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

Polonnaruwa, The ancient glorious kingdom

Above photo-Palitha Udayasiri   Just north of present-day Polonnaruwa town, 140km (90 miles) north of Kandy, are the ruins of ancient Polonnaruwa, which date from the late 10th century, when the Chola kings of southern India invaded Sri Lanka and conquered Anuradhapura. The...

Arugam Bay -SRI LANKA

Arugam Bay- Beauty Unmatched By: Pushpitha Wijesinghe   The enchanting island located in the Indian Ocean, shaped by Mother Nature to the form of a tear drop is known to many a traveler around the world as Sri Lanka. This wondrous land is home to some of the most attractive beaches on the face...

Jaffna kindness warms hearts of crash victims

THE LANKAN SALUTES PEOPLE OF JAFFNA.THANK YOU.   Jaffna kindness warms hearts of crash victims     A business trip to the North by five company executives ended in near disaster when their vehicle collided head-on with a lorry near Jaffna town. The injured said the care and ...

The Kandy Esala Perahera

Esala Unparalleled season not just for Kandy but whole country The Kandy Esala Perahera By C. N. S     Kandy Hotel Hotel Reservation in Kandy  If you are looking for a great selection of places to stay with discount prices, visit Hotel in Kandy for more...

Siri Pada-Adam’s Peak,

World Heritage status for 3 more sites International recognition for Lanka’s central highlands               The Central Highlands of Sri Lanka , including Adam’s Peak, the Horton Plains National Park and the Knuckles ...

Angampora

Angampora: A Fighting Art associated with Sri Lankan Kings Angampora: A Fighting Art associated with Sri Lankan Kings Angampora, a 2500 year old martial art is still being revived in many areas of the...

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The First Sinhala E-novel

The First Sinhala E-novel   Vessan Nowu Vedun Vessan Nowu Vedun by Daya Dissanayake is the First Electronic novel written in Sinhala.   It is a story which attempts to show that the healthcare system in Sri Lanka, over a thousand years ago was at a far more advanced state than what it is...

Colombo, Ceylon

They have several fine hotels, in which the Europeans could be seen taking life easy and watching the way in which the American sailor enjoys life when ashore.   The Singhalese always address you as “master”, having always in mind that it was the English who conquered them and made them...

Aukana Buddha

  Source-aukanabuddha.info/index.htm It is the 5th century AD and a man, a very special sculptor,  takes his first blow at a jungle rockface ... a few miles away an enormous tank or lake is being constructed ... and the king, Dhatusena, is in Anuradhapura where Buddhism unites the...
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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)

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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...