In spite of its fame as a splendid island and a leading tourist destination, the secret of Sri Lanka’s attraction lies with its people. The spice obsessed, cricket crazy and tea drinking people of Sri Lanka are famed for big smiles and a bigger heart. With a culture enriched with more than three thousand years of knowledge, Buddhism and many a colonial traditions, the Sri Lankan society is a potpourri of religions and races different yet similar in many a ways.
The Sri Lankans all love their food spicy and their tea light; a manifest for a country, which produces the world’s best tea, sapphires and spices. Introduced to the country in the 19th century by colonial British Ceylon Tea, is the best Tea in the world while Sri Lanka has also been known for its high quality spices since time immemorial.
Gems especially blue sapphires are tantamount with Sri Lanka. Country’s gem industry has a long, colorful history. Known also as ‘Rathnadeepa’ or the land of gems Sri Lanka had been producing best blue Sapphire and padparadscha sapphire among many others.