Historic Sri Lanka

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There is no island in the world., Great Britain itself not excepted., that has attracted the attention of authors in so many distant ages and so many different countries as Ceylon. There is no nation in ancient or modern times possessed of a language and a literature, the writers of which have not at some time made it their theme. Its aspect, its religion, its antiquities, and productions, have been described as well by the classic Greeks, as by those of the Lower Empire; by the Romans; by the writers of China, Burmah, India, and Kashmir; by the geographers of Arabia and Persia; by the medireval voyagers of Italy and France; by the annalists of Portugal and Spain; by the merchant adventurers of Holland, and by the travellers and topographers of Great Britain. ………..

Ceylon – an account of the Island physical, historical and topographical (1859)
by James E. Tennent
Architecture
Arts and crafts
Events
 Battle of Gannoruwa
Personalities
Dom João - The Black Prince of Sri Lanka
Kusumasana Devi (Dona Catherina) - The Last Queen of Sinhale - කුසුමාසන දේවි (දෝන කතරිනා)
Thotagamuwe Sri Rahula Thero - Scholar monk par excellence - තොටගමුවේ ශ්‍රී රාහුල හිමි
Uthuwankande Sura Saradiel - The Robin Hood of Sri Lanka - උතුවන්කන්දේ සූර සරදියෙල්
Weliwita Sri Saranankara Thero - වැලිවිට ශ්‍රී සරණංකර හිමි
Religion and culture
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