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Sanchare' was talented enough to receive The Presidential award for a consecutive period of 3 years. Without Ur helping hands i don't think v must have not succeeded the dream. Thanks you very much for making sanchare the No 1 programme.
- Nade Gura & D Nade -
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Sri Lanka's Largest Buddha Statue -Kurunegala.

PARLIAMENT SRI LANKA

THE PARLIAMENT
School children can visit the parliament in weekdays.

Getting permission for school children,

To visit the parliament,you have to sent a names list with names of children and teachers and also their identity card numbers.

Address - The Sarjent at Arms, Sri Lanka Parliament,Sri Jayawardhanapura kotte.

For more details you can call to 011 2777100.

DEPARTMENT OF NATIONAL ARCHIVES

DEPARTMENT OF NATIONAL ARCHIVES

Some of main services of this department are,

1. Provide historical and administrative information.

2. Provide facilities as a research centre to administrators and the public.

3. Reprographic facilities, such as microfilming, digital scanning and reader –printer copies.

4. Advise to public offices on Records and Archives Management.

5. Assist private sector on records and archives management.

6. Advise to J.R.Jayawardena Research Centre on professional activities.

7. Advise to public offices on microfilming of records.

8. Technical and Scientific advice on conservation and restoration of records.

9. Organize exhibitions on record and affiliated activities.

10. Produce documents in Courts and giving evidence on request.

11. Research on Sri Lanka history.

12. Conduct lectures on archives and records management and conservation.

13. Prepare publications on professional themes.

14. Issue license to export books and records pertaining to Sri Lanka

If u want to visit the department,you should get permission from,

Department of National Archives, No 07, Reed Mawath, Colombo 7.

For more details contact - 011 2696917 (Doc.Sarooja Weththasingha

SARASAVI STUDIO

SARASAVI STUDIO


Sarasavi Studio of the National Film Corporation is a comprehensive film production support facility with 35 mm. Black & White Laboratory facilities, 35 mm. Editing facilities, and two Sound Recording & Mixing Studio facilities for 35 mm. motion pictures.

To visiti the studio, contact,

Nadeeka Gunasekara,The general manager,National film institute,No 303,Bawddhaloka Mawath,Colombo 07.

Otherwise,you can contact Ms.Nadeeka Gunasekara from 011 2580240.

Only for school children.

LAKE HOUSE IN COLOMBO

LAKE HOUSE IN COLOMBO
For getting permission to visit the lake house, you should sent a letter to,

The secretary, Lake House, Colombo 10.

In the lake house, you can visit the printing section, production section etc.

For more details contact, 011 2429429.

You can visit the lake house from 10.00am to 3.00pm.

Only for school children.

KELANIYA RAJA MAHA VIHARAY

KELANIYA RAJA MAHA VIHARAY

The Kelaniya Raja Maha Vihara is one of the most sacred worshipping places of the Buddhists of Sri Lanka since it is a site made hallowed by the visit of Lord Buddha. In the past Kelaniya itself was a large city and the Kelani Raja Maha Viharaya was one of the largest and one of the most beautiful temples of Sri Lanka.Situated about six miles from Colombo, set within a sacred area of around ten acres, the Kelani Vihara stands beside the Kelani river as evidence of a Buddhist tradition in this country.

The spot on which this vihara stands derived its sanctity in the Buddhist era 2531, with the third visit of the Buddha to this country. He hallowed this ground by His visit accompanied by 500 Arahants.

The fact that the Buddha visited the spot on a Wesak day on the invitation of King Maniakkhika is given in the historic epics of Sri Lanka.

Fifty people can stay at once in the Wiharamahadewi rest room.It will charge Rs. 1500.00 for one night.You should get the permission for the rest room,calling to Mr.Kamal Samaraweera,who is incharge of the rest room.

Address - Incharge of the rest room.Kamal V. Samaraweera,

COLOMBO NATIONAL MUSEUM

COLOMBO NATIONAL MUSEUM

Formerly known as the Colombo Museum, the Colombo National Museum was instituted on the 1st of January in 1877 by Sir William Henry Gregory. Built on the lines of Italian architecture, the magnificent edifice of the museum reflects the architectural splendor of the ancient times.

