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Ridi Raja Maha Viharaya

Ridi Vihara is a Buddhist cave temple, located near the village of Ridigama, which is 19 km away. to the north-east of Kurunegala — the administrative center of the North-Western Province.
The Ridi Vihara complex consists of two objects: located near the high rock of buildings and cave temples — actually Ridi Vihara, and located slightly in the side of the low rock hill Sarasum Gala with a stupa and ancient cave cells.
The history of the Ridi Vihara dates back to the 2nd century BC, as evidenced by the rock carvings found here, made with ancient Brahmi letters.
The name of the village verbatim from Sinhalese means «Silver Village» (Ridi — «silver» + Gama «village»), and the names of the temple complex, as «Silver Temple» (Ridi + Vihara), which is associated with the legend of the miraculous discovery of a deposit of silver. The description of this story is given in the Sinhala «Great Chronicle» — Mahavamsa.

Mirijjawila Dry Zone Botanic Gardens

Dry Zone Botanic Gardens in Mirijjawila — one of the six botanical gardens in Sri Lanka. Other botanical gardens — Peradeniya Royal Botanical Gardens, Hakgala Botanical Garden, Agro-Technology Park and Botanical Garden in Bata Atha , Henarathgoda Botanical Garden and Sithawaka Botanical Garden.

Location
Mirijjawila Dry Zone Botanic Gardens is located on the main road Colombo — Kataragama, about 6 km. from Hambantota. It lies between Mattala International Airport to the left of it and the Hambantota Bay — to the right of it.

National Zoological Gardens Dehiwala

Perhaps, every capital city of any state has ecologically clean recreational zones and territories of special relation to animals, and, of course, a zoo. The capital of Sri Lanka Colombo proudly owns one of the oldest and largest zoos in Asia.
In one of the nearest suburbs of Colombo — Dehiwala — the eponymous National Zoological Garden of Dehwala is located. It is situated to the southeast of the business district of Colombo Wellawatta in easy accessibility, both by transport and on foot. This is especially easy if you stopped yourself in Colombo-Wellawatta, Dehiwala or Mount Lavinia.

Kalamatiya Bird Sanctuary

Kalamatiya is a picturesque wetland located on the southern coast of Sri Lanka in the Hambantota region. It is approximately 214 km. to the southeast of Colombo. The presence of many indigenous and migratory bird species makes this wetland park unique. The park has 181 species of local, endemic and migratory bird species. The Department of Wildlife Protection declared lagoons in Kalamatiya and Lunama as treasures of nature in 1940.

Ecology
The mouth of the reservoirs in Kalamatiya is very shallow, with an average depth of less than one meter. The Kalamatiya lagoons are connected to the sea by a narrow exit, as well as to the adjacent lagoon of Lunama via an artificial canal about 2 km long.

Kahandawa Purana Rajamaha Viharaya

Kahandawa Purana Rajamaha Viharaya is an ancient Buddhist temple located in the Kahandava district in Rekawa, on the way TissamaharamaTangalle . The temple belongs to the department of the secretariat of the Tangalle district.
Vihara goes back to the early period Anuradhapura. This is evidenced by the inscriptions on the old Sinhalese language, carved into stone on the Brahmi alphabets, found on the site of the temple. According to legends, the temple got its name from the yellow eel. As they say, the eel of yellow color was the keeper of the treasures enclosed inside the ancient temple daghoba. The rock on which the Dagobah is based still keeps three inscriptions dating back to the 2nd-3rd centuries AD.

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