Veheragala Nidane (nee-da-ne) June 20th 2011 On the 19th June I got a call from Chintake from Mihintale to say that there was a Nidane that was discovered in 1977 and now displayed in a nearby village by the a Chief Monk of that temple. Around the 3rd Century BC, some Buddhist statues made out of pure gold encrusted with large precious stones had been buried underground and out of reach of the then Kings from India that invaded the Northern ... read more
Asia » Sri Lanka » North Central Province » Mihintale 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
My name is Laksri Ratnayake, Laki for short. Having spent two and a half decades in the UK I have now come back to Sri Lanka. From a past that was of a financial background a paradigm shift has brought about a new me. Now I am a travel writer, businessman and I have undertaken a community project work. The sole purpose is to have fun, earn some money and give something back to my country.
With this view I am writing a book and also maintaining this blog to introduce to interested parties the soul of my country. Whilst this includes visiting the most beautiful villages, archaeological s... full info