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66th Independence Day of Sri Lanka 4th February 2014

 Sri lanka celebrated-her 66th Anniversary from the colonial British Empire  today 4th February 2014

Sri Lanka celebrates 66th National Independence Day today

 

We got our independence and sovereignty on February 4th 1948, with no blood shed, the transaction was peaceful and the Island was handed to the first Prime Minister of Ceylon(as It was known formerly) Mr D.S,Senenayake amidst much pomp and splendor.



Up to  this day the celebrations are held  as grandeur and with  religious blessings  from all communities  over the soverignity of our country. 

We became a republic in 1972 under  the Governance of Mrs Srimavo Bandarnayake.  Internationally the  first ever  Lady Prime Minister .Ceylon which was known in the British period, thus became Sri Lanka.

 


 

 

Sri lanka geographically nestles  in the Indian Ocean at the tip of mother India

It is a small tropical Island which attracted travellars all over the world time immemorial.

Period of  four centuries we  were under foriegn dominance Portugease, Dutch and finally the British for alomost a century.

The country was a haven for ancient traders who came in to purchase spices , elephants  Ivory,plumbago and  more modern day to day exports of Tea rubber coconut not  forgetting precious stones.

Or soil is rich for cultivation so we are blessed with  a tropical climate and  abundance of vegetation which is cultivated for our countries consumption.

 

As Sr i LAnka is an Island it is perfect get away for tourists  during winter; to our sunny shores

There  are natural scenic beauty  in our beaches.

We  boast of an ancient civilizaation with rich cultural heritage. They are of course now heritage  and are  perfect toursists  destinations.

Way up in the hills it has cooler climate wiwth many wonderful sites worth visiting  amidst steep mountains gushing out with water, thus creating water falls

 

 

 

 

 

Colombo is Colombo is the commercial city of Sri lanka and SriJayawardenepura Kotte the capital city, where our modern day Parliament is housed.the commercial city of Sri lanka and SriJayawardenepura Kotte the capital city, where our modern day Parliament is housed.

Finally I will penn off, by saying our country is predominantly Buddhists living  amicably with  Tamils , Muslims and Christians, under the present leadership of President Mahinda Rajapakshe,

http://https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KIZlanot3HI

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  • Next year we will have to celebrate your independence.
  • Thanks, you sharing really nice information about your country. Sri Lanka Sri Lanka has amazing places. Happy Independence Day to you and all Sri Lankan citizens 

  • SpamBuster

    Congrats to you and your beautiful country, Nadira. Malaysia also gained her independence without any blood being shed, but comparing to you, we are still a toddler.

  • Congrats, Nadira!

    Thanks for sharing the stunning scenery of your country. I hope to visit it soon.

    Incidentally, what does "mother India" mean?

  • SpamBuster

    Wish you all a very happy Independence day!

  • There  are many  beautiful  water  falls  cascading ....The  one  you ask I  feel is  Dunhindha   falls Dunhinda Falls is one of Sri Lanka's most beautiful waterfalls.The waterfall, which is 210 feet (64 m) high gets its name from the smoky dew drops spray, (Dun in sinhala means mist or smoke) which surrounds the area at the foot of the waterfall. The water fall is created by the river called Badulu Oya which goes through the Badulla town

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