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Trincomalee

Trincomalee was in early times a major settlement of Indo-Aryan immigrants. The Temple of a Thousand Columns (also called Koneswaram Temple), located at the extremity of the peninsula, came into use as a Hindu temple sometime in the 7th century or earlier. The first Europeans to occupy the town were the Portuguese in the 17th century;…
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Ruwanwelisaya Stupa

Considered to be an icon of architectural glory in ancient Sri Lanka, Ruwanwelisaya is one of the world’s tallest monuments, standing at 103 m (338 ft.) and with a circumference of 290 m (951 ft.) And also holds a place as one of the Solosmasthana (the 16 sacred sites of veneration) and the Atamasthana (the…
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Sinharaja Forest

Outstanding Universal Value Brief synthesis Encompassing the last extensive patch of primary lowland rainforest in Sri Lanka, Sinharaja Forest Reserve is situated in the south-west lowland wet zone of Sri Lanka.  Covering an area of 8,864 ha and ranging from an altitude of 300 – 1,170 meters, it consists of 6,092 ha of Forest Reserve…
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Dambulla Cave Temple

The Rock Temple of Dambulla, called Jumbukola Vihara (Dambulla Cave Temple) in the (Mahavamsa)-the principal Pali Chronicle of Sri Lanka, is situated about forty seven miles north west of Kandy, the last capital of the Sinhalese kings, on the main road to Anuradhupura. The shortest way, from Colombo to Dambulla lies via Kurunegala, one of…
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Polonnaruwa sri lanka

About Polonnaruwa LocationPolonnaruwa, is located at a distance of 216km from Colombo in the North central province of Sri Lanka. Reaching PolonnaruwaPolonnaruwa can be reached by main road Colombo-Habarana main road (A6) and then by Habarana-Polonnaruwa (A11) main road. Colombo-Batticaloa railway line runs via Polonnaruwa. The railway station as well as the main bus station is 4km straight east…
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Yala National Park

Yala National Park (also known as Ruhuna National Park) is located in the south eastern region of Sri Lanka and extends over two provinces of Hambantota district of southern province and Monaragala district in Uva province. The entrance to the park is at Palatupana, 12km from Kirinda. The distance from Colombo to the entry point of Palatupana is 305 km. The gateway to Yala National Park is…
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Sri Lanka for the first time records birth of twin elephant calves

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka for the first time has recorded the birth of twin elephant calves in the country’s Minneriya National Park, a senior official said on Wednesday According to various research papers, elephants are less than one per cent likely to give birth to twins. It’s even less likely both calves survive into adulthood. “For the…
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Jaffna Fort

Jaffna in contemporary Sri Lanka could be surmised as the epitome of the Hindu-Tamil culture in Sri Lanka. However from the archaeological evidence available it could be confirmed that in the ancient times Buddhist culture had spread to the north as well as to other places of Sri Lanka. With the fall of the Polonnaruwa…
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Galle Fort

Galle Fort in Sri Lanka: A UNESCO World Heritage Site The Galle Fort, or Dutch Fort as it is also known, is a fortification first built by the Portugese on the Southwestern coast of Sri Lanka. The initial fortifications, which were built in the late 16th century, were quite basic. However the fort underwent extensive…
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Anuradhapura

The ruins of Anuradhapura are one of South Asia’s most evocative sights. The sprawling complex contains a rich collection of archaeological and architectural wonders: enormous dagobas (brick stupas), ancient pools and crumbling temples, built during Anuradhapura’s thousand years of rule over Sri Lanka. Today, several of the sites remain in use as holy places and…
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