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  1. SriLanka - Culture Smart!: the essential guide to customs & culture by Emma Boyle, 2009-03-24
  2. Culture Shock! Sri Lanka: A Survival Guide to Customs and Etiquette by Robert Barlas, Nanda P. Wanasundera, 2009-10
  3. Culture Shock! Sri Lanka: A Guide to Customs and Etiquette by Robert Barlas, Nanda P. Wanasundera, 1991-09-01
  4. Succeed in Business: Sri Lanka (Culture Shock! Success Secrets to Maximize Business) by Douglas Bullis, 1997-07-01
  5. Kachcheri Bureaucracy in Sri Lanka: The Culture and Politics of Accessibility (Foreign and Comparative Studies South Asian Series) by Namika Raby, 1985-08
  6. Puppetry in Ceylon (The culture of Sri Lanka) by J Tilakasiri, 1976
  7. India and Sri Lanka (Cultures and Costumes) by Conor Kilgallon, 2002-11
  8. Customs and Cultures of Sri Lanka by Ganesan Amirthalingam, 2001-02
  9. Militarizing Sri Lanka: Popular Culture, Memory and Narrative in the Armed Conflict by Neloufer De Mel, 2007-12-18
  10. Exploring Confrontation: Sri Lanka: Politics, Culture and History (Studies in Anthropology and History)
  11. Skill and Trust: The Tovil Healing Ritual of Sri Lanka As Culture-Specific Psychotherapy (Sri Lanka Studies in the Humanities and the Social Sciences) by Beatrice Vogt, Sherab Chodzin, 1998-07
  12. Identity and Difference: Essays on Society and Culture in Sri Lanka
  13. Green Revolution?: Technology and Change in Rice-growing Areas of Tamil Nadu and Sri Lanka (Communications & culture) by B.H. Farmer, 1977-06
  14. Sri Lanka (Cultures of the World) by Nanda Pethiyagoda Wanasundera, 2002-10

1. Sri Lanka Culture And Heritage Tour - Details
Culture and Heritage Tour of Sri Lanka visiting places of cultural interest
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Day 01- Airport / Wadduwa
Arrive at the Airport and transfer to Wadduwa.
Day 02 - Wadduwa / Dambulla
After breakfast leave to visit the Cultural Triangle. En-route visit Elephant Orphanage at Pinnawela and Dambulla Rock Cave Temple. Rest of the day at leisure. Dambulla Rock Cave Temple. This rock cave temple is a must for any tourist who visits Sri Lanka. A history, which dates back to the 1st centaury BC and awarded the first prize for the best photograph at the World Tourism Organization. Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage: An orphanage, which was built to take care of elephants. This orphanage is situated in the Kegalle district. At the moment there are approx 60 Elephants in this orphanage.
Day 03 - Dambulla/ Sigiriya/ Pollonnaruw/ Girithale
After breakfast visit Sigiriya Rock Fortress. Proceed for Polonnaruwa and visit Polonnaruwa Cultural sites.

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3. Sri Lanka Culture History And Archaeology
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    Sri Lanka Culture people People Culture. The majority of Sri Lankans are Sinhalese, accounting to 74% of the population in the country.
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    The majority of Sri Lankans are Sinhalese, accounting to 74% of the population in the country. Proud of a rich and long history, dating back to over 2000 years, the Sinhalese community mainly inhabits in the central, west and south of the country. The old Sinhalese Kings are known to have built master irrigational systems and lived self-sufficiently. Buddhism is the religion of the Sinhalese people and was introduced to Sri Lanka in 3 rd centuary BC. The rich culture, art and architecture derives essence from Buddhism. The Tamils are the second largest community and accounts for 14% of the population. Divided between Ceylon Tamils and Indian Tamils, this community mainly inhabits in the North, Northeast and Central provinces. The Indian Tamils have migrated to Sri lanka during the time of the Birtish rulers to work on tea plantations etc and have settled in the Central Province of the country in the tea estates. The Ceylon Tamils have a 1000year long history in Sri Lanka and are mainly living in the Jaffna peninsula. The two communities are largely Hindu devotees and have a similar culture and caste system different from the Sinhalese. The Muslim community which accounts for 7% of the population practice the Islam religion and have settled in the east coastal belt of Sri Lanka. With a history dating back to about 1000 years, the Muslims first arrived from Arab to Sri Lanka for trade purposes and later settled in the coastal area.

