Tissamaharama or Tissa for short. October 24th 2010 On the way to Tissa we visited an ancient site of a Buddhist temple from the Mahayana tradition, the one that I am more familiar with and I got a kick our of seeing carvings who’s names I knew. Theravada is the tradition here in Sri Lanka and although the philosophies are not that different, the religious practices are.
Tissamaharama is a lively little town and a lot bigger than Ella.
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Asia » Sri Lanka » Southern Province » Tangalle The Sinhalese arrived in Sri Lanka late in the 6th century B.C., probably from northern India. Buddhism was introduced beginning in about the mid-third century B.C., and a great civilization developed at the cities of Anuradhapura (kingdom from circa... ... read more