Wednesday, 28th January 2015

Letters

Elephants were used from ancient times in Sri Lanka Sri Lanka is unique in its heritage of a historical background of wildlife protection, extending uninterruptedly into the past for over 2,000 years. It was a traditional duty of the Sinhalese kings who were Buddhist rulers to give protection to wild beasts, birds and fish and the fulfilment of this duty is recorded in the ancient writings and on stone. The Ceylon elephant is unique in that its species is to be found only in Sri Lanka. Elephant lore was an art long known in Sri Lanka, dating back to the first arrival of the Indo-Aryan...
Mythology and folklore engulf Sri Lanka’s fascinating waterfalls The silver streams which hurry down from their cradle among the rhododendrons vastly contribute to the picturesque nature of Sri Lanka's mountain scenery. The rushing waters, projected over rills and precipices form fascinating cascades and falls, which especially after the rains enhance the panorama of rugged splendour. Some of Sri Lanka's waterfalls have attained a measure of familiarity. Others no less appealing, have enticed merely a few who were prepared to brave the hazards which beset the traveller who would penetrate...
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