, ABOVE ALL, ACCURATELY SO THEY WILL BE GUIDED BY ITS LIGHT" ***** JOSEPH PULITZER *****
DISCOVER - SRI LANKA: PROLOGUE

IN PRAISE OF MY BEAUTIFUL ISLAND,
INFORMATION, PHOTOGRAPHS AND VIDEO.

THE 13th CENTURY VENETIAN TRAVELER MARCO POLO DESCRIBED THE ISLAND AS 'THE JADE PENDANT IN THE INDIAN OCEAN'. THE ABUNDANCE OF GEMSTONES, SPICES, RAIN FORESTS AND WILDLIFE; THE MAGNIFICENT BEACHES, ANCIENT RUINS AND A WRITTEN HISTORY OF OVER 2500 YEARS MAKE THIS ISLAND A TOURISTS' PARADISE.

THE RUINED CITIES OF ANURADHAPURA AND POLONNARUWA ILLUSTRATE THE GLORY OF THE ANCIENT KINGDOMS. THE GIGANTIC STUPAS AND BUDDHA STATUES ARE AMONG THE BIGGEST MAN MADE STRUCTURES OF THE WORLD. THE MASSIVE RESERVOIRS, BUILT BY ANCIENT KINGS TO IRRIGATE THOUSANDS OF ACRES OF LAND, ARE MARVELS OF HYDRO ENGINEERING. THERE ARE EIGHT UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITES IN SRI LANKA

THE ISLAND WAS KNOWN TO THE GREEKS AS 'TAPROBANE' AND TO THE ARABS AS 'SERENDIB'. EARLY MERCHANTS VISITED THE ISLAND IN SEARCH OF GEMSTONES AND SPICES, MAINLY CINNAMON AND PEPPER. COFFEE AND TEA PLANTATIONS WERE STARTED BY THE BRITISH COLONIAL RULERS. CEYLON TEA IS FAMOUS THE WORLD OVER.

TOURISM INDUSTRY IS A MAJOR MONEY SPINNER FOR THIS BEAUTIFUL ISLAND. THE VAST EXPANSE OF BEACHES, RAIN FORESTS AND NATIONAL PARKS WITH HERDS OF WILD ELEPHANTS, THE CENTRAL HIGHLANDS WITH LITHE WATER FALLS, BRING IN THE TOURISTS. THE ISLAND IS DOTTED WITH HUNDREDS OF HOTELS TO ACCOMMODATE THE TRAVELER. AN ISLAND OF 25,000 SQ; MILES HAS 103 RIVERS AND 25000 RESERVOIRS, MOSTLY MAN MADE. WITH VARYING CLIMATIC CONDITIONS THIS IS TRULY A 'SMALL MIRACLE'.

" THE ISLAND OF SRI LANKA IS A SMALL UNIVERSE, IT CONTAINS AS MANY VARIATIONS OF CULTURE, SCENERY AND CLIMATE AS SOME COUNTRIES A DOZEN TIMES ITS SIZE........I FIND IT HARD TO BELIEVE THAT THERE IS ANY COUNTRY WHICH SCORES SO HIGHLY IN ALL DEPARTMENTS - WHICH HAVE SO MANY ADVANTAGES AND SO FEW DISADVANTAGES. LOVELY BEACHES, BEAUTIFUL LANDSCAPES, IMPRESSIVE RUINS, A VIBRANT CULTURE AND CHARMING PEOPLE- NO WONDER SRI LANKA IS A SMALL MIRACLE ".***** Arthur C. Clark *****




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Over: 60 Pages, 500 Posts, 1000 Photographs and 700,000 Pageviews
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16 August, 2014

SRI LANKA - 300,000 PAGEVIEWS FOR DISCOVER-SRI LANKA


Thank you very much for 300,000 Pageviews!



09 May, 2013

SRI LANKA - DISCOVER - SRI LANKA [ 150,000 PAGE VIEWS ]


Thank you very much to all the readers of Discover - Sri Lanka for 150,000 Page Views. I hope I know something about Photography and writing captions and descriptions for the photographs. Thank you Gerrit, Netty, Hans and Hanneke of Belgium, Ashan of Little Adventures, Mohan, Druvi and Dimitri and Channa for your wonderful photographs.




04 March, 2012

SRI LANKA - DISCOVER-SRI LANKA REACHES 50,000 PAGE VIEWS


On 4th March,2012 Discover - Sri Lanka reached the 50,000 page view mark
with the support of the readers of many countries. I thank you for the comments and encouragement. Now the blog has over 35 pages, 300 posts and 600 photographs.


22 May, 2011

SRI LANKA - MY BLOG [ DISCOVER-SRI LANKA ]




On 21st May, 2011, Discover - Sri Lanka reached, the  '10,000 Page views'  
mark, after 725 days and 156 posts, publishing the virtues of my teardrop 
shaped Island in the Indian ocean - Sri Lanka.

I wish to express my sincere thanks to all the readers of over 25 countries 
who kept me going by appreciating the content, commenting and above  all, 
pointing out the shortfalls. Thank you for the e-mails, bouquets and brickbats.

You have motivated me to " Put it before you briefly so you would read it, 
clearly so you would appreciate it, picturesquely so you would remember it, 
and above all, accurately so you would be guided by its LIGHT ".
Pics by : Nelsonlanka.
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LW

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