Sri Lankan Culture food and Influences.
Introduction of Sri Lankan culture,
Sri Lankan culture mostly has influenced by its remarkable history of kingdoms and its Buddhist heritage. which has many ancient aspects which has a rich artistic tradition arts and foods such as including music, dance, and visual arts. Sri Lankan lifestyle has many festivals like New Year which is reflected on April on every year, and sports. There are some influences by the Portuguese, the Dutch, and the British. which is famous around the world due to sport festivals, food, holistic medicine, religious icons like the Buddhist flag, and cultural exports such as tea, cinnamon and gems. which is diverse.
Sri Lankan culture has long been influenced by the heritage of Theravada Buddhism passed on from India, and the religion’s legacy is particularly strong in Sri Lanka’s southern and central regions.
It has many aspects of religious: Sinhalese 74.8%, Sri Lankan Moors 9.23%, Indian Tamil 4.16%, Sri Lankan Tamil 11.21%, other 0.6%. which has huge history of over 2000 years mainly due to ancient historic book like Mahawansa. Several kingdoms, kings and wars are more tremendous icons which are booked on mahawansa. Several centuries of intermittent foreign influence, has transformed to the present outlook.
Architectural influence is a big part of Sri Lankan history which varies on many ways. The architecture of Sri Lanka displays a rich variety of architectural forms and styles. Buddhism and its influences had a significant influence on Sri Lankan architecture. However techniques and styles which developed in Asia have also played a major role in the architecture of Sri Lanka which mostly acts a big role for foreign attractions and traveling.
Many forms of arts a long and lasting Buddhist culture which in turn has absorbed and adopted countless regional and local traditions. In most instances Sri Lankan art which originates from religious beliefs, and are represented in many forms such as painting, sculpture, and architecture. One of the most notable aspects of Sri Lankan art are caves and temple paintings, such as the frescoes found in Sigiriya, Kalaniya and Kandy and religious paintings found in temples in Dambulla and Temple of the Tooth Relic in Kandy.