    5. Sri Lanka Culture : A Portrait Of Traditional Culture
    New Year Festival A Hindu Festival Experiencing Sri Lanka Culture is a Life Time Opportunity, Seeing and Participating in Sri Lankan Festivals is the best way to
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    Seeing and Participating in Sri Lankan Festivals is the best way to experience Sri Lanka Culture, Traditions, Life and It's People.
    Sri Lanka Culture is fascinating. The Yaksha and Naga tribes Civilized before 300 B.C. using agriculture and irrigation, Nourished from the Buddhism in early 2nd Century B.C. and also influenced by Indian invasions and going through Portuguese, Dutch and British rule, Sri Lankan Culture is diverse like it's Natural Heritage.
    Known as the Smiling People though out the world Sri Lankans enjoy a unique life style that's humble, artistic, entertaining and touching someone's heart with Sri Lanka hospitality known for centuries. The intimate connection between Society and Buddhism as well as traditional forms of Art, Dance and Music are the fusion of the Sri Lanka Cultiure

    In the early 19th century The British rule introduced democracy, modern education, legal and commercial agriculture system. Sri Lanka now is a mirror of it's own ancient and modern cultures diverse from it's cities to far villages across the tiny island.

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    Inside Sri Lanka Culture Before you visit Sri Lanka, visit TripAdvisor for the latest info and advice, written for travellers by travellers.

    7. France Sri Lanka Cultural Exchanges - Suriyakantha
    Supports diffusion of French culture in Sri Lanka, as well as development of research on Sri Lankan culture, and promotion of cultural exchanges with France.
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    DOSSIERS Fascination of the body Paul Czanne Lumire de Gauguin Globalization ... Saint-Exupry SOCIETY Abortion AIDS Death Penalty Mental Health GALLERY Frantisek Kupka Miniatures of Kangra Raphael ARCHIVES INDEX Ando, Tadao Badinter, Robert Beurdeley, Ccile Boecklin, Arnold ... CONTACT US Heritage The Mystique of Sigiriya Whispers of the Mirror Wall by W.J.M.Lokubandara Godage International publisher, 2008 ISBN: 9789553006103 It is not often recognized that some of the most astonishing documents in the ancient world are the Sigiri graffiti (Prof. Senake Bandaranayake)
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  • 8. Culture Of Sri Lanka - Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia
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    ... e Ceylon Tea The culture of Sri Lanka has been influenced by many things in the past, but has managed to retain much of its ancient, rich aspects. Mostly it has been influenced by religion and colonization by the Dutch , the Portuguese and the British
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      Throughout the past centuries Sri Lanka has been going through a dramatic make over. A vast majority of the Sri Lankan community were only influenced by their own traditional food and nothing more. But, due to economical growth and intense competition in developed countries, companies have taken themselves overseas to developing nations, in an attempt to achieve a positive global presence (competitive advantage). Consequently, this method has caused a major ripple effect in countries such as Sri Lanka like never before. In some major cities the influence of western culture is being increasingly felt with the introduction of major fast food brands such as McDonalds Pizza Hut and Kentucky Fried Chicken as well as the appearance of major clothing brands such as Levi and Bench , which until recently could only be found as copies.

