Did You Know?

You will absolutely be amazed to know some wonderful facts about Sri Lanka. Did you know.......?

-Sri Lanka has the largest blue whale colony in the world?

-Sri Lankans are the most hospitable people in the world?

-Sri Lanka has 8 UNESCO world heritage sites?

-World’s 1st woman prime minister was from Sri Lanka?

-Mahaweli is Sri Lanka’s longest river (335km)?

-Piduruthalagala is the highest mountain in Sri Lanka (2,524m)?

-Trincomalee harbour is one of the few natural harbours in the world?

-The world’s purest and finest tea is produced by Sri Lanka?

-Sri Lanka is also called “the island of gems” and the pearl of the Indian Ocean?

-Serendip and Ceylon are two of Sri Lanka’s former names?

-Sri Lanka is one of the few countries most hit by the 2004 Asian tsunami?

-Sri Lanka is home to the second largest population of Asian Elephants?

-It’s Sri Lanka that cares for the world’s largest herd of orphaned elephants?

-Sri Lanka is one of the highest rates of biological endemism in the world?

-Sri Lanka was a colony of the Portuguese, the Dutch and the English respectively?

-It was on the 4th of February 1948 that Sri Lanka gained independence from the English?