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The Kulē-bakā Flowers

IN a certain country a King was ruling ; the King was without children. The King having performed many meritorious deeds, five children were bom. When they looked into the Naekata (or prognostics resulting from the positions of the planets) at the time w ...

The Making Of The Great Earth

FROM the earliest time, the whole of this world, being filled up and overflowed by a great rain, and being completely destroyed, was in darkness. There were neither men, nor living beings, nor anything whatever. During the time while it was in this state ...

The Millet Trader

AT a certain city two men were cutting jungle, it is said. Having cut it for many days, one man said, “Friend, I will go and bring millet 1 to sow in this chena clearing; you continue to cut the jungle.” The other man said “Hā” (Yes), and that man went ...

The Old Parliament Building

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The Old Parliament Building is a home to presidential Secretariat of Sri Lanka. It is situated in Colombo fort facing the sea and is in close proximity to the President’s house, Colombo. The building houses the legislature of the island for over 53 years ...

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The Prince And The Princess

IN a certain city there are a Prince and a Princess, it is said. Because these two go together to the school the teacher said, “You two came together to-day; on another day you must not do it again.” When they were coming separately on that account, the ...

The Prince And The Yakā

A KING of a single city had one son, who was a Prince of five years. At that time, a Yakā 1 having settled in that kingdom began to devour the people of the city, and by reason of this the whole city was like to be abandoned. At last, the King and the men ...

The Prince Who Did Not Go To School

IN a certain country there is a King, it is said, and there are two Princes of the King. The two Princes are sent to school, and as they are going from the palace the two go along together. After they have walked a little way, the younger brother goes alo ...

The Quadrangle

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The Quadrangle

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Stands in its own rectangle of walls, protecting the richest collection of ancient buildings in any of Sri Lanka's ruined capitals. In the southeast corner of the Quadrangle stands the Vatadage (reliquary), a circular building some 18m (59ft) in diameter, ...

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The Radio Society of Sri Lanka

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The Royal Palace

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The Royal Palace

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In the centre of the complex are the ruins of the Royal Palace of King Parakramabahu the Great (1164-1196 AD). It had been a massive wood and stone structure seven storeys in height, with a floor plan of 31m by13m (100ft by 43ft).The upper floors were of ...

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The Story Of Senasura

IN a certain country a man having been stricken by the evil influence (apalē) of Senasurā, any cultivation work or anything whatever which the man performs does not go on properly. The man having become very poor said, “I cannot stay in this country; I ...

The Sun, the Moon, and Great Paddy

IN a certain country there are a woman and a man, it is said. There are also the children of those two persons, the elder brother and younger brother and elder sister. Well then, while these three persons were there, the man having died those children pro ...

The Three Questions

IN a certain country, as a man was going through the middle of a city he met a man of the city, and asked him, “In what manner does the King of this city rule ?” The man said, “It does not appear to us that he has any fault.” Then the man said [sarcas ...

The Turtle Dove

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The Turtle Dove

IN a certain city there are two Princes, it is said. A flower-mother 1 cooks and gives food to the two Princes. The mother of the Princes is dead,- the father is alive. The King has married another Queen, and because the Queen is not good to the Princes t ...

The White Turtle

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The White Turtle

AT a village there are an elder sister and a younger sister, two persons. The two are going away, it is said. While going, they saw two bulls going along. Then the cattle asked, “Where are you going ?” “We are going to a country where they give to eat ...

Thuparama

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Thuparama

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Clockwise around this building, from the southwest corner of the Quadrangle, is the Thuparama, a fine example of the Gedige style of temple architecture which flourished at Polonnaruwa, and the only one to survive with its roof still in place

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Tissa Wewa

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Tissa Wewa

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Tissa Wewa is an artificial lake located in Sri Lanka. The lake is thought to have been created in the second or third century BC,[2] most probably by King Yatala Tissa, the founder of the Ruhuna Kingdom[3] or by his uncle King Devanampiyatissa, ruler ...

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United Sri Lanka Association Inc

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Vatadage

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Vatadage

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The Polonnaruwa Vatadage (Sinhala: පොළොන්නරුව වටදාගේ) is an ancient structure dating back to the Polonnaruwa period of Sri Lanka. It is believed to have been built during the reign of Parakramabahu I to hold the tooth relic of the Buddha, or during the re ...

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