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"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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04 December, 2010

SRI LANKA - UVA PROVINCE


The Uva Province (Sinhala: ඌව පළාත Uva PalataTamil: ஊவா மாகாணம் 

Uva Maakaanam
) is Sri Lanka's second least populated province, with 
1,187,335 people, created in 1896. It consists of two districts: Badulla 
බදුල්ල வதுளை and Moneragalaමොනරාගල மூணார்கல். The provincial 
capital is Badulla. Uva is bordered by Eastern,Southern and Central provinces. 
Its major tourist attractions are Dunhinda falls, Diyaluma Falls, Rawana Falls, 
the Yala National Park (lying partly in the Southern and Eastern Provinces) 
and Gal Oya National Park (lying partly in the Eastern Province). The Gal Oya 
hills and the Central mountains are the main uplands, while the Mahaweli 
(Sinhalese: great-sandy) and Menik (Sinhalese: gemstone) rivers and the 
huge Senanayake Samudraya and Maduru Oya Reservoirs are the major 
waterways.

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01 December, 2010

SRI LANKA - SABARAGAMUWA PROVINCE



The Sabaragamuwa Province, (Sinhala: සබරගමුව පළාත Sabaragamuwa 
Palata, Tamil: சபரகமுவ மாகாணம் Sabaragamuwa Maakaanam) is a 
province of Sri Lanka, and contains two main cities: Ratnapura and Kegalle
Sabaragamuwa University is in Belihuloya. It is named after its former 
indigenous inhabitants, namely the Sabara, an indic term for hunter gatherer 
tribes, a term seldom used in ancient Sri Lanka.

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21 November, 2010

SRI LANKA - SOUTHERN PROVINCE



The Southern Province (Sinhala: දකුණු පළාත Dakunu PalataTamilதென் 
மாகாணம் Thaen Maakaanam) of Sri Lanka is a small geographic area consisting 
of the districts of GalleMatara and Hambantota. The region is economically 
backward compared to the Western province, where the capital Sri Jayawardena
pura-Kotte is situated. Subsistence farming and fishing is the main source of 
income for the vast majority of the people of this region.Government School 

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18 November, 2010

SRI LANKA - CENTRAL PROVINCE


The Central Province (Sinhalaමධ්‍යම පළාත Madhyama PalataTamil
மத்திய மாகாணம் Malaiyakam Maakaanam) of Sri Lanka consists primarily 
of mountainous terrain. Both the hill capital Kandy and the city of Nuwara 
Eliya are located within the Central Province as well as Sri Pada. The province 
produces much of the famous Ceylon tea, planted by the British in the 
1860s after a devastating disease killed all the coffee plantations in the 
province. Central Province attracts many tourists, with hill station towns 
such as KandyGampola, Hatton and Nuwara Eliya.

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