SRI LANKA

ZThe Pearl of the Indian Ocean[
Lecturer : Niki Macionis Subject Code : TO5103 Presented By : Sai Kumar Nalla

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Sri Lanka (Ceylon) is an island situated in the Indian ocean, at the base of the Indian subcontinent. Sri Lanka is a tropical gateway for thousands of visitors all around the World.
Every year more than 0.5 million tourists visit Sri Lanka. latitude: - 6 ± 10o N. longitude:- 80 ± 82o E.
(880 km north of the equator).

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Sri Lanka easures 435 k north to south and 224 k east to west, covering a total area of 65,610 sq.k . Average Temperature: Low land along the coast: 800 F Hill country : 67o F

Civilized before 300 B.C. using agriculture and irrigation. Influenced by Portuguese, Dutch & British rule. Intimate connection between society & religion. Diversity ranging from traditional farming to Information Technology. World famous for hospitality of people.

Ancient city of Polonnaruwa - 2nd capital (1017 - 1284 AD)

Buddha Statues, Watadage and guardstones

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Sinhala & Hindu new year Celebrated at the end of the major harvest season "Maha" of the year, in the month of Bak (April) according to the Sri Lankan calender. Rituals based on times calculated according to astrology. Thaipongal Festival Mostly celebrate by Hindus in the month of January

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Tuk Tuk Rally: The Lanka Challenge 2009 The first ever rall featuring ¶tuk-tuks. ravellers fro all over the world. Art Bienalle: Colo bo will host the first ever Art iennale at ark Street Mews. The The e for this ear's event is eace. Binara Full Moon Poya Day : Co e orates The uddha's visit to heaven to preach to his other and celestial ultitude.

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Restaurant and Cafes : Most visitors are delighted at the enor ous variet of delicious food available. There are specialit restaurants and star class hotels which cater to regional and continental food.

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Night Life:
casinos, pubs and night clubs. Colo bo has an bars and clubs featuring ver reasonable bands pla ing western rock, pop and jazz, as well as DJ·s pla ing the latest house, hip-hop and R& tunes. Naturall , peak activit is at weekends, but ever night of the week there is usuall so e attraction. Events : The latest events in and around Colo bo, ovie nights and theatre, special food pro otions, live action and glitz action.

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SIGIRIYA - THE LION MOUNTAIN. Sri Dalada Maligawa. Anuradhapuraya.

‡Galle ‡Polonnaruwa ‡Cave Temple Dambulla

Nature & Attractions
Sri Lanka has the most picturesque white, sandy beaches.

Nature & Attractions
In comparison to its size, Sri Lanka has perhaps the largest number of waterfalls in any country of the world
(approx. 400 waterfalls)

waterfalls in Sri Lanka

Nature & Attractions
Sri Lanka has a rich and exotic variety of wildlife.

Nature & Attractions
Sri Lanka is one of the biodiversity hot spots in the world. Sinharaja rain forest, a primeval forest over 15 million years old is a world heritage site.

More than 50% of the flora & fauna of the Sinharaja forest are endemic.

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Large tourist destination. Educational institutes (source of revenue), which attracts students fro overseas. lantation econo (Cinna on, Tea). Export of spices, which is one of the ajor source of revenue.

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Palliyawatta: Foot athwa s, C cling Routes, Helipad, Sea Flight ort, Jetties, Electricit , Water, unication, Solid & Drainage, Teleco Liquid Disposal S ste . Kandakkuliya:Under Water A use ent ark. Under Water Cabling S ste of Under Ground Cabling will be used to suppl Electricit to the proposed Develop ent Islands fro the Substation at Gangevadi a Village . Disposal of Sewage Individual Sewage s ste s of Hotels will be linked to the roposed Main Sewage S ste s to roduce Effluent to Central Environ ental Authorit Standards.

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The andaranaike International Airport is the countr 's onl international airport. Srilankan Airlines is the official national carrier , partl owned and operated b E irates Airlines. It was voted the best airline in South Asia b Sk trax. Sri Lanka has three Deep ² water ports at Colo obo, Galle, and Trinco alee. Of these, Colo bo handles the highest volu e of cargo, followed b Galle. The traditional ullock cart can still be seen in use in rural regions. Local trains, buses, ships and autos.

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Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority(SLTDA): To develop diverse, unique and qualit touris services and products that would ake Sri Lanka unique destination, globall . So e of its activities include identif ing and developing tourist specific, unique products and services, for ulating and i ple enting Touris Develop ent Guidelines, and facilitating and i ple enting the legal and ad inistrative process for new product and service develop ent.

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The lifeblood of Sri Lanka's Touris industr is its people. The people who serve are the countr 's ost attractive force. Trained professionals. Setting up an Institute of Touris .

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Friendl and hospitable hosts. Several five star hotels and luxur resorts.

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Multi-lingual brochures & visitor guides souvenir shops Classification of Tourist Establishments For convenience the SLTDA has categorised the various touris establish ents. The are; Tourist Hotels Guest Houses Bed and Breakfast Units Restaurants Travel Agencies Boutique Villas Tourism Shops Heritage Homes Water Sports

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Achieve 2.0 n tourist arrivals b 2016. Target up scale Free Independent Travellers (FITS), who are co parativel high spenders. Make touris Sri Lanka·s third largest foreign exchange earner. Transfor touris to be the fastest job creator and help reduce une plo ent nu bers.

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Highl co petitive. Natural attractions are untouched. Multicultural destination. Co on disasters like tsuna i and earth quakes effecting the touris sector. Civil wars. Govern ent is taking all the care in order to develop the touris sector.

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http://www.srilankatouris .org/ http://www.sl ts.slt.lk/ http://www.sltda.gov.lk/kalpiti a http://www.eturbonews.co /11263/south-indiantourists-flock-sri-lanka row, Ja es: Vedda villages of Anuradhapura: The historical anthropology Of a community in Sri Lanka, Universit Of Washington ress, Seattle, 1978. Codrington, H. W.: A Short History of Ceylon, New Delhi 1994 (Reprint. Asian Educational Services). De Silva, Chandra Richard: Sri Lanka - A History, New Delhi 1987 (Second, revised edition 1997). De Silva, . M.: A History of Sri Lanka. New Delhi, enguin, xvii, p. 782, 2005.

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