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Set in the Indian Ocean in South
Asia, the tropical island nation of Sri Lanka has a history
dating back to the birth of time. It is a place where the
original soul of Buddhism still flourishes and where
nature’s beauty remains abundant and unspoilt.
Few places in the world can offer the traveller such a
remarkable combination of stunning landscapes, pristine
beaches, captivating cultural heritage and unique
experiences within such a compact location. Within a mere
area of 65,610 kilometres lie 8 UNESCO World Heritage Sites,
1,330 kilometres of coastline - much of it pristine beach -
15 national parks showcasing an abundance of wildlife,
nearly 500,000 acres of lush tea estates, 250 acres of
botanical gardens, 350 waterfalls, 25,000 water bodies, to a
culture that extends back to over 2,500 years.
This is an island of magical proportions, once known as
Serendib, Taprobane, the Pearl of the Indian Ocean, and
Ceylon. Discover refreshingly Sri Lanka!
With the end of the three decade
long war Sri Lanka is seeing a sudden burst in
infrastructure development and a of a new Sri Lanka rising.
Today post-war Sri Lanka is seeing a rapid and wide spread
infrastructure development within rural and urban areas as
never seen in the country before.
The island-wide road development program is at the center of
The improved connectivity enabled by road development,
particularly rural roads, generates significant economic and
social returns. It is having a transformative impact on the
lives of people around the country. The completion of the
highway network (commencing with the Southern Highway,
Katunayake Expressway and Colombo Ring Road) will bring
about significant cost-savings that will boost the
competitiveness of the economy.