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Parakramabahu Statue -Polonnaruwa

This statue can be found in Polonnarua, about 1.5km along the Parakrama Samudraya dam.(tank).The common believe is that this statue is of King Parakramabahu (1153-1186).The statue is 3.5m height & carved in a semicircular rock. The huge rock sculpture is a great witness for the unique craftsmanship of the Sri Lankans at that time. Another belief is that this...

Rankoth Vehera – Polonnaruwa,Sri Lanka

Rankoth Vehera is another construction by the King Nissanka Malla(1187 AD to 1196 AD).However some of historical information give the idea that King Nissank malla did only the renovation,but the Stupa was built  before him.Anyway this is a great symbol for the proud history of Polonnaruwa Kingdom. The stupa is 180feet high & claimed as the tallest stupa built during...

Araliya – one of famous & attractive flower in Sri lanka

Frangipani or commonly named as Temple tree or Araliya is a very common flower in Sri Lanka.It is popular not only because of it’s beauty also due to its fragrance.Being the favorite flower of me,I tried  to capture Araliya  in few angles.Just enjoy  the beauty of it

Southern Expressway

The Colombo-Matara Express Highway is scheduled to be completed in August 2011.The construction was started in 2006 & approximate estimated cost is $600 million. After completed, it will reduce the travelling time from Colombo to Matara.The highway is of 126km.The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JAICA) are providing financial assistance for the express highway...

Pigeon Island (Parevi Dupatha)

  st1:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) } Pigeon Island (Parevi Dupatha) is one of the most attractive places in Matara, Sri Lanka. Currently this Island has been handed over to the Rohana Maha Sangha Sabhawa by a Sannas Pathraya & there is a temple in the island. Pigeon Island (Parevi Dupatha),Mathara-Sri Lanka Pigeon Island (Parevi Dupatha),Mathara-Sri Lanka Pigeon Island (Parevi Dupatha),Mathara-Sri Lanka Pigeon Island (Parevi Dupatha),Mathara-Sri Lanka Pigeon Island...