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    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 from the mainland, it’s wonderful to see a temple which has a history of more than a thousand years, on a small island in the sea, without any destruction. This preservation is a supernatural performance that proves Seenigama is a sacred place. The Seenigama Devalaya  dedicated to the Devol Deviyo,…

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    Logo of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka

    The national emblem of Sri Lanka used by Sri Lankan government is in connection with the administrative purpose and government of the country. The current republican emblem was adopted in 1972 after the country was declared as a republic state. The present emblem of was created in 1972 with the ideas and guidance of Mr. Nissanka Wijerathna.  At the time, he was Permanent Secretary to the Ministry of Cultural Affairs and Chairman of the National Emblem and Flag Design Committee. The designer of the emblem was Venerable Mapalagama Wipulasara Maha Thera and Art Work by Artist Mr S.M Seneviratne. The emblem has a lion, holding a sword in its right for paw on…

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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 the fourth anniversary of Independence Day on 4 February 1952. The National Anthem is sang completely when the state leader, participate any occasions. At that time the whole nation should respect and honour. They should stand without moving and respect obediently.                  …

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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 event. Mostly women use sari or half sari. But there are different regional peculiarities. People use various types of clothes for various functions. For instance, wear white clothes for religious function. The Tamil, Muslims and Christian have peculiar costumes for different occasion.

  • 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 Corundum is called Blue Sapphire. ‘Pathmaraga’ is another variety. There are others identified by the different colors like Yellow Sapphire, Pink Sapphire, Green Sapphire and so on. Sri Lanka is world famous for Blue Sapphires with most of the largest sapphires in museum collections from around the world being from…

  • 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 and its five districts Jaffna, Kilinochchi, Mannar, Vaunia and Mulathiw. Its main city is Jaffna. The province consists of 32 provincial divisional secretariats. Its area is 8290 square kilometers. The Wild Jasmine is the flower of this province. This area is being implemented after rescuing from the useless war. The…

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    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 Sri Jayawardhanapura Kotte is within the urban area of, and a suburb of, Colombo. But the ancient Colombo had bullock cart transport system with the development of Colombo this place gradually; Colombo became the busiest place. It is also the administrative capital of Western Province, Sri Lanka and the district capital…

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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. Theravada Buddhism considers this tree for achieved enlightenment. The tree has been utilized for various purposes since ancient times. The flowers bloom ones year, the petals are white in colour. Its small in size and it has sweet smell. The tender leaves are in red colour. The Naa Tree grows…

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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. Elle had recognition as a national sport before volleyball. It is played in a court. There are two sides in a team, and 12 players are nominated and out of them six players take part for the team. There are fixed rules and regulations. This is played by both girls…

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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 and discipline. It has connections with Buddha and was used as ceremonial flower in Sri Lanka throughout history. The Nli Mahanel introduce in Tamil language as Kamalam and  Alli Tamarei. It grows in water. It has many petals and the leaves are round in shape and have a long stem.  …