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Veddha

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Veddha

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Vedda (1681). The OED2 states: "(Sinhalese vedda, archer, hunter.) A member of an aboriginal people inhabiting the forest districts of Sri Lanka." Other forms found in English literature pertaining to Sri Lanka are Vaddah, Veaddah, Veddah, Veddha, Vedah, ...

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Vel

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Vel

Bambalapitiya, , , , 00400

Vel is a Hindu festival held in Colombo in July or August to venerate the God of War. A gilded chariot, containing weapons of this fierce god is carried in a procession that starts in a Kovil (Hindu temple) in Pettah. It ends at a Kovil in Bambalapitya or ...

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Vishnu Devale

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Vishnu Devale

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Is within the perimeter of the city walls, north of the Quadrangle, are three more shrines, including a Siva Devale to the west of the road, and on the opposite side of the road a Vishnu Devale and yet another Siva Devale, a stone temple which is the olde ...

Category:History
WALISINGHE HARISHCHANDRA MUSEUM

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www.museum.gov.lk

Walisinghe Harishchandra Memorial Museum was established in 13th September 1996 to commemorate Brahmachari Walisinghe Harishchandra Esqr who has done a unique service to our country. He was born in 6th July 1876 in the house named “Mahagedara” at Mahahunu ...

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Wesak Full Moon Poya Day

Sri Lanka,

Of all Poya days, the Vesak Full Moon Poya Day is of utmost significance as it marks three major events in the life of Lord Buddha. It was on a day like this that the birth, enlightenment and the passing away of Lord Buddha took place. On Vesak Ful ...

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Whales and Dolphin spotting in Mirissa

Mirissa, , , , 80000

www.whale-watching-mirissa.com

Whale and dolphin watching in Mirissa is one of the most exciting water activities you can do in Sri Lanka during your holiday. Mirissa is the best place to start your whale and dolphin watching tour in Sri Lanka. In warm Indian ocean you can see Blue ...

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Wood Carving

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Wood Carving

Kandy

Handicraft of woodcarving in Sri Lanka has a long history. The tradition of woodcarving in Sri Lanka is visible at Lankatilaka Temple and Ambakka Devale at Kandy. At these temples, miniature replicas of the low-relief wood carving done by the traditional ...

Category:Arts and Crafts
Wooden Masks in Sri Lanka

Ambalangoda

Wooden Masks are produced mainly in the South western coastal belt of Sri Lanka. Of all the areas of the South-western coastal belt, the city of Ambalangoda has a long heritage in the specialized handicraft of producing Wooden Masks in a wide range of siz ...

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YAPAHUWA

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YAPAHUWA

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Yapahuwa was one of the ephemeral capitals of medieval Sri Lanka. The citadel of Yapahuwa lying midway between Kurunagala and Anuradhapura was built around a huge granite rock rising abruptly almost a hundred meters above the surrounding lowlands. In 1 ...

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