Yes, I am very proud to be a Sri Lankan.
You might haven't noticed my country on the world map since it is really small. But it exists, just below India. Wait a second! Did I just go out of the topic?
Let me get back to the topic. Did you know that our country is called "The pearl of the Indian Ocean" because of its natural beauty? Sri Lanka is also called "The Tear of the Indian Ocean" because of its shape and location. And it is also known as "The nation of smiling people," because we smile a lot! Well, I am a good example of that. How can I not be proud of those beautiful names?
What did you say? Is that the only reason I am proud to be a Sri Lankan? Of course not. We have a well-known female runner Susanthika Jayasinghe. She really runs as fast as wind. She won many medals for our country during Olympic Games and brought pride to our country.
But our professional cricket players’ achievements can also not be forgotten. Sri Lanka registered its first ODI win against India at Manchester, England in 16 June, 1979. We also won the 1996 Cricket World Cup. We were co-champions in 2002 ICC Champions Trophy and we also became five times Asian champions in 1986, 1997, 2004, 2008 and 2014, which makes me feel so proud.
Do you drink tea? Sri Lanka is renowned for its high quality tea and is the fourth biggest tea producing country globally, after China, India and Kenya. It is best known in the world market for the production of tasty, traditional tea. Our pure "Ceylon Tea" is considered as some of the finest tea produced anywhere in the world!
I almost forgot that indigenous medicines are a huge part of our culture. Believe it or not, our traditional medicines can save many people's lives! No wonder, those are fully made from the resources of the nature, such as, leaves, roots, fruits etc. Very honestly, our traditional medicines can beat all the modern doctors’ medicines, and help people cure their diseases like cancer. If you ask me how, I think that is the miracle of the nature!
And last but not the least, I am proud to be a citizen of an independent country. After many years of struggle, our country gained independence from Britain in February 4, 1948.
Which country you are from? Are you proud to be a citizen of that country? I don't need so much details, just give me one reason when you comment about my post!
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