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View of the Fort Area with the World Trade Centres of Colombo
Faded memories

January 25th 2009
Once a long time ago, I was a little boy, only three in fact, and I found myself in this lovely country called Sri Lanka. My memories of the time have faded and those I have I am not certain of. Are they my own memories or are they memories formed by stories told by my parents or photo's seen in old albums? My first memory is in fact of a crab in the swimming pool of Galle Face Hotel in Colombo ... read more
Asia » Sri Lanka » Eastern Province » Batticaloa

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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