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The New Hotel Classification System

To the 50th anniversary of the Sri Lanka Tourism Authority, its chairman has prepared radical changes that could become revolutionary in reforming the hotel classification system, thereby giving a new leap and impetus to the rapid development of a quality" star «hotel sector of the country.

Sri Lanka Tourism Office (SLTDA) will take steps to introduce a new hotel classification system within the next few months. Chairman of the SLTDA, a veteran of the hotel business, Mr. Paddy Withana can be congratulated on the fact that he was able to drag this long, exaggerated piece of legislation to improve standards of hotels of Sri Lanka.

Vesak Festival in Sri Lanka

Vesak or Vesak Poya — the main religious and cultural festival in Sri Lanka. It is celebrated on the full moon day in May.
The day of Vesak — one of the most grandiose days of the year and is celebrated by Buddhists around the world. Buddhists remember the important events that occurred in the life of Buddha on this day. First, on this day, the birth of the king Siddhartha Gautama in Lumbini in the territory of present-day Nepal. Here is an arbor from the trees, where Queen Mahamaya bore Him. The second event was Siddhartha's supreme achievement of Gautama enlightenment, that is, He became Buddha — the Awakened, the Enlightened One. The third event was Parinibbana — withdrawal from earthly life — Lord Buddha more than 2500 years ago in the city of Kushinagar.

True White Sinhalese

Lakshman Namal Rajapaksa born 10 April 1986; known as Namal Rajapaksa is a Sri Lankan politician. He is one of three sons of Sri Lankan former President Mahinda Rajapaksa and a member of parliament. It was widely believed that Rajapaksa was to be groomed to succeed his father.
Namal has two younger brothers – Yoshitha and Rohitha. His paternal grandfather D. A. Rajapaksa was a member of parliament and Minister of Agriculture and Land in Wijeyananda Dahanayake's government.
Namal was educated at S. Thomas' College, Mount Lavinia, where he captained the school's 1st XV rugby team. After school Rajapaksa joined Cardiff University to study law. He then went to City University London from where he graduated in September 2009 with a third-class degree law degree.
Namal then joined Sri Lanka Law College to qualify as an attorney at law. He sat the college's preliminary exam in October 2009 and passed with second class honors.

Sri Lanka’s First Safari Park

The first Safari Park in Sri Lanka was officially declared open in Ridiyagama, not far from Ambalantota in the Hambantota area, Southern Province, in order to give animals the privilege of savoring the freedom of space, where you can live and eat in a region of abundance. The park, which should be completed within the two phases, has now spent 1.450 million rupees on the first stage. The African lion's zone, the Indian elephant zone in Sri Lanka and the zone of peace were declared open in the first phase of the project.

«African, Australian and Asian zones will be opened as part of the second phase of the project,» says the director of the National Zoological Department Dhammika Malsinghe.
Mr. Malsinghe revealed some details of the project. According to him, the National Safari Park is located in Ridiyagama, spread out over 500 acres of land in degree. The park, which is located close to the waters of hot springs, is divided into two sectors — a dormitory zone and a safari zone.

Perahera In Kalamatiya

Perahera in Kalamatiya — it's the event. Festival, carnival, masquerade, religious worship, ritaul thanksgiving sacrifices, songs and dances, full of fun and joy. All in one.
Not so often the inhabitants of remote from Colombo and Kandy regions are brought to take their land-scale festivals. The life of traditional Sri Lankan villagers, especially its coastal areas is quite heavy. It affects particularly the coastal climate, with frequent rainfall deficiencies, and the main occupation of local farmers and fishermen — not a simple thing. Cultivation of paddy fields, vegetable growing and fishing. Kahandamodara — Kalamatiya area that is situated on the picturesque banks of the south of Sri Lanka, surrounded by villages, stretched deep into the area on the eve of the holy Poson Poya, the full moon festival, consecrated a real carnival. For the first time from Bata Atha to the temple in Kalamatiya there was regional Perahera. To understand what this means for provincial residents, let's get to start what Perahera in general means.

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