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Holidays of Sri Lanka

Festivals and holidays of Sri Lanka are so colorful, exotic, bright and unique, that to read about them is just to try to imagine a picture of what is happening during this or that event. In reality, Sri Lankans are so skilled craftsmen to organize holidays, that you should definitely visit at least one of them during your travel to Sri Lanka. None of the festivities or festive rituals will not leave you indifferent, but leave a deep and indelible mark of colorful memories of the island of wonders for years to come. The Lankarus team just tried to compile a brief overview of the most significant days in the annual Sri Lankan calendar.

Thai Pongal
Thai Pongal or Pongal is a harvest festival that is celebrated in Sri Lanka at the end of the harvest season. This is one of the most important holidays celebrated by the Tamils of the country. On this day Tamil peasants honor the Sun God Suryapakarana.

Sri Lanka Unites Hearts

Michaela and Philipp. One more happy couple who decided to marry their hearts and to give the most important oaths on the shore of the fabulous Indian Ocean, which is almost 8 thousand kilometers from their home, on paradise Sri Lanka.
Of course, the celebration could pass at home. The restaurant in the south of Germany, a noisy crowd of guests and a completely traditional procession. But… thousands of couples go through it. And not only in Germany.
The Palace of Marriages, formal and beaten ceremonies, a plentiful (or not much) table and skating around the city to a monument (central park, embankment of the local river, or… what else is there) for a completely beaten photo shoot, which, well, will not differ from thousands of others. And in the photo album and in memory… Memory. After all, this once and for all. For long and very long years together. And what about Love? How about promises to give each other the best in the world, throw millions of stars at the feet of your beloved and to gift a piece of Paradise?..

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.

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