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Art and Crafts Sri Lanka’s arts and crafts are popular in many countries today due to their rich history dating back to ancient times. So its important location on the ancient Silk Road made Sri Lanka a landmark in cultural and trade exchange between the West and the East. That is, for trade, shipping, and transportation. Reports from India and China attest to the island’s cultural, political and commercial potential. In many ways, Sri Lankan…

Spices of history The history of Sri Lanka 2500 years ago is rich in spices.  In the 16th century, Ceylon, as it was then known, was discovered by the Portuguese who traded in cinnamon and other spices. Spices are an important part of Sri Lanka Sri Lankan food is easy for her people to use, but creates unique and delicious food adds subtle flavor and aroma. Because it is an Ayurvedic belief and has healing properties.…

Gems & Jewelry Sri Lanka, The gems of Sri Lanka are woven into his history. The Mahavansa, the ancient chronicle of Sri Lanka too mentionedabout gems and jewelry. Indeed, the lord Buddha himself is sad to have had to come to Sri Lanka from India to settle adispute between two king, Chulodare and Mahodara, over a throne of gems. King Solomon is report to have brought gems from this island.  The great traveler, Marco polo,…

Traditional Medicine Sri Lanka has an indigenous traditional medicine system called ‘Hela Wedakama’ (Ayurveda). This system has been active on the island for thousands of years (dating back to the time of the kings). But this medical system is very powerful. On the other hand, the Sri Lankan Ayurvedic tradition is the Sinhala traditional medicine, the mainland Ayurveda and the Siddha methods of India, the Unani medicine of Greece through the Arabs and most importantly the…