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