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Gemstones and Rivers

Geologically, Sri Lanka is composed of gneiss, schist, granite, quartzite and crystalline limestone-an agglomerative, quartzite rich gemstone deposits, washed by streams and rivers from the central highlands in to lowland valleys. For more than 2000 y ...

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Harbors and Beaches

Sri Lanka’s natural harbours have made the island a magnet for mariners throughout its history, from the legendary Sindbad the Sailor to the Portuguese navigator Vasco de Gama and the others who followed in search of the untold wealth of the fabled Orient ...

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The Undiscovered Country

You might say Sri Lanka has been hiding in plain sight. Countless scores of travellers have passed overhead on their way to someplace else, but years of war and challenges such as tsunamis have kept Sri Lanka off many itineraries. But now – as you’ve p ...

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Sri Lanka (1930) Video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zwb3s-r-qvE

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Sri Lanka History

History Recent excavations show that even during the Neolithic Age there were food gatherers and rice cultivators in Sri Lanka. Very little is known of this period; documented history began with the arrival of the Aryans from North India. The Aryans in ...

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Sri Lanka Old Lottery

Old Sri Lanka lottery - 1969 January 16

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First Nationalized Bus (1958) - Sri Lanka.

First bus was operated in 1907. Thereafter, the number of vehicles were increased to 60,000 in 1953. At that time the population was 8.1 million. Between 1958 and 1978, the Ceylon Transport Board (CTB) was the nationalised enterprise which handled all ...

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The Sri Lanka Gazette

All Gazettes can be download from http://documents.gov.lk/gazette/2013/May.htm in Sinhala, Tamil & English languages. The Sri Lanka Gazette, officially The Gazette of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka is a public journal of the Government ...

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Ancient Kings and Rulers of Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka was ruled by 181 kings from the Anuradhapura to Kandy periods. After 1815 the entire nation was under British colonial rule and armed uprisings against the British took place in the 1818 Uva Rebellion and the 1848 Matale Rebellion. Independence ...

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Sigiriya (Lion Rock, Sinhalese - සීගිරිය)

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Sigiriya (Lion Rock, Sinhalese - සීගිරිය, pronounced see-gee-REE-yah) is located in the central Matale District of the Central Province, Sri Lanka in an area dominated by a massive column of rock nearly 200 meters high. According to the ancient Sri Lankan ...

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Atamasthana

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Atamasthana

Anuradhapura, the first capital of the Sri Lanka flourished for almost 1500 years starting form the 4th century BC. In the middle of 3rd Century BC, after 236 years of passing away of Buddha, Buddhism was introduced to Sri Lanka and from that point onward ...

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Solos Maha Stana

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Solos Maha Stana

According to the great chronicle of Sir Lanka, the Mahawansa there are 16 places which was visited by Buddha during his 3 visits to Sri Lanka. These places are called Solosmahastana and the Bhuddhists worship these places with the following gatha (sutra ...

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The Kingdom of Ruhuna

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Kingdom of Ruhuna (210 - 161 BC). The first king of the Rohana Kingdom was King Mahanaga.He was the brother of King Dewanampiyathissa in Anuradhapura main Kingdom. after king Mahanaga, his son Yatalathissa came as the new king in Ruhuna.he built The Yatal ...

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Kingdom of Polonnaruwa

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The Kingdom of Polonnaruwa was the kingdom from which Sri Lankan kings ruled the island from the 8th century until 1310 CE. Pollonnaruwa was the fifth administrative center of the Kingdom of Rajarata. The history Polonnaruwa goes as far as 6th century B ...

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Kingdom of Dambadeniya

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The first king to choose Dambadeniya as his capital was Vijayabahu III. He was able to bring about the unity among the Sangha that had fled in various directions due to the hostile activities of the invader Kalinga Magha and succeeded in holding a Buddh ...

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Kingdom of Panduwasnuwara

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Panduwasnuwara is an ancient city in the Kurunegala area which functioned as the capital of Sri Lanka for a very brief period. King Parakramabahu set up his temporary capital in this city during the 12th century. During this period, Panduwasnuwara was ...

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Kingdom of Anuradhapura

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Anuradhapura is an ancient city, located at a distance of 206 km from Colombo. The city is in northern Sri Lanka and is the capital of North-Central province. Anuradhapura was established in 4th century BC. It was the first capital of Sri Lanka and remain ...

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Kingdom of Yapahuwa

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Strong, dry breezes ruffle the quiet serenity of the temperate country side. Wild grass thrust through pleasantly undulating ground while a lone lizard revels in brilliant sunshine, poised on one of many ancient stone ruins. Overhead looms the Yapahuwa ...

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Kingdom of Kotte

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Kingdom of Kotte

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Past the junction of Rajagiriya, now the gate-way to the administrative hub of our island, namely the Sri Jayawardene Parliament Complex, one enters a strange terrain. Externally no evidence of any extraordinary or spectacular aspect is visible since the ...

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Kingdom of Kandy

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Kingdom of Kandy

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City of Kandy lies in centre of Sri Lanka at a elevation of about 485 metres above sea level and about 116 Kms from Colombo. Generally considered the capital of the hill country, Kandy was the last capital of last generation of Sri Lanka Kings which final ...

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