    9. Sri Lanka - Culture And Beach Tour | Sri Lanka Tour | Sri Lanka Cultural Journey
    This is a great 7day tour over Sri Lanka. You'll have the opportunity to see the spectacular Dambulla caves, visit Buduruwagala temple. Observe a memorable cultural pageant
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    Maximum Per Person Price: 700 US Dollar (USD) Tour Itinerary: Day 1: Destination Colombo. On arrival, traditional welcome at the airport and transfer to hotel (PM) City tour of Colombo Overnight: Hotel in Colombo. Day 2: Destination Colombo - Sigiriya - Dambulla. After breakfast, leave for Dambulla, en-route, visit the Elephant Orphanage at Pinnawela (PM). Visit Sigiriya (500 A.D.) A massive monolith of red stone rising 600 ft. above jungle and formerly crowned by a royal citadel and now considered as the 8th wonder of the world! Overnight: Hotel in Sigiriya or Dambulla. Day 3: Destination Dambulla - Kandy. After breakfast, visit the spectacular Dambulla caves and the temple (1st Cen. B.C.), after which leave for Kandy PM: - Visit the city of Kandy, which is beautifully located on the shores of a lake and a cultural sanctuary where ancient ways of life still survive. It is also the home of the "Buddha Tooth", rescued from the flames of his cremation and Sri Lanka's most cherished relic. Evening: Observe a memorable cultural pageant and "fire walking" show. Overnight: Hotel in Kandy.

    10. Culture Of Sri Lanka - Traditional, History, People, Traditions, Women, Beliefs,
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    Identification. The official name of the nation is the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka. In 1972, the national constitution discarded the name Ceylon and adopted the name of Sri Lanka. In Sinhala, the language of the majority, Sri Eelam. Location and Geography. Demography. According to the islandwide census in 1981, there were nearly 15 million inhabitants of Sri Lanka. This population was concentrated in the wet zone and around the principal cities, although barely three million people were considered to live in urban areas. At that time, there were approximately eleven million Sinhalas, two million Sri Lankan Tamils, one million Tamils of recent Indian origin, 1.5 million Muslims, and less than seventy thousand people of other ethnicities. Although the civil war in the north and east of the island has thwarted subsequent census plans, it was estimated that the population in 2000 stood near nineteen million. Linguistic Affiliation.

    11. Sri Lanka - Language, Culture, Customs And Business Etiquette
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    Facts and Statistics Location: Southern Asia, island in the Indian Ocean, south of India Capital: Colombo Climate: tropical monsoon; northeast monsoon (December to March); southwest monsoon (June to October) Population: 20 million Ethnic Make-up: Sinhalese 73.8%, Sri Lankan Moors 7.2%, Indian Tamil 4.6%, Sri Lankan Tamil 3.9%, 10.5% Religion(s): Buddhist 69.1%, Muslim 7.6%, Hindu 7.1%, Christian 6.2%, other 10% Government: republic Language in Sri Lanka Sinhala (also called Sinhalese or Singhalese) is the mother tongue of the Sinhalese ethnic group which is the largest in Sri Lanka. It belongs to the Indo-Aryan branch of the Indo-European languages. Sinhala is spoken by about 16 million people in Sri Lanka, about 13 million of whom are native speakers. It is one of the constitutionally-recognised official languages of Sri Lanka, along with Tamil . Tamil is a classical language and the oldest of the Dravidian language family and spoken by the Tamil population of Sri Lanka. It is also spoken by Tamils in India, Malaysia and Singapore. As of 1996, it was the eighteenth most spoken language, with over 74 million speakers worldwide. Sri Lankan Culture and Society Religion o The main religions of Sri Lanka are Buddhism and Hinduism which both have large influences on political, cultural, and social life.

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    14. Sri Lanka Culture Shock!
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    Product details Series: Culture Shock! Guides Publisher: Marshall Cavendish Books Catalogue number: ISBN: Size: Number of Pages: Availability: In stock: usually dispatched within 48 hours Series details Sri Lanka in the Culture Shock! series has been set up in order to inform the visitor of the finer points and detail concerning social etiquette, traditions and customs, bringing visitors to a sensitive yet substantial understanding of the country in question. The author of the guide has experienced the joys and pitfalls of cultural adaptation and so is ideally placed to provide informative advice. The title contains insights into local culture and traditions, guidance on adapting into the local environment, linguistic help and lots of general information to help you get the most out of your experience. Stanfords Books and Maps Mapping your travels for over 150 years Search the site Continents Countries Regions Cities Products Explore our entire catalogue...

