About Sri Lanka

The Sail Lanka Charter New Season

Industry of boating in Sri Lanka — a separate and very significant part of the entertainment for the guests of our country. As you know, we firmly cooperate and make friends with the leading providers of water recreation, including — an elite and very demanding. Our friends from Sail Lanka Charter happy to share with you their current affairs and plans.

Apart from the regular sailing trips in Bentota offering scenic views aboard a state-of-the-art sailing catamaran, remember manufactured in Sri Lanka, Sail Lanka Charter newly introduces a BBQ Lunch Cruise.

In Mirissa Sail Lanka Charter proudly relaunches the Giant’s Loop whale watching package only on charter basis.

We’re sure you also remember the launch of our residential catamaran Jade, which is now already more than 6 months in operation, presently still offering overnight trips in Passikudah, a true discovery of paradise. Actually this discovery of the East Coast by yacht graces the cover story in this month’s edition of the Sri Lankan Airlines inflight magazine Serendib

Medin Poya

About holidays, or rather, Days of the Full Moon — Poya — we have repeatedly mentioned in previous publications. If you, however, are not yet familiar with this colorful religious tradition, then let's figure out what is Poya. This is the Buddhist New Moon festival, which is celebrated in Sri Lanka 12 (and sometimes 13) once a year. Each such day, Poya bears its name and has a certain significance, the direction of the holiday.

The word «sing» comes from a combination of two words in Sanskrit: «upa» and «vastha», that is, «upavastha», having passed through Pali language, the term acquired a simplified and changed form of «singing». In some years, there are two days of Poya, and then the second day is called «Adhipoya».

Clothing and Costumes of Sri Lanka

The costumes and clothes of the Sinhalese are very diverse. In addition to the Sinhalese population, Tamil, Moors, Burghers, Malays, Europeans and some other national groups of people live in Sri Lanka.
The costumes they wear differ, if not in all, then in some elements, certain obligatory details, the way they are worn, and so on.
So, sari — an indispensable subject of the wardrobe and Sinhalese and Tamil women, but wear their clothes sinhalese and tamil ladies in different ways, giving preference to special patterns, colors and ornaments.
Tamil vetti — an element of the national men's clothing. This is a straight piece of fabric, tied in one way or another around the thighs. It is worn like a long uncoated skirt, and it looks like a Sinhalese sarong.

OceanJoy: Joy On The Water

To take a walk on the traditional Oruwa boat off the coast of Sri Lanka is not difficult in any part of the island. Often almost any fisherman is ready to ride tourists on the warmest ocean waves, average for 5 thousand rupees for 40-50 minutes. Romantic, exotic, unusual… continue this emotional range you can yourself. But the main issues are two — the professionalism of the oarsman or the motor and your safety. Who will bear responsibility for it? You can put all the risks on your own shoulders, as most likely will be. Then the next question is whether you come tothe distant island to not have any insurance guarantee for the risks of rest on the water?

Astology And Cults in Sri Lanka

The fact remains the fact. The title nation of Sri Lanka — Sinhalese — is very superstitious. And every important event in religious, social and even family life must be checked with the heavenly clock and planets. To fix the date of a very important transaction or wedding, naming a newborn or bookmarking the first stone in the home construction — all this in Sri Lanka is strictly observed and is taken into account in our days.

Astronomical knowledge and astrological science of Sinhalese are of Indian origin. Here we find the same basic concepts in India as the celestial bodies, their motion, the same ways of taking into account changes in the star sky, the principles of building a calendar.

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