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Discover the wonders of the paradise island Sri Lanka with the best travel agent ‘Tour Planners Lanka’, who offers a wide variety of Holiday Tour Packages

Sri Lanka, 26 September 2016 – Dehiwala – Sri Lanka is one of the most paradise islands of the world. The nation appears to be a teardrop in the heart of the Indian Ocean; it’s the island of eco-system and a true traveler’s paradise.  The Country Sri Lanka was well known as Ceylon in the past and its worldwide famous for producing quality Tea. Sri Lanka is a multicultural and a mix of modern metropolitan & traditional lifestyles. For travelers it would be unique to experience a different lifestyle in the same place. Apart from that, the Island Sri Lanka has so many natural wonders; it is a popular worldwide tourist destination. Visiting this multicultural land with proper travel agents like ‘Tour Planner Lanka’ is highly advisable in order to experience the natural wonder without any travel or language difficulties.

Tour Planners Lanka offers wide variety of tour packages and family holiday packages for visitors or tourists to explore their paradise island according to their wish. They offer best possible solutions according to the traveler’s interest, and they have all packages from budget to extreme levels. In addition, they also provide a special honeymoon package for couples who wish to experience the natural wonders of Sri Lanka in privacy.

The CEO of Tour Planners Lanka Mr. Nandana Adithya Amarasekara says “I work as an independent guide lecturer for fifteen years for leading travel companies in Sri Lanka. During my service, I have gained extensive knowledge about languages, cultures and traditions of different tourist from different countries. It is my belief that each touring group leaves Sri Lanka after being very pleased with my service.” This elaborates the tourism knowledge owned by the CEO of Tour Planners Lanka, and it assures that with the CEO’s knowledge agents or guides of Tour Planner Lanka would be trained professionally.

With highly quality travel guides, the Tour Planners of Lanka started to grab the attentions of lots of travelers from Western and European Countries. Since, visitors from those parts of the world often facing problem while traveling and getting mingled with the locals, the Tours Planners  of Lanka offers better service for such visitors and makes them to feel like home away from home.

About Tour Planners Lanka:

The ‘Tour Planner Lanka’ administrated by Mr. Nandana Adithya Amarasekara for the past 15 plus years in tourism venture. They have organized various touring events and achieve success in satisfying tourist’s expectation.  They have good experience and skilled chauffeur and national guide who can handle all sorts of condition and act accordingly to the visitors/tourists’ needs.

In addition, The Tour Planner Lanka has close relationship with several top hotels and restaurants across the country, owning to that, visitors/tourists no need to worry about their accommodations. In fact, they offer tour packages along with the accommodation facilities.

To know more about the features and packages of Tour Planner Lanka visit their official site: http://www.tourplanlanka.com/

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Veddas are an indigenous people of Sri Lanka. They, amongst other self-identified native communities such as Coast Veddas and Anuradhapura Veddas, are accorded indigenous status. Most speak Sinhala and Tamil instead due to their indigenous language having become nearly extinct.

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According to the genesis chronicle of the Sinhala people, the Mahavamsa (“Great Chronicle“), written in the 5th century CE, the Pulindas believed to refer to Veddas are descended from Prince Vijaya (6th–5th century BCE), the founding father of the nation, through Kuveni, a Princes of the yaksha tribe, he married.

The Mahavansa relates that following the repudiation of Kuveni by Vijaya, in favour of a Kshatriya-caste princess from Pandya, their two children, a boy and a girl, departed to the region of Sumanakuta (Adam’s Peak in the Ratnapura District), where they multiplied, and giving rise to the Vedda people. Anthropologists such as the Seligmanns (The Veddas 1911) believed the Veddas to be identical with the Yaksha.

They never cut their hair but tye it up on their Crowns in a bunch. The cloth they use, is not broad nor large, scarcely enough to cover their Buttocks. Thewilder and tamer sort of them do both observe a Religion. They have a God peculiar to themselves. The tamer do build Temples, the wild only bring their sacrifice under Trees, and while it is offering, dance round it both men and women.

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Vedda people are also mentioned in Robert Knox’s history of his captivity by the King of Kandy in the 17th century. Knox described them as “wild men”, but also said there was a “tamer sort”, and that the latter sometimes served in the king’s army.

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The Ratnapura District, which is part of the Sabaragamuwa Province, is known to have been inhabited by the Veddas in the distant past. This has been shown by scholars like Nandadeva Wijesekera (Veddhas in transition 1964). The very name Sabaragamuwa is believed to have meant the village of the Sabaras or “forest barbarians”. Such place-names as Vedda-gala (Vedda Rock), Vedda-ela (Vedda Canal) and Vedi-kanda (Vedda Mountain) in the Ratnapura District also bear testimony to this. As Wijesekera observes, a strong Vedda element is discernible in the population of Vedda-gala and its environs.vedda_chief_uruwarige_wannila_aththo

Travel Tips – Traveling Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka is one of the leading romantic destinations in the whole world. Discover the beauty of Sri Lanka and Tips for the Traveling Sri Lanka. Tour Plan lanka is the best tour Company in Sri Lanka. Also it is a land of ancient ruins and religious relics, palm-fringed beaches and colourful reefs, balmy rainforests and local legends. Life in Sri Lanka is dictated by the sea around the Island.

