FACTS Pearl of Indian Ocean. General Information’s. Cultural and Festival. Countries Earning. Natural Resources. Interesting places. Ruined city and national art & craft. Natural Disasters. End.
Pearl of Indian Ocean Sri Lanka is a small island in the Indian Ocean, near the Southern coast of India. By virtue of the national charm and beauty, it came to be called as the Pearl of Indian Ocean.
General informations. Sri Lanka is divided into nine province and twenty five administrative districts. The capital is Sri Jayawardhanapura. Colombo is its business centre. The country’s president is President Rajapaksa. The country gained the Independence in 1948, and now a Democratic Socialist Republic with a population over 20 millions. . The Country had civil war for more than 25 years and in 2009 the war ended. The highest mountain is Pidurutalagala and the longest river is Mahaweli. Luxapana, Dunhida are some of the famous waterfalls.
Cultural and Festivals It is a multi racial and multi religious country enjoys all religious activity. There are several religious festivals, Sinhalese celebrate the Vasak full moon holiday (the birth of god Buddha), and Tamils celebrate Diwali. Also they both celebrate the Sinhala and Tamil New year.
Countries Earning The country enjoys the tropical climate. The average temperature is about 32C. In the hill country it is much cooler. The Country produces some best Tea in the world. Tea, Rubber, Coconut, Gem, spices and textiles are key exports. The Tourist trade in Sri Lanka is excellent money spinner. It ranks the 4th among the major foreign exchange earns.
Natural Resources We can see a variety of wild animals in the game reserves at Yala and Wilpattu. The sanctuary at Kumana is in indeed a bird’s paradise. The botanical gardens at Haggala and Peradenia reveals the wealth of plant life in the country.
Interesting places. The seven hot springs near Trincomalee, the sacred mountain of Adams Peak ,the Kandy Perahera is lovely sight to see and enjoy. There is noting to beat the beauty of the procession of decorated elephants at the Temple of the Tooth, The zoo at Dehiwela is the one of the best in Asia. The Beautiful sandy beaches at Mt. Lavina, Benthoto and Hikkaduwa are ideal for sunbathing.
Ruinedcity and national art &craft The Ruined cities Anuradhapura and Polonnaruwa and the frescoes at Sigiriya cannot be missed by any tourist. Sri Lanka’s national art and crafts also attract visitors to the island.
Natural Disaster The country has lovely sunshine throughout the year, but 2004 Boxing day Tsunami killed thousands of innocent peoples. It is a small developing country and still it is recovering from it.
END. THANK YOU FOR WATCHING MY COUNTRY.Prepared By:- Ashwinth Mugunthan Blue 5. Marlborough Primary School.