I just got back from Colombo, Sri Lanka, after participating in Sri Lanka's Inaugural Halal Conference and Exhibition (16th and 17th of February). Alhamdulillah, I believe the conference achieved its objective of increasing the Halal awareness among the Sri Lankan consumers as well as the industry players. Huge amount of…
Hambantota, which was badly effected during the Tsunami of 2004, is currently undergoing massive development, which will turn the city into one of the major cities of Sri Lanka.
It is one of the three ICC World Cricket 2011 venues in Sri Lanka. The matches will be held in the brand…
Dambulla is located in the Central Province of Sri Lanka about 72 km north of Kandy and 148 km northeast of Colombo. The city is surrounded by about 80 caves and fascinating sceneries and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. There are several paintings and historical artifacts that can be…
Within Colombo, the sparkling capital of the tear-drop shaped gem known as Sri Lanka, lies a paradisaical haven. When visiting a foreign land, a Muslim traveler is always cautious - will I be comfortable in the hotel I stay in? Will the food served to me be Halal? All in…
Polonnaruwa is located about 216km from Colombo and served as capital of Sri Lanka in the medieval times between the 11th and 13th century. Travelers can see the ruins of the old city around the Lake Topawewa, which is a man-made lake built during the 12th century. Back then it…
Sri Lanka formerly addressed as Ceylon is an island country located in Southern Asia. The country has over 2,500 years of history. Colombo is the largest city of Sri Lanka and also the financial and commercial hub of the country. The administrative capital was however shifted to Sri Jayewardenepura-Kotte, an…
It is an island, situated at the tip of the Indian Sub Continent. You can see breathtaking sights of beaches, hills, lakes, wildlife etc, all in an island of approximately 66,000 km². Sri Lanka has a coast line of 1,341 km's.
A population of close to 20 Million. Muslims account for about 8% of the population.
Tropical and warm. In the low-altitute areas the temperature will range from 28 °C (82.4 °F) to nearly 31 °C (87.8 °F). The temperature in the Central highlands could go as low as 17 °C (62.6 °F).
Sinhalese and Tamil are the two official languages. English is widely used as well.
GMT+5 1/2 hrs throughout the year
Government: 9 AM to 4 PM General: 9 AM to 5 PM
HOLIDAYS Independence Day: February 4th Milad-un-Nabi: March 9th May Day: May 1st Deepavali (Hindu Festival): October 26th Christmas: December 25th
Based on the lunar calandar: Sinhala & Tamil New Year Tamil Thai Pongal Id-ul-Fitr Id-ul-Adha Vesak (Buddhist Holiday) Full Moons (Poya Days) are holidays. Most businesses are closed and meats are not sold.