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    • Classical Dances of Sri Lanka ( The origin of Sri Lankan dances goes back to immemorial times of aboriginal tribes and "yakkas" (devils). According to a Sinhalese legend, Kandyan dances originate, 2500 years ago, from a magic ritual that broke the spell on a bewitched king.) Dance and music of the Sinhalese ( Our historical record, the Mahavamsa, tells us that the Aryan Prince Vijaya heard music on the day he landed on the shores of Lanka.According to Pali scriptures the Yakkas (one of the tribes inhabiting the Island at the time) were fond of songs and dances.It may be that some of the devil dances that have remained with us to the present day owe their origin to the Yakka dances.) Drums of Sri Lanka ( Sri Lanka has been having many types of drums in use from ancient times, and reference to these are found in some of the classical literature e.g. Pujawaliya, Thupawansaya, Dalada Siritha etc. Although there had been about 33 types of drums, today we find only about ten and the rest are confined only to names.) Devil Dance Masks of Sri Lanka ( The yakun natima, or devil dance ritual of Sri Lanka, is nothing if not full of drama. Not just a charade or interval designed to entertain, the yakun natima is a carefully crafted ritual with a history reaching far back into Sri Lanka's pre-Buddhist past. )

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    Sri Lanka is a typically tropical country with distinct dry and wet seasons, but the picture is somewhat complicated by the fact that it is subject to two monsoons: the Yala season (May to August), when the southwest monsoon brings rain to the southern, western and central regions; and the Maha season (October to January), when the northeast monsoon brings rain to the north and east of the island. Temperatures in the low-lying coastal regions are high year round but they rapidly fall with altitude and in the hill country, where it feels like perpetual spring. The highest temperatures are from March through June, while November to January is usually the coolest time of the year. Rainfall is heaviest in the south, southwest and central highlands; the northern and north-central regions are very dry. The best time to visit the west, south coast and hill country is between December and March. May to September is best on the east coast. Sri Lanka's classical architecture, sculpture and painting is predominantly Buddhist. Stupas sprinkle the countryside, and there are several extravagantly large Buddhas sculptures, notably at Aukana and Buduruvagala. Anuradhapura and Polonnaruwa have the most impressive archaelogical legacy, but Kandy is the most thriving cultural centre today. Colonial remnants include Dutch forts, canals and churches and British residences, clubs and courthouses. Galle is the finest colonial city on the island.

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    Customs and rituals have been part and parcel of the Lankan society from ancient times. They have been handed down from generation to generation spaning over the 2,500 year old history of the country. Most of these customs and rituals are connected with the day to day lives of the people in the social and religious spheres. Sri Lanka's classical architecture, sculpture and painting is predominantly Buddhist. Stupas sprinkle the countryside, and there are several extravagantly large Buddhas sculptures, notably at Aukana and Buduruvagala. Anuradhapura and Polonnaruwa have the most impressive archaelogical legacy. People
    Sri Lanka is the land of multi-ethnic groups distinctively divided by two main characteristics: language and religion which consequently intersect to create four principal ethnic groups. The first one is the largest minority group of the country-that is Sinhalese people, accounting for 74% of its total population, densely populated in the southwest of the island.
    The second largest group is Tamils which is subdivided into two groups: the Ceylon Tamils or Sri Lankan Tamils and the Indian Tamils. Altogether, these two groups of Tamils account for 18% of the country's populace. The Ceylon Tamils concentrate in the northern and eastern parts of the country while the Indian Tamils separate to settle in the south central Sri Lanka. The next group is Moors, the Arab origins, recognized as the Muslims of 7% of total population scattering around the Central Highlands. Actually, among Moors, themselves, comprises of three subdivisions: the Sri Lankan Moors, the Indian Moors, and the Malays. The fourth group is the Burghers who are the descendants of the Portuguese and the Dutch.

