Sri Lanka has a lustrous heritage of civilization and Culture spanning more than two thousand years. Much of this deep rooted heritage is eloquently documented in the island’s ancient and medieval capitals, citadels, cities and sites. Dazzling testaments of past grandeur and greatness.
Buddhism helped Sri Lankan Civilization Soar to Sublime heights becoming its bed rock and inspiration from the 3rd Century BC. The patronage and protection of the Buddhism became a prime duty of Sri Lankan Kings. Massive stupas (dome shaped relic shrines) and monasteries are common Features of heritage sites. Another mainstay of ancient Sri Lankan civilization was a sophisticated irrigation system of reservoirs and canals which sustained a thriving agriculture, vibrant economy and society of wealth and elegance.