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St. Joseph's Church, Negombo

St. Joseph's Church , Thillanduwa  (also called as Malwatta Palliya ) is a Catholic church located in close proximity to Negombo town, Gampaha District, Sri Lanka. History The origin of St. Joseph's Church, Negombo can be dated to…

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St. Anthony's Shrine (Kochchikade)

St. Anthony's Shrine at Kochchikade, also known as Kochchikade Palliya (Sinhala: කොච්චිකඩේ පල්ලිය), is a popular Catholic church in Colombo District, Sri Lanka. Many people, both Christian and non-Christian, visit this shrine, particularly a…

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Arpakkam Inscription of the Fifth Year of Rajadhiraja II

A Tamil inscription belonging to the fifth regal year of the Chola ruler Rajadhiraja II (c. 1166-1178 A.D.) has been found in the Tiruvalisvaram temple at Arpakkam, a village situated in Kanchipuram District of Tamil Nadu State, India (A.R.E., 188…

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Sri Muthumariamman Temple (Matale)

Sri Muthumariamman Temple or Sri Muthumariamman Kovil (Sinhala: මුතුමාරිඅම්මාන් කෝවිල, මාතලේ; Tamil: முத்து மாரியம்மன் கோவில்) is a popular Hindu shrine located in the middle of Matale town, Sri Lanka.  The temple is famous among both Hin…

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Gongawela Jummah Mosque, Matale

Gongawela Jummah Mosque (Sinhala: ගොන්ගාවෙල ජුම්මා මුස්ලිම් පල්ලිය, මාතලේ) is a Muslim religious place located in Matale town, Sri Lanka. It is said to be the oldest mosque in Matale town (Abeyawardana, 2004). History The first mosque …

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Mahabodhivamsa (lit: History of the Great Bodhi Tree ) is the earliest extant literary work on the sacred Sri Maha Bodhi Tree  in Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka (Jayawardhana, 1990).  Sri Maha Bodhi Tree As described in several ancient chronicles such a…

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