As early as the 5th century, ships from Egypt, Persia, Arabia, and China docked at the ports to barter their goods for treasures from this island including precious gems, pearls, spices, and scented woods.The Portuguese colonized the island in the 17th century followed by the Dutch and the British changing the course of history.
The majority of the population is Sinhalese but there are significant communities of Tamils, Muslims, Burghers (descendents of the Dutch), and Malays all of whom contribute to make this a colourful and vibrant society.
Sri Lanka has a fascinating documented history dating back to 543 BC covering a period of over 2500 years of civilization.
This is because India has about 29 states, each with a different language, customs etc.
Dating as we Westerners think of it, involves trial and error.
A few Western concepts have yet to make their way to the island.
Nudity and toplessness are not permitted on any Sri Lankan beaches.
Sri Lanka is an island nation with an ancient cultural heritage that dates back over 2,500 years.
Ruins of ancient kingdoms and archeological findings provides fascinating insights into a sophisticated ancient society which possessed advanced knowledge of science and technology, town planning and design, and valued the aesthetic beauty of the arts.
It happens whether they’re wearing jeans, shirts, skirts, hijabs, flat, sneakers.