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sri lanka the pearl of the indian ocean
INTRODUCTION
COUNTRY
RELIGIONS
HISTORY
NATURAL BEAUTY
WEATHER AND CLIMATE




Sri Lanka is a very beautiful country situated in the indian ocean
It was know by different names like Thambapani,Ceylon,Thaprobane ect
because of its beauty it is known as the pearl of the indian ocean


Have you visited Sri Lanka

💐 IF YES:you know some of the facts what I am going to tell you

💐 IF NO:you would find a lot of new facts and would like to visit


Sri Lanka is seperated by india from a narrow strip of water.this strip is only 32 km wide and known as the Palk state
Sri Lanka has the worlds lagest brick stupa and the huge rainforest Sinharaga which is one of the UNESCO sites and is home to many animals both rare and common living in it


my country is divided into nine provinces
the provinces are then divided into districts

NORTHERN PROVINCE
*Jaffna
*killnochchi
*mannar
*mulathive
*vavniya
NORTH CENTERAL PROVINCE
*anuradapura
*pollonnaruwa
CENTRAL PROVINCE
*kandy
*nuwara eliya
*mataleEASTERN PROVINCE
*trincomalee
*ampara
*batticlo
NORTH WESTERN PROVINCE
*puthlam
*kurunegala
WESTERN PROVINCE
*colombo
*gampaha
*kaluthara
SOUTHERN PROVINCE
*galle
*mathara
*hambanthota
SABARAGAMUVA PROVINCE
*rathnapura
*kegalle
UVA PROVINCE
*baddulla
*monaragala


Sri lanka is an independent country
it gained independes in the year `1948
it was in war with portugese,dutch ,british
because of the beauty of the island,its location and its trade items
SRI LANKA is considerd one of the SMALLEST ISLANDS in the world but it is also one of the MOST BEAUTIFULL
it is situtad very near the equter so it doesnt have the 4 seasons
sri lanka is divided into wet and dry zones
the area near jaffna is hot because it is near india
the nuwara eliya district is very cold and very very rarely snow can be found there

the capital is sri jayawardana pura kotte situated in colombo but most people belive it to be colombo itself



there are 4 religions in my country
they are
buddism
hinduism
islam
christians
(this is an estimation)
buddist = 60%
islams = 20%
christians = 10%
hindus = 10%
Famous religious places
Buddhist= Thuparamaya,Ruwanweliseya,temple of the tooth
Islams= red mosque,meeta mosque, grand mosque
Hindu=koneshwaram kovil,thrikovil,Nallur kovil
Christians=st Joseph's cathedral, St Mary's cathedral, St Anthony's cathedral


sri lanka has a very proud history
it was in war with the dutch ,british and portugese people but the sri lankans fought back for there freedom
the kings and queens in sri lanka ruled the country correctly and according to the 'dasa raga dhamma' or the ten ways of correct ruling
at that time sri lanka was called the granery of the east because we had excellent harvest and our kings and queens built many tanks for the need of farmers
sri lanka had the best system of agriculture in the earlier days
each story about our dear kings and queens shows us that they were brave and put the needs country before there own needs

FAMOUS KINGS
● King Dutugemunu
● King Parakramabahu
● King Mahasen
● King Pandukabaya
● King Devanampiyatissa
● King Datusena
● King Walagamba

KINGDOMS

○ Anuradhapura
○ Pollonaruwa
○ Dambadeniya
○ Yapahuwa
○ Kurunegala
○ Gampola
○ Kotte
○ Seethawaka
○ Kandy

we sri lankans our very proud of our history!!!!


there are many beautiful places in sri lanka
the most beautifull waterfall is Dunhida
the higest waterfall is babmarakanda
there are many beautifull gardens like the peredeniya garden
the longest river is mahaveli
there are many national parks like the wilpathu and the yala national parks
the most famouse place for sightseeing is the rianforest sinharaga


TOURIST DISTINGTONS

Sigirya
Yala national park
Kandy temple of the tooth
Dambulla cave temple
Adams peak
Galle dutch fort
Hortain planes
Pinnawala elephant orphanage
Udwalawa national park
Sinharaja rainforest
9 arches bride
Southern coast
Peradeniya botanical garden
Wilpaththu national park
Haggala botanical garden
Ragarata civilization ruins
Worlds end
Dunginda falls
Bbralanda falls
Parakrama samudraya
Minneriya






Sri lanka is a tropical country you get a lot of sunshine during most months
march to september = hottest months
october = coldest month
Jaffna=hottest area
Nuwara eliya=coldest




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