Culture of Kabul

Ancient Food and Drinks of Sri Lanka

As we have already seen, rice occupied a very special place in traditional Sinhalese society. It was a community based on rice. Everyone from the king downwards had an interest in agriculture. Each one was a cultivator. Every villager owned a piece of land as well as a paddy field. Even the richest man in […]

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A Feast to Celebrate Independence

As Sri Lanka celebrates 50 years independence on February 4th 1998 its lavishly aromatic and spicy cuisine is at long last gaining recognition as one of the world’s finest. String hoppers and hoppers, red, white and black curries, milk rice and yellow rice…… are among the many mouth-watering delicacies that are reaching destinations far beyond the […]

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Sri Lanka Country Information

Facts at a Glance Environment History Culture Facts for the Traveller Money & Costs Attractions Getting There & Away Getting Around  Facts at a Glance AREA: 65,610 sq km (25,332 sq miles). POPULATION: 19,144,875 (1999). POPULATION DENSITY: 278.9 per sq km. CAPITAL: Colombo. Population: 2,026,000 (1993). GOVERNMENT: Socialist Republic since 1978. Gained independence from the […]

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Sri Lankan Culture

The tragedy of Sri Lanka stems from its ethnic intolerance and militant readings of religious philosophy. The Sinhalese are predominantly Buddhist, the Tamils mainly Hindus, and there are sizeable Muslim and Christian Burgher (descendants of Dutch colonists) minorities. The Sinhalese speak Sinhalese, the Tamils and most Muslims speak Tamil and the Burghers often speak English. […]

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Sri Lanka Human Rights Report 2007

Country Reports on Human Rights Practices  – 2007Released by the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor – March 11, 2008 Sri Lanka is a constitutional, multiparty republic with a population of approximately 21 million. President Mahinda Rajapaksa, elected in 2005 and the parliament, elected in 2004, both for six-year terms, share constitutional power. International observers […]

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