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Reed and rush ware in Sri Lanka

Sri lanka

Reed and rush ware products are made of materials processed of talipot or thalakola, coconut and palmyrah leaves, cane and bamboo. Among the handcrafted products are table mats, cane furniture, mats, bags, purses, baskets, hats, boxes, lamp shades, kitche ...

Category:Arts and Crafts

RICHMOND CASTLE

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RICHMOND CASTLE

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This superb hybrid of Indian and British architecture was copied from the plans of an Indian Maharaja’s palace designed by a London architect. Richmond Castle in Kalutara is a two-storied building with 15 rooms. All the rooms are naturally air-conditioned ...

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Ritigala

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Ritigala

Ritigala, ,

Ritigala is an ancient Buddhist monastery and mountain in Sri Lanka. The ruins and rock inscriptions of the monastery date back to 1st century BCE. It is located 43 km away from the ancient monastic city of Anuradhapura At 766 m above sea level, and 60 ...

Category:History
ROYAL BOTANIC GARDENS

Peradeniya Road, ,

www.botanicgardens.gov.lk/peradeniya/

The history of the Royal Botanic Gardens dates as far back as 1371 when King Wickramabahu III ascended the throne and kept court at Peradeniya near Mahaweli Ganga. Later, in the reign of King Kirti Sri Rajasinghe from 1747 to 1780 this was made a Royal Ga ...

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Telephone+94 81 238 8088
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Ruwanweliseya

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Ruwanweliseya

Ruwanweliseya, , , , 50000

Every monastery has a dagoba. Ruwanweliseya is the dagoba of Maha Vihara. It was built by a Sinhalese hero king Dutugemunu in the 2nd century B.C. The architect ingeniously combined the Buddhist philosophy in the architectural conception. He conceived thi ...

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Sabaragamuwa Dance

Sabaragamuwa

Those of the Veddah tribe also known as the ‘Sapara’ tribe mostly lived in the region called Sabaragamuwa, named after them. Because of its ancient history the dance traditions of the veddahs are older than considered to be much older than other dance tra ...

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Samadhi Buddha Statue

Samadhi Buddha Statue, , , , 50000

Mahamevuna Uyana. Anuradhapura, "Samadhi Budu Pilimaya" This limestone image of lord Buddha is dating from the 3rd Century. Seated under a Bo tree, depicts the Lord Buddha in the serene state of Samadhi, or deep meditation. It's not secret why the Grea ...

Category:History
Sandakada Pahana ( The Moonstone )

Sandakada Pahana, , , , 50000

The elaborate moonstone at its base is in itself a distinctive element of ancient sculpture in the island. These semi-circular slabs of granite or gneiss acquired increasingly complex bands of decorations over the years. They range from the near abstract ...

Category:History

Satmahal Prasada

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Satmahal Prasada

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Is in the northeast corner of the Quadrangle, a six-storey, pagoda-like building which is unlike anything else in Sri Lanka, and has left archaeologists bowled out as to its origin.

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Sculpture and Painting

Sri lanka

Arts like sculpture and painting in Sri Lanka have always developed under the influence of Buddhism. Most works of sculpture in the country have been of Buddha images. The idols of Buddha’s were carved from the living rock of limestone cliffs. Other mater ...

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Sigiriya

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Sigiriya

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Sigiriya is an ancient palace located in the central Matale District near the town of Dambulla in the Central Province, Sri Lanka. The name refers to a site of historical and archaeological significance that is dominated by a massive column of rock nearl ...

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Sigiriya Rock Fort

Sigiriya, ,

Sigiriya is a town with a large stone and ancient rock fortress and palace ruin in the central Matale District of Central Province, Sri Lanka, surrounded by the remains of an extensive network of gardens, reservoirs, and other structures. A popular touris ...

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Sinhala

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Sinhala

www.trilingualdictionary.lk

The Sinhala language came to Sri Lanka with the original migrants from North India who are traditionally considered to be the founders of the Sinhala nation. They spoke Indo-Aryan vernaculars depending on the areas from which they migrated. The early migr ...

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Sinhala and Hindu New Year

Sri Lanka,

Sinhala Aluth Avurudda was celebrated in the Kandyan Kingdom as a national festival under the patronage of the kings. This was done in keeping with the rituals. The astrologers worked out Nekath (auspicious times) to perform the rituals in order to brin ...

Category:Festivals

Siva Devale

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Siva Devale

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Is immediately to the north of the Royal Palace complex, a 13th-century Hindu shrine dating from the period of raiding south Indian attacks that followed the final decline of Sinhala power in the north of the Island. The technical skills of its builders a ...

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Sloth Bear Season in Yala and Wasgomuva

Yala National Park, Kiranda, Tissamaharama, , , , 82600

The sloth bear, also found in the subcontinent, is one of the most elusive ‘big game’ in sri lanka. 2013 jun 01 - 2013 jul 31 location: yala and wasgomuwa

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Telephone94473489297

Spice Festival

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Spice Festival

Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority, , , , 00300

The event exhibit the culinary expertise from around the world attracting more than 10,000 attracting more than 10,000 visitors to the capital of colombo annually to taste the flavor of the world. the festival will bring together the a variety of delecta ...

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Spur Victoria

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Spur Victoria

P.O. Box 4066, Mulgrave, , ,

www.spur.asn.au

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Sri Lanka - Canada Scholarship Foundation

www.slcsf.org/index.htm

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Telephone(604) 507 3272
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Sri Lanka Canada Friendship Association of Edmonton

2913 - 66 Street Cedars Professional Park Edmonton, , ,

www.slcfa.org/site.html

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Telephone1-780-414-0206
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