The History of Kalutara Bodhiya – A Hallowed and Historic Shrine

One of the most hallowed landmarks in the southern coast of Sri Lanka, the Kalutara Bodhiya is a sacred Buddhist temple. Remarkably anyone who is travelling to and from the south stopover to pay respect by way of offering or worshipping, irrespective of their religious beliefs. Location Kalutara, derived from the ancient Sinhala word ‘Kalutota’…

The Historical Kalutara Bridge – An Iconic Landmark in the South

Colonialism has played a major role in Sri Lanka’s history and today several lasting legacies of it can be seen. The Kalutara Bridge is one such iconic landmark. Read onto to find out more. History The Kalutara Bridge was constructed under the pioneering leadership of J.R. Mosse, Director of the Public Works Department during the…

The Beautiful Culture of Sri Lanka – An Illustrious Past

Sri Lanka, or the former Ceylon, often called the ‘Pearl of the Indian Ocean’ is a small island steeped in history. Overview The Sri Lankan culture you see today is a product of thirty thousand years of history. Buddhism was brought to Sri Lanka during the reign of King Devanampiyatissa who ruled Anuradhapura from 247…