Arundathie Abeysinghe

Kuragala – pre-historic archaeological site in the Intermediate Zone By Arundathie Abeysinghe   Dating back to the 2nd century BC, Kuragala is a pre-historic archaeological site with ruins of an ancient Buddhist Cave Temple Complex. Located on the *Balangoda – Kaltota Road approximately 24 kilometers from Balangoda town, Kuragala is ...

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Gregory Lake – spectacular tourist attraction in ‘Little England’ By Arundathie Abeysinghe   Surrounded by spectacular vistas, breathtaking misty mountains and serene blue skies, Gregory Lake also known as Lake Gregory is a well-known tourist attraction as well as a location for recreational activities and water sports that has been ...

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Badulla Pillar Inscription – Sri Lanka’s largest pillar inscription By Arundathie Abeysinghe   Badulla Pillar Inscription also known as Sorabora Wewa Pillar Inscription is the largest Pillar Inscription with the smallest letters found in Sri Lanka with a height of 2.43 meters.  The Pillar Inscription carved on a rock surface ...

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Urban Forest Park in Colombo City – symmetrical manifestation By Arundathie Abeysinghe   Encompassing a network of verdant vistas with trees planted sporadically, water parks and a space to dine within magnificent greenery, Galle Face Urban Forest Park and the Beira Lake Open Air Restaurant is an urban oasis adorning ...

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Robert Knox Memorial – tribute to a British Traveler By Arundathie Abeysinghe   Located at Eladatte in Lagundeniya about 12 kilometers from Gampola town, this memorial is a tribute to *Robert Knox who lived in *Ceylon for almost 20 years as a captive of *King Rajasinghe II, the ruler of ...

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Crocodile Rock – archaeological site in Arugam Bay By Arundathie Abeysinghe   Situated in Arugam Bay in East Coast of Sri Lanka, a surfers’ paradise, Crocodile Rock is also known as “Elephant Rock”, according to many tourists. The site is known as “Crocodile Rock” due to its elongated ‘snout’ shape. ...

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Jaffna Fort – archaeological monument in the Peninsula By Arundathie Abeysinghe   Sprawled over the southeastern edge of Jaffna and situated in close proximity to the bordering lagoon overlooking *Kayts Causeway, Jaffna Fort is an archaeological monument in Jaffna Peninsula. It is the second biggest Dutch Fort built in Sri ...

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Henarathgoda Botanical Gardens – evolution of Sri Lankan economy By Arundathie Abeysinghe   Situated in close proximity to Gampaha town and Gampaha Railway Station in Gampaha -Minuwangoda Road about 32 kilometers from Colombo, Henarathgoda Botanical Gardens also known as Gampaha Botanical Gardens was opened in 1876.  Surrounded by paddy fields, ...

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Hanthana Mountain Range – protected nature reserve in Kandy By Arundathie Abeysinghe   Situated 1240 meters above sea level, Hanthana Mountain Range is situated in central Sri Lanka, south-west of the city of Kandy.  The Mountain Range stretches from Kandy City to the town of Galaha situated about 20 kilometers to the ...

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