Culture & Heritage

 


 

Anuradhapura

Anuradhapura is a major city in Sri Lanka It is capital city of north central province, Sri Lanka & the capital of Anuradhapura District. Anuradhapura is one of the ancient capitals of Sri Lanka, famous for its well preserved ruins’ of ancient Sri Lankan civilization; it was 3rd capital of the kingdom of Rajarata After Thambapanni & Upathissa Nuwara. The city, now a UNESCO world heritage site was the centre of theravadhi Buddhism for many centuries. The city lays 205 km north central province on the bank of the historic Malvathu oya it is one of the oldest continuously inhabited. Cities in the world & one of the eight worlds Heritage sites of Sri Lanka

Polonnaruwa

The kingdom of Polonnaruwa was the kingdom from which Sri Lankan kings ruled the island from the 8th century until 1310 CE .Polonnaruwa was the fifth administrative centre of the kingdom of Rajarata.Plonnaruwa was the second capital of Sri Lanka

Sigiriya

Sigiriya is an ancient Place located in the central Mathale District near the town of Dambulla in the central Province Sri Lanka The Name refers to a site of historical and archaeological significance that is dominated by a massive column of rock nearly 200 meters (660 ft.) high .According to the ancient Sri lanka chronicle the culawamsa,this site was selected by king kashyapa .(477-495CE) for his new capital he built his place on the top of this rock and decorated its sides with colourful frescoes.

Dambulla

Dambulla is a big town situated in the Mathale District. Central province of Sri Lanka ,Situated 148 km north east of Colombo and 72 km north of Kandy Due to its location at a major junction ,it’s the centre of vegetable distribution in the country. Major attraction of the area includes the largest and best preserved Cave temple complex of Sri Lanka.

Kandy

Kingdom of Kandy was an independent monarch of the Island of Sri Lanka. Located in the central and eastern portion of the Island.it was founded in late 15th century initially a client kingdom of Kotte, Kandy gradually established itself as an Independent force during the tumultuous 16th and 17th centuries, Much of kingdom territory was located in Sri Lankans mountainous passes to the capital providing plenty of opportunities for defenders to stage am bashes.

Negombo

Negombo is a major city in Sri Lanka located on the west coast of the island & at the mouth of the Negombo lagoon in western province .Sri Lanka Negombo is the fifth largest city in the country after the capital Colombo. Kandy, Jaffna & Galle ,& it is the second largest city in the western province after Colombo Negombo is also the administrative capital of the Negombo devition It is one of the major commercial hubs in sri Lanka with about 128000 in habitants within city limits . It is located approximately 35km north of Colombo city .Negombo is known for its huge & old fishing industry with busy fish market and sandy beaches the International airport of Sri Lanka is also situated in Negombo beach