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Educational and Industrial trip to Srilanka Heading south, the group visited in the tea growing areas, which surround the small picturesque city of Nuwara Eliya, and its scenic natural beauty. The student visited the Tea factory. The colonial planters and remains one of the major incomes of the country to this day introduced tea cultivation to Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka has gained a good reputation for its quality tea, and several varieties are cultivated on the steep mountain faces of the Central Province. We also visited the colonial buildings of the British era. Ambalagonda, which we visited next, is a place known for Mask making; these masks have cultural signi´Çücance in Srilanka. After visiting the Mask Museum we then headed towards a lovely city Galle and there we explore the Galle Fort and museum. Our last destination was Colombo were we visited the Old Parliament building Gangaramaya lake temple, Galleface Green, Lotus Theater pond, Town Hall building, Independence square. We also visited the new parliament and were also lucky enough to attend the parliamentary session. 10