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Feb 10, 2015

Ayurveda in Sri Lanka

Ayurveda is a form of medication which has been known in SriLanka for more than 5000 years. Many generations have perfected the art of Ayurveda and still more than 60 % of the Sri Lankan population is treated with Ayurvedahealing system.

Ayurveda means ‘Science of Life’. Basically it has derived from ‘Ayur ‘ (Life) and ‘Veda’ (Science).  Ayurveda does two things. That is to preserve health and cure bodily afflicted disease. The fundamentals of are called “Tri Dosha” or Three Vital forces.  Those are

Vayu (Air) means transmission of energy within the body. It is done through nerve impulse, muscle contraction and hormonal activities. Pita (Bile) means the body metabolism and internal heat production, While Kapha (Phlegm) means mucus, often described as ‘The Protective Fluid’.

What Ayurveda does is, it RE-BALANCES the balance between Mind and Soul. If the balance is correct you are in good health.  Ayurveda practitioners first study the patient as a whole with objective resorting the balance. They first find the root of the problem and start to treat it.

Almost all the star class hotels in Sri Lanka have their own Ayurvedic centers. But these will only offer you temporary treatments. There are many Ayurvedic hotels in Sri Lanka. These hotels will have different packages according to your need and staying duration. For example 4 days, 6 days, 8 days and 14 days stay packages.

We recommend you to start a round tour in Sri Lanka and enjoy all the beauties of Sri Lanka offers. Then at the end of the tour hop in to one of the Ayurvedic hotels and relax your mind and soul. You will go back to your country with lovely memories of Sri Lanka along with a relaxed mind and with a healthy body after Ayurvedic treatments.

Feb 5, 2015

Sri Lanka celebrate 67th Independence Day

Sri Lanka celebrates its 67th Independence Day on 4th February 2015. Exactly 200 years ago that was in 1815 Sri Lanka, known as ‘Ceylon’ became a British Colony. Even though Britain invaded Ceylon in 1796 they were only able to capture Kandy that is the last kingdom of Sri Lanka in 1815.

Before British, Portuguese ruled the coastal areas from 1505-1658. Then Dutch captured the coastal areas from 1658-1796 until the British invasion.

The firs struggle against the British army started in 1817 with ‘Uva Rebellion’.  Like the UvaRebellion there were many unsuccessful struggles. But in the beginning of 20th century Sri Lanka adopted a more political approach which was led by Our father of Independence D.S. Senanayake. As a result we obtain Independence in 1948 and Our first Prime Minister was D.S. Senanayake.

Independence day celebration was organized in a grand scale. It was held at the Parliament grounds with the participation of President Maithripala Sirisena. Main highlight was the military parade. It comprised of over 5000 Army personnel.

Britain’s Queen Elizabeth, India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping extended their wishes to the Sri Lankan President and the people of Sri Lanka in view of our Independence Day.