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  Among the Ancient Arama
  According to the Ven. Sri Rahula, by the first century BC the basis of the Sasana was declared to be learning and the vocation of books rather than the vocation of practice ...
  Ancient and Medieval Hindu Temples in Sri Lanka
  Hindus say that in ancient Sri Lanka there were five sacred Hindu temples dedicated to Siva. They were Munneswaram, Katharagama, Kailayanatar Kovil in Nallur, Tirukketisvaram in Manthota and Tirukkonesvaram in Trincomalee. However, ...
  Arts and Crafts of Sri Lanka
  Art of Sri Lanka Arts of Sri Lanka has achieved great heights during the course of history. All the Sri Lankan art forms like dance, music, sculpture, paintings and architecture have enjoyed development. ...
  Buddhist Art
  Just as much as literature in Sri Lanka grew with Buddhism, so did the country’s art and architecture as well as sculpture - all vital aspects of a country’s heritage. It was after Arahant Mahinda introduced Buddhism during the reign of King Devanapiyatissa (307-267 BC) that these started ...
  Buddhist sites in Trinco & Ampara District
  There are many other lesser known shrines in this district. The Archaeological Department have identified 129 such shrines and archaeological sites in Trincomalee and Ampara districts A description of a few of these sites selected from the records of the Archaeological Department are given below: ...
  Christianity in Sri Lanka
  According to Christian tradition, the Apostle Thomas was active in Sri Lanka as well as southern India during the first century AD. Small Christian communities existed on the coasts of Sri Lanka during the succeeding centuries, flourishing on the edges of the Indian Ocean trade routes as Islam did in later times. ...
  Dances of Sri Lanka
  The origin of the dances of Sri Lanka lies with the indigenous people of Sri Lanka, the Wanniyala-Aetto and "Yakkas" ("iron workers"). ...
  Ecosystem based indigenous water management
  Indigenous water-ecosystem management cannot be simplified to its physical structures and practices. Presently, the physical structures and practices are taken isolated from the cultural aspects and then the governing economic development model has little meaning. Therefore the intention of this report is to introduce both of these aspects of ...  
  Islam in Sri Lanka
  Islam in Sri Lanka is practiced by a group of minorities. The Muslim community is divided into three main ethnic groups: the Sri Lankan Moors, the Indian Muslims, and the Malays, each with its own history and traditions. The attitude among the majority of people in Sri Lanka is to use the term '"Muslim" as an ethnic group, specifically when referring to Sri Lankan Moors....
  Prehistoric Landscape
  This view of Ibbankatuva, an Early Iron Age site, illustrates a typical prehistoric landscape that includes: ...
  Sri Lanka Ancient Irrigation
  The Sinhalese civilization that emerged in Sri Lanka with migration from Bengal, East India in 543 BC took root in the Dry zone, the rolling plains of North and North Central (Rajarata) and the South Eastern (Ruhunu) of ancient Sri Lanka. ...
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