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National Flag

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National Flag

The Birth of National Flag The necessity of a National Flag was discussed even before Sri Lanka gained independence on February 4th, 1948. Mr. A. Sinnalebbe, MP for Batticaloa tabled a motion in the State Council on January 16th, 1948 suggesting that the ...

National Flower

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National Flower

Nil Manel or blue water lily or Nymphaea stellata In February 1986 blue water lily was chosen as the National flower. Found all the part of Sri Lanka and grows in the shallow water. Petals arranged like a star and the flat round waterproof leaves ar ...

NATIONAL MUSEUM - KANDY

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www.museum.gov.lk

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 ...

Telephone+94 81 222 3867
NATIONAL MUSEUM - RATNAPURA

Colombo Rd, ,

www.museum.gov.lk

The beautiful building known as “Ehelepola Walauwa” located at Ratnapura - Colombo road was opened for the public as a museum on 13th May 1988. It has exhibition rooms which contain prehistoric archaeological inventions, natural heritage, geological, anth ...

Telephone+94 45 222 2451
National Museum Colombo

P.O. Box 854, Sir Marcus Fernando Mw, ,

www.museum.gov.lk

Established in 1877, this is the oldest museum in Sri Lanka. Include a collection of antiques, items displaying the cultural heritage of Sri Lanka and more than 4,000 ancient palm leaf manuscripts. The most important items include the throne of the last r ...

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Telephone+94 11 269 4366
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NATIONAL MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY - COLOMBO

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www.museum.gov.lk

National Museum of Natural History which reflects the Natural heritage was established on 23 rd of September 1986. This museum is situated same premises of Colombo National Museum facing Ananda Coomaraswamy Mawatha, Colombo 07. Even though there is consid ...

Telephone+94 11 269 1399
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National Museum Ratnapura

Colombo Rd, ,

The beautiful building known as “Ehelepola Walauva” located at Ratnapura - Colombo road was opened for the public as a museum on 13th May 1988. It has exhibition rooms which contain prehistoric archaeological inventions, natural heritage, geological, anth ...

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Telephone+94 45 222 2451

National Tree

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National Tree

NA (iron wood) or (Mesua Ferrea) This rain forest tree grows to about 30 m high and indigenous to the lower wet Zone of Sri Lanka. Remarkable Features of NA is beautiful bright Red Leaves and finally matured in to a deep green. Timber has a very hard ...

Nissankamalla Palace

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Nissanka Malla (Sinhala, නිස්සංක මල්ල), also known as Kirti Nissanka and Kalinga Lokesvara was a king of Sri Lanka who ruled the country from 1187 to 1196.[1] He is known for his architectural constructions such as the Nissanka Lata Mandapaya, Hatadage an ...

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Nuwara Eliya Fiesta

Nuwara Eliya, Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka, , , , 22200

Nuwara Eliya, meaning 'city on the plain' or 'city of light', is a town in the central highlands of Sri Lanka with a picturesque landscape and temperate climate. It is located at an altitude of 1,868 m (6,128 ft) and is considered to be the most important ...

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Old Colombo Lighthouse

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Old Colombo Lighthouse is a Lighthouse in Colombo. It is no longer operational, but instead functions as a clock tower and is designated as a monument. It is located at the junction of Chatham Street and Janadhipathi Mawatha (formally Queens road) in Colo ...

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Parakrama Samudraya

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This vast water reservoir was built by King Parakramabahu-the Great(1153-1186). What you see today as the Parakrama Samudraya is only a part of his original creation. Parakrama Samudraya originally consisted of five large reservoirs separated by smaller d ...

Category:History

Pigeon Island

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Pigeon Island

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Pigeon Island National Park is one of the two marine national parks of Sri Lanka. The national park is situated 1 km off the coast of Nilaveli, a coastal town in Eastern Province, encompassing a total area of 471.429 hectares. The island's name derives fr ...

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Polonnaruwa Gal Viharaya

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Polonnaruwa Gal Viharaya ( Uththararamaya) is one of the main attraction in Polonnaruwa. The name Uththararama means the temple by the north side. This was done by king Parakamabahu (year 1153 -1186) in Polonnaruwa Kingdom time. This has two seating Bu ...

Category:History
Poson in Mihintale and Anuradhapura

Mihintale,Anuradhapura, , , , 50300

Poson full-moon poya day (Poson Poya Day/Poson Festival) is celebrated the arrival of Buddhism in Sri Lanka in the 3rd century BC, a festival of great historical and religious significance celebrated island-wide by Buddhists. Poson, held on the full moon ...

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Pottery

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Pottery

Sri Lanka

Pottery is the ceramic act of making pottery wares,[1] of which major types include earthenware, stoneware and porcelain. The place where such wares are made is also called a pottery (plural "potteries"). Pottery also refers to the art or craft of a potte ...

Category:Arts and Crafts

Pulasthi Statue

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Pulasthi Statue

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In Polonnaruwa to the north of the Pothgul Vehera is a granite boulder, adorned with a large statue. This is one of the finest statues in the Island and of which the height is 11 feet 6 inches. The historians and the archaeologists have not confirmed its ...

Category:History
Pulasthipura / Polonnaruwa

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Mahawamsa and Culavamsa speak of Pulasthipura; the early historical name of Polonnaruwa; a UNESCO world heritage site, has a great history of conquest and struggle behind it and rightfully forms the third element in the Cultural Triangle. Located about 14 ...

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Ramazan Festival Day

Sri Lanka,

Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar;[3] Muslims worldwide observe this as a month of fasting. This annual observance is regarded as one of the Five Pillars of Islam.[6] The month lasts 29–30 days based on the visual sightings of the crescen ...

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Rankoth Vihara

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Rankoth Vihara

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The largest Dagoba in Polonnaruwa at 55m (180ft) high, this building is the hub of the group of buildings known as the Alahana Pirivena group which formed part of a monastic college during the reign of king Parakramabahu the great. Rankoth Vehera (Sinh ...

Category:History
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