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Elephants, acrobats enliven ancient Sri Lankan Buddhist festival

Nearly 100 caparisoned elephants, dancers and torchbearers walked down the streets of this central city decorated with colourful lights and flags as the annual Buddhist festival of Kandy Perahera (pageant) was celebrated with great enthusiasm. The colourful parade began Saturday

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Jetavana, back to the people

After 30 years of excavation work, the wonders of this site can once again be viewed by the people. Kumudini Hettiarachchi speaks to one of the chief men behind the project, Central Cultural Fund Director-General Prof. Sudarshan Seneviratne It is

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Developments cloud Mount Kailash region

For centuries, only a few hardy tourists have joined the hundreds of Buddhist, Hindu, Jain and Tibetan Bon pilgrims who make an annual trek to Asia’s holiest peak, Mount Kailash. Many Tibetan nomads still walk across the high plains and

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Sigiriya | Rock Fortress | Sri Lanka

{en:Sigiriya} dates back over 7,000 years, through Pre-Historic to Proto-Historic to Early Historic times, then as a rock-shelter mountain monastery from about the 3rd century BC, with caves prepared and donated by devotees to the sangha. The garden city and

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Amaya Lake | Eco Spa Resort | Dambulla | Sri Lanka

DELUXE NATURE RESORT | 92 FOREST VILLAS | 4 CLUB VILLAS | 11 ECO VILLAS The raban drum heralds your arrival. Four older women, flashing beautiful Sri Lankan smiles, encircle a large barrel drum where they pound out a hearty

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Amaya Hills | Ayurveda Spa Resort | Kandy | Sri Lanka

DELUXE HOTEL | 91 ROOM & SUITES | 5 JUNIOR SUITES | 4 SUITES A palace in the hills where architecture and details that embody the spirit of the ancient Kingdom of Kandy. A cool retreat perched high above a

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