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Meegahahena Burial Grounds – මීගහහේන ප්‍රාග් ඓතිහාසික සුසාන භූමිය

Tombs at pre historic Meegahahena Burial Site

Urns help unearth the antiquity of the Sinhalese Sri Lanka’s proud history dates back to over 2500 years and it may be correct to surmise that the country’s civilization is one of the oldest in the history of man. This

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Viharahinna Archaeology Site at Galewela – විහාරහින්න නටබුන්

Viharahinna Archaeology Site

Aronsingho tells us that this was a another site where King Dutugemunu rested on his way to war. Here his mother — Queen Vihara Maha Devi — joined him and hence the name Viharahinna in honor of his mother.

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Jathika Namal Uyana [4] – The Secret Garden in Dambulla

Jathika Namal Uyana

March 28 marks the 11th anniversary of the Jathika Namal Uyana (National Naa Park) in Dambulla, Galkiriyagama. In 1991, a solitary monk made his ashram in this ancient site then encroached by the dense forest. Eleven years after it was

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Jathika Namal Uyana [3] – North-Central Garden of Eden

Jathika Namal Uyana

The Jathika Namal Uyana is at its best in spring – when the Na trees spanning 260 acres burst into full bloom and the earth is covered with a carpet of white petals.

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Jathika Namal Uyana [2] – Place of Environmental, Geographical and Archaeological Importance

Jathika Namal Uyana

  Most of you may have heard of the Namal Uyana, while some of you may have even visited this important ecological area. The protected area known as the Namal Uyana is situated in the village of Madatugama, on the

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Nagolla Aramaya (Gonmottawa Kanda Aranya) – නාගොල්ල ආරාමය

Nagolla Aramaya

In a quiet out of the way spot almost hidden from human kind is the Nagolla Aramaya or the Gonmottawa Kanda Hermitage. Here amongst the solitude of huge shade trees, are the rock cave habitations specially modified for the convenience

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Menikdena Viharaya [2] – මැණික්දෙන පුරාවිද්‍යා රක්ෂිතය

Menikdena Archeological Reserve

  The first rays of sunlight were streaming down through the canopy of forest trees at Kandegedara landa – Jak and Mahogany plantations. Myriads of fine light streaks and colonnades of thick beams spilled and splashed persistently through the luxuriant

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Menikdena Archeological Reserve – මැණික්දෙන පුරාවිද්‍යා රක්ෂිතය සහ වෘක්ෂෝද්‍යානය

Menikdena Archeological Reserve

Menikdena Archeological reserve lies on the Dambulla – Kandy road few kilometres away from the Dambulla town. The reserve lies between the beautiful Menikdena tank and the Nikula or Menikdena Hill range reaching a 875m height. Menikdena archaeological reserve covers

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Budugehinna Rajamaha Viharaya – බුදුගේහින්න නාග මහා විහාරය

The main image house of Budugehinna Rajamaha Viharaya

– The Temple That Is Called Punchi Dambulla Len Viharaya – Budugehinna Rajamaha Viharaya, locally better known as the “Punchi Dambulla Len Viharaya” due its resemblance to the popular Dambulla Cave Temple, lies 14 km off the Galewela town. The temple

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