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Destination Guides

Colombo Galle
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Kandy
Negombo
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Accommodation

Sri Lanka hotels – Search for discount hotels in Sri Lanka with lowest rates guaranteed.

Guide Books

Lonely Planet Sri Lanka (Travel Guide)

Travel Guides

Sri Lanka Tourism – The official website of Sri Lanka Tourism.

Sri Lanka Travel Guide – Travel guide offering general tourist information on areas of tourist interest, and a photo gallery.

Blogs

The Sri Lanka Travel Blog – Individual contributions from writers and bloggers which capture the essence and charms of Sri Lanka.

Sri Lanka Itineraries

Sri Lanka itinerary – Explore Sri Lanka in a month (or so) – This itinerary sample from drifterplanet.com covers the best beaches, mountains, and forests, while taking in the history and culture.

Sri Lanka travel: the ultimate 8-day backpacker’s itinerary – If you only have a short time to visit then this itinerary by televisionofnomads.com will give an idea of what to see.

Blog Posts

Budget backpacking in Sri Lanka – 6 tips to travel cheap – wavesnbackpack.com.

Tours

Sri Lanka Tours – Tours and things to do hand-picked by Viator.

Photos

Sri Lanka Photo Gallery – Photo gallery of my trip to Sri Lanka.

Books


The Sri Lanka Reader: History, Culture, Politics (The World Readers)The Sri Lanka Reader: History, Culture, Politics by John Clifford Holt.

The Sri Lanka Reader is a sweeping introduction to the epic history of the island nation located just off the southern tip of India. The island’s recorded history of more than two and a half millennia encompasses waves of immigration from the South Asian subcontinent, the formation of Sinhala Buddhist and Tamil Hindu civilizations, the arrival of Arab Muslim traders, and European colonization by the Portuguese, then the Dutch, and finally the British.


Sri Lanka in the Modern Age: A HistorySri Lanka in the Modern Age: A History by Nira Wickramasinghe.

Sri Lanka in the Modern Age recounts the modern history of the island in an accessible yet unconventional manner. This updated second edition carries the book into the present, covering the brutal end of Sri Lanka’s civil war and the making of oppressive stability that has grown in its wake.


The Cage: The Fight for Sri Lanka and the Last Days of the Tamil TigersThe Cage: The Fight for Sri Lanka and the Last Days of the Tamil Tigers by Gordon Weiss.

The Cage is a harrowing portrait of an island paradise torn apart by the thirty-year Sri Lankan civil war, and the root causes and catastrophic consequences of a revolutionary uprising caught in the crossfire of international power jockeying.


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