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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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12 September, 2011

SRI LANKA - WORLD HERITAGE SITES [COLLAGE ]


THE RUINED CITIES OF ANURADHAPURA AND POLONNARUWA ILLUSTRATE THE GLORY OF THE ANCIENT KINGDOMS. THE GIGANTIC STUPAS AND BUDDHA STATUTES 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

Pics by : Gerrit,Netty,Hans and Hanneke [ Belgium ]


Sri Lanka Tour, May 2011

25 July, 2011

SRI LANKA - THE DUTCH CANAL

The Dutch canal fish market.


Fishing boats

Pics by : Gerrit,Netty,Hans and Hanneke [ Belgium ]

Sri Lanka Tour, May 2011

19 July, 2011

SRI LANKA - ELEPHANT SAFARI


Visitors to Sri Lanka to Sri Lanka rarely miss an elephant ride, a quick safari through the jungle and across the lake.




Pics by : Gerrit,Netty,Hans and Hanneke [ Belgium ]

Sri Lanka Tour, May 2011

15 July, 2011

SRI LANKA - THE DUTCH CANAL

Fish, cleaned and salted, spread on the beach to dry for making ' Dried fish ', a Sri Lankan delicacy.





Customer at a retail outlet.

Pics by : Gerrit,Netty,Hans and Hanneke [ Belgium ]

Sri Lanka Tour, May 2011


30 June, 2011

SRI LANKA - ELEPHANT SAFARI


Visitors to Sri Lanka rarely miss an elephant ride, a quick safari through the jungle and across the lake.



Pics by : Gerrit,Netty,Hans and Hanneke [ Belgium ]

Sri Lanka Tour, May 2011

22 February, 2011

SRI LANKA - LAND MARKS [ THE BIBLE ROCK ]



En route to Kandy on the Colombo - Kandy trunk road unfolds
this breathtaking spectacle, the Bible rock, with the lush green
valley reaching the base of the mist covered rock shaped like
The Bible.





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20 January, 2011

SRI LANKA - PERADENIYA BOTANICAL GARDENS





The Royal Botanical Gardens, Peradeniya is a major
tourist attraction in the Kandy regeion







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21 December, 2010

SRI LANKA - TOURISM





Kalpitiya is one of the most beautiful coastal areas of Sri lanka, Kalpitiya
is a peninsula that separates the Puttalam lagoon from the Indian
Ocean, with saltpans, marine sanctuaries, lagoons and marshes.
Sri Lanka Tourism Development Autority is inviting inestors to
develop 14 islands in the region.





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20 December, 2010

SRI LANKA - THE PEOPLE OF KALPITIYA



The industrious people of Kalpitiya contribute heavily to the
economy of the Peninsula, whether employed in the fishing
industry or in the vast coconut plantations or in the
numerous wayside cafes, they contribute to the 
rapid development of the area




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SRI LANKA - TRAVELERS' DELIGHT [ KALPITIYA ]




Fishing villages on sandy beaches, fishing boats and trawlers,
endless mangroves and fascinating migratory and endemic
birds contribute to the beauty of  this peninsula




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SRI LANKA - KALPITIYA [ ATTRACTIONS ]




Kalpitiya peninsula has many attractions for the traveler,
Dolphin and Whale watching and shallow water
fishing top the list.




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