The museum is closed on Fridays and government holidays.

It is opened at 9.00am to 05.00pm.

COLOMBO COLOMBO

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DEHIWALA ZOO
The zoo is open at 8.30am to 6.00pm on everyday.
Elephants show is started at 4.30 pm on everyday
You can see an extra show at 3.30pm on Sundays and Holidays.

Charges – Children - Rs 30,

Elders - RS 100,

Children in school uniforms - RS 20.

Telephone Numbers - 011 2712751.011 2729790.

Fax Number - 011 2734542

Address - The Derector,National Zoo,Dehiwala.

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COLOMBO NATIONAL MUSEUM

Formerly known as the Colombo Museum, the Colombo National Museum was instituted on the 1st of January in 1877 by Sir William Henry Gregory. Built on the lines of Italian architecture, the magnificent edifice of the museum reflects the architectural splendor of the ancient times.

The museum is closed on Fridays and government holidays.

It is opened at 9.00am to 05.00pm.

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KELANIYA RAJA MAHA VIHARAY

The Kelaniya Raja Maha Vihara is one of the most sacred worshipping places of the Buddhists of Sri Lanka since it is a site made hallowed by the visit of Lord Buddha. In the past Kelaniya itself was a large city and the Kelani Raja Maha Viharaya was one of the largest and one of the most beautiful temples of Sri Lanka.

Situated about six miles from Colombo, set within a sacred area of around ten acres, the Kelani Vihara stands beside the Kelani river as evidence of a Buddhist tradition in this country.

The spot on which this vihara stands derived its sanctity in the Buddhist era 2531, with the third visit of the Buddha to this country. He hallowed this ground by His visit accompanied by 500 Arahants.

The fact that the Buddha visited the spot on a Wesak day on the invitation of King Maniakkhika is given in the historic epics of Sri Lanka.

Fifty people can stay at once in the Wiharamahadewi rest room.It will charge Rs. 1500.00 for one night.You should get the permission for the rest room,calling to Mr.Kamal Samaraweera,who is incharge of the rest room.

Address - Incharge of the rest room.Kamal V. Samaraweera,

Wiharamahadewi rest room,Kelaniya.

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BELLANWILA RAJA MAHA VIHARAYA

In the temple-studded paradise island of Sri Lanka, Bellanwila Rajamaha Vihara occupies a special place. This temple is considered so sacred that there is a long cherished belief that a child who treads the ground under the shade of its scared Bodhi-tree will never fail in life.

Besides being a place of worship, the temple serves as a dynamic social service center. The Dayaka Sabha, The Women's Organization and the Buddhist Youth Organization work in coordination to provide a variety of services to the benefit of the entire community.

Telephone Numbers - 011 2738361

- 011 2736445

Address - Bellanwila Raja Maha Viharaya,Boralesgamuwa.

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DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY
The Department functioned under the purview of the Ministry of Disaster Management and Human Rights during the year.
• The department improves the network of meteorological stations in conformity with World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) requirements.
• It improves the network of agro meteorological stations with collaboration of other interested organizations.
• It improves the network of rain gauge stations with the voluntary cooperation of interested organizations and individuals.
• And also it improves the meteorological telecommunication network.
• It establishes a network of lightning detectors for severe thunderstorm warning.
• It improves weather forecasts and TV weather presentations.
• Conducts awareness programmes on climate change and related issues for the benefit of teachers, students, relevant government officials, NGOs and the general public.
• Takes a leading role in natural disaster preparedness, mitigation and prevention.
• Conducts research on climate change and related issues.
You can visit this department after getting permissions on weekdays except Wednesdays.There, you can visit the balloons which send to sky for weather researches.
For more details contact - 011 294846
- Department of Meteorology, 383, Bauddhaloka Mawatha, Colombo 07, Sri Lanka.
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Viharamahadevi Park
The Viharamahadevi Park is a public park located in Colombo, Sri Lanka. It is situated in front of the colonial style Town Hall building. The park is named after the mother of King Dutugamunu, Viharamahadevi. The park was built during the British rule of Sri Lanka, and was originally named "Victoria Park" after Queen Victoria. The park features include a huge Buddha statue and a series of water fountains. It also includes a mini zoo, and a children's play area.

