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Quote - Joseph Pulitzer

"PUT IT BEFORE THEM BRIEFLY SO THEY WILL READ IT, CLEARLY SO THEY WILL APPRECIATE IT, PICTURESQUELY SO THEY WILL REMEMBER IT AND, ABOVE ALL, ACCURATELY SO THEY WILL BE GUIDED BY ITS LIGHT" ***** JOSEPH PULITZER *****
DISCOVER - SRI LANKA: PROLOGUE

IN PRAISE OF MY BEAUTIFUL ISLAND,
INFORMATION, PHOTOGRAPHS AND VIDEO.

THE 13th CENTURY VENETIAN TRAVELER MARCO POLO DESCRIBED THE ISLAND AS 'THE JADE PENDANT IN THE INDIAN OCEAN'. THE ABUNDANCE OF GEMSTONES, SPICES, RAIN FORESTS AND WILDLIFE; THE MAGNIFICENT BEACHES, ANCIENT RUINS AND A WRITTEN HISTORY OF OVER 2500 YEARS MAKE THIS ISLAND A TOURISTS' PARADISE.

THE RUINED CITIES OF ANURADHAPURA AND POLONNARUWA ILLUSTRATE THE GLORY OF THE ANCIENT KINGDOMS. THE GIGANTIC STUPAS AND BUDDHA STATUES ARE AMONG THE BIGGEST MAN MADE STRUCTURES OF THE WORLD. THE MASSIVE RESERVOIRS, BUILT BY ANCIENT KINGS TO IRRIGATE THOUSANDS OF ACRES OF LAND, ARE MARVELS OF HYDRO ENGINEERING. THERE ARE EIGHT UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITES IN SRI LANKA

THE ISLAND WAS KNOWN TO THE GREEKS AS 'TAPROBANE' AND TO THE ARABS AS 'SERENDIB'. EARLY MERCHANTS VISITED THE ISLAND IN SEARCH OF GEMSTONES AND SPICES, MAINLY CINNAMON AND PEPPER. COFFEE AND TEA PLANTATIONS WERE STARTED BY THE BRITISH COLONIAL RULERS. CEYLON TEA IS FAMOUS THE WORLD OVER.

TOURISM INDUSTRY IS A MAJOR MONEY SPINNER FOR THIS BEAUTIFUL ISLAND. THE VAST EXPANSE OF BEACHES, RAIN FORESTS AND NATIONAL PARKS WITH HERDS OF WILD ELEPHANTS, THE CENTRAL HIGHLANDS WITH LITHE WATER FALLS, BRING IN THE TOURISTS. THE ISLAND IS DOTTED WITH HUNDREDS OF HOTELS TO ACCOMMODATE THE TRAVELER. AN ISLAND OF 25,000 SQ; MILES HAS 103 RIVERS AND 25000 RESERVOIRS, MOSTLY MAN MADE. WITH VARYING CLIMATIC CONDITIONS THIS IS TRULY A 'SMALL MIRACLE'.

" THE ISLAND OF SRI LANKA IS A SMALL UNIVERSE, IT CONTAINS AS MANY VARIATIONS OF CULTURE, SCENERY AND CLIMATE AS SOME COUNTRIES A DOZEN TIMES ITS SIZE........I FIND IT HARD TO BELIEVE THAT THERE IS ANY COUNTRY WHICH SCORES SO HIGHLY IN ALL DEPARTMENTS - WHICH HAVE SO MANY ADVANTAGES AND SO FEW DISADVANTAGES. LOVELY BEACHES, BEAUTIFUL LANDSCAPES, IMPRESSIVE RUINS, A VIBRANT CULTURE AND CHARMING PEOPLE- NO WONDER SRI LANKA IS A SMALL MIRACLE ".***** Arthur C. Clark *****




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16 October, 2012

SRI LANKA - PAINTINGS [ BY CHANNA ]


A brush, paint and a clever hand, Channa goes again !



Paintings by : Channa Gorokgahagoda

25 June, 2012

SRI LANKA - PAINTINGS [ BY CHANNA ]


More paintings by the talented Channa Gorokgahagoda.



Pics Courtesy : Channa Gorokgahagoda

01 June, 2012

SRI LANKA - PAINTINGS [ BY CHANNA ]


Channa was a gifted artist from his childhood days, he proved his ability at the age of three, reproducing pictures from news papers using crayons.



Pics courtesy : Channa Gorokgahagoda

30 September, 2011

SRI LANKA - PHILATELY [ TEMPLE PAINTINGS ]


Paintings of the ancient Wewurukannala Temple, a magnificent example of the ingenuity of artists of yesteryear.



Pics by : Nelsonlanka
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First Day Cover     : By courtesy, Ana
Pics optimized by : Gerrit van Pommeren [ Belgium ]

20 July, 2011

SRI LANKA - DAMBULLA CAVE TEMPLE [ STATUES AND PAINTINGS - 1ST CENTURY BC ]


There are over 150 statues at the UNESCO World Heritage Site - Dambulla.


Pics by : Gerrit,Netty,Hans and Hanneke [ Belgium ]

Sri Lanka Tour, May 2011

16 July, 2011

SRI LANKA - DAMBULLA CAVE TEMPLE [ 1st CENTURY BC ]


The ceiling of the caves are covered with intricate paintings depicting the life of The Buddha. Dambulla cave temple is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.


Pics by : Gerrit,Netty,Hans and Hanneke [ Belgium ]

Sri Lanka Tour, May 2011

14 June, 2011

SRI LANKA - SIGIRIYA ROCK FORTRESS [ FRESCOS 477 CE ]


Sigiriya (Lion's rock, Sinhalese - සීගිරිය, Tamil=சிகிரியா) is an ancient rock fortress and palace ruin in the central Matale District of Sri Lanka, surrounded by the remains of an extensive network of gardens, reservoirs, and other structures. A popular tourist destination, Sigiriya is also renowned for its ancient paintings (frescos),[1] which are reminiscent of the Ajantha Caves of India. It is one of the seven World Heritage Sites of Sri Lanka.[2][3]
                                                                                     
                                                                                Wikipedia the free Encyclopedia


Pics by : Gerrit,Netty,Hans and Hanneke [ Belgium ]
Sri Lanka Tour, May 2011

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