The rich legacy of Sri Lankan churches

The religious history of the island of Sri Lanka could be traced as far back as history records. The earliest religion found in the island was a crude form of animism. Buddhism was introduced to the island the third century BC and was followed by the Hinduism a few centuries later. At the beginning of …

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Colombo National Museum – a labour of love

The Colombo National Museum, Sri Lanka’s premier repository of objects relating to the country’s culture and heritage stands in all its glory in the heart of the city. For the past 140 years, the grand stature of the building and its well laid out garden have drawn thousands of visitors from all over the island and across the ocean, who are keen to learn more about the country’s past.

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Then they came in search of the finest island

Sri Lanka has long been the dream island of many travelers from the West who engaged in intrepid voyages looking for treasures in the East. Good many of them were lured by the aroma of spices, particularly found in the island. Tales of the Arabians are fraught with the wonders of ‘Serendib’ and the mariners of the Persian Gulf have left a record of their delight in reaching the calm haven, the island of Sri Lanka.

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