SRI LANKA SRI LANKA by ewghwehws

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• Sri Lanka is a small tropical island off the southern tip of
  India and is about ½ the size of Alabama.
SRI LANKA
                  SRI LANKA
• The population is about 22 million and the capital city is
  Colombo.
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                 SRI LANKA
• Sri Lanka is made up of many ethnic groups, each with their
  own language and religion.
• The majority group is the Sinhala Buddhists.
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• Housing varies according to economic status.
• Rural people live in thatched houses.
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• In cities, ½ of the people are in “ low income” housing.
• This means crowded buildings next to watte (dwellings made
  of whatever materials are handy.)
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• Those with more money live in modern apartment buildings or
  gated homes with servant quarters.
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• Most people prefer white-washed cement homes with
  polished cement floors.
• This helps keep out heat and light but lets air in through
  vents.
• Shrines are often located within the house or garden.
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• Each community has a school, place of worship, and some
  shops.
• Wells, rivers, and bathing places are important social
  gathering places.
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• The main food is rice served with up to 12 side dishes
  (veggies, eggs, etc).
• Rice and curry is eaten midday.
• The morning and evening meals usually have some sort of
  starch served with sambol (mixture of hot peppers and
  veggies, served cool).
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• The main exports are tea and rubber.
• Crime is rising, but citizens tend to be very respectful of laws
  and of each other.
• Much emphasis is placed on the reputation of the family, so it
  is a good motivator for good behavior.
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• At home, women do all cooking and housework.
• Individual households are identified by cooking; a wife will
  only cook for HER family, not extended family.
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• Young children are adored and cared for by everyone, male or
  female.
• Babies are carried until they can walk and sleep with their
  parents until school age.
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• Important milestones are first solid food and learning the
  alphabet.
• As children grow, they must learn lajjawa (shyness, shame,
  modesty, fear).
• This teaches self-control, beginning with bowel-control at age
  1.
• Weaning and nudity are next and then school performance.
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• Mothers tend to be harder on their daughters.
• Fathers indulge all their children under age 5.
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• School is required from 6-14 and kids must take 3 sets of tests
  to qualify for further schooling.
• Sri Lanka has a very high quality of life.
ANIMALS IN SRI LANKA
BLUE WHALE
Balaenoptera musculus
              BLUE WHALE
• Largest animal on the planet.
• 100 feet long; over 200 tons.
• The tongue can weigh as much as an elephant, and the heart
  can weigh as much as a car.
               BLUE WHALE
• They eat mostly krill and at times, will eat as much as 4 tons
  per day.
• Blue whales are baleen whales, which means they have finger-
  nail like material (baleen) attached to their upper jaws.
• They eat by taking in a mouthful of water and use their
  tongue to push out water and keep the krill.
               BLUE WHALE
• Blue whales are found in all oceans; sometimes in groups, but
  mostly alone or in pairs.
• They spend summers in polar waters and head to the equator
  for winter.
• They swim about 5 mph but can get up to 20 mph when
  agitated.
               BLUE WHALE
• These whales are one of the loudest animals on Earth and
  their sounds can be heard as far as 1000 miles away.
• Baby blue whales are born weighing 3 tons and are 25 feet
  long.
• They eat nothing but mother’s milk and gain 200 lbs. per day
  for the first year!
               BLUE WHALE
• Waxy earplugs can be counted determine age.
• The oldest blue whale was about 110.
• They have few predators, but have been attacked by sharks
  and killer whales.
• There are also many injuries/deaths each year from impacts
  with large ships.
PURPLE-FACED LEAF
     MONKEY
     PURPLE-FACED LEAF
          MONKEY
• This is one of the most endangered primates in the world.
• They are found only in Sri Lanka.
• These monkeys live mostly in trees and will only come down if
  the trees are too far apart to jump to.
     PURPLE-FACED LEAF
          MONKEY
• Their main diet is leaves.
• Leaf monkeys have enlarged salivary glands and also a
  succulated stomach (stomach with small sac structures).
• These help them digest the large amounts of cellulose they
  eat.
     PURPLE-FACED LEAF
          MONKEY
• They are often hunted for body parts, which are used for
  drums.
DUGONG
Dugong dugon
                    DUGONG
• These animals are closely related to elephants.
• They are found in warm coastal waters.
                    DUGONG
• They are also related to the manatee and are similar in
  behavior and appearance except the dugong tail is fluked like
  a whale tail.
                   DUGONG
• They graze on underwater grasses day and night.
• They root them with their snout and then chomp them with
  their rough lips.
                    DUGONG
• Dugongs can stay underwater 6 minutes before surfacing.
• They will sometimes breathe by “standing” on their tails with
  their heads above water.
                    DUGONG
• Dugongs spend much time alone or in pairs.
• Females have 1 calf after a year-long pregnancy.
• Mom helps the baby get to the surface to take its first
  breath.
• Baby will stay close to mom for about 18 months and will
  often ride on her back.
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