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These rock carvings near Tissa are dated 200BC.  
   

These rock carvings near Tissa are dated 200BC.

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. It’s h ... read more
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Sri Lankan Flag 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
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