The Viharamahadevi Park is the only large scale public park in Colombo, and is maintained by the Municipal Council of Colombo.

Viharamahadevi Park

Viharamahadevi Park

The Viharamahadevi Park is a public park located in Colombo, Sri Lanka. It is situated in front of the colonial style Town Hall building. The park is named after the mother of King Dutugamunu, Viharamahadevi. The park was built during the British rule of Sri Lanka, and was originally named "Victoria Park" after Queen Victoria. The park features include a huge Buddha statue and a series of water fountains. It also includes a mini zoo, and a children's play area.

The Viharamahadevi Park is the only large scale public park in Colombo, and is maintained by the Municipal Council of Colombo.

DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY

DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY
The Department functioned under the purview of the Ministry of Disaster Management and Human Rights during the year.
• The department improves the network of meteorological stations in conformity with World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) requirements.
• It improves the network of agro meteorological stations with collaboration of other interested organizations.
• It improves the network of rain gauge stations with the voluntary cooperation of interested organizations and individuals.
• And also it improves the meteorological telecommunication network.
• It establishes a network of lightning detectors for severe thunderstorm warning.
• It improves weather forecasts and TV weather presentations.
• Conducts awareness programmes on climate change and related issues for the benefit of teachers, students, relevant government officials, NGOs and the general public.
• Takes a leading role in natural disaster preparedness, mitigation and prevention.
• Conducts research on climate change and related issues.
You can visit this department after getting permissions on weekdays except Wednesdays.There, you can visit the balloons which send to sky for weather researches.
For more details contact - 011 294846
- Department of Meteorology, 383, Bauddhaloka Mawatha, Colombo 07, Sri Lanka.

BELANWILA RAJA MAHA VIHARAYA

BELANWILA RAJA MAHA VIHARAYA

In the temple-studded paradise island of Sri Lanka, Bellanwila Rajamaha Vihara occupies a special place. This temple is considered so sacred that there is a long cherished belief that a child who treads the ground under the shade of its scared Bodhi-tree will never fail in life.

Besides being a place of worship, the temple serves as a dynamic social service center. The Dayaka Sabha, The Women's Organization and the Buddhist Youth Organization work in coordination to provide a variety of services to the benefit of the entire community.

Telephone Numbers - 011-11 2738361

011 2736445

Address - Bellanwila Raja Maha Viharaya,Boralesgamuwa.

KELANIYA RAJA MAHA VIHARAY

KELANIYA RAJA MAHA VIHARA
The Kelaniya Raja Maha Vihara is one of the most sacred worshipping places of the Buddhists of Sri Lanka since it is a site made hallowed by the visit of Lord Buddha. In the past Kelaniya itself was a large city and the Kelani Raja Maha Viharaya was one of the largest and one of the most beautiful temples of Sri Lanka.Situated about six miles from Colombo, set within a sacred area of around ten acres, the Kelani Vihara stands beside the Kelani river as evidence of a Buddhist tradition in this country.

The spot on which this vihara stands derived its sanctity in the Buddhist era 2531, with the third visit of the Buddha to this country. He hallowed this ground by His visit accompanied by 500 Arahants.

The fact that the Buddha visited the spot on a Wesak day on the invitation of King Maniakkhika is given in the historic epics of Sri Lanka.Fifty people can stay at once in the Wiharamahadewi rest room.It will charge Rs. 1500.00 for one night.You should get the permission for the rest room,calling to Mr.Kamal Samaraweera,who is incharge of the rest room.

Address - Incharge of the rest room.Kamal V. Samaraweera,Wiharamahadewi rest room,Kelaniya.

DEHIWALA ZOO

DEHIWALA ZOO
The zoo is open at 8.30am to 6.00pm on everyday.
Elephants show is started at 4.30 pm on everyday
You can see an extra show at 3.30pm on Sundays and Holidays.