    18. Srilanka Culture
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    Sinhala News Papers Tamil News Papers English News Papers Sri Lanka Postal Code Emergency Phone Numbers Train Times Sri Lanka Bus Route Sri Lanka Culture Details Many a kingdom that was established in ancient Sri Lanka, along with various cultural influxes from India has influenced in shaping the cultural heritage of Sri Lanka.
    Inarguably the factor, which has played the lead part in contributing to the culture along with everything traditional, is the presence of Buddhism. Ancient rulers of Sri Lanka built monuments established institutions to honor the philosophy of Buddhism. In turn this led to lesser folks following the principles advocated by Buddhism en masse. This could be described as a way of life, a pattern of thinking, which led to a self-sufficient society that engaged in agriculture as the means of living. To support agriculture an advanced irrigation system was constructed. These people pursued matters aesthetic such as dancing, music, painting, sculpting and literature in spare time.
    Sri Lankan society is dominantly marked by the caste system. Caste system in Srilanka is based on the theory that every person is born into a particular group which defines his or her fixed position within society for lifetime. Purity is one of the most basic concepts of caste system. The person in each caste must preserve their purity by avoiding the contact with the persons of lower purity. In Sri Lanka, there are two caste systems, one for the Sinhalese and the other for the Tamils. For the Sinhalese, although Buddhism discourages the distinction based on caste, it still exists but is not based on the concept of purity but on the basis of hereditary roles and functions. For the Tamils, Hinduism is a perpetuated influence on social division among themselves.

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    Sri Lanka lies practically in the center of the Indian Ocean and thus has climatic and cultural links with three continents. Monsoon winds, driving against Sri Lanka's peaks, support lush vegetation on the southern half of the island, but the northern half is a dry zone. The winds affect human culture as well, having brought wave after wave of immigrants and merchants following the southerly trade routes. Outsiders found a wide range of ecological niches on the coast, on the plains, or in the mountains, and they built a remarkably variegated civilization. Merchants long have sought Sri Lanka as the source of pearls, jewels, spices, and tea. Visitors for centuries have marvelled at the beauty and great variety of the island. The crucial problem facing Sri Lanka's plural society is whether it can evolve a form of socialism that will address the needs of all groups, or whether frustrated aspirations will engender further conflict. In the field of education, for example, excellent accomplishments in elementary schooling have emerged alongside bitter competition for coveted places in the university system; this competition has fueled ethnic hatred between the Sinhalese and Tamil communities. In a land with limited resources, the benefits of social welfare programs highlight the inadequacies of progress for some regional or ethnic groups. In these circumstances, caste, ethnic, or religious differences become boundaries between warring parties, and a person's language or place of worship becomes a sign of political affiliation. The social organization of Sri Lanka is thus an valuable component of the politics and economy in the developing nation.

    20. ‘Sri Lanka Culture Week’ In Kuwait | Sri Lanka Foundation News
    By Ramesh Uvais Kuwait will hold a ‘Sri Lanka Culture Week,’ jointly hosted by the Embassy of Sri Lanka and Kuwait’s National Council for Culture, A‘sri-lanka-culture-week’-i
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    Monday, April 26, 2010 By Ramesh Uvais Kuwait’s Sri Lankan Ambassador, Sarath Dissanayake, played a key role in organizing this event. It is also significant that an “MoU on Tourism Cooperation” will be signed with Kuwait, which is the second such instrument to be signed by Sri Lanka with a Gulf country after Bahrain. The celebrations will facilitate further promotion of Sri Lanka – Kuwait relations and will help create awareness of Sri Lanka’s rich culture, heritage, dance, music, and much more among the Kuwaitis and the larger expatriate community. Commenting on the significance of this event, veteran dance choreographer Chandana Wickramasinghe said this was the first time that Kuwait was going to witness the wide variety of Sri Lanka’s dancing prowess. “There are five concerts during the week.  We are performing with 28 members of our group and that is going to be a novel experimental move.  I have plans to take this event to other parts of the world too,” said Chandana. Originally published on April 26, 2010 in the Daily Mirror News.

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