Sri Lanka being the pearl of the Indian ocean is a unique island for several reasons. The word “Sri” implies ‘blessed’ and yes, the country is fully blessed with a beautiful culture, a proud history and a set of people who always have a smile on their face.
Sri Lanka from ancient times has had a self-sufficient economy. Although agriculture played an important role in its economy, now the situations have changed with service sectors coming in as a huge contributor to the GDP of Sri Lanka. Major industries like textiles and apparel, food, beverages, and tobacco also play significant roles in the country’s economy.
Sri Lanka has a unique local cuisine too. If you go through hotel packages in Sri Lanka, you may be amazed to see the prominence they have given to food menus under diverse names. For Sri Lankans, food is a way of greeting people and you can’t help falling in love with their food, which can sometimes be a little too spicy for the western palates, yet… mind-blowing for sure!
Sri Lankans are always the best in hospitality! You feel this instantly as soon as you enter any of the Aitken Spence Hotels as the warm welcome that they give to all their visitors is extremely pleasant! People in Sri Lanka are helpful, and they never forget to greet everyone they meet with a pleasant smile even if they do not know you!
Arts and humanities
The great literature, amazing graphic arts, wood crafts, artistic pottery and all other performing arts like music, drama, and dance are all integral parts of arts and humanities in Sri Lanka. They not only showcase the magnificent culture that Sri Lanka holds but also shows the world the depth of talents in their own people that should be brought to the limelight.
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