World War I Memorial in Matale

World War I Memorial in Matale (මාතලේ පළවන ලෝක සංග්‍රාමයේ යුද්ධ ස්මාරකය)

In Matale, there is a granite obelisk similar to the World War I obelisk memorials in Galle and Avissawella. However, there is no inscription found on this memorial. The brass place which was fixed to this memorial was removed by vandals long ago. Some contend that this memorial is dedicated to Gogalegoda Banda, the leader of the 1848 Matale Rebellion, who was executed by the British.

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Dambulla Pophams Arboretum

Dambulla Popham’s Arboretum (දඹුල්ල පොප්හැම්ගේ වෘක්ෂෝද්‍යානය)

Hidden away in Dambulla, Pophams Arboretum is a sanctuary where an amazing spectrum of Trees, Birds, Butterflies, Dragonflies and Mammals can be observed in their natural habitat. It was established by Sam Popham in 1963 and handed over to the Institute of Fundamental Studies in Kandy in 1989 for conservation, research and education.

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Detis Pala Bodhi of Matale Rusigama Dethispalaruha Rajamaha Viharaya

Matale Rusigama Dethispalaruha Rajamaha Viharaya (මාතලේ රුසිගම දෙතිස්ඵලරුහ රජමහා විහාරය)

Rusigama was also one of the sites selected by King Devanampiyatissa (250 BCE to 210 BCE) to plant one of the Dethis Pala Ruha Bodhi Trees, one of the very first 40 saplings of the Sri Maha Bodhi of Anuradhapura. The name Rusigama is believed to have originated due to the settlement of sages in the past. Two inscriptions belonging to the pre-Christian period have been found. These 2 inscriptions record the donation of caves to the Sangha

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නාඋල ඓතිහාසික අම්බලම - Naula Ambalama

Historical Naula Ambalama

The Naula Ambalama is situated at the heart of the Naula town. Its origins can be traced back to the reign of King Devanampathissa, as per the legends. Historical records indicate that the establishment of Naula Sri Naga National School took place at this building during the British colonial era (1880s).

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Memorial of Crushing the 1848 Matale Rebellion

Memorial of Crushing the 1848 Matale Rebellion (1848 මාතලේ කැරැල්ල සිහිවටනය)

On 26 July 1848, the leaders and the supporters of Matale Rebellion entered the historic Dambulla Viharaya and at 11.30 a.m., Gongalegoda Banda was consecrated by the head monk of Dambulla, Ven. Giranegama Thera as the king “Sri Wickrama Subha Sarva Siddhi Rajasinghe”. He asked the people whether they were on the side of the Buddhists or the British.

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Large Stone Steps towards the streams at Sudukanda photo source : Ruins in Central Eastern Area of Sri Lanka

Sudukanda (Kumarakanda) Ruins hidden in the Jungles of Wasgamuwa (වස්ගමුව වන තුල සැඟවුණු සුදුකන්ද නටබුන්)

The Sudukanda (meaning “white mountain” in Sinhara) ruins are located in the central western end of Wasgamuwa National Park, which has the western limit of the Amban River, a tributary of the Mahaweli River, the largest river in Sri Lanka, and two mountain ranges in parallel.

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