• General

    Seenigama Devalaya in Sri Lanka

    Seenigama Devalaya (Temple) is a small village on the south-west coast on the main Colombo-Matara road way. Located just before the Hikkaduwa Town and The Seenigama Devalaya  (shrine) is on a small island short way from the beach. It is a well-known temple where many of the people in Sri Lanka worship very devotedly. When we consider its location, away…

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    National Anthem of Sri Lanka

    The National Anthem of Sri Lanka “Sri Lanka Matha” is believed to have been written by Mr. Ravindranath Tagore and later composed by the musician Mr. Ananda Samarakoon in 1940 before the island nation’s independence from the British. In 1951, it became the national anthem of Sri Lanka. Firstly, it was written in Sinhalese and translated to Tamil. The first performance of the anthem was held in…

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    National Clothes in Sri Lanka

    There is no official national costume in Sri Lanka. But the most popular items are sari for women and sarong for men. The traditions in men’s clothing are simpler and clearer – men of any age wear sarongs or trousers. It is a little bit more complicated with women. Their national costumes depend on the age, marital status and the…

  • General,  Natural resources

    National Gemstone in Sri Lanka

    The blue sapphire was declared the national Gemstone of Sri Lanka in October 2003. A postage stamp worth LKR 4.50 was issued on 2 October 2003 to mark the announcement. Sri Lanka is famous for blue sapphires, especially known for their size. The blue sapphire belongs to the Corundum family. While pure Corundum is colourless, the red variety is called ‘Ruby’. Blue…

  • Flags,  General

    Flags oF Provinces in Sri Lanka

    These are the information of Flags of Provinces. Provincial flags for the modern provinces of Sri Lanka were first introduced in 1987. Most of the flags are based upon ancient Sinhalese flags, and or symbols for their respective regions. There are nine (09) flags according to nine provinces. 1. Northern Province The flag is designed to represents the North province…

  • General,  Places

    Capital city in Sri Lanka

    Colombo is the commercial capital and largest city of Sri Lanka. It is the financial center of the island and a popular tourist destination. It is located on the west coast of the island and adjacent to the Greater Colombo area which includes Sri Jayawardhanapura Kotte, the legislative capital of Sri Lanka and Dehiwala Mount Lavinia. Colombo is often referred to as the capital since…

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    National Tree in Sri Lanka

    Our national tree of Sri Lanka is Naa Tree (Ironwood Tree). It is botanically known as “Mesua nagassarium” was declared the national tree on 26th February 1986. It was chosen as the national tree due to its endemism in Sri Lanka, utility, historic & cultural importance, exterior posture, wide distribution, colour and nature and ability to draw and sketch easily.…

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    National Sport in Sri Lanka

    Our national sport of Sri Lanka is Volleyball. It was officially recognized as the national sport of Sri Lanka in 1991 and the sport was introduced to Sri Lanka by Mr. Robort Wolter Camack in 1916 and introduced to world by Mr. Williyam G. Mogan in 1895. However, there is an opinion that Sri Lankans played a similar sport before its introduction.…

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    National Flower in Sri Lanka

    Our national flower of Sri Lanka is Nil Mahanel (Water Lily). It is botanically known as “Nymphaea stellata”. The Nil Mahanel, blue water lily was chosen as the national flower of Sri Lanka in February 1986. It is found in all parts of the island and grows mainly in shallow water. The flower is considered a symbol of truth, purity…