The Galle harbour and its natural formation, Sri Lanka's position in the Indian Ocean and the variety of luxurious spices the country has in abundance are just a few reasons why Sri Lanka became so popular in the ancient world.
From the depths of the Indian Ocean...
A UNESCO approved heritage site, the Galle Dutch Fort lies beside the
Southern coastal belt of Sri Lanka.
The ceremonial Kandy Dalada pageant
Word Heritage City, Kandy, hosts the most sacred Buddhist temple in
Sri Lanka, Sri Dalada Maligawa.
Excavating Sri Lanka’s Southern ports
To further conceptualise Sri Lanka’s historical connections with the rest of the world the Central Cultural Fund (CCF) excavated the Kirinda port in Thissamaharama over the past three weeks.
Kirinda is popularly known for the Kirinda rock shelter monastery that is not so far from the port as well as the city. Ledged has it that
Princess Viharamahadevi landed here when she was sent out to sea as a sacrifice by her father, King Kalanithissa, as a way of repentance for killing a monk. At that time the ruler of Ruhuna,
King Kavanthissa, wished the princess to be his queen that gave birth to two beautiful sons, one of which was Dutugemunu, a hero of the nation. The monastery ..