Sri Lanka has undeniably claimed to be a tropical paradise which entangles its precious nature with the lush vegetation of the coastal belt, and the spectacular mountains run high up in the azure skies. Pleasant sea breeze soothes the coast’s tropical climate throughout year; the high peaks in the central hills remain cool at night. The country is a trove of unexpected pleasures as the island was long knew as ‘Serendib’ which signifies its serendipity.
Sri Lanka was once a British Crown Colony known as ‘Ceylon’, which later became independent in 1948, although it remained under dominion status. The 1972 constitution proclaimed the country an independent republic, and changed the country’s name. In 1978, through a new constitution the island was officially declared in the name Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka.
Surrounded by the Indian Ocean in South Asia, “the pearl of the Indian Ocean”, the tropical island Sri Lanka has a history dating back 125,000 years. The island is a haven of natural treasures embraced by warm blue waters with 770 miles of golden sands. The inland is undeniably a paradise filled with lush green landscapes with soaring mountains reminiscing of an exquisite emerald, cascading waterfalls and vast lakes stand with ancient pride.