Heritage Sites of Sri Lanka

“When the Guide of the World, having accomplished the salvation of the whole world and having reached the utmost stage of blissful rest, was lying on the bed of his nibbana; in the midst of the great assembly of gods, he, the great sage, the greatest of those who have speech, spoke to Sakka’ who stood there near him: `Vijaya, son of king Sihabahu, is come to Lanka from the country of Lala, together with seven hundred followers. In Lanka, O lord of gods, will my religion be established, therefore carefully protect him with his followers and Lanka.

“When the lord of gods heard the words of the Buddha he from respect handed over the guardianship of Lanka to the god who is in colour like the lotus. “

from Mahavansa – The Great Chronicle of Sri Lanka

Ancient Capitals of Sri Lanka


Historic and Heritage Sites

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3 Comments on “Heritage Sites of Sri Lanka

  1. Your list of Historic and Heritage Sites is garbled at the moment. I have visited your site before and found a list of all the sites (major and minor) throughout the whole of Sri Lanka in the past. It is a very useful site and a commendable effort by all concerned, but please restore the list of all the sites throughout the country for easy navigation for users.

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