Charges – Children - Rs 30,

Elders - RS 100,

Children in school uniforms - RS 20.

Telephone Numbers - 011 2712751.011 2729790.

Fax Number - 011 2734542

Address - The Derector,National Zoo,Dehiwala.

Hummane (blow hole-sri lanka) හුම්මානය

හුම්මානය
නවතම පහුසුකම් අනුව හුම්මානය ක්‍රියාකාරීත්වය නැරඹිමට බෝට්ටු මගින් මුහුද දෙසින් හුම්මාන කට ගාවට යා හැක¡
මෙම එක බෝට්ටුවක වරකට 6 දෙනෙකුට ගමන් කල හැක¡ මිල රු 450යි¡ කෙනෙකුට රු 75යි¡·
අනිවාර්යෙන් ජීවිතාරක්ෂක ඇඳුමක් පැලඳිය යුතුයි¡·
හුම්මානය නැරඹිමට වඩාත් සුදුසු කාලය ජුනි, ජුලි, අොග්ස්තු, මාස වලදී වාරකං කාලය වඩාත් සුදුසුය¡· කතරගම ඇසල උතසවයේ දිය කපන දිනයේදී හුම්මානයේ රළ පොල්ගස් දෙකක් පෙමණ උසට වදින බවට මතයක් පවතී¡
ලෝකයේ හුම්මාන 5ක් පවතී·
තායිලන්තය·
ජපානය·
හවායි·
හොවාහෝ (ඇමරිකාව)·
ලංකාවේ දෙකක් (ගාල්ලේ උනවටුනේ කුඩා හුම්මානය පිහිටා ඇත ,ලංකාවේ හුම්මානය ලෝකයේ දෙවැනි තැනට පත්ව,
The Kudawella (South) Fisheries Co-operative Society, Kudawella, provides boat rides for locals and tourists interested in visiting the blow hole. The boat will station you 25 meters away from the blow hole in the sea, where you could experience the sprouts of water at close range.The Hummane Blowhole is the second hugeness in the world
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Planetarium sri lanka


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Our Planetarium exhibiting the grandeur of the Universe Our Planetarium was a special feature of the Industry Exhibition held in the year 1965. It is administrated by the Ministry of Science & Technology. State Engineering Corporation. It was designed by Dr. A.N.S.Kulasinghe. The inner dome of the Planetarium was constructed by German Engineers. The main projector was from East Germany. In 1999 a mobile Planetarium, extra projectors and Audio & Video systems were donated by the Japanese Government,The Planetarium located in the Old Race Course, Colombo is housed in a concrete building having

interior bent pillars and rising upward nearly 100 feet from the ground resembles a bloomed flower of a unique formation. Planetarium is located at the Stanley Wijesundara Mawatha, Colombo 7.

There are 570 seats at the planetarium. You can able to see the night sky as seen from any place on the earth such as northern pole or southern pole and the night sky 25,000 years ago or up to 25,000 years in the future. Apart from these you can see solar eclipses, lunar eclipses, moon phases, comets etc.

At the planetarium you have the opportunity to see the mid night sun as visible from a country located in the Antarctic Circle. In addition to the items mentioned earlier, various other shows can be produced under the following subject areas

1. A journey through the Solar System 2. Space journey to other planets. 3. Zodiacal constellations 4. Comets, asteroids and artificial satellites 5. Earth’s moon and its influence 6. Star Constellations 7. The seasons of the earth 8. Various types of earth movement 9. How the planets are assigned to Zodiacal sign 10. New findings of astronomy. The Planetarium is closed on Sundays, Mondays & on public holidays. Week days (Mon- Fri) shows are mainly for school students according to their school curriculums and public can visit on Saturdays.An advanced booking (one month) is essential for the planetarium shows. Minimum number of spectators is 50 for each show. If the spectators are below 50 available shows is only on Saturday at 10.00 a.m.For English or Tamil shows the booking should be made 6 weeks in advanced.