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Abhayagiri Monastery

Abhayagiriya, , , , 50000

This was the home of mainly the Dhammaruchi sect, although it was open to many other sects including Mahayanism. There is little literary evidence as the rival monks of the Maha Vihara were the compilers of the chronicle. How ever, this 500-acre monastery ...

Category:History

Anuradhapura Era

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Anuradhapura Era

Anuradhapura, , , , 50000

3rd BC - 10th AD Several centuries before the Jesus Christ, while the Greek empire was at its zenith, many other regions were emerging from the stone age; Anurdhapura was already and advanced civilization. The city was well laid out and well linked. I ...

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ANURADHAPURA FOLK MUSEUM

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www.museum.gov.lk

Anuradhapura Folk Museum was established in 22nd August 1971 as a provincial Museum under the Department of National Museums. The aim of this museum is to collect, conserve and exhibit the cultural and religious objects used by the folk community in Nuwar ...

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Anuradhapura Folk Museum

Folk Museum, Old Town, ,

Anuradhapura Folk Museum was established in 22nd August 1971 as a provincial Museum under the Department of National Museums. The aim of this museum is to collect, conserve and exhibit the cultural and religious objects used by the folk community in Nuwar ...

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Architecture of Sri Lanka

Sri lanka

Architecture in Sri Lanka has always been closely associated with religion. Buddhism has always been an umbrella under which the architecture of Sri Lanka has evolved. Sri Lanka has also remained under the occupation of the Portuguese, followed by the Dut ...

Category:Arts and Crafts

Art Biennale

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Art Biennale

30/3 Barnes Place, Colombo 07, , , , 00700

www.colomboartbiennale.com

The Colombo Art Biennale, is delighted to announce the 3rd edition of Sri Lanka’s leading international festival of contemporary art with ‘Making History’. ‘Making History’ is a provocation exploring the artistic adventure of making history. It enquires ...

Category:Festivals
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ARTS AND CRAFTS OF SRI LANKA

Sri lanka

Art of Sri Lanka has achieved great heights during the course of history. All the Sri Lankan art forms like dance, music, sculpture, paintings and architecture have enjoyed development. with the influence of Buddhism. Originated religious beliefs of the p ...

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Attidiya Bird Sanctuary

Colombo-Horana Rd, ,

Attidiya is a beautiful marshland located around 9km towards the south west of the city. The wet land is rich with natural biodiversity and is a resting place for many types of birds. The vegetation of this wetland is dominated by sedge and grasses inc ...

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Audience Hall

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Audience Hall

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Is to the east of the Palace, used by the kings of Polonnaruwa to summon the Nobles and to meet the emissaries from foreign rulers. Delicately sculptured stone lions seated at the top of the steps leading into the hall were symbols of royal power, as were ...

Category:History
Bandagiriya Temple

Bandagiriya Colony, ,

Bandagiriya, a village located at the very far end of the Hambantota district is known well because of the ancient temple there. The rock on which the ancient stupas and other ruins are found today is considered the highest peak in the Hambantota district ...

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Brass Castings

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Brass Castings

Sri lanka

Coconut oil lamps, pots, bowls, vases, wall plaques, trinket boxes and other household utensils are made with cast technique. Brass Castings are done by the “lost wax” method: the model is sculpted in wax, covered with clay, and baked so that the wax is m ...

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Brassware

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Brassware

Kandyan provinces.

Brassware is produced in two main techniques: wrought and cast. Bowls, tea services, trays, and ornamental ware as well as decorative ware are produced in wrought technique.

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Buddangala Monastery

Buddhangala, ,

This Sri Lanka's oldest monastery (Buddangala) is situated in a mountain over 500 feet high. The Dagoba has been enshrined with the relics of Buddha and his two leading monks Seriyuth and Mugalan's remains. King Saddatissa (brother of Great king Dutugemun ...

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Buddha Seema Pasada

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A conspicuous landmark, this is the tallest of the buildings north of the city walls and was the meeting hall of the Buddhist Bhikkhus (monks) of the monastery complex.

Category:History
Buddhist architecture

Sri lanka

Buddhist religious architecture developed in South Asia in the 3rd century BCE. Three types of structures are associated with the religious architecture of early Buddhism: monasteries (viharas), places to venerate relics (stupas), and shrines or prayer ...

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Buduruwagala Temple

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Buduruwagala is an ancient buddhist temple in Sri Lanka. The complex consists of seven statues and belongs to the Mahayana school of thought. The statues date back to the 10th century. The gigantic Buddha statue still bears traces of its original stuccoed ...

Category:History
BULANKULAME WALAUWA

This ancient house by the Bulankulame Wewa is believed to be the oldest house in Sri Lanka dating back almost 400 years. The first monsoon showers had started. The dried, cracked bed of the Bulankulame Wewa was filling with browned muddy rain water. I ...

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Center for Human Rights and Research (CHR)

13 C, Ambagahawatta, , , , 00500

www.chrsrilanka.com

Center for Human Rights and Research (CHR) was established on 2010 as an independent and impartial national organization to work on Human Rights issues. The formation to place as growing concerns of issues related to civil and political rights at the tim ...

Category:Human Rights
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Christmas

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Christmas

Sri Lanka,

Christmas (Old English: Crīstesmæsse, meaning "Christ's Mass") is an annual commemoration of the birth of Jesus Christ and a widely observed cultural holiday, celebrated generally on December by billions of people around the world. A feast central to the ...

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Colombo Fort

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Colombo Fort

Colombo Fort, ,

Monument and Historic Building The Colombo Fort was a walled city having administrative and military buildings, cinnamon storehouses, a parade ground, mills, residential buildings and many more. The old fortified harbor was initially built by the Dutch w ...

Category:Architecture
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