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Attractions in Anuradhapura – Museum

Anuradhapura is the most ancient city of Sri Lanka and it is the city with some of the most impotent historical attractions in the country.  The history of this deep rooted city of Sinhalese civilization is going back many years … Continue reading

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Places not to Miss when Visiting Anuradhapura

Anuradhapura, the most historical city of Sri Lanka is a must visited place for travelers, who wish to see the rich historical past of the island during their holiday. Anuradhapura is worth to be considered as a destination for a … Continue reading

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Art and craft, paintings and literature of Kandy period

The stylized paintings known as Sittara art that one sees in many temples in the hill country and also in the south coast of Sri Lanka where the cultural impact of Kandy was felt are typically Kandyan. These paintings are … Continue reading

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King Wimaladharma suriya

Character of the King Born and bred in the Udarata yet well acquainted with the Portuguese manners, language and tactics, he was able to please his subjects and defy the Portuguese. His great sagacity and experience enabled him to profit … Continue reading

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Map of Anuradhapura historical city

Anuradhapura, according to the legend was first settled by Anuradha a follower of prince Vijaya, the founder of the Sinhalese race. It was made the capital by King Pandukabhaya about 380 BC. Anuradhapura map is one of the most important … Continue reading

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Jaffna Sri Lanka

Jaffna the center of northern Sri Lanka had been a flourishing city in the past. The black period of modern Sri Lanka is being blamed for the destruction of the Jaffna peninsula. Jaffna was not safe for visitors for thirty … Continue reading

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Malpractices at historical sites – Polonnaruwa Sri Lanka

Residents of Polonnaruwahave complained recently, that a group of tourists were consuming liquor at one of the historical sites in Polonnaruwa. The incident took place at King Nissanka Malla assembly hall of Polonnaruwa. Nissankamalla assembly hall is situated near the … Continue reading

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New Year celebration during the Kndyan kingdom

Sinhala Hindu New Year is an age old celebration which is inherited to harvest festival. People are celebrating the event with great pomp and actively participate in social, cultural and religious activities. Sinhala Hindu New Year is a traditional festival … Continue reading

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Historical city of Panduwasnuwara

Development of Panduwasanuwara Hettipola and Panduwasanuwara sacred area will be developed to attract more tourists in the future. Panduwasanuwara is a very valuable archeological site with historical value. The program will be launched by the Ministry of Local Government and … Continue reading

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Lotus Bath in Polonnaruwa

Lotus Bath A short distance further, a gravel road branches to the left leading to a stone built bath surrounded by brickwork, fashioned in the form of a lotus having eight petals. This bath which was known as the Padumanahanakotta … Continue reading

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