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Henry Engelbrecht, first Park Warden of Yala National Park

Posted by on Jun 2, 2014

At Hambantota Christian cemetery bordering the sea there lies a man under a tomb made of granite with the epitaph “Henry Engelbrecht, first Park Warden of Yala National Park. He...

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Tissamaharama

History of Tissamaharama south-eastern Sri Lanka

Posted by on Jul 7, 2013

Tissamaharama is a town in south-eastern Sri Lanka. It used to be the capital of the Sinhalese Kingdom of Ruhuna as early as the 3rd century B.C. Only few buildings from that...

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Kirinda

History of Kirinda, beautiful village on the southern coast

Posted by on Jul 7, 2013

Kirinda is a small but beautiful village on the southern coast of Sri Lanka, 10 km south of Tissa & close to Kataragama. It has a beautiful beach and a Buddhist shrine built on...

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Katharagama

Situlpawwa rock temple

Posted by on Feb 10, 2014

Situlpawwa rock temple with a history of over 2200 years is one of the significant Buddhist sites built in the 2nd Century BC. We visited this temple on 30 January 2010 located...

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Recent Posts

Elephants die mysteriously in Hambanthota

Elephants die mysteriously in Hambanthota

The Wildlife Department has begun investigations with regard to killing of wild elephants by poisoning when these elephants come to Wewpitiya for quenching their thirst. Carcasses of two wild elephants and an elephant calf which had died after coming to Wewpitiya in Maetigatta in Hambantota to quench their thirst were found recently . Hambantota Wildlife Office...

2017 Asian Youth Games reassurances

2017 Asian Youth Games reassurances

A threat to move the 2017 Asian Youth Games from Sri Lanka and award it to Qatar instead appears to have been lifted. A high-level delegation, led by Ajith Nivard Cabraal, joint chairman of the Organising Committee in Hambantota, and which also included Hemasiri Fernando, chairman of the National Olympic Committee of Sri Lanka (NOCSL), have held talks with the...

SriLanka Independence Day Celebrations in Hambantota

SriLanka Independence Day Celebrations in Hambantota

The Government has decided to bring the national celebrations of the 67th Independence Day to the Southern Province for the first time and accordingly the celebrations will take place the Weeraketiya Central College, Hambantota on February 4, 2015. Prime Minister D.M. Jayaratne revealed this plan yesterday at a discussion held with the Public Administration and...

Asian Youth Games 2017 moved to Doha

Asian Youth Games 2017 moved to Doha

The Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) is to make clear of its limit to tolerance as unofficial reports say that the Asian Youth Games (AYG) 2017 has been moved to Doha, Qatar from Hambantota.  reliably learns that the previous proposal made by the AYG Secretariat to host the AYG 2017 in Colombo apart from Hambantota has been treated unfavourably by the OCA...

Water to Hambanthota from next month

Water to Hambanthota from next month

The department of irrigation said today that drinking water as well as the general water requirements for the Hambanthota district will have to be fulfilled using outside sources, from next month. The Directress of the Water Management Unit of the Irrigation Department Janaki Meegastanna said, this is because the water levels of the main reservoirs including...

Pakistan-Sri Lanka ODI series – for Pakistan

Pakistan-Sri Lanka ODI series – for Pakistan

The Hambantota leg of the Pakistan-Sri Lanka ODI series brought mixed fortunes for Pakistan. The duo of Sohaib Maqsood and Fawad Alam stitched a sensational alliance in the first game to carve a most unexpected win, but it all went pear-shaped in the second match. While the batting continued its traditional unpredictable ways, the lack of quality in the bowling...

Hambantota affected by drought

Hambantota affected by drought

Over one million people in Sri Lanka have been severely affected by a prolonged drought prevailing in 14 districts of the island, a top government official said on Monday. Sri Lanka’s Health Minister Maithreepala Sirisena said around 1.15 million people have been affected by the drought in the north, north central, and eastern parts of the country. The...

Henry Engelbrecht, first Park Warden of Yala National Park

Henry Engelbrecht, first Park Warden of Yala National Park

At Hambantota Christian cemetery bordering the sea there lies a man under a tomb made of granite with the epitaph “Henry Engelbrecht, first Park Warden of Yala National Park. He was a Boer prisoner under the British rule in Sri Lanka, then Ceylon and was detained in Sri Lanka along with 5,000 other Boer prisoners of war until the war in South Africa ended in...