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  • Kandy Esala Perahara

    The month of (July) Esala - [according to Buddhist month system], during which period this annual pageant is usually hold, had been considered a month of celebrations and festivity, both among Indians and Sri Lankans.

    http://www.visitslpc.com/culture-a-heritage/festivals/kandy-esala-perahera.html

  • LEOPARD'S PARADISE

    Yala National Park is the most visited and second largest national park in Sri Lanka. Actually it consists of five blocks, two of which are now open to the public; and also adjoining parks. The blocks have individual names also, like Ruhuna National Park for the (best known) block 1 and Kumana National Park or 'Yala East' for the adjoining area.

    http://visitslpc.com/wildlife/national-parks/yala-national-park.html

  • Jaffna Life....

    Jaffna, restricted beauty of srilanka since few decades. but not anymore....

    http://www.visitslpc.com/city-a-regions/jaffna.html

  • Kabbale kanda Hike

    Kanneliya Forest Reserve located in theGalledistrict is the largest of the KDN, or Kanneliya-Dediyagala-Nakiyadeniya, forest complex. Kanneliya supposed to be the most biologically diverse forest in the country which even surpasses theSinharajaRain Forestin terms of bio-diversity.

    http://www.visitslpc.com/out-door/adventure/kabbale-kanda-trail.html

  • Knuckles Camping...

    Knuckles Range is one such popular tourist attraction in Sri Lanka that is ideally suited for both amateur and veteran hikers. You can pick anything between a 2 to an 8 km hike, and find yourself spotting a variety of aviaries, animals, flora and fauna.

    http://www.visitslpc.com/out-door/adventure/hiking-in-knuckles.html

  • Wilpattu National park

    Wilpattu National Park (Willu-pattu; Land of Lakes) is a park located on the island of Sri Lanka. The unique feature of this park is the existence of "Willus" (Natural lakes) - Natural, sand-rimmed water basins or depressions that fill with rainwater.

    http://www.visitslpc.com/wildlife/national-parks/wilpattu-national-park-sri-lanka.html

  • Traditional Wedding...

    Weddings vary according to religion, region, caste, ethnicity and language. The following traditions are of the Sinhalese ethnic group, predominately Buddhists, whose traditions also differ between north and southern regions.

    http://www.visitslpc.com/culture-a-heritage/festivals/traditional-wedding.html

  • Elephant orphanage

    Situated just outside the town of Kegalle, some forty kilometres west of Kandy the Pinnewala Elephant Orphanage (daily 8.30am-6pm; Rs500, video cameras Free of charge now) is one of Sri Lanka s most popular tourist attractions.

    http://www.visitslpc.com/wildlife/orphanages/pinnawela-elephant-orphanage.html

  • Amazing Arts - Sigiriya

    The paint has been applied in sweeping strokes, using more pressure on one side, giving the effect of a deeper colour tone towards the edge. Other paintings of the Anuradhapura period contain similar approaches to painting, but do not have the sketchy lines of the Sigiriya style, having a distinct artists' boundary line.These ladies in the pictures below are known as the daughters of king Kashyapa.He painted them in gold and black color so,they can be remembered.The King was very fond of his daughters.that's why he painted their portaits on the Sigiriya cave walls.

    http://visitslpc.com/culture-a-heritage/arts/sigiriya-drawings.html

  • Beach - Trincomalee

    This coast of long white beaches, great surf and mangrove lagoons has been largely off the tourist routes during civil unrest. Now is the time to visit – no crowds and a particularly warm welcome by local people wanting to re-establish tourism. May to September is the time to go for the weather, activities and general up keep of the beach cleanliness. Trincomalee and the Cultural Triangle can easily be combined to offer a wide range of holiday interests.

    http://visitslpc.com/nature/beaches/trinco-beach.html

Horton Plains National park

Perched on the very edge of the hill country midway between Nuwara Eliya and Haputale, Horton Plains National Park covers a wild stretch of bleak, high-altitude moorland bounded at its southern edge by the dramatically plunging cliffs that mark the edge of the hill country including the famous World's End, where the escarpment falls sheer for the best part of a kilometer to the lowlands below. Set at an elevation of over two thousand meters, Horton Plains are a world apart from the rest of Sri Lanka: a misty and rain swept landscape dotted with beautiful patches of pristine cloud forest, whose characteristic umbrella-shaped keena trees, covered in a fine cobweb of old man's beard, turn from green to red to orange as the seasons progress. The cool, wet climate has fostered the growth of a distinctive range of flora, including various rhododendrons, bamboos, tree ferns and many endemic species of plant, making the Plains an area of great biological value and fragility, though the stands of cloud forest are now receding, possibly because of acid rain generated by motor traffic across the island.

