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Homo sapiens appeared very long ago in Sri Lanka, which some experts assert is the true “cradle of civilization”. The journey towards civilization mark thousands of years and evidence of Paleolithic, Mesolithic and Neolithic cultures have been unearthed, establishing the existence of the stone age Balangoda culture around 5000 BC; this era of civilization is known as the Stone Age as only stone implements had been used by primitive man. The recent excavations suggest the domestication of plants may have surfaced as early as 10,000 BC or even earlier. Agriculture has always been the mainstay of this “granary of the East”; cultivators were accorded the highest honour and ever since there has been a bond between land and man that naught can sunder.
Climate & Seasons
Sri Lanka enjoys a tropical climate without extremes of temperature: which averages 800 F (270 C) in Colombo and its suburbs , rising to as much as 1000 F (380 C) in the semi-arid northwest and cooling off to 610 F (160 C) at higher elevations of the central hill country. Tropical monsoons mean rains at a stretch for some months. Sri Lanka certainly has no dearth of rains as it has two monsoons and two inter monsoon periods.