HISTORY

ANCIENT HISTORY

Sri Lankan has proud and ancient heritage. Sri Lankan Proud history was started at 2500 years before. Since it there had been several Kings and Kingdoms established. We can briefly explain our heritage as era. Anuradhapura Era, Polonnaruwa Era, Dhambadeniya Era, Yapahuwa Era, Seethawaka Era,...

2550 years of unbroken recorded history

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Amazing Sri Lanka

SRI LANKA - The most beautiful island in the world

Butawa Wewa, Yala (Jayantha de Silva photography)

Butawa Tank, within Yala National Park. The prominent rock seen on the other side is Elephant Rock. A few tanks in the park keep all the animals alive during dry periods. Butawa Wewa is known as the last water resource that remains even during heavy draughts. You could see hundreds of...

Delft Island -Jaffna Peninsula (By Lankika De Livera, Pix by S. Srikumar) -And Varuni Inoka Jeevanthi Perera's Photos - Jaffna Peninsula-Delft Island

Wild Delft Source-sundaytimes.lk/100919/Plus/plus_01.html Ponies, unique coral formations and Baobab trees are some of the striking scenes on this unspoilt island By Lankika...

Snapshots of a colourful island-By Tahnee Hopman

By Tahnee Hopman   Source-www.sundaytimes.lk/101128/Magazine/sundaytimesmirror_01.html   Five nature loving shutterbugs; 4 years of extensive travels. The result could only be one colourful exhibition of photography. And with sights from Nuwara Eliya, Knuckles, Horton Plains, Arugam...

The origin of Sri Dalada Perahera tradition -by Rohan L. Jayatilleke

The origin of Sri Dalada Perahera tradition -   Source-amazinglanka.com/kandy/dalada_perahera/dalada_perahera2.php   by Rohan L. Jayatilleke appeared in Budusarana in 19th Augest 2005     The Buddha in His 80th year reached Kusinara (Kushinagar) from Gijjakuta (Rajagaha) for...

The Tamil kings

  By- Robert Egeter van Kuyk photo source-www.lankatruth.com/ The Tamils in the north and east of Sri Lanka have had their sovereigns, like the Sinhalese to the south, but the history of their kingship is not widely known. The Kingdom of Yapanapatinam (‘port of the Yapuna’), to use its old...

Ruwanweli Seya-by Kishanie S. Fernando

Ruwanweli Seya - The work behind the worship - He commenced the work on the full moon day of Vesak. Having got the inscribed pillar removed, the ruler had the site of the thupa (Stupa) there dug to the depth of seven cubits (about 17 ½ feet) so as to make it firm in various ways. ...

Sri Lanka, Travelling Around and Island Life!

Sri Lanka - City Life  That'll be Colombo Source-www.squidoo.com/srilankantravel   by rane84   ramblingsmind.blogspot.com/   When people think Sri Lanka, they think war. They think India (?!). They think poverty. But, for those who take time out to visit Sri...

Waterfalls in Sri Lanka

  Dunhinda Falls-Palitha Udyasiri photography   Dunhinda Falls (Bridal Falls)   Height : 63 metres  District : Badulla Dunhinda is considered to be one of the most enchanting falls in Sri Lanka and is in close proximity to Badulla town. The water resembles a thin cloud as...

NatGeo Worlds Best Islands - Sri Lanka At # 2 (An island where you 'get absolutely everything' from undiscovered sandy beaches to culture and history to amazing wildlife).

An island where you 'get absolutely everything' from undiscovered sandy beaches to culture and history to amazing wildlife.   Source-www.onlineprnews.com/news/27581-1269509202-national-geographic-picks-sri-lanka-as-worlds-2nd-best-destination.html   Also please...

Bogoda Bridge

  Bogoda Bridge   At Bogoda Raja Maha Viharaya           Bogoda Raja Maha Viharaya is most famous for its Wooden Bridge of the Kandyan Era. This bridge is built over the Gallanda Oya river which is a tributory of Mahaweli River and is only surviving bridge...
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Books on Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka

Nanda Pethiyagoda Wanasundera   Describes the geography, history, government, economy, social life and customs, religion, culture, and more of this island country in the Indian Ocean. Includes a recipe for milk...

A Visit to Ceylon by Ernst Haeckel translated by Clara Bell 1883

Ernst Haeckel in Ceylon in the year 1881 This the Englisch translation from a German original which is found at "Indische Reisebriefe". This book may be of interest to all modern travellers to Sri Lanka (Ceylon), because it contains vivid descriptions...

The ruined cities of Ceylon (1904) , By Cave, H. William -

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The Travels of Fa-Hien

A RECORD OF BUDDHISTIC KINGDOMS Being an Account by the Chinese Monk Fa-Hien of his Travels in India and Ceylon (A.D. 399-414) in Search of the Buddhist Books of Discipline. Translated and annotated with a Korean recension of the Chinese text BY JAMES LEGGE 1886. The Clarendon Press,...

ANCIENT STUPAS IN SRI LANKA

  ANCIENT STUPAS IN SRI LANKA – LARGEST BRICK STRUCTURES IN THE WORLD Munidasa P Ranaweera, Department of Civil Engineering, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka. 1. Introduction Stupas (also called Chetiyas, Dagobas, etc.) in Sri Lanka (earlier known as Ceylon) are monumental structures...
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Great documentary about the wildlife of Sri Lanka and the Veddas. Video

Season of the Spirit Bear - (6 parts)

Above photo source-sashdias.com/Yala1.html  (please visit this website.Amazing Sri Lankan wild life photos)

Sri Lanka Government Information

PRE-HISTORY

PRE-HISTORY

During the last one million years, when humans are known to have existed in various parts of India, Sri Lanka was connected to the sub-continent on numerous occasions. The rise and fall of sea level (due to cold/warm fluctuations in the global climate) determined the periodicities of these...