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Sri Lanka - Pearl of the Indian Ocean

January 28th 2007
Sri Lanka - Pearl of the Indian Ocean Just half the size of England, and hanging almost as an afterthought off the south-eastern tip of India, Sri Lanka is an island full of geographic, religious and cultural contrasts, a country with a documented and rich history stretching back over two millennia. Its location on the oceanic trade routes ensured that Sri Lanka was known to the an ... read more
Asia » Sri Lanka

Sri Lankan Flag 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... ... read more
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