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Conduct

Cleanliness and modesty are appreciated even in informal situations. Nudity and topless bathing are prohibited and subject to heavy fines. Display of intimacy is not considered suitable in public and will probably draw unwanted attention. Women in rural areas do not normally shake hands with men as this form of contact is not traditionally acceptable between acquaintance.

Hands & Eating

Use your right hand for giving, eating or shaking hands as the the left hand is considered to be unclean.Do not shake hands with a Buddhist monk or a Hindu Swami. Greet them with your hands Clasped together as if a prayer and raising them to your foreheads bending slightly forward. When handing objects to another person, using right hand or both hands would be appreciated by the receiver.

Visiting Places of Worship

Visitors to Buddhist and Hindu temples are welcome Though the shrines of Hindu temples are sometime closed to non Hindus. However, visitors to any place of Worship in Sri Lanka are expected to be decently. Clad covered down at least below knees, unshod and heads uncovered.

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LANKA THILAKA RAJA MAHA VIHARAYA. KANDY SRI LANKA

The history of the temple goes back to the 14th century. According to historical reports this temple was built by King Bhuvanekabahu IV, who reigned from 1341 to 1351 A. D. He entrusted the construction of this temple to his Chief Minister named Senalankadhikara, who successfully finished the works of this temple. The architecture of the temple was designed by a South Indian architect named Sathapati Rayar, According to the Professor Senarath Paranavithana, Sathapati Rayar designed this temple using Sinhalese architecture of Polonnaruwa era and also with other Dravidian and Indo Chinese architectural patterns.
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The vihara buildings have been built on a natural rock called Panhalgala Rock. Among the buildings the image house possesses characteristically outstanding architectural features, embellished with traditional Sinhalese sculptures. According the facts recorded in the Lankatilake copper plaque, this image house was construct as a four storied mansion with height of eighty feet, but today only 3 stories can be seen.The walls and the ceiling of the image house has been adorned with the Kandyan era paintings and sculptures.
Rock curved inscriptions found in the temple premises with both Sinhala and Tamil sections, proclaim about the initiators and the facilities gifted to this temple by the kings.

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The image house of the Lankatilaka is enriched with five devales. God Upulvan, Ganapathi, Saman, Vibhishana and Kumara Bandara are worshipped here. God Kumara bandara is believed to be the deity, who protects the Lankatilaka vihara.

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There are special religious programs conducted in the Dalada Maligawa in Kandy on every Full Moon Poya day where large numbers participate. Apart from these daily, weekly and monthly ceremonies, there are four major ceremonies held every year. They are;

  1. Aluth Sahal Mangailaya;
  2. Avurudu Mangallaya;
  3. Esala Mangallaya; and
  4. Karthika Mangallaya.

Of these the most important is the Esala Mangallaya. Esala, according to the Sinhalese Calendar, is the month of July/ August This is the months in which Kandy gets into a festive mood. Shopkeepers and hoteliers pile up their stock to cater to the massive crowds that throng the city. Maligawa and its premises are gaily decorated and are illuminated with strings of lights, including the esplanade.

Perahera, A Kapa, a sapling from a tree that sheds milky juice is erected in each of the four Devales. On the 5th day, The Kumbal Perahera begins and goes on for 10 consecutive nights when the sacred relic casket is taken round the streets of Kandy accompanied by exotically costumed dancers and drummers.

These dance forms vary. The most popular dance froms are the Ves, Udekki, Pantheru, Naiyandi, Hewisi, Savang and Leekeli and the dancers with years of experience reveal their dexterity in the performance of their respective dances.
The most colorful Perahera is last Randoli Perahera which falls on the Esala Full Moon Poya day. On this day, at the auspicious time the Perahera starts. The Diyawadana Nilame in full traditional Kandyan dress will enter the inner chamber to receive the Perahera Karanduwa containing the Buddha Relics.
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The Mahanayake Thero will place the relics casket on the velvet cloth clonintricately embroidered with gold and silver, held by both hands by the Nilame. As he steps out of the chamber bearing the relics casket, the crowd with one heart and one voice starts chanting sadhu, sadhu, sadhu and the chorus will go on while the Esala Perahera begins.

A red and yellow floor spread (pavada) embroidered with appliques of different hues is laid before him, and two Temple functionaries will start strewing jasmine flowers on it while the Diyawadana Nilame, carrying the casket, will slowly tread over the pavada. In front of him two hand torches are held by bearers while the kavikara maduwa sing songs in praise of the Dalada. The Nilame walks past the udamale and begin to descend the wooden staircase and go past the digge and ambarawa and finally arrives the place where the tusker is waiting to carry the casket.

