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Tissamaharama Raja Maha Vihara
The Tissamaharama
Tissamaharama
Raja Maha Vihara is an ancient Buddhist temple in Tissamaharama, Southern Province of Sri Lanka. It was one of the four major Buddhist monasteries established in Sri Lanka, after the arrival of Arhant Mahinda Thera to the country
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Geographic Coordinate System
A geographic coordinate system is a coordinate system that enables every location on Earth to be specified by a set of numbers, letters or symbols.[note 1] The coordinates are often chosen such that one of the numbers represents a vertical position and two or three of the numbers represent a horizontal position; alternatively, a geographic position may be expressed in a combined three-dimensional Cartesian vector. A common choice of coordinates is latitude, longitude and elevation.[1] To specify a location on a plane requires a map projection.[2]Contents1 History 2 Geodetic datum 3 Horizontal coordinates3.1 Latitude
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James Robert Longden
Sir James Robert Longden
James Robert Longden
GCMG (1827 – 4 October 1891) was an English colonial administrator. Longden was born as the youngest son of John R. Longden, proctor, of Doctors' Commons, London. In 1844, two years after the establishment of a civil government, he was appointed government clerk in the Falkland Islands, and became acting colonial secretary the year after. In 1861 he was appointed President of the Virgin Islands, in 1865 Governor of Dominica, in 1867 Governor of British Honduras, in 1870 Governor of Trinidad, Governor of British Guiana in 1874, and in December 1876 Governor of Ceylon, which post he held until his retirement in 1883. He was made CMG in 1871, KCMG in 1876, GCMG in the 1883 Birthday Honours.[2] After his retirement he resided at Longhope, near Watford, Hertfordshire, and took a very active part in county affairs. He was a J.P. and alderman for the county under the Local Government Act
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Tissa Wewa (Tissamaharama)
The lake, an artificial reservoir, is thought to have been constructed in the 3rd Century BC, either by Mahanaga of Ruhuna or his successor Yatala Tissa of Ruhuna, in order to irrigate paddy lands and supply water to the flourishing city of Tissamaharama. The lake was restored in 1871. The embankment (or bund) on the southern shore supports the Tissa-Kataragama road (B464), which is lined by old Indian rain trees planted by the British to provide shade.[1] References[edit]^ The Rough Guide to Sri Lanka, Gavin Thomas, Rough Guides, 2012, p. 185.v t eInland waters of Sri LankaDams and reservoirsWith hydroelectric capabilitiesBowatenna Broadlands Canyon Castlereigh Deduru Oya Dyraaba Gal Oya Kotmale Kukule Ganga Laxapana Maskeliya Moragahakanda Moragolla Nilambe Norton Polgolla Randenigala Rantembe Samanala Udawalawe Upper Kotmale VictoriaIrrigation-only (incl
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List Of Sinhalese Monarchs
The Sinhalese monarch was the head of state of the Sinhala Kingdom. Anachronistically referred to as the Kings of Sri Lanka,[N 1] the monarch held absolute power and succession was hereditary. The monarchy comprised the reigning monarch, his or her family, and the royal household which supports and facilitates the monarch in the exercise of his royal duties and prerogatives. The Sinhalese monarchy
Sinhalese monarchy
has its origins in the settlement of North Indian Indo-Aryan immigrants to the island of Sri Lanka
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Stone Inscriptions In Sri Lanka
The number of stone inscriptions which have been found in Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka
to date is over 4000
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Kalinga Magha
Kalinga Magha
Kalinga Magha
(Tamil: கலிங்க மாகன் / கலிங்க மாகோன், Sinhalese: කාලිංග මාඝ, Odia: କଳିଙ୍ଗ ମଘା) also known as Magha the Tyrant and Kulankayan Cinkai Ariyan,[3] is an invader who is remembered primarily for his aggressive conquest. He is identified as the founder of the Jaffna kingdom
Jaffna kingdom
and first king of the Aryacakravarti dynasty. According to the Segarāsasekara-Mālai belong the first Aryacakravarti king of Jaffna to Eastern Ganga dynasty
Eastern Ganga dynasty
of Kalinga, who were descendants of Western Gangas and Cholas.[4] His family was connected to the rulers of Ramanathapuram
Ramanathapuram
in Tamil Nadu
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Vira Narendra Sinha Of Kandy
Vira Parakrama Narendra Sinha (1707–1739 AD) was the last Sinhalese King of Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka
of the Kingdom of Kandy. Narendrasinha ascended to the throne when he was 17 years old and reigned for 32 years. Vira Parakrama Narendra Sinha was believed to be a considerably pious monarch, and like his predecessor, he lived at peace with the Dutch invaders and devoted himself to the furtherance of literature and religion. His wife was a Madurai
Madurai
Nayak Dynasty
Dynasty
princess from southern India. Since he had no children of his own he was succeeded by his wife's brother, Sri Vijaya Rajasinha, who was of Nayakkar nationality which originated from south India
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Dutch Ceylon
Dutch Ceylon
