Sri Lanka is replete with history—and not a little mystery. The keys to unlocking some of that mystery can be found in our museums. And not just the National Museum, one of our capital city’s biggest—and oldest—landmarks, and which, as roarLIFE points out, “should be visited at least once in a lifetime”.
Buddhist visual arts are an outstanding cultural heritage in Sri Lanka that still thrives to this day
The creative hinterland of Buddhism in Sri Lanka has produced a vibrant heritage of visual arts and culture, with ancient masterpieces vying with modern interpretations for our attention. Renowned Buddhist scholar Dr Daya Hewapathirane recounts “the exceptionally rich heritage of visual arts of Sri Lanka”.
The Sound of Music bids to make Sri Lanka’s capital Colombo an entertainment hub for tourists. The renowned musical masterpiece has just closed after a five-day run at Nelum Pokuna, courtesy of John Keells group, which undertook the mammoth—and somewhat risky—task of importing the show.
Smash-hit stage show The Sound of Music brings the magic of Broadway to Sri Lanka for the first time
The Sound of Music film smashed box office records around the world when it opened in 1965, and the many Broadway productions have also been massively popular. Now, for the first time, one of the most critically-acclaimed musicals in history is to be staged in the Sri Lanka capital Colombo courtesy of Cinnamon Life.
The forest-dwelling Veddha people of Sri Lanka are the much-revered island nation’s original inhabitants, with a history dating back 130,000 years. Much has been written about this s-called ‘indigenous’ aboriginal community—and much of it is wrong, according to a recent lengthy piece in The Island newspaper.
The Fairway Galle Literary Festival in Sri Lanka is one of the most anticipated literary events in south east Asia both for authors and literary enthusiasts around the world.
Bridge poster David Lean’s epic Bridge On The River Kwai helped put Sri Lanka firmly on the map, not only as a superb film location but also as a must-visit tropical tourism destination.
Travel blog YogaWineTravel explores the wonders of Pollonnaruway, the sacred Buddhist site in Sri Lanka
Nothing illustrates the history and mystery of ancient Sri Lanka and its Buddhist traditions better than Polonnaruwa, which lies at the heart of our famed Cultural Triangle.