Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte (or Kotte) in the capital of Sri Lanka.
However, people often say that Colombo is the capital of the country.
Sri Lankan Flag
The flag of Sri Lanka is called the “Lion Flag”, because it shows an image of a golden lion.
Of course, it has a variety meanings,
e.g., the lion symbolizes the bravery of the Sinhalese;
four leaves represent the four concepts of Buddhism;
green and orange go for Muslims and Hindus, respectively,
and the golden border stands for the unity of the nation.
Buddhism is the main religion in Sri Lanka;
there are also many believers of Hinduism, Islam and also Christianity.
Sinhala and Tamil are official languages in Sri Lanka;
English is also widely spoken.
December to March are considered to be the peak months,
however, you can visit Sri Lanka all year round.
I went to the island in August and the weather was very good.
Sri Lanka has a tropical climate, with an average temperature of about 30C;however, there are some significant differences between different parts of the island.
Sri Lanka – Colombo
Sri Lanka used to be a Portuguese colony, then Dutch, and later a British one.
Sri Lanka – Ceylon Tea
Ceylon is a former name of Sri Lanka.
The name comes from a colonial period but it’s still quite well known because of the tea, called “Ceylon Tea”, that’s produced in Sri lanka.
Sri Lanka, i.e., Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka, is an island country located in South Asia, very close to India.
Welcome to Sri Lanka!
This December is going to be about my travel impressions from Sri Lanka;
expect sunny days. 😉