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Sri Lanka has more than 2,500 years of continuous written history by means of the Mahawansha, and was also mentioned in several ancient Indian texts. One of the most famous is the Ramayana, in which the island, which was referred to as Lanka, was the island fortress of the king Ravana, who captured the wife of Rama an incarnation of the Hindu God, Vishnu. Legend has it that Hanuman the monkey god flew over to Lanka and destroyed the capital by setting it on fire, while Rama and his remaining troops later crossed over from the mainland by building a land bridge across the sea.

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Sri Lanka tourism and travel information including facts, maps, history, culture, transport and weather in Sri Lanka. Find popular places to visit in …

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Travel guide offering general tourist information, and on areas of tourist interest and a photo gallery of Sri Lanka.

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A guide to Sri Lanka with articles, photos, facts, videos, and news from National Geographic.

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To some extent, yes – but plenty of travellers find Sri Lanka easier and more accessible than its vast neighbour to the north. In fact, as a holiday …

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Read Condé Nast Traveller’s free travel guide with information about where to visit, where to eat, where to stay and what to do in Sri Lanka, Asia.

Generalities

The Sinhalese arrived in Sri Lanka late in the 6th century BC, probably from northern India. Buddhism was introduced beginning in about the mid-3rd century BC, and a great civilization developed at such cities as Anuradhapura (kingdom from c.200 BC to c.1000 AD) and Polonnaruwa (c.1070 to 1200). Other notable but relatively more recent kingdoms are Dambadeniya, Yapahuwa, Gampola, Kandy and Jaffna Kingdoms.

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An Act to make provision for, and in connection with, the attainment by Sri Lanka of fully responsible status within the British Commonwealth of Nations.

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Naturally, the evolving situation in Sri Lanka was discussed. He himself was not in Sri Lanka and other than generalities of the situation, nothing much was …

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NEW DELHI — The Sri Lankan president, Mahinda Rajapaksa, … He spoke in generalities about forging a peace settlement, but he gave few …

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What is stated above are generalities. Let us look afresh at the folk-Buddhism as currently practiced in Sri Lanka. The core message is as …

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The relief of persons suffering from psychological impact of trauma in Sri Lanka caused, in particular but without prejudice to the generality of the forgoing, by the …

Formalities

Occupied by the Portuguese in the 16th century and by the Dutch in the 17th century, the island was ceded to the British in 1796, and became a crown colony in 1802. As Ceylon, it became independent in 1948; the name was changed to Sri Lanka in 1972.

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If you intend to visit Sri Lanka on holiday tour, business trip up to date information on visa requirements by Leisure Tours, Sri Lanka tour operator.

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Sri Lanka – Formalities. Clearance. Arrival. An agent is required to clear into Galle as soon as you arrive, therefore it is recommended you organise in advance if …

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Sri Lanka Tourist Visa Tourist Visa rules & regulations for visiting Sri Lanka are simple. Tourists can visit the country with minimum formalities. Nationals of most …

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Sri Lanka Visa Services: Secure Online Application; Tourist, Business, Private Visas to Sri Lanka. Comprehensive Information on Sri Lanka Visa Requirements …

Visas

New visa rules have been imposed with effect from 1st January 2012 where online visa must be applied for countries except Singapore and Maldives before entering the country. This “Tourist ETA visa” is valid for 3 months, starting from the day it has been approved and can be applied for here: [2]. The visa is double entry which means you can enter the country twice during the three months’ time. In each entry, your maximum length of stay is 30 days.A visitor wishing to stay more than 30 days in Sri Lanka may apply for an extension. The short visit visa may be extended up to 90 days from the date of arrival at the first instance and further 90 days at the second instance.

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Official website providing information on types of visas, list of countries whose citizens get visa on arrival, various visas available and visa fees information.

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Practical travel information on Visas for Sri Lanka including health services, money and costs, police and post offices, banks and visas for Sri Lanka – Lonely …

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Sri Lanka is to introduce a new system of visas for people visiting the country.

