Hall Of Fame -Our History

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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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.

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