When we crossed over to the many islands we came across Toddy taverns. This Toddy is made out of the Palmyra tree. It has a high content of alcohol, so I am told and also possess valuable medicinal values. For the latter reason it is consumed by all. Even the children are given a dose occasionally.
My name is Laksri Ratnayake, Laki for short. Having spent two and a half decades in the UK I have now come back to Sri Lanka. From a past that was of a financial background a paradigm shift has brought about a new me. Now I am a travel writer, businessman and I have undertaken a community project work. The sole purpose is to have fun, earn some money and give something back to my country.
With this view I am writing a book and also maintaining this blog to introduce to interested parties the soul of my country. Whilst this includes visiting the most beautiful villages, archaeological s... full info
The Sinhalese arrived in Sri Lanka late in the 6th century B.C., probably from northern India. Buddhism was introduced beginning in about the mid-third century B.C., and a great civilization developed at the cities of Anuradhapura (kingdom from circa...more info