The Other Side of Sri Lanka

By Christopher Bagley - 2013-08-28T18:33:32Z

Photograph by Simon Norfolk/Bloomberg Pursuits Magazine

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Exploring Sri Lanka's Once-Forbidden Coast

In recent years, as peace has finally taken hold throughout Sri Lanka, the island nation has become a mainstay on travel magazines’ annual lists of hot spots. Yet, as Bloomberg Pursuits magazine will report in its Autumn 2013 issue, less than 1 percent of foreign tourists venture to the battle-scarred north, and only slightly more visit the east coast, despite these regions’ extraordinary cultural and natural riches. St. Martin's Seminary in Jaffna is shown here. Although Sinhalese Buddhists make up 74 percent of Sri Lanka's population, Catholics are a significant minority.