The culture of Sri Lanka has over 2500 years, it is influenced primarily by Hinduism and Buddhism. There is also some influence from colonization by the Dutch, the Portuguese, and the British. Ancient Sri Lanka is famous for its genius in architecture and hydraulic engineering. The rich cultural traditions shared by all Sri Lankan cultures is the basis of the country’s long life expectancy, advanced health standards and high literacy rate. The country has a rich artistic tradition, embracing the fine arts, including dance, music and visual arts. The lifestyle of Sri Lankan is reflected in the country’s cuisine, festivals, and sports. The culture of Sri Lankan is best known abroad for its food, cricket, religious icons, holistic medicine and cultural exports as well as tourism. Sri Lankan culture is diverse, fantastic and wonderful, as it varies from region to region.