Anuradhapura (Sri Lanka)

Type: City
Name: Anuradhapura (Sri Lanka)
Country: Sri Lanka
Latitude: 8.32
Longitude: 80.410004
population: 60,954
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 07 2014 - Updated Oct 07 2014 - 1 reports

10 Christmas Holiday Breaks To Take

Christmas may be a few months off and we don’t want to wish time away, but if you want to escape the winter chill this year, now’s the time to start thinking of where you’re going to jet off to for some December sun. Prepare to say goodbye to ice-cold ... [Published BBM - Oct 07 2014]
First reported Oct 05 2014 - Updated Oct 05 2014 - 1 reports

SLR makes progress, cuts delays

By Sri Lanka Railways (SLR) has increased revenue, the number of passengers, trains, improved rail tracks and reduced the delay time, according to a senior official of the Ministry of Defence and Urban Development. However, he said there is room to improve ... [Published Sunday Observer - Oct 05 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

Reduced electricity rates in Sri Lanka to go in effect from next month

* Sept 28, Colombo: Sri Lanka's state-run power monopoly said it will announce the new electricity rates covering the 25 percent reduction ordered by President Mahinda Rajapaksa will on Wednesday.The Chairman of the Ceylon Electricity Board (CEB) W.B. ... [Published Colombo Page - Sep 28 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]
First reported Sep 23 2014 - Updated Sep 23 2014 - 1 reports

Sri Lanka from A to Z

Ayurveda:Spurred by the growth in the global spa economy that is estimated to be over AED 917.5 billion,according to a major report unveiled at the 2008 Global Spa Summit, destination Sri Lanka is gearing itself to receive more spa tourists in the months ... [Published Josour Magazine - Sep 23 2014]
First reported Sep 21 2014 - Updated Sep 21 2014 - 1 reports

Devanampiya Tissa's conversion to Buddhism

by Tissa who later came to be known as Devanampiya Tissa was one of the earliest rulers of Sri Lanka. He ruled Anuradhapura from 307 BC to 267 BC. His reign was notable for the arrival of Buddhism in Sri Lanka with the help of the Mauryan Emperor Aso ... [Published Sunday Observer - Sep 21 2014]

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...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
"With almost free access to books, strengthening libraries helps to equalize the distribution of knowledge, and thereby allowing everyone to supplement their education and have greater access to employment opportunities. The Asia Foundation is privileged to continue this special partnership with Sri Lanka Telecom to promote the culture of reading in Sri Lanka" said Ms de Silva on behalf of the Asia Foundation
...The king forbade this stating that "the land on this side of the river is enough." It resulted in an exchange of words between father and son. Gamani's friends fled to Malaya and he himself was incarcerated in a royal prison...

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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]
Reduced electricity rates in Sri Lanka to go in... [Published Colombo Page - Sep 28 2014]
Arahat Sanghamitta Theri [Published Sunday Observer - Sep 28 2014]
Sri Lanka to be free of agro-chemicals by 2020 [Published Independent Television Network - Sep 27 2014]
No negotiations with terrorists: Lethal force i... [Published Asian Tribune - Sep 25 2014]
The tourist of healthy resorts From entertainme... [Published Josour Magazine - Sep 24 2014]
Sri Lanka from A to Z [Published Josour Magazine - Sep 23 2014]
Film on Child Soldiers: Stories that officials ... [Published LankaWeb - Sep 23 2014]
What's Next For Sri Lanka's Growing Tourism? [Published Travel Pulse - Sep 23 2014]
The forgotten civilians killed by LTTE : Kebith... [Published LankaWeb - Sep 22 2014]
Devanampiya Tissa's conversion to Buddhism [Published Sunday Observer - Sep 21 2014]
SLT conducts ICT awareness program [Published Sunday Observer - Sep 20 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]
Samanth Subramanian in Caravan (Gemunu Amarasinghe / AP Photo): One evening in Colombo, my friend Sanjaya dropped by, intending to collect me on our way to someplace else. I offered him a drink—beer, I seem to remember now, but given how the next ...
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