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Sri Lanka Visa Services: Secure Online Application; Tourist, Business, Private Visas to Sri Lanka. Comprehensive Information on Sri Lanka Visa Requirements …

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From 1 January 2012, British nationals require a visa for trips to Sri Lanka. The Government of Sri Lanka launched an online visa scheme, the …

Work

Located in Southern Asia, off the tip of India, Sri Lanka is country of great beauty, but whose people are still coming to terms with the devastation of the tsunami in late 2004. There is a real need for assistance on fundamentally basic levels, which is why the work with children our Care volunteers in Sri Lanka provide is so important.

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Temporary And Seasonal Work In Sri Lanka. See Fast Facts On Living And Working In Sri Lanka. As a developing country foreigners will be difficult to find paid …

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Work in Sri Lanka, information on working holidays, volunteering opportunities abroad and study overseas – Lonely Planet.

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Accommodation

Whether you are an independent traveler or looking for a family holiday in Sri Lanka, go-lanka.com is your full-service one-stop partner that gives you total access to hundreds of hotels, resorts and guesthouses in Sri Lanka at unbeatable prices.

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Sri Lanka Accommodation – choose from over 350 hotels all over Sri Lanka ranging from budget accommodation, beach hotels, Ayurveda retreats, private villas …

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Sri Lanka Hotels – Agoda offers 1024 hotels in Sri Lanka including Colombo, Galle / Unawatuna, Kandy, Negombo, Nuwara Eliya and more. LOW RATES …

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Book a hotel in Sri Lanka online. Hotels from budget to luxury. Good rates. No reservation costs. Read hotel reviews from real guests.

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Sri Lanka Resorts and Sri Lanka hotels information, descriptions, prices and bookings.

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Save up to 70% on Sri Lanka hotels when you book via Wotif.com. Access to deals from 84 hotels. Why not, when you can Wotif.

Study

Buddhist Studies and Pali Language. The universities of Peradeniya [24] and Kelaniya [25] offer variety of Buddhist studies, and Pali language courses in English.

Meditation. You may find monasteries and meditation centres that offer meditation courses (generally free of charge) in the Buddhist Publication Society guide Lanka_monasteries_2008_jan.pdf.

Mahamevnawa Meditation Monastery is a good place to learn true Buddhism.

Dancing There are many foreign enthusiasts to learn Sri Lankan traditional dance under three categories which are Udarata, Pahatharata and Sabaragamu. And there are distinguished drumming for those categories.

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The American Institute for Sri Lankan Studies is a non-profit organization incorporated in 1996. The purpose of the institute is to bring together scholars from a …

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Why study in Sri Lanka. In her quest for education excellence, Sri Lanka has the ability to offer all international students a peaceful and friendly environment; …

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Why study in Sri Lanka. In her quest for education excellence, Sri Lanka has the ability to offer all international students a peaceful and friendly environment; …

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Are you looking for a good university program in Sri Lanka? Navitas delivers university degrees in Colombo and Kandy, on behalf of the prestigious Australian …

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The Study – Sri Lanka’s Only International School Catering Exclusively to London GCE A-Level Students.

Health care

“The overall incidence of JE among people from nonendemic countries traveling to Asia is estimated to be less than 1 case per 1 million travelers. However, expatriates and travelers who stay for prolonged periods in rural areas with active JEV transmission are likely at similar risk as the susceptible resident population (5–50 cases per 100,000 children per year). Travelers on even brief trips might be at increased risk if they have extensive outdoor or nighttime exposure in rural areas during periods of active transmission. Short-term (

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Helping Hand for Health Care Donations for Ministry of Health, Sri Lanka. VISION A healthier nation that contributes to its economic, social,mental and spiritual …

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Western-style medical practices have been responsible for most of the improvements in health in Sri Lanka during the twentieth century. Health care facilities …

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Abstract. My elective was spent at a teaching hospital in Galle, in Sri Lanka. My time was spent shadowing final year students in the specialties of general …

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Sri Lanka: “Good Practice” in Expanding. Health Care Coverage. Research Studies Series 3. Ravi P. Rannan-Eliya. Lankani Sikurajapathy …

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Sri Lanka is a densely populated island nation, with about 20 million people whose per capita income is US$1,500, well above the South Asian average.

