Year in Review – 2019

We started the New Year one year back with new energy and lot of hopes. At the beginning it was very good specially for the tourism industry since 'Lonely Planet' travel guide and many of other travel guides named Sri Lanka as the best travel destination for 2019. But unfortunately something unexpected happened in the …

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Country house of famous Sri Lankan architect Geoffrey Bawa

Geoffrey Bawa was a Sri Lankan architect, who is the principle force behind ‘tropical modernism’. Bava has designed many famous religious, social, cultural, educational, government, commercial and residential buildings. He also designed buildings for several other countries too such as India, Indonesia, Mauritius, Japan, Pakistan, Fiji, Egypt and Singapore. Geoffrey Bawa was born on 23rd …

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South Asia’s Tallest Flower Bloomed Today

Lotus Tower, South Asia’s tallest building opened today (16th September 2019). This is located in Colombo, the commercial capital of Sri Lanka. Design of this tower is inspired by the lotus flower which symbolize purity within Sri Lankan culture. This 350 m high tower is known as 19th tallest building in the world. Lotus tower …

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What is Adam’s Bridge / Rama Setu?

Adam’s bridge also known as Rama’s bridge and Rama setu. This bridge was located between Rameswaram Island of Tamil Nadu in India and Thalai Mannar Island of Sri Lanka. Geological evidence suggests that two islands were interconnected from that bridge in the past. A map shows how Adam's bridge connected Sri Lanka and India in …

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World Famous Wood Carvings in Embekka Devalaya

Embekka Devalaya is a place of worship dedicated to God Kataragama, located in Kandy district of Sri Lanka. The devalaya was constructed in 14th century during the period of King Wickremabahu III. He used Gampola city as the capital of the country. Front of the dancing hall also known as the main hall. This is …

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Nalanda Gedige, Is it middle of Sri Lanka?

Nalanda Gedige is an ancient temple located in Matale district of Sri Lanka. Original site of this temple was considered as the exact center of the country. Front view of the temple Architecture of this temple is a mix of Buddhist and Hindu culture. Based on historians and archaeologists, Nalanda Gedige was constructed between 7th …

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