The casket containing the Buddha Relics is always carried by a tusker decorated with a is magnificent dress embedded with colored bulbs and generally looks more colorful then the other caparisoned elephants numbering over 75 who take part in the Esala Perahera. The decorated ransivige is placed on the back of this tusker and the relics casket is placed inside it on, a velvet cushion, by the Nilame. After the Nilame and the Mahanayake Thero strew jasmine flowers on the casket the tusker arrives at the wahalkada followed by the Nilame.

The Esala Perahera proper begins as the canon booms. Leading the Perahera is the band of whip crackers who crack their whips in rhythmic pattern announcing it that the Esala Perahera is on. Immediately following are two o flag bearers carrying the two flags of the Sathara Korale (known as Ira Kodiya) embossed with the symbols of the sun and the moon indicating the wish that this Perahera be held until the sun and the moon last. Next comes the Peramunerala, attired in the traditional white dress and riding a caparisoned elephant and carrying the sannasa, the royal charter to hold the Perahera. Following him is the Gajanayake, A the Maligawa official in charge of the elephants, elegantly dressed in traditional Kandyan dress carrying the ankusaya the instrument by which elephants are controlled.

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The crowd is impatiently waiting to get a glimpse of the tusker carrying the relics casket. It’s a wonderful sight to see the tusker dressed in a decorated costume and brilliantly illuminated bearing the ransivige in which the Perahera Karandawa rests on a velvet cushion, with garlands of jasmine flowers hanging dangling above it and strings of lights flickering all the time, tread over the pavada in assured steps under the canopy held over the ransivie by 16 able bodied men with poles and strings. As the karanduwa passes by, the crowd, stand up and with their hands clasped together chanting sadhu, sadhu, sadhu thereby paying their homage to the Sacred Tooth Relic.

The focus of the crowd then moves towards the Diyawadana Nilame who, attired in his traditional Kandyan constume, slowly walks by under a large e embroidered umbrella held by a Vidane of the Maligawa and  flanked by two troupes of Ves dancers whose performance is a lovely sight to see.

Over 75 caparisoned elephants, 1000s of dancers and drummers, hundreds of flag bearers and torchbearers take part in each of the Peraheras. The Maligawa Perahera is followed by the Devala Peraheras in the order of Natha, Vishnu, Kataragama and Pattini under the direction of the respective Basnayake Nilames, who in their traditional Kandy an costumes, take part in the Esala Perahera Kandy.

After the day of the Esala Perahera, it is customary for the Diyawadana Nilame and the Basnayake Nilames of the four devalas to report to Her Excellency the’ President that the Esala Perahera in Kandy was satisfactorily conducted.

As the Esala Perahera draws to an end, the onlooker is apt to conclude that it is nothing but sheer ingenuity of the Buddhists from ancient times to have organized the country’s talents in arts and g crafts including drumming and dancing into a cultural pageant of such magnitude and offer it to ‘” the Sacred Tooth Relic of Lord Buddha as a form of veneration.

The Road Show of Sri Lanka Tourism ended with success on 7 June, 2016. Sri Lanka Tourism and the representatives of Sri Lanka travel agencies visited Korea, and introduced tourist attractions and vision of Sri Lanka to the travel industry and media of Korea. Also B2B consulting was provided in the event.

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The Road Show of Sri Lanka Tourism

The ambassador of the Embassy of Sri Lanka, Manisha Gunasekera, had an interview with Korean media. “Currently not many Korean tourists visit Sri Lanka since direct flights from Korea to Sri Lanka have recently been created. However, Sri Lanka has become one of popular countries to travel in China and Japan. We are focusing on promotion of tourism in Korea through participating in Korea World Travel Fair and Busan International Travel Fair, and in the planning stage to promote cooperatively with Korean Air which flies to Sri Lanka.”

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Regarding the reason of increased percentage of tourists the ambassador mentioned “Now large-sized hotels are being constructed in Sri Lanka, so the accommodation will be increased by 60% throughout the country. Also new airline routes to Europe will be added. Based on ample tourism infrastructure we will attract more tourists.

In closing, the ambassador said “Buddhism culture, Ceylon tea, and coconut oil are great things of Sri Lanka, as well; cinnamon, water sports, and whale watching are world’s top level. Sri Lanka has many important factors as a popular tourist destination such as beautiful nature, beach, long history and culture, wild animals and UNESCO World Heritage. And the best thing is Sri Lankan people’s kind attitude to welcome tourists.” She emphasized that various aspects of Sri Lankan culture and tourism including cultural properties, food festival, traditional dance performance to celebrate the 40th Korea-Sri Lanka relations will be introduced.