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Kala Pola

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Kala Pola

Nelum Pokuna Mawatha, , , , 00700

Sri Lanka’s highly popular open-air art exhibition cum fair, Kala Pola, is an annual event which attracts numerous artists, island-wide. Conceptualised by the George Keyt Foundation, the Kala Pola has enjoyed the unbroken patronage of the John Keells Grou ...

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Kalutara Temple - Kalutara Bodiya

Kalutara Bodhiya, Galle Rd, ,

Kalutara is historically important due to the fact that it was one of the 32 places indicated by Arahant Mahinda Thera to the king Devananpiya Tissa in the 2nd century B.C. as a place where one of the thirty two saplings of the sacred Sri Maha Bodhi tree ...

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Kandy

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Kandy

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The last capital of Sri Lanka, the history of Kandy evokes images of riches, marching elephants and much pomp and pageantry. Colombo, Kandy is amongst a hilly terrain and all eyes are drawn to the centre of the city, where the Kandy Lake forms a charming ...

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Kandy Esala Perahara

Sri Dalada Veediya, Kandy, , , , 20000

Esala Perahera (the procession of Esala) is the grand festival with elegant costumes held in July or August in Kandy, Sri Lanka. It has become a unique symbol of Sri Lanka. It is a Buddhist festival consisting of dances and colourfully decorated elephants ...

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Kandy Lake

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Kandy Lake

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The Kandy Lake lies almost in the heart of the Kandy city that is located in the beautiful SriLanka. It was made by the King in the early 1800’s. The island in the Lake is one of the prettiest things, with bamboo trees and Palm trees dotting it. The Lake ...

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Kandy National Museum

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www.museum.gov.lk/web/index.php?option=com_regionalm&task=re

This building established during Sri Wickrama Rajasingha era was then known as “Palle Vahala” This was used as the palace where the Queens of the king lived. This building has been built according to the architectural features of Kandy period. This pallev ...

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Telephone+94 81 222 3867

Kandyan Dance

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Kandyan Dance

Kandy

History pose of the Kandayn dance According to the legend, the origins of the dance lies in dance ritual known as the Kohomba Kankariya, which is also known as Kohomba yak kankariya or Kankariya. Traditional dance masters believe that originally the K ...

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Kataragam Perahara from July to August

Kataragama Devalaya, , , , 91400

kataragama.org

There was a festive mood in Kataragama during the past two weeks, since it was time for the annual perahera. And on all days, commencing July 16, the pageantry on the streets was as colourful as ever. The inaugural procession, the Magul Perahera, comme ...

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Kelaniya Rajamaha Vihara Duruthu Perahera

Kelaniya Rajamaha Viharaya, , , , 11160

The Buddhist calendar of Sri Lanka opens with the Durutu Perahera Pooja Festival at the Historic Kelaniya Rajamaha Vihara. The sacred Kelaniya temple derives its religious and historical significance, mainly due to the Buddha's third visit to the premises ...

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Kelaniya Temple

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Kelaniya Temple

Kelani Viharaya, ,

www.kelaniyatemple.org

The Kelaniya Raja Maha Vihara or Kelaniya Temple is a Buddhist temple in Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, seven miles from Colombo. The Chief Incumbent (Chief Priest) is Venerable Professor Kollupitiye Mahinda Sangharakkhitha Thera. Buddhists believe the temple to ...

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Kiri Vehera

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Kiri Vehera

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Next to the Lankatilaka is the Kiri Vihara the best preserved of Polonnaruwa's stupas. Aptly this large Dagoba’s whitewashed plaster has survived seven centuries of abandonment to the jungle between the collapse of the Polonnaruwa kingdom and its rediscov ...

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Kitesurfing in Kalpitiya on the North West Coast

Kalpitiya, , , , 61360

Kitesurf over the turquoise seas that surrounds this paradise island or skim the waters of a tranquil lagoon. sri lanka has excellent kite surfing spots for beginners as well as the more experienced. the best season for kitesurfing on the north west coast ...

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Kurulu-gama Appu, The Sooth-sayer

IN a certain city a man was stricken by a scarcity of food to eat, and he went to another country. Having gone there, during the time while he was residing in a village, the village men asked, “What sooth can you tell ?” 1 He said, “I can tell one soo ...

Kuttam Pokuna

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Kuttam Pokuna

Kuttam Pokuna, , , , 50000

The Twin Ponds. These 3rd Century monks' bathing pools are archaeologically perfect. The water that feeds the ponds flows first into a filtering basin made of rock; It runs through a beautiful makara mouth and a lion's head into the smaller tank. A su ...

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Lace making in Sri Lanka

South-western Province

Lace making is not an indigenous art that was pioneered by the Portuguese in the 16th century. It began in the South-western coastal areas, especially around Galle and was practiced by the Dutch ladies during the Dutch colonial era. Later the Sinhalese la ...

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Lacquer Works

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Lacquer Works

Kandyan provinces.

Lacquer work is Sri Lanka handicraft is from the Kandyan provinces. Lac is a resin secreted from the bark of certain trees that have been infested with the Lac beetle. The resin is scraped from the bark, melted and strained. While the Lac is soft, pigment ...

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Lanka Academic Network

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Lanka Software Foundation

University of Colombo School of Computing UCSC, 35 ,Reid Avenue, , ,

www.opensource.lk

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Lankathilaka Viharaya

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Lankathila Viharaya is a Gedige type large image house build by king Parakramabahu the Great ( 1153- 1186 AD). The specialty in this structure is the two pylons at the entrance and the giant Buddha statue in side. This statue is 42 feet in height and buil ...

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Lankathilaka Viharaya Kandy

Pilimatalawa, ,

The Lankatilaka temple history runs back to the Gampola Kingdom era. King Buwanekabahu IV has built this temple in 1344 AD. The King's Chief Ministers Senalankadhikara was entrusted to carryout the construction work of this temple. The South Indian archit ...

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