Located southeast of India in the Indian Ocean, Sri Lanka is one of the most preferred tourist destinations in the world. The culture of the country is the main reason why Sri Lanka is attractive, and here are some things that are good to know about the culture there.
They’ve had a past
Sri Lanka has had a past worth knowing about. They were colonized three times by foreign invasions. Then they have suffered badly due to a civil war that prevailed for over 3 decades. So, the culture has been affected by all of these, both positively and negatively.
It’s both multi-religious and multilingual
In Sri Lanka, there are four religions and three languages. Thus, the culture here is rich. If you ever get to visit this amazing island, ask your Sri Lanka travel agency to recommend you some places with different communities, and you will truly be amazed to see the vast differences.
It’s a gem island
Sapphires and Rubies have been mined in Sri Lanka for so long and it has several gem museums in it. The 03 days cultural highlights tour by Aitken Spence Travels is the best option if you want to know this amazing culture and they also take you to the Gem Museum in Kandy to show you all kinds of gems that you probably have never seen before.
Veddahs have been the first
They have been the firsts to originate as a community in Sri Lanka. You may still find some Veddah communities in some places and they are known to hunt for a living.
Sri Lanka’s culture has been influenced by its past, the diversity of its communities, the unusual availability of natural resources such as gems and even by its originality.