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Buddhas And Elephants - Part Two

Around seventy percent of Sri Lanka’s population are Buddhists – Theravada Buddhists if you want to be precise. It has the longest continuous history of Buddhism of any Buddhist nation, the religion having been practised on the island since its introduction from the Indian mainland in the 3rd century BCE. 418 more words

Culture

My Sri Lanka

My earliest impressions of Sri Lanka are courtesy of video footage and photographs taken during our first family trip in 1995. I was a boy of five, full of life and possessing only a serendipitous idea of these new surroundings. 1,724 more words

Sri Lanka Travel News

Twilight's Last Gleaming: Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka

Anuradhapura is famed for its extensive archaeological ruins. Formerly an ancient capital of Sri Lanka, it’s now a UNESCO World Heritage site covering around sixteen square miles. 216 more words

Photography

Kandy - Into the Lion's Mouth

I spent an eventless evening in the hotel eating the international style buffet and listening to the sanitised entertainment.  I woke early next morning to get a head start on most of the tourists and walked down the entrance to Sigiriya.  2,623 more words

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