The Plains’ wildlife attractions are relatively modest. Herds of elephants formerly roamed the area, until they were all shot by colonial hunters, and though few leopards still visit the park, you'll have to be incredibly lucky to see one.The park's most visible residents are its herds of sambar deer, which can often be seen handing companionably around the entrance office waiting for handouts, while you milht see rare bear-faced (also known as purple-faced) monkeys. The P ams are also one of the best places in the island for bird watching, and an excelent place to see montage endemics such as the dull-blue flycatcher Sri Lanka bush warbler Sri Lanka whistling thrush and the pretty yellow-eared bulbul, as well as striking orange minivets.You'll probably also see beautiful lizards, some of them boasting outlandishly fluorescent gree scales, through their numbers are declininig as the result of depredations by crows, attracted to the park by litter left by loutish visitors.

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Adam's Peak (Sri Padaya)

Poking up from the southwestern edge of the hill country, the soaring summit of ADAM'S PEAK (Sri Pada) is simultaneously one of Sri Lanka's most striking natural features and one of its most celebrated places of pilgrimage - a miniature Matterhorn which stands head and shoulders above the surrounding hills, giving a wonderful impression of sheer altitude (even though, at 2243m, its actually only Sri Lanka's fifth highest peak).

Photos of Kuruvita - Erathna Sri pada (Adam's Peak) route

Photos of Udumalimboda - Erathna - Sri pada (Adam's Peak) route

Photos of Hatton - Sri pada (Adam's Peak) route

The mountain has accumulated a mass of legends centered around the curious depression at its summit, the Sri Pada or Sacred Footprint. The original Buddhist story claims that this is the footprint of the Buddha himself, made at the request of the local god Saman different faiths subsequently modified this to suit their own contrasting theologies. Sometime around the eighth century, Muslims began to claim the footprint as that of Adam, who is said to have first set foot on earth here after having been cast out of heaven, and who stood on the mountain's summit on one leg in penitence until his sins were forgiven. Hindu tradition meanwhile, had claimed (though with no great conviction) that the footprint was created by Shiva. In the final and feeblest twist of the Sri Pada legend, the colonial Portuguese attempted to rescue the footprint for the Christian faith, claiming that it belonged to St Thomas, the founder of the religion in India, though this belief has never really taken root.

Despite all these rival claims, Adam's Peak remains an essentially Buddhist place of worship (unlike the genuinely multi-faith pilgrimage town of Kataragama). The mountain has been an object of pilgrimage for over a thousand years, at least since the Polonnaruwa period, when Parakramabahu andVijayabahu constructed shelters on the mountain for visiting pilgrims. In the twelfth century, Nissanka Malla became the first king to climb the mountain, while later foreign travellers including Fa-Hsien, Ibn Battuta, Marco Polo and Robert Knox all described the mountain and its associated traditions with varying degrees of fanciful inaccuracy.

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Our Photographers

AnuraAnura Pemmawaduwa – Tourist guide

Mr Anura Pemmawaduwa joins with us in 2009.In that period we were planning to launch Sri Lanka Photo Collection web site. And most of the photos required to Sri Lanka Photo Collection were supplied by him. He did a great service to Sri Lanka Photo Collection crew unfortunately he passed away due to met with an accident while on a boat trip..

 

 


Soori Nethaji Sooriyaarachchi

He is a final year MIT student in University of Kelaniya. He is a member of our adventure crew. He always motivates us to develop our web sites and give the IT knowledge.

 

 

 


HasithaHasitha Samarawikrama

He is a final year civil engineering student in university of Ruhuna & a member of our adventure crew.

 

 

 


DilumDilum Goonawardana

He follows an Automobile Engineering course in Orugodawaththa Technical institute & a member of our adventure crew.

 

 

 


GayashanGayashan Silva

Product and Process Development Engineer Flintec Transducers Ltd

 

 

 


pulasthiPulasthi Goonawardena

He is following a management course in SLTHM Koggala. He is our adventure tour organizer in Sri Lanka Photo Collection crew.

 

 

 


chamilaChamila Rathnayaka

Holding a Higher National diploma in Engineering (HNDE BTEC - UK) from the institute of HNDE, Chamila in his capacity as a Photographer works closely with Photography , videography, video editing, including marketing, engineering,business development. Chamila currently following Bachelor of software engineering (BSE) in Open University (OUSL).

contact 0094 77 55 63 7630094 77 55 63 763

 


dINETH Dineth Epaliyana

Student of University of Hertfordshire UK, studying Film and Television Fiction..

 

 

 



prabathPrabhath Premarathna

 

A second year NDES (Electronic Engineering) student.

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