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Ancient Sri Lanka Vs. World History

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Is The Sinhala Language Haunted?

The Sinhala language should be a goldmine for anyone looking at unearthing the jewels of the past. It is embedded with strata or layers…

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Treasured Stamps From Colonial Ceylon

When stamps were first introduced to Ceylon by the British, our ancestors probably never thought these little pieces of paper would one day become…

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The Dark Side Of Galle

Galle Fort today may be all trendy cafés and pretty sunsets, but history has different tales to tell.

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The Colpetty That Was

Colpetty, the small yet plush ward of downtown Colombo, still has a certain charm to it. It’s a mini town of sorts, with a…

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How The Ancient Kingdom Of Kandy Administered Justice

The current judicial system of Sri Lanka was established by the Judicature Act No 02 of 1978 and was entirely influenced by the English…

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Origins Of Traditional Lankan Furniture

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Faces Of Old Ceylon – Part 1

During the years of European colonisation, Ceylon was often seen as the common voyager’s place of refuge or revelry. In a broader dimension, Alan…

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From Elding To LKR

A brief history of your local currency.

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The Life And Times Of Balangoda Man

Sri Lankans are not really known for their stature—the average local male is 5 feet 4½ inches, or 163.6 cm tall. But tens of…

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Traversing Lanka Before Traffic

Fancy a palanquin ride?

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Colombo’s Forgotten Fort