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Friday, September 12, 2014

Meemure village is endowed with exceptional natural beauty

Meemure is a village in Sri Lanka with a population of about 400. the It is located near the border between the Kandy District and Matale District in the Knuckles Mountain Range. Meemure is one of the most remotest villages in Sri Lanka with the only access via a 14km (8.7mile) trail from the town of Loolwatte. There is no cellular service available in the village,but a CDMA telephone service is available. There is no direct mail delivery to the village; a villager journeys each day to Thapal Junction literally meaning Mail Junction) to exchange incoming and outgoing postal mail with a postman.

Paddy fields in the Meemure Village

Lakegala mountain is in Meemure village and is considered the place where King Ravana lifted the Dhadu Monara or Dhandu Monara. Residents of the village depend on several staple crops including pepper, cardamom, paddy and ginger.Meemure village is endowed with exceptional natural beauty.

It is rich with natural beauty and a traditional Sri Lankan lifestyle which speaks volumes for the biodiversity of the area

The distance from Colombo capital to Meemure is about 175km.

 This is the way from Kandy to Meemure , You need to turn left from Hunnasgiriya 

Meemure is approximately a seven hour drive from Colombo, in an off road vehicle. The nearest Police station is Teldeniya Police. On your way to Meemure from Colombo you can see many natural sceneries; among them are as follows

  • Hulu Ganga (River) 
  • Victoria Reservoir
  • Teldeniya New Town (Teldeniya was flooded in filling the Reservoir behind the Victoria Dam, Mahaweli Project)
  • Dothalugala Forest and Botanical Garden
  • Mini Worlds End
  • Coberts Gap (Attala Mottuwa) a place where there is plenty lot of wind blowing to the other side.

Thanks to sundayobserver 

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Sudu Mudu Rala Pela -Sinhala song

"Sudu Mudu Rala Pela" - this is a beautiful Sinhala song  , This song is sung by T.M. Jayarathna and Neela Wickramasinghe , both of them are very talented and popular singers in Sri Lanka



Monday, August 6, 2012

Ambekke Devalaya ( The Wooden Temple )

Ambekke Devalaya was made in ancient kingdom of Gampola (A.D 1357-1374) in Sri Lanka , you may be curious why this wooden temple information publish in technoparkonline blog , it was made with out using any kind of nut and bold , all of them made only using different techniques of wooden craft.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Negombo Lagoon Sky view

Negombo is both tourism and fisheries location in Sri Lanka , 40 Kms from Colombo , it is very close to the main international air port in Sri Lanka , Here is a sky view of a Negombo Lagoon , which was taken from a air plain it is going to landing the Katunayake , Colombo Air port

Monday, August 4, 2008


Negombo is a town of about 65,000, approximately 37 km north of Colombo, in Sri Lanka. It is located at the mouth of the Negombo Lagoon, about 7 km from the Bandaranaike International Airport. Negombo has a small port, and its economy is mainly based on tourism and its centuries-old fishing industry. though it also produces ceramics and brass ware.


The name "Negombo" was first used by the Portuguese, a corruption of the Sinhala name MÄ«gamuv

The town is situated by the shores of a lagoon of the same name, and was a trading port during the periods of Portuguese and Dutch colonization.

Negombo is an ideal place for those who want quick access to and from the country's international airport. The 100km long canal network running through the town is still used, and outrigger canoes and modern water-craft ply this route daily, for trade and tourist purposes. Remains of colonization include the Dutch fort built in 1672, as well as centuries-old Portuguese and Dutch houses, administrative buildings, and churches. Negombo is also home to the country's second-largest fish market, the Llelama, at the north end of the town's lagoon. There are daily fish auctions, which give tourists a chance to meet the area's colourful fisherman and even organise fishing trips into the lagoon and the ocean beyond. Other nearby attractions open to visitors include Muthurajawela, which part of 6,000-hectare (14,826-acre) protected marshland, home to over 190 species of wildlife.

Negombo offers some of the better beaches on the west coast of Sri Lanka, and draws tourists who stop over for a day on their way to or from the airport. Some quiet stretches of the beach are maintained by the tourist hotels, while others are always busy with fisherman and their equipment. Water-sports and diving are also extremely popular among visitors, with a few well preserved coral reefs and a 50 year old shipwreck (Kudapaduwa) that serves as an artificial reef for many varieties of fish.

There are also local handicraft sales on the beaches and the shops near the town.

This was also the Home town of the Great "Ruwanal Perera" who is currently one of the top bankers in the United Kingdom.

Since the beginning of European Colonization, the township of Negombo has a majority of Roman Catholics along with Buddhists, Hindus and Muslims. Negombo has been given the name "Little Rome" due to the highly ornate Portuguese-era Roman Catholic churches found within the township. The Katuwapitiya Church and the Grand Street Church are two biggest parishes in Negombo. "Agurukaramulla Pansala" is a famous Buddhist temple bringing Buddhists from all over Sri Lanka to Negombo every year.


Sigiriya is the famous rock-fortress built by King Kasayapa I who gained the throne of Sri Lanka in 477 AD. It is situated in the Central Province of Sri Lanka 183 kilometer (113 miles) from Colombo. Sigiriya also has the distinction of being a World Heritage Site named by UNESCO. It derives it's name 'Lion Rock' from the huge archway shaped like a lion's head, which is the entrance to the fortress.

The history of Sigiriya is as interesting as the fortress itself. Kasyapa was the eldest of the two sons of King dhatusena, who ascended into the throne in 459 AD. However Kasyapa was born of a consort of lesser degree while his younger brother Muggalan was the sone of the chief consort or queen, which made Muggallan the rightful heir to the throne. Kasyapa on the other hand had different plans. With the help of a renegade chief of the army, he assassinated his father and gained the throne. Muggallan, in fear of his, life escaped to southern India. After gaining the throne King Kasyapa went on to to built his fortress and a magnificent palace on top of it, which is said to have taken seven years to complete.

The whole place complex consists of several sites. The rock fortress itself, two rectangular precincts, one in the east spreading over 90 hectares and one in the west spreading over 40 hectares. All of this was surrounded by two moats and three ramparts. The long rising gallery which led up to the rock face was shaped like a lion and the stairways that led to the palace on the summit rose from inside this colossal lion.

Once you start ascending the stairway, you come across many wonderful and interesting artifacts, highlighting the skills of our ancient artisans. About halfway to the summit of the rock you come across the 'Ketapath Pawura' - the mirrored wall. It gets it's name from the smooth glistening surface. It is believed that this was achieved by a glazing created with a mixture of lime, egg whites and wild honey. It is an ancient recipe that withstood the elements for centuries. The smooth surface of the wall was an irresistible invitation for visitors to etch their thoughts and feeling for posterity. Visitors who came to Sigiriya for nearly six centuries recorded their thoughts in form of verse and poetry on this wall and can be still seen today. Out of them over 700 hundred of the verses have been deciphered and published by archeologists, who agree that they are of great value in studying the development of sinhala script and language from the 8th to 10th centuries.

A little further up the rock face you come across the enchanting maidens of Sigiriya. These beautiful frescoes are painted on plastered rock face and are similar in style to the contemporary frescoes at the Ajanta caves in India.