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Personalized Holiday Gifts for Babies

Black Friday is almost here, and there are lot of upcoming deals.When it comes to selecting a gift for a baby,a personalized book is a perfect match.I gathered some books here which are perfect as holiday gifts for a baby. Hello, World!  Hello World is the perfect personalized gift to welcome baby into the world! Hello World! Personalized Gift Set...

The Merlion Statue in Singapore

  This Merlion statue is located at Merlion Park,Marina bay, Singapore.The Merlion is a mythical creature which consists of a lion head and a fish body. Sharing with Wordless Wednesdays and other events

Sunset Captures from Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka is a beautiful Island blessed with nature's beauty.These are some of captures of sky and sunset I have captured time to time.Captured in around 2011 and today I found those when I was searching for some old pics.Hope you will enjoy these captures and moments!

Archaeological Museum-Kandy,Sri Lanka

During our last year visit to Sri Lanka,we were fortunate to visit the Archaeological Museum of Kandy.This is situated behind the Temple of Tooth Relic & earlier it was the King's palace.(Palace of King Sri Wickrama Rajasinghe.) Below are some of the captures from the museum. The photos of the last King of Sri Lanka,Sri Wickrama Rajasinghe & his queen were...

My Blog Party List

Below are the blog events I usually participate. Sunday Sunday Best Photo Sunday My Sunday Snapshot Your Moment Blog Hop Monday Mosaic Monday Monday Mural Sharon's Souvenirs

Potgul Vihara -Polonnaruwa

The ancient name or the builder of this monastery known as Potgul vehera  are  not known. But it has been suggested that it could be either the Kapila Vihara or Mandala Mandira built by King Parakramabahu the great (1153-1186 A.D.) According to a stone inscription found at the site, it has been renovated by Queen Chandrawathie,a consort of King Parakramabahu...

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...

Gal Potha

  st1:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) } Galpotha (an Inscription) is one of the famous historical ruin in Polonnaruwa ,Sri Lanka & it is done by King Nissanka Malla (1187-1196).According to the information, this massive stone slab has been brought from Mahiyangana area by the worriers of  King. However some says that it is brought from Mihintale. Gal Potha,Polonnaruwa-Sri Lanka   st1:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) } This inscription mention about...

Mulkirigala Rock Cave Temple

Mulkirigala Rock Cave temple,known as ‘Little Sigiriya’ is located in Hambantota district,Sri Lanka,25 minutes journey from Tangalle.The Mahawamsa records that King Saddatissa (137 BC – 119 BC) built the stupa. However various cave temples containing fine murals of historical importance can be seen & those have been created during different periods of Sri Lankan history.As the name suggests, it...

Nissanka Latha Mandapaya

Nissanka Latha Mandapaya found in Polonnaruwa-Sri Lanka, is one of most beautiful & also artistic building of ancient Sri Lanka.As the name mentioned,it was built by the king nissanka Malla.The stone pillars of this building resemble the stem of a lotus.This building was used by the king to listen to chanting of ‘pirith’.