Monday, April 18, 2011

Views of Wadduwa beach from the Wadduwa holiday Resort

Wadduwa is an hours drive from Colombo. The numerous times we have gone there we have always headed to the Wadduwa holiday Resort, which is economical, homely and relaxed.

The restaurant on the beach , where one can enjoy a meal over looking the sea.

Images of hills

Transport mode in the village.

The sun playing hide and seek amidst the clouds

Sometimes the sky brings forth master pieces of images for us to enjoy. This was captured around 9 am.

The elephant Dance at the Dehiwala Zoo - Dehiwala, Sri Lanka

Weekend afternoons the Dehiwala Zoo has an elephant show which is entertaining to both the young and the old.

Sunday, April 17, 2011


Mihintale is a mountain peak near Anuradhapura Sri Lanka.It is believed by Sri Lankans to be the site of a meeting between the Buddhist monk Mahinda and King Devanampiatissa which inaugurated the presence of Buddhism in Sri Lanka. It is now a pilgrimage site.

The steps leading to the top of the mountain flanked by Plumeria obtusa "Araliya trees".

Aradhana Gala, where the Arahant Mahinda landed.


The day started early morning from Colombo to head to see the first kingdom  of Sri Lanka, Anuradhapura.  The roads beyond the main city are wide and bordered with trees, shrubs and  paddy fields.

Anuradhapura is famous for its well-preserved ruins of ancient Lankan civilization.The city, now a Unesco wolrd heritage site, lies 205 km north of the current capital Colombo in Sri Lanka's North Central Province on the banks of the historic Malvatu Oya.
From the 4th century BC, it was the capital of Sri Lanka until the beginning of the 11th century AD. During this period it remained one of the most stable and durable centers of political power and urban life in South Asia. The ancient city, considered sacred to the Buddhist world, is today surrounded by monasteries covering an area of over sixteen square miles (40 km²)
The Ruwanwelisaya stupa considered a marvel for its architectural qualities was built by King Dutugamunu.It is also known as Mahathupa, Swarnamali Chaitya and Rathnamali Dagaba. The stupa is one of the world's tallest monuments, standing at 300 feet (91 m) and with a circumference of 950 ft (290 m).

The height of the golden pinacle and the crystal is 25 feet. It was placed in 1940.

The shrine room at Sri Maha bodiya.