Ceylon
(Sinhala: ලන්දේසි ලංකාව Landesi Lankava) was a governorate established in present-day Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka
by the Dutch East India Company. It existed from 1640 until 1796. In the early 17th century, Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka
was partly ruled by the Portuguese and Sri Lankan kingdoms, who were constantly battling each other. Although the Portuguese were not winning the war, their rule was rather burdensome to the people of those areas controlled by them. While the Dutch were engaged in a long war of independence from Spanish rule, the Sinhalese king (the king of Kandy) invited the Dutch to help defeat the Portuguese
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Mahavamsa
Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka
portalBibliography Glossary Timelinev t eThe Mahavamsa
Mahavamsa
("Great Chronicle", Pali
Pali
Mahāvaṃsa) (5th century CE) is an epic poem written in the Pali
Pali
language of the ancient Kings of Sri Lanka.[1] It relates the history of Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka
from its legendary beginnings up to the reign of Mahasena of Anuradhapura
Mahasena of Anuradhapura
(A.D. 302) covering the period between the arrival of Prince Vijaya
Prince Vijaya
from India
India
in 543 BCE to his reign (277–304 CE)
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Siyam Nikaya
The Siam (also Siyamopali and Siyam) Nikaya is a monastic order within Sri Lanka, founded by Upali Thera and located predominantly around the city of Kandy. It is so named because it originated within Thailand (formerly known in Europe as the "Kingdom of Siam"). The Siyam Nikaya has two major divisions (Malwatta and Asgiriya) and five other divisions within these two major units. The Malwatta and Asgiriya chapters have two separate Maha Nayakas or chief Monks.Contents1 History 2 Venerable Upali 3 The number of Siyam Nikaya monasteries and monks 4 Religious power 5 See also 6 References 7 External linksHistory[edit] On the initiative of Ven. Weliwita Saranankara (1698–1778) the Thai monk Upali visited the Kingdom of Kandy
Kandy
in 1753 during the reign of Kirti Sri Rajasinha of Kandy
Kandy
(1747–1782), and there performed upasampada for a group of Kandyans
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List Of Religions And Spiritual Traditions
Religion
Religion
is a collection of cultural systems, beliefs and world views that establishes symbols that relate humanity to spirituality and, sometimes, to moral values. While religion is hard to define, one standard model of religion, used in religious studies courses, was proposed by Clifford Geertz, who simply called it a "cultural system."[1] A critique of Geertz's model by Talal Asad categorized religion as "an anthropological category."[2] Many religions have narratives, symbols, traditions and sacred histories that are intended to give meaning to life or to explain the origin of life or the universe. They tend to derive morality, ethics, religious laws, or a preferred lifestyle from their ideas about the cosmos and human nature
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Matara, Sri Lanka
Matara (Sinhalese: මාතර, Tamil: மாத்தறை) (originally Mahathota) is a major city in Sri Lanka, on the southern coast of Southern Province, 160 km from Colombo. It is a major commercial hub, and it is the administrative capital of Matara District.[1] It was gravely affected by the Asian tsunami in December 2004.Contents1 History 2 Attractions 3 Education3.1 Universities 3.2 Schools4 Economy and infrastructure4.1 Transport4.1.1 Rail 4.1.2 Road5 See also 6 References 7 External linksHistory[edit] Matara historically belongs to the area that was called the Kingdom of Ruhuna, which was one of the three kingdoms in Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka
(Thun Sinhalaya තුන් සිංහලය). Matara was previously called Mahathota. The Nilwala River runs through Matara and there was a wide area where ferries used to cross
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Tangalle
Tangalle
Tangalle
(Sinhala තංගල්ල [ˈtaŋɡalːə], Tamil: தங்கல்லை) (also known as Tangalla) is a large town in Hambantota District, Southern Province, Sri Lanka, governed by an Urban Council. It is one of the largest towns in southern province. It is located 195 km (121 mi) south of Colombo
Colombo
and 35 km (22 mi) east of Matara. It has a mild climate, in comparison to the rest of the district, and sandy beaches. Tangalle
Tangalle
is a regionally important fishing port, situated on one of the largest bays in Sri Lanka, which is protected from the ocean by an enclosing reef.[1][2] It is a centre of tourism and a popular holiday destination on the south coast
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Poya Day
Poya is the name given to the Lunar monthly Buddhist holiday of Uposatha in Sri Lanka, where it is a civil and bank holiday. Full moon day is normally considered as the poya day in every month. The 2018 dates are January 1, January 14, March 1, March 31, April 29, May 29, June 27, July 27, August 25, September 24, October 24, November 22, and December 22.[1] Poya[edit] A Poya occurs every full moon.[2][3] Uposatha is important to Buddhists all around the world, who have adopted the lunar calendar for their religious observances
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