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  • Vesak Festival

    May 23rd, 2017
    Vesak Festival
    Vesak: A burst of colour, a journey of merit Vesak, can be considered one of the most sacred and important days in the Buddhist calendar. This is the day on which Buddhists commemorate the Lord Buddha's Birth, Enlightenment and entering into Nirvana. Apart from Sri Lanka Vesak is also observed in neighbouring... Read More >>
  • A historic city housing the pinnacle of Buddhist worship

    May 3rd, 2017
    A historic city housing the pinnacle of Buddhist worship
    A major tourist destination is Kandy, located 115 km from Colombo, nestled between Knuckles Mountain Range and Hanthane Mountain Range in the Central Province of Sri Lanka, giving the city an elevation of 500 metres (1,600 ft) above sea level. This was the last Capital used by the Ancient Kings of Sri... Read More >>
  • Galle is a place one could relax and enjoy

    April 28th, 2017
    Galle is a place one could relax and enjoy
    Seventy-two miles or 120 kilometres from Colombo (about an hour's travel) lies the picturesque city of Galle. The impressive fort with its narrow roads, take you back to another era; like time stood still. Among the hustle and bustle of this busy city, a walk along the ramparts will lead you to The Groote... Read More >>
  • Sinhala Tamil New Year

    April 6th, 2017
    Sinhala Tamil New Year
    The month of Bak (April) represents prosperity in the Sinhala calendar Unlike in the West, where New Year is ushered in as the clock strikes 12 midnight, the Sinhala and Tamil New Year begins several hours apart, this span of time is usually 12 hours and 48 minutes with the sun moving from the house... Read More >>

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