Bank

We commenced banking operations in Sri Lanka through a branch office in January, 2006, with the approval of the Monetary Board of Central Bank of Sri Lanka (CBSL) under the Banking Act of 1988. We offer world class banking solutions in personal, corporate, investment, treasury and trade requirements which are backed by our technological strength and understanding of the global financial market.

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DFCC Vardhana Bank is highly trusted and believed as one of the best banks in Sri Lanka.

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Commercial Bank of Ceylon PLC is a public limited liability company, adjudged as the best bank in Sri Lanka.

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Find the Bank of Ceylon branch locations nearest you. 465 ATMs and 307 … Bank of Ceylon, Sri Lanka’s leading bank always recognizes and rewards …

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Deutsche Bank commenced operations in Sri Lanka in 1980. Today it employs 60 staff in its Colombo Branch. Business Divisions …

Tax

DPR is a Tax and Finance related professional services providing company in Sri Lanka. Tax consultation & Tax related assignments in Sri Lanka are the main services provided by us and our, other professional services includes, Accounting & Bookkeeping, Auditing & Internal Audits, Management Consultation, Projects Feasibility Analysis.

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DPR is a Tax and Finance related professional services providing company in Sri Lanka. Tax consultation & Tax related assignments in Sri Lanka are the main …’

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A complete guide to Sri Lankan capital gains tax rates, property and real estate taxes.

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WELCOME TO THE WEB SITE OF THE SRI LANKA INSTITUTE OF TAXATION. The Sri Lanka Institute of Taxation is the only institution conducting professional …

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Glossary of Rgulated Fish Species of Sri Lanka NPC Recent Updates,2010/12/14 Customs Charges Importing a Vehicle? Customs Charges. URL for Vat Data …

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Easy online booking – Post paid e.g.Airport to Colombo from 2000LKR

Transports

The most common mode of transport in Sri Lanka is via a three-wheeled automobile appropriately referred to as a three-wheeler (Tri-Shaw). Also known as Tuk-Tuks from the noise of their motors. These operate in a manner similar to taxis, and in many situations are a convenient and highly cost-efficient way to get around. Safety is a concern however, as none of them have seat belts and they are open to the sides.

Three-wheelers are ubiquitous in Sri Lanka. On any given street, you’ll hardly have to wait more than a couple of minutes without one going by that you can wave down. If you’re travelling with luggage, there are slightly larger three-wheelers with more space for your bags that you can look for.

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Transport in Sri Lanka. Arriving and departing using public transportation in Sri Lanka such as busses, trains, car hire, flights and ferries – Lonely Planet.

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Sri Lanka Transport Sector. Sri Lanka’s strategic location at the crossroads of Asian trading routes has contributed to its growth as a regional trading hub. In 2003 …

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Sri Lanka Transportation: 379 tips on getting to and getting around Sri Lanka from real travelers and locals.

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The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport is a worldwide organisation with an established International pedigree. With over 33000 members working in …

Driver’s licence

In Sri Lanka, the driving licence is the official document which authorises its holder to operate various types of motor vehicle on public roads. They are administered by the Department Of Motor Traffic (DMV). A licence is required to drive on a public road and a minimum age is 18 years for all vehicles.

Candidates have to pass a theory and practical test to obtain driving licence along with a medical clearance. New high tech driving licence is available now

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The Automobile Association of Ceylon (AAC) is the only authorised body in Sri Lanka to issue the 1949 Convention International Driving Permit. • Internet surfers …

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Those with Sri Lankan Driving License planning to travel abroad can obtain an International Driving Permit (IDP) by applying to the Automobile Association of …

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Sri Lanka Computer Driving License is offered by the National Apprentice and Industrial Training Authority (NAITA). SLCDL certification contains two parts which …

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Sri Lankan Driving License – posted in General: Hi Guys,This is my first posting to the site and would like to get some information about how to …

Removal

The order comes two days after Buddhist monks led a crowd trying to storm the mosque in the central town of Dambulla.

