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Modara Maha Kali Amman Temple

Maha Kali Amman Temple (Tamil: மகா காளி அம்மன் கோயில், முகத்துவாரம், ; Sinhala: මහා කාලි අම්මාන් කෝවිල මෝදර) is a Hindu Kovil situated in Modara (Mutwal) in Colombo District, Sri Lanka. It is dedicated to Goddess Kali, one of the deities of the Hin…

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Kurulu Kele Bird Sanctuary

Kurulu Kele Bird Sanctuary (Sinhala: කුරුලු කැලේ අභයභූමිය) is a lowland wetzone forest situated in Kegalle District, Sri Lanka. Presently, it is administered by the Forest Department of Sri Lanka (Pemarathne et al., 2014). The forest area was decla…

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Kadamba Veheragala Viharaya

Kadamba Veheragala Sri Purvarama Raja Maha Viharaya (Sinhala: කඩම්බා වෙහෙරගල ශ්‍රී පූර්වාරාම රජමහා විහාරය) is a Buddhist temple situated near Karambe village in Kurunegala District, Sri Lanka. History Archaeological evidence of an ancient Stup…

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Horagolla National Park

Horagolla National Park (Sinhala: හොරගොල්ල ජාතික උද්‍යානය) is a low country evergreen forest in Gampaha District, Sri Lanka. Extending in an area of 13 ha., it is considered the smallest national park in the country. The park was originally desig…

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Meethirigala Forest Reserve

Meethirigala Forest Reserve (Sinhala: මීතිරිගල රක්ෂිතය) is a patch of evergreen rain forest situated in Gampaha District (bordering Kegalle District) Sri Lanka (Moonasinghe & Amarasinghe, 2001). The forest is managed by the Forest Department. …

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Sandakada Pahana

Sandakada Pahana  ( Moonstones ), or Chandra-pasana, Padi-gala , Padi-puwaruwa is a semi-circular slab (plain or decorated) placed at the foot of the flights of steps leading to Buddhist edifices in Sri Lanka. As per the view of scholars, it acqui…

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Sylvester Douglas Wilson Memorial

Sylvester Douglas Wilson Memorial (Photo credit: Pasindu Chathurange, Google Street View) Memorial of Sylvester Douglas Wilson (Sinhala: සිල්වෙස්ටර් ඩග්ලස් විල්සන් ස්මාරකය) is a monument on Bibile-Passara road near Yalkumbura in Badulla Distri…

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Ferguson High School, Ratnapura

Ferguson High School (Sinhala: ෆර්ගසන් උසස් විද්‍යාලය) is a government girls school situated in the middle of Ratnapura town, Sri Lanka.  History The school that established in 1917 as a Baptist Missionary English School was renamed Ferguson Hig…

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Angamedilla Anicut

Angammedilla Anicut (Photo credit: Charitha Dasun, Google street view) Angamedilla Gal Amuna (Sinhala: අංගමැඩිල්ල ගල් අමුණ) is an ancient anicut (presently a dam) that lies on the edge of the Angamedilla National Park in Polonnaruwa District,…

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Weniyarawela Ambalama

Weniyarawela Ambalama (Photo credit: Google street view) Weniyarawela Ambalama (Sinhala: වෑනියරවෙල අම්බලම) is a wayside rest located at Weniyarawela junction in Galle District, Sri Lanka. History Ambalamas are traditional resting place…

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Mahaweli Development Project

Mahaweli Development Project (Sinhala: මහවැලි සංවර්ධන ව්‍යාපෘතිය) is the largest irrigation-based multipurpose development program in Sri Lanka to date and one of the largest agriculture-related programs in the world (Gunatilake, 1991; Paranage, 2…

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