Gangaramaya Temple is one of the most important temples in Colombo, Sri Lanka, being a mix of modern architecture and cultural essence.
The temple’s architecture demonstrates an eclectic mix of Sri Lankan, Thai, Indian, and Chinese architecture.
Gangaramaya Temple was the home for erudite scholars such as Ratmalana Sri Dharmarama Thero, Waskaduwa Sri Subhuti Thero, Weligama Sri Sumangala Thero, Welivitiye Dhammaratna Thero, and Pandit Batuwantudawe.
The land bordered on two sides by the Moragoda Ela and the Pettigala Ela was used to build the temple, which was subsequently named the Padawthota Gangaramaya Viharaya.
Gangaramaya Temple was established in 1885 by Venerable Hikkaduwe Sri Sumangala Nayaka Thera.
The original structure slowly sank into the water in the 1970s. In 1976, Sri Lankan architect Geoffrey Bawa was brought in to redesign and construct the temple, which stands today.
Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia is a suburb of Colombo Metropolitan Region.
There are 2 Divisional Secretary in the Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia area: Dehiwala Divisional Secretariat & Ratmalana Divisional Secretariat.
The Estimated Population of Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia is 245,974.
Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia covers 2109 hectares.
Notable people of Dehiwala- Mount Lavinia: Chandima Gomes, Ranil Abeynaike, Uthum Herat, Devaka Fernando, R. D. Gunaratne, Desmond Fernando, Marvan Atapattu, Arittha R Wikramanayake, Elanga Wikramanayake, Eric Wikramanayake, Gayesha Perera & Vivien Leigh.
Geographic coordinates of Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia is Latitude: 6°50′24″ N, Longitude: 79°52′16″ E.
Dehiwala and Mount Lavinia lie along the Galle Road artery, which runs along the coast to the south of the country.
The Dehiwala-Mount Lavinia area receives an average annual rainfall between 2000 and 3000 mm mainly during the south-west monsoon and the intermonsoon periods.
Sigiriya or Sinhagiri is an ancient rock fortress located in the northern Matale District near the town of Dambulla in the Central Province, Sri Lanka.
The name refers to a site of historical and archaeological significance that is dominated by a massive column of rock nearly 200 metres (660 ft) high.
Sigiriya was featured in the eleventh episode of The Amazing Race 6 in 2005.
According to the ancient Sri Lankan chronicle the Culavamsa, this site was selected by King Kashyapa (477 – 495 CE) for his new capital. He built his palace on the top of this rock and decorated its sides with colourful frescoes.