Insights into Paradise

  • Medieval History of Sri Lanka – The Kingdom of Yapahuwa

    Medieval History of Sri Lanka – The Kingdom of Yapahuwa

    Yapahuwa was one of the ephemeral capitals of medieval Sri Lanka. The citadel of Yapahuwa lying midway between Kurunagala and Anuradhapura was built around a massive granite rock rising abruptly almost a hundred meters above the surrounding lowlands.   In 1272, King Bhuvanaikabahu... Read More »

  • Ceylon’s Gem Mines

    Ceylon’s Gem Mines

    One of the world’s most beautiful and exotic islands, Sri Lanka, (formerly Ceylon) lies just below the southern tip of India. This pear-shaped bit of tropical paradise, about the size of Sicily, is a tourist’s delight offering British teahouses, rubber plantations, and gem mines. Marco Polo... Read More »

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