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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SRI LANKA - The most beautiful island in the world

    Launches first-ever private super luxury train service to Kandy The route to Kandy by rail has always been a memorable experience. But now for the first time in Sri Lanka the trip to the hills and back has been made so luxurious and soothing with the launch of Sri Lanka’s...
  A man hangs twig on a tree; his face is all but reverence for Pullayar. Then he cautiously treads his way on to the jungle path into a distant village or to the dreaded jungle itself, infested with wild beasts, including the much-feared big animal, the elephant. I believe that the...
  Sri Lanka, the pearl of the Indian Ocean lays claim to eight of the current 911 UNESCO World Heritage Sites out of which two are endowed owing to rich biological diversity.  Biological diversity or Biodiversity in simple terms is the variation of living beings including plants,...
  Sri Lankan archeologists have shown that inhabitation of people in Sri Lanka could be dated back to 1.6 million years. Dedication exercised by our archeologists to unwrap the proud past of the ancient people in Sri Lanka is immense. It is with pride that archaeology.lk share with you...
by Susantha WIJEGUNASEKARA     The people of Meemure are carefree. They go about their work chaffing, chuckling and grumbling. No malice or hatred in their minds as they are a contented lot living on hard-earned rupees. Poverty has cast its spell on them. Such is their...
Source-trips.lakdasun.org/content/month/page/9   Exploring the living in Kanneliya Man & Biosphere Reserve We started form Hikkaduwa at about 5.30 in the morning. The crew was two in my motor bike. We turned...
  Tourism - major contributor to national economy   Ariya Rubasinghe Paradise of the East is a terminology used to refer to Sri Lanka by many nations in the past. In conformity to this citation Sri Lanka is a land blessed with beauty and the best of everything. The country’s blend of...
  The Nature of the Sinhala and Tamil Alphabets      There are no publications or even a simple chart giving the complete Sinhala alphabet in Sri Lanka. In Sinhala, there are three versions of the alphabet. The basic pure Sinhala (Elu hodiya) consist of 12 vowels and 25...
The Portuguese at war   June 10, 2011, 7:54 pm   By Kamalika Pieris The Portuguese told the Sinhala king that their only desire was peaceful trade "but they declared war on all those did not accept their peace.’ Abeyasinghe describes them as armed traders. The Portuguese were...
        It is believed that in certain (a very few) places of the world, there are some kind of strange creations that were once used as interfaces between humans and some intelligent species from outer species. Two of these...
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Books on 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...
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...
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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 – 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

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

Sri Lanka Government Information

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...