Tag: Panadura

Richmond Castle – A Landmark of Kalutara – කලුතර රිච්මන්ඩ් වලව්ව

Richmond Castle - Kalutara

Richmond Castle, built at the turn of the century in Kalutara, is considered one of the most spectacular architectural works of the period. It was the property of a wealthy landowner turned philanthropist, Padikara Mudali Nanayakkara Rajawasala Appuhamilage Don Arthur

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Pokunuwita Rajamaha Viharaya – පොකුණුවිට රජමහා විහාරය

Pokunuwita Rajamaha Viharayaya

It was raining. But fortunately our destination the Pokunuwita Rajamaha Viharaya was easily accessible. The Temple buildings were beautifully placed at different levels on a rock cliff. We walked up the slight incline to reach the old shrine room. We

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Pathahawatte Raja maha Viharaya [2]

Pathahawatte Raja maha Viharaya

The Pathahawatte Rajamaha Viharaya is another pleasant drive away from the Horana town. According to tradition, this temple was constructed by Prince Alagokkonara Alageshwara. It is also believed that this site was originally the palace of King Parakramabahu VI. According

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Pathahawatte Raja maha Viharaya – පතහවත්ත රජමහා විහාරය

Pathahawatte Raja maha Viharaya

The temple now known as Sri Pushkararama Rajamaha Viharaya at Pathahawatte, Kothalawela is certainly an important piece of Raigampura Heritage – and not just for its religious significance. Reachable by taking the right turn at ‘Kotalawela junction’ – near the

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Lenawara Rajamaha Viharaya [2] – A historically important temple

Akerawita Lenawara Vihara

There was a hint of rain in the air as we drove into the spacious garden of the Lenawara Raja Maha Vihara in Akerawita. The drive way was through an old decorated cement bridge, built over the paddy- fields that

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Lenawara Rajamaha Viharaya at Akarawita – ලෙනවර රජමහා විහාරය

Akerawita Lenawara Vihara

It was a beautiful Saturday morning. We decided to visit the Lenawara Rajamaha Viharaya situated just outside Horana Town. The road leading to Horana from Panadura is a pleasant drive and its rural atmosphere is in fact a pleasant surprise.

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Kalutara Bodhiya [5] – Gateway to the South

Kalutara Bodhi

The Kalutara Bodiya which is venerated by all Buddhists in this country and specially the ones that travel to and from the South, compels every one of them to stop over at the Sacred Shrine to pay their respects by

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Kalutara Bodhiya [4] – Queen Victoria in CGR history

Kalutara Bodhi

The 144th anniversary of the Sri Lanka railway or the former CGR and its history that appeared in the Sunday Observer of August 25 under Reader’s Forum needs an important addition to complete it. The railway extension from Colombo upto

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Kalutara Bodhiya [3] – Forgotten Heritage : Symbolic Kalutara Bodhiya

Kalutara Bodhi

On top of the mount overlooking Kalu ganga, the Portuguese built a fort in the 16th century A.D. The Portuguese destroyed the Gangatillake Vihara built by King Vikkam Pandya in the 11th century when they invaded Kalutara. After Portuguese once

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Kalutara Bodhiya [2] – කලුතර බෝධිය

Kalutara Bodhi

The famous Kalutara Bodhiya and pagoda are located by the side of Kalu river, in a clam and quite environment , at the northern entrance of Kalutara city. The Bo tree of Kalutara is one of the living relics of past slender, remains from dating over 2300 years, belongs to the 2nd generation sapling of Sri Maha Bo tree in Anuradapura.

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Kalutara Bodhiya – කලුතර බෝධිය

Kalutara Bodhi

It is recorded in the Sinhala Maha Bodhi Wansa that until such time when the maritime provinces were subjugated by the Portuguese in 1505 A.D., the historic Kalutara Bodhiya exited intact. In the 16th century this sacred site was turned in to a Portuguese fort.

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Pahiyangala [4] – A wonderful creation of Mother Nature

Pahiyangala, the largest cave in Asia, is situated at Bulathsinhala in the Kalutara District. It is a two hour drive from Colombo through the Piliyandala-Horana Road and covers a distance of about 40 Km. The road is motorable up to

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Pahiyangala [3] – a valuable archaeological discovery

For a person seeking excitement and adventure, the ideal place to visit is Pahiyangala where there are caves, tunnels and human skeletons of a by- gone era. The cave we visited is situated at Bulathsinghala, 150 km. from Colombo. The

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Pahiyangala [2] – The Legendary Rock Cave

Yatigama is a little village in Bulathsinhala just a two-hour drive from Colombo. Yet few are aware that in this hamlet is a cave belonging to the stoneage period dating back more than thirty thousand years, and known to be

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