Culture - Sri Lanka

CultureThe Tamil and the Sinhalese are the two main traditional cultures in Sri Lanka. The Tamils are mainly based in Jaffna city while the Sinhalese are based centering on the ancient kingdoms of Anuradhapura and Kandy. In the past the culture of Sri Lanka came under the influence of Portuguese, Dutch and British colonialism. From the ancient times rituals and different customs are observed in Sri Lanka.
Sri Lanka comprises multi ethnic groups. The main groups are the Sinhalese and Tamils. The Tamil people are again divided into Sri Lankan Tamils and Indian Tamils. Two other ethnic groups of Sri Lanka are the Moors and the Burghers. People of different religion have settled in Sri Lanka. Buddhism is considered to be the major creed of the Sinhalese people. It has influenced the art, literature, architecture and cultural of Sri Lanka. Among other religions of Sri Lanka, Hinduism, Islam and Christianity are prevalent.
The main languages of Sri Lanka are Sinhala and the Tamil language. Both of these languages originated from different sources but they have influenced each other in their linguistic evolution. Most part of the literature of Sri Lanka is composed in Sinhala. English is also spoken in Sri Lanka though by a minority of people in comparison to Sinhala and Tamil.

08:53 AM Friday December 21nd, 2012


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