Anuradhapura (Sri Lanka)

Type: City
Name: Anuradhapura (Sri Lanka)
Country: Sri Lanka
Latitude: 8.32
Longitude: 80.410004
population: 60,954
First reported 5 hours ago - Updated 5 hours ago - 1 reports

King Wasabha

King Wasabhby Wasabha was a king of the Anuradhapua Kingdom. He is considered to be the pioneer of the construction of large-scale irrigation works in Sri Lanka to support paddy cultivation. He constructed 11 reservoirs and 12 canals during his reign ... [Published Sunday Observer - 5 hours ago]
First reported 19 hours ago - Updated 19 hours ago - 1 reports

“Western countries trying to rob pivotal data related to ET from Sri Lanka” - Minister Wimal Weerawansa

(Colombo, Lankapuvath) - Addressing an event in Hanwella recently, the Leader of the National Freedom Front (NFF) and Minister of Construction, Engineering Services, Housing and Common Amenities, Wimal Weerawansa stated that the Western countries are ... [Published Lankapuvath - 19 hours ago]
First reported Oct 25 2014 - Updated 22 hours ago - 2 reports

Buddhist monk who abducted a 9-year-old boy in Sri Lanka remanded

Colombo, Oct.25 (ANI): A Buddhist monk, who was arrested for allegedly abducting a nine-year-old boy from the Batuwita area in Horana, has been remanded by a court until November 7.The abducted child was found unharmed near the Jethawana Ramaya Stupa ... [Published Yahoo! India - 23 hours ago]
First reported Oct 24 2014 - Updated Oct 24 2014 - 1 reports

Missing child found with beggar

SRI LANKA: A three-year-old child identified as Buddhika, who went missing at the Ambalangoda bus stand in December 2013 while he was accompanied by his grandmother, has been found after 10 months with a 42-year-old beggar at Dambulla town, ‘Divaina’ ... [Published Emirates247 - Oct 24 2014]
First reported Oct 23 2014 - Updated Oct 23 2014 - 1 reports

“Handing power to another will pave the way for future Eelam state” - Deputy Minister Lalith Dissanayake

(Colombo, Lankapuvath) - Addressing a meeting in Anuradhapura, the Deputy Minister of Health Lalith Dissanayake stated that the people of Sri Lanka are not prepared to become slaves of a future Ealam state. It is President Mahinda Rajapaksa who is the ... [Published Lankapuvath - Oct 23 2014]
First reported Oct 12 2014 - Updated Oct 12 2014 - 1 reports

The saga of King Dutugemunu

by Developing agriculture and filling the stores, strengthening the army and turning out new weapons, Dutugemunu The Great got ready for battle.Dutugemunu also known as Duttagamini or "fearless king" was a Sinhalese king of Sri Lanka. He ruled from 161 ... [Published Sunday Observer - Oct 12 2014]
First reported Oct 10 2014 - Updated Oct 10 2014 - 1 reports

One hundred species in a day

World's first wildlife sanctuary: Mihintale National Park is 13 kilometres east of the ruins of Anuradhapura.   Photo: Leopards, elephants, monkeys, turtles, wild boars, birds, reptiles – this island nation is a biodiversity hot spot where it's possible ... [Published Brisbane Times - Oct 10 2014]
Entities: Leopard, Sri Lanka, Species
First reported Oct 10 2014 - Updated Oct 10 2014 - 1 reports

Depositing of Sacred Relics in Sandahiru Seya Stupa on Nov. 23

Sri Lanka, Oct. 8 -- The depositing of Sacred Relics within a special chamber of the Sandahiru Seya Stupa will take place in Anuradhapura under the patronage of President Mahinda Rajapaksa on November 23 amidst the chanting of Seth Pirith by 6,500 Buddhist ... [Published HighBeam Research - Oct 10 2014]
First reported Oct 10 2014 - Updated Oct 10 2014 - 1 reports

Sri Lanka: Tamil prisoners subjected to racial assault in Anuradhapura prison

A Sinhala assistant jailor and Sinhala inmates in the Sri Lankan prison in Anuradhapura have brutally assaulted three Tami political prisoners, one of them a pastor and another a 60-year-old man, causing serious injuries to them on Wednesday, said Northern ... [Published TamilNet Newswire - Oct 10 2014]
First reported Oct 02 2014 - Updated Oct 02 2014 - 1 reports

India proposes to upgrade rest of the northern line to speed up journey to just five hours

by Dasun Edirisinghe reporting from JaffnaTravel time from Jaffna to Colombo could be reduced to five hours if the rail track from Colombo to Vavuniya was upgraded to the level similar to the Omanthai–Pallai segment, Indian Government Company IRCON ... [Published Sri Lanka Island - Oct 02 2014]
First reported Sep 28 2014 - Updated Sep 28 2014 - 1 reports

Arahat Sanghamitta Theri

by Arahat Sanghamitta Theri arrived in Sri Lanka with a sapling from the southern branch of the Sri Maha Bodhi tree under which the Buddha attained Enlightenment. This event bears much significance in Sri Lanka's history as it laid the foundation for ... [Published Sunday Observer - Sep 28 2014]
First reported Sep 27 2014 - Updated Sep 27 2014 - 1 reports