Prime Minister DM Jayaratne says the mosque has simply been ordered to relocate to another part of the area.

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Sri Lanka’s government orders the removal of a mosque from an area it says is sacred to the country’s majority Buddhists.

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A Sri Lankan Army engineer signals that he has found a simulated mine during training in land mine removal presented by the U.S. military.

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The International Commission of Jurists and the undersigned senior judges and eminent jurists from around the world condemn the recent …

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18 January 2013 – The United Nations human rights chief today spoke out against the impeachment and removal of Sri Lanka’s Chief Justice, saying it is a …

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The re-merger was one of the many provisions of the 1987 India-Sri Lanka Accord, which brought a kind of strange peace to the embattled …

Communications

Sinhala, spoken by the majority Sinhalese, and Tamil, spoken by the minority Tamil and Muslim groups, are Sri Lanka’s two official languages. English is commonly used in most cities, especially Colombo, Kandy and Galle, and by government and tourism officials. But while most of the people in Colombo can speak English, don’t expect everyone, everywhere to be able to speak it fluently. In the beach and tourist areas you will have no problem with English. Most people in rural villages, however, cannot speak any English, beyond a few simple words.

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A regulatory agency whose responsibilities include oversight of the telecommunications industry in Sri Lanka. Feedback is invited from consumers.

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Functioning as the single apex body involved in ICT policy and direction for the nation. The implementing organisation of the e-Sri Lanka Initiative.

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Lanka Communication Services (Pvt) Ltd is a subsidiary of Singapore Telecom … and is the pioneer in providing Data Communication and Internet in Sri Lanka.

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Sri Lanka – officially the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, known as Ceylon before 1972, is a pre-dominantly Buddhist island nation …

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Sri Lanka communication money media and time – an overview by go-lanka.com.

Leisure

This is a beautiful site, revered for being the place where the king was converted to Buddhism in 243BC enabling the religion to spread over the whole island. The hilltop site is worth the climb, even in 95 degrees. The triple hills you struggle up give you superb views, one hilltop has a modern Buddha which is beautifully carved, another has an impressive dagoba and temple and the other is a climb up stone cut grooves to a meditation rock outcrop.

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We are a specialist for sri lanka hotel bookings and tour arrangement’s we select best hotels in sri lanka with the best rates. You can select Sri Lankan unique …

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Sri Lanka Travel/Tour Packages – Leisure Tours offers Sri Lanka Travel Packages, Sri Lanka Tour operators, Sri Lanka Holiday Packages, Travel Agent, …

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Leisure Tours Sri Lanka tour operator offers holiday tour packages, Sri Lanka tours, beach hotels, hotel accommodation service and Ayurveda.

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Leisure Holidays Sri Lanka presents best ever holiday in your life. Best Value, Best Definition Sri Lanka Holidays of joy & fun, light & enlightenment in an ancient …

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Miscellaneous

Hey friends! Just wanted to let you know that today’s Wednes-Day Dream is Sri Lanka, the lush island off the coast of India! We’ve been seeing tons of great tips from members visiting the sites on the island, so it makes sense for us to feature it! You can see it on our VT Facebook here: facebook.com/VirtualTourist?… Also, the very cool photo featured in the post is from member euzkadi, and it is of Gal Vihara in Sri Lanka – you can check out his other photos from the site on his page here: “Gal Vihara.” – Polonnaruwa Things to Do Tip by euzkadi Lastly, remember when we asked you about top member destinations for the first 3 months of 2013? Well, Sri Lanka is also featured on that list! You can check out what made the list and some very snazzy photos of the destinations here: virtualtourist.com/press-cen… Are you planning on hitting up any of these spots or spots like them? What about Sri Lanka – is it on your agenda for 2013? Talk soon! Blake aka Rudysmom626

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Sri Lanka Miscellaneous News Topics; Specialized News Sections on Sri Lanka Miscellaneous.

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Miscellaneous Religion and Social Service. The expenditure incurred as donations for Improvements and provision of Shrine Rooms, Monastery fences, …

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