Polonnaruwa Ancient City

216 km’s from Colombo, was the capital of the island during the medieval period. Polonnaruwa is most famous for its well-preserved city of ancient dagobas, moonstones, beautiful parks, massive buildings and stunningly beautiful statues. The majestic King’s Council Chamber, the Lotus Bath, the Lanka Thilaka Viharaya, the Gal Viharaya (rock temple) and the statue of […]

Koneshwaram Temple – Trincomalee

Is also known as Tirukoneswaram Kovil (Hindu temple) which is situated on top of Swami Rock. This temple is dedicated to the Hindu God Shiva, and it is one out of five such temples situated around Sri Lanka. It is believed that this Kovil has been in existence since 2500 years ago, and was renovated […]

Buduruwagala – Wellawaya

Buduruwagala is an ancient Buddhist temple in Sri Lanka. The complex consists of seven statues and belongs to the Mahayana school of thought. The statues date back to the 10th century. The gigantic Buddha statue still bears traces of its original stuccoes robe and a long streak of orange suggests it was once brightly painted. […]

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Sri Lanka’s first historic capital, a potent symbol of Sinhalese power and the most extensive and important ancient city of Sri Lanka. It became a capital in 380 BC and for over 1000 years Sinhalese kings ruled from this great city. The Sacred Bo-Tree is the city’s holiest site revered by the Buddhists and is […]

Adisham Bungalow – Haputale

Is a country house near Haputale. At present it houses the Adisham Monastery a congregation of St. Sylvester.The house was built in 1931 by an English aristocrat and planter Sir Thomas Villiers, former Chairman of George Steuart Co, a trading and estate agency based in Colombo. Sir Thomas was a grandson of Lord John Russell […]