Sri Lanka to be free of agro-chemicals by 2020

A mega project has been launched to develop local agriculture with the aim of creating a country without agro- chemicals by the year 2020. Minister S.M. Chandrasena headed the distribution of seed paddy to 50,000 farmers in Anuradhapura today. Providing ... [Published Independent Television Network - Sep 27 2014]

Quotes

"This is very good for Sri Lanka and India, and it will be a good opportunity for tourism as well. The Northern people will find that it is the shortest and the cheapest way of travelling to India and engage in trade between the two countries" , he said
"The main purpose of the Singithi Savings Month is to make children understand the value of saving. This is why we organize it in October between World Children’s Day on 1st to World Thrift Day on 31st of the month. Our Singithi brand is split in to Singithi Kirikatiyo, Singithi Lama and HNB Teen and these specialized accounts are offered as soon as a child is born, is enrolled in school, becomes a teenager and becomes a youth. We look at the different needs of the child based on his age when introducing products."
...would be given agrochemical-free mid-day meals and then the programme would be expanded to cover all four million students in Sri Lanka, he aid. "Medical experts are of the view that there s a correlation between a child’s intelligence and nutrition. The government wishes to save the student population from CKD as well as other non-communicable diseases by providing nutritious food sans harmful chemicals."
"Our duty is to ensure security of the tree and we are doing that despite so many odds. Regarding the disease it is suffering and why it is not being watered regularly, you can contact senior officials" said Atar Singh, one of the guards

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Mahapola scholarship grant increased [Published Sri Lanka Island - Oct 24 2014]
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“Handing power to another will pave the way for... [Published Lankapuvath - Oct 23 2014]
HNB Singithi Savings Month brings fantastic off... [Published Sri Lanka Island - Oct 22 2014]
Forces That Shaped Sri Lankan Literature [Published LankaWeb - Oct 20 2014]
Watering Corruption [Published Sri Lanka Sunday Leader - Oct 18 2014]
Moragahakanda Reservoir Project To Benefit Nort... [Published Asian Tribune - Oct 17 2014]
Ceremonial deposit of relics in Sanda Hiru Seya... [Published Lankapuvath - Oct 16 2014]
Agrochemical free mid-day meal for schoolchildren [Published Sri Lanka Island - Oct 14 2014]
Sri Lanka Telecom : SLT conducts awareness prog... [Published 4 Traders - Oct 13 2014]
MP: Gifted by Sri Lanka, Bodhi tree at Sanchi w... [Published Hindustan Times - Oct 13 2014]
SLT and Asia Foundation celebrates 10 year par... [Published Sri Lanka Island - Oct 12 2014]
ACCOUNTABILITY, HUMAN RIGHTS & PROMOTING RECONC... [Published LankaWeb - Oct 12 2014]
The saga of King Dutugemunu [Published Sunday Observer - Oct 12 2014]
Ian Botham reveals why Sri Lanka is a perfect h... [Published Mail Online UK - Oct 10 2014]
One hundred species in a day [Published Brisbane Times - Oct 10 2014]
Depositing of Sacred Relics in Sandahiru Seya S... [Published HighBeam Research - Oct 10 2014]
Sri Lanka: Tamil prisoners subjected to racial ... [Published TamilNet Newswire - Oct 10 2014]
Rich tapestry of Buddhist travels [Published Asiaone - Oct 08 2014]
10 Christmas Holiday Breaks To Take [Published BBM - Oct 07 2014]
SLR makes progress, cuts delays [Published Sunday Observer - Oct 05 2014]
Rich tapestry of Buddhist travels [Published thestar.com.my - Oct 04 2014]
India proposes to upgrade rest of the northern ... [Published Sri Lanka Island - Oct 02 2014]
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Sri Lanka: Kurunegala Divineguma Social Relief ... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - Sep 12 2014]
Source: Government of Sri LankaCountry: Sri Lanka Kurunegala District Divineguma Social Relief Programme has launched a number of programmes to assist the drought-stricken people in Anuradhapura District. Accordingly, a stock of potable water and dry ...
Sri Lanka: Record harvest loss, food shortages ... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - Aug 21 2014]
Source: IRINCountry: Sri Lanka COLOMBO, 21 August 2014 (IRIN) - Sri Lanka's government is scrambling to ease the impact of record harvest losses on millions of farmers as the country enters its tenth month of an acute dry spell. “It’s severe. In some ...
Sri Lanka: Immediate Programme to provide Relie... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - Jul 31 2014]
Source: Government of Sri LankaCountry: Sri Lanka President Mahinda Rajapaksa drawing his special attention to the people who are encountering immense difficulties due to the prevailing drought, has initiated an immediate development programme. It has ...
Sri Lanka: Rs. 4 billion allocated for agricult... [Published ReliefWeb - Latest Updates - Jul 14 2014]
Source: Government of Sri LankaCountry: Sri Lanka President Mahinda Rajapaksa has decided to increase the amount allocated for agricultural loans for the farmers up to Rs. 4 billion. President Rajapaksa has made this decision at a meeting held in the ...
How Sinhala Extremism Turned Against Sri Lanka’... [Published 3quarksdaily - Jul 09 2014]
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