Tag: Kalutara

Thambadola Ella Falls – තඹදොල ඇල්ල

Thambadola Ella Falls

Local villagers assert that this 3m-high Thambadola Ella fall in the Kalutara District is under threat and already its aquifers have been depleted as a direct result of logging.

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Ahas Bokku Ella Falls at Athwelthota – අහස් බෝක්කු ඇල්ල

Ahas Bokku Ella

Height : 30 metres District : Kalutara Ahas Bokku Ella is located  about 5 kilometers away from the Athwelthota in the Kalutara District. Travel in the Road from Matugama – Baduraliya to Kalawana pass (Athwelthota)  and go ahead for 5km

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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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Pulinatalaramaya at Kalutara – The Lost Glory of the Temple by the Beach – පුලිනතලාරාමය

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The Pulinatalaramaya, in Kalutara holds many untold historic events that took place in the coastal line during the era of Ven. Weligama Sri Sumangala Thera and Anagarika Dharmapala in the 18th century. In the early 1800, the Pulinatalaramaya was identified

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Paurukanda Rajamaha Viharaya – පවුරුකන්ද රජමහා විහාරය

Paurukanda Rajamaha Viharaya

Although the midday sun was falling on our heads, we started our pilgrimage to the Punchi Sripada at Paurukanda Rajamaha Viharaya at Halwala, a village in the Walallawita Divisional Secretary’s division in the Kalutara district. A few villagers of Halwala

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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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