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Sri Lanka Presentation

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Sri Lanka Presentation

  1. 1. Sri Lanka (Formerly Ceylon)
  2. 2. Aayu-bowan! “May you have a long life!” Official Language: Sinhala
  3. 3. Geography • Island • Indian Ocean • Max length 268 mi • Max width of 139 mi • 25,332 square mi • Coastline -1,056 mi • Off the S tip of India • 547 miles N of equator • Slightly larger than WV • About 18 mi to S. India • Capitol: Colombo
  4. 4. Population Sri Lanka: 725 people per sq mi. US: 76 people per sq mi.
  5. 5. Question: Why did Leslie go to Sri Lanka? Answer: E-L-E-P-H-A-N-T-S!! Pooja Lakshmi Somilya Alawarthea Menike
  6. 6. Things I Did • Taught English • English Library • Assisted elephant veterinarian • Elephant museum • Meditation • A little sightseeing
  7. 7. The Village of Randenyia, Hiriwadunna, Kegalle, Sri Lanka September 10, 2009 Leslie Pirtle 9
  8. 8. The “Elephant Bath”
  9. 9. Randenyia Perehera
  10. 10. Kandy Temple
  11. 11. Kandy Esala Perehera
  12. 12. University of Peradeniya, Kandy
  13. 13. Elephant Orphanage at Pinnawala
  14. 14. Religions in Sri Lanka
  15. 15. Marriage
  16. 16. Tuk -Tuk Transportation
  17. 17. Schools & Children
  18. 18. 4:45 a.m. Wake Up5:00 a.m.: 1 Hour Group Meditation 6:00 a.m.: Tea in Silence 6:15: 1 Hour Yoga 7:15: Breakfast 8:00 a.m.: Working Meditation 9:30: a.m.: 90 Minute Group Meditation 11:00 a.m.: 1 Hour Personal Meditation Outdoors 12:30: Vegetarian Lunch (shh—no talking!) After Lunch: Hour Reading or Napping 2:30: 1 1/2 Hour Meditation Then,: 1 Hour Yoga About 6:00 p.m.: Sunset Comes Early After Sunset: Evening Chanting & Meditation End of Evening: Soya coffee and Snacks Conversations Loving Kindness Meditation Meditation at Nilambe http://nilambe.org/day.html
  19. 19. Hill Country Nuwara Eliya
  20. 20. Coastal Life
  21. 21. Rambutan Hoppers Foods and Products
  22. 22. Asian Elephant Plum Headed Parakeet Star Tortoise Crocodiles Sri Lanka Frog Mouth Monkeys Painted Stork Wild PeacockSloth Bear ParrotsMonitor Lizard Blue Magpie
  23. 23. Civil War Sri Lankan Army Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2009/03/sri_lanka_and_its_lon g_war.html
  24. 24. Civil War http://www.cnn.com/2009/WORLD/asiapcf/05/29/srilanka.death.toll/index.html http://maic.jmu.edu/Journal/7.2/notes/pickering/pickering.htm
  25. 25. Tsunami
  26. 26. Conclusion Sri Lankans are: • Happy • Poor • Serene • Survivors Sri Lanka is: • War torn • Storm damaged • Uniquely diverse & colorful • Worth our efforts to save
  27. 27. Ways to Help Millennium Elephant Foundation Randeniya, Hiriwadunna, Kegalle, Sri Lanka. http://www.millenniumelephantfoundation.org People in Need Foundation No: 655/4 Elvitigala Mawatha, Colombo 5, Sri Lanka http://www.pinfoundation.org/ Dogstar Foundation PO BOX 6009 Milton Keynes MK1 9AL England http://www.dogstarfoundation.com Direct Relief International 27 S. La Patera Lane Santa Barbara, CA 93117 Phone: (805) 964-4767 http://www.directrelief.org/EmergencyResponse/2 009/SriLankaConflict.aspx

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