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

Henry Steel Olcott and the Sinhalese Buddhist Revival

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Nuwara Eliya-Sri Lanka

A short glance - History of Nuwara Eliya Source- www.nuwaraeliya.org/historyNuwaraEliya.htm Situated at around 2000m above sea level and surrounded by lush tea plantations. Nuwara Eliya is the main hill resort of Sri Lanka and the heart of the tea industry. This city with an elevation of 6200...

What follows are some hints about traveling in Sri Lanka that will help make your pilgrimage more fruitful.

  By Ven. S. Dhammika & BuddhaNet/Buddha Dharma Education Association Inc Source-www.buddhanet.net/sacred-island/hints-for-pilgrims.html   What To Bring Sri Lanka is generally hot and humid except in the mountains which are usually pleasantly cool. Several pairs of...

Ritigala

Ven. S. Dhammika & BuddhaNet/Buddha Dharma Education Association Inc   Ritigala Ritigala mountain is 2,513 feet above sea level, three miles long and lies in a north-south direction. It is the highest mountain in northern Sri Lanka and in the rainy season its summit is often...

Knuckles Range – Hiking In Sri Lanka-Pushpitha Wijesinghe

Sri Lanka is bountiful in nature and for most parts much of the cities, towns and villages have remained green. Compared to its bigger Asian counterparts, Sri Lanka has its fair share of entertainment options, be it for eco-travel, hiking, surfing, shopping, nightlife, cuisine,  spas and...

Adam's Peak: Its History and Legends

  Sri Pada Ven. S. Dhammika & BuddhaNet/Buddha Dharma Education Association Inc (www.buddhanet.net/sacred-island/sri-pada.html) Without any doubt the most famous, the most visited and the most revered place in Sri Lanka is Sri Pada. For centuries it was considered the highest mountain...

Tissamaharama

Tissamaharama Ven. S. Dhammika & BuddhaNet/Buddha Dharma Education Association Inc Source-www.buddhanet.net/sacred-island/tissamaharama.html In ancient times the southeastern region of Sri Lanka was known as Rohana and was often independent from Anuradhapura. The capital of the principality...

Hatthikucchi

Ven. S. Dhammika & BuddhaNet/Buddha Dharma Education Association Inc   Source-www.buddhanet.net/sacred-island/hatthikucchi.html     Although Srisanghabodhi only ruled for three years, from 251 to 253 his name is still known by all Singhalese, even those who take...

Tantirimale

Tantirimale - as old as Buddhist Lanka by PADMA EDIRISINGHE   Source-www.lankalibrary.com/heritage/tantiri.htm Clusters of granite monoliths sprawling languorously on rocky beds....Statues and statuettes, some half done .... Bodhigaras...shrine rooms hoary with age whose vaulted...

Vijaya marries Kuveni, wins kingdom

Vijaya marries Kuveni, wins kingdom Source-www.sundayobserver.lk/2008/07/13/jun02.asp In a recent issue, we told you about the princess who married a lion, and their children, Sinhabahu and Sinhasivali. We also told you about Sinhabahu becoming king. The story is continued today. King...
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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...