Sri Lanka is poised to revamp its foreign policy with a diversion towards a more pragmatic Asia-centric middle path. This is a deviation from experimental shifts in the past from pro-British to socialist tilt, non-alignment to pro-US and pro-West to look-East as well as look Africa, South America and finally getting closer to the Asian giant.
When thinking of a safari in Sri Lanka, what comes to many people’s minds are the National Parks such as Yala, Udawalawe, Sinharaja, Horton, Wilpattu, Kithulgala and Bundala. But, the Wasgamuwa National Park although less popular, stands unique among the most of national parks in Sri Lanka. The name of the Wasgamuwa has derived through the words "Walas Gamuwa”. "Walasa" in Sinhala for sloth bear and "Gamuwa" means a wood. But today, Wasgamuwa is popular for its large elephant herds.
A.W Rajarathna, a resident of Puttalam, situated in the northwestern province of the country, is a happy man today. After suffering years due to the shortage of electricity in his small home, he now gets an uninterrupted supply making his life easier.
Unawatuna bay Beach was once named "The Best Beach in the World" by Discovery Television Channel The Beach takes no back seat to any other in the world. It is a stunning tropical beach. Five km southeast of VOC Galle Dutch Fort of Sri Lanka is Unawatuna, a small (1km), wide & intimate semi circular bay with its picturesque sweep of golden, pristine beach which is terminated by a shining pure white Buddhist stupa (Dagoba) sitting pretty on a green hill. The Beach is enclosed by headland on the other side too. The entire stretch of beach is well sheltered by a sweep of palm-fringed land right behind it. And well protected too: the beach enclosed by double reef breaks down the impact of the waves of Indian Ocean to make it ideal for safe swimming, snorkeling, scuba diving and even for you to learn surfing. The reef shelters more species of fish than the Great Barrier Reef. It is said by many industry experts to be among the top ten beaches of the world. The reef off the far end of the beach, 150m offshore can be reached from shore and you can even venture into the main waters of the Indian Ocean by traditional twin log like fishing catamaran made solely of timber.
Following is the full statement made by Mangala Samaraweera, Sri Lankan Minister of Foreign Affairs on 12.06.2015 in response to the question by Opposition Leader Nimal Siripala de Silva under the Standing Order 23/2 of Parliament Honourable Speaker,