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Sri Lanka is an ideal place for adventure seekers. The island country offers

excellent adventure sport facilities. One can enjoy windsurfing, diving,

snorkeling, rafting, canoeing and trekking in Srilanka.The bentota mountain

 biking track is nn km long and run through Sri Lankan Villages,

rubber plantations and nature. Bentota, Beruwala, Trincomalee are

best water sports locations. There are many locations for safe surfing.

 Bentota, Beruwala are most popular for surfing.

May to September is the best period for surfing in Sri Lanka as the winds are

strongest during this period.

 Arugam bay on the east coast is Sri Lanka's best beach for surfing.

Other beaches famous for surfing are Hikkaduwa on the southwestern

coast and Bentota on the western coast. Surfing gears such as surfboards,

- boogie boards, and wetties can be hired in the shops beside the beaches.

Sri Lanka is scuba divers paradise. There are several dive sites along

Sri Lanka's coastline where one gets an opportunity to see fantastic

marine life such as corals, ship wrecks, myriad tropical fish, coral fish,

 angle fish and puffer fish. Hikkaduwa and Tangalla on the west coast,

Unawatuna on the south coast and Nilaveli on the east coast are wonderful

places for scuba diving and snorkeling. The best time for diving and

snorkeling on the west coast is from November to April and on the east coast

 is from April to September as the seas are calmest during this period.

Sri Lanka has hundreds of rivers and small streams that originate from

hills and offer excellent water sports facilities.

 Some of the rivers such as Kelani River in Kitulgala, southwest of Kandy,

{C} are very popular among tourists for rafting purposes.

 Popular sites for canoeing are the Kalu Ganga (Black River) and the Kelani Ganga.

Sri Lanka has 4 beautiful Golf courses although it is not very popular sport.

 Two Golf clubs are located Colombo one Kandy and the fourth one

 in Nuwera Eliya and all these Golf clubs are built with 18 holes.

 The Royal Colombo Golf Club was the first golf club established in

South Asia. Victoria Golf Club- Kandy, Nuwaeliya Golf Club are

considered most relaxing and beatiful. There are several new golf

clubs are being established. Cricket is Sri Lankas most favourite game.

Sri Lanka became world champians in 1996.

 At least 3 - 4 tours made by cricket playing nations England, Australia,

 south Africa, New Zealand, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Zimbabwe.


Contributed By Rohana Gamage


Contributed By Rohana Gamage