Roads and Bridges in Ancient Sri Lanka – by Michael Roberts Source : Thuppahis Introduction by Gp Capt Kumar Kirinde [retd], SLAF … & crafted by Chamara Sumanapala, …. & presented in The Nation Sunday Print Edition, date not specified Below is an article on roads and bridges in ancient Sri Lanka (Anuradhapura era). The article also talks about the major roads linking Anuradhapura with the ports of Dambakola Patuna (in Jaffna Peninsula), Mahatitta (near Mannar) and Gokanna (Trincomalee) and the road linking Anuradhapura with Magama (present day Tissamaharama) in Ruhuna. Stone Bridge close to Mahakanadarawa Reservoir (Mihintale) The most important feature of the ancient Sri Lankan economy was its village level self-sufficiency. The basic needs of the people were satisfied within the village community. Traveling between villages usually took place by foot as people did not usually travel long distances. Therefore, there was no need for big roads linking villages. However, bigger and ...

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Marvels of Sigiriya Rock Fortress in Sri Lanka – by Michael Roberts Source:Thuppahis Lois L. Kersey, a “History Enthusiast” … whose choice of title ran thus: “Sigiriya: Views ofa Foreign History Enthusiast” …. see  https://www.quora.com/ (Post by Lois L. Kersey Source:Thuppahis You are looking at one of the greatest archaeological sites in the world called Sigiriya which is believed to be one of the palaces of Ravana. This amazing place located in Sri Lanka is like nothing in the world, that is why it is also called the 8th wonder of the world. Now you must be thinking that what is so special about this site. It’s actually a huge monolithic rock, about 660 feet tall, and you can see it has a flat top, as if someone cut it with a giant knife. At the top are incredible ruins that are extremely mysterious. As you can see there are a lot of ...

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Sinha Raja’s jumbo dress: Playing dressmaker to the elephants – By Kamanthi Wickramasinghe   Source : dailymirror Stitching the dress for Sinha Raja, the sub leader of the elephant troop at the Dalada Maligawa, is a dream come true for Sasanka Alwis Edirisuriya. Sinha Raja is the main elephant that parades the day pageant (peraheral), the final pageant following the completion of five Kumbal and five Randoli pageants. It is during this pageant that the Relics Casket is carried from the Gedige Viharaya back to the Dalada Maligawa. ” Edirisuriya said that many of her school friends who are overseas have been generous enough to donate money in their capacity for her cause; especially during the lockdown period” Volunteers at work “Initially I was employed as a primary school teacher, but I have always had an interest in creative work,”Edirisuriya said in an interview with the Daily Mirror. “I wanted to do dress ...

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Somawathiya the Buddhist Oasis of Polonnaruwa – By Deshan Josep Source : dailynews The Buddhist history of Sri Lanka is fascinating. Today I am writing about one of the most important spiritual sites in the domain of Buddhism. I first visited Somawathiya Chaitya as a child, and had limited understanding of its religious significance. On my second visit I was able to witness the beautiful aura around this magnificent Buddhist edifice and was impressed by the faith of hundreds of pilgrims gathered here. Before we talk about this awe inspiring stupa which is nestled in the dense wilderness, we must pause to appreciate the political and cultural importance of the once glorious kingdom of Polonnaruwa in ancient Sri Lanka. It is recorded that Polonnaruwa was a great city which came into prominence during its brief period of 2 centuries in Sri Lankan history, being second only to the regal city of Anuradhapura in ...

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Democracy safeguarded – By Dr Harold Gunatillake   Transcript: *The government formed constitutionally voted by the people will continue. *Activists leave Galle Face protest site An event held at the ‘Agitation Site’ close to the Galle Face Green, Colombo this evening to remember the people’s heroes who sacrificed their lives in the struggle, reiterating they are always immortal! Pix by Waruna Wanniarachchi “If we lost the control of the Parliament since the system of governance will collapse, the Ministry of Defence cannot function. That is the reason to entrust you to fulfil that responsibility. Accordingly, there was no need to shoot the people who came to take over the Parliament. I thank and praise all of you for such professionalism though; several of your men were injured. The situation in the country changed the next day because there was security. Actress and GotaGoGama activist Damitha Abeyratne said today that they have ...

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PRASANNAJITH ABEYSURIYA AN AUTOGRAPHED PHENOMINAL ACTOR ON STAGE, TELE DRAMA AND FILMS, GRADED LECTURER WITH PASSION FOR STREET DRAMA – by Sunil Thenabadu Photo Source : watchlanka.com “Prasannajith Abeysuriya having a doctorate for his research on script writing, directing, acting, choreography and costume designing for stage drama is attached to the faculty of dance and drama,department of drama,oriental ballet and contemporary dance as a senior lecturer( grade one) at the university of visual and performing arts .Prasannajith( his real name Prasanna Suranjith had been blundered by the related authorities at the registrar of births) is a native of Wellampitiya born to a middle class family, father been a reputed trader. Prasannajith has had no hereditary affiliations to art, has possessed immense innate talent for art. He is the sixth sibling in a family of nine.When the siblings were eight in number his father for the love of children had adopted the nineth ...

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A Celebration of International Youth Day 2022 International Youth Day is celebrated on 12 August 2022, bringing awareness to issues facing young people and celebrating their potential in building a better future. At NSW Multicultural Health Communication Service (MHCS), we recognise the value of diversity and co-design in enriching our work. We are investing in young people through our Multicultural Youth Ambassador Program. In the words of one of our current youth ambassador,  “I would like to recognize the valuable support from NSW Multicultural Health Communication Service team for this wonderful opportunity to share our experience and promoting key health messages to our friends, family and networks” Multicultural Health Youth Ambassador Program This year the NSW Multicultural Health Communication Service is working together with eleven dynamic Ambassadors to increase health literacy around COVID-19 amongst young people from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds. Co-designed COVID-19 social media campaign Video messages The Multicultural ...

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Good News From Jayam – August 15, 2022 Pls Scroll Down 35 items   National Flower of Sri Lanka The Blue Lotus or Water Lilly Mrs. Sri Lanka World 2022 Uschi Perera Los Angeles Sri Lankans Cruise on “Carnival Panorama” The Abeyguneratnes, Jayakodys, Kaluwahewas and Ekanayake on board the ship and in Mexico. Louis Page’s New Album Released Louis Page’s latest album of five has just been released in digital stores, through Arabesque Records. Entitled Mirage à la Russe – it’s an immense panorama of ambience and sound in two epic Russian piano masterpieces, Mussorgsky’s suite ‘Pictures at an Exhibition’ and an exquisite interpretation of the most famous (5th) of Scriabin’s sonatas in extended movement, known as ‘Poème d’Extase’ (Poem of Ecstasy). Johnny and Azuma De Souza enjoying the Beach and Sunset in Squamish, Canada Christine de Souza Wanigasekara with children in Las Vegas, Nevada Faisal Buharie was recognized by ...

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