Tag: Kirinda

Sithulpawwa Magul Maha Viharaya – සිතුල්පව්ව මගුල් මහා විහාරය

Sithulpawwa Magul Maha Viharaya

Sithulpawwa Magul Maha Viharaya is a cave temple complex with has been dated to 2nd century BC and it is believed that the King Devanamapiyatissa and Queen Viharamahadevis marriage was consummated.

Posted in Heritage Tagged with: , , ,

Yala National Park (Ruhuna) – යාල (රුහුණු) ජාතික වනෝද්‍යානය

Yala National Park

Yala was initially started as a Game Sanctuary by the British in 1894 today Yala National Park has the highest concentration of Leopards in the world.

Posted in Wildlife Tagged with: , , ,

Sithulpawwa Rajamaha Viharaya – සිතුල්පව්ව රජමහා විහාරය

sithulpawwa rajamaha viharaya

Situated in Kirinda in Hambanthota District, Sithulpawwa Rajamaha Viharaya has also being called Chiththala Pabbatha in the ancient texts. Stone Inscriptions has identified this location as “Chithala Paawatha Vehera”. This temple complex is attributed to King Kavanthissa who ruled southern area

Posted in Heritage Tagged with: , , ,

Kirinda Viharamahadevi Raja Maha Viharaya – කිරින්ද රජමහා විහාරය

Kirinda Raja Maha viharaya

A fisherman roaming the sea-coast spied a strange craft cast ashore at a spot called Dovera, near Kirinda. Coming nearer, he beheld the princess and forthwith carried the news to the king of the southern kingdom of Rohana – where Kavantissa ruled at Magama

Posted in Heritage Tagged with: , , ,

Great Basses & Little Basses Reef lighthouses – මහා රාවණා හා කුඩා රාවණා ප්‍රදීපාගාර

Little Basses Reef lighthouse

Great Basses reef and the Little Basses reef are two rock formations on the south-east coast of Sri Lanka. Locals call these ‘Maha Ravana’ and Kuda Ravana’ reefs respectively.

Posted in Attractions Tagged with: , ,