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Fishing with Traditional Fishermen

If your dream to experience centuries old fishing techniques of Sri Lanka while interacting with local fishermen, understanding their destine cultures, Lake Heritage with picturesque location provide your best chance of fulfilling your dreams!

We provide experience traditional fishermen to guide you during your fishing tour, Binoculars, safety jackets, snack and fruit juice while you are in the lake for fishing. All fishing equipment and bait, including 2 x rods and reels with alarms. We recommend minimum of three hours trip to fully appreciate the fishing this fantastic lake has to offer.

Finally at the end of your fishing experience our staff will assist you to prepare your own Barbecue and enjoy the out door experience at the Lake Heritage.

Spices for the Whole World

This small Island is the country that producing many different spices of spices that is exported to the whole world. The Ceylon cinnamon or true cinnamon, is the dried bark of Cinnamomum zealanicum and s indigenous to Sri Lanka. You can experience the natural taste of Cinnamon bark which gives the real fresh smell of Cinnamon while visiting a house of traditional cinnamon peeler during your holiday at Lake Heritage. You will never forget how islanders use traditional techniques & indigenous practices in processing Cinnamon oil and cinnamon powder for the world Market.

While visiting a Cinnamon peers processing shed they will spent few minutes and try their best to transfer their centuries old indigenous skills of cinnamon processing.

Producing Craft by Women - Wetland Craft...

Sri Lanka handicrafts are of a history that runs back to millenniums. Production of Sri Lanka’s handicrafts is essentially a cottage industry: products are turned out making use of natural raw materials by means of time tested age-old techniques. The traditional skills have been preserved with its purity, resulting in the continuance of characteristic identity of Sri Lanka Handicrafts. Sri Lanka’s ancient social system has been largely instrumental in preserving traditional skills with its characteristic identity; certain arts and crafts were assigned to defined socio-occupational groups.

Wetland Crafts in Sri Lanka is traditionally produce by using few identified plant species grown in marshy lands throughout the country generating employment and alternative income for their families while their husbands were away at work in fishing, paddy fields or Chena cultivation in Sri Lanka. Is produce by using few identified plant species grown in Wetlands throughout the country. Today Wetland Craft production is a popular cottage industry with established sales outlets around Sri Lanka marketing several ornamental and household articles such as Ladies hand bags, marketing bags, table mats etc with distinctive design and colour schemes.

Female Coir Fiber Workers

Coir is the coarse fiber extracted from coconut husk. Traditionally, coir fiber has been used for making yarns, brooms, and brushes by rural women as a cottage industry. Lately, new usage of the fiber includes coir twine, mats, carpets, geo textiles and in horticulture.

About 90% of the workforces engaged in coir processing in south Sri Lanka are women. And their role in the coir industry is largely focused on the initial stages of the supply chain; associated with ‘unclean’, labour intensive work with low profit margins. Women’s work typically involves heavy, manual processes: retting’ coconut husks in pits, manually extracting fibers, manually spinning the fiber into handmade yarns and making brooms and brushes. Coir workers come from the poorest groups of society earning around 200 rupees per day.

During your visit to coir workers these women will teach you get experience in manually spinning the fiber, producing handmade yarns or making brooms or a brushes using coir.