| Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri
Lanka, is an
island country in the northern Indian Ocean off the
southeast coast of the Indian subcontinent in South
Asia. Known until 1972 as Ceylon (/sɨˈlɒnˌ seɪ-ˌ siː-/),
Sri Lanka has maritime borders with India to
the northwest and the Maldives to the southwest.
Sri Lanka has a
documented history that spans over
dating back to at least 125,000 years
The "Lion Flag" of Sri Lanka was adopted in 1948,
but it was used as a symbol of justice for a long
time before. Its main motive is yellow lion on a red
field holding a sword as a symbol of power. Green
and red stripes were added to the left part of the
flag after 1815 and these stripes are intended to
symbolize Hindu Tamils and Muslim Maurs
minorities living on the island beside the Sinhalese
majority. Moreover, after renaming in 1972 from
Ceylon to Sri Lanka, four yellow leaves were added
to the lion´s field. Each leaf should remind one of
the Buddhist values - kindness, compassion and
desire to be a benefit for the society, joy, peace
and well-balanced mind.
Mor (Selma) og Jan Erik (bror) på hotellet
i den lille byen Hikkaduwa.
I 1973 var det to hotell i byen.
Vi bodde på hotellet på bildet til høyre.
Resepsjon og restaurant lå under det
Rommene var i bygningen vi så vidt
ser taket på bak parasollen.
Hikkaduwa is a small town on the south coast of
Sri Lanka located in the Southern Province, about
17 km north-west of Galle.
I den hvite bygningen var soverommene.
Under parasollen lå restaurant, bar og resepsjon
Hele hotellet ble ødelagt av sunamien i 2004.
.... og øyer man kom til med tradisjonelle båter.
Rundt øyene var det fint og snorkle.
Men Grete foretrekker å sitte på
land med en king coconut.
Det er ikke så lett å se det på bildet.
Men en ung gutt holder på å klatre opp
i palmenfor å riste ned kokosnøtter.
På den andre siden av hotellet begynte jungelen.
Det mest spennende dyrelivet vi så der var de
På besøk hos lokalbefolkningen.
Her lages blonder.
Grete kjøpte seg en sari.
Hele familien samlet
|Colombo (/kəˈlʌmboʊ/; Sinhala: කොළඹ, romanized:
Kolamba, pronunciation [ˈkəlɐmbɞ];
Tamil: கொழும்பு, romanized: Koḻumpu, Tamil pronunciation: [koɻumbu]) is the commercial capital
and largest city of Sri Lanka by population. According
to the Brookings Institution, Colombo metropolitan
area has a population of 5.6 million, and 752,993 in
the city proper. It is the financial centre of the island
and a popular tourist destination. It is located on the
west coast of the island and adjacent to the Greater
Colombo area which includes Sri Jayawardenepura
Kotte, the legislative capital of Sri Lanka and
Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia. Colombo is often referred
to as the capital since Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte is
within the urban area of, and a suburb of, Colombo.
also the administrative capital of the Western
Province and the district capital of Colombo District.
Colombo is a busy and vibrant place with a mixture
of modern life and colonial buildings and ruins.
Due to its large harbour and its strategic position
along the East-West sea trade routes, Colombo was
known to ancient traders 2,000 years ago.[citation
needed] It was made the capital of the island when
Sri Lanka was ceded to the British Empire in 1815,
and its status as capital was retained when the
nation became independent in 1948. In 1978, when
administrative functions were moved to Sri
Jayawardenepura Kotte, Colombo was designated
as the commercial capital of Sri Lanka.
Havna i Colombo
The Town Hall of Colombo is the headquarters of the
Colombo Municipal Council and the office of the Mayor
of Colombo. Built in front of the Viharamahadevi Park,
Colombo, Sri Lanka, it is the meeting place for the
elected municipal council.
In 1921 renowned Scottish town planner, Professor
Patrick Geddes, recommended that the Council should
construct a large central and dignified municipal
building to house the council, a public reception hall,
the mayor's office and a public library. The need for
the Colombo Public Library was addressed by a
philanthropic donation of a building by Dr. W. Arthur
Silva in 1925.
På tur til hovedstaden Colombo.
Her er mor ved Buddha-statuen utenfor Rådhuset.
This building, Sirinivasa, is now the official residence
of the mayor.
In 1922 the Colombo Municipal Council
held an international architectural design competition
and in November that year of the 32 plans submitted,
the winning design was drawn by S. J. Edwards, of
the architectural firm Ralph Booty & Co.
Tempel i Colombo
Alteret i tempelet
Vi skal på jungeltur
Over vannet måtte vi bruke stokkebåter
Man sitter ikke godt i en sånn uthula trestamme.
Inne i jungelen lå et hindutempel
Denne karen har vært på blekksprutfangst
Et show til ære for turistene
Solnedgang i Hikkaduwa